In this November 15th edition we review the City’s budget deliberations and the Fire Chief’s call for a ninth ambulance, a student protest in support of DACA, Governor Tony Evers’ order to promote diversity in state government, and confusion surrounding a Lafayette County resolution some say amounts to a gag order.
A bill passed four years ago made it a felony in Wisconsin to trespass on land owned by energy providers, like oil and gas companies. But a bill passed this month by the state legislature would also criminalize trespassing on land that contains a pipeline. The bill is awaiting Governor Evers’ signature. If the Governor […]
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 […]
The Wisconsin State Senate today voted to fire Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin’s acting Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The vote fell along partisan lines: every Republican in the Senate voted against Pfaff’s confirmation, while every Democrat voted in favor. Governor Tony Evers nominated Pfaff to the position back in December of last year. He’s […]
When a governor calls a special legislative session, it means they want lawmakers to address issues of pressing importance that can’t wait for a regular session. Governor Evers called his first such session today in order to address gun violence in Wisconsin. “Last month I stood with members of our communities, elected officials and law […]
Governor Tony Evers again pushed for Republicans to support gun control legislation today. The call comes as Democratic legislators circulate a bill to create what’s called an extreme risk protection order, also known as a red flag law. The bill would let law enforcement remove guns from people who have been found to be a […]