Wisconsin Representative to Fauci: ‘Masking Kids Is Impairing Their Education, Development, Childhood’

Young girl wearing a mask and reading a book in school

A Wisconsin Representative responded to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s approach to masking school aged children. Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) said in a Twitter video, “By masking kids, you’re impairing their education, their development, and their childhood.”

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Wisconsin Politicians, Abortion Organizations Call on State Legislators to Pass Abortion Rights Preservation Act on 49th Anniversary of Roe

Wisconsin politicians and abortion organizations took to Twitter to ask state legislators to pass the Abortion Rights Preservation Act on Saturday, the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade court decision. A Better Wisconsin, a self-proclaimed research and communications organization for progressives, tweeted out, “Together, we must ensure that abortions are legal and safe for ALL who seek one.”

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Wisconsin Representative Steil: Biden Is Questioning Integrity of Future Elections

Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) responded to President Joe Biden’s press conference, calling out President Joe Biden for questioning the integrity of future elections. Steil said in a press release to The Wisconsin Daily Star, “For over a year, Democrats have been saying anyone who questions election integrity is paramount to treason.”

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Gov. Evers Joins Push to Repeal Wisconsin Abortion Ban

Governor Tony Evers (D) joined the push to pass Senate Bill 75, to repeal Wisconsin’s 172 year old abortion ban, which will eliminate certain abortion prohibitions and felony charges associated with obtaining an abortion under the old law. The abortion ban law has been unable to be enforced due to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, but if that court decision were to be overturned, the law would have taken effect.

The bill reads, “This bill repeals a statute relating to abortion that has been held unenforceable by a federal court. Under that statute, any person, other than the mother, who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child is guilty of a Class H felony.”

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Wisconsin Representative Steil Co-Sponsors ‘Open Schools Act’

Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) is co-sponsoring the Open Schools Act with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), “to support students and allow parents to make the best decision for their family.” According to a press release from Davis, the Open Schools Act would provide families with up to $10,000 per student “to seek alternative forms of in-person education” if the public school that the students attend has switched to distance or online learning due to COVID.

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Wisconsin Republican Legislators Introduce ‘Stronger Workforce’ Initiative to Fight Growing Labor Shortage

Wisconsin Republican legislators introduced the Stronger Workforce Initiative to fight the growing labor shortage. According to a joint press release from the Wisconsin Senate Republicans and Wisconsin Assembly Republicans, the initiative would be a “multipronged approach to address the employment crisis facing small businesses throughout Wisconsin.”

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Wisconsin Legislators Proposing Making May Law Enforcement Appreciation Month

Wisconsin legislators are proposing making May “Law Enforcement Appreciation Month.” The resolution was introduced on Friday and is written and co-sponsored by over three dozen lawmakers in both the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly.

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Senator Ron Johnson Responds to Inflation Spiking: ‘Tax on the Middle Class’

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) responded to the recent spike in inflation, calling it a “tax on the middle class.” Johnson said in an interview with Fox News that “Biden and the Democrats have spent trillions to pay people to sit at home and not work.”

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Wisconsin Representatives Join Call for Biden to Fire Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Several Wisconsin Representatives joined the call for President Joe Biden to fire Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for his involvement in a letter that labeled concerned parents “domestic terrorists.” The letter was spearheaded by Representative Lisa McClain (R-MI-10).

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Wisconsin Rep. Fitzgerald Introduces Motion to Protect Veteran Benefits from Biden Vaccine Mandate

Wisconsin Representative Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-05) introduced a motion to protect veteran G.I. Bill benefits from the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine mandate. Fitzgerald shared his concerns on the floor, saying, “the Secretary of Defense issued a directive requiring mandatory COVID vaccination for all service members, including those in the Ready Reserve, and the National Guard. Despite the challenges this vaccine mandate currently faces in court, the Defense Department has proceeded to discharge those who refuse the vaccine.”

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Empower Wisconsin Claims Gov. Evers Hired Lawyer to ‘Go After’ Citizens Petitioning for Removal of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm

Empower Wisconsin, a conservative political organization, has claimed that Governor Tony Evers (D) hired a lawyer to “go after” citizens who were petitioning for the removal of District Attorney (DA) John Chisholm.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Studies COVID in Deer Population

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now studying COVID within the deer population. Tami Ryan, the chief of the DNR’s wildlife health section told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that “Wisconsin officials recently received guidance, funding and supplies from USDA to look for the virus in deer in the Badger State.”

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Milwaukee Public Schools Extend Virtual Learning Another Week, Wisconsin Rep. Gallagher Says It’s a Decision Based on ‘Outdated Science’

Milwaukee Public Schools voted to extend virtual learning another week, after making the last minute decision to not have in-person classes following Winter Break, which Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) said is based on ‘outdated science.’

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Two Wisconsin Reps Join an Arizona Rep in Demanding Answers from Biden Regarding COVID Funds Used to House Immigrants

Debbie Lesko, Tom Tiffany ad Mike Gallagher

Wisconsin Representative Thomas Tiffany (R-WI-07) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) joined Representative Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08) in demanding answers from the Biden administration regarding the use of COVID funds to house illegal immigrants.

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Wisconsin University to Require COVID Booster for Students

A Wisconsin university has announced that they will be requiring the COVID booster shot for their students and “strongly recommending” it for faculty and staff. Marquette University, located in Milwaukee, has announced that all eligible students will need to have received a booster shot of the COVID vaccine by February 1.

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Wisconsin Politicians Respond to the Anniversary of January 6 and President Biden’s Remarks

Wisconsin politicians responded to the anniversary of January 6 and President Joe Biden’s remarks on Thursday. Both Democrats and Republicans had differing opinions about what the nation’s perspective should be, with some calling it an “armed insurrection” and others saying that they believe the nation has more important things to focus on.

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Wisconsin Senator Johnson Responds After Backlash Regarding COVID Vaccine Comments

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) responded after backlash regarding his view on COVID vaccines. Johnson said, “I won’t apologize for being in awe of creation or for the assumption that immunity from COVID infection might outperform immunity created in a lab.”

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Green Bay Mayor Asks for Sanctions Against Gableman in Wisconsin Election Investigation

The Mayor of Green Bay is asking for sanctions against Michael Gableman, with the Wisconsin Office of Special Counsel, for his actions in the election investigation. Eric Genrich’s attorney Jeffrey Mandell made the request in Waukesha County Circuit Court, claiming Gableman made “incorrect statements.”

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Wisconsin Representative Gallagher Criticizes Distance Learning, Says It’s Not a Substitute

Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) criticized distance learning, saying that it’s “not a substitute” for in-person learning. Gallaher made the comments about distance learning following the announcement that Milwaukee and Madison schools reverted to online schooling for the first several days back after Christmas break.

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New Wisconsin Law Requires Law Enforcement Officers to Stop Other Officers from Using Excessive Force

A new statewide Wisconsin law will now require law enforcement officers to stop other officers from using excessive force. TMJ4 reported that this law has been in effect in the city of Milwaukee since 2013, but the data on its effectiveness is “inconclusive.”

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Gableman Files Approximately 70 New Subpoenas in Wisconsin Election Investigation

The Wisconsin Office of Special Counsel election investigator Michael Gableman filed 70 subpoenas in the Wisconsin election investigation in a surprise move. As reported by The Western Journal, Gableman filed subpoenas for state entities, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), state employees, mayoral staffers, and IT departments.

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Three Wisconsin Urgent Care Locations Close Due to Staffing Shortages

Three Wisconsin urgent care clinics within the Advocate Aurora Health network were closed down temporarily due to staffing shortages. A spokesperson for the clinics told The Minnesota Sun that the closures are due to “managing the COVID surge combined with staffing shortages.”

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Wisconsin Public Health Quarantine Letter Threatens Legal Action for Failing to Isolate After COVID Test

A letter, dated December 21, from the St. Croix County Public Health Department threatens legal action against residents who do not quarantine properly after testing positive for COVID. The letter goes on to detail all the recommended “voluntary” actions the person should take following a positive COVID test.

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Waukesha Removing Memorial to Parade Murder Victims

The City of Waukesha has announced that they will be removing the memorial that had been erected for the victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade killing. The city said that they will be removing the items on Wednesday, accompanied by a ceremony. According to Wisc News, the city will be considering requests to install a permanent memorial sometime in the new year.

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Parents of Two Wisconsin College Students That Died from Fentanyl Overdose: ‘It’s a Public Health Crisis’

The parents of two Wisconsin college students who died from fentanyl overdoses are speaking out, calling it a “public health crisis.” The two students who died in unrelated incidents were freshmen, living in the same dorm at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison. 

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Complaint Seeks Removal of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm over Darrell Brooks Bail

A complaint filed with Gov. Tony Evers (D) seeks the removal of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm who approved the low bail for the alleged Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks. “The devastation resulting from Chisholm’s dereliction of duty to protect the public has reached outside the borders of Milwaukee County,” the complaint reportedly says.

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Truck Driver Shortage Leads to Instant Hires for Truckers Graduating from Waukesha County Technical College

The nationwide truck driver shortage is leading to instant hires for some truckers graduating from Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). “We have 50 to 75 employers that hire our students the day after graduation,” said Douglass Clarks-Pritchard, a trucking instructor at WCTC. “Several students in my last class, they were hired before they even completed the class.”

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First Lady Biden Visits Wisconsin Just Weeks After Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, accompanied by second gentleman Doug Emhoff, visited a children’s COVID vaccine clinic and Waukesha City Hall during their Wisconsin trip. This was the first visit from anyone in the White House following the Waukesha parade tragedy.

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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson Asks AG Garland for Info Regarding Violent Felons on Pretrial Release

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for information regarding violent felons out on pretrial release. Johnson said that he found this information to be necessary following the “inappropriately low” bail of the Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks.

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Wisconsin Attorney General Says He Would Not Enforce Bans on Abortion

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said in an interview with Associated Press that he would not enforce bans on abortion if Roe v. Wade gets overturned. Kaul said that he would not “investigate or prosecute anyone for having an abortion.” Wisconsin has an abortion ban law that is currently unenforceable under Roe v. Wade provisions, but that could change depending on if the Supreme Court decides to overturn the 1973 decision this summer.

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Two University of Wisconsin Campuses Pause Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate

Two University of Wisconsin (UW) campuses have paused their employee COVID vaccine mandates following a federal judge blocking the Biden Administration requirement for federal employees to be vaccinated. University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are the two campuses who are pausing the mandate effective immediately.

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First Lady Biden, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Scheduled to Visit Milwaukee, Waukesha

Jill Biden and Douglas Emhoff

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff are scheduled to visit Milwaukee and Waukesha on Wednesday. This will be the only visit from any White House official following the Waukesha parade killings that took place nearly a month ago.

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REPORT: Five Fully Vaccinated Californians Contract Omicron at Wisconsin Wedding

Five fully vaccinated California residents contracted the Omicron COVID variant while attending a wedding in Wisconsin, various reports say. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that no cases have been contracted by residents at this time, however Wisconsin’s Department of Health (DHS) is investigating the ‘outbreak.’

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Wisconsin Commissioner Who Approved Alleged Waukesha SUV Killer Bail Reassigned

The Wisconsin commissioner who approved the alleged Waukesha SUV killer, Darrell Brooks’, bail was reassigned. WISN 12 News reported that Cedric Cornwall, the commissioner, has been removed from criminal cases and will now only be assigned to small claims or children’s cases.

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Teachers from Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay Sign Pledge to Teach Critical Race Theory

Teachers from Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay have signed a pledge to teach Critical Race Theory in schools. The pledge, started by the Zinn Education Project, had over 7,500 signees in the end of October, which was the last time an update about the petition was posted.

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Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Gallagher Responds to Fauci’s Claim to Represent Science: ‘That’s Crazy’

Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) responded in a video posted to Twitter, to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s claim to “represent science,” saying “That’s crazy.” Fauci claimed to represent science during an interview on Face the Nation with CBS that was aired on Sunday.

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Racine Judge Sentences Floyd Arsonist to Six Years in Prison

A Racine County judge sentenced an arsonist to six years in prison who burned down buildings during the unrest following the death of George Floyd. The judge said, “Racine don’t play.” Hernandez committed the act of arson on May 31, 2020, when a protest in Racine turned into a riot with protesters throwing bricks and rocks at police officers.

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Wisconsin Republican State Lawmakers Propose Changes to State Constitution Regarding Bail Guidelines

Van Wanggaard and Cindy Duchow

Two Wisconsin state lawmakers are proposing changes to the state constitution regarding bail guidelines. Republicans Representative Cindi Duchow (R-Delafield) and Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) are “drafting a resolution to allow court commissioners, who make decisions on bail amounts and conditions, to consider additional factors.”

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Racine Sheriff Calls for Removal of Supervisor Who Posted Bail for Accused Gun Thief

A Racine Sheriff called for the removal of a supervisor over posting bail for an alleged gun thief. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says that a county supervisor needs to be removed from his position after he posted bail for a man who is accused of stealing three sheriff’s SWAT team guns.

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Wisconsin Senator Johnson Criticizes ‘Catch and Release’ Policies

Senator Ron Johnson (R) criticized ‘Catch and Release’ policies in a Fox News interview, saying that’s how situations like the one in Waukesha develop. Johnson said that those policies need to be reworked both for border security and within the United States justice system.

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Wisconsin Representative Tiffany Demands Answers from AG Garland About Leaked FBI Memo

Representative Thomas Tiffany (R-WI-07) is demanding answers from United States Attorney General Merrick Garland following a leaked Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) memo that outlines how parents would be given “threat tags” for outbursts at school board meetings. Garland had come under fire for comments equating domestic terrorism with concerned parents at school board meetings.

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Wisconsin Senator Johnson Condemns Intimidation, Threats of Judge and Jury in Rittenhouse Trial

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke out condemning the threats that have been made against the judge and jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Johnson said, “Threats to a judge and jury are antithetical to the American justice system.”

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Kenosha on Edge Thursday as Jury Verdict in Rittenhouse Trial Nears

The city of Kenosha is on edge as the jury verdict nears in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Reports have been coming in sharing videos of rising tensions on the courthouse steps and accusations are flying of more individuals attempting to doxx jurors.

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Wisconsin Representative Thomas Tiffany Joins Movement to Nullify Biden Vaccine Mandate

Wisconsin Representative Thomas Tiffany (R-WI-07) joined the effort to nullify the Biden Administration COVID vaccine mandate. Tiffany said, “Overreaching federal vaccine mandates will affect 80 million Americans.”

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Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil Says ‘People Need to Act in a Lawful Manner’ as Rittenhouse Jury Nears Verdict

Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) reacted as the Rittenhouse jury nears a verdict during the second day of deliberations. Steil condemned the unlawful actions in Kenosha in August of 2020 and expressed that people need to act in a “lawful manner” as the verdict is released.

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