Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz wins Wisconsin court seat ahead of abortion ruling
Democratic-backed Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz won the high stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court race Tuesday, ensuring liberals will take over majority control of the court for the first time in 15 years with the fate of the state’s abortion ban pending.
It will be harder to get out of jail on bail before trial in Wisconsin under an amendment to the state constitution approved by voters on Tuesday. The measure, which appeared as two ballot questions that were approved by wide margins, will let judges consider more factors when setting bail and the conditions of release before trial.
Turnout in Wisconsin's hotly contest Supreme Court race broke the previous record high set for spring elections that don't coincide with a presidential primary.
There are four referendums on the 2023 spring election ballot in Milwaukee County — two binding referendums and one advisory measure for statewide voters and one advisory measure for Milwaukee County voters.
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There are four contested races for the Milwaukee School Board April 4th election. The candidates running for District 1 are Marva Herndon and Shandowlyon Hendricks Reaves. Candidates for District 2 are Erika Siemsen and Pamela Holmes. District 3 candidates are Darryl L. Jackson and Gabi Hart. Candidate for District 8 is Megan O'Halloran. At-Large candidates are Missy Zombor and Jeff Spence.
There are three contested races for the Milwaukee Common Council Wisconsin April 4, 2023 election. District 1 candidates are David Bowen and Andrea Pratt. District 5 candidates are Annette Jackson and Lamont Westmoreland. District 9 candidates are Odell Ball and Larressa Taylor.
Republican state Rep. Dan Knodl and Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin are vying for former state Sen. Alberta Darling's 8th District seat in Wisconsin's April election. This race will determine if Republicans gain a supermajority in the state Senate.
Liberal Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz and conservative former state Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly have won Tuesday's primary to face off in the April 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court race that will determine majority control. Conservatives currently hold a 4-3 majority and have controlled the court for 15 years.
How to register to vote on Election Day, what time the polls are open, the list goes on — here's a guide to help people vote in Wisconsin's 2023 spring general election.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court race is breaking spending records and flooding airwaves, but did you know there’s also a contested race for the Milwaukee-area Wisconsin Court of Appeals coming up in April?
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