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Unanimous Senate Committee Vote on Hemp Bill

Unanimous Senate Committee Vote on Hemp Bill

Bipartisan bill would make pilot program for growing hemp in the state permanent.

Campaign Cash:  GOP Lawmakers Have Big Lead in 2019 Funds
Campaign Cash

GOP Lawmakers Have Big Lead in 2019 Funds

Raised twice as much as Democrats in campaign donations in first half of 2019.

Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approved Projects
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Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approved Projects

Gov. Evers is committed to maintaining safe and reliable buildings by making smart and efficient maintenance decisions and investing in needed repairs and upgrades across the state building portfolio.

Legislators Want to Protect ACA Coverage

Legislators Want to Protect ACA Coverage

Laws needed to assure health coverage continues if courts overrule it, Democrats say.

Back in the News: Vos Wants Medical Marijuana Bill
Back in the News

Vos Wants Medical Marijuana Bill

Assembly Speaker wants to push this bill in fall. Will Senate oppose it?

Legislature Passes “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Legislature Passes “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Evers has vowed to veto bill, along with three other abortion measures.

Hemp Industry Calls for Updated State Law

Hemp Industry Calls for Updated State Law

Hemp farmers, businesses say new federal law made state hemp regulations obsolete.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Pushes for Medical Marijuana
Murphy’s Law

Republican Pushes for Medical Marijuana

State Sen. Patrick Testin could be the key man in the success or failure of proposal.

State’s Hemp Industry Blooming

State’s Hemp Industry Blooming

Will medical or recreational marijuana be next?

The Choice for State Senators Testin and Feyen: Koch Brothers and Republican Party Bosses Or a People’s Budget?
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The Choice for State Senators Testin and Feyen: Koch Brothers and Republican Party Bosses Or a People’s Budget?

While Powerful Interests Seek Budget Influence Legislators Can Still Choose to Vote to Help Constituents

GOP Defends Anti-Abortion Bills

GOP Defends Anti-Abortion Bills

Bill offers more restrictions on abortions. Medical professionals oppose legislation.

Your Right to Know: Body Camera Bill Balances Privacy, Openness
Your Right to Know

Body Camera Bill Balances Privacy, Openness

Legislative Study Committee has created bipartisan bill with sensible regulations of police body cameras.

Bill Allows Pharmacists to Vaccinate Children

Bill Allows Pharmacists to Vaccinate Children

In reaction to measles outbreak, lawmakers look to strengthen state’s response.

AFP-WI Kicks Off New Grassroots Lobbying Efforts
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AFP-WI Kicks Off New Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

AFP-WI’s efforts will expand to additional legislative districts throughout the spring.

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.

Growing Opportunities Act Introduced to Reinforce Expanding Hemp Industry
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Growing Opportunities Act Introduced to Reinforce Expanding Hemp Industry

Bi-partisan Authors Optimistic about Crop’s Future

GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities
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GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities

Republicans jeopardize investments in Wisconsin’s future

Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations
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Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations

These Capital Budget Recommendations aggressively and responsibly address deferred maintenance and life safety issues in state-owned buildings.

State Building Commission Approves Key Projects
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State Building Commission Approves Key Projects

Design and construction of UW-Milwaukee Sandburg Hall renovation project.

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Announces Senate Standing Committees, Chairs
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Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Announces Senate Standing Committees, Chairs

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate this session as we continue to pass reforms that put hard-working families first."

Conservatives Discover Renewable Energy

Conservatives Discover Renewable Energy

Republican-leaning groups who like solar and wind power, who knew?

Court Watch: GOP Legislators Push Harsher Bail Rules
Court Watch

GOP Legislators Push Harsher Bail Rules

State constitutional amendment opposed by defense lawyers, supported by City of Milwaukee.

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.

Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau
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Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau

"The proven skills, dedication, and work ethic of our veterans and service members illustrate their key role in keeping Wisconsin’s workforce strong and successful."

Strong Support for Sign Language Interpreter’s Bill
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Strong Support for Sign Language Interpreter’s Bill

Joint press release on strong support for sign language interpreter’s bill

Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law

Acts 65-83.

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

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

Governor Walker Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Types of Fentanyl
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Governor Walker Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Types of Fentanyl

The bill adds forms of fentanyl to the synthetic opiates category under Schedule I.

Leah unveils 100+ Wisconsin endorsements
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Leah unveils 100+ Wisconsin endorsements

Elected officials, grassroots activists and business owners unite behind Leah

Op Ed: Hemp’s Time Has Come
Op Ed

Hemp’s Time Has Come

Benefits of legalization are many. Will legislature, Walker approve it?

Bi-partisan Corey Adams Searchlight Act Would Create “Green Alert” to Help Find Missing At-Risk Veterans
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Bi-partisan Corey Adams Searchlight Act Would Create “Green Alert” to Help Find Missing At-Risk Veterans

This bill is supported by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the VFW.

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Campaign Cash: Ag Interests Want Legalized Hemp
Campaign Cash

Ag Interests Want Legalized Hemp

Farm groups back bill, gave legislators $1.3 million.

Sen. Testin and Rep. Goyke Introduce Bi-partisan Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017
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Sen. Testin and Rep. Goyke Introduce Bi-partisan Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017

Proposal Would Create Program in DATCP to Recruit Veterans into Agriculture