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Aid to Wisconsin farmers, renters due to pandemic announced

May. 20, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents who lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic can get help paying their rent, and farmers will be eligible for direct cash payments, under new programs Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday. The $50 million aid to farmers program, $25 million rental assistance...

In this May 14, 2020, photo, owner Paul Furrer cuts the hair of Jeff Jones at Rich's Barber Shop in Waukesha, Wis. Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again — some might say still. With a divided state government and a polarized electorate, Wisconsin has emerged as the hot bed of partisan fighting over the coronavirus, including how to slow its spread, restart the seized economy, vote amid a pandemic and judge Trump's leadership. . (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics

May. 16, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again. With a divided...

FILE - In this March 15, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn speaks during a debate at the Wisconsin State Bar Center in Madison, Wis. A conservative talk radio host blasted now Justice Hagedorn, for siding with liberals against revoking the Democratic governor's stay-at-home order on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. A former Republican state lawmaker tore into him on Twitter within minutes of the decision, saying the GOP had been

Wisconsin conservatives feel 'snookered' by court justice

May. 15, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The euphoria that Wisconsin Republicans felt after winning yet another major political battle in the state Supreme Court this week is being dampened by a scathing dissent written by one of the conservative justices, raising doubts about how solid the conservative majority actually is....

FILE - In this April 24, 2020 file photo protesters gather for a rally against Gov. Tony Evers' extended stay-at-home order due to COVID-19, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, May 13, 2020 ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, file)

Wisconsin high court tosses out governor's stay-home order

May. 13, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators. The 4-3 ruling essentially reopens the state, lifting caps...

Poll worker Eric Boson submits absentee ballots during the Wisconsin 7th District special election on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Oak Avenue Community Center in Marshfield, Wis. Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Tricia Zunker are vying to fill the vacancy left by Republican Sean Duffy, who resigned from the seat in September. (Tork Mason/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Trump-backed Tiffany wins Wisconsin congressional race

May. 12, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district, cheering Republicans even as Democrats argued the victory revealed vulnerabilities for the president among his base....

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy listens during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday, May 8, 2020, that an effort to recall Dunleavy can proceed. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska court says recall effort against governor can proceed

May. 8, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that an effort aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office can proceed, a movement initially fueled by public outrage over spending cuts he'd proposed. The court had previously allowed the Recall Dunleavy campaign to proceed with...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Greg Boley takes in a view of the Eau Claire River before heading back out into the woods during the gun deer hunt season opener on public land in Fall Creek, Wis. Outdoor enthusiasts overwhelmingly rejected Wisconsin wildlife officials' proposals to dramatically reshape the state's gun deer hunting structure to bolster the waning sport, a survey released Wednesday, May 6, 2020 shows. (Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP, File)

Outdoor enthusiasts reject wholesale changes to deer season

May. 6, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts overwhelmingly rejected Wisconsin wildlife officials' proposals to dramatically reshape the state's gun deer hunting structure to bolster the waning sport, a survey released Wednesday shows. The state Department of Natural Resources has been working for years to...

FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin state Sen. Thomas Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, speaks at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits Tiffany, a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump against Tricia Zunker, a school board president seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Trump-backed lawmaker faces school board head for Congress

May. 3, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump against a school board president seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state. The 7th...

Former DATCP secretary running for state Senate

Apr. 27, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin agriculture Secretary Brad Pfaff has decided to run for state Senate five months after Republicans ousted him Gov. Tony Evers' cabinet. Pfaff announced Monday that he'll run against Republican Dan Kapanke for an open seat in western Wisconsin's 32nd Senate District....

Wisconsin justices consider scaling back Evers' veto powers

Apr. 20, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a conservative law firm urged the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday to rein in the governor's expansive partial veto powers, arguing the chief executive's ability to rewrite state law tramples on the separation of powers with the Legislature. The Wisconsin Institute for...