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Tag Archives: Lena Taylor

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.

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Senate breaks with Assembly on juvenile-justice plan

Wisconsin Senate Republicans broke with the state Assembly over a plan to overhaul the state's juvenile-justice system, pursuing a scaled-back proposal on Wednesday that would still close the Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 but would pull back on a proposed $80 million reorganization.

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Bill would give defense attorneys subpoena powers

A new legislative proposal would give criminal defense attorneys the same power to issue subpoenas provided under current law for civil lawyers. Several state representatives — along with Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee — introduced Assembly Bill 84 last week and it has since been referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Ethics. Current law allows a variety of legal professionals ...

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