Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
The Wisconsin Senate and Assembly are gearing up to meet the first week of November for the second floorperiods of the fall. Gov. Tony Evers has also called the Legislature into special session on Nov. 7 to act on gun reform legislation. In this edition of Political Tidbits:
Marquette University (MU) Law School released its fourth poll of 2019 on Oct. 23. The poll again gauged Wisconsin voter opinions on the candidates in the 2020 Democratic primary for president. The October poll also included measures of voter support for presidential impeachment, opinions on state and national politicians, and overall views on the state and economy.
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.
Sen. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) and Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Mt. Horeb) are reintroducing a bill that would expand Wisconsin's Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The legislators circulated for cosponsorship the new FMLA proposal (LRB 0323) on Oct. 22.
PFAS Update: DNR Board Votes on Scope Statements, Agency Water Recommendations
Proposed regulations of PFAS compounds are continuing to move through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Meanwhile, other agencies have made recommendations to the governor on these PFAS chemicals and other clean water issues.
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