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Jon Erpenbach

Dec 8, 2021

Longtime Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Erpenbach retires

Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, who has been in the state Senate since 1999 and is a member of the Legislature's powerful budget-writing committee, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a seventh term next year.

Feb 10, 2021

Panel moves ahead with proposal to exempt PPP loans from state taxes

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee gave approval on Wednesday to a policy forgiving state taxes on Paycheck Protection Program loans, a step that comes in response to many businesses' fears about the possibility of surprise bills this spring.

Jan 12, 2021

Evers welcomes COVID bill that would extend liability protections

Wisconsin's State Senate move forward on Tuesday with a revised COVID-19 relief bill in attempt at reaching a compromise with Gov. Tony Evers and shielding businesses from lawsuits over their handling of the virus.

May 14, 2019

Budget panel OKs Evers’ plan for clean-water borrowing (UPDATE)

The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to consider Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to authorize more borrowing for clean-water projects.

Mar 16, 2018

Personality conflict puts Walker priorities in peril

Personality clashes and policy differences among the Republicans who control the Legislature are putting Gov. Scott Walker's priorities in peril with the session scheduled to end next week.

Sep 12, 2017

Senate OKs $3 billion for Foxconn, Assembly up next on Thursday (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Senate was poised to approve nearly $3 billion in cash payments for the Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group on Tuesday, providing an unprecedented incentive package for the electronics company to build a flat-screen factory in the state.

Jul 25, 2017

Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant (UPDATE)

Concerns are increasing among lawmakers and others in Wisconsin over what incentives the state may offer to become the first U.S. home of the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn.

Dec 2, 2014

Democratic leader picks finance committee members

Wisconsin Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling has chosen Lena Taylor and Jon Erpenbach to serve on the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.

Jan 14, 2014

Senate approves $217K claim for J & L Steel (UPDATE)

The state Senate voted Tuesday to pay $217,499 to a Hudson steel company whose CEO donated to the Republican senator who introduced the bill to provide the money.

Mar 13, 2012

Bill to do away with highway cost comparisons stalls (UPDATE)

A bill that would eliminate the need for the state to conduct a cost comparison of highway project engineering work took an unexpected turn in the Senate Tuesday evening.

Jan 18, 2012

Democrat Falk launches campaign for governor (UPDATE)

A longtime Democratic office-holder and former candidate for governor and attorney general in Wisconsin announced Wednesday that she would run against Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election.

Nov 11, 2011

Timing key to recall effort

Did Democrats make a mistake in opting for an early effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker?


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