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 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: 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 Judiciary and Public Safety

PROGRAMMING NOTE: EXPERIENCED AUDIO ISSUES On January 3, 2024 the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety held a public hearing on the following: Senate Bill 170: earned release for inmates upon the completion of an employment readiness training program and granting rule-making authority Senate Bill 314: possession of child pornography and providing a penalty […]

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Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform

On December 13, 2023, the Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform held an executive session followed by a public hearing on the following: Executive Session: Assembly Bill 60: requirements for adult-entertainment establishments and providing a penalty Public Hearing: Assembly Bill 822: eligibility to receive occupational credentials for recipients of deferred action under the Deferred Action […]

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News Conference: DACA Recipient Legislation

On December 4, 2023, Rep. Macco (R-Ledgeview) and Rep. Ortiz-Velez (D-Milwaukee) held a news conference to introduce legislation that would allow DACA recipients access to Professional Licenses, In-State Tuition, and a Tax Credit. Speakers: State Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) State Representative Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D-Milwaukee) Darryl Morin – Advanced Wireless Inc. Jac Weitzel – SEIU Healthcare […]

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Marquette Law School Poll – September 2022

On September 14, 2022, Marquette University Law School released the results of a new statewide survey with an in-person presentation from Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll. The Marquette Law School Poll’s September survey of Wisconsin looks at preferences in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate and includes the public’s […]

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Marquette Law School Poll – August 2022

On August 17, 2022, Marquette University Law School presented the results of a new statewide survey during an in-person event featuring poll director Prof. Charles Franklin. The Marquette Law School Poll’s August survey of Wisconsin looks at post-primary preferences in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate. The poll includes the public’s views of […]

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