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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Sen. Tim Kaine Being Nominated for Vice President
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Sen. Tim Kaine Being Nominated for Vice President

"Tim Kaine has a decorated public service record and has always put the American people first, not special interests and big dollar donors," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.

President Obama Signs Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms into Law
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President Obama Signs Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms into Law

VA reforms from Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act become law

Streetsblog: Republican Platform is Hostile to Cities
Streetsblog

Republican Platform is Hostile to Cities

Would end all federal transportation funding for transit, biking, walking.

Ron Johnson Making History, But Not the Good Kind
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Ron Johnson Making History, But Not the Good Kind

Delay for Qualified Supreme Court Nominee Hits 125 Days While Sen. Ron Johnson Set to Deliver Speech in Support Donald Trump

Op-Ed: All Lives Matter? Yes and No.
Op-Ed

All Lives Matter? Yes and No.

Criticism of Black Lives Matter ignores the history behind the protests.

Donald Trump Picks The Most Extreme VP Pick in a Generation
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Donald Trump Picks The Most Extreme VP Pick in a Generation

Gov. Mike Pence is a nightmare for working Wisconsinites.

Back in News: “Do something about guns,” Flynn Pleads
Back in News

“Do something about guns,” Flynn Pleads

Flynn calls for gun control at Obama's national town hall, demands action from legislature.

Reps. Pocan, Hanna Urge President Obama to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting
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Reps. Pocan, Hanna Urge President Obama to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting

"We respectfully urge you to direct all federal agencies to prohibit discrimination in federal government contracting and subcontracting based on the sexual orientation or gender identity of the business owner."

Murphy’s Law: Koch Brothers Recruit State’s Latinos
Murphy’s Law

Koch Brothers Recruit State’s Latinos

But efforts by their shadowy Libre Initiative may be undercut by Trump.

Homeland Security Measures Supported by Senator Baldwin Pass Senate and Move to the President’s Desk
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Homeland Security Measures Supported by Senator Baldwin Pass Senate and Move to the President’s Desk

Common sense security measures will help keep Americans safe

Data Wonk: Can MPS Learn From the Data?
Data Wonk

Can MPS Learn From the Data?

Its rejection of the Opportunity Schools Partnership is merely one sign the answer is no.

Coming Soon: More Right Wing Litigation
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Coming Soon: More Right Wing Litigation

Starring newly formed Center for Competitive Federalism

Senate Colleagues to Request Sen. Ron Johnson Do His Job, Vote to Fill Longest Running Federal Judicial Vacancy in the Nation
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Senate Colleagues to Request Sen. Ron Johnson Do His Job, Vote to Fill Longest Running Federal Judicial Vacancy in the Nation

‘Time for Sen. Johnson to Show He Understands That Courts Matter And Do His Job’

Murphy’s Law: 10 Lessons After Dallas
Murphy’s Law

10 Lessons After Dallas

How can Milwaukee and the nation assure that black lives and blue lives matter?

The State of Politics: Wisconsin “Undecided” in Presidential Election?
The State of Politics

Wisconsin “Undecided” in Presidential Election?

One in five are undecided, independent or neither party voters in presidential race.

Declining Teacher Supply Has Become Problem

Declining Teacher Supply Has Become Problem

Adds costs for school districts in state, some call situation a “crisis.”

Milwaukee County Chosen for White House Data Driven Justice Initiative
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Milwaukee County Chosen for White House Data Driven Justice Initiative

The program aims to reduce incarceration through comprehensive, data-driven reforms.

Reps. Pocan, Nolan, Wilson Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act
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Reps. Pocan, Nolan, Wilson Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act

The bill would allow student loan borrowers who have been granted debt relief as a result of consistent repayment towards their student loan debt an exemption from being taxed on the amount forgiven.

Op-Ed: Shades of McCarthyism in Donald Trump
Op-Ed

Shades of McCarthyism in Donald Trump

He was trained by Joe McCarthy lieutenant Roy Cohn and uses Joe’s tactics.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking

"I will continue to defend against unchecked executive power."

Data Wonk: Why Trump’s Hostile Takeover Succeeded
Data Wonk

Why Trump’s Hostile Takeover Succeeded

The data shows how he stole Republican Party despite opposition of its leaders.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel’s Bias Against Feingold
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel’s Bias Against Feingold

The coverage of Russ Feingold suggests they’ve truly become a Republican newspaper.

Senate Committee Passes Great Lakes Funding Bill
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Senate Committee Passes Great Lakes Funding Bill

Strong funding for Great Lakes, though bill contains harmful provisions that undermine Clean Water Act, other environmental protections.

Op-Ed: Ryan Should Rescind Endorsement of Trump
Op-Ed

Ryan Should Rescind Endorsement of Trump

The Party of Lincoln is dying, but Paul Ryan doesn’t get it.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Renewed Congressional Effort to Close “Terror Gap”
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Renewed Congressional Effort to Close “Terror Gap”

“Congress must act to close the terrorist gun loophole by giving the FBI the authority to block gun sales to potential terrorists.”

WI GOP Rep. Calls President Obama Racist and Lectures Black Legislator on Black Existence in Milwaukee
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WI GOP Rep. Calls President Obama Racist and Lectures Black Legislator on Black Existence in Milwaukee

"Rep. Kremer has repeatedly used his position of power as a state legislator to attack poor people, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color."

Divisive Rhetoric from Leaders Must Cease
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Divisive Rhetoric from Leaders Must Cease

“Our country has been torn apart by President Obama's divisive racism, hatred of Christianity and lambasting of the military and law enforcement.”

Maker Faire Milwaukee to join President Obama’s National Week of Making kick-off
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Maker Faire Milwaukee to join President Obama’s National Week of Making kick-off

Representatives will convene at White House with other leaders of the Maker Movement, attend National Maker Faire

Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando
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Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando

“As we grapple with the horrific events that took place yesterday morning in Orlando, my thoughts are with the families of the victims and everyone affected during Pride Month.”

Pocan, House Democrats Call on President Obama to Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Pocan, House Democrats Call on President Obama to Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

While negotiators attempted to make progress on various human rights issues through the TPP, the agreement does not include protections for LGBT individuals.

Comedy: Oh, You Stupid Intelligent People
Comedy

Oh, You Stupid Intelligent People

Bill Maher roasts everyone he can think of at his Riverside show.

After state win, MPS students to compete at national technical education championship
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After state win, MPS students to compete at national technical education championship

Trevion Brownlee, Adrian Ellis and Maurice Pulley of MPS' Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education all took first place at the statewide contest in April

Op-Ed: Walker Gets Sued Yet Again
Op-Ed

Walker Gets Sued Yet Again

For most partisan gerrymandering in history. Senate Bill 163 would reform the process.

President Hamilton Supports MPS Black Lives Matter initiative and My Brother’s Keeper
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President Hamilton Supports MPS Black Lives Matter initiative and My Brother’s Keeper

Statement from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton May 26, 2016

Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance
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Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance

Pocan Calls the Decision an Attack on Youth for the Sake of Ideology

AG Schimel Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Unlawful New Title IX Policy
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AG Schimel Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Unlawful New Title IX Policy

Wisconsin has not chosen to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in our schools.

Paul Ryan and the GOP Majority’s Terribly Homophobic Week in Congress
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Paul Ryan and the GOP Majority’s Terribly Homophobic Week in Congress

“I personally was sad to see Ryan’s leadership show its true face.”

The GOP Blame Game Continues
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The GOP Blame Game Continues

Walker again refuses to accept responsibility for state’s abysmal economic performance

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Treasury Department’s Decision to Reject Deep Pension Cuts for Workers and Retirees
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Treasury Department’s Decision to Reject Deep Pension Cuts for Workers and Retirees

Senator Baldwin joined Wisconsinites in calling for rejection of Central States Pension Fund application to destroy retirement security for working families

President Obama to Ron Johnson: Stop Playing Politics with SCOTUS and Do Your Job!
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President Obama to Ron Johnson: Stop Playing Politics with SCOTUS and Do Your Job!

Johnson is in lockstep with Senator Mitch McConnell and refuses to do his job and vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee.

HUD and Justice Department Award $100,000 to Help Justice-Involved Youth in Milwaukee Find Jobs and Housing
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HUD and Justice Department Award $100,000 to Help Justice-Involved Youth in Milwaukee Find Jobs and Housing

Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program will reduce barriers to housing, jobs and education

HUD Awards $3.9 Million for Local Homeless Programs in Wisconsin
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HUD Awards $3.9 Million for Local Homeless Programs in Wisconsin

Funding support to 19 local homeless housing and service programs

Wisconsin Budget Project: Bipartisan Way to Reduce Inequality
Wisconsin Budget Project

Bipartisan Way to Reduce Inequality

Increased Earned Income Tax Credit is simple measure that most state residents would favor.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Love Photo ID
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Love Photo ID

It may not make a huge difference in the vote. Just enough to win.

Op-Ed: Ron Johnson, Do Your Job
Op-Ed

Ron Johnson, Do Your Job

Stop obstructing any hearings or consideration of Obama’s choice for Supreme Court.

The State Of Politics: What Did Primary Mean for Wisconsin
The State Of Politics

What Did Primary Mean for Wisconsin

Will Walker be Cruz’s choice for running mate? And why can’t Hillary win here?

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day

WHO is issuing a call for action on diabetes, highlighting the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease that affects 422 million adults globally.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Presidential Primary Election Results
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Presidential Primary Election Results

"We must elect a Democrat as the 45th President of the United States."

Governor Scott Walker Joins Coalition of Governors Challenging Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
Data Wonk: When Progressives Imitate the Right
Data Wonk

When Progressives Imitate the Right

The Shepherd’s campaign against Democrat Chris Abele is a classic example

The State of Politics: Why Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary Matters
The State of Politics

Why Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary Matters

It’s a classic swing state that has usually voted for the winner.

Speaker Vos Supports Ted Cruz for President
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Speaker Vos Supports Ted Cruz for President

“While I am still very disappointed that Marco Rubio is no longer a choice in the race, I have decided to support Ted Cruz.”

Six Achievements of Obamacare

Six Achievements of Obamacare

Including a 43% drop in uninsured non-elderly adults and 76 million more getting preventive care.

Thanks a lot, Ron Johnson: Supreme Court Issues First 4-4 Tie Since Passing of Justice Scalia
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Thanks a lot, Ron Johnson: Supreme Court Issues First 4-4 Tie Since Passing of Justice Scalia

Sen. Johnson has expressed zero concern for this kind of scenario.

Anti-Immigrant Amicus Brief Deprives Immigrant Families of Respect and Dignity
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Anti-Immigrant Amicus Brief Deprives Immigrant Families of Respect and Dignity

"Sadly, these discriminatory efforts by my conservative colleagues signify an ongoing campaign to cater to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party and fan the flames of dangerous anti-immigrant hostility."

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Endorse Russ
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Endorse Russ

“I’m proud to have the support of President Obama and Vice President Biden,” said Russ.

Rep. Wachs to GOP U.S. Senators: Do Your Job!
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Rep. Wachs to GOP U.S. Senators: Do Your Job!

"Those who have sworn to uphold the Constitution are mandated to hold hearings and take action on the President's selection."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court

“In the spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation, I would encourage my Republican colleagues to give Judge Garland fair consideration.”

Op-Ed: Four Questions for Rebecca Bradley
Op-Ed

Four Questions for Rebecca Bradley

Justice Bradley's written opinions raise legal questions voters should ask, she should address.

Area Senator Now Poster Boy for GOP Obstructionism on SCOTUS Vacancy
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Area Senator Now Poster Boy for GOP Obstructionism on SCOTUS Vacancy

Johnson’s admission that he would consider a Republican president’s nominee is making national headlines as a case study in GOP obstructionism.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $1.7 Million to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic in Wisconsin
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $1.7 Million to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic in Wisconsin

Major investment will help health centers in Wisconsin better address opioid use disorders

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “The American people deserve a full and functioning Supreme Court – not an empty seat on the highest court in the land.”
SHOT/CHASER: Sen. Ron Johnson Confirms Obstructionist Agenda
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SHOT/CHASER: Sen. Ron Johnson Confirms Obstructionist Agenda

Sen. Ron Johnson should quit playing partisan games and do his job.

Mayor Barrett Announces City of Milwaukee Designated as White House TechHire Community
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Mayor Barrett Announces City of Milwaukee Designated as White House TechHire Community

City's New TechForce Center, Emphasis on IT Employment to Create Opportunities

President Barack Obama Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
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President Barack Obama Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

"I am proud to endorse him and offer my unqualified support for his re-election,” said President Barack Obama.

Murphy’s Law: Will Priebus Destroy The Republican Party?
Murphy’s Law

Will Priebus Destroy The Republican Party?

Decisions by the RNC chairman from Wisconsin could fatally wound the party.

HUD Awards Nearly $20 Million for Local Homeless Programs in Wisconsin
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HUD Awards Nearly $20 Million for Local Homeless Programs in Wisconsin

Funding renews support to local homeless housing and service programs

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

President's visit here hails Obamacare's success, bashes Walker for obstructing increased coverage.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Bipartisan Effort in Senate to Restore the United States Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court to Full Strength
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Bipartisan Effort in Senate to Restore the United States Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court to Full Strength

“It's the constitutional duty of the President to select a Supreme Court nominee and the Senate has the responsibility to give that nominee fair consideration with a hearing and a vote.”

Scott Walker’s Partisan Politics Cost Taxpayers Over $600 Million
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Scott Walker’s Partisan Politics Cost Taxpayers Over $600 Million

Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp legislature rejected $4.4 billion in federal funds to expand our successful BadgerCare program.

Mayor Barrett to Welcome President Obama for Healthy Communities Challenge Congratulatory Visit
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Mayor Barrett to Welcome President Obama for Healthy Communities Challenge Congratulatory Visit

City of Milwaukee, Community Leaders Worked to Enroll Thousands in Healthcare

SHOT/CHASER: Ron Johnson following through on pledge to support GOP nominee
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SHOT/CHASER: Ron Johnson following through on pledge to support GOP nominee

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said Wednesday he sees the Trump's appeal to voters.

Liquid Nicotine Regulations Signed Into Law
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Liquid Nicotine Regulations Signed Into Law

Liquid nicotine is a toxic substance, a tiny amount of which can kill a small child.

A Bad Start To The Week For Senator Ron Johnson
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A Bad Start To The Week For Senator Ron Johnson

Senator Johnson had a rough start to the week with four opinion pieces coming out blasting him for his irresponsible decision to not give any Supreme Court nominee a hearing and vote.

Rep. Wachs Urges U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Call for Supreme Court Hearings
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Rep. Wachs Urges U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Call for Supreme Court Hearings

"Over the past 30 years, the longest confirmation process took 99 days."

Senator No Show RoJo at it again
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Senator No Show RoJo at it again

Once again, he skipped out on his day job in favor of courting special interests.

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Rep. Sean Duffy Stands On GOP Obstruction To SCOTUS Nominee
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Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Rep. Sean Duffy Stands On GOP Obstruction To SCOTUS Nominee

The President has a constitutional responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, and the Senate has an obligation to vote on that nominee.

Sen. Johnson’s “Doing Nothing” strategy now official GOP position on SCOTUS hearings
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Sen. Johnson’s “Doing Nothing” strategy now official GOP position on SCOTUS hearings

Unfortunately for Ron Johnson, “doing nothing” while the nation’s highest court sits deadlocked won’t cut it.

U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
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U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

Moore and Barrett have worked closely on a number of important initiatives for the City of Milwaukee.

Weekend Update: A Short History of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Supreme Court Obstructionism
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Weekend Update: A Short History of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Supreme Court Obstructionism

Ron Johnson is content to take his cues from Washington Republicans who favor partisan bickering and obstructionism over a full and functional Supreme Court.

Op-Ed: In Defense Of The 1 Percent
Op-Ed

In Defense Of The 1 Percent

What they pay in taxes and why Bernie Sanders is wrong.

A Short History of Ron Johnson’s Week in SCOTUS Obstructionism
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A Short History of Ron Johnson’s Week in SCOTUS Obstructionism

Instead of doing his job, Johnson remains firmly planted in his belief that our nation’s highest court should remain deadlocked until after President Barack Obama leaves office.

Op-Ed: End Solitary Confinement, Especially of Youth
Op-Ed

End Solitary Confinement, Especially of Youth

State continues using isolation, including at Lincoln Hills for Boys, without transparency about practices.

For Sen. Ron Johnson on Supreme Court Vacancy, “doing nothing is also an action”
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For Sen. Ron Johnson on Supreme Court Vacancy, “doing nothing is also an action”

Senator Ron Johnson continues to refuse to do his job on the Supreme Court vacancy.

City of Milwaukee Wins White House “Healthy Communities Challenge”
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City of Milwaukee Wins White House “Healthy Communities Challenge”

Mayor Barrett to Welcome President Obama for Congratulatory Visit

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge

Milwaukee won the White House Healthy Communities Challenge with over 38,000 people in the Milwaukee area newly selecting a plan through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace.

Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning on Tonight’s Democratic Debate
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Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning on Tonight’s Democratic Debate

"After tonight, I am more confident than ever that the American people will choose Democratic leadership this November."

Amid Obama Budget Cuts, Coalition Urges Congress to Again Stand up for Great Lakes
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Amid Obama Budget Cuts, Coalition Urges Congress to Again Stand up for Great Lakes

The Obama Administration’s budget recommends cutting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million as currently appropriated to $250 million

Obamacare Could Get Sweeter for Wisconsin

Obamacare Could Get Sweeter for Wisconsin

Under president's budget, expanded Medicaid would give Wisconsin $1.1 billion or $137 per person.

Op-Ed: Hospitals Could Fix State’s Health Care
Op-Ed

Hospitals Could Fix State’s Health Care

They should emulate other states, offer to pay our state's share of Medicaid expansion.

The Water Council Applauds White House for $300 Million Proposal for Water Innovation
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The Water Council Applauds White House for $300 Million Proposal for Water Innovation

Budget proposal directs $300 million towards the development of new solutions that will help address our nation’s challenges with respect to water quality and quantity issues.

U.S. Rep. Moore Dismayed with GOP Move to Block POTUS’ Budget Hearing
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U.S. Rep. Moore Dismayed with GOP Move to Block POTUS’ Budget Hearing

In response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request to Congress, Congresswoman Gwen Moore released the following statement

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Emergency Funding Bill to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Emergency Funding Bill to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Opioids contributed to 45 percent of the 843 Wisconsin drug overdose deaths in 2013

2016 State of the City
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2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Youth Activists to Rally Against Reckless Pipeline Expansion Outside Milwaukee Democratic Debate
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Youth Activists to Rally Against Reckless Pipeline Expansion Outside Milwaukee Democratic Debate

Activists from across the Great Lakes oppose Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline expansion scheme

Data Wonk: The Decline of Conservative Thought
Data Wonk

The Decline of Conservative Thought

Once the party of ideas, the GOP now polices political correctness.

Free Car Rides for Residents to Enroll in Health Care before Jan. 31
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Free Car Rides for Residents to Enroll in Health Care before Jan. 31

Mayor Barrett Encourages Milwaukee’s Uninsured to Utilize Uber Promotion

Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act
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Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act

"Women make just 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, a figure that has barely budged in more than a decade."

On 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Wisconsin Women Lag Behind
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On 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Wisconsin Women Lag Behind

In 2009, Wisconsin passed its own Equal Pay Act, which was subsequently repealed by Governor Walker and the Republican majority in the legislature in 2012.

Study Gives State Climate Change Plan C+

Study Gives State Climate Change Plan C+

Emergency management staff say they may not be allowed to mention climate change.

Friday Photos: New Downtown Hotel Makes Progress
Friday Photos

New Downtown Hotel Makes Progress

Commerce building on 4th Street will become a 155-room SpringHill Suites Marriott hotel.

“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections
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“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections

On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real Reform

Mayor Barrett Announced Mentoring Initiative at My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Forum with MPS & Milwaukee Bucks
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Mayor Barrett Announced Mentoring Initiative at My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Forum with MPS & Milwaukee Bucks

White House Chair of My Brother’s Keeper Joined to Applaud Nationwide Progress

Are you kidding me? Sen. Ron Johnson calls Gov. Nikki Haley An Immigrant. She’s not.
Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach
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Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach

I have asked the Attorney General to review this proposed rule language as soon as it is made available

Will TV Series Help Free Steven Avery?

Will TV Series Help Free Steven Avery?

Popular Netflix series probing Manitowoc murder case causes national furor.

Rep. Barnes Applauds President Obama’s Efforts to Curb Gun Violence
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Rep. Barnes Applauds President Obama’s Efforts to Curb Gun Violence

“Just in Milwaukee alone, we had 125 gun-related homicides last year, and we already have one homicide in the first days of 2016.”

U.S. Rep. Moore Hails Executive Action to Curb Gun Violence
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U.S. Rep. Moore Hails Executive Action to Curb Gun Violence

“I applaud the president for taking steps within his executive authority to stand against the powerful gun lobby and the right-wing ideologues they support.”

Rep. Taylor Praises President Obama’s Actions to Curb Gun Violence
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Rep. Taylor Praises President Obama’s Actions to Curb Gun Violence

"As I’ve said all along, if more guns made us safer, we would be the safest country in the world."

Op-Ed: Are You Ready to Vote?
Op-Ed

Are You Ready to Vote?

2016 will have important elections but you need to follow new rules to make sure you're eligible.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin’s Solitary Stance On Climate Change
Op-Ed

Wisconsin’s Solitary Stance On Climate Change

This is the only state in America without a Clean Power Plan.

Op-Ed: How to Save the Middle Class
Op-Ed

How to Save the Middle Class

Wisconsin leads nation in middle class decline. How can state reverse trend?

New Milwaukee Excellence Charter School to open in fall after MPS Board vote
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New Milwaukee Excellence Charter School to open in fall after MPS Board vote

December Board update: MPS pursuing universal driver education, Board renews three other charter contracts

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Education Reforms Clear Senate, Head to President’s Desk
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Education Reforms Clear Senate, Head to President’s Desk

Major education bill to rewrite “No Child Left Behind” includes several Baldwin-authored provisions to streamline testing, improve technology in the classroom, and strengthen career and technical education

Ex-Cons Advocate for Prison Reform

Ex-Cons Advocate for Prison Reform

Advocacy group pushes for better treatment, restored rights and banning the box.

Rep. Barnes, Other Wisconsin Legislators Urge Executive Action from President Obama to Prevent Gun Violence
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Rep. Barnes, Other Wisconsin Legislators Urge Executive Action from President Obama to Prevent Gun Violence

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough – our communities need real and immediate action to prevent the scourge of gun violence from spreading any further.”

The Soaring Cost of Gun Violence

The Soaring Cost of Gun Violence

Estimated annual cost in Wisconsin is $2.9 billion, or $508 per person.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Rail Safety Reforms Clear Senate, Head to President’s Desk
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Rail Safety Reforms Clear Senate, Head to President’s Desk

Baldwin thanks Wisconsin advocates, first responders, local officials, and concerned citizens for input and efforts on reforms.

Sieger on Songs: The Legacy of Allen Toussaint
Sieger on Songs

The Legacy of Allen Toussaint

The late legend’s songs, like “Southern Nights,” are classics that will always be played.

24 Senators Urge White House to take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
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24 Senators Urge White House to take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Urges President Obama to take “executive action that could save lives”

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Governor Walker’s Attempt to Reject Syrian Refugees
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Governor Walker’s Attempt to Reject Syrian Refugees

“I am proud to stand with President Obama in welcoming refugees fleeing a vicious civil war.”

Homelessness in Wisconsin Remained Stable in 2015
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Homelessness in Wisconsin Remained Stable in 2015

In Wisconsin, local communities reported a total 6,057 persons experienced homelessness, representing a 4.4% decline since 2010.

Data Wonk: How Liberals Imitate Right Wing
Data Wonk

How Liberals Imitate Right Wing

Their stance on Abele and charter schools is just as close-minded as right wingers.

Riemer’s Bill Would Welcome Syrian Refugees

Riemer’s Bill Would Welcome Syrian Refugees

Despite opposition from Republicans, Milwaukee lawmaker still pushing idea.

Celebrate Cuba to Fend Off Those Winter Blues
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Celebrate Cuba to Fend Off Those Winter Blues

Latino Arts welcomes a performance from Grammy-nominated Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra, a mixed media exhibition from artist Dara Larson, and a special Lunch & Learn event about The Current State of Cuba

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee School Named After Ben Carson
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee School Named After Ben Carson

The Benjamin Carson Academy of Science "fails to meet expectations." Remind you of anyone?

Torinus: Can Ryan Succeed as Speaker?
Torinus

Can Ryan Succeed as Speaker?

If he seeks innovative solutions, he might forge some grand compromises.

Obama right on ban the box
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Obama right on ban the box

Yesterday at a visit to a halfway house, President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation currently pending in Congress to ban the box on job applications

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Administration Announcement Giving Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Federal Employment
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Administration Announcement Giving Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Federal Employment

Baldwin joined bipartisan effort in May calling on President Obama to “Ban the Box”

Murphy’s Law: How Schools Are Over-Testing Students
Murphy’s Law

How Schools Are Over-Testing Students

New study of big city schools, including Milwaukee, shows way too many standardized tests being given.

Data Wonk: Do More Guns Lower Crime?
Data Wonk

Do More Guns Lower Crime?

That’s the theory behind proposed bill to permit guns in college buildings. Is the theory true?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Obama Administration Efforts to Reduce Over-Testing in Schools
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Obama Administration Efforts to Reduce Over-Testing in Schools

“I applaud this commonsense move from the Administration that I am hopeful will gives states and schools the tools and resources to reduce unnecessary assessments, especially by targeting redundant and low-quality tests.”

Data Wonk: Marching Towards Ideological Conformity
Data Wonk

Marching Towards Ideological Conformity

Ideology prevents Republicans from offering real solutions. Ditto for liberal charter school haters.

Murphy’s Law: Chris Larson’s War Against Abele
Murphy’s Law

Chris Larson’s War Against Abele

State senator running for county executive blasts Abele with personal attacks, will divide Democrats.

Data Wonk: What Explains Trump’s Popularity?
Data Wonk

What Explains Trump’s Popularity?

Polls of Wisconsin voters and other data provides disturbing clues.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Lake Michigan Marine Sanctuaries Designation
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Lake Michigan Marine Sanctuaries Designation

Baldwin Has Long Championed Efforts to Protect and Preserve Wisconsin’s Great Lakes

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run
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Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run

Trump takes GOP lead, Clinton holds Dem edge in Wisconsin

What the GOP Debates Didn’t Address

What the GOP Debates Didn’t Address

They offered great entertainment, but candidates are missing some huge issues.

HUD Awards $30 Million to the City of Milwaukee To Revitalize Public Housing Development
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HUD Awards $30 Million to the City of Milwaukee To Revitalize Public Housing Development

A Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant was Awarded to Redevelop the Westlawn Public Housing Development and Revitalize the Neighborhood

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Investment in Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Investment in Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards Wisconsin $939,768 per year to advance prevention

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds President Obama’s Call to End Carried Interest Loophole
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds President Obama’s Call to End Carried Interest Loophole

In June, Senator Baldwin and Representative Levin Introduced Bill to Repeal Carried Interest Loophole

Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel goes “On the Issues”
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Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel goes “On the Issues”

He is working with local law enforcement to stop the dramatic surge in Milwaukee gun violence.

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell to attend White House welcome ceremony for Pope Francis
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Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell to attend White House welcome ceremony for Pope Francis

Francis, who was named pope on March 13, 2013, is the first Jesuit pope.

Plenty of Horne: Hillary Clinton Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Hillary Clinton Comes to Town

UWM Union once again site of presidential candidate visit and a tribute to the late Art Elkon

U.S. Rep. Moore Praises Iran Nuclear Deal Moving Forward
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U.S. Rep. Moore Praises Iran Nuclear Deal Moving Forward

“Thanks to this comprehensive agreement and President Obama’s leadership, we are choosing peace over military intervention.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Investment in Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Investment in Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards Wisconsin $939,768 per year to advance prevention

Ribbon-cuttings set for new MPS athletic fields
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Ribbon-cuttings set for new MPS athletic fields

Rebuilt South Stadium, renovated Custer Stadium part of district effort to strengthen athletic opportunities

Stricter Overtime Rules Would Help Workers

Stricter Overtime Rules Would Help Workers

Obama plan would benefit 198,000 Wisconsin workers, some below the poverty line.

Bar Exam: Landmark Lanes’ Jazzy 88-Year History
Bar Exam

Landmark Lanes’ Jazzy 88-Year History

Serving booze during prohibition and built by a billionaire jailbird whose son become an ambassador.

Sen. Lena Taylor: Walker using police shootings for political gain
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Sen. Lena Taylor: Walker using police shootings for political gain

“Today’s column proves that Scott Walker will say anything to get elected.”

Murphy’s Law: The Meltdown of Scott Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Meltdown of Scott Walker

Onetime frontrunner for Iowa primary is “finished,” most covering presidential campaign say.

Now Serving: Bay View Loses Pizza, Gains Ceviche
Now Serving

Bay View Loses Pizza, Gains Ceviche

Pepi's Pizza will move from Howell Ave. to Brady Street and C-Viche will open on KK.

Cruel and Unusual: Wisconsin Curbs Solitary Confinement
Cruel and Unusual

Wisconsin Curbs Solitary Confinement

State joins national reform movement, but prisoner advocates say more could be done.

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Clinton leading primary fields among Wisconsin voters
Is an Obama Donor Tying the President’s Hands on Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?
Nearly one month after Walker vetoed funds for Milwaukee energy consortium, Obama makes grant announcement
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Nearly one month after Walker vetoed funds for Milwaukee energy consortium, Obama makes grant announcement

“Despite frequently speaking the words, it’s almost like Governor Walker is allergic to economic growth and prosperity.”

Governor Scott Walker Statement on EPA’s Final Rule
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Governor Scott Walker Statement on EPA’s Final Rule

"Yet again, President Obama is taking unilateral action and overstepping the limits of his authority to pursue a political agenda."

Feds Push Wisconsin to Review Excessive Health Insurance Rate Increases
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Feds Push Wisconsin to Review Excessive Health Insurance Rate Increases

Citizen Action Calls for Public Hearings on Large Premium Hikes

Murphy’s Law: Who is Scott Walker?
Murphy’s Law

Who is Scott Walker?

The real, profusely documented story of the man who would be president.

Data Wonk: Why Is Minnesota Outperforming Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

Why Is Minnesota Outperforming Wisconsin?

Does having a Republican or Democratic governor explain the difference?

Data Wonk: Who Wins From Court’s Obamacare Ruling?
Data Wonk

Who Wins From Court’s Obamacare Ruling?

Wisconsin and Walker are both big winners, while Rojo and Paul Ryan look foolish.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Action to Reward Hard Work and Restore Overtime Pay
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Action to Reward Hard Work and Restore Overtime Pay

Approximately 80,000 Wisconsin workers to benefit from Administration’s action

Answering Call from Baldwin, Kaine and Portman, Obama Announces CTE Scholars Program
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Answering Call from Baldwin, Kaine and Portman, Obama Announces CTE Scholars Program

The current U.S. Presidential Scholars program honors graduating high school seniors for academic excellence, artistic accomplishments, and civic contributions.

The State of Politics: Is Feingold the Hillary of Wisconsin Democrats?
The State of Politics

Is Feingold the Hillary of Wisconsin Democrats?

For better or worse, the similarities between the two are many.

Murphy’s Law: Walker Bets on the Radical Right
Murphy’s Law

Walker Bets on the Radical Right

He plans to beat Bush and Rubio from the far right. But his success could make him unelectable in the general election.

Clean Water Rule ‘A Major Victory for People, Great Lakes, Economy’
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Clean Water Rule ‘A Major Victory for People, Great Lakes, Economy’

Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands will protect public drinking water for more than 30 million people in region, bolster Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts.

Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod goes “On the Issues”
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Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod goes “On the Issues”

As a political consultant, Axelrod has managed media and communications strategy for 150 local, state and national campaigns.

Rep. Gwen Moore Praises Passage of Human Trafficking Legislation
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Rep. Gwen Moore Praises Passage of Human Trafficking Legislation

“Victims of such abhorrent practices need allies in their corner, and I take pride in knowing Congress has finally decided to get into the fight.”

HUD Awards Over $1.3 Million to an HIV/AIDS Housing Program in Wisconsin
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HUD Awards Over $1.3 Million to an HIV/AIDS Housing Program in Wisconsin

Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness

Data Wonk: The Meaning of Judge Bradley’s Victory
Data Wonk

The Meaning of Judge Bradley’s Victory

She carried more assembly districts than Obama or Mary Burke. Are there lessons for Democrats and the GOP in her victory?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Crude by Rail Final Rules
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Crude by Rail Final Rules

"Congress should pass legislation that speeds up the phase out of these dangerous cars and I am hopeful that my Republican colleagues will join our effort to do so as we work to keep Wisconsin communities safe."

Changing Politics Could Hurt Great Lakes

Changing Politics Could Hurt Great Lakes

Regional Republican governors like Scott Walker are less interested in efforts to protect the lakes.

HUD AwardsNearly $513,000 to Help 115 Homeless Veterans in Wisconsin Find Permanent Homes
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HUD AwardsNearly $513,000 to Help 115 Homeless Veterans in Wisconsin Find Permanent Homes

HUD-VASH vouchers to build on national effort to end veteran homelessness

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval down
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Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval down

Clinton leads presidential matchups; controversy over budget

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Federal Oil Train Safety Recommendations
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Federal Oil Train Safety Recommendations

NTSB Backs Call to Take Unsafe Tank Cars off the Track

Murphy’s Law: Too Pure for Pork
Murphy’s Law

Too Pure for Pork

Gov. Walker is a latest of state politicians from both parties who have an aversion to federal funds.

MPS Commitment Schools Show Improvement

MPS Commitment Schools Show Improvement

Federally funded schools have raised student achievement in reading and math.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Efforts to Make College More Affordable
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Efforts to Make College More Affordable

Introduces Budget Amendment to Make Two Years of Community College Free

Murphy’s Law: Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?
Murphy’s Law

Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

Dr. Driver statement regarding meeting with President Obama
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Dr. Driver statement regarding meeting with President Obama

MPS superintendent joined other urban school leaders with the Council of the Great City Schools

Program for underperforming MPS schools is paying off
Press Release

Program for underperforming MPS schools is paying off

Early results show that Commitment Schools initiative is improving reading and math achievement in kindergarten through 8th grade

Plenty of Horne: Wikipedia Edits for President Walker
Plenty of Horne

Wikipedia Edits for President Walker

Oh, the records Walker would set, including first county exec rising to president and biggest age deficit between president and first lady.

Baldwin, Kind Urge President to Take Immediate Action on Dangerous Oil Trains
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Baldwin, Kind Urge President to Take Immediate Action on Dangerous Oil Trains

In letter to President Obama, Baldwin and Kind express frustration after the Administration missed January 15 deadline to release final rules to address oil train accidents.

Murphy’s Law: Is Walker Crazy Like a Fox?
Murphy’s Law

Is Walker Crazy Like a Fox?

His campaign for president seems ridiculous. So why is he rising in the polls?

Shameful and idiotic remarks deserve to be denounced
Press Release

Shameful and idiotic remarks deserve to be denounced

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. February 20, 2015

MPS hosts listening sessions linked to strategies for improving student outcomes
Press Release

MPS hosts listening sessions linked to strategies for improving student outcomes

Students, families, staff and community members invited to weigh in; each session is connected to one of the district's Strategic Objectives

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to examine separation of powers controversies in Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture
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Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to examine separation of powers controversies in Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture

The nation has witnessed major separation of powers controversies during the administrations of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.

Data Wonk: How Good Are Charter Schools?
Data Wonk

How Good Are Charter Schools?

The data is very encouraging, so why are liberals so opposed?

LGBT Life: No, It’s Not a Lifestyle
LGBT Life

No, It’s Not a Lifestyle

Being gay or transgender isn’t a choice, so it’s inaccurate and misleading to describe it as a “lifestyle.”

Back In The News: Is Paul Ryan Becoming a Moderate?
Back In The News

Is Paul Ryan Becoming a Moderate?

Yet another “new” Ryan, this time ready to make bargains with Obama.

Coalition: Opportunity for Congress to Again Show Leadership on Great Lakes
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Coalition: Opportunity for Congress to Again Show Leadership on Great Lakes

Cuts in Obama budget set stage for Republicans, Democrats to restore funding to programs essential to region’s drinking water, jobs, way of life.

Obama Budget ‘A Non-starter,’ Cuts $50 Million from Federal Great Lakes Restoration Efforts
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Obama Budget ‘A Non-starter,’ Cuts $50 Million from Federal Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

Coalition: Bi-Partisan leaders in Congress will need to, once again, restore funding after cuts by Obama Administration.

Murphy’s Law: Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?

Police Chief Ed Flynn is one of the foremost practitioners of aggressive policing getting national criticism.

Indiana Makes Wisconsin Last Great Lakes State Not to Take Medicaid Dollars
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Indiana Makes Wisconsin Last Great Lakes State Not to Take Medicaid Dollars

Indiana’s Republican Governor reached a deal Tuesday to accept enhanced federal dollars to strengthen its Medicaid program.

Murphy’s Law: How Walker’s Presidential Bid Hurts Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

How Walker’s Presidential Bid Hurts Wisconsin

On a wide range of policies, Walker may be serving his career more than his constituents

The State of Politics: Walker Not Most Polarizing Pol
The State of Politics

Walker Not Most Polarizing Pol

Polls show he is fourth most polarizing among state voters.

Water Council CEO to Join Baldwin at State of the Union
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Water Council CEO to Join Baldwin at State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Dean Amhaus, President and CEO of The Water Council, will join her as a guest at President Obama’s State of the Union.

Data Wonk: Wisconsin Is Now a Republican Oligopoly
Data Wonk

Wisconsin Is Now a Republican Oligopoly

Election results reveal Democrats now start all elections with a ten percent disadvantage.

Murphy’s Law: America’s Newest Hero, David Clarke
Murphy’s Law

America’s Newest Hero, David Clarke

He’s in the news everywhere and conservatives are falling all over themselves in adulation.

The State of Politics: Swing Voters Leave Hope for Democrats
The State of Politics

Swing Voters Leave Hope for Democrats

They voted for Walker yet support accepting federal Medicaid increase and raising minimum wage.

Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital
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Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital

Statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton December 5, 2014

Obama Order Will Affect Thousands of Immigrants Here

Obama Order Will Affect Thousands of Immigrants Here

Executive order will help 5 million immigrants nationally and up to 30,000 in Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: The Economic Madness of Robin Vos
Murphy’s Law

The Economic Madness of Robin Vos

His stance on “prioritizing” research could hurt our universities and the state economy.

Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule
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Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule

Public comment period closes today on rule upholding Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands essential to drinking water, Great Lakes

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives $650,000 to State GOP

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives $650,000 to State GOP

Most of last minute campaign donation may go to Gov. Walker, who made trip to Las Vegas to woo the casino magnate.

Murphy’s Law: The Massive Gender Gap in Gov’s Race
Murphy’s Law

The Massive Gender Gap in Gov’s Race

Walker does terrible with women. But Burke does far worse with men. Why?

Op-Ed: The Wisconsin Way?
Op-Ed

The Wisconsin Way?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin calls on Governor Walker to move health care reform forward.

The State of Politics: PSC Questions Cost of Cutting Emissions
The State of Politics

PSC Questions Cost of Cutting Emissions

Public Service Commissioner Nowak warns federal carbon-emission rule could cost $20 billion. But is the estimate accurate?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on the Administration’s Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on the Administration’s Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Baldwin Statement on President Obama's Address on the Administration's Strategy to Counter ISIL

Data Wonk: Are Democrats Better for the Economy?
Data Wonk

Are Democrats Better for the Economy?

The data shows Democratic presidents have better economic growth. But is the data meaningful?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Action on Special Enrollment Period for 38,000 Wisconsinites Dropped from BadgerCare under Governor Walker’s Plan
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Action on Special Enrollment Period for 38,000 Wisconsinites Dropped from BadgerCare under Governor Walker’s Plan

Last Week, Baldwin Asked Obama Administration for Special Enrollment Period to Close Coverage Gap Created By Walker Administration

MPS Expels Construction Skills Training Program From North Division

MPS Expels Construction Skills Training Program From North Division

Program had 275 students enrolled and long waiting list, but program's founder had 25-year-old forgery conviction.

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
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MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

Murphy’s Law: Is Walker Guilty — Or the Law Meaningless?
Murphy’s Law

Is Walker Guilty — Or the Law Meaningless?

After the latest Doe document dump, no other conclusion is possible.

Where Does All That Campaign Cash Go?

Where Does All That Campaign Cash Go?

Scott Walker, Mary Burke campaign cash buying more than just ads.

Data Wonk: Obamacare’s Success So Far
Data Wonk

Obamacare’s Success So Far

Uninsured rates decline in most states, more so for those “embracing” the legislation, and Wisconsin finds itself in the middle of the pack.

Murphy’s Law: Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General
Murphy’s Law

Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General

Jon Richards is the favorite. But is he the best choice?

Data Wonk: Court Decision Could Kill Obamacare in Wisconsin
Data Wonk

Court Decision Could Kill Obamacare in Wisconsin

That would hurt many who’ve enrolled, and leave Gov. Walker in a tough position.

Data Wonk: The Impact of Obamacare
Data Wonk

The Impact of Obamacare

States that embraced it have greatly lowered the number of uninsured. What’s the impact on Wisconsin?

Data Wonk: Is Walker to Blame for Poor Job Growth?
Data Wonk

Is Walker to Blame for Poor Job Growth?

Liberal and conservatives adamantly disagree. What does the data show?

Data Wonk: The Democratic Disadvantage
Data Wonk

The Democratic Disadvantage

Republicans can continue to control the legislature with 46% of the statewide vote. How can Democrats overcome this edge?

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor’s race tied
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor’s race tied

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that the Wisconsin governor’s race has tightened to a dead heat.

Meet Michael S. Murphy: Architect of GOP upheaval
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Meet Michael S. Murphy: Architect of GOP upheaval

Wisconsinites Vote Big Money Out of Elections, New Analysis Finds McCutcheon Decision Could Let Big Money In
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Wisconsinites Vote Big Money Out of Elections, New Analysis Finds McCutcheon Decision Could Let Big Money In

MOVI Wisconsin Coalition Announces 2014-2015 Plan to Reclaim our Democracy

Republicans Should Retain Legislature This Fall

Republicans Should Retain Legislature This Fall

Democrats hope to retake Senate but their chances don't look good.

A Millennial’s Take on Obamacare

A Millennial’s Take on Obamacare

I signed up. But long term, is it worth the cost?

Coalition to Testify at House Hearing on Great Lakes Efforts
Press Release

Coalition to Testify at House Hearing on Great Lakes Efforts

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Policy Director Chad Lord will be testifying today before a U.S. House subcommittee responsible for funding environmental programs.

Brooklyn Chamber CEO to help open new BizStarts offices
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Brooklyn Chamber CEO to help open new BizStarts offices

New BizForge services aiming to foster entrepreneurial growth in SE Wisconsin similar to Brooklyn

Groups: Permanent Solution to Invasive Species Crisis Needs to Remain Priority for Army Corps, States and Congress
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Groups: Permanent Solution to Invasive Species Crisis Needs to Remain Priority for Army Corps, States and Congress

Only viable solution is to physically separate Great Lakes, Mississippi River basins

How Will Obamacare Affect Health Care Prices?

How Will Obamacare Affect Health Care Prices?

Experts disagree about likely impact on Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds lead over challenger Mary Burke in new Marquette Law School Poll
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds lead over challenger Mary Burke in new Marquette Law School Poll

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic candidate Mary Burke, 48 to 41 percent.

Murphy’s Law: Why Didn’t Chisholm Go After Democrats?
Murphy’s Law

Why Didn’t Chisholm Go After Democrats?

Republicans say the John Doe probe proves bias. So does the federal suit against DA. Are they right?

Why Wisconsin Lags in High Tech Economy

Why Wisconsin Lags in High Tech Economy

Are the state’s liberals too opposed to change? Part II in a series.

Senior at MPS’ Rufus King H.S. wins President’s Volunteer Service Award
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Senior at MPS’ Rufus King H.S. wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Chariesse Ellis has provided more than 200 hours of service; comes as MPS adds community service to graduation requirements

Murphy’s Law: Did Gov. Walker Have a Secret Email System?
Murphy’s Law

Did Gov. Walker Have a Secret Email System?

A Walker administration insider says some staff used private emails and personal laptops in the office.

Bowen Calls Living Wage Bill in Legislature an Attack on the Working Poor and Local Control
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Bowen Calls Living Wage Bill in Legislature an Attack on the Working Poor and Local Control

Bill Would Prohibit Municipalities from Establishing a “Living Wage”

Supervisor Lipscomb Praises Passage of 2014 Ready-to-Work Investment
Press Release

Supervisor Lipscomb Praises Passage of 2014 Ready-to-Work Investment

Legislation Provides $400,000 for Extension of “R2W” Program

Supervisor David F. Bowen Praises Finance Committee for Passage of Living Wage Ordinance
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Supervisor David F. Bowen Praises Finance Committee for Passage of Living Wage Ordinance

Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen today praised the County Board’s Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee for voting to approve a “living wage” of 100 percent of the poverty line.

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen on the County Executive’s Opposition to a “Living Wage” Ordinance
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Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen on the County Executive’s Opposition to a “Living Wage” Ordinance

I’m disappointed that the County Executive has resorted to spreading misinformation regarding my proposal to replace poverty wages in Milwaukee County with a Living Wage ordinance.

Rep. Barca announces living wage bill for state contract employees
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Rep. Barca announces living wage bill for state contract employees

People who work for Wisconsin deserve fair wage to help provide for their families

First Marquette Law School Poll of 2014 examines Wisconsin governor’s race, direction of the state and jobs outlook
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First Marquette Law School Poll of 2014 examines Wisconsin governor’s race, direction of the state and jobs outlook

The first Marquette Law School Poll of the 2014 election year finds Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic candidate Mary Burke, 47 to 41 percent.

Back in the News: Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?
Back in the News

Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?

Once again, Walker threatens to replace Common Core standards. Is he bluffing?

‘it gets better’ Stage Production From Gay Men’s Chorus of  Los Angeles (GMCLA) Boldly Reaches Out To Milwaukee Youth With March 2nd Engagement
Murphy’s Law: Democratic Wedge Issues
Murphy’s Law

Democratic Wedge Issues

Republicans are out of step on issues like same sex marriage and medical marijuana.

Plenty of Horne: Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz
Plenty of Horne

Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz

Speaking at St. John's on the Lake, she talks about her conversation with Cruz, earmarks and voter ID.

Minnesota Trumps Wisconsin on Health Care

Minnesota Trumps Wisconsin on Health Care

By cooperating with Obamacare Minnesota will cover 225,000 more people and spend $104 million less than Wisconsin.

County Executive Abele Meets With White House Staff on ACA & Minimum Wage
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County Executive Abele Meets With White House Staff on ACA & Minimum Wage

In addition to raising the minimum wage, Abele is focused on closing the wage gap by helping people get back to work and into more skilled, higher paying jobs, through stronger economic development and jobs training.

Murphy’s Law: Why the Minimum Wage Should Be Increased
Murphy’s Law

Why the Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

It could do more than anything to reduce the income gap in this state.

Murphy’s Law: The New Non-Profit Kingpins
Murphy’s Law

The New Non-Profit Kingpins

As SDC declines, groups like Community Advocates and Next Door are on the rise.

Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker in tight race with Burke for Wisconsin governor in 2014
Press Release

Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker in tight race with Burke for Wisconsin governor in 2014

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that, just over a year from the election, the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race is shaping up to be very competitive.

Over $1 Million Requested to Duplicate Services
Press Release

Over $1 Million Requested to Duplicate Services

The resolution (File 13-746) is aimed at tapping into the County’s contingency fund – which is usually reserved for emergencies – in order to fund a campaign informing the public about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Republicans join Koch Brothers, opposing actions to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Gov. Walker’s Gender Gap

Gov. Walker’s Gender Gap

Men approve and women disapprove of him by large margins. Could that decide 2014 election?

Obama, Walker job approvals slip below 50 percent in Marquette Law School Poll
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Obama, Walker job approvals slip below 50 percent in Marquette Law School Poll

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that job approval ratings for Gov. Scott Walker and President Barack Obama both have slipped below 50 percent in Wisconsin, with sharp differences evident among blocks of swing voters and across various regions in the state.

Murphy’s Law: Jim Sensenbrenner, Civil Libertarian?
Murphy’s Law

Jim Sensenbrenner, Civil Libertarian?

Will Wisconsin’s congressman protect us from Obama’s NSA surveillance?

Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Plan to Steal Elections
Murphy’s Law

Republican Plan to Steal Elections

Priebus and others push strategies to win presidency with a minority of votes.

Immigration reform holds promise for Milwaukee, U.S., aldermen say
Press Release

Immigration reform holds promise for Milwaukee, U.S., aldermen say

The City of Milwaukee and the U.S. stand to benefit under much needed immigration reform principles announced by President Obama earlier this week, Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman José G. Pérez said today.

President Obama proclaims February National African American History Month
Press Release

President Obama proclaims February National African American History Month

Alderman Davis said it is just one of many contributions that the President has made to the African American community.

A Solution to Our Billion-Dollar Democracy

A Solution to Our Billion-Dollar Democracy

11 states support a constitutional amendment to overthrow Supreme Court decision allowing unrestrained campaign spending. What about Wisconsin?

Republican Road Rage

Republican Road Rage

Romney was the choice of exurban road warriors while slower-moving urbanites picked Obama. How we move through the world is a key difference between the parties.

Republicans Will Oppose Gun Controls

Republicans Will Oppose Gun Controls

There may be national outrage on the issue, but Gov. Walker and others oppose changes.

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Murphy’s Law: How Coal Hurts Minorities
Murphy’s Law

How Coal Hurts Minorities

A new study finds Wisconsin a leader in environmental racism. But is the state improving?

How Republicans Won the Legislature

How Republicans Won the Legislature

It was a Democratic wave, but redistricting helped the GOP win 74% of assembly seats with just 52% of the vote.

Murphy’s Law: It’s the Middle Class, Stupid
Murphy’s Law

It’s the Middle Class, Stupid

How Romney and Ryan alienated average Americans.

City Decides Election

City Decides Election

More than 80 percent of Obama’s victory margin in Wisconsin came from Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: 25 Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

25 Winners and Losers

The list is long (and fun). This was a campaign with real consequences.

Murphy’s Law: Sykes’ Suspicious Smokescreen
Murphy’s Law

Sykes’ Suspicious Smokescreen

Charlie Sykes uses anonymous interview to claim the “family” putting up voter fraud billboards fears for its safety.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Swallows GOP Propaganda
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Swallows GOP Propaganda

It was the nation’s only daily newspaper to fall for an anti-Obama business "survey."

Murphy’s Law: Why Romney Can’t Win Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Why Romney Can’t Win Wisconsin

Romney's misunderstanding of the Republican base could kill him.

Eyes on Milwaukee: An Action-Packed Weekend
Eyes on Milwaukee

An Action-Packed Weekend

So much to see: A party on a bridge, 120+ open houses, and President Obama's speech.

Alderman Donovan to Mayor: Start paying attention to Milwaukee
Press Release

Alderman Donovan to Mayor: Start paying attention to Milwaukee

How did the first moments of my first day of vacation begin (today)?

The Chatter: The Voter Suppression Game
The Chatter

The Voter Suppression Game

Both parties are devising strategies to discourage voting. But Republicans are using government power.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Could Decide Race
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Could Decide Race

Without a high county turnout, Tom Barrett is toast.

Murphy’s Law: Senator Wanggaard’s Double Dipping
Murphy’s Law

Senator Wanggaard’s Double Dipping

State Sen. Van Wanggaard cuts benefits for workers while getting ever more for himself.

Milwaukee’s Stimulus Request

Milwaukee’s Stimulus Request

Yesterday the U.S. Senate approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and although it still has conference committee changes to go through prior to arriving on President Obama's desk it's interesting to see what items the City of Milwaukee would like to see funded.

Milwaukee’s War on Fun

Milwaukee’s War on Fun

It was just a few years ago when Milwaukee was named the #2 Party City in America, and although that might seem like a funny or insignificant title it was actually a well deserved and beneficial honor.

Committee Plans to Lobby UWM to Expand Downtown

Committee Plans to Lobby UWM to Expand Downtown

In April 2008 Alderman D'Amato, as one of his last acts in office, brought forward a resolution that stated the City of Milwaukee's position that the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee should locate its College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well asUWM's other satellite campuses, within the City of Milwaukee.

Committee Quickly Approves Road Projects

Committee Quickly Approves Road Projects

Although this meeting finished in record time due to Alderman Robert Bauman's auctioneer style meetings, there were a couple of items of interest.

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Barack Obama on High Speed Rail

Barack Obama on High Speed Rail

Barack Obama seems to have his head in the right place when thinking about the need for mobility in a regional sense. He doesn't advocate New York to Chicago high speed rail or other long routes, something that a plane does and will probably always do better. He doesn't talk about cost inefficient monorail technology or other fancy, whiz-bang technologies. Obama recognizes that high speed rail is the perfect mode of transit for regional connectivity and that the Midwest is a good place for that implementation.