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Jeff Smith - Enough Talk, Let’s Act

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 22, 2021

I find that participating in a task force or study group can be an eye opening and enriching experience that helps me grow as a person. Without better understanding an issue, state leaders can be flailing in the dark, but hearing from experts and reading about solutions that have worked in other states can help guide our work.

 

Jeff Smith - Redistricting: The Responsibility of a Lifetime

Senator Jeff Smith
September 16, 2021

Imagine what it must be like to have a job that carries with it a lifetime guarantee. No matter what you do, no matter how you behave, your job can’t be taken from you until you decide to give it up. Make terrible choices that hurt the clients you’re supposed to serve? Ignore calls from customers? Don’t bother showing up to your job for nearly a year? You face no consequences and you keep your job.

 

Why the Wisconsin Supreme Court doesn’t want to take on redistricting

Wisconsin Capitol
September 2, 2021

The conservative legal outfit Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is once again urging the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take control of drawing the state’s political maps.

Jeff Smith - Homework to Start the School Year

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 1, 2021

We’ve reached that point of year again when kids are excited to return to the classroom, see their friends and begin a new school year. As adults, we can understand their excitement, but it’s up to us to make sure kids can have a safe and successful school year.

 

Jeff Smith - Less for Rx Affects Us All

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 27, 2021

Nobody should have to choose between paying for groceries or lifesaving drugs. Many people even ration their drug to save money and end up putting themselves at greater risk. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 37% of individuals taking four or more medications per day could not afford their prescriptions.

 

Jeff Smith - Family fun at the fair

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 4, 2021

Summer is all about family fun. It’s the season with plenty to do outdoors. Family vacations are planned around national parks and monuments. Campgrounds fill up and lakes are busy with boats, kayakers, anglers and swimmers.

 

Jeff Smith - The Facts About the Birds and the Bees

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 29, 2021

Where does our food come from? It’s a question we think of a lot while grocery shopping or sitting down for a meal with our family. Of course, the answer is our farmers. Farming is hard, but satisfying work. They play a critical role in feeding the world and they rely on climate conditions for a productive crop. Farmers are also aware of pollinators’ essential role in helping them do their job.

 

Jeff Smith - A Workforce for Everyone

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 22, 2021

Long before I entered politics, I worked in the private sector. From an early age, I was needed for my father’s business to mop floors, empty trash and eventually clean windows. As high school graduation approached, my father sat down with me and laid out why he wanted me to forgo college and continue working with him, hoping someday I’d buy the business from him. Thus, my future, as owner and manager of Bob Smith Window Cleaning, was set.

 

Jeff Smith - The Budget is Just the Beginning

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 13, 2021

Like many households and businesses, the state operates on a budget. We have a biennial budget in Wisconsin, meaning it begins July 1st of each odd numbered year and ends June 30th of the following odd numbered year.

Badger Project - Tiffany one of only 14 members of Congress to vote against federal holiday status for Juneteenth

Tom Tiffany
June 22, 2021

Every other House member from Wisconsin – Republican and Democrat – voted in favor

BY PETER CAMERON, THE BADGER PROJECT

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, a Republican who represents northern Wisconsin, was one of only 14 members of the House to vote against Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.

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