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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.

Rep. Tom Tiffany

Tiffany’s tweets cited in report naming GOP reps who supported effort to overturn election

By: - March 5, 2021

Social media posts from Wisconsin Republican Rep. Tom Tiffany are included in a report of more than 120 congressional Republicans who joined former President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.  The report, released by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, lists the public statements between Election Day and Jan. 31 of every Republican who voted […]

Marshfield Police Department

Sex crimes and holding public officials accountable

By: - March 4, 2021

In recent months, two Wisconsin law enforcement officials have been charged with sex crimes stemming from the inherent power imbalance between government officials and civilians or supervisors and subordinates. Yet in neither case will the official face consequences specifically for a violation of the public trust through Wisconsin’s misconduct in public office statute.  Marshfield Police […]

La Crosse Municipal Harbor

Mississippi River mayors push for national program, infrastructure support

By: - March 4, 2021

The mayors of Mississippi River towns from Minnesota and Wisconsin down to Louisiana are lobbying the federal government to provide relief funding to help fill the gaps caused by the COVID-19 tourism downturn. They are hoping to build infrastructure to make the region more resilient to increased flooding caused by climate change and establish a […]

US Flag on the field held by National Guard at at Lambeau Field

Wisconsin state senator introduces bill requiring national anthem be played before sporting events

By: - February 25, 2021

Wisconsin state Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) proposed a bill on Wednesday that would require the national anthem be played before sporting events taking place in facilities that have received taxpayer funding. This would include the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Fiserv Forum and the Milwaukee Brewers’ American Family Field.  Testin’s “Star […]

Protesters gather to march on Mayor Tom Barrett's house, to demand a freeze on evictions. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Evers announces $322 million rent assistance program

By: - February 25, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers announced Wisconsin had received $322 million in funding to create an emergency rental assistance program. The program will help Wisconsinites pay rent and utility bills as well as provide services to help people stay in their homes.  Eligible households can receive up to 12 months of help paying current or overdue bills. […]

John Menard Jr.

Republican donors spending big to influence Wisconsin’s courts of appeal

By: - February 22, 2021

Last fall, Wisconsin’s 3rd District Court of Appeals overturned an order of Gov. Tony Evers that limited indoor capacity in restaurants. This April, a seat on that Wausau-based court is up for grabs and the conservative-aligned candidate has drawn more than $120,000 in donations as well as the institutional support of the state Republican apparatus.  […]

Deb Kerr

State Superintendent candidate deletes Twitter account after tweets about N-word

By: - February 17, 2021

Shortly before polls closed in the primary election for state superintendent, candidate Deborah Kerr was responding to a prompt on Twitter about experiences with the N-word. The series of tweets prompted controversy and led her to deactivate her account.  Kerr is one of two candidates who advanced to the general election in April. She is […]

Alex Lasry headshot (courtesy of Lasry for Wisconsin 2021)

Bucks executive Lasry announces bid for Johnson’s senate seat

By: - February 17, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry on Tuesday launched his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2022.  Lasry, 33, is the senior vice president of the team and the son of Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, a hedge fund billionaire. Lasry immediately becomes a serious contender for the seat, because of his family wealth and previous history of […]

Gov. Tony Evers gives his 2021-23 budget address (via YouTube).

Evers goes big and bold with his Wisconsin budget

By: and - February 16, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers, in a speech outlining his 2021-23 budget proposal Tuesday night, argued for a renewed vision of a state government that can educate, support and invest in people and businesses across the state — a point of view that echoes President Joe Biden’s plan to “build back better” in his proposed American Rescue […]

Wisconsin election rally Spindell

Election Commissioner Bob Spindell can vote whether or not to investigate himself for election fraud

By: - February 16, 2021

Republican elections commissioner Robert Spindell, who has been accused by Law Forward of fraudulently casting an Electoral College vote for former President Donald Trump, will have a say in the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) decision over whether or not he should be investigated, unless he recuses himself due to a conflict of interest.  Spindell and […]

Wisconsin Right Wing Extremism

‘It’s not surprising’: How the Republican party lost control, from reopen rallies to insurrection

By: - February 15, 2021

From the early days of the pandemic to the fever-pitched and riotous last days of the Trump presidency, Wisconsin’s conservative movement was swept up in conspiracies and extremism in 2020.  Over the past year, online provocateurs, fringe lawyers, Republican lawmakers, wealthy donors, militias and right-wing media created a feedback loop that poisoned politics in Wisconsin […]

Gov. Tony Evers gives his State of the State speech 1/12/21 (screenshot via YouTube)

Evers proposes allowing local increases in sales tax

By: - February 12, 2021

Community leaders and residents could soon choose to raise county and local sales taxes by 0.5%, if a budget proposal by Gov. Tony Evers is approved.  Wisconsin’s sales tax is 5% and under current law counties have the ability to impose an extra 0.5% tax. 68 of 72 counties have enacted the sales tax increase. […]