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Wisconsin Attorney Brad Schimel attended a UW-Madison College Republicans meeting Tuesday as a guest lecturer, with topics ranging from his recent activity as AG for the state Department of Justice to his take on the latest issues in the political spotlight.Schimel addressed his role in the ongoing Wisconsin district lines court case, in which Democratic voters accused the state of gerrymandering — the process of systematically establishing a political advantage by skewing district lines.
Six years after a sexual harassment and discrimination complaint was filed to Wisconsin’s Equal Rights Division by an aide, Wisconsin taxpayers spent $75,000 to resolve the settlement against former Democratic state senator from Milwaukee Spencer Coggs.Coggs, who is now Treasurer of Milwaukee, was accused of discriminating against one of his aides, Jana Williams, because of her race and gender.
Foxconn Technology Group is preparing to have at least 1,040 employees in Wisconsin by the end of 2018 and another 1,040 the following year, the company announced Monday.
Walker is moving forward despite critics who say such an effort is a waste of taxpayer money, based on false stereotypes of welfare recipients, and unconstitutional.
State Republicans are celebrating the momentum of their legislative agenda marked by the Senate’s passage of a new tax bill Friday night, while Democrats warn of potential costs to students and universities.The bill’s passage has been claimed as a victory for general nationwide tax cuts, a cause championed by Wisconsin Republicans for the last several years.“I’m happy to see Congress is finally following our lead for tax reform by eliminating the alternative minimum tax, the death tax and lowering rates for all Americans,” said state Rep.
Democratic lawmaker Josh Zepnick was accused of kissing and groping two women without consent on Friday, sparking demands from his own party that he resign.The Capitol Times reported Friday that state Rep.
UW-Madison's political science department will warn its students about sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. Josh Zepnick, D-Milwaukee, after an internship posting was emailed out.
A set of bills aimed to support children in the foster care system is in the works to be introduced in the Legislature next month, lawmakers announced Thursday.The initiatives, proposed by the Assembly Speaker’s Task Force, are called “Foster Forward” and will focus on preventing children from being taken away from their homes.
Wisconsin farmers will now be able to grow industrial hemp after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday that had previously passed unanimously in both the state Assembly and state Senate.Federal law generally outlaws the growing and possession of cannabis but states are allowed to create programs that research and grow industrial hemp since it is non-psychoactive, as opposed to marijuana.Wisconsin was the country’s leader in the production of industrial hemp.
Gov. Scott Walker announced the launch of a $6.8 million marketing proposal aimed to attract and retain workers in the state at the Future Wisconsin Summit Wednesday.
With little evidence that Congress will renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP, many states face the reality that millions of children will lose their insurance.
State Superintendent Tony Evers “fired” Wisconsin’s Attorney General Brad Schimel from representing Evers in a lawsuit issued against him last week, stating that Schimel has a conflict of interest in the case.The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the suit after Evers superseded recent legislation that requires heads of state agencies to receive approval from the governor’s Department of Administration before passing agency rules through their respective departments.Evers, who heads the state Department of Public Instruction, claims that the previous legislation does not apply since the DPI is supposed to be independent from federal executive departments.A similar case against Evers appeared in the state Supreme Court last year, with a ruling of 4-3 in favor of Evers.
Majority and minority leaders in the Wisconsin Assembly have both agreed not to release records regarding complaints or investigations into sexual assault allegations against legislators or their staff, even though many professionals argue that this is ineffective when it comes to protecting victims’ rights.The opposition came to light as a plethora of national reports has surfaced in the media in recent weeks exposing sexual harassment by men in high profile, public positions.The decision to maintain a hold of records on sexual harassment claims against legislators or their staff came from state Assembly Chief Clerk Pat Fuller and state Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Rank.
With the Federal Communications Commission set to repeal Net Neutrality rules, Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators have weighed in with sharply different stances.
Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills into law Monday aimed at helping Wisconsin’s homeless population.
Researchers at the UW System will have an easier time privately funding and commercializing their discoveries under a new bipartisan bill in the drafting process.
Wisconsin teachers are less experienced and leaving the profession at higher rates since the passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, according to a recent report from a left-leaning think-tank.
Tony Evers is being sued for allegedly overreaching on his authority to make rules as the state’s education superintendent — but he and his department are denying the claim, citing similar cases they’ve won in the past.
UW-Madison’s Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, a policy center funded both privately and by the state to promote research and leadership training, held its first event Friday, after its controversial inclusion in the state budget.The event titled “Leadership Across the Branches” featured speakers from top lawmakers, professors, journalists, and experts on Congress.