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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.

 

Democracy Fatigue

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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.

 

7th CD Democratic Candidate Forum - New Video

Tricia Zunker

Wisconsin Senate District 7 Candidate Forum

January 15, 2020

Even though it is a little out of our normal coverage area, tonight we will be driving up to Rice Lake to cover the 7th CD Candidate Forum. will include the Democratic candidates (Tricia Zunker and Lawrence Dale) for the 7th CD seat which is vacant due to Sean Duffy's resignation. This event is sponsored by the CItizens Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin.

Jeff Smith - Good Government Demands Redistricting Reform

Senator Jeff Smith
January 14, 2020

Every new year is an opportunity to reflect on what we can do better moving forward. When the New Year is the first of a new decade we think even bigger. What can we do in this new decade to become the sibling, parent, neighbor, colleague or citizen we’re expected to be?

 

Appeals Court Blocks Voter Purge

January 14, 2020

The legal struggle over the purge of Wisconsin voters from the voter polls continues.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Refuses to Expedite Voter Purge Case

January 13, 2020

In a somewhat surprising move, the state Supreme Court today decided 3-3 not to hear the pending litigation on the purging of possibly-moved voters in an expedited manner. Newly-elected conservative justice Brian Hagedorn joined the two more liberal judges Ann Walsh Bradley and Rebecca Dallet in voting to not hear the case.

Judge Holds Elections Commission in Contempt of Court

January 13, 2020

This morning Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy has found the state Elections Commission and its three Democratic members in contempt of court on removing voters from the state voting rolls who may have moved.