MON PM Update: Hovde’s campaign says he raised more than $1 million

From WisPolitics … — U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has raised at least $1 million since launching his campaign in February, pushing him past the benchmark to be eligible for the state GOP’s endorsement next month, a spokesperson told WisPolitics. The spokesperson said the more than $1 million raised didn’t include any personal contribution that Hovde made to the campaign. Other details… 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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Protect Our Care: 85 million depend on Medicaid and CHIP, but GOP doubles down on plan to rip coverage away

Washington, D.C. — On the first day of Medicaid Awareness Month, Protect Our Care is releasing a new national report detailing Republican plans to slash Medicaid and rip coverage away from millions of Americans. While Medicaid Awareness Month is a celebration of how this vital health care program has touched millions of families across the nation, it is also an important reminder that Medicaid remains under attack by Republicans.  “Republican lawmakers are playing a dangerous game as they escalate their attacks against Medicaid and affordable health care,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “If MAGA Republicans get their

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Rep. Sapik: Evers vetoes whitetail population rejuvenation bill and wolf population goal bill

April 1, 2024 Madison WI. — AB1030, a bill banning antlerless deer hunting in the Northern Forest Zone for four years (with the exception of youth hunts) was vetoed by the Governor. Also vetoed was SB139, which would have mandated the DNR to establish a population goal for wolves. Sapik Statement: “Our Northernmost politicians including Congress, State Senators, and Assembly Representatives spent a great deal of time holding whitetail listening sessions throughout the state, prioritizing the Northern Forest Zone. Each listening session garnered the attention of hundreds of hunters to not only show up but voice their opinions and spread

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Rep. Green: Gov. Evers doesn’t represent northern Wisconsin hunters

Madison – Representative Chanz Green (R-Grand View) issued the following statement after Governor Evers vetoed Senate Bill 139, Assembly Bill 512, and Assembly Bill 1030 last Friday: “Governor Evers preaches that he wants to represent all Wisconsinites. But with these latest vetoes, he made one thing pretty clear: he doesn’t represent Northern Wisconsin hunters. The three bills would have repealed outdated DNR regulations, better managed our wolf population, and protected our deer herd. On SB 139, it was a pretty straightforward bill. It would just make the DNR implement a population goal into their wolf management plan. This bill wouldn’t have changed the existing framework

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JFC Co-Chairs: Urge Governor to sign PFAS legislation

Madison, WI – Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Rep. Mark Born (R- Beaver Dam) sent a letter to Governor Tony Evers today regarding his ongoing threat to veto legislation related to PFAS funding.  The Co-Chairs asked the Governor to sign Senate Bill (SB) 312 when it arrives on his desk so that the funding to address PFAS may be released.  The Co-Chairs expressed concerns about legal risk in restoring vetoed programs and changing legislative intent within a committee.  Following is the content of the letter: April 1, 2024 The Honorable Tony EversGovernor of the State of Wisconsin115 East State CapitolMadison,

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Rep. Penterman: Gov. Evers deals devastating blow to K-12 education

Madison, WI – Last Friday, Governor Evers dealt a devastating blow to education reform by vetoing Senate Bill (SB) 917, also known as the teacher apprenticeship bill, authored by Representative Penterman. This bill aimed to equip every four-year college in Wisconsin with a powerful tool to address the pressing teacher shortage. Representative Penterman expressed profound disappointment, stating, “Instead of working together and doing the right thing for our students, educators, communities, and state, the governor callously vetoed bipartisan legislation that echoed successful teacher apprenticeship models in numerous states. Introducing teacher apprenticeships in Wisconsin would not just attract more dedicated educators

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Explore Wisconsin’s natural wonders with natural resource foundation field trips

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages the public to explore Wisconsin with a Natural Resources Foundation (NRF) field trip. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is a nonprofit that protects our state’s lands, waters and wildlife and connects all people with nature. This year is the 31st season of Natural Resources Foundation field trips, and 275 trips are scheduled from April through early November. Field trips are expert-led adventures that explore Wisconsin in a variety of ways, from paddling in Door County to steep, off-trail hiking in Green County. These trips often offer a behind-the-scenes look at Wisconsin’s natural

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Gov. Evers: Appoints Angela Hoven as Pierce County Register of Deeds

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of Angela Hoven to serve as Pierce County Register of Deeds. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Julie Hines, effective May 3, 2024. Hoven will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends on Jan. 5, 2025. “Angela Hoven’s experience maintaining important land and real estate records will allow her to continue and expand upon the efficient work of the Pierce County Register of Deeds’ Office,” said Gov. Evers. “I am confident that she will serve the people of Pierce County well in this role.” Hoven has

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Dept. of Financial Institutions: Gov. Evers proclaims Money Smart Wisconsin Week

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) today announced Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed April 6 – 13, 2024, as Money Smart Wisconsin Week to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education and financial wellness. “Financial education gives folks the tools they need to make sound financial decisions and reach their own financial goals, dreams, and security,” said Gov. Evers. “I encourage all Wisconsinites to take action to build their own financial literacy and capability skills and assist others in doing so as well. Financial education can have a meaningful influence on personal and financial well-being, and it plays an

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Sen. Wanggaard: Not an April Fool’s joke – Evers vetoes freeway sign

MADISON – State Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) expressed surprise and disgust after learning that Governor Tony Evers vetoed a bill requiring the Department of Transportation (DOT) erect a sign on I-94 directing people to the Wind Point Lighthouse and Prairie School in Racine County. “What an absolute insult to the people of Wind Point and Racine County.” Wanggaard said. “And you can tell Evers knows it, too.He hid the veto on Good Friday hoping no one would notice. He claims he wants bipartsianship? Baloney. This veto is disgusting and cynical and purely political. It makes absolutely no sense.” Assembly Bill

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Talking Trade with Jackie Bojor of the FRD Center in Bucharest, Romania

In the latest edition of “Talking Trade,” Jackie Bojor of the FRD Center in Bucharest, Romania, discusses opportunities in the region for Midwest companies.  Bojor is the director of business development for the Factor Regional Development Center’s Bucharest location. The advisory firm offers consulting, market research and other services focused on entering new markets and mergers and acquisitions.  She notes Romania is seeing more activity from American businesses and specialists in clean energy, pointing to investments in small nuclear modular reactor development from an Oregon company called NuScale Power.  “As U.S. officials have recognized recently, Romania is a regional pillar

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Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Nomination period open for Wisconsin Cranberry Board

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations for two seats on the Wisconsin Cranberry Board. Producers that grow and sell cranberries in Wisconsin are eligible to nominate themselves or other producers. Nomination forms will be mailed to any producer that requests one prior to May 31, 2024 and can be requested by contacting DATCP Market Orders staff at DATCPMarketOrders@wisconsin.gov. Completed forms must be signed, notarized, and postmarked by May 31, 2024 and include the signatures of five eligible cranberry growers other than the nominee. Completed forms should be mailed to DATCP, Market Orders

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Spector Roh Strategies: REPORT CARD: Trump gets an F in Wisconsin; in November, he’ll get an L

Green Bay, WI. – As Trump visits the Badger State and Wisconsin voters head to the polls, we want to remind you how Trump’s anti-worker and climate-denier agenda hurt Wisconsin’s burgeoning clean energy economy and polluted freshwater resources that Wisconsinites depend on. Under President Biden’s leadership, Wisconsin’s electric vehicle manufacturing and battery storage industries are seeing a surge in investments. New clean energy projects have already spurred $920 million in investment in the state and helped create or move forward over 1,100 good-paying clean energy jobs. “During Donald Trump’s presidency, he catered to Big Oil’s demands at the expense of Wisconsin families,” said Climate

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Biden campaign: Wisconsin union leaders, elected officials call out Donald Trump ahead of his first visit since 2022

Ahead of Donald Trump’s first visit to Wisconsin in nearly two years, the Biden-Harris campaign today held press conferences in Milwaukee and Madison to send a clear message that Donald Trump and his radical agenda of attacking unions, raising costs, threatening Americans’ fundamental freedoms and undermining democracy are not welcome in the Badger State. In Madison, Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez and Biden-Harris National Advisory Board Member Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway joined Kent Miller, President/Business Manager of the Wisconsin Laborers District Council, and medical student Samantha Crowley to highlight Donald Trump’s record of killing Wisconsin jobs, attacking unions, and supporting abortion bans

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Rep. Green: Gov. Evers doesn’t represent northern Wisconsin hunters

Madison – Representative Chanz Green (R-Grand View) issued the following statement after Governor Evers vetoed Senate Bill 139, Assembly Bill 512, and Assembly Bill 1030 last Friday: “Governor Evers preaches that he wants to represent all Wisconsinites. But with these latest vetoes, he made one thing pretty clear: he doesn’t represent Northern Wisconsin hunters. The

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JFC Co-Chairs: Urge Governor to sign PFAS legislation

Madison, WI – Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Rep. Mark Born (R- Beaver Dam) sent a letter to Governor Tony Evers today regarding his ongoing threat to veto legislation related to PFAS funding.  The Co-Chairs asked the Governor to sign Senate Bill (SB) 312 when it arrives on his

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Rep. Penterman: Gov. Evers deals devastating blow to K-12 education

Madison, WI – Last Friday, Governor Evers dealt a devastating blow to education reform by vetoing Senate Bill (SB) 917, also known as the teacher apprenticeship bill, authored by Representative Penterman. This bill aimed to equip every four-year college in Wisconsin with a powerful tool to address the pressing teacher

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Explore Wisconsin’s natural wonders with natural resource foundation field trips

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages the public to explore Wisconsin with a Natural Resources Foundation (NRF) field trip. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is a nonprofit that protects our state’s lands, waters and wildlife and connects all people with nature. This year is the 31st season of

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Dept. of Financial Institutions: Gov. Evers proclaims Money Smart Wisconsin Week

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) today announced Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed April 6 – 13, 2024, as Money Smart Wisconsin Week to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education and financial wellness. “Financial education gives folks the tools they need to make sound financial decisions and reach

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Talking Trade with Jackie Bojor of the FRD Center in Bucharest, Romania

In the latest edition of “Talking Trade,” Jackie Bojor of the FRD Center in Bucharest, Romania, discusses opportunities in the region for Midwest companies.  Bojor is the director of business development for the Factor Regional Development Center’s Bucharest location. The advisory firm offers consulting, market research and other services focused

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