legislation Archives

GOP-controlled Wisconsin Assembly votes to break up MPS

February 24, 2022

Milwaukee’s top leaders are responding to a Republican plan to take over Wisconsin’s largest school district. Some lawmakers want to turn the Milwaukee Public School system into several smaller districts. About 200 MPS juniors and seniors spent Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at a career fair focused on trade jobs. “Events like this is what supports… [Read More]

Plan to fund, build $42M Milwaukee juvenile detention center in limbo

February 24, 2022

The Wisconsin Senate unanimously passed legislation to fund and build a new youth detention facility in Milwaukee. It would replace Lincoln Hills Juvenile Prison in northern Wisconsin. Hours before the vote, reporters asked Assembly Speaker Robin Vos if the assembly would vote on the measure this legislative session. “Unlikely, as we look at it, it’s… [Read More]

Milwaukee Common Council approves “I can’t breathe” resolution

June 18, 2020

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the full Common Council voted unanimously in approving a resolution urging the Fire and Police Commission to adopt a policy addressing any “I can’t breathe” plea by an individual who is in police custody. The resolution was introduced by Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II in response to the recent death… [Read More]

Rep. Pasch statement on status of Milwaukee county board legislation

April 29, 2013

Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader Sandy Pasch (D – Shorewood) released the following statement on Wensday, April 17, 2013, regarding Assembly consideration on Assembly Bill 85, which would significantly micromanage the budget and structure of the Milwaukee County Board: “At a time when Wisconsin ranks 44th in the nation, 45th in wage growth, and trails all… [Read More]

Rep. Barnes co-authors redistricting reform legislation

April 22, 2013

State Representative Mandela Barnes on Thursday, April 11, 2013 announced with his 13 fellow freshman democratic representatives a bill to reform the process of legislative boundary redistricting. Current law requires that the majority party in both the Assembly and Senate redraw district boundaries every ten years, taking place after the census. This proposal would create… [Read More]