Assembly Floor Session: November 9 (Election Policy)

The Wisconsin Assembly met November 9 and voted to pass 21 bills and four resolutions. Visit the links for coverage of the November 7 and November 14 floor days. In addition to its regular calendar, The Assembly scheduled a special session floor day to consider the governor’s workforce package, which was amended and passed by […]

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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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Senate Floor Session: October 17 (Special Session Bill, Executive Appointments, Other Legislation)

The Wisconsin Senate met once in October for a floor day to vote on bills, resolutions, and executive appointments. See this article for coverage of the Assembly’s October floor days. Also see the regular and special session floor calendars for the day. Special Session Bill and Budget Veto Override Perhaps most notably, the Senate voted […]

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Assembly Floor Sessions: October 12 and 17 (Brewers Stadium Financing, Gender Transition Regulation)

The Wisconsin Assembly met twice in October for floor days to vote on bills and resolutions. See this article for coverage of the Senate’s October floor day. October 12 (floor calendar) The Assembly passed three bills and five resolutions. The three bills were passed along party lines with all Republicans present voting in favor. According […]

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Broad Support for Regulating Nonrecourse Litigation Advances Heard by Assembly Consumer Protection Committee

On October 11, the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 464, a proposal to regulate nonrecourse civil litigation advance payments in Wisconsin. The bill was authored by Rep. Tusler (R-Harrison) and Sen. Wimberger (R-Green Bay). A coalition of the state’s leading business associations testified and registered in support of […]

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Fall 2023 Floor Period: Taxes, Child Care, and Redistricting Emerge as Key Issues

Between the Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers (D), both sides were dissatisfied with aspects of the 2023-25 state budget and are seeking legislation to address those issues. After a quiet summer following passage of the budget, legislators resumed regular committee and floor activities in early September. The Assembly and Senate are each expected […]

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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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Governor, Speaker Create Separate AI Task Forces

Gov. Tony Evers (D) announced an executive order creating the Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence on August 23. The following day, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) announced the formation of four policy task forces, including the Speaker’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. “Artificial intelligence” or “AI” refers to a range of technologies […]

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Protasiewicz Joins Wisconsin Supreme Court as New Majority Asserts Control; Redistricting Lawsuits Filed

Janet Protasiewicz was sworn in as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court on August 1, replacing Justice Patience Roggensack, who did not seek reelection after serving two ten-year terms, including a stint as chief justice from 2015 to 2021. Justice Protasiewicz, previously a judge in Milwaukee County, defeated former Justice Dan Kelly in the […]

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Gov. Evers Acts on 18 Bills, Vetoing Energy Source and Workforce Legislation

Gov. Tony Evers (D) announced August 4 that he had taken action on 18 bills passed by the Wisconsin Legislature, signing eight into law and vetoing ten others. Aside from his partial vetoes of the 2023-25 state budget, these were the first vetoes issued by Gov. Evers in 2023. The new laws, numbered 2023 Wisconsin […]

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