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Republicans announce abortion exceptions bill weeks before Supreme Court election

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 15, 2023 Update: This story has been updated to include comment from Sen. Devin LeMahieu.  Republican lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday that would add rape and incest exceptions to Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, which says anyone who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child could be charged with a […]

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Evers proposes investments and emphasizes potential compromise during State of the State

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 25, 2023 Democratic Gov. Tony Evers pitched his vision for Wisconsin’s next biennial budget — including proposals for how to spend the state’s $6.6 billion budget surplus — during the first State of the State address of his second term with Democratic lawmakers jumping to their feet repeatedly to applaud, […]

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Republican-led committee votes 6-4 to allow anti-gay conversion therapy practices

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 13, 2023 Republicans on an administrative rules committee blocked for a second time Thursday an examining board’s prohibition on the practice of conversion therapy — a discredited form of therapy that involves attempting to convince LGBTQ people to change their sexual orientation and/or gender identity — by licensed counselors, therapists […]

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