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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

Republican Senate leader says no more confirmations for Evers appointees

By: - January 6, 2022

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) told WisPolitics.com that the body is done confirming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointees for the rest of his term.  Since Evers took office in 2019, Republicans in the Senate have been slow to confirm many of Evers’ appointees in positions across the executive branch from cabinet level secretary […]

Right-wing protesters gather outside the Maricopa County Elections Department on Nov. 4, 2020, demanding that all ballots for Donald Trump be counted. Inside the building, election workers were busy counting hundreds of thousands of ballots. Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

Election and vaccine conspiracies abound in Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics hearing

By: - January 6, 2022

In a public hearing of the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics on Wednesday, Republicans agreed with and shared conspiracy theories and misinformation about a variety of topics, disparaging the state’s election security and the effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-19.  The committee held hearings on a resolution that would start the process for amending […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Gableman, Vos face potential consequences from circuit courts over partisan election review

By: - January 5, 2022

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Michael Gableman, the former state Supreme Court justice Vos appointed to lead the partisan investigation of the the 2020 election, are both facing potential reprimands from state courts over their actions during the investigation into the election won by Joe Biden.  A Dane County judge ruled on Tuesday that […]

Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition by Tony Webster CC BY 2.0 A yard sign in Mellen, Wisconsin reads: "This Time Wisconsin Deserves Fair Maps," paid for by the Fair Elections Project, FairMapsWI.com. The political sign supports redistricting legislation to reform gerrymandering.

As election year begins, court wrangling over redistricting continues

By: - January 4, 2022

With just months remaining before the 2022 election cycle begins in earnest, the court battle over Wisconsin’s new political maps continued on Tuesday as voters and Republican members of Congress attempted to sway how the state Supreme Court will draw new districts.  On Tuesday, a group of 36 “concerned voters” from all 33 state Senate […]

Madison Ballet tries to bring dance and joy in visit to Fort McCoy

By: - December 23, 2021

After a performance of the Nutcracker in a warehouse at Fort McCoy for hundreds of Afghan refugees who are staying there as they wait to be permanently resettled, an Afghan girl skipped up to a member of the Madison Ballet’s crew and said “today we are happy.”  That moment is the reason Jonathan Solari, Madison […]

Older students - likely college - social distancing in class wearing face masks.

Republicans advance bills protecting campus free speech and banning teaching about racism

By: - December 16, 2021

Last week, in a meeting of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, Republicans moved forward a bill that would ban teaching the harms of racism while simultaneously holding a public hearing on a bill to protect free speech on campus.  Democrats and university faculty see the combination of the bills — both of which […]

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Republican family law bills make it easier to use ‘civil death penalty’

By: - December 13, 2021

A series of bills introduced by Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature to change the state’s child services system puts too much power in the hands of prosecutors and unfairly targets Native Americans and people of color, advocates say.  All of the bills, according to their author, Rep. Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc), are meant to get children […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Madison attorney responds to Gableman’s effort to arrest mayor

By: - December 10, 2021

Madison City Attorney Michael Haas, in a letter on Thursday to Waukesha County Judge Ralph Ramirez, responded to Michael Gableman’s attempt to arrest Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway as part of his partisan review of the 2020 presidential election.  Haas said Gableman’s effort to arrest Rhodes-Conway and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich was “unprofessional, an abuse of […]

"Ron Johnson" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Sen. Johnson compares treatment of unvaccinated to internment camps

By: - December 9, 2021

Sen. Ron Johnson, in an appearance on Janesville-area radio station WCLO earlier this week, compared the treatment of unvaccinated people to internment camps.  Johnson was a guest on the program, “Your Talk Show,” with host Tim Bremel to discuss the omicron variant of COVID-19 and to continue his fight against vaccination efforts and public health […]

Pro-Trump rally with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol Dec. 7, 2020 (Photo by Luther Wu)

WILL unveils its own report on 2020 elections, finds no fraud but attacks election administration

By: - December 8, 2021

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), the state’s foremost right wing legal outfit, released a report on the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday which found there wasn’t any evidence of fraud in the election but still said that it was “almost certain” there was enough unlawful voting in Wisconsin to change the results.  […]

Former Justice Michael Gableman | Screenshot from YouTube

Documents reveal high pay for Gableman’s staff

By: - December 6, 2021

A series of documents released by a liberal government watchdog group show the high salaries for the staff of Michael Gableman’s taxpayer-funded, partisan review of the 2020 presidential election.  The documents, obtained by American Oversight after an open-records lawsuit against Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), begin to shed light on the expenses for former Supreme […]

Handcuffs with a black background made in china.

‘Comic buffoonery’: Gableman asks court to arrest Green Bay, Madison mayors

By: - December 6, 2021

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who is leading Assembly Republicans’ partisan review of the 2020 presidential election, took an extreme step last week when he asked a Waukesha County judge to order the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office to arrest the mayors of Green Bay and Madison.  Gableman’s threat to arrest leaders of the […]