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‘Right to try’ bill clears Assembly, heads to guv’s desk

A bill that would make experimental drugs available to eligible patients passed the Assembly on a voice vote. The so-called "right to try" bill has...
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Assembly advances bill to up penalties for defrauding the state’s unemployment insurance fund

A bill that would increase the penalties for defrauding the state's unemployment insurance fund cleared the Assembly on a 62-35 party-line vote. Backers of the...
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Assembly approves forfeiture bill, sending it to Walker’s desk

The Assembly signed off on a bill that would require the state to obtain a conviction before police could keep and then sell property...
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Assembly approves GOP welfare overhaul package

The Assembly signed off on a package of special session welfare bills to set new requirements for various government assistance programs including food stamps. Dems...
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Assembly gavels in, passes two separate Black History Month resolutions

Two separate joint resolutions recognizing February as Black History Month cleared the Assembly this afternoon shortly after the chamber gaveled in for its third...
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Assembly passes bill to up penalties for repeat drunken driving

A bill that would permanently revoke the driver's license of someone who commits four or more OWI offenses cleared the Assembly tonight on a...
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Assembly signs off on bill to create state merit scholarship program

A bill that would provide merit scholarships to students at UW schools cleared the Assembly shortly after the chamber moved back into regular session. The...
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Assembly signs off on pared back version of so-called ‘Teacher Protection Act’

A scaled back version of a bill aimed at safeguarding teachers and addressing violent behavior in schools cleared the Assembly tonight 58-36. The so called...
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Bill including $350 million in borrowing for a new prison clears Assembly

The Assembly passed a bill to crack down on those who commit crimes while out on parole that includes a new amendment to add...
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Bill to ban local governments from creating own labor laws clears Assembly

The Assembly early this morning voted 58-32 along party lines on bill that would prohibit municipalities from creating their own local labor laws with a...
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Bill to extend winery hours statewide clears Assembly

The Assembly signed off on a bill that would keep wineries in the state open longer. The bill would let wineries that have a “Class...
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Bill to make sex with an animal a felony passes Assembly

The Assembly approved a bill that would up the penalties for having sex with an animal, sending it to the Senate. The bill would make...
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Bill to match Foxconn incentives for Kimberly-Clark clears Assembly

The Assembly approved 56-37 a bill aimed at keeping two Kimberly-Clark plants in the Fox Valley. The bill comes after Kimberly-Clark at the end of...
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Born, Nygren propose adding assistant DA positions

GOP state Reps. John Nygren and Mark Born today proposed adding assistant DA positions in 40 counties starting next year to address staffing shortages. The...
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GOP wetlands bill clears Assembly with key amendment

The Assembly today signed off on a bill to roll back permitting requirements for certain urban and rural wetlands on a 58-39 vote. The chamber...
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Guv’s $100-per-child rebate, sales tax holiday heads to the Senate

The Assembly signed off on a proposed sales tax holiday and $100-per-child tax rebate, sending it to the Senate where it faces an uncertain...
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Senate approves banning state employee health plans from covering abortion in most cases

The state Senate voted 18-14 along party lines to ban the state from offering its employees health plans that cover abortion except in cases...
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Senate approves boost to historic rehabilitation tax credit

The state’s historic rehabilitation credit would be boosted to $3.5 million per project starting July 1, instead of $500,000, under legislation the Senate approved...
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Senate approves forfeiture bill 22-10

The state would have to obtain a conviction before police could keep and then sell property taken from those accused of a crime under...
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Senate approves guv’s reinsurance plan

The Senate voted 23-9 Tuesday to approve the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance program for those Wisconsinites who purchase their health care through...
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Senate approves nine of the guv’s welfare bills

The state Senate today signed off along party lines on all but one of the guv’s welfare bills, clearing the way for the nine...
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Senate approves sparsity aid bill after rejecting Dem amendment on school safety

Small, rural schools would get a $6.5 million bump in state aid, while low-spending districts would be able to collect more in property taxes...
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Senate approves wetlands bill, sending it to guv

The Senate voted 18-14 along party lines Tuesday to ease permitting requirements for some urban and rural wetlands, sending the bill to the guv. Dems,...
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Senate signs off on base budget requirement

State agencies would have to provide lawmakers a detailed accounting of their spending every two years under legislation the Senate approved today via voice...
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Senate signs off on new rules for releasing sexually violent offenders

The Senate unanimously approved legislation that would limit the number of sexually violent offenders placed into distant rural communities. The bill, which cleared the Assembly...
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Senate votes to up penalties for unemployment fraud

The Senate voted along party lines 18-14 to increase the penalties for those who commit fraud in obtaining unemployment benefits. Under current law, the penalties...
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Senate, Assembly to take up Walker’s reinsurance plan

Both houses of the Legislature will be in session today with loaded calendars as lawmakers begin the final sprint before adjourning for the year. That...
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