Stories tagged: "Rep. Mark Spreitzer"


Defund Police on MLK Drive in Madison. (Photo by Eric Tadsen)
Who’s Really ‘Defunding the Police’? GOP-Authored Funding Rules.

Declining state aid under Scott Walker left municipalities with tough budget decisions. Police departments have faced cuts.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks during a June 22, 2021, Assembly floor session. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Assembly Passes Bills Certain to Face Vetoes; Evers Signs Police Reforms

A busy day at the Capitol as Republicans pass voter restrictions and Evers calls for more police reform despite signing bills.

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.

Wisconsin Elections Commissioner, Republican Dean Knudson, told the Joint Committee on Campaigns and Elections that there was “no credible evidence voter fraud occurred.” 
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Democratic Lawmakers Ditch Republican-Led ‘Sham’ Election Hearing

“I want to let the public know that you have not let the Democrats have the floor.”

Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.

Trump’s “Reconnect” America program has garnered $1.6 billion in funding from Congress to expand broadband. Biden is calling for a $20 billion investment.

Assembly Dems Won't Endorse Member Guilty of Sexual Harassment
Assembly Dems Won’t Endorse Member Guilty of Sexual Harassment

Leaders instead endorse Kristina Shelton, vice president of Green Bay Area School Board.

This Bill Would Give Paid Sick Leave and Hazard Pay to Healthcare Workers
This Bill Would Give Paid Sick Leave and Hazard Pay to Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers support DEM-sponsored bill, citing need for better health care, paid time off in wake of pandemic.