THU PM Update: Republicans demand Supreme Court ignore consultants report in redistricting case

From WisPolitics … — Attorneys for GOP lawmakers and conservative voters today demanded the state Supreme Court reject two consultants’ report that recommended ignoring their proposed maps for legislative districts and only considering plans submitted by Dems. Meanwhile, Senate GOP leaders moved a redistricting bill to the Org Committee, setting up a vehicle to take up a proposed map when… 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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Gov. Evers: Files response to expert report submitted to Wisconsin Supreme Court in redistricting lawsuit last week

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today filed a response to the expert report submitted to the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week in ongoing redistricting litigation regarding Wisconsin’s legislative districts. In January, Gov. Evers submitted fair maps to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider that are responsive to the will of the people, avoid partisan bias, and increase the number of competitive legislative seats. Additional details on the governor’s submitted maps are available here. Two neutral experts selected by the Court were charged with reviewing all submitted maps, including the governor’s, and released their review of the parties’ maps last week. The

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UW Health: Cancer researcher diagnosed twice with the cancer he studies

MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Dustin Deming understands when he meets a patient newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer how it will impact their life – because of how it has impacted his, twice. Deming, a medical oncologist and laboratory researcher at UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center, who focuses on gastrointestinal cancers such as colorectal cancer, draws from his own experiences as a patient to drive his work in the lab as well as in the clinic. “I am honored to care for people diagnosed with cancer,” he said. “I understand the importance of research and the urgency with which further

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AFP-WI: Kicks off ‘Prosperity is Possible’ tour, highlighting the failures of “Bidenomics” in series of statewide events

Madison, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) announced the kickoff of its “Prosperity is Possible” tour, a series of statewide events focused on providing relief to Wisconsinites who are struggling to make ends meet under Biden’s disastrous economic agenda. The tour will shed light on the economic implications of “Bidenomics,” and hold accountable the lawmakers that support Biden’s failing policies. AFP-WI State Director Megan Novak joined WisPolitics Capitol Chats on Wednesday to talk about the tour and our efforts to provide inflation relief to Wisconsinites statewide. Listen to the full Capitol Chats podcast HERE. “Wisconsinites can’t afford another four years of ‘Bidenomics,’” said AFP-WI

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UW-Eau Claire: Accounting students to provide free income tax assistance

Beginning March 8, accounting students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will provide free income tax return preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a service of the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. To qualify for the service, clients should have income of $64,000 or less. Appointments will take place in the dining area of UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center, 77 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire, from 5-8 p.m. Fridays, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29 and April 12. Advance registration through the UW-Eau Claire VITA website is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Clients must bring all of the following materials to

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A Better Wisconsin Together: Wisconsin GOP continues defending their gerrymandered maps

MADISON, Wis. — Today, parties in the case for fair maps responded to the court-appointed independent experts’ recent analysis of submitted maps. According to the experts’ reports, the maps submitted by Republicans and right-wing intervenors Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) were obvious partisan gerrymanders, and in responses submitted today, Republicans still continued to defend their gerrymandered maps.  Today’s deadline in the case comes after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Wisconsin’s current GOP-drawn maps are unconstitutional, and ordered for new maps that are up to constitutional standards to be put in place – a decision that a recent Marquette Law

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Delivers for Wisconsin in federal aviation administration legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted to advance the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bill included several Senator Baldwin-authored provisions to expand access to flight education to train more commercial pilots, invest in aviation workforce training for veterans, and improve safety for all Americans when they fly, including those with disabilities. “The aviation industry faces enormous challenges – short staffing, close calls on runways, and outdated infrastructure – that have impacted travelers and too often compromised the safety of Wisconsinites. Now is the time to invest in

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WMC: Biden’s EPA’s new air standard is devastating to manufacturing and the economy

MADISON – President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the PM2.5 rule on Wednesday that would make significant changes to National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, resulting in devastating economic consequences and exponentially higher costs for employers. Following the release of the new rule, WMC Executive Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley released the below statement: “The Biden EPA’s PM2.5 rule will turn much of Wisconsin’s industrial base into a ‘no-grow’ zone. The rule is a manufacturing job killer that will force high-paying manufacturing jobs overseas. The reality is that Wisconsin has some of the cleanest air

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UW-Madison: Chancellor Mnookin unveils bold new initiatives to innovate for the public good, address global challenges

MADISON — The University of Wisconsin—Madison will build on its 175 years of excellence with several bold new initiatives designed to address global challenges, notably artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability. In her second address before the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin shared a wide-ranging look at UW-Madison’s recent successes, challenges and plans to continue innovating for the public good. The university remains deeply committed to its ideals around inclusion and belonging, free expression, and student success, while advancing its teaching, research and outreach missions. “We have a lot to be

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Goyke campaign: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorses Goyke for Milwaukee City Attorney

Milwaukee, WI – Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorsed Rep. Evan Goyke today in his bid for Milwaukee City Attorney. This endorsement highlights the organization’s confidence in Goyke’s commitment to prioritizing and defending reproductive freedom and health care in Milwaukee. Rep. Evan Goyke expressed his gratitude for the endorsement, stating, “I am profoundly honored to receive the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. This endorsement is not just a symbol of trust, but a call to action that I fully embrace. As Milwaukee City Attorney, I pledge to stand firm in defense of reproductive freedom and ensure that our

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Grills big Pharma CEOs on high cost of prescription drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), questioned the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Bristol Myers Squibb on the exorbitant prices they charge hard-working families as their companies turn record profits. Senator Baldwin juxtaposed the stories of Wisconsinites who struggle to afford their medication while the CEOs in question make as much as $52.5 million annually. The United States pays, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. One out of four Americans cannot afford the medicine their doctors prescribe, yet ten large pharmaceutical companies

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AFP-WI: Kicks off ‘Prosperity is Possible’ tour, highlighting the failures of “Bidenomics” in series of statewide events

Madison, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) announced the kickoff of its “Prosperity is Possible” tour, a series of statewide events focused on providing relief to Wisconsinites who are struggling to make ends meet under Biden’s disastrous economic agenda. The tour will shed light on the economic implications of “Bidenomics,” and hold

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A Better Wisconsin Together: Wisconsin GOP continues defending their gerrymandered maps

MADISON, Wis. — Today, parties in the case for fair maps responded to the court-appointed independent experts’ recent analysis of submitted maps. According to the experts’ reports, the maps submitted by Republicans and right-wing intervenors Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) were obvious partisan gerrymanders, and in responses submitted today, Republicans

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Delivers for Wisconsin in federal aviation administration legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted to advance the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bill included several Senator Baldwin-authored provisions to expand access to flight education to train more commercial pilots, invest in aviation workforce training for

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UW-Madison: Chancellor Mnookin unveils bold new initiatives to innovate for the public good, address global challenges

MADISON — The University of Wisconsin—Madison will build on its 175 years of excellence with several bold new initiatives designed to address global challenges, notably artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability. In her second address before the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, Chancellor Jennifer L.

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Goyke campaign: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorses Goyke for Milwaukee City Attorney

Milwaukee, WI – Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorsed Rep. Evan Goyke today in his bid for Milwaukee City Attorney. This endorsement highlights the organization’s confidence in Goyke’s commitment to prioritizing and defending reproductive freedom and health care in Milwaukee. Rep. Evan Goyke expressed his gratitude for the endorsement, stating,

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Grills big Pharma CEOs on high cost of prescription drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), questioned the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Bristol Myers Squibb on the exorbitant prices they charge hard-working families as their companies turn record profits. Senator Baldwin juxtaposed

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