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Governor Hosts Badger Bounceback Live Session on Justice Reform, Marijuana PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 08:57

jailedVirtual listening session will cover topics including addressing racial disparities in our justice system, legalizing marijuana, investing in treatment, rehabilitation, and other alternatives to incarceration.

Conservation Voters Call on Legislators to Condemn Anti-Asian Hate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 11:09

asian-american-pacific-islanderEnvironmental group calling on all Madison legislators to support racial justice and accountability by passing of Joint Resolution LRB 2576 & LRB 2572 in the wake of growing Anti-Asian violence.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 April 2021 11:28
Court Upholds Halt to Purge of Wisconsin Voter Rolls PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters WI, Debra Cronmiller   
Friday, 09 April 2021 20:10

univ-student-voteWisconsin’s highest court has shut down WEC attempt to unlawfully purge voters from the rolls, finding the relevant statute is directed at municipal clerks, not them. Victory for voters.

State Teams with NGA on Social and Emotional Needs of Kids and Families PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 08 April 2021 14:45

school-bus-kidsWisconsin among 6 states selected; state to receive $35,000 grant, technical assistance from the NGA.

Lieutenant Governor Barnes Visits Oshkosh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gordon Hintz Press, Rep. 54th Assembly District   
Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:33

uw-oshkosh-campus-signRep. Gordon Hintz and Barnes scheduled to tour the planned wing renovation of the UW Oshkosh Nursing Education Building.

OSHKOSH – Today, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes will be in Oshkosh to tour the planned wing renovation of the UW Oshkosh Nursing Education Building (CLOW Hall). In early March, Governor Evers announced his 2021-23 Capital Budget proposal, which includes a recommendation of $26,974,000 for the completion of the second phase of the Nursing Education Building (Clow Hall Phase II) at UW Oshkosh. Representative Gordon Hintz issued the following statement welcoming Lt. Gov. Barnes to Oshkosh and highlighting the importance of the Clow Hall Phase II project:

mandela-barnes“It is an honor to welcome my friend and former colleague, Lieutenant Governor Barnes, to the City of Oshkosh and the 54th Assembly District. I’m also glad to have an opportunity today to highlight the importance of completing the renovation of UW Oshkosh’s Clow Hall, which is a long overdue investment in our state’s future growth and success.”

“Over the past year, Wisconsinites have been reminded of the crucial role educators and nurses play throughout our state. We need their learning environment to reflect the advancements made in science and technology so they can receive 21st century training. I urge my colleagues on the Joint Finance Committee to approve the full Clow Hall recommendation when the Capital Budget comes before them later this spring. This cannot wait another biennium to be approved.”

Vaccination Clinic in Douglas County Opens April 13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:21

covid-19-vaccine-drivethru-latimesFifth DHS community-based vaccination clinic to open in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Small Businesses Get More Than $46 Million in Support PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 10:04

covid-19-restaurant-ownerEstimated 9,300 small businesses to receive $5,000 grants through ‘We’re All In’ program.

Imagine the Possibilities during the Year of Broadband Access PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:25

cellular-5gSen. Jeff Smith writes about Governor Tony Evers’ efforts to expand broadband access with historic investments and innovative policies in his biennial budget.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:47
FEMA Aid for Madison COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Begins April 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 14:48

covid-19-vaccinationMass vaccination clinic to serve thousands at Alliant Energy Center

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Madison’s COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Alliant Energy Center will receive federal support beginning April 7. In coordination with state and local partners, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 will provide federal staff and support services to administer vaccinations. Wisconsin has committed to providing up to 7,000 weekly first-dose vaccines from the state’s allocation for the site. This federally-supported mass vaccination clinic will have the capacity to vaccinate 1,400 people per day.

tony-evers“This is one of the largest vaccination efforts our state has undertaken and it takes teamwork at every level to ensure we are getting vaccine to everyone as quickly, fairly, and safely as possible,” said Gov. Evers. “I am grateful for FEMA’s support to our state and coordinating with our local partners to help our most vulnerable populations get the protection they need so we can all move forward from this pandemic.”

The Alliant Energy Center has been providing weekly vaccinations since December 29, 2020, and will receive 26 additional staff from the federal government. The additional federal support will increase the number of vaccinations per week from 5,600 doses up to 7,700 doses, dependent on vaccine supply.

“We are proud to partner with the State of Wisconsin to open a federally supported vaccine location in Madison,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting Regional Administrator, FEMA Region 5. “This site will expand access for residents of the state’s capital and second largest city, and for those living in south central Wisconsin.”

“Collaboration has been key in our response to the pandemic, so I’m happy to welcome FEMA to Madison,” said Satya Rhodes-Conway, City of Madison Mayor. “I’m thankful for the partnership between the city, public health, Dane County, the state and the federal government that will speed up the process of getting folks vaccinated here in Madison.”

Public Health Madison and Dane County have worked closely with Dane County Emergency Management to coordinate community testing and vaccination efforts at the Alliant Energy Center.

“Dane County aggressively pursued this partnership with the state and FEMA to help get as many vaccines for this community in the quickest timeframe possible,” said Joe Parisi, County Executive. “The partnership we pulled together at the Alliant Energy Center served as a model for how to effectively test at community scale and now we can pivot that success to mass vaccinations.”

Anyone currently eligible for the vaccine will need to schedule a vaccination appointment in advance by visiting or calling toll-free at 1-844-684-1064. The Alliant Energy Center is accessible by walk-up, bike-up, drive-thru, B-Cycle, and bus. For more information, including how to schedule a free ride, visit Public Health Madison and Dane County’s website.

The mass vaccination clinic is a joint effort between Public Health Madison and Dane County, Dane County Emergency Management, Dane County, City of Madison, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the State of Wisconsin, and FEMA Region 5.

For up-to-date information about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage. We encourage you to follow @DHSWI on Facebook, Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram for more information on COVID-19.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 April 2021 15:02
Badger Bounceback Live Session Will Focus on What’s Best for Our Kids PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 10:46

entrepreneursVirtual listening session will cover investments in early education and childcare, K-12 schools, and higher education.

Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Elevated Wildfire Conditions PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 10:35

firefightersThere have already been more than 320 wildfires reported in Wisconsin so far this year.

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