TUE PM Update: Evers vetoes PFAS bill; JFC co-chairs reject his call to meet

From WisPolitics … — Gov. Tony Evers today vetoed Republicans’ bill aiming to combat PFAS contamination and called a special meeting of the Joint Finance Committee next week to take up funding to address forever chemicals and western Wisconsin hospital closures.  It is the second time Evers, who has repeatedly vowed to veto the PFAS bill, has called a special meeting of the budget committ… 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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A Better Wisconsin Together: Urges JFC to accept Governor’s call to take next steps in ensuring clean water, health care access

MADISON, Wis. — This afternoon, Governor Tony Evers vetoed a disingenuous GOP-authored bill that experts have said would let polluters off the hook for contaminating Wisconsinites’ water. The governor  is calling on the Joint Finance Committee to convene next week on a plan to release $140 million in funds to combat PFAS contamination and solve shortages in health care access … 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: Evers refuses public records request for Spahn emails

MADISON, Wis. – So much for transparency. Back in November when Governor Tony Evers’ secret “warren.spahn@wisconsin.gov” account first came to light, the Governor’s office assured the public they were hiding nothing and promised to make all correspondence from said account available via Open Records request.  From Wisconsin State Journal: “All email correspondence 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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Sen. Smith, Rep. Emerson: Governor Evers shouldn’t have to tell Republicans to do their jobs

MADISON – Today, Senator Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) and Representative Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire) echoed their support for Governor Evers’ call for a special meeting of the Joint Committee on Finance to approve the $15 million to address the HSHS hospital closures and release funds to curb PFAS pollution. “We don’t have the luxury of dragging our feet with the hospital closures in the Chippewa … 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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JFC Co-Chairs: Respond to Evers’ phony call for special meeting

MADISON, WI – The Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) made the following statement in response to Governor Evers attempting to call the committee into a special meeting: “Governor Evers has tried this before and he is, once again, playing politics. As was the case four years ago, the Governo… 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. Shelton, Snodgrass: Call for release of PFAs funds 

GREEN BAY – This afternoon, Governor Evers vetoed a GOP bill that would limit the authority of the DNR to test for and clean up PFAs chemicals in our state. Additionally, this bill would have given the polluters a free pass for the contamination they are responsible for. With $125 million having been set aside in the Biennial Budget for PFAs contamination treatment and remediation as of July… 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 Justice: Village of Weston OID

Marathon County District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon recently issued her decision regarding the death of Russell Mitchell, which occurred on December 27, 2023, in the Village of Weston, Wis. The district attorney determined there will be no criminal charges filed against law enforcement personnel. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation investigative files, a… 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. James: Statement on Lily Peters bill signing

MADISON – Today, Governor Evers signed legislation authored by Sen. Jesse James (R- Altoona) and Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) that expands Wisconsin’s missing person alerts to include missing child cases that have not met the requirements for an Amber Alert. The bipartisan bill, entitled the “PRINCE Act,” was inspired by Prince McCree and Lily Peters, two children who went missing in W… 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. Wimberger: Statement on Governor’s veto of PFAS relief

MARINETTE, WI —Senator Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) issued the following statement on Governor Evers’ veto of a bill to unlock millions in PFAS relief for affected communities, including the creation of critical new programs to address the needs of PFAS-affected communities and new legal protections for victims of PFAS pollution: “Instead of listening to the communities impacted by P… 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 Justice: Custom apparel business owner sued for unpaid wages owed to former employees

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice, on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, today filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Kruk for unlawful labor practices as it relates to his former custom apparel business, Crushin It Promotions, LLC. Kruk is facing multiple civil counts in the lawsuit after he allegedly fired his employees for unionizing, refused to pay them wha… 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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Wall campaign: Jamie Wall releases statement on Gov. Evers’ veto of SB 312

In response to the Governor’s veto of SB 312, State Senate candidate Jamie Wall issued the following statement: “Last year the Governor and the Legislature, in an all-too-rare bipartisan agreement, set aside $125 million to help clean up PFAS in groundwater.  Unfortunately, Republicans in the Legislature wouldn’t release those funds without also limiting the ability of the DNR to hol… 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 Public Radio: Simplifies networks for news and music fans beginning May 20

(Madison, Wis.) Following two years of analysis, audience research and planning, WPR is reorganizing its statewide service to help listeners more easily find and enjoy news and music on the radio and on wpr.org. Beginning May 20, WPR’s two current networks – “NPR News & Music” and “The Ideas Network” – will become “WPR News” and “WPR Music.” The Ideas Network name will be retired and … 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: Speaks regarding ongoing humanitarian situation in Gaza

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), spoke on the House Floor about the ongoing war in Gaza after the Israeli military targeted a World Central Kitchen humanitarian aid convoy killing seven, including an American citizen. Pocan highlighted a letter he led, along with 55 of his colleagues, to President Biden and Secretary Blinken calling for future offensive arms transfer… 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. Postal Service: Approves Hank Aaron stamp

(MADISON)—Today, Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement: “I’m excited that the United States Postal Service has unveiled a new Henry “Hank” Aaron postage stamp to commemorate the 50tu anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974. “More than two years ago, I wrote a letter with a group of colleagues to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory C… 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 Conservation Voters: Applaud Gov. Evers for vetoing poison pill PFAS bill, Polluter loophole and absence of funding undermined public health

MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Conservation Voters applauds Gov. Tony Evers for vetoing Senate Bill 312, which would have created a polluter loophole and undermined the DNR’s authority while also not appropriating any funding for PFAS. This comes at a moment when more and more communities are identifying PFAS contamination – the toxic, human made chemicals tied to a host of serious health impacts,… 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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A Better Wisconsin Together: Urges JFC to accept Governor’s call to take next steps in ensuring clean water, health care access

MADISON, Wis. — This afternoon, Governor Tony Evers vetoed a disingenuous GOP-authored bill that experts have said would let polluters off the hook for contaminating Wisconsinites’ water. The governor  is calling on the Joint Finance Committee to convene next week on a plan to release $140 million in funds to combat PFAS contamination

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WisGOP: Evers refuses public records request for Spahn emails

MADISON, Wis. – So much for transparency. Back in November when Governor Tony Evers’ secret “warren.spahn@wisconsin.gov” account first came to light, the Governor’s office assured the public they were hiding nothing and promised to make all correspondence from said account available via Open Records request.  From Wisconsin State Journal: “All email correspondence ar…

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JFC Co-Chairs: Respond to Evers’ phony call for special meeting

MADISON, WI – The Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) made the following statement in response to Governor Evers attempting to call the committee into a special meeting: “Governor Evers has tried this before and he is, once

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Rep. Shelton, Snodgrass: Call for release of PFAs funds 

GREEN BAY – This afternoon, Governor Evers vetoed a GOP bill that would limit the authority of the DNR to test for and clean up PFAs chemicals in our state. Additionally, this bill would have given the polluters a free pass for the contamination they are responsible for. With $125 million

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Dept. of Justice: Village of Weston OID

Marathon County District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon recently issued her decision regarding the death of Russell Mitchell, which occurred on December 27, 2023, in the Village of Weston, Wis. The district attorney determined there will be no criminal charges filed against law enforcement personnel. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal

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Sen. James: Statement on Lily Peters bill signing

MADISON – Today, Governor Evers signed legislation authored by Sen. Jesse James (R- Altoona) and Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) that expands Wisconsin’s missing person alerts to include missing child cases that have not met the requirements for an Amber Alert. The bipartisan bill, entitled the “PRINCE Act,” was

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Sen. Wimberger: Statement on Governor’s veto of PFAS relief

MARINETTE, WI —Senator Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) issued the following statement on Governor Evers’ veto of a bill to unlock millions in PFAS relief for affected communities, including the creation of critical new programs to address the needs of PFAS-affected communities and new legal protections for victims of PFAS pollution: “Instead of

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Wall campaign: Jamie Wall releases statement on Gov. Evers’ veto of SB 312

In response to the Governor’s veto of SB 312, State Senate candidate Jamie Wall issued the following statement: “Last year the Governor and the Legislature, in an all-too-rare bipartisan agreement, set aside $125 million to help clean up PFAS in groundwater.  Unfortunately, Republicans in the Legislature wouldn’t release those funds without

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U.S. Postal Service: Approves Hank Aaron stamp

(MADISON)—Today, Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement: “I’m excited that the United States Postal Service has unveiled a new Henry “Hank” Aaron postage stamp to commemorate the 50tu anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974. “More than two years ago, I wrote a letter with

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Wisconsin Conservation Voters: Applaud Gov. Evers for vetoing poison pill PFAS bill, Polluter loophole and absence of funding undermined public health

MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Conservation Voters applauds Gov. Tony Evers for vetoing Senate Bill 312, which would have created a polluter loophole and undermined the DNR’s authority while also not appropriating any funding for PFAS. This comes at a moment when more and more communities are identifying PFAS contamination –

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