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Trump’s Trade War is Hurting Local Economies From Manitowoc to Kaukauna to Edgar PDF Print E-mail
Written by WisDems Press, Philip Shulman   
Saturday, 19 October 2019 16:06

door-county-peopleTrump has created a ripple effect with his asinine trade policies that will not stop spreading for a long time.

Evers Calls for Special Election Reforms PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:48

univ-student-voteGovernor also announces revised dates for upcoming Special Elections

Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels Tours Aluminum Factory PDF Print E-mail
Written by WisDems Press, Philip Shulman   
Sunday, 13 October 2019 12:47

Wisconsin Aluminum FoundryMANITOWOC, WI - Tomorrow at 10:00 AM, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels will tour one of the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry’s (WAF) plants and meet with CEO Sachin Shivaram, as well as members of the United Steel Workers Union, to discuss the impact of current trade climate on the local economy. The factories produce aluminum pieces primarily for gas and oil, farming, and automotive equipment. The companies that have bought WAF's specialty pieces for their equipment are now selling less due to the tariffs; that in turn is reducing their consumption of WAF products.

The negative impact from the trade war has had a ripple effect on the local economy. With farmers and small and medium businesses spending less and companies unable to fully fund their workforce, money that would otherwise be flowing through local communities is disappearing.

WHAT: Tour of an aluminum factory followed by a discussion with the owner and USW members about the negative impact of the trade climate on the local economy.

WHO: Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels, Wisconsin Aluminum Factory CEO Sachin Shivaram, USW Members

WHEN: TOMORROW October 14, 10:00 AM CT

WHERE: 838 S 16th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 12:57
Oshkosh Battalion Chief Mark Boettcher Honored in Madison PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Assembly, Aaron Collins   
Saturday, 12 October 2019 11:55

firefightersRep. Hintz honors Oshkosh Fire Fighter for his 34 years of service and his support of students at Fox Valley Technical College who are embarking on a career in public safety.

MADISON - On Thursday, Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) welcomed Battalion Chief Mark Boettcher of the Oshkosh Fire Department to the State Capitol in Madison.

Boettcher was selected as the 54th Assembly District's "First Responder of the Year." Boettcher was nominated by Rep. Hintz and the City of Oshkosh Fire Department because of his notable career and the contributions he has made to the community. Representative Hintz released the following statement on this honor:

gordon_hintz“I am proud to recognize Battalion Chief Mark Boettcher as the 54th Assembly District’s 2019 First Responder of the Year, and am honored to have the opportunity to recognize his service to the Oshkosh community before the full Assembly.

“Chief Boettcher is a 34-year veteran of the Oshkosh Fire Department, and utilizes his years of experience to support students at Fox Valley Technical College who are embarking on a career in public safety. He is wholly committed to bringing out the best in each of his colleagues as he prepares them to protect the public.

“This award represents the culmination of his dedication to his profession, and contributions to the citizens of Oshkosh. I look forward to honoring Chief Boettcher for his leadership and commend all of the First Responder award recipients for their outstanding service to their communities and the state of Wisconsin.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:13
Gruszynski, Hintz Announce Fall Democratic Agenda in Green Bay PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 16:27

assembly-wiPair announce the “Forward, Together” fall legislative agenda at the Brown County Courthouse on Monday.

GREEN BAY – Representative Staush Gruszynski (D-Green Bay) joined Assembly Minority Leader Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) at the Brown County Courthouse on Monday to announce the Democrats’ “Forward, Together” fall legislative agenda.

staush-gruszynski“The people of Wisconsin sent us to Madison to address the pressing issues facing our state,” Gruszynski said. “­At a time when thousands of citizens can’t trust the safety of the water at their taps, when quality health care is out of reach for far too many of our neighbors, and when working families are struggling to get by, the legislature should be working overtime – not limiting our committee work and session days to a bare minimum. Thankfully, we still have time to take the bold actions that the people have asked for.”

Gruszynski and Hintz highlighted several policies that Democrats will continue to advocate for as the 2019-2020 legislative session continues including:

  • Passing strong water quality legislation to ensure that every Wisconsin resident, urban and rural, has access to clean, safe drinking water in their home.
  • Expanding Medicaid to provide thousands of citizens with quality health care while freeing up state resources for reinvestment in mental health, opioid treatment, and women’s health care.
  • Enhancing financial security for workers by enacting a living wage, expanding options for retirement savings, and ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work.
Democratic Legislators Rollout Legislative Priorities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Sunday, 06 October 2019 15:17

wisc-capitol-domeLawmakers to introduce “Forward Together” priorities at press conferences in La Crosse, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee.

MADISON – On Monday, October 7, Democratic legislators will hold press conferences across the state to promote “Forward Together” a list of legislative priorities that reflect the will of the people of Wisconsin who voted for bold solutions to fix our public schools, increase access to affordable health care, strengthen clean water protections, and expand economic opportunities.

Press conference details are as follows:

Who: Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling, Rep. Jill Billings, and Rep. Steve Doyle
When: Monday, October 7 @ 10:00 AM
La Crosse City Hall, North Conference Room, 400 La Crosse St., La Crosse

Who: Sen. Jeff Smith, Rep. Jodi Emerson
Monday, October 7 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Chippewa Valley Tech College, Room 100A, 620 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Who: Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz, Rep. Staush Gruszynski
Monday, October 7 @ 1 PM
Brown County Courthouse, 100 S Jefferson St, Green Bay

Sen. LaTonya Johnson, Rep. David Crowley, Rep. Evan Goyke
Monday, October 7 @ 10:00 AM
Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Milwaukee

Who: Rep. Chris Taylor, Rep. Shelia Stubbs, Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, Rep. Sondy Pope, Rep.     Deb Kolste and Rep. Melissa Sargent
Monday, October 7 @ 10:00 AM
Senate Parlor, Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

GOP searches for impeachment boogeyman PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:47

trump-wh-gaggleWASHINGTON, D.C. - Republicans are hunting for a boogeyman in the burgeoning impeachment fight as the party struggles to unify behind a single strategy.

Facing growing headaches, Republicans are eager to shift the public’s focus toward politically safer territory — ranging from former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to a “rigged” impeachment process.

Read the full story here

Wisconsin Data Points for Manufacturing Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Priorities Wisconsin, Cassidy Geoghegan   
Thursday, 03 October 2019 09:43

wisc-dairy-farmWisconsinites are struggling under Trump’s trade war, and a number of Wisconsin manufacturing leaders are considering shifting production overseas as a result of it.

Trump fumes amid impeachment furor PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 16:12

donald-trumpWASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump on Wednesday grew testy with a reporter who pressed him about what he was seeking from Ukraine in relation to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, demanding that the reporter ask a question to Finnish President Sauli Niinisö.

"Listen, are you ready? We have the president of Finland, ask him a question," Trump shot back to Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason. "Did you hear me? Ask him a question."

Read the full story here

Sonny Perdue's Message To Wisconsin's Small Farmers: Too Small? Too Bad PDF Print E-mail
Written by WisDems Press, Philip Shulman   
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 15:52

farm-familyTrump's Ag Secretary tells Wisconsin small dairy farmers they'll just have to get big to survive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2019 16:11
Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 08:33

domestic-violenceSen. Smith writes about the devastating impact domestic violence has in communities across Wisconsin, and new legislation he has introduced to create a task force on murdered and missing tribal women and girls.

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