Stories tagged: "Van Wanggaard"


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.

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter flag Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Milwaukee. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Some Wisconsin Democrats Unwilling to Settle for Incremental, Bipartisan Police Reform

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, one lawmaker says moderate change is “not appropriate for this moment in history.”

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Wisconsin Senate Takes First Steps Toward Police Reform Since George Floyd’s Murder

More bills await a vote in both the Senate and Assembly as the state inches toward reforms. The Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday passed four police reform bills, the first legislative action to change law enforcement policy since last year’s mass protests began after the murder of George Floyd by a then-Minneapolis police officer. The bipartisan...

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) stands between Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) during a news briefing following a Feb. 14, 2020 meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyivv, Ukraine. (Shutterstock)
Sen. Ron Johnson Is Still Pushing Dangerous and Unfounded Election Conspiracy Theories

Also, Democrat and Republican strategists talk about common ground in the upcoming Wisconsin budget.