State Senate passes school safety bill with slight changes, no gun-control measures


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

Madison student organizers of district-wide walkout ‘don’t plan on slowing down’

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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.

March For Our Lives announces 50-mile march from Madison to Janesville


March For Our Lives has announced “50 Miles More”, a follow-up to the nationwide March 24 protests that will call for sensible gun reform. March For Our Lives is calling for Wisconsin students to march from Madison to Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville on March 25. Details for multiple Wisconsin cities can be found here.

Thousands of Wisconsin students march in support of gun control and safer schools


Students across the state participated Wednesday in the National School Walkout, joining peers from thousands of U.S. school districts to demand tighter gun control and school security. See Wisconsin Public Radio for coverage of walkouts around the state, and the Cap Times for a focus on the Madison area students who converged on the Capitol.

Students plan march to Paul Ryan’s hometown to spur gun reform


Students in Wisconsin announced plans Monday to make a four-day, 50-mile march to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown later this month to urge gun reform. The March 24 event, called “50 Miles More,” called for students to stand in solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. > UPI

Getting arrested: Democrats’ bold new strategy to defeat Paul Ryan

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It’s easy to forget mustachioed ironworker Randy Bryce has to win a primary before he can take on Speaker Paul Ryan in November, but he does. And both he and opponent Cathy Myers were hauled away in handcuffs near Ryan’s Racine office last week as they protested the speaker’s immigration policy. > Washington Examiner

Could the Resistance buoy Trump in the same way Madison protests helped Walker?


In reflecting on the angry chaos that erupted amid Walker’s Act 10 budget proposal and continued through the attempt to recall him in 2012, state Senator and Tammy Baldwin challenger Leah Vukmir thinks history suggests the efforts of Trump’s detractors may ultimately end up backfiring. > Washington Examiner