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7/24/2017
Steve Doyle skeptical of luring Foxconn to Wisconsin with millions in incentives "I think we have to be careful in these kind of handouts," Doyle said. "The mom and pop store down the street are saying, 'You're not giving me any handouts to employ people in our community. Why these guys, coming in from another country, do we give them handouts?," said Rep. Steve Doyle.
7/24/2017
Lawmakers seek to tweak proposed constitutional amendment for victims' rights “I can objectively remove myself from my own situation and realize that I would be aggressive in my desire for retribution — or some would call it justice,” said Rep. Jimmy Anderson.
7/21/2017
State, federal reps support Beloit casino plan "As an elected official, I represent the interests of the Beloit community which is in favor of this project. I hope the Ho-Chunk have their request approved by the federal government and by Governor Walker when this issue reaches the state level," said Rep. Mark Spreitzer.
7/21/2017
Wisconsin faces critical shortage of care workers for disabled and elderly "I think it's inhumane. It's damn near disgusting," said Rep. Jimmy Anderson.
7/20/2017
Rep. Shankland Requests Veterans Funding "We hope that this letter will spur the needed conversations between members of the committee, members of the legislature, and the Veterans Affairs Secretary. We think it’s a bare minimum of what the state should be doing right now for our veterans," said Rep. Katrina Shankland.
7/20/2017
Smith: Strong opposition to bill that would curtail warden authority "I don't think you want to craft legislation that caters to violators," said Rep. Nick Milroy.
7/19/2017
State budget now 19 days past deadline “Frankly, the people in the State of Wisconsin deserve better than this,” said Representative Dana Wachs (D – Eau Claire). “We need to run government on time, and it’s very disappointing we're in a situation where we still don't have a budget.”
7/18/2017
Medical Groups: Wisconsin Abortion Bill Would Jeopardize Doctor Training "As far as your assertion that residents can (find) training on their own time, you do understand how residencies work, correct?" said Rep. Debra Kolste. "They are under the auspices of certified faculty, and there’s a protocol for all the curriculum they’re going to have to cover ... They can’t just get it through some other source and say 'I did it, it’s good.' It’s defined curriculum under the auspices of defined faculty."
7/18/2017
Action on Alzheimer’s and dementia “If you think of Alzheimer’s as a roller coaster—if you get that diagnosis, you know what the end is going to be, but it’s how dramatic the ride is going to be. If you can get the medications in place early and those lifestyle changes, it can be the help you need to slow that progression,” said Rep. Dianne Hesselbein.
7/18/2017
Bill would prohibit agreement that allows UW doctors to perform abortions for Planned Parenthood "I'm concerned that if we're going to be in express violation of the ACGME, we're going to be having to deal with these kinds of suspensions or repercussions where we're gonna lose accreditation at our university," said Rep. Jimmy Anderson.