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Mar 17, 2023

Sarah Godlewski tapped to replace Secretary of State Doug La Follette

Former secretary Doug La Follette announced his retirement effective Friday, after being re-elected in November.

Aug 31, 2022

Wis. SOS hopeful wants election control, won’t say how much

Republican secretary of state hopeful wants lawmakers to hand the office control over elections, but she won't say how much authority she wants or whether her duties should include unilaterally certifying presidential winners in the key battleground state.

Aug 8, 2022

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Wisconsin's secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities.

May 9, 2022

Wisconsin GOP eyeing shift in control of election oversight

Doug La Follette is adjusting to a new status in Wisconsin politics: relevance.

Jan 11, 2022

La Follette preparing for another run for secretary of state

Wisconsin's longtime secretary of state, Democrat Doug La Follette, said Tuesday he is preparing to run for reelection to the office he was first elected to in 1974 and that he has held since 1983.

Sep 6, 2015

Judge won’t block budget cuts to secretary of state’s office

A Dane County judge has declined to issue a temporary injunction to halt state budget cuts affecting the office of Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette.

Aug 14, 2015

Attorneys spar over secretary of state cuts (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette tried to persuade a judge Friday to temporarily block provisions in the state budget that slash La Follette's budget by nearly 50 percent, arguing the cuts have crippled his office and he can't fulfill his duties.

Jul 14, 2015

Secretary of state sues over office funding cuts

Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette is suing Republican Gov. Scott Walker over budget cuts to his office.

Jun 15, 2011

New lawsuit filed against collective bargaining law

SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state employees will start paying more for their health care and pension benefits in late August, state officials said Wednesday as a coalition of unions filed a new lawsuit against the GOP-supported plan that strips away collective bargaining rights from most public workers. The announcement […]

Jun 15, 2011

Collective bargaining law to take effect June 29

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette says he will publish the law taking away most collective bargaining rights from public workers on June 28. That means the law will take effect June 29. La Follette’s decision announced Wednesday comes after the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a lower […]

Apr 7, 2011

La Follette wants appeal dropped in union case (UPDATE)

Madison (AP) — Wisconsin's secretary of state has asked the state Supreme Court to drop an appeal made in his name that seeks to overturn a lower court judge's order barring the state's divisive new union rights law from taking effect.

Mar 30, 2011

Union battle could be headed to Supreme Court

TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans face a new hurdle in their campaign to curb public sector unions’ power. So far Republicans have managed win after win — overcoming massive protests and outmaneuvering Democrats to push their plan through the Legislature, then finding a […]


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