U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Secures funding for Sherman Park development in Milwaukee

Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 202-224-6225 Sherman Phoenix Project awarded federal grant to spur economic development and create jobs for Milwaukee WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to successfully secure $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Community Services (OCS) for the Sherman Phoenix Project to spur economic activity and enhance opportunities for Milwaukee residents. Senator Baldwin advocated for this federal grantto help close the funding gap for this critical economic development project in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. “I worked to support the Sherman Phoenix Project because it will create much-needed economic development and job opportunities for

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Successfully secures funding to advance medical innovations in Wisconsin

Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov  202-224-6225 Baldwin amendment included in final appropriations bill will fund and advance Department of Energy efforts to establish domestic production of medical isotopes WASHINGTON, D.C. – After securing Senate passage of a bipartisan amendment to promote medical innovations in June, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s effort to secure $20 million to advance domestic production of a commonly-used medical isotope was signed into law by President Trump last week.  The provision will help accelerate the development of a domestic source of medical isotopes used to conduct health procedures, including cancer and heart screenings.  It was included in the bipartisan Fiscal Year

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Gener8tor to host inaugural OnRamp Healthcare conference

Media Contact: September 27, 2018 Zac Tretow, Director, Business Development (414) 412-6994; zac@gener8tor.com Industry conference sponsored by Wisconsin Medical Society brings together healthcare industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups GREEN BAY, WI – gener8tor, in partnership with the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society), will host the inaugural OnRamp Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. OnRamp conferences focus on connecting corporate venture capital and innovation executives with startups innovating in the industry. The OnRamp Healthcare Conference will highlight innovations disrupting the healthcare landscape, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and

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RightWisconsin: Calls for an immediate vote in favor of Kavanaugh

Contact: James Wigderson Editor, RightWisconsin JamesWigderson@RightWisconsin.com 262-422-7763 https://rightwisconsin.com/2018/09/28/rightwisconsin-calls-for-an-immediate-vote-in-favor-of-kavanaugh An editorial on the conservative news site RightWisconsin is calling for an end to the delays in the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  “After watching the hearings on Thursday, we felt compelled to call for an immediate vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Editor James Wigderson. “The delays have gone on long enough and irreparable harm is being done to our republic by power-seeking Democratic senators who lack any standards of decency.” Wisconsin’s Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin demonstrated

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FRI News Summary: Kavanaugh hearing reaction; Komatsu to build $258M Milwaukee complex

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Vukmir campaign: It’s time to confirm Judge Kavanaugh

Contact: Jess Ward, (608) 213-5939 Brookfield, Wis. — U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir issued the following statement Thursday following the Senate Judiciary hearing: “Both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh deserved to be heard, and I’m grateful the Judiciary Committee held today’s hearing. “Only 48 hours after his nomination, Senator Baldwin opposed Judge Kavanaugh, and today we learned her Democratic colleagues knew of these allegations for weeks, deliberately withheld them from the public, and leaked them for political gain. “The fact is Senator Baldwin and her liberal allies are bitter that Wisconsin elected President Trump, and they’ll do anything to stop this highly qualified nominee.

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League of Women Voters of Wisconsin: Statement of opposition to ICE arrests in Wisconsin

Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive Director September 26, 2018                                                           608-256-0827; egrunze@lwvwi.org Madison – The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin opposes the dozens of arrests across Wisconsin this past weekend by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. The individuals targeted for arrest were not criminals, but rather family members who were taken from their homes, vehicles, and jobs. These individuals were often given misleading information indicating that the ICE agents were local police officials. The League condemns the use of intimidation and force in ICE agents’ invasions on Latinx communities. This causes grief, communal trauma, family separations, and the loss

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Mid-West Energy Research Consortium: Start-up businesses announced for WERCBench Labs accelerator

Contact: Joshua Morby 414.791.9120 jmorby@m-werc.org MILWAUKEE – Officials from the Wisconsin’s Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the city of Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee all participated in the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC) event to celebrate the expansion of the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center. More than 150 participants toured the new space and learned more about M-WERC’s strategic initiatives. Participants were also able to visit with members of the businesses chosen for the fourth annual fall class of WERCBench Labs, once again lead by serial entrepreneur Jacquin Davidson and M-WERC COO Jeff Anthony. “WERCBench Labs has built a reputation as one of the region’s top accelerator

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Waukesha County Exec: New location services just the beginning of public safety innovations

Contact: Nicole Armendariz Phone: 262-548-7902   (WAUKESHA, WI) – Today, I am proud to announce a game-changing technological integration to the Waukesha County Communications (WCC) Center. We are among the first in the nation to utilize precision location services for 911 calls from smartphones. This is just the latest innovation establishing Waukesha County as a leader in its commitment to public safety. We are partnering with RapidSOS 911 Clearinghouse, a tech startup that provides fast and accurate location information to assist 911 dispatchers in identifying where a call for help is coming from. This solves the problem of locating calls that

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Wisonsin League of Conservation Voters: Ask Speaker Ryan to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), orryan@conservationvoters.org  Conservation Voters: Speaker Ryan Reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund MADISON – As one of the country’s signature public lands programs is set to expire on Sunday, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters delivered a letter  to Speaker Paul Ryan today signed by more than 800 conservation voters urging its reauthorization. The Trump Administration’s budget proposes a 90 percent reduction in the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a fund that Wisconsin relies heavily upon to maintain its public lands. In fact, without LWCF, Speaker Ryan’s hometown wouldn’t have the Cook Arboretum or Prairie

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2018 Capitol ornament unveiling

Contact: Kara O’Keeffe 608-261-9596 kara.okeeffe@wisconsinhistory.org Madison, Wis. – The 2018 Wisconsin State Capitol ornament, presented by the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, will be unveiled at a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 am in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol. This year’s ornament is a tribute to the badger statue located at the entrance to the governor’s office on the first floor of the State Capitol. The bronze statue was created as a gift from the people of the state of Wisconsin for the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-9) in 1899. “This year’s ornament is a great way to celebrate

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A Better Mt. Pleasant: Reneges on agreement to pay relocation benefits for Foxconn

“Gives handicapped father of four 30 days to get out – now fears becoming homeless” MT. PLEASANT, WI SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – Village resident, Sean McFarlane was notified this week by the Village of Mt. Pleasant, that he and his four children have approximately thirty days to vacate a temporary residence which was provided to them when they were displaced by the Foxconn development. McFarlane was also told the village will not pay him $22,000 in relocation benefits they agreed to pay in June. McFarlane’s rented home was purchased for the Foxconn development in April. As a tenant of that

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WHEDA: Stuart Kuzik begins new role as Director of Business and Community Engagement

Contact: Kevin Fischer, WHEDA, 414-227-2295 or 608-354-3580, kevin.fischer@wheda.com MADISON – The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has promoted staffer Stuart Kuzik to Director of WHEDA’s Business and Community Engagement Group.Kuzik’s team focuses on growing economic development lending activity as well as promoting financing products and tools to support WHEDA’s multifamily housing financing activity. “Stuart has more than 11 years of experience as a tenured financial professional with responsibilities in commercial lending, sales, leadership, and real estate,” said WHEDA Executive Director Wyman Winston. “Stuart’s comprehensive background in commercial lending and relationship building will be an asset in his new role. He will be responsible for

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Reps. Moore, Adams, Kuster, Speier, and Dingell sign joint letter: Congressional survivors demand Senate Leadership to postpone Kavanaugh vote

Contact: Libbie Wilcox (Moore) Brendien Mitchell (Adams) Nick Brown (Kuster) Tracy Manzer (Speier) Maggie Rousseau (Dingell) Washington, D.C.  – Today, Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter as survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that the Senate postpone scheduled confirmation votes for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in light of recent allegations of sexual assault. The members also condemn the remarks made by President Trump, Majority Leader McConnell, and other elected officials smearing and trivializing the experiences of victims of sexual assault

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Secures funding for Sherman Park development in Milwaukee

Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 202-224-6225 Sherman Phoenix Project awarded federal grant to spur economic development and create jobs for Milwaukee WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to successfully secure $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Community Services (OCS) for the Sherman Phoenix Project to

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Successfully secures funding to advance medical innovations in Wisconsin

Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov  202-224-6225 Baldwin amendment included in final appropriations bill will fund and advance Department of Energy efforts to establish domestic production of medical isotopes WASHINGTON, D.C. – After securing Senate passage of a bipartisan amendment to promote medical innovations in June, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s effort to secure $20 million

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Gener8tor to host inaugural OnRamp Healthcare conference

Media Contact: September 27, 2018 Zac Tretow, Director, Business Development (414) 412-6994; zac@gener8tor.com Industry conference sponsored by Wisconsin Medical Society brings together healthcare industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups GREEN BAY, WI – gener8tor, in partnership with the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society), will host the inaugural OnRamp Healthcare Conference on

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RightWisconsin: Calls for an immediate vote in favor of Kavanaugh

Contact: James Wigderson Editor, RightWisconsin JamesWigderson@RightWisconsin.com 262-422-7763 https://rightwisconsin.com/2018/09/28/rightwisconsin-calls-for-an-immediate-vote-in-favor-of-kavanaugh An editorial on the conservative news site RightWisconsin is calling for an end to the delays in the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  “After watching the hearings on Thursday, we felt compelled to call for an immediate vote

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Vukmir campaign: It’s time to confirm Judge Kavanaugh

Contact: Jess Ward, (608) 213-5939 Brookfield, Wis. — U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir issued the following statement Thursday following the Senate Judiciary hearing: “Both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh deserved to be heard, and I’m grateful the Judiciary Committee held today’s hearing. “Only 48 hours after his nomination, Senator Baldwin opposed Judge Kavanaugh,

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League of Women Voters of Wisconsin: Statement of opposition to ICE arrests in Wisconsin

Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive Director September 26, 2018                                                           608-256-0827; egrunze@lwvwi.org Madison – The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin opposes the dozens of arrests across Wisconsin this past weekend by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. The individuals targeted for arrest were not criminals, but rather family members who

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Mid-West Energy Research Consortium: Start-up businesses announced for WERCBench Labs accelerator

Contact: Joshua Morby 414.791.9120 jmorby@m-werc.org MILWAUKEE – Officials from the Wisconsin’s Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the city of Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee all participated in the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC) event to celebrate the expansion of the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center. More than 150 participants toured the new space and learned

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Wisonsin League of Conservation Voters: Ask Speaker Ryan to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), orryan@conservationvoters.org  Conservation Voters: Speaker Ryan Reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund MADISON – As one of the country’s signature public lands programs is set to expire on Sunday, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters delivered a letter  to Speaker Paul Ryan today signed by more

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2018 Capitol ornament unveiling

Contact: Kara O’Keeffe 608-261-9596 kara.okeeffe@wisconsinhistory.org Madison, Wis. – The 2018 Wisconsin State Capitol ornament, presented by the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, will be unveiled at a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 am in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol. This year’s ornament is a tribute to the badger

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WHEDA: Stuart Kuzik begins new role as Director of Business and Community Engagement

Contact: Kevin Fischer, WHEDA, 414-227-2295 or 608-354-3580, kevin.fischer@wheda.com MADISON – The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has promoted staffer Stuart Kuzik to Director of WHEDA’s Business and Community Engagement Group.Kuzik’s team focuses on growing economic development lending activity as well as promoting financing products and tools to support WHEDA’s multifamily housing financing

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Reps. Moore, Adams, Kuster, Speier, and Dingell sign joint letter: Congressional survivors demand Senate Leadership to postpone Kavanaugh vote

Contact: Libbie Wilcox (Moore) Brendien Mitchell (Adams) Nick Brown (Kuster) Tracy Manzer (Speier) Maggie Rousseau (Dingell) Washington, D.C.  – Today, Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter as survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch

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