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Melissa Sargent

May 26, 2019

Lawmaker’s ‘lonely ship’ fills as support for cannabis grows

Elected as state representative for the 48th Assembly District, Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has been "legislating through listening" to her 60,000 constituents since 2012. The stories and concerns she heard from voters in her district have launched Sargent on an unexpected journey, sending her on a mission that she never anticipated when she first ran for office.

Jan 29, 2019

Wisconsin should speed up legalization of marijuana

Five years ago state Rep. Melissa Sargent rejected the backward thinking of those who seek to maintain a failed "drug war" and announced: "The facts clearly show that legalization is right for Wisconsin and that the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it's illegal."

Jun 26, 2018

Democratic lawmakers call for Flynn to drop out

Matt Flynn rejected calls on Tuesday from two fellow Democrats to drop out of the race for governor because he had worked to defend the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against claims of sexual abuse by priests.

Apr 13, 2015

Lawmaker seeks to legalize marijuana

A Wisconsin lawmaker says the state should legalize marijuana to reduce crime and improve the state's economy.

Jan 24, 2014

Democrat proposes legalizing marijuana in Wis.

A Democratic state lawmaker from Madison is proposing that marijuana be legalized for both recreational and medicinal purposes.

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.

Apr 22, 2013

State bill would shield job seekers’ web privacy

A Wisconsin state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would prevent employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide access to their personal social media accounts.


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