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Thursday, April 15, 2010

 4:30 PM 

Assembly moves swiftly

The Assembly passed with bipartisan support legislation that allows employers to retain some withholding taxes for full-time employees. It passed 96-1, with Milwaukee Dem Rep. Peg Krusick the only "no" vote.

Also passing with support from both sides of the aisle, bill for a $710,000 grant program for the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association to install Web cams in 20 job centers around the state. The vote was 63-34.

Passing 87-10 was bill to increase the amount of wage subsidies to employers who hire participants in the state's Trial Jobs and Transitional Jobs programs. The funding for the program comes from a temporary assistance for needy families emergency fund created by the federal government in the stimulus bill.

A bill requiring a person to be 18 to consume alcohol in a tavern even if they are accompanied by a parent or spouse passed 56-41.

A bill modifying self-defense laws passed 68-29.

And a bill requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for mental health, known commonly has mental health parity, passed 57-40.


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