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Feb 21, 2022

GOP voting changes set for approval by Wisconsin Legislature

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature was prepared to pass a package of fast-tracked bills this week that would make it more difficult to vote in the presidential battleground state, election year measures that are all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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.

Oct 29, 2018

Secret moves hide Wisconsin lawmakers’ actions from public

It was 10:30 p.m. on June 3, 2011, the last day of deliberations on Wisconsin's state budget.

Sep 19, 2018

SPD calls for tuition reimbursement, increase in rate for private-bar appointments – again

The Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office is again asking the state Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker to increase the pay rate for private bar attorneys appointed to take cases for the agency.

Mar 21, 2018

Flurry of bills head to Walker

Legislation that would make changes to the state’s eviction procedures and landlord-tenant laws is on its way to Gov. Scott Walker.

Jul 2, 2012

BRIEFS FOR THE BRIEF WRITER: Legislative history – how to find it when you need it

Your client is being sued under a new or obscure Wisconsin statute, which has not been discussed in any reported or unreported cases. The statute contains no statement of its purpose, and its language could be read both to include and exclude your client.

Jun 18, 2012

A slow fade: Problems arise as lawyers drop from the Legislature

Robert Kovach, chief of staff for state Sen. Frank Lasee, falls silent to consider the consequences of confusing wording in a major new landlord-tenant law.

May 11, 2011

Cold shoulder at the Capitol

April Southwick is staring down the possibility of unemployment with the eyes of someone who’s seen a lot worse.

Feb 21, 2011

The bar’s need for speed

Laws are passing at a rapid clip under the new state Legislature, forcing the slow-moving State Bar to pick up its pace, or risk being left behind.

Feb 9, 2011

Assembly tries to lure Bass

Madison (AP) - The Wisconsin state Legislature has passed a bill designed to help lure Bass Pro Shop to a site near Lambeau Field.

Jan 7, 2011

Democrats cry foul over law firm hirings

Madison - Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature are hiring a pair of law firms to help advise them with the redrawing of political district boundaries and not allowing Democrats to do the same.


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