A state Senate committee held a public hearing Thursday on a bill that would ensure so-called sanctuary cities follow federal immigration enforcement laws, specifically when it comes to questioning the immigration status of an individual arrested for committing a crime.The state Senate Committee on Regulatory and Labor Reform met to discuss Senate Bill 275 generated a crowd of over a hundred people.The bill prohibits federal and state authorities from allowing certain cities and towns to enact policies that would protect undocumented immigrants from potential deportation.
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The daughter of a leader in the state Assembly, as well as a former state Democratic Party chair, are separately facing legal trouble surrounding their relationship to victims of fatal opioid overdoses.Cassandra Nygren, daughter of John Nygren, R-Marinette, and a leader on policy solutions to the state’s opioid crisis, was held in the Brown County Jail Wednesday.The younger Nygren and her fiance were arrested in relation to an unnamed person who died from overdosing.
Officials at King’s Veteran Home and lawmakers from both parties are speaking out against one of Gov.
The Associated Students of Madison will push for in-state tuition for undocumented students and increasing gender-inclusive private spaces in two new campaigns this year, said Tyler Rashand, the new Inclusion Ambassador, on the group’s radio show.
Former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Matt Flynn announced Tuesday he will run against Gov. Scott Walker in 2018.A former lawyer for the Quarles and Brady firm, Flynn looks to reverse the fortune of past campaigns for public office.
In a series of visits to Wisconsin schools, Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday his plan to increase aid for education in rural areas. Resurrecting efforts previously rejected in his state budget, Walker backed a bill proposed by state Sen.
Foxconn Technology Group plans to bring at least 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin — and it’s looking to the state’s college campuses to do so.
In November 2012, Wisconsinites went to the polls in the first election since the state Legislature redrew boundaries for the state’s voting districts.In that election, Republicans received only 47 percent of the vote in state Assembly races but won more than 60 percent of the chamber’s seats.
Wisconsinites would have highly limited access to police body camera videos in a new proposal making its way through the state Legislature.
A national conservative group recently launched a $1.4 million ad campaign in Wisconsin against Democratic U.S.
After a shooting at a concert in Las Vegas Sunday night left nearly 60 dead and over 500 injured, state legislators from Madison teamed up to introduce legislation regarding gun violence and held a press conference to discuss specific gun safety policy steps.
Rep. Bob Gannon, R-West Bend, passed away from natural causes Tuesday night at the age of 58.The Allenton Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call around 9 p.m.
The electronic display manufacturing plant that will be larger than 11 Lambeau fields will be located in Mount Pleasant in Racine County, Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday.The $10 billion plant will be located off of Interstate 94 between Highway 11 and Highway KR.Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave expressed his optimism of the Taiwanese technology plant coming to the southeastern county, stating the campus “will establish the foundation for unparalleled economic development, job growth and enhanced quality of life for current and future County residents.”This sentiment was echoed by Village President Dave DeGroot who said he believes Foxconn will create thousands of new jobs for Racine County.Mount Pleasant won the location in part for its “talented and hard-working workforce” said Louis Woo, special assistant to the chairman and CEO of Foxconn.The decision to place the plant in southeast Wisconsin stems from the easy access to Interstate 94 to transport Foxconn products to consumers.
Republican lawmakers are looking for co-sponsors on a bill that would overturn previous wetland environmental protections across Wisconsin that they say hinder economic growth.The bill precedes the arrival of Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics industry company that is currently constructing a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin that is expected to create 13,000 jobs.One of the bill’s sponsors, state Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, says the legislation is unrelated to Foxconn’s new manufacturing campus.Part of the state’s $3 billion incentive package to bring the company to Wisconsin included environment exceptions for the construction of Foxconn’s facilities.
The U.S. Supreme Court began deliberating Tuesday to decide whether the engaged in unconstitutional gerrymandering when they created new legislative districts after the 2011 election.Republicans took control of both houses in the state Legislature in 2011 and redrew district lines shortly after.
A state lawmaker who represents much of the UW-Madison campus area has been named to the Joint Finance Committee, the committee tasked with writing and editing the state’s budget.
After news that Foxconn Technology Group eliminated thousands of jobs at Chinese factories in favor of robots and automated technology, some are concerned that the 13,000 jobs Foxconn promises to bring to Wisconsin will meet the same fate.
Members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation were among those who expressed condolences to the 58 people killed and more than 500 injured in the massacre in Las Vegas Sunday.
Although Gov. Walker signed the two-year state budget into law over a week ago, the UW System is still figuring out how the budget affects one of its programs targeted at non-traditional students.
Gov. Scott Walker used 99 partial vetoes to appease a handful of senators who were stalling the passage of the state’s 2017-’19 budget but some critics are saying Walker’s negotiations went so far as to break state laws.A state court ruling on the type of negotiations officials in the Legislature can and can’t make is unprecedented.