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Proposal Expands Reasons To Delay Juvenile Trial

Proposal Expands Reasons To Delay Juvenile Trial

New legislation would allow continued detention, without trial, due to "unforeseen emergency."

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Three bills combatting online censorship shoot for bipartisan support.

Sen. Jacque’s Wife Asks Public to Get Vaccinated

Sen. Jacque’s Wife Asks Public to Get Vaccinated

Five of eight family members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Republican bill creates new legal definition of riot, and a new felony charge for rioting.

Wiretapping Bill Raises Concerns

Wiretapping Bill Raises Concerns

Some legislators, privacy advocates concerned about use of pen register and trap/trace devices.

Legislative Session Much Ado About Nothing

Legislative Session Much Ado About Nothing

School spending issue gaveled in and out. Failed veto override generates many speeches.

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

And proposal cutting funding to municipalities that reduce police funding.

Legislator Compares Children’s Museum to Nazis

Legislator Compares Children’s Museum to Nazis

Republican attacks Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum's mask policy, citing the Gestapo.

A Tale of Two Elections

A Tale of Two Elections

Green Bay city attorney investigation finds no outside interference with November election, despite GOP legislators’ claims.

Assembly Legislators Show Their Priorities

Assembly Legislators Show Their Priorities

Minutes to pass big expansion of voucher schools, hours debating home schools.

Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Republican legislators back resolution to honor Rush, resist celebrating Black History Month.

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

15 legislators signed the letter. Four of them serve on Assembly elections committee.

Rep. Hintz: Condemns Republican Legislators’ Lies and Dangerous Rhetoric
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Rep. Hintz: Condemns Republican Legislators’ Lies and Dangerous Rhetoric

Calls on Vos to Remove Legislators from Elections Committee

Capitol Christmas Decoration Memorializes COVID-19 Victims

Capitol Christmas Decoration Memorializes COVID-19 Victims

A garland was made with a ring for every person that has died in Wisconsin.

The State of Politics: Pandemic Ends Holiday Traditions
The State of Politics

Pandemic Ends Holiday Traditions

It's a special time in Wisconsin’s grand Capitol. But not this year.

Op Ed: Legislators Erect Illegal Christmas Tree
Op Ed

Legislators Erect Illegal Christmas Tree

Capitol Police shut down Capitol rotunda and denied permit, but Republican legislators defy them.

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Democrats call for action on COVID-19 crisis.

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Appleton reduces fines for possession. Two Republican legislators are leading voices for change.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Congratulates Newly Elected and Re-Elected State Lawmakers
Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

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

A Day to Consider Legalizing Pot

A Day to Consider Legalizing Pot

It can actually be a gateway to prosperity and increased opportunity, says state representative.

Some ‘Tougher on Crime’ Bills Passed

Some ‘Tougher on Crime’ Bills Passed

Gov. Evers vetoed most, but signed a few.

State Assembly Pushing For Constitutional Convention

State Assembly Pushing For Constitutional Convention

State GOP is pushing the legislature to join others around the country in an attempt to ratify controversial amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Bipartisan Water Quality Bills Pass

Bipartisan Water Quality Bills Pass

Though, they do not make it through the sharply divide legislature without some disagreement.

GOP Lawmakers Push “Tougher on Crime” Legislation

GOP Lawmakers Push “Tougher on Crime” Legislation

Package of bills draws major criticism and concern from committee, citizens.

Hundreds Rally for Criminal Justice Reform

Hundreds Rally for Criminal Justice Reform

ACLU organized lobbying day calls for an end to policies that contribute to mass incarceration.

Rep. Bowen Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Employer Flexibility in Hiring Practices
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Rep. Bowen Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Employer Flexibility in Hiring Practices

Bill Would Limit Liability for Employers Who Opt to Not Drug Test for THC and Other Cannabinoids

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

Elected officials, grassroots activists and business owners unite behind Leah