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Wisconsin Rep. Gallagher joins other Republicans to rebuff challenge to Biden

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
January 5, 2021

Rejecting an attempt by some in their own party, Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher and six other Republican House members said Congress has no authority in an election other than to count votes from the states, in a  released Sunday.

Jeff Smith - Foxconn: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

State Senator Jeff Smith
January 4, 2021

Over time, relationships can go sour. When it happens in one’s private life, the breakup can be agonizing; so much of two people’s lives can be intertwined in a short time. When it’s a public or business relationship, the breakup can be painful and even more complicated. Most likely, there are legal contracts or properties linking the two parties.

Take the relationship between Wisconsin and Foxconn, for example.

Jeff Smith - Out of the Long Shadow of 2020

State Senator Jeff Smith
December 28, 2020

During this time of year, we take time to reflect on the previous year and try to focus on the good things that happened. Even in 2020 there must have been some good things, right?

 

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.