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Jeff Smith - Farmers’ Market for All to Enjoy

August 11, 2022

As Wisconsinites, we know we have something special that many of our neighboring states envy—and, no, I’m not just talking about our Green Bay Packers. We’re fortunate to live in a state with strong agricultural roots and a deep appreciation for farm-fresh goods. 

 

In an election year with elevated stakes, meet the candidates for Wisconsin Secretary of State

Doug LaFollette, (D) Incumbent
August 2, 2022

Republican candidates want to expand the elected office's power to oversee elections, while Democratic candidates oppose the idea

Jeff Smith - Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

August 2, 2022

It's hard to believe summer is more than halfway over.  Like so many others, I’ve had a busy summer visiting the local fairs in the region, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

 

Although back-to-school commercials are starting to appear on our TVs, there are still many ways to enjoy the warm weather and summer fun with your family – just be sure to stay safe!

 

Supporting Veteran Opportunity

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 25, 2022

United States veterans have made many sacrifices to preserve our freedom as Americans. Our veterans deserve recognition for their commitment of putting one’s country over one’s self. More importantly, our veterans deserve the assurance that the country they served will be there to offer unyielding support if and when they need it.

 

‘A setback for transparency’ – Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses decades of legal precedent to weaken open records law

July 20, 2022

BY PETER CAMERON, 

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court issued a ruling earlier this month that open government advocates say deals “a body blow to the state’s traditions of open government” and encourages public agencies to work in greater secrecy.

Bridge Over Troubled Coffers

Bridge Construction
July 8, 2022

By Julian Emerson Wisconsin Farmers Union Communications Specialist

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court

WATCH LIVE: President Biden delivers remarks after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

In an expected ruling, this morning the U. S. supreme court overturned the Roe V. Wade decision, turning the legislation surrounding abortion over to individual states. This is a developing story. President Biden is currently speaking about the decision. 

Wisconsin Elections Commission rejects challenge to Tim Michels ballot access, Millis elected chair of commission

Tim Michels
June 10, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted 6-0 to find 3861 signatures valid on the papers submitted to the commission. The challenge from Jane Bernstein and law firm Stafford Rosenbaum LLC was largely rejected, particularly the argument that most of the signature forms should be rejected because they did not list a valid mailing address for candidate Michels. This is a striking ruling in favor of Michels, who has recommended disbanding the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

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