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Op-Ed: Walker Policies Will Increase Violence
Op-Ed

Walker Policies Will Increase Violence

Watering down gun laws makes it easier for criminals to get firearms.

Anti-Immigrant GOP Bill Threatens Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
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Anti-Immigrant GOP Bill Threatens Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking

"I am especially troubled by the impact this bill will have on our country’s most vulnerable and isolated populations."

Rep. Moore to Governor Walker: Proposal to Drug Test the Poor is Wasteful and Unconstitutional
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Rep. Moore to Governor Walker: Proposal to Drug Test the Poor is Wasteful and Unconstitutional

In response to his lawsuit against the federal government over drug testing food stamp recipients, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent the following letter to Governor Scott Walker:

860 WNOV Exclusive: Co. Supervisor Rainey Fulfills Promise to Late Philanthropist Rosenberg
Rep. Gwen Moore on Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling
Press Release

Rep. Gwen Moore on Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

“This decision by the Supreme Court marks a truly historic day for our country."

Photo Gallery: The Faces of Juneteenth Day
Photo Gallery

The Faces of Juneteenth Day

Milwaukee's celebration of the end of slavery is one of the nation's oldest. Urban Milwaukee was there to capture all the action in photographs.

Plenty of Horne: A Weekend of Gay Pride
Plenty of Horne

A Weekend of Gay Pride

Pridefest gets all the attention, but the Pride Parade is a true slice of Milwaukee that draws a very diverse crowd.

Op-Ed: Sheriff Clarke Should Drop the Act
Op-Ed

Sheriff Clarke Should Drop the Act

He's become the vehicle for dog-whistle narratives that Fox anchors would never dare utter themselves.

Plenty of Horne: Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated
Plenty of Horne

Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated

Will anti-streetcar group get involved? And did Journal Sentinel exaggerate the number of candidates?

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.”

Rep. Moore: President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Calls Attention to Vulnerable Women and Children
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Rep. Moore: President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Calls Attention to Vulnerable Women and Children

In response to the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement.

Rep. Gwen Moore Selected as Ranking Member on the House Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee
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Rep. Gwen Moore Selected as Ranking Member on the House Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee

Earlier today, the Congresswoman released the following statement

Plenty of Horne: Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot
Plenty of Horne

Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot

Monique Taylor sought open county supervisor seat to run against Gwen Moore’s son, but didn’t get enough signatures.

Letter of Support for Milwaukee Streetcar
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Letter of Support for Milwaukee Streetcar

"I strongly support efforts to improve public transportation options, improve mobility, and create economic development in Milwaukee through the creation of a modern downtown street car."

Rep. Gwen Moore Calls on DOJ Review of Milwaukee Police Procedures
Press Release

Rep. Gwen Moore Calls on DOJ Review of Milwaukee Police Procedures

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent the following letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division

Back in the News: Chisholm Decision Triggers Controversy
Back in the News

Chisholm Decision Triggers Controversy

DA decides not to charge officer who killed mentally ill man, leaving community divided over issue.

Rep. Gwen Moore on Decision to Not File Charges in Dontre Hamilton Shooting
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Rep. Gwen Moore on Decision to Not File Charges in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

"It is paramount that we channel our collective grief and frustration in a constructive manner."

Rep. Gwen Moore Welcomes New Diplomatic Approach to Cuba
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Rep. Gwen Moore Welcomes New Diplomatic Approach to Cuba

In response to recent actions by the White House to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

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.

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

10 members of state's congressional delegation worth between $54 million and $171 million, new research group shows.

The State of Politics: Who Will Lead the Democrats?
The State of Politics

Who Will Lead the Democrats?

The party badly needs leadership, but the bench looks thin. Here are the likely candidates.

Rep Gwen Moore on the Passing of Annette Polly Williams
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Rep Gwen Moore on the Passing of Annette Polly Williams

In recognition of the passing of Annette "Polly" Williams, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:

Feature Story: The Battle Between Walker and Burke
Feature Story

The Battle Between Walker and Burke

They are two wildly different personalities with quite different agendas. A frank look at both candidates for governor.

Rep. Gwen Moore Hails SCOTUS Ruling Against Voter ID Law
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Rep. Gwen Moore Hails SCOTUS Ruling Against Voter ID Law

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to block implementation of Wisconsin’s discriminatory voter ID law, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement

Underdogs for Congress

Underdogs for Congress

Only one congressional race is (barely) competitive in Wisconsin. The seven incumbents have a 14-1 advantage in campaign cash.

Plenty of Horne: MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix
Plenty of Horne

MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix

A planned community gathering space instead becomes an underwhelming staircase.

WOLF! Is this a real alarm? It doesn’t matter… if you’re a sheep, you’ll start shaking
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WOLF! Is this a real alarm? It doesn’t matter… if you’re a sheep, you’ll start shaking

Wasserman Schultz is crying wolf... and the sheep are shaking

Plenty of Horne: For Rail or Trail
Plenty of Horne

For Rail or Trail

A path along the lake could connect cyclists/hikers to Ozaukee County, but coal freight is hogging the line.

The State of Politics: Pick Tuesday’s Primary Winners
The State of Politics

Pick Tuesday’s Primary Winners

Burke v. Hulsey won't be close. But the 19th Assembly District Democratic primary looks to be very competitive, who will win it?

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?

EPA Announces $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee
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EPA Announces $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee

“This EPA brownfield grant is a solid investment in the future of Milwaukee that will help transform contaminated sites into redevelopment opportunities”

Murphy’s Law: The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic
Murphy’s Law

The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic

She’s running for assembly but wanted to continue as county supervisor and collect two full-time salaries.

Wisconsin Progress Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for State Assembly
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Wisconsin Progress Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for State Assembly

Progressives Choose Marina

House Confidential: Gary George’s Grafton Mansion
House Confidential

Gary George’s Grafton Mansion

He lives far outside Gwen Moore's congressional district, but is running for the seat anyway.

Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Dimitrijevic for State Assembly
Murphy’s Law: Walker, Sykes and Belling
Murphy’s Law

Walker, Sykes and Belling

The New Republic feature story on Scott Walker and talk radio is juicy stuff. But is it true?

House Confidential: Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex
House Confidential

Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex

His sided, south side home, in suburban-like Jackson Park, is a veritable pillar of middle-class respectability.

Clean Wisconsin Action Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly
Press Release

Clean Wisconsin Action Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly

Marina is a Proven Champion for Protecting Our Environment

Murphy’s Law: John Chisholm Crushes Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

John Chisholm Crushes Sheriff Clarke

The sheriff takes some pot shots at DA, only to get mowed down, in an entertaining -- and very revealing -- exchange.

The State of Politics: Few Competitive Legislative Races
The State of Politics

Few Competitive Legislative Races

Redistricting has reduced the number of competitive districts for fall elections.

Dimitrijevic for Assembly: Gains Endorsement of Public Educators in Wisconsin
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Dimitrijevic for Assembly: Gains Endorsement of Public Educators in Wisconsin

MTEA and WEAC Agree that Marina is the Best Choice

Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs
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Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today issued its support to U.S. House and Senate leaders who are pushing to restore funding to Great Lakes programs.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

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?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

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.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Plenty of Horne: Rep. Petri’s Daughter is Washington Post Columnist
Plenty of Horne

Rep. Petri’s Daughter is Washington Post Columnist

Alexandra Petri's brilliant column ridicules the concept of "affluenza" but she may inherit the malady from her dad.

Back in the News: Why Walker Didn’t Graduate
Back in the News

Why Walker Didn’t Graduate

Journal Sentinel adds more to story, but still leaves some mystery.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

House Confidential: Gwen Moore’s Modest Bungalow
House Confidential

Gwen Moore’s Modest Bungalow

The congresswoman's brick veneered, north-side duplex was converted into a less-spartan, single-family home.

New Report Explains Why Wisconsin Health Insurance Rates Dramatically Higher than Minnesota’s
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New Report Explains Why Wisconsin Health Insurance Rates Dramatically Higher than Minnesota’s

Decisions made by Wisconsin explains massive health insurance premium disparity between MN and WI on new health insurance marketplaces

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

State's Republican politicians who oppose law are helping enroll their constituents.

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Federal bill could yield more than $70 million in annual sales tax for Wisconsin. Walker says he would use for income tax relief.

Plenty of Horne: Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector
Plenty of Horne

Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector

Hurrah! Newly-opened Trestle Stair connects Marsupial Bridge to Commerce Street and better knits neighborhoods.

Murphy’s Law: The Decline of Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

The Decline of Sheriff Clarke

The weirder and crankier he gets, the more unlikely his reelection.

Plenty of Horne: GOP Bill Gives Landlords Sweeping Rights
Plenty of Horne

GOP Bill Gives Landlords Sweeping Rights

Landlord-tenant rights will be rewritten by this bill, and not to the benefit of tenants.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Outrage
Plenty of Horne

Transit Outrage

Alberta Darling says my way or the highway. Plus: the return of Jerry Kleczka!

Plenty of Horne: Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights
Plenty of Horne

Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights

Gay activist Daniel Choi comes to Milwaukee three days before his trial for protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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.

Plenty of Horne: Peter Buffett Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Peter Buffett Comes to Town

Buffett helps Radio Milwaukee, Barry Mandel makes a bundle selling East Pointe and Gwen Moore crows about cave men.

Photo Gallery: Politics & Poetry
Photo Gallery

Politics & Poetry

Politicians and others try their hand at poetry in City Hall.

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”

The Roundup: Voting With The Mayor
The Roundup

Voting With The Mayor

Mayor Barrett’s office announced Monday that he would vote at City Hall at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The Roundup: Jim Glynn Dead at 64
The Roundup

Jim Glynn Dead at 64

I had no idea it would be this soon.

The Roundup: Crisses Averted
The Roundup

Crisses Averted

Barrett and Walker Announce Plan for Ballots in Milwaukee

The Roundup: Burke Gets Break
The Roundup

Burke Gets Break

The Supreme Court granted a stay Friday, and Burke’s trial is postponed.

The Roundup: Drink for Free
The Roundup

Drink for Free

One of the joys of electoral politics is that the polls eventually close on election day and then it is up to us to flock to the parties.

The Roundup: ABC and the Gay Governor
The Roundup

ABC and the Gay Governor

The catch, is that McGreevey announced he was gay, while the lover says he, himself, is straight.

The Roundup: Plale Recall Drive Begins
The Roundup

Plale Recall Drive Begins

Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to […]

The Roundup: Shepherd Figure to Run Madison Paper
The Roundup

Shepherd Figure to Run Madison Paper

Capital Papers Puts up the Capital

The Roundup: Morales V Darling Race Set
The Roundup

Morales V Darling Race Set

Milwaukee School Board member Jennifer Morales has decided to challenge Alberta Darling and her hold on the 8th Senate District Seat.

The Roundup: Selig Take A Hit
The Roundup

Selig Take A Hit

Washington Post Trashes Commissioner and Journal Communications. Plus: The Mea Culpa of Charles J. Sykes and Thompson’s Boycott of Miller Park.

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]

The Roundup: Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues
The Roundup

Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager exploits a legal loophole.

The Roundup: Carpenter to Run For Congress
The Roundup

Carpenter to Run For Congress

Rep. Jerry Kleczka is the son of a machinist. A Carpenter wants to replace him.

The Roundup: Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat
The Roundup

Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat

Rep. Shirley Krug was chosen Monday to take a seat on the influential Joint Committee on Finance

Murphy’s Law: Is The Legislature Giving Free Money To Fat Cat Investors?
Murphy’s Law

Is The Legislature Giving Free Money To Fat Cat Investors?

Glenn Grothman is not a happy camper.

Murphy’s Law: Is Mayor Norquist Sleeping on School Choice?
Murphy’s Law

Is Mayor Norquist Sleeping on School Choice?

In the London Times, Mayor John Norquist is prominently quoted in a story on Milwaukee's school choice program.