Gov. Evers Signs New Legislative Maps Into Law

On February 19, Gov. Evers (D) signed into law his own redistricting proposal (now 2023 Wisconsin Act 94) after the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature adopted it. See the governor’s press release and prepared remarks on the bill signing and several news articles. Late last year, the liberal majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the […]

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Assembly Floor Session: February 22, 2024 (PFAS, EV Infrastructure, Health Policy)

The Wisconsin Assembly met February 22, 2024. See the floor calendar here. This floor session carried over to the following day due to the number of bills on the calendar. Also this month, both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met February 13 and 20 (Senate, Assembly) and the Assembly also met on February 15. The […]

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Assembly Floor Session: February 20, 2024 (Education, Natural Resources, Economic Development)

The Wisconsin Assembly met February 20, 2024. See the floor calendar here. This floor session carried over to the following day due to the number of bills on the calendar. Also this month, both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met February 13, the Senate also met February 20, and the Assembly met February 15 and […]

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Senate Floor Session: February 20, 2024 (Health, Education, Transportation, Executive Appointments)

The Wisconsin Senate met February 20, 2024. See the floor calendar here. Also this month, both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met February 13 and the Assembly met February 15, 20, and 22. The Senate confirmed eight appointments to various state boards and commissions, mostly related to oversight of higher education. Senate Republicans, with a […]

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Assembly Floor Session: February 15, 2024 (ROFR, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement)

The Wisconsin Assembly met February 15, 2024. See the floor calendar here. Also this month, both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met February 13 and 20 (Senate, Assembly) and the Assembly met again on February 22. The Assembly passed 32 bills. Most of the bills on the calendar dealt with various aspects of criminal justice […]

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Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: February 13, 2024 (Redistricting, Taxes, Economic and Workforce Development)

Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met February 13, 2024. Also this month, both houses of the Legislature met February 20 (Senate, Assembly) and the Assembly met February 15 and 22. Most notably, both houses voted to amend and pass SB 488, related to legislative redistricting. The updated bill consisted of new Senate and Assembly […]

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Key Issues as 2023-24 Session Nears Conclusion: Budget Surplus, Redistricting, Abortion

As we approach the end of the 2023-24 legislative session in Wisconsin, several key political and policy issues are dominating conversations among the Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers (D). Budget Surplus, Taxes, Child Care, and Workforce Gov. Evers and Republican legislative leaders are still at odds over what to do with the remainder […]

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PSCW Leadership Changes: Valcq Leaving, Strand Confirmed, Huebner Rejected, Nieto Appointed

Several leadership changes have occurred at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW), the state’s utility regulator. Chairperson Rebecca Valcq announced she is resigning from the commission effective this Friday, February 2 (news coverage here and here). In the same announcement, Gov. Tony Evers (D) announced that he had selected current Commissioner Summer Strand to […]

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Assembly Floor Session: January 25, 2024

The Wisconsin Assembly met January 25, passed 31 bills, and adopted four resolutions. See the floor calendar here. Also this month, both houses met January 16 and the Assembly met January 18. January will be one of the last regular floor periods of the 2023-24 legislative session. The Assembly is expected to meet several times […]

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Assembly Floor Session: January 18, 2024

The Wisconsin Assembly met January 18 and passed 18 bills. See the floor calendar here. Also this month, both houses met January 16 and the Assembly met January 25. January will be one of the last regular floor periods of the 2023-24 legislative session. The Assembly is expected to meet several times in February and […]

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