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Representative Goyke Pleased with Progress of Problem-Solving Courts Study Committee
Press Release

Representative Goyke Pleased with Progress of Problem-Solving Courts Study Committee

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the encouraging progress made by the Legislative Council Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives, and Diversions

Do Drug Courts Discriminate Against Blacks?

Do Drug Courts Discriminate Against Blacks?

Statistics show special courts to help get people avoid prison serve more whites though there are more black offenders.

The State of Politics: The Coming War Against Common Core
The State of Politics

The Coming War Against Common Core

Top priority for Republican legislators next year is to kill Common Core educational standards.

Bike Czar: Governor Signs Vulnerable User Bill
Bike Czar

Governor Signs Vulnerable User Bill

Bill to protect bikers and pedestrians and a separate bill allowing biking on state trails after 11 p.m. were both passed by legislature.

Bike Czar: Watered-Down Bill Protecting Bicyclists Passes
Bike Czar

Watered-Down Bill Protecting Bicyclists Passes

Tougher bill to protect bicyclists and pedestrians had broad bipartisan support but a few Republicans prevented passage.

Independent Investigation bill heads to Governor
Press Release

Independent Investigation bill heads to Governor

MADISON – Today, the Senate joined the Assembly in passing Assembly Bill 409, which requires outside investigators to lead and assist in the investigation of deaths involving law enforcement officers.  The bill now heads to Governor Scott Walker’s desk. Bill authors Rep. Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), brought together families of […]

Bipartisan Assembly Bill 409 passes Assembly
Press Release

Bipartisan Assembly Bill 409 passes Assembly

Bill requires independent investigations of officer-involved deaths

Bike Czar: Bicyclists Vs. Motorcycle Group
Bike Czar

Bicyclists Vs. Motorcycle Group

Law defining bicyclists and pedestrians as "vulnerable users" who need more protection from motorists is opposed by the motorcycle lobby.

Bike Czar: Bicycle Lobbyists Hit the State Capitol
Bike Czar

Bicycle Lobbyists Hit the State Capitol

More than 100 advocates met with legislators and pushed for pro-bicycle policies. Will it have an impact?

Legislators Raising Questions About State’s Tracking of Ex-Offenders

Legislators Raising Questions About State’s Tracking of Ex-Offenders

Legislative committee members have concerns about accuracy of GPS tracking system.

State’s Sex Offender Tracking System Often Fails

State’s Sex Offender Tracking System Often Fails

GPS monitoring system often goes haywire, causing problems and wasting police resources. Part I of a series.

Mental Health Care in Shambles at County Jails

Mental Health Care in Shambles at County Jails

Jails are overloaded with people with mental illness. A key Republican lawmaker wants to examine issue.