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Lena Taylor

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.

Aug 20, 2013

Assembly bill moves to pay wrongfully convicted man

The Assembly version of a bill designed to pay thousands to a Milwaukee man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was introduced Tuesday.

Aug 20, 2013

Milwaukee senator takes up ‘Ban the Box’ effort

A Senate bill proposed Friday seeks to give a leg up to convicted felons applying for jobs.

Aug 19, 2013

Bill proposes employers wait on conviction information

A Senate bill proposed Friday would prohibit employers from asking job applicants for information about a criminal conviction before the applicant has been selected for an interview.

Aug 19, 2013

Editorial: Restricting access to records is wrong choice

State Rep. Evan Goyke is acting on his assumption that Wisconsin residents are a simple bunch so swayed by gossip that they cannot be trusted with basic court records.

Aug 7, 2013

Legislators again seek to reimburse wrongly convicted man

After last year’s failed attempt, a new Senate bill again seeks to take money from the state’s general fund to pay a Milwaukee man who spent 23 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit.

Aug 1, 2013

Battle lines redrawn as legislators renew push for CCAP restrictions

The latest attempt to help those who are unfairly persecuted because of a wrongful arrest is drawing the ire of First Amendment advocates who say the measure would deny much of the public easy access to records.

Aug 1, 2013

Legislation would nearly double public defender pay

A set of bills introduced for the legislative session would nearly double the hourly amount private attorneys are paid for working on a case assigned by the State Public Defender.

Apr 29, 2013

Bill to add penalties for harassing lawmakers

A Wisconsin lawmaker is pushing for tougher laws to deter people who would intimidate or harm members of the Legislature and their families.

Oct 23, 2012

Spa shooting brings call for new law on guns

Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa.

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 22, 2012

Judge wants details in suit against senator

A judge wants evidence and specific claims from a Milwaukee man who is suing state Sen. Lena Taylor and Associated Banc-Corp. for allegedly cashing his checks.

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