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Jeff Smith - Support Small Businesses this Holiday Season

Senator Jeff Smith
November 23, 2021

Over the last ten to fifteen years, we’ve seen an amazing resurgence of entrepreneurs and small home-grown businesses. Something seems to have occurred to make us realize that fun and quality shopping isn’t necessarily in malls. Sure, it’s still pretty fascinating that so many stores can be under one roof, but something was always missing. It was the personal identity of a small business—going into a shop that you won’t find in every city and every mall.

Jeff Smith - CWD’s Unchecked Spread to Western Wisconsin

Deer
November 15, 2021

It’s pretty common to read about something that happens somewhere else and assume that it doesn’t affect you. Something could happen hundreds of miles away, and you think it could never happen to you.

 

Striketober Solidarity

John Deere Logo
November 2, 2021

It’s going to be a very good year for the top dogs and shareholders at Deere & Co. The Iowa-based equipment manufacturer says it earned more in the first nine months of its fiscal year than during its best year in 2013. The corporation’s third-quarter results are .

Jeff Smith - The Future of Wisconsin is Now

State  Senator Jeff Smith
November 2, 2021

Wisconsinites deserve fair maps. I’m sure you’ve heard me say this once, twice or maybe a hundred times over the last few years. The redistricting process is well underway, and I hope you’re paying attention because what’s happening now will determine the direction of our state for decades to come. 

 

Jeff Smith - Stop and Talk

Senator Jeff Smith
October 20, 2021

For many, a favorite thing to do this time of year is taking a drive to enjoy the natural beauty of our state. I often mention how fortunate we are in Wisconsin to have such a beautiful landscape all year-round, particularly now when the fall colors really draw attention and attract driving tours.

 

Jeff Smith - Helping Students Reach their Dreams

State Senator Jeff Smith
October 6, 2021

If you ever asked a kid what they want to be when they grow up, I’m sure you heard a good answer. Kids dream of being an astronaut, firefighter, teacher or doctor. With all the confidence in the world, a kid can assert they want to grow up to be the President of the United States. Kids have big dreams and see endless opportunities in their future.

 

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.

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