WI District Bars Teachers From Displaying Pride Flags & Using Pronouns in Emails

A superintendent in a Wisconsin school district recently announced a policy that allows the school board to restrict employees from expressing support for LGBTQ community members while at work. Superintendent Stephen Plum announced the reinterpretation of an existing policy during a school board meeting on July 26. The new interpretation forbids teachers and other administrative staff from expressing political or religious views at work, and bars actions like displaying Pride flags on their desks or wearing clothes with rainbows on them. School staff will also be barred from including their pronouns in their email signatures, Plum said in his announcement…

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Are Illegal

The Wisconsin state Supreme Court ruled on Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal under the provisions of the state constitution. The court’s controversial ruling, which will likely benefit Republicans in the state, ran along partisan lines, with all four conservatives finding that the drop boxes were illegal and all three liberals dissenting. The ruling means that voters can no longer use drop boxes to vote early — absentee ballots must be turned in directly to election officials’ offices or sent by mail, the court said. The ruling will take effect immediately, which means that drop boxes that are…

GOP Senator Ron Johnson Used Taxpayer Money for Vacation Travel Expenses

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has been using taxpayer dollars to pay for trips from his Florida vacation home to Washington D.C., spending thousands of dollars this year alone, a new report has revealed. Johnson, whose net worth is estimated to be greater than $39 million, traveled at least nine times last year to a vacation home he and his family own in Fort Myers, Florida. A company owned by his family trust purchased the home for $1.6 million in 2013. For his travels to the vacation home, Johnson has personally paid the bill. However, federal records show that the two-term…

Lawsuit Alleges 3 Lawmakers, Part of Trump Electors Plot, Cannot Run for Office

A group of citizens from Wisconsin — as well as a brewing company in the state — are suing to disqualify three Republican candidates for office, arguing that they played a role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election and thus aided and engaged in an insurrection against the United States. The lawsuit requests that a federal judge rule that Republican Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald, as well as Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, are insurrectionists. All three Republicans represent Wisconsin, and are up for reelection in this year’s midterm elections. The challenge is similar to one being waged…

Rand Paul Says Legal Campaign Methods Are How Dems “Steal” Elections

On Monday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) shared a tweet suggesting that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election — but when describing the tactics Democrats used to “steal” the election, he described exactly how democratically free elections work. In his tweet, Paul cited a Washington Examiner article that explored how Democrats were able to flip Wisconsin from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. “How to steal an election: ‘Seeding an area heavy with potential Democratic votes with as many absentee ballots as possible, targeting and convincing potential voters to complete them in a legally valid way, and then harvesting and…

WI AG Says He Won’t Enforce 172-Year-Old Abortion Statute If Roe Is Upended

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will not enforce an abortion statute in the state that is set to return if abortion rights are undone by the federal Supreme Court next year. The High Court is set to rule on whether to uphold abortion protections that were established in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Deliberations earlier this month in a case seeking to dismantle Roe indicated that conservative members of the Court were prepared to curtail or eliminate entirely the nearly 50-year-old landmark decision and the protections it afforded. If Roe is upended, more than 20 states in the U.S.…

Rittenhouse Judge Drops Illegal Gun Possession Charges Ahead of Final Arguments

The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial has dismissed one of the six charges against Rittenhouse, ruling that he should not face a count of illegal possession of a firearm. Rittenhouse shot three men — killing two of them and injuring the third — during an uprising against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. He is being charged with murder along with a number of additional charges, including the violation of a state statute barring people under the age of 18 from possessing a dangerous weapon. Rittenhouse, who is now 18, was 17 at the time of the…

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