Wisconsin Newspaper Association: Denmark team wins 2024 Wisconsin Civics Games

MADISON – A team from Denmark High School took first place in the 2024 Wisconsin Civics Games state championship Friday at the Capitol in Madison. Eighteen teams from 15 schools participated in the competition, presented by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation. It was Denmark’s first trip to the finals. The winning team, advised by social studies teacher Zack Olson, was comprised of Henry Pahlow (captain), Lydia Flanigan, Ben Lindsley, Aiden Nelsen, Collin Trepanier and Cherry Weis. Each will be awarded a $2,000 scholarships to a Wisconsin college or university of their choice.  They were among those who advanced from from a field

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FRI PM Update: UW-Madison announces agreement to end protester encampment

Political Stock Report –A collection of insider opinion– (May 4-10, 2034) Rising Mount Pleasant: Largely jilted by Foxconn, the southeastern Wisconsin community gets one heck of a consolation prize — and what many view as a more stable partner in Microsoft than the Taiwanese manufacturer that’s failed to deliver on many a promise around the world.  Senate ad spending: There’s still a 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. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot

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UW-Green Bay: Members of the very first cohort of Rising Phoenix graduates receive their bachelor’s degree on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Green Bay, WI – A ground-breaking collaboration between local high schools and the University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Rising Phoenix program has much to celebrate, including the first Rising Phoenix program graduates who have since earned their Bachelor’s degree at UW-Green Bay.  Both Blai Yang and Nadia Neziri are breaking down barriers to further their education. After earning their associate degree before their high school diploma through the Rising Phoenix program, both enrolled as juniors at UW-Green Bay. Fast forward to spring of 2024, and Yang was selected by faculty as a featured student speaker; Neziri is now the youngest Latinx (at only 19 years

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U.S. Rep. Grothman: Statement on Biden stopping Israel aid

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he would halt critical aid to Isarael if they entered Rafah. “Just a few weeks ago, Congress approved, and President Biden signed into law, funding to help our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, as they respond to the deadly attack on their soil that left well over 1,000 people dead,” said Grothman. “I approved this funding as it is critical the United States stand with our friends. Now, President Biden announced he would halt arms shipments if Israel follows through with their clearly stated military goals.

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Biden campaign: Blankets the airwaves in Wisconsin to highlight the administration’s investments in Black and Latino communities

This week, following President Biden’s visit to Racine and announcement that Microsoft would be investing $3.3 billion in southeast Wisconsin, Team Biden-Harris 2024 is highlighting President Biden and Vice President Harris’ accomplishments for the Badger State. Top campaign surrogates, including DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, Reproductive Freedom for All President Mini Timmaraju, and Biden-Harris 2024 Hispanic Media Director Maca Casado, joined popular Black and Hispanic radio stations in Wisconsin to talk about the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in the state and slam Donald Trump for his broken promises to Wisconsinites. President Biden and Vice President Harris have been delivering for Black and Latino voters

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Biden campaign: “Juggernaut” no more – Trump’s non-campaign peddles desperate spin

*Republicans* are begging for support from Trump’s broke campaign The calls are coming from inside the GOP. We told you the campaign was broke, understaffed, driving moderate voters away, and can’t build the campaign infrastructure necessary to win 270 electoral votes in November. Republicans across battleground states are saying the same exact thing, and sounding the alarm about the prospects of the Trump campaign. Here’s just a snippet from this morning’s reporting from the Washington Post: Biden-Harris 2024 Spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement: “Donald Trump’s solution to his missing campaign is to host an NFT dinner on his one day

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DNC War Room: Less than six months from Election Day, Republicans STILL struggling with ground game

In response to new reporting on Donald Trump and the RNC continuing to have a nearly non-existent ground game, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:  “Someone should tell Donald Trump and the RNC that there’s an election in less than six months. Trump is already running on an extreme and unpopular agenda, and his MAGA takeover of the Republican Party has left the GOP unable to build a ground game or infrastructure to reach voters before November, after purging staff and instituting an election denier litmus test for prospective hires. While Trump and his MAGA minions scramble to run

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Votes to boost passenger safety, protect consumers, and support aviation workforce in bipartisan FAA bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next five years and increase passenger safety, enhance consumer protections, and build a modern, well-trained, safety-centric workforce. Several of Senator Baldwin’s bipartisan provisions were included in the bill to increase access to flight training for veterans and grow our aviation workforce, strengthen protections for Americans with disabilities, and phase out the use of PFAS firefighting foam. “This bipartisan legislation will help keep Americans safe while they travel, support our economy, and protect people from getting ripped off by big airlines,” said Senator Baldwin. “Right

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Mehlia Michna from Franksville

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2024) – Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) today announced Mehlia Michna as the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. WINNER: A Representation of Me by Mehlia Michnaj Mehlia Michna and her drawn self-portrait, A Representation of Me, is the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Mehlia is a senior at Union Grove High School. “Congratulations, Mehlia! Your piece, A Representation of Me, is a testament to the talent of Wisconsin’s next generation and the impact our art teachers have on their students,” said Steil. “I look forward to seeing your piece hung up in the U.S. Capitol.” NOTE: The

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U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald: Office to hold staff office hours

WASHINGTON, DC – Staff members from the Office of Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) will be hosting Staff Mobile Office Hours in three locations on Wednesday, May 15th. Staff members from the Office of Congressman Scott Fitzgerald will be available to meet with constituents from Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District who may be experiencing problems with a federal agency. Constituents are asked to bring copies of documentation related to their issues. Locations: 10:00AM – 11:00AMWaterloo Village Hall136 North Monroe StreetWaterloo, WI 53594 11:30AM – 12:30PMReeseville Village Hall206 S. Main StreetReeseville, WI 53579 1:00PM – 2:00PMWatertown City HallBasement Meeting Room106 Jones StWatertown, WI 53094

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Protect Our Care: Celebrating Mother’s Day 2024: A Spotlight On Maternal Health

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this May, Protect Our Care is highlighting the state of maternal health care in America. The Biden-Harris administration is working to improve access to quality, comprehensive health care by expanding coverage, reducing costs, and improving care in the communities where it is most needed, working to address the maternal mortality crisis by expanding postpartum coverage and launching new public health initiatives.  Building on the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded eligibility for Medicaid for millions of women across the country and safeguarded key maternal health care services like prenatal screenings and treatments, President Biden and

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Seeking public comment for environmental review of Green Bay Safe Drinking Water Loan Program project

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the city of Green Bay is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to improve its public drinking water system. The project includes upgrading the lead service lines in the city of Green Bay. Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required; however, following the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project. The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 10

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and guest host Jessie Opoien of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discuss Joe Biden’s Microsoft announcement in Racine County, the Joint Finance Committee’s approval of a plan for $36 million in opioid settlement funds and the Joint Audit Committee’s approval of a DEI review.

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UW-Green Bay: Members of the very first cohort of Rising Phoenix graduates receive their bachelor’s degree on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Green Bay, WI – A ground-breaking collaboration between local high schools and the University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Rising Phoenix program has much to celebrate, including the first Rising Phoenix program graduates who have since earned their Bachelor’s degree at UW-Green Bay.  Both Blai Yang and Nadia Neziri are breaking down barriers to further their

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U.S. Rep. Grothman: Statement on Biden stopping Israel aid

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he would halt critical aid to Isarael if they entered Rafah. “Just a few weeks ago, Congress approved, and President Biden signed into law, funding to help our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, as

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Biden campaign: Blankets the airwaves in Wisconsin to highlight the administration’s investments in Black and Latino communities

This week, following President Biden’s visit to Racine and announcement that Microsoft would be investing $3.3 billion in southeast Wisconsin, Team Biden-Harris 2024 is highlighting President Biden and Vice President Harris’ accomplishments for the Badger State. Top campaign surrogates, including DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, Reproductive Freedom for All President Mini Timmaraju, and

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U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Votes to boost passenger safety, protect consumers, and support aviation workforce in bipartisan FAA bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next five years and increase passenger safety, enhance consumer protections, and build a modern, well-trained, safety-centric workforce. Several of Senator Baldwin’s bipartisan provisions were included in the bill to increase access to

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Mehlia Michna from Franksville

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2024) – Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) today announced Mehlia Michna as the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. WINNER: A Representation of Me by Mehlia Michnaj Mehlia Michna and her drawn self-portrait, A Representation of Me, is the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Mehlia

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U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald: Office to hold staff office hours

WASHINGTON, DC – Staff members from the Office of Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) will be hosting Staff Mobile Office Hours in three locations on Wednesday, May 15th. Staff members from the Office of Congressman Scott Fitzgerald will be available to meet with constituents from Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District who may be experiencing

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 10

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and guest host Jessie Opoien of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discuss Joe Biden’s Microsoft announcement in Racine County, the Joint Finance Committee’s approval of a plan for $36 million in opioid settlement funds and the Joint Audit Committee’s approval of a DEI review.

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