A Wisconsin judge said Monday he will order that the state elections commission reconsider a complaint filed against fake Republican electors who attempted in 2020 to cast the state’s electoral ballots for former President Donald Trump. But this time, Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington said, the commission must consider the complaint without the participation of one […]
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Wisconsin election officials want to revive ‘critical’ plan
Election officials in battleground Wisconsin hope to revive a bipartisan plan they say is critical to rebuilding confidence in elections but that was killed last week by Republicans without debate. The state’s chief elections official said a new division designed to handle voters’ concerns and deal with an onslaught of records requests and complaints was […]
GOP prosecutor urges judge to toss Wisconsin abortion suit
Attorneys for a Republican prosecutor urged a judge Thursday to toss out a lawsuit seeking to repeal Wisconsin’s 174-year-old abortion ban, arguing that a newer state law permitting pre-viability abortions complements the ban rather than supersedes it, as Democrats maintain.
Evers promises to veto GOP local aid increase plan
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers promised Thursday to veto a wide-ranging Republican plan to bolster aid to local governments, saying the measure moving rapidly through the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn’t give enough unrestricted money to communities struggling to pay for police, fire and other services.
Wisconsin Republicans kill legalized pot, stadium repairs
Wisconsin Republicans have voted to kill proposals to legalize marijuana, pay for renovations at the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium and create a paid family leave program.
Mississippi River crests at Davenport, Iowa, testing barriers
The Mississippi River has crested at Davenport, Iowa, after rising for several days due to a spring surge of water from melting snow.
Judge tosses felony charge against former parole chairperson
A judge has dropped a felony charge against the former chairperson of the Wisconsin Parole Commission.
Sen. Ron Johnson renews call for Wisconsin abortion vote
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is renewing his call for a statewide vote in Wisconsin on abortion rights, but has declined to say how he would vote on such a measure.
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers working on medical pot legalization
After years of opposition to any form of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are now working privately to build support for a medical marijuana program that could win bipartisan backing and be enacted into law later this year.
Nonprofits in Wisconsin and elsewhere scramble for volunteers
As pandemic-related government aid programs end and inflation rises, nonprofits of all kinds are looking everywhere and trying everything to get volunteers.
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin launches run for third term
The head of Wisconsin’s Democratic Party is celebrating U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s announcement she’s seeking a third term.
Members of Congress on TikTok defend app’s reach to voters
More than two dozen Democratic members of Congress who are active on TikTok are now facing questions about whether they’ll continue to use it.