Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz has won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, giving liberals a majority as the fate of the state’s abortion ban looms.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court control, abortion access at stake
Control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and likely the future of abortion access, Republican-drawn legislative maps and years of GOP policies, rests with the outcome of Tuesday’s election in the key swing state.
How cash bail laws are at stake on Wisconsin’s April ballot
With the future of abortion rights and redistricting hanging in the balance, all eyes are on the April election for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Wisconsin voters with disabilities say absentee ballot law not followed
Voters with disabilities say election leaders are telling them they can’t have another person return their absentee ballot for them — contrary to federal law.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate OK with Jan. 6 participant
The Republican-backed candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court says he has no problem with someone who was on the U.S. Capitol grounds during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection campaigning for him across the state in the waning days of the high stakes race, calling his work “invaluable.”
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates clash over abortion, maps
The liberal candidate for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court isn’t backing down from her support for abortion rights or her belief that the state’s Republican-drawn legislative maps are unfair.
Evers pushes to repeal Wisconsin abortion ban ahead of court election
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 […]
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.
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.
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.