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Dale Schultz

Feb 21, 2014

Redistricting isn’t going away

Few legislative causes have drawn as much interest and as little momentum as redistricting, the drawing of new voter boundaries after each 10-year census.

Dec 10, 2013

Lawmakers push for public financing fund for Wis. high court elections (UPDATE)

A group of Democratic legislators is trying to revive public financing for state Supreme Court elections.

Nov 5, 2013

Senate approves school mascots bill (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Republicans moved closer Tuesday to making it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames, pushing a bill that would raise the bar for complaints through the state Senate and on to Gov. Scott Walker.

Oct 17, 2013

Hurdles ahead for term-limit proposal

Many agree that the State Bar’s support of a term-limit proposal for Wisconsin justices is important if the measure is going to gain traction.

Sep 25, 2013

State Bar to consider supporting term limit for justices

The Wisconsin State Bar’s Board of Governors is expected to decide this week whether to support a measure that would limit state Supreme Court justices to a single, 16-year term.

Jul 17, 2013

Senators renew push to abolish state Supreme Court elections (UPDATE)

As the State Bar of Wisconsin works on its proposal to set term limits for state Supreme Court justices, two state senators are renewing their push to eliminate elections for high court seats.

Sep 12, 2011

Bill proposing Supreme Court appointments to be introduced this week

Legislation calling for state Supreme Court justices to be appointed instead of elected could be introduced this week.

Jul 8, 2011

Justices by appointment only?

The state Supreme Court election process is not perfect, Justice Patience Roggensack said, but it’s not worth abandoning as a result of recent bickering amongst the court.

Jun 23, 2011

State to rent law office for $950,000

A state lawmaker said he was concerned Wisconsin wasn’t getting the best possible deal on a new lease for the State Public Defender’s office in Racine. The state has agreed to pay $950,000 over 10 years for a 5,298-square-foot office that will house 24 staff members. The office is in a strip plaza at 420 […]

Mar 31, 2011

Wis. woman charged for threats to state senators

By JASON SMATHERS Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of emailing death threats to GOP state lawmakers during the Capitol debate over the collective bargaining law was charged Thursday with two felonies. Katherine Windels, 26, was charged with two counts of creating a bomb scare, along with two misdemeanor counts of […]

Feb 23, 2011

Union fights may land in court

By Jack Zemlicka Courtrooms could be the next battlefields if unions lose their collective bargaining rights and struggle to collect dues under existing contracts. “We get questions from membership as to, ‘Why would I continue to pay voluntarily?'” said Lyle Balistreri, president of the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council. “How many people pay voluntarily [&h[...]


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