Citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases and a consolidation of polling places that could endanger public health, Gov. Tony Evers called on state lawmakers to delay the April 7 election — a request that was dismissed by GOP legislative leaders.
The state Legislature's top Republicans both say they support a temporary repeal of Wisconsin's one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as part of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly support closing schools and businesses to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, according to the latest poll by the Marquette University Law School. And their support for Gov. Tony Evers has never been higher.
Gov. Tony Evers' administration will move forward on its own with the purchase of up to 10,000 ventilators and a million protective masks after GOP lawmakers rejected the governor's plan for a more sweeping state response to COVID-19.
Wisconsin's state and local governments could receive more than $2.2 billion from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion stimulus package recently enacted to address the economic fallout caused by the new coronavirus.
The Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans say that now is not the time to question the emergency powers Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is using to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, saying those debates can wait for another day.
Wisconsin has issued a "stay-at-home" order to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. But what does that mean? What can and can't people do under the new rules? Here are some answers to common questions.
Jury trials in Wisconsin will be suspended until late May under an order handed down on March 22 by a divided state Supreme Court to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. One of the court's conservatives says the move had "nullified" the Constitution.