Politics


Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Lawsuit Could Send Wisconsin’s PFAS Protections ‘Back Into the Dark Ages’

Environmental advocates warn of health hazards that could result from a business lobby’s bid to hamstring the DNR.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night event at the Chase Center in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
New Poll Finds Biden Agenda Has Strong Bipartisan Support in Wisconsin

Poll shows strong bipartisan support for taxing the super-rich to pay for new programs, expanded benefits—even if Biden himself doesn’t enjoy the same level of enthusiasm.

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Gableman, pictured here in 2011, has been hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) to investigate baseless concerns over the 2020 election. The investigation is one of many nationwide as Republicans follow the lead of former President Donald Trump and work to undermine faith in the electoral process. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Pool Photo via AP File)
‘This Isn’t a Real Investigation’: Email Sent by Gableman to Election Clerks Raises Alarm

Communication from an unofficial Gmail account brings about security concerns as GOP investigators continue to undermine election integrity.

Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) speaks during a June 22, 2021, Assembly floor session. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Fight to End Wisconsin’s Abortion Ban Intensifies After Restrictive Texas Law Goes Into Effect

State law still has a 1849 abortion ban on the books. The only thing holding it back is Roe v. Wade.

Gov. Tony Evers, speaking during an event hosted by the Democratic Party to promote President Joe Biden's agenda, said Republicans are spreading "dog whistle crap" when they raise baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted before coming to Fort McCoy. (Screenshot via WisEye)
‘Dog Whistle Crap’: Evers Slams Baseless ‘Vetting’ Concerns About Afghan Refugees

Republicans have raised baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted, despite assurances from the White House.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), left, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wiscosnsin) met with voting rights advocates Thursday in Madison to discuss ongoing efforts to protect the right to vote. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Sens. Baldwin, Klobuchar Meet With Voting Rights Advocates in Madison

Baldwin brings in the Minnesotan who oversees a Senate committee that’s working to pass bills protecting voting rights.

Pierre and Andre Jacque
‘Use Some of the Help God Has Already Given,’ Brother of GOP Legislator on Ventilator Says of the COVID Vaccine

State Sen. Andre Jacque, a critic of mask and vaccine requirements, remains hospitalized with a coronavirus infection.