Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader Mark Miller said that his caucus would return to the state on Thursday. The announcement followed a vote by the state Senate earlier tonight to pass a measure stripping public workers of collective bargaining rights without the Democrats present. Ref. USAToday
Wisconsin Assembly passed 53-42
Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state's public workers. The state's Senate approved it the night before after using a procedural move to bypass its AWOL Democrats. Walker says he'll sign the legislation as quickly as possible. Ref. USAToday
Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin's voter ID law
The Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing its new voter identification law on the eve of next month's elections. Ref. USAToday
Supreme Court won't consider Wisconsin voter ID law
The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a major challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law, delivering a victory to Republicans who favor tougher election laws. The decision is a setback for civil rights groups that contend the law could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of residents who lack proper ID - particularly racial minorities, seniors, students and people with disabilities. Ref. USAToday
Democrat Tony Evers upsets Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his bid for a third term, AP reports. Democrat Tony Evers defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who was seeking a third term, according to the Associated Press. Walker had gained national attention, and beat back a recall effort, because of his rollback of bargaining rights for unionized teachers. Evers, the state schools superintendent since 2009, accused Walker of being divisive and of underfunding education. Ref. USAToday.
Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature approves plan to limit power of incoming. Democratic governor, attorney general
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers worked through the night to pass a lame-duck plan to give them a greater say in running state government as Democrat Tony Evers prepares to take office Jan. 7. Outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who was recently defeated by Evers, is expected to sign the measures that curb the power of the state's executive branch and also limit early voting. Ref. CNN.
Yet another political move meant to hurt the people who can create change and enforce laws before they even come into office. rolleyes.
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Wisconsin set to hold election despite coronavirus crisis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated Tuesday's election on Monday, hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called it off due to the coronavirus pandemic. That means Wisconsin will hold an election even though state residents are under a stay-at-home order. Ref. USAToday.