The Capital Times held a forum last night for the seven Democratic candidates running to represent Wisconsin’s 76th Assembly District. The incumbent, state representative Chris Taylor, is leaving the seat to serve on the Dane County Circuit Court. The 76th Assembly District contains the northeast parts of Madison, including the Truax Air Force Base. In […]
Picture by SBJ04769 on Unsplash. “Do not close out of your system, do not close your laptop, don’t touch anything.” That’s the sound of the Wisconsin Assembly convening virtually to pass a COVID-19 relief bill today. The bill aims to address the pandemic’s impact on education, agriculture, and many other aspects of Wisconsin’s […]
This afternoon the state assembly approved a rule change allowing Republicans unlimited attempts to override vetoes from the governor. That’s a change from the old rules, when the Assembly only had one chance to override a veto. Democrats voted against the proposal and called it a power grab. They say the change allows Republicans to […]
Today the State Senate passed a resolution supporting the placement of F-35 fighter jets at the Truax Air Force Base in northeast Madison. The resolution was sponsored by sixteen Republican lawmakers, but just one Democrat signed on to the measure: Senator Mark Miller, who represents suburbs east of Madison and whose district contains Truax Air […]
The State Assembly passed another bill today targeting women’s health care. This bill would prevent state health insurance programs from paying for abortions for state workers. Those who oppose the bill say it puts women’s lives in danger. The bill, authored Republican Rep. André Jacque, R-De Pere, is still waiting on action from the Senate. […]
MADISON (WORT) — The Wisconsin Assembly’s Labor Committee heard nearly 12 hours of public comment on proposed right-to-work legislation Monday. Despite the vast majority of testimony being in opposition to the bill, Wisconsin could be a right-to-work state by the end of the week.