December 10, 2015

Wisconsin State Journal December 10, 2015 by DEAN MOSIMAN A proposal by state Republican lawmakers to enhance property owners’ rights would devastate historic preservation efforts in Madison and across the state, critics say. A sweeping bill by Rep. Rob Brooks, R-Saukville, and Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, would prohibit municipalities from designating …

November 28, 2015

Convenience Store and Fuel News November 25, 2015 By Thomas A. Briant The local regulatory movement against tobacco products began some 26 years ago in 1989 when the city council of White Bear Lake, Minn., became the first city in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes through vending machines. …

November 17, 2015

In November 2014, we posted our state preemption predictions for the 2015 legislative sessions. We based our predictions on the history of state preemption strategy and on trends in preemption legislation filed or adopted in 2014 and earlier. We also considered past experience with industry lobbyists and front groups, as …

August 10, 2015

Wisconsin State Journal August 7, 2015 By Ed Treleven A state appeals court on Thursday agreed with a Dane County judge who ruled last year that a Madison city policy banning guns on city buses does not violate Wisconsin’s concealed carry law. Wisconsin Carry, a gun rights group, contended that …

May 26, 2015

NBC15 May 26, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C.:–President Obama recently announced new regulations for hydralic fraturing—otherwise known as fracking. They require companies to disclose what’s actually in the chemicals they use among other standards. But one congressman says those regulation dont go far enough—he wants to ban fracking on all public land. …