Photo by diegoparra on Pixabay. Today the Wisconsin state senate considered a slate of bills, from legalizing paddlewheel raffles, requiring the national anthem at state sports arenas, to a handful of election related legislation. Also on the docket were five police reform bills which, according to the Associated Press, are the legislature’s first passed bills […]
Today, Republicans in the state legislature gave a nod to a bill permitting conversion therapy for LGBTQ Wisconsinites. The practice has been under review by the state’s Department of Safety and Professional Standards, which sets rules for ‘professional conduct’ of therapists and counselors. Under Senate Bill 31, the department would be barred from penalizing those who […]
Last week, three state lawmakers put forward a bipartisan package of police reform bills. The package would, among other things, overhaul the state’s use of force reporting procedures and institute a new level of community control over the Madison and Milwaukee Police and Fire Commissions. For more on the recommendations, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke […]
Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order yesterday that will beef up the State’s diversity training. “I want to make clear that my administration and I are committed to making Wisconsin more equitable, just, and inclusive place for everyone,” says Evers. “We need to make sure that everyone’s voices are heard and our shared values […]
In this episode of the 8 O’clock Buzz, ExPO edition, Jerome Dillard talks about voting rights of ex-incarcerated individuals with state Senator Lena Taylor and Peggy West from the S.E. Wisconsin ExPO chapter. Unlock the vote is the message of the day!
Milwaukee Democratic Senator Lena Taylor says she won’t quit, even after landing in hot water thanks to a report that says she bullied staff. Surrounded by constituents in Milwaukee today, Taylor defended her staffing decisions, along with her choice of words during a recent altercation with a bank teller. The longtime, outspoken critic of Republican […]