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Milwaukee County ends vaccine mandate and masking requirements
Jan 26, 2021

Wisconsin lawmakers to vote on repealing mask mandate (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Senate planned to vote Tuesday on repealing Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate, while it remained unclear whether the Assembly would follow suit as required to undo the order.

Apr 15, 2020

Evers signs pandemic relief package despite misgivings (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin state Senate passed a sweeping coronavirus relief package during a messy virtual session Wednesday and sent the bill on to Gov. Tony Evers to sign.

Mar 25, 2020

Wisconsin Senate gives virtual meeting a test run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate is preparing to meet over the internet for the first time in state history if it needs to convene to take action on proposals reacting to the coronavirus outbreak. Two state senators and 11 stand-ins met in person and remotely on Tuesday for a dry run in case […]

Feb 20, 2020

Wisconsin Senate approves procedures for police body cams

The public would have access to most police body-camera video under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate.

Feb 19, 2020

Wisconsin Senate signs off on new State Patrol contract

The Wisconsin Senate signed off Wednesday on a new contract for the Wisconsin State Patrol, taking a critical step toward raising troopers' salaries by 9.9% retroactively.

Nov 5, 2019

Wisconsin GOP-controlled Senate fires agriculture secretary

The Republican-controlled Senate fired the state agriculture secretary on Tuesday, and the Democratic governor who appointed him watched quietly a row behind lawmakers before using profanity to blast the process.

Oct 8, 2019

Senate OKs bill allowing kids to run lemonade stands

Children in Wisconsin could legally operate lemonade stands under a bill the state Senate has passed.

Mar 22, 2018

Wisconsin Assembly OKs closing prison, tax rebate

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers finished their push on Thursday to close the state’s troubled youth prison and enact Gov. Scott Walker’s child-tax rebate, sending bills that would accomplish both goals on to the governor for his signature. The $80 million prison bill calls for closing the Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake […]

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.

Mar 16, 2018

Senate to vote on civil-litigation bill

The Wisconsin Senate will be taking up a bill that would make a number of changes to the state's civil-litigation rules.

Mar 15, 2018

Civil-litigation reform bill ekes through panel.

Legislation meant to overhaul the state's civil-litigation rules has made it through a panel of lawmakers, but its fate remains uncertain.

Mar 13, 2018

Tort-reform bill may still have chance

Following the introduction of an amendment that would scale back proposed changes to discovery procedures, a bill that would overhaul various parts of the state’s civil-litigation rules is now scheduled to go before a Senate committee on Wednesday.


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