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Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case over political maps

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the lawsuit that could toss out the maps that have entrenched Republican control of the Legislature since 2011. The arguments were by turns complex and technical, as lawyers debated the meaning of the word “contiguous,” and fiery as the Court’s conservative minority thrashed against its inability […]

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In memory of Waukesha parade tragedy, Governor orders flags at half-staff Nov. 21

RACINE COUNTY AND STATEWIDE – Gov. Tony Evers has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff throughout Wisconsin on Tuesday (Nov. 21) in recognition of the two-year anniversary of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy that claimed the lives of six people. Executive Order #216 will be in effect from sunrise to sunset Tuesday. The driver […]

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Activists protest prison lockdowns, arguing Evers, Carr actions aren’t enough

A few dozen people gathered outside the Wisconsin Department of Corrections offices in Madison on Wednesday to protest ongoing lockdowns at state prisons in Green Bay and Waupun.  The group, made up of activists, formerly incarcerated people and family members of people who have been incarcerated, argued that proposed solutions announced the day before by […]

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UW enlists business leaders to push for new engineering building funds

The University of Wisconsin-Madison kicked efforts to persuade the Legislature to come up with nearly $200 million for a new engineering building into higher gear Monday. The UW announced a campaign including digital and newspaper advertising, social media and a video spot to reverse the Republican legislative majority’s decision in June against funding the building […]

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Judge vacancy in Kenosha County Circuit Court; Gov. Evers seeks applicants by Nov. 10

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers is seeking applicants to fill the upcoming judge vacancy within the Kenosha County Circuit Court – Branch 3. Judge Bruce Schroeder made national news in 2021 with the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. – The announcement came today, Nov. 3. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Bruce E. […]

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Judge vacancy in Racine County Circuit Court – Branch 3; Gov. Evers seeks applicants

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for a new judge in the Racine County Circuit Court – Branch 3. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Maureen M. Martinez’s retirement, effective Nov. 17, 2023. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2024. Judge […]

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Trust us? Wisconsin Attorney General refuses to release list of all police in state, dismaying experts, critics

The Attorney General says releasing the list of names could jeopardize officers’ safety. Experts call that far-fetched. More than 30 states released their full list of cops. But not Wisconsin. The state Attorney General’s office denied a records request late last year from a group of news media outlets seeking the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s […]

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Republicans maintain skepticism for most of Evers’ workforce agenda at Senate hearing

A parade of witnesses urged state senators Wednesday to preserve child care support that began during the COVID-19 pandemic but was cut from Wisconsin’s two-year budget enacted in July. Restoring the Child Care Counts program dominated the three-and-a-half hour hearing before the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technical Colleges, held to consider legislation that […]