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“I’ll be like a turd in water’: Text messages show Prehn stayed past the expiration of his term to keep DNR board under GOP control

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectSeptember 29, 2022 Fred Prehn at a Natural Resources Board meeting on Aug. 11, 2021. By Alan Hovorka, FOR THE BADGER PROJECT A Natural Resources Board member who refused to vacate his seat when his term expired did so to keep the board under Republican control, according to newly […]

Posted inLocal news, Politics, Schools

Over a year later, Republican appointees to tech school board still refuse to resign despite expired terms

September 20, 2022 With Wisconsin Supreme Court approval, coordinated norm-breaking across state boards allows GOP to hold control of some and possibly take control of others sooner than usual, experts say By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT Three members of the 13-seat Wisconsin Technical College System board continue to serve in those positions despite their […]

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5 ways to honor Sept. 11 in the Racine County community

RACINE COUNTY — Sept. 11, 2022, marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack that took place at the World Trade Center in New York City, outside of Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon, and near Shanksville Pennsylvania. Two decades later, the day continues to be observed each year as a day of mourning and remembrance. […]

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Gov. Evers orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of 9/11

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #174 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on Fri., Sept. 9, 2021, until sunset on Sun., Sept. 11, 2022. On the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, Evers has also declared Sept 11, 2022, […]

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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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State adds 14 new pathways to Youth Apprenticeship offerings

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Gov. Tony Evers’ office announced this week that the state’s high school juniors and seniors will now have 14 new occupational pathways for Youth Apprenticeship. “We have to make sure our kids have apprenticeship opportunities and different pathways to get the jobs and skills training […]

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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 […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news

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 […]

Posted inEnvironment, Government, Local news

Racine included on new electric vehicle multistate tour route

RACINE – The City of Racine will be a stop on a new 1,100-mile route around Lake Michigan designed for operators of electric vehicles (EVs), state and local officials announced here Tuesday morning. The Lake Michigan Electric Vehicle (EV) Circuit Tour is a collaborative effort from the governors of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, said […]

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OPINION – An Open Letter re: John Tate II to Gov. Tony Evers and Gubernatorial Candidates from over 60 community leaders

Opinion – An open letter regarding John Tate II July 6, 2022Dear Governor Evers and Gubernatorial Candidates: We are faith leaders and congregations from many different traditions and many parts of Wisconsin. In this election year, we write to implore you to tell the truth. We ask you to have the moral courage to refuse […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court declares absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 8, 2022 In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal and voters must deliver their ballots by mail or deliver them in-person to local clerks.  Wanggaard comments on Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on ballot drop boxes In a statement on the Wisconsin […]

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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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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]