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‘Rules must be clearer,’ say providers
MADISON – Senator Spencer Coggs, chair of the Committee on Children and Families, Disability Rights and Housing Sustainability held the final hearing of his legislative career on YoungStar, Wisconsin’s child care improvement program. The informational hearing was held in the heart of the 6th Senate District at the North Side YMCA on West North Avenue.
“The purpose of this meeting was to provide the child care community with information on how to deal with the Department of Children and Families and their partners to improve quality. …
State Senator Spencer Coggs said Derek Williams didn’t have to die in police custody if officers had followed the “Lacy Law.” Coggs authored the law as a State Representative and it was enacted in 1983, after the death of Ernest Lacy in police custody. The Lacy Law, in effect, requires any law enforcement officer to render or seek medical aid for any person in his or her custody. Failure to do so is a violation of the law and the law provides penalties if bodily harm results from the failure …
On Tuesday, September 25, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) in conjunction with members of the Congressional Black Caucus hosted a press conference recognizing National Voter Registration Day at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda.
The press conference focused on the following topics:
register constituents to vote;
re-register members of the community to vote;
encourage those who are unable to go to the polls, to register to vote absentee;
inform voters about suppressive laws that could affect Wisconsin voters, and;
bring awareness to voters and the media about voting rights and our fight against suppressive measures.
“Immediately following the 2008 …
On August 11, 2012, Milwaukee child care providers had the opportunity to learn more about the State of Wisconsin’s YoungStar program thanks to the Milwaukee affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI Milwaukee). The “Child Care Quality Improvement and YoungStar: What You Need to Know and Do” Forum shifted the focus of child care providers from the rating implications of YoungStar to quality, staff education, and other service aspects of the program.
Kristin Barnes of the National Black Child Development Institute in Washington, DC was on hand to open …
Spencer Coggs officially endorses her as his successor
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State Representative Elizabeth Coggs along with community leaders and other elected officials held a press conference on Wednesday morning calling on all the candidates in the 6thSenate District to sign a clean campaign pledge. We owe it to the people to have a vigorous debate on the issues and to stop the personal attacks and outright political lies.
“I am very disturbed at the attacks and false allegations being directed toward me in a mailer sent out by a Waukesha group …
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Senator Spencer Coggs was elected by unanimous vote to the position of National Treasurer of the Progressive States Network (PSN) at their July 9th board meeting in Washington D.C. Founded in 2005, PSN is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the work of progressive state legislators around the country. They are instrumental in advancing state policies that deliver on issues that matter to working families: strong wage standards and workplace freedom; balancing work and …
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Milwaukee City Treasurer Spencer Coggs announced this week that he is implementing new office hours.
Effective Monday, July 9, 2012, the Office of the City Treasurer will service both telephone and walk-in customers from 8:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Treasurer Coggs stated that the change in office hours will reduce the department’s exposure to overtime expenditures required under the Fair Labor Standards Act and match those of the City Clerk’s License Division, whose offices are located immediately down the hall from the City Treasurer’s Office.
Treasurer Coggs also noted that …
Grassroot efforts to focus on getting the Milwaukee minority vote out
In an impressive show of unity in preparation before Wisconsin’s historic recall election, a prominent group of elected officials, union members, community and business leaders met with Mayor Tom Barrett to strategize on how best to energize voters and get them to the polls.
Led by Senator Spencer Coggs, Senator Lena Taylor, Common Council President Willie Hines and the distinguished Congresswoman Gwen Moore the discussion brought forth many excellent and unconventional ideas on how to best energize voters and increase Mayor …
On Monday afternoon, Milwaukee County Board Supervisor (2nd District) Nikiya Harris announced her candidacy for the State Senate seat currently held by Milwaukee City Treasurer Spencer Coggs. Before a crowd of supporters in front of Talgo Inc., Supervisor Harris declared herself part of a “new generation of leadership for Wisconsin.”
Decrying the estimated 35 jobs that are being lost at Talgo, Harris blamed Governor Scott Walker for refusing federal funding for a high-speed passenger rail line from Milwaukee and Madison. “Instead of securing Wisconsin’s position as a center for the manufacture …
State Representative Elizabeth Coggs officially announced that she is running for Sixth Senate District Seat for the State of Wisconsin. The official kick-off for the campaign was held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Dr. Martin L. King Jr Statue located on the eastside of the 1700 Block of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Drive.
State Representative Elizabeth Coggs has proudly represented the people of the 10th Assembly District since January 2012 and the people of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors 10th District, from April 1988 to December 2011. …