Efforts to restructure Wisconsin’s juvenile justice program took another hit after members of a panel roundly criticized their own panel’s recommendations.
Records from the chief clerk’s offices show Wisconsin lawmakers spent $76,905 from taxpayer-funded accounts to cover travel between Jan. 1 and Aug. 30.
Less than three months after signing a budget that added 517 state positions, Gov. Tony Evers is seeking permission from the Joint Finance Committee to add 55 more full-time equivalents.
Those seeking a pardon from Gov. Tony Evers were more likely to have a drug conviction than any other offense, a WisPolitics.com review shows.
Both state Democratic party Chair Ben Wikler and state Republican Chair Andrew Hitt stressed a commitment to expanding their party’s ground game and voter outreach programs ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Mangey is strongly disputing the notion that the practice of auditing election ballots by running them through vote tabulation devices is problematic.
Political handicappers say Democrats face an uphill battle to win back the 7th Congressional District no matter when Gov. Tony Evers calls the special election to fill Sean Duffy’s northern Wisconsin seat.
The Republican authors of legislation to create a new dental therapist license in Wisconsin hailed the proposal as a way to improve access.
Of the 48 guards who accepted transfers to take advantage of a pay increase for working in Wisconsin’s most understaffed prisons, fewer than 25% went to the two facilities with the highest vacancy rates.
A Wisconsin Elections Commission security official is expressing concern that outdated operating systems are being used by local elections clerks across the state.