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The state Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a Republican challenge to Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, scheduling oral arguments in the case for Tuesday.

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The state Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a Republican challenge to Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, scheduling oral arguments in the case for Tuesday.

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Republican legislators and business groups made a coordinated push Thursday for a plan that would reopen the state more quickly, with one restaurant owner telling lawmakers he's ordering alcohol and food in case he can start serving customers next week.

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission reports that more than 44 percent of people who requested absentee ballots for a May 12 special congressional election in northern Wisconsin have returned them.

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State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly announced Wednesday he would lift his recusal in a case that could purge up to 200,000 names from Wisconsin's voter list.

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Gov. Tony Evers’ administration has ordered state agencies to cut spending by 5 percent as revenue drops during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gov. Tony Evers' administration has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to dismiss a Republican effort to overturn Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, telling justices that such a move could "invite a dangerous public health backslide," as the state continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A plan from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce calls for businesses across the state to open Monday with the caveat that they follow restrictions depending on how great the risk for COVID-19 is in their counties of operation.

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After a chaotic April 7 election rife with challenges from lost absentee ballots to long lines during a pandemic, two state senators say there are lessons that can be gleaned and applied to future elections.

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Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker told the far-right conservative site Breitbart News that it's time for Wisconsin to reopen.

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Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate have picked Janet Bewley as their new leader.

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on April 10. It argued that older people and people with preexisting health conditions should get priority for release, and releasing them would reduce prison populations and allow for more social distancing within prisons.

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COVID-19 brought Wisconsin's Democratic governor and GOP-controlled Legislature together to pass sweeping legislation responding to the pandemic. But that bipartisanship proved short-lived, with conservatives chafing at ongoing restrictions on businesses, services and public gatherings.

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Thousands RSVP'd to a Facebook event for the protest before the event was removed from the social media site.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday afternoon at the Wisconsin Capitol Building to protest the state's stay-at-home order.

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More than 1,000 protesters gathered Friday afternoon at the state Capitol to rally against Wisconsin's stay-at-home order.

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Earlier this month, people lined up outside polling places to cast their votes in state and presidential primary races on election day despite Gov. Tony Evers’s attempts to postpone the election and prevent further spread of the disease. A few days later, officials announced it would track any new transmissions from election day.

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The Working Families Party of Wisconsin is working with cities across the state to pass SafeVote, a program to send absentee ballot applications to voters before November.

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Vice President Mike Pence visited Wisconsin on Tuesday to highlight ramped-up ventilator production in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at a GE Healthcare factory in Madison.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard two legal challenges Monday that would roll back the governor's power to change state spending plans.

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