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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.

Lafayette County committee passes amended rule on SWIGG study information release

Update - I just spoke to board member Kriss Marion. The meeting has ended, and the Land Conservation committee passed the rule with several amendments.

Jeff Smith - Playing the Blame Game

Senator Jeff Smith

President Harry Truman followed the mantra, ‘the buck stops here.’ These are honorable, and even courageous words to lead by. His motto was displayed on his White House desk and was proudly expressed in his speeches.  He reminded us not to pass blame on to others.

 

This is exactly what’s happening now in Wisconsin.

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