Wisconsin’s number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will remain at eight, according to apportionment data published by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday.
In March, Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced an “Economic Justice Bill of Rights for All Wisconsinites,” which, among other provisions, includes an “equitable, living-income and livelihood.”
The People’s Maps Commission held a public hearing last Thursday in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District — which includes the city of Madison — where citizens voiced concerns about partisan gerrymandering in the redistricting process.
On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers proposed implementing ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin’s federal elections.
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.
Top state election officials say it’s normal to see a dip in primary turnout after a Presidential election.
Wisconsin organizations donated a total of approximately $279,000 over the past three years to the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), which promoted the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that resulted in the deaths of five people.
State health officials announced Sunday that over 100,000 Wisconsinites have been vaccinated for COVID-19. According to data from the Department of Health Services, 2,465 additional individuals received their second dose on Sunday, bringing the statewide total of fully vaccinated individuals to 101,219.
The Republican-sponsored resolution would end the mask mandate that has faced legal challenges and criticism since Governor Evers ordered it in July
The state Assembly passed a fast-tracked pandemic relief bill on Thursday, but with opposition from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, the bill appears to be going nowhere as Wisconsin surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 deaths.