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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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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Wisconsin Supreme Court Finds State Legislative Maps Unconstitutional, Orders New Maps for 2024

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that the state legislative maps adopted by the same court in April 2022 are unconstitutional. The court issued a decision in Clarke v. WEC on December 22, 2023. The justices of the court voted 4-3 along ideological lines to find that the current maps are unconstitutional and to order […]

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Governor Signs Brewers Stadium Package and 45 Other Bills, Vetoes Six

Since his last bill-signing announcement in mid-November, Gov. Evers (D) has acted on 53 bills, signing 47 into law and vetoing six others.  Per the legislative session calendar, these bills were automatically forwarded to Gov. Evers on November 30. In total, 86 new laws have been enacted so far this session. Both houses of the […]

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Republicans Introduce Revised EV Charging Legislation; Senate Hearing Held

A group of Republican legislators have introduced revised legislation to allow businesses to operate an electric vehicle (EV) charging facility without being regulated as a public utility (AB 846/SB 791) and to create an electric vehicle infrastructure grant program to help pay for new charging stations (AB 847/SB 792). The lead authors of the bills […]

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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 14 (Brewers Stadium, Alcohol Regulation, Special Session Bill, PFAS)

Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature met November 14 to vote on bills, resolutions, and executive appointments. Visit the links for coverage of the November 7 and November 9 floor days. Senate (floor calendar) The Senate passed 26 bills, adopted three resolutions, and confirmed 18 gubernatorial appointees, including several high-profile pieces of legislation. The Senate […]

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