Author: Scott Bauer, Associated Press

GOP lawmakers quiz Wisconsin school chief over virus, aid

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature’s budget committee questioned the state superintendent of schools on Tuesday about when schools will fully reopen to all students in person and whether more than $2.2 billion in federally allocated money is going to the right districts.

Wisconsin superintendent candidates spar over campaign ad

The conservative-backed candidate to become Wisconsin’s top education official called on her Democratic-backed opponent to apologize for and denounce her television ad running statewide, a heated flashpoint during a virtual debate broadcast Wednesday.

2 million more Wisconsin residents to be vaccine eligible

About 2 million more Wisconsin residents, including those with certain pre-existing conditions, will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in the next round to be announced later this week, the state’s deputy health secretary said Monday.

Wisconsin bills seek to ban transgender athletes in women's sports

Transgender athletes would be banned from participating in girls’ and women’s sports in Wisconsin from kindergarten through college under bills introduced Tuesday by Republican lawmakers, proposals that come as more than a dozen other states consider similar measures.

Sen. Johnson says half of country won’t accept a Biden win

MADISON, Wis., (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, said Friday that half the country will not accept the outcome of the presidential election if Democrat Joe Biden wins. Johnson, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, also…

Agency's reluctance on records worries openness advocates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Open records advocates say the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is wrong to keep secret the names of some people who publicly commented about a Gov. Scott Walker proposal to drug-test Medicaid applicants.The department says it has to withhold information to protect private health information as required by state and federal law.

Wisconsin Democrats view Republican Gov. Walker as beatable

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats say they are increasingly optimistic about their chances of knocking of Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year, even though a top tier candidate has yet to emerge and they're still recovering from a devastating 2016 election.Democrats are gathering this weekend for the Wisconsin state party convention. They say liberals are energized in opposition both to President Donald Trump and Republicans closely tied to him like Walker.

Wisconsin Republicans worry about crowded Senate primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republicans could have a problem as they try to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin next year: Too many candidates.Baldwin is a top target for the GOP nationally given the party's recent dominance in Wisconsin. But with more than half a dozen Republicans looking at the race, it's starting to look a little like the 2012 dynamic that helped Baldwin win her first term.