Gov. Tony Evers delivers his 2023-25 state budget address in the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 15 | Photo via Gov. Evers' official Facebook page

Evers sues GOP leaders in the Legislature over ‘legislative vetoes’

BY: - October 31, 2023

This story has been updated. Responding to a series of roadblocks thrown by three powerful committees in the state Legislature, Gov. Tony Evers sued a half-dozen Republican lawmakers Tuesday, charging that the “legislative vetoes” amount to a violation of the Wisconsin Constitution’s separation of powers. “Through statutes that allow legislative committees to veto executive branch […]

Senate committee hears bills that address WI National Guard’s handling of sexual assault

BY: - August 9, 2023

A Senate committee considered a package of bills to increase oversight over the Wisconsin National Guard’s handling of sexual assault cases and a bipartisan bill that seeks to regulate food delivery services on Tuesday.  The Senate Labor, Regulatory Reform, Veterans and Military Affairs committee heard testimony from Sen. Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) and Rep. Tony […]

AP: Joe Biden is president-elect of the United States

BY: - November 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden’s native state of Pennsylvania on Saturday secured his victory to become the next president of the United States when the Associated Press reported he had gained enough votes there to win the electoral college. The AP called Pennsylvania for Biden at 11:25 a.m., which gave the former vice president 284 […]

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Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new restrictions

BY: - October 7, 2020

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina lawmakers weren’t wasting any time. Republican legislators had been contemplating a bill that would require photo identification to vote. The bill had plenty of support, but it had spent the past […]

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‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally at March on Washington

BY: and - August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON – On the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington and in the throes of a pandemic, thousands of demonstrators on Friday joined Democratic lawmakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to demand Congress act on police brutality and voter suppression. The event, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, […]

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis at a march in Alabama. (Photo by Steve Pavey)

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis’ journey through faith and activism

BY: - June 19, 2020

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis says the seeds of her journey as a grassroots activist were sown well before her birth. “I’m the granddaughter of immigrants,” she told Wisconsin Examiner. “My mom’s family came to the U.S. escaping the Armenian genocide. My father’s family came to the U.S. escaping poverty from the mountains of Greece.” Her […]

Outlook on manufacturing jobs murky but losses appear stemmed

BY: - February 21, 2020

Donald Trump’s vow in 2016 to revive Rust Belt manufacturing may get some of the credit for his razor-thin surprise victory in Wisconsin, but four years later, the real impact has been murky at best. On the one hand, manufacturing in the Dairy State appears to be holding up better than in many of its […]

Protesters attend a rally for "Fair Maps" earlier this year in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Fair Maps groups push reform after high court’s gerrymandering decision

BY: - July 16, 2019

Senate and Assembly bills would hand the task of drawing district maps over to the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau and a new advisory commission. They could offer the only path to taking politics out of redistricting after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month.