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Gov. Tony Evers

Jun 28, 2022

Wisconsin’s Democratic AG sues to block state’s abortion ban

Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban, arguing that statutes passed in the 1980s supersede the ban and it's so old no one can say it passed with the consent of modern generations.

Jun 28, 2022

Anti-abortion groups look to update 1849 Wisconsin ban

Anti-abortion groups in Wisconsin say they'll work with lawmakers next year to pass legislation that will update or replace the state's 1849 abortion ban, which led doctors across Wisconsin to stop providing abortions on Friday after the Supreme Court struck down the landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade.

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Jun 24, 2022

Evers, Wisconsin Medical Society react to Roe’s fall

Officials and organizations around the state and country are speaking out on the Supreme Court's historic, controversial decision overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Jun 8, 2022

Wisconsin governor asks GOP to repeal dormant abortion ban

Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday called a special session for the Republican-controlled Legislature to repeal the state's dormant 173-year-old law banning abortion, a move that's more likely to win him political points with his Democratic base in a reelection year than it is to result in a repeal.

Jun 2, 2022

McDougal appointed to Richland County Circuit Court

Filling a vacancy left by Judge Andrew Sharp's retirement, Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Lisa McDougal to Richland County Circuit Court.

May 31, 2022

Evers seeks Oneida County Circuit Court applicants

Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday that he is seeking applicants for the Oneida County Circuit Court–Branch 1, filling Judge Patrick O'Melia's vacancy.

May 27, 2022

Wisconsin’s Evers prays GOP investigator not named to panel

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he can't think of anyone worse to fill a vacancy on Wisconsin's bipartisan elections commission than a Republican-hired election investigator and he prays that the former state Supreme Court justice isn't named to the panel.

May 25, 2022

Calls to end Wisconsin elections panel grow ahead of vote

The only Republican candidate running for governor in Wisconsin who had supported keeping the bipartisan state elections commission in place reversed his position Wednesday, calling for it to be dissolved hours before the panel was to vote on who would be its next chairman.

May 16, 2022

Wisconsin Republicans look to unite amid internal feuds

Wisconsin Republicans gathering for their annual convention this week are trying to unite to defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelect U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, in two of the most hotly contested races nationwide this year.

May 13, 2022

Wisconsin governor asks panel to reconsider killer’s parole

Gov. Tony Evers on Friday implored the chairman of the Wisconsin Parole Commission to reconsider his decision to parole a convicted murderer who served less than 25 years of his 80-year sentence, a move that came as the Democrat up for reelection this year faced mounting criticism.

May 12, 2022

Wisconsin elections commission in GOP crosshairs

All four of the leading Republican candidates for Wisconsin governor want to either abolish or dramatically overhaul the GOP-created bipartisan commission that oversees elections in the state, moves that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers opposes.

May 11, 2022

Parole of killer in Wisconsin puts pressure on Evers

The decision to parole a man who served less than 25 years of an 80-year sentence for stabbing his wife to death has angered her sisters and daughter and is becoming an issue in Wisconsin's governor's race.


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