Hamilton Political Tidbits – August 13, 2021

Political Tidbits - August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
Although November 2022 is still more than a year away, several key races are already shaping up in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the Legislature and the governor spar over election policy, unemployment benefits, and education funding. Read all about it in the latest edition of Hamilton Political Tidbits.


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Political Update: Two Key 2022 Congressional Races Shaping Up in Wisconsin
In 2022, Wisconsin will host at least two key congressional races affecting the political balance of power in Washington, D.C. First, one of the state’s two seats in the U.S. Senate will be on the ballot statewide. The seat is currently held by Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who has yet to announce whether he will seek a third term.

Election Policy Update: Eight Election Bills Vetoed; Census Data Released; Investigations Proceeding
So far during the 2021 session, the Wisconsin Legislature has passed eight bills related to election law and administration, all of which have been vetoed by Governor Tony Evers. On August 10, Gov. Evers announced that he had vetoed six election bills in a public ceremony at the Wisconsin Capitol Building. On August 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released the full set of national census data that it collected in 2020, allowing state and local governments to begin drawing new maps of their political districts.

Legislative Update: Special Session and Veto Override Attempt End Without Changes
On July 27, the Wisconsin Assembly met in extraordinary session to vote on a veto override of Assembly Bill 336. The bill would have ended Wisconsin’s participation in federal programs to provide or supplement unemployment benefits. On July 26, one day before the Assembly met to attempt a veto override for AB 336, Gov. Evers announced that he had issued an executive order calling a special session of the Legislature to consider his proposal on education spending.

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Wisconsin Public Radio, August 12, 2021
The Hill, August 12, 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 11, 2021
Associated Press, August 11, 2021
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 11, 2021
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 10, 2021
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 10, 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 8, 2021
Fox Business, August 9, 2021
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 6, 2021
The Capital Times, August 6, 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 6, 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 5, 2021
Wisconsin State Journal, August 5, 2021
Wisconsin State Journal, August 5, 2021
The Capital Times, August 4, 2021
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 4, 2021
Associated Press, August 4, 2021
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 3, 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 3, 2021
CBS 58, August 3, 2021
The Capital Times, August 3, 2021
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