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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.

Friday is last day to apply for an absentee ballot

ballot
April 2, 2020

Breaking update --- due to a ruling today in federal court, the last day to request an absentee ballot is now Friday, April 3. .

Democratic Convention to be delayed

DNC Logo
April 2, 2020

indicate that the Democratic National Convention is being postponed from July 13-17 and will be held the week of August 17 instead.

Voting Absentee? Send that ballot in now!

ballot box
March 31, 2020

If you have obtained an absentee ballot, you should be aware that the ballots must be received at your polling place by 8 PM on election day. It is not sufficient to have your ballot postmarked by the election. Although there is litigation and some political wrangling underway to loosen that restriction, the law still requires that your ballot arrive by election day.

Take COVID-19 Seriously

Senator Jeff Smith
March 23, 2020

We must take COVID-19 seriously. On March 13th, showing tremendous leadership, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin and has since strengthened precautions. Now it’s our turn to do our part by following the guidance from leaders and medical professionals to slow the spread of COVID-19. Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time for us all as we learn to navigate the changes in our daily routine impacted by this global pandemic.

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