WisGOP: Hagedorn campaign releases first TV ad

Contact: Charles Nichols (608) 257-4765 Madison, WI – Judge Brian Hagedorn released his first television ad today in his campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The ad, titled “Lily,” focuses on Hagedorn’s personal connection to the opioid crisis and this commitment to hold the people responsible for the damage accountable. Judge Hagedorn’s family has unfortunately witnessed firsthand just how damaging the opioid crisis can be after adopting their daughter Lily, who was born addicted to opiates and struggled through withdrawals as a newborn. “Adopting Lily has brought home the opioid crisis and how it affects families in such significant ways,” Hagedorn said

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Disability Rights Wisconsin: Celebrates Governor’s announcement on caregiving task force

Contact: Barbara Beckert, Barbara.beckert@drwi.org, (414) 719-1034 Disability Rights Wisconsin attended Governor Evers’ signing of an Executive Order to form a Caregiving Task Force to on strengthening the direct care workforce and supporting families providing care for their loved ones. The Task Force will study caregiver recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, access to healthcare, and provider registries. Wisconsin has been a leader in developing innovative ways to support people of all ages with disabilities in the community. Lea Kitz, Executive Director said, “The potential of these programs to support community living is at risk because of a shortage of direct

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Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network: Commends Governor Evers’ executive order establishing a task force on caregiving

CONTACT: Robert Kellerman Bob.Kellerman@gwaar.org 608-243-5672 (MADISON, WI) – The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) commends Governor Evers’ signing of an Executive Order creating a Task Force on Caregiving to address the state’s crisis-level shortage of direct care workers and improve supports for families providing care for their loved ones. “Wisconsin’s caregiver crisis impacts counties and tribes all across the state,” commented Robert Kellerman, Executive Director of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources and WAAN Chair. “The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving provides an opportunity to identify and act on the challenges they face.” This Task Force will bring together

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Wisconsin Disability Service Provider Network: Commends Governor Evers on creation of task force on caregiving

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Lincoln Burr (608) 661-2913 MADISON – The Disability Service Provider Network (DSPN) would like to commend Governor Tony Evers for signing an executive order today establishing a Task Force on Caregiving. DSPN represents providers across the state who support people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. “In the 50 years DSPN has represented providers, we have never seen a workforce crisis like the one we are experiencing today,” said DSPN CEO Lincoln Burr. “Sadly, it is poised to only get worse. Providers have been working diligently for years to bring pay rates to

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Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty: Medicaid expansion to cost Wisconsinites $600 million per year

For more information, contact: Collin Roth | WILL Director of Communication collin@will-law.org | 414-727-7418 New WILL, CROWE study analyzes true cost of Medicaid expansion  The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) and the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison released a new study revealing the true cost of Medicaid expansion to Wisconsin families. Though proponents highlight certain savings to the state, Medicaid expansion is expected to result in increased costs to families with private insurance – as much as $700 per year for a family of four, resulting in a net cost

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One Wisconsin Now: Brian Hagedorn sees State Supreme Court as a venue to advance partisan, political agenda

MEDIA CONTACT Mike Browne, Deputy Director mike@OneWisconsinNow.org (608) 444-3483 ‘We Know This Because He’s Said it Himself’ MADISON, Wis. — When he worked as Scott Walker’s lawyer in the governor’s office, state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn explicitly urged people to vote for a conservative judicial candidate because it would help advance Walker’s political agenda. One Wisconsin Now Research Director Joanna Beilman-Dulin noted, once again, Hagedorn’s actions are at odds with his campaign talking points about the role of politics and his personal agenda in the judicial system. “Brian Hagedorn sees the courts as a means to advance the political agenda he

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Michael Best Strategies: Former Humana Executive, Lisa Wills, joins Michael Best Strategies

Media Contact: Christian Erard Greentarget E-Mail: cerard@greentarget.com Direct Dial: 312.253.7256 Madison, WI – Michael Best Strategies announces the addition of former Humana executive, Lisa Wills, to their Wisconsin office. Wills has 25 years of top-level strategic experience in startup companies, as well as large corporations. She led commercial business strategies for Humana in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan that forged key relationships critical to success for the company. As part of her role, Wills also developed strategic programs that were integral in Humana’s commercial business transformation which began in 2013. As a Principal at Michael Best Strategies, she will focus her efforts on

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Wisconsin Personal Services Association: Applauds Governor Evers for creating a task force on caregiving

Contact: Todd Costello, (608) 242-8335 ext. 1378 Task Force on Caregiving charged with finding solutions to Wisconsin’s direct care workforce crisis. “We would like to thank Governor Evers for his commitment to addressing the direct care workforce shortage and stand ready to assist him in developing a comprehensive set of solutions that guarantee access to care,” said WPSA Legislative Chair Todd Costello. Wisconsin is currently experiencing a direct care workforce crisis so severe that it is putting people with disabilities and older adults in danger of serious illness, harm and a loss of independence. Personal care workers are on the

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TUE News Summary: Evers says pot decriminalization targets racial disparities

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Order the 2019 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac now The 2018 fall elections brought a lot of change to state government, starting with the election of four new statewide officials: Tony Evers as governor, Mandela Barnes as lt. governor, Josh Kaul as attorney general and Sarah Godlewski as state treasurer. Th… 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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AG Kaul: Statement on President Trump’s national emergency proclamation

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s proclamation on declaring a national emergency: “President Trump’s emergency declaration is a blatant attempt to circumvent the system of checks and balances prescribed by the United States Constitution. I fully expect that it will be blocked by the courts. “If it becomes clear that federal funds that should be distributed to Wisconsin will instead be diverted as a result of this manufactured emergency, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will take appropriate action.”

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Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance: Celebrates creation of Wisconsin task force on caregiving

Contact: Lisa Pugh, 608-469-9385; Lisa Schneider, 920-540-1094; Jane Mahoney, 608-228-8096 Madison, WI –Today members of the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA) celebrate the creation of the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving that they hope will lead to important changes. Family caregivers contribute nearly 588 million hours of unpaid care in Wisconsin annually, valued at $6 billion 1 . Many report high levels of stress, lost time at their jobs and great difficulty finding support. “There are a growing number of people in what we call the Sandwich or Club Sandwich Generation,” says Harriet Redman, family caregiver and active

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Sen. Cowles: To host listening sessions on Friday

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles ~ (608) 266-0484 GREEN BAY- Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) is pleased to announce two more upcoming listening sessions in Northeast Wisconsin. These will follow two other listening sessions held last Friday, February 15th, in Clintonville and Shawano. Senator Cowles invites his constituents to show up and express their opinions on state legislative issues, including the budget or proposed legislation for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. Both listening sessions will take place this Friday, February 22nd, and times and locations are as follows: Kaukauna City Hall 144 W 2nd Street, Kaukauna 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Ashwaubenon Village

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Wisconsin Health Care Association and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living: Support Gov. Evers’ creation of caregiver task force

CONTACT: Jim Stoa, 608.257.0125 MADISON — John Vander Meer, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL), today issued the following statement regarding Governor Tony Evers’ issuance of an Executive Order creating a Caregiver Taskforce: “The Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL) are pleased to voice our support for Gov. Tony Evers’ creation of the state’s Caregiver Taskforce. Wisconsin’s long-term care provider community is committed to working with the Evers Administration and members of both parties to address the state’s long-term care workforce crisis. As we work collaboratively

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Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities: Supports executive order creating caregiver task force

Contact: Beth Swedeen, Executive Director; (608) 266-1166 (MADISON) – The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) supports Governor Tony Evers’ announcement today of an Executive Order that will create a Caregiver Task Force charged with identifying strategies to recruit, support and retain direct caregivers and support families who provide countless hours of care to loved ones. “People living with developmental disabilities and their families see first-hand that the caregiver shortage in Wisconsin cannot be solved by raising wages alone,” said Beth Swedeen, BPDD Executive Director. “A lack of adequately trained and compensated workers coupled with strain on family

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WisGOP: Hagedorn campaign releases first TV ad

Contact: Charles Nichols (608) 257-4765 Madison, WI – Judge Brian Hagedorn released his first television ad today in his campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The ad, titled “Lily,” focuses on Hagedorn’s personal connection to the opioid crisis and this commitment to hold the people responsible for the damage accountable. Judge Hagedorn’s

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Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network: Commends Governor Evers’ executive order establishing a task force on caregiving

CONTACT: Robert Kellerman Bob.Kellerman@gwaar.org 608-243-5672 (MADISON, WI) – The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) commends Governor Evers’ signing of an Executive Order creating a Task Force on Caregiving to address the state’s crisis-level shortage of direct care workers and improve supports for families providing care for their loved ones. “Wisconsin’s

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One Wisconsin Now: Brian Hagedorn sees State Supreme Court as a venue to advance partisan, political agenda

MEDIA CONTACT Mike Browne, Deputy Director mike@OneWisconsinNow.org (608) 444-3483 ‘We Know This Because He’s Said it Himself’ MADISON, Wis. — When he worked as Scott Walker’s lawyer in the governor’s office, state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn explicitly urged people to vote for a conservative judicial candidate because it would help advance

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Michael Best Strategies: Former Humana Executive, Lisa Wills, joins Michael Best Strategies

Media Contact: Christian Erard Greentarget E-Mail: cerard@greentarget.com Direct Dial: 312.253.7256 Madison, WI – Michael Best Strategies announces the addition of former Humana executive, Lisa Wills, to their Wisconsin office. Wills has 25 years of top-level strategic experience in startup companies, as well as large corporations. She led commercial business strategies for Humana

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TUE News Summary: Evers says pot decriminalization targets racial disparities

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Order the 2019 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac now The 2018 fall elections brought a lot of change to state government, starting with the election of four new statewide officials: Tony Evers as governor, Mandela Barnes as lt. governor, Josh Kaul as attorney general and Sarah

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AG Kaul: Statement on President Trump’s national emergency proclamation

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s proclamation on declaring a national emergency: “President Trump’s emergency declaration is a blatant attempt to circumvent the system of checks and balances prescribed by the United States Constitution. I fully expect that it

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Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance: Celebrates creation of Wisconsin task force on caregiving

Contact: Lisa Pugh, 608-469-9385; Lisa Schneider, 920-540-1094; Jane Mahoney, 608-228-8096 Madison, WI –Today members of the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA) celebrate the creation of the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving that they hope will lead to important changes. Family caregivers contribute nearly 588 million hours of unpaid

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Sen. Cowles: To host listening sessions on Friday

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles ~ (608) 266-0484 GREEN BAY- Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) is pleased to announce two more upcoming listening sessions in Northeast Wisconsin. These will follow two other listening sessions held last Friday, February 15th, in Clintonville and Shawano. Senator Cowles invites his constituents to show up

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Wisconsin Health Care Association and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living: Support Gov. Evers’ creation of caregiver task force

CONTACT: Jim Stoa, 608.257.0125 MADISON — John Vander Meer, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL), today issued the following statement regarding Governor Tony Evers’ issuance of an Executive Order creating a Caregiver Taskforce: “The Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center

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Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities: Supports executive order creating caregiver task force

Contact: Beth Swedeen, Executive Director; (608) 266-1166 (MADISON) – The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) supports Governor Tony Evers’ announcement today of an Executive Order that will create a Caregiver Task Force charged with identifying strategies to recruit, support and retain direct caregivers and support families who

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