TUE PM Update: Advocates call for closing Green Bay prison; guard vacancy rates down statewide following pay boost

From WisPolitics … — Green Bay-area advocates of closing the state prison there urged lawmakers and Gov. Tony Evers to agree on replacing the 126-year-old facility, arguing it’s not safe for inmates or staff and Wisconsin shouldn’t sink any more money into repairing it. The roundtable at the state Capitol was led by Allouez Village President Jim Rafter, who announced earlier this month he… 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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Vice President Harris: Remarks by Vice President Harris at an organizing event for reproductive freedoms 

1:56 P.M. CDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Can we hear it for Charlotte?  (Applause.) Hi, everyone.  Hi.  Please have a seat. I just want to say about Charlotte — she and I got a chance to visit just for a little bit.  And, you know, when we look at leaders like Charlotte, let’s just all know that our future is bright.  Our future is bright.  I mean, she’s dedi… 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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UW-Green Bay: Supports sexual assault victims during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and beyond

Green Bay, WI –Sexual violence victims face many obstacles when seeking justice. Last year, UW-Green Bay Police worked with Project Beloved to create a soft interview room on campus. This soft interview room is located in the Police Department on the Green Bay campus. It’s purpose is to help alleviate the pain and fear that victims experience sharing their story, by providing a safe 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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Dept. of Children and Families, Gov. Evers: Celebrate nine awardees for their dedication and service to families

MADISON – Governor Tony Evers and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson honored nine individuals today at the inaugural 2024 Secretary’s Putting Families First Awards. The awards were presented during a celebration at the State Capitol as part of Wisconsin’s proclaimed month-long recognition of Family Strengthening Month. “Today’s awards reflect the collaborative … 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 Public Instruction: State superintendent statement on Wisconsin Teacher Pledge program extension

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly released the following statement today regarding the University of Wisconsin-Madison announcing it will extend its Wisconsin Teacher Pledge program through the 2028-29 academic year because of a $4 million contribution. The program covers the cost of in-state tuition and fees, testing, and licensing costs for students in the school’s teacher educati… 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 Natural Resources: Keep wildlife wild know what to do if you find a fawn

MADISON, Wis. – Spring is baby animal season in Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public to leave fawns alone while they’re out exploring the state during the warm weather months. If you encounter a fawn while outdoors, the DNR urges you not to touch it or intervene in any way – there’s a good chance it’s right where it’s supposed to be and i… 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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Gov. Evers, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Announce incentives to assist Kikkoman’s $800 million investment in rural Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today approved awarding up to $15.5 million in performance-based tax credits to assist Kikkoman Foods Inc. in expanding its operations in Wisconsin. The company plans to invest at least $800 million in expanding its brewing plant in Walworth and building a new facility in Jeffer… 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: Passes legislation to change definition of firearms

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) issued the following statement after H.R. 3269, the Law-Enforcement Innovate to De-Escalate Act, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. This bipartisan legislation would be the first ever legislation to change the definition of what qualifies as a firearm. Specifically the bill revises the definition of a “firearm” in the Gun Control 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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Carthage College: Presidents issue upbeat forecast for higher education’s role in future workforce

KENOSHA, Wis. – Carthage College hosted a special program on Thursday, April 18, that provided timely insights into higher education’s role in building the Wisconsin workforce of tomorrow. The conversation featured two transformative leaders in higher education: Carthage president John Swallow and Universities of Wisconsin president Jay Rothman. Audience members included more than 200 business, e… 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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Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO: To host Annual Workers’ Memorial Day Event April 28 at the Green Island Park Gazebo in La Crosse

(La Crosse, Wisconsin) – On the 28th of April, workers, mourners, and their advocates from across the globe come together to partake in various events, demonstrations, vigils, and an array of other activities, all aimed at honoring this significant day. Here in the Coulee Region local workers, mourners, and community leaders will gather at the Green Island Park Gazebo in La Crosse on Sunday April… 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. O’Connor: Statement on Gov. Evers’ 2023-2024 vetoes

MADISON – Representative Jerry O’Connor (R- Fond du Lac) released the following statement on Governor Evers’ 2023-2024 vetoes. “When we want to understand what the Governor has as his/her main priorities, we typically look at what bills they promoted during the legislative session.  There is another way to identify how the Governor prioritizes his/her agenda.  That comes from evaluating the focus… 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. Sortwell: The future of Green Bay Correctional Institution

Madison – Representative Shae Sortwell (R-Gibson) released the following statement in response to today’s meeting to discuss the closure of the Green Bay prison: “Conversations were had today between state lawmakers and local leaders regarding the closure of Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI). Bipartisan discussions around the closure have been happening for several years due to the 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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Protect Our Care Wisconsin: FACT SHEET: Medicaid is a lifeline for people with disabilities

April marks the 7th annual Medicaid Awareness Month. Medicaid is a vital source of care for people with disabilities across the country and helps ensure they can access quality care. Up to 1 in 4 Americans have some type of disability. The program also provides half of all long-term care in the United States, which includes essential home- and community-based services for people with disabilities…. 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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DLCC: Ten Republican-led states jeopardize lives by rejecting full Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON — During Medicaid Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that there are still 10 states with Republican-led legislatures that refuse to fully expand Medicaid, leaving 1.5 million Americans uninsured and with worse health outcomes. Medicaid serves as a lifeline for millions of low-income and vulnerable Americans and reduces racial disparities in health care coverage. It plays a pivo… 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 Children and Families, Gov. Evers: Celebrate nine awardees for their dedication and service to families

MADISON – Governor Tony Evers and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson honored nine individuals today at the inaugural 2024 Secretary’s Putting Families First Awards. The awards were presented during a celebration at the State Capitol as part of Wisconsin’s proclaimed month-long recognition of Family Strengthening Month.

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Dept. of Public Instruction: State superintendent statement on Wisconsin Teacher Pledge program extension

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly released the following statement today regarding the University of Wisconsin-Madison announcing it will extend its Wisconsin Teacher Pledge program through the 2028-29 academic year because of a $4 million contribution. The program covers the cost of in-state tuition and fees, testing, and licensing costs for students in

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Gov. Evers, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Announce incentives to assist Kikkoman’s $800 million investment in rural Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today approved awarding up to $15.5 million in performance-based tax credits to assist Kikkoman Foods Inc. in expanding its operations in Wisconsin. The company plans to invest at least $800 million in

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U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald: Passes legislation to change definition of firearms

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) issued the following statement after H.R. 3269, the Law-Enforcement Innovate to De-Escalate Act, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. This bipartisan legislation would be the first ever legislation to change the definition of what qualifies as a firearm. Specifically the bill revises the definition of

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Carthage College: Presidents issue upbeat forecast for higher education’s role in future workforce

KENOSHA, Wis. – Carthage College hosted a special program on Thursday, April 18, that provided timely insights into higher education’s role in building the Wisconsin workforce of tomorrow. The conversation featured two transformative leaders in higher education: Carthage president John Swallow and Universities of Wisconsin president Jay Rothman. Audience members

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Rep. O’Connor: Statement on Gov. Evers’ 2023-2024 vetoes

MADISON – Representative Jerry O’Connor (R- Fond du Lac) released the following statement on Governor Evers’ 2023-2024 vetoes. “When we want to understand what the Governor has as his/her main priorities, we typically look at what bills they promoted during the legislative session.  There is another way to identify how

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Rep. Sortwell: The future of Green Bay Correctional Institution

Madison – Representative Shae Sortwell (R-Gibson) released the following statement in response to today’s meeting to discuss the closure of the Green Bay prison: “Conversations were had today between state lawmakers and local leaders regarding the closure of Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI). Bipartisan discussions around the closure have been

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DLCC: Ten Republican-led states jeopardize lives by rejecting full Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON — During Medicaid Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that there are still 10 states with Republican-led legislatures that refuse to fully expand Medicaid, leaving 1.5 million Americans uninsured and with worse health outcomes. Medicaid serves as a lifeline for millions of low-income and vulnerable Americans and reduces racial disparities in health care coverage.

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