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Special election: Democrats flip state Senate seat; GOP retains Assembly seat

The results of Tuesday’s special election are in: Democrat Caleb Frostman defeated Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) for the 1st Senate District seat vacated by former Sen. Frank Lasee (R).  Republican Jon Plumer defeated Ann Groves Lloyd for the 42nd Assembly seat vacated by former Rep. Keith Ripp (R). They will hold office until they run again for the same seats this November. Whoever wins in November will take office in January 2019. Both seats were vacated when Lasee and Ripp took jobs with Gov. Walker’s administration.  Continue reading Special election: Democrats flip state Senate seat; GOP retains Assembly seat

Special election field set for two state legislative seats

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

State Rep. Andre Jacque (pictured) defeated Alex Renard in the 1st Senate District primary, which includes the Door County peninsula. He will face Democrat Caleb Frostman in the June 12 general election.

If Jacque wins the seat, Republicans would hold a three-vote margin in the Senate should it convene again to vote this year. If Frostman wins, the margin would be down to two votes. The Legislature is not scheduled to reconvene until next year.

Jon Plumer, a karate school owner who received hefty financial backing from Assembly Republicans, bested three other Republican contenders — Colleen Locke-Murphy, Darren Schroeder and Spencer Zimmerman. He faces Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd on June 12 for a south-central Wisconsin Assembly seat that includes part of Dane County.

Election season is upon us–special election primaries May 15

Election season is here beginning with next Tuesday’s primaries for two vacant seats in the state legislature.  Also below are important dates for the fall general election as well as details for the special elections.

April 15—First day for candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, Congressional representatives, odd-numbered state Senate seats and all state Assembly seats to circulate nomination papers. Continue reading Election season is upon us–special election primaries May 15

State lawmakers not running for re-election

Rep. Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia) has announced he will not seek re-election to the state Assembly. He is the latest on a growing list of state legislators that have announced they are not running for re-election to their current seat. We will keep you updated if more announcements are made.

AD=Assembly District; SD=Senate District

Running for another office Continue reading State lawmakers not running for re-election

Governor signs school safety package into law

Governor Scott Walker signed a package of school safety provisions into law this morning in a ceremony at Victor Haen Elementary School in Kaukauna.  WASB Executive Director John Ashley and Government Relations Director Dan Rossmiller attended.

This memo by the non-partisan Legislative Council describes the school safety provisions signed into law this morning. The centerpiece of the plan is a $100 million grant program for schools to pay for things including safety-related facility upgrades and staff training. The package also includes new requirements for school safety plans and reporting to law enforcement by school staff who hear students make threats of violence in or targeted at a school. Continue reading Governor signs school safety package into law

Assembly passes school safety package; heads to Gov. Walker

The state Assembly passed the school safety package yesterday evening (March 22) that had already been approved by the state Senate, clearing the way for the bill to head to the governor and be signed into law.  The legislation passed with strong bipartisan support on a 78-8 vote and sources indicate the governor plans to sign the bill into law early next week.

Included in the legislation approved by both houses of the legislature are provisions: Continue reading Assembly passes school safety package; heads to Gov. Walker

Assembly to take up school safety package today amid differences with the Senate

The state Assembly will take up this afternoon the school safety package introduced at the request of Gov. Walker and modified by the state Senate on Tuesday.  Just what version the Assembly will be taking up remains a question, however.

While it appeared there was agreement on the issue, Assembly GOP leaders indicated yesterday (March 21) they were still discussing the issue with their colleagues and were considering making changes which would require the bill to go back to the Senate for their approval.  According to Wispolitics.com: Continue reading Assembly to take up school safety package today amid differences with the Senate