State of Wisconsin

Gov. Evers’ proposal to allow local municipalities to increase sales tax

Additional revenue would help support local governments with needs arising from the pandemic, UW expert says

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Political Stalemate: Wisconsin Republicans must compromise with state Dems on COVID-19 legislation

Mask mandates and public health restrictions are only the latest points of contention between state Republicans and Gov. Evers.

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Democrats to pursue key issues in fall Wisconsin legislative session

Democratic legislators to push legalizing marijuana, higher minimum wage, gun control, Medicaid expansion

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Marquette Law poll finds partisan divide in support for Mueller report, Sanders leading presidential race

Forty-two percent of respondents said they were confident report is "fair and impartial"

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Excluding Jewish holidays from legislative calendar disrespects Wisconsin’s Jewish community

Forcing legislators to choose between representing their constituents and worship is discriminatory

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Removing ‘retardation’ from state code signals progress toward respect, bipartisanship

Despite great political polarization, there are still common sense solutions both parties should support

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Walker, despite pushback, signs into law controversial extraordinary session bills

Gov.-elect Tony Evers says Walker 'ignored' the desires of Wisconsinites, undermining practices of good democracy

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Legislature passes lame duck bills limiting executive power

In a rare lame-duck session, the Wisconsin state Legislature passed a package of bills along party lines Wednesday morning limiting executive power and early voting.

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New legislation will cut statewide district attorney shortage in half

54 positions will be filled statewide, specifically in understaffed Walworth County

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‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill faces opposition from legislators across party lines

Sixty-four police officers were killed with guns in 2016 as part of hate crimes

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