Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and his fellow Democrats worked Tuesday to keep the spotlight on abortion ahead of next month’s state Supreme Court election, resurrecting a bill that would repeal the state’s 1849 ban on the practice. Democrats introduced the bill in June days before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark […]
Can formerly incarcerated people legally vote in Wisconsin? It depends.
What people with criminal convictions should know about voting rights in Wisconsin.
GOP measures in Wisconsin, elsewhere push cash bail, subvert Democratic changes
Republican lawmakers across the country are pushing to increase the use of cash bail and pretrial detention.
‘There’s no transparency’: Secretive ‘pocket veto’ scuttles Wisconsin projects
The Joint Finance Committee has long allowed members to anonymously block projects, but some want to rein in its dubious practice of not holding hearings
‘Election integrity’ proposals do not address most common voting infraction in Wisconsin
Prosecutors charged just 192 people with election-related crimes since 2012, but more than half of the cases were related to felony probation status
Wisconsin GOP to block new student vaccination mandates
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 […]
Explainer: Disagreements on size of Wisconsin budget surplus
Republican Wisconsin lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers can’t seem to agree on how much extra money they have to work with in the state budget.
Wisconsin Republicans push tighter budget, downplay surplus
Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders downplayed the state’s record budget surplus, even as Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has pushed for massive spending increases on K-12 education, tax cuts and funding for local governments.
Debate on abortion access turns to Wisconsin high court race
National groups on both sides of the abortion fight are pledging significant spending in the race for a pivotal seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, tossing the perennial battleground state into the spotlight of the searing debate over abortion access.
Abortion among major issues at stake in Wisconsin court race
A conservative tilt on the Wisconsin Supreme Court has given Republicans victories in high-stakes cases in recent years, from voting restrictions to gerrymandered legislative districts.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly advised Republicans on election issues
One of the two conservative candidates for an open Wisconsin Supreme Court seat was paid by state and national Republicans to advise on election issues, including voting by fake electors to cast ballots for Donald Trump even though he lost the state.
Highlights of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ $104 billion budget plan
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ budget features tax cuts for the middle class, $2.6 billion for public education, nearly $300 million to repair the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium and a new family leave program.