Politics


A police officer draws a gun
‘More Work Left’: First Police Reform Bills Pass, but Some Push for More

Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.

Gregory León
This Wisconsin Restaurateur Was Prioritized for New COVID Relief. Now He’s at the Back of the Line.

With funds already exhausted, it’s unclear how Gregory León will get the help he needs for his restaurant to survive.

Goyke Joint Finance
Republicans Toss Criminal Justice Reforms From State Budget

Republican lawmakers also reject Democratic attempt to reign in spending millions of taxpayer dollars on private lawyers.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

Robin Vos, Tyler August, Jim Steineke
Democrats Call Out Toxic, Racist Bullying by GOP Leadership

Republicans blocked Pride Month, Motherhood Month, and Gun Violence Survivor Day resolutions because an Asian lawmaker spoke out against racism, Democrats say.

Goyke, Evers, Vos, LeMahieu
Evers Wants to Use $4.4 Billion Surplus on Schools. GOP Wants Tax Cuts.

“There’s no excuse” to not use the massive surplus for infrastructure and small business aid, Evers says.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Maps Are Supposed to be Redrawn This Year. Republicans Want to Delay the Process, Upholding Their Gerrymander.

Census tampering by former President Trump is delaying results and delaying plans to put fair maps in front of voters for the next decade.