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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on State Supreme Court's Ruling on Lame Duck

July 9, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's ruling upholding provisions of the lame duck laws passed by the State Legislature in December of 2018:  

“We had a race for governor in 2018. I won. Unfortunately, things got off on the wrong foot because Republicans immediately passed a law overriding the will of the people and the election, and they’ve been sour grapes ever since.

Jeff Smith - Student Debt and our Future

Senator Jeff Smith
July 7, 2020

Most of us have to take on some debt at some point in our lives, whether we take out loans to purchase a car or to help us become homeowners.  Oftentimes, people borrow with clear expectations, understanding the whole process. Student loans are different and for many reasons.

 

Jeff Smith - Patriotism: Protecting the health of Americans

Senator Jeff Smith
July 1, 2020

As we move through a year that has already been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we think ahead to when we can resume normal activities, be part of community gatherings and celebrate holidays, like Independence Day.

 

Independence Day invokes strong feelings about patriotism and freedom. Many Americans use this time of year to celebrate the holiday and express these feelings, whether it’s in the form of yard displays, fireworks or even red, white and blue clothing.

Matt Rothschild - Cynical Appeals Court Helps Wisconsin GOP

Matt Rothschild
June 30, 2020

The outrageous decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to limit early voting in Wisconsin was a gift to Wisconsin Republicans.

The three-judge panel – all appointed by Republicans – overturned the decision by Judge James Peterson of Madison, who had ruled that parts of the Voter ID law limiting early voting were unconstitutional because they were aimed at reducing African American turnout.

League of Women Voters files suit on failure of absentee ballot system

LWV logo
June 30, 2020

[MADISON, Wis.] – Despite the heroic efforts of municipal clerks preparing and mailing out an unprecedented number of absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April 7 election (more than 1.2 million ballot requests were made), the system experienced a catastrophic failure as numerous ballots were never delivered to voters who requested them or arrived too late for voters to cast them.

Interview with Dr. Mark Neumann

Mark Neumann

An interview with Mark Neumann

June 25, 2020

We recently interviewed Dr. Mark Neuman, congressional 3rd CD Democratic Candidate. Neuman is running against Ron Kind in the August primary. You may also listen to this interview .

Governor Evers Deploying National Guard to Dane County to control protests

Governor Tony Evers
June 24, 2020

, Governor Evers announced today that the is deploying the National Guard to Dane County to protect state buildings and infrastructure. The protests last night in Madison were in response to the arrest of activist Yeshua Musa.

Jeff Smith - Aging in Rural Wisconsin

Jeff Smith
June 23, 2020

Growing old is an inevitable part of life. When it comes to aging, we can’t help but wonder where we’ll live when we retire, the quality of life we’ll have and how we’ll stay healthy. While most of us want to remain in our homes for as long as possible, aging in place is almost a must for farmers in rural Wisconsin.

 

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Policing Accountability and Transparency Reforms in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
June 19, 2020
Evers, Barnes call for bipartisanship in first step toward dismantling racism in a state consistently ranked among the worst in racial disparities

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.

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