On the eve of a Thursday “extraordinary session” of the state Assembly, its Republican leaders would not say if they’ll concur with their Senate counterparts on bills dealing with school safety, tax cuts and the state’s youth prison. That leaves the future of those bills in question, despite their centrality to Gov. Walker’s agenda. > Wisconsin State Journal
The Senate passed a $100 million school safety bill Tuesday that ducked calls by Democrats, students and advocacy groups for gun regulations in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting. > Wisconsin State Journal
In an exclusive interview with CBS 58 Milwaukee, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson discussed school safety, saying he’s supportive of arming specific teachers, and addressed President Trump’s tariffs plan which is set to go into effect on Friday. You can watch the interview here.
With the Senate’s session set to end this week, Gov. Scott Walker’s election-year plans are in peril. Walker has been unable to broker a deal and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has accused the governor of leaving him out of negotiations. Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Vos has refused to budge from his position. > Wisconsin Gazette
The state Senate has a lot on its to-do list before the session ends, including Gov. Walker’s school safety package, a solution for Lincoln Hills and a $100 child tax credit. Though there’s disagreement between the Senate and Assembly, Sen. Alberta Darling professed no doubts it will all get done. > Cap Times
The Cap Times followed up with two of the 11 students who organized Wednesday’s district-wide walkout on gun control, who said they “definitely don’t plan on slowing down”, and won’t be satisfied until they see legislative change.
Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling is criticizing Gov. Scott Walker’s school safety legislation, saying it ignores students’ demands for gun control legislation. Shilling says the legislation does nothing to improve background checks or keep domestic abusers from obtaining guns. > ABC 19 La Crosse