On September 21, 2023, legislative Democrats introduced the last of the three sets of bills in the Working for Wisconsin: Investing in Our Kids’ Education package. The legislation focuses on uplifting current public school teachers, strengthening the profession through investment, and recruitment and retention strategies.
News Conference: Gov. Evers to Urge Legislature to Address State’s Workforce Challenges in Special Session Call
On September 20, 2023, Gov. Tony Evers visited Mariposa Learning Center in Fitchburg and held a news conference. This visit comes as the governor called the Wisconsin State Legislature into a special session to take up his plan to address the state’s workforce challenges, including initiatives to stabilize the state’s child care industry, expand paid family […]
On September 18, 2023, the Wisconsin Counties Association hosted their 2023 Annual Conference in Sauk County. This segment features a session on “Partnering with UW-Madison’s UniverCity.” Learn about how the UW’s UniverCity Year program has worked with counties across the state to improve a variety of issues, including affordable housing, sustainability, child care, consolidation of […]
On September 14, 2023, the Wisconsin State Assembly held a floor session on the following: Assembly Bill 387: creating a child care reimbursement account program, providing an income tax subtraction for certain contributions to a child care reimbursement account, and granting rule-making authority Assembly Bill 388: creating a child care center renovations loan program Assembly […]
On September 13, 2023, Sen. Larson and Rep Hong introduced legislation aimed at addressing Wisconsin’s nursing workforce shortage. Speakers: State Senator Chris Larson State Representative Francesca Hong Connie Smith – President, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Local 5000 (WFNHP) Barb Pomasl – Retired ICU Registered Nurse, Antigo, WI Patient Advocate
On September 12, 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development held an Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council (UIAC) meeting. Agenda: 1. Call to order and introductions 2. Approval of minutes of the July 20, 2023 UIAC meeting 3. Department update 4. Trust Fund update – Shashank Partha 5. Quarterly report on UI information technology systems (4/1/23-6/30/23) […]
On September 12, 2023, legislative Democrats introduced the first of three packages of Working for Wisconsin: Investing in Our Kids’ Education. The legislation focuses on transparency in the voucher program, reinvesting in our public schools, and pushing back against the school privatization movement. Speakers: Representative Kristina Shelton (AD90 – Green Bay) Representative Francesca Hong (AD76 […]
On September 7, 2023, the Legislative Democratic Labor Workgroup hosted a news conference to announce the “Workers First” labor package. Speakers: State Representative Katrina Shankland State Representative Christine Sinicki State Representative Tod Ohnstad Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO
On September 6, 2023, legislators introduced a bill that eliminates the separate, tipped minimum wage for all employees. Generally, under current law, every wage paid by any employer to any employee must be at least the applicable minimum wage established under the statutes. Speakers: Senator Chris Larson (SD -7) Representative Francesca Hong (AD-76) Kessa Albright […]
On August 29, 2023, the Senate Committee on Labor, Regulatory Reform, Veterans and Military Affairs held a public hearing on the following: Senate Bill 251: members of the Council on Veterans Programs Senate Bill 126: the definition of public zoos and aquariums for purposes of captive wildlife regulations Senate Bill 163: membership of the Agricultural […]
On August 25, 2023, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson took questions from the media following his “Ramiah Project” Roundtable.