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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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Building Commission Approves Capital Budget

Governor Walker’s Capital Budget recommended $803 million in total projects.

Building Budget Slams Universities
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Chris Kegel: The World’s Most Generous Man

Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass

Governor Walker sends irresponsible budget to legislature
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Governor Walker sends irresponsible budget to legislature

"This budget is based on fake math."

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to 2017 Budget Address
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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”
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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”
Press Release

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.
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
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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
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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
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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.”
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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
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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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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?
Press Release

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
Press Release

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?
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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

State Should Lead on Student Loan Debt

Legislation would allow students to refinance debt, but Republicans side with Wall Street banks.

Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans Raid Veteran Home Fund
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans Raid Veteran Home Fund

Wisconsin Republicans give lip-service to the public when it comes to supporting our veterans.

GOP Legislators Back Veteran Home Budget Raid
Press Release

GOP Legislators Back Veteran Home Budget Raid

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

Walker Administration planning to raid $18.6 million from veteran nursing homes
Press Release

Walker Administration planning to raid $18.6 million from veteran nursing homes

Memo shows Veteran Trust Fund faces $43.1 million deficit by 2020

Gov. Walker Does Nothing for One Million Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

Gov. Walker Does Nothing for One Million Student Loan Borrowers

While Walker Blocks Student Loan Refinancing Plan, Wisconsin Has Risen to 3rd Highest in Nation in Grads with Student Debt

Three-Judge Panel Rejects Gov. Walker and Republicans’ Latest Efforts to Keep Anti-Voter Measures in Place for November Election
Press Release

Three-Judge Panel Rejects Gov. Walker and Republicans’ Latest Efforts to Keep Anti-Voter Measures in Place for November Election

Huge Victory for Wisconsin Voters as District Court Ruling Striking Down Restrictions on Early Voting Stands

The State of Politics: Huge Tax Change Coming?
The State of Politics

Huge Tax Change Coming?

Proposed deal would end business personal property tax and raise gas tax by same amount.

Op-Ed: Mr. Trump, West Bend Ain’t Milwaukee
Op-Ed

Mr. Trump, West Bend Ain’t Milwaukee

Trump stumps for African American votes before a crowd with not one black person.

Ron Johnson Says We Should Replace College with Video Tapes
Press Release

Ron Johnson Says We Should Replace College with Video Tapes

‘Rambling’ Tirade on Higher Education, False Claims Federal Student Loans Eligible for Refinance

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Walker’s Landing Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Walker’s Landing Apartments

Final residential development on Beerline adds 114 apartments and great views.

New LFB Memo Shows Wisconsin Republicans’ Prioritize Tax Breaks for the Wealthy Over Public Education Funding
Press Release

New LFB Memo Shows Wisconsin Republicans’ Prioritize Tax Breaks for the Wealthy Over Public Education Funding

Wisconsin Republicans' budget cuts have had terrible consequences for public education.

Murphy’s Law: Where Are Top CEOs on City’s Unrest?
Murphy’s Law

Where Are Top CEOs on City’s Unrest?

The silence is deafening. But Mayor Barrett says they want to help.

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

Data Wonk: Which Candidates Lie the Most?
Data Wonk

Which Candidates Lie the Most?

Aggregating the Politifact ratings of candidates for president and U.S. Senate.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How to Create Central City Jobs
Eyes on Milwaukee

How to Create Central City Jobs

Northwestern Mutual's new tower is a shining example of how to create jobs in city.

Rep. Bowen: Statement on recent turmoil in Milwaukee
Press Release

Rep. Bowen: Statement on recent turmoil in Milwaukee

“Elected officials, law enforcement, and community leaders need to come together and listen to the people in our community who continue struggling to get by.”

Mayor Barrett, I respectfully disagree
Press Release

Mayor Barrett, I respectfully disagree

Alderman Donovan calls for all-out curfew

Scott Walker’s Record Has Been Disastrous for Milwaukee African Americans
Press Release

Scott Walker’s Record Has Been Disastrous for Milwaukee African Americans

‘Walker Has Built a Career Exploiting Racial Prejudice, Punishing Milwaukee’s Communities of Color’

The State of Politics: New Commission Must Resolve Voting Mess
The State of Politics

New Commission Must Resolve Voting Mess

Partisan Elections Commission replaced state GAB; how will it perform?

Statement from Governor Walker
Press Release

Statement from Governor Walker

"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request."

Op-Ed: ALEC’s Dark Money Game
Op-Ed

ALEC’s Dark Money Game

Eric O'Keefe speaks at ALEC conference, Wisconsin seen as model for the nation.

Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the community
Press Release

Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the community

"What the whole state needs to hear. That Black Lives must matter and those who advocate for them need this community’s support too."

Donald Trump’s Tax Return Problem
Press Release

Donald Trump’s Tax Return Problem

His unwillingness to release his tax returns should make voters uneasy as Trump.

Court Watch: Walker Appointee Says God Decides Law
Court Watch

Walker Appointee Says God Decides Law

State Supreme Court nominee Daniel Kelly says scriptures trump legal precedent.

Governor Walker approves improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
Press Release

Governor Walker approves improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport

The Governor’s action releases $26,500 in state funds for the project.

Court Watch: Why Courts Have Limited Photo ID
Court Watch

Why Courts Have Limited Photo ID

Two recent cases have made Wisconsin ground zero for voting rights.

Building Commission Approves Projects
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Projects

"The funds approved by the commission will be instrumental in strengthening the facilities at 13 UW campuses."

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton widening lead over Trump in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton widening lead over Trump in Wisconsin

And among likely voters in November’s election, Feingold has the support of 53 percent while Johnson is supported by 42 percent.

Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Administration Proposal to Charge for Lakefront Parking
Press Release

Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Administration Proposal to Charge for Lakefront Parking

Asks, “Who would want to impose a tax on Independence Day celebrations and family picnics at the lakefront?”

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Court of Appeals Voter ID Decision
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Court of Appeals Voter ID Decision

"Voter ID is a reasonable measure to protect Wisconsin voters against cheating and make sure every vote counts."

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, behind the scenes. who won, who lost?

Wisconsin Republicans Stay Silent as Trump Touts Violence
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Stay Silent as Trump Touts Violence

‘Far Past Time For Them to Say Enough and Withdraw Their Support’

Support the Blue Day rally to feature President Hamilton, Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski
Press Release

Support the Blue Day rally to feature President Hamilton, Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski

“I urge citizens to come out and show their support for our brave officers,” said Alderman Bob Donovan.

Mistruths dominate Mandela Barnes’ campaign
Press Release

Mistruths dominate Mandela Barnes’ campaign

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

Murphy’s Law: Can Chisholm Be Beaten?
Murphy’s Law

Can Chisholm Be Beaten?

The DA pleads for help as dark money from outside the county blasts him.

Tainted Water: Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections
Tainted Water

Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections

Water pollution hotly debated in key legislative races and Feingold vs Johnson.

Pick A Line. Any Line. Donald Trump Has Crossed It.
Press Release

Pick A Line. Any Line. Donald Trump Has Crossed It.

Donald Trump has crossed every line there is - except, apparently, Paul Ryan’s line.

Op-Ed: Good News on Worker’s Comp
Op-Ed

Good News on Worker’s Comp

Worker's comp rates decreased 3.2% which is good for Wisconsin's economy. But it could be a lot better.

Wisconsin Budget: Walker’s Next Budget
Wisconsin Budget

Walker’s Next Budget

It won't have higher gas taxes for roads, but might have more support for K-12 schools.

Trump Visit Has WISGOP Crying Crocodile Tears for Sacred Cow Paul Ryan
Press Release

Trump Visit Has WISGOP Crying Crocodile Tears for Sacred Cow Paul Ryan

‘Given GOP Record In WI Against Women, Minorities, LGBTQ, Poor People, It’s Not What Trump Has Said, It’s What He Won’t Say That Has WISGOP in Arms’

Natural Resources Board Approves Narrowed Drinking Water Protections
Press Release

Natural Resources Board Approves Narrowed Drinking Water Protections

Citizens, conservation groups, farmers urge fast action to draft and implement new rules

Wisconsin Republicans Perform Disappearing Act Ahead Of Donald Trump’s Green Bay Rally
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Perform Disappearing Act Ahead Of Donald Trump’s Green Bay Rally

Wisconsin's Republican leaders Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, and state Sen. Scott Fitzgerald will all be skipping Friday's event.

Governor Walker Kicks Off 165th Wisconsin State Fair
Press Release

Governor Walker Kicks Off 165th Wisconsin State Fair

"We can be proud of the Wisconsin State Fair, a true original summer tradition," said Governor Scott Walker.

Governor Walker Appoints Linda Seemeyer to Lead the Department of Health Services
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Linda Seemeyer to Lead the Department of Health Services

Linda Seemeyer will begin on August 22, 2016.

Gov. Walker’s Election Year Tuition Gimmick Fails Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s Election Year Tuition Gimmick Fails Student Loan Borrowers

Walker Has Presided Over 40,000 Eligible Students Being Denied Financial Aid, Wisconsin Rising to 3rd Highest in Nation in Grads with Student Debt

Data Wonk: Trumpism
Data Wonk

Trumpism

The evidence-free appeal of Donald Trump.

One Wisconsin Institute Files Notice of Appeal in Voter Rights Case
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Files Notice of Appeal in Voter Rights Case

‘We Will Do All We Can to Ensure the Fraud Committed by Scott Walker Against Voters Ends in Wisconsin’

Gov. Walker Weakens Proposed Changes to Manure Pollution Rules
Press Release

Gov. Walker Weakens Proposed Changes to Manure Pollution Rules

Natural Resources Board now last line of defense against groundwater crisis

What Does Donald Trump Have to Do to Lose Scott Walker’s Endorsement?
Press Release

What Does Donald Trump Have to Do to Lose Scott Walker’s Endorsement?

‘Trump’s Repeated Attacks on Grieving Family of American Hero’

Wisconsin takes advantage of natural waterways to support Wisconsin’s economy
Press Release

Wisconsin takes advantage of natural waterways to support Wisconsin’s economy

Governor proclaims this week as Ports Week across the state

Court Watch: 95% of Wisconsin State Judges Are White
Court Watch

95% of Wisconsin State Judges Are White

State trails 43 states in judicial diversity, study shows, while near the top in black incarceration.

The State of Politics: 4 Issues Democrats Will Use Against GOP
The State of Politics

4 Issues Democrats Will Use Against GOP

Party leaders expect running on these issues will elect Democrats on Nov. 8.

Federal Judges Hand Down Two Voting Rights Victories For Wisconsinites
Press Release

Federal Judges Hand Down Two Voting Rights Victories For Wisconsinites

This wasn't the only victory for Wisconsinites.

Judge Rules in Favor of One Wisconsin Institute Voter Rights Claims
Press Release

Judge Rules in Favor of One Wisconsin Institute Voter Rights Claims

‘We Argued Gov. Walker Made It Harder for Democrats to Vote and Easier for Republicans to Cheat, and the Judge Agreed’

Memo to Washington Post: Welcome to Walker’s Wisconsin
Press Release

Memo to Washington Post: Welcome to Walker’s Wisconsin

‘Walker Has Barred the Press, Public From Government Events for Last Year’

Op-Ed: Thoughts from Philadelphia
Op-Ed

Thoughts from Philadelphia

Crime and justice reform and the 2016 presidential election.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court

From a state with countless judges, he picks a crackpot lawyer named Daniel Kelly.

Plenty of Horne: The John Chisholm Road Show
Plenty of Horne

The John Chisholm Road Show

He discusses his handling of crime, staff turnover and that "partisan witch hunt."

Op-Ed: Koch Brothers Impact on GOP Convention
Op-Ed

Koch Brothers Impact on GOP Convention

Their impact on Republican platform and candidates — all but Trump — was “huge!”

Student Loan Refinancing Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention
Press Release

Student Loan Refinancing Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention

Tens of Millions of Borrowers Would Get Immediate Relief from Plan Championed by Speakers Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin

Governor Walker Attends World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture

Every year, over 550,000 aviation enthusiasts representing more than 80 countries attend EAA AirVenture to celebrate the past, present, and future in the world of flight.

Back in the News: Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent
Back in the News

Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent

He’s handled 14 times more cases than Swanigan. He also shows up for debates.

The State of Politics: Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention
The State of Politics

Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention

Uses convention to renew national profile, but Ryan a more likely choice for president in 2020.

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

As a founding member of the law firm Rogahn Kelly, Daniel Kelly is recognized as a leader in Wisconsin’s legal community.

Rep. Wachs Statement on Kelly Supreme Court Appointment
Press Release

Rep. Wachs Statement on Kelly Supreme Court Appointment

“To say that I’m disappointed in Governor Walker’s appointment of Dan Kelly would be an understatement.”

Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation
Press Release

Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation

What Daniel Kelly Lacks in Judicial Experience He Makes Up For in Connections to Big Money and Right-Wing Extremism

Data Wonk: The Further Adventures of John Doe
Data Wonk

The Further Adventures of John Doe

U.S. Supreme Court signals it might take appeal of decision shutting down John Doe probe.

Op-Ed: Will Walker Respond to Lead Crisis?
Op-Ed

Will Walker Respond to Lead Crisis?

1 in 20 kids in state tested positive for lead. State standards are too weak.

Back in the News: Radio Ad Blasts John Chisholm
Back in the News

Radio Ad Blasts John Chisholm

Secretive group blames DA for carjackings, lauds his opponent Verona Swanigan.

Republican National Convention Student Loan Debt Tally: 43 Million Americans With $1.3 Trillion in Student Loan Debt, 0 Mentions in Addresses of Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson
Op-Ed: Wisconsin’s Water Resources Under Threat
Op-Ed

Wisconsin’s Water Resources Under Threat

State leaders and DNR now side with water polluters over citizens.

Governor Walker Leads State Efforts to Aid Northern Wisconsin Recovery
Press Release

Governor Walker Leads State Efforts to Aid Northern Wisconsin Recovery

Governor Walker also requested a Federal Emergency Management Agency Preliminary Damage Assessment as the first important step to requesting federal disaster assistance.

Workers back Senator Lena Taylor
Press Release

Workers back Senator Lena Taylor

Taylor was one of 14 Senators to go to Illinois to deny quorum in the vote on Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10, which busted public employee unions.

#Thanks, Obama!
Press Release

#Thanks, Obama!

Plagiarism Critic Scott Walker Speechless Over Trump Plagiarism Charge

Lobbyists, Republican Donors Central to Gov. Walker Closed-Door ‘Listening Sessions’
Press Release

Lobbyists, Republican Donors Central to Gov. Walker Closed-Door ‘Listening Sessions’

‘Are Walker’s Agencies Using Citizens’ Personal Government Data to Select Attendees?’ Asks One WI Now

Governor Walker Works to Combat Opioid Addiction in Wisconsin, Across the Nation
Press Release

Governor Walker Works to Combat Opioid Addiction in Wisconsin, Across the Nation

46 of the nation’s governors sign the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Murphy’s Law: Koch Brothers Recruit State’s Latinos
Murphy’s Law

Koch Brothers Recruit State’s Latinos

But efforts by their shadowy Libre Initiative may be undercut by Trump.

Scott Walker’s WEDC proposes gag order on board members
Press Release

Scott Walker’s WEDC proposes gag order on board members

After years of failure, Scott Walker and WEDC have come up with a solution - hide.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin “Undecided” in Presidential Election?
The State of Politics

Wisconsin “Undecided” in Presidential Election?

One in five are undecided, independent or neither party voters in presidential race.

Rep. Zamarripa: Look Out For Potholes on Governor’s Motorcycle Ride
Press Release

Rep. Zamarripa: Look Out For Potholes on Governor’s Motorcycle Ride

“During the last legislative session, Republicans chose to ignore Assembly Democratic initiatives for a steady, reliable source of funding for Wisconsin’s infrastructure.”

Data Wonk: The Radical State Supreme Court?
Data Wonk

The Radical State Supreme Court?

Three cases reveal the court overruling precedent while claiming it isn’t.

Murphy’s Law: Will Wisconsin Matter in Presidential Race?
Murphy’s Law

Will Wisconsin Matter in Presidential Race?

If not, that’s bad news not just for Trump but for Ron Johnson, too.

It’s Time to Invest in Our Transportation System
Press Release

It’s Time to Invest in Our Transportation System

Under the direction of Governor Walker the Secretary of Transportation was told that his budget request should not include any tax or fee increases.

Governor Walker Announces Launch of Wisconsin’s Broadband Forward! Community Certification Program
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Launch of Wisconsin’s Broadband Forward! Community Certification Program

To assist in the expansion of broadband in Wisconsin, Governor Walker created the Broadband Expansion Grant Program in the 2011-13 biennial budget.

Murphy’s Law: Racism Issue Dogs Bradley Foundation
Murphy’s Law

Racism Issue Dogs Bradley Foundation

Does foundation still support research on racial inferiority?

The State of Politics: Candidates Battle Over School Funding
The State of Politics

Candidates Battle Over School Funding

GOP and Democratic legislative candidates offer dueling statistics. Who’s right?

Op-Ed: Dump Trump Efforts Could Still Succeed
Op-Ed

Dump Trump Efforts Could Still Succeed

Some Wisconsin delegates are among those who plan to fight him at convention.

Governor Walker Appoints Jodi Meier to Kenosha County Circuit Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Jodi Meier to Kenosha County Circuit Court

Meier has lived in Kenosha County for most of her life and has practiced law in the county for over 25 years.

Governor Walker Recognizes Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospital Project SEARCH Graduates
Press Release

Governor Walker Recognizes Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospital Project SEARCH Graduates

Project SEARCH is a one-year, transition program providing training and professional skills to disabled students with the end goal of increasing employment opportunities.

Closing Statements in Federal Voting Rights Case Call for End to Gov. Walker, GOP’s Effort to Rig Elections
Press Release

Closing Statements in Federal Voting Rights Case Call for End to Gov. Walker, GOP’s Effort to Rig Elections

The Real Fraud Has Been Exposed: Politicians Manipulating Rules on Voting to Give Themselves an Unfair Partisan Advantage

Op-Ed: Walker’s Budget for Roads Hurts Economy
Op-Ed

Walker’s Budget for Roads Hurts Economy

Poor state infrastructure is costing motorists $6 billion a year.

Governor Walker Announces $3.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants at United Pride Dairy, LLC
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $3.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants at United Pride Dairy, LLC

Established in 1991, Wisconsin’s YA program is part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative.

Democrats Warn of Consequences on the Eve of the Death of the Government Accountability Board
Press Release

Democrats Warn of Consequences on the Eve of the Death of the Government Accountability Board

Democrats highlight Scott Walker and the Republicans' dismantling of the non partisan Government Accountability Board.

Op-Ed: Top 10 Victories Over Walker
Op-Ed

Top 10 Victories Over Walker

10 policy changes Gov. Walker and Republicans failed to pass in the last year.

Supreme Court Denies Walker Administration’s Relentless Pursuit to Block Access to Safe, Legal Abortion
Press Release

Supreme Court Denies Walker Administration’s Relentless Pursuit to Block Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

This means that the Wisconsin case is over, and its admitting privileges restrictions are permanently blocked.

US Rep. Moore Hails Whole Woman’s Health SCOTUS Ruling
Press Release

US Rep. Moore Hails Whole Woman’s Health SCOTUS Ruling

"This case is certain to have a significant and positive impact on women throughout the country and I applaud the Court for standing on the side of women."

Governor Walker Tours Quad/Graphics’ Digital Print Supercenter
Press Release

Governor Walker Tours Quad/Graphics’ Digital Print Supercenter

In 2015, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Quad/Graphics was eligible for $15.7 million in tax credits.

The State of Politics: Here Lies the Government Accountability Board
The State of Politics

Here Lies the Government Accountability Board

Whether GAB should be praised or damned depends on who you ask.

U.S. Rep Moore on Brexit Vote
Press Release

U.S. Rep Moore on Brexit Vote

"While it’s too soon to project just how this will impact Wisconsin, it is clearly an unwelcome blow to our economy, at least in the short-term."

New Report Shows What We Have Always Known: Scott Walker’s Economy Isn’t About Helping Everyday Wisconsinites
Press Release

New Report Shows What We Have Always Known: Scott Walker’s Economy Isn’t About Helping Everyday Wisconsinites

Report shows under Scott Walker and the Republican's control from 2009 to 2013, the top 1% saw their incomes grow by 12%, while the other 99% only saw a 4.7% increase in their incomes

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking

"I will continue to defend against unchecked executive power."

Data Wonk: Why Trump’s Hostile Takeover Succeeded
Data Wonk

Why Trump’s Hostile Takeover Succeeded

The data shows how he stole Republican Party despite opposition of its leaders.

Op-Ed: A Conservative Take on State Transportation
Op-Ed

A Conservative Take on State Transportation

Republicans say they need more money for roads, but the real problem is too much spending.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New $22 Million Rail Concourse Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

New $22 Million Rail Concourse Opens

Intermodal Station's dark and dingy concourse for boarding trains finally replaced.

Back in the News: Chisholm Challenger Skips Debate
Back in the News

Chisholm Challenger Skips Debate

Verona Swanigan objects to moderator and drops out of debate with DA John Chisholm.

Data Wonk: How to Fix Medicaid
Data Wonk

How to Fix Medicaid

State officials wrestling with problem of rising costs ignore the obvious solution.

Corrections Officials Face Community on Lincoln Hills

Corrections Officials Face Community on Lincoln Hills

Attendees demand accountability, action, in wake of Lincoln Hills scandal.

Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Governor Walker will now interview the three finalists and make his selection prior to Justice Prosser’s retirement.

Wisconsin Budget: State Revenue Declines in May
Wisconsin Budget

State Revenue Declines in May

Numbers make it more likely there will be shortfall in projected budget for fiscal year.

Rep. Neylon Applauds Approval of City of Waukesha’s Request for Great Lakes Water
Press Release

Rep. Neylon Applauds Approval of City of Waukesha’s Request for Great Lakes Water

“This is an incredible opportunity for the City of Waukesha and its residents to ensure they have access to clean and safe drinking water.”

Governor Walker Appoints Tom Engels Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Tom Engels Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services

Following the news of DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades’ passing, Gov.Scott Walker wrote to DHS Deputy Secretary Tom Engels and named him Interim Secretary.

Senate Republicans Campaigning on a Promise of “No New Funding” for Wisconsin’s Crumbling Roads
Press Release

Senate Republicans Campaigning on a Promise of “No New Funding” for Wisconsin’s Crumbling Roads

Divided Majority Party lacks leadership needed to solve transportation crisis

Cruel and Unusual: How Colorado Reduced Solitary Confinement
Cruel and Unusual

How Colorado Reduced Solitary Confinement

It’s nearly been eliminated, while Wisconsin has made only a small reduction in solitary confinement.

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

How to Combat Mass Incarceration

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

Sens. Harsdorf, Tiffany and Olsen Fail Wisconsin Citizens
Press Release

Sens. Harsdorf, Tiffany and Olsen Fail Wisconsin Citizens

Embattled politicians struggle to justify tax subsidies for outsourcing

Op-Ed: 7 Ways to Improve UW System
Op-Ed

7 Ways to Improve UW System

Ray Cross and regents need to take bold steps in face of financial cuts.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading

Majorities have negative views of presidential candidates

Op-Ed: Ryan Should Rescind Endorsement of Trump
Op-Ed

Ryan Should Rescind Endorsement of Trump

The Party of Lincoln is dying, but Paul Ryan doesn’t get it.

Governor Walker Meets Leaders from Key Companies with Strong Wisconsin Ties
Press Release

Governor Walker Meets Leaders from Key Companies with Strong Wisconsin Ties

The purpose of the mission is to strengthen trade and investment ties between Wisconsin and Mexico.

Murphy’s Law: The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm
Murphy’s Law

The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm

What’s more peculiar, his opponent, or the complicated plot to defeat him?

Op-Ed: Why Court Will Overturn Redistricting
Op-Ed

Why Court Will Overturn Redistricting

Federal judges abhor the kind of political corruption that’s arisen from gerrymandered districts.

The State of Politics: Medicaid Costs Are “Unsustainable”
The State of Politics

Medicaid Costs Are “Unsustainable”

Costs on pace to rise 102% in six years, GOP wants cuts, but not before election.

No Relief from 565% Payday Loan Interest

No Relief from 565% Payday Loan Interest

Wisconsin one of eight states with no rules capping interest, despite calls for reform.

Sen. Taylor’s Statement on the Withdrawal of Planned Changes to Family Care and IRIS.
Press Release

Sen. Taylor’s Statement on the Withdrawal of Planned Changes to Family Care and IRIS.

All four Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance opposed the changes since day one.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on 53rd Anniversary of Equal Pay Act
Press Release

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on 53rd Anniversary of Equal Pay Act

"Sadly, here in Wisconsin we have seen right-wing Republicans fight tooth and nail against equal pay for equal work legislation."

Commonsense Prevails… For Now
Press Release

Commonsense Prevails… For Now

"While we may have won the battle today, we have seen attempts from Governor Walker and legislative Republicans to resurrect their unpopular and ineffective policies despite their initial failure and massive public opposition."

Op-Ed: GOP Should Support Nonpartisan Redistricting
Op-Ed

GOP Should Support Nonpartisan Redistricting

A former Republican legislator calls on party members to end gerrymandering, reform process.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics
Press Release

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics

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

Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18
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Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18

Oscar Robertson, Jabari Parker, Bucks owners and elected officials all scheduled to attend

UW Operational Budget to Get Board Vote: Lowest State Support Reflects Republican Cuts
Press Release

UW Operational Budget to Get Board Vote: Lowest State Support Reflects Republican Cuts

Higher student fees and less state support for our university system are on the agenda this week in Madison.

Edgar Lin: “Economics is About People”
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Edgar Lin: “Economics is About People”

Lin pledges to use his experience and degree in Economics to implement common sense strategies to provide residents of the 16th Assembly District more access to resources

Back In the News: Study Ranks Wisconsin’s Economy 28th
Back In the News

Study Ranks Wisconsin’s Economy 28th

With low rankings for “economic activity” and business startups, new analysis finds.

Op-Ed: Walker Gets Sued Yet Again
Op-Ed

Walker Gets Sued Yet Again

For most partisan gerrymandering in history. Senate Bill 163 would reform the process.

Exemptions for motor carrier transportation of petroleum products extended
Press Release

Exemptions for motor carrier transportation of petroleum products extended

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Governor Walker Applauds the United Negro College Fund for Higher Education Efforts
Press Release

Governor Walker Applauds the United Negro College Fund for Higher Education Efforts

The Governor’s Luncheon highlights the UNCF’s notable contributions towards fulfilling its promise to assist students in achieving their higher education goals.

Opponents Agree New Education Funding Model Needed

Opponents Agree New Education Funding Model Needed

Union leader, key Republican and DPI all want a student centered approach to state funding.

Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools
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Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

DPI conducted the initial review of the 51 applicants from throughout the state, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made the final recommendations.

Op-Ed: Property Taxpayers Pay for Walker School Cuts
Op-Ed

Property Taxpayers Pay for Walker School Cuts

Voters in 127 school districts approved referendums to raise property taxes to help offset state funding cuts.

Data Wonk: Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit
Data Wonk

Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit

Eric O’Keefe’s attempt to punish DA John Chisholm was way thin on evidence.

Governor Walker Tours Donaldson Company, Inc.
Press Release

Governor Walker Tours Donaldson Company, Inc.

The Donaldson Company, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is a global leader in filtration systems with 11,000 employees world-wide.

Wisconsin Budget: State A Leader in Higher Education Cuts
Wisconsin Budget

State A Leader in Higher Education Cuts

Wisconsin cut higher education by more than all but one state in America.

The State of Politics: Madison Knows Best
The State of Politics

Madison Knows Best

GOP legislators have passed 128 restrictions to "local control" in the past six years.

Gov. Scott Walker Needs to Urge DSPS To Revoke Dr. Houlihan’s Medical License
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Gov. Scott Walker Needs to Urge DSPS To Revoke Dr. Houlihan’s Medical License

The Wisconsin Medical Board, made up of appointees of Gov. Scott Walker, has the ability to revoke Houlihan's license.

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

Governor Walker Appoints Ivan Gamboa to Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
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Governor Walker Appoints Ivan Gamboa to Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Gamboa currently serves as Senior Vice President at Tri City National Bank in Hales Corners.

Back in the News: John Menard vs. Donald Trump
Back in the News

John Menard vs. Donald Trump

Their friendship and later feud gets titillating coverage from Indianapolis Monthly.

Op-Ed: Walker’s High Speed Folly
Op-Ed

Walker’s High Speed Folly

Was governor’s biggest mistake turning down federal money for high speed rail?

Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance
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Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance

Pocan Calls the Decision an Attack on Youth for the Sake of Ideology

AG Schimel Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Unlawful New Title IX Policy
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AG Schimel Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Unlawful New Title IX Policy

Wisconsin has not chosen to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in our schools.

Republicans Continue to Sell Wisconsin Long-Term Care to the Highest Bidder
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Republicans Continue to Sell Wisconsin Long-Term Care to the Highest Bidder

No evidence to demonstrate the need to overhaul Family Care and upend the lives of 60,000

Governor Walker’s Reforms Bring Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Balance to $1 Billion
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Governor Walker’s Reforms Bring Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Balance to $1 Billion

Projections: Covered employers will see an additional $38 million tax decrease for 2017, in addition to a $97 million decrease in 2016

Governor Walker Provides Update on First Round of 2020 Vision Project Listening Sessions
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Governor Walker Provides Update on First Round of 2020 Vision Project Listening Sessions

Map highlights listening sessions held to date

Luther Olsen Turns His Back on Wisconsin Veterans
Press Release

Luther Olsen Turns His Back on Wisconsin Veterans

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

Op-Ed: Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?
Op-Ed

Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?

GOP should stick to its principles and reject Trump. Ryan could lead the way.

The State of Politics: UW Faculty Protests Anger GOP Legislators
The State of Politics

UW Faculty Protests Anger GOP Legislators

Walker and legislators double down: they won’t restore UW cuts or tenure protection.

Erpenbach to Gov. Walker: Stop DVA attacks on Veterans offices
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Erpenbach to Gov. Walker: Stop DVA attacks on Veterans offices

Local veteran to veteran counseling at risk again at the hands of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

9 Wisconsin Companies Receive Governor’s New Product Award
Press Release

9 Wisconsin Companies Receive Governor’s New Product Award

Businesses honored in Milwaukee for developing innovative products to help drive state’s economy

Op-Ed: Action Needed on Student Loan Debt
Op-Ed

Action Needed on Student Loan Debt

Democratic plan lets college grads refinance debt and lower debt, as with mortgages.

Op-Ed: You Are Losing Your University
Op-Ed

You Are Losing Your University

No confidence vote warns public: the UWM you knew will be lost.

Murphy’s Law: How CEOs Leave Workers Behind
Murphy’s Law

How CEOs Leave Workers Behind

CEOs Rich Meeusen and Tim Sullivan get rich while workers get nothing.

Op-Ed: Why I’m Leaving Wisconsin
Op-Ed

Why I’m Leaving Wisconsin

UW-Madison English Department Chair among six department professors leaving for better pay.

Murphy’s Law: The Report That Walker Killed
Murphy’s Law

The Report That Walker Killed

Its warning: Ending civil service means less qualified will serve. Why didn’t legislators see it?

Wisconsin Budget: Impact of Walker Skipping Debt Payment
Wisconsin Budget

Impact of Walker Skipping Debt Payment

Pushes state costs into future, shows need for better budget planning.

The GOP Blame Game Continues
Press Release

The GOP Blame Game Continues

Walker again refuses to accept responsibility for state’s abysmal economic performance

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin’s Water Council as Global Economic Development Leader
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin’s Water Council as Global Economic Development Leader

Water-technology exports grew by 7.4 percent in 2014.

Statement on Proposed Rule Modifying DMV Identification Requirements for Voters
Press Release

Statement on Proposed Rule Modifying DMV Identification Requirements for Voters

"The provision will be more helpful if more people know about it, and that underscores the need for voter education."

Op-Ed: The Comeback That Never Came
Op-Ed

The Comeback That Never Came

Fact checking Gov. Walker’s claims of economic recovery show a state being left behind.

Governor Scott Walker Approves Emergency Rule Easing Access to DMV Identification Documents for Voters
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Governor Scott Walker Approves Emergency Rule Easing Access to DMV Identification Documents for Voters

The Division of Motor Vehicles announced a new process to issue photo ID card receipts to those who need them to vote.

Data Wonk: Did John Doe Threaten High Court?
Data Wonk

Did John Doe Threaten High Court?

Two Supreme court justices were deeply implicated in probe, yet voted to shut it down.

Governor Walker announces the 2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards
Press Release

Governor Walker announces the 2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Ever-Green-View Farms, Hydro-Thermal, H.O. Bostrom recognized for exporting excellence

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Faculty Fuss Leaves Out Important Facts
Press Release

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Faculty Fuss Leaves Out Important Facts

“Job for life” tenure wrong for Wisconsin

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Makes List of ‘Top 15’ Best States for Business
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Makes List of ‘Top 15’ Best States for Business

CEOs rank Wisconsin 11th in Chief Executive magazine’s 2016 “Best and Worst States for Business” survey

The State of Politics: Who Wins From Walker Tax Cuts?
The State of Politics

Who Wins From Walker Tax Cuts?

There are many winners... depending on how you analyze data.

How Walker Won The Rural Vote

How Walker Won The Rural Vote

Resentment of Milwaukee and Madison was a key factor. Excerpt from new book.

Governor Walker Kicks Off Fishing Season at 51st Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener
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Governor Walker Kicks Off Fishing Season at 51st Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

Every year, Governor Walker kicks off the new fishing season with a local guide who leads them to the best fishing spot on the lake.

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order to Prevent Potential Gasoline and Diesel Shortages
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Governor Walker Issues Executive Order to Prevent Potential Gasoline and Diesel Shortages

“We’re taking action with this Executive Order to alleviate potential gasoline and diesel shortages as a result of the temporary shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline,” Governor Walker said.

Op-Ed: State Could Still Get Medicaid Dollars
Op-Ed

State Could Still Get Medicaid Dollars

Would substitute for state spending, yielding millions for schools, roads, UW System.

Wisconsin Republicans are All Aboard the Trump Train
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans are All Aboard the Trump Train

Donald Trump's dangerous, sexist, racist, and xenophobic rhetoric didn't stop Republican leaders in Wisconsin from eagerly jumping on the Trump train.

Governor Walker Attends Grand Opening of Options for Women Clinic
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Grand Opening of Options for Women Clinic

Options for Women operates under a 501(c)(3) non-profit status and is funded entirely by donations.

Governor Walker Celebrates Investment in Higher Education
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Investment in Higher Education

New Chemistry Biology Building funded by investment in Governor Walker’s 2013-15 biennial budget

Eager acceptance of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric confirms Senate GOP disconnect
Press Release

Eager acceptance of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric confirms Senate GOP disconnect

Republican politicians including Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson have also committed to supporting Donald Trump as their party’s nominee.

Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin to Highlight $19.3 Billion Tourism Industry
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Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin to Highlight $19.3 Billion Tourism Industry

Industry adds more than 18,700 jobs to Wisconsin’s economy over the last five years

Governor Walker Approves Rule Requiring Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance Recipients
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Governor Walker Approves Rule Requiring Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance Recipients

Under this newly approved rule, if someone on UI fails a drug test or refuses to take one from an employer as part of an offer of employment, he or she can be denied UI benefits.

Murphy’s Law: State Drags Feet On Lead-Tainted Water
Murphy’s Law

State Drags Feet On Lead-Tainted Water

Its program underfunds Milwaukee while pushing for upgrades that residents can't afford.

Data Wonk: How to Attract Jobs to Wisconsin
Data Wonk

How to Attract Jobs to Wisconsin

Walker’s policies haven’t worked. More urban-centered policies could improve things.

State Revokes Subsidy For Illinois Company

State Revokes Subsidy For Illinois Company

W.W. Grainger got $500,000 in tax credits, but created no jobs.

Walker Administration, JFC Republicans Must Educate Wisconsinites on Photo ID Law
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Walker Administration, JFC Republicans Must Educate Wisconsinites on Photo ID Law

GAB requests $250,000 from Joint Finance Committee To Educate Voters

State Must Take Immediate Action to Address Lead Poisoning of Wisconsin Children
Press Release

State Must Take Immediate Action to Address Lead Poisoning of Wisconsin Children

Outdated standards and testing procedures pose public health threat

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Justice David Prosser’s Retirement
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Justice David Prosser’s Retirement

"Justice Prosser has faithfully served the state of Wisconsin for decades."

Murphy’s Law: How Walker is Killing the Meritocracy
Murphy’s Law

How Walker is Killing the Meritocracy

Talented workers are leaving or discouraged from applying, as party loyalists win favor.

Rep. Taylor Urges JFC to Approve Funds for Voter ID Information Campaign
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Rep. Taylor Urges JFC to Approve Funds for Voter ID Information Campaign

“I’m deeply disappointed that Governor Walker felt the need to blame the victims of one of the most extreme Voter ID laws in the country...”

Governor Walker Signs Bill into Law Protecting Wisconsin’s Property Owners
Op-Ed: State’s New Legal Gun on ALEC’s Team?
Op-Ed

State’s New Legal Gun on ALEC’s Team?

New Solicitor General handling cases against EPA, Obamacare and abortion access.

Scott Walker and Republican Leader’s Failing Grades on Funding the UW-System
Press Release

Scott Walker and Republican Leader’s Failing Grades on Funding the UW-System

With one exception every UW school has seen a cut of at least $1.6 million dollars.

The State of Politics: Why Rural Residents Resent Us
The State of Politics

Why Rural Residents Resent Us

UW Prof listens to people in 29 rural communities, learns why they like Gov. Walker.

Governor Walker Signs Bill to Crack Down on Repeat Drunk Drivers
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Bill to Crack Down on Repeat Drunk Drivers

Legislation signed on the anniversary of the tragic loss of three young lives

Sen. Taylor calls for special session on juvenile corrections and more funding
Press Release

Sen. Taylor calls for special session on juvenile corrections and more funding

In a letter dated today, Senator Taylor urged Governor Walker to call a special session of the Legislature to take up Senate Bills 803 and 804.

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

Politicians will decide their fate, but citizens can lead the way. 12 issues are key.

Scott Walker Joins the Party of Trump
Press Release

Scott Walker Joins the Party of Trump

Some have speculated that Walker’s recent actions are aimed at keeping his name in consideration for the Vice Presidency spot on the ticket.

State Is Biased Against Newer Businesses

State Is Biased Against Newer Businesses

Hundreds of million in tax breaks for big companies, peanuts for small ones that create most jobs.

Data Wonk: John Doe Controversy Gets Even Stranger
Data Wonk

John Doe Controversy Gets Even Stranger

Judge Lynn Adelman seemed mystified by attorneys for both sides in suit against John Chisholm.

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

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

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

Republican Tax Giveaways Force UW Budget Cuts
Press Release

Republican Tax Giveaways Force UW Budget Cuts

UW-Green Bay, UWM, and UW-Madison have all reported on the negative impacts Walker’s budget cuts are having on their ability to provide a quality education to their students.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Love Photo ID
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Love Photo ID

It may not make a huge difference in the vote. Just enough to win.

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Wisconsin’s Children
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Wisconsin’s Children

Children with disabilities and those children repeatedly physically abused gain new protections

What Would Tommy Do?

What Would Tommy Do?

A Republican governor was once UW’s greatest champion. Those days are long gone.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages States to Expand Medicaid with New Legislation
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages States to Expand Medicaid with New Legislation

Bill would ensure equal level of federal matching funds for states expanding Medicaid after 2014

The State of Politics: Impact of Walker’s 59 Judicial Choices
The State of Politics

Impact of Walker’s 59 Judicial Choices

He’s already replaced nearly one-fifth of judges in the state.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Into Law Easing Tax Burden and Bolstering Freight Mobility in Wisconsin
Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Into Law to Expand Teacher Loan Program
Rep. Barca Secures a Small Victory for Veterans
Press Release

Rep. Barca Secures a Small Victory for Veterans

“It was shocking that the Walker Administration has not been participating in meetings with our hardworking County Veterans Services Officers all along, however I am glad they have committed to attend future meetings”

Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation to Provide Greater Property Tax Relief for Local Governments Part of the Managed Forest Program
Data Wonk: Road Map To Economic Failure
Data Wonk

Road Map To Economic Failure

Why has Walker’s jobs plan failed? And why won’t he change his approach?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Equal Pay Day
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Equal Pay Day

"In 2016, it makes zero economic sense for women to make less than eighty-percent of what their male counterparts make. "

Governor Scott Walker Takes the Lead, Nations’ Governors Join in Signing SNAP Welfare Letter to Congressional Leaders
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Takes the Lead, Nations’ Governors Join in Signing SNAP Welfare Letter to Congressional Leaders

The legislation authored by Congressman Robert Aderholt confirms states’ rights to drug test SNAP recipients.

On 20th Anniversary of Equal Pay Day, Wage Gap Impacts Wisconsin Women
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On 20th Anniversary of Equal Pay Day, Wage Gap Impacts Wisconsin Women

Wisconsin is just one of six states in the nation, and the only state in the Midwest, without a law on the books banning wage discrimination.

Wisconsin Republicans Stand with Trump
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Stand with Trump

After Republicans passed the controversial Right-to-Work law, Wisconsin saw the highest number of mass layoffs since Gov. Walker took office.

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Wisconsin Loses Under GOP Failed Leadership
Press Release

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Wisconsin Loses Under GOP Failed Leadership

“With a losing streak this bad, it is clear our state needs a new playbook.”

Unconstitutional Right-to-Work only part of the problem
Press Release

Unconstitutional Right-to-Work only part of the problem

GOP policies result in 16 consecutive quarters of economic disappointment

Governor Scott Walker Joins Milwaukee Tool in Announcing Nearly 600 Jobs in the Next Five Years at Groundbreaking Ceremony
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Joins Milwaukee Tool in Announcing Nearly 600 Jobs in the Next Five Years at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Milwaukee Tool has been a manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories, and hand tools for professionals worldwide since 1924.

The State Of Politics: What Did Primary Mean for Wisconsin
The State Of Politics

What Did Primary Mean for Wisconsin

Will Walker be Cruz’s choice for running mate? And why can’t Hillary win here?

Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin State Senate
Press Release

Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin State Senate

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

Op-Ed: Domination Through Voter Suppression
Op-Ed

Domination Through Voter Suppression

Republicans use gerrymandering and Voter ID confusion to win with fewer votes.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Right to Work ruling
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Right to Work ruling

"Today’s ruling confirms what families across the state have known for over a year now - that the so-called “Right to Work” legislation is an unlawful attack on wages and workplace rights.'

Statement from Senator Larson on “Right to Work” Court Ruling
Press Release

Statement from Senator Larson on “Right to Work” Court Ruling

"Today is a huge victory for Wisconsin workers."

Statement on Right to Work ruling
Press Release

Statement on Right to Work ruling

"This ruling is a major victory for hardworking Wisconsin families."

Sen. Johnson headed to Vegas to lure super PAC dollars from Sheldon Adelson
Press Release

Sen. Johnson headed to Vegas to lure super PAC dollars from Sheldon Adelson

Adelson contributed over $92 million to Republican super PACs in 2012

Governor Scott Walker Increases Support in the Fight Against Elizabethkingia
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Increases Support in the Fight Against Elizabethkingia

Approves nine project positions to assist in search to find the source of the potentially deadly bacteria

Governor Scott Walker Invests Over $450,000 to Support Summer Youth Employment Program in Milwaukee
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Invests Over $450,000 to Support Summer Youth Employment Program in Milwaukee

Participating youth complete a week of work-readiness training that includes an individualized assessment, soft skills development, resume writing, interviewing skills, job coaching, and financial literacy.

SHOT/CHASER: Congressman Glenn Grothman Doubles Down On Rigging November 2016 Elections
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SHOT/CHASER: Congressman Glenn Grothman Doubles Down On Rigging November 2016 Elections

Rep. Grothman hasn't backed away from his comments since Tuesday.

Dems question last-minute cancellation of UW budget presentations
Press Release

Dems question last-minute cancellation of UW budget presentations

Gov. Walker’s Board of Regents won't hear update on GOP budget cuts

Legislature Won’t Fund Voter ID Education

Legislature Won’t Fund Voter ID Education

Law changing voter ID rules mandated public service ad campaign but has allocated no money.

The State of Politics: Open Records Law Still Under Siege
The State of Politics

Open Records Law Still Under Siege

Former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall’s attempted end run is latest of many attacks on the law.

Governor Scott Walker Joins Coalition of Governors Challenging Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
New State Law Helps Debt Collectors

New State Law Helps Debt Collectors

Makes it easy for debt buyers to target consumers with poorly documented claims.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Bill Into Law Changing the Approval Process for Nuclear Power Plants
Data Wonk: When Progressives Imitate the Right
Data Wonk

When Progressives Imitate the Right

The Shepherd’s campaign against Democrat Chris Abele is a classic example

Craig Wood Stove Freedom and Credit Union Modernization Bills Signed into Law
Press Release

Craig Wood Stove Freedom and Credit Union Modernization Bills Signed into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed into law two bills authored by Representative David Craig.

Murphy’s Law: Trump Vs. The Wisconsin Establishment
Murphy’s Law

Trump Vs. The Wisconsin Establishment

Journal Sentinel joins talk radio and GOP party in battling The Donald.

Gov. Walker Signs Parent-Based School Accountability Act
Press Release

Gov. Walker Signs Parent-Based School Accountability Act

Wisconsin schools must comply with this legislation by September of 2016.

Your Right to Know: Walker Calls for More Open Records
Your Right to Know

Walker Calls for More Open Records

Governor went beyond state statutes in directive to state agencies calling for open records.

Bucks Response to Passage of State License Plate Legislation
Press Release

Bucks Response to Passage of State License Plate Legislation

Eighty percent of the revenue generated from the specialty plates will be used to retire state debt for the new arena, while the remainder will fund a new Bucks charitable foundation.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Cruz, Sanders ahead in Wisconsin presidential primaries
Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Modernizing the Collection of Hospital Data
Are Conservative Groups Hiding Campaign Spending?

Are Conservative Groups Hiding Campaign Spending?

Anti-Kloppenburg ads could be funded by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Club for Growth

Governor Scott Walker Appoints New Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Appoints New Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications

Jablonski’s appointment will be effective April 18, 2016.

Here’s what Gov. Walker didn’t tell you while signing higher education bills
Press Release

Here’s what Gov. Walker didn’t tell you while signing higher education bills

"The governor forgot to tell you that funding levels for need-based higher education grants remained frozen at 2011 levels in his 2015-17 executive budget."

Data Wonk: Media Used By Right Against Kloppenburg
Data Wonk

Media Used By Right Against Kloppenburg

Journal Sentinel attacks Kloppenburg on unproven issue raised by right-wing.

Rep. Barca Statement on Signing of Higher Ed Bills
Press Release

Rep. Barca Statement on Signing of Higher Ed Bills

“These Republican bills do nothing to address the burden of student debt and the people of Wisconsin shouldn’t fall for the Republicans’ lack of action with these modest election-year smoke and mirrors.”

Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law

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

Op-Ed: Does Justice Bradley Oppose Birth Control?
Op-Ed

Does Justice Bradley Oppose Birth Control?

There’s no evidence she’s ever repudiated her past statements against some forms of contraception.

Gov. Walker Signs Robotics Bill into Law
Press Release

Gov. Walker Signs Robotics Bill into Law

Under this legislation schools may apply to the Department of Public Instruction for a grant of up-to five thousand dollars.

Murphy’s Law: Chris Abele Is In Deep Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Chris Abele Is In Deep Trouble

A year ago he was a shoo-in for reelection. Now he's in the fight of his life.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Law Creating New WIC Internship Program for Dieticians
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Signs Law Creating New WIC Internship Program for Dieticians

Senate Bill 402 – requires the Department of Health Services to establish a dietetic internship program under the state’s Women, Infants, and Children supplemental food program.

Chris vs. Chris: Who Works Better with Other Governments?
Chris vs. Chris

Who Works Better with Other Governments?

Including the city and other local governments? The responses are revealing.

Rep. Zamarripa to Rep. Sanfelippo, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.”
Press Release

Rep. Zamarripa to Rep. Sanfelippo, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.”

"I am so very disappointed that Joe chose to play politics..."

Near West Side Partners Join Gov. Walker As He Signs AB628 into Law
Press Release

Near West Side Partners Join Gov. Walker As He Signs AB628 into Law

Legislation will save taxpayer resources, reduce crime and promote economic development

New Report: Nearly 25,000 Clean Energy Workers in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Report: Nearly 25,000 Clean Energy Workers in Wisconsin

Projected 2016 Growth Rate of 4.8 Percent; Milwaukee, Rural Areas Each Account for Quarter of State’s Jobs; Energy Efficiency, Renewables Standards Could Create Even More Opportunities

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites

“We must continue to support opportunities to lift people up and out of poverty and ensure that our jobs training programs are truly working”

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association Continues to Push for Reduced Class Sizes in Early Grades
Press Release

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association Continues to Push for Reduced Class Sizes in Early Grades

In 2015 Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin Act 53 which phases out the class-size reduction program.

Walker Administration Will Stop at Nothing to Block Access to Safe, Legal Abortion
Press Release

Walker Administration Will Stop at Nothing to Block Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s twice enjoined law requiring physicians providing abortion care to obtain hospital admitting privileges.

Not Seeking Re-election
Press Release

Not Seeking Re-election

During the remainder of my term I will continue to assist constituents and work with colleagues to keep Wisconsin moving forward.

Data Wonk: Did Club for Growth Help Create Trump?
Data Wonk

Did Club for Growth Help Create Trump?

Conservatives that got courts to end campaign spending limits gave Trump his key issue.

Justice Bradley’s Defense of Rapists
Press Release

Justice Bradley’s Defense of Rapists

Justice Rebecca Bradley has refused to apologize for previous statements she made arguing that women “play a role in date rape.”

Wisconsin Budget: State Lags in Reporting Medicaid Data
Wisconsin Budget

State Lags in Reporting Medicaid Data

Wisconsin reports less data on quality of pediatric health care than nearly any state.

The State of Politics: Legislative Session Passed Historic Changes
The State of Politics

Legislative Session Passed Historic Changes

Republicans say voters will reward them this fall. Democrats are preparing attacks.

Is the Republican Party of Wisconsin running Judge Michelle Havas and Justice Rebecca Bradley’s campaigns from Madison?
Press Release

Is the Republican Party of Wisconsin running Judge Michelle Havas and Justice Rebecca Bradley’s campaigns from Madison?

This highly orchestrated coordination is very new and newsworthy.

Attorney Robert J. Dreps, advocate for open government, to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award
Press Release

Attorney Robert J. Dreps, advocate for open government, to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award

Dreps, who last month was inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, is retiring from full-time practice at the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn.

Another Abele Election Year Conversion: Won’t Follow MPS Takeover Law
Press Release

Another Abele Election Year Conversion: Won’t Follow MPS Takeover Law

The law explicitly requires the commissioner to target a public school for transfer into the separate district and then initiate a request-for-proposal to determine who should run the school.

Data Wonk: Caperton Rule Could Kill John Doe Decision
Data Wonk

Caperton Rule Could Kill John Doe Decision

State high court’s Doe ruling runs afoul of U.S. Supreme Court decision on judicial conflicts.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Launch of Agency Performance Dashboards Website
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Launch of Agency Performance Dashboards Website

New website focuses on improving transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness

Statement on SB 295 – The Bad Far Outweighs the Good
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Statement on SB 295 – The Bad Far Outweighs the Good

The advantages of this bill are more than offset by unnecessary restrictions which will make it more difficult for many citizens to register and vote.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 422 Into Law at Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 422 Into Law at Wild Rivers Interpretive Center

The provides $27,000 of funding from the Forestry Account of the Conservation Fund to the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017.

Senate Republicans Call It Quits
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Senate Republicans Call It Quits

Majority party set to end legislative session on a whimper

Senate Republicans Block Out Sunshine
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Senate Republicans Block Out Sunshine

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

The State of Politics: Five Years After Act 10
The State of Politics

Five Years After Act 10

Most players in the contentious Act 10 drama have since moved on to other positions.

Op-Ed: Four Questions for Rebecca Bradley
Op-Ed

Four Questions for Rebecca Bradley

Justice Bradley's written opinions raise legal questions voters should ask, she should address.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Sunshine Week Initiatives
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Sunshine Week Initiatives

Governor Walker’s office received 230 percent more records requests than previous administration, released over six million pages of public records

Senator Larson Demands County Executive Abele Pull False and Misleading TV Attack Ad
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Senator Larson Demands County Executive Abele Pull False and Misleading TV Attack Ad

Calls for Abele to Apologize to Community Leader and Milwaukee County Voters

Bradley extra-marital affair, role in child placement surface
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Bradley extra-marital affair, role in child placement surface

Sen. Ron Johnson Should Denounce Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Comments
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Sen. Ron Johnson Should Denounce Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Comments

Voters deserve to know if Sen. Johnson thinks Justice Bradley can be a fair and impartial justice on the high court.

House Confidential: The Two Homes of Rebecca Bradley
House Confidential

The Two Homes of Rebecca Bradley

Judge has Tosa Colonial and a Lower East Side condo near all those gays she condemned.

Chris vs. Chris: Who’s Best on Budget and Taxes?
Chris vs. Chris

Who’s Best on Budget and Taxes?

Did Abele clean up mess left by Larson? Or did he use budget tricks, as Larson contends?

WisGOP Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Hate Speech Revealed
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WisGOP Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Hate Speech Revealed

In her writings, Bradley mocks the LGBT community and those suffering from AIDS, describing them as "queers", "degenerates" and "murderers".

Justice Bradley Vetting is Yet Another Failure of Accountability from Walker Administration
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Justice Bradley Vetting is Yet Another Failure of Accountability from Walker Administration

“Assembly Democrats stand united against hateful speech, no matter when or where that occurs.”

Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Chair On Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley
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Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Chair On Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley

"I'm appalled by the hateful statements written by Justice Rebecca Bradley."

Kloppenburg Campaign Calls on Stations to Stop Running Deceitful Ad
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Kloppenburg Campaign Calls on Stations to Stop Running Deceitful Ad

“The Court of Appeals followed the law, the lower court followed the law and a man convicted of a crime has never left prison.”

Hate speech is not “irrelevant”
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Hate speech is not “irrelevant”

Senate Dem Leader calls on Gov. Walker to condemn offensive remarks

Rep. Wachs Statement on Justice Bradley
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Rep. Wachs Statement on Justice Bradley

“Like so many Wisconsinites, I am frankly disgusted at the comments made by Justice Bradley.”

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names “Opee” winners
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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names “Opee” winners

The awards recognize extraordinary achievement in the cause of open government.

There is No Statute of Limitations on Hate
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There is No Statute of Limitations on Hate

"Rebecca Bradley’s comments are as abhorrent and disturbing today as they were in 1992..."

Governor Scott Walker Announces Wisconsin Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fights Fraud, Saves Taxpayer Dollars
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Wisconsin Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fights Fraud, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

New report illustrates OIG successes in the first five years

The State of Politics: Green Bay Key In Supreme Court Race
The State of Politics

Green Bay Key In Supreme Court Race

Kloppenburg vs. Bradley echoes Prosser race, which was decided by Fox Valley voters.

Rebecca Bradley in 1992: ‘Queers’ with AIDS, addicts merit no sympathy
Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

"Nancy Reagan had such a positive impact on the lives of so many Americans."

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

President's visit here hails Obamacare's success, bashes Walker for obstructing increased coverage.

Senate may take up zombie homes bill
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Senate may take up zombie homes bill

SHOT/CHASER: Rebecca Bradley: The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Justice
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SHOT/CHASER: Rebecca Bradley: The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Justice

It's time to acknowledge Justice Rebecca Bradley's close and personal involvement with the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Grants Available for TEACH Educational Technology Teacher Training
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Grants Available for TEACH Educational Technology Teacher Training

Grants for fiscal year 2016 are available to consortia of three or more eligible school districts.

Scott Walker’s Partisan Politics Cost Taxpayers Over $600 Million
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Scott Walker’s Partisan Politics Cost Taxpayers Over $600 Million

Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp legislature rejected $4.4 billion in federal funds to expand our successful BadgerCare program.

WMC Tail Wags WEDC Dog – Hot Dogs Leave
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WMC Tail Wags WEDC Dog – Hot Dogs Leave

“I don’t know what’s more absurd, that WMC is running WEDC or that that they knowingly abandoned Oscar Mayer’s thousands of families.”

Your Right to Know: The Open Records Traveling Show
Your Right to Know

The Open Records Traveling Show

Liberal and conservative advocates of open government will offer presentation on the issue in 8 cities.

Governor Scott Walker Participates in REALTORS® & Government Day, Signs Assembly Bill 456
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Governor Scott Walker Participates in REALTORS® & Government Day, Signs Assembly Bill 456

The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) is one of the largest trade associations in the state which represents the interests of and serves over 14,000 members statewide.

Chris vs Chris: We Love the Parks
Chris vs Chris

We Love the Parks

Both candidates say they love county parks. Which has best approach to maintain them?

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

Acts 200 - 257.

State Senator Chris Larson Proposes Property Tax Cuts for Milwaukee County Homeowners
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State Senator Chris Larson Proposes Property Tax Cuts for Milwaukee County Homeowners

Calls for shifting tax burden to protect parks, cultural assets, improve transit, and public safety.

Op-Ed: Scott Walker Helped Create Trump
Op-Ed

Scott Walker Helped Create Trump

Governor's divisiveness and use of fear set stage for Donald Trump's style.

Child abuse cover-up continues as GOP ignores reports
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Child abuse cover-up continues as GOP ignores reports

Senate shirks legal responsibility as Lincoln Hills scandal widens

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

Acts 154 - 199.

Data Wonk: Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?
Data Wonk

Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?

They could open door to federal court questioning state Supreme Court’s shutdown of Doe probe.

Chairman Lipscomb on Executive Abele’s Motion to Dismiss
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Chairman Lipscomb on Executive Abele’s Motion to Dismiss

On a technical issue of process, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Sosnay granted County Executive Abele’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice.

The State of Politics: Can Larson Beat Abele?
The State of Politics

Can Larson Beat Abele?

Democratic insiders handicap the race, which may come down to turnout.

Poll Numbers Show Scott Walker Should Start Working With Democrats
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Poll Numbers Show Scott Walker Should Start Working With Democrats

It is obvious that Wisconsinites are hungry for real change and real leadership.

Rep. Zamarripa Credits Pushback from Latino Community and Allies for Slowing Momentum of Anti-Immigrant Bill
New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination in Wisconsin and Donald Trump maintaining his lead for the Republican nomination

Wisconsin Budget: State Infrastructure Spending Plummets
Wisconsin Budget

State Infrastructure Spending Plummets

Has declined 31% since 2002, 7th worse drop in the nation.

Gov. Walker’s Robotic Message at Business Day in Madison
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Gov. Walker’s Robotic Message at Business Day in Madison

Yeah, we're gonna need you to come up with some new talking points.

Meet the Republican Candidate for Mayor, Bob Donovan
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Meet the Republican Candidate for Mayor, Bob Donovan

Instead of actually helping to make Milwaukee a safer place to live, Donovan has voted against increasing law enforcement officers four times in recent years.

Plenty of Horne: Moore Backs Barrett, Brostoff Slams Abele
Plenty of Horne

Moore Backs Barrett, Brostoff Slams Abele

And One Wisconsin Now celebrates 10 years of bashing Republicans.

Chris vs Chris: County Exec Candidates Debate Transit
Chris vs Chris

County Exec Candidates Debate Transit

Is the county bus system on the upswing or declining?

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

Russ Feingold Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
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Russ Feingold Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

"Tom Barrett has the right ideas to keep Milwaukee moving forward," said Russ Feingold.

Local Labor Unions Endorse Mayor Tom Barrett
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Local Labor Unions Endorse Mayor Tom Barrett

Mayor Tom Barrett has worked hand in hand with these organizations to create and retain family supporting jobs in the city of Milwaukee.

Op-Ed: High Court Likely To Hear Doe Appeal
Op-Ed

High Court Likely To Hear Doe Appeal

Scalia's death means Supreme Court's four liberals could accept case, can't be outvoted.

U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett
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U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Mayor Tom Barrett

Moore and Barrett have worked closely on a number of important initiatives for the City of Milwaukee.

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

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

Lincoln Hills cover-up continues as GOP ignores crisis
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Lincoln Hills cover-up continues as GOP ignores crisis

Months after DOJ and FBI raid troubled facility, Republicans defend status quo

The State of Politics: New Corrections Chief Faces Problems
The State of Politics

New Corrections Chief Faces Problems

Including overcrowded prisons, staff shortages and low morale, and a dearth of leadership.

Governor Scott Walker Awarded for Investments, Focus on Mental Health in Wisconsin
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Governor Scott Walker Awarded for Investments, Focus on Mental Health in Wisconsin

Mental Health America presents Governor Walker with “B4Stage4 Leadership Award”

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Nominations for the 33rd Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Nominations for the 33rd Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

Virginia Hart was Wisconsin’s first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary.

Gov. Walker signs bills limiting birth control access
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Gov. Walker signs bills limiting birth control access

38 Democratic legislators including Sen. Shilling had urged Gov.Walker to veto these bills.

Sen. Taylor calls Litscher “secretary of cruel and unusual punishment”
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Sen. Taylor calls Litscher “secretary of cruel and unusual punishment”

Will the leopard will change its spots?

The 2015-16 Legislative Session: Part 1
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The 2015-16 Legislative Session: Part 1

The Republican budget is projected to spend $148.8 million more in 2016-17 than the state will bring in.

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills Targeting Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s Federal Funding
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Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills Targeting Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s Federal Funding

Signing Ceremony at Crisis Pregnancy Center that Provides No Medical Care and Pushes Biased ‘Counseling’ Highlights Governor’s Motivation

Wisconsin Republicans’ Obsession with Defunding Planned Parenthood Comes Full Circle at Deceptive So-Called “Crisis Pregnancy Center”
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Wisconsin Republicans’ Obsession with Defunding Planned Parenthood Comes Full Circle at Deceptive So-Called “Crisis Pregnancy Center”

Claims by Assembly Republicans that AB 310 and SB 238 were anything but politically motivated attempts to defund Planned Parenthood fall short as Governor Walker signs bills at anti-abortion facility

Plenty of Horne: Lipscomb Runs Larson’s Celebration
Plenty of Horne

Lipscomb Runs Larson’s Celebration

Chris Larson wasn't there for victory celebration, so county board chair takes charge.

Assembly Republicans Pay Lip Service but Little Else to Solving Student Debt Crisis
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Assembly Republicans Pay Lip Service but Little Else to Solving Student Debt Crisis

Republicans pass shamefully weak higher education package, while refusing Democrats’ amendments to increase the impact and help more student borrowers

Wisconsin WFP’s Marina Dimitrijevic Statement on Tonight’s Election Results
‘Height of Hypocrisy’ as GOP blocks Winnebago Co. Executive from holding office
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‘Height of Hypocrisy’ as GOP blocks Winnebago Co. Executive from holding office

Majority party continues to ignore student loan debt crisis, mass layoffs & child safety

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

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

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Allowed Lincoln Hills Abuses
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Allowed Lincoln Hills Abuses

His staff knew about it for years. Why didn’t the governor act?

Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order Barring State Agencies from Developing 111(d) Plan
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Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order Barring State Agencies from Developing 111(d) Plan

“Clearly, this rule exceeds the President’s authority and would place an undue burden on the Wisconsin ratepayers and manufacturers”

Shilling questions GOP obstruction on child abuse scandal
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Shilling questions GOP obstruction on child abuse scandal

Dem leader troubled by withholding of public records

The State of Politics: Walker “Listening Sessions” Not for All
The State of Politics

Walker “Listening Sessions” Not for All

Invitations are closed to media and for invited guests only.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin’s Self-Inflicted Budget Woes
Op-Ed

Wisconsin’s Self-Inflicted Budget Woes

Budget decisions by Walker and Republicans are coming back to haunt them.

Governor Scott Walker Issues Statement and Executive Order Lowering Flags in Honor of Justice Antonin Scalia
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Governor Scott Walker Issues Statement and Executive Order Lowering Flags in Honor of Justice Antonin Scalia

In honor of Justice Scalia, Governor Walker issued an executive order to lower the flags of the United States and of the State of Wisconsin on Saturday, February 13 through the date of his interment.

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

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

Rep. Shankland Responds to Ed Wall’s Resignation from Secretary of DOC
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Rep. Shankland Responds to Ed Wall’s Resignation from Secretary of DOC

“While the governor seems to have a refined ability to casually brush off scandal after scandal associated with his administration, the mismanagement within our correctional system needs to be addressed immediately.”

The Other Candidate for County Executive

The Other Candidate for County Executive

Joe Klein believes citizens should have access to government records on a 24/7 basis.

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

Assembly Democrats Request Audit of Department of Corrections

Shilling statement on Sec. Wall resignation
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Shilling statement on Sec. Wall resignation

“I am appalled by the latest revelations of child abuse and sexual assault that occurred in Gov. Walker’s Department of Corrections.”

Murphy’s Law: Did Democratic Debate Help Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Did Democratic Debate Help Milwaukee?

And did Clinton or Sanders win? Morning-after reflections.

Governor Walker Further Opens Door for Cronyism, Corruption in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Further Opens Door for Cronyism, Corruption in Wisconsin

Republican Civil Service Law Puts Political Interests over Public Interest

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

The Governor of Wisconsin appoints 14 citizen members and 2 student members to serve 7-year terms and 2-year terms, respectively.

In signing civil service destruction bill, Walker “bans the box”
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In signing civil service destruction bill, Walker “bans the box”

“As the author of the state’s ban the box legislation for multiple sessions, I am glad that the issue is beginning to gain bipartisan support.”

Assembly Republicans Vote Again to Block Essential Health Care Services at Planned Parenthood
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Assembly Republicans Vote Again to Block Essential Health Care Services at Planned Parenthood

This is the third bill to pass on a party line vote that specifically cuts funding for preventative health care for patients at Planned Parenthood.

#TBT: State of the State Promises, One Month Later
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#TBT: State of the State Promises, One Month Later

Republicans in the Legislature are poised to end the session with more bad fiscal news and additional cuts to public school classrooms.

Governor Scott Walker Announces DOR Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $192 Million Over Five Years
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Governor Scott Walker Announces DOR Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $192 Million Over Five Years

The money saved from potential tax refund fraud during the past five tax seasons has increased by $121 million, or 170 percent over the previous five years.

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

He would easily win the April election. But could he take third in Tuesday’s primary?

Plenty of Horne: Liberal Group Seeks Talk Radio Voice
Plenty of Horne

Liberal Group Seeks Talk Radio Voice

Claims AM conservative talk radio is "racist" and "hateful." Is liberal talk radio possible?

GOP ignores middle class, prioritizes political attacks
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GOP ignores middle class, prioritizes political attacks

Republican leaders rush bill banning Democratic candidate from serving

Op-Ed: Hospitals Could Fix State’s Health Care
Op-Ed

Hospitals Could Fix State’s Health Care

They should emulate other states, offer to pay our state's share of Medicaid expansion.

Legislature Votes to Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse
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Legislature Votes to Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse

Kleefisch/Taylor legislation passes with strong bipartisan support

Tainted Water: Bill Requires Testing Tap Water for Lead
Tainted Water

Bill Requires Testing Tap Water for Lead

State has 176,000 lead service lines that can taint water. Flint situation cited.

Murphy’s Law: The Plague of Urban Evictions
Murphy’s Law

The Plague of Urban Evictions

New Yorker reports on evictions of poor renters in Milwaukee. The numbers are shocking.

Data Wonk: The Curious Case of Brad Schimel
Data Wonk

The Curious Case of Brad Schimel

Why has Attorney General suddenly entered John Doe controversy?

Why State’s Jobs Strategy Isn’t Working

Why State’s Jobs Strategy Isn’t Working

Tax cuts have little benefit for small companies that create 70% of jobs, report concludes.

Governor Scott Walker Attends NRA and Wisconsin FORCE Convention, Signs Assembly Bill 142
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Governor Scott Walker Attends NRA and Wisconsin FORCE Convention, Signs Assembly Bill 142

Wisconsin FORCE is an NRA Chartered State Association that promotes and supports the purpose and objectives of the NRA.

Data Wonk: Has Walker Shrunk Wisconsin’s Economy?
Data Wonk

Has Walker Shrunk Wisconsin’s Economy?

Both Barca and Trump blame him. But what does the data show? Second in series.

Op-Ed: Walker Gets “Incomplete” on Student Debt
Op-Ed

Walker Gets “Incomplete” on Student Debt

97 percent of student loan borrowers would not be helped by governor's plan.

John Doe Foes Fight High Court Appeal

John Doe Foes Fight High Court Appeal

Lawyers for those investigated take steps to block appeal of Doe case to U.S. Supreme Court.

Op-Ed: Walker Targets Health Care Savings
Op-Ed

Walker Targets Health Care Savings

Self-insurance for state employees would get business support. But GOP legislators resist idea. Why?

Judge Joe Donald slams Rebecca Bradley’s hyper-partisan campaign tactics
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Judge Joe Donald slams Rebecca Bradley’s hyper-partisan campaign tactics

Asks other candidates to join in new pledge to forgo special interest money & partisan help

Governor Walker Commits to Shifting Campaign Costs onto Wisconsin Taxpayers
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Governor Walker Commits to Shifting Campaign Costs onto Wisconsin Taxpayers

It was reported that Governor Walker’s political campaign will no longer be paying for his security team’s travel costs for campaign events.

On 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Wisconsin Women Lag Behind
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On 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Wisconsin Women Lag Behind

In 2009, Wisconsin passed its own Equal Pay Act, which was subsequently repealed by Governor Walker and the Republican majority in the legislature in 2012.

Study Gives State Climate Change Plan C+

Study Gives State Climate Change Plan C+

Emergency management staff say they may not be allowed to mention climate change.

The Century Parks of Bay View, Sheridan and Grant Must Be Protected
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The Century Parks of Bay View, Sheridan and Grant Must Be Protected

Sup. Jursik Calls for Zoning Protection for South Shore Parks

Plenty of Horne: Lawyers Grill Supreme Court Candidates
Plenty of Horne

Lawyers Grill Supreme Court Candidates

And what a lively forum it was. Here is the truth about the candidates, so help us God.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races in Wisconsin presidential primaries
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races in Wisconsin presidential primaries

Feingold holds lead over Johnson in U.S. Senate race

Rep. Wachs Votes for Meaningful Relief for College Students, Loan Borrowers
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Rep. Wachs Votes for Meaningful Relief for College Students, Loan Borrowers

Republicans reject several Democratic alternatives, offer nothing more than election-year Band-Aids

Op-Ed: The Walker Agenda Is Failing
Op-Ed

The Walker Agenda Is Failing

The result is rising job layoffs, a shrinking middle class, and nation's third-worst roads.

Attacking Planned Parenthood = Attacking Women
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Attacking Planned Parenthood = Attacking Women

Make no mistake, when this legislature attacks PPWI, they are really attacking women’s ability to access life-saving health care...

Governor Scott Walker Signs Family Care Bill into Law at Rock County Courthouse
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Family Care Bill into Law at Rock County Courthouse

Wisconsinites deserve access to quality health care options, where they need it and when they need it, Governor Walker said.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive
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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

Citizen Action of Wisconsin has 12,812 members in Milwaukee County.

Rep. Shankland Responds to Release of Gov. Walker’s Receipts from State after Failed White House Bid
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Rep. Shankland Responds to Release of Gov. Walker’s Receipts from State after Failed White House Bid

"Given that the Department of Administration has released receipts, I hope this means the governor will consider supporting the Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Act."

Back in the News: Governor’s Tosa Home Up for Sale
Back in the News

Governor’s Tosa Home Up for Sale

The real estate agent, the wife of First Lady's cousin, was among first to gay wed in state.

Quotations from the campaign trail
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Quotations from the campaign trail

1/17/16 - 1/24/16

Op-Ed: To Fix Roads, Use Conservative Approach
Op-Ed

To Fix Roads, Use Conservative Approach

Gas tax is user fee that works. Borrowing is an inefficient alternative.

The State of Politics: Walker Plans Run for Third Term
The State of Politics

Walker Plans Run for Third Term

His listening tour is all about making him a viable candidate in 2018.

Blank Checks OK for Campaign Donors, but not our Public School Children
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Blank Checks OK for Campaign Donors, but not our Public School Children

“Since taking office, Governor Walker and legislative Republicans have cut $2 BILLION from our public schools, UW System and technical colleges...”

Data Wonk: Has Walker Grown Wisconsin’s Economy?
Data Wonk

Has Walker Grown Wisconsin’s Economy?

His conservative policies were supposed to grow jobs. Did they? First in a series.

On 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Wisconsin Republicans Turn Back Clock on Abortion Access
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On 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Wisconsin Republicans Turn Back Clock on Abortion Access

New laws move state backward on women’s health and push women dangerously close to days of back alley coat hanger abortions

43rd Anniversary of <i>Roe v. Wade</i>: Women Are at Risk When Access to Abortion is Restricted
Governor announces $108 million in payments to local governments
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Governor announces $108 million in payments to local governments

For calendar year 2016, local governments will share an estimated $419 million from the state transportation fund.

Wisconsin Budget Lags as Republicans Neglect People’s Priorities
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Wisconsin Budget Lags as Republicans Neglect People’s Priorities

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau revenue report that showed Wisconsin is expected to take in $158 million less in revenue:

The Real State of the State
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The Real State of the State

New Budget Numbers Show $158 Million Drop in Revenue

Budget takes $100 million hit as GOP policies drive down family wages
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Budget takes $100 million hit as GOP policies drive down family wages

“The declining revenue numbers are yet another sign of Wisconsin’s underperforming economy and declining family wages under Republican control”

Senate Republicans Vote to Cut Access to Preventive Health Care
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Senate Republicans Vote to Cut Access to Preventive Health Care

AB 310 Advance to Governor Despite State’s Failure Demonstrate Any Plans to Ensure Continued Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Statement on Civil Service Changes
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Statement on Civil Service Changes

“Opening the door to political patronage will not help us recruit the best employees or improve service to the people of Wisconsin.”

Civil Service Protections Need to be Restored
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Civil Service Protections Need to be Restored

The weakening of civil service protections can lead to cronyism and corruption.

What You Didn’t Hear in GOP State of the State
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What You Didn’t Hear in GOP State of the State

Day after speech, Senate GOP to vote against Wisconsin women

Journal Sentinel Editorial Board: The real state of affairs in Wisconsin
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Journal Sentinel Editorial Board: The real state of affairs in Wisconsin

Largest paper in the state calls on Gov. Scott Walker to work with Legislative Dems

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff’s Statement on the State of the State Address
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Rep. Jonathan Brostoff’s Statement on the State of the State Address

“Governor Walker is not on Wisconsin’s side, so I am very concerned about the State of Our State.”

Walker neglected Wisconsin
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Walker neglected Wisconsin

“Tonight, the state of our state can be summed up in one word; neglected.”

State of Governor Walker’s Wisconsin: Low Wages and Stagnant Job Creation
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State of Governor Walker’s Wisconsin: Low Wages and Stagnant Job Creation

“Tonight we heard Governor Walker’s plan for Divide and Conquer 2.0”

Response to the State of the State Address
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Response to the State of the State Address

“I hope that Governor Walker can provide the leadership needed to focus on the issues that affect everyone in Wisconsin and not just the fringe group of primary voters and special interests.”

Democratic State of the State Response
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Democratic State of the State Response

By Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha)

Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 State of the State Address
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Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 State of the State Address

"The state of our state is strong. We are moving Wisconsin forward."

Representative Lisa Subeck Response to State of the State
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Representative Lisa Subeck Response to State of the State

“The agenda Governor Walker put forward tonight cannot combat the massive cuts to education and job training that he has already signed into law.”

Shilling statement on the State of the State
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Shilling statement on the State of the State

“When it comes to the challenges facing our state, we need solutions, not sound bites.”

Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address
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Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

“Over the past year, Governor Walker and Republican legislators made it clear that special interest handouts and political power grabs were their top priorities – not the people of Wisconsin.”

Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Announces 2020 Vision Project in State of the State Address
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Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Announces 2020 Vision Project in State of the State Address

“We need to think more about the next generation than just about the next election.”

Improving Mental Health Programs: Governor Scott Walker Highlights Initiatives in State of the State Address
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Improving Mental Health Programs: Governor Scott Walker Highlights Initiatives in State of the State Address

“The mental health of the people of Wisconsin is just as important as their physical health.”

Working for Wisconsin: Project SEARCH Prepares Youth with Disabilities for Workforce, Career Success
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Working for Wisconsin: Project SEARCH Prepares Youth with Disabilities for Workforce, Career Success

Innovative program expands under Governor Walker's workforce development agenda

Trying to Fix What They Broke says State Senator Vinehout
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Trying to Fix What They Broke says State Senator Vinehout

“While the Governor talks about helping make college affordable and the importance of education, his feel good proposals do not undo the damage to higher education and our public schools.”

Debunking Governor Walker’s SOTS Claims
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Debunking Governor Walker’s SOTS Claims

Rep. Gordon Hintz released a useful primer to assist in interpreting the Governor’s most commonly-used statements made during the last few weeks leading up to the address.

Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll
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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

The Marquette Law School Poll is the most extensive statewide polling project in Wisconsin history.

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin Student Debt Is Soaring
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin Student Debt Is Soaring

It rose 74% in 10 years, faster than all but six states. What is Walker's solution?

Minnesota Launches Student Loan Refinancing Program
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Minnesota Launches Student Loan Refinancing Program

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies in the legislature have continued their staunch opposition to loan refinancing for borrowers in Wisconsin.

Walker/Republican Cuts to K-12 and Higher Education Total More Than $2 Billion
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Walker/Republican Cuts to K-12 and Higher Education Total More Than $2 Billion

New figures refute Walker claims on eve of State of the State Address

Republican agenda features familiar ideas
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Republican agenda features familiar ideas

Dem proposals on school funding, broadband and student loan debt gain support

Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid
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Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid

Over 36,000 UW & Tech College students denied aid in 2014-15 due to lack of state funding

Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Highlights College Affordability Legislative Package
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Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Highlights College Affordability Legislative Package

Proposals to Build on Historic Four-Year UW-System Tuition Freeze; Freeze Saved Students an Average of $6,311 Compared to Average 8.1 Percent Yearly Increases in Prior 10 Years

Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport

A $2.2 million project will rehabilitate 30-year-old pavement along the 5,535-foot Runway 13/31.

Murphy’s Law: What Has Mayor Barrett Accomplished?
Murphy’s Law

What Has Mayor Barrett Accomplished?

After nearly 12 years in office, his impact can be seen -- if you look hard.

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

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

Dems urge action to close health coverage gap
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Dems urge action to close health coverage gap

“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay and we need to do everything we can to take advantage of the opportunities it provides to hardworking families in Wisconsin.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Governor Walker to Provide Update on Wisconsinites He Dropped from BadgerCare
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Governor Walker to Provide Update on Wisconsinites He Dropped from BadgerCare

Walker plan created a coverage gap and in 2014, resulted in 27,000 likely uninsured

Wisconsin ACT scores plummet
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Wisconsin ACT scores plummet

State drops from 2nd best to 9th worst in the nation

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Secretive Governing Style
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Secretive Governing Style

Since he was County Executive, Walker has devised ever more ways to operate in secret.

Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Rolls Out College Affordability Legislative Package
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Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Rolls Out College Affordability Legislative Package

Proposals to Build on Historic Four-Year UW-System Tuition Freeze; Freeze Saved Students an Average of $6,311 Compared to Average 8.1 Percent Yearly Increases in Prior 10 Years

Rep. Barca Statement on Public Records Board Revising Open Records Policy
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Rep. Barca Statement on Public Records Board Revising Open Records Policy

“My fellow Democrats and I will continue to work to protect public access to government records and ensure our citizens know what their elected officials are doing behind closed doors.”

Governor Scott Walker Announces Government Accountability Board Appointments
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Government Accountability Board Appointments

The Board is made up of six non-partisan, former state judges.

Walker Plan Fails to Provide Real Relief on Student Debt
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Walker Plan Fails to Provide Real Relief on Student Debt

“Wisconsin’s economy would clearly do better if we had a real policy solution to student loan debt and the governor’s plan isn’t it.”

Dems rebuffed by Gov. Walker on student loan debt
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Dems rebuffed by Gov. Walker on student loan debt

Governor refuses bipartisan effort on student loan refinancing

The State of Politics: The Pothole Repair Act
The State of Politics

The Pothole Repair Act

Republican legislators debate allowing counties 0.5% sales tax for road repairs and maintenance.

Waukesha water diversion application will set precedent for adherence to Great Lakes Compact
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Waukesha water diversion application will set precedent for adherence to Great Lakes Compact

Eight Great Lakes governors and two Canadian premiers ask Great Lakes citizens to chime in

Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach
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Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach

I have asked the Attorney General to review this proposed rule language as soon as it is made available

Erpenbach Calls for Corrections Reforms Immediately
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Erpenbach Calls for Corrections Reforms Immediately

Currently seeking co-sponsors, Erpenbach and other authors of the proposals expect introduction of the bills next week.

Democrats propose Corrections Reform measures to improve public safety
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Democrats propose Corrections Reform measures to improve public safety

“The lack of urgency by Gov. Walker’s administration and the Republican majority to address complaints of child abuse and assaults in our correctional facilities is appalling”

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Yash Wadhwa as Commissioner of Railroads
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Yash Wadhwa as Commissioner of Railroads

Wadhwa has over 44 years of consulting experience in numerous engineering fields including civil, environmental, and transportation engineering.

Governor Scott Walker Requests Joint Session of the Legislature for 2016 State of the State Address
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Governor Scott Walker Requests Joint Session of the Legislature for 2016 State of the State Address

A copy of Governor Walker’s formal request to the Wisconsin State Legislature is attached.

Schools Challenged by Declining State Aid

Schools Challenged by Declining State Aid

State aid to schools declined by $1.1 billion under Walker; choice funding rose by 77%.

Governor Walker announces more than $31 million in freight rail awards
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Governor Walker announces more than $31 million in freight rail awards

Governor Scott Walker today announced awards for seven freight rail improvement projects totaling more than $31 million in grants and loans.

The State of Politics: Five Things to Watch For in 2016
The State of Politics

Five Things to Watch For in 2016

Will Rebecca Bradley win? Can Democrats re-take the senate? Will Walker get a different job?

Layoffs hit new high under Gov. Walker
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Layoffs hit new high under Gov. Walker

Administration confirms worst year yet for mass layoffs in Wisconsin

10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

The bus strike, Scott Walker’s meltdown, a sneaky Bucks arena plan -- readers flocked to these and other stories.

Your Right to Know: A Tough Year for Transparency
Your Right to Know

A Tough Year for Transparency

State leaders have worked to restrict open records and succeeded in several ways.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015

Walker and Republican legislators dominate this year's top political stories in Wisconsin.

Op-Ed: Crisis of Gun Violence Calls for Action
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Crisis of Gun Violence Calls for Action

City is hurting and common sense reforms by legislature could help.

A Holiday Message from Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker
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A Holiday Message from Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker released the following holiday video message today wishing a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year to the people of Wisconsin.

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

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

Op-Ed: How to Save the Middle Class
Op-Ed

How to Save the Middle Class

Wisconsin leads nation in middle class decline. How can state reverse trend?

The State of Politics: Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?
The State of Politics

Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?

Two major fantasy sports firms are lobbying the legislature. Will they score big?

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

Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap

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

3 DA’s Appeal John Doe
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3 DA’s Appeal John Doe

“This is great news for anyone who is concerned about money in politics,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Republicans Skirt Open Records Laws, Again
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Republicans Skirt Open Records Laws, Again

“Telling state employees not to conduct state business using official e