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Legal Question: If Roe Is Overturned, Can Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban Be Ruled Unenforceable?

A political battle would almost certainly spill into courts as health providers assess their legal options.

State Senate chambers at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison.
Up to 20 Legislators Now Likely to Step Down, Opening Seats for November

Petrowski’s retirement creates a vacancy up north, Ringhand in the south. Kooyenga’s decision depends on the new maps.

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Johnson Flip-Flops on a Wisconsin Judicial Nominee, Even After Helping Him Become a Nominee

Milwaukee County judge, brother of a Democratic congressman, was on a list assembled along with Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson stands at his podium during his debate with fellow candidate Leah Vukmir, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. Nicholson, a former Marine and losing candidate for U.S. Senate is running for governor in Wisconsin, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, setting up what is expected to be a costly and contentious Republican primary. (Tyger Williams/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
Republican Kevin Nicholson Joins Wisconsin Governor’s Race

Announcement stokes GOP fears of a bitter primary with former Lt. Gov. Kleefisch over who runs against Gov. Evers.

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‘$15 is Just a Start’: Wisconsin Residents Push for a Minimum Wage Hike

Wisconsin's minimum wage has been a measly $7.25 for more than a decade. Most state residents say it's time for an increase.

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Unlike 2011, Gerrymandered Maps in Wisconsin Won’t Sneak Up on Voters

Republicans won’t have the map-drawing dominance they had in 2011, but national groups for non-partisan redistricting are still watching closely.

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Not Allowed: Nonpartisan Analysis Finds a Flaw in GOP Plans for Wisconsin Stimulus Money

Republicans are fast-tracking bills sure to be vetoed by Gov. Evers who controls state's share of funds in Biden's American Rescue Plan