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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 signs off on plan to overhaul state juvenile corrections system

The Assembly today unanimously passed a new version of their juvenile corrections plan that would close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth facilities by...
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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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Assembly advances bill to exempt rent-to-own companies from consumer protection act

A bill that would exempt rent-to-own companies from the state's consumer protection act cleared the Assembly 59-35.   The Republican-authored bill, which backers argued would...
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GOP bill to let businesses self-insure employees clears Assembly

A GOP bill that would let private businesses pool resources and cover their employees’ health care costs passed the Assembly on a 59-36 vote....
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Guv’s $50 million economic development fund proposal clears Assembly

A bill championed by Gov. Scott Walker that would provide funding for economic development programs in rural counties cleared the Assembly 95-0 today. The...
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Assembly passes guv’s reinsurance program

Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to create a reinsurance program in the federal marketplace under the Affordable Care Act gained bipartisan approval today as the...
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Assembly signs off on $7 million campaign to bring workers to Wisconsin

A bill that would set aside funding for a multi-million dollar marketing program to attract more workers to Wisconsin passed the Assembly today 67-28....
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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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Bill to tweak the state’s historic tax credit program clears Assembly

A bill that would raise the per-project cap on the state's historic rehabilitation tax credit to $3.5 million cleared the Assembly today 95-0. The...
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Bill to let absentee voters use electronic voting machines passes Assembly

Voters would be able to cast in-person absentee ballots using electronic voting machines under legislation that cleared the Assembly on a voice vote. Now,...
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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 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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Bill to fund armed officers at schools, crack down on ‘straw purchases’ clears Assembly

The Assembly this evening signed off on a bill that would provide grants to public schools with armed safety officers over objections from Dems...
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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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