U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Backs Wisconsin’s application for a regional Tech Hub, calls on Biden Administration to deliver Hub for Wisconsin

WISCONSIN – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today announced her support for Wisconsin’s application to bring a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub) to Wisconsin. The Tech Hub program is an economic development initiative created by the Baldwin-backed CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin worked to secure an initial $500 million to fund the initiative aimed at driving technology- and innovation-centric growth and creating good-paying jobs. Under the Tech Hubs program, the Economic Development Administration will first designate promising Tech Hubs across the country and award strategy development grants to accelerate

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U.S. Rep. Grothman: Resolution condemns Department of Education rule defunding hunter and archery programs in schools

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) introduced a resolution condemning the Department Education’s attack on schools that educate their students on responsible firearm handling. This resolution has been endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Safari Club International. “President Biden’s push to outlaw hunter and archery programs deprives Wisconsin students of valuable hunting lessons that make our children more comfortable outdoors,” said Grothman. “The federal government has no place in our schools. The decision to weaponize federal funds to target schools offering this training is a gross abuse of power that goes against the best interest of America’s next generation.”

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Dept. of Health Services: Welcomes the CDC Director to Wisconsin to highlight school vaccination rates and urges action ahead of school year

With the school year around the corner, the Department of Health Services (DHS) welcomes CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen today to Wisconsin as part of a nationwide call to action to ensure children are ready for a healthy school year.   “We are grateful for Dr. Cohen’s visit to Wisconsin to help us spread this important health message, because we want every child ready and excited for the school year ahead. A critical part is making sure children are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases by staying up to date on school-required vaccinations,” said Kirsten Johnson, Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of

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Wisconsin Hospital Association: Wisconsin hospitals’ health care quality beats national average

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin hospitals’ health care quality tops the national average and have the fourth-most five-star-rated hospitals in the country, according to the recently released Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The ratings reflect 46 measures across five categories of quality: mortality; safety of care; readmissions; patient experience; and timely and effective care. “Wisconsin is fortunate to have some of the best hospitals in the nation, delivering high-quality health care to patients and their families every day,” said Eric Borgerding, Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) President and CEO. “Our hospitals continuously work to improve the quality

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Veterans Chamber of Commerce: President and CEO to step down after eight years of dedicated service 

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin’s premier business association dedicated to serving the veteran and military community, today announced its President & CEO, Saul Newton, will be leaving in October 2023. After eight years of leading the organization and making it a national model for supporting veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses, Newton has built a strong staff and is leaving the organization in a position of strength to pursue other opportunities. Under Newton’s visionary leadership, the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce has grown from a local grassroots initiative to a statewide organization and a nationally recognized force for expanding

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Dane Buy Local: August Shop Local Tour

Madison, WI – Dane Buy Local announces the upcoming installment of the Shop Local Tour, scheduled for August 22, 2023. This special initiative continues its mission of promoting and supporting the diverse range of locally owned businesses in the Madison area. The upcoming tour will focus on the University Ave / Hilldale businesses, taking participants on an exciting journey to explore the gems nestled within this vibrant community. The event is Presented by Madison Top Company and is Powered by Metcalfes Market. One notable highlight of this Shop Local Tour is the generous support by Madison Local Sourced. With their

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UWHealth: UW study: Teens, young adults benefit from doctor advice about safe social media use

MADISON, Wis. – Teens and young adults who received a brief social media counseling session during a health care visit remembered the lessons and reported safer online behavior six months later, according to a large new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The study involved nearly 11,000 young people ages 14 to 25 and was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. This represents the first report involving pediatric health care providers delivering a social media intervention to adolescent patients, according to Dr. Megan Moreno, professor of pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and

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American Federation of Teachers Local 212: Faculty & professional staff union at MATC supports special legislative session

American Federation of Teachers Local 212 supports Governor Evers’ proposals to address Wisconsin’s workforce challenges, and his call for a Special Session to enact them.   Local 212, the faculty and professional staff union at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), praised  Evers’ plan to increase general aid to the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) by $40 million over the biennium in order to support the more than 270,000 students that enroll at a technical college.   Wisconsin’s unemployment is at a record low, 2.4 percent below the national average, while the state’s labor participation rate is above the national average.  As a result, employers are

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WisDems: On the Inflation Reduction Act

MADISON, Wis. — On the first anniversary of President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Devin Remiker released the following statement: “Last year, President Biden and Senator Baldwin took on Big Pharma and ultra-wealthy special interests and won a historic victory for the American people when they passed the Inflation Reduction Act—without the support of a single Wisconsin Republican in Congress. Today marks one year since the historic legislation became law, and it’s doing exactly what it promised: lowering health care and prescription drug costs for families, combating the climate crisis, and bringing new jobs home

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Help count migrating chimney swifts

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group invite the public to help monitor chimney swift populations by participating in a “Swift Night Out.” Chimney swifts, a unique bird species that nests and roosts in chimneys, are starting to migrate from Wisconsin to the Amazon region of South America. When they move into migration mode, something special happens: these birds become communal, gathering at night in great numbers. “It’s not unusual to see hundreds, sometimes thousands, of swifts circling and swirling over a school chimney or an old church chimney just before

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Celebrates one year of the Inflation Reduction Act delivering lower costs to Wisconsin families

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) being signed into law, landmark legislation that is lowering the cost of health care, prescription drugs, and energy for American families, growing the Made in Wisconsin clean energy economy to tackle climate change and create good-paying jobs, and making big corporations and wealthy hedge funds pay a fair share of taxes. “The Inflation Reduction Act is making a real difference in the lives of Wisconsin’s working families, and I am proud to have voted for it. Seniors across Wisconsin are saving hundreds

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Statement on anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act

“The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was made for Milwaukee, helping build on our proud legacy as the machine shop of the world with investments in clean energy and domestic manufacturing. I was so thrilled to welcome President Biden to Milwaukee to highlight the Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in building a clean energy economy and a diverse pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers. These provisions are vital because investing in our workforce is how we remain globally competitive, expand pathways to the middle-class, lower costs for working families, and support good-paying jobs; all while working to reach our climate goals. The Inflation

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A Better Wisconsin Together: Rebecca Bradley caught trying to rewrite history

MADISON, Wis. — Right-wing Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has been caught trying to re-write her history. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bradley has been repeatedly and surreptitiously trying to edit her biography on the Wikipedia website to revise or erase some of the vile homophobic, racist and extreme opinions she’s expressed publicly. A Better Wisconsin Together Deputy Director Mike Browne commented, “Rebecca Bradley has a long and shameful history of putting her extremism, homophobia and racism on the record, in her writings and in her public comments. Her bumbling attempt to rewrite history as she would

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Rep. Goyke: Statement on Joint Finance Committee appointment

MADISON — Today, Assembly Democratic Leader Greta Neubauer announced Representative Evan Goyke, who is a candidate for City Attorney in Milwaukee, will step down from the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC), and Representative Deb Andraca will join the Committee to fill the vacancy created. Rep. Goyke released the following statement: “I am honored and deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to serve on the Joint Finance Committee for the past five years. Serving on JFC is a distinct privilege, and the gravity of the role was always front of mind for me. I sought to bring passionate, heartfelt debate to

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Rep. Andraca: Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance

Madison, Wis. – Today Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer announced the appointment of Representative Deb Andraca (D–Whitefish Bay) to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Rep. Andraca will fill a vacancy created by Rep. Evan Goyke, who is stepping down after serving on Joint Finance since 2019. Rep. Andraca issued the following statement: “I am incredibly grateful to Rep. Evan Goyke for his distinguished service on the Joint Committee on Finance. He leaves a legacy of balancing intelligent financial oversight with thoughtful, good-natured critiques that will be missed by all. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Backs Wisconsin’s application for a regional Tech Hub, calls on Biden Administration to deliver Hub for Wisconsin

WISCONSIN – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today announced her support for Wisconsin’s application to bring a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub) to Wisconsin. The Tech Hub program is an economic development initiative created by the Baldwin-backed CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. As a member of the Senate Appropriations

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U.S. Rep. Grothman: Resolution condemns Department of Education rule defunding hunter and archery programs in schools

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) introduced a resolution condemning the Department Education’s attack on schools that educate their students on responsible firearm handling. This resolution has been endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Safari Club International. “President Biden’s push to outlaw hunter and archery programs deprives

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Wisconsin Hospital Association: Wisconsin hospitals’ health care quality beats national average

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin hospitals’ health care quality tops the national average and have the fourth-most five-star-rated hospitals in the country, according to the recently released Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The ratings reflect 46 measures across five categories of quality: mortality; safety of

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Dane Buy Local: August Shop Local Tour

Madison, WI – Dane Buy Local announces the upcoming installment of the Shop Local Tour, scheduled for August 22, 2023. This special initiative continues its mission of promoting and supporting the diverse range of locally owned businesses in the Madison area. The upcoming tour will focus on the University Ave

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American Federation of Teachers Local 212: Faculty & professional staff union at MATC supports special legislative session

American Federation of Teachers Local 212 supports Governor Evers’ proposals to address Wisconsin’s workforce challenges, and his call for a Special Session to enact them.   Local 212, the faculty and professional staff union at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), praised  Evers’ plan to increase general aid to the Wisconsin Technical College

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WisDems: On the Inflation Reduction Act

MADISON, Wis. — On the first anniversary of President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Devin Remiker released the following statement: “Last year, President Biden and Senator Baldwin took on Big Pharma and ultra-wealthy special interests and won a historic victory for the American people when

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Help count migrating chimney swifts

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group invite the public to help monitor chimney swift populations by participating in a “Swift Night Out.” Chimney swifts, a unique bird species that nests and roosts in chimneys, are starting to migrate from Wisconsin

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Celebrates one year of the Inflation Reduction Act delivering lower costs to Wisconsin families

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) being signed into law, landmark legislation that is lowering the cost of health care, prescription drugs, and energy for American families, growing the Made in Wisconsin clean energy economy to tackle climate

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Rep. Goyke: Statement on Joint Finance Committee appointment

MADISON — Today, Assembly Democratic Leader Greta Neubauer announced Representative Evan Goyke, who is a candidate for City Attorney in Milwaukee, will step down from the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC), and Representative Deb Andraca will join the Committee to fill the vacancy created. Rep. Goyke released the following statement: “I

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Rep. Andraca: Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance

Madison, Wis. – Today Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer announced the appointment of Representative Deb Andraca (D–Whitefish Bay) to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Rep. Andraca will fill a vacancy created by Rep. Evan Goyke, who is stepping down after serving on Joint Finance since 2019. Rep. Andraca issued the

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