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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
‘Wisconsin Legislature Has Done Nothing’: Evers Asks US Supreme Court to Extend Absentee Ballot Deadline

In scathing court filing, Evers reiterates call to extend deadline to Nov. 9.

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a COVID-19 relief bill Friday after the GOP-controlled Legislature made too many changes to the compromise bill.
Evers Asks GOP Leaders to Stop Weakening State’s Response to COVID-19

Instead, a GOP-led committee fights an emergency safeguard, even though it will expire by the time the Legislature can officially reject it.

Republicans Say They Won’t Show Up Monday to Vote on Police Reform Bills
Republicans Say They Won’t Show Up Monday to Vote on Police Reform Bills

Special session will get a quick gavel and other bills to consider later, an “empty procedural gesture,” says Evers’ office.

Khayriyyah Khaaliq stands with her daughters Ashyra Khaaliq, 2, and 7th-grader Jakyra Johnson, at Henry Vilas Zoo in July shortly after the mandatory mask ordinance took effect in Dane County. (Photo @ Andy Manis)
Local Officials Scramble to Save Local Mask Ordinances as Republicans Try to Kill Evers’ Order

Republicans "stand ready" to kill the statewide order, so local officials are staying on top of it.

GOP State Senators Plan to Take on Evers' Mask Order as Coronavirus Cases Spike
GOP State Senators Plan to Take on Evers’ Mask Order as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Senate leader indicates his chamber will convene to vote on ending the order.

President Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on August 2, 2018. (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com)
Trump’s Call to Delay Election Meets Swift Bipartisan Backlash in Wisconsin

Trump receives bipartisan backlash for suggesting presidential election be delayed.

These Republicans Said Wisconsin Needed Another COVID Relief Bill. Now They’re Silent.
These Republicans Said Wisconsin Needed Another COVID Relief Bill. Now They’re Silent.

Ten legislators won’t say if they want another state bill.