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Andre Jacque

Feb 28, 2023

Republican lawmakers propose limiting UW tuition increases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican head of the state Assembly’s higher education committee wants to limit future University of Wisconsin tuition increases to no more than the rate of […]

Oct 14, 2021

Wisconsin lawmaker returns to work after bout of COVID-19

A Wisconsin legislator returned to work Thursday for the first time since COVID-19 left him breathing through a ventilator.

Oct 8, 2021

Legislator using walker after COVID, says life is good

Wisconsin state Sen. Andre Jacque said Friday that he's still using a walker after a COVID-19 infection left him on a ventilator, but that he feels better every day.

Sep 22, 2021

Wisconsin lawmaker Jacque out of hospital after COVID-19

Wisconsin state Sen. Andre Jacque was discharged Tuesday after a five-week hospital stay that included being intubated and placed on a ventilator due to pneumonia after contracting COVID-19.

Aug 24, 2021

Wisconsin lawmaker asks for prayers for colleague with COVID

The office of a Wisconsin lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of vaccine and mask mandates declined to update his condition on Tuesday, even as a fellow legislator asked for prayers, saying the state senator was hospitalized with COVID-19-induced pneumonia.

Aug 17, 2021

Wisconsin GOP senator, critic of mask mandates has COVID-19

Republican state Sen. André Jacques, one of the Wisconsin Legislature's most conservative lawmakers and a vocal opponent of mask and vaccine mandates, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was at the hospital on Monday with pneumonia.

Mar 26, 2021

Bill to sanction use of found materials on road projects

State lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would encourage contractors to use materials found on-site for road projects.

Jan 21, 2021

Panel hears testimony on bill to ban mandatory vaccination

Wisconsin lawmakers heard from the public Thursday on legislation that would bar employers from requiring their workers get vaccinated and take other steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 18, 2020

OPINION: Before pumping money into infrastructure, repeal costly Davis-Bacon Act

Federal infrastructure investments can play a key role in establishing jobs and promoting a fuller economic recovery in the aftermath of our nation’s COVID-19 response — if we get the details right.

Jan 16, 2020

Committee advances tax break for apprenticeship tuition

A state Assembly committee gave a favorable recommendation this week to a bill that would give workers and employers a tax break on apprenticeship tuition.

Jan 15, 2020

DSPS policy changes meant to reduce plan review delays

State officials are taking steps meant to ease an acute backlog in requested reviews of commercial-construction plans after delays were a common subject of complaint this past building season.

Oct 18, 2019

Bill would put more money into apprenticeship grants

A bill that would put more money into a grant program for apprentices will be up for a vote before a state senate committee next week.


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