State leaders are working to pass contending sets of COVID-19 related legislation, one that would limit Governor Evers’ powers as it pertains to the pandemic and another that would allow greater access to health professionals for vaccinations.
Legislative Democrats introduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Wisconsin’s Constitution Monday.
The Senate Committee on Education passed a bill Friday that would require Wisconsin schools to include the Holocaust and other genocides in their social studies curriculum.
The Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change met Thursday to discuss their recommendations in the governor’s biennial budget, including an Office of Environmental Justice and funds for green job training and clean energy research.
Rep. Dittrich introduces legislation to ban transgender student athletes from participating in women’s sportsBy Rosie Marder | Mar. 3
Two new bills would prohibit students, kindergarten to college, from joining teams that don’t coincide with their biological sex under the guise of fairness.
On Monday, a group of 52 Republican lawmakers called on Gov. Tony Evers to distribute the rest of the state’s federal educational COVID-19 relief funds to districts that have been teaching in-person since the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.
Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill to begin updating the state’s outdated unemployment system and put back in place the suspension of the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits Thursday.
Hunters and trappers killed 20% of Wisconsin’s wolf population in just 3 days.
On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers proposed implementing ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin’s federal elections.
As Wisconsin reaches over 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccinations distributed, statistics show racial disparities in who has access to the doses.
Republican Sen. Duey Stroebel is leading the charge, introducing bills that would require a medical professional’s endorsement to receive an absentee ballot, among other changes.
Gov. Tony Evers recommended about $1 billion for building projects within the UW System as part of his nearly $2.4 billion Capital Budget unveiled Monday.
In the past few weeks, Rep. Deb Andraca, a first-year Democrat in the state Assembly from the Milwaukee suburbs, has gained unexpected fame on TikTok. Before her most popular TikTok, posted two days before Valentine's Day, Andraca only had about 18 followers.
State superintendent candidates Jill Underly and Deborah Kerr advanced to the April election after a crowded primary on Tuesday. On election night, Kerr put out a racially insensitive Tweet and deleted her account the next morning.
Gov. Tony Evers included a proposal to legalize and tax marijuana in his biennial budget, which he unveiled in full Tuesday. The plan faces opposition from Republican leaders in the legislature, who had asked the governor to avoid “divisive” policy proposals in his budget.
Evers plan includes legalizing marijuana and accepting the Obamacare expansion, but Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says that he expects the legislature to start from scratch.
Biden outlined his almost $2 trillion plan to vaccinate every American by the end of July to voters among other issues.
A coalition of law enforcement agencies, hospitals, medical professionals, county and state health services and mental health advocates released recommendations Thursday to reform Wisconsin’s mental health crisis response.