WisPolitics Midday: Mar. 28, 2019

In today’s WisPolitics Midday update: Rulings for both sides in the lawsuits surrounding the “lame duck legislation” passed last year. Announcements starting for candidates in the NEXT WI Supreme Court election. New TV ads released in the current race for the

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Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren: JFC Co-Chairs announce budget public hearings

Contact: Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) 1-608-266-5830 Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) 1-608-266-2343 MADISON – On Thursday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), the Co-Chairs of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, released the following times

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THU PM Update: Evers re-appoints 67 after lame-duck ruling

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com … — Tony Evers today moved to re-appoint many of the people he sought to pull off state boards and commissions last week even as the attorney for GOP lawmakers suggested the guv was violating an “unambiguous court order” in doing so. In all,

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WisPolitics Midday: Mar. 28, 2019

In today’s WisPolitics Midday update: Rulings for both sides in the lawsuits surrounding the “lame duck legislation” passed last year. Announcements starting for candidates in the NEXT WI Supreme Court election. New TV ads released in the current race for the WI Supreme Court.

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Disability Rights Wisconsin: Turn out the disability vote April 2nd

Contact: Barbara Beckert Barbara.beckert@drwi.org 414-292-2724 The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is working to ensure a strong turnout of voters with disabilities at the polls, and to address barriers that voters with disabilities may encounter when exercising this important civil right. People with disabilities accounted for over 35 million eligible voters

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Wisconsin Historical Society: Explore Wisconsin’s role in the Suffrage Movement at a new exhibit in the State Capitol Rotunda

Contact: Kara O’Keeffe 608-261-9596 kara.okeeffe@wisconsinhistory.org Madison, WI. – The Wisconsin Historical Society recently installed a large paneled exhibit, “The Women’s Hour Has Struck, Wisconsin: The First State to Ratify the 19th Amendment,” in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. The exhibit, which centers on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the

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U.S. Rep. Kind: Announces $4.3 million grant to Arcadia to protect businesses from flooding

Contact: Aaron White Phone: 202-225-5506 Aaron.White@mail.house.gov Arcadia – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that the city of Arcadia received a $4.3 million grant from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will be used to improve storm water management infrastructure and prevent flooding to commercial areas. “Wisconsinites are

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U.S. Rep. Duffy: Democrats vote against Duffy’s amendment to keep marijuana away from schools

Contact: Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in the House Financial Services Committee, Democrats voted down Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy’s amendment to prevent financial institutions for providing financial assistance to cannabis-related businesses that are near schools. Read the Amendment HERE or below. “SEC. 10. PROHIBITION ON PROVIDING FINANCIAL SERV- ICES TO CANNABIS-RELATED

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Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren: JFC Co-Chairs announce budget public hearings

Contact: Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) 1-608-266-5830 Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) 1-608-266-2343 MADISON – On Thursday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), the Co-Chairs of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, released the following times and locations for public hearings on the 2019-21 State Budget:

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Joins bipartisan push for trauma-informed care, joins TIC Caucus

Contact: Sally Fox Sally.Fox@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil co-authored a bipartisan letter calling for federal funds to address trauma-informed care. Steil also joined the Trauma-Informed Care Caucus spearheaded by former Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker and co-chaired by Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08). “Trauma-informed care gives Southeast Wisconsin the knowledge and

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