DLCC: Wisconsin Republicans pass onslaught of dangerous legislation in first week of legislative session 

WASHINGTON — The Wisconsin legislative session kicked off this week, and Republican extremism is on full display. Republican lawmakers in the Assembly passed two dangerous bills: one attacking LGBTQ+ freedom and undermining school curriculum, and another reducing gun safety.  One bill passed along party lines would force teachers to out LGBTQ+ students to their parents and … Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Dept. of Workforce Development: Highlights year of historic results for workforce in 2023 Annual Report

MADISON – From record-low unemployment to all-time high participation in key workforce programs, the year 2023 delivered historic wins for Wisconsin workers, job seekers, employers, and other stakeholders under the leadership of Gov. Tony Evers. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)’s latest annual report showcases the many achievements by DWD and its many partners to … Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Annual report celebrates progress and highlights efforts to restore and reconnect rivers to improve water quality in Milwaukee River Basin

MILWAUKEE – Each year, Milwaukee Riverkeeper releases an Annual River Basin Report Card, detailing the health of the Milwaukee River Basin’s three major waterways: the Milwaukee River, the Menomonee River and the Kinnickinnic River. This year’s report highlights the critical need for a collaborative and innovative approach to solving water-related issues.  Milwaukee Riverkeeper emphasizes the imp… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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U.S. Rep. Tiffany: Issues statement on Congressional maps challenge

Wausau – Congressman Tiffany released the following statement: “Earlier this week, the Democrat-allied Elias Law Firm filed a lawsuit to re-open a settled case that liberal activists and Governor Evers had already won. They are asking the current Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn Governor Evers’ hand drawn congressional maps to further benefit Democrats. Make no mistake, this is a move that … Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Wisconsin’s free fishing weekend is here

Free things, fishing and weekends. On their own, these are some of the best things in life. Put them all together, and you get one of the best events of the season, Free Fishing Weekend, happening this weekend, Jan. 20-21.  Check the DNR’s Event Calendar for a listing of free clinics being offered by clubs, organizations and state and local parks. During Free Fishing Wee… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin: Statement on proposed abortion ban

Madison, Wis. – Statement from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Director of Communications Analiese Eicher.   “This is another attempt by legislative Republicans to strip away rights and freedoms from Wisconsinites and ban abortion care in our state.”  This effort does not change the legal status of abortion in Wisconsin. Patients can continue to receive abortio… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Disability:IN Wisconsin: Newton assumes role of executive director

MILWAUKEE – Disability:IN Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s only business association dedicated to disability inclusion in the workplace, announced the appointment of Saul Newton as the organization’s new Executive Director. With a proven track record of leadership in the disability inclusion field, Newton brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to advancing disability inclusion and accessi… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Sen. Felzkowski, Rep. Mursau: Introduce referendum on abortion

Madison, WI – Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) are among the authors of a Republican proposal to update Wisconsin’s 175 year old abortion law, creating regulations that mirror the stance of today’s Wisconsinites when it comes to this issue. The proposed bill would allow for abortions up until 14 weeks post-fertilization (12 gestational weeks). T… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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FRI REPORT: Pairings & partisanship: Key takeaways from WisPolitics analysis of proposed maps

Quotes of the Week When we as members allow the abuse of power by leaders of this chamber, we erode the prestige and the honor of the Assembly and we damage the legitimacy of our democratic republic. We step onto a slippery slope that leads to even greater abuse of power. – Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, in a Thursday floor speech directed at Assembly Pro-Tempore Kevin Petersen after Petersen block… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for Jan. 19

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss proposed maps submitted in the redistricting lawsuit before the state Supreme Court, a petition to the court to redraw the state’s congressional districts, the latest action in the Senate and Assembly, Gov. Tony Evers’ State of the State address next Tuesday and more.

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WisDems: On new Republican abortion ban

MADISON, Wis. — In response to the last-minute introduction of a new ban on abortion in Wisconsin introduced today by Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement: “Days before the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, MAGA Republicans are pushing a new ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest here in Wisconsi… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Sen. Agard: Denounces legislation proposing 14-week abortion ban

MADISON – Today, it was announced that Assembly Bill 975, though not circulated for co-sponsorship, will have a public hearing held on Monday in the Assembly Committee on Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care. This bill will amend Wisconsin’s current 20-week abortion ban to 14 weeks, requiring a referendum vote in the April election. Wisconsin’s State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released t… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Rep. Sapik: Proposes legislation to help promote healthy white-tail population in the Northern Forest Zone

Lake Nebagamon – Representative Angie Sapik (R-Lake Nebagamon) has been working for months on legislation to improve the white-tail deer population in Northern Wisconsin. While not every bill made it to committee, this bill will be influential in raising healthy deer numbers in an area where deer are failing to flourish as they did in years past. This bill prohibits antlerless deer season… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Rep. Macco: Statement on abortion legislation

Madison, Wisc. – Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement on the legislation introduced today to restrict abortions after 14 weeks. “In 2015, I voted to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks,” said Rep. Macco. “This vote was challenging, but I made it knowing that it saved the lives of 89 children. I am supporting today’s legislation for the same reason – it wi… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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DLCC: Wisconsin Republicans pass onslaught of dangerous legislation in first week of legislative session 

WASHINGTON — The Wisconsin legislative session kicked off this week, and Republican extremism is on full display. Republican lawmakers in the Assembly passed two dangerous bills: one attacking LGBTQ+ freedom and undermining school curriculum, and another reducing gun safety.  One bill passed along party lines would force teachers to out LGBTQ+ students to

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Dept. of Workforce Development: Highlights year of historic results for workforce in 2023 Annual Report

MADISON – From record-low unemployment to all-time high participation in key workforce programs, the year 2023 delivered historic wins for Wisconsin workers, job seekers, employers, and other stakeholders under the leadership of Gov. Tony Evers. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)’s latest annual report showcases the many achievements by DWD and

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Annual report celebrates progress and highlights efforts to restore and reconnect rivers to improve water quality in Milwaukee River Basin

MILWAUKEE – Each year, Milwaukee Riverkeeper releases an Annual River Basin Report Card, detailing the health of the Milwaukee River Basin’s three major waterways: the Milwaukee River, the Menomonee River and the Kinnickinnic River. This year’s report highlights the critical need for a collaborative and innovative approach to solving water-related issues. 

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U.S. Rep. Tiffany: Issues statement on Congressional maps challenge

Wausau – Congressman Tiffany released the following statement: “Earlier this week, the Democrat-allied Elias Law Firm filed a lawsuit to re-open a settled case that liberal activists and Governor Evers had already won. They are asking the current Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn Governor Evers’ hand drawn congressional maps to

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin: Statement on proposed abortion ban

Madison, Wis. – Statement from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Director of Communications Analiese Eicher.   “This is another attempt by legislative Republicans to strip away rights and freedoms from Wisconsinites and ban abortion care in our state.”  This effort does not change the legal status of abortion in Wisconsin. Patients can

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Disability:IN Wisconsin: Newton assumes role of executive director

MILWAUKEE – Disability:IN Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s only business association dedicated to disability inclusion in the workplace, announced the appointment of Saul Newton as the organization’s new Executive Director. With a proven track record of leadership in the disability inclusion field, Newton brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to advancing

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Sen. Felzkowski, Rep. Mursau: Introduce referendum on abortion

Madison, WI – Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) are among the authors of a Republican proposal to update Wisconsin’s 175 year old abortion law, creating regulations that mirror the stance of today’s Wisconsinites when it comes to this issue. The proposed bill would allow for abortions up

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for Jan. 19

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss proposed maps submitted in the redistricting lawsuit before the state Supreme Court, a petition to the court to redraw the state’s congressional districts, the latest action in the Senate and Assembly, Gov. Tony Evers’ State of the State address next Tuesday and more.

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WisDems: On new Republican abortion ban

MADISON, Wis. — In response to the last-minute introduction of a new ban on abortion in Wisconsin introduced today by Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement: “Days before the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, MAGA Republicans are pushing a new ban on abortion with

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Sen. Agard: Denounces legislation proposing 14-week abortion ban

MADISON – Today, it was announced that Assembly Bill 975, though not circulated for co-sponsorship, will have a public hearing held on Monday in the Assembly Committee on Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care. This bill will amend Wisconsin’s current 20-week abortion ban to 14 weeks, requiring a referendum vote in the

Read More »

Rep. Macco: Statement on abortion legislation

Madison, Wisc. – Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement on the legislation introduced today to restrict abortions after 14 weeks. “In 2015, I voted to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks,” said Rep. Macco. “This vote was challenging, but I made it knowing that it saved the lives of 89

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