“I’ll be like a turd in water’: Text messages show Prehn stayed past the expiration of his term to keep DNR board under GOP control
A Natural Resources Board member who refused to vacate his seat when his term expired did so to keep the board under Republican control, according to newly released text messages from his cell phone. The texts also show he received support from prominent state politicians as Republicans in the legislature blocked board appointments from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Electoral College reform, aimed to prevent another Jan. 6, passes U.S. House, splits Wisconsin reps by party
Rep. Gallagher votes no with the rest of state Republicans, but signals openness to supporting the bill should the House vote on it again.
Bipartisan funding bill for smaller police departments splits Wisconsin congressional reps in unsual way
Hardline Republican Tiffany votes against bill despite his fierce criticisms of “Defund the police” movement
Over a year later, Republican appointees to tech school board still refuse to resign despite expired terms
With state Supreme Court approval, coordinated norm-breaking across state boards allows GOP to hold control of some and possibly take control of others sooner than usual, experts say
Battling record low unemployment and other currents, some law enforcement agencies are using civilians to do some police work to ease the burden and calm tensions.
But Marinette, Walworth counties, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Waukesha have higher rates; experts say quality training may be keeping statewide numbers low
Voted instead for doomed partisan amendment that would have subsidized the drug
Following investigation, Frontier agrees to $15 million in internet upgrades in Wisconsin, $90k “payment”
The telecommunications giant has received more than $215 million in federal funding for internet projects across the state since 2015.
Top GOP leaders have no Democratic opposition in 2022, but plenty from their own party, and an ex-president
The Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader each face primary challenges, and Donald Trump has endorsed one upstart candidate.
Republican candidates want to expand the elected office’s power to oversee elections, while Democratic candidates oppose the idea