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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 11, including Pierson, Mulvaney niece PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:02

trump-jan6-storm-capitolTrump aides involved in planning the rally, Women for America First link.

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We Can Build Back Better PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 14:15

business-small-openSen. Smith writes about the work to help communities across the state recover from the pandemic and build our state up for success. He shares an example from Jackson County to support childcare providers, working parents and local employers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 14:28
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Generac Will Expand in Wisconsin, Creating 700 New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 10:52

generac-headquartersWaukesha based manufacturer of energy technology solutions will expand Pewaukee operations and add new manufacturing and office jobs throughout the state by the end of 2024.

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National Voter Registration Day - September 28, 2021 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters WI, Debra Cronmiller   
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 10:26

voter-us-electionsOver 70 Wisconsin organizations join National Voter Registration Day efforts to lift community voices

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Governor Proclaims September 25 “Bob Uecker Day” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 25 September 2021 10:36

Bob UeckerMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that he has proclaimed Sat., Sep. 25, 2021, as “Bob Uecker Day” in Wisconsin. The governor made this proclamation to celebrate the legacy of Bob Uecker in Major League Baseball and to recognize his 50th anniversary as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers. 

tony-evers“As a lifelong Brewers fan, some of my favorite baseball memories over the years have been narrated by Bob Uecker,” said Gov. Evers. “Bob is a homegrown Milwaukeean who has tremendous pride and love for the sport, his hometown, and his home state, and is more than deserving of this statewide day of celebration of his career, legacy, and achievements.”

“For generations, Bob has brought the ballpark experience into the homes of Brewers fans throughout the state, and his ability to create that magic is unrivaled. Bob is more than an icon in the state of Wisconsin; he is one of the world’s great entertainers and personalities,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers President-Business Operations. “We are fortunate to call him one of our own as we celebrate his 50th anniversary as the voice of the Brewers.”

Text of the governor’s “Bob Uecker Day” proclamation is available below. A copy of the proclamation is available here

WHEREAS; born in Milwaukee on January 26, 1934, Bob Uecker is an icon in the world of professional sports, with a long and storied career in Major League Baseball (MLB), both as a player in the 1960s and as one of our nation’s preeminent sportscasters over the past 50 years; and

WHEREAS; the first Milwaukee native to sign with the Milwaukee Braves, Bob played for the club’s Northern League affiliate, the Eau Claire Bears, and Pioneer League affiliate, the Boise Braves, beginning in 1956, and made his MLB debut as a catcher for the Braves on April 13, 1962; and

WHEREAS; after one season with the Milwaukee Braves, Bob was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he helped bring the team to their 1964 World Series win against the New York Yankees and, perhaps more famously, entertained his teammates by shagging fly balls with a tuba ahead of the series’ second game; and

WHEREAS; Bob was later traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, before returning to the Braves—who had since moved to Atlanta—for the last season of his career as a player; and

WHEREAS; upon his retirement from playing in the MLB, Bob returned to his hometown of Milwaukee and, after a brief stint as a scout for the city’s new team, the Milwaukee Brewers, he began his new career in sports broadcasting in September 1971; and

WHEREAS; as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers for 50 years and counting, calling play-by-play action for our state’s premier professional baseball franchise, Bob has ingrained himself into the day-to-day life of baseball fans in Wisconsin and across the United States; and

WHEREAS; Bob’s notorious sense of humor and extraordinary abilities behind the microphone have made him a legendary and beloved figure in professional baseball, and among the numerous awards and accolades he has received, he has been named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year on five separate occasions, been inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Radio Hall of Fame, and been awarded the Ford. C. Frick Award for major contributions in baseball by a broadcaster; and

WHEREAS; affectionately known as “Mr. Baseball,” a nickname given to him by the late Johnny Carson, Bob has also led a remarkable career in entertainment as a comedian and performer in movies and TV, alongside unforgettable appearances on The Tonight Show and in the iconic “Miller Lite All Stars” advertising campaign; and

WHEREAS; today, in recognition of his 66 years in Major League Baseball, half a century with the Milwaukee Brewers, and innumerable contributions to the history and culture of professional baseball in our country, the state of Wisconsin joins baseball fans in Wisconsin and across the United States in celebrating Bob Uecker;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tony Evers, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim September 25, 2021, as “BOB UECKER DAY” throughout the State of Wisconsin and I commend this observance to all our state’s residents.

 
Haitian migrant camp completely cleared, administration says PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 25 September 2021 09:10

immigrants-haitian-bridge-delrioHomeland Security has processed an estimated 15,000 Haitian migrants who had gathered under the bridge.

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Gov. Evers Welcomes Ryder Cup to Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 24 September 2021 13:30

rydercup-2021Proclaims “Ryder Cup Days” Across the State

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End Abuse Applauds Introduction of Lifesaving Firearm Legislation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by End Domestic Abuse WI, Elise Buchbinder   
Friday, 24 September 2021 10:41

guns-domestic-violenceFirearms remain the most common means of perpetrating domestic violence homicides. In 2020 alone, firearms were the weapons used in 52% of domestic violence homicide incidents.

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Democrats Urge Action to Tackle Gun Violence PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 24 September 2021 10:23

depression-suicidebygunBills Aim to Save Lives and Reduce Suicide Rates

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Stubbs Backs Universal Background Checks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelia Stubbs Press   
Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:04

guncontrol-protestIt is time to take proactive action to protect our children, our families, and our community says Madison legislator.


MADISON, WI- Today, Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) joined with Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) and Attorney General Josh Kaul in introducing legislation to expand universal background checks in the state of Wisconsin.

On this legislation, Rep.Stubbs released the following statement:

shelia-stubbs“Mandating universal background checks will keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals, making our community safer for everyone. Universal background checks are a popular and meaningful safeguard for our community. Marquette University Law School found that 81% of Wisconsin residents support background checks – including 78% of gun owning households.

“As a leader of faith, I see the impact of these tragedies first hand. I see the holes left in families that can never be filled. I see the pain that this senseless violence creates. Incident after incident I see my community mourn, as another life is suddenly ended. Taking proactive action to protect our community is our duty and I am proud to lead on this legislation. We must continue the fight for a better tomorrow.”

On September 6th 2021, 63 year old David L. Neeley was shot in Penn Park, which is located in my district. On September 19th 2021, he tragically passed away. This is Madison’s 8th homicide since April 3rd. These shootings are impacting our parks, our gas stations, and our sidewalks. My community is not only dodging COVID, we are dodging bullets. We are facing a rise in violence in a time when people are most vulnerable.”

“Gun violence is senseless and preventable. It is time to take proactive action to protect our children, our families, and our community. Inaction is unacceptable. It is our duty to create a community that protects our children, and allows them to grow and flourish. We must stop playing politics, and do what is right.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 11:13
 
Agard Introduces Gun Violence Prevention Bills PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Thursday, 23 September 2021 20:54

guns-anno-48waitBills would help to address gun violence epidemic through Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Universal Background Checks

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