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Bernier Won’t Seek Reelection

Friday, January 7th, 2022

From …State Sen. Kathy Bernier, a former county clerk who has chided her GOP colleagues for spreading disinformation about the 2020 election, announced today she won’t seek reelection this fall.Bernier, who turns 66 in April, said in a statement she has been contemplating her decision for some time.Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman called […]

Duffy Won’t Run for Governor

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

From …Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy said this morning he won’t run for guv or U.S. Senate this fall.Appearing on Jay Weber’s talk show on WISN-AM, Duffy left the door open to running in the future. At the end of September, Duffy still had nearly $2.2 million in his federal campaign account.“If an opportunity […]

Rep. Meyers Will Not Seek Reelection

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

From … Dem Rep. Beth Meyers announced today she won’t seek reelection this fall, telling she’s ready for new “adventures and new opportunities” after 13 years in public office.Meyers, 62, was elected to her northern Wisconsin district in 2014 and has served as minority caucus secretary since 2015. Before that, she served five […]

SAA Opposes Assembly Bill 495

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

The SAA registered its opposition to Assembly Bill 495, relating to possession of a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds by a person with a license to carry a concealed weapon, at a public hearing today before the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.  If you should have any questions or comments […]

Assembly Dems Choose Neubauer, Haywood to Lead Caucus

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

From …Ahead of her election as Assembly Minority Leader, Greta Neubauer told her Dem colleagues Republicans are losing ground in Wisconsin and can only win by sowing division.Neubauer was unopposed today to succeed Gordon Hintz when the Oshkosh Dem steps down as minority leader Jan. 10. Assembly Dems also elected Kalan Haywood, D-Milwaukee, to […]

The Redistricting Maps Before the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

In the past several months, SAA members have raised many questions about redistricting and the impact that new legislative/congressional district maps will have on Wisconsin’s political landscape.  I have grown to appreciate the informative work of Craig Gilbert (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) on redistricting and the geographic distribution of the vote in Wisconsin.  Yesterday, he posted […]

Vos: Session May Run Longer Waiting on Election Review

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

From …Speaker Robin Vos told today the Assembly could be in later than usual this session to give former Justice Michael Gableman more time to wrap up a 2020 election review so lawmakers can incorporate his findings when writing new bills.The Rochester Republican, in a year-end interview, sought to blame Dems for a […]

Wisconsin Under 18 Population Declines Over the Past Decade

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

From … Wisconsin’s population of those under 18 fell by 4.3 percent over the past decade, more than double the decline over the previous 10-year period, according to a new study.The nonpartisan Forward Analytics concluded in its new report that the trend will exacerbate some issues, including the state’s struggle to find an adequate […]

Thiesfeldt Not Seeking Reelection

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

From …GOP state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt announced he will not seek reelection in 2022.Thiesfeldt was first elected to the 52nd AD in 2010 and serves as chair of the Assembly Education Committee.In a statement, the Fond du Lac Republican said he plans to serve out the remainder of his term and then move on […]

Post-secondary CRT Ban Clears Assembly Committee

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

From … Dems say a Republican-backed bill to ban race and sex stereotyping in instruction or training provided to students or employees in UW System schools and Wisconsin technical colleges would limit free speech and academic freedom.Republicans in an Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee hearing today in a 10-4 party line vote approved AB […]

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