Wisconsin legislature

Politics & Government
5:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Leader Wants Quick Right-to-Work Action; Impacts of Law, Unclear

State lawmakers will return to the capitol in January
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State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald hopes to advance a bill early in 2015 to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. 

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Politics & Government
9:01 am
Thu November 6, 2014

GOP Leader Outlines Three Priorities for Wisconsin

Republicans will focus on jobs, tax relief and education in the upcoming session.
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Now that the dust has settled after Tuesday’s election, Wisconsin Republicans are laying out their plans. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Abortion Rules Set For Trial in Wisconsin, Alabama

Trials to determine the constitutionality of new abortion rules will begin Monday in Alabama, and next week in Wisconsin

Both states have adopted laws that prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the provider has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Politics & Government
10:52 am
Fri April 4, 2014

List of Wisconsin Legislators Leaving Office Grows Longer

New faces will fill many legislative offices in 2015
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The latest two representatives to announce they will vacate their seats are Democrat Sandy Pasch of Shorewood and Republican Dean Kaufert of Neenah.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Legislators Hope to Repeal Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Democrats in the Legislature are proposing a repeal of Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban.
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A few years ago, Wisconsin voters banned same sex marriage. Now an effort to undo that decision is taking shape.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

State Senate May Avoid Abortion Debate in 2014

State lawmakers will return to the Capitol later this month to take up remaining legislation.
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The state Legislature is heading into the final weeks of its two-year session.  A few divisive issues apparently will not surface; among them, new restrictions on abortion.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

State Lawmakers Prepare For Busy Fall Session

State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.
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State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.


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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Bill Would Require More Accountability For Voucher Schools

Lawmakers will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would require extensive accountability for voucher schools
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Wisconsin has never required voucher schools to account for their operations as public schools must. Things would change under a bill up for a hearing Thursday at the State Capitol.

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Politics & Government
12:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Political Observer: GOP Still Debating What Might Boost Wisconsin Economy

Lawmakers meeting for five weeks this fall

State Republicans passed their big economic agenda in early 2011, but have not yet seen the desired results, according to JR Ross, editor of WisPolitics.com.

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Politics & Government
12:13 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Wisconsin May Ban Employers From Demanding Social Media Access

Wisconsin employers could not ask workers or job applicants for their personal social media accounts, under a bill before a state Senate committee.

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