The bill would have outlawed gender-affirming surgeries, which are rare for minors, as well as all forms of gender-affirming care including puberty blockers and hormone treatment using estrogen and testosterone.
Next week Tuesday, voters in the town of Presque Isle will head to the polls for a re-do of the spring election. This time, there is only one race on the ballot: town chair. In the spring, the difference between the winning and losing candidate was one vote. However, a judge ruled in September that there were irregularities and ordered the election to be held again.
For many Americans, the Republican dysfunction that has ground business in the U.S. House to a halt as two wars rage abroad and a budget crisis looms at home is feeding into a longer-term pessimism about the country's core institutions.
In January, Gov. Tony Evers declared 2023 as the year of mental health, calling it a “burgeoning crisis.” He laid out roughly $500 million in mental health budget priorities, many focused on supporting kids. However, many of those requests have been reduced or cut as the budget moves through the legislature.
In the overnight hours, the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee voted not to include funding for child care providers; it is funding those early childhood educators say is crucial to keeping the doors of the centers and in-home providers open.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who spearheaded legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages last year, announced on Wednesday that she is seeking a third term in battleground Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is reporting voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was 39.34%. WEC states that is higher than any other Supreme Court contest not coinciding with a presidential preference primary since at least 2000.
Spending on the high stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court race has topped $42 million, nearly triple the previous national record for a court race, with the Democratic-backed candidate having a roughly $6 million advantage, according to a report released on Monday just before polls opened.
NewsChannel 7 sat down with former appointed Justice Daniel Kelly and Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz to make their case to voters and address attacks the other and their supporters have laid against them.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz will face off in a debate organized by News 3 Now in Madison, WisPolitics and the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday he would consider rejecting a Republican budget plan that doesn’t significantly increase pay for corrections officers, prosecutors and public defenders.
A week ahead of the February primary, voters are sussing out each candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court to narrow the pool from four to two. From there, two will move on to the April general election and the ultimate winner will determine whether the court has a conservative or liberal lean as the races become more partisan in nature.
Republicans filed complaints with the Wis. Judicial Commission alleging Wis. Supreme Court candidate and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz violated judicial code when making statements about certain topics.