A judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, both Democrats.Read More »
A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging legislation Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session late last year, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an "incalculable" financial burden on taxpayers.Read More »
Contractors well know that governors can shape the regulations their industry is subject to not only by passing legislation but also re-interpreting laws already on the books.
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The knock on divided government is that it leads to gridlock. Witness, for example, the tedious standoff between President Donald Trump and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. Their dispute over money for a border wall has partially shut down the federal government.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers told Republican lawmakers in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday that he will push for accepting an expansion of Medicaid, even though GOP leaders said the issue was a "nonstarter" for them.Read More »
A coalition of liberal-leaning groups planned to file a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to void laws passed by Wisconsin Republicans who were trying to reduce the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general.Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker was prepared on Friday to sign sweeping Republican-written legislation that would restrict early voting and weaken the incoming governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.Read More »