The state released Wednesday the date for the 12th annual State of the Tribes address to take place this month, amid increased activism by native groups. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, reiterated the importance of finding common interests between state government and tribal leaders. “I’m pleased that we can continue this Assembly tradition.
Firebrand populists in both parties grabbed America’s attention in the Iowa caucuses as Texas Senator Ted Cruz and real-estate mogul Donald Trump captured over half the Republican vote, while heavily favored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton barely escaped a repeat of 2008 by holding off Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
An Assembly committee approved a bill Tuesday that will tighten penalties for those falsifying a statement or representation to collect any unemployment benefit payment, but those opposed to the bill say it won’t be effective.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel filed an amicus brief last week in support of a 2013 Texas law regarding abortion.
A package of college affordability bills proposed by legislative Republicans passed an Assembly committee Thursday, despite all five Democrats on the committee voting against them.
A new Marquette University Law School Poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are leading their party’s primary races, while former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold maintains his lead in the Wisconsin senatorial race.
Changes to how Wisconsin veterans access services could be coming in a bill circulated this week by legislative Republicans.
Two Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow women to extend their birth control prescriptions for a year after receiving an initial three-month supply. Currently, health insurance plans in Wisconsin only cover contraceptive prescriptions ranging from one to three months.
Members of the state Assembly logged over $900,000 in travel and per diem expenses in 2015, according to state documents.
Victims of sexual assault and bystanders who provided assistance would not receive consequences for improper alcohol consumption, state legislators and university personnel explained in a bill unveiled Monday.
Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, is proposing a bill to eliminate an outdated state statute that criminalizes abortion.
An Assembly committee heard testimony Wednesday on six bills Legislative Republicans say would help ease the burden of student loan debt and make college more affordable, although some say the bills don’t go far enough.
A bill that would forbid local Wisconsin governments from passing laws prohibiting law enforcement from questioning crime suspects about their immigration status drew hundreds to an initial hearing Wednesday and scorn from local immigration experts.
The state Senate approved Wednesday an overhaul to the state’s century-old civil service system, as well as bills designed to defund Planned Parenthood.
Gov. Scott Walker gave his sixth State of the State address Tuesday, using the speech as an opportunity to tout workforce development in Wisconsin and roll out several policy plans, including a series of bills to reduce student loan debt. In his address, Walker lauded the improvements to the state economy, including a budget surplus and an increased labor force participation rate.
As students return from their holiday break, so do state legislators, who will wrap up their floor session in the coming months. Here are five things students should keep an eye on at the Capitol this semester.