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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2023 12:18 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Initiative exposes state’s laggardly approach to veterans The plan to use a wing at Grace Lutheran Church for veterans housing is an interesting one. It’s well outside the typical project for Habitat for...

Wisconsin's La Follette helps fund plaque honoring ancestor

Jan. 27, 2023 11:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette is helping to pay for a new plaque to be installed Friday in the state Capitol honoring one of Wisconsin's most famous politicians who is also a distant relative of the longtime officeholder. The bust of Robert...

Abortion front and center in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Jan. 26, 2023 14:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal judge running in a pivotal race to determine majority control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court touts her support for abortion rights in the first two television ads of the closely watched race launched Thursday. The winner of the April 4 election will...

Wisconsin's estimated budget surplus tops $7 billion

Jan. 25, 2023 15:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's projected state budget surplus is forecast to reach $7.1 billion by July, up more than half a billion dollars from the previous estimate just two months ago, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported Wednesday. It is the largest budget...

'Here again': Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe

Jan. 22, 2023 18:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for...

March for Life eyes Congress for post-Roe abortion limits

Jan. 20, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court's decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited...

UW-Richland closure transition plan calls for online focus

Jan. 20, 2023 13:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Richland County leaders are fuming over University of Wisconsin-Platteville officials' plan to shift to online education at their Richland branch campus after in-person instruction there ends for good after the spring semester. UW System President Jay Rothman...

Wisconsin Assembly puts bail amendment on April ballot

Jan. 19, 2023 17:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly gave a final, bipartisan push Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder for violent criminals to get out of jail on bail. The measure will now go before voters to be ratified in the...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2023 19:08 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 12, 2023. Editorial: Get with the times With the Wisconsin Legislature gearing up, there’s a lot to get done. In discussions at our office this week we thought of something we’d like to see legislators do, but it might take a...

Harris to push abortion fight in Florida on Roe anniversary

Jan. 18, 2023 17:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With few options available for ensuring abortion access, Vice President Kamala Harris will demonstrate that Democrats aren't giving up on the issue as she marks the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Sunday. It's a bitter historical milestone for the White House after the U.S....