Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Legislature"

Insurance Companies Could Be Required to Cover Additional Breast Cancer Screenings for Women With Dense Breast Tissue

The new bills would impact an estimated 50% of Wisconsin women, whose breast tissue is white– just like possible tumors.

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Wisconsin Lawmaker Explains Why Nothing Gets Done in the State Legislature

Why does nothing get done inside the state legislature? We asked an Assemblywoman who's also fed up. Find out how she stays optimistic and how she says YOU can help create change.

Democrats and abortion rights supporters, including Gov. Tony Evers, far right, gather for a rally outside the Wisconsin state Capitol after the Republican-controlled Legislature refused to act on a measure to create a pathway for voters to decide on whether to keep the state’s 1849 abortion ban on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Madison, Wisc. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Republican Legislature Rebuffs Evers Call To Protect Access to Abortion

The Wisconsin State Senate and State Assembly gaveled in and out of special session in less than 60 seconds this week – refusing to debate or vote on a proposal from Democratic Governor Tony Evers that would have improved the odds that abortion access would be protected despite the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v....

A Governor Awaits His Challenger While Reflecting on Accomplishments, Goals, and Red Lines

Our interview with Gov. Tony Evers, who defeated Scott Walker by 1.1% in 2018 and will face a tenacious Republican effort to deny him a second term.

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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.

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.

Wisconsin lawmakers wait for Gov. Tony Evers' 2022 State of the State address in the Assembly chamber at the state Capitol in Madison. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
No More Legislating From the Legislature Until 2023

Republican majority wraps up its intended business: Lots of bills destined for vetoes and lots of other ideas ignored.