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Plenty of Horne: Wales and Yang Spar at Forum
Plenty of Horne

Wales and Yang Spar at Forum

Plus: Judicial race fuels nasty dispute over Yang's endorsements.

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.

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.

Private School Voucher Special Interest Group Tops $1 Million in Campaign Spending to Elect Compliant Legislators
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Private School Voucher Special Interest Group Tops $1 Million in Campaign Spending to Elect Compliant Legislators

American Federation For Children spends big to try to elect legislators who’ll keep public tax dollars flowing to less accountable private schools

Private Voucher School Front Group Reports Spending $500,000 in September Alone to Buy Pro-Voucher Legislature
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Private Voucher School Front Group Reports Spending $500,000 in September Alone to Buy Pro-Voucher Legislature

This Kind of Support Comes With a Price, History Shows GOP Candidates and Legislature Will Pay

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.

The Long Arms of Scott Jensen

The Long Arms of Scott Jensen

Former Assembly Speaker, now a school choice lobbyist, targeted six Democrats with negative ads that never mentioned the issue.

The State of Politics: School Choice Group Attacked Democrats
The State of Politics

School Choice Group Attacked Democrats

The group spent $850,000. Democratic Rep. Wright blames their late, “false” ads for her loss.

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

Republican victories weren't about redistricting, but about more votes. But they did have a huge cash advantage.

Pols Raise Cash Behind Closed Doors

Pols Raise Cash Behind Closed Doors

Both parties have ever-more secret fundraisers attended by lobbyists and insiders who influence state policy.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Announces Endorsements
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

Representative Goyke, Representative Wright, and Senator Lassa to Introduce “Lindsey’s Law” to Provide Greater Access to Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
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Representative Goyke, Representative Wright, and Senator Lassa to Introduce “Lindsey’s Law” to Provide Greater Access to Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking

The legislation is currently being circulated for co-sponsorship and is supported by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

Party leaders let them sponsor high-profile bills likely to win votes.

Freshmen legislators push new legislation to correct flawed partisan redistricting process
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Freshmen legislators push new legislation to correct flawed partisan redistricting process

Freshmen Democratic legislators from the State Assembly today announced new legislation that would remove the redistricting authority from politicians and assigns it to a non-partisan body.

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.