Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Wisconsin Legislature OKs weakening governor, AG

MADISON, Wis.— The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has approved a sweeping package of bills weakening the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The state Assembly approved the lame-duck legislation Wednesday morning. The … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Wisconsin Legislature OKs weakening governor, AG

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Senate, governor’s races feature Trump backers

MADISON, Wis.  — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin’s top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. Both Republicans are closely tied to President Donald Trump, who tweeted enthusiastic support for Walker … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Senate, governor’s races feature Trump backers

MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans’ stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting nears. Many in the party acknowledge overlooking local races … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate