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Evers sets up new office to reach carbon-free goal

Written by LOPPW | 08/23/2019

Evers sets up new office to reach carbon-free goal By: Associated Press August 16, 2019 2:21 pm MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is setting up a new office to help achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Evers included the goal in his state budget in March. Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee […]

ELCA declares self a ‘sanctuary church body,’ marches to ICE building in Milwaukee

Written by LOPPW | 08/23/2019

ELCA declares self a ‘sanctuary church body,’ marches to ICE building in Milwaukee Emily McFarlan Milleremmillerwrites MILWAUKEE (RNS) — More than 500 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses outlining his grievances with the Roman Catholic Church to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. On Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 7), members […]

ICE will deport DACA recipient’s parents early next week

Written by LOPPW | 05/24/2019

 ICE will deport DACA recipient’s parents early next week The decision comes a day after the couple’s lawyer petitioned the agency, asking it to allow the couple to stay in the country. By Carlos Ballesteros@ballesteros_312  May 24, 2019, 7:52pm CDT SHARE Paula Hincapie-Rendon (left) and her daughter Layla, 5, stand outside of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s […]

Prayer vigil held for Racine student pastor in danger of being deported

Written by LOPPW | 05/16/2019

Prayer vigil held for Racine student pastor in danger of being deported RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) — A Racine pastor in danger of being deported drew a large crowd supporting her freedom Wednesday night. Betty Rendon, a student pastor at Emaus ECLA Church, was arrested by ICE last week. She’s now being held at the […]

Thousands of Immigrant Children Said They Were Sexually Abused in U.S. Detention Centers

Written by LOPPW | 03/01/2019

Immigrant Children Sexually Abused in U.S. Detention Centers Thousands of Immigrant Children Said They Were Sexually Abused in U.S. Detention CentersBy Matthew Haag  Feb. 27, 2019 The federal government received more than 4,500 complaints in four years about the sexual abuse of immigrant children who were being held at government-funded detention facilities, including an increase […]

Tony Evers releases budget; automatic voter registration, gas tax hike, minimum wage bump included

Written by LOPPW | 03/01/2019

Tony Evers releases budget; automatic voter registration, gas tax hike, minimum wage bump included By Jessie Opoien Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ two-year budget, released Thursday, would raise the gas tax by 8 cents, raise the minimum wage by $1.75 per hour by 2021, implement automatic voter registration and repeal a number of high-profile initiatives enacted […]

Wisconsin Senate passes limits on incoming Dem governor

Written by LOPPW | 12/07/2018

Wisconsin Senate passes limits on incoming Dem governor Wisconsin’s Republican-led General Assembly on Wednesday passed a handful of measures meant to limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, amid loud protests over what Democrats called a lame-duck power grab. After an all-night session, the state Senate narrowly passed a handful of […]

ICE says 83 arrested in Wisconsin, including 20 in Dane County

Written by LOPPW | 09/26/2018

ICE says 83 arrested in Wisconsin, including 20 in Dane County CHRIS RICKERT crickert@madison.com Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, delivers remarks Monday in Madison on the arrests of Latino immigrants in several Wisconsin cities by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the past week. After federal immigration officials arrested more […]

The Farm Bill Expires on Sunday. Now What?

Written by LOPPW | 09/26/2018

The Farm Bill Expires on Sunday. Now What?  Posted by Carol Miller|September 26, 2018 Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. While there has been a lot of political news this week, none of it revolves around the 2018 Farm Bill. That’s surprising, since the existing Farm Bill expires this Sunday, Sep. 30. During the United Fresh Washington Conference, various […]

Cost of Keeping Children Poor

Written by LOPPW | 04/23/2018

The Cost of Keeping Children Poor  Op-Ed Contributor By Mark R. Rank Dr. Rank studies poverty, social welfare, economic inequality and social policy. April 15, 2018 ImageCreditPeter Arkle ST. LOUIS — This past week, President Trump and House Republicans took initial steps to cut back the social safety net. Both have argued that such spending is […]