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    • 6/1/2020
      Senator Smith: Celebrate our Farmers During June Dairy Month MADISON – Today marks the beginning of June Dairy Month, a celebration of Wisconsin’s dairy farmers and their economic and cultural contributions to our state. Their perseverance and hard work has deservedly earned Wisconsin its title of America’s Dairyland.
    • 6/1/2020
      Senator Smith Column: Be the Change We Need In the months since Wisconsin has been impacted by COVID-19, we’ve all thought about the day that our lives will begin to return to normal. It’s an understandable thought to have. After all, the pandemic has forced us to make changes in nearly every aspect of our lives.
    • 5/27/2020
      Senator Bewley: Republicans Can’t Rewrite Their Own History MADISON – As friends and neighbors continue to grapple with the economic fallout of COVID-19 trauma, Republicans continue to hold themselves unaccountable. The lack of urgency from Republicans to act this spring cost the state $25 million in federal funds for unemployment benefits.
    • 5/27/2020
      Senator Ringhand: Senate Hearing Highlights Republican Roadblocks to Unemployment Today, the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform showed that legislation enacted by Republicans during the Walker administration has made it more difficult for hard working Wisconsinites to receive the Unemployment Insurance benefits that they have earned.
    • 5/27/2020
      Senator Smith: GOP Unemployment Blame Game Blows Up in Their Faces MADISON – Today the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform held an informational hearing in response to unemployment insurance challenges impacting Wisconsinites, perpetuated by the COVID-19 global pandemic, antiquated systems within the Department of Workforce Development and...
    • 5/26/2020
      Senator Hansen: Republicans Knew of Problems with Unemployment Processing Since 2014 and Did Nothing (Madison)—State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) said Republicans knew of the state’s unemployment system’s inability to handle large numbers of applications but did nothing to fix the problem.