DNR to Survey the General Public on Key Issues
March 6, 2013 – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that it will be taking steps to amend its program guidance process in an effort to provide the public with more opportunities to weigh in on important agency decisions.
State Bar Reacts to Governor Walker’s Biennial Budget Proposal
Bolstered by a rare budget surplus and improving tax revenues, Gov. Scott Walker introduced his biennial budget proposal, Assembly Bill 40, last night to the Wisconsin Legislature. While details of the governor’s plan are still emerging, it does contain anumber of items of interest to State Bar members.
Legislature Announces Initiative to Reform Wisconsin Administrative Rules
Feb. 4, 2013 – Now that Governor Walker has released a Small Business Regulatory Review Board report highlighting a total of 218 administrative rule changes and 307 modifications that the governor believes will help relieve the regulatory burden on small business, Assembly leaders have announced their own plan to review all 1,768 chapters of the Administrative Code.
2012 Elections Return Republicans to Majority in Assembly and Senate
Nov. 14, 2012 – Just months after losing control of the state Senate due to recall elections, Senate Republicans will return with the majority in January as a result of winning one open seat and likely retaking a seat lost during the recall election. Senate Republicans were able to win in the 12th Senate District left open by the retirement of Jim Holperin and won the 18th Senate District after challenger Rick Gudex defeated incumbent Senator Jessica King.