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Tag Archives: Jon Erpenbach

Court: Legislator must turn over email records

A Democratic state senator must release the names and email addresses of people who sent him messages during the bitter debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's union restrictions to a conservative think tank, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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Senate unlikely to vote on abortion bills (UPDATE)

The leader of the Wisconsin Senate said votes are unlikely next year on two anti-abortion bills that were originally scheduled to be taken up in November but hastily pulled after a Democratic senator promised "all out hell" if they were debated.

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Protesters disrupt Senate budget debate

Minutes after starting the Senate’s budget hearing, members broke into recess after a group of shouting protesters halted any chance for debate. State troopers arrested more than a half-dozen protesters, a few of whom had locked themselves to portions of the gallery without a key. Members of the Senate tried to push through the protests by completing roll call and ...

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Senate passes voter ID bill, sends to Walker (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would require Wisconsin voters to show photo identification during a ragged session Thursday, clearing the way for Gov. Scott Walker to sign the measure into law next week. Assembly Republicans passed the measure in a late-night session last week. Republicans ...

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