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Jeff Smith - Connect Wisconsin with Better Broadband

February 3, 2020

Governor Tony Evers shined a bright light on the urgency of strengthening our rural communities by calling a special session to take up agriculture bills, creating the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity and establishing the Office of Rural Prosperity. In western Wisconsin, we have an opportunity to step up and continue leading the way.

 

Jeff Smith - Connect Wisconsin with Better Broadband

Senator Smith
February 3, 2020

Governor Tony Evers shined a bright light on the urgency of strengthening our rural communities by calling a special session to take up agriculture bills, creating the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity and establishing the Office of Rural Prosperity. In western Wisconsin, we have an opportunity to step up and continue leading the way.

 

Supreme Court Forum in Menomonie

Wisconsin Supreme Court

2020 Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum

February 3, 2020

 

Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court spoke to the public Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Sorensen Hall (formerly Millenium Hall), Room 205, 121 10th Ave. E, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie.

LWV Releases Primary Voter Guide

January 31, 2020

[MADISON, WI] - Ahead of the Spring Primary, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin offers the nonpartisan election resource . This “one-stop-shop” for election information provides simple, easy tools to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process.

Citizen Lobbyists Head to Madison for Clean Water

Lobbyists with Senator Jeff Smith
January 31, 2020

Clean Water Legislation has been a major issue in the capitol this year. One effective model for people concerned with issues in our legislature is citizen lobbying. On Jan. 30 I took a trip with the citizen lobbyists from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters as they lobbied their legislators for better clean water laws. 

Jeff Smith - It’s Time to Prioritize Rural Prosperity

Senator Jeff Smith
January 27, 2020

During the State of the State, Governor Tony Evers reflected on the accomplishments made in 2019 and the priorities we must carry out in the year ahead. As we draw closer to the end of this legislative session, we have a stronger sense of urgency to get things done.

 

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January 27, 2020

Wisconsin Farmers Union Responds to State of the State Address

January 26, 2020

Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden has offered the following statement in response to Governor Evers' 2020 State of the State address:

Gov. Evers Delivers State of the State Speech

Gov. Evers
January 22, 2020

In tonight's State of the State speech, Governor Evers recognized several bills that have been passed through bipartisan efforts. He then went on to set an agenda of things that need to be accomplished, including creating a task force on student debt in Wisconsin, making higher education more available to people in Wisconsin without the burden of long-term debt.

Jeff Smith - Surprise! It’s a Bill!

Sen. Smith
January 22, 2020

Last week, Governor Tony Evers assigned homework for the Legislature to accomplish in the new year. Governor Evers urged bipartisan cooperation to tackle some of the most pressing issues in our state and create solutions Wisconsinites support to close the dark store loophole, lower insulin costs, protect our water, address homelessness and more.