Stories tagged: "legislature"


A sexual assault evidence collection kit.
Reform Supporters Hope GOP Won’t Derail Bill Addressing Rape Kit Backlogs Again

Bipartisan bill died last year when Assembly Republicans attached language about voucher school and immigrants.

Image by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Unemployment Office Finally Gets Approved for an Upgrade

Labor expert: It used to take 11 questions to apply for jobless help. Now it’s more than 120, using an understaffed office and an antiquated computer system.

FILE - In this 2017 photo, a customer pays for cannabis products at Las Vegas dispensary. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Legal Weed in Wisconsin? Not With This GOP Legislature.

Senate leader signals possible compromise on medicinal marijuana rather than full legalization. Lawmakers and governor staking out early ground on other state budget ideas.

Madison skyline
Legislature Will Send Two Bills to Evers After 300+ Days

Governor: “It’s not enough, but at least it’s a step in the right direction,” as he signs tax break and supports unemployment reform.

In a video released by the governor's office, Gov. Tony Evers responds to the Legislature's effort to kill his most recent statewide face mask safeguard by issuing a new one.
Evers’ Emergency Mask Orders Get Knocked Down, Get Up Again

Less than an hour after the Assembly voted to end the current safeguard, Evers issued a new one. Democrats offer a legislative mask safeguard, Republicans rule it’s not germane to a COVID bill.

In this file photo, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) talks to media after Governor Evers delivered his 2020 State of the State address.
Vos Limits Responses to His Tweets Despite a Court Ruling He Violated First Amendment

Last time, blocking access to his feed cost Wisconsin taxpayers $200,000 in court costs.

Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7
Legislative Republicans Not Only Defend Toxic Workplaces, They’ve Created One

After months of inaction, the GOP’s return has spread disingenuousness, misinformation, and likely a dangerous virus.