Latest Wisconsin State Legislature News

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...

The Latest: Wisconsin Democrats sue over lame-duck law

Feb. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on labor unions' lawsuit challenging Wisconsin Republicans' lame-duck law (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Wisconsin Democratic Party is filing a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-authored lame-duck laws that limit Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's...

Wisconsin Assembly welcomes 'limousine liberals' for DNC

Feb. 21, 2019 2:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly speaker says Milwaukee hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention would be good for President Donald Trump. Speaker Robin Vos also told reporters Thursday that bringing "lots of limousine liberals" to Milwaukee would be good for the state's economy....

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...

Assembly leader says 'too early to tell' on veto override

Feb. 21, 2019 1:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says it's "too early to tell" if lawmakers will attempt an override of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a GOP middle class income tax cut bill. Evers vetoed the bill Wednesday and Republicans don't have enough votes to override it. Evers...

Wisconsin GOP propose $3.7 million to combat homelessness

Feb. 21, 2019 12:51 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans are proposing $3.7 million to combat homelessness in Wisconsin. Republicans unveiled their plans Thursday. Some Democrats complained that they weren't contacted to work with Republicans on the measures. Republicans hold majorities in the state Senate and Assembly....

APNewsBreak: Senator wants review of Guard assault policies

Feb. 20, 2019 5:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Wisconsin legislator has demanded a detailed review of the state National Guard's sexual harassment and assault policies after meeting with a soldier who alleges she was sexually harassed and the man wasn't punished. U.S. Air Force investigators are already investigating...

The Latest: Republicans decry Wisconsin governor's veto

Feb. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin GOP tax cut bill (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Wisconsin Republicans say Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' veto of an income tax bill shows that he's not interested in working with GOP lawmakers who control the Legislature. Evers vetoed the bill Wednesday. It was...

Evers won't propose new prison as part of overhaul

Feb. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he won't call for building a new adult prison in the Green Bay area, while his pick to lead the state Corrections Department assured lawmakers that the Democrat's administration was moving as quickly as possible to shut down the state's troubled...

The Latest: DOT leader says transportation system declining

Feb. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on state Senate confirmation hearings for Wisconsin Corrections Secretary-designee Kevin Carr and Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the state Department of Transportation says that "by every measure...