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.
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(WORT) — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker delivered the annual State of the State address this week. The Governor was to turn the corner on a failed presidential run in 2015 and lackluster approval ratings.