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US & Canada · Dane County

Dane County launches second phase of Yahara Lakes sediment removal

Dane County will remove about 12,000 dump truck loads of sediment from the lakes. The move will improve water flow and flood storage capacity. Work near Lake Waubesa will wrap up this fall, and work near Lake Kegonsa recently started. The county will begin hydraulic dredging on portions of the river and lakes next spring.See the Story
Wisconsin · Wisconsin

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council: Statement regarding the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling in Friends of Frame Park v. City of Waukesha

Ruling undermines provision in open records law that allows litigants to recover actual costs and attorney's fees in cases in which access to records is wrongfully denied. The new standard created by this decision is whenever you feel like it, even after you have been sued for not complying.See the Story
Madison, Wisconsin · Madison

WED PM Update: Kleefisch launches first paid media attack on Michels

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Parade · Madison

Rep. Stubbs: Statement on Highland Park shooting

Rep. Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement after the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. The ongoing investigation into the Highland Park shooting shows that Madison could have been the next stop for this particular mass shooter. Without meaningful action, the question will no longer be "will this happen to our city," but "when will it happen?"See the Story
DACA · Milwaukee

Voces de la Frontera Action: As legal threats challenge the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Wisconsin DACA recipients speak out to demand permanent protections

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments in Texas v. United States, challenging the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA currently affects 700,000 DACA recipients living in the United States. In Wisconsin alone, DACA recipients paid an estimated $15.9 million in state and local taxes in 2018.See the Story
Madison, Wisconsin · Madison

WisDems: Reminder, Wisconsin Republicans in Congress voted against protecting pensions

President Biden announces a new American Rescue Plan rule. Rule will protect more than 200 multiemployer plans that were on pace to become insolvent in the near future. Republican politicians have advocated for a plan that could end the Social Security and Medicare guarantee and put Wisconsinites' hard-earned benefits on the chopping block.See the Story
Madison, Wisconsin · Madison

Rep. Stubbs: Receives WCA Outstanding Legislator Award

State Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) has been honored by the Wisconsin Counties Association with a WCA Outstanding Legislator Award. WCA represents the interests of county government both on the state and federal levels and is located in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.wicounties.org.See the Story
Madison, Wisconsin · Madison

Sen. Marklein: Capitol update, inflationary reality

Inflation and rising costs are the most universal concerns I am hearing from residents of the 17th Senate District. In Wisconsin, it costs approximately $69.74 to host a picnic for 10 people this summer. This is only $.06 more than the national average, but 17% more than it was last year.See the Story

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