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Gov.-elect Scott Walker today announced his selections to head the state agencies. Below are the names and background of each appointee:
Dept. of Administration – Rep. Mike Huebsch – current Republican Assemblyman from La Crosse areas; former Speaker of the Assembly.
Dept. of Natural Resources – Cathy Stepp – former State Senator from 2002-06; currently Vice President of Magnum Truck and Equipment and President of Stepp Consulting, LLC.
Governor-elect Scott Walker today announced his third piece of legislation for the upcoming Wisconsin is Open for Business Special Session. The proposal replaces the Wisconsin Department of Commerce with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Specifically, the legislation:
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted two new cases that will set precedent on major issues:
- The first case will clarify whether companies claimed to be a major source of global warming can be sued under the law of nuisance.
- In the second, the Supreme Court will review of Wal-Mart’s appeal challenging the huge class-action lawsuit over alleged sex bias.
To read more about each case, click here.
Representative Jeff Fitzgerald has announced the names and chairpersons of standing committees for the 2011 biennium. The list includes 26 standing committees, the fewest number of standing committees in the Assembly since 1975. The committee chairs are listed alphabetically by committee name.