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July 3rd, 2019

On Wednesday, Gov. Evers signed the 2019-21 State Budget into law. Gov. Evers used his constitutionally granted veto powers to make historic investments in education, provide tax relief for working families, and prioritize polices that matter to Wisconsinites. After listening to people across the state, the Governor proposed a budget that would have not only saved taxpayers money, but also would have invested heavily in our schools, roads, health care, and clean drinking water. Through the budget process, Gov. Evers and legislative Democrats succeeded in setting the agenda for the next two years and pushed Republican legislators to make vital investments in schools, transportation, and tax cuts for the middle class. Gov. Evers used his veto power to do as much as he could to fulfill his promise to Wisconsinites. This is a major first step, and Democrats will continue to fight for the people’s priorities going forward.

 

What Democrats Are Saying  

   
​ Democratic Proposals

There are no current Democratic proposals this week.

This Week in the Senate

Senate Session

The Senate did not conduct a floor session this week. The entire floor session calendar can be found here.

Senate Committees 

There were no Senate Committees this week.

This Week in the Assembly

Assembly Session 


The Assembly did not conduct a floor session this week. The entire floor session calendar can be found here.

Assembly Committees

Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption

The committee held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 2 where members heard testimony from faculty and staff health, education, and social welfare department at UW-Green Bay; Wisconsin tribes; and various county social service departments.

Next Week in the Legislature

Senate Committees

There are no committees scheduled at this time.
 

Assembly Committees

Committee on Health

The committee will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 10 where members will hear testimony on Clearinghouse Rule 18-050, relating to advance practice nurse prescribers collaboration with dentists; Assembly Bill 70, relating to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; Assembly Bill 83, relating to authorizing creation and implementation of an advance directive registry and granting rulemaking authority; Assembly Bill 178 relating to eligibility for physician, dentist, and health care provider educational loan assistance programs; and Assembly Bill 238, relating to diabetes care and prevention plan.

Committee on State Affairs

The committee will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 10 where members will hear testimony on Assembly Bill 213, relating to privacy of lottery winners; Assembly Bill 37, relating to paddlewheel raffles; and Assembly Bill 216, relating to issuance by municipalities of alcohol beverage operator’s licenses.

Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality

The task force will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, July 11 where members will hear testimony from UW Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences; Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program; Municipal Environmental Group (MEG) and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; the Water Council and Alliance for Water Stewardship; and Racine County Initiatives. The task force will also hold an Information Hearing where members will meet for a tour of the Burlington Wastewater Treatment Facility.

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