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Jeff Smith - Emergency Preparedness to Build Resilient Communities

Senator Jeff Smith
March 16, 2020

Emergencies hit communities without notice and threaten our local economies. We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency right now, but we have faced emergencies before and we’ve become stronger from it.

 

Register for Absentee Ballot

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March 15, 2020

Life is full of uncertainty at the moment. The Wisconsin Elections Commission that if you want to vote in the April 7 election you should consider voting with an absentee ballot in case you are unable to vote in person or choose not to go to your polling place from health concerns.

Dairyland Forum and Rally for Rural Wisconsin Cancelled

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March 12, 2020

The upcoming Dairyland Forum and Rally for Rural Wisconsin has been cancelled due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19. Danielle Endvick of the Wisconsin Farmers Union announced the cancellation this afternoon in an email.

Why some Americans don't trust the census

March 9, 2020
Fears of the census may have informed the Bureau’s 2020 tagline. U.S. Census Bureau

Jeff Smith - I’m Here, Ready to Listen

Senator Jeff Smith
March 2, 2020

I’ve always said that one of the best parts of my job is listening to others, whether it’s their stories, suggestions or questions. During this time of year, I regularly hear many of the same questions.

 

What happened? Where did the time go? Why didn’t things get done? What can we expect?

 

Jeff Smith - Policy Making by the People, for the People

Senator Jeff Smith
February 24, 2020

Before a bill becomes a law, a process exists to ensure policymakers develop the most effective policy proposal, and with good reason. Decisions made on the state level influence the way folks work and live in all corners of the state.  Legislation should be a product of the conversations policymakers have with the stakeholders who will be impacted.

 

Dairyland Forum to Draw Presidential Candidates to Dunn County

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February 19, 2020

The national spotlight is turning to Wisconsin as a pivotal state in the 2020 presidential election. The rural vote in swing states like Wisconsin will be particularly crucial to a presidential win. A coalition of farm and civic groups hopes to use that opportunity to highlight the impacts of monopoly power in the agriculture and food sectors and to elevate the issues that matter to rural America.

Jeff Smith - Cutting Taxes by Supporting Schools

Sen. Jeff Smith
February 18, 2020

Every other January the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB), a nonpartisan agency, reviews Wisconsin’s general fund and projects an economic forecast for the state. Recently the LFB reported an expected $450 million surplus by the end of this biennium, on June 30, 2021.The question now is what do we do with that surplus? 

 

The Big Voting Page

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February 16, 2020

It's voting time in Wisconsin, with a major state-wide Supreme Court Primary taking place on Tuesday the 18th. Three candidates are running for Supreme Court on Tuesday. Two of the candidates are nominally being supported by progressives in the state - Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone.

Senator Smith - Pay Attention Before Your Car is Towed

Senator Jeff Smith
February 12, 2020

Every day, we consume so much new information. While watching TV, reading the local paper or scrolling through social media, we may even feel overwhelmed by all the news available to us.

 

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