Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Sporting Heritage

On February 21, 2024, the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Sporting Heritage held a public hearing on the following: Senate Bill 752: modifying the tax treatment of college savings accounts and the employee college savings account contribution credit; Senate Bill 832: payday loans; Senate Bill 851: financial statements of registered charitable organizations; Senate Bill […]

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Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session

On February 21, 2024, the Wisconsin State Assembly concluded their floor session from February 20, 2024. Business included the following: Assembly Bill 917: the sale of counterfeit lighters and unsafe lighters; Assembly Bill 919 / Senate Bill 833: funding for the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center; Assembly Bill 933: transferring the angel investment tax credit; Assembly Bill 937: incorporating cursive […]

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Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session

On February 20, 2024, the Wisconsin State Assembly will hold a floor session on the following: Assembly Joint Resolution 112: prohibiting the governor from using the partial veto to create or increase any tax or fee (first consideration); Assembly Bill 29: a sales and use tax exemption for precious metal bullion; Assembly Bill 91: exempting […]

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Wisconsin State Senate Floor Session

On February 20, 2024, the Wisconsin State Senate held a floor session on the following: Senate Bill 187: local government review of commercial building plans; Senate Bill 462: crisis urgent care and observation facilities; Senate Bill 789: fees for redacting certain records of law enforcement agencies; Senate Bill 11: expanding the treatment alternatives and diversion […]

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Newsmakers: A Conversation with Secretary Emilie Amundson

Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson is in the middle of her second term at the agency as the programs she facilitates have been increasingly in the state spotlight. She and Governor Evers have repeatedly warned about a child care crisis and an industry heading toward collapse, yet despite a record state surplus, […]

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Wisconsin State Senate Floor Session

On February 13, 2024 the Wisconsin State Senate held a floor session on the following: Senate Bill 158. preliminary health care credentials granted to previously unlicensed individuals; Senate Bill 174: requiring use of the electronic system of vital records for medical certifications of death; Senate Bill 58: nitrate contamination and the well compensation grant program; Senate Bill […]

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Newsmakers: DACA Legislation with Rep. Macco and Rep. Ortiz-Velez

A pair of Wisconsin legislators continue to advocate for an issue many wouldn’t see as bi-partisan, the rights of undocumented immigrants. Specifically, Republican Representative John Macco and Democratic Representative Sylvia Ortiz-Velez introduced a package of bills supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA recipients in December. So far, none of the bills have reached […]

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Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection

On February 8, 2024, the Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection held a public hearing on the following: Senate Bill 767: the provision of absentee ballots to nonresident students at the University of Wisconsin System Senate Bill 925: the sale of counterfeit lighters and unsafe lighters Senate Bill 644: disclosures regarding content […]

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Joint Committee on Finance

On February 7, 2024, the Joint Committee on Finance held an executive session on the following: Assembly Bill 140 / Senate Bill 161: the Minnesota-Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement and making an appropriation Assembly Bill 408 / Senate Bill 398: a tax credit for transportation services for blind workers Assembly Bill 461 / Senate Bill 451: […]

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Assembly Committee on Education

On February 7, 2024, the Assembly Committee on Education held an executive session and a public hearing on the following: Executive Session: Assembly Bill 450: ready-to-use glucagon rescue therapies in schools Assembly Bill 640: a license to teach based on working as a paraprofessional in a school district Assembly Bill 1005: student teaching requirement for […]

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Senate Committee on Transportation and Local Government

On February 6, 2024, the Senate Committee on Transportation and Local Government held a public hearing on the following: Senate Bill 856: specialized transportation assistance pilot program Senate Bill 676: eliminating references to registered weight for commercial motor vehicles and modifying Department of Transportation administrative rules Senate Bill 584: erecting highway signs for The Prairie […]

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