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08
Mar
2016

rebecca-bradley-walkerWisconsin's political landscape was rocked Monday morning by the bombshell revelation that Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote articles as a columnist for the Marquette Tribune mocking the LGBT community and those suffering from AIDS, describing them as "queers", "degenerates" and "murderers".

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08
Mar
2016

rtw-walkoutSen. Kathleen Vinehout writes about the frenetic pace at which bills are moving through the legislative process. Members of the public are working hard to get their voices heard on bills that have real impact on their lives, but this speed coupled with lack of information leads to poor legislative decisions.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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05
Mar
2016

criminals-find-workMADISON - Employment for ex-felons should always be a bi-partisan issue. That’s why I am excited to co-author a bill that will remove barriers that prevent people who have been convicted of a crime from finding work.

Assembly Bill 614 was introduced by Rep. Dave Knudson, passed in the Assembly last month and had a hearing in the Senate this week. This bill will allow a person who has been convicted of a nonviolent crime to apply for a certificate of qualification for employment (CQE).

This certificate removes many sanctions that come with a conviction and can prevent a person from being hired. Unemployment rates for ex-felons can be as high as 60-70% and men with convictions account for about 34% of all nonworking men from ages 25-54. Also, formerly incarcerated people with one year of employment had a 16% recidivism rate over three years compared to 52.3% recidivism in three years among un-employed ex-convicts.

Written by Lena Taylor, State Senator, 4th District   
 
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03
Mar
2016

uwgb-studentRefinancing good enough for Minnesota graduates but not Wisconsin residents. Up to $295 million per year could be lost to state's economy.

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