Latest Wisconsin state government News

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Wisconsin's Evers looks for boost from anger over abortion

Jun. 25, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers hopes to translate anger over the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade into votes this fall as he vows to fight a 173-year-old state abortion ban in any way he can. Evers, who won election in the battleground...

Wisconsin doctors halt abortions following court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Doctors across Wisconsin immediately stopped providing abortions on Friday, turning away women in waiting rooms and calling to cancel pending appointments following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down its Roe v. Wade decision. The immediate halt to...

Wisconsin election investigator says he deleted records

Jun. 23, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state testified Thursday that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open records requests. ...

Court backs arrest by officers responding to ShotSpotter

Jun. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Milwaukee man who was arrested by officers responding to a report from gunshot location technology, ruling that the officers had reasonable suspicion to stop him beyond just the gunshot technology. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 23, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Think now about emergency responses As much as we think the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s new initiative is timely and worthwhile, we would like nothing so much as it never having to be used. ...

Wisconsin Republican lawmakers reject abortion ban repeal

Jun. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ bid to repeal the battleground state’s dormant abortion ban failed Wednesday after Republican lawmakers convened and immediately adjourned a special session without taking any action. Wisconsin adopted a ban on abortion...

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...

Wisconsin's Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation

Jun. 21, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan, text messages revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the House select...

Wisconsin elections head not concerned about intimidation

Jun. 21, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top elections official said Tuesday that she wasn't worried about increased voter intimidation or partisan observers at the polls this fall, when the Democratic governor and a Republican U.S. senator are up for reelection in the presidential battleground state. ...