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Chris Kapenga

Mar 8, 2022

Senate gavels in, gavels out of Evers’ surplus session

Senate Republicans ended a special session Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called to approve his plan to send taxpayers $150 refunds Tuesday before it even began.

Jan 18, 2022

Wisconsin Republicans seek to tighten unemployment benefits

Wisconsin Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday that would tighten eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage, saying the bills are designed to help alleviate what they maintain is a crippling labor shortage in the state.

Dec 28, 2021

Evers to deliver State of the State address in Capitol again

Gov. Tony Evers plans to deliver the annual State of the State address in the Capitol building again.

Jan 5, 2021

Fast-tracked bill would shelter businesses from lawsuits over COVID-19

State lawmakers moved on Tuesday to advance a bill that would provide businesses with nearly blanket protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits and prevent employers from being able to require that their employees obtain a vaccination against the virus.

Sep 3, 2020

Draft bill would shield Wis. firms from ‘frivolous’ COVID-19 lawsuits

A draft bill being circulated in the state Legislature would shield Wisconsin employers from lawsuits if their workers catch COVID-19 on the job.

Jul 7, 2020

Wisconsin won’t name businesses with COVID-19 cases

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is retreating from its original plans to name businesses and other places where there have been at least two confirmed cases of the coronavirus after businesses groups and Republican lawmakers came out as opposed to the idea.

Feb 5, 2020

Critics complain bill could block new occupational licensing

Lawmakers are advancing so-called sunrise review bills that would require newly proposed occupational certifications to first undergo an audit before being instituted.

Jan 24, 2020

BLURRED LINES: Architects fight bill to remain distinct from interior designers

Legislation intended to give interior designers authority to sign off on plans for some projects is drawing the ire of architects who fear it could blur the line between the two professions.

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.

Sep 17, 2019

Republican Fitzgerald running for Congress in Wisconsin (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is running for Congress to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner.

Sep 12, 2019

Republican Vukmir decides against run for Congress (UPDATE)

The sons of two former Republican rivals are considering running for the same Wisconsin congressional seat.

Sep 6, 2019

State lawmakers urge Trump to reinstate federal PLA ban

Two GOP state lawmakers this week sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to undo Obama-era rules allowing governments to mandate union labor agreements on federally backed projects.


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