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Campaign Cash: Outside Groups Spent $10 Million on Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

Outside Groups Spent $10 Million on Legislative Races

Special interest groups backing Democrats spent more of it, about $5.5 million.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on Election Results
No Veto-Proof Majority for Republican Legislators

No Veto-Proof Majority for Republican Legislators

They flipped two of three seats needed to get two-thirds majority in Senate.

Campaign Cash: Liberal Groups Far Outspend Republicans
Campaign Cash

Liberal Groups Far Outspend Republicans

$5.3 million spent on legislative races by Democratic advocacy groups, $2.9 million by GOP groups.

The State of Politics: $1 Million Legislative Races Now Common
The State of Politics

$1 Million Legislative Races Now Common

For a job paying $52,000. This year the Democrats are out-spending Republicans.

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

If he is, Wisconsin's gerrymandered districts could soften the blow.

Campaign Cash: Outside Liberal Groups Lead in Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

Outside Liberal Groups Lead in Legislative Races

Groups backing Democrats have spent $2.9 million versus $1.8 million for Republicans.

Campaign Cash: $2.3 Million Outside Spending on Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

$2.3 Million Outside Spending on Legislative Races

On 96 of 115 legislative races in state, with slightly more for Republicans.

Campaign Cash: Democratic Legislative Committees Spend Big
Campaign Cash

Democratic Legislative Committees Spend Big

Raising $1.9 million more than Republicans yet with $2.3 million less left in the bank.

Can Wisconsin Create Fair District Maps?

Can Wisconsin Create Fair District Maps?

Former Republican State Sen. Dan Kapanke admits gerrymander, calls for fair maps.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Celebrates Endorsed Candidates Advancing to General Election
Primary Results Set Stage for November

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Newcomers in many races. Kelda Roys will replace Fred Risser, nation's longest serving legislator.

Campaign Cash: Legislative Donors Give Record Amount in 2020
Campaign Cash

Legislative Donors Give Record Amount in 2020

$7.1 million showered on legislative races in first half of 2020, shattering 2016 record of $5.1 million.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Endorses Slate of Legislative Candidates
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Announces Second Round of Endorsements
Wisconsin Conservation Voters endorses its second wave of candidates
Senator Jennifer Schilling Calls It Quits

Senator Jennifer Schilling Calls It Quits

Resigning Friday to take an unidentified job that would create a conflict of interest.

The State of Politics: Can Democrats Retake State Senate?
The State of Politics

Can Democrats Retake State Senate?

An uphill fight. Retirements by seven incumbents make races hard to call.

The Return of Brad Pfaff

The Return of Brad Pfaff

Former state agriculture secretary running for state senate, the very body that ousted him.

Clock Ticking for Legislature

Clock Ticking for Legislature

Short session, just two months planned for 2020. Can two parties agree on any legislation?

Gov. Evers Reviews His First Year

Gov. Evers Reviews His First Year

Not satisfied, but cites progress on schools, health care, “Scott holes”.

The State of Politics: Top 10 Political Stories of 2019
The State of Politics

Top 10 Political Stories of 2019

Lots of drama in last year of the decade. Which were the biggest stories?

Another Evers Cabinet Pick Under Fire

Another Evers Cabinet Pick Under Fire

Republicans won’t approve Dawn Crim, Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Senate Democrats Offer 2020 Agenda

Senate Democrats Offer 2020 Agenda

Shilling pushes homeless funding and closing dark store tax loophole.

The State of Politics: All They Want for Christmas
The State of Politics

All They Want for Christmas

The Christmas wish lists of Gov. Evers, Mayor Barrett and other politicians.

Campaign Cash: Farm Pollution Rules May Get Killed
Campaign Cash

Farm Pollution Rules May Get Killed

Big business lobby WMC and Big Agriculture donors oppose the rules.

Meet Evers’ New Ag Advisor, Brad Pfaff

Meet Evers’ New Ag Advisor, Brad Pfaff

Governor’s fired Agriculture Secretary now the Department of Administration’s director of business and rural development.

The State of Politics: The Path to Brad Pfaff’s Firing
The State of Politics

The Path to Brad Pfaff’s Firing

Why GOP legislators shot down Agriculture Secretary. And why Evers was incensed.

Gov. Evers Appoints Randy Romanski as Interim DATCP Secretary
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints Randy Romanski as Interim DATCP Secretary

Romanski has held leadership roles across various Wisconsin state agencies, and previously served as DATCP deputy secretary and secretary under former Gov. Jim Doyle.

Senate Votes to Kill Governor Veto Power

Senate Votes to Kill Governor Veto Power

Approves putting constitutional amendment on ballot to restrict partial veto power.

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Every Republican votes not to approve Evers appointee Brad Pfaff.

In Rejecting Pfaff the Message was clear, Dissent Won’t be Allowed in Wisconsin
Press Release

In Rejecting Pfaff the Message was clear, Dissent Won’t be Allowed in Wisconsin

"Brad Pfaff was raised on a farm here in Wisconsin, is eminently qualified for this job, and deserved better than this from legislative Republicans."

Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans Ignore Farmers, Rural Communities, Leave Agriculture Agency Without Dept. Head in the Midst of Dairy, Trade Crises
Press Release

Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans Ignore Farmers, Rural Communities, Leave Agriculture Agency Without Dept. Head in the Midst of Dairy, Trade Crises

Republicans reject gubernatorial cabinet nominee for the first time in modern state history

Republican Obstruction Escalates Insecurity for Family Farms
Press Release

Republican Obstruction Escalates Insecurity for Family Farms

Amid Dairy Crisis, Republicans Reject Ag Secretary Appointment

Farm Groups Support Agriculture Secretary

Farm Groups Support Agriculture Secretary

Republicans threaten to force firing of Evers’ secretary Brad Pfaff; farm groups object.

Roundup: Agriculture Stakeholders Press Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans to Confirm DATCP Sec. Brad Pfaff
Press Release

Roundup: Agriculture Stakeholders Press Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans to Confirm DATCP Sec. Brad Pfaff

In calls for stability, certainty in the midst of dairy and trade crises, stakeholders urge confirmation of agriculture secretary

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Wisconsin State Legislature to Confirm Brad Pfaff as State Agriculture Secretary
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Wisconsin State Legislature to Confirm Brad Pfaff as State Agriculture Secretary

"State legislative Republicans should not let politics get in the way of helping our farmers when they are dealing with many difficult challenges."

Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans Signal Plans to Fire Gov. Evers’ Agriculture Secretary in Midst of Dairy Crisis
Press Release

Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans Signal Plans to Fire Gov. Evers’ Agriculture Secretary in Midst of Dairy Crisis

Senate Republicans poised to reject gubernatorial cabinet nominee for first time in modern Wisconsin history

Republican Pettiness Threatens Family Farmers
Press Release

Republican Pettiness Threatens Family Farmers

"At a time when Wisconsin is losing dairy farms daily and suicide rates for farmers are rising, it is unacceptable and callous for Republicans to obstruct the appointment of Secretary Pfaff."

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #52 Relating to Climate Change in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #52 Relating to Climate Change in Wisconsin

"For too long we've been ignoring science, and frankly, we can't afford to do it any longer."

Rep. Shankland: Governor Evers Leads on Preventing Nitrate Contamination
Press Release

Rep. Shankland: Governor Evers Leads on Preventing Nitrate Contamination

"These new efforts by the Governor, DNR, and DATCP tackle the root of our pollution runoff problems and will help to prevent future nitrate contamination."

Gov. Evers Directs Agencies to Address Nitrate Contamination in Ground and Surface Water
Press Release

Gov. Evers Directs Agencies to Address Nitrate Contamination in Ground and Surface Water

"I am committed to protecting Wisconsin’s waters and ensuring every Wisconsinite has access to clean drinking water."

GOP Legislators Delay Funds for Homeless, Farmers

GOP Legislators Delay Funds for Homeless, Farmers

Evers, Democrats push for state spending approved in budget, Republicans want review by Senate.

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments

"As Governor, my focus will always be the people of our state, and a key part of that is bringing together a cabinet that shares my goal of solving problems rather than picking political fights."