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Evan Goyke

May 2, 2023

Wisconsin Republicans to kill legalized pot, stadium repairs

Starting Tuesday, and likely continuing into June, the Joint Finance Committee will take a series of votes to build its own two-year spending plan which will then go to the Senate and Assembly for approval.

May 27, 2021

Wisconsin Assembly hearing set on panel’s first police bills

Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday were set to consider the first bills based on recommendations from a racial disparities task force that the Assembly's top Republican put together last year following George Floyd's death and a rash of police shootings across the country.

May 20, 2021

Wisconsin Republicans reject funding to fight homelessness

Wisconsin Republicans voted Thursday to reject more than $70 million in funding to combat homelessness in the state, a move that Democrats called a missed opportunity to address a problem that worsened due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 6, 2021

Republicans to scrap Evers’ priorities, start writing budget (UPDATE)

Republicans who head the Legislature’s budget committee told Wisconsin’s business leaders on Wednesday that they are optimistic a tax cut will be a part of the next two-year spending plan, although they said details on what type and how much were still being discussed.

Jan 9, 2020

Evers, Democrats push bills to reduce prison population

Gov. Tony Evers and his fellow Democratic lawmakers have introduced a series of proposals designed to reduce overcrowded prisons, but without support from Republican leaders they are unlikely to gain momentum in the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Jan 29, 2019

Wisconsin lawmakers resurrect expungement bill

A group of lawmakers is trying again to pass legislation that would allow convicts to ask judges to expunge their criminal records.

Oct 8, 2015

Lawmakers OK proposal to make PTSD mitigation factor in sentencing

An assembly panel has approved a bill that would make post-traumatic-stress disorder a mitigating factor judges can consider in sentencing criminals.

Dec 1, 2014

Truth-in-sentencing opponents waiting for change

Those in Wisconsin’s legal community who oppose truth-in-sentencing understand their chances for overturning, or at least toning down, the law depend on how well they play the long game.

Sep 18, 2014

Committee recommends allowing violent offenders in treatment courts

A committee tasked with making recommendations on how to improve Wisconsin's treatment courts system voted Wednesday that programs should allow certain violent offenders to participate.

Aug 20, 2014

Recommendations for treatment courts include money for evaluation

A legislative study committee voted Wednesday to recommend several changes to Wisconsin’s treatment courts system.

Aug 18, 2014

More money, standardized system under consideration for state’s treatment courts

A legislative committee tasked with looking at the Wisconsin’s treatment and alternative courts is ready to start considering recommendations for the Legislature.

Feb 13, 2014

Assembly passes bill to raise interest rate on small claims judgments

The Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would up the interest rate on judgments in small claims cases to 12 percent.


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