Latest Wisconsin state government News

Evers announces $10 million to expand well reconstruction

Aug. 16, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers’ administration announced Tuesday that it will earmark another $10 million in grants to help repair and replace polluted wells. Administration officials said that the money will go to expand the existing Well Compensation Grant Program. They...

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...

Milwaukee council approves site for new youth prison

Aug. 12, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Common Council on Friday overwhelmingly approved building a new youth prison in the city to replace a troubled one in northern Wisconsin that has been targeted for closure for years. Officials in Gov. Tony Evers’ administration...

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.

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 11, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Primary turnout is a good sign Anecdotal evidence on Tuesday suggested a high level of interest in this year’s primaries, with a number of people telling us their polling places were busy. That’s good news...

Wisconsin primary turnout nears 26%, most in 40 years

Aug. 10, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout in Wisconsin's primary election that featured a hotly contested Republican race for governor neared 26%, the highest for a non-presidential primary in 40 years. Unofficial results for Tuesday's primary show that nearly 693,000 Republicans voted in the...

Kaul, Toney AG race likely to turn on broader issues

Aug. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will have to go through an experienced Republican prosecutor to win a second term this fall in a race that will likely turn on the candidates' stances on broader issues such as abortion, gun restrictions and crime. Fond du...

Trump ties may come back to haunt in swing state Wisconsin

Aug. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump reasserted his grip on Republicans in Wisconsin's primary, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to play that against his newly minted Republican opponent Wednesday while observers said running too closely to Trump in the swing state could be dangerous. ...

Election skeptics advance in key Wisconsin, Minnesota races

Aug. 10, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has won his Democratic primary, advancing to a general election in which Republicans hope to win back the seat and give it power over elections. And in Minnesota, Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election...

Takeaways: Trump tightens grip on GOP, narrow Squad victory

Aug. 10, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an uneven start, Donald Trump's election-year tour of revenge succeeded in ousting Republican members of Congress, boosting Trump-backed “America First” candidates who beat back the establishment and strengthening his grip on the party. Meanwhile, Ron...