TUE PM Update: Evers, Republicans continue to spar on PFAS funding; Edming won’t seek reelection

From WisPolitics … — Gov. Tony Evers today said he may sue the Legislature to force action on PFAS funding after Republicans failed to show up for a special meeting he called.  Meanwhile, Republicans blasted Evers for vetoing their plan to allocate the funding. Evers made the comments as he knocked Republicans for not attending the special meeting of the Joint Finance Committee he requ… 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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Rep. Stubbs: Celebrates DOJ final rule promoting background checks

MADISON, WI – After the Biden-⁠Harris Administration introduced a new action to implement the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement:  “Today is a momentous day! Finally, we as a nation are taking definitive steps toward ending the constant, unmitigated gun violence that claims lives in our communities every single day. … 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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WEC: Administrator receives two national awards

MADISON – Meagan Wolfe, the nonpartisan administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, recently received two national awards recognizing her performance in election administration. On April 14, the American Society for Public Administration honored Wolfe as a 2024 recipient of its National Public Service Award. ASPA and the National Academy of Public Administration established … 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: AG Kaul, school officials and law enforcement discuss importance of OSS trainings ahead of 25th anniversary of Columbine Shooting

WHAT: The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) tomorrow is holding a Behavioral and Threat Assessment Management (BTAM) training in Appleton, Wis. ahead of the 25-year anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, Col. that occurred on April 20, 1999.  Attorney General Josh Kaul, OSS Director Trish Kilpin, Appleton Police Chief Polly O… 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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Keyeski campaing: Sarah Keyeski points out Sen. Joan Ballweg’s dereliction of duty

Lodi – Today, 14th State Senate District candidate Sarah Keyeski released the following statement in response to Senator Joan Ballweg’s no-show at this morning’s Special Session for the Joint Committee on Finance: “If you decided to not show up for work, you’d be out of a job,” said Sarah Keyeski. “So why don’t we expect the same from our representatives in Madison? Especially when the pr… 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. Fitzgerald: Introduces bill to protect businesses from double income taxation

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) issued the following statement after introducing the Interstate Commerce Simplification Act. This bill would prevent states from applying their income tax to businesses who sell goods or services into a state but otherwise have no physical presence there. Specifically, the bill would define the term “solicitation of orders” as “bu… 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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Protect Our Care Wisconsin: GREED WATCH: Johnson & Johnson raked in over $21 billion in revenue in the first three months of 2024

This morning, Johnson & Johnson announced it raked in $21.4 billion this quarter – a 2.3 percent increase over last year. They make billions while charging Americans prices up to four times higher than in other countries, forcing patients to cut pills and skip doses to make ends meet. Johnson & Johnson is suing the Biden Administration to block Medicare from negotiating lower prices, prote… 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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Habush Sinykin: On Senator Duey Stroebel refusing to show up for his constituents

WHITEFISH BAY, WI – Today, in response to Senator Duey Stroebel’s absence from a Joint Finance Meeting to release PFAS funding needed to address the needs of thousands of people across Wisconsin currently without access to safe drinking water, Democratic candidate for State Senate, Jodi Habush Sinykin released the following statement: “Senator Stroebel was elected to show up and deliver for his 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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Dept. of Transportation: ICYMI: Gov. Evers, WisDOT officials join Columbia County for safer work zones

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Deputy Secretary Kristina Boardman yesterday joined county and local officials to urge people to drive safely in work zones throughout Wisconsin this construction season. Each year, more than 2,100 crashes happen in Wisconsin work zones, putting workers and motorists’ lives at risk. At the news conference, highway workers shared … 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.G. Kaul: Announces airline passenger protection partnership between Wisconsin and U.S. DOT

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to review and resolve consumer complaints against airlines and ticket agents. The agreement streamlines how the attorney general and U.S. DOT will work together to review consumer complaints and identify violations of federal aviation consumer protection requirements. This … 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. Edming: Will not seek re-election to the State Assembly

MADISON – After serving the people of the 87th Assembly District for nearly ten years, Representative James “Jimmy Boy” Edming (R-Glen Flora) announced today that he will not be seeking re-election to the State Assembly. With this announcement, Rep. Edming released the following statement: “After conversations with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided that I will not seek re-elec… 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 Health Services: Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health releases fact sheet on mental health impact of school shootings

School shootings have a traumatic effect on the entire school community and can cause long-term harm to youth mental health and well-being. Children who survive shootings have twice as many pain disorders, are 68% more likely to have a psychiatric diagnosis, and are 144% as likely to develop a substance use disorder than those who did not experience a shooting. According to the latest fact sheet … 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. Stubbs: Celebrates DOJ final rule promoting background checks

MADISON, WI – After the Biden-⁠Harris Administration introduced a new action to implement the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement:  “Today is a momentous day! Finally, we as a nation are taking definitive steps toward ending the constant, unmitigated gun violence that claims lives

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WEC: Administrator receives two national awards

MADISON – Meagan Wolfe, the nonpartisan administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, recently received two national awards recognizing her performance in election administration. On April 14, the American Society for Public Administration honored Wolfe as a 2024 recipient of its National Public Service Award. ASPA and the National Academy of Public Administration

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Dept. of Justice: AG Kaul, school officials and law enforcement discuss importance of OSS trainings ahead of 25th anniversary of Columbine Shooting

WHAT: The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) tomorrow is holding a Behavioral and Threat Assessment Management (BTAM) training in Appleton, Wis. ahead of the 25-year anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, Col. that occurred on April 20, 1999.  Attorney General Josh Kaul,

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Rep. Edming: Will not seek re-election to the State Assembly

MADISON – After serving the people of the 87th Assembly District for nearly ten years, Representative James “Jimmy Boy” Edming (R-Glen Flora) announced today that he will not be seeking re-election to the State Assembly. With this announcement, Rep. Edming released the following statement: “After conversations with my family and prayerful consideration,

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