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The state would send roughly 2.7 million registered voters absentee ballot applications under a motion approved unanimously Wednesday night by the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission.

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More than 700,000 state unemployment claims made since mid-March have yet to be paid. Delays have gotten so bad, state officials are getting calls and messages to their personal cell phones and email addresses, the head of the Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is allowing circuit courts to resume jury trials and in-person hearings as long as they create plans to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Some courts are beginning to hold proceedings while most will likely take time to get up and running.

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Both Democrats and Republicans are eyeing Wisconsin as an electoral prize in 2020, but the state's status as a swing state goes back decades. From battles between nativist and immigrant voters at the turn of the last century to the rise of moderate swing voters in the 1960s, Wisconsin has a long history as a political pendulum.

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Opponents of Wisconsin's overturned "Safer at Home" order have turned their attention to the local health orders that sprung up to replace it, filing a federal lawsuit Wednesday that seeks to strike the local restrictions down.

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The U.S. Senate is mulling another coronavirus aid package after House Democrats passed a $3 trillion dollar relief bill last week, but Wisconsin senators are split in their support.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced a new direct payment program for farmers and a $15 million initiative to help food banks.

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The state's Elections Commission has delayed a final vote on a plan that would send absentee ballot request forms to millions of Wisconsin voters, with the Republican chair of the panel saying he wanted to narrow that list.

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Despite efforts to improve turnaround times at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, it took longer for analysts to process DNA and forensic firearms evidence in 2019.

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For the first time in two months, the state plans to begin accepting a limited number of new prisoners to correctional facilities starting June 1.

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Joe Biden is aiming to connect with crucial swing state voters during two virtual campaign events targeting La Crosse and Milwaukee residents Wednesday.

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Joe Biden reached out to crucial swing state voters on Wednesday during two virtual campaign events targeting La Crosse and Milwaukee residents.

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Wisconsin residents struggling to pay their rent could be eligible to receive up to $3,000 under a rental assistance program announced Wednesday by Gov. Tony Evers.

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Wisconsin's Elections Commission could vote Wednesday to send absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters, bracing for a surge in mail-in voting for November's election.

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A new federal lawsuit aims to force the state to mail absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters, arguing that step among several others could prevent a repeat of Wisconsin's April pandemic election that "shook the public's faith in the democratic process."

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Brown, Manitowoc and Kenosha counties are among those regional and local municipalities that are rescinding stay-at-home orders following the Wisconsin Supreme Court's ruling to strike down the state's "Safer at Home" order on Wednesday.

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Former state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling is resigning from the state Legislature.

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Gov. Tony Evers says GOP leaders in Wisconsin are in no hurry to issue a new statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Northwoods state senator will be the next representative of the 7th Congressional District.

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While DNC officials say they still intend to hold an in-person presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee this summer, they are moving forward with contingency plans for the event amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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