Stories tagged: "Jim Steineke"

Rep. Jim Steineke speaking
Racial Disparities Task Force Releases 18 Police Reform Recommendations

The recommendations, which carry no legal weight, have an uncertain path to becoming law.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) joins activists and community leaders Aug. 31, 2020, at the Capitol in calling for lawmakers to act on police reform bills. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Several Task Force Members Undeterred After Steineke’s Email Emerges

Citizen members say they remain committed to the work.

Wisconsin  Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) talks to the media Aug. 31, 2020, after Republicans decide not to debate a package of police reform bills. Instead, Republicans are moving forward with a task force that he and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘They Literally Didn’t Want to Do a Thing’: Lawmakers and Activists React to Steineke Email

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: “Can the task force still be seen as legitimate? It’s hard for these legislators to be seen as legitimate right now. This whole thing was a ruse.”

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)
EXCLUSIVE: Email Reveals Real Reason Vos, Republicans Created Racial Disparities Task Force

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke wrote he wanted to “figure out some guardrails,” providing illusion of Republicans being open to reform while making Democrats look bad.

Members of the Senate voted Tuesday, Jan. 12, to pass the COVID-19 relief bill. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Assembly GOP Remains Obstacle to COVID Relief as Evers and Senate Republicans Reach Deal

Speaker Robin Vos says Senate chose to “cave to the governor’s demands” instead of adopting his Assembly’s version of the bill.