Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Molly Beck

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Madison, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Molly:

Wisconsin Assembly pushes forward with bills to extend bar time to 4 a.m. during DNC, mandate cursive instruction

The DNC bar time bill doesn't have the same support in the state Senate because of concerns over how it may affect public safety. → Read More

Wisconsin lawmakers appear likely to take no action on preventing delays in testing sexual assault evidence

The inaction comes as sexual assault victims and their advocates have lobbied for legislation to ensure evidence is properly analyzed. → Read More

Public safety concerns could put bill to extend bar time during DNC in jeopardy

Republican lawmakers who control the Legislature can't agree on whether to extend bar time during the DNC and there's only a few days left of session. → Read More

Assembly to take up bipartisan package of bills aimed at improving water quality

Lawmakers will take up 13 bills that would reduce bacteria, nitrates, poisonous lead and long-lasting chemicals in Wisconsin's groundwater. → Read More

Lawmakers working to keep bars across Wisconsin open until 4 a.m. during Democratic convention

Bars statewide could stay open until 4 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers asks Trump administration not to make plans to deport Hmong residents

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is asking the Trump administration not to make any plans to deport Hmong residents living in Wisconsin to Laos. → Read More

81,000 absentee voters in Wisconsin to receive two ballots, raising concerns about election confusion

State law requires absentee voters receive a ballot for the presidential primary before the state primary election results are certified. → Read More

Lawmakers move quickly on $30M tax break aimed to help farmers

The emergency legislation comes as Wisconsin dairy farms teeter on the edge of a financial cliff since milk prices dropped dramatically five years ago. → Read More

Ron Johnson tried to save job of impeachment witness Gordon Sondland

Johnson and four other GOP senators warned Trump about the optics of removing Sondland, according to the New York Times. → Read More

Tony Evers calls on lawmakers to take up $252M plan for schools but GOP wants the money for tax relief

The plan would spend more than half of the state's unexpected revenue windfall. → Read More

Madison teacher accused of secretly filming students charged in Minneapolis with placing hidden cameras in hotel

David Kruchten, a business teacher at Madison East High School, already faces federal child pornography charges from separate incidents. → Read More

Sexual assault victims and their advocates blast GOP lawmakers over rape kit legislation

Victims of sexual assault and prosecutors of the crime accused Republican lawmakers Wednesday of purposefully blocking legislation that would stop rapists. → Read More

Madison teacher accused of secretly filming students on trip allowed to travel home with victims

Parents of teen victims still haven't been told anything by school officials about whether the district acted properly. → Read More

Waukesha lawmaker drops Black History Month proposal that honored mostly white abolitionists

Rep. Scott Allen said he instead wants to get behind a resolution drafted by black lawmakers and suggested he made a mistake in drafting his own resolution. → Read More

'I believe in second chances': Lawmaker accused of sexual harassment gets backing from female colleagues

A state lawmaker who sexually harassed a Capitol staff member is now getting the support of female colleagues — including one who is a victim of sexual misconduct. → Read More

Evers administration threatened prosecution of journalist over child abuse case reporting

Media law experts say the First Amendment protects journalists' possession and publication of truthful information in the public's interest. → Read More

A political fight over wedding barns might prevent Milwaukee bars from staying open later during DNC

A bill to extend bar time during the DNC also would regulate wedding barns. → Read More

Mike Pence may be first from White House to visit Wisconsin statehouse

Vice President Mike Pence will speak to a rally for school choice in what may be the first visit to the Capitol by a sitting White House officer. → Read More

Mike Pence, Betsy DeVos visit Wisconsin Capitol to promote school vouchers in hostile territory

The visit to the statehouse — a first for a sitting vice president — comes as President Donald Trump seeks to keep Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes in his corner. → Read More

Tony Evers pitches $8.5 million plan to a weary dairy industry

Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the number of farm bankruptcies and has seen the number of farmers dying by suicide rise. → Read More