WisDems: B-list candidate Bryan Steil announces doomed run for 1st congressional district seat

Contact: Melanie Conklin, 608-260-2409 Democratic candidates are fired up like never before MADISON — Bryan Steil, a Gov. Scott Walker appointee and former chauffeur for Speaker Paul Ryan, announced he will run for his former boss’ seat today after many prominent Republicans, who had been waiting for years for this seat to open, declined to run. Former RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robin Vos,  state Sen. David Craig and multiple members of the state legislature all shied away from a run in what is shaping up to be a strong year for Democratic candidates. “Wisconsinites in

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American Dairy Coalition: Blizzard-impacted farmers need to take action

Media Contact: Laurie Fischer CEO 920-965-6070 info@americandairycoalitioninc.com In an effort to speed up potential relief efforts for farmers impacted by Wisconsin’s recent Blizzard Evelyn, the Wisconsin-based American Dairy Coalition (ADC) is asking those who sustained damage to contact their Farm Service Agency (FSA) office immediately. Officials will quantify the damage reports and estimate the losses on a county-by-county basis. The totals will be provided to Gov. Scott Walker to use as the criteria for possible monetary assistance from state and/or federal resources. “Time is of the essence,” said Laurie Fischer, ADC chief executive officer. “Whether they are facing collapsed structures,

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WI National Guard: Dark Sky exercise slated for May 15-17 at sites across state

CONTACT: Capt. Joe Trovato | ngwi.pao@mail.mil | 608-242-3048 by Capt. Joe Trovato MADISON, Wis. — A full-scale training exercise simulating a long-term mass power outage in Wisconsin kicks off May 15 at sites around the state. Known as Dark Sky, the exercise runs May 15-17 in Brown, Calumet, Dane, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties and will test the abilities of private utilities, law enforcement, first responders and the National Guard to respond to the scenario as well as its second and third order effects. The public should not be concerned if they notice an increased emergency responder presence, military personnel, vehicles

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Rep. Hebl: Plant a tree this Arbor Day

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rep. Gary Hebl, (608) 266-7678 Plant a Tree This Arbor Day On the last Friday in April Wisconsin observes Arbor Day, an effort to encourage citizens across the country to plant trees. While it may not get the same amount of attention as Earth Day, Arbor Day is another important opportunity to recognize the importance of greenery in today’s world. Arbor Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1872 in Nebraska, when an estimated one million trees were planted. This year in Wisconsin, Arbor Day will take place onApril 27. The weather for the

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Milwaukee Ald. Pérez: Applauds J Balvin concert announcement

Statement: With one of the first major acts in the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) to be Latin music superstar J Balvin, I applaud the Center’s inclusivity. It is great to see the WESC following through with its earlier commitment to diversity by bringing in a global artist for its world-class facility. In a time when we remain vigilant of segregation and exclusivity, let us not forget that diversity is our strength and that the arena and downtown Milwaukee truly belongs to everyone.

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UW-Madison: Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

CONTACT: Michael Light, 608-262-1217, mlight@ssc.wisc.edu MADISON – Undocumented immigrants reduce the rate of violent crime in the United States, according to a new study, despite immigrants struggling with many socioeconomic factors shared by people who are more likely to commit crimes. University of Wisconsin-Madison sociology professor Michael Light undertook the comparison of undocumented immigration and violence in an effort to examine the relationship between two notable recent shifts in American society. His findings are published in the journal Criminology. “Since 1990, the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has tripled. It’s part of the largest wave of immigration the country

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Nicholson campaign: U.S. Sen. Mike Lee endorses Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

Endorsement comes on the heels of Nicholson’s Q1 announcement of $1 million raised and 18-point lead in primary poll (Delafield) – Outsider candidate, Marine veteran, and businessman Kevin Nicholson announced that Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has endorsed him in his campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Senator Lee commented: “After my conversations with Kevin, I’m excited to endorse him because I know he is someone who understands the importance of the founding principles of our country – and what we need to do to protect them and to secure prosperity for us all. Our nation is at a crossroads, and we need

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Gov. Walker: Seeks applicants for student representative on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board

Contact: Amy Hasenberg, (608) 266-2839   MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced he is seeking applicants for a student representative on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The student representative is appointed for a term which will expire May 1, 2019. The student must be over the age of 18, a state resident, enrolled at least half-time, and be in good academic standing. Please note that due to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College having been recently represented on the board, no applications may be accepted from this institution. The Wisconsin Technical College System Board is the coordinating agency for the Wisconsin Technical

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Wisconsin Forum: Welcomes Christopher Preble

  For Immediate Release:  April 23, 2018 For more information, contact Vicky Ostry (262) 439-9223 Email: info@wisconsinforum.org The Tradition of Excellence Continues MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Forum invites the public to hear Dr. Christopher Preble on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The title of Dr. Preble’s presentation: “The Proble… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Flynn campaign: Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez endorses Matt Flynn for governor

Contact: Bryan Kennedy – (414) 517-3864 (Milwaukee) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn today received the endorsement of Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez. “Matt Flynn is the leader we need to bring our state forward. He has a vision for a brighter Wisconsin for all of us and the wisdom to see it through,” said Ortiz-Velez. “His plans to raise wages, care for every Wisconsinite, and restore clean and honest state government are the best of any candidate running for governor. He’s more concerned with solutions than with petty political fights. I’ve known Matt for many years, and I’m proud to

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Milwaukee Mayor Barrett: Statement about the Fire and Police Commission

Contact: Jodie Tabak (414) 286-8504 The Mayor’s Office released the following statement regarding the Fire and Police Commission: “Mayor Barrett is pleased to nominate La Keisha Butler to the position of executive director of the Fire and Police Commission. Butler currently serves as the director of the City’s intergovernmental relations division. Prior to this role, Butler was in the city attorney’s office and served as staff attorney to the Fire and Police Commission. Butler’s nomination requires Common Council approval.”

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National Family Farm Coalition: Farmers and allies urge immediate government action to end dairy crisis

Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, sienachrisman@gmail.com Diverse Coalition Demands Steps to Raise Farmer Prices, Prevent Farmer Suicides Today more than 50 family farmer, labor, and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that are well below their costs of production. In a letter sent to House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairs and Ranking Members and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, the groups detailed several actions including: a milk floor price set at $20 per hundred pounds (cwt); establishment of a program to purchase excess milk for

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American Dairy Coalition: Blizzard-impacted farmers need to take action

Media Contact: Laurie Fischer CEO 920-965-6070 info@americandairycoalitioninc.com In an effort to speed up potential relief efforts for farmers impacted by Wisconsin’s recent Blizzard Evelyn, the Wisconsin-based American Dairy Coalition (ADC) is asking those who sustained damage to contact their Farm Service Agency (FSA) office immediately. Officials will quantify the damage

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Rep. Hebl: Plant a tree this Arbor Day

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rep. Gary Hebl, (608) 266-7678 Plant a Tree This Arbor Day On the last Friday in April Wisconsin observes Arbor Day, an effort to encourage citizens across the country to plant trees. While it may not get the same amount of attention as Earth Day, Arbor

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Milwaukee Ald. Pérez: Applauds J Balvin concert announcement

Statement: With one of the first major acts in the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) to be Latin music superstar J Balvin, I applaud the Center’s inclusivity. It is great to see the WESC following through with its earlier commitment to diversity by bringing in a global artist for

Read More »

UW-Madison: Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

CONTACT: Michael Light, 608-262-1217, mlight@ssc.wisc.edu MADISON – Undocumented immigrants reduce the rate of violent crime in the United States, according to a new study, despite immigrants struggling with many socioeconomic factors shared by people who are more likely to commit crimes. University of Wisconsin-Madison sociology professor Michael Light undertook the comparison

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Wisconsin Forum: Welcomes Christopher Preble

  For Immediate Release:  April 23, 2018 For more information, contact Vicky Ostry (262) 439-9223 Email: info@wisconsinforum.org The Tradition of Excellence Continues MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Forum invites the public to hear Dr. Christopher Preble on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The title of Dr. Preble’s presentation: “The Proble… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you

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Milwaukee Mayor Barrett: Statement about the Fire and Police Commission

Contact: Jodie Tabak (414) 286-8504 The Mayor’s Office released the following statement regarding the Fire and Police Commission: “Mayor Barrett is pleased to nominate La Keisha Butler to the position of executive director of the Fire and Police Commission. Butler currently serves as the director of the City’s intergovernmental relations

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National Family Farm Coalition: Farmers and allies urge immediate government action to end dairy crisis

Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, sienachrisman@gmail.com Diverse Coalition Demands Steps to Raise Farmer Prices, Prevent Farmer Suicides Today more than 50 family farmer, labor, and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that are well

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