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Senate passes PLA bill

The Senate passed the PLA bill 19-13  along party lines after a little more than an hour of discussion.
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Dems stand in opposition to PLA bill; GOP defends

As discussion begins on the PLA bill, Dem senators lined up in opposition to the legislation, as few Republicans defended the bill. Decrying the bill as "anti-worker," the Dems warned the legislation...
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Two amendments to PLA bill tabled

Two amendments to the PLA bill were tabled as discussion on project labor agreements began. One amendment would have given preference to a contractor who is a...
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Senate gavels back in, set to take up PLA bill

The Senate has gaveled back in after a short recess and will take up the project labor agreements bill. The PLA bill, authored by Rep. Rob...
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Senate passes CBD oil bill, pushes back discussion on PLA bill

The Senate voted today 31-1 to pass a CBD oil bill and pushed back discussion on project labor agreements legislation until later this afternoon. The PLA bill will...

Committee considers bill banning labor agreement requirements for public projects

Union backers during a public hearing Tuesday said the latest example of the GOP's attack on workers is a bill that bans the state...

Walker calls for expanding work requirements in welfare programs

Gov. Scott Walker today called for expanding work requirements under the state’s food stamps program to able-bodied adults with school-age children as well as...
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Senate unanimously approves bill to help Oostburg project

The Senate voted unanimously today for a bill that would help Plymouth-based Masters Gallery Foods Inc. build a $30 million packaging and distribution facility...
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Senate signs off on session rules

The Senate voted 21-12 today to approve a new package of rules to govern the 2017-18 session. The changes includes eliminating a requirement that a...
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Walker’s campaign starts online petition, digital ad in fight over transportation funding

Gov. Scott Walker's state campaign is releasing a digital ad and online petition today as he ups the ante in the fight over revenue...
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Key senators reach deal on CBD oil legislation

wo key senators in last session's debate over CBD oil have reached a deal in principle, their offices said. The legislation would shield from local...
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Walker requests special session on opioid abuse

Gov. Scott Walker today requested a special session of the Legislature to pass several bills addressing opioid abuse, calling the issue a “public health...

Barca: Raises concerns regarding ‘out of nowhere’ legislation from Republicans this session

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca voiced concerns that Republicans would push through surprise legislation this session, a worry he said grows out of GOP-backed...
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Vos, Barca call for bipartisanship as Vos lays out priorities for new session

Touting bipartisanship, Speaker Robin Vos said he's looking to build on gains from the last session as he laid out his priorities for the...
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Fitzgerald calls for Legislature to build on last session, Shilling wants new approach

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, today called for the Legislature to continue on the course it followed last session, calling Republican gains at...
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