Policy
Wisconsin

Senate Joins Assembly in Passing Special Interest Dental Bill

A little-known but still controversial piece of legislation cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. Known as the dental bill, the measure was the legislative pet project of the Wisconsin Dental Association. The WDA mounted an aggressive lobbying effort, and after failing to pass the bill last session used its sizable political conduit to channel thousands […]

Policy
Wisconsin

Dems Twist Meaning of Judicial Reform in Hearings

Last Wednesday and Thursday, two legislative committees heard testimony about a proposed judicial reform bill designed to show deference to higher court judges and bring more certainty to the legal system. The measure creates an expedited review process for trial court injunctions that suspend or otherwise invalidate state laws. It does not change the judiciary’s […]

Organizations
Wisconsin

Liberal District Attorney Engages in Political Nepotism?

By Brian Sikma Since the Madison protests erupted earlier this year, ongoing complaints about the how the protesters have been handled by law enforcement have become standard fare. Liberal opponents of the Republican legislative agenda have done everything from harassing state lawmakers trying to enter the capitol to pouring beer on the head of another […]