Wisconsin Public Radio: Lt. gov candidates on The Morning Show

Contact: Angela Woodward Marketing Content Manager, Wisconsin Public Radio 608-265-6733 Madison, Wis. – Starting Oct. 15, all five candidates running for Wisconsin Lt. Governor will appear on “The Morning Show” with John Munson. Each weekday at 7 a.m. through Oct. 19, candidates will discuss issues that matter to people across the state. According to Kealey Bultena, Executive Producer of “The Morning Show,” WPR is giving listeners an opportunity they don’t get anywhere else. “The five candidates offer a range of perspectives, and they have different backgrounds and experiences,” she says. “Each candidate joins us at the same time during the

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New RAGA ad says Kaul cut deals with drug ‘kingpins and dealers’

The Republican Attorneys General Association is running a new TV ad that charges Dem AG nominee Josh Kaul cut deals with “kingpins and dealers” that worsened the drug problem. The group said the ad will run on broadcast TV across the state other than the Madison media market. It is part of the group’s overall $2.5 million buy in the Wisconsin race through its Wisconsin Freedom PAC. The ad opens with the narrator saying Wisconsin faces an opioid crisis and meth is “more accessible than ever.” The narrator then says Kaul, a former federal prosecutor in Maryland, “spent years in

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Plaintiffs seek March court date for gerrymandering lawsuit

Plaintiffs in a gerrymandering lawsuit against the state are asking a judge for a trial before March 2019 to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal during its 2019-20 term. But the state, represented by DOJ, is arguing for a trial no sooner than June 2019 due to the emergence in September of a second lawsuit featuring the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee as a plaintiff with a new leg… 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

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Northeast Wisconsin supplier diversity symposium

Free event to help Minority- and Women-owned businesses, corporate supplier diversity NEW NORTH, October 12, 2018 – A free event – the Northeast Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Symposium – is being held to educate Minority- and Women-owned businesses on how they can receive MBE or WBE certification.  Corporations also can learn how to develop or enhance a supplier diversity program at the symposium. The Northeast Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Symposium is Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Thrivent Financial, 4321 North Ballard Road in Appleton. Online pre-registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/DiversitySuppliers. Ethnic-minority businesses are eligible to receive certification as a Minority Business Enterprise

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Vukmir campaign: UNC/Harvard study proves Vukmir right on oral chemotherapy

Contact: Jessica Ward, (608) 213-5939 Policy Increased Costs Of Oral Chemotherapy For Some By Nearly $150 Per Month Brookfield, Wis. — A study from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School proves nurse and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir right on the unintended consequences of the oral chemotherapy price-fixing bill she voted against in 2014. For cancer patients who had the highest medication costs for oral chemotherapy, costs increased an additional $150 per month after state laws like the one in Wisconsin were passed, the researchers say. “Per usual, Tammy Baldwin supports policies that raise health care

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: Submits FOIA requests regarding recent ICE raids in Wisconsin

Contact: Ron Boehmer 202-225-2906 Over his six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, this is the first time Pocan has had to file a FOIA request to receive information from a federal agency WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to receive records regarding recent raids in Wisconsin, including the agency’s communication with local law enforcement officials. The request comes three weeks after Pocan initially contacted ICE, and two weeks after Pocan met with officials from the agency in Washington and was promised information that officials have yet

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WisGOP: Dem AG candidate Josh Kaul pleaded down dangerous heroin dealers

Contact: Alec Zimmerman (608) 257-4765    Weak plea deals show Kaul weak on crime   [Madison, WI] — Democrat candidate for attorney general Josh Kaul, on multiple occasions during his brief stint as an attorney in Baltimore, pleaded down heroin distributors which resulted in them serving far below the maximum sentence. Kaul has never prosecuted a criminal case in Wisconsin before, and only has his record from Baltimore to run on – now voters are seeing just how weak on crime he really is. Read the full story here or find excerpts below. Brad Schimel says challenger Josh Kaul gave lenient sentences to

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Republican Attorneys General Association: Brad Schimel says challenger Josh Kaul gave lenient sentences to heroin, crack dealers

By Molly Beck and Keegan Kyle Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/12/brad-schimel-and-josh-kaul-accuse-each-other-having-records-making-them-unfit-lead-state-department/1588195002/ Heroin and crack cocaine distributors agreed to prison sentences far below maximum penalties in three cases handled by Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul when he was a federal prosecutor in Baltimore. Attorney General Brad Schimel and Republican allies say the cases show Kaul has been too weak on drug crimes to lead the state Department of Justice. … Pointing to federal cases Kaul handled in Baltimore that resulted in plea deals for drug traffickers and sentences below maximum penalties, Republicans say Kaul’s claim that Schimel has not done enough to prevent opioid abuse

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Hartwig campaign: Democrat candidate for state treasurer promises to cut millions in funding for schools & libraries

Contact: Travis Hartwig – Campaign@TravisHartwig.com, 262-441-9062 (MADISON, WI) – From the start of her campaign, Democrat Candidate for State Treasurer, Sarah Godlewski has been advocating that the State Treasurer’s office use it’s role as a trustee on several low interest trust funds worth around $1.2 billion to refinance private student loan debt. This policy would take millions away from schools and libraries that rely upon this funding to continue their programs. In August, both of Godlewski’s democratic primary opponents, who jointly received 57% of the August vote, opposed this incredibly risky policy.Democratic candidate Cynthia Kaump referred to it as “Absolutely Reckless”.  “The advancement of this

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Volunteers for Agriculture®: Endorses Attorney General Brad Schimel

Contact: Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Governmental Relations 608.828.5708 MADISON – The Volunteers for Agriculture® Committee has endorsed Brad Schimel for Attorney General in the November 6 election. VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. “Brad Schimel’s adherence to the rule of law is the predominant reason why the Volunteers for Agriculture is supporting his re-election,” said Doug Rebout, a Rock County dairy and grain farmer and chair of the VFA committee. “His understanding and reasoning as to why bureaucrats are not in charge of writing laws, but rather the legislature, is welcomed throughout the agricultural community,” added

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Walker campaign: “Tony Evers: You Just Can’t Do That” ad shows Wisconsin farmer concerned about Evers’ tax hikes, pleased with Walker’s tax cuts

Contact: Austin Altenburg media@scottwalker.com [Madison, Wis.] – On Wednesday, Scott Walker’s campaign released a statewide TV adfeaturing Cal, the owner of a third generation family farm in Wisconsin who is concerned about the negative impacts Tony Evers’ tax increases will have on farmers like him. The ad follows the release of “Tony’s Pain at the Pump” ad Tuesday that features Scott Walker on the screens of gas pumps spotlighting the massive burden Evers’ gas tax increase could have on hard-working families. Evers’ reckless plans to raise property, income and gas taxes will hurt small businesses, families and farmers across the state –

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WisGOP: Online liberal mob goes after Scott Walker after his father passes away

Contact: Alec Zimmerman (608) 257-4765 [Madison, WI] — The liberal mob doesn’t know when to stop. Shortly after the governor announced the passing of his father earlier this week, liberal trolls attacked him online with nasty messages and tweets – showing just how angry and unhinged the Left has become. Read the full story from the Washington Free Beacon here or find excerpts below. Liberals Go After Scott Walker After His Father Passes Away Washington Free Beacon Jeffrey Cimmino October 8, 2018   Soon after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the passing of his father, some liberal Twitter users went after the Republican

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Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: New correctional training program will tackle labor shortage, recidivism

For more information, please contact: Nick Novak, 608.258.3400 MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker announced a new plan on Thursday to invest in worker training programs at Wisconsin’s correctional facilities. The technical training centers would partner with local technical colleges and private employers to help prepare incarcerated individuals for available jobs once they are released. After the announcement, WMC President & CEO Kurt R. Bauer praised the plan as another pillar of Gov. Walker’s plan to build a ready and successful workforce. “We hear from employers every day that they are struggling to find workers,” said Bauer. “As individuals prepare to reenter

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Wisconsin Public Radio: Lt. gov candidates on The Morning Show

Contact: Angela Woodward Marketing Content Manager, Wisconsin Public Radio 608-265-6733 Madison, Wis. – Starting Oct. 15, all five candidates running for Wisconsin Lt. Governor will appear on “The Morning Show” with John Munson. Each weekday at 7 a.m. through Oct. 19, candidates will discuss issues that matter to people across

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Northeast Wisconsin supplier diversity symposium

Free event to help Minority- and Women-owned businesses, corporate supplier diversity NEW NORTH, October 12, 2018 – A free event – the Northeast Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Symposium – is being held to educate Minority- and Women-owned businesses on how they can receive MBE or WBE certification.  Corporations also can learn how

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Vukmir campaign: UNC/Harvard study proves Vukmir right on oral chemotherapy

Contact: Jessica Ward, (608) 213-5939 Policy Increased Costs Of Oral Chemotherapy For Some By Nearly $150 Per Month Brookfield, Wis. — A study from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School proves nurse and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir right on the unintended consequences of the oral

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: Submits FOIA requests regarding recent ICE raids in Wisconsin

Contact: Ron Boehmer 202-225-2906 Over his six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, this is the first time Pocan has had to file a FOIA request to receive information from a federal agency WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Immigration and Customs

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Republican Attorneys General Association: Brad Schimel says challenger Josh Kaul gave lenient sentences to heroin, crack dealers

By Molly Beck and Keegan Kyle Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/12/brad-schimel-and-josh-kaul-accuse-each-other-having-records-making-them-unfit-lead-state-department/1588195002/ Heroin and crack cocaine distributors agreed to prison sentences far below maximum penalties in three cases handled by Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul when he was a federal prosecutor in Baltimore. Attorney General Brad Schimel and Republican allies say the

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Hartwig campaign: Democrat candidate for state treasurer promises to cut millions in funding for schools & libraries

Contact: Travis Hartwig – Campaign@TravisHartwig.com, 262-441-9062 (MADISON, WI) – From the start of her campaign, Democrat Candidate for State Treasurer, Sarah Godlewski has been advocating that the State Treasurer’s office use it’s role as a trustee on several low interest trust funds worth around $1.2 billion to refinance private student loan debt. This

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Volunteers for Agriculture®: Endorses Attorney General Brad Schimel

Contact: Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Governmental Relations 608.828.5708 MADISON – The Volunteers for Agriculture® Committee has endorsed Brad Schimel for Attorney General in the November 6 election. VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. “Brad Schimel’s adherence to the rule of law is the predominant reason why

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Walker campaign: “Tony Evers: You Just Can’t Do That” ad shows Wisconsin farmer concerned about Evers’ tax hikes, pleased with Walker’s tax cuts

Contact: Austin Altenburg media@scottwalker.com [Madison, Wis.] – On Wednesday, Scott Walker’s campaign released a statewide TV adfeaturing Cal, the owner of a third generation family farm in Wisconsin who is concerned about the negative impacts Tony Evers’ tax increases will have on farmers like him. The ad follows the release of

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Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: New correctional training program will tackle labor shortage, recidivism

For more information, please contact: Nick Novak, 608.258.3400 MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker announced a new plan on Thursday to invest in worker training programs at Wisconsin’s correctional facilities. The technical training centers would partner with local technical colleges and private employers to help prepare incarcerated individuals for available jobs once

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