Dept. of Natural Resources: Board honors Jim Fischer for excellence in environmental work

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced Jim Fischer, DNR Mississippi River Team Leader, was presented the 2021 Rebecca Wallace Memorial Award from the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board during their meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. This prestigious award honors DNR employees who improve relationships with external partner agencies and organizations on… 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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Rep. Allen: Releases statement on Capitol office staffing

Madison, WI – Rep. Allen released the following statement today relating to Capitol office staffing: Speaker Vos attempted to silence Rep Tim Ramthun by removing an authorized staff person from the representative’s office, because he didn’t like what Ramthun was saying.  Vos practices the very cancel culture that he condemns. Representative Ramthun was duly elected by the people of the 59th district to be their spokesperson.  He does not serve in a Vos Administration.  He has no responsibility to toe the line of the Assembly Republican caucus.  He serves at the pleasure of the people of the 59th district.  As

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Rep. Kitchens: State Assembly passes four bills

MADISON, Wis. – Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) is honored that the Wisconsin State Assembly passed four of his bills during today’s busy floor session. The four bills are: Assembly Bill 727: Takes a multi-pronged approach to protecting Wisconsin’s water from excessive nitrates and other contaminants by creating a Commercial Nitrogen Optimization Pilot Program where farmers can receive grants for implementing new and innovative practices that optimize the application of commercial nitrogen; providing cover crop insurance premium rebates to help offset the costs of planting cover crops; and establishing a three-year hydrogeologist position within the UW System to develop localized

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U.S. Rep. Gallagher: Says Biden brought sanctions and stern statements to a gunfight

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined The Faulkner Focus with guest host Martha MacCallum on Fox News to discuss Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and Biden’s weak response to this crisis. Read highlights of the conversation below, or watch the full interview here. On Biden’s ineffective sanctions: “The Biden administration is testing the theory that in a gunfight, they can prevail with sanctions and sternly worded statements. They have not brought guns to a gunfight. And I don’t think that’s going to be sufficient to deter Vladimir Putin. I think this is an opportunity for the Administration to learn from past failure,

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Dane County Exec. Parisi: Showcases new tow plow equipment ahead of snowfall

New Equipment Will Help Clear Roads Quicker Today, County Executive Joe Parisi joined Dane County Highway Commissioner Jerry Mandli and staff from the Dane County Highway Department to showcase the County’s new tow plow equipment ahead of Thursday night and Friday morning’s predicted snowfall. These tow plows allow one truck to clear two lanes of highway at the same time in a single pass. This is the first winter the tow plows have been used by the Department to help clear snow and apply material, like salt and brine, to the Interstate and the Beltline. The equipment will help keep

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Wisconsin Builders Association: Names Wausau builder 2022 President

February 22, 2022 – The Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) recently announced their 2022 leadership team, being led by Wausau builder, Cory Sillars. “I have grown up in this industry and it is an honor to lead the Wisconsin Builders Association as its 2022 President,” said Sillars. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the executive committee and board of directors along with our members to further advance the housing industry.” “We are pleased to have Cory serve as our President this year,” said WBA Executive Director Brad Boycks. “He has been instrumental in contractor certification law changes and other

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Rep. Horlacher: Puts children and parents first

Madison, WI—On Tuesday, February 22nd, the Assembly passed a series of bills focusing on education. Rep. Horlacher (R-Mukwonago) released the following statement: “Each child is unique, and has a unique set of skills, needs, and challenges. No one understands this more than the parents. Parents, not the government, know how best to provide a quality education to the children of our state. This week’s education reform bills increase parental involvement, as well as the transparency and accountability of our schools. Most importantly, these bills put children and parents first,” said Rep. Horlacher. The Assembly approved a package that includes the

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UW-Madison: Alumna Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to speak at spring commencement

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a top diplomat on the world stage, will take to the Camp Randall stage this May to address University of Wisconsin–Madison graduates. Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will be the keynote speaker for spring commencement at UW–Madison on May 14. She will be returning to the place she credits with preparing her for success and for sparking her interest in U.S. policy towards sub-Saharan Africa, a focus of her diplomatic career. “I know that what I’ve achieved in my life is the result of the extraordinary education I received at this university and

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Nelson campaign: Denounces Postmaster General DeJoy for deciding to mass produce gas-powered mail trucks

Slams DeJoy for “Boneheaded Decision” and Reminds USPS to Make it in Oshkosh   Appleton, Wis. – On Wednesday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that the Postal Service finalized a $6 billion contract with Oshkosh Defense for 165,000 new mail trucks, and 90 percent will be gas-powered vehicles, defying the Biden administration’s desire for all new federal vehicles to be electric.   Following is the response of Outagamie County Executive and U.S Senate candidate Tom Nelson:   “Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is making a colossal mistake by deciding to move forward with his plan to build 90 percent of the

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Voces de la Frontera: Condemns dangerous, Bipartisan anti-immigrant bill passed in the State Assembly

(Wisconsin) – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed AB-176, allowing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be hired as local law enforcement agents. DACA provides partial protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, protecting them from deportation and family separation and allowing them to get a work permit and driver license. Over 600,000 Dreamers are enrolled in the program nationally, with nearly 6,540 young people in Wisconsin currently in the program.   Since pressure from the immigrant rights movement forced President Obama to create the DACA program through executive action in 2012, Republicans have

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DFI: Wisconsin’s state-chartered credit unions report solid year-end 2021 financial performance

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s state-chartered credit unions reported strong fiscal performance through year-end 2021, according to data released today by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). At year-end 2021, there were 113 state-chartered credit unions, three federal credit unions, and a corporate credit union serving Wisconsin residents. “Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin credit unions have persevered and have done an outstanding job of serving their members and communities during these unprecedented times,” said DFI Secretary-designee Cheryll Olson-Collins. “The year-end financial indicators for Wisconsin’s state-chartered credit unions are sound. Many credit unions continued to experience growth while five

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Godlewski campaign: Slams decision to kill PFAS regulation efforts, weaken drinking water standards

Sarah Godlewski: “It’s irresponsible and a slap in the face to our communities who have been asking the state for help.” MADISON – Today, Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board voted against setting limits on toxic PFAS contamination in Wisconsin’s groundwater. State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Godlewski slammed the decision that put corporations before people and will put thousands of Wisconsinites’ health at risk. PFAS chemicals “have been linked to health problems including low birth weight, cancer, and liver disease and have been shown to make vaccines less effective.” “Today’s decision puts corporations before the health and wellbeing of Wisconsin families,” said Sarah Godlewski. “Instead

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Rep. Allen: Releases statement on Capitol office staffing

Madison, WI – Rep. Allen released the following statement today relating to Capitol office staffing: Speaker Vos attempted to silence Rep Tim Ramthun by removing an authorized staff person from the representative’s office, because he didn’t like what Ramthun was saying.  Vos practices the very cancel culture that he condemns.

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Rep. Kitchens: State Assembly passes four bills

MADISON, Wis. – Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) is honored that the Wisconsin State Assembly passed four of his bills during today’s busy floor session. The four bills are: Assembly Bill 727: Takes a multi-pronged approach to protecting Wisconsin’s water from excessive nitrates and other contaminants by creating a Commercial

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Wisconsin Builders Association: Names Wausau builder 2022 President

February 22, 2022 – The Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) recently announced their 2022 leadership team, being led by Wausau builder, Cory Sillars. “I have grown up in this industry and it is an honor to lead the Wisconsin Builders Association as its 2022 President,” said Sillars. “I look forward to working

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Rep. Horlacher: Puts children and parents first

Madison, WI—On Tuesday, February 22nd, the Assembly passed a series of bills focusing on education. Rep. Horlacher (R-Mukwonago) released the following statement: “Each child is unique, and has a unique set of skills, needs, and challenges. No one understands this more than the parents. Parents, not the government, know how

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DFI: Wisconsin’s state-chartered credit unions report solid year-end 2021 financial performance

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s state-chartered credit unions reported strong fiscal performance through year-end 2021, according to data released today by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). At year-end 2021, there were 113 state-chartered credit unions, three federal credit unions, and a corporate credit union serving Wisconsin residents. “Despite the challenges

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Godlewski campaign: Slams decision to kill PFAS regulation efforts, weaken drinking water standards

Sarah Godlewski: “It’s irresponsible and a slap in the face to our communities who have been asking the state for help.” MADISON – Today, Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board voted against setting limits on toxic PFAS contamination in Wisconsin’s groundwater. State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Godlewski slammed the decision that put corporations before

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