Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senator Wants Federal Low-Bail Review

Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. Senator says he wants to know how many other Darrell Brooks Jr.’s there are.

Sen. Ron Johnson, along with Wisconsin Republican Congressman Scott Fitzgerald, introduced legislation to require a federal review of low-bail policies in the states.

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California May Give Up to $800 to Each Car Owner for Gas

In California, the state government is considering multiple options to provide relief for car owners who have to face the highest fuel prices in the nation, including handouts of up to $800 per person.

According to ABC News, Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced on Wednesday a new proposal to combat rising gas prices. In addition to giving out debit cards with as much as $400 for each vehicle, up to two vehicles per person, the proposal includes a tax break, free rides on public transit, and efforts to promote alternative methods of transportation.

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Democrats Elect Neubauer as New Assembly Leader

Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly are looking to a younger woman as their next leader.

Democratic lawmakers on Monday unanimously elected Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, as their new Minority Leader.

Neubauer is 30-years-old, she replaces 48-year-old Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, who has served in the legislature for 15 years.

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Wisconsin Senate Committee Advances Bill to Block Critical Race Theory Teaching

The Wisconsin Senate Education Committee on Monday advanced a bill to block Critical Race Theory (CRT) teachings from the state’s school curriculum.

The measure was passed by the State Assembly earlier this year and is now prepared for full consideration by the Senate.

Assembly Bill 411, approved by Republicans on a party-line vote, would prohibit “race or sex stereotyping in 1) instruction provided to pupils in school districts and independent charter schools; and 2) training provided to employees of school boards and independent charter schools,” according to a summary produced by the Legislative Reference Bureau.

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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican-Drawn Redistricting Maps

Tony Evers

The fight over Wisconsin’s next political map took its next step toward a courtroom Thursday.

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed the new maps drawn by Republican lawmakers.

“What’s sitting in front of me here are gerrymandered maps modeled after the same gerrymandered maps we’ve had for a decade,” Evers said in a video message. “They were sent to my desk over the objections of a decade’s worth of people in this state demanding better, demanding more, and demanding a fair, nonpartisan process for preparing our maps for the next 10 years.”

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Wisconsin’s People’s Map Would Shift 12 Assembly Seats, One Senate Seat

Tony Evers

The back-and-forth over Wisconsin’s new political map is ongoing.

Gov. Tony Evers’ People’s Map Commission on Tuesday unveiled its maps from State Assembly, State Senate and Wisconsin’s congressional seats.

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