Tolerance is gay pride parade goal “Make sure everyone gets to enjoy the blessings of a family without worrying about the government,” said Rep. Cory Mason.
John Nichols: Speech police seek to gag UW campuses "There are already numerous laws on the books that protect free speech and punish those who are violent or disruptive." The crisis that Wisconsin Republicans are addressing in this bill is a manufactured one aimed at limiting exposure to differing opinions and creating extreme, unwarranted, and unnecessary punishments for exercising your right to protest," said Rep. David Crowley.
In Health Care Debate, lawmakers hear constituents' stories of survival, fears for loved ones “We all know somebody who’s been sick or injured, so it’s not surprising that people are able to connect with this issue in a very visceral way,” said Rep. Jimmy Anderson.
Lawmakers look to update distracted driving laws in Wisconsin "Cell phones have changed drastically since 2009 so they're really small computers that people are using while they're driving and this bill addresses that," said Rep. Dana Wachs.
Proposed Legislation calls For Teen Violence Training in Wisconsin "We're adding a word to their vocabulary. It empowers them to be able to reach out for that help, and I think that's really powerful," said Rep. Melissa Sargent.
No State Budget as Deadline Nears "I'm hopeful there will be something done by mid-July, but I don't really know. Some of these things are complicated, people are dug in. We'll see. Hopefully we'll get together and get the best thing done for the people," said Rep. Gordon Hintz.
Republicans approve measure on pre-existing conditions "I think this is a bait and switch. I don’t think this is a genuine plan," said Rep. Dana Wachs.
Opponents of Wisconsin campus speech bill say Republicans are hostile to free expression, UW “It’s a little creepy. What’s next? Cataloging political affiliations of professors and staff? Do you think this will influence how they teach? How they teach science and math?” said Rep. Chris Taylor.
Wisconsin Assembly passes college free speech bill that would punish hecklers "We are returning, when we do this, to the witch hunt era of Joe McCarthy," said Rep. Fred Kessler.
Wisconsin Democrats introduce K-12 education budget proposal "It’s something that’s doable and is right for our state if you truly believe that equal opportunity for all children should be a priority," said Rep. Gordon Hintz.