FRI PM Update: Senate Republicans propose $2B tax cut, licensing changes as amendments to Evers package

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com … — Senate Republicans today announced a proposal to invest in the child care industry along with a $2 billion tax cut, among other measures. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, in a statement said under the plan, a family of four with two kids could earn a tax credit of up to $5,200, and the average family… 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    

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U.S. Reps. Schakowsky, Pocan, Jayapal, McGovern: Lead 55 members in letter condemning Hamas attacks, urging protection of innocent civilian lives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and James P. McGovern (MA-02) are today leading 55 of their colleagues in condemning the terrorist attacks by Hamas on the people of Israel, calling for Israeli military operations to follow the rules of international humanitarian law, and continuing to work toward peace in the region. “We un… 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.

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Rep. Jacobson: Harmful anti-trans bills pass assembly

MADISON – Today, Assembly Representative Jenna Jacobson (D-Oregon) issued the following statement regarding the anti-trans bills put forward by Assembly Republicans. “These bills are extremely harmful to our LGBTQ+ communities. They are a blatant attempt to codify discrimination and perpetuate damaging, inaccurate, and deeply offensive stereotypes against the trans community. This legislation,… 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.

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Wisconsin’s 2023 pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 14

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the state’s 2023 pheasant season opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and will run through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. Pheasant hunters need a valid small game license and a 2023 Pheasant Stamp, which can be purchased through the Go Wild website or at a license sales location. There is a special daily bag limi… 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.

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Reps. Palmeri, Schraa: Recognizes Mee and Lee Yang for being named recipients of the 2023-24  Hometown Hero Award 

MADISON – This week, Representative Lori Palmeri and Representative Michael Schraa, on behalf of  the Wisconsin State Assembly, recognized Mee and Lee Yang as recipients of the 2023-24 Hometown  Hero Award for their service and community advocacy in Oshkosh for both the Hmong population and  the betterment of the entire community. Rep. Palmeri released the following statement:&nbsp… 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.

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School Choice Wisconsin: DPI Data: School choice enrollment continues to grow

WEST ALLIS — New data released today by the Department of Public Instruction shows that participation in Wisconsin’s parental school choice programs continues to grow. Nearly 55,000 students are enrolled in one of Wisconsin’s four parental choice programs — an increase of 2,760 from last year — attending one of 383 schools. Both marks represent record participation. This comes on the heels of … 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.

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Gov. Evers: Announces Michigan Gov. Whitmer as next Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers chair

CLEVELAND — Gov. Tony Evers today, at the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (GSGP) 2023 Leadership Summit that is taking place now through October 15th in Cleveland, Ohio, announced Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be the next chair of the GSGP. “Serving as chair of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers these last four years has been an honor, and this experi… 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.

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UW–La Crosse: Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

MADISON, WI—Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents President Karen Walsh and Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman today appointed an 11-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next UW-La Crosse chancellor. Regent Ashok Rai will chair the Search and Screen Committee. Enilda Delgado, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the College of Arts, Social Science… 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.

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Minocqua Brewing Company: Clarification on charter schools in lawsuit filed challenging Wisconsin’s school choice program as unconstitutional

MINOCQUA, WI – After the filing of our lawsuit yesterday against the school choice program, we have received several questions regarding the effect of our lawsuit on charter schools. There are two types of charter schools in Wisconsin. There are independent schools, which are the minority of charter schools, and there are charter schools affiliated with public school districs. Our lawsuit w… 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.

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Sen. LeMahieu: Senate Republicans announce historic workforce package

Madison- In their response to Governor Evers’ Special Session call, Senate Republicans unveiled historic investments in Wisconsin’s child care industry paired with a $2 billion middle class tax cut and meaningful reforms that will get Wisconsin back to work. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu issued the following statement:“Wisconsin families are struggling to cope with inflation caused by mismanagement at the federal level. “Under this plan, a family of four with two children in child care could earn a total tax credit of up to $5,200. Offsetting almost a quarter of their total average child care costs. “The average Wisconsin family

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School Choice Wisconsin: Responds to Minocqua Brewing Co. lawsuit

WEST ALLIS — School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Minocqua Brewing Co. President Kirk Bangstad that would kick 50,000+ low-income students out of Wisconsin’s parental choice programs: “Efforts to kill school choice will hurt thousands of low-income families throughout the state. In Milwaukee and Racine, where four out of five choice students are Black and Hispanic, this would fall most heavily on families desperate for educational options.” A press kit providing background information on School Choice Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s choice programs can be found here.

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U.S. Rep. Van Orden: Holds Biden officials accountable amid terrorist attack in Israel 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Congressman Derrick Van Orden didn’t mince words when he stood by his decision to take Joe Biden’s administration to task during a classified briefing about the terrorist attack, carried out by Hamas, on Israel that killed more than 1,000 Israelis, 25 Americans, and countless more.  WATCH: “I took the Biden administration to task,” Co… 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.

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Bipartisan group of senators pushing Biden Administration to officially freeze Iranian assets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a bipartisan group of senators are urging Secretary of State Blinken to make it the official policy of the United States to freeze $6 billion in Iranian assets in the wake of Hamas’s deadly terrorist attacks on Israel. In September of this year, the State Department announced its intention to release these assets to Iran as part of a deal t… 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.

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U.S. Reps. Schakowsky, Pocan, Jayapal, McGovern: Lead 55 members in letter condemning Hamas attacks, urging protection of innocent civilian lives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and James P. McGovern (MA-02) are today leading 55 of their colleagues in condemning the terrorist attacks by Hamas on the people of Israel, calling for Israeli military operations to follow the rules of international humanitarian law,

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Rep. Jacobson: Harmful anti-trans bills pass assembly

MADISON – Today, Assembly Representative Jenna Jacobson (D-Oregon) issued the following statement regarding the anti-trans bills put forward by Assembly Republicans. “These bills are extremely harmful to our LGBTQ+ communities. They are a blatant attempt to codify discrimination and perpetuate damaging, inaccurate, and deeply offensive stereotypes against the trans community.

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UW–La Crosse: Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

MADISON, WI—Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents President Karen Walsh and Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman today appointed an 11-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next UW-La Crosse chancellor. Regent Ashok Rai will chair the Search and Screen Committee. Enilda Delgado, Professor of Sociology and Criminal

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Sen. LeMahieu: Senate Republicans announce historic workforce package

Madison- In their response to Governor Evers’ Special Session call, Senate Republicans unveiled historic investments in Wisconsin’s child care industry paired with a $2 billion middle class tax cut and meaningful reforms that will get Wisconsin back to work. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu issued the following statement:“Wisconsin families are

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School Choice Wisconsin: Responds to Minocqua Brewing Co. lawsuit

WEST ALLIS — School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Minocqua Brewing Co. President Kirk Bangstad that would kick 50,000+ low-income students out of Wisconsin’s parental choice programs: “Efforts to kill school choice will hurt thousands of low-income families throughout the state. In Milwaukee and Racine, where four out of five choice students

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