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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 lawmakers propose dissolving Wisconsin Elections Commission

By: - December 5, 2023

A group of Republican lawmakers have released a proposal to dissolve the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) and shift the administration of the state’s elections to the secretary of state. Under the proposed legislation, the secretary would need approval from the elections committees of both the Assembly and Senate before taking any action on election rules.  […]

Evers, Minnesota Governor submit another request for federal funding on Duluth-Superior bridge project

By: - December 4, 2023

Gov. Tony Evers and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday they’d submitted a joint request for more than $1 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to pay for the replacement of the aging bridge between Superior and Duluth.  The grant request, through the DOT’s Bridge Investment Program (BIP) is the second grant […]

Conservation group estimates PFAS cleanup in state drinking water would cost $208 million

By: - December 4, 2023

Wisconsin Green Fire (WGF), a conservation group with a membership largely made up of former state Department of Natural Resources employees, released a report Friday that estimates the capital cost for PFAS treatment of public water systems and other sources of water would be $208 million.  PFAS are a group of man-made chemical compounds known […]

Former AG Schimel announces run for Wisconsin Supreme Court

By: - December 1, 2023

Former Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that he’s running for a seat on the state Supreme Court in 2025. Schimel, a Republican who served one term as attorney general under former Gov. Scott Walker, has been a judge in Waukesha County since 2018 when he lost reelection to Democrat Josh Kaul.  Schimel is […]

Republicans, fair maps advocates debate future of maps after redistricting lawsuit

By: - December 1, 2023

GOP consultant Joe Handrick said Thursday at a WisPolitics panel discussion about the future of Wisconsin’s political maps that the definition of a gerrymander is “a district they don’t like.”  Handrick, a former Republican member of the state Assembly who served as a consultant for Republicans in 2011 when they drew maps that entrenched their […]

UW System President suggests universities with high numbers of low income students should ‘shift away’ from liberal arts

By: - November 30, 2023

UW System President Jay Rothman suggested in an email to campus chancellors that they should consider cutting liberal arts programs at schools that serve a large number of low income students, the UW-Madison student newspaper the Daily Cardinal reported this week.  In the email, in which Rothman lists a number of suggestions campus leaders can […]

Dane Co. judge dismisses lawsuit against Vos over impeachment panel

By: - November 29, 2023

A Dane County judge dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and three former Supreme Court justices violated state open meetings laws when the justices advised Vos on the possibility of impeaching current Justice Janet Protasiewicz.  Judge Frank Remington wrote in his ruling Tuesday that Vos and the panel had “plainly violated the […]

A gray wolf (Getty Images). Endangered species hunting DNR

Wildlife conservation group files lawsuit against new Wisconsin wolf plan

By: - November 28, 2023

A wildlife conservation group alleges the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Natural Resources Board (NRB) infringed on the group’s constitutional rights to due process and equal protection, and violated a number of state laws, when adopting a new wolf management plan last month.  The Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance made the allegations in a […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case over political maps

By: - November 21, 2023

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the lawsuit that could toss out the maps that have entrenched Republican control of the Legislature since 2011. The arguments were by turns  complex and technical, as lawyers debated the meaning of the word “contiguous,” and fiery as the Court’s conservative minority thrashed against its inability […]

Activists protest prison lockdowns, arguing Evers, Carr actions aren’t enough

By: - November 16, 2023

A few dozen people gathered outside the Wisconsin Department of Corrections offices in Madison on Wednesday to protest ongoing lockdowns at state prisons in Green Bay and Waupun.  The group, made up of activists, formerly incarcerated people and family members of people who have been incarcerated, argued that proposed solutions announced the day before by […]

DNR adds 51 sites to Wisconsin list of impaired waters

By: - November 16, 2023

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ biennial survey of surface water pollution across the state added 51 bodies of water to the state’s impaired waters list, which tracks which bodies fail to meet the state’s surface water standards.  The survey found that 80% of assessed waters meet the state’s standards, but the remaining one out […]

Wisconsin Senate votes on party lines to advance PFAS bill

By: - November 14, 2023

Wisconsin Republican Senators voted to advance a bill to address PFAS contamination across the state despite objections from Democrats and conservation groups that it gives a pass to polluters while preventing the state from responding to contamination.  The bill has been subject to months of negotiations and attempts at compromise between both parties, conservation groups, […]