Hintz appointed ranking Democrat on Financial Institutions, Urban and Local Affairs committees

State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, was appointed as the ranking Democratic member of the state Assembly’s committees on Financial Institutions and Urban and Local Affairs for the upcoming legislative session. Hintz will also serve on the Assembly’s committees on State … Continue reading

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Here’s how the NRA rated Wisconsin’s lawmakers

The New York Times put together an interactive map to showcase the grades assigned to members of Congress by the National Rifle Association. The NRA assigns a letter grade (A through F) based on a lawmaker’s voting record (or a … Continue reading

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Poeschl will not pursue third Council term

Apparently two is¬†Oshkosh Common Councilor Bob Poeschl’s limit when it comes to terms in an elected office. Poeschl filed the necessary paperwork with Oshkosh City Clerk Pamela Ubrig last week to make it clear he did not intend to seek … Continue reading

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Schraa appointed vice-chairman of Assembly Corrections Committee

State Rep.-Elect Michael Schraa, R-Town of Algoma, was appointed as vice-chairman of the Assembly Corrections Committee for the upcoming legislative session. Wisconsin’s 53rd Assembly District, which Schraa represents, houses more correctional facilities than any other in the state. The committee … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood files lawsuit to restore access to nonsurgical abortions in Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is fighting a state law they say takes away a woman’s right to safe, legal abortions, with a federal lawsuit. Wisconsin Act 217, which took effect in April,¬†says that women undergoing nonsurgical abortions must visit the … Continue reading

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Oshkosh Council: Incumbents, challengers circulating papers now

Bet you thought election season was mercifully behind us. In reality, the local election season is just heating up as candidates for the Oshkosh Common Council could start to circulate nomination papers beginning Dec. 1. And there’s already been plenty … Continue reading

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