Stories tagged: "Assembly Speaker Robin Vos"

Assembly Democrats applaud after Rep. Samba Baldeh (D-Madison) took the oath of office during their virtual inauguration on Monday officiated by Gov. Tony Evers. (Youtube screenshot)
Usually a Bipartisan Celebration, Inauguration Plans Get Caught Up in Pandemic Politics

Assembly Minority Leader says Democrats likely will not attend Monday's ceremony. Meanwhile, state senators came up with compromised, safer inauguration plan.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks during a legislative session April 14, the last time the Assembly met. Members were able to decide whether or not they wore face masks. (RICK WOOD/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL)
Speaker Vos Demands In-Person Assembly Sessions, Despite Putting Members’ Health at Risk

“People all across Wisconsin safely go to work every day and members of the Assembly are capable of doing so as well.”

Gov. Tony Evers declaring a public health emergency due to the coronavirus March 12. On Dec. 21, he called for a compromise bill to address the ongoing pandemic. (Photo by Andy Manis)
With a Congressional Deal Done, Evers Proposes Compromise Bill for State Relief

Governor outlines areas of likely agreement, but also spells out measures where GOP has “no appetite” to provide relief.

Cee and Peov Khuy of Madison are the parents of four children (left to right): Ellie, 4; Dominic, 6; Cameron, 11; and Mikayla, 13. The parents now juggle their full-time jobs and virtual learning for three of their children. Virtual learning can be challenging for parents and is one of the additional pandemic costs impacting public school districts. (Photo provided by Cee Khuy)
School Districts Will Not Recover From COVID Crisis in 2021 Without Funding Help

Already-stretched budgets are breaking from new expenses, and now Republicans may rub salt in the wounds.

Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jabs to Clinical Lead of Outpatient Theatres, Andrew Mencnarowski at the Western General Hospital on the first day of the largest immunization program in the UK's history on Dec. 8 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - Pool / Getty Images)
Wisconsin Republicans Again Demand Control Over Vaccine Distribution and COVID-19 Aid

Evers: ‘Doesn’t even pass the smell test’

Gov. Tony Evers calls for unity and working together during a streamed address Nov. 10. (Screenshot)
Evers Asks For Federal Aid, Vaccine Priority Because State Republicans Won’t Help

“The federal government’s gotta step to the plate,” Evers says.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, center (R-Rochester) addresses the media along with Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) and Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) after protesters took down two statues June 23 on the grounds of the Capitol Square. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Vos Defends $53,000 Salary Despite the Fact Legislature Hasn’t Met in Seven Months

The state’s most powerful Republican also says “it’s way too early to tell” if President-elect Joe Biden won the election, which he won.