Assembly adjourns for the year, leaving ball in Senate’s court


The Assembly adjourned early Friday morning, with no intention of returning this year. But the Kimberly-Clark and child tax credit bills must pass the Senate, with no changes, before they can go to Walker. That forces the Senate to either accept what the Assembly versions, or force the Assembly to come back. > FOX 21 Duluth

Bill would prohibit Wisconsin municipalities from enforcing local employment ordinances


The cities of Madison and Milwaukee are lobbying against a bill that would prohibit local governments from enforcing their own employment ordinances related to discrimination, hours, wages and benefits. Assembly lawmakers are set to hear public testimony on the proposal today. > Cap Times

Assembly to take up sexual harassment training resolution


All Assembly lawmakers, officers and staff will be required to participate in anti-harassment and ethics training every two years under a bipartisan resolution the Assembly plans to take up Tuesday. > Wisconsin State Journal

Assembly moving forward to update sexual harassment policies

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Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly will attend a mandatory staff meeting on Tuesday to discuss sexual harassment prevention and response as the state Legislature continues to update its policies and implementation. > Cap Times

Peter Barca to step down as leader of Wisconsin Assembly Democrats


Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) will step down as minority leader of the Wisconsin Assembly at the end of September. Barca was first chosen to lead Assembly Democrats in 2011, following the conservative wave that ushered in Gov. Walker and a strong Republican majority. He was re-elected in November, but not without evident party tension. > Cap Times