Stories tagged: "Rep. Jim Steineke"

Top (from left): Rice Lake Police Chief Stephen Roux; Fred Royal, president of the Milwaukee NAACP; and Tory Lowe, Milwaukee-based advocate for victims of injustices.

Bottom (from left): Damond Boatwright, regional president of hospital operations for SSM Health Wisconsin; Tony Gonzalez, founder and co-chair of Toward One Wausau; Linda Fair, an academic adviser at Blackhawk Technical College; and Ted Neitzke, CEO of Oshkosh-based education service agency CESA 6. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Racial Disparities Task Force Members Hopeful for Action, But There Aren’t Any Proposals Yet

Spokeswoman says the group is on “an aggressive pace,” months after the Assembly Speaker dismissed pleas for immediate action.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) takes questions by speakerphone from reporters on March 25 about the coronavirus outbreak, the "Safer at Home" order, and concerns about the upcoming April 7 election. (Courtesy: WisconsinEye)
Vos Admits, ‘Obviously, What We’re Doing Now as a State Isn’t Working’

State Assembly Speaker indicates the Legislature could meet for the first time in more than six months, could support a COVID-19 relief bill.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) addresses the media at the Capitol Aug. 31, 2020, with other lawmakers, activists, and community organizers. The group was gathered to call out Republicans to act on the governor's package of police reform bills. That did not happen. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Racial Disparities Task Force Created After Jacob Blake Shooting Is Finally Meeting This Week

Task force created as alternative to GOP-led Legislature meeting to pass Governor’s package of police reform bills.

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)
Assembly Dem Agrees to Co-Chair Task Force on Race After GOP Refuse to Act on Bills

Goal to have bipartisan package of bills ready for start of next legislative session in January.

Crowded school hallway.
‘It Added No Value’: State Superintendents Slam GOP Letter as an Effort to Shift Blame

Dozens of Republican legislators who control the bulk of public school funding lean on schools to open up despite COVID concerns.

Image of a letter from dozens of Republican state legislators asking an unknown number of school superintendents to resume in-person instruction despite concerns about the coronavirus outbreak that has killed nearly 1,000 people in Wisconsin.
Read the Letter GOP Legislators Sent to Superintendents Pressuring Them to Reopen Schools

Lawmakers who have power over nearly half of public education funds suggest “opening your doors” to all students.

President Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on August 2, 2018. (Evan El-Amin /
Trump’s Call to Delay Election Meets Swift Bipartisan Backlash in Wisconsin

Trump receives bipartisan backlash for suggesting presidential election be delayed.