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U.S. Sen. Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently helped reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), to address the issue of gender-based pay discrimination. The reintroduction of this legislation comes 10 years after President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, marking an important step…

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Meetings of Prescott City Council’s Ordinance and Personnel committees held

Both the Ordinance and Personnel committees of the Prescott City Council both met before the full meeting of the city council on Monday, Feb. 11 at the City-Library Building. The Personnel Committee unanimously agreed to add an addendum to City Administrator Jayne Brand’s contract to allow her to live outside the city limits. The Ordinance…

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Congressman Kind Introduces Bill to Grow Craft Breweries and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of the Third Congressional District in Wisconsin has just introduced in Congress the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which will grow America’s craft breweries by reducing the tax burden and restrictive regulations for brewers, cider-makers, distillers, and vintners. The bill was introduced with Rep. Mike…

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Three-vehicle accident in Prescott Tuesday

The intersection of Highway 10 and Canton St. in Prescott was the scene of a three-vehicle accident during the snowstorm in the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to a statement released Prescott Police Department, at 7:35 a.m. a vehicle driven by Alison Ennegna, 41, of Prescott, was attempting to cross Highway 10 on Canton…

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Two-vehicle accident with injury near River Falls

RIVER FALLS – On Monday, February 11th, 2019 at approximately 3:39 pm, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle accident with injury at County Road E and 690th Avenue in River Falls Township. It was determined that Kent Smith 66 from Beldenville, WI was operating a 2003 Ford Focus eastbound on…

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Xcel Energy reminds customers to clear natural gas meters and vents of snow

EAU CLAIRE – With much of Wisconsin and Michigan getting blanketed by another winter storm, Xcel Energy reminds customers to clear natural gas meters and vents of the accumulating snow. Clearing snow and ice from natural gas meters is key to avoiding the potential for dangerous natural gas buildup indoors due to vents becoming sealed…

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt by Shutdown Receive Their Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin cosponsored legislation to secure back pay for the federal contractor employees who went without pay during President Trump’s recent government shutdown. The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act, led by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), would help low-wage federal contractor employees—including janitorial, food and security services workers—who…

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Upcoming Prescott City Council meetings for Feb. 11

The Prescott City Council will have both committee and a full council meeting this upcoming Monday, Feb. 11 at the City-Library Building 800 N. Borner St. The Ordinance Committee of the City Council will meet at 5 p.m. The committee will take up a proposed ordinance to prohibit the use of vaping devices by people…

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Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Access to Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON D.C. –  U.S. Rep. Ron Kind recently introduced the bipartisan Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act, a bill that will increase access to retirement savings through employer-provided retirement plans. The bill includes provisions to reduce costs for workers employed by small businesses by adding flexibility to the multiple employer plans, as well as steps to…

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Sen. Baldwin Announces More Than $21 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges in Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently announced more than $21 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Relief federal funding to repair roads and bridges damaged by last year’s severe storms and flooding in communities across Wisconsin. Last summer, torrential rain and severe flooding damaged roads and bridges, homes and businesses across…

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