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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.

Jeff Smith - Student Debt and our Future

Senator Jeff Smith
July 7, 2020

Most of us have to take on some debt at some point in our lives, whether we take out loans to purchase a car or to help us become homeowners.  Oftentimes, people borrow with clear expectations, understanding the whole process. Student loans are different and for many reasons.

 

Jeff Smith - Patriotism: Protecting the health of Americans

Senator Jeff Smith
July 1, 2020

As we move through a year that has already been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we think ahead to when we can resume normal activities, be part of community gatherings and celebrate holidays, like Independence Day.

 

Independence Day invokes strong feelings about patriotism and freedom. Many Americans use this time of year to celebrate the holiday and express these feelings, whether it’s in the form of yard displays, fireworks or even red, white and blue clothing.

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