This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill versus Whitford, a lawsuit that’s set to decide the fates of Wisconsin’s state legislative districts. Plaintiffs are arguing that Republicans gerrymandered the state Assembly’s map after the 2010 census. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley is covering the case in Washington D.C.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case goes before the Supreme Court. The case, Gill v. Whitford, centers on the constitutionality of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s map. The Supreme Court will evaluate whether or not the maps were drawn in a way that discriminates against Democrats. The current maps were drawn by Republicans in 2011, following […]
The bill would create a state licensing board specifically for sign language interpreters for the first time. That board would designate licenses based on the interpreters’ level of skill and experience. Representative Joel Kleefisch is one of the of the bill’s authors. He says having an interpreter with the right level of experience is crucial. […]
The bill would make a handful of changes to what cooperative businesses can do. One of the more controversial: allowing directors who are not members to join the board. State Rep. Gary Tauchen is an author of the bill. He says it provides necessary updates to dated co-op rules. “This legislation is designed to provide […]
Lawmakers slipped a measure into the state transportation budget that bans municipalities from condemning land — also known as eminent domain — for sidewalks, bike paths and recreational trails. Mayor Soglin is not happy. “This is nothing short of ridiculous or cruel, for that matter,” Soglin says. He says the city has always been able […]
The six were released on bail yesterday in Douglas County, near Superior, as they protested pipeline construction from Canada based energy giant, Enbridge. They’re part of groups camping out near construction of a new pipeline. That line would replace the aging “Line 3” pipeline, which starts in Northwest Wisconsin and runs through Minnesota and into Canada. […]