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School kids in Wisconsin could soon be taking cursive classes. Republican lawmakers in Madison are looking at a cursive requirement for public schools. State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt says kids need to learn the basics of reading and writing cursive to be more successful in school and in life. It’s just an idea so far, there’s no formal legislation. School groups across the state say they always worry about more mandates from Madison. The push comes as the latest state test scores show that 60 percent of kids in Wisconsin cannot read or write at grade level.
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Wisconsin’s only disabled member of the State Assembly will be able to call-in to meetings after all. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos yesterday said the Assembly will be changing its rules to allow Fitchburg state Rep. Jimmy Anderson to phone-in to hearings and committee meetings. Anderson complained earlier this year, and this week threatened a lawsuit over his demand to be accommodated. Vos had said he wanted all lawmakers to be at the Capitol in-person as a sign of respect to voters.
The state of Wisconsin is moving to decriminalize lemonade stands. The state Senate yesterday approved a plan that allows kids under 18 to sell glasses of lemonade from their yards. There are still some rules. Lemonade stands are limited to just two thousand-dollars in sales each year, and kids can’t sell any food that has to be refrigerated or cooked. The State Assembly will take-up the plan next.