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Evers vetoes Republican-backed bills slashing the income tax, cutting taxes on retirees

Mar. 01, 2024 17:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a nearly $800 million income tax cut passed by Republicans, along with bills that would have increased the income tax credit for married couples and raised the amount of retiree income exempt from the state income tax. ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Democrats’ congressional redistricting challenge

Mar. 01, 2024 17:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Democratic lawsuit that sought to throw out the battleground state’s congressional maps, marking a victory for Republicans who argued against the court taking up the case. The decision...

Wisconsin prison chief retires amid guard shortage; departure another personnel headache for Evers

Mar. 01, 2024 17:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's prisons secretary will retire next week as his embattled agency continues to struggle with overcrowded institutions, a glaring shortage of guards and allegations of inhumane conditions. Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that Department of Corrections...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Democratic challenge that could have reshaped state’s congressional maps

Mar. 01, 2024 16:28 PM EST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Democratic challenge that could have reshaped state’s congressional maps.

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

Mar. 01, 2024 10:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments. It also has turned the spotlight on the importance of...

Wisconsin hosts No. 13 Illinois following Shannon's 29-point game

Mar. 01, 2024 04:15 AM EST

Illinois Fighting Illini (21-7, 12-5 Big Ten) at Wisconsin Badgers (18-10, 10-7 Big Ten) Madison, Wisconsin; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Illinois faces the Wisconsin Badgers after Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 29 points in Illinois' 105-97 win against the...

Shirtless US Senate candidate submerges himself in Wisconsin lake, issues challenge to opponent

Feb. 29, 2024 19:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A shirtless candidate for U.S. Senate broke through the ice of a Madison lake Thursday hoping to pour cold water on any notion that he's a soft Californian, not a hardy Wisconsinite. And then Eric Hovde challenged his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Tammy...

Evers signs bill increasing out-of-state bow and crossbow deer hunting license fees

Feb. 29, 2024 13:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill Thursday that raises the cost for bow and crossbow deer hunting licenses for out-of-state residents. The Republican-authored measure raises the cost of the licenses by an additional $35 to $200. The state Department of Natural...

Harris will tout apprenticeships in a swing state visit to Wisconsin

Feb. 29, 2024 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to return to the swing state of Wisconsin next week for an event touting worker apprenticeship programs, the White House announced Thursday. The visit to Madison will mark her sixth trip to Wisconsin as vice president and her...

From balmy to brrr: Wisconsin cities see a nearly 60-degree temperature swing in under 24 hours

Feb. 28, 2024 15:20 PM EST

Wisconsin cities recorded nearly 60-degree swings in temperatures within 24 hours from Tuesday's balmy weather and Wednesday's chilly return to winter, tying a record for at least one city and potentially setting a record elsewhere. That's according to a National Weather Service...