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Government

Wed
24
Feb

Wisconsin lawmakers ‘closer’ to legalizing medical marijuana, far from allowing recreational use


WisPolitics.com
 
The majority-Republican Legislature is likely to block Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Wisconsin, but a GOP senator suggests medical marijuana could advance.
Wed
10
Feb

Gov. Evers signs new Public Health Emergency

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #105 and Emergency Order #1 on Friday, establishing a statewide public health emergency and requiring face coverings in public places to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.

Wed
10
Feb

Gov. Evers proposes legalizing marijuana, investing portion of revenue in equity initiatives and rural schools

Gov. Tony Evers announced on Sunday his 2021-23 biennial budget proposes regulating and taxing marijuana much like Wisconsin regulates and taxes alcohol. Under the proposal, Wisconsin would join 15 other states, including neighboring Michigan and Illinois, in legalizing recreational marijuana.

Tue
26
Jan

Rep. Gallagher appeals to president the importance of keystone pipeline


Trevor Martin, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 400 business manager, introduces Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), who discussed President Biden’s executive order halting construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline at the Local 400 training center in Kaukauna/Brian Roebke photo

Rep.

Wed
20
Jan

DPI candidates call for more equality across school system

By WisPolitics.com

Wisconsin state schools superintendent candidates are arguing for a more equitable school system, more funding and less focus on standardized testing. But the seven candidates vying for the state’s top education job differ on how to achieve those goals.

Wed
13
Jan

Evers: Medicaid expansion will again be included in budget proposal

By WisPolitics.com

Gov. Tony Evers says his two-year budget plan due to be delivered in mid-February will again propose accepting federal money to expand the Medicaid program.

Thu
31
Dec

Gallagher makes statement on end-of-year omnibus

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) released the following statement last week after Congressional leadership forced members to vote on a nearly 5,600 page bill less than seven hours after posting bill text last week.

President Donald J. Trump signed the bill into law on Sunday.

Wed
23
Dec

Get to know Wisconsin’s newest lawmakers

By WisPolitics.com

With lawmakers retiring, resigning or losing reelection, the Wisconsin State Assembly will see 16 new members while eight new members will serve in the state Senate in the coming two-year session that starts in January.

Wed
16
Dec

District-level look at presidential results highlights Wisconsin’s political shifts

By WisPolitics.com

Despite winning a narrow plurality in Wisconsin a month ago, Joe Biden won just 37 Assembly districts and 11 in the Senate, according to a WisPolitics.com analysis of certified returns.

Wed
09
Dec

Paul Ryan speaks out against Trump election lawsuits

By WisPolitics.com

Paul Ryan left the U.S. House and the powerful speaker’s post two years ago. Then the Janesville Republican went silent, avoiding commentary on President Trump.

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