Rep. Sortwell: Evers’ actions lawless

Two Rivers – Rep. Shae Sortwell (R-Gibson) released the following statement in response to Thursday’s declaration by Governor Evers to extend the “Safer at Home” order beyond the bounds of state law. “The Governor’s actions today cross the boundary from chaotic

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Rep. Sargent: Response to F-35A designation

MADISON– In her “record of decision” announced yesterday, U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett officially designated Madison’s Truax Field as one of two sites chosen for the F-3A aircraft operational beddown. Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement in

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UW-Madison: Advance could enable control of soft robots

MADISON – Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited

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Gov. Evers: Directs DHS to extend Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support

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Rep. Sortwell: Evers’ actions lawless

Two Rivers – Rep. Shae Sortwell (R-Gibson) released the following statement in response to Thursday’s declaration by Governor Evers to extend the “Safer at Home” order beyond the bounds of state law. “The Governor’s actions today cross the boundary from chaotic and arbitrary to lawlessness,” said Rep. Sortwell. “State law is

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Reps. Pocan, Moore, Kind: Wisconsin has received zero testing materials from FEMA—despite congressional requests

MADISON, WI – Democratic Wisconsin Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Gwenn Moore (WI-04), and Ron Kind (WI-03) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) questioning why Wisconsin has received none of the testing materials it requested on March 28 and 29—specifically testing kits, test collection swabs, and reagents. It has additionally

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Rep. Sargent: Response to F-35A designation

MADISON– In her “record of decision” announced yesterday, U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett officially designated Madison’s Truax Field as one of two sites chosen for the F-3A aircraft operational beddown. Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement in response: “Yesterday, the United States Air Force officially selected Truax

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Rep. Kind: Rolls out family farm rescue plan, calling for immediate, decisive action by the administration

La Crosse, WI—Today, Rep. Ron Kind introduced his Family Farm Rescue Plan, which focuses on five concrete steps that the Administration can immediately take to support family farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to threaten Wisconsin’s agricultural economy, with some dairy farmers being forced to dispose of thousands of gallons

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Midwest Governors: Announce partnership to reopen regional economy 

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), Eric Holcomb (IN), and Andy Beshear (KY) announced that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. The governors said, “We are doing everything we can to protect the people of our states

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Evers orders stay-at-home order extended one month to May 26

Gov. Tony Evers announced today he has ordered Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm to extend his stay-at-home order another month to May 26, though with some easing of past restrictions to allow certain activities to start up again. That includes allowing public libraries to provide curb-side pickup and golf courses

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UW-Madison: Advance could enable control of soft robots

MADISON – Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited for specialized tasks, ranging from medical devices that could navigate

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WEDC: Kelliann Blazek named to head of Office of Rural Prosperity

MADISON, WI. APRIL 14, 2020 – Kelliann Blazek has been named the first director of the newly created Office of Rural Prosperity within the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the organization’s secretary and CEO, Missy Hughes, announced today. “Even as WEDC concentrates on helping the entire state’s economy recover from the

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