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Wisconsin Governor signs new legislative maps into law

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed 2023 Wisconsin Act 94 into law on Monday, remapping legislative districts and remedying some of the most gerrymandered maps in the US. Wisconsin is not a red state or a blue state—we’re a purple state, and I believe our maps should reflect that basic fact.

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Wisconsin State Assembly advances referendum to ban abortions after 14 weeks of pregnancy absent ‘medical emergency’

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The Republican-majority Wisconsin State Assembly passed AB 975 by a 53-46 vote on Thursday, which would add a referendum to the April 2024 election to ban most abortions after 14 weeks of pregnancy. Under current Wisconsin law , most abortions are prohibited after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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“Wisconsin Supreme Court receives 7 sets of proposed legislative maps in gerrymandering case”

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Wisconsin Supreme Court receives 7 sets of proposed legislative maps in gerrymandering case”: Molly Beck and Jessie Opoien of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report. The post “Wisconsin Supreme Court receives 7 sets of proposed legislative maps in gerrymandering case” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rules state legislative maps are unconstitutional and must be redrawn

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The Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruled 4-3 that the state legislature’s assembly district maps are unconstitutional under the Wisconsin Constitution on Wednesday and ordered new remedial maps to be drawn for the 2024 elections. Justice Jill J. Karofsky authored the majority opinion of the court.

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“Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional”

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“Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional”: Todd Richmond of The Associated Press has this report. The post “Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Wisconsin judge rules against use of absentee ballot drop boxes for statewide elections

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A Wisconsin county judge Thursday granted an injunction against the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in statewide elections. The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) issued guidance to county clerks about the use of drop boxes in March and again in August of 2020 , in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Wisconsin Supreme Court rules legislative maps unconstitutional, orders new boundaries for 2024 vote”

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rules legislative maps unconstitutional, orders new boundaries for 2024 vote”: Molly Beck and Jessie Opoien of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report.