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Fish-Fry Time is Voter-Purge Time

Pat Kreitlow

Good Morning from Lake Wissota…

While you were preparing to enjoy your Friday night fish fry, a Republican-appointed judge in the Milwaukee suburbs may have just fixed the 2020 election for the Republican Party and put an unnecessary barrier between the ballot box and almost a quarter-million Wisconsin voters, maybe even you.

State Court Orders Purge of up to 234,000 Voter Registrations

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An Ozaukee County judge ruled today that as many as 230,000 registered voters in Wisconsin must be purged from the voter rolls.

Another Special Elections Fracas And The Question Of Representation

Gov. Tony Evers

For the second time in as many years, Wisconsin's gears of democracy have slipped and slowed on the questions of how and when a special election would be set by the governor's office. Calling these irregular and often unexpected votes for seats in the state Legislature and occasionally Congress has been a fairly mundane, run-of-the-mill matter for decades. But two quite different governors set special election dates that would end up being confusing, controversial and even litigious.

Jeff Smith - What Will it Take to Close Lincoln Hills?

Senator Jeff Smith

Within the last decade, Lincoln Hills has reached a state of crisis. New reports emerged this fall, citing the violence taking place at this youth detention facility. This revelation reminds us that nothing yet has happened to resolve the serious issues in Wisconsin’s youth prisons.

 

Jeff Smith - The Ho-Chunk Code Talkers: Honoring Native American History

Senator Jeff Smith

Since 1990, our country has recognized November as Native American Heritage Month. This commemorative month provides an opportunity to remember Native Americans’ roles in our country’s history and appreciate their cultural contributions. This should be a time for us to look deeper into our history and the contributions of all Americans.

Senator Jeff Smith - What Are You Thankful For?

Senator Jeff Smith

We’re nearing the end of another year and already getting ready for Thanksgiving. Everything seems to speed up during these last weeks as we prepare for the holiday season and the New Year. As we try to slow things down, we have time to reflect on and remember what we accomplished this year and ask ourselves what we’re thankful for.

 

Student debt crisis forum

Student Debt Slide

Student Debt Forum Menomonie, WI 11/19/2019

Panel on the student debt crisis with Dr. Chris Ferguson, Director of the Honors College, and professor of Economics at UW Stout abd Dr. Tina Lee, Director of Applied Social Science and professor of Anthropology at UW Stout.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

Jeff Smith - Stop the Spread of CWD

Senator Jeff Smith

We’re only three days away from gun hunting season in Wisconsin. Hunters are prepared and eagerly anticipating the time to look out from their deer stand. It would seem Wisconsin is prepared for the upcoming hunting season.

 

Lafayette County Board tables SWIG ordinance

Criticizing the reporting of the SWIGG study

In a sometimes-contentious meeting tonight, the full Lafayette County Board let the proposed ordinance to control the release of information on the SWIGG study die for the time being.

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