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Julie Grace Senate Expungement Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testified in favor of 2021 SB 78 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on May 6, 2021.

2021 SB 78 would reform Wisconsin's expungement laws.

Julie Grace 2021 Licensure Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testified in favor of 2021 AB 218 before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform on April 27, 2021.

2021 AB 218 would streamline the process to obtain an occupational license in Wisconsin

Julie Grace 2021 Assembly Expungement Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace submitted written testimony in favor of 2021 AB 69 before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on April 7, 2021.

2021 AB 69 would reform Wisconsin's expungement laws.

Julie Grace Hair Braiding Senate Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace submitted written testimony in favor of 2021 SB 216 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing, and Forestry on April 1, 2021.

2021 SB 216 would allow people to braid hair without obtaining a license.

Julie Grace Police Reform Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testified in favor of 2021 SB 120, SB 122, and SB 123 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on March 18, 2021.

2021 SB 120, SB 122, and SB 123 would increase transparency among law enforcement use-of-force policies and incidents.

Julie Grace 2021 Dental Therapy Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testified in favor of 2021 SB 181 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing, and Forestry on March 17, 2021.

2021 SB 181 would provide for the licensure of dental therapists, who are health care practitioners who may engage in the limited practice of dentistry.

State distribution of federal funds requires accountability, transparency

Badger Institute Public Affairs Associate David Fladeboe submitted written testimony in favor of 2021 AB 149 before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics on March 10, 2021.

2021 AB 149 would increase the Legislature's role in approving the expenditure of federal funds related to COVID-19.

Julie Grace Hair Braiding Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace submitted written testimony in favor of 2021 AB 121 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing, and Forestry on March 3, 2021.

2021 AB 121 would allow people to braid hair without obtaining a license.

Julie Grace Licensure Reform Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testified in favor of 2019 SB 746, SB 747, and SB 760 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations on February 18, 2020

2019 SB 746, SB 747, and SB 760 would positively impact and streamline the state’s licensing process.

Jason Hicks Dental Therapy Testimony

University of Minnesota Ph.D. candidate Jason Hicks testifies in favor of 2019 SB 89 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on August 21, 2019

2019 SB 89 would provide for the licensure of dental therapists, who are health care practitioners who may engage in the limited practice of dentistry.

Julie Grace 2019 Dental Therapy Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testifies in favor of 2019 SB 89 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on August 21, 2019

2019 SB 89 would provide for the licensure of dental therapists, who are health care practitioners who may engage in the limited practice of dentistry.

Julie Grace Expungement Law Testimony

Badger Institute Policy Analyst Julie Grace testifies in favor of 2019 SB 39 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on March 19, 2019

2019 SB 39 would reform Wisconsin's expungement laws.

Amanda Berkley Chiropractic Licensure Testimony

Palmer College chiropractic student Amanda Berkley testifies in favor of 2017 AB 834 before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform on January 18, 2018

2017 AB 834 would lower score required for successful completion of chiropractic examinations.

Mike Nichols Prevailing Wage Testimony

Badger Institute President Mike Nichols testifies in favor of 2015 AB 32 before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Labor on May 27, 2015

2015 AB 32 would eliminate the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage.

Mike Nichols Right-to-Work Testimony

Badger Institute President Mike Nichols testifies in favor of 2015 SB 44 before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform on February 24, 2015

2015 SB 44 would prohibit as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization

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