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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 17 items )  

10 Years and Counting: Pheasants Forever Habitat Efforts Are 'Built Ford Tough'
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Oct. 28 -- Pheasants Forever issued the following news release: Celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary in support of upland habitat conservation, the Northland Ford Dealer group - Ford dealers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin - provided a 2019 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT pickup to be raffled off by Pheasants Forever. Tickets for the truck were provided to local chapters in portions of each state, with all proceeds benefitting habitat con  more

ALA Turns to Congress as Macmillan Ignores Public Call to Reverse Library E-Book Embargo
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 1 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Today Macmillan Publishers begins to limit access to e-books through America's libraries by instituting an eight-week embargo on library e-book purchases. Despite robust public demand to reverse the policy, the publisher is moving ahead with its plan to limit sales to public libraries. Regardless the size of the library - from large library systems in Washington State and rural libraries in Rhode Is  more

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators: Midwestern Motor Vehicle and Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Prestigious Awards
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 29 -- The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators issued the following news release: The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) presented the following awards at the 2019 AAMVA Region 3 Conference, October 22-24, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Illinois Office of the Secretary of State Improvement through Efficiencies Award for their Document Scanning. Illinois Office of the Secretary of State created a document scanning solution for REAL   more

Clean Wisconsin Issues Statement on Alliant Energy 'Powering What's Next' Plan
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 31 -- Clean Wisconsin issued the following statement by Scott Blankman, energy and air program director: Clean Wisconsin voiced support for Alliant Energy's "Powering What's Next" plan, which the utility announced on Thursday. A major component of this plan is for the utility to build 1,000 megawatts of solar in their Wisconsin service territory by 2023. Scott Blankman, Energy & Air Program Director for Clean Wisconsin, had this to say: "By and large, we applaud Allia  more

Experimental Aircraft Association Introduces Online Builder's Log to Help Aircraft Builders/Restorers Document Progress
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 30 -- The Experimental Aircraft Association issued the following news release: The Experimental Aircraft Association has introduced a new, online EAA Builder's Log, free for all EAA members, to use to document projects and demonstrate compliance with the FAA's 51 percent rule. The online log is now available at following its initial launch at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. It allows members to post an unlimited number of entries, including photos, tex  more

International Psychogeriatrics Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 29 -- International Psychogeriatrics, a peer-reviewed journal that says it deals with all aspects of the mental health of older people throughout the world from the International Psychogeriatric Association, published 12 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Ageism in informal care network members of older women * Cardiovascular diseases and related risk factors accelerated cognitive deterioration in patients with late-lif  more

Journal of Economic History Issues 8 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Nov. 2 -- The Journal of Economic History, a journal from the Economic History Association that says it features interactions between history and economics, published eight research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Clarifications of a Puzzle: The Decline in Nutritional Status at the Onset of Modern Economic Growth in the United States * Diagnosing Sample-Selection Bias in Historical Heights: A Reply to Komlos and A'Hearn * Institutional Tr  more

National Council of State Housing Agencies Announces Newly-Elected Board Officers and Directors
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The National Council of State Housing Agencies issued the following news: The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) held its Board of Directors election on October 20 in Boston during the association's 49th Annual Conference & Showplace. Nominated from among and voted on by the executive directors of the member state housing finance agencies (HFAs), NCSHA's newly-elected Board officers are: * Chair: Tia Boatman Patterson | California Housing Finance Agency   more

Nicotine & Tobacco Research Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 28 -- Nicotine and Tobacco Research, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of nicotine and tobacco from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Cigarette Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Before and After a Tobacco-Free Olympic Policy Period: Qingdao, China * Considering Systemic Barriers to Treating Tobacco Use in Clinical Settings in the United States * Effect  more

One Wisconsin Now: Robin Vos Definitely Not Helping Address Climate Change Crisis He Thinks Might Exist
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 31 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - In Interview Between Rare October Snowstorms Assembly Speaker Acknowledges Possibility Science, Climate Change Exist * * * In an interview Assembly Speaker Robin Vos acknowledged climate change "probably" exists but, despite overwhelming peer reviewed scientific evidence of human impact, he has "no idea  more

One Wisconsin Now: Sen. Ron Johnson Continues Impeachment Bumbling
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 1 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - 'What Sen. Ron Johnson is Proposing Isn't Just Nonsensical, It's Unethical' * * * After briefly dodging reporters' questions, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has put himself back in the middle of Donald Trump's ethical morass. Johnson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would be willing to testify about wh  more

Sierra Club Applauds Alliant Energy's Plans for New Solar Generation
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 31 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - 'Clean energy works for Wisconsin. It's time to move beyond coal.' * * * Today, Alliant Energy announced it will add up to 1000MW of new solar generation to be built in Wisconsin by 2023. In response, Sierra Club Wisconsin Chapter's Elizabeth Ward released the following statement: "One thousand megawatts of solar is no small deal. "Alliant Energy's announcement indicates that clean energy built righ  more

Sierra Club Disappointed with WPSC Decision to Approve Proposed WEC Energy's Partial Settlement of Its Rate Case
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 31 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Settlement fails the basic 'public interest' test through collecting excessive fees from local customers * * * Today, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission indicated its intention to approve the proposed settlement in WEC Energy Group's ongoing rate cases. In response, Elizabeth Katt Reinders, Deputy Director of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign released the following statement: "In indicating thei  more

Sierra Club: Wisconsin, Minnesota Communities Voice Opposition to Gas Plant Proposed at Superior PSC Hearing
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, Oct. 30 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Environmentalist, Youth, Faith Groups Cite Climate, Cost, and Health Concerns * * * This week, advocates from both Wisconsin and Minnesota testified in opposition to the Nemadji Trail Energy Center (NTEC) gas plant proposed for construction in Superior, just two miles from the Minnesota border. The plant, proposed by Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power, has already been approved by the Minnesota Public  more

Wis. Town's Grant to Local Church Unconstitutional, FFRF Asserts
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 1 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling attention to the city of Fitchburg using taxpayer dollars to unconstitutionally fund religious events. A concerned Fitchburg resident contacted FFRF to report that, earlier this year, the city granted $10,000 to Chapel Valley Church as part of the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative. Local media reported that the funds were for "four social gathering  more

WMC Releases Manufacturing Month Video Highlighting the Industry's Rewarding Careers
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 31 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month, and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) will be promoting the state's top industry throughout the month. In addition to making a number of stops throughout the state on its Manufacturing Tour - sponsored by M3 Insurance - WMC is releasing a series of videos promoting the industry. Manufacturing is the number one contributor to Wi  more

Women in Trucking Announces Its 2019 November Member of the Month
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Nov. 1 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: Women In Trucking (WIT) has announced Hannah Cannington as its November 2019 Member of the Month. Cannington is the Branch Manager for the Alabama Motor Express, Inc (AMX) Logistics office in Savannah, Georgia. As a rising star in the supply chain industry, Cannington has proven success comes from hard work and dedication. Logistics wasn't on Cannington's radar as a professional career. In fact, she w  more