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After Roe v. Wade: Repeal easiest way forward, but uncertain for Wisconsin women

Wisconsin women likely won’t get any concrete answers until after the November elections about when or if access to abortion will resume. When the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in June, Wisconsin residents were confused about what it meant for women’s reproductive rights. As it turns out, the most […]

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Republicans seek to dismiss lawsuit against abortion ban

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerAugust 23, 2022 In a motion filed on Monday, attorneys for three legislative leaders argued that a lawsuit against Wisconsin’s 173-year-old abortion ban should be dismissed and claimed enforcement of the ban was merely hypothetical. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul sued the Republican legislative leadership to block […]

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August primary election results: Vos declares victory over Steen, city voters say no to tax increase for police

After early returns in the primary election showed him trailing opponent Adam Steen, Robin Vos, (R-Rochester) at the end of the night declared victory for the 63rd Assembly District seat despite a 260 vote difference between him Steen. Vos is the longest-serving speaker—since 2013—and has been in Madison since 2004. City rejects tax increase for […]

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Top GOP leaders have no Democratic opposition in 2022, but plenty from their own party, and an ex-president

By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT August 2, 2022 Democrats are not running candidates this year against the two most powerful Republicans in the state. But each (GOP) politician — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMaheiu — is facing challenges from within their own party. It’s a result of the current […]

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Racine County Sheriff alleges online voting tool vulnerable to fraud

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 29, 2022 Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling alleged on Wednesday that there are “vulnerabilities” in Wisconsin’s statewide election website because people can request absentee ballots under someone else’s name. Election officials responded that this is a crime and the fact that someone can commit a crime doesn’t mean it’s a […]

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Trump calls for decertification of 2020 election after Wisconsin drop box decision

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 11, 2022 After the four conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided last week that drop boxes for absentee ballots aren’t legal, former President Donald Trump again called for the nullification of the state’s 2020 Electoral College votes.  On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Wisconsin Elections Commission acted […]

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Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban challenged by AG Kaul, others

MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against state legislative leaders challenging the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The filing, announced by Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers – both Democrats – names State Senate President Chris Kapenga, State Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos – all […]

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2020 election critics challenge local GOP incumbents; Vos, Wanggaard targeted on August 9 primary election

RACINE COUNTY – Two long-time Racine County legislators are being challenged in the August 9 Republican primary 2020 election by candidates that are questioning the integrity of the 2020 general election in which President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump. Wisconsin Voter Alliance, an organization critical of the 2020 Wisconsin election, placed billboards like this […]

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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

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Evers issues another statewide mask order after Assembly scraps prior order

WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide health emergency order — order 105 — Thursday requiring face masks. The governor’s orders came one hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to end the governor’s previous public health emergency and relating order requiring face coverings in public places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZAGfuwC58&feature=youtu.be Evers released a videotaped statement with […]

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Despite a surge in absentee voting, changes to ballot processing languish in Wisconsin

By Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. As Claire Woodall-Vogg stood in the middle of an empty Central Count facility days before the Nov. 3 election, it wasn’t just the national spotlight on the city of Milwaukee or the […]

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Robin Vos

79th Speaker of the of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Robin Vos, shares what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses, families, healthcare workers, and Wisconsin in general. In the midst of a global pandemic, Vos shares what he is grateful for as a part of the Racine Gratitude Project. The […]