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Past articles by Molly:

Lawmaker who urged Pence to delay certifying 2020 election to lead WI Senate elections committee

Dan Knodl was among Wisconsin lawmakers who wrote Mike Pence to delay certifying the 2020 election a day before the Jan. 6 mob stormed the Capitol. → Read More

Police officers would be required in schools experiencing crimes under a Republican bill to be debated today

MPS voted in 2020 to stop paying Milwaukee police officers to patrol outside its buildings in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed state budget: What's in it? And what is likely to make it through the Legislature?

Here's a look at what's in Gov.. Tony Evers' state budget, a timeline for is consideration in the Legislature, and what is likely to ultimately pass. → Read More

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Tony Evers' $290 million Brewers deal for long-term American Family Field improvements likely 'dead'

Vos said he would like to see another proposal put forward and suggested he would back a longer time commitment from the Brewers to stay in Wisconsin. → Read More

In Wisconsin's nationally watched Supreme Court race, candidate Janet Protasiewicz agrees to 1 televised debate, skips other public forums

Protasiewicz so far has agreed to one televised debate with opponent Dan Kelly in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. → Read More

'Shambolic, dishonest, and destructive': Ethics complaint rips Michael Gableman election review

Michael Gableman, hired by Assembly Republicans to review the 2020 election, is facing a third ethics complaint over the conduct of his work. → Read More

A divided state Supreme Court reappoints an attorney tied to the fake elector scheme to judicial advisory panel

Jim Troupis, Donald Trump's attorney in efforts to overturn the election results, was reappointed to the state Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee. → Read More

Speaker Robin Vos says he will again push toll roads in Wisconsin to raise money for transportation infrastructure

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has unsuccessfully pushed for tolls in Wisconsin for a decade and said he would renew the effort. → Read More

Janet Protasiewicz says she will recuse from cases involving the state Democratic Party, but not cases on abortion

But Protasiewicz said if elected she would not step away from cases involving abortion despite her campaign's intense focus on the issue. → Read More

Wisconsin's Supreme Court race is already the most expensive in U.S. history, and there are still 5 weeks to go

Democrats are pouring millions into liberal Janet Protasiewicz’s campaign while Republicans are spending to back conservative Daniel Kelly. → Read More

Bars and restaurants in 14 counties could stay open until 4 a.m. during the RNC under Evers' budget

Bars and restaurants in 14 counties could stay open until 4 a.m. during the 2024 Republican National Convention being held in Milwaukee. → Read More

Rep. Dan Knodl wins Republican primary for crucial 8th Senate District seat

Dan Knodl beat out Republican challengers Janel Brandtjen and Van Mobley and will advance to the April election against Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin. → Read More

Janet Protasiewicz, Daniel Kelly advance in high stakes, high-spending Supreme Court race

Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former Justice Daniel Kelly will face each other in April for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers released his state budget Wednesday. Here are seven key takeaways

The Democratic governor's 2023-25 state budget sets up a battle with Republican legislators who want to enact bigger tax cuts and spend less. → Read More

Lawmakers' bill moves to strengthen public records law after Supreme Court ruling in Waukesha case

The bill would upend a 2022 Supreme Court ruling that government transparency experts said gutted the spirit of the state's public records law. → Read More

Tony Evers proposes automatic voter registration for Wisconsin drivers

Evers' budget proposes automatic voter registration for drivers as well as expanded early voting and earlier counting of absentee ballots. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers proposes millions to overhaul roadways, expand driver's ed in an effort to combat reckless driving

Tony Evers' plan includes $60 million for "traffic calming grants" for such measures as traffic circles, pedestrian islands and crosswalk bump-outs. → Read More

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission has dismissed a complaint against Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky

The state Judicial Commission dismissed a complaint against Justice Karofsky but cautioned her against sarcasm from the bench. → Read More

President Joe Biden takes his economic message to union workers at a DeForest training center during Wisconsin visit

President Joe Biden's first visit after his State of the Union speech was to a union training center in battleground Wisconsin. → Read More

Anti-Trump Republican group launches ad campaign targeting election denier Janel Brandtjen in state Senate race

Americans for Country First is spending at least $55,000 on ads criticizing Brandtjen, who is in a Republican primary election for state Senate. → Read More