Legislature Takes on Wisconsin’s Issues

Legislature Takes on Wisconsin’s Issues The 2015-2016 legislative session has come to an end, but the legislature continues to be hard at work.  This summer, the legislature has formed eight Legislative Council Study Committees with the focus of researching specific issues affecting Wisconsin. Joined by community members from across the state, the committees have begun … Read more

Wisconsin Leaders Battle Over Transportation

Wisconsin Leaders Battle Over Transportation Governor Walker has returned from the national stage and wasted no time getting back into Wisconsin politics.  Taking aim at his colleagues in the Legislature, he published an opinion article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel indirectly calling out members of the majority party while expressing his thoughts on the current … Read more

Wisconsin Moves Towards Self-Insurance

Wisconsin Moves Towards Self-Insurance For the past several years, Gov. Scott Walker has floated the idea of shifting Wisconsin to a self-insurance model for health coverage for state and local employees – and the issue is now coming to a head. Next month (July), the WI Group Insurance Board (at the Department of Employee Trust … Read more

Secretary Kitty Rhoades Dies at 65

After falling ill last week, the Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades passed away on Saturday.  Secretary Rhodes was appointed to the position in 2013 by Governor Walker.  The Governor released the following statement: “Kitty had the chance to do what she loved – serving and leading the people of Wisconsin on health care … Read more