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U.S. Supreme Court will hear Wisconsin redistricting case
In a case that will almost certainly shape the future of political redistricting nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court this week accepted Wisconsin's request to review last year's appeals court decision striking down the state's Assembly district maps as products of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

Debate heated at hearing on constitutional carry
The state Senate judiciary committee held a hearing last week on a bill to allow permit-less concealed carry in Wisconsin, and the discussion was often intense on both sides. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Duffy calls for attention to drug-impaired driving
Drug-impaired driving is a major but under-addressed issue in the U.S. - associated with more fatalities than drunk driving - and, in the wake of an updated report highlighting the problem, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) called upon the Trump administration this week to issue national recommendations to improve public safety. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 19, 2017

State treasurer is on another constitutional mission
Say what you will about Wisconsin state treasurer Matt Adamczyk, but the man thrives on undertaking tough and often controversial constitutional missions.

For example, next spring voters will decide whether to abolish his position through a constitutional amendment, a vote that has made its way on the ballot largely because of his insistence - he campaigned by promising to abolish the treasurer's post if he won, saying it had become largely superfluous. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 19, 2017

GOP pushes benefit reforms, penalties for truancy
The state Assembly approved this week a package of five bills they say will reform state benefits' programs, including a work requirement for certain housing subsidies and a measure that seeks to chip away at the so-called benefits cliff - that point where the loss of benefits by going to work takes away more than the job brings in.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump actions could reshape government for generations to come
Members of the mainstream media aren't quite as vociferous in their attacks on President Donald Trump as they were just a few months ago, but the headlines remain scathing nonetheless and they seem to suggest a rudderless president in over his head. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Court set to hear petition to set recusal rules
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled this month to take up a petition filed by 54 retired judges to establish threshold levels for recusal from cases for those judges who have received campaign contributions from a plaintiff or defendant in the case. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Public notice language removed from budget
The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee has removed from the state budget it is considering a controversial item eliminating the obligation of state and local governments to publish various public notices in newspapers. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Assembly approves nine bills to fight drug abuse, addiction
The state Assembly passed this week a package of nine bills to combat drug abuse and addiction, but Democrats tried and failed to pass multiple amendments to the legislation, including one to accept federal funding of Medicaid expansion. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 7, 2017

Local lawmaker offers right-to-carry bill
State Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) and Sen. David Craig (R-Vernon) - along with at least 39 co-sponsors - have introduced the Right to Carry Act, which they say would simplify Wisconsin law and expand the rights of law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a license. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 7, 2017

Kapenga introduces bill to deregulate barbers, cosmetologists
State Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing, and State-Federal Relations, gave legislative momentum last week to a movement to reduce what many see as burdensome licensing requirements in Wisconsin, circulating two bills aimed at deregulating barbers and cosmetologists. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Walker places budget faith in future growth
Gov. Scott Walker is using an old but risky budget strategy to pay for state spending over the next two years, counting on an existing surplus and future economic growth spurred by his policies, a new report indicated this week. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It's back to the drawing board on redistricting
A special three-judge federal redistricting panel has ordered the governor and the Legislature to redraw the state's legislative districts, in time for them to be jurisdictionally valid for the 2018 elections. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 3, 2017

Walker proposes major welfare reform
In what might be called the second coming of Tommy Thompson - or at least his channeling - Gov. Scott Walker last week proposed a major welfare reform plan that he says will build upon and expand initiatives enacted into law by Thompson in 1996. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

At hearing, DeVos stands up for school choice
What with the Obama administration accusing the Russians of trying to steal the presidential election for Donald Trump, and Obama sending American troops to the Russian border this week in Poland, it is no surprise some of Trump's cabinet picks for the domestic side of policy have not received a lot of attention. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DNR looks to close $4 million shortfall
Madison - An audit of the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Fish and Wildlife Account - requested by the legislature and conducted by the DNR - could end up raising money for the agency in any number of ways: license fee increases, charging non-license holders a fee to access state-owned land, or requiring the registration of non-motorized craft such as canoes and kayaks. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Walker promises to lower UW tuition
Gov. Scott Walker hasn't announced whether he will seek a third term next year, but his State of the State address Tuesday contained all the ingredients for a tasty campaign dish: a promise to lower tuition, and to build on an already growing economy and lower taxes. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

After Times' questions, DNR web page catches up to policy
After questioning from The Lakeland Times, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has changed its climate-change web page to reflect a policy of neutrality on its causes and effects, rather than embracing the dramatic manmade hypothesis the web page has touted since the Doyle administration. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Lawmakers take aim at UW 'Problem of Whiteness' class
Two Republican lawmakers are condemning a proposed UW course over what they say is its extreme politically correct content, and one said ongoing political correctness at the university could affect the UW System's upcoming budget. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Elections commission approves presidential recount timeline
Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, and she's going to get one - though not the one she wanted - after paying almost $3.5 million to the state. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

Governor Walker announces new rural economic development initiative
A new grant program offering financial assistance for rural economic development has been announced by Governor Scott Walker. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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