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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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Health Group Applauds BadgerCare Expansion Legislation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:46

healthcareCitizen Action supports legislation to accept additional federal money to expand BadgerCare.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 August 2019 10:01
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Bill Helps Homeowners Eliminate Toxic Lead Exposure in Homes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters   
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:47

baby-lead-paintConservation Voters urges you to support LRB 0892, currently circulating for co-sponsorship, that would create a tax credit of up to $1500 to permanently eliminate a lead hazard in a dwelling.


MADISON - Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 0892, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

Lead poisoning, especially in young children, can lead to profound and permanent health problems, including damage to brain development. Young children in childcare centers – and even in their own homes – can be exposed to lead-contaminated water without their parents’ knowledge. LRB 0892 would help to incentivize removing lead hazards in homes by creating a non-refundable income tax credit of up to $1500 to permanently eliminate a lead hazard in a dwelling.

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Conservation NOW (CNOW) announce the pro-conservation positions on issues before the senate, assembly and/or governor in the week ahead to state legislators. Others wishing to follow activities in the state legislature also receive CNOW, including legislative staff, conservation voters, and media. All of these issues are tracked on the Vote Tracker. Issues in the CNOW may appear in the Conservation Scorecard, to be released in the summer of 2020.

 
Wisconsin: Questioning Our Economy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 08:35

family-worried-billsAn economy should work for all people, not just our country’s corporations. A successful economy is more than the unemployment rate. We need to understand the hidden factors in our economy that affect the way people work and raise a family.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2019 09:01
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Erpenbach, Riemer Introduce Medicaid Expansion Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 14:33

health-care-costsProposal will prevent 2 billion Wisconsin tax dollars from going to other states.

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