Joint Finance Committee Accepting Public Comment on State Budget
he Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is making its way around the state in an effort to gather public opinion on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 biennial budget. These hearings, as well as a state public comment line, give attorneys and the rest of the public an opportunity to weigh in on important budget issues.
State Bar Prepares for Busy Legislative Budget Session
Gov. Scott Walker introduced the 2015-17 Biennial Budget in the Assembly Chambers on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The 1,839 page bill draft contains $68 billion in spending over the next two years, and includes a number of issues that will be hotly debated by the Legislature.
Attorney Guide to Decoding the 2015-16 Legislative Session
The ability to follow along and watch the Legislature in action has never been easier. State Bar members and citizens can access information in real time and track any legislative action. This article is meant to be a guide, with links for members to follow state government.
Republicans Ride Election Wave to Sizeable Majorities in Assembly and Senate
Republicans in Wisconsin saw major gains with sweeping wins in races for Governor and Attorney General, and retained sizeable majorities in the State Senate and Assembly. Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General-Elect Brad Schimel rode the wave to comfortable statewide victories in their respective races.
State Bar Honors Two Legislators with Scales of Justice Award
The State Bar of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Rep. Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) and Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) are the 2013-2014 recipients of the Scales of Justice award for their outstanding efforts toward increasing citizens' access to justice and improving the administration of Wisconsin's judicial system.