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A Budget Wisconsinites Want PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joint Finance Committee Democrats   
Friday, 30 April 2021 10:52

construction-workersAfter a year of uncertainty and hardship, our state needs bold policies to help families, communities and small businesses bounce back better than before the COVID-19 pandemic, say JFC Democrats.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2021 11:13
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LWV-WI Highlights Judicial Independence and Integrity PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Friday, 30 April 2021 10:26

wisc-supremecourt-justices6th anniversary of US Supreme Court ruling in the William-Yulee case reminds us that our judiciary system must remain nonpartisan.

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Border-to-Border Budget Tour to Begin Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Evan Goyke Press   
Friday, 30 April 2021 10:03

brown-county-exec-commForward Wisconsin hosts will visit communities across the state to meet with local stakeholders and highlight the Badger Bounceback Budget


MADISON – On Wednesday, the Assembly Democratic Members of the Joint Committee on Finance and Forward Wisconsin hosts announced a statewide tour to engage with the public in support of Governor Tony Evers’ proposed 2021-23 Wisconsin State Budget. State Representatives Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Greta Neubauer (D-Racine), along with their Democratic Assembly colleagues and various local stakeholders, will mobilize in every region of the state to highlight the impact of the Badger Bounceback Budget. Following the launch of this new public engagement initiative, Rep. Goyke and Rep. Neubauer offered the following remarks:

greta-neubauer“The Badger Bounceback budget is a budget for all of Wisconsin. Initiatives and investments will reach every corner of the state and as members of the Joint Committee on Finance, so should we. That is why we will be touring the state, border-to-border to meet with local stakeholders and hear about how we can win a budget that works for them.”

The Border-to-Border Budget Tour will begin on Friday, April 30th, with further details and itineraries for each stop to be released in advance.

Forward Wisconsin is a project of the Wisconsin Assembly Democrats aimed at lifting the voices of Wisconsinites who believe our budget should work for working families. To learn more about Forward Wisconsin and take action in support of the Badger Bounceback Budget, visit www.ForwardWisc.com, and follow Forward Wisconsin on social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2021 10:18
 
American Family Plan Makes Historic Investments In Paid Leave, Child Care, and Tax Fairness PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Friday, 30 April 2021 09:32

biden-sou-2021But misses an opportunity on prescription drug affordability, says Wisconsin Healthcare advocacy group.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2021 10:01
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$21 Million to Help Wisconsinites Pay Overdue Utility Bills PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 29 April 2021 10:33

family-worried-billsMore than 36,000 Wisconsinites will receive additional benefit from Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

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New Bill Requires Holocaust and other Genocides Education for Wisconsin Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 29 April 2021 10:06

holocaust-ww2Each generation must learn the truth about the past to understand the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism to this day and become more inclusive.

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Madison Democrat Joins DPI Superintendent-elect Underly’s Transition Team PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelia Stubbs Press   
Thursday, 29 April 2021 09:54

educationGroup will provide advice and counsel, and help connect Dr. Underly to various communities and stakeholders across the state.


Madison, WI – On Tuesday, Superintendent-elect Jill Underly announced that Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-77) will be a part of her transition team. On this appointment Rep.Stubbs released the following statement:

shelia-stubbs“I am proud to join Dr. Underly’s team, and for the opportunity to help guide our education system towards a more equitable tomorrow. It is an honor to serve alongside so many great community leaders, and help continue the great work of the Department of Public Instruction”

“Dr. Underly’s decision to include diversity in her transition and leadership teams shows a commitment to equity going forward. I want to congratulate these new members on their appointment, and for their continued work in public service. I am confident that with our help, and Dr. Underly’s determination, we will be able to ensure that every Wisconsin child receives a quality education.”

“Once again I am honored to assist Dr. Underly in any way that I can, and I am excited for the work ahead.”

The transition team will meet periodically, provide advice and counsel, and help connect Dr. Underly to various communities and stakeholders across the state. All members of Dr. Underly’s transition team can be found here and the first appointments to the leadership team can be found here

 
Agard Applauds AG Kaul, DOJ Investigation into Clergy Sexual Abuse PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 17:22

bishop-david-zubikAG Kaul announced that state DOJ will conduct a sweeping inquiry into clergy and faith leader abuse in Wisconsin.

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State Will Allow Worker’s Compensation Benefits for Public Safety Officers with PTSD PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:26

police-line-wiFor job injury diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:45
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Every Worker Deserves a Safe Workplace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:54

electrical-workersSen. Smith writes about the steps our country has taken to protect workers and create safe workplaces. We observe Workers’ Memorial Day annually on April 28th to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job.

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Awais Khaleel Appointed to Wisconsin Ethics Commission PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gordon Hintz Press, Rep. 54th Assembly District   
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:34

wi-ethics-commKhaleel is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Howard University School of Law and currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney in Dane County.


MADISON - Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) announced the appointment of attorney Awais Khaleel on Monday to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

gordon_hintz“I am pleased to appoint Awais Khaleel to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission,” said Rep. Hintz. “Awais brings with him years of experience working to engage Wisconsinites in civic life and government, and I am confident the people of Wisconsin will be served well by his dedication to the public good, his insight and perspective, and his commitment to strengthening our democracy.”

Khaleel is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Howard University School of Law and currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney in Dane County, a role in which he prosecutes a range of offenses including hate crimes and crimes against children. He is a founding member of the Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance, and has served on the City of Madison Affirmative Action Commission, on the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Council on Offender Reentry, and as a board member for the Wisconsin Association of State Prosecutors.

Khaleel’s appointment will be effective May 1, 2021. He will be the first Muslim and first BIPOC member to serve on the Commission.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:50
 
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