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Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Court Watch: Bill Could Expunge More Criminal Records
Court Watch

Bill Could Expunge More Criminal Records

Overrides state Supreme Court ruling, allows offenders to request this after completing sentences.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Senate “Hatchet Job” Removes Haas, Bell
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Senate “Hatchet Job” Removes Haas, Bell

What did they do wrong? “I have no idea,” Fitzgerald admits, but demands firings.

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.

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families
Press Release

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families

Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Biking: Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee
Biking

Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee

No biking, pedestrian representatives on autonomous vehicles committee.

Sen. Taylor stands with 91% of Wisconsinites and against GOP repeal of training and permits for conceal carry gun owners
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Sen. Taylor stands with 91% of Wisconsinites and against GOP repeal of training and permits for conceal carry gun owners

GOP legislators seemed determined to move forward regardless of the will of the people.

Biking: Lobby Day on the Way
Biking

Lobby Day on the Way

On April 13th advocates will lobby legislators for pro-biking measures.

Legislators Introduce the Jail Death Transparency Act
Press Release

Legislators Introduce the Jail Death Transparency Act

Current law is only applicable to law enforcement officers and does not hold correctional officers in city, county, and state correctional facilities to the same investigatory standards.

The State of Politics: Will Lawmakers Dare Raise Beer Tax?
The State of Politics

Will Lawmakers Dare Raise Beer Tax?

Two Democrats propose first increase in 47 years. It may be a lonely crusade.

Sen. Taylor calls for special session on juvenile corrections and more funding
Press Release

Sen. Taylor calls for special session on juvenile corrections and more funding

In a letter dated today, Senator Taylor urged Governor Walker to call a special session of the Legislature to take up Senate Bills 803 and 804.

The State of Politics: What Powerball Losers Pay For
The State of Politics

What Powerball Losers Pay For

Those losing $2 lottery tickets pay for property tax relief -- and quite a few other things.

What will it take to get Republican leaders to intervene?
Press Release

What will it take to get Republican leaders to intervene?

Reports of child abuse, sexual assault not enough to spur GOP investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats call for hearing about correctional facility safety
Press Release

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats call for hearing about correctional facility safety

"We were alarmed to learn of very serious allegations of abuse at Lincoln Hills through the media," the letter reads.

Op-Ed: Why We Need Term Limits
Op-Ed

Why We Need Term Limits

Shirley Abrahamson has served 39 years. Fred Risser has served 60 years. Maybe that's too long.

Peter Barca for Governor?

Peter Barca for Governor?

Some Democratic insiders see Assembly minority leader Peter Barca as the best hope to run against Scott Walker.

Republicans Will Oppose Gun Controls

Republicans Will Oppose Gun Controls

There may be national outrage on the issue, but Gov. Walker and others oppose changes.

Plenty of Horne: Brewpub Owners to Protest “Brewpub Tourism Development” Act
Plenty of Horne

Brewpub Owners to Protest “Brewpub Tourism Development” Act

Who could oppose a bill with the apparently forthright name of “Brewpub Tourism Development Act”?