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, protecting their profits by raising costs for seniors. During the call, CEO Joaquin Duato bragged about the company’s “solid first quarter performance,” and lauded his company as an “innovation powerhouse.” Johnson & Johnson rewarded its shareholders

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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 constituents in Madison,” said Habush Sinykin. “His inexcusable absence from today’s Joint Finance Committee meeting underscores his track record of ignoring the needs of his own constituents and others across Wisconsin. It’s unacceptable that while thousands of Wisconsin families lack access

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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 personal stories about experiences working just feet away from highway traffic. We all play a role to keep work zones safe. Watch yesterday’s news conference about Work Zone Awareness Week. Please credit WisDOT if you use segments of this video. How can

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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 action comes at a time when complaints about flight disruptions, lack of refunds and lost or delayed baggage continue to be core passenger concerns. Kaul praised the new coordinated effort that will provide better protection to millions of U.S. airline passengers. “Airlines and

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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-election to the State Assembly this fall. This decision was an incredibly difficult one to make as serving the people of the 87th District in the State Assembly is truly the best job I have ever had. To this day I am still

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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 from the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH), anxiety, depression, and PTSD, along with hypervigilance and fear are common mental health conditions of shooting survivors. “We know from national research that gun violence

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River Alliance of Wisconsin: State Legislature’s inaction on PFAS continues

Today the Joint Finance Committee refused to answer the Governor’s special session call to take action on releasing state budget funds to assist communities dealing with PFAS pollution in their drinking water. River Alliance of Wisconsin is frustrated at the lack of meaningful action by the state legislature to help people who do not have access to safe drinking water. “We would think that by approving $125 million in the state budget to help affected communities deal with PFAS that the legislature was truly concerned about the issue and ready to act,” said Executive Director Allison Werner. “By listening more

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U.S. Rep. Van Orden: Endorsed by Wisconsin Third District Republicans

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wisc. – On Saturday morning, Third Congressional District Republicans unanimously endorsed Congressman Derrick Van Orden for re-election at their district caucus in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Van Orden, a first-term congressman who flipped the Third Congressional District seat in 2022, released the following statement in response to the party endorsement. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of my friends and neighbors who represent the Third Congressional District Republicans. It is these individuals who supported me to victory two years ago when we flipped this seat together, and I am proud to have received their support again. Together, we have stopped

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WisDems: On Republicans’ Joint Finance no-show

MADISON, Wis. — After Republican lawmakers on the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today ignored Governor Evers’ call for a special meeting to release already-approved funding to address PFAS contamination and support the continuation of health care services in western Wisconsin, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement: “True to form, Wisconsin Republicans again failed to show up to work while communities across our state struggle. It’s absurd that the Republican politicians on the Joint Finance Committee are allowing funding to address PFAS contamination and to support health care in western Wisconsin to sit in Madison, approved and unused, while

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Swearingen campaign: Announces bid for re-election

RHINELANDER—Incumbent State Representative Rob Swearingen (R Rhinelander) announced he will seek his seventh, two-year term in the November election. The lifelong Rhinelander resident and small business owner is proud of his work in the legislature and bringing more jobs and prosperity to the 34th Assembly District. Rep. Swearingen strongly advocates for lowering taxes, expanding broadband access district-wide, promoting tourism, and addressing the unique issues that only people in the Northwoods face. “I am extremely humbled by the amount of support and encouragement I have received to run for a seventh term in the Assembly. As a restaurant owner for 30

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WisDems: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: GOP candidate Eric Hovde wants to take the vote away from nursing home residents

MADISON, Wis. — A new Substack post from 19-time NBA All-Star and former Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar highlighted Eric Hovde’s recent remarks that people living in nursing homes should not be allowed to vote. Hovde’s position that nursing homes residents should be disenfranchised has received local and national attention. Last week, Wisconsin seniors, nursing home residents, and caregivers gathered in Milwaukee to respond to Hovde’s stance on nursing home voting. Read more below: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: GOP Candidate Wants to Take the Vote Away from Nursing Home Residents By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar […] But what’s troubling here is his desire to take away the rights of people who have spent a lifetime contributing to

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Grabe campaign: Announces candidacy for 51st Assembly District

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. — Mount Horeb resident Elizabeth Grabe announced today that she is a candidate for the new 51st Assembly District, created after Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative maps into law in February. The new 51st district includes the Dane County villages of Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds, as well as the towns of Blue Mounds and Vermont, all of Iowa and Lafayette counties, and six towns in Grant County, including the villages of Monfort and Livingston. “Democracy is not a spectator sport, and these new, more democratic maps give us a chance for new representation in the

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Sen. Wimberger: Statement on governor’s latest attempt to distract from shameful veto of community-supported PFAS relief

MADISON, WI —Senator Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) issued the following statement on Governor Evers’ disingenuous attempt to call the Joint Committee on Finance into a special meeting following his veto of relief for the thousands of Wisconsinites affected by PFAS contamination: “Governor Evers ignored the desires of impacted communities with his SB312 veto, and now he attempts to distract from how he’s harmed us with a demand for a slush fund.  He doesn’t want to explain why he insists on punishing PFAS victims for pollution they didn’t cause – and why he would hold $125 million in relief hostage to do so.”

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Neylon campaign: Announces re-election campaign to represent Brookfield, Pewaukee and Waukesha

“I am excited to announce my re-election campaign to represent Pewaukee, Brookfield and part of Waukesha in the 15th Assembly District. I am proud of my record and the reforms I’ve supported since being elected in 2013. However there is still work to be done for the families and hard working Waukesha County residents. I ask for your vote to continure working to move Wisconsin forward. “I look forward to meeting with voters in the coming months. My commitment to my constituents has not changed, I will continue to fight to keep our communities safe, lower taxes, fight for parental

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Rep. Brandtjen: Threats against election officials won’t solve election integrity

Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen released the following statement regarding recent threats against WEC Administrator Wolfe: “Threatening Administrator Meagan Wolfe, or any election official, is unacceptable and counterproductive. Venting frustrations on individuals like Wolfe, clerks, or poll workers is not only illegal but also harmful to rebuilding trust in our elections. Threats only undermine our Republic and empower the courts and media. It’s essential to address any concerns about election processes through legal channels. Threats have no place in our democracy. Wolfe’s term has indeed expired, and according to Wisconsin Statutes 15.61(1)(b)1, she should be removed, but Republicans are too worried

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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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U.S. Rep. Van Orden: Endorsed by Wisconsin Third District Republicans

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wisc. – On Saturday morning, Third Congressional District Republicans unanimously endorsed Congressman Derrick Van Orden for re-election at their district caucus in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Van Orden, a first-term congressman who flipped the Third Congressional District seat in 2022, released the following statement in response to the party endorsement. “I

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WisDems: On Republicans’ Joint Finance no-show

MADISON, Wis. — After Republican lawmakers on the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today ignored Governor Evers’ call for a special meeting to release already-approved funding to address PFAS contamination and support the continuation of health care services in western Wisconsin, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement: “True to

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Swearingen campaign: Announces bid for re-election

RHINELANDER—Incumbent State Representative Rob Swearingen (R Rhinelander) announced he will seek his seventh, two-year term in the November election. The lifelong Rhinelander resident and small business owner is proud of his work in the legislature and bringing more jobs and prosperity to the 34th Assembly District. Rep. Swearingen strongly advocates

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WisDems: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: GOP candidate Eric Hovde wants to take the vote away from nursing home residents

MADISON, Wis. — A new Substack post from 19-time NBA All-Star and former Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar highlighted Eric Hovde’s recent remarks that people living in nursing homes should not be allowed to vote. Hovde’s position that nursing homes residents should be disenfranchised has received local and national attention. Last week, Wisconsin seniors, nursing home residents, and caregivers

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Grabe campaign: Announces candidacy for 51st Assembly District

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. — Mount Horeb resident Elizabeth Grabe announced today that she is a candidate for the new 51st Assembly District, created after Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative maps into law in February. The new 51st district includes the Dane County villages of Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds,

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Sen. Wimberger: Statement on governor’s latest attempt to distract from shameful veto of community-supported PFAS relief

MADISON, WI —Senator Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) issued the following statement on Governor Evers’ disingenuous attempt to call the Joint Committee on Finance into a special meeting following his veto of relief for the thousands of Wisconsinites affected by PFAS contamination: “Governor Evers ignored the desires of impacted communities with his SB312

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Rep. Brandtjen: Threats against election officials won’t solve election integrity

Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen released the following statement regarding recent threats against WEC Administrator Wolfe: “Threatening Administrator Meagan Wolfe, or any election official, is unacceptable and counterproductive. Venting frustrations on individuals like Wolfe, clerks, or poll workers is not only illegal but also harmful to rebuilding trust in

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