Wirch, Wanggaard express concerns about Kimberly-Clark deal

Wisconsin senators have received the call to help vote on legislation for Kimberly-Clark, but state Sen. Bob Wirch (D-Somers) and state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) have concerns about the legislation, and a successful vote is far from certain. > Racine Journal Times

Outlook brightens for Lincoln Hills shutdown as sheriffs, senators praise plan

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Two Wisconsin sheriffs’ groups Tuesday endorsed a bill shutting down Wisconsin’s only youth prison, as prospects for the plan suddenly appear brighter. It’s a far cry from last week, when Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the plan was being rushed through and questioned whether it would pass in his chamber. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Lawmakers react to Rolling Stone article on Wisconsin politics



The current Rolling Stone article titled “How the GOP rigs elections” singles out state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) as an example of how district maps gerrymandered by Republicans create noncompetitive elections favoring candidates from one party. It suggests this and other tactics are why Republicans keep winning in states like Wisconsin. > Racine Journal-Times

GOP lawmakers aim to crack down on rioters with felony punishments


Legislative Republicans want to put in place tougher penalties for rioters after protests turned violent in Sherman Park in 2016, but opponents say peaceful protesters are the ones who will pay. > FOX6 Milwaukee

State lawmakers aim to make soliciting child porn illegal, not just possession

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Two lawmakers say it’s not against state law to solicit sexually explicit photographs of children but clearly should be. Rep. Andre Jacque (R-DePere) and Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) are circulating a bill to criminalize the solicitation of sexually explicit materials featuring minors, rather than wait to catch offenders after they’ve received the items.  >  WBAY, Green Bay

Racine area residents weigh in with Vos, Wanggaard

As the state Legislature faces a number of key state budget decisions, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) spent Monday afternoon and evening staking their positions and getting feedback from residents in Burlington, Union Grove and Mount Pleasant.  >  Racine Journal-Times