Stories tagged: "Assembly Speaker Robin Vos"


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.

Democratic state Rep. LaKeshia Myers, of Milwaukee, speaks on the  floor of the Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday about the coded language present in so-called 'Critical Race Theory' bills put forward by the chamber's Republican leadership.  (Screenshot via WisEye)
‘Critical Race Theory’ Bills Draw Comparison to Strategy Used to Get Southern Racists to Vote GOP

Authors of legislation say they want to ban ‘CRT’ in public schools, but the measure instead prohibits a wide range of topics such as white supremacy, equity, and racial justice.

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.

Assembly Democrats applaud after Rep. Samba Baldeh (D-Madison) took the oath of office during their virtual inauguration on Monday officiated by Gov. Tony Evers. (Youtube screenshot)
Usually a Bipartisan Celebration, Inauguration Plans Get Caught Up in Pandemic Politics

Assembly Minority Leader says Democrats likely will not attend Monday's ceremony. Meanwhile, state senators came up with compromised, safer inauguration plan.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks during a legislative session April 14, the last time the Assembly met. Members were able to decide whether or not they wore face masks. (RICK WOOD/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL)
Speaker Vos Demands In-Person Assembly Sessions, Despite Putting Members’ Health at Risk

“People all across Wisconsin safely go to work every day and members of the Assembly are capable of doing so as well.”

Gov. Tony Evers declaring a public health emergency due to the coronavirus March 12. On Dec. 21, he called for a compromise bill to address the ongoing pandemic. (Photo by Andy Manis)
With a Congressional Deal Done, Evers Proposes Compromise Bill for State Relief

Governor outlines areas of likely agreement, but also spells out measures where GOP has “no appetite” to provide relief.

Cee and Peov Khuy of Madison are the parents of four children (left to right): Ellie, 4; Dominic, 6; Cameron, 11; and Mikayla, 13. The parents now juggle their full-time jobs and virtual learning for three of their children. Virtual learning can be challenging for parents and is one of the additional pandemic costs impacting public school districts. (Photo provided by Cee Khuy)
School Districts Will Not Recover From COVID Crisis in 2021 Without Funding Help

Already-stretched budgets are breaking from new expenses, and now Republicans may rub salt in the wounds.