Governor Evers Expands Program to Address Nursing Home Staff Shortages

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Thursday announced a plan to address the critical staffing needs of nursing homes throughout the state.

Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will expand an existing program that allows employers to recruit new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).

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Wisconsin Child Likely Died of Fentanyl Poisoning, Officials Say

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Officials are investigating a recent death of a five-year-old child, indicating the young individual likely died of fentanyl poisoning.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office provided an update on the case after the child was found dead last week.

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Joins Resolution Calling for Action on Border Crisis, Crime Spike

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined a resolution introduced by his Republican colleagues in the Senate to call on President Joe Biden to take action on border security and a spike in crime across the country.

Wisconsin has been subjected to a wave of violent crime that has included riots, a mass attack on a Christmas parade, and an arson attack on a pro-life group.

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Tea Party Patriots Blast FBI for Monitoring Parents

Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly using “threat tags” to monitor and investigate concerned parents that the FBI deemed unsafe.

According to a letter from GOP members of the House of Representatives, whistleblowers informed House Republicans that the government agency used the tags to launch investigations across the country.

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GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Kevin Nicholson Calls on Evers to Remove Parole Board Chair amid Decision to Grant Parole for Convicted Killer

GOP gubernatorial candidate Kevin Nicholson called on Governor Tony Evers to remove the chair of the Wisconsin Parole Commission.

Chairman John Tate II and the panel opted to allow a convicted killer, Douglas Balsewicz, to be released after serving only 25 years of the 80-year sentence he was given.

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Naomi Judd Cause of Death Was a Self-Inflicted Firearm Wound, Family Reveals

Naomi Judd, the legendary country music singer, died of a self-inflicted firearm wound, the musician’s family revealed.

The matriarch of the Judd family battled with depression and mental illness, as her daughter Ashley noted in an interview with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” that it is “important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease.”

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Calls on Governor Tony Evers to Protect Pro-Life Organizations

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch called on Governor Tony Evers to protect pro-life organizations in the state.

The demand follows an apparent arson attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a prominent pro-life group in the state. 

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Prison for Ponzi Scheme with Dozens of Victims

A Wisconsin man was sentenced to serve more than a decade in prison after being convicted on charges connected to a Ponzi scheme with roughly 70 victims.

According to a release from the Department of Justice, Robert Narvett was sentenced for one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

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Democrats Pouring Millions into Wisconsin to Protect Governor Tony Evers

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is pouring millions of dollars into Wisconsin to protect incumbent Governor Tony Evers.

The initial buy, one of the first of the 2022 midterm elections, reserved $21 million worth of airtime for television ads.

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Wisconsin Democratic Senate Candidate Mandela Barnes Reaffirms Support to Abolish Filibuster amid SCOTUS Leak

Mandela Barnes, a Democrat running to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate, utilized a leaked document from the Supreme Court to reiterate his call for an end to the filibuster.

The document from the Court was an initial draft from Justice Samuel Alito that suggested the Court favors overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that federally legalized abortion across the country.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Denounces Out-of-State Connections

GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels is distancing himself from his connections to other states, as he runs to lead Wisconsin.

First reported by Wisconsin Right Now, Michels allegedly has extensive holdings in Connecticut and New York.

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs Introduce Resolution to Block Proposed Biden Asylum Rule

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) introduced a measure to block the Biden administration’s plan for the asylum process.

Biden’s proposal, known as “Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers,” would allow asylum request to be processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials, rather than judges.

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Americans for Limited Government Urges Congress to Defund Biden’s Plan for ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Americans for Limited Government, an organization that supports reducing the size and scope of government, urged Congress to defund a portion of the federal code that allows President Biden to create a “Disinformation Governance Board.”

Biden created the new board under the Department of Homeland Security and claims it will focus on misinformation about the Southern border, while preparing for Russian disinformation threats.

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New Poll Shows Governor Tony Evers Underwater as November Election Draws Closer

A new poll from Morning Consult showed that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is “underwater” with voters as the November election draws closer.

More individuals disapprove of his job performance than those who support it. Specifically, 48 percent of residents in the state express their disapproval, while only 45 said they approve of the performance.

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Former Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Bob Donovan Launches State Assembly Campaign

Former Milwaukee mayoral candidate Bob Donovan, who was defeated by Cavalier Johnson, announced on Monday a new campaign for State Assembly.

According to a release from Donovan, he will run as a Republican in the 84th Assembly District, which encompasses a portion of Milwaukee, Greenfield, and Hales Corners.

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Gov. DeSantis Signs Legislation to Strip Walt Disney Company of Self-Governing Status

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday to strip Walt Disney World’s special status that granted the amusement park broad powers to self-govern.

The old agreement, which took place in 1967, has permitted the venue to work as a quasi-governmental agency and maintain the same authority as a county government.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Promises to Fight for ‘A Good Living’ in New Ad

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch, who is running in the GOP primary, released a new ad with a promise to fight for “a good living” for residents of the state.

Kleefisch, whose campaign has been boosted by state and national Republicans, contended she would help individuals more than incumbent Governor Tony Evers.

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Milwaukee Public Schools Lifts Mask Mandate for One Day, Immediately Reimposes Restriction

Milwaukee Public Schools announced on Tuesday that students will be forced to comply with another mask mandate, after the school district lifted the policy for one day.

According to the school district, cases among students and staff increased, influencing leaders to reimplement the restriction. 

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New Initiative Seeks to Counter ‘Woke’ Corporate Policies

The Boardroom Initiative, a new joint project from the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF), Free Enterprise Project, and Second Vote, aims to counter “woke” policies in corporate America.

The group will be led by former president and CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi and hopes to focus corporations on their business goals, rather than political policies.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Visits Wisconsin Despite Administration’s Low Approval Numbers

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited Wisconsin to tout the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The legislation will send millions to state and local governments to repair and upgrade key pieces of infrastructure.

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Former Governor Tommy Thompson Declines Run for 5th Term

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who served four terms in the position, declined to run for the position again, according to a new statement.

The Republican, who retains the title of Wisconsin’s longest-serving governor, reportedly met with former President Donald Trump while he was considering his bid.

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Wisconsin House Republicans Blast Biden Following Record-High Inflation Report

Wisconsin officials blasted President Joe Biden following another record-setting inflation report that detailed the dramatic rise in the price of consumer goods.

The consumer price index has spiked 8.5 percent from a year ago, a direct impact on residents throughout the United States.

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Senator Ron Johnson Demands Congressional Hearing on Border Crisis Amid Termination of Title 42

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to demand a hearing on the ongoing border crisis.

Johnson’s request was underscored by President Joe Biden’s decision to end Title 42, a public health order that limited migration during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden’s move has faced bipartisan opposition.

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‘Gasoline Misery Index’ Details Direct Impact of Record-High Gas Prices

The “Gasoline Misery Index” from the Metro Business Daily Network details the direct impact record-high gas prices have had on consumers across the United States.

Since President Joe Biden took office, prices of gas and other goods and services have continued to increase, as many peaked after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Awards $15 Million to Schools for Mental Health Initiative

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Wednesday awarded $15 million to schools throughout the state for a new mental health initiative.

The “Get Kids Ahead Initiative” will utilize the money to “provide direct mental healthcare, hire and support mental health navigators, provide mental health first aid and trauma-based care training, or provide family assistance programs.”

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Conservative-Backed Judicial Candidate Unseats Left-Leaning Wisconsin State Court of Appeals Judge

Maria Lazar, a conservative-backed candidate and Waukesha County Circuit Court judge, defeated left-leaning state Court of Appeals Judge Lori Kornblum for the six-year term.

Defeating the incumbent comfortably, according to unofficial results, Lazar picked up 55 percent of the vote, compared to Kornblum’s 45 percent.

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Bob Donovan, Cavalier Johnson Make Final Pitch to Voters in Milwaukee Mayoral Race

Cavalier Johnson and Bob Donovan

Bob Donovan and Cavalier Johnson, the two finalists running in the Milwaukee mayoral race, are making their final pitch to residents as voters head to the polls to decide the election.

Regardless of the outcome, the city will have a new mayor for the first time in more than a decade. Former mayor Tom Barrett, who accepted a position in the Biden administration, resigned after winning re-election to the position.

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Report: Former Governor Tommy Thompson Meeting with Trump, Considering Running for Fifth Term

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is meeting with former President Donald Trump and considering another run for his old position, according to a report from TMJ4 News.

While he has yet to make a decision on launching a campaign, Thompson’s run would target an historic fifth term in the governor’s mansion. Thompson already retains the title of Wisconsin’s longest serving governor, holding the office from 1987-2001.

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Voter Reference Foundation Sues New Mexico for More Transparent Voter Rolls

The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) filed a federal lawsuit against Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Democrat Attorney General Hector Balderas in an attempt to secure more transparent voter rolls.

According to a press release from the group, they “filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal court against top Democrat officials in New Mexico to ensure the public’s right to view public voter rolls is not blocked.”

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Senator Ron Johnson: Expect the Democrats and Media to ‘Cover Up for the Bidens’

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) blasted the mainstream media for their effort to “cover up for the Bidens” amid his effort to investigate Hunter Biden’s ties to China.

When introducing new evidence on the Senate floor, Johnson claimed the media expresses their bias in what they choose not to report.

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Conservative Super PAC Targets Green Bay City Council Race amid Election-Funding Controversy

Restoration PAC, a conservative SuperPAC, is launching an ad campaign to educate Green Bay residents on the previous decision by city officials to accept outside funding to conduct elections, ahead of the city council race.

The Center for Tech and Civic Life is an organization partially funded by Mark Zuckerberg and gave the city of Green Bay $1.6 million to assist with the administration of their elections. The city used the funds for a host of priorities, including paying poll workers.

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Wisconsin Congressional Candidate Derrick Van Orden Picks Up Endorsement from Senator Tim Scott

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Derrick Van Orden, a Republican running for the U.S. House of Representatives, picked up an endorsement from Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

Scott praised the former Navy SEAL and businessman, who is running in a swing district in the western portion of Wisconsin.

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Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing Creates Razor Brand to Compete with ‘Woke’ Brands

Jeremy Boreing, the co-CEO of the Nashville-based Daily Wire, announced the creation of a new razor brand to battle “woke” companies that infuse politics into business.

Specifically, the new brand, entitled Jeremy’s Razors,” targets Harry’s Razors, a company that pulled their advertising from the media outlet.

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Governor Evers Approves $10 Million to Improve Maritime Infrastructure

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Wednesday approved $10 million in funding for infrastructure improvements at ports and harbors across the state.

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the money seeks to encourage economic development.

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Wisconsin County Supervisor Calls for Removal of Pledge of Allegiance, Alleges ‘Divisive’ Nature

Heidi Wegleitner, a Dane County supervisor, called for the Pledge of Allegiance to be removed from the order of events for the county’s board meetings.

According to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal, the elected leader claimed the tradition was “divisive” and also advocated to remove the word “prayer” from the board rules.

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down New Wisconsin Legislative Maps, Upholds Congressional Boundaries

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked new redistricting maps for Wisconsin’s state legislature, while upholding the state’s new federal congressional boundaries.

Previously, Republican members of the legislature filed the lawsuit, claiming the state judges “did not and could not have concluded that drawing districts based on race was required by federal law and satisfied strict scrutiny.”

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Wisconsin Family Action PAC Endorses Kevin Nicholson for Governor

The Wisconsin Family Action PAC endorsed businessman Kevin Nicholson, who is a Republican running to take on Governor Tony Evers.

The group highlighted that candidates must meet certain criteria, in order to receive the endorsement. 

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Wisconsin Governor Evers Declines to Endorse Own Lieutenant Governor in U.S. Senate Bid

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declined to endorse his own Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race.

At an event hosted by WisPolitics.com, Evers responded to a question, detailing he would not endorse anyone in the contest.

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Signs Statement Opposing Potential Iran Nuclear Deal

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Senator Ron Johnson, joining 48 other Republican Senators, signed a statement to declare opposition to a potential new Iran nuclear deal.

The statement follows multiple reports that the Biden administration is negotiating a revived nuclear deal between the two countries, similar to a move enacted under President Obama.

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Wisconsin Governor Evers Reverses Race-Based Grants Following Constitutional Concerns

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers opted to remove the consideration of race from a mortgage-assistance program after the Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty (WILL) highlighted several constitutional concerns.

The group pointed out that Evers intended to expand eligibility for “socially disadvantaged” groups, defining those as “any racial or ethnic group besides non-Hispanic/Latinx White.”

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Expands Support, Picks Up Endorsement from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

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Rebecca Kleefish, former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor who is currently running a gubernatorial campaign, expanded support for her campaign, picking up the endorsement of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

Reynolds, a rising star in the GOP, was selected by Republican leadership to give the rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. In her remarks, the governor blasted Biden and Democrats over inflation, saying that “it feels like President Biden and his party have sent us back in time to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.”

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Governor Evers Dishes Out $20 Million in ‘Healthcare Infrastructure’ Grants

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Wednesday dished out $20 million in “healthcare infrastructure” grants.

The funds will be used to upgrade and improve portions of the Marshfield Medical Center-Park Falls, according to a release from the governor’s office.

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University of Wisconsin System Aims to Increase Protections for Minors Visiting Campuses

The University of Wisconsin System introduced new policies on Friday that are aimed to increase protection for minors visiting the various campuses across the state.

According to a release from leadership, the new rules “enhance their safety standards and protocols for protection of minors participating in university-sponsored events” and created a new registration and compliance database for youth activities.

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Biden’s Policies Have ‘Emboldened’ U.S. Enemies, Says Sen. Ron Johnson

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) criticized the Biden administration for its foreign and domestic policy decisions, arguing the moves have “emboldened” enemies of the United States.

Over the past few weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has waged an unprovoked war against Ukraine. Despite economic sanctions from the U.S. and European allies, Putin has remained resolved in his attempts.

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Calls for Federal Suspension of Gas Tax amid Soaring Prices

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers joined other Democratic governors and sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging the federal lawmakers to pass legislation to suspend the federal gas tax.

The legislation, introduced by Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and known as the Gas Prices Relief Act, would terminate the 18 cents per gallon gas tax that individuals pay, temporarily lowering the prices for consumers.

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Wisconsin Republicans File Lawsuit to Block New Redistricting Maps

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature officially filed a lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming the maps proposed by Governor Evers and selected by the Wisconsin Supreme are unconstitutional.

According to the lawsuit, the boundaries selected by the state Supreme Court are a racial gerrymander.

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