Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes’ Building the People’s Budget statewide listening tour hit La Crosse this week, and they heard concerns on topics ranging from funding wastewater treatment to studies on the health risks of vaping. “We have to protect everybody in the state of Wisconsin,” Evers said in an interview with the La Crosse Tribune.
When U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy held a series of town halls in his district last week, he fielded questions from a dozen people on a wide variety of topics, including border security, climate change and health care. > Daily Globe
The two major-party candidates for the 1st Congressional District seat said Tuesday they would hold town hall meetings with constituents if elected. Democrat Randy Bryce challenged Republican Bryan Steil to take the Town Hall Project’s pledge, which calls for a minimum of four town hall meetings per year in office. > Janesville Gazette
The U.S. EPA says it wants the public to help shape the next five years of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Over the last nine years, the GLRI has coordinated and distributed almost $3 billion for cleanup work around the lakes, including dozens of projects in Wisconsin. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Per his usual, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is holding a long slate of town halls this month. Sessions are scheduled in Washington, Jefferson, Dodge, and Waukesha counties between June 3 and June 29. Full details can be found at the Town Hall Project.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said the Republican president who wanted to “drain the swamp” hasn’t lived up to that promise. The need to address campaign finance regulations and curb the influence of special interests were among the numerous topics Pocan covered during a Thursday visit to Baraboo. > Baraboo News Republic
Those gathered at a town hall meeting Monday in Chippewa Falls had many questions, all about one thing: The state’s $3 billion deal with Taiwanese manufacturing company Foxconn Technology Group. > Chippewa Herald