Briana Reilly, The Capital Times

Briana Reilly

The Capital Times

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Past articles by Briana:

Wisconsin Republicans plan to raise K-12 spending by $150 million; Evers wants $1.6 billion

Lawmakers on the Joint Finance Committee are poised to vote on the K-12 budget Thursday. → Read More

Wisconsin Republicans float provisions to address COVID-19

Gov. Tony Evers last month released his own proposed legislation to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

The Madsplainers podcast: As the election looms, here's what to expect

Three Cap Times reporters who've been covering the election explain what you can expect on Tuesday. → Read More

This is what a battleground looks like

Election day is looming and Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes promise to be pivotal. → Read More

After testing positive for COVID-19, Ron Johnson says he's still against mask mandates

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced Saturday he had tested positive for the virus, making him at least the third GOP senator to have contracted COVID-19 recently. → Read More

Voting absentee in the Nov. 3 election? Here’s what you need to know

Madison voters can expect to see their ballots arrive via mail in around one week. → Read More

Citing COVID-19, Biden won't travel to Milwaukee for Democratic National Convention

Vice President Joe Biden and other speakers won't be heading to Wisconsin for the DNC later this month, Democratic organizers announced Wednesday. → Read More

Assembly candidate Francesca Hong doesn't live in the 76th District, plans to move there

The six other Democrats seeking office already live in the district, according to a review of the home addresses they filed with the state. Legislative candidates don't need to reside → Read More

As Wisconsin bar exam looms, law school grads fear exposure to coronavirus

Dozens of graduates are set to take the exam in Middleton July 28-29 to be able to practice law in Wisconsin, an event some examinees worry could spread the novel → Read More

Seven Democrats vying for downtown Madison Assembly seat to debate in Cap Times forum

The contenders, who are hoping to succeed outgoing Democratic Rep. Chris Taylor in the 76th Assembly District, will face off in a July 22 debate. They are: Dewey Bredeson, Heather → Read More

Dane County order: Masks required indoors, except at home, starting Monday

The new emergency order requiring masks be warn in all indoor areas outside of one's own home goes into effect Monday at 8 a.m. → Read More

As DNC shifts to largely virtual format, scope, impact remain unclear

Democratic National Convention organizers announced this week they're shifting the Milwaukee gathering to a largely virtual one amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

As communities consider policing changes, state action still pending

While lawmakers and the state's top Democratic officials are working on legislation in response to calls to overhaul policing procedures, action on the provisions might not come this year. → Read More

Though Madison police rarely use force, racial disparities exist among those involved

Recent protests over police brutality stemming from the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have raised questions over how police officers use force. → Read More

Evers appoints Chris Taylor to replace Karofsky in Dane County Circuit Court

Taylor, who has served in the state Assembly for about a decade, announced her plans to not seek re-election to the chamber earlier this year. → Read More

MPD use-of-force policy largely aligns with bill Evers is pushing

The Madison Police Department’s policy lacks one key component from the Democratic legislation: if officers do use force, it should be the "least amount of force necessary to safely address → Read More

People, police clash in Madison after George Floyd protest

Dozens of people repeatedly clashed with law enforcement in downtown Madison Saturday following a peaceful protest at the Capitol in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody. → Read More

Dane County businesses to reopen Tuesday with restrictions

Under the new order, restaurants, gyms, retail stores and others would be able to operate at 25% capacity with certain physical distancing measures in place beginning next week. → Read More

Evers announces $75 million small business grant program

Announced Monday, the program would make $2,500 cash grants available for up to 30,000 qualifying small businesses in Wisconsin. Businesses will be able to apply for the grants in early → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Evers' stay at home order

The court ruled 4-3 to block Gov. Tony Evers' administration's extension of the so-called "safer at home" order Wednesday. The order was set to expire May 26. → Read More