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John Menard, the Self-Made Man

Forbes ranks him near the top in that category, though below Oprah.

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John Menard, the Self-Made Man

Forbes ranks him near the top in that category, though below Oprah.

A Hard Reign of Prejudice Coming?

Trump could open door to discrimination against LGBTQ people.

State Pension Fund’s Risky Investments

Now invests in hedge funds, derivatives. And the annual return has declined.

Walker Has Raised $100 Million

Plus $45 million from third-party groups. All since 2009.

Alternative State Budget Proposed

"Wisconsin Budget For All” cuts tax breaks for rich, invests in jobs, schools, health.

Report Finds Wealth of Historic Buildings

New guide for redeveloping historic Milwaukee aims to foster growth.

Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?

He threatens to eliminate a citizen, uses vicious racial slur against another.

The Milwaukee Streetcar is Hiring

The contractor needs workers and city residents get preference.

How Will Trump Handle Transportation?

Elaine Chao will be key. Federal infrastructure dollars might help fund state’s local roads.

Big Donors Like Justice Ziegler

Unopposed Supreme Court Justice raised $373,106 in campaign donations in 2016.

Locals Join March on Washington

Megan Holbrook calls on locals to join Women's March on Washington.

How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis

Were city officials asleep? Should they be doing more?

Democrats Must Change Strategy

Stop bashing Walker and start addressing issues like taxes.

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How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis

Were city officials asleep? Should they be doing more?

Scott Walker, the King of Coal

Businesses and GOP voters are embracing alternative energy. Not Gov. Walker.

City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea

But you’d never know it, given how some of the media covered it.

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The Rise of Right-Wing Propaganda

Commentators peddling non-facts are crowding out thoughtful conservatives.

5 Issues Democrats Must Face

The data is clear: Democrats must change strategies or they will never succeed.

How Will Trumponomics Impact State?

If he targets trade with China, that’s a major trading partner for Wisconsin.

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Walker Has Raised $100 Million

Plus $45 million from third-party groups. All since 2009.

How To Replace Obamacare

Wisconsin’s Risk Sharing Plan could provide model for a GOP replacement plan.

Why Ziegler Has No Opponent

Overwhelming dark money advantage and Democratic fatigue are factors.

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Press Releases

Discrimination Resolution Nothing More than Campaign Style Rhetoric

"President Trump has only been in office for a few days and we need to give him a chance to bring the country together before launching into attacks on him."

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Labor Committee Public Hearing

“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”

Walker’s Tax Cuts for the Wealthy are Costing Wisconsin Big Time

Regressive tax credit claimed by millionaires set to be $800 MILLION over budget

Working families struggle as GOP tax breaks for millionaires skyrocket

“Rather than targeting tax breaks to the wealthiest one percent, we should return those dollars to the working families who need help the most”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Not Support Congressman Tom Price’s Confirmation for Secretary of Health and Human Services

"Congressman Price’s nomination process has revealed financial dealings that raise serious questions about potential STOCK Act violations."

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