FRI News Summary: GOP legislative leaders favor local control in addressing COVID-19

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** May 22: New Common Council President Cavalier Johnson Headlines Newsmaker Lunch Hour Newly-elected Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson will be the featured guest at a virtual event set for noon on Friday, May 22. This Newsmaker Lunch Hour is presented by a partnership between WisPolitics.com and the … 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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Dept. of Military Affairs: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state

A total of 25 specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard continue to operate across Wisconsin supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services effort to increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. The teams, comprised of more than 600 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen in total, established mobile testing sites at locations ranging from correctional facilities and health clinics, to private businesses, and community-based testing sites. A number of specimen collection sites have ongoing operations including: Brown County: Operations began at the Resch Center April 30 for focused-community testing for select businesses and their families. The Resch

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“Meeting in Middle America”: Host Steven Olikara interviews Rep. Tyler Vorpagel, R-Plymouth

This week’s episode of “Meeting in Middle America” with host Steven Olikara features an interview with Rep. Tyler Vorpagel, R-Plymouth. Their discussion covers how employers in Vorpagel’s area are responding to the latest developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the value of building bridges in politics. “Meeting in Middle America” is a collaboration between the Lubar Center for E… 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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Special conditions remain for Wisconsin state parks

Sunset at Kohler Andrae State Park. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – Despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision invalidating Gov. Evers’ Stay at Home Order, operations have not changed for Wisconsin State Parks. An annual park pass is required for entry into all of Wisconsin’s state parks. Passes can be purchased online or by phone 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily at 1-888-305-0398. Passes cannot be purchased that the properties. All restrooms and facilities including towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, contact stations and concession buildings remain closed. Capacity limits are in place. Some properties may temporarily limit additional visitors from

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Special conditions remain for Wisconsin state parks

Sunset at Kohler Andrae State Park. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR MADISON, Wis. – Despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision invalidating Gov. Evers’ Stay at Home Order, operations have not changed for Wisconsin State Parks. An annual park pass is required for entry into all of Wisconsin’s state parks. Passes can

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