After Court Rulings, In-Person Voting Proceeds in Supreme Court Election

After rulings from the Supreme Court of the United States and the Wisconsin Supreme Court the night before election day upheld the April 7 date and absentee voting requirements, Wisconsin’s election for state Supreme Court proceeded with few changes. In-person voting was held, and absentee voter requirements were largely the same (though at record high […]

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Gov. Evers Issues Safer At Home Order

This morning, Gov. Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12, the “Safer at Home” order, directing all individuals in Wisconsin to stay at home, limiting non-essential travel, and ceasing all non-essential business operations. The order is effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 24 through Friday, April 24. The order directs all individuals in Wisconsin to stay at […]

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Latest Bills Signed & Vetoed by Gov. Evers (March 2020)

After February floor votes, the Assembly and Senate sent many bills to Gov. Tony Evers for review. In the past several weeks, Gov. Evers has signed into law nearly 80 bills and vetoed several others.   Signed into Law  On Feb. 28, Gov. Evers signed several law enforcement bills, including: AB 633 (Act 105), clarifying […]

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Signed by Governor: Protecting Health Care Professionals, Banning PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foam

After several floor sessions this month and in January, there are many bills awaiting the governor’s review. Gov. Tony Evers recently signed into law several notable bills: SB 310 (2019 Act 101) prohibits the use of firefighting foams that contain intentionally added PFAS in training, unless the testing facility has appropriate containment and treatment measures. […]

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Gov. Evers Letter Lays Out Legislative Priorities

On Jan. 9, Gov. Tony Evers laid out his priorities to the Legislature for the remainder of the 2019-20 session. In a letter to legislative leadership, Evers assigned them “homework” of several bills to pass before adjournment. The letter asks the legislature to act on: Capping insulin prices. “Dark store” legislation that failed to pass […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Second State of the State Address

Gov. Tony Evers gave his second State of the State address on Jan. 22. In his speech, the Governor highlighted what he saw as successes in 2019, including several bipartisan bills signed into law, creation of a task force on climate change, and investments in transportation, education, and a middle class tax cut in the […]

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Latest Bills Signed & Vetoed by Gov. Evers

After the Legislature met for floor sessions in early November, Gov. Tony Evers signed almost 50 new bills into law. Gov. Evers also vetoed several bills that the Legislature had passed and sent to him for review.   Signed Into Law  Critical infrastructure: On Nov. 20, Gov. Evers signed into law as 2019 Act 33 […]

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Gov. Evers Calls Special Session on Gun Reform

On Oct. 21, Gov. Tony Evers issued Executive Order #54, calling for a special session of the Legislature on Nov. 7 to address gun violence. The executive order directs the legislature to consider two bills: a “red-flag” law and universal background check requirements. LRB 4383/LRB 4700, authored by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and Sen. Lena […]

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Gov. Evers Creates Climate Change Task Force

On Oct. 17, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #52, creating a Task Force on Climate Change. The task force is charged with advising the governor in developing a strategy on climate change by: Evaluating the science surrounding the impacts of climate change on Wisconsin citizens and the environment. Reviewing actions on climate change already […]

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Gov. Evers Urges Congress to Act on PFAS

On Sept. 18, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers joined a bipartisan group of 14 other governors in asking congressional armed services committees to include several provisions related to PFAS in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are manufactured chemicals that are found in many everyday products, including nonstick pans, cleaning products, paints, […]

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