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Senator Jeff Smith on Fair Maps

Senator Jeff Smith
January 7, 2020
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MADISON – Today, Senator Smith (D – Brunswick) and Representative Diane Hesselbein (D – Middleton) introduced LRB-5162/LRB-3797, to establish a constitutional amendment for non-partisan redistricting reform.

Jeff Smith - Let’s Finish What We Started

Senator Jeff Smith
January 7, 2020

During this time of year, we’re surrounded by reminders to set goals for the next twelve months and fulfill our New Year’s resolutions. As the weeks pass by, we typically find ourselves falling back into our old habits and routines. Once we slip up, it may seem like our resolutions are hopeless and we push off our goals to next year.


Wisconsin Conservatives Revive Official Language Bill

Senator Steve Nass
January 7, 2020

On Monday Senators Andre Jacque, Dave Craig, and Steve Nass began circulating a bill to make English the official language of Wisconsin. This bill was introduced in the 2013 legislative session when by Jacque and Craig when they were members of the state assembly, but failed to pass.

Conservative Group asks Judge to hold Election Officials in Contempt

Ozaukee County Courthouse
January 2, 2020

The conservative legal group, Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) today asked an Ozaukee County judge to hold the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and charge them up to $12,000 per day in a lawsuit concerning Wisconsin's voter rolls.

Every Conversation Sparks a New Idea

State Senator Jeff Smith
December 31, 2019

Elections Commission defers action on Voter Purge - update

December 30, 2019

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is holding a this morning to, among other things, have an update on the legal status of the purge of voters from the voter rolls. At the moment we have no information on the outcome of the meeting. Updates will follow.

Lessons Learned in 2019

State Senator Jeff Smith
December 24, 2019

This time of year offers an important opportunity to reflect and be grateful for the experiences we’ve earned. It’s been an honor serving as your state senator this year. As I returned from my last Madison trip of 2019, I had so much to think about, including the lessons learned, accomplishments made and what to look forward to in 2020.


About that Voter Purge

December 17, 2019

The news ricocheted around the state - 234,000 to be removed from the voter polls. It sounds terrible. Well, it probably is terrible in the sense that as with most of the Republican moves against voter fraud, it is a solution searching for a problem. At the moment it is far from clear what will actually happen as the result of a ruling in an Ozaukee County court last week.

Sen. Smith - It’s Cold Outside for Our Furry Friends

Senator Jeff Smith
December 16, 2019

While it’s not officially here yet, the winter season has come to western Wisconsin. Snow has fallen and temperatures have dropped close to zero. During these winter months, my family’s two dogs enjoy exploring the outdoors. But, as the days get even colder, you’ll find the dogs spending more time inside near the wood-burning stove in our family room.

Fish-Fry Time is Voter-Purge Time

Pat Kreitlow
December 14, 2019