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Jeff Smith - Pass the Healthcare Heroes Act

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 12, 2020

Back in April, I participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with Wisconsin’s frontline healthcare workers. Amidst the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wisconsin, this group of healthcare workers shared deeply unsettling safety concerns related to the scarcity of COVID-19 testing, the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and healthcare affordability.

 

Election Coverage August 2020

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August 11, 2020

We will be providing coverage of election results tonight, attempting to concentrate on results of concern to those in Western Wisconsin. 

That Gentle Reminder Once Again

ballot box
August 11, 2020

It's election time again. Since it is a primary,  people around the state will be voting for candidates in a wild variety of offices, many of them local. Local elections are at least as important as the state-wide and national ones since your local officials are often the ones that have the biggest direct effect on your life.

Governor Evers announces National Guard support for elections due to lack of poll workers

Governor Tony Evers
August 5, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Wisconsin National Guard will assist local election officials as poll workers for the August 11, 2020, primary elections across Wisconsin.

Legislature Must Act for Unemployed

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 5, 2020

“I’ve been working my whole life, and was doing fine before COVID-19, and now suddenly, I can’t work, and can’t get unemployment. I’m scared of what life will be like in a few weeks when I run out of money for food, let alone bills,” said a man whose unemployment benefits were delayed 10 weeks.

 

Wisconsin Women and Voting - A 100 Year Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

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August 4, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Dunn County Historical Society are collaborating to present a traveling museum exhibit commemorating 100 years of Women's Suffrage in the US. Most of the LWV events have been taken on-line during the pandemic, but in this case, there is a physical exhibit to visit at the Rassbach Museum in Wakanda Park, Menomonie.

Questions Remain Unanswered for Schools

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 28, 2020

The first day of school has always been an exciting time for children. About this time of year, heading into August, families begin to plan their schedule and stock up on school supplies. For some it might mean new supplies or even new clothes. Kids want to make a good impression that first day and parents want a routine in their busy life.

 

That was then, and this is now.

 

The People’s Maps Commission: By the People and For the People

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 20, 2020

When representatives of the original colonies gathered to determine the formation of the United States they took the bold step of putting the trust in the hands of its citizens, establishing the United States as a Democratic Republic.

 

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.

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