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The Kids are Alright: The “Bathroom Bill” Regulating Restroom Use in Schools Isn’t

November 22, 2015 by Sue Breckenridge On November 2, 2015, the US Department of Education ruled that Palatine High School District 211 has been discriminating against a female student on the basis of her sex. The Department determined that the school district is in violation of Title IX and is in violation of federal law for denying a student access to […]

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Retired Milwaukee Public School Teacher Sheila Plotkin testifies on AB1

“You’ll use the failures you engineered to justify an education-by-exclusion system at taxpayer expense. That is as transparent as it is dishonest.” – Testimony by Sheila Plotkin at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Public Hearing on AB 1, January 14, 2015.   January 16, 2016, By Sheila Plotkin Testimony by Sheila Plotkin at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee […]

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Milwaukee public school teacher Amy Mizialko testifies on AB1

“I’ve heard folks here today express their concern that our students are falling through the cracks. I would submit to you that the children of Milwaukee have been forced through the cracks.” — Testimony by Amy Mizialko at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Public Hearing on AB 1, January 14, 2015.   January 16, 2016, […]

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Wisconsin Pushing for Slave-Wage Labor Force

– March 6, 2014 by Nicole Desautels Citizens showed up in droves March 3 to testify against SB 626, an anti-living wage bill introduced by Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and co-sponsored by Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). The bill prohibits living wage ordinances in any city, village, town or county which receives state funds. Highlights […]

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High Capacity Well Deregulation Bill Scheduled for Quick Hearing

January 29, 2014  by Rebecca Kemble A bill that would make it easier for large agribusiness, mega-sized dairies known as CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), frac sand mining companies and anyone else who wants to exploit Wisconsin’s groundwater for financial gain to obtain a permit for high capacity wells has just been scheduled for a […]

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Ashland County Passes New Metallic Mining Zoning Ordinance 18 to 1; Iron County to Follow

June 20, 2013 by Barbara With Ashland County Board passed a strict new Metallic Mining Ordinance today on a vote of 18 to 1. Read a first draft of a new metallic mining zoning ordinance here. Board member Charles Ortman indicated that the new ordinance was a collaborative effort on the part of the board, […]

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Wednesday, February 20

The Senate will also be meeting at 12:00 PM. Committee on Urban and Local Affairs Committee Members 10:00 AM 300 Northeast Informational Hearing The Committee Chair has invited representatives from the following organizations to present their respective 2013-14 legislative agenda: The Wisconsin Counties Association The Wisconsin Towns Association The League of Wisconsin Municipalities Invited speakers […]

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Thursday, February 7

Committee on Housing and Real Estate Committee Members 10:00 AM 415 Northwest Informational Hearing Informational Hearing on the Housing Market in Wisconsin Invited speakers only. Invitees include the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Wisconsin Housing Alliance, Wisconsin Builders Association, and Wisconsin Realtors Association. Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs Committee […]

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Tuesday, February 5

Committee on Consumer Protection Committee Members 10:00 AM 300 Northeast Informational Hearing The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection will provide an overview of the agency for the committee members. Invited speakers only. No public testimony will be taken during this informational hearing. Committee on Workforce Development Committee Members 10:00 AM 415 Northwest Informational […]

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Tuesday, January 29

Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform Committee Members 1:00 PM 400 Southeast Informational Hearing Informational Hearing on the Strategic Energy Assessment, Electric Reliability, and Renewable Portfolio Standard Compliance Invited speakers only. Invitees include Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Utilities Association, American Transmission Company, Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group, Cooperative Network, Dairyland Power, Citizens […]

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