February 7, 2018

The Column, Andy Birkey, February 5, 2018- South Dakota Republican lawmakers in South Dakota have introduced legislation aimed at preventing gender identity and transgender issues from being discussed in the state’s schools, the Argus Leader reports: South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider what students should be taught about gender identity …

January 16, 2018

ThinkProgress, Casey Quinlan, January 11, 2018- Wisconsin is considering a bill that would prevent local governments from enacting worker-friendly ordinances relating to overtime, discrimination, benefits, and wages. On Wednesday, the Senate held a public hearing on the GOP-backed bill. The bill, Senate Bill 634, would prevent local municipalities in Wisconsin from increasing the minimum wage, …

December 4, 2017

Wisconsin State Journal, Dean Mosiman and Chris Rickert, December 2, 2017- Republican state lawmakers are pushing legislation that would bar Madison, Dane County and other local governments from setting employment rules that differ from state law, including ones that set a higher minimum wage for contracted government workers. “Forcing employers …

October 11, 2017

Wisconsin Radio Network, Andrew Beckett, October 9, 2017- Legislation that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Wisconsin has been scheduled for a public hearing at the state Capitol. The bill, introduced by Republican state Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), is set to go before the Senate’s Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee on …