State Rep. Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie) will be serve on the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.Read Full Post >>
State lawmakers in New Jersey proposed legislation on Friday intended to protect nail salon workers from unhealthy working conditions and abusive labor practices. The move followed calls for reform in the industry, and the imposition of stricter rules in New York.Read Full Post >>
Though budget stalemate grips Springfield, Gov. Rauner has pressed forward with the signing of two more important pieces of legislation authored by State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake). House Bill 2556 is a victory in the ongoing fight against human-trafficking, while House Bill 341 fixes a conundrum created by the new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program that would have put law enforcement officials at risk in the performance of their duties.Read Full Post >>
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement today regarding justice reform concepts outlined by President Barack Obama after his visit to a federal penitentiary in El Reno, Oklahoma.Read Full Post >>
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, recently hosted the National Foundation for Women Legislators “Spring Symposium for Women Policy Makers” in Eau Claire, Wis., along with Wisconsin State Director Rep. Kathy Bernier.Read Full Post >>
HB44, sponsored by House Majority Leader Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage), finally passed the lower chamber on April 19.Read Full Post >>
Rep. Dianne Hesselbein has been named VFW Legislator of the Year by the Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She will receive the honor June 4 at the VFW state convention in Wausau, State Adjutant Joseph B. Hines announced.
Some of the school district’s dyslexic students would get specialized teaching to overcome the neurological reading disorder as early as this fall under legislation sponsored by Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart.Read Full Post >>
The list below tries to get beyond just the senators and members of Congress you all know to highlight some lesser-known women who serve as top political staff members, in state legislatures and even at the municipal level.Read Full Post >>
The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Diane Allen and Joseph Vitale prohibiting correctional facilities from placing restraints on inmates during or immediately after childbirth.Read Full Post >>