Stories tagged: "legislature"


Walker Prehn LeMahieu
Smoking Gun Discovered as Former Gov. Walker and Allies Conspired to Seize Control of Natural Resources Board

Newly revealed text messages show board chair Fred Prehn planning to stay in place after his term ended, knowing Republican legislators would refuse to confirm Evers’ nominee to replace him.

Culligan Delivery
‘Back to the Dark Ages’ for Water Protection as a Judge Kills DNR Enforcement of PFAS

State’s big business lobby, WMC, successfully argues the Legislature has to list the chemicals and write the rules—even though it might never do that.

Evers as goalie
10 Ways Life in Wisconsin Would Look Different Without Gov. Evers’ Record Number of Vetoes

Put another way: How will life change in Wisconsin next year if Evers isn’t playing the role of goalie to Republicans’ legislative slapshots?

The U.S. Supreme Court as seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Citing Too Many Black-Majority Districts, Conservatives on US Supreme Court Strike Down Evers’ New Maps

Republicans called it racial gerrymandering. State attorney general says it’s “back to the drawing board,” with less than a month until candidates for Legislature can start to file.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Progressives Leaders Mark Two Years of Pandemic Relief Despite Ongoing GOP Obstruction

With more work to be done, Republicans are criticized for already shutting down the Legislature for the rest of 2022.

State Senate chambers at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison.
Up to 20 Legislators Now Likely to Step Down, Opening Seats for November

Petrowski’s retirement creates a vacancy up north, Ringhand in the south. Kooyenga’s decision depends on the new maps.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
What to Know About GOP Lawmakers’ 40+ Election-Related Bills Since 2021

Almost 15 bills passed that would make it harder to vote absentee, criminalize common voting practices, and derail federal election guidance.