WCMA: Applauds unanimous Assembly passage of bill to increase agricultural and dairy exports

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded members of the Wisconsin State Assembly for their unanimous approval of legislation to invest $5 million to increase the state’s agricultural exports, including dairy. Authored by Representative Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc) and Senator Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), Assembly Bill 314 (AB 314) continues a conversation around dairy exports that was ignited by Governor Tony Evers in early 2020.   “This targeted investment will provide dairy processors with the support they need to navigate the logistics of export endeavors and grow their global customer base, building a stronger, more stable dairy industry,” said

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PSC: Year of Broadband Access ensuring broadband for Wisconsin students

By State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jill Underly and Public Service Commission Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq Tuesday, October 26, 2021 The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) are excited to welcome students and educators back to classrooms and libraries for the 2021-2022 academic school ye… 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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Wisconsin Legislature: Sortwell-Jacque DNR bill clears ports, maintains beaches

Legislation requires agency to allow beneficial reuse of sand removed from our Great Lakes MADISON, WI… Clear Great Lakes ports, operational supply chains, and cleaner beaches could result from DNR regulatory reform legislation passed by the State Assembly today in a voice vote. State Rep. Shae Sortwell (R-Two Rivers) and State Sen. André Jacque (R-De Pere), co-authors of the measure, said these common sense adjustments ensure environmental protections remain in place, while saving money for local governments that otherwise face substantial costs to dispose of a still valuable and reusable material, allowing coastal communities to shore up and reclaim beach areas. “After

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Rep. Thiesfeldt: Recognizes Deputy Derek Rehfeldt as the 52nd assembly district First Responder of the Year

Madison – Wisconsin State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) honored Deputy Derek Rehfeldt from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office today as the recipient of the First Responder of the Year Award for the 52nd Assembly District. Deputy Rehfeldt selflessly rescued two men and a dog from a house that was engulfed in flames and smoke prior to the volunteer fire departments arrival (WBAY Article). Representative Thiesfeldt releases the following statement: “Today is a special day in the State Assembly and in Wisconsin as we show appreciation to the men and women who risk their lives to protect

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Rep. Loudenbeck: Bill heads to Governor’s desk

Madison- Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 297, authored by Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton).The bill passed the Senate on October 20th, it now heads to Governor Evers to be signed into law. “As a former volunteer firefighter and the wife of a career firefighter/paramedic, I am proud to coauthor Assembly Bill 297, which is intended to protect first responders from unnecessary and preventable danger by creating an emergency response area, similar to a work zone. In this emergency response area, just like in a work zone, fines would double for speeding, reckless driving, and other traffic citations, and drivers

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Rep. Rodriguez: Honors Detective Joel Bateman as First Responder of the Year

MADISON – State Representative Jessie Rodriguez (R-Oak Creek) presented Detective Joel Bateman of the Oak Creek Police Department with the First Responder of the Year Award during the Assembly Floor Session on Tuesday afternoon. The Wisconsin Assembly honored Detective Bateman and the other award recipients from around the state for First Responders Appreciation Month. Detective Bateman came to Madison with his wife, Sarah, and their two sons to receive the honor. “For 26 years Detective Bateman has put himself in harm’s way to keep members of our community safe and help people in need,” said Rep. Rodriguez. “In that time, Detective

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Dept. of Administration: Applications open for $50 million Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program

Evers Administration Program Will Support Capital Infrastructure to End Health Disparities Madison, Wis. – Today, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced it is accepting applications for the $50 million Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program. Originally announced as part of a $250 million equitable recovery investment by Governor Evers, this program will provide a significant investment for local and Tribal governments and nonprofit healthcare organizations to expand access to safe, secure, and affordable healthcare facilities for underserved and vulnerable communities in Wisconsin. Examples of eligible projects include construction of new healthcare facilities in underserved areas or expansion of an existing facility to

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DATCP: Something Special from Wisconsin™ “Boxes of Fun” return for the holiday season

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a new “Boxes of Fun” series through the Something Special from Wisconsin™ (SSfW) program today. These boxes make it easy for consumers to give fun, unique holiday gifts while supporting local Wisconsin businesses. Boxes are available for purchase online through Christine’s Kitchens, a SSfW member, at https://christines-kitchens.com/something-special-from-wisconsin/. “It is more important than ever to support Wisconsin businesses,” said SSfW Program Director Lois Federman. “When people purchase a Box of Fun, they’re helping local businesses across our state thrive. Each dollar spent is an investment in, not only a local business, but also in

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Office of the Commissioner of Insurance: DATCP Secretary Romanski and Insurance Commissioner Afable remind consumers to put cybersecurity first

  Madison, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Randy Romanski and Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable are participating in Cybersecurity Awareness Month and reminding individuals and businesses that they have the power to protect their identity and data online.   “Insurers collect a lot of data and continue to collect more every year” said Commissioner Afable. “New technology like wearable health monitors, water detection sensors, and vehicle monitoring devices have the potential to benefit consumers by mitigating losses, helping consumers earn premium discounts, and improving claims process- but consumers have to put their cybersecurity first to stay

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DCCC: Proud sexual harasser Derrick Van Orden accepts campaign cash from disgraced GOP billionaire and accused sexual harasser Steve Wynn

Wisconsin Examiner: “Republican congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden accepted nearly $12,000 in campaign donations from Steve Wynn and his wife” In case you missed it, a new report reveals Derrick Van Orden’s disastrous congressional campaign is being bankrolled with thousands of dollars from disgraced billionaire Steve Wynn, who has reportedly assaulted and harassed numerous women. Just like Wynn, Derrick Van Orden has a record of sexual misconduct, including proudly bragging about sexually harassing female service members. He’s also disparaged women who work outside the home, drawing “a connection between the murder rate in ‘advanced cultures’ and women having jobs.” “Derrick Van Orden’s campaign is bought and

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Voces de la Frontera: Emergency action for citizenship now

Action Will Take Place In Front of Sen. Baldwin’s Milwaukee Office on Thursday, 10/28 (STATEWIDE – WI) – With just days remaining before Speaker Pelosi’s October 31st deadline to pass the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, Voces de la Frontera and allies are organizing a public protest this Thursday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. CST outside of  Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Milwaukee office. As part of a national movement, Wisconsin immigrant essential workers, youth and allies are continuing to increase pressure on Congressional Democrats and Vice President Harris to disregard the biased advice from the Senate Parliamentarian and use their majority

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Voces de la Frontera: Immigrants, allies organize emergency action to call on democrats to deliver path to citizenship just days before October 31st deadline

Action Will Take Place In Front of Sen. Baldwin’s Milwaukee Office on Thursday, 10/28 (STATEWIDE – WI) – With just days remaining before Speaker Pelosi’s October 31st deadline to pass the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, Voces de la Frontera and allies are organizing a public protest this Thursday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. CST outside of  Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Milwaukee office. As part of a national movement, Wisconsin immigrant essential workers, youth and allies are continuing to increase pressure on Congressional Democrats and Vice President Harris to disregard the biased advice from the Senate Parliamentarian and use their majority

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Rep. Penterman: Housing reform bill passes State Assembly

(Madison, WI). Today State Representative Will Penterman (R, Columbus) released the following statement on the unanimous passage of Assembly Bill 607 in the State Assembly. “Assembly Bill 607 is a common sense bill that is part of a larger legislative package to provide safer, more affordable housing options in Wisconsin,” said Rep. Penterman. “AB 607 would create a low-interest or no-interest loan program through the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. Covered uses under the bill including removing lead paint, replacing insulation or siding, and updating heating, plumbing or electrical systems. This bill offers individuals the opportunity to improve their

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Sen. Bernier: Roadmap to Reading Success gets bipartisan approval as disappointing new K-12 numbers emerge

(Madison)… Today, The Roadmap to Reading Success Bill (Senate Bill 454) completed its final step in the Legislature, earning bipartisan support in the State Assembly with a 62-32 vote. Passage comes on the heels of disappointing new K-12 test scores released last week, showing a continued decline in reading and writing. The bill author, Senator Kathy Bernier (R – Chippewa Falls) issued the following statement on passage: “People across Wisconsin are waking up to the fact that a full 64% of Wisconsin 4th graders can’t read proficiently. We have a literacy crisis in Wisconsin, and our kids don’t need more excuses

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PSC: Year of Broadband Access ensuring broadband for Wisconsin students

By State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jill Underly and Public Service Commission Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq Tuesday, October 26, 2021 The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) are excited to welcome students and educators back to classrooms and libraries for the 2021-2022 academic school

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Rep. Loudenbeck: Bill heads to Governor’s desk

Madison- Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 297, authored by Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton).The bill passed the Senate on October 20th, it now heads to Governor Evers to be signed into law. “As a former volunteer firefighter and the wife of a career firefighter/paramedic, I am proud to coauthor

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Dept. of Administration: Applications open for $50 million Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program

Evers Administration Program Will Support Capital Infrastructure to End Health Disparities Madison, Wis. – Today, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced it is accepting applications for the $50 million Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program. Originally announced as part of a $250 million equitable recovery investment by Governor Evers, this program will

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DATCP: Something Special from Wisconsin™ “Boxes of Fun” return for the holiday season

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a new “Boxes of Fun” series through the Something Special from Wisconsin™ (SSfW) program today. These boxes make it easy for consumers to give fun, unique holiday gifts while supporting local Wisconsin businesses. Boxes are available for purchase online through Christine’s Kitchens,

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Office of the Commissioner of Insurance: DATCP Secretary Romanski and Insurance Commissioner Afable remind consumers to put cybersecurity first

  Madison, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Randy Romanski and Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable are participating in Cybersecurity Awareness Month and reminding individuals and businesses that they have the power to protect their identity and data online.   “Insurers collect a lot of data and

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DCCC: Proud sexual harasser Derrick Van Orden accepts campaign cash from disgraced GOP billionaire and accused sexual harasser Steve Wynn

Wisconsin Examiner: “Republican congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden accepted nearly $12,000 in campaign donations from Steve Wynn and his wife” In case you missed it, a new report reveals Derrick Van Orden’s disastrous congressional campaign is being bankrolled with thousands of dollars from disgraced billionaire Steve Wynn, who has reportedly assaulted and harassed numerous

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Voces de la Frontera: Emergency action for citizenship now

Action Will Take Place In Front of Sen. Baldwin’s Milwaukee Office on Thursday, 10/28 (STATEWIDE – WI) – With just days remaining before Speaker Pelosi’s October 31st deadline to pass the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, Voces de la Frontera and allies are organizing a public protest this Thursday, October

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Voces de la Frontera: Immigrants, allies organize emergency action to call on democrats to deliver path to citizenship just days before October 31st deadline

Action Will Take Place In Front of Sen. Baldwin’s Milwaukee Office on Thursday, 10/28 (STATEWIDE – WI) – With just days remaining before Speaker Pelosi’s October 31st deadline to pass the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, Voces de la Frontera and allies are organizing a public protest this Thursday, October

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Rep. Penterman: Housing reform bill passes State Assembly

(Madison, WI). Today State Representative Will Penterman (R, Columbus) released the following statement on the unanimous passage of Assembly Bill 607 in the State Assembly. “Assembly Bill 607 is a common sense bill that is part of a larger legislative package to provide safer, more affordable housing options in Wisconsin,”

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