Wisconsin a Battleground Growing More Solid for Biden
2020 Elections
Wisconsin a Battleground Growing More Solid for Biden
2020-10-17 17:25:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With fewer than 20 days to go until in-person voters head to the polls, nearly all indications are that the battleground state of Wisconsin is going solidly for former Vice President Joe Biden on Election Night. Not only... Read More

In Wisconsin, Trump’s Economic Edge is Blunted by COVID
2020 Elections
In Wisconsin, Trump’s Economic Edge is Blunted by COVID

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Shawn Quella can quickly rattle off a litany of economic challenges in his home state: the spike in unemployment this spring as the coronavirus spread, the favorite restaurants that have shut down, local retailers that struggle to... Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tosses Green Party Off State Ballot
State News
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tosses Green Party Off State Ballot
2020-09-17 20:06:26
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Things aren't exactly coming up roses for the Green Party and its presidential nominee, Howie Hawkins. For the second time this week a state supreme court has denied the party's bid for inclusion among the contenders on... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Delays Mailing of Absentee Ballots
State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Delays Mailing of Absentee Ballots
2020-09-11 16:31:00
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has temporarily delayed the mailing of absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election as it considers whether to order the addition of the Green Party presidential ticket. The 4-3 decision in which all... Read More

Biden Talks to Jacob Blake, Meets Family, Seeking Contrast with Trump in Kenosha
2020 Elections
Biden Talks to Jacob Blake, Meets Family, Seeking Contrast with Trump in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. — Joe Biden visited this crucible of the nation’s debate over race and policing Thursday with a clear mission: to set up a clear contrast between his compassion for victims of racial injustice and the harsh “law and... Read More

Nation’s Eyes on Kenosha Ahead of Trump’s Visit After Jacob Blake Shooting
Political News
Nation’s Eyes on Kenosha Ahead of Trump’s Visit After Jacob Blake Shooting

KENOSHA, Wis. — Still in mourning from three shootings last week that left a Black man paralyzed at the hands of police and two white men dead from the bullets of a teenage vigilante, Kenosha was bracing for more unrest... Read More

Biden Hits Trump on Urban Unrest: ‘Fires are Burning and We Have a President Who Fans the Flames’
2020 Elections
Biden Hits Trump on Urban Unrest: ‘Fires are Burning and We Have a President Who Fans the Flames’

WASHINGTON — A week before the traditional Labor Day kickoff, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden plunged into the fall campaign’s homestretch Monday with a bitter duel over racism and violence, casting the general election as a... Read More

The Democratic National Convention Has Gone Virtual. Here’s How to Watch
2020 Elections
The Democratic National Convention Has Gone Virtual. Here’s How to Watch

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez had predicted Milwaukee would be the place to be this summer. “Don’t forget, folks, 490 days and this place will be hopping,” Perez said last year at a news conference announcing the city would... Read More

Wisconsin Makes It Unanimous: All States With Democratic Governors Have Mask Mandates
State News
Wisconsin Makes It Unanimous: All States With Democratic Governors Have Mask Mandates
2020-07-31 18:39:44
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin on Thursday became the latest state to impose a statewide face mask mandate, meaning all 24 states with a Democratic governor now have such a requirement in place. By comparison, only 8 of the 26 states with Republican governors... Read More

Five States Sue Education Dept. Over CARES Act School Funding
Education
Five States Sue Education Dept. Over CARES Act School Funding
2020-07-13 13:27:31
by Tom Ramstack

Five states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit this week that accuses the U.S. Education Department of shorting schools in low-income areas on their fair share of coronavirus relief funds. Instead, too much of the money is going... Read More

Biden Extends Wisconsin Lead to 8 Points On Eve of Trump Visit
Opinion Polls
Biden Extends Wisconsin Lead to 8 Points On Eve of Trump Visit

Joe Biden now leads President Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in Wisconsin, extending his advantage in one of the most important states on the electoral map. Trump has planned an official trip to the state on Thursday to visit... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Stay-at-Home Order
State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Stay-at-Home Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home order, ruling that the governor’s administration overstepped its authority when it shut down schools and nonessential businesses through the end of May to slow the spread of the coronavirus.... Read More

Tom Tiffany Keeps Duffy Seat in GOP Hands in Wisconsin
2020 Elections
Tom Tiffany Keeps Duffy Seat in GOP Hands in Wisconsin

Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany won the special election in Wisconsin on Tuesday to fill former GOP Rep. Sean P. Duffy’s House seat in a race that both parties were watching for signs of how President Donald Trump would do... Read More

Tuesday Special Elections Could Be Harbinger of Second Blue Wave Come November
Political News
Tuesday Special Elections Could Be Harbinger of Second Blue Wave Come November
2020-05-12 15:54:42
by Dan McCue

A pair of congressional primaries on Tuesday could prove to be the first indicators of a brewing second blue wave come the November general election. The most high-profile of the contests is taking place in California's 25th Congressional District, in... Read More

Seven Coronavirus Cases Tied to Wisconsin Primary Election
State News
Seven Coronavirus Cases Tied to Wisconsin Primary Election
2020-04-21 20:38:05
by Dan McCue

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin health official said Tuesday that the city had identified at least seven people who appear to have contracted the coronavirus while participating in the state's controversial April 7 primary election. Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said in... Read More

Biden Wins Wisconsin Primary
2020 Elections
Biden Wins Wisconsin Primary

Nearly a week after Wisconsin voters headed to the polls in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the election tally released Monday showed Joe Biden overwhelmingly beating Bernie Sanders in the state’s presidential primary. The contest was not consequential —... Read More

Wisconsin Primary Results to Be Made Public Monday Night
2020 Elections
Wisconsin Primary Results to Be Made Public Monday Night
2020-04-13 15:08:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The results of Wisconsin's chaotic April 7 primary will be released Monday evening, immediately after local boards of election across the state finish counting the record 1.3 million absentee ballots cast. Despite widespread fears caused by the coronavirus... Read More

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Other States Struggle to Avoid Repeat of Wisconsin Election Fiasco
2020 Elections
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Other States Struggle to Avoid Repeat of Wisconsin Election Fiasco

PHILADELPHIA — With the coronavirus still spreading, Montgomery County poll workers are already calling in to beg off their shifts. The county is buying two more scanners to count mail-in ballots — at $25,000 apiece — and may need even... Read More

Fight Intensifies Over How to Carry Out Election Amid Pandemic
2020 Elections
Fight Intensifies Over How to Carry Out Election Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON — The political and legal chaos that engulfed Wisconsin’s primary Tuesday marked the beginning of a national battle over how democracy will function in the middle of a pandemic — a months-long struggle that could tip the balance of... Read More

Wisconsin Voters Defy Stay-at-Home Orders With Polls Open
2020 Elections
Wisconsin Voters Defy Stay-at-Home Orders With Polls Open

Wisconsin voters defied stay-at-home orders and waited for hours to cast ballots in the first state to hold an in-person election since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most public spaces. Although at least a dozen states have delayed primaries or... Read More

Wisconsin Primary to Proceed Tuesday After Court Blocks Delay
2020 Elections
Wisconsin Primary to Proceed Tuesday After Court Blocks Delay
2020-04-07 15:26:10
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin’s presidential preference and other primaries will proceed as scheduled Tuesday after the state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ last-minute attempt to delay in-person voting by executive order. The state’s highest court, voting 4-2, agreed with Republican legislators who... Read More

Federal Judge Won't Postpone Wisconsin Primary, But Expands Voting
2020 Elections
Federal Judge Won't Postpone Wisconsin Primary, But Expands Voting
2020-04-03 13:34:35
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Thursday refused to push back the date of Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary despite concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge William Conley's ruling came after listening to arguments Wednesday over whether the primary... Read More

Coronavirus Transformed the Primary Calendar, But Not in Wisconsin
2020 Elections
Coronavirus Transformed the Primary Calendar, But Not in Wisconsin

How do you run an election in the middle of a global pandemic? Some states have postponed voting or shifted to mail-only balloting. Some states have taken both approaches. Wisconsin, the next state to head to the polls, has done... Read More

Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
State News
Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
2020-03-20 12:58:49
by Dan McCue

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to amend absentee and online primary rules in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The state Democratic Party and the Democratic... Read More

Dems Sue Wisconsin to Expand Voting Access in Wake of Pandemic
Voting
Dems Sue Wisconsin to Expand Voting Access in Wake of Pandemic
2020-03-19 14:51:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Party sued the state of Wisconsin Wednesday in a bid to expand access to voting in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The filing of the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District... Read More

Court Battle Predicted Over Wisconsin Legislative Districts
State News
Court Battle Predicted Over Wisconsin Legislative Districts
2020-02-04 16:53:41
by Dan McCue

The speaker of Wisconsin's state assembly said Sunday that legislative maps soon to be created by a new nonpartisan redistricting board have very little chance of ever being used. Appearing on WISN television in Milwaukee, Speaker Robin Vos said he... Read More

Wisconsin's Reputation for Swinging Expected to Extend to 2020
2020 Elections
Wisconsin's Reputation for Swinging Expected to Extend to 2020
2020-01-17 23:10:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Even among battleground states, Wisconsin is considered special; a study in political contrasts if ever there was one. It went for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, flipped to Donald Trump in 2016 by the narrowest of margins... Read More

State Appeals Court Won't Intervene In Wisconsin Voter Purge Case
Voting
State Appeals Court Won't Intervene In Wisconsin Voter Purge Case
2020-01-10 18:08:46
by Dan McCue

A state appeals court in Wisconsin said this week it intends to stay out of a closely watched legal dispute over the planned purging of up to 209,000 from voter rolls in the battleground state. The District 4 Appeals Court,... Read More

Judge Orders Purging of More Than 200,000 from Wisconsin Voter Rolls
Elections
Judge Orders Purging of More Than 200,000 from Wisconsin Voter Rolls
2019-12-16 17:58:15
by Dan McCue

A judge in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee, has ordered the state to remove 234,000 from voter rolls because they may have moved from the area. The ruling by Circuit Judge Paul Malloy came after the state Elections... Read More

Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool
Education
Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool
2019-07-11 17:38:54
by Elin Johnson

A bill with bipartisan support in the Wisconsin legislature could expand the eligibility for loan forgiveness for participants in a program aimed at growing the number of minority teachers in the state. Assembly Bill 51 has already received the unanimous... Read More

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