Kelli Larson works for the State of Wisconsin as a tax analyst. Yesterday, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Larson served as a poll worker for the first time. According to the Madison Clerk’s Office, the city had about 1,400 workers show up yesterday, while more than 1,700 decided not to work due to […]
Wisconsin’s elections are still on tomorrow after a last second back-and-forth between Governor Tony Evers and Republican lawmakers. Earlier today, with Wisconsin’s presidential primary less than twenty-four hours away, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order suspending in-person voting in the state. “We expect more cases [of COVID-19], we expect more deaths, [and] we expect […]
When a governor calls a special legislative session, it means they want lawmakers to address issues of pressing importance that can’t wait for a regular session. Governor Evers called his first such session today in order to address gun violence in Wisconsin. “Last month I stood with members of our communities, elected officials and law […]
Political scientists often study voter and lawmaker behavior — and report on it after the fact. But now, as Wisconsin state lawmakers consider radically changing the balance of power in state government, some are speaking out about what they see as threats to the democratic system itself. They’re taking to Twitter, they’re writing op-eds […]
(WORT) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced a motion Thursday to correct a “technical flaw” in last year’s state budget that allowed school districts to raise property taxes to compensate for losses in state aid for each student who uses school vouchers. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) –A pair of bills at the Wisconsin Capitol brought thousands of protesters to the streets Thursday. Demonstrators participating in the Day Without Latinos Rally say pending legislation banning local governments from issuing photo IDs and cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities are anti-Latino and anti-immigrant.