A coalition of labor unions have filed a new lawsuit against several GOP leaders over the controversial lame duck bills Republicans passed at the end of last year. They removed certain powers from incoming Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. Both of them are Democrats, and many critics characterized the move as a […]
Wisconsin wasn’t alone in terms of last minute, lame duck madness this week. Michigan also saw Republican legislators move to take power from newly elected Democrats before inauguration day. Nina Kravinsky explored the similarities and differences between the two sessions with Michigan Public Radio Network Capitol reporter Cheyna Roth.
Todd Ambs talks with Kelly about the impact of the Special Session on science in Wisconsin. This extraordinary act of the Legislature, intended to reduce the power of incoming Governor Tony Evers, promises to hogtie the DNR in beuracratic red tape costing taxpayers money and slowing the critical work of state scientists. For more than […]
The GOP lame-duck measures drew hundreds of protesters to the Wisconsin State Capitol last night and more today. For some, it was their first-ever political protest, while for others it evoked the historic Act 10 demonstrations in 20-11. Protesters returned today as lawmakers convened for sessions that could go until midnight or beyond. Some even […]
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 […]
Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford received an update Friday as lawyers for the Democratic plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in federal court. Lawyers added 28 additional plaintiffs to the law suit challenging Wisconsin’s legislative districts. The case was sent back to a lower court by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer, and the Democratic […]