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Would Walker Trim Wealthy Tuition Benefit?

Tax deduction mostly benefits wealthy. Walker might support changes.

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PCT provides an easy-to-use interface to follow the money in Milwaukee politics.

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Would Walker Trim Wealthy Tuition Benefit?

Tax deduction mostly benefits wealthy. Walker might support changes.

Sales Tax Holiday Bad for Budget

Walker wants it, some GOP legislators condemn it. Why?

High Court Wrongly Rejects Recusal

Dumps proposal by 54 retired judges, assures big money influence.

Expand Earned Income Tax Credit?

Walker favors it. Would help low-income working families.

The Failed Promise of Miller Park

It didn’t make Brewers more competitive, yet its price tag keeps rising.

WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill

Business lobbyist opposes loans to homeowners to replace pipes.

Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart

Deal would have ended suits against city if council okayed new club.

Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?

With Ziegler victory, Democrats' decline, state now looks very red.

That’s a Whole Lot of Manure

55 million gallons per year from one mega farm; $75,000 to politicians.

State Taxes Lowest for Wealthiest

Top 1% of state pay 6.2% of income, middle-class pays 10%.

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

County Gets Waiver on Streetcar

Still in running to operate city's streetcar, but a long shot to win.

State Targets Tax Evaders

New enforcement agents could collect $400 million in taxes owed.

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The Failed Promise of Miller Park

It didn’t make Brewers more competitive, yet its price tag keeps rising.

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers

The incumbent superintendent was vulnerable. Why the GOP stumbled.

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WMC Manufactures Bogus Data

Does it show Manufacturing & Agriculture tax credit creates jobs? Nope.

Why Walker Should Expand Medicaid

Both the data and politics point in one direction: accept the federal funding.

Should Wisconsin Reconsider Medicaid Expansion?

States that did saw the largest decrease in uninsured.

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State Targets Tax Evaders

New enforcement agents could collect $400 million in taxes owed.

Voters Approved $1.8 Billion for Schools

And have given 24 districts permission to exceed state spending limits.

Bill Would End “Revolving Door” Lobbyists

Would require one-year wait for ex-legislators and legislative aides to become lobbyists.

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Press Releases

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day

"We must maintain local control of our natural resources so that communities are able to protect their own quality of life."

Rep. Shankland Introduces Bills in Celebration of Earth Day

"As we celebrate Earth Day, we must do more to protect our natural resources and ensure their sustainability for generations to come."

Trump Administration Issues Unconstitutional Threat to Milwaukee County Over Pro-Immigrant Stance

"This latest exercise in bullying is part of Trump and Jeff Sessions' campaign of terror against immigrant families, Muslims, African Americans, Latinxs and LGBTQ people."

President Hamilton to take part in gun safety panel discussion on April 24

"I am committed to promoting responsible gun ownership and taking strategic approaches to reduce gun related crime and violence."

County Executive Abele Statement on DOJ Letter

"We are in compliance with the law and will share the required legal opinion by the date requested."

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