SUFFRAGE TURNS 100
Across the state of Wisconsin, communities, organizations, and governments are celebrating the anniversary of suffrage for women in the United States. This edition helps us to remember the journey to suffrage with a number of articles that celebrate this incredible movement.
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EVOLVING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
In Wisconsin, strong federal, state, and local government partnerships are ensuring that a robust infrastructure is ready to meet the demands of the future. From deployment of FirstNet, to investing in the NextGen 911 statewide network, the collection of articles in this edition explores the status of emergency communications in Wisconsin.
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This month’s edition explores the issue of clean water in depth, including articles from various stakeholders – Governor Tony Evers, state policy makers, county government officials, as well as public health professionals. Also Inside: REAL ID Requirements.
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Consumers, policy makers, scientists, regulators, and industry all need to play a role in the identification, management, and remediation of PFAS contamination in the environment. This edition includes a number of articles outlining the history, identifying the stakeholders, identifying the priorities, and proposing possible solutions to this complex issue.
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In the ongoing series recognizing the work of Wisconsin’s county constitutional officers, this month’s edition highlights the office of the treasurer and how they are coming together to strengthen Wisconsin. Also Inside: The biennial brochure, County Government: History, Services, Funding, is included in this edition.
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WISCONSIN DAIRY FARMERS
The June magazine celebrates National Dairy Month by exploring farming in Wisconsin, including a profile of one family farm, a look at the rural economy, an examination of farmer mental health during COVID-19, as well as an update of large livestock siting. Also Inside: WCA’s 2019-2020 Legislative Session Wrap-Up.
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THE PANDEMIC & BROADBAND ACCESS
The broadband infrastructure in this nation has been uniquely tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. This edition of the magazine examines both the strengths and weaknesses of this critical infrastructure from a variety of perspectives.
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BUDGETING IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
Arguably the most important policy document of county government, the budget reflects the priorities of the county, determines what services are offered, and determines the amount of taxes to be collected from the public. The articles included in this edition are resources for county officials in order to plan early for the 2021 budget process.
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RESHAPING THE 2020 WCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Eight conference workshop presenters have graciously transformed their cancelled conference presentations into feature articles and one legal issues column. With topics ranging from the use of veterans in the workforce to anti-human trafficking resources, this collection of articles provides a wealth of knowledge from experts in their fields.
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ADAPTING TO A NEW NORMAL
County government’s adjustments in the COVID-19 era are featured in this edition in a collection of articles from experts exploring the challenges of and offering solutions for operating county government during the pandemic.
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THE GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT
The signing of this federal legislation ensures permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, for which Wisconsin has received more than $200 million in funding over the past five decades, including protecting and providing public access to places like the the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
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LOOKING BACK: CLOSING THE DOOR ON 2020
Looking back on an unprecedented year, the authors in this edition of the magazine, including Governor Tony Evers, UW System President Tommy Thompson, and other public policy leaders, provide perspective on a year of challenges.
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