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Wisconsin Budget: Sales Tax Holiday Bad for Budget
Wisconsin Budget

Sales Tax Holiday Bad for Budget

Walker wants it, some GOP legislators condemn it. Why?

The State of Politics: How Legislature Rigged the Game
The State of Politics

How Legislature Rigged the Game

2015 campaign finance law gives more power to wealthy and corporations.

Campaign Cash: $28 Million Spent on 2016 Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

$28 Million Spent on 2016 Legislative Races

A new record, 66% more than 2014, huge special interest spending.

The State of Politics: Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget
The State of Politics

Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget

Proposals in 2017-2019 budget made with eye to running for a third term.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Spend $9 Million on Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Spend $9 Million on Legislative Races

Led by Greater Wisconsin Committee, Democratic-leaning groups spent more, 53% of money.

Record Elections Spending by Special Interests

Record Elections Spending by Special Interests

$7.8 million spent so far, with more by Democratic-leaning groups.

Sen. Luther Olsen’s Lead Paint Gang Rides Again
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Sen. Luther Olsen’s Lead Paint Gang Rides Again

Gov. Walker and Senate GOP Leader Fitzgerald to headline Luther Olsen campaign fundraiser

What Else is Luther Olsen Hiding?
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What Else is Luther Olsen Hiding?

Despite moderate rhetoric, Senator Olsen’s record shows he votes for extreme Republican agenda at expense of kids and veterans.

Sen. Luther Olsen: “We Don’t Need Everybody To Go To College”
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Sen. Luther Olsen: “We Don’t Need Everybody To Go To College”

Olsen's comments are indicative of his failed leadership on the issue of college affordability.

Sen. Luther Olsen Plays Hide And Seek With The Voters
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Sen. Luther Olsen Plays Hide And Seek With The Voters

In a candidate forum the Senator Olsen refused to disclose if he would vote for his party's presidential nominee.

Luther Olsen Won’t Say Whether He’ll Vote for Trump
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Luther Olsen Won’t Say Whether He’ll Vote for Trump

Senator once gain fails Wisconsin women and veterans.

Wisconsin Republicans Abandon Veterans
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Wisconsin Republicans Abandon Veterans

Attacks on military families and problems at King nursing home piling up

Sen. Olsen Unapologetic For Vote Gutting Open Record Laws
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Sen. Olsen Unapologetic For Vote Gutting Open Record Laws

“It was a bad vote. I knew it at the time.” – Sen. Olsen

Luther’s Choice: Pie > Veteran
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Luther’s Choice: Pie > Veteran

Longtime Legislator Sen. Luther Olsen Chose Pie Tasting Over Tour of Veterans Home.

Tax-dodging millionaire leading GOP’s budget blockade
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Tax-dodging millionaire leading GOP’s budget blockade

Sen. Stroebel calling the shots as Republicans block funding for schools, roads and vet care

Open Records Request Further Reveals Sen. Luther Olsen’s Negligence of Wisconsin Veterans
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Open Records Request Further Reveals Sen. Luther Olsen’s Negligence of Wisconsin Veterans

Sen. Olsen skipped a meeting at the King Veterans home to attend another very "important obligation" - judging a baking contest.

Video shows secret backroom meeting between Olsen and Harsdorf prior to lead paint vote
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Video shows secret backroom meeting between Olsen and Harsdorf prior to lead paint vote

Senate GOP leader doesn’t dispute pay-to-play scheme with lead paint donor

Harsdorf, Olsen and Tiffany Go The Extra Mile for Big Corporate Donors, and Themselves
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Harsdorf, Olsen and Tiffany Go The Extra Mile for Big Corporate Donors, and Themselves

Changed State Law to Benefit Dark Money Donors and Make it Harder to Investigate Political Corruption

The State of Politics: Republicans Regret Assault on Open Records Law
The State of Politics

Republicans Regret Assault on Open Records Law

But Rep. John Nygren is still open to changes to the Open Records Law, just not now.

Luther’s Law: Benefitting from $750,000 in Contributions and Voting for Legal Immunity for the Donor is Somehow Not Pay to Play
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Luther’s Law: Benefitting from $750,000 in Contributions and Voting for Legal Immunity for the Donor is Somehow Not Pay to Play

‘Indictment of His Character’ That Longtime Legislator Sees Nothing Wrong With What He’s Done

Top Senate Republican won’t deny Pay-To-Play scheme
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Top Senate Republican won’t deny Pay-To-Play scheme

Majority Leader refuses to say whether votes were promised to lead paint manufacturers in return for dark money campaign contributions

Color Them Corrupt: Doe Documents Paint Republican Senators Olsen, Harsdorf as Key Players in Payoff to Major Donor
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Color Them Corrupt: Doe Documents Paint Republican Senators Olsen, Harsdorf as Key Players in Payoff to Major Donor

Voted to Provide Immunity From Legal Liability to Major Donor to Group That Attacked Their Election Opponents

Senate Republicans caught in Pay-to-Play scheme
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Senate Republicans caught in Pay-to-Play scheme

Olsen and Harsdorf sided with lead paint producers over sick children

Republicans Ignore Pattern Of Neglect At King Veterans Home, Shrug Off Whistleblower Complaints
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Republicans Ignore Pattern Of Neglect At King Veterans Home, Shrug Off Whistleblower Complaints

According to reports, complaints from whistle-blowers and families of veterans in the home have persisted for years.

Murphy’s Law: Did Walker Raid Veteran’s Home Fund?
Murphy’s Law

Did Walker Raid Veteran’s Home Fund?

Cap Times story on nursing home shows funding was diverted while care declined.

Neglect Ignored, Problems Denied, Solutions Delayed
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Neglect Ignored, Problems Denied, Solutions Delayed

GOP inaction once again jeopardizes vulnerable residents at state facility

GOP Legislators Back Veteran Home Budget Raid
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GOP Legislators Back Veteran Home Budget Raid

Walker raids veteran home fund with support of Harsdorf, Tiffany, and Olsen

Luther Olsen Turns His Back on Wisconsin Veterans
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Luther Olsen Turns His Back on Wisconsin Veterans

Sen. Olsen authored budget motion resulting in cuts to veteran grants

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Protect Wisconsin’s Children Against Internet Crimes
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Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Protect Wisconsin’s Children Against Internet Crimes

“Alicia’s Law” gives hope to victims and works to prevent future victims

Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law

All three bills focus on building dementia-friendly communities throughout Wisconsin.

Senate Republicans Block Out Sunshine
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Senate Republicans Block Out Sunshine

"Elected officials should work for Wisconsin families, not out-of-state special interests," said Matt Ullsvik, SSDC Executive Director.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law

Acts 154 - 199.

Children Left Behind: Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap
Children Left Behind

Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap

Critics say changes in state education programs could worsen black-white learning gap.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Modernizing Infant Passenger Safety Laws
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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Modernizing Infant Passenger Safety Laws

September 13-19 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.

GOP shuns accountability, opts for further voucher expansion
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GOP shuns accountability, opts for further voucher expansion

Cost of Gov. Walker’s $1.1 billion entitlement program set to grow again

The State of Politics: Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal
The State of Politics

Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal

Joint Finance Committee needs nine of 16 members to approve it. That could be tough.

Pressure Mounting to Overturn Walker’s Budget Stances on BadgerCare and UW System Cuts
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Pressure Mounting to Overturn Walker’s Budget Stances on BadgerCare and UW System Cuts

“We have not seen this level of activity in our grassroots networks since the protests of 2011.”

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

The State of Politics: Republicans Purge Their Elders
The State of Politics

Republicans Purge Their Elders

No matter how experienced, moderates willing to negotiate with Democrats are getting purged from the party.

Say Goodbye to the Party of Lincoln

Say Goodbye to the Party of Lincoln

State Sen. Dale Schultz retires, shaking his head at how the Republican Party has changed.

Bike Czar: Governor Signs Vulnerable User Bill
Bike Czar

Governor Signs Vulnerable User Bill

Bill to protect bikers and pedestrians and a separate bill allowing biking on state trails after 11 p.m. were both passed by legislature.

Bike Czar: Watered-Down Bill Protecting Bicyclists Passes
Bike Czar

Watered-Down Bill Protecting Bicyclists Passes

Tougher bill to protect bicyclists and pedestrians had broad bipartisan support but a few Republicans prevented passage.

The State of Politics: Nine Bills That Got Killed
The State of Politics

Nine Bills That Got Killed

Why the legislature failed to pass laws on nine hot issues.

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?

Common Core is Here to Stay

Common Core is Here to Stay

And the black helicopters are coming!

Bike Czar: Bicyclists Vs. Motorcycle Group
Bike Czar

Bicyclists Vs. Motorcycle Group

Law defining bicyclists and pedestrians as "vulnerable users" who need more protection from motorists is opposed by the motorcycle lobby.

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

Deal by GOP legislators and pushed by voucher lobbyists expanded it beyond Gov. Walker's proposal.

Landlord registration program could be eliminated
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Landlord registration program could be eliminated

Statement from Alderman Nik Kovac June 20, 2013

Legislators think they know what’s best for Milwaukee neighborhoods
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Legislators think they know what’s best for Milwaukee neighborhoods

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy June 20, 2013

Bike Czar: Bicycle Lobbyists Hit the State Capitol
Bike Czar

Bicycle Lobbyists Hit the State Capitol

More than 100 advocates met with legislators and pushed for pro-bicycle policies. Will it have an impact?

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy
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Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl
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Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Joe Dudzik
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Important information from Alderman Joe Dudzik

Dear residents, The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that’s of critical importance to our future. Since 1938, Milwaukee has required all city employees to live within its municipal boundaries. The residency requirement has helped maintain a strong middle class in our neighborhoods, bolstered property values and ensured that municipal employees live […]

Important information from Alderman Nik Kovac
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Important information from Alderman Nik Kovac

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade
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Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Murphy’s Law: Voucher Madness
Murphy’s Law

Voucher Madness

Gov. Walker wants lots more choice schools, except in Republican districts. Why?

Murphy’s Law: Superintendent Burmaster Slaps The Governor Around
Murphy’s Law

Superintendent Burmaster Slaps The Governor Around

My, how times have changed.