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Assembly Republicans vote to cut federal unemployment pay

BY: - June 10, 2021

Over two days this week, from the meeting room of the Legislature’s budget committee to the floor of the state Assembly, lawmakers of both political parties held an extended argument about the government’s role in fostering economic prosperity. Wednesday’s Assembly vote, with all 60 Republicans in favor of a bill ending the $300 federal unemployment […]

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Voluntary compliance is all that’s left after high court ruling

BY: - April 1, 2021

With the only mandatory statewide measure against the coronavirus pandemic now history, a divided state Supreme Court has left battling the virus up to the voluntary choices of each Wisconsin resident — and to the power of local health departments. Wednesday’s 4-3 ruling by the court’s conservative majority ended the most recent state of emergency […]

Republicans hold special session in name only

BY: - September 1, 2020

Once again on Monday, Gov. Tony Evers and legislative Democrats were confronted by the existential fact of the current state Legislature: Republican leaders can and will quash action on any issue just by not showing up. As was widely expected, both the Assembly and the Senate gaveled in the special session that Gov. Tony Evers […]