State Bar Supports Funding to Protect Victims
The State Bar of Wisconsin, along with the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, is asking the Joint Committee on Finance to reinstate funding for civil legal services in the biennial budget.
Supreme Court Candidates to Debate on March 22
Seats are still available for the only planned debate between the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The incumbent, Justice Patience Roggensack, and her challenger, attorney Ed Fallone, will debate before a live audience at the State Bar Center.
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.