Libertarian Part of Wisconsin: To hold convention in Madison

The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin (LPWI) will hold its annual convention from Friday, April 12th, through Sunday, April 14th, in Madison, WI. Offering a platform of “do no harm to anyone; do not steal from anybody,” the LPWI will gather amid the rabid political turmoil splitting the country between the dominant two-party system. During the three day gathering, the LPWI plans to showcase the Libertarian Party’s 2024 candidates and its commitment to personal freedom and local home rule for citizens and communities across Wisconsin. The convention, at the Double Tree East hotel at 4402 East Washington Avenue, in Madison, will

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Rep. Murphy: Statement on complaint filed against Chief UW DEI Officer

MADISON – State Representative Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) issued the following statement regarding a misconduct complaint filed Wednesday against LaVar Charleston, the University of Wisconsin’s chief diversity officer, alleging Charleston has a decades-long track record of research misconduct.   “We’ve discussed how we don’t believe DEI is a beneficial concept to begin with.  Now we find out the guy running it at our state’s biggest university is as big of a fraud as the policies he’s trying to push on UW students,” said Murphy. “We’ve spent millions of dollars on DEI, with no return on our investment, and this is our top

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DLCC: The top five best and worst bills on reproductive freedom in 2024 so far 

WASHINGTON —  2024 has already been a busy legislative session as statehouses continue to be on the frontlines of determining reproductive freedoms. Abortion bans continue to crop up in GOP-controlled states, as well as attacks on the full spectrum of reproductive care, including IVF and contraception access. Meanwhile, Democrats are pushing back on extreme attacks while pushing to expand protections for access to reproductive care. The stark contrast in priorities of 2024 legislative sessions illustrates how electing Democratic majorities is the strongest way to protect fundamental reproductive freedom in post-Dobbs America. Only solutions at this level of the ballot will end Republicans’

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Rep. Edming: Bill eliminating red tape for County Veteran Service Offices becomes law

MADISON – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 416 authored by Representative James Edming (R-Glen Flora) and Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) was signed into law by Governor Evers as Act 203. This bipartisan legislation eliminates unnecessary red tape from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ (WDVA) grant program for county veteran service offices. “County veteran service offices are one of the best resources for veterans to learn about and receive assistance in accessing the benefits they are entitled to,” said Rep. Edming. “Anything we can do to ease the administrative burden on these offices will allow them to focus more on their primary mission, assisting

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Wisconsin Elections Commission: Public test of voting equipment can begin March 23

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Elections Commission is reminding media members that the window for public testing of electronic voting equipment for the April 2 Spring Election starts on Saturday, March 23. Testing must occur prior to Election Day. The test provides an opportunity in communities across Wisconsin for the public, between March 23 and April 1, to witness how election officials are preparing for the upcoming election, and to understand the security protocols in place ahead of Election Day. By law, all municipalities are required to conduct a public test of their electronic voting equipment not earlier than 10

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Rep. August: Wisconsin should ban “Zuckerbucks” in our elections

Election integrity continues to be an important issue not only in our state, but around the country as a whole.  Most believe our elections are run by non-partisan election officials, independent of any financial influence from outside groups or individuals.  What if I told you the administration of elections was not insulated from dark money?  Not only is it possible for outside money to make it into election administration, but it already has – and at alarming amounts. In 2020, California billionaire and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg developed an elaborate scheme to funnel $400 million of his private fortune into

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Are you ready for spring turkey season?

Looking to give turkey hunting a try this year, but don’t know where to start? We have you covered! The DNR’s Turkey Hunting webpage has a wealth of information to help get you started. Another great option is to participate in a Learn to Hunt Turkey program. These programs are designed for new hunters. Topics covered include turkey hunting regulations, equipment and safety. Multiple programs are offered across the state and throughout the year. See what’s available near you by visiting the Learn to Hunt webpage. For more information on Learn to Hunt programs, contact DNR Hunting and Shooting Sports Specialist Emily Iehl

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Dept. of Revenue: Tax due date is April 15 – Wisconsin offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

MADISON –More than 120 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites across Wisconsin offer free income tax filing assistance. Sites are staffed with IRS certified volunteers who receive technical assistance and training and are ready to help prepare and file your tax return. Last year, VITA and TCE volunteers in Wisconsin helped prepare over 31,000 income tax returns. VITA and TCE sites are typically located in community centers, libraries, schools, and other convenient locations for those who need assistance. To locate an open site near you and learn about work schedules and protocols, use

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Sen. Felzkowski: Bill that helps Antigo signed into law

Madison, WI – On Thursday, State Senator Mary Felzkowski (R- Tomahawk) joined Governor Evers as he signed Senate Bill 915 into law. When Senator Felzkowski held listening sessions in Antigo last fall, city officials asked for a statutory fix to extend Tax Incremental District (TID) #4 in the City of Antigo for six years to ensure that the TID could repay the city for the advanced payments they made. This idea became Senate Bill 915, which is now 2023 Wisconsin Act 137. Antigo TID #4 has been extremely successful. It was created in 1999 to assist in the expansion of the

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Roth campaign: Statement on U.S. Rep. Gallagher’s retirement

Roger Roth (R – Appleton) issued the following statement:  “While I wish he would have finished out his term, I appreciate Congressman Gallagher’s service to Northeast Wisconsin, particularly his work to fight the Chinese Communist Party.  The stakes of the race to succeed him and retain the Republican House majority cannot be understated. The border is broken, our streets are less safe, and the country has never been more vulnerable. To change course, we need a Republican Majority in the House to help President Trump govern, which is why I’m running for Congress.  As Northeast Wisconsin goes, so goes the

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Celebrates capping inhaler prices at $35, brings relief to Wisconsin families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, celebrated the progress made to lower health care costs for Wisconsin families and hold big drug companies accountable. Less than three months after Senator Baldwin launched an investigation into the four major manufacturers of inhalers, three of the companies have made commitments to cap the out-of-pocket costs of their inhalers at $35 for patients at the pharmacy counter.  25 million Americans have asthma, including 500,000 Wisconsinites, and 16 million Americans have COPD and rely on inhalers to breathe. Inhalers have been available

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Rep. Macco: Statement on U.S. Rep. Gallagher resigning

Green Bay, Wisc. – Today, Congressman Mike Gallagher announced he will be resigning from Congress effective April 19th. Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement: “Thank you Congressman Gallagher for your years of service to the nation and the 8th Congressional District. Congressman Gallagher proved to be a principled and responsive legislator for our community. Congress would benefit from having more public servants like him. I wish him and his family well as they move forward into this next chapter.”  

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WisDems: On the resignation of U.S. Rep. Gallagher

MADISON, Wis. — Following today’s announcement from Rep. Mike Gallagher’s that he plans to resign from Congress on April 19, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund issued the following statement: “Mike Gallagher’s decision to walk away from Congress is a remarkable indictment of a do-nothing GOP majority obsessed with creating chaos and incapable of carrying out even the basic responsibilities of government. Speaker Mike Johnson’s control over Congress now hangs by a thread, with a razor-thin majority and extremists like Marjorie Taylor Greene more empowered than ever. As Wisconsin Democrats, we look forward to fighting hard for the 8th District and restoring

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Libertarian Part of Wisconsin: To hold convention in Madison

The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin (LPWI) will hold its annual convention from Friday, April 12th, through Sunday, April 14th, in Madison, WI. Offering a platform of “do no harm to anyone; do not steal from anybody,” the LPWI will gather amid the rabid political turmoil splitting the country between the

Read More »

Rep. Murphy: Statement on complaint filed against Chief UW DEI Officer

MADISON – State Representative Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) issued the following statement regarding a misconduct complaint filed Wednesday against LaVar Charleston, the University of Wisconsin’s chief diversity officer, alleging Charleston has a decades-long track record of research misconduct.   “We’ve discussed how we don’t believe DEI is a beneficial concept to begin

Read More »

Rep. Edming: Bill eliminating red tape for County Veteran Service Offices becomes law

MADISON – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 416 authored by Representative James Edming (R-Glen Flora) and Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) was signed into law by Governor Evers as Act 203. This bipartisan legislation eliminates unnecessary red tape from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ (WDVA) grant program for county veteran service offices. “County veteran

Read More »

Rep. August: Wisconsin should ban “Zuckerbucks” in our elections

Election integrity continues to be an important issue not only in our state, but around the country as a whole.  Most believe our elections are run by non-partisan election officials, independent of any financial influence from outside groups or individuals.  What if I told you the administration of elections was

Read More »

Dept. of Revenue: Tax due date is April 15 – Wisconsin offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

MADISON –More than 120 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites across Wisconsin offer free income tax filing assistance. Sites are staffed with IRS certified volunteers who receive technical assistance and training and are ready to help prepare and file your tax return. Last

Read More »

Sen. Felzkowski: Bill that helps Antigo signed into law

Madison, WI – On Thursday, State Senator Mary Felzkowski (R- Tomahawk) joined Governor Evers as he signed Senate Bill 915 into law. When Senator Felzkowski held listening sessions in Antigo last fall, city officials asked for a statutory fix to extend Tax Incremental District (TID) #4 in the City of Antigo

Read More »

Roth campaign: Statement on U.S. Rep. Gallagher’s retirement

Roger Roth (R – Appleton) issued the following statement:  “While I wish he would have finished out his term, I appreciate Congressman Gallagher’s service to Northeast Wisconsin, particularly his work to fight the Chinese Communist Party.  The stakes of the race to succeed him and retain the Republican House majority

Read More »

Rep. Macco: Statement on U.S. Rep. Gallagher resigning

Green Bay, Wisc. – Today, Congressman Mike Gallagher announced he will be resigning from Congress effective April 19th. Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement: “Thank you Congressman Gallagher for your years of service to the nation and the 8th Congressional District. Congressman Gallagher proved to be a principled and responsive

Read More »

WisDems: On the resignation of U.S. Rep. Gallagher

MADISON, Wis. — Following today’s announcement from Rep. Mike Gallagher’s that he plans to resign from Congress on April 19, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund issued the following statement: “Mike Gallagher’s decision to walk away from Congress is a remarkable indictment of a do-nothing GOP majority obsessed with creating chaos and

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