Weekly Dem radio address: Gov. Evers reflects on 2023 and wishes Wisconsinites a happy new year

https://www.wispolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/230105DemAddress.mp3 MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address reflecting on accomplishments over the past year, including the governor’s annual travel to all 72 counties. Hey there, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here. Folks, 2023 was a big year. I kicked off 2023 by declaring it the Year of Mental Health… 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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Weekly GOP radio address: Sen. Bradley says education is not “one size fits all”

https://www.wispolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/230105GOPAddress.mp3 With the holiday season now in the rear-view mirror, students and teachers are headed back to the classroom for the 2nd half of the school year. Hi. This is Senator Julian Bradley. I’d like to talk with you about the positive impact school choice is having – and the recent attacks that could turn the lives of thousan… 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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THU PM Update: Redistricting consultants can be paid up to $100k each

From WisPolitics … — Two consultants hired by the state Supreme Court to aid in selecting new legislative maps can be paid up to $100,000 each, including their costs, according to their contracts. Those costs will be covered by parties in the redistricting lawsuit as determined by the court in a future order. Dr. Bernard Grofman, a political science professor at the University of Calif… 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: Veteran Mental Health Grant applications are open

A reminder for veteran advocates across Wisconsin – applications are now being accepted for three Veteran Mental Health Grants with the deadline of January 11.  Please share this widely with your network and encourage mental healthcare providers, nonprofits, local governments, and other organizations that provide veteran mental health support services to apply: The … 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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DCCC: Ahead of Jan. 6 anniversary, U.S. Rep. Van Orden embraces fellow election denier

Just days before the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Derrick Van Orden is cozying up to fellow extremist and election denier Scott Presler. Presler organized “stop the steal” rallies and, like Van Orden, was present on Capitol grounds during the insurrection. Presler even dismissed the deadly insurrection as a “civil rights protest.” Presler’s extr… 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 Public Instruction: Seeks applicants for Wisconsin Reading Center director

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today it is seeking applicants for the director of the Wisconsin Reading Center, a new position created through 2023 Wisconsin Act 20. The position will lead work in implementing the law — which reimagined how reading is taught and promotes strengthening literacy learning — across the agency while also supporting school di… 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. Rep. Gallagher: Report on extremism in military “serious indictment” of Secretary Austin’s effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation, today released the following statement on a recently released Department of Defense study that shows the Biden administration’s claims of extremism in the military were unfounded. “Last week the Pentagon relea… 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: ‘Veterans in Focus’ exhibit shows healing power of recreation therapy

MILWAUKEE — Veterans in treatment for homelessness, post-traumatic stress and other issues will display their photography work at the War Memorial Center as part of their recreation therapy and healing from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. “Veterans in Focus” features the work of 14 Veterans exploring the Milwaukee community through photography. The photos will be on display 8 a.m. to 6 p.m… 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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La Follette School of Public Affairs: Lead water pipes in the US accounted for 2.17 million years of life lost

MADISON, Wis., – As U.S. governments continue to grapple with how to address the millions of lead water pipes still in service, new research from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison is the first to connect lead pipe installation in the early 20th century to reductions in the American lifespan. Lead pipe installation during this period of massive public works reduce… 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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IRG Action Fund: Solving kitchen table issues: Child care legislation passes Committee vote

WHAT HAPPENED Today the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means approved legislation that will provide a tax credit for employers that provide child care programs for their employees. Introduced by Representatives Armstrong and Hurd, and Senator Feyen, this bill as amended would provide a one-time non-refundable tax credit of up to $100,000 for employers to help cover the costs of starting a new … 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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Agard campaign: SMART Local 18 endorses Melissa Agard for County Executive

MADISON – On Thursday, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 18 announced their endorsement of Senator Melissa Agard to be the next Dane County Executive. “In Senator Melissa Agard we find a true advocate who understands the vital role we play in shaping not only the infrastructure of our communities but also the livelihoods of our hardworking members,” said Scot… 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 Historical Society: Announces speakers for 2024 Ojibwe Storytelling Series

MADISON, Wis. — Back for another season featuring a fresh lineup of inspiring guest speakers, the Wisconsin Historical Society is excited to announce the annual Ojibwe Storytelling Series will return this January. The annual series is a popular, four-part virtual event celebrating winter storytelling season by showcasing the voices and intriguing narratives of Ojibwe storytellers. “Storytellin… 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 Farm Bureau: Ag Day at the Capitol set for January 31

MADISON – Ag Day at the Capitol will be held January 31 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. This event is the largest gathering of farmers from across the state representing a variety of farm groups to learn more about issues impacting Wisconsin agriculture and meet with their state legislators. “Wisconsin Farm Bureau is proud to host this opportunity for farmers to share their voices at the Cap… 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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WisGOP: Biden-Baldwin border crisis hits Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – In case you missed it, the Biden-Baldwin border crisis has hit Whitewater, Wisconsin, as the unchecked wave of migrants overwhelms communities far north the Rio Grande. From Fox 11 (WLUK-TV):  “In a letter to the president, Whitewater Police Chief Daniel Meyer reportedly said an estimated 800 to 1,000 migrants have arrived to his city since early 2022. He … 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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Weekly Dem radio address: Gov. Evers reflects on 2023 and wishes Wisconsinites a happy new year

https://www.wispolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/230105DemAddress.mp3 MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address reflecting on accomplishments over the past year, including the governor’s annual travel to all 72 counties. Hey there, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here. Folks, 2023 was a big year. I kicked off 2023 by declaring it the Year

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Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Veteran Mental Health Grant applications are open

A reminder for veteran advocates across Wisconsin – applications are now being accepted for three Veteran Mental Health Grants with the deadline of January 11.  Please share this widely with your network and encourage mental healthcare providers, nonprofits, local governments, and other organizations that provide veteran mental health support services to apply: The …

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DCCC: Ahead of Jan. 6 anniversary, U.S. Rep. Van Orden embraces fellow election denier

Just days before the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Derrick Van Orden is cozying up to fellow extremist and election denier Scott Presler. Presler organized “stop the steal” rallies and, like Van Orden, was present on Capitol grounds during the insurrection. Presler even dismissed the deadly insurrection as a “civil rights protest.” Presler’s extr… Please

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U.S. Rep. Gallagher: Report on extremism in military “serious indictment” of Secretary Austin’s effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation, today released the following statement on a recently released Department of Defense study that shows the Biden administration’s claims of extremism in the military were unfounded. “Last week the Pentagon relea… Please log

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Wisconsin Farm Bureau: Ag Day at the Capitol set for January 31

MADISON – Ag Day at the Capitol will be held January 31 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. This event is the largest gathering of farmers from across the state representing a variety of farm groups to learn more about issues impacting Wisconsin agriculture and meet with their state legislators.

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WisGOP: Biden-Baldwin border crisis hits Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – In case you missed it, the Biden-Baldwin border crisis has hit Whitewater, Wisconsin, as the unchecked wave of migrants overwhelms communities far north the Rio Grande. From Fox 11 (WLUK-TV):  “In a letter to the president, Whitewater Police Chief Daniel Meyer reportedly said an estimated 800 to 1,000 migrants

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