Politics & Government

Legislators end session with little consensus, no action on gun control

In a floor session that opened after 2 p.m. and didn’t end until 9:30, the state Assembly on Thursday began with three failed veto-override...

Renewed birth certificate program provides IDs for work and voting

Milwaukee County supervisors Theodore Lipscomb and Sequanna Taylor are supporting an amendment to the county’s free birth certificate program, continuing the program into 2020....

What hasn’t happened in health care Some health legislation passes, but...

In the legislative floor session that ends Nov. 12,  health care — a topic that ranks as a top concern for Wisconsinites — has...

Sen. Johnson ducks questions about Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson dodged questions this week about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, which are the subject of a...

Rightwing groups sue state over test score report

The rightwing Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), claiming the...

Anticipating Thursday’s special session on gun safety? Don’t blink.

The Assembly convenes Thursday for its second to last day of the year and Republicans revealed on Tuesday that the surprise focus of that...

Pipeline protest bill now goes to Evers

The state Senate passed a bill escalating penalties for trespassing and vandalism at pipelines and other energy-related sites on a voice vote Tuesday, sending...

Senate approves constitutional amendment to curtail governor’s veto On Senate floor,...

Democrats pleaded with Republicans on the Senate floor yesterday in a fruitless effort to persuade them not to push forward with a Constitutional amendment...

Health care expert warns of VA privatization risks Speaker to visit...

Several years ago, as veteran health care journalist Suzanne Gordon was exploring patient safety, her research led her to a model medical provider: the...

Evers sits on the Senate floor as Republicans fire his ag...

After voting 33-0 on the nominations of two of Gov. Tony Evers cabinet members — Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Public Service Commission Rebecca...
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