Wisconsin budget panel approves road-funding plan "Do it. Figure it out. Show some real leadership," said Rep. Terease Berceau.
Foxconn passes Assembly, heads to Walker “Giving away $3 billion tax-payer dollars and greenlighting a project that threatens our environment while taking away funding from our roads and schools is incredibly unwise,” said state Rep. Jill Billings.
Local districts get review from Supreme Court “I’m acknowledging to myself that the kind of redistricting that we’re thinking of would probably make my district more competitive — I think most of them should be more competitive. I would like nonpartisan redistricting. It’s better for democracy,” said Rep. Dave Considine.
Onalaska state rep. Doyle displeased with income tax cuts removed from state budget "I would argue that ... if you give the average person an income tax cut, they're going to go out and spend it on some sort of consumer goods that will help the economy and probably even pay some taxes. The average per year would be about $44. We're not going to be rolling in the dough but it would help," said Rep Steve Doyle.
Assembly passes Foxconn incentive bill with 64-31 vote, sending it to Gov. Walker "And if I get up here and don't take the opportunity to advocate and fight for African-American men, then what the hell am I doing?" said Rep. Jason Fields.
Some Wisconsin Schools Might Be Experimenting With Instruction Hours "You’re coming with the right ideas of innovation and getting the best education for the kids, I’m concerned about the funding source. When we keep continuing to cut education, what are the boards going to do?" said Rep. Gary Hebl.
Wisconsin budget committee approves transportation package after months-long impasse "This is clearly an attempt to solve the budget impasse, not to address the structural funding issue," said Rep. Gordon Hintz.
School District Creation Budget Addendum Could Threaten Racine Unified School District "It's hard to imagine something that would be more divisive and have more of a negative impact on school children than resegregating the schools," said Rep. Cory Mason.
Continuing the debate about right-to-die issues in Appleton "It's about as restrictive as it could be. ... There are so many safeguards that it's almost impossible to use," Pope said.
Concealed carry permit applications double during last year “We’re seeing more guns on the streets because there are more permittees who, for example, might not be storing their firearm properly or safely, but also quite frankly, we’re seeing more gun violence because permit holders are the people engaging in gun violence,” said Rep. Melissa Sargent.