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Republicans Throw $1.6 Billion to the Wind PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joint Finance Committee Democrats   
Friday, 07 May 2021 10:07

kewaunee-harbor-familyWisconsin will lose out on billions as State Republicans thwart economic recovery by dismantling the Governor’s Bounceback budget.

Republicans on Joint Finance Committee Gut Badger Bounceback Agenda PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 07 May 2021 09:10

assembly-wi-robin-vosMore than 380 items removed from budget. Gov. Evers calls on Wisconsinites to contact their Legislators.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 May 2021 11:53
Legislators Asked to Honor Conservation Priorities In State Budget PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Thursday, 06 May 2021 09:40

clean-drinking-waterClean water, clean energy are at risk of being stripped out of the state budget by JFC with a single vote on Thursday say Conservation Voters.

High Time to Support Cannabis Legalization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Thursday, 06 May 2021 09:24

hemp-farmer-wiscGOP set to strip out cannabis legalization from the governor’s proposal Thursday.

Community Immunity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 11:56

covid-19-vaccinationSen. Smith writes about the importance of getting vaccinated to protect our neighbors and families. Like other past health crises, COVID-19 vaccines will get us closer to reaching herd immunity and putting the pandemic behind us.

Just Budget Unity Tour in Chippewa Falls PDF Print E-mail
Written by Building Unity WI, Tim Cordon   
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 09:07

farm peopleFirst stop in two-day tour to raise public awareness to the many serious crises that must be addressed by budget.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI - Today, May 5th, we will hold the first of 16 public speaking events that will happen in all 16 Joint Finance Committee member’s districts. We will kick off our first event in the home district of State Senator Kathleen Bernier. This event is being led by our partner, Citizen Action - Wisconsin, and will occur in front of the Courthouse (711 N. Bridge St.) in downtown Chippewa Falls at noon.

The remaining 15 tour stops will occur on Friday, May 7th and Saturday May 8th. Three will be stand-alone events like the Chippewa Falls event and will occur in Rhinelander, River Falls, and Sheboygan. (Schedule and locations below)

The remaining 12 Joint Finance Committee Member districts will be visited as part of a two-day tour led by the Building Unity “UnityMobile.” (pictured above) This two-day leg of the Just Budget Unity Tour will travel over 500 miles and will hold 12 public “speak-outs” calling for justice in the state budget. All events will be outdoors and covid-safe.

This 12-stop tour will be accompanied by Pastor Jonathan Barker of Kenosha, author of “Jesus Would Demand a Green New Deal” and one of the Wisconsin Seven who recently ended a 22-day water-only fast demanding climate justice in the state budget, as well as Debra Gillispie of Milwaukee, the founder of the group Mothers Against Gun Violence, and other Wisconsin justice activists.

On the evening of Friday, May 7th at 6:30 PM, will conclude this tour day with a virtual gathering where we will share videos made by the Just Budget Video Project, as well as footage from the day’s six tour stops. Register for Zoom link to attend this virtual event: Members of the press and others will be given the first 10 mins to ask any questions about the tour or our Just Budget Video Project.

The Coalition for a Just WI Budget and partners hope that this statewide demonstration of unity will inspire others to ask what they can do to make sure that their voices are heard for justice during this budget season.

We hope to raise public awareness to the many serious crises that must be addressed by this budget. People in Wisconsin are hurting and the future is not looking good for our youth. It’s time to care for each other and our planet home. Expanding medicaid, will save Wisconsin roughly $1.6 billion and insure over 90,000 more people. Legalizing marijuana will increase tax revenue, employment, and economic development while reducing crime and our mass incarceration problem. Criminal justice reform that includes treatment alternatives and diversions, will save lives and Wisconsin tax dollars. Investing in clean water, energy conservation, and green energy jobs are investments that are needed for a livable future. It is time for fair taxation. We need to end the tax breaks to the wealthiest Wisconsinites and invest to bring health, prosperity, and equity to all of our schools and communities.

Just Budget Unity Tour Schedule:






May 5th

SD 23

* Chippewa Falls

Courthouse - 711 N. Bridge St.


May 7th

SD 27


St. Luke's Lutheran Church - 7337 N. Hubbard Ave.

9:00 AM

SD 17


Iowa Co Courthouse 222 N. Iowa St.

10:30 AM

SD 12

* Rhinelander

Hodag Park - 509 Hodag Park Dr

11:00 AM

AD 31


McKearn Park - 2711 Park Ave.

1:15 PM

AD 31


Lot Across from 12 N. Church St.

2:30 PM

AD 26

* Sheboygan

Fountain Park - 922 N. 8th St.

3:00 PM

AD 21

Oak Creek

Greenlawn Park - 7628 S. Howell Avenue

4:10 PM

AD 22


Cesar Chavez Community Ctr - 2221 Douglas Ave.

5:20 PM

May 8th

SD 6


Sherman Blvd. & Auer Ave.

9:30 AM

AD 18


Sherman Blvd. & Auer Ave.

9:30 AM

AD 30

* River Falls

Veterans Park

11:00 AM

SD 20


Cedar Creek Park - N55 W6079 Portland Rd

11:30 AM

SD 5


UU Church West - 13001 N. Ave.

1:00 PM

AD 39

Beaver Dam

Rotary River Walk Park - 110 W. Mill St.

3:15 PM

SD 14


Gazebo North of 4 Corners (Hwys 60 and 113)

5:00 PM

AD 50


City Park - 222 N Park St

6:15 PM

* These events are stand-alone events and will not be joined by the Building Unity “UnityMobile.”

Learn more about Building Unity and the Coalition for a Just Wisconsin Budget at We will be steaming much of the tour stops to Building Unity’s Facebook page:

Last Updated on Friday, 07 May 2021 09:23
Small Business Relief Fund for Restaurants Opens This Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by DPW Press   
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:55

coronavirus-small-businessEvery Republican, including Rep. Gallagher, voted against critical support.

End Abuse Identifies Gender-Based Violence in Oneida Casino Shooting PDF Print E-mail
Written by End Domestic Abuse WI, Elise Buchbinder   
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 17:45

sexual-assault-harassmentFormer colleague at the restaurant had taken out a harassment restraining order against Green Bay shooter in March, and that injunction without firearm restriction was granted.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 May 2021 18:18
Conservation voters grieve for victims, families of Oneida Casino shootings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters Press   
Monday, 03 May 2021 17:19

oneida-casino-gb-shootingGroup says unspeakable gun violence shatters the well-being and sense of safety of a community already under siege by racism and with long histories of violence against them.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Shooting at Oneida Casino Complex PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Sunday, 02 May 2021 10:18

Oneida CasinoMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers released the following statement Saturday night regarding the shooting at the Oneida Casino complex:

tony-evers-kathy“Kathy and I were devastated to hear about the shooting at the Oneida Casino complex tonight. Our hearts, thoughts, and support go out to the Oneida Nation, the Ashwaubenon and Green Bay communities, and all those affected by this tragedy.

“While we are waiting for more information, we hope and pray those who were injured will recover and are grateful for the first responders who quickly responded to the situation.”

Shine Light on Redistricting Process PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Friday, 30 April 2021 18:35

capitol-night-wiscLWV-WI urges legislature to hold public hearings on any prospective District maps so that they will be representative of Wisconsin’s communities.

MADISON, WI - On Friday, April 30, Debra Cronmiller, the executive director at the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, issued the following statement in response to Dane County Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke’s ruling against members of the Wisconsin legislature who hired private attorneys in anticipation of legal redistricting challenges:

“Legislators hiring attorneys, using taxpayers' funds, well before the start of the map drawing process, demonstrates the broken gerrymandered system that has existed in Wisconsin for too long. Without this opinion, taxpayers would have been forced to bear the burden of defending gerrymandered maps.

“The redistricting process should begin when Census data is available, which is anticipated by September 30. It is critical that this process be transparent and nonpartisan, with public input from all Wisconsinites.

“The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin urges the legislature to hold public hearings on any prospective District maps so that they will be representative of Wisconsin’s communities and ensure Wisconsinites’ inclusion in the process.”


The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 20 local Leagues throughout Wisconsin. More information at

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