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Jeff Smith - How a Surplus Can Help Us Bounce Back

State Senator Jeff Smith
June 15, 2021

Let’s face it, political philosophies often prevent elected officials from actually getting done what is expected of them. No news there.

 

Gov. Evers Celebrates Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Recovery, Bounce Back from Coronavirus Pandemic

 Governor Tony Everrs
June 8, 2021
As Wisconsin economy rebounds, ranks among the best in the nation for shots in arms and low unemployment rate, governor reverses FY 20-21 lapses

Jeff Smith - A Wisconsin Summer Adventure Awaits

State Senator Jeff Smith
June 7, 2021

We love our beer and cheese in Wisconsin. But Wisconsin is more than beer and cheese. A whole lot more.

 

Jeff Smith - You Are Not Alone: Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

State Senator Jeff Smith
May 12, 2021

Please note, this column contains sensitive information regarding mental health and suicide. Information and statistics in this column come from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

 

Every Worker Deserves a Safe Workplace

State Senator Jeff Smith
April 28, 2021

It has always fascinated me that American workers accomplished so much even when the technology and machinery that we take for granted now wasn’t yet available back then. Consider the New York skyscrapers, for instance. We’ve seen photos of workers walking on narrow beams hundreds of feet above the ground or the iconic photos of workers eating their lunch sitting on a steel beam overlooking the city. It’s hard to imagine the risks these workers took to construct those enormous structures.

JFC Budget Hearing press conference with Citizen Action on Climate Change

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April 23, 2021

Citizen Action held a press conference on 4/22/2021 in conjunction with the JFC budget hearing  in Menomonie. The conference included the following speakers:

State Senator Jeff Smith (31st district, member of Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change)

Jeff Smith - How the Budget Connects Our Community

State Senator Jeff Smith
April 20, 2021

I had an amazing conversation with a number of constituents who attended my budget listening session last week. The attendees, who were strangers to each other, shared personal and heartfelt stories. They made it clear that the decisions made by their legislators truly do affect them and their communities.

 

Jeff Smith - Schools, Children and their Future

State Senator Jeff Smith
April 12, 2021

You may have heard politicians and the media use the line that schools should “open” or schools have a plan to “re-open.” This has caused a lot of confusion because schools never stopped providing support and instruction to their students. Teachers never stopped teaching. Yes, to protect students and families, many districts had to adjust their methods of instruction, but the work never stopped.

Jeff Smith - Imagine the Possibilities during the Year of Broadband Access

State Senator Jeff Smith
April 6, 2021

What year is this? You might quickly answer that it’s 2021 and you’d be right. But Governor Tony Evers also declared this as the Year of Broadband Access in Wisconsin. This declaration is exciting and important in more ways than one.

 

WisEye Morning Minute: Wisconsin holds sixth pandemic election

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WisEye Morning Minute: Wisconsin Prepares for Its Sixth Pandemic-Era Election

April 5, 2021

Today's morning minute covers the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction race. 

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