Wis. Gov. Evers Vetoes More Than 40 Republican-Backed BillsThe vetoes spanned a wide expanse of bills passed in this election year, and included bills increasing penalties for crimes, including retail theft, as well as a measure that would have banned cities from prohibiting police to use no-knock warrants.
Wisconsin GOP Sends Election And Voting Bills To Gov. EversRepublicans argue the fast-tracked bills are in response to deficiencies identified by a nonpartisan audit and a review by a conservative group. But the proposals go far beyond those recommendations and would fundamentally change how votes are cast and elections are run in the battleground state.
Wisconsin Senate Votes On Republican Voting ChangesRepublicans don't have enough votes to override an Evers veto, making the votes this week largely about providing campaign fodder heading into November and setting the stage for what the Legislature in battleground Wisconsin may take up again next year.
Wis. Gov. Evers Gives 4th State Of State As Reelection Race LoomsEvers rarely meets with GOP leaders and Republicans are advancing a conservative agenda that they know Evers will veto but that will give them fodder to use on the campaign trail. In areas where the governor and lawmakers have come together, such as the two state budgets Evers signed into law, they have squabbled over who can take credit.
Wisconsin Assembly To Vote On Banning Vaccine 'Passports'Both measures would face a likely veto from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The governor last year vetoed a GOP bill that would have barred public health officials from requiring people get vaccinated.
Wisconsin Gov. Evers' Pitch For Reelection: Democracy Is At RiskWisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is known for his folksy demeanor, sprinkling his speeches with “by gollys” and the occasional PG-rated swear word. To win reelection, the 70-year-old grandfather and former teacher is trying to convince voters that he’s also a valiant defender of democracy and the lone figure ensuring their votes will still matter in 2024 and beyond.
National Guard To Staff Wisconsin Hospitals, Nursing HomesWisconsin National Guard troops will help fill staffing shortages at the state's hospitals and nursing homes over the coming weeks due to a surge in COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday.
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Campaigns Hauling In Massive Funds In Contest Over Battleground State Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers raised $10 million last year, while his top Republican challenger brought in $3.3 million in just four months, massive fundraising totals announced Monday that point to how expensive and hard fought the race will be in the battleground state.
Wisconsin's Evers Says He May Support Bail Changes After Waukesha Parade
Gov. Evers' Redistricting Maps Would Keep, But Reduce, Republican MajoritiesRepublicans have a 61-38 majority in the Assembly and 21-12 majority in the Senate. They also hold five of eight congressional seats.
Trump-Tied Group Pushes Ballot Measure To Alter Voting Laws In WisconsinThe effort represents a new escalation in the ongoing Republican campaign to alter voting laws in response to Trump’s false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.