MON PM Update: State Supreme Court weighing whether to hear suit to put Phillips on Dem presidential primary ballot

From WisPolitics … — The state Supreme Court is weighing whether to hear Dean Phillips’ lawsuit over the decision to leave the Minnesota congressman off the Dem presidential primary ballot. Phillips filed a petition for original action with the court on Friday, alleging the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the state Presidential Preference Selection Committee “abused their discretion” 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. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot Password

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Demands answers on HUD’s role in the migrant crisis 

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2024) – Congressman Bryan Steil today called on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge to provide transparency in the department’s handling of taxpayer funds. Specifically, how much, if any, funding is misused to provide public housing authorities (PHAs) to benefit undocumented immigrants.  The request follows a House Financi… 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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League of Women Voters: Host February 5 town hall with Fox Valley region legislators

APPLETON, WI —All state legislators representing the Fox Valley region have been invited to participate in a virtual Legislative Town Hall meeting on Monday, February 5 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Hosted by the League of  Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities, the Town Hall is co-sponsored by the Greater Green Bay and  Winnebago County Leagues, as portions of state legislative districts overlap. … 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 Transportation: DMV offers information on obtaining an ID for voting

Ahead of the Wisconsin Primary on Tuesday, February 20, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds voters how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting. Valid identification for voting purposes includes a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There is no separate “voter ID.” A federally comp… 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 Justice: Office of School Safety to provide regional behavioral and threat assessment management trainings around Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) today kicked off the first of eleven Behavioral and Threat Assessment Management (BTAM) trainings around the state of Wisconsin. These trainings are designed to provide school administrators, school mental health professionals, security personnel, community partners, and law enforcement with an understan… 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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PSC Wisconsin: Announces grant funding opportunities to improve telecommunications access and affordability in Wisconsin

MADISON – The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC or Commission) is encouraging eligible organizations to apply for grant funding to improve the availability of telecommunications services for Wisconsin residents. The grant funding opportunities include the Nonprofit Access Grant Program, the Lifeline Outreach Grant Program, and the Telemedicine Grant Program. All three grant programs are… 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: Old World Wisconsin announces summer camps for 2024

EAGLE, Wis. – Registration is now open for day camp experiences taking place at Old World Wisconsin this summer. Campers will enter into a 19th-century world where farm animals dot the landscape alongside historic buildings, just like stepping into the pages of the “Little House” series.  History Explorers Summer Camp June 19-22, July 10-13 and Aug. 14-17, 2024 |10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cos… 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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GOP bill would create state tax credit for video game companies

Republican lawmakers recently circulated legislation that would create a tax credit aimed at attracting video game companies to Wisconsin.  Rep. Clint Moses, R-Menomonie, and Sen. Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, sent a co-sponsorship memo to other lawmakers promoting the bill. In it, they note the video game industry dwarfs both movies and television, and is expected to grow 8.7% per year bet… 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: Signs Executive Order creating Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce, appoints Lieutenant Governor Chair

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, as previewed in his 2024 State of the State address, today signed Executive Order #220 to create the Governor’s Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce. The task force will be charged with studying the workforce challenges facing the state’s healthcare system, including recruitment and retention, identifying way… 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. Pocan: Calls for appropriations hearing with DeJoy to address postal delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, wrote to Steve Womack (AR-03), the Chair of the subcommittee, and Ranking Member Steny Hoyer (MD-05), calling on them to invite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for a hearing. This follows a letter Congressman Pocan sent to the Post… 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 Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Announces updates to Farmland Preservation Program due to recent legislative action

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced updates to its Farmland Preservation Program due to Governor Tony Evers signing 2023 Wisconsin Act 42 in December. This legislation makes the following updates to the Farmland Preservation Program: Decreases the minimum term of a farmland preservation agreement from 15 yea… 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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Lena Taylor: Is anyone paying attention?

We know there is a surge in hate activity and we know college campuses are being targeted. It doesn’t seem like some institutions are really paying enough attention to these trends and putting systems in place to inform the students and faculty, of potential threats before they show up at their campus door.

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Demands answers on HUD’s role in the migrant crisis 

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2024) – Congressman Bryan Steil today called on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge to provide transparency in the department’s handling of taxpayer funds. Specifically, how much, if any, funding is misused to provide public housing authorities (PHAs) to benefit undocumented immigrants. 

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Dept. of Justice: Office of School Safety to provide regional behavioral and threat assessment management trainings around Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) today kicked off the first of eleven Behavioral and Threat Assessment Management (BTAM) trainings around the state of Wisconsin. These trainings are designed to provide school administrators, school mental health professionals, security personnel, community partners, and

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PSC Wisconsin: Announces grant funding opportunities to improve telecommunications access and affordability in Wisconsin

MADISON – The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC or Commission) is encouraging eligible organizations to apply for grant funding to improve the availability of telecommunications services for Wisconsin residents. The grant funding opportunities include the Nonprofit Access Grant Program, the Lifeline Outreach Grant Program, and the Telemedicine Grant Program.

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GOP bill would create state tax credit for video game companies

Republican lawmakers recently circulated legislation that would create a tax credit aimed at attracting video game companies to Wisconsin.  Rep. Clint Moses, R-Menomonie, and Sen. Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, sent a co-sponsorship memo to other lawmakers promoting the bill. In it, they note the video game industry dwarfs both movies

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Gov. Evers: Signs Executive Order creating Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce, appoints Lieutenant Governor Chair

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, as previewed in his 2024 State of the State address, today signed Executive Order #220 to create the Governor’s Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce. The task force will be charged with studying the workforce challenges facing the state’s healthcare system, including recruitment and retention, identifying way… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t

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Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Announces updates to Farmland Preservation Program due to recent legislative action

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced updates to its Farmland Preservation Program due to Governor Tony Evers signing 2023 Wisconsin Act 42 in December. This legislation makes the following updates to the Farmland Preservation Program: Decreases the minimum term of a farmland preservation

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Lena Taylor: Is anyone paying attention?

We know there is a surge in hate activity and we know college campuses are being targeted. It doesn’t seem like some institutions are really paying enough attention to these trends and putting systems in place to inform the students and faculty, of potential threats before they show up at their campus door.

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