Hesselbein, D-Middleton, replaces Melissa Agard, of Madison, who stepped down to focus on a run for Dane County executive next year.
The state Senate today cobbled together a bipartisan coalition to pass legislation funding maintenance at the Milwaukee Brewers stadium after adding a new amendment to increase a ticket tax on non-baseball events to help drive down the state’s contribution.
The Assembly today 62-36 approved the more than $2.2 billion tax cut plan the Senate swapped in to replace Gov. Tony Evers’ special session workforce development package.
Assembly passes bill allowing mental health care specialists licensed in other states to practice telehealth without Wisconsin license
The Assembly today approved by voice vote a bill aiming to ensure out-of-state mental health care providers with licenses in other states don’t have to be licensed in Wisconsin to offer telehealth services in the state.
The state Senate today approved sweeping changes to Wisconsin’s alcohol policies, using the amendment process to bypass a committee holdup that had prevented the package from coming to the floor.
Backers of legislation to overhaul the state’s alcohol policies are considering getting the proposal to the Senate floor today by offering it as an amendment to another bill already on the calendar, according to multiple sources. The tactic could face
The Assembly today passed a series of election-related measures, including a pair of omnibus bills that would give clerks more whistleblower and privacy protections and allow them to start processing absentee ballots before election night.
Assembly passes bill requiring Senate approval or special election to fill vacancies in constitutional offices
The governor would be prohibited from filling vacancies in constitutional offices without a special election or Senate approval, and judicial candidates who turn 75 after Election Day would be barred from taking office under another pair of bills the Assembly
Constitutional amendments barring non-citizens from voting, use of private money to run elections head to voters after clearing Assembly
Voters will now weigh in on whether non-citizens should be barred from voting in Wisconsin and if local and state governments should be prohibited from using private money to cover election costs after a pair of constitutional amendments cleared the
The Assembly Tuesday passed 62-35 along party lines a bill to eliminate race-based higher education programs as Dems argued the bill is unnecessary and discriminatory. Republicans, meanwhile, praised the bill, which would focus those programs on students deemed disadvantaged. GOP
Non-citizens would be barred from voting in Wisconsin and state and local governments would no longer be able to use private funds to cover election costs under constitutional amendments that cleared the Senate along party lines today.
GOP Sen. Dan Feyen, a co-author of the Brewers stadium bill, today introduced an amendment that would reduce the state’s contribution to the deal, require the team to put in more money and audit the finances of the district that
Health care providers in Wisconsin would be prohibited from providing any services that assist a minor in transitioning genders under legislation the Senate approved along party lines today. The bill, approved 22-10, next heads to Gov. Tony Evers, who has
The Assembly today approved 69-27 with bipartisan support a deal to keep the Brewers in Wisconsin through 2050. The two bills will provide $546 million in public money in exchange for extending the team’s lease through 2050. They now head to
The GOP-controlled state Senate voted today to fire more than half of the guv’s appointees to the Natural Resources Board, leaving the body at least temporarily unable to meet or take action.