Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight
Maintained by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), this page provides an overview of recent and upcoming activities in the Wisconsin Legislature. The LRB revises its content weekly during legislative floorperiods. Links to more detailed information are highlighted in the text.
The next general business floorperiod of the Wisconsin Legislature is scheduled to run from April 13 to April 22, 2010, and is the last scheduled general floorperiod of the 2009-2010 legislative session. The schedule of floorperiods for the 2009-2010 legislative session was established by 2009 Senate Joint Resolution 1.
Check the Assembly and Senate Daily Floor Calendars for items which will be considered during floor sessions.
Representative Kitty Rhoades (30th Assembly District) is the latest legislator to announce that she will not seek reelection. She joins 11 other legislators that have indicated that they will forego reelection campaigns in November.
An ethics committee has deadlocked twice on a vote to decide whether Representative Jeff Wood should face discipline for three recent driving under the influence arrests. The committee’s report will go to the Assembly without recommending a course of action, but the full house could vote to impose discipline ranging from a reprimand to expulsion.
For information on upcoming events refer to the Schedule of Committee Activities.
Governor Doyle signed a number of bills into law recently, including:
As of March 26, 897 Assembly bills and 645 Senate bills have been introduced. Recently introduced legislation can be found on the Legislature's Searchable Infobases site.
On March 24, the Senate held a hearing on Senate Bill 608 on reinstating the income tax reciprocity agreement between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Assembly has also introduced a companion bill, Assembly Bill 783.
The LRB Library staff recommends the following web resources on this topic:
Withholding and Tax Filing Information Related to Wisconsin-Minnesota Income Tax Reciprocity Termination / Wisconsin Department of Revenue, revised January 20, 2010.
Education and Income Tax Reciprocity Agreements / Legislative Fiscal Bureau, 2009 (Informational Paper #80).
Issue Brief: Current Proposal for Minnesota’s Income Tax Reciprocity Agreement with Wisconsin / Minnesota House of Representatives, Fiscal Analysis Bureau, updated September 21, 2009.
Issue Brief: Proposed Repeal of Agreement with Wisconsin / Minnesota House of Representatives, Fiscal Analysis Bureau, January 2002.
Report on the Advisability of Terminating Individual Income Tax Reciprocity With the State of Wisconsin / Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue, March 1, 2002.
For more information about Legislative Service Agency publications, see the left panel of the Spotlight index page.
Last revised: November 13, 2012