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 […]
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.
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.
Wisconsin Republicans block ‘conversion therapy’ ban
Wisconsin Republicans have again allowed therapists, social workers and counselors to try to change LGBTQ clients’ gender identities and sexual orientations — a scientifically discredited practice known as conversion therapy.
Wisconsin Republicans, Evers set to clash on budget
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans who control the state Legislature are poised to clash with newly reelected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over tax cuts, how to fund local governments and whether to expand the private school choice program to wealthier families. But even though Evers and Republicans are on opposite sides of issues like abortion […]
Trump-backed Republican kicked out of Wisconsin Assembly caucus
The Republican chair of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee who was backed by former President Donald Trump, embraced conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and wanted to decertify President Joe Biden’s victory, has been kicked out of the closed GOP caucus because her colleagues don’t trust her.
Room to the right
When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tapped U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, the national spotlight aimed at Ryan’s conservative credentials. In this story, we check on Ryan’s report cards from national interest groups and compare his campaign contributions to his voting record.
State parties differ sharply on campaign finance
A Colby College political science professor once called political party platforms “the most important document(s) that a political party produces” but also “worthless pieces of paper,” because so few voters know what they contain. That’s unfortunate, because they are the product of much deliberative thinking, and do in fact shape how politicians behave.