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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Releases October 2019 Ag Equipment Sales Numbers
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 13 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: October 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of self-propelled combines while both 4-wheel-drive tractors and 2-wheel-drive tractor sales fell modestly compared to October of last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales decreased 3.5 percent in October compared to last year while U.S. October self-propelled co  more

Chino Valley, Calif., District Moves School Event From Church Per Freedom From Religion Foundation's Advice
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 14 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: A Chino Valley Unified public school will no longer hold an event inside a local church following an intervention by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A concerned parent reported to FFRF that each year Chino Hills High School holds its Senior Awards Night at Inland Hills Church. The district had apparently contracted with Inland Hills Church for this purpose and was paying to use this spa  more

Consumer Federation: Landmark Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Consumers and Veterans From Predatory Lending
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The Consumer Federation of America issued the following news release: Today legislation that would establish common-sense and essential protections for veterans and consumers against predatory lending was introduced in both houses of Congress. The bipartisan House legislation is sponsored by Representative Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Illinois) and Representative Glenn Grothman (Wisconsin). Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon), Senator Jack Reed (Rhode Isla  more

Minn. Public School Must Cancel Upcoming Unconstitutional Assembly, Freedom From Religion Foundation Urges
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 15 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling on a Wheaton, Minn., public school to cancel an unconstitutional religious assembly scheduled for next week. Wheaton High School reportedly has scheduled an assembly by the Todd Becker Foundation during the school day on Nov. 20. The Todd Becker Foundation is a Christian ministry that travels throughout the Midwest putting on assemblies in publi  more

One Wisconsin Now: Right-Wing Supporters of Dan Kelly Go to Court to Tip Electoral Scales in His Favor
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 13 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - Dan Kelly Needs to Demand His Supporters Cease and Desist Efforts to Undermine Wisconsin Constitutional Right to Vote * * * Right-wing supporters of Dan Kelly are going to court to try to force the state Elections Commission to purge registered Wisconsinites from poll lists, a tactic utilized around the  more

One Wisconsin Now: Scott Fitzgerald's Fundraising Follies
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 15 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - Senate Republican Leader Schedules More Fundraisers for His Campaign for Higher Office Than State Senate Sessions * * * Republican state Senate leader and U.S. Congressional candidate Scott Fitzgerald is showing his priorities, and according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Analiese Eicher, they   more

PETA: Criminal Probe Sought - Conscious Pig Repeatedly Shocked, Throat Slit
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Nov. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA has obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing a recent violation of law at Julius Falkavage LLC outside of Stevens Point. In response, PETA sent a letter today calling on Portage County District Attorney Louis J. Molepske Jr. to review the matter and, as appropriate, file criminal cruelty-to-animals charges against the facility and the workers responsible for  more

PIRG Education Fund: New Study Outlines Issues, Case Studies and Remedies for U.S. Recycling Across the Country
DENVER, Colorado, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Survey of eight states nationwide shows the pitfalls and opportunities in recycling programs * * * Recycling challenges vary across the country, but, overall, states are failing to both reduce unnecessary waste and adjust to a changing recycling landscape, according to a new study from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center. The Sta  more

Polling in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Finds President Trump Voters Biggest Motivator
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - New KFF/Cook Political Report Partnership Poll in Key States Finds Solid Support for President Trump among his Base but Democrats Have an Edge in Enthusiasm, Especially in Michigan and Wisconsin - Progressive Stances on Fracking, Medicare-for-all and Border Detainments May Turn Off Swing Voters * * * A year ahead of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump is the biggest defining fa  more

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 16 -- Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, a journal that covers cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, memory, comparative psychology, social cognition and cognitive development, published three research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Let your fingers do the walking: Finger force distinguishes competing accounts of the congruency sequence effect * Techniques for scaffolding retrieval practice: The c  more

Two Association of Equipment Manufacturers Staffers Honored as IAEE's '20 Under 30'
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 15 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: Two of the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's (AEM) team members have been recognized by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events' (IAEE) "20 Under 30" recognition program. Those individuals are AEM Event Operations & Technology Coordinator Brianne Deja, and AEM Sales Coordinator Sara Stromski. "We're extremely proud of Sara and Brianne and all of our staff here at  more

Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following news release: TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest. Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuc  more

Wisconsin County Defunds Christian Group After Freedom From Religion Foundation Complains
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 15 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Racine County has nixed its funding of a Christian youth group after the Freedom From Religion Foundation objected to taxpayer money going to an unambiguously sectarian organization. Racine County had been bestowing its largesse on a group called Youth For Christ since 2013 to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars each year ($100,000 from 2013 to 2016 and $50,000 per year since then). In J  more