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Hearing scheduled for Anti-Protester Bill: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:00 AM 330 Southwest

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With The Wisconsin Senate has scheduled a public hearing for SB 386, the Anti-Protester Bill being co-sponsored by five Democrats.  Written by American Petroleum Institute lobbyist Marcus Bentley, SB 386 is based on ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation and makes trespassing on an energy provider’s property/easement or destroying their property […]

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Bewley and other Dems sign onto unconstitutional ALEC anti-protesting bill

September 24, 2019 by Barbara With Sen. Janet Bewley (D-25), along with four other Wisconsin Democrats, have signed on to co-sponsor SB 386, dubbed the “Anti-Protestor Bill.” SB 386 expands on original legislation that was passed in 2015, (which Bewley voted against and which was based on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation) that […]

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The Kids are Alright: The “Bathroom Bill” Regulating Restroom Use in Schools Isn’t

November 22, 2015 by Sue Breckenridge On November 2, 2015, the US Department of Education ruled that Palatine High School District 211 has been discriminating against a female student on the basis of her sex. The Department determined that the school district is in violation of Title IX and is in violation of federal law for denying a student access to […]

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Annual County Conservation Congress Meetings April 13

April 10, 2015 by Barbara With On Monday, April 13, 2015, the annual Spring Conservation Congress hearings will take place across the state. Each hearing—one in each county—begins at 7:00 PM. Citizens concerned about Wisconsin natural resources have an opportunity to provide input by voting on a variety of issues and testifying on proposed rule changes relating to […]

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State-wide Opposition to Mining Bill Grows

February 26, 2013 by Barbara With Yesterday, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe called a press conference to demonstrate growing solidarity against SB1/AB1, the mining bill that would strip control away from local governments and exempt mining companies from having to abide by current air and water standards. Members of a coalition made […]

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Monday, February 25

Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges Committee Members 9:00 AM Executive Session Pursuant to Senate Rule 25 (4) (am), the Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges will vote by paper ballot on the following items: Cruz, Natalie Of Hartland, as a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, to serve for the term ending […]

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Wednesday, February 20

The Senate will also be meeting at 12:00 PM. Committee on Urban and Local Affairs Committee Members 10:00 AM 300 Northeast Informational Hearing The Committee Chair has invited representatives from the following organizations to present their respective 2013-14 legislative agenda: The Wisconsin Counties Association The Wisconsin Towns Association The League of Wisconsin Municipalities Invited speakers […]

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Thursday, February 7

Committee on Housing and Real Estate Committee Members 10:00 AM 415 Northwest Informational Hearing Informational Hearing on the Housing Market in Wisconsin Invited speakers only. Invitees include the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Wisconsin Housing Alliance, Wisconsin Builders Association, and Wisconsin Realtors Association. Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs Committee […]

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Wednesday, February 6

Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining Committee Members 10:00 AM 417 North (GAR Hall) Executive Session Assembly Bill 1 Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. Committee on Workforce Development, […]

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Tuesday, February 5

Committee on Consumer Protection Committee Members 10:00 AM 300 Northeast Informational Hearing The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection will provide an overview of the agency for the committee members. Invited speakers only. No public testimony will be taken during this informational hearing. Committee on Workforce Development Committee Members 10:00 AM 415 Northwest Informational […]

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