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State Senate Votes on Guns, Vaccines, China

State Senate Votes on Guns, Vaccines, China

Against vaccine mandates and China and for guns on school grounds.

Kenosha State Senator Bob Wirch Endorses Tom Nelson
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Kenosha State Senator Bob Wirch Endorses Tom Nelson

Longtime respected Kenosha official endorsement adds to growing list of elected officials supporting Nelson

Senator Agard Introduces Legislation to Close Gun Loophole in Wisconsin
State Senate Approves Longer Work Hours for Teens Under 16

State Senate Approves Longer Work Hours for Teens Under 16

Bill passed on divided vote. It applies to small businesses exempt from federal labor act.

The State of Politics: Democrats Lose Experience In Legislature
The State of Politics

Democrats Lose Experience In Legislature

10 years of Republican control helps creates Legislature with less experienced Democrats.

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Chair of Natural Resources Board refuses to vacate seat after term expired. Board taking up wolf hunting policy.

State Legislature Passes Biennial Budget

State Legislature Passes Biennial Budget

Lawmakers cut billions from the Governor's budget.

Unemployment Tax Break Bill Muddied by Partisan Conflict

Unemployment Tax Break Bill Muddied by Partisan Conflict

GOP amendment would take control of COVID-19 relief funds away from governor.

The State of Politics: Where Are Act 10 Players Today?
The State of Politics

Where Are Act 10 Players Today?

Governor and three-fourths of legislators engaged in 2011 battle over law crushing public unions have moved on.

Senator Bob Wirch Endorses Angela Cunningham in Race for Circuit Court Jodge
Kenosha County Pfizer Facility To Supply Vaccines

Kenosha County Pfizer Facility To Supply Vaccines

Company’s facility in Pleasant Prairie may distribute vaccines to western U.S.

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

No-interest loans for businesses hurt by burnings, looting, vandalism.

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

Kenosha was already divided. Then Trump started tweeting about it.

The State of Politics: Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?
The State of Politics

Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?

Probably. And why? Gerrymandering.

The State Of Politics: Ten Years After Act 10
The State Of Politics

Ten Years After Act 10

Most of those who voted for it are gone. How has the Capitol changed?

272 Candidates Running for State Legislature

272 Candidates Running for State Legislature

Highest number since 2012, many contested primaries.

GOP, Dems Battle Over Unemployment Backlog

GOP, Dems Battle Over Unemployment Backlog

Democrats say Walker administration failed to update the system, now it can't handle unprecedented wave of unemployment claims.

Bill to Ban “Sanctuary Cities” Returns

Bill to Ban “Sanctuary Cities” Returns

GOP proposal penalizes cities, counties that don't cooperate fully with immigration enforcement.

How Homeless Got Frozen Out

How Homeless Got Frozen Out

With no explanation, Fitzgerald stopped bipartisan bill providing grants to homeless shelters.

Race for Governor: Vinehout Is Different Kind of Democrat
Race for Governor

Vinehout Is Different Kind of Democrat

A policy wonk, populist and hunter, whose stance on guns annoys some party members.

AFP-WI Applauds Gov. Walker for Signing Civil Asset Forfeiture ReformLandmark reform protects constitutional liberties, strengthens rule of law
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AFP-WI Applauds Gov. Walker for Signing Civil Asset Forfeiture ReformLandmark reform protects constitutional liberties, strengthens rule of law

Landmark reform protects constitutional liberties, strengthens rule of law

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

Legislation Would Eliminate Local Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Laws
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Legislation Would Eliminate Local Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Laws

Joint press release from Sen. Janis Ringhand and Sen. Robert Wirch.

Democrats Introduce Bill to Support Working Families, Increase Minimum Wage to $15
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Democrats Introduce Bill to Support Working Families, Increase Minimum Wage to $15

Legislation introduced today would increase Wisconsin’s minimum wage, tie minimum wage to inflation

Leaders from Southeast Wisconsin announce support for Judge Rebecca Dallet
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Leaders from Southeast Wisconsin announce support for Judge Rebecca Dallet

These leaders join more than 200 judges and other elected officials from across the state in endorsing Judge Dallet for Supreme Court.

Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce
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Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce

Endorsements boost ironworker in bid to topple Speaker Paul Ryan

Campaign Cash: Big Agriculture Rewards Legislators
Campaign Cash

Big Agriculture Rewards Legislators

Industry wants high capacity wells, gives $220,000 to key committee members.

Senator David Craig Authors Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation
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Senator David Craig Authors Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation

This legislation shares many of the reforms sought at the federal level by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner in the DUE PROCESS ACT OF 2016.

The State of Politics: Walker “Listening Sessions” Not for All
The State of Politics

Walker “Listening Sessions” Not for All

Invitations are closed to media and for invited guests only.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Walker Faces Tough Choice on Kenosha Casino

Walker Faces Tough Choice on Kenosha Casino

Any decision he makes will anger some, and could affect his potential run for president.

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy
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Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl
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Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Joe Dudzik
Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade
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Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Chris Larson
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Chris Larson

Is he a young liberal heavyweight? Or a punching bag for Republicans?