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State Drops to 25th in Taxes, Fees

Drop since 2000, when Wisconsin ranked as 11th highest state.

Nygren, Sidener Dramatize Opioid Problem

Daughter of GOP legislator and former Democratic leader’s problems call for state response.

State Won’t Meet Prison Rape Guidelines

Walker commission rejects improvements, kicks issue to long-range study.

The More Guns, Less Crime Scam

Questionable research shows Right To Carry reduces crime. Here’s the full story.

Should State Drop “America’s Dairyland” Slogan?

Big bucks WMC wants license plates changed. Big bucks Dairy Business group disagrees.

State Cuts 15% of Sign Language Interpreters

System needs reform. Proposed law is badly needed.

Abele Battles Board on Budget

Once again. Even if it means swapping their old ideological positions.

Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn

Requests state law giving them power to fire police and fire chiefs. Mayor promises a veto.

5 Ways to Reduce Gun Deaths

It’s not about mass shootings, but about stopping the quieter deaths that happen daily.

State One of Worst for Whistle Blowers

GOP’s repeal of False Claims Act a “green light” to steal from taxpayers?

Will “Riot Bill” Threaten Non-Violent Protestors?

Even some GOP legislators have qualms about proposed law.

Highway 29 Is State’s Economic Fault Line

Northern counties in decline. Attention must be paid, WisTax leader says.

Judges At MU Panel Demand Recusal Rules

Common Cause and judges at town hall meeting say state’s judicial system must be reformed.

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Abele Battles Board on Budget

Once again. Even if it means swapping their old ideological positions.

Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?

Odds are slim. But the added turnout for those races could help reelect Tammy Baldwin.

Is Mayor Barrett Playing With Fire?

Actually, his reduction in fire stations may have no impact on safety.

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The More Guns, Less Crime Scam

Questionable research shows Right To Carry reduces crime. Here’s the full story.

John Roberts’ Nightmare

His decision on gerrymandering case could ruin Supreme Court’s reputation.

The Lessons of Repeal and Replace

Republicans never had an actual plan. Bernie Sanders might learn from that.

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Highway 29 Is State’s Economic Fault Line

Northern counties in decline. Attention must be paid, WisTax leader says.

Trump Tax Plan’s $10 Billion Impact on State

Residents could be hurt and helped by changes.

You Be The Judge on Redistricting

Here are key arguments Supreme Court will hear. How would you rule?

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Press Releases

Wisconsin Building Commission Approves Key Projects

"The State Building Commission approved a number of important projects today, which will positively impact Wisconsin residents."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Advocates for Wisconsin Dairy and Buy America Priorities in NAFTA Renegotiation

Meets with Canadian Ambassador MacNaughton

Senator Vinehout Pleased with Committee Passage of Hemp Bill

"Hemp has tremendous possibilities in growing our rural economy..."

Bill to Limit Shackling of Women in Labor Gets Public Hearing

"Shackling women who are giving birth is cruel, dangerous, and rarely necessary."

Response to Walker’s Revisionist Campaign Stunt

“His new white W logo stands for nothing but Walker himself, as he has always put his personal political pursuits far ahead of Wisconsin’s needs and interest.”

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