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Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

They won’t suppress votes, Bernier and other GOP legislators promise. Democrats skeptical.

Legislature Passes Raft of Law Enforcement Bills

Legislature Passes Raft of Law Enforcement Bills

14 bills increase funding, restrict local control; some directly target Milwaukee.

Bill Could Terminate Prisoners’ Parental Rights

Bill Could Terminate Prisoners’ Parental Rights

Courts could take away parental rights of anyone sentenced to at least four years in prison.

GOP Bills Make It Easier to Terminate Parental Rights

GOP Bills Make It Easier to Terminate Parental Rights

Likely impact greater on Native Americans, families of color, bills’ opponents say.

Bill Lets Families Switch Schools Based on Vaccine Mandates

Bill Lets Families Switch Schools Based on Vaccine Mandates

Students would be able to transfer if they are for or against COVID-19 policies, including mask mandates.

State Republicans Pushing Abortion Restrictions

State Republicans Pushing Abortion Restrictions

Gov. Evers has previously vetoed four of the bills being advanced.

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Fall session could include “born alive” abortion bill, forbidding teachers from discussing race and more.

AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Texas Abortion Law

AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Texas Abortion Law

Kaul filed an amicus brief supporting a challenge of the new abortion ban.

School Boards Across State Face Arguments, ‘Bullying’

School Boards Across State Face Arguments, ‘Bullying’

Three Oconomowoc board members resign, citing a “toxic” environment.

Bill Allows Lifetime Restraining Orders for Sexual Assault Survivors

Bill Allows Lifetime Restraining Orders for Sexual Assault Survivors

Survivors would have legal protection from assailant even after the offenders probation ends.

State Assembly Passes Transgender Athlete Bill

State Assembly Passes Transgender Athlete Bill

Legislation would bar transgender women from playing on female athletic teams.

Legislature Considering Bills Restricting Transgender Athletes

Legislature Considering Bills Restricting Transgender Athletes

Legislation would ban transgender women and girls from participating in athletics on female teams.

About The CDC’s New Mask Guidance

About The CDC’s New Mask Guidance

It’s not ‘masks off’ for everyone, say state public health experts.

GOP Legislators Want Pandemic Aid for Tax Rebate

GOP Legislators Want Pandemic Aid for Tax Rebate

They propose $1 billion property tax rebate with aid based on value of homes.

Legislators Pass Bill Blocking Vaccine Mandates

Legislators Pass Bill Blocking Vaccine Mandates

And giving Legislature oversight over federal stimulus funds. Veto by Evers likely.

GOP Bills Bar Transgender Athletes

GOP Bills Bar Transgender Athletes

Prevents them from competing with school teams that align with their gender identity.

Rep. Dittrich Calls for Election Reform
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Rep. Dittrich Calls for Election Reform

Representative Responds to State Hearing on Fraud and Abuse

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

First demanded local control of COVID-19 rules, now oppose county restrictions.

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Two politicos talk about getting more women in elected offices.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Catholic School Tax Change Would Cost City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Catholic School Tax Change Would Cost City

Archdiocese seeks legislation whereby schools leased for profit would still be tax exempt.

Bill to Impound Cars Costly for Cities

Bill to Impound Cars Costly for Cities

Republican bill could cost local governments $50 million per year and charge owners of autos that are stolen.

Assembly Republicans Fail to Override Evers’ Veto

Assembly Republicans Fail to Override Evers’ Veto

First floor session of 2020 saw partisan attacks and the passage of controversial legislation.

Rep. Robyn Vining Appointed to Task Force on Adoption
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Rep. Robyn Vining Appointed to Task Force on Adoption

This committee will focus on addressing the barriers facing biological and adoptive parents in the adoption process.

GOP Bill Targets Race, Sex-Based Abortions

GOP Bill Targets Race, Sex-Based Abortions

Doctors punished for abortions done solely because of race, ancestry, sex, conditions like Down syndrome.