Local Politics

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.

One dead from UTV rollover

MADISON, Wis. -- A 60-year-old man was found dead by police after a UTV crash in the township of Lebanon Saturday Night. The Dodge County Sheriff's office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded to a call at 11…

Local Wisconsin officials open to changing Foxconn deal

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Local officials in southeast Wisconsin where Foxconn Technology Group is building a manufacturing facility are looking into renegotiate their contract with the world's leading electronics provider after the state recently finalized a new downsized agreement…

Republicans to kill legalized pot, other Evers priorities

Wisconsin Republicans plan to vote next week to kill key parts of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget proposal, including legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, expanding Medicaid to capture $1.6 billion in federal funding and granting collective bargaining rights to public workers.

Reasonable or proportional: Where Wisconsin policing stalls on use of force reform

Police reform has been part of the national conversation for years, but police killings haven't declined along with it. For years, police have killed three people a day on average nationwide--a rate that has remained fairly steady. In Wisconsin, in an eight-year period from 2013 to 2020, police killed an average of about one person every three weeks--or 130 people during that time frame.

Judge rules against Wisconsin GOP in redistricting case

A judge ruled Thursday that Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature illegally hired private taxpayer-funded attorneys to represent them in anticipation of legal challenges over redistricting because there are no pending lawsuits over maps that have yet to be drawn.