Wisconsin state government
US Sen. Ron Johnson: Liberals feel America isn't good enough
By Todd Richmond Jun. 26, 2021 08:10 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Saturday that America is making progress on racism but liberals feel it's not good enough and they want to...
EXPLAINER: Wisconsin renters wary as eviction ban nears end
By Todd Richmond Jun. 25, 2021 12:09 PM EDT
Doctor blasts Wisconsin senator's COVID vaccine skepticism
By Scott Bauer Jun. 25, 2021 11:15 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, a vocal critic of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, announced plans Friday to hold a news conference bringing...
About $140 million in stimulus money targeted for tourism
Jun. 24, 2021 12:28 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tourism and entertainment businesses, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, are getting some financial help to recover. ...
Senate Republicans OK local redistricting delay
Jun. 23, 2021 01:15 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate approved a Republican bill Wednesday that would delay local governments’ redistricting efforts. ...
Wisconsin health officials launch COVID plan for schools
Jun. 22, 2021 03:20 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have a launched a new program to test school children for COVID-19 this fall, the state Department of Health Services...
Wisconsin school leaders blast Republican K-12 spending plan
By Todd Richmod Jun. 21, 2021 01:50 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Superintendents, school board members and other education leaders on Monday demanded that Republican lawmakers devote more state aid to...
Evers vetoes bill increasing eligibility for voucher program
Jun. 18, 2021 04:15 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill that would have opened the door to more children going to private school using a voucher paid for...
Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget
By Scott Bauer Jun. 17, 2021 10:30 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee completed its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the...
Wisconsin Assembly passes local redistricting delay
By Scott Bauer Jun. 16, 2021 03:38 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Redistricting of local political boundary lines in Wisconsin would be delayed a year or more under a bill backed by Republicans and local...
Wisconsin Assembly forbids requiring virus vaccination proof
Jun. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit businesses, colleges and universities, governments...
Heads of Wisconsin's largest school districts 'dismayed'
By Scott Bauer Jun. 15, 2021 10:07 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The superintendents of Wisconsin's five largest school districts told members of the Legislature on Tuesday that they're “dismayed” that ...
Highlights of the Wisconsin state budget
By Scott Bauer Jun. 14, 2021 04:02 PM EDT
Court: Local Wisconsin heath departments can't close schools
By Scott Bauer Jun. 11, 2021 10:38 AM EDT
Former rivals Walker, Doyle join together to promote vaccine
By Scott Bauer Jun. 10, 2021 02:10 AM EDT
Wisconsin Legislature votes to end extra unemployment
By Scott Bauer And Todd Richmond Jun. 08, 2021 11:33 PM EDT
Driving tests for teen drivers could be waived
Jun. 08, 2021 09:33 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New teen drivers in Wisconsin may no longer have to take a behind-the-wheel exam driving exam under a proposal from Gov. Tony Evers...
Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin
By The Associated Press Jun. 08, 2021 05:00 PM EDT
Wisconsin State Journal. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Republicans shouldn’t risk $1.5B for Wisconsin schools Wisconsin...
'Unprecedented' revenue growth forecast for Wisconsin budget
By Scott Bauer Jun. 08, 2021 12:05 PM EDT
Wisconsin prisons to resume in-person visits
Jun. 07, 2021 02:58 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prison officials announced Monday they will a ban on in-person visits later this month as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. ...