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Evers Says Schools May Need Summer Classes

Evers Says Schools May Need Summer Classes

Or early return. Schools need to 'catch up’ on learning lost during pandemic.

Evers Budget Restores Union Rights

Evers Budget Restores Union Rights

Rolls back some of Act 10. Republicans likely to reject plan.

GOP Legislators Cast Doubt on Evers’ Plans

GOP Legislators Cast Doubt on Evers’ Plans

Resistance to school funds hike, local sales tax, upping minimum wage, legalizing pot.

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

Republicans say they are responding to constituent concerns regarding the 2020 election.

How Act 10 Changed Wisconsin Unions

How Act 10 Changed Wisconsin Unions

Public sector unions contend with declining membership, reduced political power and restricted collective bargaining rights.

Evers Likely to Veto GOP COVID-19 Bill

Evers Likely to Veto GOP COVID-19 Bill

Bill includes mask mandate repeal and other 'poison pill' provisions.

State Revenue Surplus Higher Than Expected

State Revenue Surplus Higher Than Expected

State officials will begin next budget with a projected balance of $1.9 billion.

Senate Votes to Kill State Mask Mandate

Senate Votes to Kill State Mask Mandate

State Assembly will likely vote on repeal later this week.

Will State Supreme Court Draw New Legislative Boundaries?

Will State Supreme Court Draw New Legislative Boundaries?

Chief Justice is leery of the court expanding its role in redistricting. Conservatives want it to be the final arbiter of new district maps.

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Hours after chaos at the Capitol, two members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation vote to overturn part of the election, effort fails.

New Finance Co-Chair Expects Challenges

New Finance Co-Chair Expects Challenges

Republican Rep. Mark Born expects partisan disagreements, expects compromises will be reached.

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Proud of his administration’s response to COVID-19, “we turned that around a little bit.”

WI Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Latest COVID-19 Order

WI Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Latest COVID-19 Order

The suit challenges a statewide restriction on bar, restaurant capacity that already expired.

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Sen. Johnson's hears from Trump attorney at committee on 2020 election, alleges illegal votes were counted.

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Justice charges suit is "so your king can stay in power” at state Supreme Court hearing.

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Judge Brett Ludwig, who President Trump nominated, rules election followed the rule of law

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal judge says she lacked standing to throw out the election

Assembly GOP Unveils Tough Pandemic Plan

Assembly GOP Unveils Tough Pandemic Plan

Republicans would make state employees work in offices, force teachers into classrooms, cut state aid to non-complying schools.

High Court Reviews Evers’ Emergency Powers

High Court Reviews Evers’ Emergency Powers

6 months after killing governor’s Safer-At-Home order, state Supreme Court to rule on his mask mandate.

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Suit uses anonymous sources to allege voter fraud.

Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Cites concerns about voter fraud, offers no evidence.

No Veto-Proof Majority for Republican Legislators

No Veto-Proof Majority for Republican Legislators

They flipped two of three seats needed to get two-thirds majority in Senate.

Rittenhouse Extradited to Wisconsin

Rittenhouse Extradited to Wisconsin

Illinois judge grants request. 17-year-old faces homicide charges in Kenosha shooting.

State Supreme Court Hearing Challenge to Governor’s Emergency Powers

State Supreme Court Hearing Challenge to Governor’s Emergency Powers

Conservative petitioner donated $20,000 to Justice Rebecca Bradley in 2016.

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

Democrats argued flood of absentee ballots meant many would be received after Election Day.

Appeals Court Blocks State Restaurant, Bar Rules

Appeals Court Blocks State Restaurant, Bar Rules

Court says appeal against Evers’ restrictions by Tavern League will likely succeed.

Appeal Challenges Evers’ Bar Restaurant Limits

Appeal Challenges Evers’ Bar Restaurant Limits

District court upheld governor’s restrictions. Lawsuit asks appeals court to overturn ruling.

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

But organizer won’t give exact number, brags about misleading the media.

Judge Restores Restaurant, Bar Restrictions

Judge Restores Restaurant, Bar Restrictions

Temporary order by judge ending statewide limits is overruled by another judge.

Mask Mandate Targeted by Another Conservative Lawsuit

Mask Mandate Targeted by Another Conservative Lawsuit

New lawsuit filed this week by Heartland Institute board member.

Judge Rejects Challenge to Election Grants

Judge Rejects Challenge to Election Grants

Conservative group argued against cities accepting private grants for election activities.

GOP Legislators In Rules Standoff With Evers

GOP Legislators In Rules Standoff With Evers

Republican resolution requires Evers' health restrictions on public gatherings to get committee approval.

Court Upholds Evers Mask Mandate

Court Upholds Evers Mask Mandate

St. Croix County judge says Evers has power to do this and Legislature can overthrow it.

Why Should Court End Mask Mandate, Judge Asks

Why Should Court End Mask Mandate, Judge Asks

Legislature has power to end Evers mandate, he notes, why should court usurp that right?

Eric Holder Meets With State Redistricting Commission

Eric Holder Meets With State Redistricting Commission

Republicans attack commission, accuse it of being a partisan ploy.

Avoid Public Gatherings, Evers Urges People

Avoid Public Gatherings, Evers Urges People

Governor warns pandemic spiking, “a crisis — virus is everywhere,” says top health official.

State Gets 6 Days to Count Absentee Ballots

State Gets 6 Days to Count Absentee Ballots

Federal appeals court reinstates federal district court decision, sides with Democrats.

Conservative Campaign Brands Rittenhouse a Hero

Conservative Campaign Brands Rittenhouse a Hero

Foundation raises $2 million to glorify 17-year-old facing homicide charges in Kenosha.

State Officials Prepare for Self-Driving Vehicles

State Officials Prepare for Self-Driving Vehicles

Madison will be national testing site. ‘It will change our lives’.

Ron Johnson Flip-Flops On Supreme Court

Ron Johnson Flip-Flops On Supreme Court

In 2016, wouldn't take up Obama' nominee six months before presidential election, now will do it for Trump.

Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Dems target suburban districts, Republicans try to gain a veto-proof majority in the Assembly

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

Party won’t be allowed on ballot, clerks can begin mailing absentee ballots.

Wisconsin Judge Denies Kanye West’s Bid to be on Presidential Ballot

Wisconsin Judge Denies Kanye West’s Bid to be on Presidential Ballot

His campaign could still appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

The court paused mailing to hear a suit to get the Green Party on the ballot.

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Governor discussed masking order and Kenosha shootings Wednesday.

Recall Effort Launched Against Evers

Recall Effort Launched Against Evers

Organizers oppose his policies on pandemic and Kenosha unrest.

Senate Won’t Vote on Special Session Bills

Senate Won’t Vote on Special Session Bills

Majority leader said they will gavel the session in, and that's it.

Evers Defends Kenosha Response

Evers Defends Kenosha Response

Governor says guns and protests "a recipe for disaster."

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Will federal court allow more time to request absentee votes and count all ballots postmarked by Nov. 3?

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Wrong address on nomination papers could disqualify party, which Democrats believe helped elect Trump, from presidential ballot.

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Gov. Evers said he expects residents to wear masks when the president visits.

GOP Hasn’t Interfered With Mask Mandate

GOP Hasn’t Interfered With Mask Mandate

They've criticized it, but for now they've left it alone.

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Newcomers in many races. Kelda Roys will replace Fred Risser, nation's longest serving legislator.

Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

His attorneys argue petitions turned in 14 seconds after 5 p.m. deadline are still legal, question state Elections Commission's clock

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Complainants argue his nomination papers are filled with errors and were turned in late.

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Attorney Lane Ruhland is also currently representing the Trump campaign.

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Trump lauds the investigation of his presidential opponent.

Evers Orders $250 Million in Budget Cuts

Evers Orders $250 Million in Budget Cuts

Move comes after earlier call to slash $70 million, all due to pandemic’s economic downturn.

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

Hundreds at in-person convention in Green Bay despite fliers warning they ‘assume any potential risk’.

WI Supreme Court Nullifies Three of Evers’ Vetoes

WI Supreme Court Nullifies Three of Evers’ Vetoes

Conservative majority tosses out decades of precedent on the governor's vetoes.

Evers Considering Abandoned $1.1 Billion I-94 Expansion

Evers Considering Abandoned $1.1 Billion I-94 Expansion

The project was dropped by Gov. Scott Walker over it's huge price tag.

Appeals Court Upholds Early Voting Restriction

Appeals Court Upholds Early Voting Restriction

Overrules federal district court, upholds Republican restrictions on voting in Wisconsin.

A COVID-19 Case Spike May Merit Bar Limits, Sen. Johnson Says

A COVID-19 Case Spike May Merit Bar Limits, Sen. Johnson Says

But schools should open this fall.

Online Sales Taxes Won’t Help State Budget

Online Sales Taxes Won’t Help State Budget

They’ve risen during pandemic, but under state law must be used to lower income taxes.

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Presidential candidate’s address to state’s Democrats says “soul of America” is at stake.

Elections Commission Stalls on Absentee Ballot Application Wording

Elections Commission Stalls on Absentee Ballot Application Wording

Commissioners asked for tweaks in language before they would vote.

Evers’ Office Secretly Recorded Meeting with GOP Leaders

Evers’ Office Secretly Recorded Meeting with GOP Leaders

The call was a debate between leaders over the 'Safer-At-Home' order after it was struck down.

WILL Wants WI Supreme Court to Take Redistricting Cases First

WILL Wants WI Supreme Court to Take Redistricting Cases First

Conservative group wants state supreme court to handle redistricting disputes.

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

2.7 million registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.

WI Supreme Court Dismisses Second ‘Safer At Home’ Suit

WI Supreme Court Dismisses Second ‘Safer At Home’ Suit

Ruling leaves local stay-at-home orders in place.

Elections Commission Stalls Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Stalls Vote By Mail Plan

Wisconsin Elections Commission delays voting on a plan to mail absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters for November election.

Lawsuit Demands State Mail Ballots to Voters

Lawsuit Demands State Mail Ballots to Voters

Activist groups say April election excluded voters, demand mailed ballots to all this fall.

MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

But margin reduced: 69% favor stay-at-home order versus 86% in late March poll.

High Court Considers Second Lawsuit on Shutdown

High Court Considers Second Lawsuit on Shutdown

Two citizens argue state 'Safer-At-Home’ order violates their constitutional freedoms.

State Tax Revenue Down $870 Million

State Tax Revenue Down $870 Million

The pandemic has led to a massive slow down in tax collections for the state.

State Supreme Court to Hear GOP Challenge of ‘Safer At Home’

State Supreme Court to Hear GOP Challenge of ‘Safer At Home’

Justices will hear oral arguments on Tuesday

Supreme Court Asked to Block State Shutdown

Supreme Court Asked to Block State Shutdown

Republican legislators charge that ’Safer At Home’ order will leave state “in shambles.”

Kelly Might Hear Voter Purge Case

Kelly Might Hear Voter Purge Case

Justice Dan Kelly could lift his recusal from the case now that he lost his election.

Evers Signs Wisconsin COVID-19 Bill

Evers Signs Wisconsin COVID-19 Bill

Bipartisan bill responds to pandemic, addresses testing, unemployment claims, other issues.

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

High absentee voting in Milwaukee, Dane counties. State results mirrored Tammy Baldwin win in 2018.

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

54-46 margin for liberal candidate in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

86 percent of Wisconsin voters support the shutdown order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evers To Purchase Ventilators, Protective Equipment

Evers To Purchase Ventilators, Protective Equipment

Moves come after Republican lawmakers rejected a broad COVID-19 bill floated by Evers.

Wisconsin Could Get $2.2 Billion Stimulus Funds

Wisconsin Could Get $2.2 Billion Stimulus Funds

And Milwaukee in line for $102.7 million in direct aid from COVID-19 stimulus fund.

GOP Holds Off Debate on Evers’ Emergency Powers

GOP Holds Off Debate on Evers’ Emergency Powers

Despite adversarial relationship, GOP leaders say now isn't an appropriate time.

State High Court Suspends Jury Trials

State High Court Suspends Jury Trials

In blistering dissent, Justice Rebecca Bradley says court 'nullifies our Constitution.’

State Republicans Now Love Trump

State Republicans Now Love Trump

Big change from 2016, when GOP and talk radio opposed him, now 95% view him favorably.

Bill Preventing Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Stalls in Senate

Bill Preventing Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Stalls in Senate

GOP amendments muddy passage of the bi-partisan legislation.

GOP Tax Cut Passes Senate

GOP Tax Cut Passes Senate

Assembly takes up bill today, despite Evers' call for money to go to schools.

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

Race could be tough: Candidates have accused each other of “corruption” and “disgusting slander”.

GOP Tax Cut, Farm Bills Pass Budget Committee

GOP Tax Cut, Farm Bills Pass Budget Committee

Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee ignores Evers’ proposals, passes Republican package.

DNC Bar Time Bill Passes Committee

DNC Bar Time Bill Passes Committee

Legislation would allow bars across the state to close at 4 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention.

Bill Would Allow 4 a.m. Bar Time During DNC

Bill Would Allow 4 a.m. Bar Time During DNC

Bill would apply statewide during the four days of the Democratic National Convention.

Evers Calls Special Session, Wants $250 Million for Public Schools

Evers Calls Special Session, Wants $250 Million for Public Schools

Using $812 million surplus, schools would get funding increase and property taxes would be reduced.

State Supreme Court Candidates Battle at Debate

State Supreme Court Candidates Battle at Debate

Fallone manages to stay on the outside as Karofsky and Kelly sling mud at each other.

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

Pushes U.S. Senate to let Bolton testify in Trump impeachment trial.

State Expects To Collect $818 Million More in Taxes Than Estimated

State Expects To Collect $818 Million More in Taxes Than Estimated

Republicans and Democrats battle over how to use the money.

Does Court Ruling Mean No Voter Purge?

Does Court Ruling Mean No Voter Purge?

Appeals court decision and Elections Commission vote may defeat effort to purge voting list for 2020 election.

Judge Asked to Hold State in Contempt

Judge Asked to Hold State in Contempt

Conservative group wants 200,000 names purged from voting list, but Elections Commission awaits higher court rulings.

Elections Panel Deadlocks Again on Voting List Purge

Elections Panel Deadlocks Again on Voting List Purge

While court decision ordering purge appealed, state elections commission’s members evenly divided by party.

Evers Says Changes to Foxconn Deal Likely

Evers Says Changes to Foxconn Deal Likely

Foxconn offers statement with no mention of changing contract.

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Ruling would purge 234,000 names from voting rolls, commission ties 3-3 on how to respond.

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Percent supporting impeachment and removal in new poll nearly identical to last poll.

GOP Bill Legalizes Medical Marijuana

GOP Bill Legalizes Medical Marijuana

But Fitzgerald and Vos immediately throw cold water on idea.

State Still Committed to Foxconn Deal

State Still Committed to Foxconn Deal

“It has to be a good deal,” says new head of WEDC.

Budget Bill The Shortest in Decades

Budget Bill The Shortest in Decades

Republicans worked for “veto-proof” bill so Gov. Evers has little room to reshape legislation.

Assembly Passes State Budget By 60-39

Assembly Passes State Budget By 60-39

To secure Senate approval adds amendment to help a company championed by Republican senator.

Second GOP Senator Won’t Support Budget

Second GOP Senator Won’t Support Budget

Sen. Dave Craig won't support budget saying it spends too much. Pushing GOP closer to deadlock over budget.

Joint Finance Committee Passes Budget

Joint Finance Committee Passes Budget

Majority Republicans rejected many Evers proposals. Minority Democrats assail GOP plan.

High Court Reinstates Lame Duck Laws

High Court Reinstates Lame Duck Laws

State Supreme Court will keep most of the laws in effect while it decides on appeals to them.

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

Vehicle title fee up 137%; higher fees would raise $393 million for roads.

Walker Never Reached 250,000 Jobs Created

Walker Never Reached 250,000 Jobs Created

Finalized statistics show just 233,101 jobs created in 8 years, trailing 33 states in growth.

Repeal Criminal Abortion Law, Democrats Demand

Repeal Criminal Abortion Law, Democrats Demand

Old law makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, could apply if Roe decision overruled.

Evers Still Working for UW Funding

Evers Still Working for UW Funding

Budget committee rejected his proposed increase, but he’s still lobbying Republican legislators.

Court Watch: Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term
Court Watch

Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term

Conservative appointed to Supreme Court by Walker will face two opponents in 2020.

GOP Slashes Evers’ School Budget

GOP Slashes Evers’ School Budget

Assembly Republican plan increases K-12 school spending by $500 Million, still $900 million less than Evers plan.

Prison Guards Wages Could Jump 14%

Prison Guards Wages Could Jump 14%

Budget committee approves this and 2% hike each year for all other state workers.

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

The hot-button issue took center stage Saturday as Wisconsin Republican lawmakers held their annual statewide convention in Oshkosh.

State Lawmakers at Odds on Education Funding

State Lawmakers at Odds on Education Funding

Republican legislators approve $25M increase in funding state tech schools, but nix Evers’ plan to increase financial aid proposal. Democrats say it falls short.

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Right-leaning members of Wisconsin Supreme Court skeptical in oral arguments on lawsuit challenging lame-duck session before Evers took office.

Supreme Court Restores Lame Duck Appointees

Supreme Court Restores Lame Duck Appointees

State high court rules 4-3 that all 82 Walker appointees can return to work.

Foxconn Wanted Contract Changes, Evers Says

Foxconn Wanted Contract Changes, Evers Says

Governor says Foxconn executive Louis Woo met with him in March, requested changes.

Bill Funds Electric Car Charging Stations

Bill Funds Electric Car Charging Stations

Republican proposal would help pay for stations located along I-94 corridor.

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Madison

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Madison

“It is about all of us — not me, us — transforming this country.”

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

But big majority in MU poll says Legislature not cooperating with governor and support him on most issues.

Appeals Court Sides with Evers on Appointees

Appeals Court Sides with Evers on Appointees

Judges rule Evers did not violate court order when he rescinded Walker's appointments.

Neubauer Downplays Her Democratic Ties

Neubauer Downplays Her Democratic Ties

Traditional campaign for Supreme Court stressing experience, endorsements by judges.

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

Supreme Court hopeful's conservative credentials were established early.

Judge Blocks Lame Duck Laws

Judge Blocks Lame Duck Laws

Republicans will appeal. Evers and Kaul quickly drop state from suit against Affordable Care Act.

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Candidates for Supreme Court debate over who is more political or biased.

Kaul Joins Suit Challenging Border Emergency

Kaul Joins Suit Challenging Border Emergency

Governor, Attorney General announce they're joining lawsuit alleging Trump is violating constitution.

Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget

Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget

Fitzgerald assails “alarming... level of spending and bonding”.

Evers’ Budget Will Include Nonpartisan Redistricting Process

Evers’ Budget Will Include Nonpartisan Redistricting Process

Drawing of political boundaries would move from the Legislature to a nonpartisan commission.

Evers Withdraws National Guard From U.S. Border

Evers Withdraws National Guard From U.S. Border

No evidence of crisis, governor says. Vos condemns move.

Evers Joins Unions on Lame Duck Suit

Evers Joins Unions on Lame Duck Suit

GOP bill require 200,000 state agency reports to legislature, his lawyers contend.

State Heavily Reliant on Property Tax

State Heavily Reliant on Property Tax

Report: Wisconsin ranks seventh nationally in reliance on property taxes to fund municipal services.

Fourth Lawsuit Against Lame Duck Laws

Fourth Lawsuit Against Lame Duck Laws

This one argues Republican legislators violated U.S. Constitution and will of the voters.

GOP Legislators Back Pay Hike for Lawyers

GOP Legislators Back Pay Hike for Lawyers

Hourly fee for private attorneys taking public defender cases would rise from $40 to $70.

GOP Senators, Too, Resist Honoring Kaepernick

GOP Senators, Too, Resist Honoring Kaepernick

They remove Milwaukee native and former NFL star from black history resolution, but won’t say why.

Special Ed Funding Gap Hits $1 Billion

Special Ed Funding Gap Hits $1 Billion

That’s per year, new report says. Schools required to provide education, but it's grossly underfunded.

GOP May Resist Kaul on ACA Lawsuit

GOP May Resist Kaul on ACA Lawsuit

Attorney General wants to drop lawsuit, Republican legislators hint they won’t let him.

Vos, Fitzgerald Support Tolls to Pay For Roads

Vos, Fitzgerald Support Tolls to Pay For Roads

Democrats may consider but prefer gas tax indexing.

Evers Won’t Support GOP Tax Cut

Evers Won’t Support GOP Tax Cut

Governor says he can’t support plan with no long-term funding.

State To Review Foxconn Air, Water Permits

State To Review Foxconn Air, Water Permits

Evers says DNR review needed to see whether changes are necessary.

Unions Files Suit Against Lame Duck Laws

Unions Files Suit Against Lame Duck Laws

Second suit filed, argues Republicans violated state constitution.

Evers, Foxconn Deny Project Is On Hold

Evers, Foxconn Deny Project Is On Hold

Foxconn and WEDC’s Hogan also deny governor tried to “renegotiate” deal.

Evers Budget Will ‘Put Kids First’

Evers Budget Will ‘Put Kids First’

His chief of staff says governor’s budget will prioritize K-12 schools, UW System.

Foxconn Won’t Build TVs in Wisconsin

Foxconn Won’t Build TVs in Wisconsin

Can’t compete in U.S., company exec tells Reuters.

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Suit seeks to overturn Republican laws limiting governor’s powers.

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Will argue entire “extraordinary” session was illegal, demanding all laws be struck down.

Evers Taps Barca, Former Obama Official

Evers Taps Barca, Former Obama Official

Rep. Barca will run revenue department, Andrea Palm will run Health Services.

Evers Will Visit Lincoln Hills

Evers Will Visit Lincoln Hills

Walker never visited troubled youth prison or any correctional facility during eight years in office.

Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills

Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills

New governor’s budget will include showing cost of private school vouchers on property tax bills.

Evers Forms Panel On Prison Reform

Evers Forms Panel On Prison Reform

Includes two former Supreme Court justices, three former prisons administrators.

Schimel Concedes Election to Kaul

Schimel Concedes Election to Kaul

Republican attorney general won’t seek recount, lost by 17,000 votes to Democrat Josh Kaul.

Race for Governor: Last of the Republican Upstarts
Race for Governor

Last of the Republican Upstarts

Of 11 GOP governors who flipped states In 2010, Walker Is only one seeking a third term.

Race for Governor: Voters Remember Act 10
Race for Governor

Voters Remember Act 10

And they’re still divided. Will law curtailing public unions impact governor’s race?

Walker, Evers Take Different Routes on Roads

Walker, Evers Take Different Routes on Roads

Evers says roads “are crumbling,” Walker says Evers will hike gas tax.

Walker, Evers Talk Taxes, Health Care, Immigration At First Debate

Walker, Evers Talk Taxes, Health Care, Immigration At First Debate

Gubernatorial candidates also discuss criticism from former Walker cabinet secretaries; charges of plagiarism at Wisconsin's DPI.

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Republican Senate leader says he lacks votes to pass bill, then says it could pass “in the future.”

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin up 10% over Vukmir, Walker up by just 1% over Evers.

Don’t Kill Business Tax Credit, Walker Warns

Don’t Kill Business Tax Credit, Walker Warns

Evers would end it. Most of money went to wealthiest 12% of state residents.

Baldwin, Vukmir Debate Health Care, Abortion

Baldwin, Vukmir Debate Health Care, Abortion

Challenger Vukmir was consistently on attack for one-hour debate.

Democrats Refile Redistricting Suit

Democrats Refile Redistricting Suit

Federal suit against state’s gerrymandering rewritten to meet U.S. Supreme Court concerns.

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

100,000 more people voted in Democratic primary despite massive Republican spending on Senate race.

Race for Governor: Democrats Make Closing Arguments
Race for Governor

Democrats Make Closing Arguments

Lively gubernatorial debate covered topics from Gov. Walker's worst action to cutting the state's prison population.

Justice Dallet Sworn in to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Justice Dallet Sworn in to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Says in this time of division our future "lies in accepting and honoring our differences."

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Neither criticized anything president has done, no major disagreements between candidates.

Race for Governor: Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor
Race for Governor

Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor

None of four Democratic finalists got more than one-third of online vote.

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Evers lead widens in gubernatorial primary, Vukmir nudges ahead of Nicholson.

Race for Governor: Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised
Race for Governor

Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised

Also leads seven other Democratic candidates for governor in cash on hand.

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Maria Butina, charged by federal prosecutors, posed for photo with Walker during his run for president.

Race for Governor: Democratic Candidates Duke it Out
Race for Governor

Democratic Candidates Duke it Out

In debate all eight Democrats running for governor blast the Foxconn deal.

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

Evers can hire his own attorney in legal battle rather than AG Schimel, as Walker insisted.

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

State Republicans decline to criticize Trump for attack on iconic state business.

Walker’s Former Prisons Chief Blasts Governor

Walker’s Former Prisons Chief Blasts Governor

Ed Wall endorses Democrat Evers for governor, does ad charging Walker mismanaged Lincoln Hills.

Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering

Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering

No decision on merits. But Wisconsin case may eventually be sent back to high court.

Race for Governor: The Many Campaigns of Paul Soglin
Race for Governor

The Many Campaigns of Paul Soglin

First elected to Madison Common Council in 1967, now running for governor in Democratic primary.

Legislative Committee Approves Highway Funding

Legislative Committee Approves Highway Funding

“The roads in Illinois are much better,” Republican Sen Alberta Darling charges.

Who is Josh Pade?

Who is Josh Pade?

On June 1, Pade became the 10th Democratic candidate for governor in 2018 primary.

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Madison firefighter hopes to harness union power to oust Walker.

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Career in asset-based lending led him to where he is today, a Democratic candidate for governor.

Longtime Democrat Matt Flynn Reintroducing Himself to Voters

Longtime Democrat Matt Flynn Reintroducing Himself to Voters

After four unsuccessful runs for office, will this be Flynn's year?

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Have Democrats figured out what it takes to beat Walker?

Minnesota Passes Us In Total Jobs

Minnesota Passes Us In Total Jobs

Wisconsin had 98,000 more jobs than Minnesota a decade ago, but now behind.

Court Watch: High Court Splits Decision on Lawyer Pay
Court Watch

High Court Splits Decision on Lawyer Pay

Hikes fee for county-appointed lawyers but not lowest-in-nation fee of state public defender’s office.

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

Vote on Michael Brennan would ignore Democratic Senator Baldwin’s objection to him.