Wisconsin Republicans are preparing to again block a new policy from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that requires students to get vaccinated twice against meningitis and tightening student chickenpox vaccination mandates. The Legislature’s GOP-controlled rules committee held a public hearing on the policy Tuesday. A committee vote to block the policy could soon follow, perhaps within […]
Author Archives: Todd Richmond / Associated Press
Todd Richmond is a reporter with The Associated Press who covers the Wisconsin state legislature as well as breaking news and enterprise stories throughout the state.
Panel scolds Wisconsin justice Jill Karofsky for remarks in Trump case
A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused a Donald Trump attorney of making racist contentions and trying to protect his “king” in a case challenging the 2020 election results.
Survey: UW students afraid to express views in class
A new survey of University of Wisconsin System students has found that most respondents are afraid to express their views about controversial topics in class out of fear other students won’t agree or it could hurt their grades.
Wisconsin governor takes total control of resources agency
The state Department of Natural Resources has moved under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ total control for the first time in his tenure.
Prosecutors move to dismiss Wisconsin abortion ban challenge
A conservative prosecutor is asking a judge to toss out Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 173-year-old ban on abortions, arguing that it lacks legal merit and that there is no weight to assertions that it is unenforceable because of its age.
Dismissal motion could delay Wisconsin abortion challenge for months
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday that he wants his lawsuit challenging the state’s 173-year-old abortion ban to move quickly through the courts, but it could be months before anything happens after defense attorneys signaled they would try to dismiss it next year.
Man who killed 6 in Waukesha Christmas parade gets life, no release
A judge sentenced a man who killed six people and injured many others when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee to life in prison with no chance of release Wednesday, rejecting arguments from him and his family that mental illness drove him to do it.
‘I feel gutted’: Victims of parade crash speak at sentencing
Dozens of people who were hurt or saw their loved ones killed or injured when a man drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee began addressing him for the first time Tuesday, as a two-day sentencing hearing began with raw, tearful statements about how their lives have changed.
Ex-SEAL Van Orden flips Wisconsin congressional seat to GOP
Former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden defeated Democratic state Sen. Brad Pfaff in Tuesday’s election to flip a Wisconsin congressional seat to Republicans, a boost to GOP designs on grabbing control of the House.