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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 08:24

broadband-map-northwoodsThis is the second of two columns describing the importance of broadband expansion in Wisconsin.

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Sondland changes testimony to say there was clear quid pro quo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 19:28

trump-putin-helsinkiWASHINGTON, D.C. - A top diplomat appointed by President Trump revised his testimony to lawmakers in the House's impeachment inquiry earlier this week, saying in the latest version that the president’s dealings with Ukraine amounted to a quid pro quo.

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Agriculture Stakeholders Press Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans to Confirm DATCP Sec. Brad Pfaff PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 17:34

door-county-peopleIn calls for stability, certainty in the midst of dairy and trade crises, stakeholders urge confirmation of agriculture secretary.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 17:41
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Students Gather For Environmental Listening Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 17:03

clean-airStudents concerned about the future will share insights, ideas, and collaborate to further address climate resiliency and clean energy in northeast Wisconsin.

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James Rennicke New Burnett County District Attorney PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:13

Burnett CountyRennicke is assistant district attorney for Polk County and currently serves as special prosecutor in Burnett County, handling the entire criminal caseload for the county.


MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of James Rennicke to serve as Burnett County District Attorney.

Rennicke is assistant district attorney for Polk County and currently serves as special prosecutor in Burnett County, handling the entire criminal caseload for the county. He has more than three decades of experience practicing criminal law in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, including as district attorney in Rusk County, assistant district attorney in Douglas and Polk Counties, and as criminal defense counsel.

tony-evers“Mr. Rennicke has committed his life work to fair and thoughtful justice. He is a dedicated public servant who goes above and beyond for the good of his community,” Gov. Evers said. “Mr. Rennicke is exactly the kind of stabilizing force that Burnett County deserves.”

Gov. Evers’ appointment of Rennicke fills a vacancy created by the resignation of former district attorney Joseph Schieffer. Rennicke will fill the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2021.

 
Five takeaways from the first Trump impeachment deposition transcripts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 04 November 2019 17:24

donald-trumpWASHINGTON, D.C. - House Democrats on Monday released the first transcripts from their closed-door hearings.

The transcripts are the first full public accounting of testimony from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Michael McKinley. They largely focused on the sequence of events that led to the recalling of Yovanovitch back to the United States.

The U.S. ambassador was seen as insufficiently loyal to Trump, and was the subject of a campaign by the White House and its allies to undermine her.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 17:30
 
Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Union Grove-Yorkville Firefighter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 04 November 2019 11:14

firefightersFirefighter Brian Serdynski passed away on Sat., Nov. 2, 2019, as the result of a heart attack he had suffered a few weeks earlier while on an emergency call.


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for Union Grove-Yorkville firefighter Brian Serdynski. Serdynski passed away on Sat., Nov. 2, 2019, as the result of a heart attack he had suffered a few weeks earlier while on an emergency call.

tony_evers“Brian was a loving father, loyal friend, and a pillar of his community, and put his life on the line to protect and serve others,” said Gov. Evers. “I join Wisconsinites in mourning his death and remembering his legacy of selfless service. My deepest condolences are with Brian's family, including his wife Rachael and three kids, and his Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department family.”

The order is effective immediately for today, Mon., Nov. 4, 2019, until sunset on Sun., Nov. 10, 2019.

Executive Order #57 can be found here.

 
Senate Republicans Signal Plans to Fire Agriculture Secretary in Midst of Dairy Crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Sunday, 03 November 2019 10:48

wisc-dairy-farmGOP plan would reject gubernatorial cabinet nominee for first time in modern Wisconsin history.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 11:11
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State Officials Support Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary Designation Project PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 02 November 2019 13:49

shipwreck-lake-michiganProject would protect, conserve, and enhance public access to a significant number of historic shipwrecks in Lake Michigan.

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Market Begins PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 02 November 2019 13:29

affordable-careState officials announce the launch of “From Confused to Covered” campaign to educate Wisconsinites on health care options.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2019 13:47
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State Trunk Highway 28 Established as the “Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 01 November 2019 09:58

9-11-memorialGov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 433 at the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center in Kewaskum.


KEWASKUM — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Senate Bill 433, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 20, into law. This bill designates a portion of State Trunk Highway 28 as the “Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway” and directs the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to erect and maintain signage for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway and the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center in the village of Kewaskum.

tony-evers“These memorials will serve as an important reminder to the people of Wisconsin of the lives lost, the heroes who ran towards danger without second thought, and our nation's grit and resilience in a time of tragedy,” said Gov. Evers. “It was the tireless work of the people of Kewaskum that made this memorial possible, and it is an honor to be with them today to sign this bill into law.”

The Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center is a community project in the village of Kewaskum lead by a group known as Kewaskum Remembers 9/11, including Gordon and Kathy Haberman who lost their daughter Andrea in the 9/11 attacks. The memorial was built to honor the heroes who responded in the nation's time of need and to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

Senate Bill 433, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 20:

  • Designates a portion of STH 28, starting at the I-41 and STH 28 interchange in Dodge County to the STH 144 intersection in Washington County as the "Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway";
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to erect and maintain signage for the highway and the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorails and Education Center in the village of Kewaskum; and
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to identify the location of the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway and the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center on state highway service maps and folded highway maps.
 
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