The Arc: Supports task force on caregiving recommendations

Madison, WI – The Arc Wisconsin is pleased to support the recommendations shared with the Governor this week by the Task Force on Caregiving. The Arc Wisconsin’s Executive Director Lisa Pugh was appointed as co-chair of the Task Force and led the group over the past year in deliberations on the final 16 proposals included in the report. “Wisconsin was facing a concerning direct care workforce and family caregiving crisis prior to the COVID-19 outbreak which has put people with disabilities at greater risk,” says Pugh. “Family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities tell us they are under incredible stress. These

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U.S. Rep. Gallagher: Introduces bill to encourage financial literacy in schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today introduced the Student Empowerment and Financial Literacy Act, a bill that would create a grant program within the Department of Education to promote financial literacy programs in K-12 schools. The grants would be awarded for three years on a competitive basis, and would prioritize schools that serve underbanked populations. Click HERE for bill text. “Financial literacy is an important life skill that lays the foundation for long-term financial success,” said Rep. Gallagher. “While a number of states, including Wisconsin, require schools to incorporate financial literacy programs into their curriculum, many lack the resources to fully implement

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Biden campaign: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports campaign ramps up messaging on health care with Supreme Court vote looming

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Biden campaign ramps up messaging on health care with Supreme Court vote looming [By Molly Beck, 9/30/20] MADISON – The issue of whether pre-existing health conditions will continue to be covered has returned as a central issue to the presidential campaign here in Wisconsin — a message Democrats successfully used to sweep statewide races in Wisconsin just two years ago. Former Vice President Joe Biden is hosting a series of campaign events this week focused on the future of the Affordable Care Act — an offensive triggered by President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the

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Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative: Dairy Stream podcast – Dairy partnership utilizes subsurface manure drip irrigation

One of the winners of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award is proof that organizations from different sectors can work together to meet complex sustainability challenges. In a recent episode, Dairy Stream podcast host Mike Austin talks with Ryan Flaherty, director of business partnerships at Sustainable Conservation; Richie Mayo, farm manager at De Jager Farms; and Domonic Rossini, agronomic relationship manager at Netafim USA. They discuss the dip irrigation process, regulatory landscape, crop benefits and more. Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy sponsored this episode. Listen here. Podcast breakdown:      1:58: How and why the sustainable conservation partnership formed (Flaherty answer)      3:58: How flood irrigation works (Mayo)      4:59: Manure

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WMC: Granted temporary restraining order in release of businesses connected to COVID-19 cases

WAUKESHA – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber, manufacturers’ association and safety council – filed a lawsuit on Thursday asking for an injunction to stop Gov. Tony Evers’ release of business names that have had employees test positive for COVID-19. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lloyd V. Carter issued a temporary restraining order on Thursday afternoon barring the release of business names with employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. The order from Judge Carter reads: Upon the motion of Plaintiffs Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce, and New Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors

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County Executive Streckenbach: Introduces fiscally sound 2021 budget proposal

(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach on Thursday introduced his 2021 budget proposal, which provides another major property tax rate cut which will reduce the rate to its lowest level in four decades. “I’m excited to introduce my 2021 budget proposal that includes historic financial achievements not seen in many years,” says Streckenbach. “Despite Brown County’s struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, this budget plan features lower property tax rates, reduction of outstanding debt, and continued investment in our infrastructure, which has been a longstanding priority of my administration.” The 2021 mill rate will decrease by 20 cents,

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WisDems: Women veterans express outrage with Congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden

(WISCONSIN) — Today, three women veterans from Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District held a press conference expressing their outrage following revelations of Derrick Van Orden’s troubling history of sexual harassment in the United States Navy. Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported that in his 2015 book, Derrick Van Orden bragged about sexually harassing two women naval officers by exposing them to a male Lieutenant’s genitals without their consent. SEE WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY: Blair, veteran and survivor of sexual assault while in the US Military: “Van Orden’s book was published only four years ago and that disturbs me. It reads from a violent

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Rep. Brandtjen: Gov. Evers continues his anti-business antics

Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R- Menomonee Falls) issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ decision to target businesses: “Governor Evers’ flip-flopping on the business community over public health open records requests puts more burdens on businesses. The Governor now plans to fill the open records requests to list businesses with two or more cases of COVID-19. This assumes the businesses were at fault, on cases as far back as March of 2020, when so many other factors could have contributed to the virus. Just as the economy is beginning to rebound, it seems the Governor is hell bent

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WisGOP: Former Democrat AG testifies to commission of mostly Democrats

[Madison, WI] – Tonight, Democrats in Wisconsin continue their ‘nonpartisan’ redistricting lie, with special guest Ex-Obama Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder is a partisan Democrat who has repeatedly endorsed liberal judicial candidates in the state of Wisconsin. Ahead of his testimony, the Republican Party of Wisconsin released the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt: “The idea that Governor Evers’ commission is somehow ‘nonpartisan’ is a joke. Most of the members of the commission have histories with Democratic candidates or campaigns. The first special guest of the commission is ex-Obama AG Eric Holder — who regularly clashed with Republicans during his

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U.S. Rep. Gallagher: Statement on failure to pass bipartisan relief package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House again failed to pass a bipartisan Coronavirus relief package. “This morning, the Speaker made her views clear: when it comes to Coronavirus relief, she thinks nothing is better than something. The businesses on the brink of closing, schools struggling to reopen, and hospitals in need of additional support would vehemently disagree. “Today the House could have passed – with overwhelming bipartisan support – common sense legislation to renew the Paycheck Protection Program, allow small businesses to apply for news loans, and free up nearly a $140

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Common Cause: How Wisconsin college and university students must prepare to vote on or before Nov. 3

Now that classes are underway this semester and we are just about one month from the November 3 election, NOW is a good time for college and university students to make sure they are ready to vote in Wisconsin. Common Cause Wisconsin has updated the information students need to be ready to cast their ballot this fall: Three Things College Students Need to Do To Vote in Wisconsin Here, students will find straightforward information on how to register to vote and which photo IDs are eligible to cast a ballot in Wisconsin. Students can look up their school on the lists Common

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Gov. Evers: Announces COVID-19 information and resources website receives international award

MADISON​ —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced today that Wisconsin’s statewide COVID-19 information and resources website received a bronze Summit Creative Award in the Coronavirus Response category out of more than 4,000 submissions from 27 countries. “I want to commend NIC Wisconsin and the folks in my office who worked on creating a website that is helpful, informative, and easy to use for Wisconsinites across the state,” said Gov. Evers. “Throughout this pandemic we have continued to strive to get accurate, up-to-date information out to the people of Wisconsin and this award is a testament to the hard work many individuals have put

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Rep. Vining: Be a hero, vote

WAUWATOSA — Today, State Representative Robyn Vining (Assembly District 14) implores people to be heroes and vote.   As Americans, we vote for our values, and we vote for our communities. As such, it’s important to recognize that for our votes to count in this extraordinary year, early voting by mail, early in-person absentee voting and day-of voting will all play an integral part in preserving our democracy.   Please be aware that if you are quarantined for COVID-19 on or after October 20th, you could miss in person voting altogether. Fight for your right to have your voice heard.

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Van Orden campaign: Releases statement on Biden endorsing Ron Kind

HAGER CITY, WI – Following Joe Biden’s endorsement of Ron Kind yesterday, Derrick Van Orden released the following statement:   “Joe Biden endorsed Ron Kind because Kind supports his $4 trillion tax hike, because together they lack support for law enforcement, and because Kind supports giving $1200 of Wisconsinites’ tax dollars to every illegal immigrant. Between them they have over 70 years in office and nothing to show for it other than millions of dollars in their pockets. So of course Joe Biden endorsed Ron Kind to be his rubber stamp in Congress.”  

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Trump not traveling to Wisconsin tomorrow after testing positive for COVID-19

President Trump, who was scheduled to be in Wisconsin tomorrow for two rallies, has tested positive for COVID-19 and plans to remain at home in the White House while he recovers. Trump first tweeted last night that aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the disease and he planned to begin the quarantine process. He followed that up with a tweet shortly before midnight Wisconsin time that both he and the first lady had also tested positive. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,”

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The Arc: Supports task force on caregiving recommendations

Madison, WI – The Arc Wisconsin is pleased to support the recommendations shared with the Governor this week by the Task Force on Caregiving. The Arc Wisconsin’s Executive Director Lisa Pugh was appointed as co-chair of the Task Force and led the group over the past year in deliberations on the final

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Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative: Dairy Stream podcast – Dairy partnership utilizes subsurface manure drip irrigation

One of the winners of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award is proof that organizations from different sectors can work together to meet complex sustainability challenges. In a recent episode, Dairy Stream podcast host Mike Austin talks with Ryan Flaherty, director of business partnerships at Sustainable Conservation; Richie Mayo, farm manager at

Read More »

WisDems: Women veterans express outrage with Congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden

(WISCONSIN) — Today, three women veterans from Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District held a press conference expressing their outrage following revelations of Derrick Van Orden’s troubling history of sexual harassment in the United States Navy. Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported that in his 2015 book, Derrick Van Orden bragged about sexually harassing two

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Rep. Brandtjen: Gov. Evers continues his anti-business antics

Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R- Menomonee Falls) issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ decision to target businesses: “Governor Evers’ flip-flopping on the business community over public health open records requests puts more burdens on businesses. The Governor now plans to fill the open records requests to list

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WisGOP: Former Democrat AG testifies to commission of mostly Democrats

[Madison, WI] – Tonight, Democrats in Wisconsin continue their ‘nonpartisan’ redistricting lie, with special guest Ex-Obama Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder is a partisan Democrat who has repeatedly endorsed liberal judicial candidates in the state of Wisconsin. Ahead of his testimony, the Republican Party of Wisconsin released the following statement

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Rep. Vining: Be a hero, vote

WAUWATOSA — Today, State Representative Robyn Vining (Assembly District 14) implores people to be heroes and vote.   As Americans, we vote for our values, and we vote for our communities. As such, it’s important to recognize that for our votes to count in this extraordinary year, early voting by

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Van Orden campaign: Releases statement on Biden endorsing Ron Kind

HAGER CITY, WI – Following Joe Biden’s endorsement of Ron Kind yesterday, Derrick Van Orden released the following statement:   “Joe Biden endorsed Ron Kind because Kind supports his $4 trillion tax hike, because together they lack support for law enforcement, and because Kind supports giving $1200 of Wisconsinites’ tax dollars to

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