Latest Wisconsin state government News

Wisconsin's Democratic governor vetoes GOP abortion bills

Dec. 03, 2021 15:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed five Republican-authored anti-abortion bills on Friday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could curtail if not end a woman’s right to abortion. Evers, who is making...

Group asks judge to find Wisconsin GOP leader in contempt

Dec. 03, 2021 14:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal group asked a judge on Friday to find Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in contempt of court for not following a November court order to turn over records about a secretive review of the 2020 election that Republicans have been conducting for months. ...

Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe

Dec. 01, 2021 19:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney investigating the 2020 election told Wisconsin lawmakers during a testy hearing Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit to force officials in Green Bay and Madison to provide testimony. Meanwhile, the state's embattled...

Republican wants to empower Wisconsin secretary of state

Dec. 01, 2021 13:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker announced Wednesday that she's running to be Wisconsin's next secretary of state, saying she wants to turn the mostly powerless office into a check on the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission. State Rep. Amy...

GOP targets Wisconsin elections system, nonpartisan director

Dec. 01, 2021 07:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are working to discredit the bipartisan system they created to run elections in the state after President Joe Biden narrowly won last year's presidential race, making the political battleground the latest front in the national push by the GOP to...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Dec. 01, 2021 07:22 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 23, 2021. Editorial: Efforts to address homelessness are welcome The Chippewa Valley isn’t the kind of place that usually comes to mind when people think about homelessness. But the issue is hardly confined to...

Top Wisconsin court affirms GOP's preferred approach to maps

Nov. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republicans in a redistricting dispute, ruling that it saw no need to make significant changes to the maps that have helped the GOP win majorities in the state Legislature and congressional delegation. ...

Republican Macco decides against run for Wisconsin governor

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Rep. John Macco said Tuesday he will not run for governor next year, leaving former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch as the only high profile GOP candidate in the race. Macco, 63, announced on Facebook Live that instead of running for...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Wisconsin leaders hopeful about Indigenous women strategy

Nov. 27, 2021 01:11 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Native American leaders and Wisconsin’s attorney general are hoping to see more resources and support to address missing and murdered Indigenous women under an executive order signed recently by President Joe Biden. Biden’s order directs U.S....