Latest Wisconsin State Legislature News

Wisconsin lawmaker Jacque out of hospital after COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Andre Jacque was discharged Tuesday after a five-week hospital stay that included being intubated and placed on a ventilator due to pneumonia after contracting COVID-19. “Sen. Jacque is doing much better,” his spokesman Matt...

Federal court allows Wisconsin redistricting case to proceed

Sep. 16, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A three-judge panel of federal judges on Thursday denied a request by Republicans to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats, a move that keeps the case alive while the GOP-controlled Legislature wants the battle to instead be fought in state courts. ...

Wisconsin GOP leaders pressured to sign election subpoenas

Sep. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 100 people who believe ongoing Republican-ordered investigations into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin aren't broad enough pressured the state's GOP legislative leadership on Friday to approve a more expansive review. President Joe...

Wisconsin election investigator demands state preserve data

Sep. 09, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' investigation of the November elections asked state officials Thursday to ensure that all records related to the election are preserved and to inform him of any evidence that's been...

Republican Kleefisch enters Wisconsin governor's race

Sep. 09, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BUTLER, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch launched her campaign for governor on Thursday by likening herself to former President Donald Trump and deriding the Democratic incumbent as a weak failure. The Republican told a couple hundred supporters...

Republicans, elections experts say Wisconsin probe is flawed

Sep. 08, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican officeholders and elections experts said Wednesday that the GOP-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin lacks credibility, transparency and raises security risks and legal concerns. And a Republican...

Wisconsin Legislature allowed to intervene in redistricting

Aug. 31, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A three-judge panel of federal judges has granted the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature's request to intervene in a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats. A request by the Legislature to intervene in a second similar redistricting...

Wife of Wisconsin lawmaker with COVID-19 urges vaccination

Aug. 31, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The wife of a Wisconsin lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of vaccine and mask mandates and who remains hospitalized with COVID-19-induced pneumonia is urging people to get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Republican state Sen. Andre Jacque...

Wisconsin Republicans seek $680,000 for 2020 election probe

Aug. 27, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature are seeking approval to spend up to $680,000 in taxpayer money on an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in the battleground state won by President Joe Biden. The Assembly Organization...

Democrat stops short of apologizing about sick colleague

Aug. 26, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin state senator who encouraged donations to defeat a Republican lawmaker who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is now on a ventilator tweeted Thursday that she was sorry he was sick but stopped short of apologizing for her call to unseat him. ...