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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.

Elections commission chooses newly appointed Millis as new chair

By: - June 10, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) elected Don Millis, the body’s newly appointed Republican member, as its next chair in a 5-1 vote.  As chair, Millis will have the ability to set the commission’s agenda, direct questions to the agency’s nonpartisan staff and certify the results of this fall’s midterm elections. Millis was appointed to the […]

Elections Commission unanimously allows Tim Michels access to the ballot

By: - June 10, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted unanimously on Friday to dismiss a complaint seeking to deny Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels access to the ballot.  Michels had submitted nominating papers with 3,861 voter signatures. Democrats filed a challenge to Michels’ nominating papers alleging that they didn’t properly list his mailing address.  Michels, the last of the […]

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New elections commission member approved decisions Republicans have turned against

By: - June 9, 2022

Don Millis, the newly appointed Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, is serving his second stint on the body. The first time he was a commissioner, he approved actions that Republicans later pointed to as evidence of misconduct in the 2020 presidential election.  Millis was a member of the commission when it was first […]

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Republican AG candidates say non-violent felons should get gun rights back

By: - June 8, 2022

In the first debate in the Republican primary for Wisconsin attorney general, the three candidates advocated for tough-on-crime policies, restoring gun rights to people with non-violent felony convictions, making performing an  abortion a felony and attempting to reshape the law through the U.S. Supreme Court.  At the debate, hosted by the right-wing legal organization the […]

Gov. Tony Evers addresses the crowd at a prochoice rally at the Capitol on May 14, 2022 | Photo by Luther Wu

Evers calls special session to repeal abortion ban

By: - June 8, 2022

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order on Wednesday calling a special session of the Legislature to repeal a state law from 1849 that makes abortion a crime.  The law, which remains on the books, effectively bans abortion in all circumstances but rape or incest. If, as expected, the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe […]

Vos appoints attorney Don Millis to elections commission

By: - June 8, 2022

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) appointed Republican attorney Don Millis to the newly vacant seat on the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Wednesday. Millis previously served on the WEC as an appointee of then-Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald when the body was created in 2016.  From 1997-2001, Millis, a tax attorney from Sun Prairie with […]

Waukesha Co. Judge stays decision that would end PFAS regulation in Wisconsin

By: - June 7, 2022

A Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge stayed a previous decision on Tuesday, allowing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to continue regulating contamination from harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS while an appeal is pending.  In April, Judge Michael Bohren ruled that the DNR had been unlawfully regulating PFAS and other “emerging contaminants” under the […]

Democrats challenge nominating papers of Republican Tim Michels

By: - June 6, 2022

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed a challenge to the nominating papers of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, seeking to bar him from the ballot in the August partisan primary and the November general election.  Michels, a latecomer to the race, has surged to the top of recent polls and last week he was […]

Lawsuit over Gableman subpoenas extended into September

By: - June 3, 2022

A lawsuit challenging subpoenas sent by the former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice investigating the 2020 presidential election will extend into September — extending Republicans’ reviews of the election just months away from the 2022 midterms.  The lawsuit, brought by Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul, is over Michael Gableman’s ability to request private interviews with state […]

Bomb threats end harassment investigation into student’s misgendering, WILL celebrates win

By: - June 3, 2022

Last month, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, a right-wing legal organization, sent a letter to the Kiel Area School District asking it to end a Title IX harassment investigation into three eighth-grade boys for repeatedly misgendering a classmate. To further its cause, WILL embarked on a national media campaign to draw attention to […]

PFAS sample testing bottles | Photo by Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Decision on PFAS regulation expected Monday

By: - June 3, 2022

In a hearing on Monday, a Waukesha County judge is expected to issue a decision on whether or not he’ll stay his April ruling ending the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) ability to regulate chemical spills.  In April, Judge Michael Bohren sided with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest business lobby, ruling […]

Erick Kaardal delivers remarks to members of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., on March 1, 2022. Kaardal and the nonprofit law firm, Thomas More Society, are playing unofficial but central roles in the ongoing investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election. (John Hart / Wisconsin State Journal)

Private election grants weren’t bribes, Dane Co. Judge says

By: - June 2, 2022

A Dane County judge on Wednesday denied a right-wing lawyer’s lawsuit alleging that private grants the City of Madison received to assist with administering the 2020 election constituted bribery.  Dane County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Ehlke affirmed a previous decision by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, dismissing a complaint brought by Erick Kaardal, a lawyer for […]