Dept. of Natural Resources: Keep wildlife wild 

Spring is here, and people and animals alike are out and about, sometimes crossing paths. 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 its mother isn’t far away. In the first few weeks of life, fawns are left alone most of the day and stay hidden while their mothers stay some d… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view

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Dept. of Administration: Announces flexible facilities program open application period 

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) today announced the opening of the application period for the Flexible Facility Program (FFP). Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Wisconsin $107 million through the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) to construct or improve buildings and purchas… 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. Van Orden, Chairman Bost: Introduce the Enhancing the Transitioning Servicemember’s Experience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in correspondence with Financial Literacy Month, Congressman Derrick Van Orden (WI-03), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL) announced the introduction of the Enhancing the Transitioning Servicemember’s Experience (ETS) Act. The ETS Act will provide improvem… 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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FRI REPORT: Colón decides against state Supreme Court bid

Quotes of the Week Drink more. Tweet less. Get to know your colleagues in real life before trashing them on social media. – U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Allouez, after his early departure from Congress telling Fox 11 WLUK what he learned serving Wisconsin’s 8th CD for nearly four terms. I mean, I totally get what he was doing, but I hate to see him go. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Town of Vermon… 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: Applauds grand opening of new Centro Hispano building

MADISON, WI – After attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Centro Hispano building in South Madison, Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement:  “Today is a great day the City of Madison! I was so honored to be present for the ribbon-cutting on the wonderful new space that Centro Hispano will now occupy on Cypress Way. Centro Hispano has long bee… 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: Confirms case of measles in Dane County

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed a case of measles in an individual living in Dane County, with travel and employment in Rock County. DHS, in coordination with Public Health Madison & Dane County and Rock County Public Health, are working to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the measles virus. Additional information will be 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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Protect Our Care WI: GREED WATCH: Eight big drug companies that rip off patients announce nearly $100 billion in revenue and over $15 billion in dividends and stock buybacks

This week, eight of the biggest drug companies announced raking in $98.2 billion in revenue in the first quarter of this year. Also during the first few months of 2024, these companies distributed $15.1 billion to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends. They make billions while charging Americans prices up to four times higher than in other countries, forcing patients to cut pills 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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Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 26

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Wisconsin, the state party chairs’ outlook for 2024, renewed calls to close Green Bay Correctional Institution, Joint Finance Committee Republicans blocking an Evers administration plan to use opioid settlement funds and more.

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AFL–CIO: Releases 2024 Death on the Job Report ahead of Workers Memorial Day

Ahead of Workers Memorial Day on April 28, the AFL-CIO released its 33rd annual report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect. This annual report serves as a national and state-by-state profile of worker safety and health, offering direction to policymakers and regulatory bodies as they strive to address the scourge of working people facing death, injury and illness at work. Among the r… 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-Madison: Popular social media apps use AI to analyze photos on your phone, introducing both bias and errors

MADISON – Digital privacy and security engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found that the artificial intelligence-based systems that TikTok and Instagram use to extract personal and demographic data from user images can misclassify aspects of the images. This could lead to mistakes in age verification systems or introduce other errors and biases into platforms that use these typ… 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. Carpenter: Thank you for your service, Rep. Riemer

(MADISON)—Today, Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding the announcement made by Representative Daniel Riemer that he plans to not seek re-election. “I’d like to wish Representative Daniel Riemer and his family the absolute best as he begins the next chapter of his career. During his 12 years of service to our state as a representative in the state assembl… 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: Wisconsin local education agencies honored nationally for commitment to sustainability, environmental education

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced two Milwaukee schools, an early learning center in Madison, and a school district in Eagle River have been named 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. The honor was presented to the local education agencies for having a dedication to sustainability and environmental education among students, staff… 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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Opportunity Wisconsin: Reps. Steil and Van Orden voted to slash veterans’ health care, access to Social Security and Medicare benefits and food assistance programs

MADISON, Wis. – Today marks the one year anniversary of Congressmen Bryan Steil and Derrick Van Orden’s vote in favor of the Default on America Act, a devastating proposal which included cuts to programs that support families across Wisconsin while giving even more tax breaks to big corporations.Steil and Van Orden backed provisions of the Default on America Act, including: Cut… 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: Ahead of Workers’ Memorial Day, A Better Wisconsin Together demands action on workers’ rights

MADISON, Wis. — Ahead of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, A Better Wisconsin Together is standing in solidarity with Wisconsin workers, and continuing the fight to strengthen workers’ rights and safe workplaces for all, by encouraging Wisconsin lawmakers to support legislation that protects workers across the Badger State. “As we honor and remember those who have lost their li… 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 

Spring is here, and people and animals alike are out and about, sometimes crossing paths. 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 its mother

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Dept. of Administration: Announces flexible facilities program open application period 

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) today announced the opening of the application period for the Flexible Facility Program (FFP). Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Wisconsin $107 million through the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) to construct or improve buildings and purchas… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click

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U.S. Rep. Van Orden, Chairman Bost: Introduce the Enhancing the Transitioning Servicemember’s Experience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in correspondence with Financial Literacy Month, Congressman Derrick Van Orden (WI-03), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL) announced the introduction of the Enhancing the Transitioning Servicemember’s Experience (ETS) Act. The ETS Act will provide improvem… Please log in to access subscriber

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FRI REPORT: Colón decides against state Supreme Court bid

Quotes of the Week Drink more. Tweet less. Get to know your colleagues in real life before trashing them on social media. – U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Allouez, after his early departure from Congress telling Fox 11 WLUK what he learned serving Wisconsin’s 8th CD for nearly four terms. I

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Rep. Stubbs: Applauds grand opening of new Centro Hispano building

MADISON, WI – After attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Centro Hispano building in South Madison, Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement:  “Today is a great day the City of Madison! I was so honored to be present for the ribbon-cutting on the wonderful new space that

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Dept. of Health Services: Confirms case of measles in Dane County

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed a case of measles in an individual living in Dane County, with travel and employment in Rock County. DHS, in coordination with Public Health Madison & Dane County and Rock County Public Health, are working to identify and notify people who may have

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Protect Our Care WI: GREED WATCH: Eight big drug companies that rip off patients announce nearly $100 billion in revenue and over $15 billion in dividends and stock buybacks

This week, eight of the biggest drug companies announced raking in $98.2 billion in revenue in the first quarter of this year. Also during the first few months of 2024, these companies distributed $15.1 billion to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends. They make billions while charging Americans prices up

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 26

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Wisconsin, the state party chairs’ outlook for 2024, renewed calls to close Green Bay Correctional Institution, Joint Finance Committee Republicans blocking an Evers administration plan to use opioid settlement funds and more.

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Sen. Carpenter: Thank you for your service, Rep. Riemer

(MADISON)—Today, Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding the announcement made by Representative Daniel Riemer that he plans to not seek re-election. “I’d like to wish Representative Daniel Riemer and his family the absolute best as he begins the next chapter of his career. During his 12 years

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Dept. of Public Instruction: Wisconsin local education agencies honored nationally for commitment to sustainability, environmental education

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced two Milwaukee schools, an early learning center in Madison, and a school district in Eagle River have been named 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. The honor was presented to the local education agencies for having a dedication to sustainability

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Opportunity Wisconsin: Reps. Steil and Van Orden voted to slash veterans’ health care, access to Social Security and Medicare benefits and food assistance programs

MADISON, Wis. – Today marks the one year anniversary of Congressmen Bryan Steil and Derrick Van Orden’s vote in favor of the Default on America Act, a devastating proposal which included cuts to programs that support families across Wisconsin while giving even more tax breaks to big corporations.Steil and Van Orden backed provisions

Read More »

A Better Wisconsin Together: Ahead of Workers’ Memorial Day, A Better Wisconsin Together demands action on workers’ rights

MADISON, Wis. — Ahead of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, A Better Wisconsin Together is standing in solidarity with Wisconsin workers, and continuing the fight to strengthen workers’ rights and safe workplaces for all, by encouraging Wisconsin lawmakers to support legislation that protects workers across the Badger State. “As we honor and

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