THU News Summary: State will lose more than $50M in monthly federal food aid; Some of GOP 11-bill federal spending package may not work

**************************************** April 15: WisPolitics.com virtual luncheon with Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, joins a WisPolitics.com Madison virtual luncheon on Thursday, April 15 from noon to 1 p.m. LeMahieu will take questions on the state budget and Senate Republican priorities. The event will begin with a moderated discussion… 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 Natural Resources: Announces 2021 Keep Wildlife Wild Poster contest winners

Contact: Amanda Kamps, DNR Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist Amanda.Kamps@wisconsin.gov 608-712-5280 MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Keep Wildlife Wild poster contest. Submitted by fourth through sixth graders around the state, each poster helps spread the word about our shared role in keeping all wildlife healthy, and most importantly, wild. During the warmer months of spring and summer, the frequency of human-wildlife encounters increases, especially those involving young wild animals. While most of these encounters are harmless, there are times when well-intentioned people interfere in wildlife situations because they incorrectly assume

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Dept. of Health Services: Media Briefing to Update the Status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683 What: DHS experts will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response, along with questions about vaccine and variants. Who: Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases When: Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Where: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKdqbB5x1oJdf-jiSf4gVw/live Wisconsin Eye Please RSVP to Chris Sydow before 12:30 p.m. only if you plan to ask a question, and include the reporter name. In the interest of time, we ask just one reporter per outlet to participate with just one question

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Tech Council: Finalists in Gov’s Biz Plan Contest poised to aid in post-COVID economic rebound

Twenty-five entries representing sectors as broad as health, cleantech, education and innovations in products or services are competing in the finalist round of the 18th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The contestants have emerged after two rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its sponsors and volunteers. “It will be young companies such as those advancing in this year’s contest that will help to lead the economic recovery once COVID-19 recedes in Wisconsin and beyond,” said Greg Lynch, chairman of the Tech Council and a partner at the law firm of Michael Best. Advanced manufacturing ideas include a sustainable alternative

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UW Health: Seeing Trends of Increased Liver Disease in Young Adults

Contact: Sara Vinson, (608) 852-2605, svinson@uwhealth.org MADISON, Wis. – Experts at UW Health are seeing a significant rise in liver disease in young people, particularly young women. Liver disease and cirrhosis –significant scarring in the liver– are caused by conditions such as viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and frequently by heavy alcohol use. With this increase in liver disease and cirrhosis, mortality rates from these conditions are also climbing. They are skyrocketing in men and women ages 25-34, according to experts, which is entirely driven by alcohol-associated liver disease and rising rates of alcohol use disorder. Liver diseases have

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Gov. Evers, DHS: Announce Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Douglas County to Open April 13

Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov    Fifth DHS community-based vaccination clinic to open MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that the fifth community-based vaccination clinic in the state will open in Douglas County on April 13. The site will be located at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in the Wessman Arena. “Now that everyone ages 16 and older can get vaccinated, there are more folks scheduling appointments,” said Gov. Evers. “These community clinics help support local vaccination efforts and ensure that every Wisconsinite that wants a vaccine, can get one.” Initially, the Douglas clinic plans to

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THU News Summary: State will lose more than $50M in monthly federal food aid; Some of GOP 11-bill federal spending package may not work

**************************************** April 15: WisPolitics.com virtual luncheon with Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, joins a WisPolitics.com Madison virtual luncheon on Thursday, April 15 from noon to 1 p.m. LeMahieu will take questions on the state budget and Senate Republican priorities. The event will begin with

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Announces 2021 Keep Wildlife Wild Poster contest winners

Contact: Amanda Kamps, DNR Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist Amanda.Kamps@wisconsin.gov 608-712-5280 MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Keep Wildlife Wild poster contest. Submitted by fourth through sixth graders around the state, each poster helps spread the word about our shared role

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Tech Council: Finalists in Gov’s Biz Plan Contest poised to aid in post-COVID economic rebound

Twenty-five entries representing sectors as broad as health, cleantech, education and innovations in products or services are competing in the finalist round of the 18th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The contestants have emerged after two rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its sponsors and volunteers. “It will

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UW Health: Seeing Trends of Increased Liver Disease in Young Adults

Contact: Sara Vinson, (608) 852-2605, svinson@uwhealth.org MADISON, Wis. – Experts at UW Health are seeing a significant rise in liver disease in young people, particularly young women. Liver disease and cirrhosis –significant scarring in the liver– are caused by conditions such as viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and frequently

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