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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.

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Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview he expects the Democratic National Convention will be rescheduled.

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A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday in a case looking to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election.

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Judge Jill Karofsky has defined her bid for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court by stressing her progressive values and bluntly attacking her conservative rival. She also talks a lot about exercise.

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An incumbent justice but new to campaigning, Daniel Kelly has focused on traditional appeals to conservative voters in his bid for a full term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, ordering a Dane County election official to change his guidance related to absentee voting.

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New campaign finance reports show Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful Jill Karofsky easily outraised incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly over the last two months.

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During an emergency meeting Tuesday, a member of the state elections commission said she was concerned this election could " go down as probably one of the worst elections in Wisconsin history."

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and rival Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor differ over how the city is handling COVID-19. They face each other April 7 in the city's mayoral election.

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The state elections agency deadlocked Sunday over a plan to reprimand two county clerks over guidance they've issued to absentee voters amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wisconsin state and local governments could receive more than $2.2 billion from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion stimulus package signed Friday to address the economic fallout caused by the new coronavirus.

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A federal judge ruled Friday evening to dismiss a case brought by the City of Green Bay attempting to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election amid the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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The latest federal lawsuit against the election argues members of minority communities in Wisconsin will be disenfranchised if the April 7 election isn’t delayed.

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Democratic state Sen. Fred Risser – the nation's longest serving legislator – announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election, bringing an end to a career that spanned 64 years.

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County clerks in Madison and Milwaukee are telling voters housebound during the COVID-19 pandemic how to bypass Wisconsin’s voter ID requirements when requesting a mail-in ballot for the April 7 election.

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The Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans said Wednesday 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. "I think we're going to look back and have questions about how all this went, but this is not the appropriate time to question it," said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester.

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The city of Green Bay and its clerk have filed a federal lawsuit arguing they can't safely and effectively administer Wisconsin's April 7 election as scheduled.

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Young Democratic voters overwhelmingly support Bernie Sanders. In 2016, he received more youth votes in the Wisconsin primary election than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But, will youth support be enough to carry him forward?

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Gov. Tony Evers has directed state health officials to issue a stay-at-home order for Wisconsin prohibiting non-essential travel, with some exceptions, amid the continued spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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Coronavirus has turned life upside down in Wisconsin. But the state still has an April 7th election coming up, with a presidential primary, state Supreme Court race and hundreds of local races. These things may not be in the front of Wisconsinites' minds, but their experiences could now shape future politics.

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