Session in Review: Wisconsin Legislature 2023-24

The Wisconsin Legislature stands adjourned for the 2023-24 session and is not expected to reconvene until January 2025. This session, Gov. Tony Evers (D) signed 272 bills into law and vetoed 73 others. He also issued partial vetoes to the state budget and three other spending-related laws. With adjournment, all bills introduced this session have […]

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Senate Floor Session: March 12, 2024

The Wisconsin Senate met March 12, 2024. See the floor calendar here. We anticipate that this was the Senate‚Äôs final day of floor votes for the 2023-24 legislative session. The Assembly voted to adjourn the session at the conclusion of its last scheduled floor day on February 22. The Legislature is not expected to reconvene […]

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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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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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Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: January 16, 2024

Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met January 16 to vote on bills, resolutions, and executive appointments. Also this month, the Assembly met January 18 and 25. This was the first floor day of the new year, and January will be one of the last regular floor periods of the 2023-24 legislative session. The Assembly […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Six Bills Into Law, Totaling 39 This Session

Since his last bill-signing announcement in early August, Gov. Evers (D) has signed six more bills into law, bringing the total number of new laws enacted so far this session to 39. Several other bills have passed both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature are ready to be presented to Gov. Evers for his review. Per […]

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Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions: November 7 (Education, Natural Resources, Death Reporting Standards)

Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met November 7 to vote on bills, resolutions, and executive appointments. Visit the links for coverage of the November 9 and November 14 floor days. Senate (floor calendar) The Senate passed 16 bills and five resolutions. The Senate approved six bills recommended by the 2022 Study Committee on Uniform […]

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Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions: September 12 and 14

After a quiet summer following passage of the 2023-25 state budget, the Wisconsin Legislature resumed regular committee and floor activities in early September. The Assembly and Senate are each expected to hold several floor days in October and November and again over the first few months of 2024 before adjourning the 2023-24 session. See this […]

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Assembly Floor Session: June 21

The Assembly met June 21 (floor calendar) to vote on bills and resolutions. The Assembly passed 15 bills in total, including a bill addressing reading instruction in K-12 schools and creating an early literacy assessment and intervention program. The Joint Finance Committee set aside $50 million in the state budget to implement this program. Notably, […]

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Joint Finance Committee Budget Votes: June 8, 13, 15

The Joint Committee on Finance (Joint Finance Committee or JFC) of the Wisconsin Legislature has nearly completed its work on the 2023-25 state budget. This article reviews notable provisions adopted by JFC during its three most recent meetings, affecting nine major state agencies. JFC is expected to hold its final budget session later today, June […]

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