Wisconsin opened a field hospital for COVID-19 patients at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Wednesday morning to alleviate stress on state hospitals that have seen cases skyrocket in the last month.
Democrats urge legislature to allow early absentee ballot counting as case is appealed to U.S. Supreme CourtBy Tyler Katzenberger | Oct. 13
Twenty-three Democratic lawmakers signed a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, on Tuesday, urging the state legislature to reconvene and pass legislation which would allow absentee ballots to be processed before Nov. 3.
Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules considers order regarding capacity limits at indoor public gatheringsBy Alexa Heller | Oct. 13
The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules held an Executive Session Tuesday and passed a motion that counters a current emergency order intended to limit the number of people allowed at public gatherings to combat rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.
A judge denied a request by Republican lawmakers Monday morning to end Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate, as Wisconsin grapples with becoming the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in America.
Three Wisconsin prisoners died after contracting COVID-19, outbreaks continue at Kettle Moraine and Oshkosh facilitiesBy Hope Karnopp | Oct. 12
Two inmates at the Dodge Correctional Institution and an inmate at the Green Bay Correctional Institution have died from COVID-19, according to local medical examiners. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections does not disclose the number of deaths in the system due to privacy laws.
Officer involved in third fatal shooting won’t be prosecuted, leads to protests and looting in WauwatosaBy Nathan Denzin | Oct. 9
The Milwaukee County District Attorney decided not to file criminal charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah on Wednesday over the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, leading to protests and riots in the city.
UW Population Health Institute partners with Evers and Wisconsin DHS to address COVID-19 disparities in BIPOC communitiesBy Alexa Heller | Oct. 8
Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Population Health Institute (PHI) at UW-Madison announced the Just Recovery for Racial Equity Initiative on Sept. 30, which hopes to respond to disparities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tony Evers directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on Tuesday to issue an emergency order limiting gatherings in many public buildings to no more than 25 percent of the total occupancy limit.
A judge hearing the lawsuit over Wisconsin’s statewide mask mandate asked conservative lawyers Monday afternoon why he should block the order when the state Legislature has not.
Two Trump campaign events scheduled for Saturday were canceled following President Trump’s announcement he had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning. The rallies were originally scheduled to take place in La Crosse and Green Bay, two major coronavirus hotspots.
Republican lawmakers asked the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to hear arguments in a case that extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be counted in Wisconsin, after losing the lawsuit twice before a three-judge panel from the Court.
The Wisconsin Policy Forum released a report Sept. 24 detailing the effects of the pandemic on FoodShare recipients. The data comes as food pantries face issues distributing food among populations vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Democrats call for Republicans to take action on pandemic, Medicaid expansion as Evers addresses Wisconsin outbreaksBy Alexa Heller | Sep. 30
Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance called on Republicans Tuesday to reconsider Medicaid expansion as Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak worsens. Gov. Tony Evers also called on the legislature to come together to address the pandemic during a media briefing Tuesday.
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen visited Madison on Saturday as part of her “Real Change for Real People” campaign tour to promote her platform as a third party candidate.
In a speech at the Capitol Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wisconsin state legislators about the potential dangers of the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence in the country.
Gov. Tony Evers announced an $8 million grant program aimed at helping the Wisconsin tourism industry amid a decline in tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Sept. 14.
Gov. Tony Evers announced a new public health emergency and issued a new face mask order Tuesday, citing a surge in cases on college campuses throughout Wisconsin and quickly drawing fire from Republicans and conservative groups in the state.
On Monday, former Vice President and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden made his second campaign trip to Wisconsin, visiting the Wisconsin Aluminum foundry in the northeastern county of Manitowoc.
Gov. Tony Evers asked for and accepted Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman’s resignation Friday as unemployment claims in the state backlog continue to pile up.
Wisconsin State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered a virtual State of Education Address from the Capitol on Thursday, addressing the individual and collective challenges in education posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.