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    • 7/1/2020
      Senator Hansen: It’s Time to Take MA Expansion Funding (Madison)—After voters in the heavily Republican state of Oklahoma voted in favor of Medicaid expansion and the federal funds that come with, State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) said it is time for Wisconsin to do the same.
    • 6/30/2020
      Senator Smith: Statement on 2-week Early Voting Limit Decision MADISON – Yesterday evening, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision to restrict early, in-person voting for Wisconsin elections. In response to this decision, Senator Jeff Smith shared the following statement:
    • 6/29/2020
      Senator Smith Column: Patriotism - Protecting the Health of Americans As we move through a year that has already been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we think ahead to when we can resume normal activities, be part of community gatherings and celebrate holidays, like Independence Day.
    • 6/24/2020
      Senator Bewley: Statement on the Madison Protest The unrest we have seen in Wisconsin and across the nation is the consequence of intense, concentrated and justified anger over systemic injustice. For the most part, they have been peaceful. Last night they were not, and what happened was not acceptable. As the Governor said, an act of injustice...
    • 6/22/2020
      Senator Smith Column: Aging in Rural Wisconsin Growing old is an inevitable part of life. When it comes to aging, we can’t help but wonder where we’ll live when we retire, the quality of life we’ll have and how we’ll stay healthy. While most of us want to remain in our homes for as long as possible, aging in place is almost a must...
    • 6/15/2020
      Senator Smith Column: The Movement America Has Been Waiting For This Friday, on June 19th, our country celebrates Juneteenth, an important holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves dating back to 1865. In the 155 years since the Emancipation Proclamation was read to freed slaves, many Americans have believed our country simply fixed its biased attitudes a