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A look at pending legislation to protect same-sex marriages

Jul. 29, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Respect for Marriage Act, now pending in the Senate, would ensure that same-sex marriages are still legally recognized nationwide if the Supreme Court were to overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that declared a constitutional right for gay couples to wed. ...

Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

Jul. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters, bringing Democrats one vote closer to an unexpected...

Democrat Barnes emerges as favorite in Wisconsin Senate race

Jul. 27, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes emerged Wednesday as the clear favorite in what had been a crowded Democratic field seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, as his nearest rival dropped out and threw his support behind Barnes. Milwaukee Bucks...

Clarification: Congress-Marriage Rights story

Jul. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published July 20, 2022 about the Respect for Marriage Act, The Associated Press cited a June Gallup poll that implied the poll was released in June 2022. The story should have made clear that the poll was released in June 2021. A Gallup poll released in June 2022...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 30, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 23, 2022. Editorial: Enough is enough Thursday’s admission by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman that he had deleted public records, even after he received open records requests, isn’t entirely surprising. His...

Wisconsin Democrats face hard road in Senate, governor races

Jun. 22, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats gathering for their annual state convention this weekend are focused on reelecting Gov. Tony Evers and defeating Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, but also know that history is against them in the midterm year and voters face high inflation, rising gas prices...

Senators urge CNH Industrial to offer striking workers more

Jun. 08, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

A group of U.S. senators led by Vermont independent Bernie Sanders is lending its support to workers at two CNH Industrial plants who have been on strike for better pay and benefits for more than a month. The group, which was also led by Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin and includes...

Video game workers create first union at big U.S. game maker

May. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Video game workers at a division of game publisher Activision Blizzard have voted to unionize, creating the first labor union at a large U.S. video game company. A count of ballots on Monday revealed the results of the election affecting a small group of...

Planned Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Beloit gets final approval

May. 13, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday approved the Ho-Chunk Nation's application for a casino in Beloit, more than two decades after the city residents voted in favor of the complex. The plan places 33 acres of land into trust for the project, which is expected...