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Andre Jacque

Mar 23, 2023

Wisconsin on brink of constitutional crisis as courts face unprecedented DA, public defender shortage

Editors Note: Our Managing Editor, Steve Schuster spoke to Judges, the Office of Lawyer Regulation, Federal Prosecutors, District Attorneys throughout the Midwest, the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Attorney General, Governor Tony's Evers office, as well as legislatures to determine the full extent of the problem and possible solutions on how to fix Wisconsin's broken criminal justice system.

Oct 14, 2021

Wisconsin lawmaker returns to work after bout of COVID-19

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator returned to work Thursday for the first time since COVID-19 left him breathing through a ventilator. Republican Sen. Andre Jacque, of De Pere, was hospitalized Aug. 16 after testing positive for the coronavirus and testifying at a packed Capitol hearing without a mask. […]

Aug 31, 2021

Wife of Wisconsin lawmaker with COVID-19 urges vaccination

The wife of a Wisconsin lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of vaccine and mask mandates and who remains hospitalized with COVID-19-induced pneumonia is urging people to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

Aug 24, 2021

Wisconsin lawmaker asks for prayers for colleague with COVID

The office of a Wisconsin lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of vaccine and mask mandates declined to update his condition on Tuesday, even as a fellow legislator asked for prayers, saying the state senator was hospitalized with COVID-19-induced pneumonia.

Aug 17, 2021

Wisconsin GOP senator, critic of mask mandates has COVID-19

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 the hospital on Monday with pneumonia. The positive test and hospital care came after Jacque […]

May 26, 2021

Republicans, UW clash over abortion ban proposal

Republican legislators sparred with University of Wisconsin medical school officials Wednesday over a bill that would end an arrangement that allows UW doctors to train on abortion procedures at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Feb 12, 2020

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill making bestiality a felony

The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would make bestiality a felony.

Jan 6, 2020

GOP resurrects bill to make English official language

Republican lawmakers have resurrected a bill that would make English the official language in Wisconsin, renewing their argument that the proposal would push immigrants to learn the language and increase their appeal to employers.

Oct 18, 2019

“Abhorrent, disgusting, frightening”: Activists testify before Assembly about bestiality bill

Wisconsin lawmakers and animal-rights activists spoke out in support of a bill to make bestiality a felony. Speakers at the public hearing on Thursday cited possible reasons why people might engage such behavior, blaming a cultural phenomenon and the occult.

Aug 21, 2019

Evers’ pick to lead health agency wins committee approval

Gov. Tony Evers' pick to head the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has won approval from a Republican-controlled legislative committee.

Jun 13, 2018

Wisconsin Dems flip Trump-dominated seat in state vote

Wisconsin Democrats have flipped a GOP stronghold to capture a state legislative district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016, as Democrats touted a surging "blue wave" that Republicans mocked as a "blue trickle."

Feb 15, 2018

Wisconsin Assembly OKs tougher penalties for animal sex (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would increase penalties for having sex with an animal.

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