U.S. Rep. Ron Kind: Unveils plan to reopen the government

Contact: Aaron White Phone: 202-225-5506 Aaron.White@mail.house.gov La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveiled his plan to end the government shutdown. The plan includes several steps to strengthen border security, and create a pathway to legal citizenship for immigrants.  The plan’s first priority is reopening the federal government, which has been partially closed since December 22, 2018. The plan consists of several components: ·         Reopen the government ·         Create a Path to Citizenship   ·         Repair and Construction, and Patrol the Border ·         Secure our Border with Modern Technology ·         Improve Internal Immigration and Visa Enforcement ·         Enhance Drug Interdiction Measures “This shutdown is hurting Wisconsin farmers, workers

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One Wisconsin Now: Brian Hagedorn’s questionable judgement

Contact: Mike Browne mike@OneWisconsinNow.org (608) 444-3483 MADISON, Wis. — Brian Hagedorn, Scott Walker’s former Legal Counsel and current candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, is showing questionable judgement with the announcement of the support of David Prosser and Jon Wilcox. One Wisconsin Now Research Director Joanna Beilman-Dulin noted one of Hagedorn’s new supporters was accused of assaulting a colleague on the court while the other had the largest ever fine in state history for a violation of campaign finance law levied against his campaign. “Most candidates want to tout the endorsement of people whose actions and support would reflect positively on their

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Assembly Republicans to amend pre-existing conditions bill to ban annual and lifetime limits

Assembly Republicans are planning to introduce an amendment to the pre-existing conditions bill that “mirrors” the Affordable Care Act’s provisions banning annual and lifetime caps, according to the bill’s authors. But the amendment won’t include language on essential health benefits, a change Gov. Tony Evers pushed for in a meeting with GOP legislative leaders last week. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, told reporters ahead of the chamber’s first floor period of the session the topic falls outside the focus of the pre-existing condition legislation. “We’re trying to listen, we’re trying to accommodate where we can, but also stick to our

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WisGOP: Governor Evers’ State of The State preview

Contact: Charles Nichols (608) 257-4765 [Madison, WI] – Later tonight, Governor Tony Evers will give his first ever State of the State address. This address is meant to provide Wisconsinites an update on the overall condition of our state. Though you are unlikely to hear Governor Evers admit it, the state of our state is strong thanks to eight years of Republican leadership that reformed how government works and put the power back in the hands of hard-working families. Here are the top ten facts about the state of our state that will likely be missing from Governor Evers’ address:

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Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Jagler: Introduce legislation to remove the R-Word from state administrative code

Contact: Senator Scott Fitzgerald (608) 266-5660 Representative John Jagler (608) 266-9650 [Madison, WI] – Today, Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) and Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) are introducing legislation to remove the use of the phrase “mental retardation” and its derivatives from all state administrative code, replacing it with the phrase “intellectual disability.” Representative Jagler released the following statement: “Having a daughter with Down syndrome, I know how hurtful the R-Word can be. Removing this phrase from statute in 2012 was a good start, but I believe we can do better. Our administrative code shouldn’t contain terms that would make others not

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Dominique Paul Noth: Should Pelosi bend or should Trump?

The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more it gives rise to false equivalency – that both sides in the gridlock are equally to blame. The hope that talking things out will solve the problem is going to increase as the ripple effects for the whole economy grow beyond the 800,000 workers working without pay or furloughed until the government reopens.

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind: Unveils plan to reopen the government

Contact: Aaron White Phone: 202-225-5506 Aaron.White@mail.house.gov La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveiled his plan to end the government shutdown. The plan includes several steps to strengthen border security, and create a pathway to legal citizenship for immigrants.  The plan’s first priority is reopening the federal government, which has been partially

Read More »

One Wisconsin Now: Brian Hagedorn’s questionable judgement

Contact: Mike Browne mike@OneWisconsinNow.org (608) 444-3483 MADISON, Wis. — Brian Hagedorn, Scott Walker’s former Legal Counsel and current candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, is showing questionable judgement with the announcement of the support of David Prosser and Jon Wilcox. One Wisconsin Now Research Director Joanna Beilman-Dulin noted one of Hagedorn’s new

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WisGOP: Governor Evers’ State of The State preview

Contact: Charles Nichols (608) 257-4765 [Madison, WI] – Later tonight, Governor Tony Evers will give his first ever State of the State address. This address is meant to provide Wisconsinites an update on the overall condition of our state. Though you are unlikely to hear Governor Evers admit it, the

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Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Jagler: Introduce legislation to remove the R-Word from state administrative code

Contact: Senator Scott Fitzgerald (608) 266-5660 Representative John Jagler (608) 266-9650 [Madison, WI] – Today, Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) and Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) are introducing legislation to remove the use of the phrase “mental retardation” and its derivatives from all state administrative code, replacing it with the phrase “intellectual

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Dominique Paul Noth: Should Pelosi bend or should Trump?

The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more it gives rise to false equivalency – that both sides in the gridlock are equally to blame. The hope that talking things out will solve the problem is going to increase as the ripple effects for the whole economy grow beyond the 800,000 workers working without pay or furloughed until the government reopens.

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