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State-Local Tax Burden Lowest Since 1962

Now ranks 16th in the nation.

Walker Should Emulate Kasich On Energy

Wisconsin should do more to embrace alternative energy as economic tool.

Walker Exports Union Busting

Governor advises Iowa legislators on bill to decimate unions.

Mega Farms Are Big Political Donors

And their high capacity wells are draining rivers and lakes in state.

National Press Discovers Rural Wisconsin

Their observations, and demographic data, tell a story Democrats need to hear.

Supreme Court Workload Down By 48%

Huge drop in cases handled by state high court. Court of Appeals workload also way down.

Milwaukee Subsidizes The State

The city gets only 66 cents in state spending for every dollar in state taxes paid.

Unemployment Law Hurts Workers

Also businesses, communities. Lawmaker seeks override of Walker administration rule.

Legislators Could Trim Walker Budget

Does governor expect them to throw out his bag of goodies?

Good Budget for Bikes?

Walker budget hikes local roads funding by 25%. But legislators may change it.

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Big box stores like Walgreens and Menards claim tax loophole. Cities oppose it.

Walker’s Budget Makes Schools More Unequal

Old equalized aid formula is broken. Governor makes inequity even worse.

Our Reforms Pay Big Dividends

Common sense conservative changes benefit taxpayers, Gov. Walker says.

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Milwaukee Subsidizes The State

The city gets only 66 cents in state spending for every dollar in state taxes paid.

Taking Aim at Voucher Schools

A JS reporter’s story details disturbing problems -- but not in her own newspaper.

The Many Faces of Charlie Sykes

He’s spent his whole career changing his views. So which should we believe?

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National Press Discovers Rural Wisconsin

Their observations, and demographic data, tell a story Democrats need to hear.

The Curious Politics Of Rural Counties

New voting data shows their power, but makes their trust in Trump a mystery.

The Rise of Right-Wing Propaganda

Commentators peddling non-facts are crowding out thoughtful conservatives.

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Legislators Could Trim Walker Budget

Does governor expect them to throw out his bag of goodies?

Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget

Proposals in 2017-2019 budget made with eye to running for a third term.

Walker Will Crack Down On Welfare

Food stamps will be much harder to get. Democrats ask, will kids be affected?

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Press Releases

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Latest John Humphries-Lowell Holtz Revelation

Yesterday One Wisconsin Now filed a formal complaint regarding the attempted $500,000 election bribe.

John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself

It included a tax-payer compensation package of $150,000, and a dedicated personal driver.

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.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the Safe RESEARCH Act to Prohibit the Sale of Fetal Tissue

"This legislation is an important step forward in the ongoing efforts to protect innocent lives and fight on behalf of the unborn."

Kleefisch, Nygren go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss opioid abuse

Kleefisch and Nygren, both Republicans, are co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse.

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