Stories tagged: "legislature"


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a press conference on April 13 where he demands Gov. Tony Evers accept severe restrictions on local health officials, schools, and the governor himself in exchange for tens of millions of dollars in federal supplemental COVID food aid. (Image via Wisconsin Eye.)
Evers and Timberlake Find a Way to Bypass Vos’ Willingness to Lose Millions in Food Aid for Families

Assembly Speaker demanded governor accept a package of poison pills he’d already vetoed

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Another Fight Over Local Control: This One May Sink a Bill Decriminalizing Pot

Introduced in three legislative sessions, parties now disagreeing on a change that would remove local control over penalties.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Here’s Why Republicans Are Introducing Bills All Over the US for Things Nobody In Wisconsin Is Asking For

Legislators work on cookie-cutter proposals sent out by right wing groups because gerrymandering means they don’t need to get bill ideas from their constituents.

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Not Allowed: Nonpartisan Analysis Finds a Flaw in GOP Plans for Wisconsin Stimulus Money

Republicans are fast-tracking bills sure to be vetoed by Gov. Evers who controls state's share of funds in Biden's American Rescue Plan

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes during an online interview from his Capitol office.
Lt. Gov. Barnes: Wisconsin Losing Out on Billions Over GOP Refusal to Strengthen BadgerCare

Business owners and workers say high health insurance costs hinder success, expanding Medicaid offers a lifeline.

Poll worker Rebecca Brandt, center, feeds a voting tabulation machine with absentee ballots in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Nov. 3 in Sun Prairie. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
More Scrutiny, More Security—Head of WI Elections Addresses Unfounded Fraud Claims

Meagan Wolfe tells legislative Republicans the absentee balloting they now dislike is becoming more secure than in-person voting.

State Capitol dome interior
From LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Protecting Polluters, GOP Uses a Rules Committee to Bypass Lawmaking

COVID aid and renter relief are also among the areas affected by an obscure but powerful legislative panel.