THU PM Update: Realtors decline to endorse in guv’s race; activist Wait charged with felonies

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com … Subscribers: The Friday AM Update and Friday News Summary will be our last products of the week due to the Labor Day holiday. Products will resume Tuesday. — The Wisconsin Realtors Association has decided against endorsing in the guv’s race this year, saying both Dem Gov. Tony Evers and GOP challenger Tim Michels are good on the … 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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School Choice Wisconsin Action: Poll: broad support for school choice programs

Polling released today by SCWA shows likely Wisconsin voters favor Wisconsin’s school choice programs by a 51-23 margin. The poll also shows that Tim Michels and Tony Evers are in a head-to-head race in the Governors election. The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted on August 22-24 by On Message Inc. (OMI). Lead OMI pollster Wes Anderson was named “Pollster of the Year” in 2019 by the American Association of Political Consultants. OMI has extensive experience in Wisconsin and is a leading national firm in the area of education public opinion. A memorandum from OMI on the latest poll

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Wisconsin Elections Commission: Response to DOJ election related charges

MADISON, Wis. – Decisions by law enforcement officials are completely independent of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which has no role in filing criminal charges. That being the case, it would be inappropriate for the Commission to comment further at this time on decisions by law enforcement entities to file charges for alleged election-related crimes. As a state agency, the WEC will assist law enforcement agencies as needed but has no role in pursuing or denying prosecution in any criminal matters, which is a responsibility that falls with law enforcement. The WEC stands by the integrity of the MyVote application. All

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Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity releases final report

MADISON, Wis. — The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity announced the release of the commission’s final report prepared at the request of Gov. Tony Evers. The report includes 24 recommendations to address the needs and challenges of Wisconsin’s veterans and their families concerning education access, housing security, veteran employment, mental health, long-term care, and other essential policy areas concerning the well-being of veterans. “Wisconsin’s veterans have given so much in service to our country, but they face unique barriers when returning to civilian life, and this has been especially true over the last few years,” said Gov. Evers. “Creating the Blue

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League of Women Voters of WI: Launches voter education tool VOTE411 for general election

MADISON, WI – The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin launched its VOTE411.org voter guide for the General Election on November 8. This one-stop shop for statewide election information provides simple tools to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process. These include candidate information, voter registration tools, polling place information and other helpful Election Day resources. “VOTE411 sets voters up with the tools they need to feel prepared to cast their ballot whether they vote in person or absentee,” said Eileen Newcomer, LWVWI Voter Education Manager. “Voters can find important information they need in order to choose the candidates that

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Evers campaign: ICYMI: Gov. Evers tours Mid-State Tech College; highlights job-filling investments

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — In case you missed it, Governor Tony Evers toured Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids yesterday and spoke with faculty, staff, and students on the work they are doing to fill jobs and train the next generation of workers. Last December, Gov. Evers delivered $9 million to Mid-State through a Workforce Innovation Grant to help fill jobs and build regional collabo… 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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Waukesha County Exec Farrow: Waukesha County 2023-2027 Capital Projects Plan invests in safe roads, parks, and facilities

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Today, County Executive Paul Farrow submitted Waukesha County’s 2023 – 2027 Capital Projects Plan to the County Board of Supervisors. The Board is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 25th board meeting. The Capital Projects Plan includes funding for all major projects to be proposed in County budgets over the next five years. It focuses on essential infrastructure projects that support safety and economic development in the community. Residents will notice qualify-of-life improvements to vital transportation corridors, County parks, and safer, more accessible courthouse and County facilities. “Waukesha County is using conservative budgeting practices so we can continue our

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Pfaff campaign: Brad Pfaff unveils plan to cut costs, repair supply chains, and bring manufacturing back to Wisconsin

LA CROSSE — Today, State Senator and nominee for Congress Brad Pfaff unveiled his plan to cut costs and repair our broken supply chains by bringing manufacturing back to Wisconsin. “Working Wisconsinites want an end to high costs, and this plan delivers,” said Brad Pfaff. “I’m tired of seeing prices rise, manufacturing jobs disappear, and corporate profits soar. It’s time we get back to making high-quality products right here at home, which is why my plan focuses on bringing back good-paying manufacturing jobs that strengthen our supply chains, reduce our foreign dependency, and most importantly drive down costs. As a

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WisDOT: Public comment period open for WisDOT 2022 ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on the agency’s 2022 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Transition Plan shares information on WisDOT’s efforts to continually improve accessibility throughout the state highway system including roadside facilities, navigability within public rights of way and public input processes. Per federal law, the transition plan is regularly maintained with opportunities for public input. WisDOT encourages anyone interested to participate in the 30-day public comment period through September 30, 2022. “We are committed to delivering safe and effective transportation options for all abilities,” WisDOT

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U.S. Rep. Gallagher: “Future of the Navy being built in Northeast Wisconsin”

GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) released the following statement as Fincantieri Marinette Marine yesterday began building the Constellation Class frigate at its shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. “The future of the Navy is being built right here in Northeast Wisconsin. The Constellation Class frigate will play a critical role in deterring rising Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific, and advancing American interests around the world,” said Rep. Gallagher. “Northeast Wisconsin has a long history of making world-class military and commercial vessels, and the hardworking men and women at Fincantieri Marinette Marine are ready to support our warfighters.”

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WisDOT: Public meetings set for I-39/90/94 Environmental Impact Study

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting two public involvement meetings to discuss the environmental study for 67 miles of the I-39/90/94 corridor in Dane, Columbia, Sauk and Juneau counties. The study limits are from US 12/18 (Beltline) in Madison to just north of the US 12/WIS 16 interchange in Wisconsin Dells.    The meetings are scheduled in the following locations and times:   Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 4-7 p.m.  Yahara Elementary School Gymnasium 234 N Lexington Parkway, DeForest, WI   Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4-7 p.m.   Clarion Hotel & Suites, Wintergreen Conference Center  60 Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI     The

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Milwaukee County Supervisor Coggs-Jones: Encourages youth to participate in Girls in Aviation Day

MILWAUKEE – Girls in Aviation Day, a worldwide event organized locally by the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of Women in Aviation, will be held Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mitchell International Airport. “Careers in aviation are both exciting and lucrative, but women—particularly women of color—are incredibly underrepresented in this field,” said County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones. “I encourage the parents/guardians of Milwaukee County’s girls to maximize their curiosity about aviation in a fun way, right at home at the Mitchell International Airport”  The free event for girls ages 12-18 provides an opportunity to talk with aviation professionals and

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Western WI AFL-CIO: Announcing the return of the Labor Day Parade and Fest in La Crosse

La Crosse, WI – As Coulee Region residents prepare to celebrate Labor Day, the Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO is pleased to announce the return of La Crosse’s Labor Day Parade & Fest, after cancellation of the event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID concerns. Parade step-off will take place at 10:00 AM on September 5, 2022, from the corner of Gillette and Kane Streets on the north side of La Crosse. “The WWAFLCIO invites all area residents to include the parade and the merriments afterwards at Copeland Park as part of their Labor Day celebration.” – Mike Davis Jr, President

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Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Big victory for voters with disabilities in Wisconsin!

MADISON—Yesterday was a day for celebration! Federal Judge James Peterson ruled that a recent decision by the Wisconsin Supreme, along with a state statute, violated the rights of four voters with severe physical disabilities to obtain assistance in the delivery of their absentee ballots. He granted summary judgment to these plaintiffs who brought the case (Carey v. WEC) and ruled that any disabled voter who needs assistance in the delivery of their absentee ballot can’t be denied such assistance. At issue was a state statute that said that an absentee ballot must be “delivered in person, to the municipal clerk.”

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Common Cause Wisconsin: Many opportunities to take an active role in protecting and promoting voting in Wisconsin

Thanks to all of the many voters who have participated in the several elections that have occurred so far this year in Wisconsin! We have one more election to go this year and it is the biggest and most important opportunity to exercise our voting rights and to demonstrate our power at the ballot box to determine elected representation at the federal and state levels. Additionally, there are many communities with important local referenda on their ballots. All of us need to stay engaged and be “vote ready” for November! Here are some upcoming, exciting opportunities for you to learn

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Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity releases final report

MADISON, Wis. — The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity announced the release of the commission’s final report prepared at the request of Gov. Tony Evers. The report includes 24 recommendations to address the needs and challenges of Wisconsin’s veterans and their families concerning education access, housing security, veteran employment, mental health,

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Waukesha County Exec Farrow: Waukesha County 2023-2027 Capital Projects Plan invests in safe roads, parks, and facilities

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Today, County Executive Paul Farrow submitted Waukesha County’s 2023 – 2027 Capital Projects Plan to the County Board of Supervisors. The Board is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 25th board meeting. The Capital Projects Plan includes funding for all major projects to be proposed in County budgets over

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WisDOT: Public comment period open for WisDOT 2022 ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on the agency’s 2022 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Transition Plan shares information on WisDOT’s efforts to continually improve accessibility throughout the state highway system including roadside facilities, navigability within public rights

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WisDOT: Public meetings set for I-39/90/94 Environmental Impact Study

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting two public involvement meetings to discuss the environmental study for 67 miles of the I-39/90/94 corridor in Dane, Columbia, Sauk and Juneau counties. The study limits are from US 12/18 (Beltline) in Madison to just north of the US 12/WIS 16 interchange

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