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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Texas Racial Gerrymandering Decision

June 25, 2018

 

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Texas Racial Gerrymandering Decision (Abbott v. Perez)

 

NFU Disappointed by House Farm Bill

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2018

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
[email protected]

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211.

GRASSROOTS PROTEST PLANNED DURING FOXCONN GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

Electronic manufacturing giant, Foxconn, will break ground on June 28th, 2018 in the Village of Mt. Pleasant under the watchful eyes of President Donald Trump, Governor Scott Walker and Foxconn CEO and Founder, Terry Gou.

Dana Wachs suspends campaign; To endorse Evers

According to a Facebook post by his campaign manager Dana Wachs and a press release this morning, Eau Claire Attorney Dana Wachs is suspending his campaign and will endorse Tony Evers for Wisconsin governor. 

From the press release:

Andy Gronik Withdraws From Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race

June 21, 2018
Contact: Brandon Weathersby, 414-364-6729, [email protected] 

Andy Gronik Withdraws From Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race
Milwaukee entrepreneur Andy Gronik steps aside to help focus resources and momentum on a democratic candidate that will beat Governor Scott Walker

Keep Families Together Rally in Eau Claire, Menomonie

I've been asked multiple times if there will be a rally or protest in regard to family separation at the border by ICE. There will be nation-wide protest on Saturday June 30, and one of those rallies will take place in front of City Hall in Eau Claire from 10 AM until 2 PM. More information is available at the link below, and we'll try to keep the calendar event page up to date.

There is also a recently-announced march in Menomonie at 10:00 AM at the Clock Tower Plaza.

Penalizing People for Being Poor: Court Case Challenges Policy

Kathleen Vinehout

Do new strict requirements for Medicaid adopted by states violate the law? A federal court is set to decide after recent arguments presented by policy experts who said the requirements do violate law.

Wisconsinites Call on State to Pass Fair Maps Legislation

For Immediate Release--June 18, 2018

Press Contacts:

Marla Stephens, Citizen Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Organizing Co-op, (414) 469-0116, [email protected]

Supreme Court passes on Gill v. Whitford

Supreme Court

In a unanimous ruling this morning, the US Supreme Court sent the Gill v. Whitford case back to the lower courts. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have article III standing to claim damages on a state-wide basis. 

Packing, Cracking And The Art Of Gerrymandering Around Milwaukee

There was, once again, no decision on Gill v. Whitford today from the US Supreme Court. While we are waiting to see what the decision is, and what the ramifications are for upcoming Wisconsin elections, we thought you would like to read this from WisContext:

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The Way Wisconsin Funds Schools Must Change

The way Wisconsin pays for schools is unfair, inequitable and antiquated.

Over the past few months, I heard parents, community members, business leaders, teachers, students, and school officials speak about the flawed school funding formula. I serve on the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Reform.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement: SCOTUS Decision on Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

WASHINGTON, DC – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), issued the following statement Monday regarding the U.S.

No decision today on Gill v. Whitford

In what is becoming a Monday ritual I spent a while this morning watching the ScotusBlog live feed on the Supreme Court decisions. Of particular interest to Wisconsin readers is the Gill v Whitford gerrymandering decision, which again did not come up.

Former DOT Secretary: Honest Discussion about Transportation Needed

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout

Farmers in western Wisconsin are worried new bridge weight limits will add time and cost to their already stressful lives.

“This is a very serious concern for us,” Farm Bureau spokesman Rob Richard told Chris Hubbuch of the La Crosse Tribune. “We want to make sure farmers can get to and from their fields. If they can’t make the quickest, most efficient route they’re just adding wear and tear to other roads.”

Epic Systems Lawsuit Ruling Has Wide-Reaching Impact On Employee Rights

Epic Systems, the resident tech giant of Wisconsin's left-leaning Dane County, sits uneasily on its sprawling campus just outside of Madison.

Legal Challenge filed to Foxconn water diversion

Great Lakes Map

On 5/25 Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a suit to challenge the recent DNR approval of diverting water from Lake Michigan to suppy the upcomfing Foxconn project.  The gist of the suit is that the DNR mis-interpreted the provision in the Great Lakes Compact allowing water diversions. The compoact requires that water diversions be made for public water supply purposes. Racine had argued that since the city primarily uses residential water that the diversion was appilcable.

Hi-Crush spill slowly pouring into the Mississippi

Spill in Trempeauleau River

I happened to be in Perrot State Park yesterday, and as we were driving up to the park I immediately notieced the plume of yellow silty water flowing into the MIssissippi from the Trempealeau River. The yellow flow of water is slowly starting to disappear into the Mississipi as it becomes diluted, but there is still a fairly heavy flow of silt coming in.

Still little information from Hi-Crush incident yesterday

Field Spillage

The spill from the pond at Hi-Crush yesterday is currently moving down the Trempealeau River toward the MIssissippi and is reportedly still visible. 

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