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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Gov. Scott Walker criticized faculty opposition to UW-System President Ray Cross in a statement Tuesday.
CAMPUS NEWS

Gov. Scott Walker blasts 'no confidence' votes in statement

Gov. Scott Walker blasted faculty opposition to UW System President Ray Cross in a statement Tuesday, just hours before the state’s second largest public university took a vote on a “no confidence” measure on Cross. UW-Milwaukee faculty voted without opposition to approve the “no confidence” measure Tuesday afternoon.


STATE NEWS

Increase in state funding announced to speed road construction

Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday state funding to complete almost 50 town road and municipal street improvement projects throughout the state. Projects set to be financed are selected by recommendations from the statewide discretionary improvement committees, whose members were nominated by the Wisconsin Towns Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.


State Supreme Court judge David Prosser announced Wednesday he would retire in July after 18 years of service on the state’s highest court.
STATE NEWS

State Supreme Court judge David Prosser to retire

State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser announced Wednesday that he will retire this year, effective July 31. Prosser said in a letter that he was stepping down to “begin a new chapter” in his life. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Wisconsin in various capacities for more than 40 years.


Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., is a cosponsor of legislation that would prohibit federal dollars from being used to implement Trump’s immigration ban.
STATE NEWS

Pocan introduces bill to liberalize tribal marijuana

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., announced Wednesday he plans to introduce a bill prohibiting the federal government from denying federal dollars to a tribe because of their marijuana policy. The bill, dubbed the Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act, would liberalize the application of marijuana legislation for tribes.


Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he would support the eventual Republican nominee in the November election.
STATE NEWS

Scott Walker says he will support GOP nominee—even if its Trump

Gov. Scott Walker said at a news conference in Wauwatosa Wednesday he will support the Republican Party’s nomination for president, despite previous wrangling with GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Walker has been reluctant to tout the possibility of a Trump presidency but made it clear he would stand behind him as the party’s nominee.


Gov. Scott Walker said in an interview Tuesday that he is strongly considering running for a third term.
STATE NEWS

Scott Walker again hints at seeking third term

Talk of Gov. Scott Walker running for re-election in 2018 circulated Tuesday after he said in an interview with a conservative website he was “strongly inclined” to pursue a third term. Walker told Townhall.com that he is “strongly inclined to seek re-election,” though the governor has not officially announced his decision and said he will not publicly announce such a decision until next year.


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STATE NEWS

State and local officials lead charge in fight against dementia

As more and more people nationwide are being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, Wisconsin lawmakers, activists and researchers are working to ensure the state remains a leader in supporting families touched by the diseases. An estimated 115,000 Wisconsinites suffer from some form of dementia, according to the state Department of Health Services, but that number is expected to more than double by 2040 as the state’s population grows.



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