Police departments across Wisconsin saw their budgets cut and number of sworn officers reduced before the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis and the national "defund police" debate, a report released Tuesday showed.Read More »
Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding that a judge remove the GOP-appointed chairman of the Department of Natural Resources policy board from his position, a request designed to give Gov. Tony Evers control of a panel that decides state environmental policy.Read More »
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. André Jacques, one of the Wisconsin Legislature’s most conservative lawmakers and a vocal opponent of mask and vaccine mandates, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was at ...Read More »
A former Wisconsin high school teacher accused of secretly videotaping undressed students during field trips in Wisconsin and Minnesota pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, under a plea deal with prosecutors.Read More »
The U.S. became more diverse and more urban over the past decade, and the non-Hispanic white population dropped for the first time on record, the Census Bureau reported Thursday as it released a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw the nation's political maps.
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A Wisconsin woman accidentally shot a friend while using the laser sight on a handgun to play with a cat, authorities said.Read More »
A lawsuit filed Friday asks a federal court to declare Wisconsin's current congressional and legislative district boundaries unconstitutional and to implement new maps ahead of the "near certain event" that the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic governor can't reach an agreement.
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Three Green Bay police officers who killed a man after he opened fire a tribal casino restaurant this spring will not face any criminal charges.Read More »
Wisconsin's redistricting battle moves into high gear Thursday with the release of detailed census numbers expected to show a growing diverse population in urban areas, rural population losses and other shifts that will determine congressional boundary lines and what parts of the state gain or lose seats in the Legislature.
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A GOP-led effort to force two county election clerks to turn over ballots and voting machines is running into resistance among Republicans as well as legal hurdles, with attorneys for the Legislature saying subpoenas issued so far are not valid.Read More »
Lawmakers spent nearly seven hours Wednesday debating and listening to testimony on bills that would ban Wisconsin schools from teaching ideas linked to critical race theory.Read More »
A "very unsettling" majority of Wisconsin residents thinks both state and national government is broken, and there is also a growing feeling that the state is on the wrong track, the latest Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday found.Read More »
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin pushed for a tax break in 2017 resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in deductions to megadonors who funded his campaigns, a report Wednesday from the nonprofit investigative journalism organization ProPublica found.Read More »
Postal workers thrilled at the prospect of making deliveries in modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly vehicles are soldiering on in their aging, spartan trucks.Read More »
Fresh off sweeping electoral victories a decade ago, Republican politicians used census data to draw voting districts that gave them a greater political advantage in more states than either party had in the past 50 years, according to a new Associated Press analysis.Read More »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A Wisconsin lawmaker has taken the unprecedented step of demanding clerks in two counties turn over all ballots and voting equipment used in the 2020 presidential election for what the Republican is calling a "cyber-forensic" review of the results. Here are the key takeaways from state Rep. Janel Brandtjen's push to reexamine Joe Biden's victory in Wisconsin.Read More »
A Milwaukee man convicted of fatally stabbing his former partner was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, after the victim's family pleaded for leniency.Read More »
In the mid-2000s, a poultry researcher approached James MacDonald, then a branch chief for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, with some data. Its detail and depth shocked him.Read More »