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One Wisconsin Institute Statements on GOP ‘On Many Sides’ Resolution
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One Wisconsin Institute Statements on GOP ‘On Many Sides’ Resolution

‘Why Must There Always be a Caveat?’

Murphy’s Law: The Battle Over Charter Schools
Murphy’s Law

The Battle Over Charter Schools

NAACP declares opposition and is criticized by charter supporters like Howard Fuller.

Mistruths dominate Mandela Barnes’ campaign
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Mistruths dominate Mandela Barnes’ campaign

“To the undecided voters out there at this late hour, I ask you to vote for me, because I’m the candidate who won’t lie to you,” said Lena Taylor.

Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements
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Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements

Key Community Leaders and More Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On

Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore
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Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Darrol is the only candidate running for a seat in the Wisconsin State Legislature this fall to receive a primary endorsement from Congresswoman Moore.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin announces endorsements in state legislative primaries
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Citizen Action of Wisconsin announces endorsements in state legislative primaries

Citizen Action endorsed in legislative races with contested primaries where a progressive champion is on the ballot and sought our endorsement.

Mandela Barnes Announces Major Wave of Endorsements
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Mandela Barnes Announces Major Wave of Endorsements

Key Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney

District Attorney Chisholm Will Continue to Fight for a Safe and Just Community

State Rep. Mandela Barnes Endorses Marisabel Cabrera for State Assembly
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State Rep. Mandela Barnes Endorses Marisabel Cabrera for State Assembly

Barnes values leadership and proactive representation

Wisconsin Working Families Party Announces State Legislative Primary Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Announces State Legislative Primary Endorsements

Wisconsin WFP Endorses Diverse Slate of Progressive Champions in Milwaukee State Legislative Races

The Burden is Undue
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The Burden is Undue

SCOTUS Upholds Every Woman’s Fundamental Right to Safe, Legal Abortion

Op-Ed: How to Combat Mass Incarceration
Op-Ed

How to Combat Mass Incarceration

Federal bill would reform system. Sen. Baldwin supports it. Will Sen. Johnson?

Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature
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Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature

Several Progressive Champions in Contested Races Receive WJN Endorsement

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.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. responds to article published in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ‘Lawmaker blames Tom Barrett for crime spilling into suburbs’

Rep. Barnes Statement on Donald Trump Style Fear Mongering by GOP Legislator
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Donald Trump Style Fear Mongering by GOP Legislator

“Wisconsin Republicans have long ignored the real work and efforts by legislators and community members in Milwaukee to address the root causes of criminal activity.”

The State of Politics: Democratic Family Feuds
The State of Politics

Democratic Family Feuds

Eight Democratic legislators face primary challengers, but not one GOP legislator does.

Gun Violence Rally Calls for Change

Gun Violence Rally Calls for Change

Politicians, citizens decry problem in Milwaukee, which saw spike in gun violence last year.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
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National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Turning Wisconsin Orange to Help End Gun Violence

Rep. Barnes Invited to White House Gun Violence Prevention Convening
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Rep. Barnes Invited to White House Gun Violence Prevention Convening

“In Milwaukee, innocent lives continue to be lost to violent shootings at a shockingly record pace, and elected officials across our state and our nation continue to turn a blind eye to this heartbreaking problem.”

Rep. Barnes Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders
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Rep. Barnes Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

“I look forward to sharing ideas with my fellow NewDEAL Leaders, hearing about what is working best in their communities, and replicating that progressive growth here in Wisconsin.”

Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin State Senate
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Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin State Senate

“Over the next several months, I look forward to talking with families about their values and priorities as I work to earn their trust and support for State Senator.”

Plenty of Horne: Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!
Plenty of Horne

Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!

Chris Matthews and company are broadcasting to the world from Lakefront Brewery.

Youth Tell DOJ About Police Abuse

Youth Tell DOJ About Police Abuse

Department of Justice listening sessions here suggest Milwaukee has problems.

Rep. Barnes Calls for AG Schimel to Investigate Walker Cover-Up of Systemic Abuses at State Facility
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Rep. Barnes Calls for AG Schimel to Investigate Walker Cover-Up of Systemic Abuses at State Facility

“Media reports have revealed that Governor Walker and his top aides knew about the serious allegations at Lincoln Hills for four whole years...”

Rep. Bowen calls on Governor Walker to hold Milwaukee public meeting on Lincoln Hills

Contribution to Khalif Rainey of $300

Rep. Bowen calls on Governor Walker to hold Milwaukee public meeting on Lincoln Hills
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Rep. Bowen calls on Governor Walker to hold Milwaukee public meeting on Lincoln Hills

"It is imperative that residents of Milwaukee have answers..."

Rep. Barnes Statement on Walker’s DOC Secretary Resignation
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Walker’s DOC Secretary Resignation

“It is time for Governor Walker to own up to his failures, apologize for the harm he caused our youth and families, and provide real solutions to the long-standing problems within our corrections system.”

Walker Administration and Republican Legislators Must Also Be Held Accountable for Corrections Crisis
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Walker Administration and Republican Legislators Must Also Be Held Accountable for Corrections Crisis

Assembly Democrats Request Audit of Department of Corrections

Rep. Barnes Welcomes Janan Atta Najeeb to the Wisconsin State Assembly
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Rep. Barnes Welcomes Janan Atta Najeeb to the Wisconsin State Assembly

She is the first Muslim woman to ever lead the Wisconsin State Assembly in prayer.

Rep. Barnes Honors Brenda Wesley with Wisconsin State Assembly “Hometown Hero” Award
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Rep. Barnes Honors Brenda Wesley with Wisconsin State Assembly “Hometown Hero” Award

She left her work in corporate America in order to advocate for those without a voice.

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining
Plenty of Horne

City Birthday Party All About Dining

Politicians and candidate hopefuls mix with winners of dining awards.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Mandela Barnes
NEWaukeean of the Week

Mandela Barnes

Milwaukee is "untapped."

Rep. Barnes Renews Call for Hearing on Alleged Abuses and Mismanagement at State Facility
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Rep. Barnes Renews Call for Hearing on Alleged Abuses and Mismanagement at State Facility

“For far too long, the safety and security of youth, staff, and other individuals in facilities like Lincoln Hills have been jeopardized by the mismanagement of Gov. Walker...”

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.”

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

Rep. Barnes and Rep. Goyke Statement on Visit to Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls Facility
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Rep. Barnes and Rep. Goyke Statement on Visit to Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls Facility

“Unfortunately, it has come to state and federal investigations to showcase how yet another piece of our state has spiraled out of control under the watch of Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans,” said Rep. Barnes.

Time to Shed Light on Alleged Abuse at State Facility
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Time to Shed Light on Alleged Abuse at State Facility

“I continue to be shocked by the appalling allegations of cruel, unjust, and potentially criminal behavior at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls facility.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Lincoln Hills Investigation
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Lincoln Hills Investigation

“I am shocked by the horrific allegations of cruel, unjust, and potentially criminal behavior at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys.”

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.”

Rep. Barnes to Gov. Walker – Help Milwaukee Avoid Hunger Crisis
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Rep. Barnes to Gov. Walker – Help Milwaukee Avoid Hunger Crisis

2,700 Milwaukee residents affected each month by failed service model

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Thank you, Milwaukee. Our crowdfunding drive raised 153% of goal.

Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388
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Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388

Bills Will Have a Devastating Impact on Wisconsin’s Tradition of Clean, Open and Transparent Government

Wisconsinites Deserve Safety and Security in the State Capitol and Their Community
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Wisconsinites Deserve Safety and Security in the State Capitol and Their Community

Rep Barnes released the following statement regarding the claim that a state lawmaker with a concealed weapon permit brandished his handgun in front of visitors to his Capitol office.

GOP Pushes Door Open Further for Cronyism and Corruption
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GOP Pushes Door Open Further for Cronyism and Corruption

"It is simply astonishing how dead-set they are on allowing cronyism and corruption to infiltrate our government..."

GOP Declares Wisconsin Open for Corruption
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GOP Declares Wisconsin Open for Corruption

“Unfortunately, this is just yet another example of the sustained assault on Wisconsin communities...”

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.

Lawmakers give go-ahead to new $180 million DOT headquarters
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Lawmakers give go-ahead to new $180 million DOT headquarters

Rep. Barnes Demands Release of Promised Resources for Milwaukee Gun Violence Reduction
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Rep. Barnes Demands Release of Promised Resources for Milwaukee Gun Violence Reduction

“As elected officials, we have a duty to keep our communities as safe and secure as possible from gun violence.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Passing of Marty Beil
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Passing of Marty Beil

“Marty’s legacy will live on through continued efforts to empower Wisconsin’s families through worker and social justice.”

Wisconsin Republicans Double Down on Betrayal of Wisconsin Women
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Wisconsin Republicans Double Down on Betrayal of Wisconsin Women

“...Wisconsin Republicans’ campaign to attack and betray Wisconsin women remains a very clear and present danger to Wisconsin families.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Project Vote
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Project Vote

“I will continue to work to ensure that this project will be a catalytic, once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city of Milwaukee and its families.”

Education and Transportation Top Concerns at Budget Forum

Education and Transportation Top Concerns at Budget Forum

Democratic legislators hold listening session in Milwaukee and get an earful.

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues
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Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

The event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law School and College of Education, and is open to the public.

Plenty of Horne: De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee

New York's mayor and crew of handlers and security came for his speech to state Democrats. Later he partied with local pols and local brews at Nick's House.

Rep. Barnes Statement on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

As elected officials, we have a duty to keep our communities safe and secure from gun violence. However, innocent lives are being lost to violent shootings on our streets, and our state’s leaders continue to turn a blind eye to a growing epidemic of gun violence.

Murphy’s Law: Hey, Let’s Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients
Murphy’s Law

Hey, Let’s Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

Walker and Vos love the idea. So what will it cost and what will it accomplish?

Invitation from Rep. Brostoff to a Protest against the UW Budget Cut Proposal
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Invitation from Rep. Brostoff to a Protest against the UW Budget Cut Proposal

“This evening I will be rallying with the community in support of the UW system.”

Hundreds of Volunteers to Join City Year Milwaukee for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
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Hundreds of Volunteers to Join City Year Milwaukee for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Mandela Barnes, Superintendent Driver, Julia A. Uihlein will join volunteers to beautify Milwaukee Public Schools’ Washington High School of Information Technology

Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor
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Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor

WISDOT’s Preferred Options Are Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, Fees

Burke Supports Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Burke Supports Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Measure rejected by legislature would have particular benefit for Hispanics in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Announces Endorsements
Cruel and Unusual: Lawmakers Demand Response to Allegations of Inmate Abuse
Cruel and Unusual

Lawmakers Demand Response to Allegations of Inmate Abuse

Milwaukee Democrats call on the Department of Corrections to respond to allegations of abuse at Waupun Correctional Institution.

Op-Ed: American Dream Blocked For Black Youth
Op-Ed

American Dream Blocked For Black Youth

Rep. Mandela Barnes offers his plan to address Wisconsin's racial disparities.

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

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Milwaukee legislators offer their views.

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

While the nation moves towards legalization, Wisconsin fills its jails with black men arrested for marijuana possession.

Murphy’s Law: Is David Clarke “Sheriff Spends a Lot”?
Murphy’s Law

Is David Clarke “Sheriff Spends a Lot”?

Attack ads blast Clarke. Another targets “dysfunctional” Marina Dimitrijevic. Who’s buying all these nasty ads?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!

MMAC organized event to sell NBA arena, but speakers from Cleveland, Denver and OKC said Millenials want transit, too.

State Representative Mandela Barnes Endorses Jonathan Brostoff
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State Representative Mandela Barnes Endorses Jonathan Brostoff

Brostoff campaign continues to earn support from Milwaukee’s state delegation

Ten Days Left for Former BadgerCare Enrollees  to Sign Up for the Marketplace
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Ten Days Left for Former BadgerCare Enrollees to Sign Up for the Marketplace

Advocates also urge Gov. Walker to accept federal Medicaid funds to expand coverage

Murphy’s Law: Why Moderates Are Extinct
Murphy’s Law

Why Moderates Are Extinct

The retirement of Petri, Ellis and Cullen suggests neither party has room for moderates.

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

Zamarripa Proposal Would Help Undocumented Residents

Zamarripa Proposal Would Help Undocumented Residents

Milwaukee legislator's bill would allow them to get drivers licenses, attend state colleges.

Legislators Seek to Outlaw Discrimination Against Long-Term Unemployed
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Legislators Seek to Outlaw Discrimination Against Long-Term Unemployed

At a media event Wednesday at the State Capitol, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, State Representative Mandela Barnes and State Senator Dave Hansen announced legislation banning employment discrimination against the long term unemployed.

Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
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Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly

New Leadership for a New Milwaukee

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.

Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism
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Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism

Assembly Democratic freshmen urge support for non-partisan redistricting reform as fall session ends

City People: Jonathan Brostoff
City People

Jonathan Brostoff

An aide to state Sen. Larson, he discovered politics -- and love -- while a student at UWM.

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.

Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session
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Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session

Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Chris Larson
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Chris Larson

Is he a young liberal heavyweight? Or a punching bag for Republicans?

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

Election’s Winners and Losers

An insider's look at who's up -- and who's down -- as a result of the August primary.