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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.

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.

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Judges rule Evers did not violate court order when he rescinded Walker's appointments.

The State of Politics: Evers, GOP Tie in Early Innings
The State of Politics

Evers, GOP Tie in Early Innings

Capitol ballgame tied, but Republican legislators have big hitters coming to the plate.

Murphy’s Law: Gov. Evers Plays Hardball
Murphy’s Law

Gov. Evers Plays Hardball

Too-nice Tony looks to beat the Republicans -- repeatedly -- at their own game.

Medicaid Work Rules Could Hurt Hospitals

Medicaid Work Rules Could Hurt Hospitals

Walker imposed work requirement for Medicaid recipients, could cut state hospitals revenue by 15%, study says.

Dane County Court’s New Level of Judicial Activism Throws Wisconsin Into Chaos
Press Release

Dane County Court’s New Level of Judicial Activism Throws Wisconsin Into Chaos

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued a decision that invalidated three December 2018 extraordinary session laws and vacated 82 appointments made during that period.

Rep. Robyn Vining Comments on Lame Duck Court Ruling
Press Release

Rep. Robyn Vining Comments on Lame Duck Court Ruling

"The court’s ruling today is a win for democracy and the people of Wisconsin."

Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues a Statement Regarding the Lame Duck Court Ruling
Press Release

Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues a Statement Regarding the Lame Duck Court Ruling

"Today’s ruling is a win for the people of Wisconsin; it reaffirms that one party cannot act as a dictatorship over the other."

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.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Dane County Court’s Ruling on Lame-Duck Session
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Dane County Court’s Ruling on Lame-Duck Session

"Today's ruling is a victory for the people of Wisconsin and for preserving the Wisconsin Constitution."

WILL Sues DPI For Embargoed ESSA Documents
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WILL Sues DPI For Embargoed ESSA Documents

Documents would shine light on whether DPI is illegally implementing ESSA

Murphy’s Law: Scott Walker’s Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

Scott Walker’s Big Lie

Not doing special elections hasn’t saved money, it’s actually cost taxpayers. A lot.

Court Watch: The Judge That Robin Vos Hates
Court Watch

The Judge That Robin Vos Hates

Who is Judge Josann Reynolds, the Walker appointee who ruled he must hold special elections?

Court Watch: Justice Ziegler, 37 Judges Unopposed
Court Watch

Justice Ziegler, 37 Judges Unopposed

Just 11 of 48 Circuit Court judges face opponents in April Election

Murphy’s Law: Why Photo ID is Dead
Murphy’s Law

Why Photo ID is Dead

The Republican law will never become legal, because of Wisconsin’s unique constitution