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Wisconsin Assembly task force releases slate of bills to combat human trafficking

Written by LOPPW | 01/11/2024

Assembly task force releases bills to combat human trafficking Wisconsin Assembly task force releases slate of bills to combat human trafficking A task force that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos created last summer to bolster Wisconsin’s response to human trafficking finished its work Wednesday. By The Associated Press Published: Jan. 10, 2024 at 2:17 PM CST|Updated: 21 hours […]

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has thrown out the GOP-drawn district maps. That could mean a huge change for the purple state

Written by LOPPW | 01/02/2024

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has thrown out the GOP-drawn district maps. That could mean a huge change for the purple state CBS News BY ALLISON NOVELO UPDATED ON: JANUARY 2, 2024 / 11:36 AM EST / CBS NEWS In Wisconsin, statewide elections tend to be won with slim margins. In 2020, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by a […]

Money is there; plan isn’t $125M budgeted for PFAS remediation depends on next bill

Written by LOPPW | 07/18/2023

Money is there; plan isn’t $125M budgeted for PFAS remediation depends on next bill MITCHELL SCHMIDT ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ | COMPLICATED CLEANUP For nearly three years now, more than 1,400 households in the town of Campbell have been using bottled water for everything, from drinking and cooking to brushing their teeth and watering their pets. “It […]

Attorney General Kaul Submits Comment Letter Regarding EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles

Written by LOPPW | 07/13/2023

Attorney General Kaul Submits Comment Letter Regarding EPA Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles From the Wisconsin Department of Justice Jul 10 2023 MADISON, Wis. – As part of a California-led coalition of 26 States and Cities, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced today that he has submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental […]

New study shows a link between food insecurity and cognitive decline in older adults

Written by LOPPW | 07/13/2023

New study shows a link between food insecurity and cognitive decline in older adults – article from “Salon” The study monitored older adults’ cognitive function and memory in relation to their food security status By MICHAEL LA CORTE Deputy Food Editor PUBLISHED JULY 6, 2023 4:30PM (EDT) Man choosing peppers at the grocery store (Getty Images/Oleg […]

JFC schedules four public hearings on budget

Written by LOPPW | 03/23/2023

JFC schedules four public hearings on budget   LFB: State would see $108M net increase in taxes, fees under Evers budget Wisconsinites would see a net increase in taxes and fees of more than $108 million under Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Read More  

Excerpts from Gov. Evers’ 2023-25 Budget Message

Written by LOPPW | 02/15/2023

Excerpts from Gov. Evers’ 2023-25 Budget Message State of Wisconsin sent this bulletin at 02/15/2023 11:10 AM CST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2023 Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov    Excerpts from Gov. Evers’ 2023-25 Budget Message Governor’s address to build upon plan to maintain the economy’s momentum, bolster the state’s workforce, build safe, reliable infrastructure, and invest in our kids, schools, […]

Less money for groceries: Extra FoodShare benefits are expiring soon

Written by LOPPW | 01/25/2023

Less money for groceries: Extra FoodShare benefits are expiring soon By Michelle Baik Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 6:36 PM CST MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Food pantries are expecting to feel ripple effects as an expiration date looms for the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites getting FoodShare benefits. Starting March 1, FoodShare (or […]

ELECTIONS ‘The most important election nobody’s ever heard of’

Written by LOPPW | 01/25/2023

Wisconsin Supreme Court ‘The most important election nobody’s ever heard of’ POLITICO A spring state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin has serious implications for abortion policy, voting rights and more in the perennial battleground. Protesters gather outside the state Capitol building in Madison, Wis., Friday, June 24, 2022. | Harm Venhuizen/AP Photo By ZACH MONTELLARO and MEGAN MESSERLY […]

COP27 Reaches Breakthrough Agreement on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries

Written by LOPPW | 12/07/2022

COP27 Reaches Breakthrough Agreement on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries 20 November 2022 UN Climate Press Release Share the article Credit: Kiara Worth UN Climate Change News, 20 November 2022 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed today with a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries […]