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Gov. Tony Evers

Aug 18, 2022

GOP questions delays at Evers’ licensing agency

Republican lawmakers are raising questions about why the state Department of Safety and Professional Services is taking weeks to issue licenses.

Aug 18, 2022

Republicans block Evers spending plan for opioid settlement

The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee objected Wednesday to Gov. Tony Evers' plans to spend $31 million Wisconsin is slated to receive in a multi-state settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the opioid crisis.

Aug 11, 2022

Trump ties may come back to haunt in swing state Wisconsin

Donald Trump reasserted his grip on Republicans in Wisconsin's primary, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to play that against his newly minted Republican opponent Wednesday while observers said running too closely to Trump in the swing state could be dangerous.

Aug 10, 2022

Michels wins Wisconsin GOP governor primary, will face Evers

Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground.

Aug 9, 2022

Feds reviewing sports wagering pact with Chippewa band

The U.S. Department of Interior is reviewing a new gaming agreement reached between the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the state of Wisconsin.

Aug 2, 2022

Investigator who floated decertification later backed off

The special investigator hired by Republicans in Wisconsin to review the 2020 election told lawmakers in March that they should consider decertifying President Joe Biden's win, but later said in a private memo made public Tuesday that such a move would be a "practical impossibility."

Jul 21, 2022

Wisconsin GOP blocks absentee ballot address correction rule

Wisconsin Republicans erased regulations Wednesday allowing local election clerks to fill in missing information on absentee ballot envelopes, the latest move in the GOP's push to tighten voting procedures in the crucial swing state.

Jul 20, 2022

Wisconsin GOP may block clerks from fixing ballot addresses

Wisconsin Republicans were set Wednesday to erase regulations allowing local election clerks to fill in missing information on absentee ballot envelopes, the latest move in the GOP's push to tighten voting procedures in the crucial swing state.

Jul 8, 2022

Court: Local health officers can issue unilateral orders

Local health officers can unilaterally issue orders to slow diseases, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision upholding contentious orders limiting indoor gatherings and mandating masks that Dane County officials handed down during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin 2024 Presidential Primary
Jul 8, 2022

Wisconsin Supreme Court disallows absentee ballot drop boxes

Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled on Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes may be placed only in election offices and that no one other than the voter can return a ballot in person, dealing a defeat to Democrats who said the decision would make it harder to vote in the battleground state.

Kevin Nicholson drops out of Wisconsin governor's race
Jul 6, 2022

Kevin Nicholson drops out of Wisconsin GOP governor race

Republican Kevin Nicholson, a business consultant whose campaign for governor in battleground Wisconsin failed to catch on with conservative voters, announced Tuesday he was dropping out of the race five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary.

Jul 1, 2022

Cousins appointed Portage County District Attorney

Cass Cousins has been appointed to serve as Portage County District Attorney by Gov. Tony Evers.

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