Ald. Jonathan Hansen is attempting to win his uncle's Senate seat, but he shouldn’t be confused with politicians who ride the coattails of family members into politics.
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State Rep. Chris Taylor, whose Assembly seat is one of three in Risser's district, said in a separate announcement she will not be seeking re-election to the Assembly "or any other legislative seat in 2020."
Assembly Republicans early Friday morning voted to amend a bill to include language that aims to combat PFAS contamination before quickly adjourning their last floor period of the year
Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, acknowledged the legislation does not reach the level of action he sought, but added the bill was a positive step in the right direction.
Opposition from some state industry groups could present challenges for comprehensive bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing hazardous chemicals in ground water and air pollution — which already faces the Legislature's rapidly approaching adjournment.
The new bill would allocate $7.7 million over the biennium toward efforts to slow contamination and clean up polluted areas.
Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, said she plans to run for his seat, and others are considering a run.
Sen. Mark Miller is the second Senate Democrat to announce his retirement this year.
Hansen, 72, said "as much as it has become a cliché in politics, I truly am retiring to spend more time with my family."
Officials have said they plan to reconvene the Transportation Projects Commission, which recommends the state's largest road projects.
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Ale Asylum’s small batch Stray Forth joins a sizzling summer market for alcoholic bubbly water. Hard seltzer sales have grown by 200% over the past year.
The measure faces major obstacles given that the GOP controls both the state Senate and Assembly.
The bill, which would implement a nonpartisan redistricting process in Wisconsin, has the support of three Republican lawmakers. But it faces an uphill battle in the full Legislature this session.
If Republicans support Evers' plan it may signal a shift in awareness about pollution after years of environmental deregulation.
If the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature refuses once again to consider a statewide referendum, there could be only one reason why: They like getting all those unregulated corporate donations.
Assembly Democrats on Tuesday laid out a set of proposals they say would restore principles of democracy undermined by the Legislature's Republican majority.
Madison is among places where hazardous compounds from military bases and factories are ending up in drinking water and fish tissue.
The measure is set for a hearing in the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance committee Wednesday morning.
The Foxconn deal is harmful to taxpayers and will do nothing to help the vast majority of struggling families and communities around the state.
In a meandering speech that touched on tax cuts, Obamacare, Harley-Davidson, the U.S. Supreme Court and tariffs, Trump praised Walker for closing the deal to bring Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to Wisconsin.
Wisconsin could offer paper company Kimberly-Clark tax incentives similar to the ones given to electronics manufacturer Foxconn under a bill approved Thursday evening by the state Assembly.
"We’d be willing to match for keeping these jobs at Kimberly-Clark and, for that matter, other major paper companies in the state, if you’re talking about significant opportunities to keep and grow jobs in the state," Walker told reporters in Madison. "We’re willing to do that, but we want it based on jobs."