U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Johnson: Lead Senate in passing resolution honoring the life and legacy of U.S. Sen. Kohl

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) led their Senate colleagues in unanimously approving a bipartisan resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Herb Kohl. The resolution highlights Senator Kohl’s business success; passion for the Milwaukee Bucks; generous philanthropy; legislative track record of delivering for Wisconsin farme… 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. Fitzgerald: Votes to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) voted to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress in a House Judiciary Committee Markup this week. The resolution recommends the House of Representatives find Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a lawful subpoena. “House Committee investigations have uncovered more than enough proof to warrant 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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THU PM Update: State Supreme Court rejects motion for reconsideration in redistricting suit

From WisPolitics … — A split Wisconsin Supreme Court today rejected a request by GOP lawmakers to reconsider its ruling throwing out Republican-drawn legislative districts and pausing the redistricting suit. The 4-3 order, which didn’t include an explanation of the court’s decision, comes one day before the parties in the redistricting suit are due to file proposed maps. GOP lawmakers … 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. Grothman: Bills to encourage responsible student loan borrowing included in College Cost Reduction Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) is proud to announce that two of his bills, the Responsible Borrowing Act and the Protecting Taxpayers from Student Loan Bailouts Act, have been incorporated into the College Cost Reduction Act, a substantial piece of legislation that provides a comprehensive solution that will lower college costs for students and familie… 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. Born: Co-Chairs’ statement on JFC public hearing of UW Capital Project funding

Madison, WI – Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Rep. Mark Born (R- Beaver Dam) issued a statement today following the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) public hearing on UW System capital project funding. “We are very pleased to co-author the bill that follows through on the legislature’s commitment to the UW System. This legislation funds a number of important building projects through… 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 Towns Association: SB691 restores democracy in local government, addresses housing shortage

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Transportation and Local Government held a hearing on SB691, a bill that would restore democracy by enfranchising Wisconsinites, protect property rights, and take another step toward addressing the state’s workforce housing issues.   It is not well understood that thousands of town citizens are regulated by city councils and villages boards – offici… 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 PSC Chairperson Valcq leaving Evers Administration

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC or Commission) Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq will be leaving the Evers Administration, effective Feb. 2, 2024. Chairperson Valcq was appointed by Gov. Evers in 2019 and has served in the Evers Administration since then, nearly all of which as the chairperson of the PSC.  “Chairperson Valcq was o… 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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Western Wisconsin Conservation Council: Shares research insights at annual meeting

BALDWIN, Wis. — Farmers in western Wisconsin continue their collaborative efforts in building more sustainable farms. The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council held its annual meeting on Dec. 14, highlighting the significant strides made by its member farmers in developing and implementing sustainable agricultural practices. The meeting opened with a review of the WWCC’s 2023 achievements, pr… 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 Administration: Gov. Evers announces paying down of General Fund Annual Appropriation Bonds

Madison, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers today announced the paying down of General Fund Annual Appropriation Bonds tied to tobacco settlement revenues.  2023 Wisconsin Act 19 included $400 million to pay down these existing bonds.  By leveraging the current interest rate environment, the Department of Administration (DOA) was able to retire $415 million of debt, resulting in future… 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: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Local 314 endorse Melissa Agard for Dane County Executive

MADISON – Today the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Local 314 announced their endorsement of Senator Melissa Agard to be the next Dane County Executive. “We appreciate Senator Melissa Agard’s strong pro-labor leadership and her deep understanding of the issues that matter most to Union Carpenters,” said Andrew Disch of the North Central States Regional Council of C… 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. Penterman: Receives 2023 Legislative Champion Award for school bus safety legislation

Madison, WI – Yesterday, State Representative William Penterman (R – Columbus) received the 2023 Legislative Champion Award from the Wisconsin School Bus Safety Assocation at their Annual Legislative Day. Rep. Penterman was acknowledged for his outstanding contributions to the safety and well-being of Wisconsin’s students. Rep. Penterman’s unwavering dedication to the cause of school bus safet… 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: Watch for signs of Emerald Ash Borer this winter

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages property owners to watch for woodpecker damage to their ash trees this winter. If damage is found, property owners should make plans to take action in the spring. Woodpecker damage, often called “flecking,” happens when birds peck away some of a tree’s bark to access the larvae underneath. Flecking is a 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. Sens. Baldwin, Johnson: Lead Senate in passing resolution honoring the life and legacy of U.S. Sen. Kohl

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) led their Senate colleagues in unanimously approving a bipartisan resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Herb Kohl. The resolution highlights Senator Kohl’s business success; passion for the Milwaukee Bucks; generous philanthropy; legislative track record

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U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald: Votes to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) voted to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress in a House Judiciary Committee Markup this week. The resolution recommends the House of Representatives find Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a lawful subpoena. “House Committee investigations have uncovered

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U.S. Rep. Grothman: Bills to encourage responsible student loan borrowing included in College Cost Reduction Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) is proud to announce that two of his bills, the Responsible Borrowing Act and the Protecting Taxpayers from Student Loan Bailouts Act, have been incorporated into the College Cost Reduction Act, a substantial piece of legislation that provides a comprehensive solution that will lower college costs for

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Agard campaign: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Local 314 endorse Melissa Agard for Dane County Executive

MADISON – Today the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Local 314 announced their endorsement of Senator Melissa Agard to be the next Dane County Executive. “We appreciate Senator Melissa Agard’s strong pro-labor leadership and her deep understanding of the issues that matter most to Union Carpenters,” said Andrew

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Rep. Penterman: Receives 2023 Legislative Champion Award for school bus safety legislation

Madison, WI – Yesterday, State Representative William Penterman (R – Columbus) received the 2023 Legislative Champion Award from the Wisconsin School Bus Safety Assocation at their Annual Legislative Day. Rep. Penterman was acknowledged for his outstanding contributions to the safety and well-being of Wisconsin’s students. Rep. Penterman’s unwavering dedication to

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