Yes. The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate recently proposed a flat tax that would reap annual savings for millionaires in excess of $100,000.
Yes. Tax policy changes adopted since January 2011 in Wisconsin have cumulatively saved state taxpayers approximately $21.9 billion in the 12-year period between 2011-12 and 2022-23, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
No. One African-American person, Louis Butler Jr., has served as a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice since Wisconsin became a state in 1848.
No. Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did not try to “raid” Wisconsin’s retirement system.
Yes. In response to a question about being called progressive, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz replied:
“In regard to the progressive label, I embrace that, when it comes to issues such as gerrymandering, when we talk about the maps, when we talk about marriage equality, when we talk about women’s rights and women’s rights to choose.”
Yes. As of January 2023, an ordinance banning licensed mental health practitioners from using conversion therapy on minors was in effect in 14 Wisconsin cities: Appleton, Cudahy, Eau Claire, Glendale, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Shorewood, Sun Prairie, Superior and West Allis.
No. While former Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin called for an amendment banning same-sex marriage on multiple occasions in 2015, he never authored such an amendment.
Yes. Robert Spindell, the Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, wrote in an email,
“We can be especially proud of the City of Milwaukee (80.2% Dem Vote) casting 37,000 less votes than cast in the 2018 election with the major reduction happening in the overwhelming Black and Hispanic areas.”
Yes. TikTok, the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform, collects location information on its users, which now total over one billion.
Yes. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has proposed to earmark $600 million of Wisconsin’s large surplus for tax relief. The state Department of Administration’s latest projections place Wisconsin’s surplus at around $6.58 billion. Evers’ plan includes a 10% tax cut for “working families.”
Yes. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is discouraging travel on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, due to “potential blizzard conditions” including “snow, high winds, reduced visibility and frigid temperatures.”
Yes. Official results, certified by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, show Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won about 69.8% of the vote in the city of Wauwatosa, compared to Republican Tim Michels’ 29.5%.