TUE PM Update: Top-five primary bill debated in committee

From WisPolitics … — Proponents of a bipartisan bill to implement top-five primaries and instant runoff voting in Wisconsin congressional races today argued the change would ensure the candidates with the broadest appeal end up in office. Meanwhile, others criticized the process as confusing and argued the proposal would prevent all voters’ voices from being heard. Co-author Sen. Jeff … 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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U.S. Rep. Steil: Applauds ruling determining Racine Zuckerbucks-funded mobile vans as unlawful 

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2024) – Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) released a statement following Racine County, WI Circuit Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz’s ruling that state law does not allow the use of mobile absentee voting sites in Wisconsin.     “This ruling is a win for election integrity. As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, I’m committed to increasin… 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: GOP Conference Chair Rep. Stefanik refuses to commit to certifying the 2024 election – will U.S. Rep. Van Orden?

Nearly three years to the day after a mob stormed the US Capitol, MAGA promoter and GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik would not commit to certifying the 2024 presidential election.  Derrick Van Orden – who was endorsed by Stefanik in 2022 and has taken campaign cash from her for his reelection – was present on Capitol grounds during the January 6t… 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 Green County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Green County Circuit Court – Branch 2. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Thomas J. Vale’s retirement, effective April 5, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025.  To apply, please email a completed application form and supporting materials to GOVJudicial… 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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WisDems: Blast Trump’s calls for economy to crash

MADISON, Wis. — In an interview on Fox News last night, Donald Trump called for the economy to crash — which would devastate millions of working Wisconsinites. In response, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement: “For years, Donald Trump has been committed to destroying the economy for Wisconsin families, … 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, U.S. Rep. Van Orden: Lead Wisconsin delegation in introducing bill to rename Tomah VA after Wisconsin veteran Jason Simcakoski

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Derrick Van Orden (R-WI-03) led the entire Wisconsin congressional delegation in introducing a new bill to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin after Jason Simcakoski, a Wisconsin veteran who tragically lost his life after battling addiction to opioids prescribed by the V… 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 Rusk County District Attorney

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for Rusk County District Attorney. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by District Attorney Ellen Anderson’s resignation, effective Feb. 9, 2024. The new district attorney will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2025. To apply, please email a completed application form and support… 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 WI: This year’s legal threats could rip away health care protections from millions of Americans

2024 will be a pivotal year for health care in America. Several legal battles are underway now that threaten to disrupt access to prescription drugs, rip away lifesaving preventive care, and raise health care costs for millions of seniors and families across the nation. Protect Our Care is following three key legal battles in the courts now: Threats to Preventive Care – Braidwood v. Becerra… 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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Opportunity Wisconsin: One year ago today: U.S. Reps. Steil and Van Orden’s first vote in the 118th Congress to protect wealthy tax cheats by repealing key Inflation Reduction Act provision

MADISON, Wis. – One year ago today, Congressmen Bryan Steil and Derrick Van Orden took their first of many votes in the 118th Congress in favor of repealing funding from the Inflation Reduction Act designed to hold wealthy tax cheats and big corporations accountable for not paying their fair share. On January 9th, 2023 Congressional Republicans took one of their first votes&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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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Marinette County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Marinette County Circuit Court – Branch 1. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Jane M. Sequin’s resignation, effective July 31, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025. To apply, please email a completed application form and supporting materials to GOVJudicialA… 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 Marinette County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Marinette County Circuit Court – Branch 1. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Jane M. Sequin’s resignation, effective July 31, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025. To apply, please email a completed application form and supporting materials to GOVJudicialA… 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. Ballweg: 20th annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship

Madison… Senator Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) is offering scholarships to qualifying high school seniors in her district. Up to 12 $500 scholarships will be made available. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 29, 2024.  Scholarship eligibility is open to all graduating seniors continuing their education in a two-year technical college program or a four-year baccala… 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: To hold career fairs around the state throughout January

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites any member of the public interested in exploring a potential career with the DNR to attend any of four in-person career fairs taking place throughout the month of January. The fairs will be held in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Appleton and Stoughton starting Jan. 13. The DNR employs passionate, knowledgeable and na… 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: Wins election integrity lawsuit 

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) won a lawsuit against the City Clerk of Racine and Wisconsin Elections Commission, securing election integrity in the process.   The Racine County Circuit Court ruled in our favor, declaring that the City’s use of a mobile voting van at particular sites around the City was illegal under state law. Specifically, … 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. Agard: Reacts to GOP bill to limit abortion care and access

MADISON – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Licensing, Constitution and Federalism voted along party lines to approve SB 300, which would ban state and local officials from using public resources to train how to or to perform abortions. State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:  “Abortion is health care. Period. The continued attacks on abortion and reprod… 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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TUE PM Update: Top-five primary bill debated in committee

From WisPolitics … — Proponents of a bipartisan bill to implement top-five primaries and instant runoff voting in Wisconsin congressional races today argued the change would ensure the candidates with the broadest appeal end up in office. Meanwhile, others criticized the process as confusing and argued the proposal would prevent

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DCCC: GOP Conference Chair Rep. Stefanik refuses to commit to certifying the 2024 election – will U.S. Rep. Van Orden?

Nearly three years to the day after a mob stormed the US Capitol, MAGA promoter and GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik would not commit to certifying the 2024 presidential election.  Derrick Van Orden – who was endorsed by Stefanik in 2022 and has taken campaign cash from her for his reelection – was present on Capitol grounds during

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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Green County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Green County Circuit Court – Branch 2. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Thomas J. Vale’s retirement, effective April 5, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025.  To

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WisDems: Blast Trump’s calls for economy to crash

MADISON, Wis. — In an interview on Fox News last night, Donald Trump called for the economy to crash — which would devastate millions of working Wisconsinites. In response, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement: “For years, Donald Trump has been committed to destroying the economy for Wisconsin families, …

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Van Orden: Lead Wisconsin delegation in introducing bill to rename Tomah VA after Wisconsin veteran Jason Simcakoski

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Derrick Van Orden (R-WI-03) led the entire Wisconsin congressional delegation in introducing a new bill to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin after Jason Simcakoski, a Wisconsin veteran who tragically lost his life after

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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Rusk County District Attorney

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for Rusk County District Attorney. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by District Attorney Ellen Anderson’s resignation, effective Feb. 9, 2024. The new district attorney will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends

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Opportunity Wisconsin: One year ago today: U.S. Reps. Steil and Van Orden’s first vote in the 118th Congress to protect wealthy tax cheats by repealing key Inflation Reduction Act provision

MADISON, Wis. – One year ago today, Congressmen Bryan Steil and Derrick Van Orden took their first of many votes in the 118th Congress in favor of repealing funding from the Inflation Reduction Act designed to hold wealthy tax cheats and big corporations accountable for not paying their fair share. On January

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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Marinette County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Marinette County Circuit Court – Branch 1. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Jane M. Sequin’s resignation, effective July 31, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025. To

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Gov. Evers: Seeks applicants for Marinette County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Marinette County Circuit Court – Branch 1. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Jane M. Sequin’s resignation, effective July 31, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025. To

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Sen. Ballweg: 20th annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship

Madison… Senator Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) is offering scholarships to qualifying high school seniors in her district. Up to 12 $500 scholarships will be made available. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 29, 2024.  Scholarship eligibility is open to all graduating seniors continuing their education in a two-year technical college

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WILL: Wins election integrity lawsuit 

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) won a lawsuit against the City Clerk of Racine and Wisconsin Elections Commission, securing election integrity in the process.   The Racine County Circuit Court ruled in our favor, declaring that the City’s use of a mobile voting van at particular sites around

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Sen. Agard: Reacts to GOP bill to limit abortion care and access

MADISON – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Licensing, Constitution and Federalism voted along party lines to approve SB 300, which would ban state and local officials from using public resources to train how to or to perform abortions. State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:  “Abortion is health

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