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Jeff Smith - Connecting during crisis

State Senator Jeff Smith
May 4, 2020

Think about it – thanks to technology it’s possible to do so much from the nearest Wi-Fi location during this global pandemic. Some people can work from home or have a video call with their loved ones, and children can get their lessons from their teacher. Folks feeling ill, or dealing with a health condition, can use telehealth to meet with a medical professionals.

Wisconsin Democratic Convention to go All-Virtual

WisDems Logo
April 28, 2020

This morning that the Wisconsin Democratic Convention will move to an all-virtual format this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Previously the party had announced that the convention would move to a scaled-back format, but there will now be no in-person aspects to the convention.

Millions of People Face Stimulus Check Delays for a Strange Reason: They Are Poor

April 25, 2020

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The New Partisan Peak Of Wisconsin's 2020 Pandemic Supreme Court Election

Jill Karofsky
April 22, 2020

If there's one truism in American politics these days, it seems to be that political division is pervasive. State supreme court elections in the battleground state of Wisconsin are a perfect illustration of the powerful role that partisan divides can play in ostensibly nonpartisan races, even when the vote is conducted in the middle of a pandemic.

Jeff Smith - The Wisconsin COVID-19 Response Bill

Senator Jeff Smith
April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forced us to quickly adapt and adjust our daily routines for this unprecedented time. Like so many families in rural Wisconsin, my bandwidth isn’t capable of allowing me to always work from home. So, last week from a small room on the UW-Eau Claire campus, I joined my senate colleagues through my computer screen for a virtual Senate Floor Session.

 

It's election time in Wisconsin again

ballot box
April 13, 2020

It is finally time to count the votes from the April 7 election. Poll workers could start counting ballots at 4 PM and votes are slowly starting to trickle in. There is still a lot of contention over the issues caused by having the election in the middle of a pandemic crisis in the state, and the other issues caused by the flurry of mitigation that went on through the course of the week preceding the election.

Pandemic Paycheck Protection

Senator Jeff Smith
April 7, 2020

During this unprecedented public health emergency, we have a lot to think about. While keeping ourselves and our loved ones healthy, we’re also thinking of ways to maintain our livelihoods and pay the bills. On March 27th, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide immediate and long-term relief for Americans.

For the Wisconsin Left, if only - Election Thoughts

April 7, 2020

Why farmers are dumping milk – and how consumers can help

Kara O'Connor
April 4, 2020

Vos and Fitzgerald respond to Evers' request for a special session

Robin Vos
April 3, 2020

Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald today rejected Governor Evers' call for a special session to stop in-person voting and to move the postpone the April 7 election into May as an all-mail election.

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