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Molly Gena
Apr 6, 2023

Molly Gena wins Milwaukee Municipal Court Branch 2 seat

Tuesday's win for Gena will make her a judge for the first time in her 15-year legal career.

Wisconsin ranked-choice voting
Mar 25, 2023

April 4 Election: Wis. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Municipal Court

Several important races are on the April 4 ballot. Read more about each race by clicking on the respective links in the article.

May 11, 2021

Wisconsin Senate set to pass first police reform bills

The full Wisconsin Senate was set Tuesday to take the Legislature's first floor votes on police reform legislation since George Floyd's death.

Feb 4, 2020

White Wisconsin lawmaker drops Black History Month proposal

A white Wisconsin lawmaker faced with criticism for drawing up a Black History Month resolution honoring white abolitionists abruptly dropped the proposal Tuesday, saying he wants to preserve his relationship with black legislators.

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.

May 7, 2018

Wisconsin lawmaker cites black culture in justifying rebuke

A Wisconsin state senator accused of using offensive language in an argument with a Milwaukee bank teller said Monday she thought she could speak that way because both of them are black and conversations in black culture are different than in other settings.

Apr 24, 2018

City attorney to prosecute senator for disorderly conduct (UPDATE)

The Milwaukee city attorney's office will prosecute Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor for disorderly conduct.

Mar 14, 2018

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.

Jan 16, 2014

GOP senator confident in latest proposal to limit CCAP

A proposal that would remove information from the state’s online courts website about cases in which a person was acquitted is poised to receive heavy Republican support in the coming weeks.

Nov 27, 2013

New bill seeks to expunge some CCAP records

A bill introduced in the state Legislature this month is intended to protect consumers, but would limit Wisconsin’s ability to fairly report businesses’ litigation history.

Sep 30, 2013

Lawmakers want to boost wrongful conviction compensation (UPDATE)

Wisconsin lawmakers are working on a pair of bipartisan bills that would boost compensation for a man who spent more than two decades behind bars for a homicide he didn't commit as well as for all wrongful convictions.

Sep 20, 2013

Major changes planned for CCAP proposal, focus may shift to expunction

A Milwaukee legislator who introduced legislation to create a bifurcated online system to prevent the misuse of state court records said he is reconsidering the bill and working on major changes.


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