Vos: Wetlands bill should pass after being revised from public hearing version


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a bill that would allow developers to fill state wetlands without a permit should pass the chamber but the bill’s chief sponsor, Majority Leader Jim Steineke, is working on changes to assuage concerns raised at a public hearing last month. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Foxconn package tops concerns at Appleton listening session


Attendees at a listening session last week questioned the Foxconn deal making its way through the state Legislature, specifically the amount of financial incentives in play and the possible loosening of environmental regulations. The session was hosted by state Reps. Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton) and Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), plus a staffer from Sen. Baldwin’s office. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Wisconsin Republican leader introduces resolution to condemn ‘antifa’ violence


Two weeks after the Wisconsin Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to condemn racism, violence and intolerance following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) is asking his colleagues to denounce violence committed by anti-fascist — or antifa — protesters in Berkeley over the weekend. > Cap Times

Public listening session with northeast Wisconsin lawmakers set for Thursday

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The public will get a chance to address state and federal lawmakers at a listening session Thursday at the Appleton Public Library.  Lawmakers scheduled to attend are state Reps. Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton) and Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), while staff from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office will attend. Others invitees have declined or not RSVP’d. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Wisconsin GOP responses to Trump: Gallagher and Steineke pointed; Walker, Johnson and Ryan indirect; Vos and Fitzgerald silent.


While Sen. Ron Johnson, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker condemned the Charlottesville violence without citing Trump’s name, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher and state Rep. Jim Steineke came out far more pointedly against Trump’s failure. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have made no public comment. > La Crosse Tribune

WSJ editorial: Pass bills for homeless, but we’ll be watching for more

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke calls his Republican bills to fight homelessness across the state “a meaningful first step.” He’s right. Yet further steps must include more investment and follow through. We’ll be watching closely and urging a sustained commitment.  > Wisconsin State Journal