Each year, the Wisconsin Senate conducts an intensive program with a select group of students from throughout the state who are invited to the Capitol for a hands-on learning experience within the State Legislature.
Today the Wisconsin Senate in extraordinary session passed an amended version of Assembly Bill 387 (Senate Bill 292) rewriting Wisconsin’s antiquated campaign finance statutes.
Today in an extraordinary session, the Wisconsin Senate passed an amended version of Assembly Bill 388 (Senate Bill 294) to overhaul the state Government Accountability Board (GAB).
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Justice Crooks at this difficult time."
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a variety of resources available for seasoned and aspiring hunters alike to ensure that all of Wisconsin’s sportsmen have safe and memorable hunts this fall.
Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement announcing that both chambers will schedule a vote in October on the John Doe reform bill (Assembly Bill 68/Senate Bill 43).
This year, 30 Wisconsin schools will see an addition to the annual curriculum with the launch of the Wisconsin School Mental Health Project, a five-year program aimed at improving Wisconsin students’ emotional well-being and mental health.
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) announced the following upcoming district office hours for constituents of the 13th Senate District, located at the Dodge County Fair.
Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement after Judge Pfitzinger’s decision.
"I believe that the resulting proposal is a good deal for the city of Milwaukee and a good deal for the State of Wisconsin."
“We were pleased to learn today that the supervised release placement of Mr. Larson has been rescinded."
Today the Wisconsin State Senate approved bipartisan legislation providing public financing for portions of a new arena development project in the City of Milwaukee
The extensive public input we received played a significant role in shaping the document that we sent to the Governor’s desk.
“Today the Wisconsin Senate advanced a bill that I believe our members can be proud of. While there is no doubt that this was a difficult budget, it was also a responsible one."
This afternoon, legislative Republicans released the language of a financing proposal for a new sports arena and entertainment venue for the City of Milwaukee. Senator Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:
Today, the Wisconsin Senate voted to advance Senate Bill 179, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act after the bill’s passage was recommended by the Committee on Health and Human Services last week.
Late Wednesday, a Dodge County community notification meeting was held regarding the upcoming release of two sex offenders in the Town of Leroy. The release is scheduled to go forward no later than June 1, 2015.
Each year, about 1,600 bills are introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature. But there is only one bill that we as legislators are required by law to pass: the Biennial State Budget.
This afternoon, Governor Walker announced several proposed administrative changes to the WEDC including a move shifting funding for loan programs into performance-based tax incentives, and placing funding priority on education and worker training.
This morning, in response to concerns raised by stakeholders, Governor Walker publicly withdrew his support for a plan previously contained in the administration’s proposed biennial budget which would have implemented the merger of several state agencies.
Today, Chief Executive Magazine released their annual list of the Best and Worst States for Business. The list placed Wisconsin at twelfth, an improvement of two spots from the previous year and a jump of twenty-nine spots from 2010.
Today the Wisconsin Senate passed Assembly Bill 100, permitting users to equip a motorcycle with a lighting device that illuminates the ground directly beneath the motorcycle with a color other than red, blue, or amber.
Filling the open 20th District seat vacated by U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman after his successful congressional bid, Senator-elect Duey Stroebel was inaugurated during today’s Senate session. Senator Fitzgerald released the following statement...
Earlier today, the Milwaukee Bucks organization unveiled proposed designs for an arena package to be constructed in the city’s Park East corridor.
This afternoon, Senator Fitzgerald announced the launch of a new caucus website to provide members of the public with regular updates on the work that Republican Senators are doing in the state legislature
This morning, the U.S. Supreme court refused to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, clearing the way for the law to be implemented for future elections.
Today the Wisconsin Senate approved several measures that increase state support and public awareness for crucial public safety issues.
This evening, the Wisconsin Senate passed Senate Bill 44, proposed legislation to implement Right to Work law in Wisconsin. Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement:
Senator Fitzgerald provided the following testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform:
Though we are still in the early stages of reviewing the specifics of the proposal, it is clear that one of the largest challenges of this budget process will be meeting the state’s transportation funding needs.