Latest Wisconsin state government News

Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional

Feb. 22, 2024 13:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a 174-year-old state law that conservatives have interpreted as an abortion ban. It's the second legal challenge to the statute since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Roe v. Wade. ...

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs his new legislative maps into law after Republicans pass them

Feb. 20, 2024 07:17 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative district maps into law on Monday that he proposed and that the Republicans who control the Legislature passed to avoid having the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court draw the lines. Democrats hailed...

Wisconsin Assembly passes constitutional amendment to limit diversity efforts

Feb. 15, 2024 12:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A constitutional amendment supported by Republicans that attempts to limit diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Wisconsin won approval Thursday in the state Assembly. The measure is the latest effort targeting DEI efforts nationwide, but it is a long way...

Wisconsin Assembly passes a $2 billion tax cut package. But will Evers sign it?

Feb. 13, 2024 19:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans moved closer Tuesday to passing their third attempt at a major tax cut this session, pushing a package of cuts through the Assembly and on to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu supports the $2 billion plan, but it's unclear...

Wisconsin Republicans urge state Supreme Court to reject redistricting report's findings

Feb. 08, 2024 16:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans urged the state Supreme Court on Thursday to ignore a report from redistricting consultants that determined GOP-proposed legislative maps were unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. While Republicans argue that the consultants' findings...

Wisconsin redistricting experts tell Supreme Court Republican map proposals are gerrymanders

Feb. 01, 2024 21:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Consultants hired by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to examine maps redrawing state legislative districts said Thursday that plans submitted by the Republican Legislature and a conservative law firm are partisan gerrymanders, but they stopped short of declaring the other four...

Wisconsin election officials urge state Supreme Court to reject Phillips' effort to get on ballot

Jan. 31, 2024 18:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips sued too late after being left off of Wisconsin's primary ballot and the state Supreme Court should reject his lawsuit, the state elections commission and a special bipartisan panel said Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 31, 2024 15:57 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 29, 2024. Editorial: Good news on smoking cessation Every now and then there’s something that isn’t a particularly big headline, but it’s interesting enough to catch our attention. A new study from the University of...

Democrats' challenge to Wisconsin absentee ballot rules is a step closer to state Supreme Court

Jan. 31, 2024 13:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are appealing a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit as they once again seek to allow Wisconsin voters to return absentee ballots in drop boxes, bringing the challenge one step closer to the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court. Absentee ballot drop...

Wisconsin's Democratic governor vetoes Republican map as another redistricting court fight looms

Jan. 30, 2024 16:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday vetoed a redistricting proposal that the Republican-controlled Legislature passed last week in a last-ditch effort to avert the drawing of legislative boundaries by the state Supreme Court. The veto came a day...