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Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 12 July 2019 09:18

WASHINGTON, D.C. - trump-a.acosta will step down as Labor Secretary amid mounting scrutiny over his role in negotiating a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Acosta announced Friday that he is resigning, saying that he phoned President Trump on Friday morning to tell him he was stepping aside because he does not want his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein plea agreement to consume the administration.

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Bills Allow Cellular Upgrade to 5G Technology in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:52

cellular-5gWill allow state to catch up with the rest of the Midwest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:22
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Wisconsin Government: Trust the Voters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 09:25

wisc-capitol-domeSen. Smith writes about the history of gerrymandering and the consequences this practice has for voters. Our state needs redistricting reform and fair maps to ensure all Wisconsin voices are heard.

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Health Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions in Jeopardy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Kate Constalie   
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:26

critical-illnessThousands could lose coverage under GOP negligence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:36
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State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 14:40

healthcareWisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by conservative federal judges.

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State Budget a Step in the Right Direction PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Saturday, 06 July 2019 13:53

high-voltage-lines-farmsFinal budget is proof of citizens’ power to create change say conservation advocates.

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Why Trump has reason for optimism in 2020 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 06 July 2019 13:41

donald-trumpWASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump is rolling into a post-Independence Day weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., property with reason to feel good about himself and his reelection prospects for 2020.

A number of things are going Trump’s way, leaving him better positioned for victory in a second term.

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Ninth Circuit rejects Trump admin request to allow use of military funds for border wall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:37

borderfenceWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s request to temporarily halt a lower court order blocking the diversion of military funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

In a 2-1 ruling, the panel of appellate judges found that “the use of those funds violates the constitutional requirement that the Executive Branch not spend money absent an appropriation from Congress.”

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Gov. Evers Signs Wisconsin's 2019-21 Biennial Budget into Law PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 19:57

evers-budget-signBudget includes largest general school aid and special education increases in a decade, increases revenue to fix our roads for the first time in a generation, provides 10 percent tax cut for Wisconsin's working families.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:19
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Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:04

boy-in-docModifies deadlines and timing processes for county-run juvenile facilities, Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers last Friday signed Assembly Bill 188, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 8, into law. Wisconsin Act 8 makes a number of technical changes to 2017 Wisconsin Act 185, including modifying the deadlines related to county-run juvenile facilities, modifying the deadline for closing Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, and clarifying the process for transferring between facilities.

tony-evers“Our top priority remains getting our kids out of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can, and our agencies are working to collaborate and find efficiencies in this process,” said Gov. Evers. “I look forward to having a larger conversation about reforming our juvenile justice system. We need to focus on investing in front-end prevention, alternatives, and diversion when youth intersect with the justice system, and trauma-informed, evidence-based practices.”

 
New Student Veteran Renter Protection Act Unveiled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by State Senate Democrats   
Monday, 01 July 2019 18:50

veterans_armyBill will protect student veterans from late fees or eviction in future cases where VA housing allowances are delayed or incorrect.

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