Stories tagged: "legislature"

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Maps Are Supposed to be Redrawn This Year. Republicans Want to Delay the Process, Upholding Their Gerrymander.

Census tampering by former President Trump is delaying results and delaying plans to put fair maps in front of voters for the next decade.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Unlike 2011, Gerrymandered Maps in Wisconsin Won’t Sneak Up on Voters

Republicans won’t have the map-drawing dominance they had in 2011, but national groups for non-partisan redistricting are still watching closely.

The Wisconsin Capitol building dominates the skyline of downtown Madison in this photo from Jan. 28, 2021. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Red City, Blue City—Two Mayors Ask the Legislature to Recommit to Wisconsin’s Cities

Column from the mayors of Brookfield and Madison on the ever-rising cost of local services, even as the state provides less over time.

Poll workers in Ashland during the April 7, 2020 election. (Contributed photo)
Wisconsin Democrats Want to Require GOP Lawmakers to Walk a Mile in Poll Workers’ Shoes

Bill would mandate Election Day service. Goal is to reduce unfounded claims about election integrity.

In this screen image via WisconsinEye, Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), the state Senate Majority Leader, addresses a virtual luncheon sponsored by WisPolitics.
State GOP Leader All but Blackmails Evers Over Federal Stimulus Aid, State Budget Requests

Governor’s budget leader says one-time stimulus aid should be targeted to areas of greatest need, not used to plug budget cuts.

The Wisconsin State Senate held a virtual session on April 15, 2020, to take up legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtually Unprecedented: GOP Says No to Online Participation for Democratic Senator in COVID Quarantine

The Legislature successfully tested a virtual attendance option, but Republican leadership has stopped allowing it.

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