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Governor Declares State of Emergency for Flooding PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:10

flooding-east-river-gb-wbayIce melt and rain resulted in flooding, ice jams, and rivers and creeks to rise. State agencies, including the Wisconsin National Guard, will provide personnel and resources.

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Wisconsin National Guard Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment Need Review PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 15 March 2019 15:57

woman-soldierGov. Tony Evers and Sen. Tammy Baldwin both call for independent, comprehensive review.

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$500,000 Grant to Fund Water Bottle Filling Stations in Wisconsin Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:12

clean-drinking-waterStations range in cost from $800 to $2,700 apiece, will improve access to clean drinking water around state.


MADISON – During a visit to Huegel Elementary School Wednesday, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes focused on Governor Tony Evers’ budget proposal that includes $500,000 in grant funding to the Department of Public Instruction to help more schools around the state purchase water bottle filling stations.

The proposal dovetails with remediation efforts around the state and would reduce lead levels in Milwaukee and nitrate levels in northern Wisconsin.

mandela-barnes“Clean drinking water is a basic need and should be available to our children in our schools,” Lt. Gov. Barnes said. “Contaminated water is a real issue that can lead to negative long-term effects if not addressed correctly. I stand with Governor Evers in making sure every child in our state has healthy water to drink.”

Stations range in cost from $800 to $2,700 apiece, with additional costs for installation and filter replacement every 3,000 gallons.

“I’ve always said that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state, and that definitely includes access to clean drinking water,” Gov. Evers said. “Everyone in Wisconsin should be able to have clean drinking water flow from the taps in their homes, schools and businesses, whether they live in an urban or rural community. I’m proud to continue my commitment to making 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water in Wisconsin by funding investments like these water bottle filling stations.”

In February, Gov. Evers released details about additional water quality initiatives in the proposed budget, which includes $40 million in bonding authority to help fund the replacement of lead service lines around the state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:55
 
Wisconsin Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s National Emergency PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:23

donald-trumpPresident’s declaration is reckless and unconstitutional says Governor. Suit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to block the emergency declaration, the construction of the wall, and any illegal diversion of funds appropriated by Congress.

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Women Voters Oppose Governor's Proposal to Take Money from Federal Election Security PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:59

voter-usNon-partisan League Of Women Voters of Wisconsin concerned about Election Security funding being allocated to non-security functions in Governor Evers’ budget proposal for the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

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