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A space for civil discussion of Wisconsin (and national) politics. People who do not maintain a civil tone or who are threatening will be removed from this space. In this context consider politics in a wide sense - not just inter-party squabbling.

Lisa Neubauer concedes Supreme Court race to Brian Hagedorn

This morning Lisa Neubauer called Brian Hagedorn and conceded the Supreme Court race. The vote in this race was very close, falling within .5%. Many of Neubauer's supporters had hoped that a recount would be held, but in an email to supporters this morning Neubauer thanked those who worked on the campaign, and stated

Our courts are strongest when politics are set aside and we follow the law regardless of personal views.

Paying Again Through Referendum

Senator Jeff Smith

Last Tuesday was a big election day for Wisconsin. It was an even bigger election day for public education. Many Wisconsin school districts were able to pass crucial referenda to keep operating, some weren’t so lucky.

Wisconsin Democrats to hold Medicaid Expansion town halls

The state Democrats have just announced a series of town halls to discuss Medicaid Expansion, to be held April 16-30 in Green Bay, Madison, Brookfield, Chippewa Falls, Viroqua, and Beloit. Details are in the attached press release.

Sarah Godlewski speaks at Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative Annual Meeting

Sarah Godlewskie

Sarah Godlewski speaks about the Wisconsin Treasurer's Office

Sarah Godlewski spoke to the Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin at their annual meeting Saturday. In her informal talk she spoke about what it was like to take over the neglected office of State Treasurer, what the functions of the treasurer are, and her accomplishments and hopes for the office.

JFC Budget Listening Sessions

This is your opportunity to be heard about the new state budget. Joint Finance Committee meetings are being held around the state over the next two weeks. In Western Wisconsin the best opportunity is the meeting in River Falls which is detailed here.

Joint Finance Committee members will be holding public budget hearings across the state to give Wisconsin citizens the opportunity to discuss Governor Evers’ budget proposal.

Wisconsin Budget Hearing Opening Remarks

WisEye Morning Minute: JFC 2019-21 Budget Agency Briefings Opening Remarks

The budget hearing process started today - opening remarks from Republicans and Democrats. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video.

Leaders or Followers?

Senator Jeff Smith

As leaders and policy makers in Wisconsin it is our job to ensure that our state government and operations run smoothly. Our agencies must be funded properly, people must be paid and projects should be moving forward in a timely fashion. It doesn’t need to be complicated. There are processes in place that have worked for decades.

Vote!

Election time once again is sneaking up on us all. This is our regular reminder to go out and vote on Tuesday. There are multiple interesting elections going on in the Chippewa Valley. In Menomonie there is a hotly contested School Board election, with six candidates running for three seats. If you do not think your vote matters, please remember that last year one of the Menomonie School Board candidates lost by three votes. One of those votes might have been yours.

Wisconsin Farmers Union travels to Farmers Bill of Rights Rally

Sarah Lloyd speaks at rally

Farmers Bill of Rights Rally

I was privileged to be able to travel with the Wisconsin Farmers Union to the Farmers Bill of Rights rally in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 30. Members from around the state traveled together on a bus, with most of the members being from the Chippewa Valley area. 

Live from the Heartland Forum - update, includes video

Elizabeth Warren at Farmers Rights Rally

I have just left the Farmer's Rights rally in Storm Lake Iowa. I came down on the bus with the Wisconsin Farmers Union. We left Chippewa Falls at 4 AM today.  Later in the week there will be a video of the Rally, and photos. 

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