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Sen. Jeff Smith - We are All One Wisconsin

Senator Jeff Smith
May 20, 2019

#000000;">This past week, I met with several healthcare leaders from around the state. Dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, nurses, social workers and others discussed a whole gamut of healthcare topics.

Jeff Smith - Knowledge is Power

Senator Jeff Smith
May 13, 2019

#000000;">How many times have you heard the expression, “Knowledge is Power?” I heard it from an unexpected source last week during one of our public hearings in the Senate Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection Committee.

Constitutional boundaries need enforcement - League of Women Voters

May 10, 2019

On May 15, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the legality of the December 2018 “extraordinary session.” The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. In recent weeks, there have been some misconceptions perpetuated by those who oppose the merits of our case. Here are some facts of the lawsuit:

Why Wisconsin Presents A "Perfect Opportunity" For A Measles Outbreak

May 9, 2019

The United States declared measles eliminated in 2000, thanks to a sustained public health effort built around near universal use of a safe and effective vaccine. But less than two decades later, measles is back, and at a level not seen for a quarter-century, meaning a generation of healthcare workers have little experience with the disease.

Jeff Smith - Mental Health is Real Health

Senator Jeff Smith
May 1, 2019

#000000;">So much can be said about mental health and yet so little has been done. We all know someone struggling with mental illness. So few receive the help they need.

#000000;">Over the past few weeks, I’ve been at eleven budget listening sessions. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive about Governor Tony Evers’ budget. Time and time again, many of the conversations I have with attendees is about mental health.

Wisconsin's Place In A Bewildering Milk Pricing System

April 25, 2019

A stubborn slump in milk prices is hammering Wisconsin's dairy industry. In 2015, prices plummeted, and have yet to recover. In 2018, the state lost dairy herds at a record-breaking pace, and led the nation in farm bankruptcies.

Jeff Smith - Earth Day Should Be Every Day

Jeff Smith
April 23, 2019

#000000;">It’s been eight years since anyone in our executive branch of government uttered the words “climate change.” Thankfully, Governor Tony Evers brought science, common sense and the term climate change back to Wisconsin.

Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.

April 11, 2019

7 Trends That Explain The Contours Of Wisconsin's Deepening Dairy Crisis

April 10, 2019

A maelstrom of economic and demographic forces are hammering Wisconsin's dairy farmers. But what's causing such exceptional distress in one of the state's iconic industries? Here are six charts — and a map — that can help make sense of these complex trends.

Wisconsin Democrats to hold Medicaid Expansion town halls

April 8, 2019

The state Democrats have just announced a series of town halls to discuss Medicaid Expansion, to be held April 16-30 in Green Bay, Madison, Brookfield, Chippewa Falls, Viroqua, and Beloit. Details are in the attached press release.

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