Dept. fo Health Services: To request 30-day extension of Medicaid coverage for women after pregnancy

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is submitting a request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for an additional 30 days of Medicaid coverage for women after pregnancy. Currently, women receive 60 days of coverage after giving birth. Approval of the DHS request by CMS would increase coverage to 90 days. “Every Wisconsinite should have access to quality, affordable health care. Extending coverage for as long as possible in this critical time helps to protect the health of both mothers and their kids,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “It is vital that after giving birth, mothers have

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Dan O’Donnell: Lt. Gov. Barnes’ bail blunder

Three months to the day after a felon out on just $1,000 bail killed six people and injured dozens of others at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, his campaign is doubling down on a position that isn’t just politically toxic; it is literally deadly.

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WED News Summary: Vos says bill to close Lincoln Hills is unlikely to see floor vote soon; Vos backs Gableman’s push to jail mayors

STORY TOPICS – White house – Coronavirus – Federal government – Agribusiness – Civil liberties – Courts – Education – Elections – Environment – Labor – Law and order – Management – Manufacturing – Military – Non-profits – Race relations – Transportation – Editorials – Columns TOP STORIES Vos: Bill to close Lincoln Hills unlikely to see vote before Assembly adjourns Speaker cast shade on SB 5… 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

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ACLU of Wisconsin, Juvenile Law Center: Criticize reported plans to delay closure of youth prisons

MILWAUKEE — The ACLU of Wisconsin today criticized reported plans by the Wisconsin State Assembly plans to abandon efforts to close two state-run youth prisons — Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake — for the remainder of this year’s legislative session. “We are deeply disappointed by the Wisconsin State Assembly’s reported plans to refuse to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools  – especially because the Legislature committed to closing the facilities in 2018, and because it has been widely agreed to that the facilities need to be closed, said Karyn Rotker, senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Wisconsin.

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Varnam Campaign: Lancaster Mayor David Varnam rallying strong statewide support in a crowded Lieutenant Governor race

Lancaster, WI (February 23) – Lancaster Mayor David Varnam is showing strong grassroots support in Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor race. David Varnam is the only candidate to finish in the top two in three recent straw polls conducted at county caucuses. He won the Republican Party of Rock County straw poll and placed second in the Republican Party of Sauk County and Republican Party of La Crosse County straw polls. Varnam was also endorsed by Wisconsin Family Action PAC earlier this month. Wisconsin Right to Life PAC and Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, previously announced their endorsement

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Wisconsin tree champions lauded for outstanding community service

MADISON, Wis – The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council recently announced their annual awards honoring those dedicated to protecting, preserving and increasing the number of trees that line city streets, fill community parks and enhance neighborhoods throughout the state. The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council advises the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the best ways to preserve, protect, expand and improve Wisconsin’s urban and community forest resources. “The Urban Forestry Council Awards honor individuals, organizations and communities for their tireless work and commitment to trees and the plethora of benefits they provide. It’s such incredible work that people are doing in communities of

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Sen. LeMahieu: “Republicans promised and delivered massive savings to taxpayers.”

MADISON – Today, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released an updated memo from Legislative Fiscal Bureau detailing the cumulative tax savings for Wisconsin taxpayers since 2011. With the news of $21.9 billion in tax reductions from 2011 through the 2021-23 state budget, Leader LeMahieu issued the following statement: “Wisconsin Republicans promised to put taxpayers back in control of their hard-earned money, and we delivered,” Leader LeMahieu said. “Since 2011, we’ve kept $22 billion out of government coffers and firmly in family budgets.” The tax burden on Wisconsinites dropped at the fastest rate in the nation since 1999, and the cumulative tax savings to residents over the

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Rep. Callahan: Supports education bills

[Madison, WI] – Representative Calvin Callahan (R-Tomahawk) voted with his Assembly Republican colleagues on several pieces of legislation on education reform during Tuesday’s Assembly floor session. “One important thing we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Rep. Callahan, “is how important it is that parents have a say in their child’s education. I’m proud to support today’s bill package, which puts our children and parents first.” Among the things today’s legislative bill package does is it creates a ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which ensures parents have the rights involving decisions that regard their child’s religion, medical care, records, and education. The package

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Kleefisch Campaign: Army veteran Jason Church endorses Rebecca for Governor

[Waukesha, WI] – Jason Church, a combat veteran, purple heart recipient, and former candidate for Congress officially endorses Rebecca Kleefisch. Church highlights Rebecca’s leadership experience as a quality that puts her ahead of all the other candidates for governor. “It is an honor to endorse my friend, and the next Governor of Wisconsin, Rebecca Kleefisch. As a fighter, Lt. Governor Kleefisch battled for the conservative reforms that made Wisconsin one of the best places to live,” Church said.  “When she becomes governor, she’ll bring the strength to implement bold ideas and create a more prosperous Wisconsin. As a veteran of

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Dan O’Donnell: Lt. Gov. Barnes’ bail blunder

Three months to the day after a felon out on just $1,000 bail killed six people and injured dozens of others at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, his campaign is doubling down on a position that isn’t just politically toxic; it is literally deadly.

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WED News Summary: Vos says bill to close Lincoln Hills is unlikely to see floor vote soon; Vos backs Gableman’s push to jail mayors

STORY TOPICS – White house – Coronavirus – Federal government – Agribusiness – Civil liberties – Courts – Education – Elections – Environment – Labor – Law and order – Management – Manufacturing – Military – Non-profits – Race relations – Transportation – Editorials – Columns TOP STORIES Vos: Bill

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Wisconsin tree champions lauded for outstanding community service

MADISON, Wis – The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council recently announced their annual awards honoring those dedicated to protecting, preserving and increasing the number of trees that line city streets, fill community parks and enhance neighborhoods throughout the state. The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council advises the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the

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Sen. LeMahieu: “Republicans promised and delivered massive savings to taxpayers.”

MADISON – Today, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released an updated memo from Legislative Fiscal Bureau detailing the cumulative tax savings for Wisconsin taxpayers since 2011. With the news of $21.9 billion in tax reductions from 2011 through the 2021-23 state budget, Leader LeMahieu issued the following statement: “Wisconsin Republicans promised to

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Rep. Callahan: Supports education bills

[Madison, WI] – Representative Calvin Callahan (R-Tomahawk) voted with his Assembly Republican colleagues on several pieces of legislation on education reform during Tuesday’s Assembly floor session. “One important thing we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Rep. Callahan, “is how important it is that parents have a say in their child’s education.

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