Assembly Republicans keep familiar names on state budget writing committee


All but two GOP Assembly members of the state’s budget writing committee will retain their appointments in the new legislative session, Speaker Robin Vos announced Wednesday. > Wisconsin State Journal

Trump Twitter decision tweets new life in Wisconsin case

After a federal judge in New York ruled that President Trump violated the constitutional rights of those he blocked on Twitter, a Wisconsin case in which One Wisconsin Now is suing three state GOP legislators was given new life. > Racine Journal Times

Top Republicans now promise to support Jacque in Senate race


Now that state Rep. Andre Jacque has defeated the candidate they openly and heavily supported in yesterday’s primary, a pair of powerful Assembly Republicans are reversing course and pledging to support Jacque in his June 12 bid for an open state Senate seat. > AP News

Republican primaries held today for June special elections


Republicans seeking to fill legislative seats vacant since December are competing in a primary Tuesday — and party leaders are putting their political clout behind favored candidates. The two special elections are for the 1st Senate District in northeast Wisconsin and the 42nd Assembly District in the south-central area of the state. > Wisconsin State Journal

State GOP snubs Rep. Jacque in senate race

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Campaigning for Wisconsin’s 1st State Senate District is in full swing with the special election primary just over a month away. But several state republicans have announced they are not supporting Republican Rep. Andre Jacque, instead throwing their support behind a 24-year-old political newcomer. > WBAY-TV Green Bay

Lawmakers considering budgeting millions more for rural school districts


School districts in rural areas and districts with low spending levels locked in by state law would receive millions more in funding under a pair of bills being considered by the legislature, a nonpartisan analysis found. > Wisconsin State Journal

One Wisconsin Now sues three GOP lawmakers for blocking them on Twitter


Liberal research and advocacy group One Wisconsin Now has filed a federal lawsuit against three top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, alleging they are infringing on the group’s free speech rights by blocking it from commenting on their Twitter feeds. > Wisconsin State Journal