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9/25/2017
Rep. Shankland Reacts to Sen. Testin's SVP Bill "One is the committee on housing, there's just a word change. And then the other is the deadline for DHS (Department of Homeland Security) to respond to a counties request. Mine was as soon as practically possible. His was within 10 days," said Rep. Katrina Shankland.
9/25/2017
Kolste: 44th Assembly District survey results were surprising "I was surprised that many of my constituents want voter ID cards but don't believe voter fraud is an issue. That seems like a contradiction," said Rep. Debra Kolste.
9/24/2017
Wisconsin legislator grapples with 'wheelchair' identity "I do know that people in the community turn to me to be their voice because I've lived their life, I understand their experiences," said Rep. Jimmy Anderson.
9/23/2017
Coalition calls for paid family medical leave law “I mean, what’s more important than to be able to step up for your loved ones whether they’re grandparents ... or whether it’s you’re immediate family,” said Rep Peter Barca.
9/21/2017
Gov. Scott Walker signs $76B Wisconsin budget with money for schools, fees for hybrids "Our schools are struggling. They've been cut and cut and cut," Rep. Amanda Stuck said. "(The additional funding from Walker) is still not enough to make up for all the cuts that have been done."
9/21/2017
Sex offender placement law vetoed by Walker "It would allow (local officials) to make the best decision for their community," said Shankland. "In addition, it would require that any sexually violent person, an SVP, if they're approved to be released, to be placed back in their home county so that we wouldn't have this problem of counties sending their SVPs to Portage County."
9/21/2017
US Campuses Debate Limits of Free Speech “It amazes me that Wisconsin Republicans can support a bill aimed at protecting free speech by limiting free speech,” said state Rep. David Crowley, a Democrat from Milwaukee. The bill is “aimed at limiting exposure to different opinions and creating extreme, unwarranted and unnecessary punishments for exercising your right to protest.”
9/20/2017
Wisconsin lawmakers form bipartisan millennial caucus "There are more areas where we agree and can work together than where we disagree,” said Rep. Amanda Stuck."
9/19/2017
State Rep. Jimmy Anderson Grapples With Identity As 'Wheelchair Legislator' "I’m a legislator in a wheelchair, not a wheelchair legislator," said Rep. Jimmy Anderson.
9/16/2017
Suicide prevention bill would let people voluntarily prohibit themselves from owning a gun “I feel very strongly that we will be saving lives in the state of Wisconsin,” Sargent said. “If one life is saved because of this legislation, it would be a win.”