Latest Wisconsin State Legislature News

Republican leader calls for road-funding veto override

Jul. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate on Thursday called for a veto override after Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced a new $75 million transportation grant program that would make funding available for public transit projects like Milwaukee's streetcar. Senate Majority...

Wisconsin Democrats promote new redistricting plan

Jul. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday worked to generate momentum for a bill calling for civil servants to draw legislative district boundaries, insisting it's the right time to pass the measure after the U.S. Supreme Court killed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's Republican-drawn...

The Latest: GOP, commission seek fees in redistricting case

Jul. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Democratic bill to revamp Wisconsin's legislative redistricting process (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Assembly Republicans and the state Elections Commission want Democratic voters to pay $64,351 in costs after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month negated the voters'...

State Rep. Amanda Stuck running for Congress in 8th District

Jul. 14, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — State Rep. Amanda Stuck says she is running for the U.S. House in northeastern Wisconsin's 8th District. Stuck said Sunday she is running "because Washington isn't working for Wisconsin families." The Appleton Democrat has served in the Wisconsin Assembly since 2015. Stuck criticized...

GOP tries to persuade panel to pass lottery privacy bill

Jul. 10, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators worked Wednesday to persuade their colleagues to support a bill that would keep lottery winners' names secret, saying the measure would protect winners from harassment. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day that 24-year-old...

The Latest: GOP argues for lottery privacy bill

Jul. 10, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a bill that would keep the names of lottery winners in Wisconsin secret (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Republican leaders are trying to convince their colleagues to pass a bill that would allow lottery winners to keep their identities secret. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos...

Wisconsin GOP: Rewrite constitution to limit governor's veto

Jul. 9, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans want to rewrite the state constitution to prohibit the governor from using his veto pen to increase spending without legislative approval, marking another skirmish in the GOP's battle to diminish Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' powers. The Wisconsin Constitution gives...

GOP: Trump headed to Milwaukee fundraiser this week

Jul. 8, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Party officials say President Donald Trump will attend a fundraiser in Wisconsin this week. Charles Nichols is a spokesman for the state GOP. He says the state party learned from the Republican National Committee on Monday morning that Trump is scheduled to attend a...

Business owners tout proposed trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Jul. 4, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Some manufacturers in northeastern Wisconsin want U.S. lawmakers to greenlight a new regional trade treaty. Mexico's Senate last month approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Approval in the U.S. has been held...

A look at Gov. Tony Evers' partial budget vetoes

Jul. 3, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers used his partial veto power to make 78 changes to Republican legislators' version of the state budget before signing it Wednesday. The budget takes effect immediately and Republicans do not have the votes needed to override any of the vetoes. Here's a look at...