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Mar 8, 2022

Wisconsin Senate to end with votes on youth prison, schools

The Senate prepared to wrap up Wisconsin's two-year legislative session Tuesday with votes on a bipartisan proposal to build a new juvenile prison and Republican-backed attempts, most likely headed for vetoes, to break up the Milwaukee school district and extend the state's voucher school program.

Oct 20, 2021

Wisconsin Senate approves longer work hours for teenagers

Teenagers would be allowed to work longer hours over the busy summer tourism months in Wisconsin under a bill the state Senate approved on Wednesday.

Apr 15, 2020

Evers signs pandemic relief legislation despite misgivings

The Wisconsin state Senate passed a sweeping coronavirus relief package during a messy virtual session Wednesday and sent the bill on to Gov. Tony Evers to sign.

Jan 21, 2020

Longtime Democratic state senator won’t seek re-election

Another longtime Democratic Wisconsin state senator announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election this fall.

Nov 6, 2019

Senate OKs bill making it a felony to trespass on pipeline projects

A bill that would make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline project earned the state Senate's approval on Tuesday.

Nov 5, 2019

Senate approves putting $100K toward apprenticeship grants (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Senate was moving on Tuesday to approve a bill that would provide apprentices with grants to help pay for gear needed on the job.

Nov 8, 2018

Kimberly-Clark tax break bill to get hearing, vote uncertain

A $100 million tax-break bill designed to keep the paper-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. from closing an Appleton-area plant will get a public hearing in the Legislature, but its chances of being approved remains uncertain.

Sep 24, 2018

Democrats’ Senate hopes rest on farmer, guide, spokeswoman

Tattooed in blue ink around Kriss Marion's right wrist is the Biblical phrase "Be quick to listen."

Feb 27, 2018

Senate panel to tackle wetlands proposals

A panel of Wisconsin Senate lawmakers plan on Wednesday to hear public testimony on a bill calling for changes to the state’s wetland-mitigation rules.

Jan 23, 2018

Senate passes bill to ease lead pipe costs

The state Senate has passed a bill designed to help Wisconsin homeowners cover the cost of replacing lead pipes.

Aug 17, 2017

Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy.

Jun 27, 2017

How the state budget debate boils down

Wisconsin isn't getting its state budget done on time. That's largely because Gov. Scott Walker and the state Senate disagree with the Assembly on how to pay for transportation projects.


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