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Scott Kevin Walker is the Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Previously he was Milwaukee County Executive and a Representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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More Money for Schools and Lower Property Taxes: Governor Walker Signs 2017-19 State Budget into Law
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More Money for Schools and Lower Property Taxes: Governor Walker Signs 2017-19 State Budget into Law

The budget lifts K-12 education aid to the highest appropriated levels in state history.

AFP-WI Statement on Governor Walker Budget Signing
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AFP-WI Statement on Governor Walker Budget Signing

Budget Includes Key Conservative Victories Backed by Activist Group

Wrong Way Walker
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Wrong Way Walker

"Wisconsin drivers don't deserve third world road conditions because of Governor Walker's political games."

New Runways for Corporate Jets, Massive Subsidies for Foreign Corporations, Bupkis for Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers
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New Runways for Corporate Jets, Massive Subsidies for Foreign Corporations, Bupkis for Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Legislative Enablers Offer Stunning Display of Their Misplaced Priorities and Failed Policies

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walker Veto Decimates Historic Preservation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walker Veto Decimates Historic Preservation

Veto will make real estate development harder in Milwaukee and other cities.

Leah Vukmir Unveils Finance Committee for U.S. Senate
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Leah Vukmir Unveils Finance Committee for U.S. Senate

Long-time Wisconsin GOP Donors Back Leah for Senate

“Cause no harm” not part of the thinking in “Right to Carry” proposal
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“Cause no harm” not part of the thinking in “Right to Carry” proposal

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy - September 21, 2017

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s Veto of DVA Oversight
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s Veto of DVA Oversight

"I’m disappointed Governor Walker was unwilling to take even one step forward on an issue so critical to qualify of life for our veterans."

Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes
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Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes

The vetoes improve the general fund balance by $16.5 million in the current biennium.

Carpenter Asks Governor to Veto Transportation Pork
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Carpenter Asks Governor to Veto Transportation Pork

The letter referenced funding for projects such as the airport improvement plans for Appleton International Airport and Alexander Field in Wisconsin Rapids.

Wisconsin’s Average Student Loan Burden Tops $30,000 in Latest National Study, State Remains in Top Ten for Percentage of Grads With Debt
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Wisconsin’s Average Student Loan Burden Tops $30,000 in Latest National Study, State Remains in Top Ten for Percentage of Grads With Debt

Over Two-Thirds of Class of 2016 Leave College With More Than Just a Diploma

Governor Walker Applauds Right to Work Appeals Court Ruling
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Governor Walker Applauds Right to Work Appeals Court Ruling

Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today after the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III ruled Wisconsin’s Right to Work law as constitutional

Walker picks Foxconn over Wisconsin  schools and roads
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Walker picks Foxconn over Wisconsin schools and roads

Senate Democratic leaders released the following statements critical of Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to sign the largest taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S. history

Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law

Governor Scott Walker today signed the Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into law.

The State of Politics: Mr. Gou – Your Turn
The State of Politics

Mr. Gou – Your Turn

An open letter to the chairman of Foxconn.

AFP – WI Praises Governor Walker, Senate Conservatives for Improving State Budget
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AFP – WI Praises Governor Walker, Senate Conservatives for Improving State Budget

Walker pledges to veto shady PFA power grab targeted by AFP activists

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget

"Thank you to the members of the State Senate for approving our budget that will put more actual dollars into K-12 education than ever before"

Governor Walker Wraps Up Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea
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Governor Walker Wraps Up Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Governor, Wisconsin delegation meet with 200-plus leaders during trip; agreements signed to forge new partnerships with South Korean companies

Court Watch: Republicans Want Activist Judges?
Court Watch

Republicans Want Activist Judges?

Bill pushes judges to overrule local laws that violate “spirit” of state statutes.

Op Ed: How Legislature is Bypassing the Courts
Op Ed

How Legislature is Bypassing the Courts

Foxconn law builds on 2013 law that restricts court review of state legislation.

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Approving Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill
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Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Approving Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill

The bill now moves to Governor Walker’s desk for his signature.

South Korean Technology Startups to Receive Training, Support in New Business Accelerator Program in Milwaukee
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South Korean Technology Startups to Receive Training, Support in New Business Accelerator Program in Milwaukee

10 companies will work with Mid-West Energy Research Consortium this fall

Governor Walker Arrives in South Korea for Second Leg of Trade Mission
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Governor Walker Arrives in South Korea for Second Leg of Trade Mission

Meeting with South Korean prime minister slated for Friday

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Senate Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation
Governor Walker Encourages Japanese Business Leaders to Consider Investing in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Encourages Japanese Business Leaders to Consider Investing in Wisconsin

Governor hosts “Wisconsin Opportunity” events, meets privately with business leaders as part of eight-day trade mission

The State of Politics: 9 Roads Funding Proposals That Died
The State of Politics

9 Roads Funding Proposals That Died

All were supposed to solve transportation budget impasse. None did.

Biking: State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking
Biking

State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking

Includes a last minute, anonymous proposal hostile to cyclists, pedestrians.

Governor Walker Arrives in Japan to Kick Off Trade Mission
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Governor Walker Arrives in Japan to Kick Off Trade Mission

Governor leading state delegation in eight-day trip to increase exports, encourage foreign investment in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11, 2001
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11, 2001

Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #253 lowering flags to half-staff in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93.

Op Ed: Foxconn Deal Suspends Judicial Rules
Op Ed

Foxconn Deal Suspends Judicial Rules

Proposal allows company to skip lower courts, appeal directly to state Supreme Court.

Governor Walker Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma
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Governor Walker Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma

The order also temporarily waives certain federal and state regulations for interstate and intrastate carriers providing direct emergency relief and assistance relating to Hurricane Irma.

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Harvey Relief
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Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Harvey Relief

"This order will loosen certain restrictions to help carriers transport vital emergency relief supplies more efficiently"

Campaign Cash: Bill Restricts Local Control Over Sand Mines
Campaign Cash

Bill Restricts Local Control Over Sand Mines

Fracking industry donated big money to Walker, GOP legislators.

Governor Walker Departs Saturday for Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea
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Governor Walker Departs Saturday for Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Eight-day trip to focus on attracting investment to Wisconsin, boosting state exports

Eyes on Milwaukee: Republicans Heap Hate On Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Republicans Heap Hate On Streetcar

Three different legislative changes to oppose the project; all will have no impact.

Gov. Walker’s economic depression
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Gov. Walker’s economic depression

Families losing hope as Wisconsin suffers through another dismal jobs report

Campaign Cash: Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP
Campaign Cash

Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP

UW Regents and spouses gave $214,000 to Republican politicians, $2,050 to Democrats.

Governor Walker Announces Gold Standard Baking Expansion into Kenosha County
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Governor Walker Announces Gold Standard Baking Expansion into Kenosha County

WEDC incentives to support construction of $42 million facility in Pleasant Prairie

Data Wonk: Should State Look Beyond Manufacturing?
Data Wonk

Should State Look Beyond Manufacturing?

Rustbelt jobs have steadily declined since 1990. State should look elsewhere for answers.

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Sheriff
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Sheriff

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.

Tens of Thousands Losing Food Stamps

Tens of Thousands Losing Food Stamps

Walker decision not to renew waivers on FoodShare time limits cut off their benefits.

GOP Puts $3 Billion Foxconn Thumb on Scales of Justice
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GOP Puts $3 Billion Foxconn Thumb on Scales of Justice

Latest Scheme Moves Any Legal Appeals Against Taiwanese Company Directly to Walker/WMC-Controlled Supreme Court

Governor Walker Announces MilliporeSigma Plans for Expansion
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Governor Walker Announces MilliporeSigma Plans for Expansion

Company to invest $60 million, create 175 jobs across the state

The State of Politics: A Tale of Two Millennials
The State of Politics

A Tale of Two Millennials

Two young Assembly reps in each party, two very different tales.

Community Groups Hail Clarke’s Resignation

Community Groups Hail Clarke’s Resignation

Anti-Clarke groups declare victory, push Walker on replacement he appoints.

Campaign Cash: Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout

$11 million political in donations helps get policies to reduce safety measures in buildings.

Op Ed: Will Walker Learn From Hurricane Harvey?
Op Ed

Will Walker Learn From Hurricane Harvey?

Texas ignored good planning and impact of climate change. The results are clear.

In Multi-Agency Effort, Wisconsin Sends Resources to Hurricane Harvey
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In Multi-Agency Effort, Wisconsin Sends Resources to Hurricane Harvey

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims as they recover from this devastating storm."

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Locomotives for Amtrak
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Locomotives for Amtrak

Will provide big benefit to other Midwestern states, why not Wisconsin?

Governor Walker Participates in Angelic Bakehouse Groundbreaking
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Governor Walker Participates in Angelic Bakehouse Groundbreaking

Angelic Bakehouse sells a variety of baked goods made from sprouted grains, with non-GMO ingredients, and no artificial sweeteners, fats, or preservatives.

Gov. Walker’s Favorite Right Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Walker’s Favorite Professor
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Gov. Walker’s Favorite Right Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Walker’s Favorite Professor

‘Add Professor Williams to the List of Their Pro-Walker Expenditures’

Op Ed: Don’t Cut Historic Tax Credits
Op Ed

Don’t Cut Historic Tax Credits

They’re Walker's most successful economic development program. So why would he cut them?

Sheriff David Clarke’s Resignation is a Victory for Milwaukee
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Sheriff David Clarke’s Resignation is a Victory for Milwaukee

In response to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s resignation, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

Governor Walker Proclaims Supper Club Day in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Proclaims Supper Club Day in Wisconsin

Tourism Secretary Klett, Cabinet leadership join Governor Walker in recognizing Wisconsin’s iconic supper clubs

Walker administration misleads on environmental rollbacks for Foxconn
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Walker administration misleads on environmental rollbacks for Foxconn

Memo confirms permit exemptions could apply to multiple businesses, or across whole state

Campaign Cash: Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion
Campaign Cash

Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion

Powerful voucher lobby, including Betsy DeVos, has spent millions to support state politicians.

SeniorCare anniversary a reminder of program’s success
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SeniorCare anniversary a reminder of program’s success

Dems urge legislative action to protect and extend popular Rx drug program

Wisconsin Exports Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017
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Wisconsin Exports Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017

"We're seeing success across the board." – Gov. Walker

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to Israel This Fall
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Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to Israel This Fall

Wisconsin businesses invited to take part in eight-day trip

Foxconn Creates A Job … for Top Scott Walker Campaign Consultant
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Foxconn Creates A Job … for Top Scott Walker Campaign Consultant

Synergy Walker Style as Firm Lobbying for Massive State Subsidy for Foxconn Hires Governor’s Campaign Manager, Head of Presidential Run PAC

Murphy’s Law: Newest Deal Shows Foxconn Flaws
Murphy’s Law

Newest Deal Shows Foxconn Flaws

Walker spends 11 times more per job on Foxconn than Haribo candy company?

Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
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Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp

"Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA."

GOP Plan Puts Education Last, Fails to Remediate Walker’s Historic Cuts
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GOP Plan Puts Education Last, Fails to Remediate Walker’s Historic Cuts

"The refusal of the Walker administration and the Republican-led budget committee to fully restore cuts to K-12 education is reprehensible."

The State of Politics: Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?
The State of Politics

Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?

Democratic candidates for governor oppose deal. Could they kill it if elected?

Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin
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Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Joins Empire Level to Celebrate Commitment to Growth in Wisconsin

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad
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Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad

First ad of the Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau

Governor Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker Host 25th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony
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Governor Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker Host 25th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony

Ceremony honors those who have given life through organ, tissue, eye donations

Biking: Foxconn, Biking and State Roads
Biking

Foxconn, Biking and State Roads

$3 billion spent on transportation would create more jobs, fix all roads, add bike lanes.

On Women’s Equality Day, Representative Lisa Subeck Calls for End to Republican Roll-Backs of Women’s Rights and Voting Rights
Governor Walker Applauds JFC Vote to Eliminate the State Portion of the Property Tax Levy
Washington State Representative Offers Warning for Wisconsin on Foxconn
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Washington State Representative Offers Warning for Wisconsin on Foxconn

Without Safeguards, Wisconsin Schools and Main Street Businesses Will Pay for Scott Walker – Paul Ryan Recklessness for Generations

Governor Walker Unveils $11.1 Million in Small Business Financing
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Governor Walker Unveils $11.1 Million in Small Business Financing

Which will provide new financing opportunities for the Transform Milwaukee area as well as statewide.

Murphy’s Law: Paper Peddles Bogus Foxconn Report
Murphy’s Law

Paper Peddles Bogus Foxconn Report

Puffed-up report by Walker crony swallowed whole by Journal Sentinel.

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin
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Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin

"Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one."

HARIBO reaches incentive agreement with state for new manufacturing complex in Kenosha County
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HARIBO reaches incentive agreement with state for new manufacturing complex in Kenosha County

German candy-maker to build first North American manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie

The Contrarian: Conservatives Should Favor Gas Tax Hike
The Contrarian

Conservatives Should Favor Gas Tax Hike

And many do. But a minority of legislators are calling the shots.

Governor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin’s Healthcare Industry
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Governor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin’s Healthcare Industry

"Foxconn is a transformational opportunity for our state and top industries like manufacturing, construction, and healthcare."

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Public Hearing Relating to Drug Screening FSET Participants
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Public Hearing Relating to Drug Screening FSET Participants

Following the hearing, all public comments will be summarized and responded to in a Legislative Report.

Governor Walker’s Foxconn Scheme Doesn’t Add Up
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Governor Walker’s Foxconn Scheme Doesn’t Add Up

Governor Walker’s Foxconn legislation authorizes up to $2.85 billion payments to Foxconn.

The State of Politics: Foxconn Biggest Deal in State History
The State of Politics

Foxconn Biggest Deal in State History

Review of past deals shows its 35 times more than biggest prior state payout.

Statewide Online Tool Assists Wisconsin Companies Seeking to Do Business with Foxconn
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Statewide Online Tool Assists Wisconsin Companies Seeking to Do Business with Foxconn

Supply Chain Marketplace provides new way to showcase state businesses

The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room… Again.
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The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room… Again.

"Again, I am respectfully requesting Senator Fitzgerald to act responsibly and slow down this process."

Biking: Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee
Biking

Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee

No biking, pedestrian representatives on autonomous vehicles committee.

Op Ed: The Many Broken Promises of Foxconn
Op Ed

The Many Broken Promises of Foxconn

Why give away billions to a company that can’t be trusted?

State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day, Aug. 22
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State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day, Aug. 22

#WIMainSt Day tour featuring Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and other leaders comes as state announces newest members of downtown revitalization program

Will Billionaire Terry Gou Show to Ask for His $3 Billion from Wisconsin?
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Will Billionaire Terry Gou Show to Ask for His $3 Billion from Wisconsin?

Independent fact checkers have confirmed that this $3 billion represents the largest subsidy by a state to a foreign company in American history.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Assembly Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Assembly Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation

"As the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn’s $10 billion investment and 13,000 new jobs will be transformational"

Republican Agenda Puts Corporate Welfare Package for Taiwanese Company Ahead of our Public Schools
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Republican Agenda Puts Corporate Welfare Package for Taiwanese Company Ahead of our Public Schools

Hesselbein votes against boondoggle proposal that will hamstring state budgets for years to come

Statement from Rep. Barca on the Assembly Passage of Foxconn Bill
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Statement from Rep. Barca on the Assembly Passage of Foxconn Bill

"Along with my Democratic colleagues, I’ll work tirelessly to make this a better deal."

Rep. Mark Spreitzer pushes to protect Wisconsin taxpayers
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Rep. Mark Spreitzer pushes to protect Wisconsin taxpayers

"Due to Governor Walker’s weak negotiating, Wisconsin will be forced to use taxpayer dollars to write Foxconn yearly checks for up to $312 million..."

Campaign Cash: More Republican Dark Money to 527 Groups
Campaign Cash

More Republican Dark Money to 527 Groups

GOP donors give $1.2 million, Democrats give $824,000 in first half of 2017.

Facts on Foxconn Trump Proponents’ Protestations Deal Would Benefit Wisconsin
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Facts on Foxconn Trump Proponents’ Protestations Deal Would Benefit Wisconsin

‘Anyone Voting for This Historically Bad Deal Has a Lot of Explaining to Do to Their Constituents’

Murphy’s Law: Richard Uihlein, GOP Kingmaker
Murphy’s Law

Richard Uihlein, GOP Kingmaker

Should one billionaire dictate the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate?

Foxconn Debate Cheat Sheet
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Foxconn Debate Cheat Sheet

Foxconn has not invested $10 billion over the last five years on all of its factories combined.

$3 Billion Foxconn Boondoggle Sells Out Wisconsin’s Future to Foreign Corporation
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$3 Billion Foxconn Boondoggle Sells Out Wisconsin’s Future to Foreign Corporation

"Plainly and simply, the Foxconn giveaway is a bad deal for the people of Wisconsin."

Op Ed: How to Get a Better Deal From Foxconn
Op Ed

How to Get a Better Deal From Foxconn

Company is a famously hard-nosed negotiator. State must be, too.

Wisconsin Republicans Need to Answer: ‘Do You Still Support Trump’
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Wisconsin Republicans Need to Answer: ‘Do You Still Support Trump’

Scott Walker Won’t, Will Assembly Republicans?

Barrett Seeks State Okay for City Sales Tax

Barrett Seeks State Okay for City Sales Tax

Says city budget “not sustainable,” big police cuts certain without new revenue source.

Bar Exam: Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s
Bar Exam

Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s

"Soft-drink parlor" of 1920s now has soccer-themed, international ambience.

MPS Expands Program Connecting Youth to Jobs
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MPS Expands Program Connecting Youth to Jobs

$225,000 grant will grow the program to serve 250 students, up from 50 the previous year

Gov. Walker’s Refusal to Disavow Trump Is Not Just Cowardice, It Is a Pattern of Behavior
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Gov. Walker’s Refusal to Disavow Trump Is Not Just Cowardice, It Is a Pattern of Behavior

Walker Record of Attacking Rights of People of Color for Political Gain Stretches Back Decades

The Contrarian: MacIver Attack on WISDOT Slammed
The Contrarian

MacIver Attack on WISDOT Slammed

Gottlieb, former transportation head, refutes claims of wasteful spending.

Wisconsin Budget: Proposal Limits Schools’ Energy Efficiency
Wisconsin Budget

Proposal Limits Schools’ Energy Efficiency

186 districts have funded money-saving projects since 2009; legislation would restrict this.

Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay
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Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay

Joins government, business, and education leaders in discussing impact Foxconn will have on workforce development in Wisconsin

Statement on the Potential Withholding of Wisconsin’s ACA Cost Sharing Reductions
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Statement on the Potential Withholding of Wisconsin’s ACA Cost Sharing Reductions

CBO report states ending the Cost Sharing Reductions for insurers will result in the increase of premiums by 20% in 2018 and 25% by 2020.

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Crackdown on illegal immigrants, “sanctuary cities” may force changes in county and state.

WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs
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WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs

Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to engage directly with students and help build talent pipeline

Governor Walker Requests SBA Disaster Declaration After July Floods in Southeast Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Requests SBA Disaster Declaration After July Floods in Southeast Wisconsin

Declaration would provide low-interest loans to eligible individuals and businesses

Rep. Jimmy Anderson Calls on Governor Walker to Forcefully Denounce White Nationalists
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Rep. Jimmy Anderson Calls on Governor Walker to Forcefully Denounce White Nationalists

"I am angry and disappointed with Governor Walker for his response to the events in Charlottesville."

Statement on the Violence in Charlottesville
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Statement on the Violence in Charlottesville

"Democrats across Wisconsin will continue to build bridges, not walls."

The Contrarian: Moody’s State Debt Upgrade is Perplexing
The Contrarian

Moody’s State Debt Upgrade is Perplexing

Walker says it’s due to his reforms. But... the deficit is rising.

The State of Politics: 10 Tough Questions About Foxconn Deal
The State of Politics

10 Tough Questions About Foxconn Deal

Why legislators are squirming about whether to vote for it.

Grassroots Group Targets Sheriff Clarke

Grassroots Group Targets Sheriff Clarke

But Clarke calls group’s leaders “mush-minds” and “rabble rousers.”

Generac Power Systems to Expand Operations in Wisconsin
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Generac Power Systems to Expand Operations in Wisconsin

WEDC support will help the company create 400 jobs over five years

Campaign Cash: Did Foxconn Lobby Illegally?
Campaign Cash

Did Foxconn Lobby Illegally?

Began meeting with state officials in April, didn’t register as lobbyist until August.

Governor Walker Appoints Jeff Lyon to Lead DATCP as Interim Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Jeff Lyon to Lead DATCP as Interim Secretary

Effective Monday, August 14, 2017.

Op Ed: Renegotiate the Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Renegotiate the Foxconn Deal

Need firm guarantees on number of jobs and range of wages.

Stop outsourcing before expanding tax breaks
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Stop outsourcing before expanding tax breaks

Accountability lacking at Walker agency overseeing Foxconn deal

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Koch-Backed Anti-Regulation Law
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Koch-Backed Anti-Regulation Law

State agencies now have less power to protect environment, consumer rights, public health.

Will Party Loyalty Trump Common Sense for Gov. Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel on Opioid Addiction Crisis?
Op Ed: Will Stepp Join U.S. EPA Wrecking Crew?
Op Ed

Will Stepp Join U.S. EPA Wrecking Crew?

Her radical reshaping of state DNR may make her the perfect candidate.

Governor Walker Announces $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant for Lake Michigan Communities
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Governor Walker Announces $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant for Lake Michigan Communities

The new project will support efforts to map shoreline recession to improve hazard planning and provide guidance on options to protect coastal property.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Desperate Deal With Foxconn
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Desperate Deal With Foxconn

No governor in state history would have offered such a massive giveaway.

Foxconn Deal Flounders in State Legislature
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Foxconn Deal Flounders in State Legislature

Delays in State Assembly and Questions About Votes in State Senate Follow Independent Analysis Revealing Deal’s Costs for Wisconsin Taxpayers

Campaign Cash: Who Are State’s Dark Money Leaders?
Campaign Cash

Who Are State’s Dark Money Leaders?

MMAC, Chris Abele, liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee lead the way in 2017.

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

The Building Commission is chaired by Governor Walker.

Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
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Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

Senate Bill 15 makes several changes to the administrative rulemaking process.

Data Wonk: Walker’s Health Care Gamble Exposes State
Data Wonk

Walker’s Health Care Gamble Exposes State

He bet on health care exchanges and against expanding Medicaid, which could hurt Wisconsin.

Joanna Beilman-Dulin Joins One Wisconsin Now as New Research Director
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Joanna Beilman-Dulin Joins One Wisconsin Now as New Research Director

Beilman-Dulin comes to One Wisconsin Now with more than a decade of experience in Wisconsin politics.

If ‘Ifs’ and ‘Buts’ Are Candies and Nuts We’ll Have Foxconn Deal Paid Off in 2043
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If ‘Ifs’ and ‘Buts’ Are Candies and Nuts We’ll Have Foxconn Deal Paid Off in 2043

Nonpartisan Analysis Finds Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Would At Earliest Pay Back in 2043, Possibly Much Later

Statement from Rep. Barca on New Fiscal Analysis of Proposed Foxconn Deal
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Statement from Rep. Barca on New Fiscal Analysis of Proposed Foxconn Deal

"I’m extremely concerned about the cost to Wisconsin taxpayers."

Rep. Hintz Statement on Foxconn Cost to Taxpayers
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Rep. Hintz Statement on Foxconn Cost to Taxpayers

"As the LFB memo shows, if this multi-billion dollar tax deal goes as planned, taxpayers would pay one billion dollars more to Foxconn than the state would take in for the first 15 years."

Campaign Cash: Bill Has $10 Million Giveaway to Fiserv
Campaign Cash

Bill Has $10 Million Giveaway to Fiserv

Included in Foxconn bill. Fiserv employees donated $15,400 to state politicians.

The Contrarian: Buyers’ Remorse for Voucher Backers
The Contrarian

Buyers’ Remorse for Voucher Backers

School choice backers donated generously to Walker, but he’s vacillated on the issue.

Back in the News: Diane Hendricks, Savior of Beloit?
Back in the News

Diane Hendricks, Savior of Beloit?

New York Times glowing story on billionaire doesn’t mention her tax breaks.

Foxconn announcement spotlights our transit problem
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Foxconn announcement spotlights our transit problem

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - August 7, 2017

Wisconsin’s Financial Outlook Receives Historic Upgrade
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Wisconsin’s Financial Outlook Receives Historic Upgrade

"Since taking office in 2011, we focused on fiscal responsibility and our state’s finances have significantly improved as a result."

Donald Trump Undermines Bipartisan Wisconsin Selection Process to Nominate Gov. Walker Crony to Federal Judicial Seat
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Donald Trump Undermines Bipartisan Wisconsin Selection Process to Nominate Gov. Walker Crony to Federal Judicial Seat

‘The Wrong Way to Put the Wrong Person on the Federal Bench’

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Michael Brennan’s Nomination to United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Michael Brennan’s Nomination to United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

"Mike Brennan has proven himself a dedicated public servant to the people of Wisconsin."

What Does the Foxconn CEO Say About His Employees?
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What Does the Foxconn CEO Say About His Employees?

ICYMI: Report Uncovers CEO of Manufacturer Being Wooed by Wisconsin Referred to Employees as ‘Animals’ and Solicited Management Advice From Zoo Director

Governor Walker Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients
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Governor Walker Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients

"Internet access is a critical component of education, telemedicine, e-commerce, agribusiness, and tourism, just to name a few."

Foxconn Hearing: Big Promises, Little Details, Lacks Transportation Plan
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Foxconn Hearing: Big Promises, Little Details, Lacks Transportation Plan

"We need to guarantee that we have the details of the deal before we sign off on it..."

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Statement on Foxconn
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Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Statement on Foxconn

"...as free market activists who staunchly oppose government tax incentives, we cannot support the expensive refundable tax credits in this package..."

One Wisconsin Now Testimony on Foxconn Subsidy Legislation
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One Wisconsin Now Testimony on Foxconn Subsidy Legislation

"The provisions of AB 1 embody, on their face, a bad deal."

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan in September
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Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan in September

Walker to continue focusing on attracting investments to Wisconsin during mission

Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law
Press Release

Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law

"“It’s far past time that we get serious about reforming our juvenile correctional system."

No Guarantees to Prevent Wisconsin Tax Dollars From Subsidizing Illinois Jobs in Foxconn Deal
Press Release

No Guarantees to Prevent Wisconsin Tax Dollars From Subsidizing Illinois Jobs in Foxconn Deal

Are Wisconsin Taxpayers Getting Fleeced With Proposed $3 Billion State Subsidy For Taiwanese Manufacturer Foxconn?

Is GOP anticipating a “Foxconn flop?”
Press Release

Is GOP anticipating a “Foxconn flop?”

Walker plan includes bailout for local governments abandoned by Foxconn

Data Wonk: Foxconn, Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Future?
Data Wonk

Foxconn, Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Future?

Deal will cost $500 for every person in the state.

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Minnesota Governor Dayton Officially Open the St. Croix Crossing
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Minnesota Governor Dayton Officially Open the St. Croix Crossing

The St. Croix Crossing is approximately one mile in length and was built to replace the 85-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge.

Conned by a Fox?
Press Release

Conned by a Fox?

People of Wisconsin won’t be fooled by bad deal that needs thorough vetting.

Vukmir echoes Walker encouraging Congress to give states block grants
Press Release

Vukmir echoes Walker encouraging Congress to give states block grants

"A successful repeal of Obamacare begins with the federal government handing over the reins to the states."

Transportation Shutdown Begins in Wisconsin
Press Release

Transportation Shutdown Begins in Wisconsin

GOP budget delays trigger 1st phase of transportation shutdown

The Contrarian: MacIver Transportation Report Is Junk
The Contrarian

MacIver Transportation Report Is Junk

Alleged study asserts but never begins to prove $2 billion in waste.

Smart Politics: Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race
Smart Politics

Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race

One of few times in history two incumbent state officials oppose each other.

Unnecessary to Sacrifice Natural Resources for Foxconn
Press Release

Unnecessary to Sacrifice Natural Resources for Foxconn

Building Economic Growth While Protecting Public Health is Possible

Op Ed: Foxconn Could Be Environmental Disaster
Op Ed

Foxconn Could Be Environmental Disaster

Marginal jobs for enormous tax subsidies, plus air and water pollution.

The State of Politics: Ellis, Prosser Say Raise the Gas Tax
The State of Politics

Ellis, Prosser Say Raise the Gas Tax

Two former Republican leaders urge current leaders to stand up to Walker.

Op Ed: Why I Oppose Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Why I Oppose Foxconn Deal

Rep. Brostoff on corporate extortion, suicide nets and the race to the bottom.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Best Way to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Best Way to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

"The best way to repeal and replace Obamacare is to give each state the resources and responsibility for health care."

Governor Walker Calls Legislature Into “Wisconn Valley” Special Session
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls Legislature Into “Wisconn Valley” Special Session

Delivers bill that would bring Foxconn's $10 billion investment and 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin

The Contrarian: Walker’s Reelection Now A Certainty
The Contrarian

Walker’s Reelection Now A Certainty

Foxconn deal would make him a 10 point favorite if Las Vegas offered odds.

Wisconsin Budget: Economic Recovery Lags for Minorities
Wisconsin Budget

Economic Recovery Lags for Minorities

Blacks, Latinos have higher poverty, unemployment, huge wealth gap.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker

Gou says governor is top reason Foxconn coming. Abele has county site in play.

Governor Walker, Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Milwaukee
Op Ed: Plague of Floods Caused by Climate Change
Op Ed

Plague of Floods Caused by Climate Change

Dozens of 100-year floods in 30 years, roads keep getting washed out.

Campaign Cash: 34% of Walker Donations From Outside State
Campaign Cash

34% of Walker Donations From Outside State

Analysis of his 2017 fundraising shows 31 people gave $20,000 each.

Is Wisconsin Getting Conned With Trump, Walker Foxconn Deal?
Press Release

Is Wisconsin Getting Conned With Trump, Walker Foxconn Deal?

‘Wisconsin Would Get $181 Million a Year in State and Local Tax Revenue, and We Only Have to Pay $250 Million a Year to Get It’

Speaker Vos Statement on Foxconn Announcement
Press Release

Speaker Vos Statement on Foxconn Announcement

"The manufacturing plant will provide thousands of new, good paying jobs and spur economic growth throughout our state."

Global High-Tech Manufacturer Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment, Will Create 13,000 Jobs in New Wisconsin Campus
Press Release

Global High-Tech Manufacturer Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment, Will Create 13,000 Jobs in New Wisconsin Campus

Largest new greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history; Marks launch of Foxconn's U.S. manufacturing and 8K+5G ecosystem

Op Ed: Will State Get Conned by Foxconn?
Op Ed

Will State Get Conned by Foxconn?

Could cost billions, but still unknown is how many jobs, the pay, how deal enforced.

Foxconn Frenzy: Proceed with Caution
Press Release

Foxconn Frenzy: Proceed with Caution

“We demand fairness, and that’s what we’ll be looking for in this deal.”

Shilling cautious on Foxconn announcement
Press Release

Shilling cautious on Foxconn announcement

"Given the lack of details, I’m skeptical about this announcement and we will have to see if there is a legislative appetite for a $1 to $3 billion corporate welfare package."

Campaign Cash: $8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers
Campaign Cash

$8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers

Multi millions in campaign donations, mostly from out-of-state voucher supporters.

The Contrarian: The News That Wasn’t
The Contrarian

The News That Wasn’t

JS story on I-94 project in danger is six months old. So why was it a banner headline?

SEIU Wisconsin Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress
Press Release

SEIU Wisconsin Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress

“I am honored to receive their endorsement and am excited to campaign together.”

Statement on Budget Motion
Press Release

Statement on Budget Motion

"We would like to thank Governor Walker for visiting the communities around the state that have sustained damage from the massive flooding."

The State of Politics: We Hate DOT, But Here’s $712 Million
The State of Politics

We Hate DOT, But Here’s $712 Million

GOP senators would borrow big for Department of Transportation they distrust.

The Contrarian: What Would Tommy Do?
The Contrarian

What Would Tommy Do?

Walker could learn a lot from Tommy Thompson on how to handle a budget dispute.

Governor Walker Declares a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin Counties
Press Release

Governor Walker Declares a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin Counties

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding."

The Contrarian: Walker’s Flip Flop on Highway Deficit
The Contrarian

Walker’s Flip Flop on Highway Deficit

Once he noted deficit and lagging gas tax, now he claims no new revenue needed.

Kevin Nicholson Silent as Republicans Raided Funding for King
Press Release

Kevin Nicholson Silent as Republicans Raided Funding for King

Did Kevin Nicholson support Rep. Dale Kooyenga and D.C. Leah's votes to raid millions from the funds available to take care of Wisconsin's elderly veterans?

Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him
Mayor Barrett Endorsed by Local Elected Officials to Lead Regional Workforce Efforts
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Endorsed by Local Elected Officials to Lead Regional Workforce Efforts

Intergovernmental Cooperation Council supports Mayor Barrett’s leadership on Employ Milwaukee

Op Ed: Loss of Talgo Train Hurts Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Loss of Talgo Train Hurts Foxconn Deal

High speed rail would have better connected Racine area to Madison, Chicago.

Fraud Prevention Efforts Reach Record-High Savings for Taxpayers
Press Release

Fraud Prevention Efforts Reach Record-High Savings for Taxpayers

Office of Inspector General report shows taxpayer savings from fighting fraud in public assistance programs top $51 million in 2016

The Contrarian: Senate and Assembly Flip on Highway Debt
The Contrarian

Senate and Assembly Flip on Highway Debt

Senate now likes big increase in debt, Assembly no longer does.

GOP proposes school cuts, transportation debt to finance tax breaks for the wealthy
Press Release

GOP proposes school cuts, transportation debt to finance tax breaks for the wealthy

"Time and time again, Republicans have prioritized tax breaks for the wealthy that syphon money away from our crumbling roads and local schools."

Campaign Cash: $1 Million Donated to Walker-Led Group
Campaign Cash

$1 Million Donated to Walker-Led Group

10 state donors funnel cash with no limits to GOP candidates for governor.

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law

Act 36 makes several technical changes to the state’s voucher programs.

Data Wonk: The “Democrats Are Evil” Trap
Data Wonk

The “Democrats Are Evil” Trap

National Review’s David French blames this for GOP loyalty to Trump. Let us consider the irony.

One Wisconsin Statements on First Meeting of Trump Voter Suppression Committee
Press Release

One Wisconsin Statements on First Meeting of Trump Voter Suppression Committee

‘We Fought Back Against Scott Walker’s Attacks on Voting, We’ll Do the Same with Trump’

The Contrarian: Highway Debt Cult Drinks the Kool-Aid
The Contrarian

Highway Debt Cult Drinks the Kool-Aid

Many Republicans swallow crazy rationales for increasing Doyle-Walker debt.

Governor Walker Commends WHEFA for Their Important Role in Financings for Non-Profits in Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Commends WHEFA for Their Important Role in Financings for Non-Profits in Wisconsin

The report indicates WHEFA saved Wisconsin nonprofit institutions more than $38 million by refinancing outstanding debt.

Op Ed: Foxconn Deal Could Be a Winner
Op Ed

Foxconn Deal Could Be a Winner

But the cost-benefit ratio should be carefully examined.

Murphy’s Law: The Fire Fighters’ Selfish Agenda
Murphy’s Law

The Fire Fighters’ Selfish Agenda

The union’s backing of Barrett recall is all about driving up their wages and benefits.

Governor Walker announces over $132 million in payments to local governments
Press Release

Governor Walker announces over $132 million in payments to local governments

Includes Expressway Policing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways.

Debt. Debt. And more Debt.
Press Release

Debt. Debt. And more Debt.

Senate Republicans propose more credit card spending, tax breaks for millionaires

What You Won’t Find in the Republican Senate Budget Proposal
Press Release

What You Won’t Find in the Republican Senate Budget Proposal

If you ask people across the state what the state should fund, most will tell you that we should fund our schools, our roads and essential services that keep us safe.

Governor Walker Joins Charter Communications in Promoting Broadband Access During Spectrum Internet Assist Day
Press Release

Governor Walker Joins Charter Communications in Promoting Broadband Access During Spectrum Internet Assist Day

“Every Wisconsin citizen deserves access to high-speed, reliable, affordable internet.”

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs

Takes $25,000 Contribution From Marijuana’s Trade Group As Head of Republican Governors Association, While Lobbying to Expand Drug Testing in Wisconsin

The Return of Talgo

The Return of Talgo

Returns to central city plant here, will service and repairs trains for U.S. customers.

Op Ed: Highways Debt Up 87% Under Walker
Op Ed

Highways Debt Up 87% Under Walker

Republicans have added nearly $3 billion in debt, want to add $700 million more.

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin

Please see the attached letter regarding my support for Foxconn facility’s location in Southeastern Wisconsin.

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Press Release

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay

"Like many states in our great nation, Wisconsin is experiencing a dangerous trend – a growing number of cases of opioid abuse and overdose."

Op Ed: Walker, Darling Flip Flop on Vouchers
Op Ed

Walker, Darling Flip Flop on Vouchers

Their new message to school choice supporters: Drop dead.

Representatives Kuglitsch & Neylon Appointed to Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee
Press Release

Representatives Kuglitsch & Neylon Appointed to Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee

"This is the dawn of a new era in transportation technology, and we should embrace it."

Biking: Oregon Passes Bike Tax
Biking

Oregon Passes Bike Tax

$15 on purchase of new bike. Will Wisconsin follow suit?

Murphy’s Law: Walker Building Yesterday’s Economy
Murphy’s Law

Walker Building Yesterday’s Economy

GOP throws ever more money at declining manufacturers, gets nothing back.

Report Suggests Wisconsin Voters Targeted by Collusion Between Trump Campaign, Russian Fake News Operation
Press Release

Report Suggests Wisconsin Voters Targeted by Collusion Between Trump Campaign, Russian Fake News Operation

Scott Walker Owes Wisconsin Answers About Russian Meddling in Wisconsin Election

Speaker Vos Statement on DOT Reform Bill
Press Release

Speaker Vos Statement on DOT Reform Bill

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in both chambers to improve the DOT to bring about a more effective and efficient agency."

Op Ed: Pass A Budget, Please
Op Ed

Pass A Budget, Please

Even Illinois has managed to do this. What’s wrong with our Legislature?

Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency
Press Release

Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding.”

Scott Walker Wraps Himself in Hypocrisy With Latest Fundraising Solicitation
Press Release

Scott Walker Wraps Himself in Hypocrisy With Latest Fundraising Solicitation

If You Love American Democracy, What Scott Walker Has Done to Elections in Wisconsin Will Break Your Heart

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Kory Boone for Young Republican Chariman
Press Release

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Kory Boone for Young Republican Chariman

The election will take place at the biennial YRNF Convention, from August 2nd-6th in Annapolis, MD.

Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce
Press Release

Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce

Endorsements boost ironworker in bid to topple Speaker Paul Ryan

Governor Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
Press Release

Governor Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Governor Walker has also proclaimed July 11 – July 13 as Farm Technology Days throughout Wisconsin.

Scott Walker Violated Own Ethics Pledge by $15 Million
Press Release

Scott Walker Violated Own Ethics Pledge by $15 Million

“Career politician Scott Walker has a career of breaking his promises to the people of Wisconsin”

Governor Walker Announces $2.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $2.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

Recipients for this year’s grants were recommended by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Lands in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Lands in Milwaukee

Foxconn plane at General Mitchell, closed-door meetings scheduled in Racine County.

Op Ed: The Myth of DOT Mismanagement
Op Ed

The Myth of DOT Mismanagement

It amounts to 2 percent of highway spending. That won’t solve roads budget deficit.

The State of Politics: John Nygren’s War on Drug Abuse
The State of Politics

John Nygren’s War on Drug Abuse

His daughter’s drug abuse problem brought the issue home to him.

Campaign Cash: Vos Goads WMC for Their Roads Plan
Campaign Cash

Vos Goads WMC for Their Roads Plan

Business group's lobbying killed trucks fee, leaving roads budget still far short.

Governor Walker Appoints Carrie Schneider to Serve on the Outagamie County Circuit Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Carrie Schneider to Serve on the Outagamie County Circuit Court

Schneider dedicates time to protecting child victims and victims of domestic violence.

Op Ed: How to Follow the Transportation Debate
Op Ed

How to Follow the Transportation Debate

And why a real solution will probably never be reached.

National Trend Appears as Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Governors Struggle to Govern
Press Release

National Trend Appears as Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Governors Struggle to Govern

Republican-led Illinois, Maine and New Jersey all failed to pass a state budget before the July 1st deadline.

Amid Budget Impasse, Gov. Scott Walker to Beg President Trump for a Re-Election Federal Bailout
Press Release

Amid Budget Impasse, Gov. Scott Walker to Beg President Trump for a Re-Election Federal Bailout

In a memo released today, Walker proposed asking the federal government for $300 million in long-term borrowing to fill holes in his transportation budget.

Gov. Walker proposes road delays, layoffs
Press Release

Gov. Walker proposes road delays, layoffs

Long-term transportation fix remains elusive for disjointed GOP lawmakers

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care

Why is he so vague on Obamacare? Because its repeal could kill his reelection.

MEMO – State Budget and Transportation
Press Release

MEMO – State Budget and Transportation

I hope a legislative agreement on the 2017-19 state budget can soon be reached.

Campaign Cash: Hospitals Group Pays for Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Hospitals Group Pays for Capitol Clout

Wisconsin Hospital Association spends millions on lobbying, campaign donations.

Data Wonk: How Will Trumpcare Affect Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

How Will Trumpcare Affect Wisconsin?

The bottom line: worse health and 1,000 additional deaths per year.

New Legislation Creates BadgerCare “Public Option” to Immediately Lower Health Costs
Press Release

New Legislation Creates BadgerCare “Public Option” to Immediately Lower Health Costs

Following insurance company threats to leave markets, legislation introduced to allow all Wisconsinites to purchase BadgerCare.

Op Ed: Roads Debate Much Ado About Nothing
Op Ed

Roads Debate Much Ado About Nothing

Walker’s stance prevents any real debate about transportation budget.

Gov. Scott Walker Standing By Instead of Standing Up to Trump on Request For Voter’s Personal Information
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Standing By Instead of Standing Up to Trump on Request For Voter’s Personal Information

Governor’s Cowardice is Disappointing But Not Unexpected

The State of Politics: Medicaid’s Future A Key Campaign Issue
The State of Politics

Medicaid’s Future A Key Campaign Issue

Republicans want big cuts. Democrats don’t. Likely issue in 2018.

Campaign Cash: Fireworks Industry Has Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Fireworks Industry Has Capitol Clout

Bipartisan donations help pass laws expanding fireworks use in state.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of  Former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas
Governor Walker Announces 23 Wisconsin Counties Affected by Alfalfa Winterkill are Eligible for USDA Aid
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces 23 Wisconsin Counties Affected by Alfalfa Winterkill are Eligible for USDA Aid

"This aid helps Wisconsin farmers get back on their feet and protects them from crippling losses due to damaged crops."

Op Ed: The Medicare Advantage
Op Ed

The Medicare Advantage

It has consumer choice, competition and lower costs. A better model than Medicaid.

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Walker to Protect Wisconsin Voters’ Privacy From Trump
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Walker to Protect Wisconsin Voters’ Privacy From Trump

‘No Way in Hell’ Trump Cabal Can Be Trusted With Sensitive, Personal Information About Voters

EXPO Launches Campaign to Close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)
Press Release

EXPO Launches Campaign to Close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)

Leaders of the #CloseMSDF Campaign Call on Governor Walker to Save Lives and Save Money by Closing MSDF

Op Ed: Don’t Give Away Acres of State Park
Op Ed

Don’t Give Away Acres of State Park

State allowing for-profit golf course to take over public land on Lake Michigan.

Murphy’s Law: Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?
Murphy’s Law

Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?

His draconian stance on health care was obscured by lazy media coverage.

Governor Walker Announces 35 Municipalities to Receive a Total of $13.8 Million to Remove Lead Service Lines
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces 35 Municipalities to Receive a Total of $13.8 Million to Remove Lead Service Lines

Milwaukee received the largest award of $2.6 million.

Building Commission Approves Projects
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Projects

Including the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship on the campus of UW-Milwaukee.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

Opinions split on health care, Russia, other issues

Wisconsin Budget: Most Walker Tax Cuts Benefit Wealthy
Wisconsin Budget

Most Walker Tax Cuts Benefit Wealthy

More than $10,000 for members of top 1%, just $175 for poorest 20% in state.

Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money
Press Release

Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money

Ad Buy From Group Fueled With Big Pharma Money Hits as Wisconsin Attorney General Under Increased Scrutiny for Legal Inaction

Campaign Cash: Fish Farm Regulations Reduced
Campaign Cash

Fish Farm Regulations Reduced

Walker signs bill big business lobbied for and environmentalists opposed.

Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day
Press Release

Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day

Approximately 11 percent of all businesses in the state, or 65,000, are veteran-owned.

Op Ed: BadgerCare Changes Will Hurt Workers
Op Ed

BadgerCare Changes Will Hurt Workers

Most Medicaid recipients work, could lose health care under Walker proposal.

The State of Politics: Democrats Still Need a Clear Message
The State of Politics

Democrats Still Need a Clear Message

Yes, GOP gerrymandering matters. But they also have stronger candidates and message.

Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry
Press Release

Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry

DATCP Secretary Brancel, WEDC Secretary Hogan join Governor Walker in visiting cheese companies statewide as part of "Wisconsin Cheese Day" tour

Walker Joins Cruz, Tea Party Supporting Massive Unfunded Mandate on Wisconsin
Press Release

Walker Joins Cruz, Tea Party Supporting Massive Unfunded Mandate on Wisconsin

"Stop playing partisan politics and put Wisconsin first, for once."

National Voting Rights Leader Highlights Need to Keep Up Fight Against GOP Efforts to Rig Elections
Press Release

National Voting Rights Leader Highlights Need to Keep Up Fight Against GOP Efforts to Rig Elections

Wisconsin Has Been Ground Zero in Coordinated Effort to Restrict Access to Voting ... And An Example of How to Fight Back

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Lincoln Hills Federal Court Ruling
Press Release

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Lincoln Hills Federal Court Ruling

"The crisis at Lincoln Hills affecting children, families, and workers has gone on for far too long under the neglectful watch of Gov. Walker’s administration."

Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee

During the past four years, Governor Walker has invested more than $200 million of state funding in workforce development

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Change Procedure for Law Enforcement Dogs
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Change Procedure for Law Enforcement Dogs

The bill changes procedures for law enforcement dogs if they bite a person.

Campaign Cash: Anthem Insurance Likes Republicans
Campaign Cash

Anthem Insurance Likes Republicans

Pulling out of Obamacare, giving almost $175,000 to GOP politicians.

State Park Fees Keep Rising

State Park Fees Keep Rising

New hikes proposed, already higher than in any Midwestern state.

Campaign Cash: Walker Loves Ashley Furniture
Campaign Cash

Walker Loves Ashley Furniture

Company gets a state grant, and he gets big campaign donations.

Murphy’s Law: How Trucks Destroy Our Roads
Murphy’s Law

How Trucks Destroy Our Roads

And how a fee on trucks could solve state’s transportation problem.

DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise
Press Release

DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise

Statement of 10th District Alderman Michael J. Murphy - June 21, 2017

Op Ed: Voters Strongly Support Higher Gas Tax
Op Ed

Voters Strongly Support Higher Gas Tax

So maybe Republicans should embrace it as a solution.

Governor Walker Calls on U.S. Senators to Keep Their Word and Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Welford Sanders Lofts on near North Side bears the name of economic development icon.

Murphy’s Law: Why Gableman Is Stepping Down
Murphy’s Law

Why Gableman Is Stepping Down

And how will that affect the race for Supreme Court?

Governor Walker Attends Welford Sanders Lofts Groundbreaking
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Welford Sanders Lofts Groundbreaking

The current phase of renovation and construction on the building started in February and will be complete in March 2018.

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race
Press Release

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race

AP broke the news that Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has decided not to enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

Op Ed: County Neglects Parks and Culture
Op Ed

County Neglects Parks and Culture

Bucks arena gets millions while parks, museums, zoo decline.

Governor Walker Attends Ashley Furniture Groundbreaking Ceremony in Arcadia
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Ashley Furniture Groundbreaking Ceremony in Arcadia

The expansion project bolsters Ashely’s ability to fulfill online orders, which is an emerging demand.

Campaign Cash: GOP Considers Heavy Fees for Trucks
Campaign Cash

GOP Considers Heavy Fees for Trucks

Trucking lobby opposes solution to transportation shortfall.

Op Ed: An Unequal Education?
Op Ed

An Unequal Education?

State school funding formula broken; GOP solutions worsen problem.

“Safety First, Correcting Corrections by Limiting Overtime”
Press Release

“Safety First, Correcting Corrections by Limiting Overtime”

This motion would prohibit a corrections employee from working more than two consecutive shifts.

Op Ed: Investing in Our Workforce
Op Ed

Investing in Our Workforce

My Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform package offers hands-on skills and job training.

3.1 Percent: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate is Now the Lowest Since October 1999
Press Release

3.1 Percent: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate is Now the Lowest Since October 1999

Second-Lowest Rate on Record for Wisconsin

Will Gov. Scott Walker Stand Up For Vulnerable Wisconsinites At Risk Of Losing Health Care Insurance?
Press Release

Will Gov. Scott Walker Stand Up For Vulnerable Wisconsinites At Risk Of Losing Health Care Insurance?

It's been widely reported that Senate Republicans are drafting their version of Trumpcare behind closed doors.

Trump Fails to Address US Infrastructure Needs
Press Release

Trump Fails to Address US Infrastructure Needs

In response to the announcement of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement

Op Ed: Republicans Lost The Healthcare Debate
Op Ed

Republicans Lost The Healthcare Debate

And they’re perfectly fine with that.

The State of Politics: MPS Loses Most Under Assembly GOP School-Aid Plan
The State of Politics

MPS Loses Most Under Assembly GOP School-Aid Plan

Gov. Walker's school-aid plan provides $14.8 million more than Assembly plan for MPS.

Lt. Governor Kleefisch departs Monday for weeklong trade mission to Mexico
Press Release

Lt. Governor Kleefisch departs Monday for weeklong trade mission to Mexico

WEDC-sponsored trip will focus on boosting exports to Mexico and attracting investment to Wisconsin

Senator Baldwin to Vice President Pence: Why Do You Want Washington to Make Wisconsin Families Pay More for Less Care?
Press Release

Senator Baldwin to Vice President Pence: Why Do You Want Washington to Make Wisconsin Families Pay More for Less Care?

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the House-passed American Health Care Act would cause premiums in the individual market to rise by an average of 20 percent next year

Scott Walker Still Welcoming Donald Trump to Wisconsin to Raise Campaign Cash
Data Wonk: You Dare Not Question Scott Walker
Data Wonk

You Dare Not Question Scott Walker

A Federalist column attacks my conclusion that governors have little impact on the economy.

Terrible Jobs Numbers and Inability to Fund Wisconsin Schools: Just Another Day in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin
Press Release

Terrible Jobs Numbers and Inability to Fund Wisconsin Schools: Just Another Day in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin

"Six straight years of Governor Scott Walker and six straight years of below average economic growth in Wisconsin."

Governor Walker Presents Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
Press Release

Governor Walker Presents Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference draws entrepreneurs that are still in the development phase as well as established business leaders.

After Six Years of Walker, Wisconsin is Lagging Behind Midwestern States
Press Release

After Six Years of Walker, Wisconsin is Lagging Behind Midwestern States

From job creation to road quality, Wisconsin is weaker under Republican leadership

Is Wisconsin entering a recession?
Press Release

Is Wisconsin entering a recession?

‘Gold Standard’ jobs report exposes weakening economy and declining wages

Governor Walker Announces a Record $3.9 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants to Serve 4,300 Students
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces a Record $3.9 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants to Serve 4,300 Students

Wisconsin's YA program was authorized by state statute in 1991 as part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative.

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to Assembly Education Press Conference
Press Release

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to Assembly Education Press Conference

"The State Senate remains committed to fully funding K-12 education as Governor Walker proposed in his administrative budget."

Potential Medicaid Changes
Press Release

Potential Medicaid Changes

“A Threat Level that Low-Income Wisconsinites Have Never Seen”

Governor Walker Urges Lawmakers to “Get it Done” at Verona Road Project
Press Release

Governor Walker Urges Lawmakers to “Get it Done” at Verona Road Project

If the Legislature decides to separate transportation from the overall budget process, major projects could face major delays.

Dear GOP, It’s Not Working
Press Release

Dear GOP, It’s Not Working

Wisconsin on verge of recession, Assembly GOP must take up middle class tax cut legislation

Campaign Cash: Koch-Funded Group Backs Tax Cut
Campaign Cash

Koch-Funded Group Backs Tax Cut

Cut could reduce state forestry funding.

The State of Politics: Governor’s Race Influences Budget
The State of Politics

Governor’s Race Influences Budget

Joint Finance Democrats raise issues that could be used against Walker.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs High-Capacity Wells Bill
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs High-Capacity Wells Bill

Good for powerful agriculture interests, bad for the environment.

Sen. Taylor Reject’s Gov. Walker’s Attack on Parole
Press Release

Sen. Taylor Reject’s Gov. Walker’s Attack on Parole

"Governor Walker’s attack on parole is just another example that he is refusing to do his job."

Governor Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge

"Joe Wall has established himself as a respected and accomplished attorney in the Milwaukee area."

Op Ed: What We Need in a New Sheriff
Op Ed

What We Need in a New Sheriff

If Clarke leaves, what kind of sheriff should replace him?

Campaign Cash: WMC Wants Another Business Tax Break
Campaign Cash

WMC Wants Another Business Tax Break

Bill increases construction industry tax exemption; pushed by legislator whose business will benefit.

Governor Walker Announces Cheese as Official State Dairy
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Cheese as Official State Dairy

Governor signs two bills into law at Mineral Point Elementary

Op Ed: Walker Is No Tommy Thompson
Op Ed

Walker Is No Tommy Thompson

But in his less inclusive, more political way, he may be just as successful.

Campaign Cash: How MMAC Peddles Influence
Campaign Cash

How MMAC Peddles Influence

Milwaukee business group has spent $2.4 million on campaigns and lobbying.

Governor Walker Signs High Capacity Well Legislation Into Law
Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Legislators, community leaders call on Gov. Walker to remove sheriff from office.

Records Reveal UW-Madison Professor Defending Scott Walker’s Failed Tax Policies Sought Role With Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign
Press Release

Records Reveal UW-Madison Professor Defending Scott Walker’s Failed Tax Policies Sought Role With Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign

Another Example of Republican Rhetoric on Campus Climate Failing to Meet Reality

Wisconsin Loses More Manufacturing Jobs as GOP tax giveaway hits $299 million a year
Press Release

Wisconsin Loses More Manufacturing Jobs as GOP tax giveaway hits $299 million a year

The dramatic dip in manufacturing job creation comes at nearly the same time the so-called Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit is now fully phased in.

Op Ed: How to Elect a New Governor
Op Ed

How to Elect a New Governor

We need a progressive, Bernie Sanders-style candidate.

Rep. Hesselbein: The Walker Economy Continues to Disappoint
Press Release

Rep. Hesselbein: The Walker Economy Continues to Disappoint

“Gold Standard” job data shows 2016 was the worst year for job growth under Gov. Walker

Op Ed: Trump Great Lakes Cuts Hurt Supporters
Op Ed

Trump Great Lakes Cuts Hurt Supporters

Great Lakes governors who supported him own that massive cut in Great Lakes funding.

WHEDA provides a housing grant to help tornado victims in Rusk, Barron, and Jackson counties
Press Release

WHEDA provides a housing grant to help tornado victims in Rusk, Barron, and Jackson counties

WHEDA’s Natural Disaster Grants are used to assist with short-term, emergency housing needs.

Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates
Press Release

Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates

Project SEARCH is a business-led internship program providing employment opportunities in the workplace environment to Wisconsin youth with disabilities.

GOP tries to hide another dismal jobs report
Press Release

GOP tries to hide another dismal jobs report

WI lost nearly 4,000 manufacturing jobs in 2016 and ranked dead last in start-ups

Wisconsin Needs A Straight Answer From Gov. Scott Walker After Trumpcare CBO Score
Press Release

Wisconsin Needs A Straight Answer From Gov. Scott Walker After Trumpcare CBO Score

The CBO found the premiums could rise as much as 700 percent for low-income seniors.

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development Efforts at Central Wisconsin Regional Talent Summit
Press Release

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development Efforts at Central Wisconsin Regional Talent Summit

Governor Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial budget proposal invests in workforce development by increasing funding for Wisconsin Fast Forward by $12.6 million over two years.

Campaign Cash: Sand Plant Will Destroy Rare Wetlands
Campaign Cash

Sand Plant Will Destroy Rare Wetlands

Approved by DNR. Law firm pushing for it generous to Walker.

Positive Poverty News Clearly Shows a Job and Economic Growth are the Keys to Ending Poverty, Not Government Programs
Press Release

Positive Poverty News Clearly Shows a Job and Economic Growth are the Keys to Ending Poverty, Not Government Programs

Market income poverty fell by 1.5 percent, and the official poverty rate also dropped.

Governor Walker on State Transportation Budget: “Get it Done”
Press Release

Governor Walker on State Transportation Budget: “Get it Done”

If the Legislature separates transportation from the overall budget process, projects across our state could face delays.

Governor Walker Signs Music Festival Bill Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Music Festival Bill Into Law

Assembly Bill 194 adds music festivals to the list of exceptions for venues in which a person under 21 years of age may attend without the presence of their parent, legal guardian, or spouse.

Op Ed: Dayton Opposes Walker Approach
Op Ed

Dayton Opposes Walker Approach

Gov. Walker killed paid sick days. Gov. Dayton of Minnesota won’t.

Campaign Cash: MillerCoors Loves Scott Walker
Campaign Cash

MillerCoors Loves Scott Walker

He gets $72,000 from its employees and $32,000 from Mills Fleet Farm.

Speaker Vos Announces Creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
Press Release

Speaker Vos Announces Creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

"This center will promote an even more rigorous debate of the current issues and hopefully, bipartisan solutions."

State Budget Committee Democrats Make a Stand for Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

State Budget Committee Democrats Make a Stand for Student Loan Borrowers

Amendment to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance, Just Like You Can With a Mortgage, Would Put State on Road to Reform

Democrats Respond to 53 Percent Increase in Municipal Projects Going Out of State
Press Release

Democrats Respond to 53 Percent Increase in Municipal Projects Going Out of State

From January to April 2016, $20.9 million in municipal contracts were awarded to out-of-state companies compared to $32 million during the same time period in 2017.

Op Ed: We Like Suburban Segregation
Op Ed

We Like Suburban Segregation

Governments have long enabled metro area's biases.

The State of Politics: Bill Pushed by Odd Couple
The State of Politics

Bill Pushed by Odd Couple

Polar opposites back “Mobility grants” to help unemployed move to get jobs.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Is a Top 10 State
Op Ed

Wisconsin Is a Top 10 State

For reducing tax burden, ACT scores and high school graduation rate.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MillerCoors Expands 10th Street Brewery
Eyes on Milwaukee

MillerCoors Expands 10th Street Brewery

Walker, Barrett hail expanded facility, which will grow ten-fold.

Governor Walker Announces Winner of 34th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Winner of 34th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

The annual award is given in honor of Virginia Hart, Wisconsin’s first female cabinet member.

Campaign Cash: Walker Gets $51,000 From Six Companies
Campaign Cash

Walker Gets $51,000 From Six Companies

And they get $25 million in grants, credits from WEDC.

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?
Press Release

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?

Email Undermines Former Bradley Head’s Allegation He Was ‘Careful’ to Separate Politics from Day Job

Governor Walker Announces Creation of Steering Committee to Study Automated Vehicles
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Creation of Steering Committee to Study Automated Vehicles

"Wisconsin is uniquely positioned to study, test, and develop automated and connected vehicle technology."

Op Ed: Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion
Op Ed

Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion

County Jail deaths on his watch disqualify him from Homeland Security Job.

Governor Walker’s Statement on Wisconsin’s 3.2% Unemployment Rate – Lowest Since February 2000
Press Release

Governor Walker’s Statement on Wisconsin’s 3.2% Unemployment Rate – Lowest Since February 2000

"We have worked hard since 2011 to get our state's economy back on track, and today's news is further evidence we are continuing to move Wisconsin forward."

Additional state funding for foot and bike officers – a plus for Milwaukee
Press Release

Additional state funding for foot and bike officers – a plus for Milwaukee

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 18, 2017

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke
Press Release

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke

"It is positive news that Milwaukee County now has the opportunity to have an actual Sheriff."

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

The billionaire's Rock County mansion doesn't appear on tax rolls.

Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation Still In Chaos
Press Release

Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation Still In Chaos

It isn't the first time Gov. Walker's flagship job creation agency has shown an inability to do its duties on behalf of the taxpayers.

Legislators’ Choice: Common Sense Protections of Students or Gov. Walker’s Way
Press Release

Legislators’ Choice: Common Sense Protections of Students or Gov. Walker’s Way

Walker Plan to Gut Student Protection From Predatory For Profit Colleges Up for Vote Before State Legislature’s Budget Committee

WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination
Press Release

WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

Governor Walker agency continues economic discouragement and taxpayer dollar malfeasance

Campaign Cash: Bill Buries State Regulations
Campaign Cash

Bill Buries State Regulations

After 7 years they would expire. Kochs and WMC back the bill.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Breaking the Law?
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Breaking the Law?

Hacked files show foundation may violate ban on political activity.

Rep. David Bowen calls on Governor Walker not to enforce Voter ID Disenfranchisement law for 2018 elections
Press Release

Rep. David Bowen calls on Governor Walker not to enforce Voter ID Disenfranchisement law for 2018 elections

In the 2012 Presidential election, the City of Milwaukee had 41,000 more ballots cast than the 2016 election, a turnout reduction that very possibly correlates with the Republican Voter ID law.

Op Ed: The Brown Water Republicans
Op Ed

The Brown Water Republicans

GOP convention at Dells water park highlights environmental failings.

Gov. Scott Walker Largest Benefactor Of Betsy DeVos Led Campaign To Unfairly Fund Unaccountable Private Schools
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Largest Benefactor Of Betsy DeVos Led Campaign To Unfairly Fund Unaccountable Private Schools

"For six years, Gov. Walker has come up with excuse after excuse for making historic cuts to public education..."

The State of Politics: Kooyenga Flat Tax Rejected
The State of Politics

Kooyenga Flat Tax Rejected

Walker, GOP slam his gas sales tax and flat income tax proposal.

Op Ed: Trumpcare Can Be Stopped
Op Ed

Trumpcare Can Be Stopped

It drastically reduces health coverage. Senate could, should resist it.

Republican Convention Shows Why Wisconsin Needs New Leadership
Press Release

Republican Convention Shows Why Wisconsin Needs New Leadership

Republican leaders lauded President Trump's health care bill which will mean real harm for Americans across our nation while doling out massive tax giveaways for the rich.

Campaign Cash: Fish Farm Regulations Rolled Back
Campaign Cash

Fish Farm Regulations Rolled Back

Big business lobby wants it, legislature approves it, will Walker sign it?

Governor Walker’s Greatest Accomplishment:  Shrunken Middle Class
Press Release

Governor Walker’s Greatest Accomplishment: Shrunken Middle Class

"For 8 long years, Governor Walker and Republicans in Madison have driven our families further from success."

Wisconsin Republican Party Opposing Common Sense Student Loan Debt Reform Gathers for State Convention on University of Wisconsin Graduation Weekend
Press Release

Wisconsin Republican Party Opposing Common Sense Student Loan Debt Reform Gathers for State Convention on University of Wisconsin Graduation Weekend

Policies of Scott Walker and GOP Making Student Loan Debt Crisis Worse, Refuse to Help Borrowers Refinance Student Loans

Campaign Cash: Child Labor Law Passes
Campaign Cash

Child Labor Law Passes

Teen work permits without parental okay approved. Will Walker sign it?

Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress at 83rd Annual Convention
Press Release

Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress at 83rd Annual Convention

"The Wisconsin Conservation Congress helps us protect our natural resources as well as manage and conserve our environment."

American Legion announces Milwaukee as host city in 2022
Press Release

American Legion announces Milwaukee as host city in 2022

The convention’s 13,000 attendees will account for 17,700 room nights.

Shilling backs Health Care Protection Package
Press Release

Shilling backs Health Care Protection Package

D.C. politics threaten health care access for Wisconsin families

Dem proposal to end Veteran Home fund raids rejected by GOP budget committee
Press Release

Dem proposal to end Veteran Home fund raids rejected by GOP budget committee

Republican lawmakers on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee rejected a Democratic proposal that would have prevented a $26 million funding raid.

Donald Trump Follows Up Baseless Accusations of Voting Impropriety With Sham Commission to Investigate Claims
Press Release

Donald Trump Follows Up Baseless Accusations of Voting Impropriety With Sham Commission to Investigate Claims

‘A Blatantly Transparent Ploy on the Part of Trump to Justify Voter Suppression’

WisTax: Wisconsin’s Deficit Is Growing
WisTax

Wisconsin’s Deficit Is Growing

Walker cut deficit in half, but has since grown it, could hit $2.1 billion.

Campaign Cash: Businesses Want Wealthy Tax Cut
Campaign Cash

Businesses Want Wealthy Tax Cut

Bill gives $519 million in tax cuts to millionaires. MMAC favors it.

Data Wonk: Does Tax Credit Make State a Winner?
Data Wonk

Does Tax Credit Make State a Winner?

An Econ professor and Walker fan uses shaky research to say yes.

Governor Walker Celebrates Dedication and Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright Trail
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Dedication and Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

Self-guided trail has garnered international attention since opening last fall

Johnsonville to expand global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls
Press Release

Johnsonville to expand global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls

Support from WEDC helps secure company’s growth in Wisconsin

Op Ed: Why Not a 4% Flat Tax for State?
Op Ed

Why Not a 4% Flat Tax for State?

Proposal drops income tax to 4% for all, adds sales tax on gas.

Governor Walker Attends Komatsu Mining Corporation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Komatsu Mining Corporation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

This marks the largest acquisition in Komatsu history and signifies marked growth in the company’s mining offerings.

Governor Walker Urges JFC Approval of Cost Saving Reform
Press Release

Governor Walker Urges JFC Approval of Cost Saving Reform

Move to self-insurance will save state $60 million

The State of Politics: Will Wisconsin Use Private Prisons?
The State of Politics

Will Wisconsin Use Private Prisons?

Wisconsin's adult inmate population is expected to grow to 23,233 by mid-2019.

Prestige Metal Products to relocate operations to 85,000-square-foot facility in Village of Bristol
Press Release

Prestige Metal Products to relocate operations to 85,000-square-foot facility in Village of Bristol

Company to move operations from northern Illinois to Kenosha County

Governor Walker Drops a Line in Cable for 52nd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener
Press Release

Governor Walker Drops a Line in Cable for 52nd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

We’re ranked Number 1 in the Midwest for fun, family atmosphere, uniqueness, affordability, and outdoor recreation – and fishing is a huge part of that.

Gov. Walker Must Support Covering Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

Gov. Walker Must Support Covering Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions

"The Governor should decline a waiver exempting insurance companies from prohibitions that help individuals with pre-existing conditions get the care they need."

One Wisconsin Now ‘Proud’ to be the Wisconsin-Focused Group on Bradley Foundation ‘Enemies List’
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now ‘Proud’ to be the Wisconsin-Focused Group on Bradley Foundation ‘Enemies List’

$900 Million Right Wing Slush Fund Cites One WI Now’s BradleyWatch.org In Secret Documents

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Tourism’s $20 Billion Economy
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Tourism’s $20 Billion Economy

Tourism industry up six consecutive years, adds 21,500 jobs to Wisconsin's economy

Republican “plan” fails workers, small businesses, and our roads
Press Release

Republican “plan” fails workers, small businesses, and our roads

"...Republicans have proposed even more ways to make workers and businesses pay for their lack of leadership."

Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on REINS Act Passing Assembly Committee on State Affairs
Press Release

Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on REINS Act Passing Assembly Committee on State Affairs

Assembly Bill 42 will ensure unelected bureaucrats can no longer impose expensive rules on Wisconsin taxpayers without the necessary oversight from Wisconsin’s elected legislators.

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff

"Unfortunately, this is right in line with Walker's record on public safety."

Data Wonk: Can Governors Do Much About Economy?
Data Wonk

Can Governors Do Much About Economy?

Less than people think. But more, perhaps, than Walker is doing.

Wisconsin Governor declares Maestro Joseph Rescigno Day across the state
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor declares Maestro Joseph Rescigno Day across the state

This spring, Joseph Rescigno is celebrating his 35th anniversary with the Florentine Opera.

Op Ed: Study on MAC Tax Credit Badly Flawed
Op Ed

Study on MAC Tax Credit Badly Flawed

Manufacturing and Agriculture credit goes to wealthy, not to job creation.

High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts
Press Release

High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts

Bill gives away public groundwater for private benefit

Democratic leaders discouraged by limited response to opioid epidemic
Press Release

Democratic leaders discouraged by limited response to opioid epidemic

Democratic amendments to increase rural access to treatment, expand health care coverage and improve treatment services were rejected by the majority party.

Op Ed: The Freedom to Work For Less
Op Ed

The Freedom to Work For Less

New labor law by Walker and GOP is all about “freedom”... Not.

Murphy’s Law: The Incompetence of Brad Schimel
Murphy’s Law

The Incompetence of Brad Schimel

AG's handling of a voter fraud claim is an epic case of ineptitude.

Executive Residence 2017 Summer Public Tours Kick-Off June 1
Press Release

Executive Residence 2017 Summer Public Tours Kick-Off June 1

The Wisconsin Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison’s northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff.

Op Ed: Trump Should Go Big on Health Care
Op Ed

Trump Should Go Big on Health Care

Turn states loose as innovators, create 50 different pilot plans.

Campaign Cash: Bear Hunters Association Has Big Clout
Campaign Cash

Bear Hunters Association Has Big Clout

Donated $369,000, wants less rules on guns, no photos of hunters.

The State of Politics: 12 Key State Budget Decisions
The State of Politics

12 Key State Budget Decisions

Do you agree or disagree? Here’s your chance to make a difference.

Op Ed: Transportation Inaction Hurts State
Op Ed

Transportation Inaction Hurts State

By 2019 debt payments will have increased by 110%.

Wisconsin Budget: Robbing General Fund for Roads?
Wisconsin Budget

Robbing General Fund for Roads?

Gas tax lagging; legislators may raid education, health care funding.

Abele Blasts State on Juvenile Prisons

Abele Blasts State on Juvenile Prisons

State wants 21% hike in fees and more inmates at failing prisons.

Governor Walker announces over $83 million in payments to local governments
Press Release

Governor Walker announces over $83 million in payments to local governments

For calendar year 2017, local governments will share an estimated $433 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges.

Data Wonk: ALEC and Wisconsin’s Economy
Data Wonk

ALEC and Wisconsin’s Economy

ALEC ranks state high for its policies, but they haven’t improved economy.

Wisconsin Budget: More Public School Funds for Vouchers
Wisconsin Budget

More Public School Funds for Vouchers

Walker gives voucher schools $283 million more, takes $93 million from public schools.

Op Ed: Student Debt Hits $1.4 Trillion
Op Ed

Student Debt Hits $1.4 Trillion

Solutions needed. Trump, Walker policies will drive debt level higher.

Op Ed: Clarke At Fault On County Jail
Op Ed

Clarke At Fault On County Jail

Inmate denied water for seven days? Walker should replace the sheriff.

Fitzgerald Applauds WHEDA Efforts to Combat Dairy Crisis
Press Release

Fitzgerald Applauds WHEDA Efforts to Combat Dairy Crisis

"I was pleased to hear that WHEDA has moved to implement one avenue through which the State of Wisconsin can assist the dozens of farmers impacted by the ongoing dairy crisis."

Governor Walker Announces Changes to Guarantee Loan Program for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Changes to Guarantee Loan Program for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors

The loan guarantees reduce financial risk and exposure to lenders while ensuring that farmers and businesses have access to low-cost capital.

Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Laws Will Take Money Out of People’s Pockets
Press Release

Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Laws Will Take Money Out of People’s Pockets

State Senate proposal will do little to improve Wisconsin roads and could undercut wages throughout the state

21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants
Press Release

21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants

Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch, other key leaders to award WEDC grants during statewide tour on "Fab Lab Day" in Wisconsin

Op Ed: Don’t Cut State Dementia Care
Op Ed

Don’t Cut State Dementia Care

County execs say growing problem needs continued state funding.

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law

Senate Bills 7 and 12 were signed into law today.

Cruel and Unusual: Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun
Cruel and Unusual

Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun

Cites inhuman treatment of inmates, improper assessments.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day

"We must maintain local control of our natural resources so that communities are able to protect their own quality of life."

Back In the News: Would Walker Trim Tuition Benefit?
Back In the News

Would Walker Trim Tuition Benefit?

Tax break mostly benefits wealthy. Walker might back changes.

Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources
Press Release

Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources

Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation has been formed in response to recent developments at the state and national level that threaten science-based practices and long-term vision in natural resources management.

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?

Protecting Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable: Governor Walker’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Children’s Long-Term Supports Waiting List
Press Release

Protecting Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable: Governor Walker’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Children’s Long-Term Supports Waiting List

$39.2 million investment would eliminate waiting list for children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or severe emotional disturbances

Wisconsin Budget: Expand Earned Income Tax Credit?
Wisconsin Budget

Expand Earned Income Tax Credit?

Walker favors it. Would help low-income working families.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Address Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Address Opioid Epidemic

Senator Baldwin led the fight for this funding in Congress and encouraged Governor Walker to apply for the grant

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, the Lowest Since April 2000
Press Release

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, the Lowest Since April 2000

More people are working in Wisconsin than ever before in our history.

Campaign Cash: WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill
Campaign Cash

WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill

Business lobbyist opposes loans to homeowners to replace pipes.

Op Ed: Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?
Op Ed

Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?

With Ziegler victory, Democrats' decline, state now looks very red.

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin
Press Release

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin

Lt. Governor Kleefisch, UW System President Cross, WEDC Secretary Hogan among those taking part in "Fab Lab Day" announcements on April 25

Walker Administration Admits No Records for Tax Break Jobs Claim
Press Release

Walker Administration Admits No Records for Tax Break Jobs Claim

Open Records Request for Proof of Claim Massive Tax Giveaway to Wealthy, Big Corporations Is Creating Jobs Reveals No Records

Campaign Cash: That’s a Whole Lot of Manure
Campaign Cash

That’s a Whole Lot of Manure

55 million gallons per year from one mega farm; $75,000 to politicians.

Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers

Top State GOP Elected Officials Silent as Trump and Administration Strip Consumer Protections From Student Loan Borrowers

Presidential visit highlights Wisconsin economic challenges
Press Release

Presidential visit highlights Wisconsin economic challenges

Democrats are urging action on a range of proposals to expand economic opportunities and encourage local business growth.

Murphy’s Law: The Tax Handout for Rich Kids
Murphy’s Law

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Allowing Wisconsinites to Use Cannabidiol Oil to Treat Medical Conditions
The State of Politics: State Targets Tax Evaders
The State of Politics

State Targets Tax Evaders

New enforcement agents could collect $400 million in taxes owed.

Governor Walker Signs Project Labor Agreement Legislation Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Project Labor Agreement Legislation Into Law

The bill explicitly prohibits state and local governments from requiring a bidder on a public works project to enter into an agreement with a labor organization.

Op Ed: Walker’s Policies Hurting Small Farms
Op Ed

Walker’s Policies Hurting Small Farms

High capacity wells help Big Agriculture, hurt small farms, environment.

Campaign Cash: Health Care Bigwigs Give Walker $44,000
Campaign Cash

Health Care Bigwigs Give Walker $44,000

Walker budget spends on medical education, health programs.

Cruel and Unusual: The Hell of Solitary Confinement
Cruel and Unusual

The Hell of Solitary Confinement

65 state inmates describe mental harm, deprivation, suicide attempts.

Iowa Copies Walker, Kills Unions

Iowa Copies Walker, Kills Unions

Following his advice, state's GOP legislators end public union rights.

Campaign Cash: Kochs Support Prevailing Wage Bill
Campaign Cash

Kochs Support Prevailing Wage Bill

GOP bill pushed by ALEC and group's treasurer, Sen Leah Vukmir.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers

The incumbent superintendent was vulnerable. Why the GOP stumbled.

Jails for the Sick and Elderly

Jails for the Sick and Elderly

19% of state prisoners now over age 50, up from 5% in 1995.

Data Wonk: Why Walker Should Expand Medicaid
Data Wonk

Why Walker Should Expand Medicaid

Both the data and politics point in one direction: accept the federal funding.

Wisconsin Budget: Medicaid Expansion Could Save $380 Million
Wisconsin Budget

Medicaid Expansion Could Save $380 Million

Total savings to taxpayers lost by June 2019: $1.07 billion.

Campaign Cash: Legislators Dump 83 Walker Policies
Campaign Cash

Legislators Dump 83 Walker Policies

No such action in 25 years. Many of budget items sought by special interests.

Governor Walker Announces Success with Initiatives That Assist People with Disabilities in Gaining Employment
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Success with Initiatives That Assist People with Disabilities in Gaining Employment

During the two most recent federal fiscal years, Wisconsin helped a record 9,500 individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment.

The State of Politics: Voters Approved $1.8 Billion for Schools
The State of Politics

Voters Approved $1.8 Billion for Schools

And have given 24 districts permission to exceed state spending limits.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Memo from the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Memo from the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance

"Thank you to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee for keeping the historic K-12 funding levels in place as they begin budget deliberations. "

Governor Walker to Congressman Kind: Thank You for the Opportunity to Set the Record Straight
Press Release

Governor Walker to Congressman Kind: Thank You for the Opportunity to Set the Record Straight

"We do not need to take the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare."

Op Ed: Schimel Gives Amnesty to Big Polluter
Op Ed

Schimel Gives Amnesty to Big Polluter

3M, a big Walker donor, gets no financial penalty for repeatedly polluting.

Campaign Cash: Accused Insurer Is Big Campaign Donor
Campaign Cash

Accused Insurer Is Big Campaign Donor

UnitedHealth Group accused of Medicaid fraud, gave $42,000 to state politicians.

New Report Finds Refusing BadgerCare Is an Outrageous Cost to Taxpayers
Press Release

New Report Finds Refusing BadgerCare Is an Outrageous Cost to Taxpayers

By June 30, 2019, the LFB concludes that Wisconsin taxpayers will lose out on more than $2.7 billion by not fully expanding BadgerCare.

Data Wonk: Should Wisconsin Reconsider Medicaid Expansion?
Data Wonk

Should Wisconsin Reconsider Medicaid Expansion?

States that did saw the largest decrease in uninsured.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Election Winners and Losers

Unions, Hmong community and county infighters were among the winners.

Drunk Driving Bill Costs $15 Million Per Year

Drunk Driving Bill Costs $15 Million Per Year

Department of Corrections estimates minimum cost of get-tough bill.

Why Sunrun Chose Wisconsin

Why Sunrun Chose Wisconsin

First midwest state for company; high We Energies rates make solar more attractive.

Campaign Cash: Farm Bureau Has Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Farm Bureau Has Capitol Clout

Spends $3 million on lobbying alone, gets policies hurting environment.

Murphy’s Law: Hidden Loaded Guns And No Training
Murphy’s Law

Hidden Loaded Guns And No Training

Republican bill to end permits and training for concealed carry is dangerous.

Gender Wage Gap Means Steeper Student Loan Debt Burden for Women
Press Release

Gender Wage Gap Means Steeper Student Loan Debt Burden for Women

Gov. Scott Walker and Republican-Led Legislature Fail Wisconsin Women on Gender Pay Gap, Student Loan Debt Fix

The State of Politics: Bill Would End “Revolving Door” Lobbyists
The State of Politics

Bill Would End “Revolving Door” Lobbyists

Would require one-year wait for ex-legislators and legislative aides to become lobbyists.

Campaign Cash: Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550
Campaign Cash

Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550

The two nominees also gave more than $64,000 to other candidates.

Your Right to Know: Walker’s Open Records Order Helps
Your Right to Know

Walker’s Open Records Order Helps

State agencies responding to requests faster. Except governor’s office.

Governor Walker, Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Approve $649 Million for K-12 Education
Press Release

Governor Walker, Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Approve $649 Million for K-12 Education

Governor Walker’s budget increases per-pupil funding by $200 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2018 and $204 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2019.

Transit Riders Union Supports the $60 Vehicle Registration Fee
Press Release

Transit Riders Union Supports the $60 Vehicle Registration Fee

The only option available for dedicated transit funding in Milwaukee County is the Vehicle Registration Fee.

Campaign Cash: NRA Wants Guns Without Permits
Campaign Cash

NRA Wants Guns Without Permits

More than 40 GOP legislators back bill, received NRA donations.

Wisconsin Welcomes New Partnership with Administration to Undo Costly, Job-Killing Regulations
Press Release

Wisconsin Welcomes New Partnership with Administration to Undo Costly, Job-Killing Regulations

Governor Scott Walker today praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Biking: Lobby Day on the Way
Biking

Lobby Day on the Way

On April 13th advocates will lobby legislators for pro-biking measures.

Wisconsin Budget: 5 Ways Trump’s Budget Hurts State
Wisconsin Budget

5 Ways Trump’s Budget Hurts State

Huge losses for schools, heating assistance, environment, state budget.

Audit of Wisconsin’s Financial Statements Another Hit to GOP’s Budget Fairytale
Press Release

Audit of Wisconsin’s Financial Statements Another Hit to GOP’s Budget Fairytale

Financial records show billion-dollar General Fund deficit and bleeding Transportation Fund

Council Members Seek Help From Governor on Juvenile Justice System
Press Release

Council Members Seek Help From Governor on Juvenile Justice System

“Sadly, our current juvenile justice system has, with few exceptions, become little more than an undergraduate course for violent criminals.”

Data Wonk: Three Whopping Data Lies
Data Wonk

Three Whopping Data Lies

Or how Walker, Schimel, Trump jump from correlation to causality.

Governor Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

"We look forward to the leadership of Mike and Bob and thank them for their willingness to serve in this capacity."

Op Ed: Why Trump’s Art of the Deal Failed
Op Ed

Why Trump’s Art of the Deal Failed

He knows little about health care, and Ryan had the wrong plan.

Campaign Cash: Democrats File Complaint Against Gableman
Campaign Cash

Democrats File Complaint Against Gableman

Claiming he violated code of conduct by helping Republican fundraiser.

City Proposal Protects Students

City Proposal Protects Students

Protections target for-profit colleges that leave students with huge debts.

The State of Politics: Trump Budget Threatens State Spending
The State of Politics

Trump Budget Threatens State Spending

Impact could be huge: 29 percent of state budget funded by federal grants.

With Repeal Efforts on Hold for Now, Deliberate Sabotage Threatens Health Coverage
Press Release

With Repeal Efforts on Hold for Now, Deliberate Sabotage Threatens Health Coverage

The biggest immediate threat to affordable health coverage may be deliberate sabotage by the Trump Administration.

Court Watch: Drunk Driving Law’s Annual Cost $20 Million?
Court Watch

Drunk Driving Law’s Annual Cost $20 Million?

Walker, Corrections won’t estimate cost of longer prison time for offenders.

Campaign Cash: Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs
Campaign Cash

Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs

Democratic bill says property tax bills must show cost to local school district.

Wisconsin Budget: 80% Want More State K-12 Funding
Wisconsin Budget

80% Want More State K-12 Funding

New poll also finds 75% of state residents are happy with their local schools.

Governor Walker Issues Statement Applauding the Presidential Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Press Release

Governor Walker Issues Statement Applauding the Presidential Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

"It will add jobs, capacity, and ensure our nation is making sound choices to protect our energy security."

Memo Reveals Walker’s Budget Creates $1 Billion Structural Deficit
Press Release

Memo Reveals Walker’s Budget Creates $1 Billion Structural Deficit

"The governor’s budget is built on a house of cards"

Campaign Cash: Corporations Gave $1.3 Million to Politicians
Campaign Cash

Corporations Gave $1.3 Million to Politicians

Allowed by new state law. $827,000 given to state GOP, $479,000 to Democrats.

One Wisconsin Now Unveils Online Activist Calendar
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Unveils Online Activist Calendar

Another Tool to Help People Across Wisconsin Get Out, Speak Up and Fight Back Against Right Wing Agenda of Trump, Ryan and Walker

Governor Walker Highlights K-12 Education Investments During Visit To Bradley Technology High School in Milwaukee
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights K-12 Education Investments During Visit To Bradley Technology High School in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Schools is estimated to receive approximately $1.32 billion in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget

Governor Walker Issues Statement on the Tragic Death of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz and Orders Flags to Half-Staff
Press Release

Governor Walker Issues Statement on the Tragic Death of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz and Orders Flags to Half-Staff

"On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I am lowering the flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for Mr. Zyszkiewicz."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will County Give Pension to State?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will County Give Pension to State?

Board approves work group to study state takeover of pension system.

German Candy-Maker HARIBO Selects Wisconsin for First North American Manufacturing Facility
Press Release

German Candy-Maker HARIBO Selects Wisconsin for First North American Manufacturing Facility

New facility in Kenosha County expected to open in 2020

Statements of One Wisconsin Now on Gov. Scott Walker’s Economic Announcement
Press Release

Statements of One Wisconsin Now on Gov. Scott Walker’s Economic Announcement

‘Every Time This Guy Fails to Measure Up, He Tries to Change the Measuring Stick’

Court Watch: Bail Jumping Charges Need Reform?
Court Watch

Bail Jumping Charges Need Reform?

7,034 felony charges in 2016 for violating conditions of bond. Goyke seeks reform.

Campaign Cash: Bill Targets Business Grantees
Campaign Cash

Bill Targets Business Grantees

Bipartisan bill fines or jails businesses who cheat state on WEDC grants.

Walker Budget Continues Dive to the Bottom on Job Protections
Press Release

Walker Budget Continues Dive to the Bottom on Job Protections

Makes Fair Employment Law Unenforceable

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

Voters react to health care changes, Russia, immigration, state issues

Murphy’s Law: The Remarkable Clout of We Energies
Murphy’s Law

The Remarkable Clout of We Energies

Year after year the company jacks up prices with bipartisan approval. Why?

As FBI Confirms Russia Investigation
Press Release

As FBI Confirms Russia Investigation

Will Potential Republican Senate Candidates Keep Party First?

Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

The experience our veterans receive serving in the military provide them with unique skills and expertise that not only benefit potential employers but also make them savvy business owners."

The State of Politics: Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP
The State of Politics

Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP

City has reinvented itself, deserves greater investment from state, he argues.

Voucher Money to Republicans Buys Voucher Cartel More of Our Money
Press Release

Voucher Money to Republicans Buys Voucher Cartel More of Our Money

New Memo Shows Voucher Students Get $1,000 More Than Public School Students

Campaign Cash: Budget Has Millions in Tax Breaks
Campaign Cash

Budget Has Millions in Tax Breaks

Breaks go to special interest groups who donated $10.2 million to Walker.

Op Ed: Stop Raiding Veterans Nursing Home
Op Ed

Stop Raiding Veterans Nursing Home

Legislative oversight of this was vetoed by Gov. Walker. That’s wrong.

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.

One Wisconsin Now to Gov. Walker: Wrap Up Sunshine Week With a Bang, End 1,799-Day Stonewall and Reveal Donors to Legal Defense
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now to Gov. Walker: Wrap Up Sunshine Week With a Bang, End 1,799-Day Stonewall and Reveal Donors to Legal Defense

Five Years Later Identities of Who Paid For Guv’s Criminal Legal Defense Fund Remain Secret

Governor Walker Joins Hunzinger Construction Company in Sending Care Packages to Our Troops
Press Release

Governor Walker Joins Hunzinger Construction Company in Sending Care Packages to Our Troops

"I’m proud to join Hunzinger employees today in wrapping care packages to bring our brave men and women in uniform."

Murphy’s Law: The Muzzling of the DNR
Murphy’s Law

The Muzzling of the DNR

Gagged by the Walker administration, its staff no longer provide any information.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sends Budget Letters to Governor and Legislators
Press Release

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sends Budget Letters to Governor and Legislators

"A further reduction in program positions will significantly curtail the agency’s ability to provide vital and timely services to candidates, county and municipal election officials, and voters,” Commissioners wrote to legislators."

Op Ed: Democrats’ Tax Proposal Helps Middle Class
Op Ed

Democrats’ Tax Proposal Helps Middle Class

Ends Walker’s giveaway to wealthy, extends tax relief to poor, middle class.

President Trump’s Budget Eliminates Investments in Great Lakes, Tells Governor Walker to Provide Funding
Press Release

President Trump’s Budget Eliminates Investments in Great Lakes, Tells Governor Walker to Provide Funding

Senator Baldwin to Governor Walker: “What is your plan to provide the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative that President Trump’s budget would eliminate?”

Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

Op Ed: Why Walker Killed DNR Magazine
Op Ed

Why Walker Killed DNR Magazine

Too popular? Or too many stories promoting recycling and clean water?

Candidate Scott Walker: The Neverending Story
Press Release

Candidate Scott Walker: The Neverending Story

‘Career Politician Scott Walker Uses our Tax Dollars As His Campaign Piggy Bank’

Federal Government Committed to Improving Collaboration with States on Medicaid
Press Release

Federal Government Committed to Improving Collaboration with States on Medicaid

"Meaningful reforms to Medicaid, so that members and taxpayers get better outcomes, can best be done by the states."

Murphy’s Law: The Worst Governor Ever For Workers?
Murphy’s Law

The Worst Governor Ever For Workers?

Six years later, Gov. Scott Walker’s impact on unions, worker rights and jobs.

Governor Walker Issues Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. Senate to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule
Press Release

Governor Walker Issues Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. Senate to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule

"I urge members of the United States Senate to pass House Joint Resolution 42 and grant states greater flexibility in administering unemployment insurance benefits."

Campaign Cash: Walker Would End State Property Insurance
Campaign Cash

Walker Would End State Property Insurance

Local governments then must buy from private insurers, who donated to Walker

The State of Politics: Will Walker Go Back to the Future?
The State of Politics

Will Walker Go Back to the Future?

He offered transportation-funding plan in 2011 that may get reconsideration.

Rep. Mike Gallagher Remains Silent on Disgraced Fundraiser Michael Flynn Compromising National Security
Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher Remains Silent on Disgraced Fundraiser Michael Flynn Compromising National Security

‘Mike Gallagher Can’t Keep Running from the Truth about His Pal Flynn’

Governor Walker Announces Three Communities Will Receive Financial Assistance to Replace Lead Service Lines
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Three Communities Will Receive Financial Assistance to Replace Lead Service Lines

For state Fiscal Year 2017, DNR has allocated $14.5 million for disadvantaged municipalities to help remove old lead service lines.

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 2 into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 2 into Law

"We are constantly looking for new ways to make Wisconsin state government more effective, efficient, and accountable'

Governor Walker Boosts Government Transparency with Executive Action
Press Release

Governor Walker Boosts Government Transparency with Executive Action

Since 2011, Governor Walker’s office has released more than 6,000,000 pages of records in response to 922 public records requests.

Democrats’ Common Sense Student Loan Debt Refinancing Bill Available for Legislative Action
Press Release

Democrats’ Common Sense Student Loan Debt Refinancing Bill Available for Legislative Action

Borrowers Know Ignoring the Crisis Won’t Make it Go Away, Do GOP Legislators?

What ever happened to the Gold Standard?
Press Release

What ever happened to the Gold Standard?

GOP denies reality on job losses while defending lavish tax break to the top 1%

Wisconsin Budget: Radical Plan To Scrap U.S. Constitution
Wisconsin Budget

Radical Plan To Scrap U.S. Constitution

State legislators support constitutional convention, banning all deficit financing.

Building Commission Approves Capital Budget
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Capital Budget

Governor Walker’s Capital Budget recommended $803 million in total projects.

Building Budget Slams Universities
Press Release

Building Budget Slams Universities

Wachs: Delays will further damage Wisconsin’s economy

Op Ed: The Un-Greening of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Un-Greening of Wisconsin

Walker policies help political donors, hurt environment. Trump could pile on.

Campaign Cash: Heavy Trucks Cause Most Road Damage
Campaign Cash

Heavy Trucks Cause Most Road Damage

State isn’t enforcing weight limits. Big donors support bigger trucks.

Mandatory reporting bill small step in a long journey
Press Release

Mandatory reporting bill small step in a long journey

"We must stop the abuse before it begins."

Op Ed: Don’t Eliminate The State Treasurer
Op Ed

Don’t Eliminate The State Treasurer

Wisconsin is the only state where treasurer doesn't oversee cash management.

GOP Agenda is Failing Wisconsin Families
Press Release

GOP Agenda is Failing Wisconsin Families

State loses over 4,000 manufacturing jobs despite lavish GOP giveaways

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Bars Abortions by UW Doctors
Campaign Cash

GOP Bill Bars Abortions by UW Doctors

UW doctors under contract with Planned Parenthood targeted.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Pension Mess?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Pension Mess?

County’s countless expensive mistakes go back at least 15 years -- and still no solution.

Cruel and Unusual: Plan to Kill Parole Board Criticized
Cruel and Unusual

Plan to Kill Parole Board Criticized

Walker wants one person to make all decisions, plan called “cruel and inhumane.”

Op Ed: Walker Violates Ban on Lottery Promotion?
Op Ed

Walker Violates Ban on Lottery Promotion?

State constitution says you can’t. But Walker’s budget jacks up advertising.

Constitutional Convention, No Dems Allowed

Constitutional Convention, No Dems Allowed

State bill says GOP picks all delegates to convention championed by Kochs.

Op Ed: State PSC Doesn’t Listen to Citizens
Op Ed

State PSC Doesn’t Listen to Citizens

Concerns about the environment, about transmission lines, get ignored.

Wisconsin Budget:  Will UW System Changes Hurt Minorities?
Wisconsin Budget

Will UW System Changes Hurt Minorities?

Walker’s performance metrics may mean UWM serves fewer poor students.

Back in the News: Sue Black Faces More Controversy
Back in the News

Sue Black Faces More Controversy

Former county parks director investigated for management of Arizona Parks.

Subeck and Taylor Unveil Middle Class Tax Cut Legislation
Press Release

Subeck and Taylor Unveil Middle Class Tax Cut Legislation

Wisconsin needs an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top

Governor Walker Tells House Republicans to “Go Big and Bold
Press Release

Governor Walker Tells House Republicans to “Go Big and Bold

The Governor is in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the people of Wisconsin as the federal government pursues reform in a number of areas.

Campaign Cash: Justice Gableman’s Conflict of Interest
Campaign Cash

Justice Gableman’s Conflict of Interest

Will speak at GOP fundraiser with right-wing leader helped by his Doe decision.

Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International Airport
Press Release

Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International Airport

A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.

News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

Op Ed: More Funding for Local Roads Needed
Op Ed

More Funding for Local Roads Needed

In 38 counties only 5% of local roads are rated “good.”

Governor Walker Announces Department of Revenue Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $255 Million Over Six Years
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Department of Revenue Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $255 Million Over Six Years

Last tax season, DOR stopped more than $63 million in fraudulent refunds and credits.

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?
Press Release

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?

"It is clear that voters can’t trust Lowell Holtz to provide them with the full story," said Amanda Brink.

Campaign Cash: Walker Donors Oppose Fire Safety Proposal
Campaign Cash

Walker Donors Oppose Fire Safety Proposal

Construction industry gave him $5 million, oppose safety proposal backed by fire fighters.

Federal Court Hears Oral Arguments in Appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.
Press Release

Federal Court Hears Oral Arguments in Appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.

Plaintiffs Seek Court Relief For Legal Voters From GOP Efforts to Disenfranchise Them

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to Host Wisconsin Town Hall
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to Host Wisconsin Town Hall

After Endless Invite-Only, Lobbyist-Riddled Events, Walker Tells Electeds at CPAC ‘Do What I Say, Not What I Do’

Governor Walker Appoints Jay Risch to Serve as Department of Financial Institutions Secretary
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Jay Risch to Serve as Department of Financial Institutions Secretary

Mr. Risch will begin his new duties at DFI on March 6, 2017.

Campaign Cash: For-Profit Colleges Love Walker
Campaign Cash

For-Profit Colleges Love Walker

They give him $56,000 campaign cash, he wants to kill state watchdog over colleges.

Governor Walker Appoints Lon Roberts to the Public Service Commission
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Lon Roberts to the Public Service Commission

Mr. Roberts’ effective start date at the PSC will be March 6, 2017.

Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump

Here are the facts you need to know about the Governor's D.C. establishment talking points

Governor Walker Tours Hendricks CareerTek in Beloit
Press Release

Governor Walker Tours Hendricks CareerTek in Beloit

Hendricks CareerTek, created by the Stateline Boys and Girls Club in collaboration with Diane Hendricks, Kim Bliss, and the Hendricks Family Foundation, is a new career center located on the Beloit Ironworks campus.

Rep. Wachs Comments on Significant Delays in Capital Budget
Press Release

Rep. Wachs Comments on Significant Delays in Capital Budget

"This style of delayed budgeting isn’t fiscally or structurally sound."

Governor Walker Visits Waupaca High School, Highlights Historic Investments in K-12 Education
Press Release

Governor Walker Visits Waupaca High School, Highlights Historic Investments in K-12 Education

“Over the past six years, we’ve implemented reforms to restore fiscal order in Wisconsin.”

Op Ed: Huge Savings From State Self-Insurance
Op Ed

Huge Savings From State Self-Insurance

State employee managed health care plan could save $650 million per year.

The State of Politics: Advisory Referendums Have Meant Little
The State of Politics

Advisory Referendums Have Meant Little

Legislators are considering advisory referendums on legalizing marijuana and making Daylight Savings Time permanent.

Governor Walker Announces $5 Million State Investment for the La Crosse Center
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $5 Million State Investment for the La Crosse Center

"This project not only serves the people of La Crosse, but the tristate area of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota."

Gov. Walker’s Risky Self-Insurance Scheme: More Chaos and Higher Costs
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s Risky Self-Insurance Scheme: More Chaos and Higher Costs

In a self-insurance model, the state is on the hook for the actual costs and liability of the health care covered employees receive.

Back In the News: Walker Exports Union Busting
Back In the News

Walker Exports Union Busting

Governor advises Iowa legislators on bill to decimate unions.

Legislators Call on Governor Walker to do  More to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning
Press Release

Legislators Call on Governor Walker to do More to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning, especially in children under 6, causes a lifetime of health and behavioral issues, including reduced intelligence, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.

Governor Walker Wants to Provide $8 Billion in Total Tax Relief for the Hard Working Taxpayers
Press Release

Governor Walker Wants to Provide $8 Billion in Total Tax Relief for the Hard Working Taxpayers

“Under our tax reforms, Wisconsin is aggressively moving out of being a high taxed state.”

Wisconsin To Donald Trump: Scott Walker Has No Place At The Department of Labor
Press Release

Wisconsin To Donald Trump: Scott Walker Has No Place At The Department of Labor

During his tenure as Governor, Scott Walker has rammed destructive, anti-worker policies through the Republican-controlled legislature.

Building Commission Approves Projects
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Projects

"I would like to thank the members of the Building Commission for taking action on these projects..."

Has Private School Voucher Pander Paid Off for John Humphries?
Press Release

Has Private School Voucher Pander Paid Off for John Humphries?

Candidate for Superintendent of State Public Schools Snags His Largest Campaign Contribution, Tied to Major Backer of Private Voucher Schools, Days After Proposing Massive Increase in State Subsidy to Private Voucher Schools

Eyes on Milwaukee: My 5 Milwaukee Valentines
Eyes on Milwaukee

My 5 Milwaukee Valentines

From rising stars to an angry sheriff, the Milwaukeeans who most deserve some love.

Rep. Novak Supports Bill to Increase Funding for Rural Broadband
Press Release

Rep. Novak Supports Bill to Increase Funding for Rural Broadband

The proposed legislation allocates an additional $15.5 million for broadband grants.

Court Watch: Supreme Court Workload Down By 48%
Court Watch

Supreme Court Workload Down By 48%

Huge drop in cases handled by state high court. Court of Appeals workload also way down.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Subsidizes The State
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Subsidizes The State

The city gets only 66 cents in state spending for every dollar in state taxes paid.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. House of Representatives to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. House of Representatives to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule

Governor Walker led a letter, along with three other governors, supporting H.J

Perfume Genius with special guest Serpentwithfeet
Press Release

Perfume Genius with special guest Serpentwithfeet

Live at The Back Room at Colectivo (Prospect Cafe) Tuesday May 23. Doors open at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. show.

Op Ed: Unemployment Law Hurts Workers
Op Ed

Unemployment Law Hurts Workers

Also businesses, communities. Lawmaker seeks override of Walker administration rule.

The State of Politics: Legislators Could Trim Walker Budget
The State of Politics

Legislators Could Trim Walker Budget

Does governor expect them to throw out his bag of goodies?

Biking: Good Budget for Bikes?
Biking

Good Budget for Bikes?

Walker budget hikes local roads funding by 25%. But legislators may change it.

Op Ed: Walker’s Budget Makes Schools More Unequal
Op Ed

Walker’s Budget Makes Schools More Unequal

Old equalized aid formula is broken. Governor makes inequity even worse.

Wisconsin Education Advocates Respond to Budget Proposal
Press Release

Wisconsin Education Advocates Respond to Budget Proposal

Call for an End to Playing Political Games with Schools, Children

Governor Walker Appoints Laura Gutierrez to Serve as Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Laura Gutierrez to Serve as Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary

Ms. Gutierrez most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at St. Anthony School in Milwaukee.

A Proud Legacy to Build On
Press Release

A Proud Legacy to Build On

Our priority must be Wisconsin’s roads, schools and jobs.

John Humphries Takes All Sides on School Funding Issue
Press Release

John Humphries Takes All Sides on School Funding Issue

‘Will Take Three Sides of a Two-Sided Issue if He Thinks it Could Help Advance His Political Ambitions’

Op Ed: Our Reforms Pay Big Dividends
Op Ed

Our Reforms Pay Big Dividends

Common sense conservative changes benefit taxpayers, Gov. Walker says.

Humphries Proposes New Program Pairing Students with Regional Businesse
Press Release

Humphries Proposes New Program Pairing Students with Regional Businesse

"For too long, Wisconsin has failed to systematically leverage and support local opportunities for student training across the state."

There He Goes Again, Walker Budget Proposes Eliminating Educational Approval Board
Press Release

There He Goes Again, Walker Budget Proposes Eliminating Educational Approval Board

Walker Unsuccessful 2015 Effort to Nix State Authority Regulating For-Profit Colleges in Wisconsin Since 1944 Makes Return Appearance in 2017

Wisconsin Budget: Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools
Wisconsin Budget

Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools

New funding in Walker budget targets school districts least in need.

Taylor Slams Walker for Pitting School Kids Against Educators
Press Release

Taylor Slams Walker for Pitting School Kids Against Educators

Increases in per pupil funding dependent on slashing educator compensation for some districts

Murphy’s Law: Taking Aim at Voucher Schools
Murphy’s Law

Taking Aim at Voucher Schools

A JS reporter’s story details disturbing problems -- but not in her own newspaper.

Campaign Cash: Campaign Clout of Anti-Abortion Groups
Campaign Cash

Campaign Clout of Anti-Abortion Groups

They support only Republicans, and want to end abortion coverage for state workers.

Governor Walker Highlights Reform Dividend at Governor’s Conference on Economic Development
Rep. Novak Ready to Work on Governor’s Budget
Press Release

Rep. Novak Ready to Work on Governor’s Budget

"I am confident we are heading in the right direction."

Wisconsin deserves better than an arsonist who wants credit for putting out the fire
Press Release

Wisconsin deserves better than an arsonist who wants credit for putting out the fire

Statement from Rep. Brostoff Regarding Education Funding in Governor Walker’s Proposed Budget

Statement from Senator Larson on Walker’s Budget Announcement
Press Release

Statement from Senator Larson on Walker’s Budget Announcement

"Walker and legislative Republicans have started another budget that favors wealthy campaign donors over our children."

Rep. Wachs Statement on Introduction of 2017-2019 Budget
Press Release

Rep. Wachs Statement on Introduction of 2017-2019 Budget

"My Democratic colleagues and I have consistently pushed for greater investment in K-12 schools, universities, and technical colleges"

Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on Governor Walker’s Budget Address
Press Release

Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on Governor Walker’s Budget Address

"...I am happy to see his proposed increase in K-12 education funding, income and property tax cuts, and workforce development and vocational training programs."

Chris Kegel: The World’s Most Generous Man
Press Release

Chris Kegel: The World’s Most Generous Man

Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass

Governor Walker sends irresponsible budget to legislature
Press Release

Governor Walker sends irresponsible budget to legislature

"This budget is based on fake math."

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to 2017 Budget Address
Press Release

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to 2017 Budget Address

"I was pleased to hear today that Governor Scott Walker is dedicated to continuing the positive reforms and fiscal responsibility of recent Republican budgets."

Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s Budget Address
Press Release

Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s Budget Address

"Governor Walker is gambling with taxpayer money and our health care by moving to self-insurance..."

Gov. Walker fails to submit balanced budget
Press Release

Gov. Walker fails to submit balanced budget

$1 billion transportation deficit unaddressed by Gov. Walker

Walker’s Budget: Few details, misplaced priorities, and false revenue assumptions
Press Release

Walker’s Budget: Few details, misplaced priorities, and false revenue assumptions

Rep. Stuck’s Statement in Response to Governor’s Budget Address

Governor Walker Banking on Collective Wisconsin Amnesia
Press Release

Governor Walker Banking on Collective Wisconsin Amnesia

"The Governor must believe that nobody is going to remember that it was his previous budgets that created the damage that he is now attempting to repair."

Data Wonk: The Curious Politics Of Rural Counties
Data Wonk

The Curious Politics Of Rural Counties

New voting data shows their power, but makes their trust in Trump a mystery.

Campaign Cash: Tavern League Favors Drunk Driving Bill
Campaign Cash

Tavern League Favors Drunk Driving Bill

Big donor to politicians wants tougher penalties but easy on first-time offenders.

Op Ed: State Licenses Hurt Entrepreneurs
Op Ed

State Licenses Hurt Entrepreneurs

Too many occupational licenses required, creating barriers to startup businesses.

Senator Taylor repeats call for special session on Lincoln Hills
Press Release

Senator Taylor repeats call for special session on Lincoln Hills

Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake have been under federal investigation for child abuse and neglect for two years.

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Vote: Wealth, Privilege and Political Calculation Trump Best Interests of Children
Press Release

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Vote: Wealth, Privilege and Political Calculation Trump Best Interests of Children

Supporters of Manifestly Unqualified Nominee Lose Any Credibility on Public Education Issues

Murphy’s Law: The Many Faces of Charlie Sykes
Murphy’s Law

The Many Faces of Charlie Sykes

He’s spent his whole career changing his views. So which should we believe?

Let the Public Decide on Medical Marijuana
Press Release

Let the Public Decide on Medical Marijuana

Introduces legislation calling for statewide referendum

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: GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors
Campaign Cash

GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors

Lawyers paid $2.1 million to defend gerrymandering, give $76,000 to politicians.

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s K-12 Education Budget
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s K-12 Education Budget

"Our public schools have lost over a billion dollars in state aid under Governor Walker, leaving school districts at a breaking point."

Wisconsin Kids Still Shortchanged by Governor Walker
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Wisconsin Kids Still Shortchanged by Governor Walker

"Now, Walker is throwing handfuls of water at a fire he created - and expects everyone to cheer."

The Last Syrian Refugees Arrive

The Last Syrian Refugees Arrive

State has taken in 75,000 refugees since 1970s, but Trump could slam door shut.

Q: John Humphries, Do You Support or Oppose Wisconsin Using Nationwide Academic Standards? A: Yes
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Q: John Humphries, Do You Support or Oppose Wisconsin Using Nationwide Academic Standards? A: Yes

Candidate For State Superintendent of Public Instruction Attempts to Please Everyone By Taking Every Side of Academic Standards Issue

MTEA Leaders React to Scott Walker’s Meeting with Trump
Press Release

MTEA Leaders React to Scott Walker’s Meeting with Trump

Exporting Act 10 will devastate students, educators and public education across the nation

DOT Crisis Needs Immediate Attention
Press Release

DOT Crisis Needs Immediate Attention

"It seems to me that the Governor is trying to obfuscate the dire situation at the DOT and hide from Wisconsin taxpayers his mismanagement."

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Zimmerman to Serve as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Zimmerman to Serve as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary

Mr. Zimmerman is a decorated combat veteran.

Op Ed: Walker Dodges Student Debt Crisis
Op Ed

Walker Dodges Student Debt Crisis

1 million state residents have $19 billion student loan debt, Walker does little.

Campaign Cash: How Realtors Association Gains Clout
Campaign Cash

How Realtors Association Gains Clout

$10 million in campaign donations, heavy lobbying wins it favored legislation.

Walker, Holtz and Humphries Standing by Their Woman, Betsy DeVos
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Walker, Holtz and Humphries Standing by Their Woman, Betsy DeVos

Bipartisan Opposition Grows to Trump Pick of DeVos for Ed Chief Amid Plagiarism Scandal

A Drop In The Bucket
Press Release

A Drop In The Bucket

And There’s A Hole In The Bucket

Humphries Statement on Governor Walker’s Rural Schools Proposal
Press Release

Humphries Statement on Governor Walker’s Rural Schools Proposal

John Humphries is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Governor Walker’s Proposed Earned Income Tax Credit Changes
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Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Governor Walker’s Proposed Earned Income Tax Credit Changes

Again, the Governor turns a blind eye to the problem of poverty level wages.

Op Ed: UW System Needs Tighter Financial Controls
Op Ed

UW System Needs Tighter Financial Controls

UW-Oshkosh scandal points to problem. Yet Walker opposed UW system audit.

Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC
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Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC

Republicans Take Credit for Putting Out Fires They Started

Governor Walker Presents Strengthening Families Component of “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”
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Governor Walker Presents Strengthening Families Component of “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”

Initiatives reduce marriage penalties, increase parental responsibility, and invest in evidence-based programs

Rural Schools Deserve Better
Press Release

Rural Schools Deserve Better

GOP school cuts continue to hurt students, communities and taxpayers

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

Judge Neil Gorsuch is an outstanding nominee

Murphy’s Law: Can Liberal Talk Radio Succeed?
Murphy’s Law

Can Liberal Talk Radio Succeed?

A new Milwaukee radio station with a unique approach is about to find out.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent is “right choice” to advocate for students; resist federal attacks on public schools

Campaign Cash: Michigan Donors Get State Contract
Campaign Cash

Michigan Donors Get State Contract

$42,500 for Walker concealed donors' identities, traced to company getting contract.

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Even as state agencies censor the issue, UW is national leader in its research.

Lowell Holtz Going Flip for Flop With John Humphries in Race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Press Release

Lowell Holtz Going Flip for Flop With John Humphries in Race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Holtz Publicly Expressed Enthusiasm to Implement the Common Core Academic Standards That He Now Declares Must Be Fought

The State of Politics: Walker Will Crack Down On Welfare
The State of Politics

Walker Will Crack Down On Welfare

Food stamps will be much harder to get. Democrats ask, will kids be affected?

Representative Lisa Subeck Appointed to Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse
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Representative Lisa Subeck Appointed to Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse

The Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse advises the Governor, Legislature, and Department of Children and Families on issues related to domestic abuse policy and prevention funding.

Wisconsin Budget: State Budget Outlook Improves
Wisconsin Budget

State Budget Outlook Improves

Revenue higher, spending lower than prior projections but debt is deferred.

Campaign Cash: Kochs, Big Business Back Anti-Union Bill
Campaign Cash

Kochs, Big Business Back Anti-Union Bill

They spent $24 million on campaigns. Bill targets union construction projects.

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Redistricting Court Order
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Redistricting Court Order

"Too many people feel that their vote doesn’t matter and that the system is rigged against them."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Federal Judge Ordering New Legislative District Maps
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Federal Judge Ordering New Legislative District Maps

"This is an incredibly important ruling for the people of Wisconsin and our democracy."

Speaker Vos Statement on WisDOT Audit
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Speaker Vos Statement on WisDOT Audit

"It’s clear Wisconsin is trying to do too much with too little and taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth."

Trump Administration Already in Reruns With Proposed Investigation of Voting Impropriety
Press Release

Trump Administration Already in Reruns With Proposed Investigation of Voting Impropriety

We’ve Seen This Show Before in Wisconsin

AUDIT: Wisconsin road crisis worsens
Press Release

AUDIT: Wisconsin road crisis worsens

$1 billion budget deficit looms as GOP opposes long-term funding solution

Campaign Cash: Kochs Support Food Stamp Crackdown
Campaign Cash

Kochs Support Food Stamp Crackdown

Walker champions it, got $13 million from Kochs and WMC, who support policy.

Court Watch: 54 Judges’ Powerful Case for Recusal
Court Watch

54 Judges’ Powerful Case for Recusal

Their petition lays bare the problem. State Supreme Court hasn’t responded.

State Plans For Climate Change

State Plans For Climate Change

Even as DNR backs away, Emergency Management releases climate change strategy.

One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Trump Phony Voter Fraud Claims
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One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Trump Phony Voter Fraud Claims

“The only fraud in our elections are partisan politicians like Donald Trump and Gov. Scott Walker manipulating the voting laws for political gain.”

Governor Walker Highlights Growing Economy, Highlights Efforts to Make College More Affordable at Wisconsin Credit Unions Lobby Day
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Governor Walker Highlights Growing Economy, Highlights Efforts to Make College More Affordable at Wisconsin Credit Unions Lobby Day

"Credit unions in Wisconsin serve as one of our crucial allies as we continue to help students afford the higher education path that’s best for them."

Records Reveal State Public School Chief Hopeful Donated to Gov. Scott Walker’s Recall Election Opponent
Governor Walker approves $5 million in harbor grants
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Governor Walker approves $5 million in harbor grants

Funds cover safety, construction and dredging projects

Back in the News: John Menard, the Self-Made Man
Back in the News

John Menard, the Self-Made Man

Forbes ranks him near the top in that category, though below Oprah.

Sen. Taylor’s statement on Governor Walker’s welfare reform
Press Release

Sen. Taylor’s statement on Governor Walker’s welfare reform

"While I appreciate what he says about his reforms, the plan lacks details, but I’ll reserve judgement until I see the full proposal."

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Urges Walker Not to Punish Wisconsin Children and Families in Need
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Urges Walker Not to Punish Wisconsin Children and Families in Need

“We must treat people with dignity and respect and provide them with real opportunities if we actually want to improve crisis-level poverty in Wisconsin...”

Statement on Gov. Walker’s proposed work restrictions
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Statement on Gov. Walker’s proposed work restrictions

“Once again, Gov. Walker is creating one set of rules for working families and another set of rules for the wealthy and well-connected.?

The State of Politics: Walker Has Raised $100 Million
The State of Politics

Walker Has Raised $100 Million

Plus $45 million from third-party groups. All since 2009.

On 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Continue Assault on Abortion Access
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On 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Continue Assault on Abortion Access

Laws at state level and threatened federal action move state and nation dangerously close to days of unsafe, back alley abortions

Governor Walker Introduces “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”
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Governor Walker Introduces “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”

“This set of initiatives is focused on helping those disconnected from employment realize their potential in the workforce”

Wisconsin Communities Call on Lawmakers to Use Increased Revenue to Restore Public School Funding
Press Release

Wisconsin Communities Call on Lawmakers to Use Increased Revenue to Restore Public School Funding

Advocates around the state urge investment in thriving communities

Biking: How Will Trump Handle Transportation?
Biking

How Will Trump Handle Transportation?

Elaine Chao will be key. Federal infrastructure dollars might help fund state’s local roads.

Governor Walker Declares Today as Green and Gold Day
Court Watch: Big Donors Like Justice Ziegler
Court Watch

Big Donors Like Justice Ziegler

Unopposed Supreme Court Justice raised $373,106 in campaign donations in 2016.

Murphy’s Law: How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis
Murphy’s Law

How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis

Were city officials asleep? Should they be doing more?

Why Would Gov. Walker’s Campaign Chair Host Fundraiser for Walker Recall Petition Signer John Humphries? Follow the Money.
Press Release

Why Would Gov. Walker’s Campaign Chair Host Fundraiser for Walker Recall Petition Signer John Humphries? Follow the Money.

Right-Wing Kingpin Who Spent Over $100 Million to Fight For More Public Funding For Less Accountable Private Voucher Program Makes a Deal in Public School Superintendent Race

Op Ed: Democrats Must Change Strategy
Op Ed

Democrats Must Change Strategy

Stop bashing Walker and start addressing issues like taxes.

Support for Betsy DeVos as Federal Education Secretary Another Lesson About John Humphries’ Priorities
Press Release

Support for Betsy DeVos as Federal Education Secretary Another Lesson About John Humphries’ Priorities

We’re Learning the Only Thing You Can Trust is That Humphries Will Put His Political Ambition Before Best Interests of Wisconsin Schools and Kids

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Updated Revenue Projections
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Updated Revenue Projections

Our state's economy is in the best shape it's been in 15 years.

Murphy’s Law: Scott Walker, the King of Coal
Murphy’s Law

Scott Walker, the King of Coal

Businesses and GOP voters are embracing alternative energy. Not Gov. Walker.

Op Ed: Grow UWM To Grow Metro Economy
Op Ed

Grow UWM To Grow Metro Economy

More funding should get bipartisan support from governor, legislators. Will it?

Governor Walker Honors Life, Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Governor Walker Honors Life, Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"...we honor his courage, his determination, his vision, and his commitment to peace."

Tainted Water: State’s Failures On Lead Pipes
Tainted Water

State’s Failures On Lead Pipes

Legislature misses chance to take action, state cuts funding that helps protect kids.

Trump, Clinton, Sanders Won’t Pay Up

Trump, Clinton, Sanders Won’t Pay Up

All three stiffed local governments for police protection here and nationally.

Campaign Cash: Business Groups Back Pay Hike For Judges
Campaign Cash

Business Groups Back Pay Hike For Judges

Roggensack wants 16% raise for judges, gets support of special interests.

One Wisconsin Now Calls for Walker, Ryan to Condemn Trump Attack on Hero John Lewis
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Calls for Walker, Ryan to Condemn Trump Attack on Hero John Lewis

Republicans ‘Must Immediately Condemn Loathsome Comments Made by President-Elect’

State Of The State Isn’t Found In Madison Speech
Press Release

State Of The State Isn’t Found In Madison Speech

"Instead of a vision for our future, we were treated to an incomplete, and in many ways unconvincing, defense of the status quo."

Governor Walker Announces Up to $3 Million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants Available
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Governor Walker Announces Up to $3 Million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants Available

Grant application period begins January 13 for construction and small business customized worker training initiatives

Will Trump Ape Wisconsin DNR?

Will Trump Ape Wisconsin DNR?

State’s scrubbing of all climate change info could be a model for Trump administration.

Murphy’s Law: City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea
Murphy’s Law

City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea

But you’d never know it, given how some of the media covered it.

Data Wonk: 5 Issues Democrats Must Face
Data Wonk

5 Issues Democrats Must Face

The data is clear: Democrats must change strategies or they will never succeed.

Gov. Walker Solution to Student Loan Debt Crisis He Helped Create: ‘Call a Bank’
Press Release

Gov. Walker Solution to Student Loan Debt Crisis He Helped Create: ‘Call a Bank’

One Million Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers Deserve Better from Governor

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin for State of the State Tour
Sen. Johnson Statement on State of the State Address
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Sen. Johnson Statement on State of the State Address

“The absence of any mention of Milwaukee in Gov. Walker’s State of the State speech speaks volumes to the absence of his leadership on the real problems our communities face every day.”

Sen. Taylor statement on State of the State Address
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Sen. Taylor statement on State of the State Address

"Wisconsin doesn’t need a cheerleader, we need a trailblazer to solve our state’s problems."

Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address
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Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

“Republicans should be working with Democrats to invest in the middle class and help working families get ahead.”

Rep. Hesselbein: Scott Walker Ignores the Real State of our State in Annual Address
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Rep. Hesselbein: Scott Walker Ignores the Real State of our State in Annual Address

Walker has turned a blind eye to problems facing our veterans, our working families, and our infrastructure

Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Governor Walker’s speech
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Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Governor Walker’s speech

The wealthy and powerful have gotten more than their fair share from Governor Walker.

Rep. Mark Spreitzer reacts to State of the State address
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Rep. Mark Spreitzer reacts to State of the State address

“Wisconsin can and must do better.”

Rep. Novak Statement on State of the State Address
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Rep. Novak Statement on State of the State Address

"There is no doubt that Wisconsin’s best days are ahead."

Rep. Peter Barca Response to the State of the State
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Rep. Peter Barca Response to the State of the State

The governor has bragged about his tax policies, while neglecting to mention that his cuts have largely benefitted the wealthy of our state.

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of the State
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of the State

“The only thing remarkable about his address is that anyone is bothering to listen.”

Governor Walker and GOP Out of Touch With Wisconsin
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Governor Walker and GOP Out of Touch With Wisconsin

"Governor Walker and the GOP could not be more wrong about the state of Wisconsin."

Representative Lisa Subeck Response to State of the State
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Representative Lisa Subeck Response to State of the State

"Rather than honestly assessing the condition of our state and laying out an agenda that would put Wisconsin back on track, the Governor continues to ignore reality and paints an artificially rosy picture."

Speaker Vos Statement on State of the State Address
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Speaker Vos Statement on State of the State Address

"We have cut taxes by nearly $5 billion, reduced the size of government and established a business climate that fosters economic growth."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Response To Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Response To Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address

"Jobs continue to leave the state and wages remain stagnant for many."

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to State of the State Address
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Senator Fitzgerald Responds to State of the State Address

"The Senate joins Governor Walker in a commitment to build upon the abundant achievements of recent years. "

Governor Walker Delivers 2017 State of the State Address
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Governor Walker Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

First Lady Tonette Walker joins Governor in addressing joint session, people of Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker Offers Recycled Advice Instead of Solutions For Wisconsin’s Growing Student Loan Debt Crisis in State of the State Speech
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Offers Recycled Advice Instead of Solutions For Wisconsin’s Growing Student Loan Debt Crisis in State of the State Speech

Add No Help for Student Loan Borrowers to Growing List of Walker Failures

Humphries Applauds Governor Walker’s Comments on Education in State of the State Address
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Humphries Applauds Governor Walker’s Comments on Education in State of the State Address

Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State Address:

Senate Dem Leader reacts to State of the State
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Senate Dem Leader reacts to State of the State

Shilling urges politicians to take off blinders and focus on helping working families

Senator Jon Erpenbach response to Governor Walker’s State of the State
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Senator Jon Erpenbach response to Governor Walker’s State of the State

Walker’s Wisconsin has trailed the national average in 12 month job creation for the 20th consecutive quarter.

State of the State 2017: Scott Walker is a Failed Governor
Press Release

State of the State 2017: Scott Walker is a Failed Governor

By Any Measure — Job Creation, Quality of Life, Student Debt, Basic Competence — Walker Administration is a Failure

Excerpts from Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address
Press Release

Excerpts from Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address

Watch the State of the State Address Live Today at 3:00 p.m.

Op Ed: Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin
Op Ed

Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin

20% of state’s citizens, 1.1 million, depend on Medicaid. Block grant system would threaten them with cutbacks.

Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address to Stream Live Tomorrow
Press Release

Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address to Stream Live Tomorrow

The 2017 State of the State Address.

The State of Politics: Why Ziegler Has No Opponent
The State of Politics

Why Ziegler Has No Opponent

Overwhelming dark money advantage and Democratic fatigue are factors.

Biking: Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed
Biking

Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed

DOT Secretary sought to fix all the state’s transportation needs. Maybe that’s why he’s gone.

Op Ed: Democrats Must Fight Back Or Lose
Op Ed

Democrats Must Fight Back Or Lose

Wisconsin is ground zero for Republican scorched earth tactics. How will Dems respond?

Governor Walker Names Acting Secretaries for Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Gov. Walker’s Opioid Prevention Plan Does Not Match Magnitude of the Crisis
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Gov. Walker’s Opioid Prevention Plan Does Not Match Magnitude of the Crisis

The scale being proposed by Governor Walker is wholly inadequate.

Governor Walker Announces $6 Million Expansion and Renovation of State Fair Park’s Cream Puff Pavilion
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Governor Walker Announces $6 Million Expansion and Renovation of State Fair Park’s Cream Puff Pavilion

The expansion will allow for better visitor space inside the pavilion.

Op Ed: The Anti-Green Governor
Op Ed

The Anti-Green Governor

While Republicans like John Kasich embrace green measures to boost jobs, Walker rejects them all.

Governor Walker Honors 15 with 2016 Financial Literacy Award
Press Release

Governor Walker Honors 15 with 2016 Financial Literacy Award

The recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Capitol later this year.

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session
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Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session

“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response.”

One Wisconsin Now Statements on GOP Addiction to Big Pharma Money
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One Wisconsin Now Statements on GOP Addiction to Big Pharma Money

‘Walker Spent the 1990s Criminalizing Addiction and His Party Has Profited from Addiction’

Campaign Cash: Sand Mining Project Targets Wetlands
Campaign Cash

Sand Mining Project Targets Wetlands

Meteor Timber donates $23,000 to state politicians, wants to destroy 17 acres of forested wetlands.

Governor Walker Calls Legislature into Special Session and Orders New Actions in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse
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Governor Walker Calls Legislature into Special Session and Orders New Actions in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

“This is a public health crisis, and that’s why I’m calling a special session of the Legislature and directing state agencies to ramp up the state’s response”

House Confidential: The Top 10 Stories of 2016
House Confidential

The Top 10 Stories of 2016

Readers' favorites? Stories about mansions, rich people, sports stars, politicians.

Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase
Press Release

Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase

‘Let the Shameless Pandering Begin’ as Two Candidates for Public Schools Head Seek to Snag Financial Support of Private School Voucher Industry

Op Ed: Only Wisconsin Scrubs Climate Change info
Op Ed

Only Wisconsin Scrubs Climate Change info

Other Great Lakes states inform citizens of climate change impact on environment.

Court Watch: Justice Ziegler, 37 Judges Unopposed
Court Watch

Justice Ziegler, 37 Judges Unopposed

Just 11 of 48 Circuit Court judges face opponents in April Election

Governor Walker Appoints Polk County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Polk County Judge

“He shares a strong commitment to Constitutional principles and will faithfully apply the rule of law.”

Senate Dem Leader lays out priorities for 2017-18 session
Press Release

Senate Dem Leader lays out priorities for 2017-18 session

"While the rest of the nation has seen strong job gains, our state has consistently ranked below the national average for job creation..."

New State Legislative Session, Same Republican Leadership, Same Republican Failure
Press Release

New State Legislative Session, Same Republican Leadership, Same Republican Failure

New Session Offers No New Solutions to Issues Facing Wisconsinites Across State

Sen. Larson Announces Committee Assignments for 2017-2018 Legislative Session
Press Release

Sen. Larson Announces Committee Assignments for 2017-2018 Legislative Session

“As a state senator and as a member of these important committees, I look forward to working with my neighbors and colleagues to support policies that will provide each of our neighbors the freedom to pursue the American Dream.”

The State of Politics: 11 Predictions for 2017 Politics
The State of Politics

11 Predictions for 2017 Politics

Scott Fitzgerald gets Trump appointment, redistricting is upheld and more.

Court Watch: The Return Of Michelle Ackerman Havas
Court Watch

The Return Of Michelle Ackerman Havas

Walker appointee to judge rejected by voters now running for a different branch.

Op Ed: Medicaid Block Grants Could Benefit State
Op Ed

Medicaid Block Grants Could Benefit State

But only if the proposed change is handled properly.

Gov. Scott Walker Neglects Wisconsin, Ignores Problems Facing Lincoln Hills
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Neglects Wisconsin, Ignores Problems Facing Lincoln Hills

"Gov. Walker and his administration should stop ignoring the workers and children at Lincoln Hills and work to face the problems there head-on," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and fuel shortages
Press Release

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and fuel shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Governor Walker and Governor Snyder Propose Friendly Wager on Cotton Bowl
Press Release

Governor Walker and Governor Snyder Propose Friendly Wager on Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl kicks off on Monday, January 2, at 12:00PM CT.

Your Right to Know: Public’s Trust Abused on Police Videos
Your Right to Know

Public’s Trust Abused on Police Videos

Flynn, Barrett gave misleading statements on Sylville Smith video, yet it still hasn’t been released.

Rep. Stuck Statement on DOT’s Solvency Report and Impact on Fox Cities Projects
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Rep. Stuck Statement on DOT’s Solvency Report and Impact on Fox Cities Projects

“The most glaring piece of this report is that if the DOT continues funding our roads at the rate requested by Governor Scott Walker, than the Transportation Fund will be $852 million short over the next decade...”

Rep. Goyke to Lead Juvenile Justice Reform
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Rep. Goyke to Lead Juvenile Justice Reform

In lieu of gubernatorial leadership on this important issue, the legislature must act.

Wisconsin Budget: State Revenue Well Below Projections
Wisconsin Budget

State Revenue Well Below Projections

Quietly released report shows anemic tax collections, points to budget problems.

Sen. Carpenter’s statement on Governor Walker’s lack of leadership on the transportation budget crisis.
Press Release

Sen. Carpenter’s statement on Governor Walker’s lack of leadership on the transportation budget crisis.

"Time and again the Governor has put his own political ambition over the needs of Wisconsinites..."

Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary
Press Release

Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary

Secretary Ross will begin his new duties at the DOT on January 7, 2017.

The State of Politics: Top 10 Political Stories of 2016
The State of Politics

Top 10 Political Stories of 2016

Trump’s Wisconsin win, of course. But what else?

Op Ed: DNR Censors All Climate Change Info
Op Ed

DNR Censors All Climate Change Info

Key facts, scientific consensus on climate change and Great Lakes removed.

Governor Walker approves more than $4.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities
Press Release

Governor Walker approves more than $4.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities

Approved projects for 2017 include funding for 15 mobility management projects.

2017 Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking
Press Release

2017 Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking

Milwaukee Area Still Has Above Averages Costs

Campaign Cash: Child Support Tax Exemption Returns
Campaign Cash

Child Support Tax Exemption Returns

Controversial proposal for the wealthy was traced to donor to Walker, Kleefisch.

In Letter to Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Action on Newly Available Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

In Letter to Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Action on Newly Available Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic

Major legislation signed into law this month includes $1 billion in funding championed by Senator Baldwin for states to address opioid epidemic

Sen. Carpenter Asks Governor Walker to Work to Protect SeniorCare
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Sen. Carpenter Asks Governor Walker to Work to Protect SeniorCare

Senator Carpenter noted that SeniorCare serves around 60,000 seniors and saves tens of millions of dollars for Wisconsin’s seniors and taxpayers.

Gov. Walker and President-elect Trump put polluters and special interests ahead of Wisconsin families
Press Release

Gov. Walker and President-elect Trump put polluters and special interests ahead of Wisconsin families

"Gov. Walker is once again proposing a range of costly, discriminatory and unconstitutional policies aimed at punishing workers and dividing communities."

Wisconsin, Not Washington
Press Release

Wisconsin, Not Washington

The letter asks President-elect Trump to provide flexibility in implementing a number of programs that will help the citizens of Wisconsin.

Charlie Sykes’ Bullying, Racism, Sexism and Propaganda to Advance Wisconsin Republicans on Milwaukee Right Wing Radio Comes to an End
Press Release

Charlie Sykes’ Bullying, Racism, Sexism and Propaganda to Advance Wisconsin Republicans on Milwaukee Right Wing Radio Comes to an End

‘Goodbye and Good Riddance’ to Conservative Mouthpiece and Broadcasting Bully

The State of Politics: Republicans Will Review Recount Process
The State of Politics

Republicans Will Review Recount Process

Though it went smoothly, Vos and Walker may want changes in the law.

Campaign Cash: AG Brad Schimel Seeks Reelection
Campaign Cash

AG Brad Schimel Seeks Reelection

Attorney General got $1.7 million in special interest funding in 2014 and delivered for them.

Biking: Budget Talks Focus on Transportation
Biking

Budget Talks Focus on Transportation

So what about biking, part of industry that adds $1.5 billion to Wisconsin economy?

Shameless Partisan Pandering, Even by Brad Schimel’s Standards
Press Release

Shameless Partisan Pandering, Even by Brad Schimel’s Standards

Brad Schimel Announces Intention to Seek Re-election AND to Investigate Leaks From Political Corruption Investigation That Embarrassed GOP

Career Politician Scott Walker, Addressing State Big Biz Lobby Before Holding Fundraiser for Himself, Reports ‘Interest’ in Re-Election Bid
Press Release

Career Politician Scott Walker, Addressing State Big Biz Lobby Before Holding Fundraiser for Himself, Reports ‘Interest’ in Re-Election Bid

The Least Surprising ‘News’ of 2017 Will Be Career Politician Scott Walker Running for Political Office, Again

Just Like in Gov. Walker’s Wisconsin, North Carolina and Michigan GOP Seek to Rig the Rules to Preserve Their Power
Murphy’s Law: Paul Ryan’s Patriotism At Issue?
Murphy’s Law

Paul Ryan’s Patriotism At Issue?

House Republicans he oversaw used illegally hacked information from Russians.

Scott Walker Celebrates Season of Giving … With Fundraiser for Himself
Press Release

Scott Walker Celebrates Season of Giving … With Fundraiser for Himself

$5,000, $2,500, $1,000 or $500 Donations to His Campaign Are What Governor Walker Wants for Christmas

Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief

Commits to Holding the Line on Property Taxes in Upcoming Budget

Op Ed: State Needs Better Opioid Addiction Treatment
Op Ed

State Needs Better Opioid Addiction Treatment

Last year saw 600 opioid related deaths. A more proactive approach needed.

Wisconsin Comrades Set to Welcome Donald Trump, Whitewash Russian Attempts to Influence Elections
Press Release

Wisconsin Comrades Set to Welcome Donald Trump, Whitewash Russian Attempts to Influence Elections

‘You Would Have Hoped That Patriotism Would Trump Blind Partisanship’

Op-Ed: Judge’s Resignation From Ethics Commission Alarming
Op-Ed

Judge’s Resignation From Ethics Commission Alarming

Judge Kinney resigns from state commission, criticizing its “secrecy” and lax standards.

The Truth about Self-Insurance
Press Release

The Truth about Self-Insurance

States like North Carolina have seen a $200+ million budget deficit due to an accumulation of unexpected claims when shifting to a self-insurance model.

The State of Politics: Commerce Groups Want Highway Funding Deal
The State of Politics

Commerce Groups Want Highway Funding Deal

But only if legislature adopts certain changes they propose.

Campaign Cash: Big Contributors Seek Factory Farm Permit
Campaign Cash

Big Contributors Seek Factory Farm Permit

Wysocki family of companies, big Walker donors and lobbyists, seek DNR permit.

Op-Ed: Will Schools, Health Care Pay for Roads?
Op-Ed

Will Schools, Health Care Pay for Roads?

Republicans argue over how to fund highways, could raid other funding.

An Open Letter from One Wisconsin Now to Rep. Sean Duffy
Press Release

An Open Letter from One Wisconsin Now to Rep. Sean Duffy

"To be clear, we support free and fair elections. We think most people in the real world do. The question is, Rep. Duffy, do you?"

Reginald Newson to Lead Advocacy for Ascension Wisconsin
Press Release

Reginald Newson to Lead Advocacy for Ascension Wisconsin

Newson most recently served as regional manager of business and transportation services for Wisconsin Energy Corporation.

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing on Short List for F-35A Lightning II
Press Release

Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing on Short List for F-35A Lightning II

The Air Force will select two Air National Guard bases for the F-35A.

Op-Ed: State Jobs Engine Running at Half Speed
Op-Ed

State Jobs Engine Running at Half Speed

Wisconsin trails the nation, needs comprehensive economic development program.

Data Wonk: Measuring Wisconsin’s Gerrymandering
Data Wonk

Measuring Wisconsin’s Gerrymandering

Data shows why the court struck down state's map; “efficiency gap” not the reason.

Reps. Bowen and Brostoff: Response to Gov. Walker’s comments on opening a Milwaukee-based youth correctional facility
Press Release

Reps. Bowen and Brostoff: Response to Gov. Walker’s comments on opening a Milwaukee-based youth correctional facility

Governor Walker made comments that he is willing to work with Milwaukee elected officials on a local juvenile corrections facility.

Campaign Cash: Green Bay Mayor Gets Off Easy
Campaign Cash

Green Bay Mayor Gets Off Easy

He faced up to 27 months in jail for campaign finance violations, but gets $4,000 fine.

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

The Rise of Scott Walker

Journal Sentinel’s lo-o-ng series struggles to explain it -- but omits the newspaper's role.

Your Right to Know: Release the John Doe II Documents!
Your Right to Know

Release the John Doe II Documents!

The public has a right to know how prosecutors operated and how the courts made their decisions.

The State of Politics: Poll Analysis Shows How State Turned Red
The State of Politics

Poll Analysis Shows How State Turned Red

Democrats had five percent edge in party identification in 2008 and 2012; that’s gone.

Keeping Our Promises
Press Release

Keeping Our Promises

"In our upcoming budget proposal, we will put forward a plan that focuses on the safety and maintenance of Wisconsin’s roads and bridges."

Campaign Cash: WMC, Big Agriculture Pushes to Privatize DNR
Campaign Cash

WMC, Big Agriculture Pushes to Privatize DNR

They spent more than $47 million on campaigns and DNR becomes passive on pollution.

Governor Walker Lights Capitol Christmas Tree
Press Release

Governor Walker Lights Capitol Christmas Tree

The Capitol Christmas tree is selected every year from donation requests on a first come, first serve basis.

John Humphries Wastes No Time Pledging Allegiance to Private School Voucher Cartel
Press Release

John Humphries Wastes No Time Pledging Allegiance to Private School Voucher Cartel

Candidate Running to Oversee Wisconsin Public Schools Praises Michigan Billionaire Heiress With No Public Education Experience Who Prefers Private Schools

Campaign Cash: Who Runs the Jobs First Coalition?
Campaign Cash

Who Runs the Jobs First Coalition?

It’s spent $1 million on elections, was started by Scott Jensen, mostly targets Democrats.

Governor Walker Calls on State Legislature to Pass Rural Broadband Expansion Bill
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls on State Legislature to Pass Rural Broadband Expansion Bill

Proposed legislation invests an additional estimated $35.5 million in broadband expansion efforts over the next three years

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Gov. Scott Walker Promotes Election Falsehoods
Press Release

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Gov. Scott Walker Promotes Election Falsehoods

‘Walker Has Never Hesitated to Run Afoul of the Truth to Advance His Political Ambitions’

Data Wonk: Trump, Truth, and Financial Trouble
Data Wonk

Trump, Truth, and Financial Trouble

Voters’ median income -- and gullibility -- help explain election results

The State of Politics: Robin Vos The Mythbuster
The State of Politics

Robin Vos The Mythbuster

Report he commissioned punctures “myths” offered by Walker, GOP, against more highway spending.

Governor declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day
Press Release

Governor declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Proclamation calls on drivers to give snowplows room to work, stay off roadways if possible during severe winter storms

Governor Walker Requests USDA Disaster Designation for Crop Losses in 10 Counties
Press Release

Governor Walker Requests USDA Disaster Designation for Crop Losses in 10 Counties

Losses due to freezing temperatures in May 2016

Court Watch: Four Key Judge Races Coming
Court Watch

Four Key Judge Races Coming

Supreme Court Justice Ziegler and three Appeals Court judges running in spring election.

Plenty of Horne: Welcome Back, Talgo USA!
Plenty of Horne

Welcome Back, Talgo USA!

Despite its harsh treatment by the state, the Spanish manufacturer is back in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Budget: Revenue Shortfall Creates Tough Budget
Wisconsin Budget

Revenue Shortfall Creates Tough Budget

State faces $693 million shortfall, with tax collections $350 million below projections.

Trump’s DeVos Appointment Means More School Privatization, More Failure, Less Accountability
Press Release

Trump’s DeVos Appointment Means More School Privatization, More Failure, Less Accountability

‘Being a Billionaire Whose Hobby Is Underwriting Campaigns to Steal Public School Dollars for Unaccountable Private Schools Disqualifies Her to Be Our Secretary of Education’

Op-Ed: Walker Has Failed to Create Jobs
Op-Ed

Walker Has Failed to Create Jobs

State has suffered nearly six years of below-average job growth.

Why Federal Court Overruled State Map

Why Federal Court Overruled State Map

Republicans gerrymandered districts so that whatever the vote, they never lost control.

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
Press Release

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

The project will not disrupt air or vehicle traffic at the airport.

The State of Politics: How Trump Could Change Wisconsin
The State of Politics

How Trump Could Change Wisconsin

Walker and Republicans expect lots of federal money for the state.

Governor Scott Walker Joins Wisconsin Tourism Industry in Support of 6th Annual “Big Bundle Up” Campaign
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Joins Wisconsin Tourism Industry in Support of 6th Annual “Big Bundle Up” Campaign

The statewide charity initiative encourages people to donate new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for those in need.

Murphy’s Law: An “Epidemic” of Voter Suppression
Murphy’s Law

An “Epidemic” of Voter Suppression

Experts say it's a massive problem in the state and may have swung election nationally.

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal
Press Release

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal

"This is a great plan to address the crisis created in our state’s schools.'

Reported Frontrunner for Trump Attorney General Pick Would Add to Burgeoning Voter Suppression Administration
Press Release

Reported Frontrunner for Trump Attorney General Pick Would Add to Burgeoning Voter Suppression Administration

Is Trump Poised to Follow GOP Playbook of Rigging the Rules on Voting for Partisan Political Gain?

Campaign Cash: NRA Arms Republicans With $3.6 Million
Campaign Cash

NRA Arms Republicans With $3.6 Million

Walker and 44 legislators (just one Democrat) have gained that in campaign donations.

Murphy’s Law: Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal
Murphy’s Law

Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal

Act 10 and era of school referendums causes bigger gap between haves and have nots.

Campaign Cash: North Woods for Sale?
Campaign Cash

North Woods for Sale?

Timber industry gives big campaign donations, gets more state forestland to cut.

The State of Politics: The Incredible Decline of Democrats
The State of Politics

The Incredible Decline of Democrats

GOP soared, Democrats floored, in state vote. Dem decline since 2010 is stunning.

Op-Ed: Climate Change An Afterthought for DNR
Op-Ed

Climate Change An Afterthought for DNR

Issue barely exists, to judge by its website.

Governor Walker Highlights Success at Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Success at Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit

Announces $10 million investment in rural economic development

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos to Leave State Service January 2017
Press Release

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos to Leave State Service January 2017

“It has been a distinct privilege to work for the betterment of my fellow veterans as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Secretary Scocos said.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Election Winners and Losers

Clarke to the cabinet? Should pollsters be fired? RoJo trumps Trump. And much more.

The Early Votes Are In
Press Release

The Early Votes Are In

Federal lawsuit paves way for record early voting, with nearly 800,000 ballots cast

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and diesel shortages
Press Release

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and diesel shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

GOP Scheming to Limit Voting Before November 2016 Election is Even Over
Press Release

GOP Scheming to Limit Voting Before November 2016 Election is Even Over

Assembly Republican Leader Sets Sights on New Early Voting Restrictions, Voting Rights Advocates Vow, ‘He Won’t Get Away With It’

Op-Ed: Stepp’s Slothful Style of Running DNR
Op-Ed

Stepp’s Slothful Style of Running DNR

Or is it a Chamber of Commerce mentality? You be the judge.

Data Confirms: Voters Vote When Given the Opportunity to Vote
Press Release

Data Confirms: Voters Vote When Given the Opportunity to Vote

One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen Federal Voting Rights Win Leads to Record-Setting Early Vote Numbers After GOP Restrictions Struck Down in Court

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied

Among Wisconsin likely voters, 46 percent support Hillary Clinton and 40 percent support Donald Trump.

WisGOP Goes Full “Trump Train” In Eau Claire
Sen. Luther Olsen’s Lead Paint Gang Rides Again
Press Release

Sen. Luther Olsen’s Lead Paint Gang Rides Again

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

The State of Politics: Hard Right Dominates GOP Senate
The State of Politics

Hard Right Dominates GOP Senate

Eight or nine senators could dictate much of Gov. Walker's 2017-19 state budget.

Murphy’s Law: Why State’s MPS Takeover Plan Died
Murphy’s Law

Why State’s MPS Takeover Plan Died

In changing state ratings to protect choice schools, Republicans ended up killing OSPP.

Governor announces $2 million emergency grant to S.S. Badger
Op-Ed: Petri and Schultz Won’t Vote for Trump
Op-Ed

Petri and Schultz Won’t Vote for Trump

Former Wisconsin congressman, former state senator are among long list of GOP dissenters.

Murphy’s Law: Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?
Murphy’s Law

Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?

Abele says yes, board members are opposed. Who’s right?

The Nation report reveals Green Bay City Clerk Opposed an Early Voting Site at UW-Green Bay Because ‘Students Lean More Toward the Democrats’
Press Release

The Nation report reveals Green Bay City Clerk Opposed an Early Voting Site at UW-Green Bay Because ‘Students Lean More Toward the Democrats’

‘There Are Partisans Trying to Deny Voters Their Access to the Ballot Box’

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Bad (or Good) is Hammes HQ Design?
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Bad (or Good) is Hammes HQ Design?

Is it urban or suburban, Jeffersonian or Reaganesque? The debate has already begun.

Gov. Walker’s Administration Maintains Billboards Only for Voter Intimidation, Not Voter Education
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s Administration Maintains Billboards Only for Voter Intimidation, Not Voter Education

State rejects multiple suggestions for enhanced education outreach to help legal voters vote.

At The Top of Their Class
Press Release

At The Top of Their Class

Senate Democrats receive highest honors on Student Loan Scorecard.

Wisconsin Budget: Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children
Wisconsin Budget

Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children

In last five years, number of children dropped 3.2% statewide, but more than 10% in many northern counties.

Op-Ed: All the Way With the WMC
Op-Ed

All the Way With the WMC

Wisconsin Manufacturers honors 65 legislators who followed their dictates on 100% of votes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hammes Moving Downtown in 2018
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hammes Moving Downtown in 2018

Another company moving from suburbs to Downtown and with unusual architectural style.

Stockbridge-Munsee Urgently Calls Upon Governor Walker to Fairly Enforce State Gaming Compacts
Press Release

Stockbridge-Munsee Urgently Calls Upon Governor Walker to Fairly Enforce State Gaming Compacts

It appears the Administration is applying different criteria to different tribes when considering the expansion of gaming in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin’s freight rail system key link in state’s economy
Press Release

Wisconsin’s freight rail system key link in state’s economy

There are 10 railroads, including four major railroads, which operate more than 3,300 miles of track in the state.

Op-Ed: Walker’s Lead Poisoned Politics
Op-Ed

Walker’s Lead Poisoned Politics

Lead paint manufacturer gives illegal donation; Walker protects companies from legal action.

Governor Walker Joins in Announcing Colbert Packaging Corporation to Establish Operations in Kenosha
Press Release

Governor Walker Joins in Announcing Colbert Packaging Corporation to Establish Operations in Kenosha

Manufacturer expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to Wisconsin

Donald Trump Is Scott Walker’s Apprentice on Phony Voter Fraud Claims
Press Release

Donald Trump Is Scott Walker’s Apprentice on Phony Voter Fraud Claims

‘Will Walker Finally Admit He Was Trying to Rig Elections With Voter Suppression Bills?’

Citizen Action Applauds Federal Judge’s Action on Photo ID
Press Release

Citizen Action Applauds Federal Judge’s Action on Photo ID

“We believe that the Photo ID law inherently disenfranchises voters, and will ultimately be struck down as unconstitutional,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

Statement on the Passing of Senator Rick Gudex
Press Release

Statement on the Passing of Senator Rick Gudex

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today following news of the passing of Senator Rick Gudex

Court Watch: Secrecy and the John Doe Probe
Court Watch

Secrecy and the John Doe Probe

Did secrecy hurt the investigation? Will courts release the info now that the case is over?

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters shifting support to Clinton after Trump video release
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters shifting support to Clinton after Trump video release

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 37 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump.

WISTAX: State Faces Rising Transportation Debt
WISTAX

State Faces Rising Transportation Debt

More than 22% of spending will go to debt service as local roads decline.

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for Western Wisconsin Due to September Flooding
Press Release

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for Western Wisconsin Due to September Flooding

Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration for 12 western Wisconsin counties after torrential rains and flash floods last month caused more than $11 million in damage.

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants
Press Release

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants

Deadline to seek WEDC Fabrication Laboratories grant is December 15

The State of Politics: ”CPA Caucus” Seeks Major Tax Changes
The State of Politics

”CPA Caucus” Seeks Major Tax Changes

Four Republican lawmakers would simplify taxes and end some sales tax exemptions.

Op-Ed: Concealed Carry Hasn’t Prevented Crime
Op-Ed

Concealed Carry Hasn’t Prevented Crime

Aggravated assault with guns has risen 43% since concealed carry legalized.

Plenty of Horne: Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?
Plenty of Horne

Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?

Insiders say he's retiring, could target Clarke. And Charlie Sykes won't run for Senate.

Governor Walker Discusses Local Transportation Funding at the Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention
Press Release

Governor Walker Discusses Local Transportation Funding at the Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention

The Department of Transportation (DOT) budget proposal submitted to Governor Walker last month represents the largest year-to-year change in local aids since Calendar Years 1999 and 2000.

WisDems Chair Laning: “Donald Trump’s comments about women are truly horrific.”
Press Release

WisDems Chair Laning: “Donald Trump’s comments about women are truly horrific.”

"These recent revelations are nothing new when it comes to Trump’s treatment of women..."

Governor Walker Celebrates Health and Wellness Achievements at Three Wisconsin Schools
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Health and Wellness Achievements at Three Wisconsin Schools

Families, dignitaries, and Wisconsin students attend new DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center ribbon cutting ceremonies

Governor Walker announces $108 million in payments to local governments
Press Release

Governor Walker announces $108 million in payments to local governments

General Transportation Aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction.

House Confidential: John Hammond’s Hum-Drum Colonial
House Confidential

John Hammond’s Hum-Drum Colonial

Bucks general manager has $850,000 Whitefish Bay home. And he doesn't vote much.

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump hitting the campaign trail together?
Press Release

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump hitting the campaign trail together?

Paul Ryan’s press indicates he is none too pleased to appear with Trump.

New Private School Voucher Scheme Surfaces as Pro-Voucher Front Group Spending to Elect Republican Legislators Tops $500,000
Press Release

New Private School Voucher Scheme Surfaces as Pro-Voucher Front Group Spending to Elect Republican Legislators Tops $500,000

Latest Effort to Quench Private School Voucher Industry’s Unslakable Thirst for Public Tax Dollars

Bernie Sanders, Russ Feingold Put Student Debt, College Affordability at Forefront
Press Release

Bernie Sanders, Russ Feingold Put Student Debt, College Affordability at Forefront

More Than 515,000 Would Benefit from Refinance Plan

Amid Media Reports of Legal Voters Being Denied Voter ID, State Legislative Committee Considers Voter ID Rules
Press Release

Amid Media Reports of Legal Voters Being Denied Voter ID, State Legislative Committee Considers Voter ID Rules

Instead of Debating Rules They Can’t Be Trusted to Follow, Legislature Ought to Suspend Voter ID Law

Murphy’s Law: 13 Lessons The Guardian Taught Us
Murphy’s Law

13 Lessons The Guardian Taught Us

Or how Scott Walker corrupted Wisconsin, as the leaked Doe documents reveal.

Op-Ed: Students to Blame for College Debt?
Op-Ed

Students to Blame for College Debt?

If you want the state action to lower interest on loans, you have to vote.

The State of Politics: Johnny College Can’t Read
The State of Politics

Johnny College Can’t Read

Or add. Report shows which high schools’ grads require remediation from UW System.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Decision a Gift to Walker
Op-Ed

Supreme Court Decision a Gift to Walker

Decision not to hear John Doe case a blow to democracy and legal precedent.

Op-Ed: Caring for our Most Vulnerable
Op-Ed

Caring for our Most Vulnerable

Shouldn’t the care and safety of Wisconsin children and veterans be a top priority?

Governor Walker Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Flood Damage
Press Release

Governor Walker Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Flood Damage

Flash flooding and mudslides last week caused more than $14 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure in western Wisconsin.

House Confidential: Because Scott Walker Asked, Fred Kasten Gave
House Confidential

Because Scott Walker Asked, Fred Kasten Gave

His now famous $10,000 check was just a third of his property tax bill on his $1.1 million home.

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

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

New $0 Deductible Health Plans Introduced
Press Release

New $0 Deductible Health Plans Introduced

Wisconsin health consumers will save over $209 million

County Executive Abele Breaks Commitment to Not Increase Taxes
Press Release

County Executive Abele Breaks Commitment to Not Increase Taxes

Proposed wheel tax is an 80% increase for suburbs, 63% increase for city

Eyes on Milwaukee: Chris Abele Unveils Plan to Save Transportation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Chris Abele Unveils Plan to Save Transportation

Annual fee would provide $27 million for county transit and roads. One supervisor already opposed.

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

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.

Op-Ed: Agenda Items for Walker’s Second Act
Op-Ed

Agenda Items for Walker’s Second Act

Gov. Walker needs to focus on policy, including job creation in Milwaukee, not politics.

Gov. Walker Continues to neglect student loan debt crisis
Press Release

Gov. Walker Continues to neglect student loan debt crisis

Republican's inaction is doing lasting damage to Wisconsin's economy.

Gov. Walker to 1 Million Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers: ‘Call a Bank’
Press Release

Gov. Walker to 1 Million Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers: ‘Call a Bank’

At Press Conference Wisconsin Governor Announces He Plans to Do Nothing to Ease Student Loan Debt Crisis

Governor Walker Announces University of Wisconsin Credit Union Membership Changes, Launch of Higher Education Planning Website
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces University of Wisconsin Credit Union Membership Changes, Launch of Higher Education Planning Website

Gov. Walker also announced the official launch of DFI’s “Look Forward to Your Future” website.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Talgo Coming Back to Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Talgo Coming Back to Milwaukee

Spanish train manufacturer will overhaul Los Angeles subway cars in Century City.

Voters Across Wisconsin Begin Early Voting Today as Result of Historic Lawsuit
Press Release

Voters Across Wisconsin Begin Early Voting Today as Result of Historic Lawsuit

‘Voters Being Able to Cast Their Votes Is the Essence of Democracy’ —One Wisconsin Institute

Voting Wars: White Working-Class Voters Turning to Trump?
Voting Wars

White Working-Class Voters Turning to Trump?

In Wisconsin, Donald Trump must overcome his second-place finish in the state’s Republican primary — and a polling gap with Democrat Hillary Clinton

State of Wisconsin to declare Sunday, September 25th “Chris Kegel Day”
Press Release

State of Wisconsin to declare Sunday, September 25th “Chris Kegel Day”

Milwaukee icon and national bicycle advocacy figure to be recognized throughout the state

After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to Intervene
Press Release

After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to Intervene

Walker’s threat follows legitimate inquiries by the Milwaukee County DA into the questionable fundraising connections between the Governor and Wisconsin Club for Growth.

Op-Ed: Poisoned Politics
Op-Ed

Poisoned Politics

Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans' lead poisoning agenda should sicken us all.

Rep. Mark Spreitzer’s statement on Gov. Walker’s threat
Press Release

Rep. Mark Spreitzer’s statement on Gov. Walker’s threat

"Governor Walker should immediately retract his comments."

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency in Response to Damaging Floods in 13 Counties
Press Release

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency in Response to Damaging Floods in 13 Counties

“I am instructing the Wisconsin National Guard and all state agencies to provide assistance to those affected by this natural disaster.”

Sen. Fitzgerald Desperately Tries To Deny Knowledge Of Republican Pay-to-Play Operation
Press Release

Sen. Fitzgerald Desperately Tries To Deny Knowledge Of Republican Pay-to-Play Operation

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald claimed ignorance about the fundraising scheme and the donations.

New Polls Find Overwhelming Support for Allowing Refinancing of Student Loans
Press Release

New Polls Find Overwhelming Support for Allowing Refinancing of Student Loans

Over 80 Percent of Survey Respondents in Three Swing State Senate Districts Back Allowing Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight presidential race, Feingold with edge in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight presidential race, Feingold with edge in Wisconsin

Poll finds 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 42 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup.

One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard

At StudentLoanVoter.org, Wisconsin Voters Can Find Out Who Is, And Who Isn’t, Supporting Common Sense Reforms to Reduce Burden on Student Loan Borrowers

Op-Ed: Gov. Walker Needs a Second Act
Op-Ed

Gov. Walker Needs a Second Act

Progress has been made, but big initiatives are needed to secure Wisconsin’s prosperity.

Offering a Clean Slate

Offering a Clean Slate

Community Re-Entry & Expungement Summit offers to help non-violent felons finds work, housing and opportunity.

Wisconsin Budget: Uninsured Rate Declines Sharply
Wisconsin Budget

Uninsured Rate Declines Sharply

But there are still 323,000 uninsured Wisconsinites.

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.

Rep. Bowen statement on Corrections budget request for Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake
Press Release

Rep. Bowen statement on Corrections budget request for Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake

The Department’s request guarantees Wisconsin will remain out of compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Why buy elections? Why purchase judges? Because Scott Walker asked.
Press Release

Why buy elections? Why purchase judges? Because Scott Walker asked.

The documents suggest that Governor Walker collaborated and traded favors with lobbyists, third-party shadow groups, and even Donald Trump.

Actions Speak Louder than Words as Sen. Sheila Harsdorf Silent on Vote to Give Legal Immunity to $750,000 Donor to Group Boosting Her 2011 Election Bid
Luther’s Law: Benefitting from $750,000 in Contributions and Voting for Legal Immunity for the Donor is Somehow Not Pay to Play
Press Release

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

Documents From Political Corruption Investigation Reveal Gov. Walker’s Allies Intentionally Made Baseless Claims of Voter Fraud to Question Election Results
Wisconsin Budget: Decline in Unions Hurts Non-Unionized Workers
Wisconsin Budget

Decline in Unions Hurts Non-Unionized Workers

Weekly wages would be 5% higher for non-union private sector male workers if unionization was at 1979 levels.

Gov. Scott Walker’s True Governing Pay To Play Philosophy Exposed
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker’s True Governing Pay To Play Philosophy Exposed

Scott Walker helped solicit $750,000 from Harold Simmons, one of the countries biggest producers of the lead used in paint, to the Wisconsin Club for Growth.

Illegal Coordination Highlighted in Guardian story
Press Release

Illegal Coordination Highlighted in Guardian story

Senator Erpenbach has worked in the Legislature to regulate issue ads since his election in 1998 to the Senate.

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

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
Press Release

Senate Republicans caught in Pay-to-Play scheme

Olsen and Harsdorf sided with lead paint producers over sick children

Wisconsin Budget: Tax Gimmick Would Have Little Benefit
Wisconsin Budget

Tax Gimmick Would Have Little Benefit

Gov. Walker's back-to-school sales tax holiday comes with a $11 million a year price tag.

Governor Walker announces $37 million in freight rail awards
Press Release

Governor Walker announces $37 million in freight rail awards

Wisconsin’s rail system consists of 10 freight railroads which operate more than 3,300 miles of track in the state.

Voting Wars: Wisconsin Has No Voter Impersonation Problem
Voting Wars

Wisconsin Has No Voter Impersonation Problem

Gov. Scott Walker says the lack of voter impersonation cases does not matter if there is a chance that even one vote is canceled out by fraud.

The State of Politics: Assembly GOP Upstage Walker’s Budget
The State of Politics

Assembly GOP Upstage Walker’s Budget

Republican leaders announce “Forward” agenda, six months before Gov. Walker gives his 2017-19 budget to the new Legislature.

Professor, author Cramer goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss resentment among rural Wisconsin voters
Press Release

Professor, author Cramer goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss resentment among rural Wisconsin voters

Cramer is the author of “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.”

Wisconsin Budget: State Tax Collections Come Up Short
Wisconsin Budget

State Tax Collections Come Up Short

New data shows shortfall that could cause problems if slower revenue growth continues.

Governor Walker Authorizes Additional Measures to Prevent Potential Gas and Diesel Shortages
Press Release

Governor Walker Authorizes Additional Measures to Prevent Potential Gas and Diesel Shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Wisconsin GOP Plan?  Tax Giveaways For Not Creating Jobs?
Press Release

Wisconsin GOP Plan? Tax Giveaways For Not Creating Jobs?

It’s time to stop picking working taxpayers’ pockets for this entitlement for the already entitled.

Advocates to Call for Expanded Early Voting Hours, Additional Early Vote Locations for Green Bay Area Voters
Press Release

Advocates to Call for Expanded Early Voting Hours, Additional Early Vote Locations for Green Bay Area Voters

Court Rulings Allow More Early Voting Hours, Multiple Early Vote Locations. Will Local Election Officials Step Up to Help?

Governor Walker, Wisconsin Attorney General Agree to Pay for Overzealous Pursuit of Unconstitutional Restrictions on Safe, Legal Abortion
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Governor Walker, Wisconsin Attorney General Agree to Pay for Overzealous Pursuit of Unconstitutional Restrictions on Safe, Legal Abortion

"Federal courts not only found that this law violated the U.S. Constitution but also compromised women’s health in Wisconsin."

Voting Wars: The New Era of Restricting Voting
Voting Wars

The New Era of Restricting Voting

Wisconsin one of 20 states with a maze of new rules, as 1,400 new laws added 37 different voting requirements.

ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors; Walker, Schimel & Johnson Provide ‘Aid and Comfort’ to Predatory For-Profit Colleges
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ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors; Walker, Schimel & Johnson Provide ‘Aid and Comfort’ to Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Time to Stop Coddling Bad Actors and Start Protecting Wisconsin Students

Governor Walker Announces “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday
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Governor Walker Announces “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday

Sales tax holiday to be included in 2017-19 biennial budget, saves Wisconsin families an estimated $11 million annually

Data Wonk: The Decline of Reaganism
Data Wonk

The Decline of Reaganism

The Church of the Gipper is defied by Donald Trump. Will Republicans adjust their ideology?

Erpenbach Vows to Again Seek Legislative Accountability for Veterans Budget
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Erpenbach Vows to Again Seek Legislative Accountability for Veterans Budget

“The nursing home fund raid without Legislative approval is not business as usual as Governor Walker and DVA bureaucrats would like you to believe.”

Murphy’s Law: The New Charlie Sykes
Murphy’s Law

The New Charlie Sykes

He's confessing his errors and getting lots of publicity. Could there be a connection?

Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually
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Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually

Increases broadband capacity on BadgerNet Converged Network for government and educational entities

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.

Your Right To Know: State Tougher on Open Records Than Federal Law
Your Right To Know

State Tougher on Open Records Than Federal Law

Walker administration has sought federal exemption that isn’t allowed under Wisconsin law.

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.

Plenty of Horne: Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here
Plenty of Horne

Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here

A big turnout of American and Mexican politicians with "Trumpism" in the air.

Court Watch: Schimel Switches Strategy on John Doe
Court Watch

Schimel Switches Strategy on John Doe

His response to appeal abandon’s state Supreme Court’s position, suggesting its ruling is weak.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton edge over Trump narrowing to pre-convention levels among Wisconsin voters
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton edge over Trump narrowing to pre-convention levels among Wisconsin voters

Among likely voters Clinton is supported by 45 percent and Trump by 42 percent in the new poll.

Governor Walker Announces 14,410 FoodShare Members Enter the Workforce
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Governor Walker Announces 14,410 FoodShare Members Enter the Workforce

Average hourly wage is $11.99, average hours worked is 32.2

Op Ed: Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?
Op Ed

Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?

Actually achievement hasn’t dropped. But we were never as good as we claimed.

Governor Walker Recognizes State and County Fraud Prevention Efforts
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Governor Walker Recognizes State and County Fraud Prevention Efforts

Nearly 11,000 Medicaid and FoodShare investigations result cost avoidance and overpayments of more than $26 million in 2015

One Wisconsin Institute Urges Elections Commission Oversight to Ensure Pro-Voter Federal Court Decisions Enforced
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One Wisconsin Institute Urges Elections Commission Oversight to Ensure Pro-Voter Federal Court Decisions Enforced

‘Important That Rules on Voting Are as Clear For Election Administrators and Public to Ensure Every Legal Voter Who Wishes to Cast A Ballot Has the Opportunity To Do So’

Wisconsin Budget: 15 Years of Declining UW Support
Wisconsin Budget

15 Years of Declining UW Support

In real dollars state support of UW System has plummeted by one-third since 2001.

Did State Create Jobs in Sherman Park?

Did State Create Jobs in Sherman Park?

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp says 483 jobs created, critics say it's zero.

The State of Politics: 10-Year Shift In State Spending
The State of Politics

10-Year Shift In State Spending

Big increases for health care, prisons, vouchers, much less for UW, local governments.

At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years
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At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years

Reveals Economic Wreckage Caused by Outsourcing During Walker and Johnson Years

Governor Walker Issues Emergency Declaration to Assist Three Western Wisconsin Counties Impacted by Heavy Rain and Flooding
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Governor Walker Issues Emergency Declaration to Assist Three Western Wisconsin Counties Impacted by Heavy Rain and Flooding

Declaration allows Wisconsin Department of Transportation to request federal emergency funds to help with approximately $1.8 million in damages to Federal-aid highways in Eau Claire, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

Are Gov. Scott Walker’s Political Rewards Why Wisconsin Is Dead Last In Start Ups?
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Are Gov. Scott Walker’s Political Rewards Why Wisconsin Is Dead Last In Start Ups?

Scott Walker Awards $22M In Tax Credits To Business Whose CEO Donated $34,000 To Walker Campaign

Walker Economic Plan for Milwaukee Offers Nothing Up to Scale of the Problem
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Walker Economic Plan for Milwaukee Offers Nothing Up to Scale of the Problem

Like his Transform Milwaukee initiative, this plan is more hype than substance.

What Is it With Republicans Support of For-Profit College Scams?
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What Is it With Republicans Support of For-Profit College Scams?

Scott Walker + ITT Tech, Ron Johnson + Globe University & of Course, Trump University

Murphy’s Law: Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious
Murphy’s Law

Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious

AG Brad Schimel’s links to Milwaukee Police raise questions about his investigation.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wisconsin Being Ranked 49th in the Nation for Internet Speed
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wisconsin Being Ranked 49th in the Nation for Internet Speed

“As Democrats, we know that to build a stronger economy we must narrow the gap between those who do and do not have access to broadband across Wisconsin."

Direct Supply Continues its Investment and Job Creation in Milwaukee’s Northwest Side
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Direct Supply Continues its Investment and Job Creation in Milwaukee’s Northwest Side

Direct Supply plans to create up to 800 full-time employment positions.

Op-Ed: State Should Lead on Student Loan Debt
Op-Ed