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Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions rulings

Jul. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president. The three-judge panel...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks at the state Capitol in Madison Wis. A company Speaker Vos runs received between $150,000 and $350,000 through the federal government's coronavirus small business lending program. That's according to lists of recipients the U.S. Treasury Department released Monday, July 6, 2020. That data shows Robin J. Vos Enterprises in Burlington received the money through the Paycheck Protection Program. The company manufactures popcorn and popcorn supplies. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans

Jul. 6, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republican Speaker Robin Vos' popcorn company received tens of thousands of dollars through a federal small business lending program intended to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday. Robin J. Vos Enterprises in...

Evers' office: No record of secret recording authorization

Jun. 30, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' office said there is no written record of anyone authorizing one of his aides to secretly record a phone call with top Republican lawmakers. The Democratic governor has refused to say who made the May 14 recording of a conference call between Evers, his aides...

Majority of Wisconsin Republicans voted absentee in April

Jun. 28, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans who oppose making it easier for people to vote absentee have taken advantage of the opportunity to vote by mail in recent elections, with more than 80% of GOP members of the state Legislature doing it in April. An analysis of absentee voting records provided to...

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Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence

Jun. 25, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero. Protesters also attacked a state...

Vice President Mike Pence participates in an event at the Ingleside Hotel Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Pewaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Pence courts evangelicals in conservative Milwaukee suburb

Jun. 23, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence launched a faith-centered tour in a conservative Milwaukee suburb on Tuesday, touting what he called the “great American comeback” as a couple of hundred attendees, most not wearing masks, cheered and chanted “USA!” and “four...

Evers promises secret recording won't happen again

Jun. 23, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers promised Tuesday that his staff won't secretly record his calls with Republican legislative leaders again. An Evers staffer recorded a May 14 call between Evers, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. The governor's attorney, Ryan...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks at a news conference accompanied by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, left, at City Hall in Milwaukee. Evers called on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a package of criminal justice reforms as the state celebrated Juneteenth on Friday June 19, 2020. However, he did not order a special session for the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up the proposals. Assembly Democrats and the Black Legislative Caucus have requested a special session. Evers has the power to call one, as do Republican lawmakers. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Evers calls for changes as Wisconsin marks Juneteenth

Jun. 19, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers called on the Wisconsin Legislature to ban police chokeholds and limit the use of force in a package of criminal justice reforms unveiled Friday as the state celebrated Juneteenth. However, the Democratic governor did not order a special session for the...

Attorney: Evers' staff member may have committed felony

Jun. 15, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If the person in Gov. Tony Evers' staff who recorded a telephone meeting between the governor and Republican legislative leaders did so without approval, they could be guilty of a felony, the chief attorney for the Wisconsin Legislature's Reference Bureau said in a memo Monday. Senate...