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Oct 17, 2023

Wisconsin Senate to pass $2 billion income tax cut, reject Evers’ $1 billion workforce package

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate was scheduled Tuesday to approve a $2 billion income tax cut as part of a package also targeting child care costs, which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto.

Jun 21, 2023

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control

The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a Republican-authored, bipartisan bill opposed by anti-abortion groups that would allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense birth control.

Feb 19, 2020

Wisconsin Assembly votes to require teaching about Holocaust

Teaching about the Holocaust to middle and high school students in Wisconsin would be required under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Assembly.

Feb 19, 2020

Wisconsin Assembly calls for constitutional convention

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, despite arguments against the proposal from Democrats who called such a step dangerous.

Feb 12, 2020

Assembly passes rape-kit bill, crime proposals

Assembly Republicans handed Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul another defeat Tuesday, approving a bill establishing testing protocols for sexual-assault-evidence kits after tacking on divisive provisions critics say are designed to ensure the proposal never becomes law.

Nov 8, 2019

Assembly passes bill expanding birth control

The Republican-controlled state Assembly has passed a bill opposed by anti-abortion groups that would provide more access to birth control.

Nov 7, 2019

First Wisconsin veto override attempts in 9 years fail (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Legislature's first veto override attempt in nearly a decade seemed destined to fail on Thursday, with no Democrats planning to jump ranks to provide Republicans with the votes they need to have their way.

Nov 7, 2019

Wisconsin GOP to dodge governor’s call for gun control bills

Wisconsin Republicans who control the state Legislature were expected to dodge the Democratic governor's call to pass a pair of gun-control bills during a special session Thursday, even as advocates planned to place additional pressure on them by holding a rally and flooding the galleries.

Nov 6, 2019

Wisconsin Assembly to attempt first veto overrides in 11 years

The Wisconsin Assembly plans to attempt its first veto overrides in 11 years, targeting three partial budget vetoes by Gov. Tony Evers.

Nov 14, 2018

Wisconsin Assembly allowed to intervene in redistricting

A panel of federal judges is allowing the Wisconsin Assembly to intervene in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of political boundaries drawn by Republicans.

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 […]

Feb 27, 2018

Senate panel to tackle wetlands proposals

A panel of Wisconsin Senate lawmakers plan on Wednesday to hear public testimony on a bill calling for changes to the state’s wetland-mitigation rules.


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