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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

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.

Wisconsin assembly chamber
Republicans Did What They Said They Would Do on BadgerCare: Nothing

Only a handful of GOP lawmakers showed up to gavel in and gavel out a special session called by Gov. Evers.

View From the Press Pit – Media members cover the opening day of the Wisconsin Legislature's 2021-2022 session in the Assembly chamber at the state Capitol in Madison. The gallery above, normally filled with families, friends, and staff, is sparse due to COVID-19 restrictions and Democratic members conducting their inaugurals largely online. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Assembly GOP Approves Its Doomed COVID-19 Bill

Evers said he would likely veto a bill that includes some relief measures but also several poison pills.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a Capitol press conference in November.
WI Legislative Session Launches with Three Competing COVID Bills. Vos Fast-Tracking Republican Bill.

A public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol, less than 24 hours after Republican bill was introduced.

A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
On Legislature’s Opening Day, Evers and Democrats Ask GOP to ‘Get to Work’ on COVID Relief

Governor wants immediate action on a compromise bill while Democratic lawmakers want a proposal that goes even further.

GOP State Senators Plan to Take on Evers' Mask Order as Coronavirus Cases Spike
Legislators Debate Options for Surplus — Right in Front of Cash-Strapped County Leaders

Partisan split evident on funding vital needs or an election year tax cut