9/12/2017
Facebook Live: Testin Talks Foxconn Incentives
"The time and economic conditions are right to bring manufacturing jobs back. Foxconn, a world leader in technological manufacturing, has chosen to invest in Wisconsin over several other states. I am voting to seize this opportunity and invest in Wisconsin's manufacturing base and the men and women in this state who make things and get the job done."
9/12/2017
Facebook Live: Roth Goes Live From Foxconn Debate
"The Senate is in session today to discuss the Foxconn bill. Watch opening remarks here. You can watch it live on Wisconsin Eye http://www.wiseye.org/live"
9/12/2017
Facebook Live: Darling on Foxconn Vote
Senator Darling provides an update on the passage of the Foxconn bill in the Senate.
9/1/2017
Facebook Live: Testin on Back to School
Senator Testin provides an update on back to school at UW-Stevens Point and highlights several other ongoing legislative issues.
8/30/2017
Facebook Live: Roth Live at Dark Stores Hearing
"Watch the "Dark Stores" public hearing and listen to Representative Rob Brooks, Senator Duey Stroebel, and I testify along with municipal leaders who support both the bills"
8/2/2017
Facebook Live: Testin on Bill Signings
"Governor Scott Walker signed four bills that I authored into law today. Here's a brief overview of the legislation..."
7/28/2017
Facebook Live: Testin Showcases Capitol Intern
"For the last 2 months, Amelia - a political science student at UW-Stevens Point - has been interning in our office in Madison. In this video, she talks about herself and her experiences. If you are interested in an internship, please send a resume to my office - Sen.Testin@legis.Wisconsin.gov. Thanks for watching!"
7/25/2017
WKOW: Sen. Scott Fitzgerald talks Foxconn, budget on Capital City Sunday
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) talked about his wishes for the 2017-19 state budget and the speculation over a Foxconn incentive package on this week's Capital City Sunday.
7/11/2017
Facebook Live: Testin Encourages Donations to Veterans
"Recently, I took a tour of the Wisconsin Veterans Home King. If you want to help our veterans, please know that they accept donations of items that the residents can benefit from - a list of which is available here: http://ow.ly/yiz530dyfSY."
7/5/2017
Facebook Live: Concerts on the Square Flyover
At Concerts On the Square, Senator Roth rededicated the Capitol with a flyover.
6/15/2017
Facebook Live: Roth on Veterans Day Bill
Senator Roth discusses his Veterans Day bill on the Senate floor.
6/8/2017
Facebook Live: Testin Discusses WI Veterans Farm Bill
"My friend Tony Kurtz came down from Wonewoc to speak in favor of the WI Veterans Farm Bill that I authored with State Representative Evan Goyke, Representative Ed Brooks, and State Senator Janis Ringhand. We had a great hearing, and I'm confident this bill will continue to move through the process."
5/23/2017
Facebook Live: Thompson Center Announcement
Senator Fitzgerald, Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Representative Robin Vos, Senator Alberta Darling, Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren, Chancellor Becky Blank, and other legislators announce the creation of the Tommy Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
5/17/2017
Facebook Live: Cowles Child Neglect Press Conference
Live from Senator Cowles's press conference with Representative Cody Horlacher and Attorney General Brad Schimel to introduce a bill to combat child neglect in Wisconsin.
5/3/2017
Facebook Live: Roth, Stroebel Announce Dark Store Legislation
State Senator Roger Roth announces dark store legislation.
4/11/2017
Facebook Live: Senators Present Autism Awareness Month Proclamation
Senators Cowles, Feyen and Roth joined in presenting Shannon Knall with the proclamation from Governor Scott Walker declaring April as Autism Awareness Month.
4/7/2017
Capitol Insight: Fitzgerald On Budget, High-Powered Wells
State Senate Majority Leader Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, backs a bill that would loosen regulations on industrial wells. Fitzgerald also spoke on the struggle to come to a consensus on transportation funding in the state budget.
4/5/2017
Facebook Live: Darling Gives Public Hearing Update
Senator Darling provides an update on the public hearing hosted by the Joint Committee on Finance.
4/3/2017
Facebook Live: Marklein Welcomes JFC to Platteville
The Joint Finance Committee traveled to the University of Wisconsin–Platteville for a hearing on the state budget.
3/30/2017
Facebook Live: Fitzgerald Holds Safe at Home Press Conference
Senator Fitzgerald holds a joint press conference with Attorney General Schimel, Senator Shilling, Representative Kleefisch, Representative Taylor, and other stakeholders to announce the launch of the Safe at Home Program.
3/7/2017
WMC: Legislative Leader Review with Sen. Scott Fitzgerald
WMC sat down with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgeral (R-Juneau) recently to discuss the legislative session and the upcoming debate on the state’s biennial budget.
3/2/2017
Facebook Live: Darling Hosts Most Likely to Succeed Discussion
Facebook Live with Vic Ahmed from Stem Academy in Colorado, Julia Burns and Amber Regan from Pathways High School in Milwaukee talking about innovations in education.
2/22/2017
Facebook Live: Darling Responds to Transportation Audit
If you are interested in reading the DOT audit, here is the link https://legis.wisconsin.gov/lab/media/2587/17-2brief.pdf
2/17/2017
Senator Harsdorf Methamphetamine PSA
Senator Harsdorf released a public service announcement discussing the dangers of Methamphetamine addiction, one issue facing her Senate District.
2/15/2017
Facebook Live: Senator Fitzgerald Gives School Tour
Senator Fitzgerald took some time this morning to talk to a local school group about the legislature. Thanks for stopping by the Senate on your tour!
2/9/2017
WisconsinEye: Fitzgerald Headlines Wispolitics Luncheon
WisPolitics hosted a luncheon at the Madison Club on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Senator Scott Fitzgerald, the featured guest, talked about Republican priorities in his chamber this session, as well as the upcoming state budget debate.
2/8/2017
Facebook Live: Senator Darling Responds to 2017 Budget Address
Governor Walker released his 2017 budget plan. Joint Finance Co-chair Alberta Darling discusses what happens next.
1/29/2017
WISN 12: Vukmir to Request Department of Corrections Audit
Vukmir said the lawmakers want the Legislative Audit Bureau to do an audit on the DOC "as it relates to their practices and their policies surrounding correction supervision, specifically in Milwaukee County."
1/10/2017
Facebook Live: Darling Reacts to State of the State
Darling reaction to Governor Walker's State of the State address.
1/9/2017
WKOW: Fitzgerald Talks State Budget on Capital City Sunday
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) joined host Greg Neumann to discuss the upcoming 2017-19 state budget debate.
1/3/2017
WisconsinEye: Senator Fitzgerald News Conference
On January 03, 2017, Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R - 13th District) spoke to media at the State Capitol in Madison, WI.
12/2/2016
Vukmir: American Legislative Exchange Council Video
National Chairman Leah Vukmir shares Speaker Paul Ryan's message for the states: get ready!
9/15/2016
Senator Cowles on Conservation
Senator Cowles addresses the League of Conservation Voters and highlights this session's legislative efforts to preserve Wisconsin's natural resources.
9/4/2016
WKOW: Sen. Luther Olsen on Capitol City Sunday
Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and Rick Badger discussed allegations of neglect at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King on this week's edition of Capital City Sunday.
8/12/2016
CER: Senator Vukmir Speaks at The Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity
The Center for Education Reform has teamed up with the Jack Kemp Foundation to elevate the national conversation on expanding education opportunity, a critical step toward upward mobility for all Americans, particularly our youth.
8/5/2016
CBS 57: Senator Van Wanggaard, 24/7 Sobriety Pilot Program Could Reduce Drunk Driving Rate by 50% in Racine County
CBS 57 recently did a story on the 24/7 Sobriety Program that is coming to Racine County. This great program gives drunk drivers the opportunity to choose to go through daily sobriety testing and it has been shown to reduce repeat drunk driving by almost 50% and even reduce domestic violence by 9% in other states.
6/30/2016
WISN 12: Fitzgerald, 'More aggressive moves' possible on MPS
If MPS Board doesn't participate in Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program, the legislature could reduce their power, MPS revenue.
6/22/2016
WISN 12: Stroebel, Knee-jerk reaction isn't to raise taxes
Top Republican lawmakers in the state appear to be at odds over the financial fix for our rough roads.
4/26/2016
Morning Minute: Sen. Rick Gudex (R) Fond du Lac
On April 22, 2016, Senior Producer Steve Walters conducted an exit interview with Sen. Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac). Gudex is not seeking re-election in the 18th Senate District.
4/12/2016
Twitter: Kapenga Holds Mock Hearing at Banting Elementary
Senator Kapenga holds a mock public hearing with students at Banting Elementary.
3/9/2016
NBC15: Fitzgerald Requests County, City Records About Oscar Mayer Closure
A state senator is taking steps to get to the bottom of the Oscar Mayer closure. Last November, city officials announced the closure of the Oscar Mayer plant. One thousand workers are expected to be phased out by 2017. Senator Scott Fitzgerald is requesting all records relating to Kraft-Heinz from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and County Executive Joe Parisi.
3/4/2016
Senator Darling Organ Donation PSA
Visit YesIWillWisconsin.com to become an Organ Donor.
2/2/2016
WisconsinEye: Fitzgerald Participates in Counties Association Legislative Exchange
The two-day event provides a briefing on legislative proposals affecting counties and reports by WCA legislative staff and state officials.
1/25/2016
UPFRONT: Darling - Global Economy Hurting State Revenues
State Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, says falling state tax collections are linked to a sputtering global economy.
1/22/2016
Morning Minute: Kapenga Testimony on AB 533
WisconsinEye Reviews Senator Kapenga's testimony on a bill creating criminal penalties for fraud in obtaining unemployment benefits.
1/21/2016
WKBT: Wisconsin Senate Passes Planned Parenthood Funding Cut
The state Senate has passed a bill that would strip Planned Parenthood of federal grant money.
1/12/2016
WKBT: Senate Passes Child Abuse Bill
Wisconsin's State Senate is passing a measure to stiffen the penalty for repeated child abuse.
12/28/2015
News 3: Sen. Fitzgerald 2016 Preview
Changes to civil services laws are on tap for 2016 in the state Senate as lawmakers look forward to an election-year sprint.
12/21/2015
WisconsinEye Rewind: Winners & Losers of 2015
WisconsinEye producer Steve Walters and JR Ross Wispolitics discuss the winners and losers of 2015.
12/14/2015
WKOW: Sen. Scott Fitzgerald on Capitol City Sunday
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald discusses the upcoming legislative session with host Greg Neumann.
10/15/2015
NBC 26: Cowles Legislation Aimed at Fighting Child Abuse and Neglect
New legislation is targeting people who abuse children. The package of bills was introduced by a Republican Senator in Brown County, an area where child abuse is a growing problem.
10/13/2015
WKBT: Online Voter Registration
It could soon be easier to register to vote in Wisconsin.
10/13/2015
Channel 3000: Senate Committee Approves Fetal Tissue Research Ban
The state Senate's health committee has approved a bill that would outlaw research using tissue obtained from aborted fetuses.
10/13/2015
Morning Minute: GAB Reform - Hearing Highlights
Senate Committee hears testimony on proposed GAB overhaul.
10/12/2015
Morning Minute: Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform
The Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform discusses civil service legislation.
10/6/2015
News Conference: Justice for Children Legislative Package Announcement
On October 6, 2015, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel along with Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) announced a legislative package to protect children from abuse, neglect, and sexual assault.
10/1/2015
News Conference: Fair Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted Persons
On October 1, 2015 a bipartisan group of legislators held a news conference at the state Capitol introducing legislation that would provide compensation for wrongfully convicted persons.
9/28/2015
MacIver Institute: Civil Service Changes Could Be on the Way in Wisconsin
Republican lawmakers unveiled a plan to make a series of changes to the state's civil service laws on Thursday. Senator Roger Roth (R-Appleton) and Representative Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) say the 110-year-old law is in desperate need of an update.
9/27/2015
WISN 12 News: Fitzgerald - Walker will get back on track
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Gov. Walker wants to keep pushing reforms now that he's back full-time to being governor.
9/24/2015
Senate Committee on Economic Development and Commerce Informational Hearing
First of five informational sessions in Oak Creek.
9/24/2015
News Conference: GOP Members Discuss Reform for Civil Service Employment
News conference with Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) and Rep. Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) discussing their idea for reform to the civil service test to work for the Wisconsin government.
9/16/2015
News Conference: Economic Development Listening Tour
News conference from Republican leaders announcing a five-stop tour across the state to discuss economic development.
8/19/2015
WI State Senator Leah Vukmir Speaking to College Republicans
WI State Senator Leah Vukmir addresses a group of College Republicans.
7/30/2015
WISN 12: Wanggardproposing ban on exotic pets
The bill's author say it's been in the works since before the Milwaukee Lion video went viral.
7/27/2015
WSAW: Senator Petrowski Participates in Reach Out And Read Program
Senator Petrowski reads to children as part of the program at Marshfield Clinic Weston Center
7/15/2015
WISN 12: State Senate votes on Bucks arena proposal
12 News Kent Wainscott reports.
7/1/2015
WisconsinEye News Conference: GOP Leaders Announce Budget Deal
On July 1, 2015, GOP leaders announced the budget deal at the state Capitol.
6/22/2015
Wisconsin State Senator Devin LeMahieu Stop The Text PSA
Senator LeMahieu delivers a public service announcment on staying safe behind the wheel.
6/22/2015
Charter Local Edition Interview with WI Sen Devin LeMahieu
Charter Local Edition speaks with Senator LeMahieu about his first term in the Wisconsin Senate, the 70 MPH Speed Limit Bill, revising raffle regulations, and elections reforms.
6/22/2015
Charter Local Edition Interview with WI Sen Terry Moulton
Charter Local Edition speaks with Senator Moulton about his leadership of the Sportsmen's Caucus, outdoor issues, and more.
6/18/2015
Charter Local Edition Interview with WI Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.
Charter Local Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews WI Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald about “Right to Work” and Education Funding.
6/18/2015
Scott Fitzgerald Wisconsin Job Center PSA
Charter Communications and Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald Job Center of Wisconsin PSA.
6/17/2015
Charter Local Edition Interview with WI Sen. Duey Stroebel
Charter Local Host Brad Pomerance interviews WI Sen. Duey Stroebel about joining the WI Senate and “Prevailing Wage.”
6/15/2015
Charter Local Edition Interview with WI Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Rick Gudex
Charter Local Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews WI Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Rick Gudex about the WI Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Tax Credit.
6/14/2015
WISN12 Web Extra: Senator Fitzgerald on UpFront
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says tenure policy for UW faculty is best left to the Board of Regents.
6/14/2015
WISN12: Senator Fitzgerald on UpFront with Mike Gousha
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says lawmakers will scale back the level of bonding Gov. Walker proposed in his budget, and that means some road projects will be delayed.
6/11/2015
WISN12: Darling Predicts Tough Fight to Pass Arena Plan
State Sen. Alberta Darling says that some Republicans will not support arena plan unless Milwaukee Democrats support it.
6/8/2015
Charter Local Edition Interview with WI Sen. Tom Tiffany
Charter Local Host Brad Pomerance interviews WI Sen. Tom Tiffany about his membership on Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee Editor John Gean.......
6/4/2015
News Conference: Milwaukee Bucks Arena Announcement
On June 4, 2015 Governor Scott Walker held a news conference at the state Capitol to announce the funding plan for the new Milwaukee arena.
6/4/2015
WKBT: Committee Approves Abortion Bill
A committee in the Wisconsin Senate is advancing a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
6/4/2015
Morning Minute: Milwaukee Bucks Arena Announcement
On June 4, 2015 Governor Scott Walker held a news conference at the state Capitol to announce the funding plan for the new Milwaukee arena.
6/1/2015
WISN12: Study Shows New Bucks Arena Would Transform Milwaukee's Economy
The Association of Commerce commissioned a report that predicts 14,000 construction jobs would be created to build the new Bucks arena and 2,100 permanent, non-construction jobs once the project is complete.
5/21/2015
WISN12: New 70 MPH Speed Limit Signs Going Up On Some Wisconsin Interstates
12 News Terry Sater reports: New 70 MPH speed limit signs going up on some Wisconsin interstates
5/20/2015
Newsmakers: Lazich Bill Prohibiting Abortions After 20 Weeks
On May 20, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters talked with Rep. Jesse Kremer (R) and Sen. Mary Lazich (R) about the proposed bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
5/20/2015
WKBT: Joint Finance Committee Education Plan
Wisconsin's budget committee is making some changes to Governor Scott Walker's education proposals.
5/1/2015
Sen. Stroebel: My First Priority is to Repeal Prevailing Wage
Former state representative and newly elected state Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) told reporters shortly after taking office that his first priority is repealing Wisconsin's prevailing wage law - which costs taxpayers up to $300 million a year. To explain why it is his first concern, Stroebel sat down with the MacIver News Service and highlighted a project in his district that cost an extra $300,000 simply because of prevailing wage
4/16/2015
Morning Minute: Sen. Paul Farrow (R) and Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D)
On April 15, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters moderated a discussion between Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) and Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) in the Senate Chamber at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
4/16/2015
Civil Dialogue: Sen. Paul Farrow (R) and Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D)
On April 15, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters moderated a discussion between Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) and Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) in the Senate Chamber at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
4/15/2015
Newsmakers: JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren
On April 14, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Joint Finance Committee co-chairs Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) on the 2015 budget deliberations and what items may be included or excluded in the process.
4/15/2015
Morning Minute: JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren
On April 14, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Joint Finance Committee co-chairs Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) on the 2015 budget deliberations and what items may be included or excluded in the process.
4/13/2015
UPFRONT: Senate Leader 'confident' about arena funding plan
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald says he expects to reach agreement on a plan for the state to help on the $500 million cost of a new sports arena in downtown Milwaukee.
4/13/2015
UPFRONT: Fitzgerald - School funding cut could be restored
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, says higher revenue numbers might allow lawmakers to roll back the cuts Gov. Scott Walker proposed for K-12 education. Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling offers the Democratic perspective.
4/11/2015
WKBT: Wisconsin Senate GOP leader wants to restore education cuts
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says his fellow Republican senators want to restore much or all of the $127 million that Governor Scott Walker has proposed cutting from public schools in the first year of his proposed budget.
3/25/2015
Morning Minute: Joint Committee on Finance
On March 20, 2015 the Joint Committee on Finance held a public hearing at Alverno College in Milwaukee.
3/17/2015
WKBT: Wisconsin Senate passes bill to ban microbeads
The nationwide push to ban a key plastic exfoliant in soap, toothpaste and other personal care products out of fear it's leading to water pollution is coming to Wisconsin.
3/12/2015
Morning Minute: Governor Walker Signs Right-to-Work Bill
On March 9, 2015, Gov. Scott Walker signed the right-to-work legislation (Senate Bill 66) into law at Badger Meter in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
3/5/2015
Morning Minute: Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin)
On March 3, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters spoke with Senate President Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) about the current legislative session.
3/4/2015
Newsmakers: Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin)
On March 3, 2015 senior producer Steve Walters spoke with Senate President Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) about the current legislative session.
2/27/2015
Morning Minute: Sen. Fitzgerald on Passage of Right to Work Legislation in Senate
On February 25, 2015, Majority Leader Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) held a news conference regarding the passage of Senate Bill 44, commonly referred to as right to work legislation, immediately after the Extraordinary Senate Session.
2/20/2015
News Conference: Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R) on Right to Work Extraordinary Session
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) held a press conference and responded to questions regarding the upcoming Extraordinary Legislative Session on Right to Work Legislation.