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Reflecting on the Positive

April 4, 2022

There are times when it’s a good idea to take a breath and reflect on your accomplishments. Now, that the legislative session has ended I’ve had a chance to do just that. Oftentimes, it’s easy to dwell on the challenges and disappointments we experience, but I know my first term as your state senator has been rewarding.

 

Jeff Smith - Civil Conversations: The Key for Change

March 29, 2022

It’s always been my top priority to be accessible to the people I was elected to serve. In my four years serving in the State Assembly in the 2000’s, I scheduled town hall listening sessions as often as I could. My office arranged listening sessions at town halls, libraries and other public spaces during times that were open in my schedule, which often meant during the work day.

 

Jeff Smith - National Agriculture Week: Recognize the Farmers Who Feed You

March 23, 2022

The distinction of my hometown as the center of the dairy industry was always a matter of pride for me growing up. While I didn’t understand how milk pricing worked yet, all that mattered was that Eau Claire was the center of the milk industry and played a big role in determining the price of milk.

 

Jeff Smith - A Rural Blueprint for Our Future

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 17, 2022

Thirty-six years ago, my wife and I built our home from the ground up in Brunswick, a rural part of Eau Claire County. We both grew up in the area and didn’t think twice about leaving. Before we started laying the foundation of our home, we started with a blueprint showing how to achieve our dream home. Months went by and our vision became reality. 

 

Jeff Smith - Let’s Draw the Line on Gerrymandering

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 10, 2022

The maps are in! Political redistricting maps, that is. These are not the roadmaps you may be accustomed to. You won’t follow a redistricting map to get to your favorite vacation destination.

 

But, elected officials follow these maps to know the constituents they represent.  Some politicians design routes and create a map more advantageous to their party to get to their destination of power.

 

Jeff Smith - Supporting Public Schools is “A Plus” for Our Kids

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 1, 2022

Wisconsin’s K-12 schools are the cornerstone of our communities. The education offered at our neighborhood public schools provides the opportunity for our kids to reach their full potential. It’s our responsibility to ensure this opportunity is available for all Wisconsin students—regardless of zip code.

 

Jeff Smith - The Opportunity to Do What’s Right

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 22, 2022

When the opportunity to do what’s right is in front of us, we must grab it because it may not be there for long. This is something we all learn, even if it’s the hard way. It’s painful when we don’t recognize opportunity, we hesitate and it’s gone. That’s when opportunity becomes regret.

 

Jeff Smith - Celebrate 150 Years of Eau Claire

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 15, 2022

History always fascinates me. I grew up on the north side of Eau Claire and was surrounded by history. This year, the City of Eau Claire is celebrating its 150th birthday, which got me thinking about my upbringing in Eau Claire—how my life has been shaped so much by the history and culture of the area.

 

Evers calls for special session to consider economic relief for citizens, fund education

Governor Tony Evers

Watch Live: 2022 State of the State Address

February 15, 2022
Below are Gov. Evers’ remarks as prepared for delivery:

Good evening, Wisconsin!

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