Author: Scott Bauer, Associated Press

Vos expands 2020 election investigation

The highest-ranking Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly said Friday that he was expanding a probe into the 2020 presidential election, saying it will take more investigators and time than originally planned.

Wisconsin attorney general race heating up

Wisconsin’s race for attorney general is heating up, with Democratic incumbent Josh Kaul officially launching his reelection bid and a Republican challenger reporting a record-high amount of fundraising for this point in the campaign.

Bigger, more diverse panel to search for next UW president

A larger, more diverse search committee to find the next University of Wisconsin System president was named Friday, following a failed search last year that was widely criticized for breaking with tradition and not including members representing faculty, staff and students.

Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

The Wisconsin Assembly sent bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots.

Wisconsin GOP election bills draw bipartisan opposition

The Wisconsin Senate plans to approve bills Wednesday making it more difficult to vote absentee and creating new penalties for violating election law, measures that have drawn bipartisan opposition and are almost certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

27 cases of potential voter fraud identified in Wisconsin

Wisconsin election officials identified just over two dozen potential cases of voter fraud in the November presidential election and forwarded them to local district attorneys for possible prosecution, based on documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press under the state’s open records law.

Wisconsin GOP-led Legislature approves election law changes

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature took up bills Tuesday that would make it more difficult to vote absentee — proposals that were all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers but that GOP lawmakers said were needed to address issues that arose during last year’s presidential election.

GOP eyeing tax cut as they prepare to gut Evers’ plan

Republicans who head the Legislature’s budget committee told Wisconsin’s business leaders on Wednesday that they are optimistic a tax cut will be a part of the next two-year spending plan, although they said details on what type and how much were still being discussed.