Hamilton Political Tidbits – March 6, 2020

Political Tidbits - March 6, 2020
Hamilton Consulting Group
 March 6, 2020
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
With the Assembly adjourned and the Senate set to meet once more in March, this edition of Political Tidbits looks at what's left for legislators to take up this session. Also in this edition:

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What's Left This Session?

With the Wisconsin Assembly likely adjourned for the 2019-20 legislative session, there are a few items left on the table for the Senate to act on when it meets for the last time at the end of the month.
Latest Bills Signed & Vetoed by Gov. Evers 

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.

More Legislators Announce 2020 Plans - UPDATED

Over the past few weeks, more legislators have begun announcing their plans for the 2020 election cycle. Several legislators are retiring, while others are making the jump from the state legislature to Congress or from the state Assembly to state Senate.
Marquette Poll: Trump's WI Approval Numbers Improve, Sanders Led WI Primary in Poll Before Super Tuesday

Wisconsin's presidential primary will take place on April 7, and the latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll provides a snapshot into how Wisconsin voters are feeling and who they're supporting as the race gets closer. The latest poll, conducted Feb. 19-23, 2020 - before Super Tuesday voting in several states on March 3, asked 1000 registered voters in Wisconsin their opinions on the Democratic candidates and President Donald Trump, as well as state level politicians.
Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Advisory Groups Meet

In accordance with Executive Order 40, issued by Gov. Tony Evers in August 2019, Wisconsin state agencies have convened the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC). The executive order directs the council to develop an action plan due to the governor and legislature by July 1.
WisPAC has convened two sub-advisory groups, which met on March 5.
Court of Appeals Rules on Agency Rulemaking Case

In Applegate-Bader Farm, LLC v. DOR (2018AP1239), the Court of Appeals District IV held that the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) complied with rulemaking procedures in Wis. Stat. Ch. 227 when it promulgated new rules regarding property tax classification.
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