Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Legislature"


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 Governments Adopt Mask Protections as GOP Prepares to Kill Statewide Safeguard

Some approve local resolutions, but most communities are taking no enforcement actions.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, addresses Assembly members in January, 2020.
(Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
WI GOP Learns Its COVID Agenda Could Cost the State $50 Million per Month

Republican legislators pause efforts to kill face mask safeguards. A bill likely to be vetoed by Gov. Evers is on hold, too.

State Senate chambers at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Assembly Republicans Backtrack on COVID-19 Compromise Relief Bill

Nearly two dozen organizations ask legislators not to rescind face mask requirements. Senate does it anyway, Assembly is next.

The interior of the Wisconsin state Capitol dome in Madison. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Wisconsin Republicans Offer Lots of COVID-19 Bills, but None Provide Actual Relief

Proposals would end face mask safeguards, micromanage vaccine distribution, and leave unchecked the coronavirus spread affecting prison inmates and guards.

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.

Vos to State: ‘Drop Dead’

Managing Editor Pat Kreitlow says the difference between this headline and the 1975 Gerald Ford classic is literally a matter of life or death.