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Public Education Cuts Irresponsible PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:40

school-closedWisconsin’s public education system suffers under current leadership says Waupaca Mayor and Senate Candidate Brian Smith.


WAUPACA, WI – Last week, a memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) showed that funding for Wisconsin’s public schools have undergone massive cuts of $210 per student since the beginning of the current administration’s tenure. During the same period, Republican lawmakers have increased private voucher schools by $911 per student.

brian-smith“In order to ensure Wisconsin thrives for generations to come, it is incredibly important that we provide a quality education for every child in the state," said Waupaca Mayor and State Senate Candidate Brian Smith in a statement released Wednesday. "Wisconsin families understand that in order for our state to succeed, we need to invest in strong local schools for our children."

Over the last six years, funding has been stripped from our local public schools and sent to private voucher schools in Milwaukee. This new LFB memo confirms that school districts and communities have struggled over the last six years.

“Instead of recognizing the incredible value of Wisconsin’s public education system, Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee have chosen to funnel state resources into private voucher schools," says Smith. "I am running for State Senate to restore Wisconsin’s investment in the future of all of our children, not just the wealthy few.”

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Democratic writer Sam Erickson contributed to this story. Brian Smith is running to represent the 14th Senate District in central Wisconsin. Residents can learn more about Brian at: www.BrianSmithforSenate.com

 
Walker Pushes Tax Breaks for the Top 1%, Cuts for Middle Class PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:06

walkerThe direction of your state government is not good. Governor Walker is delaying $767 million in debt payments into future budgets.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2016 10:39
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Stabbing at Green Bay Correctional Institution PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:55

wisstatereformatory-allouezTwo workers were stabbed and beaten by an inmate Wednesday, and a third was injured while trying to break up the fight. Local Sen. Dave Hansen says under-staffing and budget cuts contribute to violence.

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Congratulations to CVTC on $5 Million Internet Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:29

internet-rural$5 Million U.S. Department of Labor grant will help Chippewa Valley Technical College deliver broadband, advanced manufacturing, and IT training to youth and young adults in 40 counties across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois.


MADISON - On Monday, Chippewa Valley Technical College was announced as the recipient of a $5 million grant from the US Department of Labor for the Interfacing Manufacturing Processes and Connecting Technologies (IMPACT) project.

This award, which was part of over $150 million in Department of Labor grants awarded throughout the country and announced by Vice President Biden and Department of Labor Secretary Perez, will help CVTC deliver broadband, advanced manufacturing, and IT training to youth and young adults in 40 counties across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois.

dana_wachsThis is an exciting announcement for CVTC and for the young people that will receive training.

"This grant fills a growing need that we have for skilled IT, broadband, and advanced manufacturing professionals throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest," said Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) in a statement on Monday. "I have always been impressed by the work that CVTC does to prepare their students for the workforce, and this grant will allow them even greater opportunities to do so. Investing in higher education should be a priority for economic growth in Wisconsin, and I commend the partners who are working together to make IMPACT a success.”

 
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Women and Families PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:39

women-rightMonday's Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt blocks Texas TRAP law that imposed numerous restrictions on women’s access to legal abortion. Ruling will have implications across the country, including here in Wisconsin.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:11
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