GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos threatens to limit power of Tony Evers

“Less than 24 hours after Tony Evers was elected governor, the Republican leader of the state Assembly threatened to take power away from him even before he is sworn in. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Wednesday he would discuss whether to look at limiting Evers’ power with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). FItzgerald is open…

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Legislative Update: Rep. Gordon Hintz elected Assembly Minority Leader

State Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) was re-elected Tuesday to serve as the State Assembly Minority Leader. Assembly Democrats also elected: Dianne Hesselbein, of Middleton, assistant minority leader; Steve Doyle, of Onalaska, caucus vice-chair; Mark Spreitzer, of Beloit, caucus chair; Beth Meyers, of Bayfield, caucus secretary; and Christine Sinicki, of Milwaukee, sergeant at arms.

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Most schools and districts meet expectations on 2017-18 report cards

An increasing percentage of public and private schools and public school districts met expectations on report cards issued for the 2017-18 school year compared to the prior year. Overall, 83.7 percent of rated schools meet or exceed expectations as did 96.4 percent of the state’s 422 public school districts. 

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Legislative Update: Evers names Maggie Gau his Chief of Staff, announces transition team

Governor-Elect Tony Evers on Monday announced the appointment of Maggie Gau as his Chief of Staff. Gau served as Evers’ campaign manager and previously worked as a legislative aide. Evers also appointed JoAnne Anton as director of his transition team. The five co-chairs of the transition team are: Chuck Pruitt, a partner and co-managing director of the A.B. Data Group; Amy Traynor, an Eau Claire teamer and former 2012-13 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year; Jan Allman, the president, CEO and general manager of the Marinette Marine Corp.; Dr. Veronica Gunn, the CEO of Genesis Health Consulting and a board-certified pediatrician; and Kevin Conroy, the chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences.

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