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

80% Want More State K-12 Funding

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

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80% Want More State K-12 Funding

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

ALEC Wants New U.S. Constitution

Shadowy, corporate-funded right-wing group is driving force for constitutional convention.

Corporations Gave $1.3 Million to Politicians

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

Please Rethink Those Trump Tariffs

A tariff wall will just force companies like mine to raise prices.

Hair Stylists Face Daunting State Rules

1,550 hours training, 3,712 hours apprenticeship required to get license.

Will County Give Pension to State?

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

State’s Impaired Waters Growing

Hundreds added each year. DNR staff and enforcement way down.

Bail Jumping Charges Need Reform?

7,034 felony charges in 2016 for violating conditions of bond. Goyke seeks reform.

Bill Targets Business Grantees

Bipartisan bill fines or jails businesses who cheat state on WEDC grants.

Baran Park To Get $2.3 Million Upgrade

Journey House proposal would improve dangerous, unkempt baseball fields.

Supreme Court Should Address Recusal Issue

State's top justices ignore voter concerns about campaign donations they get.

How Trump Betrays His Supporters

Trumpcare in Wisconsin and nation hikes costs the most for Trump voters.

Developers Meet Local Hiring Goals

Bucks arena, Northwestern Mutual tower meet city's residents preference goals.

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The Remarkable Clout of We Energies

Year after year the company jacks up prices with bipartisan approval. Why?

The Muzzling of the DNR

Gagged by the Walker administration, its staff no longer provide any information.

The Worst Governor Ever For Workers?

Six years later, Gov. Scott Walker’s impact on unions, worker rights and jobs.

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How Trump Betrays His Supporters

Trumpcare in Wisconsin and nation hikes costs the most for Trump voters.

Who Wins From Anti-Poverty Programs?

In U.S. and Wisconsin, biggest beneficiaries are whites without degrees.

Should State Shift Economic Development Strategies?

A differentiation strategy might work better than Walker’s low-cost approach.

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Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP

City has reinvented itself, deserves greater investment from state, he argues.

Will Walker Go Back to the Future?

He offered transportation-funding plan in 2011 that may get reconsideration.

How Legislature Rigged the Game

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

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Press Releases

House GOP Leadership Withdraws ACA Replacement Bill

In response to the decision by House Republican leadership to pull the American Health Care Act, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces “Buy America” Legislation

Wisconsin manufacturers and workers deserve a solid commitment from Washington on a strong Buy America standard that rewards their hard work

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

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

Defeat of Trumpcare Today, a Victory for Grassroots Opposition

"Pulling Trumpcare from consideration today marks a major legislative defeat for President Trump and Congressional Republicans..."

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