Bryce, Steil pledge to hold town halls


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

EPA says it welcomes public’s ideas on continued Great Lakes cleanup

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

With Sensenbrenner holding 16 town halls in June, there may be one near you


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.

Pocan hits on Farm Bill, ‘swamp’ during Baraboo stop

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

Dems turn out for Foxconn town hall, express concerns in Chippewa Falls

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

Ron Kind hosting listening sessions this week


U.S. Rep. Ron Kind will be holding four listening sessions with constituents on May 2 and 3, in Dunn, Juneau, Pierce, and Richland counties. Details can be found on Rep. Kind’s Facebook page, or by searching his last name at The Town Hall Project.