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Wisconsin Republicans dodge reporters' questions on guns PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:34

gun-control-surgeState GOP now ducking simple questions while 81 percent of Wisconsinites support universal background checks and efforts to close gun show loophole.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:57
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Stocks fall as bond market signals recession PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:27

wallstreetNEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks sunk sharply Wednesday morning after the U.S. bond market signaled an impending recession.

The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq composite all dropped more than 1 percent as trading opened Wednesday, with shares of banks leading the losses.

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Evers Appoints Angeline Winton as Washburn County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 10:03

judgementMADISON - Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday his appointment of Angeline Winton to be Washburn County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eugene Harrington.

tony-evers“Ms. Winton is a hard-working, fair district attorney who understands the challenges facing Washburn County. She will be a dedicated judge who treats everyone with dignity and respect,” said Gov. Evers.

Winton is currently the district attorney of Washburn County. She was elected to the position in 2016. Winton previously worked in private practice and served as an assistant district attorney for Washburn and Burnett counties. As a prosecutor, Winton has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from homicide to methamphetamine distribution to traffic offenses.

Winton graduated from Hayward High School. She graduated summa cum laude from UW-Eau Claire and magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. She resides in Springbrook.

 
22 states sue Trump over repeal of Obama-era power plant rules PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:56

weston-powerplantWASHINGTON, D.C. - A coalition of mostly Democratic-led states has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are so weak they violate federal law.

Attorneys general from 22 states and several major cities including New York City and Los Angeles argue that the Trump administration's rule violates the Clean Air Act by having virtually no impact on carbon emissions.

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State Government: Legislators Gather for Nonpartisan Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:34

jeff-smithState Senator's experience at Summit meeting of legislators from other states and around the world gives opportunity to talk, including on redistricting reform.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:56
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Conservation Voters urge support of E-Cycle Wisconsin Law PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters   
Monday, 12 August 2019 09:09

tv-oldAB 297 updates Wisconsin’s Electronic Waste Recycling law of 2009, to modify technology definitions, expand the program to eligible schools, and reduce fees.


MADISON - Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 297, which is before the Assembly Committee on Environment on Thursday.

Every year, thousands of tons of old televisions and video screens from computers are thrown into Wisconsin’s landfills. This electronic waste can leak toxic substances like mercury, cadmium, and chromium that can cause developmental problems in children or lead to cancer. AB 297 updates Wisconsin’s Electronic Waste Recycling law that was passed in 2009, to modify technology definitions, expand the program to eligible schools, and reduce fees. AB 297 will continue to keep toxic electronics out of our landfills by requiring that producers of electronic waste collect and properly dispose of video display devices once they are no longer wanted by consumers.

 
Clean Water a Deliberate Policy Choice PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patty Schachtner, State Senator 10th District   
Saturday, 10 August 2019 19:21

clean-drinking-waterState Senator Patty Schachtner examines clean drinking water and it's effect upon healthy communities, our economy, and our Wisconsin way of life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 August 2019 19:34
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Nadler hits gas on impeachment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:36

jerrold-nadler-judiciaryApplies "formal" label to the process this week for the first time.

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NLRB Issues Complaint Against Journey Mental Health Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by AFSCME Wisconsin, Valerie Landowski   
Saturday, 10 August 2019 10:07

journey-mhcNational Labor Relations Board says Journey Mental Health Center Inc. of Madison interfered with, restrained and coerced employees.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 August 2019 10:35
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Gruszynski Legislation to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 09 August 2019 10:40

baby-lead-paintLocal Lawmaker proposes a personal and corporate income tax credit for costs paid to eliminate a lead hazard in a residence.

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Democrats give cold shoulder to Warren wealth tax PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 09 August 2019 09:13

elizabethwarrenWASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats are giving a cold shoulder to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax, one of the centerpieces of her presidential campaign.

The Massachusetts Democrat’s proposal is meant to address rising inequality in the United States. It would impose a 2 percent tax on the wealth of people with more than $50 million in assets, while those with assets over $1 billion would face a 3 percent tax.

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