Gov. Walker’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee Releases Final Report

At the end of June, the Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment submitted their final report to the governor. The report is a required deliverable under Executive Order #245. For the past nine months the steering committee convened monthly to hear presentations from a variety of stakeholders and discuss the […]

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First Study Committee Meetings Scheduled

Each interim summer, the Wisconsin Legislative Council staff provides legal and policy support to several study committees established by the Joint Legislative Council, a joint committee of the two houses whose primary responsibility is the creation and oversight of these study committees. Typically, the work completed by the study committees results in legislation recommended for […]

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Analysis: Special Election Results in AD 42 and SD 1

Assembly District 42: Sun rises in the east; Assembly Republican wins contested race. It seems like it has been a long time since a Democrat has upended a Republican in a competitive Assembly race. Tuesday’s special election provided a great set up for Democrats to reverse this trend: A female candidate in “the year of […]

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Wisconsin Receives $227 Million Federal Transportation Grant

Wisconsin has received $227.4 million in federal road funding grants for Fiscal Year 2018. Gov. Scott Walker said the funds will be used for nearly 50 local bridge projects and to complete by 2021 the I-94 North-South project (a Foxconn-related project stretching from near Milwaukee to the Wisconsin/Illinois state line). The funding from the U.S. […]

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Study Committee Members Appointed

Each interim summer, the Wisconsin Legislative Council staff provides legal and policy support to several study committees established by the Joint Legislative Council, a joint committee of the two houses whose primary responsibility is the creation and oversight of these study committees. This year there are nine study committees addressing issues including: law enforcement body […]

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AV Committee Discusses Draft Report

Gov. Scott Walker’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles met this week for their final discussion before they release their report. Committee members discussed issues including better defining the difference between autonomous and connected vehicles and analyzing further infrastructure, signs, and lines on the road. Members also requested a strategic plan for the committee. […]

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Candidates Set for June Special Elections

The matchups are set for the two special elections that will take place on Tuesday, June 12.   Senate District 1  Sitting state Rep. Andre Jacque (R-DePere) won the Senate District 1 primary by 300 votes against political newcomer Alex Renard. Although Renard had the endorsements of a number of elected officials and an overwhelming […]

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AV Committee Meets for Last Round of Presenters

The Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment met last week for what was likely their last round of presenters. The committee expects to put forward a draft of a plan at the May meeting and work toward finalizing that plan by their final meeting in late June. The three presenters […]

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Preview: Special Elections Primary in SD 1 May 15

Before another special election “blue-wave” test, Republicans have their own test in what has developed into a contentious primary in Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District. The northeast Wisconsin district holds all of Door and Kewaunee counties and parts of Brown, Outagamie, Calumet and Manitowoc counties. The district has been held by a Lasee (Al or Frank) […]

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Signed by Governor: Last Bills of 2017-18 Session

Gov. Scott Walker has signed the last bills of the 2017-18 legislative session. With signatures on the last of this session’s 367 Acts, Walker and legislators will switch gears into study committees and upcoming fall elections. The final bill signed this session was the $100 child tax rebate and sales tax holiday proposed in Walker’s […]

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