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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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Wisconsin Tribal Members Speak Out on Mining Bill

January 25, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 a joint hearing of the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly mining committees was held in Madison as the one and only opportunity for the public to weigh in on a controversial mining bill being rushed through the legislature. The hearing was announced just four […]

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Republican Mining Bill Ignores the Truth of Wisconsin’s Mining History

January 19, 2013 by Barbara With Wisconsin Republicans have finally released their next version of a mining bill, waiting until late Friday afternoon to do so. The only public hearing on the bill will be held in Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a small hearing room at the Capitol in Madison. Critics of the bill, […]

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Thursday, December 6

Select Committee on Mining Committee Members 10:00 AM 411 South State Capitol Public Committee Meeting Wisconsin’s Mining Regulations The committee will meet in open session to discuss legislative changes to Wisconsin’s mining regulations.

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Wednesday, December 5

Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs and the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities Members of the Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs Members of the Committee on Energy and Utilities 10:00 AM 411 South State Capitol Joint Public Hearing Clearinghouse Rule 12-042 Relating to adoption of […]

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Wednesday, April 25

Committee on Natural Resources Committee Members 9:30 AM 417 North (GAR Hall) State Capitol Public Hearing The committee will receive only invited testimony from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Clearinghouse Rule 11-049 Relating to commercial fishing in outlying waters. Clearinghouse Rule 11-050 Relating to various changes relating to snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

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Law Passes Threatening Abortion Providers with Felony

Madison – March 16, 2012 A bill dictating how a woman consults with her doctor when seeking an abortion passed in the Wisconsin Assembly yesterday. Dramatically titled the ‘Coercion and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act’, SB 306 was co-authored by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh). As Rebecca Kemble noted in her recent […]

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War on Women – and Reality – Advances With Repeal of Healthy Youth Act

In the dead of night, the Wisconsin Assembly passed SB 237, a bill that restricts teenagers’ access to medically accurate information about human sexuality. The bill would destroy what some characterize as the “gold standard” for human sexuality education in public schools by eliminating all references to contraception, and requires schools to teach that abstinence […]

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Large, Diverse Crowd Turns Out to Denounce Walker’s Policies

Madison — The crowd swelled to an estimated 65,000 on Saturday as citizens from across the state gathered on the Capitol Square to condemn Governor Scott Walker for his year of assault on all that Wisconsinites hold dear: Workers rights, education, healthcare, the environment, First Amendment rights, voters rights, public safety, women’s reproductive rights, human […]

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