Governor, Attorney General Sue to Prevent Wisconsin’s Abortion Law from Taking Effect

Wisconsin’s governor says recent updates to the state’s 1849 law banning abortions means it cannot be enforced.

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to stop the state’s near total ban on abortions from taking effect.

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Senator Ron Johnson Expresses Concern over Use of Taxpayer Funds to Transport Migrants

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to express concern over a report that the Biden Administration will disperse immigrants throughout the country.

According to a report from NBC News, leaked documents from DHS demonstrated that the agency will send immigrants “farther into the interior of the country, beginning with Los Angeles in the coming weeks.”

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Judge Weighing Options After Gableman Admits to Tossing Some Election Investigation Records

The state is waiting to see what comes from the latest hearing into Wisconsin’s investigation into the 2020 election.

Former Supreme Court justice and current special election investigator Michael Gableman spent about an hour testifying in Dane County Court on Thursday.

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End of Roe Now a Campaign Issue in Wisconsin

The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court and the future of legalized abortion in Wisconsin is now part of the political conversation in this fall’s races.

Wisconsin is one of two dozen states where abortion is now illegal without Roe.

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Wisconsin Democrats Condemn, Republicans Celebrate End of Roe

The reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and the end of abortion in Wisconsin is clear and split by political party.

Wisconsin is one of nearly two dozen states where abortion is now illegal because Roe is no more as a result of its decision in the case, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  

Republican leaders at the Wisconsin Capitol celebrated the 6-3 SCOTUS decision.

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Poll: Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Leads Kleefisch, Other GOP Candidates

Businessman Tim Michels, who is running in the Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary, has narrowly taken the lead in the crowded field, according to a new poll from Marquette Law School.

Michels, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, leads former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, businessman Kevin Nicholson, and State Rep. Tim Ramthun.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Calls on Evers to Prepare for Unrest as Dobbs v. Jackson Decision Nears

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels called on Governor Tony Evers to prepare for possible unrest in the coming weeks.

The remarks are in response to the pending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson, which focuses on the constitutional right of abortions.

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Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Worry About SEC Climate Change Reporting Plan

There is growing worry among Wisconsin dairy farmers about a new climate change plan for investors.

The Venture Dairy Cooperative is sounding the alarm about the Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to require companies to report information about their “greenhouse gas pollution and be transparent with investors about climate-related risks.”

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Governor Evers Announces New Round of Funding to Address Violent Crime

Governor Tony Evers (D-WI) announced a new round of funding from the federal government that is aimed to address violent crime in Wisconsin.

Roughly $800,000 will be directed to the city of Racine and will focus on a “public health approach to violence prevention,” according to a release from the governor’s office.

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Senator Ron Johnson Slams Media Coverage of Protests Outside the Homes of Supreme Court Justices

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) blasted the media’s coverage of protestors outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices.

In an interview with Harris Faulkner on “The Faulkner Focus,” the Wisconsin lawmaker blasted the “double standard” following statements from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Boss: Energy Policies Driving Record-High Inflation

The latest inflation snapshot has the head of Wisconsin’s largest business group talking about energy policy.

Kurt Bauer,  Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce president and CEO, on Wednesday said the latest numbers show the Producer Price Index is up almost 11% year-over-year. He said that’s not sustainable for manufacturers and producers in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin DOJ Launches Critical Incident Response Teams for Schools Across the State

The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced new “Critical Incident Response Teams” for schools across the state.

The new program will train individuals to respond to critical incidents and “provide all Wisconsin K-12 public, private, charter and tribal schools with access to a regionally based team to support them if a critical incident ever occurs at their school.”

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Kleefisch Slams Evers Following Emails Showing Union Influence on School Reopenings

There are new questions about who is running public schools in Wisconsin following the release of emails between Gov. Tony Evers and the state’s largest teachers’ union.

Empower Wisconsin on Wednesday broke a story showing the Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, was in regular contact with Evers’ office about the plan to reopen schools in the summer of 2020.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Touts Endorsements by 100-Plus Local Wisconsin Elected Officials

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is touting endorsements by more than “100 local Wisconsin current and former elected officials from across the state.”

The local supporters include individuals that have held various positions: mayors, county board supervisors, school board members, city councilmen, and other officials.

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Congressman Tom Tiffany Calls on the DOJ to Take Action on Crime

Congressman Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07) called on the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice to take action to limit crime in Wisconsin and across the country.

According to a letter from Tiffany and six other letters, the federal government may need to “pick up the slack” from local prosecutors that are refusing to try certain cases or are reducing recommended sentences.

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Wisconsin NFIB Head Says Worker Shortage, Inflation Have Caused ‘Mess on Main Street’

The ongoing difficulty of finding workers in Wisconsin is just part of the problem for small businesses in the state.

A new report from Help Advisor said Wisconsin is ranked third in the nation when it comes to the trouble of finding workers. Only Missouri and Vermont are ranked worse.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Releases Plan to ‘Drain the Madison Swamp’

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels released a new plan to “drain the Madison Swamp” and restore transparency to voters in the state.

According to the GOP hopeful, politicians in the state’s capital have remained subject to ideas and proposals presented by special interest groups, rather than the will of the people.

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LGBTQ Group Urges Wisconsin Schools to Continue Misgendering Investigation

There is a call for more gender, harassment, bullying, and Title IX investigations in Wisconsin schools.

The group Fair Wisconsin, which calls itself the leading statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ+ people, on Thursday said local schools need to be supported after what happened with the misgender/sexual harassment investigation into three middle schoolers in Kiel.

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Gov. Evers Calls Special Session on Abortion, Wants Voters to Call Lawmakers

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Gov. Tony Evers is asking abortion supporters in the state to pressure lawmakers ahead of a new special session on abortion.

The governor on Wednesday said he will call the legislature back to Madison on June 22 to overturn what he called Wisconsin’s “criminal abortion ban.”

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New Audit Finds Millions in Accounting Mistakes at Injured Patients Compensation Fund

State auditors are once again criticizing Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for millions of dollars in accounting mistakes in the state’s fund for medical malpractice claims.

The Legislative Audit Bureau on Tuesday released a report into the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund for the past three years. The audit found several, repeated accounting mistakes that overstated or understated the fund’s finances, including a $60.9 million mistake for the last two years.

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Wisconsin Election Commission: Local Election Managers Don’t Have to Respond to Voter Roll Questions

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Wisconsin’s election managers are telling local clerks that they may ignore questions about their voter rolls if they’d like.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission last week sent a letter to all 1,850 municipal clerks plus the city of Milwaukee’s Election Commission and Milwaukee County’s Election Commission explaining that they have discretion in responding to outside requests for voter registration information.

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Commentary: Biden and Evers Are Failing Moms

President Joe Biden’s and Governor Tony Evers’ policies are driving up inflation on everyday goods, making it more expensive to fill up at the pump, and causing supply chain disruptions making it hard to find family necessities. The biggest loser under these policies? Moms.

The massive spending sprees and burdensome regulations coming from Washington, D.C., and supported by Governor Evers, are only making matters worse for family budgets. As a new mom, I know first-hand how the rising cost of groceries, gas, daycare, and diapers affects my family’s ability to budget and make ends meet.

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Kiel Schools Close Misgendering Investigation

There are some unanswered questions about the end of the misgendering investigation in Kiel Schools.

The school district on Thursday sent a letter to parents explaining that it has closed the case.

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Former President Donald Trump Endorses Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels

Former President Donald Trump opted to endorse Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels in the GOP primary.

The businessman has surged in the polls since entering the race later than other opponents.

“Tim Michels is a very successful businessman running for Governor of the Great State of Wisconsin,” Trump said in a statement. “During my Administration, Tim served on my infrastructure task force, and helped us plan and start building the Keystone XL Pipeline before Joe Biden launched his assault on American Energy production.”

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Wisconsin State, Local Democrats Launch Effort to Protect Incumbents During November Midterms

State and local Democrats in Wisconsin announced a new partnership to register voters for the upcoming midterms.

The announcement comes as polls have shown President Joe Biden underwater, which could spell trouble for other Democrats on the ballot.

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Dane County Judge: Zuckerbucks Not Specifically Banned Under Wisconsin Law

There is nothing in Wisconsin law that says local election managers can’t accept money from outside groups to help run their elections.

There is nothing in state law that says they can, but a judge in Madison on Wednesday essentially said that doesn’t matter.

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Wisconsin Family Action Calls Out Gov. Evers with New Reward in Firebombing Case

The $1,500 reward for information about the firebombing at Wisconsin Family Action’s Madison office is coming with a plea and some sharp words for Gov. Tony Evers.

Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, announced the reward Tuesday.

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Reps. Tom Tiffany, Scott Fitzgerald Co-sponsor Bill to Make Leaks from SCOTUS a Federal Crime

Wisconsin Representatives Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07) and Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-05) cosponsored a bill that would make leaking a Supreme Court draft a federal crime.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA-04) and known as the “Leaker Accountability Act of 2022,” would mandate a potential fine or up to 5 years imprisonment, if an individual was convicted.

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State Audit Finds Just $314,000 Considered to Be ‘Questioned Spending’ in $21 Billion of Federal Money

State auditors say almost all of the nearly $21 billion in federal money that came to Wisconsin last year was properly spent.

The Legislative Audit Bureau released a report into state spending of federal dollars from the fiscal year 2020-21 state budget.

“In FY 2020-21, state agencies administered $20.8 billion in federal financial assistance, including $6.6 billion that was related to the public health emergency,” the auditors wrote. “Our audit focused on 24 federal programs that accounted for 82.3 percent of the federal financial assistance administered by state agencies.”

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Milwaukee School Counselor Under State Investigation for Opposition to Transgender Ideology

An elementary school counselor from Milwaukee is refusing to resign or change her mind about gender identity, even after the state opened an investigation that could cost her her job.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction sent Marissa Darlingh a letter on April 29, explaining that she was under investigation for what she said at a rally in Madison just six days before.

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Five Wisconsin Cities Face Lawsuits over Unmanned Voting Drop Boxes

The Thomas More Society on Thursday announced it has filed lawsuits on behalf of voters in Wisconsin’s five largest cities over illegal unmanned absentee voting drop boxes.

Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee and Racine face lawsuits for reportedly using the drop boxes, which are prohibited by Wisconsin election law.

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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Executive Order Aims to Block Infant Formula Price Gouging

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Thursday signed an executive order with the goal of blocking potential price gouging of infant formula throughout the state.

The new order “declares that a period of abnormal economic disruption exists and prohibits price gouging of infant formula for the next 90 days.”

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Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Endorse a Candidate for Governor During Convention Amid Growing Criticism of GOP Establishment

During their annual convention on Saturday, Wisconsin Republicans for the first time rejected a long-standing tradition to endorse a candidate in the primary race for governor. A candidate in Wisconsin needs 60 percent of the vote to win the party’s endorsement. The exercise is meant to signal to voters which candidates are most competitive, and determine which candidate will receive party funds for the rest of the primary and general election.

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Poll Shows Nearly Half of Wisconsin Republicans More Likely to Vote for a Trump-Endorsed Candidate

According to a new poll from Marquette Law School, nearly half of all Wisconsin Republicans would be more likely to support a candidate, if they were endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

The poll could provide insight to the state’s upcoming primaries. Trump has witnessed mixed results in contests where he offered an endorsement.

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Democratic Groups Want Milwaukee to Reject Republican National Convention 2024 Bid

A number of Wisconsin’s progressive advocates and big labor unions want Milwaukee to abandon plans to host the Republican National Convention because they don’t like Republicans’ politics.

Voces de la Frontera Action, Power to the Polls, the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, Never Again is Now, and SEIU all signed on to an open letter Tuesday asking Milwaukee’s city council to reject a contract that would be necessary for Milwaukee to host the RNC in 2024.

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Rep. Duchow: Charges from Milwaukee Mass Shooting Highlight ‘Soft-on-Crime’ Failings

There are new calls from Republican lawmakers to get tougher on bail in the state.

Rep. Cindi Duchow, R-Pewaukee, on Wednesday said the charges against some of the suspects from last Friday’s mass shooting in downtown Milwaukee show more soft-on-crime failures by District Attorney John Chisholm.

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Wisconsin Republicans Vote Against Decertifying 2020 Election Results, Removing Assembly Speaker

Wisconsin Republicans over the weekend rejected resolutions to rescind the state’s Electoral College votes that were cast for President Joe Biden and to remove Robin Vos as speaker of the state Assembly.

Delegates at the state party’s annual convention outside of the capital city of Madison rejected both resolutions, while adopting close to 50 others that include calling for all ballots in the state to be cast on paper and hand-counted on Election Day, according to the Associated Press.

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In Key Wisconsin Battleground, Law and Order Becomes Achilles Heel for Democrat Incumbents

Nearly two dozen shot outside an NBA playoff game. A notorious murderer almost released on parole. A Christmas massacre carried out by a repeat felon released on low bail. Record car thefts and drug overdoses.

While most of the country braces for a pocketbook election driven by runaway inflation, record gas prices and baby formula shortages, the key battleground state of Wisconsin is seething over a crime wave driven by policies that are shaping up to be an Achilles heel for Democrats running the state, like incumbent Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Recommends Masks Again for High Coronavirus Counties

Wisconsin’s public health managers are once again recommending masks for some people in the state.

The state’s Department of Health Services on Tuesday said people in the seven counties that currently have high COVID-19 community levels should wear masks inside once again.

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Governor Evers Expands Program to Address Nursing Home Staff Shortages

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Thursday announced a plan to address the critical staffing needs of nursing homes throughout the state.

Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will expand an existing program that allows employers to recruit new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).

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Wisconsin Child Likely Died of Fentanyl Poisoning, Officials Say

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Officials are investigating a recent death of a five-year-old child, indicating the young individual likely died of fentanyl poisoning.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office provided an update on the case after the child was found dead last week.

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Republicans Criticize New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor, Threaten University of Wisconsin Funding

Republicans at the Wisconsin Capitol are not happy with the new choice for chancellor at UW-Madison.

Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, who is the vice chairman of the Senate’s committee for universities and technical colleges, called  Dr. Jennifer Mnookin a “ridiculous choice.”

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Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty Defends Middle Schoolers Accused of ‘Misgendering’ in Kiel Schools

There’s now legal help for three middle school boys in Kiel who are facing a sexual harassment complaint that accuses them of misgendering another student.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on Monday announced that it is defending the three.

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Joins Resolution Calling for Action on Border Crisis, Crime Spike

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined a resolution introduced by his Republican colleagues in the Senate to call on President Joe Biden to take action on border security and a spike in crime across the country.

Wisconsin has been subjected to a wave of violent crime that has included riots, a mass attack on a Christmas parade, and an arson attack on a pro-life group.

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Republican Candidates Promise Tough-on-Crime Approach After Deer District Shootings

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The Republicans running for governor in Wisconsin are promising more cops, more prisons, and say they’ll fire prosecutors who don’t get tough on crime after a violent weekend in Milwaukee that saw more than two dozen people shot.

Milwaukee Police say Friday night’s shootings near the Deer District wounded 21 people. Another of those shootings saw 17 people shot. A string of shootings on Sunday saw another five people shot, including two people who died.

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Wisconsin Nurses: Gov. Evers Sided with Hospitals over Patients

Nurses in Wisconsin say Gov. Tony Evers is making it harder for folks in rural parts of the state to get care.

Evers last month vetoed a proposed law that would have allowed advanced practice nurses to work more independently. Advanced practice nurses currently can provide care, but need to collaborate with a doctor.

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