Stories tagged: "Sen. LaTonya Johnson"


From left: Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse), Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), and Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) testify before the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on Thursday in support of a bill that bars charging minors with prostitution and instead provides resources to them as sex trafficking survivors. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
‘Safe Harbor’ Bill Aimed at Protecting Young Victims of Sex Trafficking Gaining Momentum

Sponsors are confident bipartisan the proposal, which would expand protections for child sex trafficking victims, will win enough votes to become law.

Wisconsin Education Association Council President Ron "Duff" Martin says bills that Republicans claim would ban critical race theory in Wisconsin schools would only serve to whitewash history, including that of his own family. (Screenshot/Zoom)
‘It’s Part of Who I Am’: Education Advocates Slam Bills That Would Whitewash History Classes

Sponsors say discussions of institutional racism and implicit bias will make white people feel bad.

Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) speaks ahead of the Wisconsin Senate's vote to pass the 2021-23 state budget. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Faced With Billions of New Dollars, GOP Lawmakers Make ‘Minimum Investments’ As Budget Goes to Evers’ Desk

Despite a massive, unexpected surplus, Republican lawmakers opted to spend the vast majority of the money on tax cuts. The ball is now in Evers’ court.

The Legislature's budget-writing committee meets Wednesday for a session during which Republicans on the panel cut funding for lead-pipe removal, workforce development, and upgrades to the state's outdated unemployment system. (Screenshot via WisEye)
Wisconsin Republicans Continue Budget-Cutting Spree, Leaving Lead Pipes and Workforce Training Unaddressed

No lead abatement. No expanded job training. No upgrade to an archaic unemployment system. Republican lawmakers say one-time pandemic relief funds should be used instead.

Joint Finance Democrats, including from left to right, Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) during a press conference before Thursday's hearing pointed out that the Republicans used federal funds to justify cutting requests for additional funds, but those cuts endanger said federal funds. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Republicans Want to Spend Less on Schools Than Evers Proposes, but Doing So Could Cost $1.5 Billion in Federal Aid

Legislators had been warned earlier that the aid from the American Rescue Plan is a supplement for struggling schools, not a substitute for state support.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Republicans Blow $3.4 Billion Hole in Budget, Cut 380 Items Evers Proposed

BadgerCare, legal pot, and more of the governor's proposals killed after Republican vote.

Wisconsin Women Make the Case Against Trump's Reelection at DNC
Wisconsin Women Make the Case Against Trump’s Reelection at DNC

Convention event promotes Biden plans to improve pay, child care, health care, and end GOP obstruction of Violence Against Women Act.