Latest Wisconsin State Legislature News

Wisconsin Republicans file 2 open records lawsuits

Sep. 28, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a pair of lawsuits six weeks before the election that seek records from the administrations of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson related to issues that have been campaign fodder for conservatives. ...

Wisconsin Republicans reject Evers call for abortion vote

Sep. 21, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' call to allow voters to get a chance to repeal the state's 1849 abortion ban. Evers called Wednesday for a special session of the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass a measure creating a way...

Wisconsin lawmakers approve opioid settlement spending plan

Sep. 08, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee unanimously approved a spending plan Thursday for $31 million the state expects to receive this year from a multi-state settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the opioid crisis. The...

Wisconsin GOP candidate calls for 'pitchforks and torches'

Sep. 02, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor in Wisconsin endorsed by Donald Trump is calling for people to take up “pitchforks and torches” in reaction to a story that detailed his giving to anti-abortion groups, churches and others — rhetoric that Democrats say amounts to...

Ginni Thomas emails urged new 2020 electors in Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas contacted at least two Wisconsin state lawmakers, including the chair of the Senate elections committee, urging them to overturn President Joe Biden's 2020 election win in the tightly contested state, emails obtained...

Wisconsin GOP leader Vos fires 2020 election investigator

Aug. 12, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader on Friday ended a 14-month, taxpayer-funded inquiry into the 2020 election by firing his hand-picked investigator. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' firing of Michael Gableman came just three days after the lawmaker narrowly survived a...

Wisconsin Republican Assembly leader fires 2020 election investigator he had hired, ending 14-month probe

Aug. 12, 2022 14:14 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Assembly leader fires 2020 election investigator he had hired, ending 14-month probe.

Michels wins Wisconsin GOP governor primary, will face Evers

Aug. 10, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels...

Wisconsin Assembly leader Vos beats Trump-backed challenger

Aug. 10, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's most powerful Republican narrowly survived being targeted by Donald Trump in Tuesday's primary, then said his win proved that lawmakers “don't have to be a lapdog to whatever Donald Trump says.” Robin Vos, the longest-serving speaker in the...

Trump-aligned challengers ousting GOP legislative incumbents

Aug. 04, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin's longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he's facing a primary challenger who claims he's not conservative...