Over 1,000 demonstrators gathered in front of the Wisconsin Capitol building Tuesday evening to protest a leaked majority opinion draft from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark court case that ensured abortion rights.
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A draft majority opinion indicates the Supreme Court will vote to overturn abortion rights. Here’s what that means for Wisconsin.
Late Monday evening, POLITICO obtained an initial draft majority decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that would repeal Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court case that guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion. If the draft stands, abortion would become virtually illegal in Wisconsin.
“No Mow May,” a campaign to aid bee populations, is returning for its third year as more communities across the state and country move to protect bee species.
The Wisconsin legislature held a hearing Wednesday to discuss a bill put forth earlier this month that would aim to legalize medical marijuana. It was the first time the state legislature heard debate on any form of marijuana related legislation.
In a decisive victory with over 70% of the projected vote, incumbent Cavalier Johnson defeated Robert Donovan in Milwaukee’s special mayoral election Tuesday.
Workers at the Capitol Square Starbucks location publicly announced Tuesday that they will be petitioning the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a union representation election.
In an unsigned opinion Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Wisconsin’s legislative maps that were favored by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
As Dane County’s mask mandate expired earlier this month, University of Wisconsin-Madison students are now faced with the expiration of the university-wide mandate on the first day of spring break, March 12. Some praised the removal of the mask mandate, while others were less optimistic about the future without masks.
Attorney General Josh Kaul announced a partnership on Monday with the Green Bay Packers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Alliant Energy to produce and distribute 975,000 Child ID Kits to all K-12 children in Wisconsin.
Lt. Gov. Barnes walked through and received a tour of the Red Gym Wednesday following Gov. Tony Evers State of the State address the night before. His visit focused mainly on the multi-cultural center, which is home to the Black Cultural Center, Latinx Cultural Center, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Center and American Indian Student and Cultural Center.
The Wisconsin Senate voted to pass a series of bills Tuesday that aim to rollback COVID-19 vaccination requirements and protect all employees who wish not to inoculate themselves against the virus.
The 2022 midterm elections are shaping up to be pivotal in deciding the future of politics in Wisconsin. With a couple key victories, Republicans could assume full control of the state government for the next few years. At the same time, Democrats are trying to maintain their seat at the negotiating table through the key reelection of incumbent Gov. Tony Evers.
New proposals to increase penalties for protesters, statue teardowns advance in the Wisconsin legislature
A series of bills moved through the Wisconsin legislature Tuesday aiming to increase penalties for damaging statues and “unlawful” protests.
A new bipartisan marijuana proposal was proposed last week, aiming to change penalties for possession of marijuana. Wisconsin state law currently holds that first time marijuana possession is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.
After a divisive case sparking nationwide controversy and debate, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges, including first-degree intentional homicide and four other charges Friday.
The window for students hoping to get off-campus housing leases for the 2022-2023 academic year is narrowing as fall in Wisconsin comes to a close. Many students are faced with a tough decision: live within walking distance of campus at a high cost, or living further away from campus and commute to class.
Attorney General Josh Kaul announced a $115 million dollar legislative package as part of plans for the Safer Wisconsin project on Monday. The legislative package will be funded by the state surplus, and will aim to reduce crime as well as support stronger communities.
New Wisconsin legislative and congressional districts were announced in the Wisconsin Senate this week, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
The 2020 presidential election audit gained new traction in Wisconsin Friday when Assembly Speaker Robin Vos released a statement that the first set of subpoenas had been signed and issued across the state.
The debate on critical race theory hit a peak in Wisconsin Tuesday, when the Wisconsin Assembly voted to pass a bill banning the subject from being taught in the classroom.