WED PM Update: Wimberger moving to 2nd SD, setting up possibly GOP primary with Cowles

From WisPolitics … — State Sen. Eric Wimberger announced today he will move to the redrawn 2nd SD and run for that seat this fall, setting up a possible primary with fellow Green Bay Republican Rob Cowles. Under the new maps, both lawmakers were drawn into the 30th SD that Wimberger first won in 2020, and Cowles announced earlier this year he planned to move into the 2nd. That newly drawn… 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

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Our Revolution: Nation’s largest progressive political organizing group, throws weight behind Wisconsin protest vote effort

Madison, WI — Our Revolution, America’s largest grassroots progressive political organization, announced today that it is officially throwing its support and massive organizing infrastructure behind the effort to urge Wisconsin voters to cast an “uninstructed” vote in the upcoming April 2nd Democratic presidential primary. The organization – which also supported successful campaigns in Michigan and Washington – is kicking off an aggressive get out the vote effort to engage its 146,000 members in the Badger State by phone, text, and email, encouraging them to use their vote to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. Later today, members will receive

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WIPPS: Corina Norrbom, MD, receives Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Superhero of Medicine Award

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will honor Corina Norrbom, MD with the Superhero of Medicine Award during its annual Health & Harmony event in Madison on April 5, 2024. The Superhero of Medicine Award is presented annually to recognize physicians who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the health of their community. Dr. Norrbom’s commitment to serving as a leader in the advancement of health equity and her efforts for continuous improvement of medical education and health access are just a few examples of what make her a Superhero of Medicine. Dr. Norrbom is an assistant professor

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Dep. of Justice: Office of School Safety (OSS) funding bill signed into law

MADISON, Wis. – Today Gov. Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 1050 into law, providing bridge funding for the Department of Justice Office of School Safety (OSS) to continue its work supporting school safety around the state of Wisconsin through September 2025. “The Office of School Safety’s proactive and collaborative approach is helping keep kids safe when they’re at school,” said Attorney General Kaul. “While there is still work to do to fund the Office of School Safety’s services for the long term, the enactment of this legislation is a critical step forward.” “I’m glad that we were able to reach

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Sen. Wimberger: Bill establishing state human trafficking council signed into law

Madison, WI — Senator Eric Wimberger (R – Green Bay) issued the following statement after the signing of Assembly Bill 978, a bill he authored to establish a statewide Human Trafficking Council made up of subject matter experts from law enforcement, victim support groups, and various state agencies to assess, coordinate, and multiply anti-trafficking efforts across Wisconsin. “While even a single instance of human trafficking is too much, trafficking has reached crisis levels in Wisconsin. One of the challenges is a lack of data on these crimes, and this council brings together experts to ensure the state is doing all

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Sen. Wanggaard, Wirch, Rep. Nedweski, McGuire: Kenosha legislators team up to keep confidential informants confidential

MADISON – A bill designed to protect the identities and personal information about confidential informants became law today. Senate Bill 119 was introduced by Kenosha-area legislators following conversations with Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley and Kenosha Police Lieutenant Joe Nosalik about a loophole in state law.  Prior to the enactment of Senate Bill 119, court documents, such as search warrants and affidavits containing the identity of confidential informants were not specifically exempt from Wisconsin’s open records law. This loophole allowed defendants and subjects of investigation to file an open records request with the clerk of court to release the

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Rep. Goeben: Wisconsin bans child sex dolls

Madison –Today, Governor Evers signed into law Representative Joy Goeben’s (R-Hobart) legislation designed to protect the children of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Act 225 criminalizes the intentional possession, sale, transport, manufacture, display, and advertisement of child sex dolls; including the displaying of instructions and/or materials necessary to create a child sex doll. “This legislation will help protect and keep our children safe. These dolls are meant to normalize sex between adults and minors while giving pedophiles a way to practice before victimizing a real child,” says Goeben. Unfortunately, law enforcement across the county is reporting an increase in child sex dolls. The dolls

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Sen. James: Celebrates signing of bills to protect children and victims

Madison – Today, Governor Evers signed into law several bills authored by Senator Jesse James (R- Altoona) that will work to protect Wisconsin’s vulnerable, including children and victims of crime. The passed legislation includes measures to allow child victims of human trafficking to testify in private for their safety and mental health, $10 million in funding for crime victim services, and the Kelsey Smith Act, which gives law enforcement greater access to the cell phone locations of individuals in immediate danger. “It is an honor to improve our state law to shield our victims,” said Senator James. “We are grateful

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Supreme Court of Wisconsin: Bills addressing threats against judges signed into law by Gov. Evers

Madison, Wis. (March 27, 2024) – Three bipartisan bills requested by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in response to threats of violence against judges were signed into law by Governor Tony Evers Wednesday afternoon. The Judicial Security Package was developed by the Legislative Committee of the Judicial Conference at the request of Chief Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, who has prioritized judicial safety. The committee, consisting of members of the judiciary, worked with the assistance of other judicial colleagues to craft the following bills: • AB 965: Picketing and Parading (Representatives Tusler and Stubbs; Cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and Taylor) • AB 966: Judicial Officer Privacy (Representatives

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Gov. Evers: Signs dozens of bills aimed at improving community safety, reducing crime across Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed dozens of bills aimed at improving community safety, reducing crime, and supporting crime victims across Wisconsin. Among legislation Gov. Evers enacted today include bills to invest $10 million to support crime victims, including sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors; create a state Human Trafficking Council and expand employee training to identify and prevent human trafficking; support mental and behavioral health access for local law enforcement and certain other public safety personnel; bolster local 911 and emergency response systems; and help deter reckless driving statewide. “We’re working to address the cycle of violence, prevent crime, and keep our schools, streets, and communities safe across Wisconsin,” said Gov. Evers. “This legislative session, we made historic shared

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Farmers for Sustainable Food, Edge: Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative member Sandy Larson speaks at USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities event

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Edge member Sandy Larson of Larson Acres presented yesterday at a United States Department of Agriculture Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities event. She spoke about the values important to her every day on her family’s farm: quality, pride and family and how these values are reinforced in her work through the Farmers for Sustainable Food Climate-Smart Program. Larson is a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Rock County, Wis., who farms alongside three generations of family members. Larson Acres was established in 1957 and today consists of 75 employees, 2,800 cows and more than 5,000 acres of farmland.  “Successfully

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Our Revolution: Nation’s largest progressive political organizing group, throws weight behind Wisconsin protest vote effort

Madison, WI — Our Revolution, America’s largest grassroots progressive political organization, announced today that it is officially throwing its support and massive organizing infrastructure behind the effort to urge Wisconsin voters to cast an “uninstructed” vote in the upcoming April 2nd Democratic presidential primary. The organization – which also supported

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Sen. Wanggaard, Wirch, Rep. Nedweski, McGuire: Kenosha legislators team up to keep confidential informants confidential

MADISON – A bill designed to protect the identities and personal information about confidential informants became law today. Senate Bill 119 was introduced by Kenosha-area legislators following conversations with Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley and Kenosha Police Lieutenant Joe Nosalik about a loophole in state law.  Prior to the

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Rep. Goeben: Wisconsin bans child sex dolls

Madison –Today, Governor Evers signed into law Representative Joy Goeben’s (R-Hobart) legislation designed to protect the children of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Act 225 criminalizes the intentional possession, sale, transport, manufacture, display, and advertisement of child sex dolls; including the displaying of instructions and/or materials necessary to create a child sex doll. “This

Read More »

Sen. James: Celebrates signing of bills to protect children and victims

Madison – Today, Governor Evers signed into law several bills authored by Senator Jesse James (R- Altoona) that will work to protect Wisconsin’s vulnerable, including children and victims of crime. The passed legislation includes measures to allow child victims of human trafficking to testify in private for their safety and

Read More »

Gov. Evers: Signs dozens of bills aimed at improving community safety, reducing crime across Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed dozens of bills aimed at improving community safety, reducing crime, and supporting crime victims across Wisconsin. Among legislation Gov. Evers enacted today include bills to invest $10 million to support crime victims, including sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors; create a state Human Trafficking Council and expand employee training to identify and prevent human trafficking; support mental and

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Farmers for Sustainable Food, Edge: Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative member Sandy Larson speaks at USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities event

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Edge member Sandy Larson of Larson Acres presented yesterday at a United States Department of Agriculture Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities event. She spoke about the values important to her every day on her family’s farm: quality, pride and family and how these values are reinforced in

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