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Hansen/Nygren PFAS Compromise to Receive Senate Public Hearing Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Thursday, 06 February 2020 16:10

clean-drinking-waterHearing relates to PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.


MADISON - Legislation aimed at protecting Wisconsin residents from toxic PFAS compounds introduced by State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) will receive a public hearing in the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee this Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Room 411 South of the State Capitol.

 

Senate

PUBLIC HEARING

Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:

Friday, February 7, 2020

10:00 AM

411 South

Senate Bill 772

Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

By Senator Hansen; cosponsored by Representative Nygren.

Senate Bill 773

Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

By Senator Hansen; cosponsored by Representative Nygren.

Senate Bill 774

Relating to: PFAS management zones, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

By Senators Cowles and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Mursau, Novak and Krug.

Senate Bill 775

Relating to: providing positions and funding related to PFAS management zones, creating a municipal grant program for PFAS testing, and making an appropriation.

By Senators Cowles and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Mursau, Novak and Krug.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2020 16:34
 
Gov. Evers Signs Sixteen Bipartisan Bills PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 06 February 2020 15:54

tony-evers-signs-dmvMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed 16 bills into law on Wednesday. The governor acted on the following bills:

Assembly Bill 67, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 85:

  • Requires the Department of Public Instruction to include in the annual school report card the percentage of students participating in music, dance, drama, and visual arts for each high school and school district, and the statewide percentage of participation.

Assembly Bill 110, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 86:

  • Requires the Department of Public Instruction to establish an advisory committee to develop a guidebook related to dyslexia and related conditions for parents, guardians, teachers, and school administrators.

Assembly Bill 135, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 87:

  • Allows private detectives, investigators, or private security personnel licensed to carry firearms by the Department of Safety and Professional Services to carry electric weapons while on duty to provide a nonlethal alternative.

Assembly Bill 192, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 88:

  • Ensures reimbursement for clinical consultations with a parent on behalf of a student under the age of 21 in the Medicaid program.

Assembly Bill 197, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 89:

  • Prohibits any Department of Transportation requirements for driver school offices located in residences from applying if students and the public have no access to the office.

Assembly Bill 287, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 90:

  • Allows a physician and a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to make findings of incapacity for a health care power of  attorney to become effective and for admission to a hospice; and
  • Allows a physician assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse to certify that a patient is afflicted with a terminal condition or is in a persistent vegetative state and would allow an attending physician assistant or an attending advanced practice registered nurse to issue do-not-resuscitate orders.

Assembly Bill 445, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 91:

  • Permits a church over 100 years old to install a stairway chair lift to assist individuals and improve accessibility for congregational activities.

Assembly Bill 564, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 92:

  • Expands the definition of children with special needs who are eligible for adoption assistance to include a child who is seven years or older, if age is the only factor in determining eligibility, or a child who is a member of a sibling group of two or more children that must be placed together; and
  • Allows the Department of Children and Families to submit a request to the Joint Committee on Finance to transfer moneys from another appropriation to fund the increased assistance payments.

Senate Bill 125, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 93:

  • Requires the Department of Natural Resources to obligate up to $5.2 million in unobligated moneys from the Stewardship 2000 Program to fund high-priority water infrastructure projects in state parks; and
  • Increases the amount appropriated to the department for state park operations by $300,000 SEG in fiscal year 2019-20.

Senate Bill 156, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 94:

  • Allows retired architects, landscape architects, professional engineers, designers and professional land surveyor credential holders to maintain their title by applying to renew the credential in a retired status classification and paying half of the credential application renewal fee.

Senate Bill 158, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 95:

  • Creates a new presumption of paternity through genetic testing and generally requires the court in a paternity action to order genetic testing.

Senate Bill 160, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 96:

  • Allows school board members to provide notice of special meetings by e-mail, text message, phone call, in-person, or by mail.

Senate Bill 163, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 97:

  • Makes battery to a nurse or health care professional who is working in a hospital a Class H felony.

Senate Bill 231, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 98:

  • Allows bows and crossbows to be possessed in or on a stationary vehicle, all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle.

Senate Bill 335, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 99:

  • Creates election and recount procedures for lake protection and rehabilitation district board elections.

Senate Bill 390, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 100:

  • Ratifies and enters Wisconsin into the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact.
 
Democrats Propose Bill to Close the Ghost Gun Loophole PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Thursday, 06 February 2020 15:28

ghost-gun"Ghost Guns" are untraceable firearms legally assembled at home without a serial number that could pose a significant threat to public safety in the wrong hands.

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Gov. Evers Calls Special Session on Education, Reducing Property Taxes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 06 February 2020 15:06

school-bus-kidsGov. Evers' plan announced Thursday recommits to two-thirds funding for K-12 education, including $130 million in property tax relief through equalization aid.

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Small Business Owners Speak Out about Trump's Economy in Bay View PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Priorities Wisconsin, Cassidy Geoghegan   
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:18

trump-tariffsBAY VIEW, WI - Several Milwaukee-based small business owners will be at The Muse Gallery Guesthouse Thursday morning to discuss the struggles they’re facing in Trump’s economy, why small business confidence dropped to the lowest level since 2012, and how Trump’s policies are making it harder to get ahead.

Priorities Wisconsin has planned this roundtable to highlight the many ways Trump’s policies aren’t working for Wisconsinites. The event is an opportunity for the media to hear from local leaders and learn more about the impact Trump’s policies are having on hard-working Wisconsinites.

WHO: Becky Cooper-Clancy, co-owner of Bounce Milwaukee; Mary Ellen Hermann, owner of The Muse Gallery Guesthouse; and Jesus Enrique Nanez, co-owner of Farmhouse Paint and Sip.

WHAT: Small business roundtable discussion

WHERE: The Muse Gallery Guesthouse

602 E Lincoln Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 10AM

 
Bart Starr Memorial Bridge Bill Gets Public Hearing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 11:32

walnut-street-bridge-gbWalnut Street Bridge in Green Bay would be renamed to honor Packer hero.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 11:56
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Wisconsin Dems Respond to Trump’s State of the Union Address PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 10:53

trump-2020-souTuesday's speech was President Trump doubling down on his broken promises. Here's why.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:30
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Connect Wisconsin with Better Broadband PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 10:14

broadband-map-northwoodsLast week, Sen. Smith introduced the “Better Broadband” package, 6 bills to expand broadband and better connect our communities. Today he covers accessing high speed broadband to guarantee rural prosperity for our future.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 10:39
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Tina Pommier Appointed Eau Claire County Register of Deeds PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 01 February 2020 17:38

eau-claireMADISON - Gov. Tony Evers appointed Tina Pommier on Friday as the new Eau Claire County Register of Deeds.

This appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Kathryn Christenson, effective Feb. 7, 2020.

tony-evers“Tina Pommier has shown her dedication to the citizens of Eau Claire County through her years of prior service in the Eau Claire County Finance Department and Treasurer's Office,” said Gov. Evers. “She will be an excellent register of deeds and I am confident she will serve the county well.”

Pommier has worked for the county in various administrative positions since 2012, and is currently an accountant in the Eau Claire County Finance Department.

 
Bipartisan Bill to Address PFAS Contamination Introduced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Saturday, 01 February 2020 17:02

backforty-menomineeriverHansen, Nygren bill provides a regulatory framework to clean-up and stop the flow of PFAS into the environment and our drinking water.

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Priorities USA Hits $111 Million in Contributions and Commitments PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Priorities USA Press   
Saturday, 01 February 2020 08:22

univ-student-voteProgressive Group working to coordinate the campaign against Donald Trump raised $28 Million in January.

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