THU PM Update: Milwaukee police chief continues pushing for more security funding ahead of RNC

From WisPolitics … — Milwaukee Chief of Police Jeffrey Norman during a Milwaukee luncheon today said he pressed President Biden to boost security funding for hosting the Republican National Convention this summer.  The department is pushing to boost the amount to $75 million. Wisconsin’s congressional members have also pressed to raise the amount to that level.  He said the $50 million… 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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Rep. Stubbs: Testifies before Senate Committee on Missing and Murdered African American women and girls legislation

MADISON, WI – On March 5, 2024, Senate Bill 568–relating to: creating a task force on missing and murdered African American women and girls was removed from the Senate Committee on Government Operations and was re-referred to the Senate Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children and Families, where it was promptly scheduled for a public hearing. After testifying in support … 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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Informing Democracy: Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union

Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address to U.S. Congress tonight, Informing Democracy Executive Director Jenna Lowenstein issued the following statement: “In the years since President Biden’s first address at the Capitol, which took place just months after a deadly insurrection, our country has faced a growing movement to sow doubt over the results of our elections and change who… 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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IRG: Names Courtney Mullen to Director of External Affairs Role

Delafield, WI – The Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) continues to expand internal capabilities as the organization has named Courtney Mullen to the role of Director of External Affairs. In her new role, Courtney will oversee IRG’s day-to-day external communications and marketing strategies and help build bridges throughout the state by promoting IRG as a trusted resource for solving … 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. Johnson: Joins anti-earmarks resolution

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and seven of their Senate GOP colleagues in the introduction of a resolution fighting reckless government spending. “Earmarks are the gateway drug to more massive deficit spending,” Sen. Johnson said. “Even some Republicans joined with Democrats to contribute billions in earmarks to thi… 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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White House: Ahead of State of the Union, mayors across the country tout local impacts of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address tonight, mayors from across the country penned op-eds in local newspapers highlighting the impact his Investing in America agenda continues to have on their cities. Thanks to unprecedented levels of funding to address longstanding infrastructure needs, improve public safety and build a more sustainable future, American families are experiencin… 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. Baldwin, Waukesha Police Chief: Call for action on fentanyl crisis ahead of State of the Union

Video of the press conference can be downloaded here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson hosted a press conference to call attention to the fentanyl crisis in Wisconsin and highlight their work to combat it ahead of the State of the Union. Chief Thompson will be Senator Baldwin’s guest at the State of the Union address this even… 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: Issues Public Health Alert for Rackow Family Sausage Sweet Maple Bacon Sticks with bacon due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is issuing a public health alert for a ready-to-eat snack stick product, Sweet Maple Bacon Sticks with Bacon, produced by Rackow Family Sausage in Juda. This alert is due to the product being misbranded and containing an undeclared allergen. The aforementioned product contains hydrolyzed soy protein,… 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: President Biden’s record delivering for Wisconsinites trounces Trump’s failures

MADISON, Wis. — Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address this evening, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement: “The Biden-Harris Administration has accomplished more for Wisconsinites in three years than most presidents have accomplished in two terms—defending freedoms, protecting democracy, helping cre… 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 Transparency Project: Court of Appeals rules against Glendale in record dispute

This week, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that the City of Glendale violated the Open Records Law when it redacted information from a liquor license applications.  According to the Court of Appeals, “the public [has] a unique interest in knowing the details of the applicants for a license to sell alcohol beverages that would allow the public to ensure that… 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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WisGOP: Baldwin’s phony pivot

MADISON, Wis. – Tammy Baldwin is morphing again. This time, she is cosplaying as a Trump-friendly Democrat to keep her political career intact. In her first television ad of the 2024 campaign, Baldwin went out of her way to brag about President Trump signing a bill into law that she proposed over half a decade ago. This is just the latest instance of Baldwin scrambling to recast hersel… 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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Weekly GOP radio address: Sen. James on protecting access to affordable, quality healthcare

Hi, State Senator Jesse James here.The Chippewa Valley was turned upside down two months ago when HSHS suddenly announced they would be leaving our area within 90 days. Their departure meant the closure of two emergency departments, 1400 people out of work, and 40,000 patients left without access to care.Understanding the urgency, my Republican colleagues and I immediately got to work. We int… 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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Weekly Dem radio address: Gov. Evers on expanding Wisconsin’s child and dependent care tax credit for working families

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address on signing Assembly Bill 1023, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 101, which expands the current child and dependent care tax credit from 50 percent to 100 percent of the federal credit, helping reduce the tax burden for families struggling to afford the high cost of child care and care for adult dependents. Act 101, similar to a prop… 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: Trinidad Shipwreck (Schooner) listed on the State Register of Historic Places

ALGOMA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Trinidad Shipwreck on the State Register of Historic Places. State Historic Preservation Officer Daina Penkiunas presented the certificate to Brendon Baillod and Robert Jaeke. The shipwreck is located 9.5 miles east of the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse, partially embedded in the lakebed 270 feet below the surface … 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: Mojave Shipwreck (Barkentine) listed on the State Register of Historic Places

MOSEL, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Mojave Shipwreck on the State Register of Historic Places. State Historic Preservation Officer Daina Penkiunas presented a certificate to Steve Radovan. The shipwreck is located 12.5 miles northeast of the Sheboygan Breakwater Lighthouse, partially embedded in a lakebed 295 feet below the surface of Lake Michiga… 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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Informing Democracy: Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union

Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address to U.S. Congress tonight, Informing Democracy Executive Director Jenna Lowenstein issued the following statement: “In the years since President Biden’s first address at the Capitol, which took place just months after a deadly insurrection, our country has faced a growing movement

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IRG: Names Courtney Mullen to Director of External Affairs Role

Delafield, WI – The Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) continues to expand internal capabilities as the organization has named Courtney Mullen to the role of Director of External Affairs. In her new role, Courtney will oversee IRG’s day-to-day external communications and marketing strategies and help build bridges throughout the state by

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Sen. Johnson: Joins anti-earmarks resolution

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and seven of their Senate GOP colleagues in the introduction of a resolution fighting reckless government spending. “Earmarks are the gateway drug to more massive deficit spending,” Sen. Johnson said. “Even some Republicans joined with Democrats to contribute

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White House: Ahead of State of the Union, mayors across the country tout local impacts of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address tonight, mayors from across the country penned op-eds in local newspapers highlighting the impact his Investing in America agenda continues to have on their cities. Thanks to unprecedented levels of funding to address longstanding infrastructure needs, improve public safety and build

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Dept. of Agriculture, trade and consumer protection: Issues Public Health Alert for Rackow Family Sausage Sweet Maple Bacon Sticks with bacon due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is issuing a public health alert for a ready-to-eat snack stick product, Sweet Maple Bacon Sticks with Bacon, produced by Rackow Family Sausage in Juda. This alert is due to the product being misbranded and containing an

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WisDems: President Biden’s record delivering for Wisconsinites trounces Trump’s failures

MADISON, Wis. — Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address this evening, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement: “The Biden-Harris Administration has accomplished more for Wisconsinites in three years than most presidents have accomplished in two terms—defending freedoms, protecting democracy, helping cre… Please log in to

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WisGOP: Baldwin’s phony pivot

MADISON, Wis. – Tammy Baldwin is morphing again. This time, she is cosplaying as a Trump-friendly Democrat to keep her political career intact. In her first television ad of the 2024 campaign, Baldwin went out of her way to brag about President Trump signing a bill into law that she proposed over half

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Wisconsin Historical Society: Trinidad Shipwreck (Schooner) listed on the State Register of Historic Places

ALGOMA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Trinidad Shipwreck on the State Register of Historic Places. State Historic Preservation Officer Daina Penkiunas presented the certificate to Brendon Baillod and Robert Jaeke. The shipwreck is located 9.5 miles east of the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse, partially embedded in the

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Wisconsin Historical Society: Mojave Shipwreck (Barkentine) listed on the State Register of Historic Places

MOSEL, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Mojave Shipwreck on the State Register of Historic Places. State Historic Preservation Officer Daina Penkiunas presented a certificate to Steve Radovan. The shipwreck is located 12.5 miles northeast of the Sheboygan Breakwater Lighthouse, partially embedded in a lakebed 295 feet

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