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Fitzgerald doesn't know when Senate will convene on guns

Nov. 5, 2019 9:33 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't know when the chamber may convene in special session to take up gun control measures. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers last month ordered the Legislature to take up bills that would mandate universal background checks and allow judges...

Wisconsin GOP-controlled Senate fires agriculture secretary

Nov. 5, 2019 8:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate fired the state agriculture secretary on Tuesday, and the Democratic governor who appointed him watched quietly a row behind lawmakers before using profanity to blast the process. The vote to oust Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretary was the...

GOP leader: Evers' Ag secretary pick doesn't have the votes

Nov. 1, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate asked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Friday to withdraw his pick to lead the state agriculture department, saying there isn't enough support to confirm him. Evers selected Brad Pfaff to lead the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and...

Fitzgerald says Senate will quickly end gun special session

Oct. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate said Tuesday he plans to convene and then immediately adjourn a special session Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called on a pair of gun control measures, without debating or voting on the proposals. Scott Fitzgerald, speaking to reporters...