States can now decide to legalize sports gambling after a 2018 Supreme Court decision — and some Wisconsin lawmakers want to get in on the action.
“I’m convinced at the end of the day we will have a special session and we’ll be making that announcement within a week, maybe two weeks,” Gov. Tony Evers said when asked when he expects the state legislature to address gun control on WTMJ Tuesday.
The “Made In Wisconsin” competition is an opportunity to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry — which employs approximately one in five Wisconsinites. With over 150 products nominated and nearly 145,000 votes cast, the competition works to bring together communities from every corner of the state.
To the GOP’s dismay, Gov. Tony Evers announced there will be a special election to fill the Congress vacancy created by U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy’s, R-WI, resignation on Monday. Duffy informed Evers he would be leaving the office after eight years on September 19, effective as of September 23.
“I, for one, prefer a cold glass of cow’s milk to a cup of almond beverage any day,” exclaimed Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, upon introducing “Truth in Food Labeling.” The three-bill plan to support agribusiness was announced Sept. 20, Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Day, to address his concerns of consumer confusion surrounding plant-based milk and meat alternatives.
The Wisconsin Judiciary and Public Safety Committee convened in a public hearing at the Capitol Tuesday to discuss a bill that would allow district attorneys to deliver felony charges to those who injure nurses. Under current Wisconsin law, a person who intentionally harms another person — including a nurse — can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. This proposed bill would recategorize the level of offense to a Class H felony charge when the victim is a nurse.
Legislators from both sides of the aisle came together in hopes of updating legislation regarding child safety seat laws at the capitol Tuesday afternoon alongside medical professionals.
Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #45 on Monday to address the ongoing phenomenon of retirement insecurity throughout Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s aging population is expected to increase 60 percent by 2030, yet one out of every seven voters has no method to save for retirement.
The autumn breeze of September signals stressful back-to-school time, meaning a shopping frenzy and navigating new schedules. However, for some parents, an additional concern looms: whether or not to vaccinate their children.
Sunday marks the third of nine days Gov. Tony Evers and state business leaders will spend in Japan building foreign relations and exports.
In acknowledgement of the 886 people who died by suicide in Wisconsin in 2018, Gov. Tony Evers announced September 2019 to be Suicide Prevention Month, and Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Day subsequently.
Two U.S. senators were barred from visiting Russia preceding a bipartisan congressional trip amidst growing tensions between the foreign players. Both senators are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and were accused of supporting anti-Russian legislation by Russian officials.
Last night and this evening the American public will hear from the 20 qualifying Democractic candidates in the first official debate of the 2020 presidential election. Ranging from past runner-ups to senior Senators to businesspeople and wellness gurus, this election cycle is sure to capture the anxious and uniquely changing state of politics in the land of the free.
In Wisconsin, rates of e-cigarette use have increased from 1.9 percent in 2012 to 20.1 percent in 2018, according to Marshfield Clinic Health System, resulting in new smoking policies to address the rising public concern.
Proposed funding by Gov. Tony Evers to expand Medicaid and support BadgerCare Plus was stripped during a vote by the Joint Committee on Finance after weeks of rewriting the biennial budget on Tuesday.
Legislators across the state are attempting to mitigate unemployment issues held by formerly incarcerated people by supporting expungement reform. There have been no major changes in the expungement legislature recently, making legislators believe that updates are needed even though others oppose changes on transparency grounds.
A new report found inmates at a Wisconsin juvenile detention facility are still being abused despite a 2018 court settlement aimed to mitigate harmful practices.
Attorney General Josh Kaul pulled Wisconsin out of a multi-state lawsuit today that challenged an Environmental Protection Agency analysis regarding increased regulations on hazardous air pollutants.
"There is no better thing to talk about this week than Marsy's Law," Todd Novak, R-Dodgeville, said during a National Crime Victims’ Rights week press conference in the Senate Chambers Tuesday.
In light of a U.S. Court of Appeals permitting Wisconsin’s dismissal from the multi-state lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers called out the GOP for “blocking the will of the people” by stopping the expansion of health care.