As the longest-serving Assembly speaker in Wisconsin, Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he's facing a primary challenger who claims he's not conservative enough.
The Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released their redistricting plans on Wednesday, maps that were immediately blasted as "rigged" because they are based largely on existing districts the GOP drew a decade ago and that solidified their majorities.
Lawmakers introduced a series of bills Thursday to relax certain zoning rules, reduce taxes and provide loans — all to increase the supply of affordable housing in Wisconsin.
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature plans to vote on a redistricting plan when it convenes in November, the lawyer representing Legislature told the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Gov. Tony Evers called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session on Monday to increase spending on public schools and higher education on the same day the Assembly planned to vote on a veto override of a bill ending $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments.
The state Legislature passed a bill this session to eliminate the personal property tax affecting businesses and provided funding in the 2021-23 state budget to give municipalities money to make up for it.
Wisconsin Republicans wrapped up revisions on the 2021-23 state budget Thursday night by leaning on unprecedented revenue projections to build a roughly $3.3 billion tax cut into the spending plan.
How much and what taxes to cut is one of the largest remaining questions for the Legislature's budget-writing committee to tackle this week as it nears the end of its work writing the state budget.
Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee approved nearly $1.5 billion in building projects around the state Tuesday, about $810 million less than Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed.
Wisconsin's state budget is projected to see "unprecedented" revenue growth of $4.4 billion above previous estimates by the middle of 2023, news delivered Tuesday that led Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to call for more spending on education while Republicans urged caution and promised tax cuts.
Wisconsin business owners, university leaders and government officials would be prohibited from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or from treating unvaccinated people differently under Republican-backed bills moving through the state Legislature.
Wisconsin public schools would receive $150 million more in state funding over two years under the Republican budget plan to be approved Thursday by a legislative committee, less than 10% of what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called for.
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