Officials in Gov. Tony Evers' administration told lawmakers on Tuesday that plans to close the state's juvenile prisons ought to be delayed by two years, pushing back the 2021 deadline in state law that the Legislature unanimously approved last year.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers pledged in his State of the State address to clean up drinking water in Wisconsin, promising to work to replace lead pipes throughout the state and improve well-water quality during what he deemed the year of clean drinking water. Here's a look at the extent of water pollution in Wisconsin, how lawmakers are dealing with it and Evers' promise:Read More »
In a sign of how difficult it will to reach a deal on road funding, 52 percent of the respondents to the latest Marquette University Law School pool said they don't support raising gas taxes or fees for that purpose.Read More »
The Wisconsin Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday that would force health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions should Republicans succeed in achieving their long-held goal to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, heading off likely criticism of GOP legislators on the 2020 campaign trail.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers, in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to scale back a corporate-tax credit to pay for reducing income taxes, make sacrifices to find a bipartisan transportation plan and work together to bolster spending for schools.Read More »
New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.
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Contractors well know that governors can shape the regulations their industry is subject to not only by passing legislation but also re-interpreting laws already on the books.
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The knock on divided government is that it leads to gridlock. Witness, for example, the tedious standoff between President Donald Trump and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. Their dispute over money for a border wall has partially shut down the federal government.Read More »