TUE PM Update: Vos mail piece denounces recall effort as a ‘scam’

From WisPolitics … — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has done a mail piece warning voters in his district the effort to recall him is a “scam.” One side of the mailer shared with WisPolitics warns, “Grifters and con men are descending on Racine County.” The other side includes a note from Vos addressed, “Dear neighbor.” It says “out-of-state radicals” are trying to “trick Repu… 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  

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: To bring AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Labor Caucus, announced he was bringing Liz Shuler, President of the AFL-CIO, as his guest to this year’s State of the Union. President Shuler represents more than 12 million workers nationwide, including thousands of Wisconsinites. “I’m honored to have President Shuler as my guest at… 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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Udell campaign: Randy Udell announces candidacy for 47th Assembly District

Fitchburg, Wisconsin – Today, Fitchburg City Council member and Dane County supervisor-elect from District 33 Randy Udell officially announced his bid for the Democratic nomination to represent the newly drawn 47th Assembly District. The 47th district is anchored by most of the city of Fitchburg, which makes up just over half the district’s population. The 47th also includes the city of Stou… 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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WI National Guard: Happy birthday, Wisconsin National Guard

On Jan. 17, 1838, the 1st Wisconsin Territorial Assembly approved legislation requiring free, able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 45 to serve in the territorial militia. But 10 months earlier, territorial governor Henry Dodge commissioned Morgan L. Martin as a captain and commander of the Green Bay Rangers. That date — March 5, 1837 — is considered the birth of the Wisconsin National Gu… 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 Technical College System: President Dr. Morna K. Foy announces retirement

MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) President Dr. Morna K. Foy announced her plans to retire later this year. “It’s been my honor and an absolute blast to lead such an amazing organization,” Foy said. “I want to thank the WTCS Board for their trust and support. I’ve had the chance to work with so many talented educators, state and local policymakers, and workforce d… 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 2024 statewide referendums

MADISON – Representative Jerry O’Connor (R- Fond du Lac) released the following statement on the April and November 2024 statewide referendums. “The legislature has approved five referendum questions where Wisconsin voters can make their voices known on the issues they have overwhelmingly told us matter to them.  The decision to go directly to the voters with these referendums follows 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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Dept. of Military Affairs: Spring into emergency preparedness as daylight saving time begins

MADISON, Wis. — As Wisconsin springs forward and daylight-saving time begins, it is also an opportunity to prepare for unpredictable weather.“With spring comes more risk flooding and severe weather,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Greg Engle. “That’s why it’s a great time to review what to do in an emergency and take steps to make our homes more resilient to all hazards.” … 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: GOP candidate Eric Hovde say he’s a uniter but donates to the MAGA extreme

MADISON, Wis. — This weekend, the Daily Beast detailed California bank owner Eric Hovde’s (R–Laguna Beach) long history of backing MAGA candidates, plans to speak alongside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and support for right-wing policies like banning abortion and repealing the Affordable Care Act. They also reported on Hovde’s significant ties to the state of California, includi… 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, Colleagues: Introduce John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Advancement Act, legislation to stop state voter suppression efforts, safeguard critical voting rights protections, and restore and enhance the Voting Rights Act. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s damaging Shelby County decision in 2013—which crippled the federa… 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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Guttmacher Institute: New study reveals dire contraceptive access challenges in WI post-Roe reversal

Increased Barriers and Decreased Quality of Care Underscore Urgent Need for Legislative Action Madison, Wisconsin – Following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, a groundbreaking study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute reveals concerning trends in contraceptive access across Wisconsin. Drawing on data collected before and after the landmark Supreme Cou… 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. Moore: Announces Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, as State of the Union guest

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Gwen Moore is pleased to announce that her State of the Union guest is Tanya Atkinson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), and a resident of the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin. Congresswoman Moore released the following statement: “Tanya’s leadership at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has been instrumental in ensuring that individu… 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. Van Orden: Call for federal funds following structural failure of Lansing Bridge

CRAWFORD, W.I. – Yesterday, Representatives Derrick Van Orden (WI-03) and Ashley Hinson (IA-02) sent a letter to Federal Highway Administration Administrator Shailen Bhatt emphasizing Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ (IA-R) request for federal emergency relief funding for the repair of the Lansing Bridge in Lansing, Iowa. This request comes after the bridge, which connects Iowa Highway 9 and Wisconsin … 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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UW-Stout: Professor to discuss physicists’ work on nuclear weapons during WWII

Menomonie, Wis. — World War II was fought in laboratories as well as land, sea and air, according to Alan Scott, a physics professor at University of Wisconsin-Stout. The historic development of the atomic bomb has been in the spotlight with a new film about the life of lead scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. “Oppenheimer” has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards, or Oscars, which will be announc… 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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Mount Mary University: Summer tuition discounts and free housing

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 5, 2024) This summer, Mount Mary University has once again halved the cost of tuition and is offering degree-seeking undergrad students the ability to live in the residence hall for free. Undergraduate per-credit summer tuition has been reduced nearly 50 percent, from $585 to $300 per credit hour. “Building on last year’s great success and record summer enrollment, we ar… 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: To bring AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Labor Caucus, announced he was bringing Liz Shuler, President of the AFL-CIO, as his guest to this year’s State of the Union. President Shuler represents more than 12 million workers nationwide, including thousands of Wisconsinites.

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WI National Guard: Happy birthday, Wisconsin National Guard

On Jan. 17, 1838, the 1st Wisconsin Territorial Assembly approved legislation requiring free, able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 45 to serve in the territorial militia. But 10 months earlier, territorial governor Henry Dodge commissioned Morgan L. Martin as a captain and commander of the Green Bay Rangers.

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Rep. O’Connor: On 2024 statewide referendums

MADISON – Representative Jerry O’Connor (R- Fond du Lac) released the following statement on the April and November 2024 statewide referendums. “The legislature has approved five referendum questions where Wisconsin voters can make their voices known on the issues they have overwhelmingly told us matter to them.  The decision to

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin, Colleagues: Introduce John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Advancement Act, legislation to stop state voter suppression efforts, safeguard critical voting rights protections, and restore and enhance the Voting Rights Act. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s damaging Shelby County decision in 2013—which crippled the federa…

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Guttmacher Institute: New study reveals dire contraceptive access challenges in WI post-Roe reversal

Increased Barriers and Decreased Quality of Care Underscore Urgent Need for Legislative Action Madison, Wisconsin – Following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, a groundbreaking study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute reveals concerning trends in contraceptive access across Wisconsin. Drawing on data collected before and after the landmark Supreme Cou… Please

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Announces Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, as State of the Union guest

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Gwen Moore is pleased to announce that her State of the Union guest is Tanya Atkinson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), and a resident of the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin. Congresswoman Moore released the following statement: “Tanya’s leadership at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has been instrumental in

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Mount Mary University: Summer tuition discounts and free housing

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 5, 2024) This summer, Mount Mary University has once again halved the cost of tuition and is offering degree-seeking undergrad students the ability to live in the residence hall for free. Undergraduate per-credit summer tuition has been reduced nearly 50 percent, from $585 to $300 per credit

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