Overwhelming Approval of Suicide Prevention Package A package of eight bills to help address the issue of suicide in Wisconsin is moving forward. The bills were developed from the recommendations of the bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention that held public hearings around the state over the summer.
Rep. John Nygren: Opioid deaths down, but fight is far from over The HOPE Agenda is about more than opioids and heroin. It’s about addressing the mental health needs that lead to addiction. It’s acknowledging that addiction isn’t some moral failing meant to be shamed into oblivion, it’s a disease that should and must be treated like diabetes or heart disease.
Majority Leader Jim Steineke Calls for Release of Suicide Prevention Funds Weeks after Republican lawmakers approved funding to bolster our state’s suicide prevention efforts, the Evers’ administration has managed to drag its feet and put in serious jeopardy a program designed to literally save lives.
WI Education Chair: Funding Up, Test Scores Down – Taxpayers Deserve Better Results Wisconsin schools in 2019-20 will receive $4.7 billion (+1.8%) of equalization aid from taxpayers through the state’s funding formula. However, results aren’t matching up with the investments as scores released last month showed 60% of students aren't able to read or perform math at grade level.
Majority Leader Steineke Continues to Raise Homelessness Awareness Rep. Steineke and Assembly Republican colleagues introduced eight pieces of legislation this spring called “A Hand for the Homeless” package, to continue the conversation on homelessness following the success of the 2017-18 legislative session’s initiatives.