Two Democratic state lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to help combat student loan debt for beginning farmers.
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Two state legislators will host a listening session to discuss accessibility of high-speed internet in rural communities.
Area legislators are split along party lines in their support for the 2019-21 state budget approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature last week.
Beloit Turner High School on Monday got a $25,000 grant to expand its fabrication laboratory and a visit from Gov. Tony Evers, who praised the school district's project during the state's "Fab Lab Day."
Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag told the state Joint Finance Committee on Friday he is encouraged by several funding proposals in Gov. Tony Evers’ 2019-21 state budget.
Reactions to Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to decriminalize marijuana and legalize it for medical use are mixed among area legislators, with opinions split mostly along party lines.
Two local legislators have jointly proposed a constitutional amendment limiting the scope of lame duck sessions, which occurs after the November election and before officials are sworn into office.
State Rep. Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, has been re-elected as Assembly Democratic Caucus chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session.
Several local lawmakers have stiffened their support for legalizing marijuana following the Tuesday passage of all marijuana advisory referendums statewide, including Rock County.