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Daily news briefs about the people and policies that shape our lives in Wisconsin.

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos hold a virtual press conference (six feet apart) on March 25, 2020

Vos, Fitzgerald appeal court ruling that extended election deadlines

The Wisconsin State Legislature filed an appeal on Wednesday to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to stop the ruling...
The U.S. Capitol Washington D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of...
Bon Iver and Eaux Claires Music Festival's Justin Vernon and his old van. Credit Graham Talbot via Grandstand Media

Road tour to get Wisconsinites voting

Hey Wisconsinites, do you:  … miss live music festivals like Eaux Claires Festival? … admire musician Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, Big Red Machine...
An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Federal judge extends election deadlines, absentee ballots can be received until Nov. 9

A federal judge on Monday extended a number of Wisconsin’s election-related deadlines, including a six-day extension to the date by which mailed absentee ballots...
USPS Postal Service delivery vehicles trucks all in a row black and white

Green Bay man asks court to drop his post office lawsuit

The Green Bay man who sued Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in August over postal delays that threaten to disrupt mail-in voting in the November...
Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson (official Senate photos)

Sens. Johnson, Baldwin clash on filling Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat

In a phone interview from quarantine, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke with Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to explain...
DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman

Evers fires DWD chief over unemployment comp woes

The embattled head of the state’s labor department quit Friday on orders of Gov. Tony Evers amid continued delays in Wisconsin’s unemployment compensation system,...

PSC extends moratorium on utility shutoffs again

With COVID-19 cases continuing to spike, the Public Service Commission is continuing the agency’s ban on utility shutoffs, this time until Nov. 1. Commissioners voted...

Wisconsin jobs come back, but at a slower pace

Unemployment in Wisconsin dipped again in August, but the state still had more than 200,000 fewer jobs than a year ago, according to data...
Ron Johnson with his mouth open in a yell

Ron Johnson quarantined for COVID exposure, skips Trump rally

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office announced on Thursday that Johnson will be under quarantine until Sept. 29 after being exposed to someone infected with...
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