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Steineke Won’t Seek Reelection

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

From …Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, announced today he won’t seek reelection this fall.Steineke, first elected to the Assembly in 2010, has served as majority leader since 2015. He was the assistant majority leader in the 2013-14 session.In a statement, he called serving in the Assembly one of the most rewarding and challenging […]

GOP Lawmakers Take Second Run at Reading Assessment Bill

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

From … Two GOP lawmakers signaled today they will take a second run at legislation that sought to overhaul how elementary schools work with students struggling to read.Gov. Tony Evers in November vetoed SB 454, which would’ve tripled the number of literacy tests young students take. It also would require educators to create a […]

Johnson Formally Announces Reelection Bid

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

From …GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country, today formally announced he would seek reelection to “continue to fight for freedom in the public realm.”Johnson, R-Oshkosh, vowed before his 2016 reelection that he wouldn’t seek a third term. But he hedged on that promise after Dems […]

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 […]

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