Wisconsin Gov. Highlights Clean Energy Economy Initiatives
In The States
Wisconsin Gov. Highlights Clean Energy Economy Initiatives
2023-03-28 17:24:14
by TWN

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers plans to travel across Wisconsin this week to highlight economic initiatives in his 2023-25 biennial budget, a budget that was rejected March 23 by the State Building Commission. The state panel voted 4-4 on... Read More

2022 Elections
Potential Deadlocks Abound as Critical Senate Races Come to a Close
2022-11-04 21:24:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With the Senate chamber evenly split, 50-50, and several top Senate races simply too close to forecast, 2022 may well come to be remembered as the year of the prolonged wait to determine which party ultimately holds control... Read More

EPA Waives Fuel Rule in Four States After Indiana Refinery Fire
2022-08-30 18:25:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency fuel waiver to help alleviate fuel shortages in four midwestern states whose supply of gasoline has been impacted by an electrical fire at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. The... Read More

2022 Elections
Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August's Second Super Tuesday
2022-08-05 19:33:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season continues. Some of the contests have already taken unexpected twists and turns and all, on some level, will be a... Read More

2022 Elections
Trump-Aligned Challengers Ousting GOP Legislative Incumbents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin's longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican 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.... Read More

Political News
GOP Poised to Select Milwaukee as 2024 Convention Site
2022-07-16 20:28:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A site selection panel has selected Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention. The panel’s pick isn’t the final word, however, as the full RNC must approve the selection committee’s choice at its... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves GOP-Drawn State Maps
2022-04-18 16:01:26
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday approved new state legislative district maps drawn by Republicans in the state Legislature, tossing its earlier approval of maps submitted by the state’s Democratic governor. The decision is the latest... Read More

Racial Bias
Lawmakers Seek Ways to Mitigate Racial Inequalities in Milwaukee Area
2022-04-12 21:03:46
by Tom Ramstack

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee area is an unfortunate example of how economic decline can work injustices on the Black population, according to witnesses at a congressional field hearing Tuesday. From its heyday as the nation’s machine shop in the mid-1960s,... Read More

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Wisconsin Redistricting Case
2022-03-23 18:45:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court erred in not sufficiently considering the actual requirements of the Voting Rights Act when it imposed a map drawn by Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers over other proposals, the U.S. Supreme Court said on... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves Governor’s Proposed Redistricting Plan
2022-03-06 01:11:26
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court approved a new set of congressional and state legislative district maps on Thursday that had been proposed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. “Hell yes,” said Evers in a statement released by his office... Read More

Investigators Look at if Parade Crash Driver Fleeing Crime

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at... Read More

Criminal Justice
Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty of All Charges In Kenosha Shooting
2021-11-19 19:46:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A jury on Friday found Kyle Rittenhouse, the Wisconsin teenger who fatally shot two protesters and wounded a third, not guilty of murder and other felony charges. The shootings occurred last summer during demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in... Read More

In The States
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Chides Speaker for Response to Absentee Ballot Investigation
2021-10-29 18:34:14
by Reece Nations

RACINE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers offered a rebuke of state House Speaker Robin Vos’ comments in response to a Racine County Sheriff’s Office investigation into election law violations at a long-term care facility for elderly residents. Vos issued... Read More

In The States
Wisconsin Democrats Challenge Decade-Old District Maps
2021-08-18 13:59:43
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. -- Congressional and legislative district maps that have been used in electoral contests for the past decade should not be used as the starting point for drawing new boundaries using 2020 census data, Wisconsin Democrats say in a... Read More

After Nearly 25 Years of Service, Ron Kind Won’t Seek Re-Election
2021-08-10 21:09:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ron Kind, who took office in 1997 and is easily Wisconsin's longest-serving member of Congress, stunned reporters Tuesday by announcing he won't seek reelection in 2022. “The truth is, I’ve run out of gas,” the Democrat said.... Read More

Biden Taking Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal on the Road

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will look to sell voters on the economic benefits of the $973 billion infrastructure package while in Wisconsin on Tuesday, hoping to boost the bipartisan agreement that is held together in large part by... Read More

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rejects Final Trump Bid to Reverse 2020 Election
2021-03-08 18:00:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump to nullify his election loss in Wisconsin, rejecting the last remaining appeal seeking to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. In an unsigned order, the justices... Read More

Political News
Biden's First Official Trip Will Be to Wisconsin for CNN Town Hall
2021-02-10 21:08:45
by TWN Staff

President Joe Biden will visit Wisconsin next week for his first official trip as president, participating in a TV town hall from Milwaukee. Biden will take questions at a socially-distanced, invitation-only event hosted by CNN next Tuesday night, according to... Read More

Wisconsin Governor Issues New Mask Mandate After GOP Repeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn't have authority to make such a decree. Evers and... Read More

State News
Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces CARES Grants
2020-12-07 21:37:58
by Sean Trambley

MADISON, Wis. — This week, Governor Tony Evers announced that COVID-19 Lodging Grants have been awarded to 663 Wisconsin lodging operators.  The grants aim to provide stabilization to the state’s lodging industry as it continues to be impacted by the... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Nears 'Checkmate' Stage in Last-Gasp Bid to Undo Election

President Donald Trump's path to reversing the election result has nearly closed after all the key battleground states certified their vote totals and took steps to appoint electors ready to formalize Joe Biden's victory. Trump continues to hurl unsubstantiated accusations of voter fraud on... Read More

State News
Wisconsin Presidential Recount in 4th Day, With Few Changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's partial presidential recount entered its fourth day Monday, with very few changes in vote totals as President Donald Trump's attorneys appeared to be focused on a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of... Read More

State News
Gov. Evers Announces One Million N95 Masks Shipped for Wisconsin’s Distribution System
2020-11-23 20:22:06
by Sara Wilkerson

Today, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said the state has shipped its one-millionth N95 mask as part of ongoing efforts to ensure frontline workers have access to the critical personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to limit their exposure to COVID-19.... Read More

State News
Wisconsin Recount Cleared to Begin After Partisan Fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to issue an order to recount ballots in two heavily liberal counties at President Donald Trump's request, but only after hours of contentious debate that may foreshadow the partisan battle... Read More

Kind Finds Federal Funding for Wisconsin Telehealth Services and Distance Learning
2020-11-16 18:56:36
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., announced nearly $2,000,000 in grants to support telehealth services and distance learning in Wisconsin.  The grants, approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, were awarded to St. Vincent Hospital and the... Read More

Trump's Challenge to the 2020 Vote: A State-By-State Guide

President Donald Trump's challenge to the 2020 election results runs through six battleground states, five of which he won in 2016. This time around, Democrat Joe Biden has five-digit vote leads in all six states with some counting continuing, including three where he leads... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Sues to Temporarily Block Michigan Vote Counting
2020-11-04 20:16:37
by Dan McCue

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan claiming its election observers have not been granted "meaningful" access to the counting process. As of about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading... Read More

House Watch
WI-07: Tom Tiffany (R)
2020-11-02 07:14:14
by TWN Staff

About Tiffany:  Tom Tiffany has established deep roots in the 7th Congressional District over the past 30 years where he and his wife, Chris, have lived and raised their three daughters. As a successful small business owner, Tiffany owned and... Read More

House Watch
WI-05: Scott Fitzgerald (R)
2020-11-02 07:10:05
by TWN Staff

About Fitzgerald:  Scott Fitzgerald will fight liberal efforts in Congress to defund the police and ensure public safety programs are fully funded — providing families with the stability to live, work and raise a family. In Congress, Scott Fitzgerald will... Read More

Opinion Polls
New Marquette Poll Finds Biden Lead Over Trump Stable at Five Percentage Points
2020-10-28 20:53:02
by Dan McCue

The last Marquette Law School poll to be released before Election Day finds former Vice President Joe Biden the choice of 48% of likely voters in Wisconsin, with President Donald Trump trailing with the support of just 43% of likely... Read More

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