MON PM Update: Lazar still mulling ‘25 Supreme Court bid as Schimel prepares to launch campaign

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com … — Appeals Court Judge Maria Lazar says she’s still weighing whether to run for the state Supreme Court in 2025 as former GOP AG Brad Schimel prepares to launch his bid. Schimel, a Waukesha County Circuit Court judge, has a “special announcement” planned Thursday in Waukesha. WisPolitics reported in late October that Sch… 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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Dept. of Military Affairs: Wisconsin Guard’s ‘Iron Brigade’ installs new leader

MILWAUKEE – A new commander took charge of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during a formal Nov. 4 ceremony. Col. Paul Gapinski assumed command of the 157th — known as the “Iron Brigade” — from outgoing commander Col. Eric Leckel in a change of command ceremony at Richards Street Armory in Milwaukee. The change of command ceremony took place on the heel… 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 Veterans Affairs, Governor Evers: Announce applications for second round of three mental health grants

MADISON — Today, Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary-designee James Bond announced that applications are now being accepted for the second round of three Veteran Mental Health Grants: The Emergency Crisis Mental Health Treatment Program Grant is open to mental health providers administering emergency/crisis mental health treatm… 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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Protect Our Care Wisconsin: TRUMP: “terminate” Affordable Care Act

WISCONSIN — Over the weekend, Donald Trump renewed calls to “terminate” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), calling his administration failure to repeal the ACA “a low point for the Republican party.” Repealing the ACA means ripping away protections for the over 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, hiking premium costs for millions of working families, and putting insurance companies ba… 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: 2024 Keep Wildlife Wild poster contest now open

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the 2024 Keep Wildlife Wild poster contest is now open. Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in Wisconsin are eligible to participate. The Keep Wildlife Wild program began in 2014 to spread the word about our shared role in keeping all wildl… 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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Paul Buzzell: Charges dismissed in First Amendment case involving Mequon-Thiensville School Board member

Mequon – Today, in a significant victory for First Amendment rights, an Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge dismissed the charges against Paul Buzzell, a Mequon-Thiensville School Board member, who was previously charged with voter fraud for posting a photo of his completed ballot on Facebook. Attorneys Michael Chernin and Michael Maistelman, representing Mr. Buzzell, successfully argued that 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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Report details need for more coordinated small business support in Milwaukee

The need for business coaching, financial education and capital in Milwaukee’s small business community is surpassing capacity, the Wisconsin Policy Forum reports.  The group’s latest report, focused on the small business support system in Wisconsin’s largest city, found Milwaukee has a relatively strong network of service providers. But report authors say it lacks “the kind of coordinated supports and philanthropic engagement” of entrepreneurs in other major Midwestern cities like Kansas City, Detroit and Chicago.  In one example, the report highlights the KCSourceLink effort, located in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Innovation Center. The program offers an array of support for

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WisDems: The Eric Hovde and Donald Trump agenda: Take away critical health care protections from Wisconsinites

MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday, Donald Trump revived his and MAGA Republicans’ decades-long push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which helped more than 40 million Americans get health insurance. Trump promised that if he wins, he’d renew his effort to “terminate” the law that protects as many as 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions. Eric Ho… 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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WILL: Condemns Gov. Evers’ use of “secret” email account 

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has released a statement regarding a new report from Wisconsin Right Now, which includes the Office of the Governor confirming that Governor Tony Evers does indeed use a fictitious email account.  The Quotes: WILL President and General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, stated, “This is an obvious attempt to avoi… 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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Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association: UW Now livestream: Perceptions of American Higher Education

MADISON, WI (November 27, 2023) — Public confidence in higher education has declined sharply among U.S. citizens over the past decade, including among those with a college education. What is driving this shift — and what might be the consequences? Will it erode America’s economic, military, and political leadership? What, if anything, can be done to reverse this trend, and whom should 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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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Walworth County Register of Deeds

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment as register of deeds in Walworth County. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michele Jacobs on Dec. 10, 2023. The new register of deeds will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends Jan. 5, 2025. Application materials must be received no later than&nb… 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. Marklein, Rep. VanderMeer: Circulate legislation to enable retail electric vehicle charging in Wisconsin

MADISON – State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Rep. Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) circulated legislation today to enable retail electric vehicle charging in Wisconsin. The legislation makes necessary changes to state law to enable private businesses to own and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities and creates operational structure for the future of EV charging.  “We were… 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, Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Announce applications open for three grants supporting veteran mental health

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Secretary James Bond, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the second round of three Veteran Mental Health Grants—the Emergency Crisis Mental Health Treatment Program Grant, the Veteran Mental Health Ancillary Treatment Program Grant, and the Veterans Mental Health Community-B… 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 Veterans Affairs, Governor Evers: Announce applications for second round of three mental health grants

MADISON — Today, Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary-designee James Bond announced that applications are now being accepted for the second round of three Veteran Mental Health Grants: The Emergency Crisis Mental Health Treatment Program Grant is open to mental health providers administering emergency/crisis mental health treatm… Please log in

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Protect Our Care Wisconsin: TRUMP: “terminate” Affordable Care Act

WISCONSIN — Over the weekend, Donald Trump renewed calls to “terminate” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), calling his administration failure to repeal the ACA “a low point for the Republican party.” Repealing the ACA means ripping away protections for the over 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, hiking premium costs

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Report details need for more coordinated small business support in Milwaukee

The need for business coaching, financial education and capital in Milwaukee’s small business community is surpassing capacity, the Wisconsin Policy Forum reports.  The group’s latest report, focused on the small business support system in Wisconsin’s largest city, found Milwaukee has a relatively strong network of service providers. But report authors

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WisDems: The Eric Hovde and Donald Trump agenda: Take away critical health care protections from Wisconsinites

MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday, Donald Trump revived his and MAGA Republicans’ decades-long push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which helped more than 40 million Americans get health insurance. Trump promised that if he wins, he’d renew his effort to “terminate” the law that protects as many as 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions. Eric Ho…

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WILL: Condemns Gov. Evers’ use of “secret” email account 

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has released a statement regarding a new report from Wisconsin Right Now, which includes the Office of the Governor confirming that Governor Tony Evers does indeed use a fictitious email account.  The Quotes: WILL President and General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, stated, “This is an obvious

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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Walworth County Register of Deeds

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment as register of deeds in Walworth County. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michele Jacobs on Dec. 10, 2023. The new register of deeds will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term

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Sen. Marklein, Rep. VanderMeer: Circulate legislation to enable retail electric vehicle charging in Wisconsin

MADISON – State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Rep. Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) circulated legislation today to enable retail electric vehicle charging in Wisconsin. The legislation makes necessary changes to state law to enable private businesses to own and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities and creates operational structure for

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Gov. Evers, Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Announce applications open for three grants supporting veteran mental health

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Secretary James Bond, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the second round of three Veteran Mental Health Grants—the Emergency Crisis Mental Health Treatment Program Grant, the Veteran Mental Health Ancillary Treatment Program Grant, and the Veterans

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