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WISN 12 News

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

Future of absentee ballot drop boxes even more uncertain after Trump statement

'These fools are playing right into Democrats’ hand,' the former president said in a statement. → Read More

Democratic leader says caucus will increase pressure to end GOP election probe

Also: Sen. Ron Johnson on his reelection fight and the criticism he's faced → Read More

Advocates say they've found names of clergy accused of sex abuse

Nate's Mission said it's given 217 names to Wisconsin's attorney general → Read More

Assembly passes GOP-backed proposals to expand gun rights

The measures would most likely be vetoed by Gov. Evers → Read More

Voces de la Frontera Action sues after receiving subpoena in GOP election review

Subpoena targeting Milwaukee immigrant rights group seeks documents related to 2020 election → Read More

Milwaukee family seeks investigation after father dies in West Bank

The U.S. State Department is "seeking clarification" from Israel's government. → Read More

Election officials working to ensure voters don't use ballot drop boxes ahead of Feb. 15 primary

A Waukesha County judge ruled last week that ballot drop boxes aren't legal in Wisconsin. → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: RNC backs Johnson re-election bid, Democrats call race a referendum

Also: A look inside Wisconsin's only hospital with a FEMA team deployed → Read More

Judge bars use of absentee ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin

The ruling will impact spring primary on Feb. 15. → Read More

COVID-19: GOP proposes protections for unvaccinated Wisconsinites

One would make Wisconsinites eligible for unemployment benefits if they are fired or quit for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Dane County judge allows GOP election review subpoenas to stand for now

Order could pave the way for Michael Gableman to interview election officials in private → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: Milwaukee teachers union takes aim at city leaders for lack of mask mandate

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also doubles down on criminally charging state election commissioners → Read More

Milwaukee group decries Jan. 6 attack and GOP election review

"Tell Robin Vos to stop the attack," a Wisconsin Elections Commissioner said. → Read More

Speaker Robin Vos routinely updating former President Trump on election investigation

"He's still one of the leaders of our party," Vos said in an interview Wednesday → Read More

Assembly GOP unveils latest plan to recruit, retain police officers

Assembly Republicans unveiled a package of bills Tuesday meant to recruit and retain police officers statewide. → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: Panel looks ahead to biggest political races in 2022

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is poised to soon decide whether to seek re-election in what will be one of several high-profile races set to dominate the Wisconsin landscape in 2022. → Read More

Michael Gableman may request more taxpayer money for GOP election review

The attorney overseeing the Republican-led review of the 2020 election is pushing forward and poised to ask lawmakers for more taxpayer money and time. → Read More

Local public health officials facing threats 'on a regular basis'

Facing burnout, some are leaving the profession altogether → Read More

'Baby boom' at Fort McCoy brings challenges, new community for Afghan refugees

Military officials trying to permanently resettle Afghan women before delivery → Read More

Top Wisconsin Republican: 'Many Republicans that agree we need to move on'

State Sen. Kathy Bernier is calling on GOP election review to end → Read More