GOP considering splitting budget into 2 bills
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are thinking about splitting the state budget into two bills.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald tell...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators plan to intervene in a new lawsuit challenging restrictions on public workers' unions.
GOP lawmakers passed a law known as Act 10 in 2011 that...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers had this to say on whether Republican legislative leaders are sexist: "You connect the dots."
Evers released a statement Monday, after earlier...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders (all times local):
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has this to say on whether Republican...
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a so-called born alive anti-abortion bill Wednesday that President Donald Trump has touted, a move that comes as conservatives across the country...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state budget will have $753 million more than originally expected, thanks largely to a one-time spike in tax collections due to federal tax law...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's new Democratic attorney general has used his first four months in office to shift the state Department of Justice to a more liberal footing, pleasing supporters by...
Legislature, WisconsinEye reach new 4-year deal
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Legislative leaders have brokered a new contract with Wisconsin's version of C-SPAN.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a...
GOP bill calls for posting gas tax on pumps
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican legislator is introducing a bill that would require state officials to post the gas tax rate on fuel pumps.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court sided with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, ruling that he had the authority to withdraw appointments made by then-Gov. Scott Walker and...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legal fight (all times local):
A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled Democratic Gov. Tony Evers had the authority to...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers aren't taking any action on a bill that would have allowed hunters to remove deer carcasses from counties infected with chronic wasting disease.
Senator expects votes on victims amendment in May
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker says he expects both legislative houses will pass a constitutional amendment bolstering crime victim rights this spring.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report shows voucher and charter schools will reduce aid to public schools by nearly $193 million.
Democratic state Rep. Sondy Pope released an analysis Thursday...
Wisconsin Republicans are decrying a policy in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' proposed budget that would grant in-state tuition at public colleges to non-U.S. citizens who graduated from a Wisconsin...
- Wisconsin State JournalEvers spokeswoman: Robin Vos, Scott Fitzgerald won't work with womenMay 18, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalIf you don't like GOP, vote them out -- Thomas SchaubMay 16, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalRepublicans aren't playing fair -- Terry JonesMay 8, 2019
- Aiken StandardDinner with Friends pop-up benefit roars into Newberry Hall with Gatsby styleMay 6, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesEvers and Republicans work together this weekMay 3, 2019
Evers calls proposed $1.3 billion tax increase ‘small’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday that the state budget he proposed is "pretty close" to not raising taxes, even though it would increase them by $1.3 billion over two...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will sign a Republican bill removing the term "mental retardation" from five state agencies' administrative codes even though he's already issued an...
The Latest: Disabled urge removal of offensive language
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a bill that would remove the phrase "mental retardation" from a number of state agencies' administrative code (all times local):
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers distrustful of Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul's willingness to defend abortion restrictions in state law want to intervene and hire their own...
Evers orders removal of offensive wording in state code
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the replacement of derogatory or offensive terminology from state administrative code.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Gov. Tony Evers' capital budget proposal is alarming.
Evers released the capital budget on Thursday. The document lays out...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers released a capital budget proposal Thursday that calls for borrowing another $2 billion for multiple construction projects across the state, including the...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Tony Evers preparing to release his first executive state budget (all times local):
Republican legislative leaders say Democratic Gov....
Evers wants to freeze private voucher school enrollment
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to cap enrollment in Wisconsin's private voucher schools, setting up another fight with Republicans who made it a priority the past eight...
APNewsBreak: Senator wants review of Guard assault policies
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Wisconsin legislator has demanded a detailed review of the state National Guard's sexual harassment and assault policies after meeting with a soldier who alleges...
Vos, Fitzgerald push for tolling to fund roads
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans promised Wednesday they wouldn't quarrel among themselves again over transportation funding during state budget deliberations and advocated for toll roads as a means of generating enough money to fix deteriorating roads.
Wisconsin lawmakers claim nearly $800,000 in expenses
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state lawmakers claimed nearly $800,000 in daily expense reimbursements last year, including $11,600 from a senator who lives right across the street from the Capitol.
The expenses claimed were down from $1.3 million in 2017, a budget-writing year when lawmakers put in more time in the Statehouse than they did last year.
Republican Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, of Juneau, led all 132 state lawmakers with $14,960 in the claims known as per diems.
The Latest: Republicans disappointed with Evers speech
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' State of the State speech (all times local):
Republicans say they are disappointed with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' priorities as outlined in his first State of the State speech.
Evers touted his plans for cutting income taxes for the middle class, raising spending on K-12 schools and expanding Medicaid.
Wisconsin GOP moves to remove ‘retardation’ from state code
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of Republican state senators are pushing to remove the phrase "mental retardation" from state administrative code.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and state Rep. John Jagler announced Tuesday that they'll introduce legislation to remove the term "mental retardation" and all its derivatives from code and replace it with the phrase "intellectual disability."
The Latest: Vos says too soon to comment on Evers offer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Legislature (all times local):
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says it's "too early to tell" whether Republicans will accept changes sought by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to a bill guaranteeing health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Evers met Thursday with Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to discuss the measure. Vos responded to a shouted question as he walked into Fitzgerald's office later Thursday.
Evers predicts he will prevail on Medicaid expansion
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers told Republicans in a closed-door Capitol meeting Tuesday that he will push for accepting a federal Medicaid expansion, even though GOP leaders said the issue was a "nonstarter" for them.
Evers said he also reiterated his decision not to pursue organizational changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a reversal from what he campaigned on, while he will push for more transparency for the Foxconn Technology Group project.
Fitzgerald walks back comments on Medicaid expansion
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is walking back comments he made that he wouldn't rule out accepting federal money to expand Medicaid.
The Republican said on WISN-AM radio Friday that he "went too far" in saying that on Thursday. Fitzgerald told reporters at a news conference Thursday that he didn't support taking the money. Then he added, "there's a lot of moving parts but I don't want to be presumptuous and rule it out."
The Latest: Senate leader said GOP questioning Evers’ pick
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov.-elect Tony Evers' Cabinet picks (all times local):
The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate says some Republican senators are questioning Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers' pick of a roads lobbyist to head the state Department of Transportation, putting his confirmation in peril.
GOP Senate leader won’t rule out Medicaid expansion
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Thursday that he wouldn't rule out accepting federal money to expand Medicaid in the state, breaking with fellow Republicans including outgoing Gov. Scott Walker.
GOP lame-duck bills would move primary, limit early voting
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans released sweeping lame-duck legislation Friday that would move the 2020 presidential primary, restrict early voting and weaken both Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul and Gov.-elect Tony Evers.
The GOP aims to hold a hearing on the bills Monday and take floor votes on Tuesday, giving current Gov. Scott Walker a chance to reshape state government again before he leaves office in January.
Republicans eye pre-existing conditions bill for lame duck
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are considering passing a bill guaranteeing health insurance for people with pre-existing conditions as part of a lame-duck legislative session next week that could also include measures to weaken Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers.
Short of Kimberly-Clark votes, GOP moves ahead on lame duck
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans worked behind closed doors Tuesday on a package of proposals to take up during a lame duck session before Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers takes office, even as GOP Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald said a bill that might save 390 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark plant is up to seven votes short.
The Latest: Republicans talk about moving primary date
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on lame duck legislative session (all times local):
Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says lawmakers are looking at moving the 2020 presidential primary to improve the chances for conservative Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.
Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday that moving the primary date was among many things GOP senators discussed taking up in a lame duck session before Democrat Tony Evers takes over.
Senate GOP leader says Kimberly-Clark has 10, 11 votes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate says six or seven more votes are needed to approve a tax incentive package designed to stop consumer products company Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant near Appleton.
GOP Senate leader: Nothing ruled out for lame duck session
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nothing has been ruled out for consideration during a lame duck legislative session next month before Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers takes office, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Monday.
Analysis: Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race.
In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to come (not to mention a few potential awards heavyweights). But most of the expected contenders have by now been seen and there's a definite theme: Reinvention is the season's most sought-after attribute.