Politics


GOP Proposed maps - October 2021
Proposed GOP Maps Would End Evers’ Ability to Veto Any of Their Bills

Gov. Evers: “Republicans will have to do better than this if they expect me to sign either of these bills—they need to go back to the drawing board.”

Nada Elmikashfi, chief of staff to state Rep. Francesca Hong (D-Madison), is outspoken about racism and bias, even at the statehouse. (Photo by Christina Lieffring.)
Hostile Workplaces, Closed Minds, Hurtful Rhetoric—Welcome to the Wisconsin State Capitol

Numbers are shrinking for people of color staffing the Legislature, even as its GOP leadership tries to ban efforts to fight injustice and teach a more complete view of racial history.

A photo of the Fall Creek School District building in  Eau Claire County. Gina Kildahl, a parent whose 7-year-old son contracted COVID-19 while attending the school, recently filed a lawsuit against the district for failing to implement masking requirements and other precautions aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. (Photo courtesy of the Fall Creek School District)
Mom Who Sued Over Lack of COVID Protections in National Spotlight

Gina Kildahl sued Fall Creek School District for not protecting her 7-year-old son and other students from COVID-19.

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)
Gableman’s Election Probe Started Out Badly. It’s Gotten Even Worse.

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice’s fumbled investigation has even come under attack from GOP Elections Conspiracist.

In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, then-Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at an election night event in Pewaukee. Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, has launched her campaign for governor. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Kleefisch Tested Positive for COVID One Day After Speaking at Anti-Vax Group’s Event, Campaign Staff Confirms

GOP gubernatorial hopeful spoke at a Wisconsinites United For Freedom (WUFF) event on Sept 15. She tested positive for the virus on Sept. 16.

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Op-Ed: Passing ‘Build Back Better’ Is a Test of Democracy Itself

The most sweeping reforms in 50 years are being debated in Congress, and it's up to us to push it over the finish line, writes Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

Erin Thornley Parisi, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center, and other sexual assault victim advocates accused Assembly Republicans in February 2020 of playing partisan politics by failing to hold a public hearing on a bill that would fund a protocol to prevent another backlog of rape evidence kits in Wisconsin. On Tuesday an Assembly committee held a hearing on the two bills. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Assembly Considers Measures Aimed at Preventing Another Rape Kit Backlog

Bills were approved by the state Senate last year but the proposals died in the Assembly when GOP leadership added immigration and school choice components.