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Expand BadgerCare and Bring our Dollars Back Home

Senator Jeff Smith
March 29, 2021

On March 23rd, we commemorated the eleventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law. Since its passage, 2.6 million Wisconsinites with preexisting conditions have benefited from enhanced healthcare protections. This certainly is an anniversary to celebrate, but it also reminds us that we still have work to do to get more Wisconsinites covered.

Wisconsin Women to Remember

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 22, 2021


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Jeff Smith - Climate Change Solutions

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 15, 2021

This is the second column in a two-part series about the climate change impact in Wisconsin.  

We’re all familiar with Isaac Newton’s well-known law of physics that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Although specific to the science of physics, we can still apply the law’s same concept to many other aspects of our lives. We know our daily actions impact others. One person’s bad behavior has repercussions that can affect many others.

WFU to host Budget Organizing trainings on rural priorities

March 13, 2021

Building a more vibrant rural Wisconsin starts with securing key funding for rural priorities in the state budget. Wisconsin Farmers Union is hosting two upcoming Budget Organizing Workshops to encourage engagement on rural issues.


The trainings will offer an overview of the state budget process. Attendees will also learn how their personal stories can make an impact through testimony at public hearings, engagement with the media, and deep canvassing.

Jeff Smith - The Climate Change Problem

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 8, 2021

This is the first column in a two-part series about the climate change impact in Wisconsin.


Cynicism runs rampant in our society and has very dangerous consequences. There are some indisputable facts that we all live with; for instance, we age every day, the earth revolves around the sun and we have 365 days in a year. We all experience this, so there shouldn’t be a debate.

Jeff Smith - Building Momentum to Vaccinate More Wisconsinites

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in one way or another now for almost a year. It’s been a tough year for so many reasons; we’ve been disconnected from people in our lives, and sadly many Americans are burdened with grief over the loss of a loved one. In February, we surpassed a grim milestone that many of us never thought was possible just twelve months ago: 500,000 of our fellow Americans are dead from COVID-19.


Jeff Smith - What the budget says about us

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 17, 2021

Budgets are necessary to keep us on track, lay out our priorities and work toward what we want to accomplish. Every two years, the Governor introduces a budget that reflects the values of our state. The state budget is a moral document just as much as it’s a financial map for the years ahead. When state leaders approve the budget, we’re showing the world who we are and what we stand for.


Evers presents 2021-2023 budget

Governor Tony Evers

Governor Evers to Deliver his 2021-23 Budget Address

February 16, 2021

Governor Tony Evers will present his budget for 2021-2023 in an address this evening at 7 PM. The address will be carried on this page, the Governor's Facebook page, and on Wisconsin Public Television. 

Below are Gov. Evers’ remarks as prepared for delivery:

Good evening, Wisconsinites. Thanks for tuning in.

I’m Tony Evers, and I’m proud to be the 46th governor of our great state and to introduce my 2021-23 biennial budget to you this evening.

Live Stream of the second Trump impeachment trial

WATCH LIVE: Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in Senate | Day 1

February 9, 2021

For those of you who are following the impeachment trial carefully, this is the live stream of the first day of the Senate impeachment trial, thanks to the PBS NewsHour.

Gov Evers proposes legalizing marijuana

February 7, 2021

Governor Tony Evers is proposing legalizing marijuana in the state and taking some of the tax proceeds to pay for equity initiatives and rural schools. In this budget proposal the governor expects revenues of $165 million per year to the state starting in fiscal year 2023.