Scott Bauer

Scott Bauer

Politics. Wisconsin. Music. Not always in that order. Associated Press Statehouse correspondent based in Madison.

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BREAKING @UWSystem  interim President Tommy Thompson announces there will be an untold number of layoffs of system employees to achieve a $6 million payroll cut over the next two years That's biggest chunk of $10 million in cuts UW announced today due to coronavirus

Coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin top 1,000 for the first time in Wisconsin @DHSWI  reports 1,006 deaths and 61,785 confirmed cases The latest data comes as @MULawPoll  shows overwhelming public support for mask mandates, growing fear about the virus

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest (from @AP )

Wisconsin office holders with speaking slots at Democratic National Convention next week: Monday: Rep. Gwen Moore Wednesday: @WISuptTonyEvers  @senatorbaldwinrsday '>Th @SenatorBaldwinrsday : Missing from the scaled back coventon, at least so f @RepRonKindr , a @repmarkpocane  and

Milwaukee has received about 45,000 absentee ballots as of this morning, with several thousand more expected today, says Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the city's Election Commission About 83,000 ballots were mailed out She says in-person turnout is light so far

Helbachs coffee shop in Middleton files a lawsuit against the city of Madison, Dane County & local officials over the county mask ordinance Helbachs does not require masks at its coffee shop, leading to outrage, GoFundMe campaign, more

Wisconsin voters! If you cast your ballot in person today, I would love to hear from you Please email me at sbaue @ap .org if you're able to chat for a couple of minutes about how it went


Democrat Patty Schachtner explains to how she flipped Wisconsin Senate seat in deep red district: "My message has always been be kind, be considerate and we need to help people when they're down... We just need to be kind to people who are less fortunate and just help."

Senate gallery erupts in chants of “Shame!” after Republican Senate president orders it cleared during debate of lame-duck session bills

. when asked why Senate is moving ahead with vote on tax bill even though some lawmakers haven't read it yet: "You really don't read this kind of legislation." Johnson says you have to study the major parts, get feedback from affected groups

Wisconsin Republicans who don’t want to make it easier to vote absentee voted absentee (from @AP )

BREAKING: The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws that stripped power from the incoming Democratic attorney general just before he took office in 2019.

BREAKING Wisconsin Appeals Court grants stay, puts order on hold requiring state elections commission to remove up to 209,000 names of voter's registered in the state who may have moved The court also put on hold yesterday's contempt order against the commission

Wisconsin Attorney General @BradSchimel  heckled for criticizing lewd comments by @realDonaldTrump : "Get over it!" someone shouts at rally

Wisconsin Democrats vow to make push to re-register voters in face of voter registration purge ordered by judge: