Dems slam bills boosting penalties for juvenile offenders

Dems today slammed two bills that would add tougher penalties for some state juvenile offenders, saying those individuals need more treatment instead of being incarcerated for longer periods of time. But Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, said Dems are neglecting to think of crime victims who “feel like they’re prisoners in their own home” because they’re afraid to go outside. The two bills are pa… 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  

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Senate committee approves two Vukmir crime bills

The last two bills in the GOP Victim Prevention Package passed the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee today, and each picked up some Dem support. The bills were originally scheduled to be taken up when the committee met on Tuesday and passed six other bills in the package, but the votes were pushed back to give committee members time to review each bill’s amendments. The bills from Sen. … 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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Vos says he’s trying to solve ‘crisis on campus’ with speech bill

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said today the free speech bill he co-authored looks to solve the “crisis on campus” of protesters shutting down controversial speakers. Critics say the bill goes too far in protecting speakers with racist and hateful ideas, laying out harsh punishments for students who violate policies that they say are too vaguely outlined. “It privileges some people’s First Amendment … 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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Senate committee passes Vukmir, Sanfelippo crime bills

Six of eight bills in a GOP Victim Prevention Package passed the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee today, over concerns from Dem members. The bills, from Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, are part of a package that looks to up some minimum sentences and target juveniles and other young people who commit crimes, among other things. Meanwhile, the two … 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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Dems slam bills boosting penalties for juvenile offenders

Dems today slammed two bills that would add tougher penalties for some state juvenile offenders, saying those individuals need more treatment instead of being incarcerated for longer periods of time. But Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, said Dems are neglecting to think of crime victims who “feel like they’re prisoners

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Senate committee approves two Vukmir crime bills

The last two bills in the GOP Victim Prevention Package passed the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee today, and each picked up some Dem support. The bills were originally scheduled to be taken up when the committee met on Tuesday and passed six other bills in the package, but

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Senate committee passes Vukmir, Sanfelippo crime bills

Six of eight bills in a GOP Victim Prevention Package passed the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee today, over concerns from Dem members. The bills, from Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, are part of a package that looks to up some minimum sentences and

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