Wisconsin State Legislature
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...
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 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
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...
'Unprecedented' revenue growth forecast for Wisconsin budget
By Scott Bauer Jun. 08, 2021 12:05 PM EDT
Wisconsin Democrats focus on beating Johnson, helping Evers
By Scott Bauer Jun. 05, 2021 09:19 PM EDT
GOP blocks $15 million for job loss benefit administration
By Todd Richmond Jun. 02, 2021 05:15 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature's budget-writing committee scrapped Gov. Tony Evers' plan Wednesday to hand the Department of...
Vos looks to crack down on those who skip job interviews
By Scott Bauer Jun. 02, 2021 12:22 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin should get tougher on unemployed people who apply for jobs to meet work search requirements but then skip out on the interview,...
Wisconsin public schools to get fraction of what Evers wants
By Scott Bauer May. 27, 2021 01:18 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would receive $150 million more in state funding over two years under the Republican budget plan to be approved...
Wisconsin Republicans reject funding to fight homelessness
By Scott Bauer May. 20, 2021 01:44 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Thursday to reject more than $70 million in funding to combat homelessness in the state, a move that Democrats...
Wisconsin Republicans want to end $300 unemployment bonus
By Scott Bauer May. 18, 2021 02:37 PM EDT
Wisconsin Republicans join federal lawsuit over tax cuts
May. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders have decided to join a multi-state lawsuit seeking a ruling that federal pandemic relief money can cover...
Wisconsin veterans homes would get $10 million boost
May. 13, 2021 02:38 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin veterans homes would have a $10 million emergency fund they could tap for future emergencies, like a pandemic or natural...