Erik Gunn

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Seeking an RX for Rising Drug Prices

Seeking an RX for Rising Drug Prices

Governor’s task force brings business, consumers, Republicans and Democrats to the table

Why PFAS Pollution Is So Scary

Why PFAS Pollution Is So Scary

The chemicals are all over and very toxic. Evers has created two teams to target problem.

Another New Owner for Journal Sentinel

Another New Owner for Journal Sentinel

Gannett merges with GateHouse, more staff cuts for Milwaukee newspaper likely.

Pipeline Protest Bill Goes to Evers

Pipeline Protest Bill Goes to Evers

Bipartisan bill banning trespassing opposed by environmentalists who say it restricts lawful protests.

Upgrade the New Deal, Riemer Declares

Upgrade the New Deal, Riemer Declares

Book by former aide to Norquist, Doyle, who helped Tommy Thompson design Badger Care, offers bold solutions.

Sean Duffy’s Rocky Start

Sean Duffy’s Rocky Start

Congressman-turned-CNN commentator gets roasted for his comments, even by his new colleagues.

Journal Sentinel Braces for New Merger

Journal Sentinel Braces for New Merger

GateHouse/Gannett merger could mean fewer papers and still more staff cuts.

Pipeline Bill Opponents Hope for Veto

Pipeline Bill Opponents Hope for Veto

Republican-created bill would limit protests of oil, water, fuel pipelines. If it passes, will Evers veto it?

Bills Target Energy Pipeline Protesters

Bills Target Energy Pipeline Protesters

Model legislation created by ALEC targets protests, passed in Iowa but modified by Wisconsin Republicans.

Midwest, State’s Racial Gaps Grow

Midwest, State’s Racial Gaps Grow

State’s African Americans far behind in education, employment, wages.

Can Democrat Tom Palzewicz Win the 5th Congressional District?

Can Democrat Tom Palzewicz Win the 5th Congressional District?

He lost to Sensenbrenner with 38% of the vote in 2018, better than previous Dems had done

DNR Releases PFAS Contamination Data

DNR Releases PFAS Contamination Data

PFAS chemicals have been linked to a multitude of health problems

Owners Lobbying For Service Workers

Owners Lobbying For Service Workers

New organization lobbies state officials on behalf of service industry workers

Kaul Slams Food Assistance Cuts

Kaul Slams Food Assistance Cuts

Attorney General joins counterparts from 23 states to oppose the cuts.

Evers Blasts Trump “Tweet” Trade Wars

Evers Blasts Trump “Tweet” Trade Wars

The approach “just sucks,” governor says on new state podcast.

Bill Seeks Payments From Unwed Fathers

Bill Seeks Payments From Unwed Fathers

State among few with birth cost recovery program. Senate bill expands program.

Lame Duck Laws Opposed Overwhelmingly

Lame Duck Laws Opposed Overwhelmingly

Records show Legislature fielded nearly 48,000 contacts from people and 98% opposed lame duck laws.

State Targets Payroll Tax Fraud

State Targets Payroll Tax Fraud

50 investigations by Department of Revenue of companies suspected of cheating workers on pay.

Evers, Moore Target Prescription Drugs

Evers, Moore Target Prescription Drugs

Skyrocketing costs at issue.“Like taking on the NRA,” says a consumer activist.

Pade To Run Against GOP Rep. Bryan Steil

Pade To Run Against GOP Rep. Bryan Steil

Steil succeeded Paul Ryan in congressional seat held by Republicans for 25 years.

Survivor of Gun Violence Opposes the Death Penalty

Survivor of Gun Violence Opposes the Death Penalty

Pardeep Kaleka's father was murdered in the 2012 Sikh temple mass shooting.

Dem Lawmakers Push Bill to Tax Guns

Dem Lawmakers Push Bill to Tax Guns

Revenue from tax would provide services to gun-crime victims.

NRA’s Favorite Wisconsin State Politicians

NRA’s Favorite Wisconsin State Politicians

Former Gov. Walker was Wisconsin’s top NRA beneficiary.

What Does GateHouse Deal Mean for the Journal Sentinel?

What Does GateHouse Deal Mean for the Journal Sentinel?

Layoffs? Cost cutting? Consolidation?

Evers Wants State Health “Lead Czar”

Evers Wants State Health “Lead Czar”

Also supports bill to provide $40 million in loans for home owners to replace lead laterals.

GateHouse Deal Could Hurt Journal Sentinel

GateHouse Deal Could Hurt Journal Sentinel

GateHouse Media could take over Gannett, causing more cost cutting at JS, other papers.

Legislators Want to Protect ACA Coverage

Legislators Want to Protect ACA Coverage

Laws needed to assure health coverage continues if courts overrule it, Democrats say.

Gerrymandering Foes Push Reform

Gerrymandering Foes Push Reform

Fair Maps groups embrace nonpartisan redistricting in Assembly, Senate bills.