Gov. Scott Walker is signing legislation to close a troubled youth prison in Wisconsin and authorize money for new prisons across the state.
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The Wisconsin Senate wrapped up its two-year session on Tuesday by signing off on bills that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison, provide a $100 per-child tax rebate and lay out $100 million for schools to improve security.Read More »
Republicans who control the Legislature reached deals on Tuesday to approve a $100 million school-safety proposal, a $100 per-child tax rebate and August sales-tax holiday and an $80 million juvenile-justice overhaul to replace the troubled Lincoln Hills prison with smaller prisons.Read More »
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.Read More »
Wisconsin Senate Republicans broke with the state Assembly over a plan to overhaul the state's juvenile-justice system, pursuing a scaled-back proposal on Wednesday that would still close the Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 but would pull back on a proposed $80 million reorganization.Read More »
The Republican leader of the state Senate said Wednesday that changes will be needed to an $80 million overhaul of the state's juvenile-justice system, which the Assembly had passed unanimously and which is a top priority of Gov. Scott Walker's.Read More »
The state Assembly passed a sweeping bipartisan overhaul of Wisconsin's juvenile-justice system on Wednesday, approving a bill that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2021 and authorize $80 million in borrowing for new state and county youth prisons.Read More »