Milwaukee County Executive Crowley: Signs $21.9 million in fiscal health challenge initiatives

MILWAUKEE, WI – In its latest Committee of the Whole session this month, the Milwaukee County Board unanimously approved $21.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be allocated in one-time investments that provide long-term cost savings for Milwaukee County. The investments are the results of a Fiscal Health Challenge spearheaded by the Office of Strategy, Budget, and Performance to find opportunities to generate cost-savings, revenue enhancements, and operational efficiencies. In addition, numerous projects address deferred infrastructure maintenance needs and provide energy efficiency savings which help advance Milwaukee County’s climate action goals. “When we began the process of allocating

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Godlewski campaign: ICYMI: Sarah Godlewski holds abortion rally at State Capitol [Channel 3000]

In case you missed it, on Monday, Sarah Godlewski joined doctors, abortion care providers, and Wisconsin women at the State Capitol to make their voices heard after the Supreme Court ripped up Roe last week.  Channel 3000: Dems Run on Abortion     TRANSCRIPT ANCHOR: The ruling is adding fuel to the fire of some already hotly contested political races this year. That includes Wisconsin where Democrats hope to rally many more people behind their cause. Political reporter Will Kenneally has more. WILL KENNEALLY The Democrats just wrapped up their state party convention over the weekend and after the decision to overturn

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U.S. Sens. Johnson and Grassley: The White House has failed to explain whether Joe Biden continues to use non-government email for official business

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary, sent a letter to Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, demanding answers to a previous request about Joe Biden’s reported use of non-government email for official business. Last year, on July 30, 2021, the senators requested information from the White House about reports that, when Joe Biden served as Vice President, he used non-government email for official business, including the transmission of government information to his son, Hunter Biden.  At that time, reports indicated that then-Vice President Biden used the following pseudonyms and email addresses: ·       “RobinWare456 @gmail.com,”  ·       “Robert.L.Peters @pci.gov” and 

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A Better Wisconsin Together: The MAGA effect: Wisconsin Republican says it’s ‘unwise’ to acknowledge the truth, Donald Trump lost 2020 election

MADISON, Wis. — In a weekend television interview, new Republican chair of the Wisconsin Election Commission, Don Millis, gave a vivid example of how the Trump MAGA faction continues to have a corrosive impact on elections today in Wisconsin. Millis declared it would be “unwise” for him to acknowledge the truth that the rest of us know, Donald Trump lost the presidential election vote in Wisconsin in 2020. “It wasn’t a trick question to ask Mr. Millis if he acknowledges what has been proven beyond a doubt to be true,” said Chris Walloch, executive director of A Better Wisconsin Together. “It was another

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Gov. Evers: Announces $9.7 million in Workforce Innovation Grants to support long-term solutions to state’s workforce challenges

NEW LONDON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced up to $9.7 million in grants through the Workforce Innovation Grant Program will be awarded to the Waupaca County Economic Development Association and Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin for programs that support access to local options for employees and employers to arrange transportation for work, as well as programs that use a trauma-informed approach to workforce education and services to engage individuals from unserved and underserved populations in the local workforce. “As we continue our work supporting Wisconsin businesses, families, and communities, we recognize how critically important it is to invest in connecting the dots for folks either in or looking to join the

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NRSC: Lt. Gov. Barnes rails against dark money, then begs for help

Washington, D.C. – Mandela Barnes has railed against dark money, vowing to “stand up to the corrupting influence of dark money.”  But, just yesterday, it was reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that instead of “standing up,” he crumbled. Barnes begged for and accepted help from D.C. liberal super PACs, one who poured more than $450,000 into his Senate race. Barnes is backed fully by D.C. liberals and there’s no hiding from it now. Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow: “Like other Democrats running for Senate this year, Mandela Barnes is just another typical phony politician saying one thing and doing the opposite. It’s clear that D.C.

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Sen. Agard: Stands with AG Kaul to celebrate implementation of sexual assault kit legislation

MADISON – Today, Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) and Attorney General Josh Kaul announced that legislation creating a procedure to prevent a future backlog of sexual assault kits will take effect this Friday, July 1st. Senator Agard released the following statement regarding implementation of this legislation: “While no piece of legislation can ever erase the trauma of sexual violence, no one should experience barriers to justice. I have heard from victims and survivors of sexual assault and carry their stories with me. I promised them that I would work tirelessly on their behalf to create a better system. “After years of

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U.S. Sens. Johnson and Grassley: The White House has failed to explain whether Joe Biden continues to use non-government email for official business

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary, sent a letter to Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, demanding answers to a previous request about Joe Biden’s reported use of non-government email for official business. Last year, on July 30, 2021, the senators requested information

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A Better Wisconsin Together: The MAGA effect: Wisconsin Republican says it’s ‘unwise’ to acknowledge the truth, Donald Trump lost 2020 election

MADISON, Wis. — In a weekend television interview, new Republican chair of the Wisconsin Election Commission, Don Millis, gave a vivid example of how the Trump MAGA faction continues to have a corrosive impact on elections today in Wisconsin. Millis declared it would be “unwise” for him to acknowledge the truth that the

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Gov. Evers: Announces $9.7 million in Workforce Innovation Grants to support long-term solutions to state’s workforce challenges

NEW LONDON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced up to $9.7 million in grants through the Workforce Innovation Grant Program will be awarded to the Waupaca County Economic Development Association and Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin for programs that support access to local options for employees and employers to arrange transportation for work, as well as

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NRSC: Lt. Gov. Barnes rails against dark money, then begs for help

Washington, D.C. – Mandela Barnes has railed against dark money, vowing to “stand up to the corrupting influence of dark money.”  But, just yesterday, it was reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that instead of “standing up,” he crumbled. Barnes begged for and accepted help from D.C. liberal super PACs, one who poured more than $450,000

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