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Winter in Wisconsin

State Senator Jeff Smith
December 22, 2020

 

Winter is a season to celebrate, although some lifelong Wisconsinites may disagree because of the snow and freezing temperatures. The change of season and anticipation of the first snowfall can be joyous. Maybe, after months of green grass and empty treetops, a white blanket of snow brightens our view once again.

 

Jeff Smith - Budgeting to Reflect the Will of the People

State Senator Jeff Smith
December 15, 2020

It’s often said that a budget is more than just a fiscal document, it’s a moral document. While Wisconsin leaders work on creating and approving a new budget, we must make sure our state budget reflects the values we share as a state. You have an opportunity to get involved and advocate at every stage of the budget process, beginning with the People’s Budget listening sessions.

 

SCOWIS rules on Trump lawsuit and indefinitely confined status

Madison Capitol building
December 14, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled this morning on a lawsuit which was argued in September regarding the status of indefinitely confined voters. Under Wisconsin law a voter may declare themselves indefinitely confined when requesting an absentee ballot, in which circumstance they do not need to provide voter ID to vote.

Wisconsin electors vote for president

President-elect Joe Biden
December 14, 2020

Monday at noon the Wisconsin electors will vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice-president. The Wisconsin Democratic electors this year are:

Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump case, two federal cases dismissed

President Trump
December 11, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case brought by the Trump campaign which was by the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The Supreme Court had previously rejected hearing this case, and remanded it down to the Circuit Court. 

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Electoral College Meeting

Governor Tony Evers
December 11, 2020
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin’s Electoral College members will meet next Mon., Dec. 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. in the Wisconsin State Capitol to cast their votes for President and Vice President of the United States.

Judge Simanek rules against Trump campaign in state lawsuit

President Donald Trump
December 10, 2020

On December 10, 2020, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court will hear Donald J. Trump et al v. Joseph R. Biden et al with Reserve Judge Stephen A. Simanek presiding. Case (consolidated with Dane County Circuit Court Case ).

Jeff Smith - Fend for Yourself Unless Republicans Do Their Jobs

State Senator Jeff Smith
December 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives significantly, killing nearly 4,000 Wisconsinites, devastating our economy and leaving us in a hard place to recover.  After more than 230 days since the State Legislature met, Governor Tony Evers stepped up, once again, to provide relief for Wisconsin families.

The Election is Over. Wisconsin Turns to Redistricting.

district map comparison
December 8, 2020

The veto is intact. 

Now that the election is over, it’s time to move on to the next political fight in Wisconsin. The results from that will last longer than a Joe Biden presidency.

Like every state in the union, Wisconsin must redraw its political districts. Many experts consider the Dairy State’s to be among the most gerrymandered in the nation.

Post-election in Wisconsin, nothing much changed in regards to the state legislature, which draws the maps.

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