Stories tagged: "Francesca Hong"


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a press conference before an attempt to override 
Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill to prematurely end the $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Unemployed Wisconsinites Will Keep $300 Boost After Republicans Fail to End It

The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.

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‘$15 is Just a Start’: Wisconsin Residents Push for a Minimum Wage Hike

Wisconsin's minimum wage has been a measly $7.25 for more than a decade. Most state residents say it's time for an increase.

Opportunity Wisconsin’s “Summer is On, No Thanks to Ron” campaign is designed to remind people that at every step towards mitigating the pandemic and helping people and businesses recover, Johnson has stood in opposition. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
COVID Relief Helped, but ‘No Thanks to Ron’ Johnson, RV Tour Aims to Show

Multi-city campaign meant to remind people that no Republicans voted for the billions in help that came to the state from the American Rescue Plan.

Robin Vos, Tyler August, Jim Steineke
Democrats Call Out Toxic, Racist Bullying by GOP Leadership

Republicans blocked Pride Month, Motherhood Month, and Gun Violence Survivor Day resolutions because an Asian lawmaker spoke out against racism, Democrats say.

Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) speaks Thursday about a 12-bill package of police reforms that go farther than bipartisan proposals currently being deliberated in the Legislature. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Enough is Enough’: Dems Introduce More Progressive Police Reform

The new bill package offers an alternative to mild reforms proposed by the bipartisan racial disparities task force.

Representative-elect Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D-Milwaukee) and Representative-elect Francesca Hong (D-Madison) are among the 16 new members of the state Assembly. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Francesca Hong and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez

Hong is the first Asian American elected to the Wisconsin Legislature. Ortiz-Velez will be pushing to legalize medical marijuana to reduce opioid addiction.

Young WI Leaders Turn Out to Encourage Youth Vote at DNC
Young WI Leaders Turn Out to Encourage Youth Vote at DNC

Wisconsin elected officials, Biden’s daughter get out the youth vote.