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Courts fail the public in push for fair maps

A double whammy of unusual court decisions has made Wisconsin’s gerrymandered voting districts even worse than before. That means the Republicans who control the Legislature will be even less accountable to voters over the next decade. It’s sad and shameful. Here’s what just happened, and why it’s more important than ever for Wisconsin citizens to advocate for nonpartisan redistricting, similar ...

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Evers vetoes more than 40 Republican-backed bills

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed more than 40 Republican authored bills Friday including a package overhauling election administration, while he signed a bipartisan measure that provides funding for the construction of a new juvenile prison in Milwaukee.

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Wisconsin governor vetoes Republican election bills

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is up for reelection in November, on Friday vetoed a package of bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature that would have made a series of changes to the battleground state’s election laws. Republicans who fast-tracked the bills don’t have the votes to override his vetoes. ...

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Evers appoints pair to Pardon Advisory Board, pardons 33

Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that he has appointed two additional members to the Governor's Pardon Advisory Board. Additionally, the governor also announced that he has granted another 33 pardons, bringing his total number of pardons granted to 449.

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Wisconsin Senate to end with votes on youth prison, schools

The Senate prepared to wrap up Wisconsin's two-year legislative session Tuesday with votes on a bipartisan proposal to build a new juvenile prison and Republican-backed attempts, most likely headed for vetoes, to break up the Milwaukee school district and extend the state's voucher school program.

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