State Bar of Wisconsin: Statement on criminal justice package

CONTACT: Lisa Roys State Bar of Wisconsin (608) 250–6128 lroys@wisbar.org The State Bar of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response to the press conference today on criminal justice budget initiatives: The State Bar strongly supports pay progression for assistant district attorneys and public defenders, an increase in the rate paid to private attorneys who take public defender cases, a rate that has remained stagnant since 1995, and additional financial resources for our court system. It’s encouraging to see support for and recognition that funding for the criminal justice system has to increase. We have a crisis within our system

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‘Wisconsin and the World’ conference

Contact: Melissa Anderson, andersonmk@ripon.edu, 920-748-8365 or 608-658-9997 RIPON — “Wisconsin and the World,” featuring leading experts in national security, international relations, foreign policy, domestic energy and economics, will be held April 13 at Ripon College. Presenters include former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and retired U.S. Army General and NATO commander Wesley Clark. The Ripon College International Relations Club is the host. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. Admission is free, but because of limited space, tickets are required. Registration may be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ripon-college-international-relations-club-

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Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance open meeting

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has posted an open meeting notice. See the details of the meeting at https://oci.wi.gov/Pages/AboutOCI/OpenMtgNotices.aspx. MEETING: Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund/Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan Claims Committee Meeting DATE:                   Thursday, February 21, 2019 TIME:                   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LOCATION:         Office of the Commissioner of Insurance                               125 S. Webster St., Room 219                               Madison, WI 53703

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Rep. Sanfelippo: Slams Gov. Evers’ plan for marijuana decriminalization

Contact: Rep. Joe Sanfelippo Rep.Sanfelippo@legis.wi.gov 608.266.0620 Sanfelippo cites overwhelming scientific research on health dangers of marijuana Madison, Wis. – Governor Tony Evers announced plans to include a proposal in his budget to decriminalize the use of marijuana and legalize it for medical purposes. In response to the Governor’s call for relaxing marijuana laws in Wisconsin, Assembly Health Committee Chairman Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) came out in strong opposition to the proposal. “Governor Evers’s plan for decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana is both irresponsible and uninformed. This is a case of the Governor advancing his own agenda despite a large body

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Republican legislators: Call for criminal justice reform

Contact: Tyler Clark (507) 822-0172 La Crosse – Local law enforcement leaders today joined area Republican lawmakers to unveil a package of initiatives focused on improving the criminal justice system. These initiatives present comprehensive reforms that directly address an individual’s access to a fair trial and re-entry into the workforce. “Ultimately, our criminal justice system is in place to ensure those who commit crimes are held accountable,” said Representative Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc). “But it must also be a place to rehabilitate individuals to become successful, contributing members of our society.” Republican legislators, joined by local District Attorneys, judges, and members

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Evers pushes marijuana proposal as Republicans raise doubts

Gov. Tony Evers says his plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana would help address “racial disparities, economic inequity, and cycles of poverty” statewide. This came as part of the administration’s rollout of a marijuana overhaul, which Evers plans to address as part of his upcoming budget. He is also proposing to legalize medical marijuana and bring Wisconsin’s laws on CB… 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

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Hagedorn talks about adopting girl addicted to opiates in first TV ad

In his first TV ad of the campaign, Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn talks about adopting a girl addicted to opiates who his wife says “had to struggle through withdrawal in my arms.” His campaign said the initial buy is for $50,000 on TV in Milwaukee and Green Bay starting tomorrow. It also will run on digital platforms. The spot is the first TV ad in Hagedorn’s race with fellow Appeals Cou… 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.

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TUE AM Update: Hagedorn releases first TV ad in Supreme Court race; spring primary today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com … — In his first TV ad of the campaign, Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn talks about adopting a girl addicted to opiates who his wife says “had to struggle through withdrawal in my arms.” His campaign said he initial buy is for $50,000 on TV in Milwaukee and Green Bay starting tomorrow. It a… 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.

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State Bar of Wisconsin: Statement on criminal justice package

CONTACT: Lisa Roys State Bar of Wisconsin (608) 250–6128 lroys@wisbar.org The State Bar of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response to the press conference today on criminal justice budget initiatives: The State Bar strongly supports pay progression for assistant district attorneys and public defenders, an increase in the rate

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‘Wisconsin and the World’ conference

Contact: Melissa Anderson, andersonmk@ripon.edu, 920-748-8365 or 608-658-9997 RIPON — “Wisconsin and the World,” featuring leading experts in national security, international relations, foreign policy, domestic energy and economics, will be held April 13 at Ripon College. Presenters include former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and retired U.S.

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Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance open meeting

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has posted an open meeting notice. See the details of the meeting at https://oci.wi.gov/Pages/AboutOCI/OpenMtgNotices.aspx. MEETING: Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund/Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan Claims Committee Meeting DATE:                   Thursday, February 21, 2019 TIME:                   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LOCATION:         Office of the

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Rep. Sanfelippo: Slams Gov. Evers’ plan for marijuana decriminalization

Contact: Rep. Joe Sanfelippo Rep.Sanfelippo@legis.wi.gov 608.266.0620 Sanfelippo cites overwhelming scientific research on health dangers of marijuana Madison, Wis. – Governor Tony Evers announced plans to include a proposal in his budget to decriminalize the use of marijuana and legalize it for medical purposes. In response to the Governor’s call for

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Republican legislators: Call for criminal justice reform

Contact: Tyler Clark (507) 822-0172 La Crosse – Local law enforcement leaders today joined area Republican lawmakers to unveil a package of initiatives focused on improving the criminal justice system. These initiatives present comprehensive reforms that directly address an individual’s access to a fair trial and re-entry into the workforce.

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Evers pushes marijuana proposal as Republicans raise doubts

Gov. Tony Evers says his plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana would help address “racial disparities, economic inequity, and cycles of poverty” statewide. This came as part of the administration’s rollout of a marijuana overhaul, which Evers plans to address as part of his upcoming budget. He

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