Residents of battleground Wisconsin headed to the polls Tuesday amid the divisions fueled by Donald Trump's presidency and a pandemic that's infected more than 232,000 people, killed 2,050 and convinced more than 40% of voting-age people to cast their ballots early.
"People who have been in the mix for a while tend to be more trusting that the political system will operate as a should," Burden said.
One candidate's husband caught COVID-19. Another got a concussion in a car accident to avoid hitting a tractor. A third reminded the State Journal editorial board that he had promised he wasn't going to run for another term -- even though he is. This week's political podcast recaps our endorsement process.
A federal appeals court on Friday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to essentially determine whether the Republican-controlled Legislature has standing to challenge a federal court ruling that extends the period that absentee ballots can be counted in the battleground state until Nov. 9, six days after the election.
An Air Force environmental impact study found that the F-35s would expose more than 1,000 additional homes to increased jet noise.
Four Democrats are vying to represent the open 48th Assembly District with experience spanning the fields of local government, business and law.
The case challenges the lame-duck laws Republicans passed in December 2018 to curb powers of the governor and attorney general.
One justice suggested Wisconsin's 'safer at home' order was the "very definition of tyranny."
The bill would suspend the one-week waiting period for people to receive unemployment benefits. It would be waived for anyone who applied between March 12 and Feb. 7, 2021.
Wisconsin was initially slated to miss out on a 6.2% increase in Medicaid funding because the state was not compliant with certain conditions.
Tony Evers said he vetoed the legislation, which uses surplus revenue, because it doesn't invest in the state's schools.
Supporters say it corrects a bad Supreme Court ruling and restores rights in place for more than a century, but opponents say it unconstitutionally strips lakebed owners of their rights with no compensation.
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The bill would not create a tax on carbon emissions. It would assign a dollar value to the economic harms and other socialized costs of carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of global climate change.
Three state senators argue the measure will push immigrants to learn the language and make them more attractive to employers.
Faced with a new Democratic governor, Republicans in control passed few bills of consequence in 2019 outside of the state budget.
The proposed amendment was approved with broad bipartisan support and is set to appear on the April 7 ballot.
The new proposal allows for the convention to consider three things: imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government; limiting the federal government’s powers and jurisdiction; and imposing term limits for members of Congress and other federal officials.
Opponents say the bipartisan proposal moving through the Legislature would violate free speech rights.
The latest idea being pushed primarily by Republicans faces opposition from the Wisconsin Dental Association and Marquette University, which houses the state's only dental school.
The measures would require the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to sell insect repellent in state parks and forests and set up signs on state lands warning of the tick-borne disease.
Republican leaders have refused to rule out the possibility of trying to circumvent the governor to draw maps in 2021.
The bills are bipartisan with the Senate bill co-authored by Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, and Janet Bewley, D-Mason.