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Evers joins groups suing to overturn lame-duck laws

Feb. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers sided Friday with groups seeking repeal of laws weakening his powers that were passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature during a December lame-duck session. The move marked the second time this week that Evers, a Democrat, has aligned himself with...

Wisconsin Democrats file 4th lawsuit against lame-duck law

Feb. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging a lame-duck law Republicans passed to limit Gov. Tony Evers' powers is meant to retaliate against his supporters in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The party filed the lawsuit in federal court in Madison. The action...

Wisconsin Realtors revoke support for Hagedorn in court race

Feb. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Realtors Association has revoked its endorsement of Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn and asked for its $18,000 donation to be returned following reports that he helped found a private elementary school that allows gay students to be expelled. The president...

Gov. Evers pitches $28Mfor women's health care issues

Feb. 21, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants to restore funding for Planned Parenthood that his Republican predecessor cut as part of a nearly $28 million plan to expand access to women's health care. But the measure faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Legislature. "Republicans are not...

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

Feb. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services....

Assembly speaker hopes Foxconn air permits aren't changed

Feb. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he hopes that air permits granted to electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group aren't tightened by Gov. Tony Evers. Vos is a strong advocate for the Foxconn project that is located in his southeastern Wisconsin legislative district. Evers has...

Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

Feb. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a GOP income tax cut bill Wednesday in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office. Republicans rushed to pass the bill, the first they introduced this year, before Evers...

Medicaid expansion study divides Democrats, Republicans

Feb. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans opposed to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Wisconsin got some ammunition Tuesday, while Democrats and health care advocates dismissed as unreliable the new report saying expansion would shift $600 million a year to the private insurance...

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

Feb. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week next summer. Democratic National Committee...

Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

Feb. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago's...