MADISON -- Democrat Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' staff secretly records a conversation with Republican legislative leaders.
MILWAUKEE -- A staff member who recorded a phone call between Governor Tony Evers and Republican leaders may have committed a felony.
MADISON — The chief attorney for the Legislature's Reference Bureau says if the person in Gov.
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MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday, May 28 they hand-delivered a letter to Governor Tony Evers, urging him to "immediately correct" issues with the state's unemployment system amid the coronavirus pandemic, writing, "Time is short," with Wisconsin unemployment "soaring to a historic high of over 14%."This, a day after Wisconsin Republicans sparred with leaders in Evers' administration during a sometimes heated legislative hearing Wednesday, faulting them for not doing enough to quickly process surging unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.The Senate labor committee hearing laid bare the partisan debate over who is to blame for the backlog of unprocessed claims.
MILWAUKEE -- At Bougey's Bar and Grill in Brookfield in Waukesha County, tables were being used again Thursday, May 14.
MILWAUKEE -- As COVID-19 forces Wisconsin state lawmakers to increasingly rely on technology, the bureau responsible for the legislature's technology support is refusing to release public records. "It's a cover-up," State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) said. "This, in the big picture, is something that’s very dangerous." Carpenter was frustrated with his inability to be recognized during the Senate's recent floor session about COVID-19 legislation.
MADISON -- Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 21 to block an extension of the Democratic governor's stay-at-home order, the most partisan divide yet in the fight against the coronavirus.The lawsuit came even as Vice President Mike Pence said during a tour of a Madison ventilator manufacturer that social distancing and other mitigation efforts are slowing the spread of COVID-19.The lawsuit was expected after Gov.
MADISON — The state Assembly plans to convene next week for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began in Wisconsin.Assembly leaders notified members Friday they they plan to call an extraordinary session beginning Tuesday morning.
MADISON -- Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday, April 7 so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic.Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health even as Republican officials pushed forward with the election amid a stay-at-home order.
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MADISON — Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders said for the first time Wednesday that they support temporarily waiving a one-week waiting period for people to receive unemployment benefits as part of a state aid package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.In a joint news conference, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald criticized Democratic Gov.
MADISON — Wisconsin could face a litany of problems if it holds its spring election amid the coronavirus crisis, including a possible disruption in mail service interfering with absentee voting, a lack of polling sites and the risk of exposing elderly poll workers and voters to the disease, the state's chief elections officer said Wednesday.The election is scheduled for April 7.
MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate will not convene for its final regular session day of the year as originally planned next week due to the spread of the coronavirus.Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Tuesday that the Senate will meet sometime later in the spring, but did not set a date.
MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday debated a Republican-authored $250 million income tax cut proposal that could be on a collision course with Democratic Gov.