What’s Happening

Rep. Macco: Governor Walker Signs Bill to Bring Fairness to Wisconsin’s Tax Code

“It’s exciting to have Governor Walker agree that it is time to rein in Madison bureaucracy in favor of small business.”


Rep. Bernier: Governor Signs Rep. Bernier's Bills

​“I’m glad we were able to work with all parties involved to achieve a solution that saves money and recognizes that communication in the 21st century is changing."



Speaker Vos Statement on State of the Tribes Address

On behalf of the Wisconsin State Assembly, I would like to thank Lac Courte Oreilles Chairman, Mic Isham, and the Tribal Nations of Wisconsin for bringing us the annual update at the Capitol today.



Rep. Thiesfeldt's WRS Bill Heads to Governor

Senate Bill 134 (SB 134), authored by Rep. Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), was concurred in by the Assembly unanimously. This bill will make it easier for municipalities to participate and transition into Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).



Rep. Kremer Statement: Passage of Bill to Prohibit Abortion Providers from Overbilling Medicaid

​The Wisconsin State Assembly passed SB 238, a bill to require certain family planning entities to charge the actual cost of a prescription drug when billing the Medical Assistance (MA) program for reimbursement.



Rep. Rohrkaste: Wisconsin Cares Package Moves to Full Assembly

Wisconsin Cares legislative package advances to the Assembly. The 10 bills are the culmination of months of work by the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.




Rep. Murphy: College Affordability Package Advances

​Rep. Murphy applauds the commitee passage of the college affordability package.




Rep. Loudenbeck Statement on New Family Care Law

Governor Walker signs Rep. Loudenbeck's Family Care bill for Rock County. Hundreds of frail seniors and disabled adults will soon begin to receive the same cost effective, comprehensive and flexible home and community based long-term care services that are available to Family Care participants in neighboring counties.

Rep. Ballweg Introduces Sexual Assault Victim Amnesty Bill

​This legislation is aimed at removing barriers for sexual assault reporting.




Speaker Vos Statement on Projected Surplus

​The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a memo concerning the status of the state’s general fund, which shows a projected surplus of $135 million at the end of the biennium in 2017.