TUE PM Update: Hovde formally launches U.S. Senate bid, Sheboygan County DA asks SCOWIS to take abortion appeal

From WisPolitics … — GOP Madison businessman Eric Hovde formally launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate today, bemoaning what he said was a country in decline and an American dream increasingly out of reach for many during Joe Biden’s presidency. Hovde ticked off a series of problems he sees in the U.S. under Biden, from illegal immigration to the rising national debt. He called the U…. 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

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Rep. Steffen: Legislature approves tax-free retirement

Madison, Wis. — Today, a proposal to create a tax-free retirement in Wisconsin was adopted by the Wisconsin Legislature. State Representative David Steffen (R – Howard) and State Senator Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R – Appleton) authored the bill, which will exempt certain retirement earnings from state income tax. The bill now lands on Governor Evers’ desk, where he will have the opportunity to… 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 Health Services: New Office of Children’s Mental Health fact sheet emphasizes importance of infant and toddler mental health

Everyone has thoughts, emotions, and behaviors – what we know as mental health – and infants and toddlers are no different. Positive mental health and responsive relationships in early childhood are critical to a child’s health.  The vast majority (90%) of brain development occurs before a child enters kindergarten, so the first five years of a child’s life impacts that child’s well-being… 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. Smith: Flawed HSHS bill clears State Senate

MADISON – Today, senate bills 1014 (SB 1014) and 1015 (SB 1015) were passed during the senate session floor period. These bill are aimed at alleviating the health care crisis in the Chippewa Valley area after HSHS decided to close area hospitals and clinics by April 21st, 2024. In the 2021-23 Biennial State Budget, the legislature approved $15 million for capital improvements at Sacr… 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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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin: Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court filing  

Madison, Wis. – Today Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski filed a petition to bypass the appeals court and has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether Dane County Circuit Court Judge Diane Schlipper’s ruling from December 2023 that statute 940.04 does not apply to consensual abortion care should stand.   The following is a statement from Michelle Velasquez, Chief … 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. O’Connor: On UW System guaranteed admissions bill signed into law

MADISON –  Representative Jerry O’Connor (R- Fond du Lac) released the following statement after Governor Evers signed his Guaranteed Admissions Bill into law. “I am pleased that Gov. Evers signed SB 367, my bill to guarantee admission to UW System institutions and technical colleges for Wisconsin’s “best and brightest High School graduates. A number of our students, families, Hig… 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. Larson: Senate Republican bullies take out their frustrations on appointees

MADISON, WI – Fresh off the knowledge that their reign as the gerrymandered kings of the Wisconsin legislature may soon be over with the signing of fair maps, Senate Republicans decided to take out their frustrations today on four immensely qualified appointees of Governor Tony Evers, including three women. Today’s action makes 14 executive appointments to date that Senate Republicans hav… 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. Jacque: Bill relieving local taxpayers from burden of unequal landfill regulation heads to governor

MADISON, WI…  Local taxpayers would be freed from the burden of higher costs for unreasonable financial standards for municipal landfills, compared to private facilities, under legislation on its way to the Governor’s desk after passing both Houses of the Legislature today.  Sen. André Jacque, co-author of the measure along with Rep. Jeff Mursau, said the provisions address an inequity in curr… 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. Steffen: Legislature approves tax-free retirement

Madison, Wis. — Today, a proposal to create a tax-free retirement in Wisconsin was adopted by the Wisconsin Legislature. State Representative David Steffen (R – Howard) and State Senator Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R – Appleton) authored the bill, which will exempt certain retirement earnings from state income tax. The bill now lands

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Sen. Smith: Flawed HSHS bill clears State Senate

MADISON – Today, senate bills 1014 (SB 1014) and 1015 (SB 1015) were passed during the senate session floor period. These bill are aimed at alleviating the health care crisis in the Chippewa Valley area after HSHS decided to close area hospitals and clinics by April 21st, 2024. In the 2021-23 Biennial

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Rep. O’Connor: On UW System guaranteed admissions bill signed into law

MADISON –  Representative Jerry O’Connor (R- Fond du Lac) released the following statement after Governor Evers signed his Guaranteed Admissions Bill into law. “I am pleased that Gov. Evers signed SB 367, my bill to guarantee admission to UW System institutions and technical colleges for Wisconsin’s “best and brightest High School

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