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Aug 4, 2022

Primaries bring big challenges for incumbent GOP state lawmakers

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.

Oct 21, 2021

Wisconsin Republicans release redistricting plan

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.

Oct 7, 2021

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bills to increase supply of affordable housing

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.

Oct 7, 2021

Wisconsin Legislature to take up redistricting in November

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.

Jul 26, 2021

GOP eyes overriding veto on bill to end $300 a week in additional unemployment benefits

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.

Jul 14, 2021

Editorial: Archaic business tax should go for good

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.

Jun 18, 2021

Wisconsin Republicans insert $3.3 billion tax cut in budget

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.

Jun 14, 2021

Highlights of the Wisconsin state budget

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.

Jun 9, 2021

Republicans cut state building projects by $810 million (UPDATE)

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.

Jun 8, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ revenue growth forecast for Wisconsin budget

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.

Jun 3, 2021

Republican bills would bar requiring vaccination proof

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.

May 27, 2021

Wisconsin public schools to get fraction of what Evers wants

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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