“It’s impossible to ignore the fact that in addition to today’s officer-involved shooting at Oshkosh West, the Sparta School District is closed due to security threats, and that this happened just a day after we had another school shooting at Waukesha South,” Gov. Tony Evers said in a press statement after two days of back-to-back school shootings shook communities across the state.
As the Midwest gears up for the upcoming presidential election, some Democratic organizations in Minnesota value working with Wisconsin, while others believe the states’ political demographics are too dissimilar for effective collaboration.
Gov. Tony Evers acts on transportation initiatives with a new bill, as well as announced the Wisconsin's bipartisan Transportation Projects Commission will hold a meeting for the first time in five years.
Gov. Tony Evers signed bill modifying the definition of hemp to match federal law, aiming to support the recent “exponential” growth of production across the state.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin motioned to join as a defendant in a lawsuit in Ozaukee County Friday to prevent voters from being “purged” from voting rolls “unlawfully.”
Gov. Tony Evers took action on a number of education bills last week, passing three bills aiming to increase the number of teachers in the state and vetoing one related to student privacy.
With a present propulsion to pass the Amputee Coalition’s Insurance Fairness bill, Wisconsin limb difference activists continue to promote insurance equality for all within their community. There are currently two million people living in the United States with limb loss — Shawn Faessler is one of them.
“People assume that the only way for Deaf people to survive is to use hearing aids,” wrote UW-Madison student Tobin Zolkowski. “Deaf people do not want to cure their Deafness.” Zolkowski is one of 466 million deaf people in the world, according to the World Health Organization. He identifies with the Deaf community, which he believes is often misunderstood.
The sound of rustling papers, bits of conversation and movement on the Assembly floor began to settle as a voice spoke into the microphone, thanking his audience for their attention.
Addressing the relationship between substance abuse and incarceration across the state, Attorney General Josh Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers announced the expansion of treatment court and diversion programs during a press conference Monday at the Capitol.
Signed the day of his inauguration, Gov. Tony Evers’ first executive order required state agencies to develop and implement policies preventing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community.
“Sí, se puede,” “Immigrants are here to stay” and “This is what democracy looks like” were chanted from the steps of the Capitol Tuesday. Protesters gathered across the country in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as the U.S. Supreme Court begins their hearing of its case.
Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals three-judge panel found Attorney General Josh Kaul suitable to litigate in a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood the same day the State Assembly passed a bill to increase birth control access.
“Anyone in the world who wants to affect the 2020 election is going to try to get into the minds of Wisconsin voters,” Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler said. “Wisconsin is the state most likely to be the tipping point in the electoral college.”
The Wisconsin Senate dismissed Brad Pfaff, the agriculture secretary appointed by Gov. Tony Evers in a 19 to 14 vote made in a floor session Tuesday — unanimous along respective party lines. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, who first raised awareness of Pfaff’s potential to not get confirmed during a phone call with Evers Friday, shared his reasoning for voting against Pfaff’s nomination.
Senate Republicans expected not to sanction governor-nominated Agricultural Secretary Brad Pfaff during the Nov. 5 floor session after a phone conversation between Gov. Tony Evers and the majority leader. Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, encouraged Gov. Tony Evers to remove Pfaff before the session, indicating Friday there were not enough votes in the caucus to confirm the Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection nominee.
Organizations and legislators band together to promote the importance of child caregivers’ roles across the state after Gov. Tony Evers declared November “Family Caregiver Month” in recognition of the current shortage.
“Would you normally let your six-year old walk outside by themselves in the dark?” Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registration Program Director Grace Knutson asked. “No, so let’s use this as an opportunity. When we can all as adults keep kids safe, that lessens the opportunity of a sex offender having an opportunity to reoffend.”
Representatives from the Assembly Committee on Education unveiled a bill package from the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Funding during an executive session aiming to consolidate small school districts and increase efficiency.