Taylor introduces police ‘use of force’ legislation


A state lawmaker wants changes to police use of force policies in Wisconsin. Rep. Chris Taylor’s bill was introduced this week and incorporates five principles of “best practice”. > Taylor introduces police use of force legislation

‘Our take on Foxconn’, by Reps. Taylor, Sargent and Berceau

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We are concerned about the Foxconn “deal” being rushed through the Legislature at lightning speed by top Republicans. We believe that the interests of Wisconsinites are being sacrificed to the re-election interests of Gov. Walker and the financial interests of a multinational corporation. > Cap Times

Rep. Taylor explains: Why the calls for a Constitutional Convention are such a threat


This article by Rep. Chris Taylor from March is a worthy 101 on why the pending Wisconsin vote for a U.S. Constitutional Convention is so dangerous: “This is a high-stakes process. The convention can amend the U.S. Constitution in any way it sees fit, and in a hyper-partisan environment, most delegates would be chosen by Republicans.” > Madison.com

Why Rep. Taylor thinks the Tommy Thompson center at UW-Madison is a terrible idea


How ironic that the Republican leaders who tried to gut the Wisconsin Idea and abolish Wisconsin’s open records laws are the ones pushing this Center, which will undoubtedly end up subsidizing the speaking fees of their conservative buddies who will tour the UW System. > Superior Telegram

Rep. Chris Taylor announces Madison listening sessions


State Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) has announced dates for two upcoming listening session. The first will be held Friday, May 26, at the Johnson Public House, Madison, from 10am to 12 noon, and the second at Barriques on Atwood on Friday, June 9, from 10am to 12 noon. See the full details here from The Wheeler Report.

Democratic bills would set ‘use of force’ policies for statewide police


The legislation, being circulated for co-sponsorship, would set specific requirements for ‘use of force’ policies, require those policies be published online and require law enforcement officers to participate in at least eight hours of training per year in ‘use of force’ options, focusing on tactics that would minimize the level of force. > WISC News

Marijuana legalization – even medicinal – seemingly far off in Wisconsin

State Rep. Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton) addressed young professionals on the topic in Appleton last week, while Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) spoke on camera to WisconsinEye recently from Genna’s Lounge.  >  Appleton Post-Crescent and WisEye