Stories tagged: "covid restrictions"


Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Voting Rights, COVID Safety, and Abortion: Evers Has Vetoed Numerous Harmful Bills

A year before the 2022 election, a review of Republican proposals that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed during his first term.

School Board Battles National Groups
Mequon-Thiensville Recall Latest Sign of Partisan Politics Upending School Boards

Combining donations from conservative supporters and Mequon and Thiensville residents, more than $47,000 has been raised in support of the recall.

Students and staff at Mondovi Middle & High School will have to wear masks starting Monday, Oct. 4. The Mondovi school board voted unanimously to require masks last week following the death of a student who had tested positive for COVID-19.  (Photo via Mondovi School District)
Mondovi School Board Reverses Course, Requires Masks After Student’s Death

The decision came just over a week after a 17-year-old high schooler in Mondovi died while COVID-positive.

Residents of the Kenosha Unified School District, led by a local chapter of a right-wing activist group, recently voted to slash pay for school board members and require them to attend meetings in person to get paid. It is just one example of a district where school board members are being punished, threatened, or even recalled for enacting COVID-19 safeguards. (Screenshot via Kenosha Unified School District/Youtube)
‘My Family No Longer Feels Safe’: School Board Members Face Threats, Harassment Over COVID Safety Rules

One outgoing school board member says she hopes the current toxic political climate encourages more young people to speak up and get involved.

UW-Madison. (Shutterstock)
UW System Won’t Be Able to Enact COVID Rules After GOP Vote

Any restrictions will first need approval from Republican lawmakers, who are certain to reject the rules.