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New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District

Biden and Trump Are Tied in the Presidential Race

A Year After Trump Claims Farmers Are “Over the Hump,” They’re Struggling More Than Ever
State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

Hundreds at in-person convention in Green Bay despite fliers warning they ‘assume any potential risk’.

Op Ed: State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election
Op Ed

State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election

One again, conservative judges uphold lame duck laws and then overthrow governor's vetoes

Transportation: BRT Line Delayed Until 2022
Transportation

BRT Line Delayed Until 2022

Trump administration mismanagement of federal grant delays county Bus Rapid Transit.

Wisconsin Women Slam Trump For Attacks On Their Health, COVID-19 Response, In-Person Campaigning
Data Wonk: The War Against Masks
Data Wonk

The War Against Masks

It’s the most cost effective way to slow the pandemic. So why such opposition?

DPW Statement on Women For Trump Bus Tour
Op Ed: 5 Pragmatic Solutions Biden Could Offer
Op Ed

5 Pragmatic Solutions Biden Could Offer

Trump in free-fall, nation needs leadership. Here’s what Biden should do.

Op Ed: State GOP Holding Convention in Hot Spot
Op Ed

State GOP Holding Convention in Hot Spot

In-person Republican convention next week in Brown County which has second-highest COVID-19 outbreak.

Congress Extends Small Business Loan Program

Congress Extends Small Business Loan Program

Program has been a lifeline for small business owners. But will the President sign it?

Biden for President Announces Latino Leadership Committee Co-Chaired by Former Secretaries Ken Salazar and Hilda L. Solis
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Biden for President Announces Latino Leadership Committee Co-Chaired by Former Secretaries Ken Salazar and Hilda L. Solis

The Latino Leadership Committee Will Consist of State and Local Leaders from Across the Country to Mobilize the Latino Vote

Palzewicz Concerned for U.S. Troop Safety in Afghanistan
“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

Mural as long as a city block, covers 13,000 square feet.

Data Wonk: Who Benefits From the Madison Vandalism?
Data Wonk

Who Benefits From the Madison Vandalism?

History suggests it could change the narrative, change voters’ views.

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

Rejects conservative group’s call for quick decision, delays oral arguments until 34 days before November election.

Baldwin Calls For Federal Safety Rules for Businesses

Baldwin Calls For Federal Safety Rules for Businesses

Uniformity needed, state-by-state pandemic rules leave businesses on "uneven playing field,” senator charges.

Senator Baldwin Leads NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Leads NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

“We need more testing supplies, more testing, and more personal protective equipment for workers on the frontlines of this pandemic.”

Op Ed: Madison Protests Targeted ‘Fake Liberalism’
Op Ed

Madison Protests Targeted ‘Fake Liberalism’

City and state have some of the nation’s 'worst inequalities'.

Murphy’s Law: Trump Tariffs Slam Wisconsin Economy
Murphy’s Law

Trump Tariffs Slam Wisconsin Economy

Bad for companies, workers, consumers — and probably for Trump's reelection chances.

Palzewicz Statement Denouncing Trump Inaction Against Putin For Targeting US Troops
Op Ed: Trump Smears State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Op Ed

Trump Smears State Sen. Tim Carpenter

President’s attack on a legislator who was assaulted is truly despicable.

Op Ed: Fighting to Make Voting Easier
Op Ed

Fighting to Make Voting Easier

Increasing absentee ballots will be good for democracy.

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Wisconsin delegation split along party lines over the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Dems in favor, GOP oppose.

Op Ed: 37 Different Kinds of Trump Rage
Op Ed

37 Different Kinds of Trump Rage

So many ways of blowing up that headline writers are challenged.

Data Wonk: Is Less Testing for COVID-19 the Answer?
Data Wonk

Is Less Testing for COVID-19 the Answer?

Trump says the rise in cases is due to more testing. What does the data show?

Priorities USA Action Responds to Trump Campaign Press Release about Ongoing Wisconsin Lawsuit
Can Palzewicz Win Race for Congress?

Can Palzewicz Win Race for Congress?

Democrat running in Republican leaning district long held by Jim Sensenbrenner.

61% of State Residents Support Protests

61% of State Residents Support Protests

And Biden now leads Trump by 8% in state, latest Marquette poll finds.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Take Action to Protect Workers & Produce Supplies for More Testing as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Take Action to Protect Workers & Produce Supplies for More Testing as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

"If President Trump cares about Wisconsin workers he won't let my legislation end up in Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard."

Wisconsin Leaders Slam Pence and Trump as They Head to Badger State
Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call on President Trump, Leader McConnell to End Attacks on Dreamers and Bring Bipartisan House-Passed Dream & Promise Act to Floor for a Vote
Op Ed: The Banality of State Sen. Luther Olsen
Op Ed

The Banality of State Sen. Luther Olsen

Retiring Republican moderate has rolled over repeatedly for the most extreme GOP ideas and politicians.

Op Ed: What It’s Like to Be Transgender
Op Ed

What It’s Like to Be Transgender

You live every day knowing that being different could mean harassment, abuse, even death.

Pandemic Adds Barriers for College Voters

Pandemic Adds Barriers for College Voters

Wisconsin one of the hardest places to vote for college students living away from home.

DPW Statement on Upcoming Trump Visit
Supreme Court Salvages DACA Protections

Supreme Court Salvages DACA Protections

A narrow majority overturns Trump administration's revocation of DACA.

Data Wonk: Will State Face a Second COVID-19 Wave?
Data Wonk

Will State Face a Second COVID-19 Wave?

All evidence suggests state is doing well. But there may be danger from other states.

Pocan Bill Bans Liability Waivers From Crowds

Pocan Bill Bans Liability Waivers From Crowds

During pandemic would prevent gatherings of 1,000 or more, including Trump campaign events, to require attendees to sign waivers.

State’s LGBTQ Groups Celebrate Historic Ruling

State’s LGBTQ Groups Celebrate Historic Ruling

US Supreme Court’s decision bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity.

Trump Suit Against TV Station Questioned

Trump Suit Against TV Station Questioned

Lawyer for Rhinelander TV station that ran anti-Trump ad calls for suit’s dismissal: it’s the “highest form of protected speech.”

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Presidential candidate’s address to state’s Democrats says “soul of America” is at stake.

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

The positions of Wisconsin's congressional delegation on police reform.

Op Ed: Sykes Must Be Smiling at Trump’s Slump
Op Ed

Sykes Must Be Smiling at Trump’s Slump

Talk radio’s scourge of the left now one of Trump’s notable opponents.

Elections Commission Stalls on Absentee Ballot Application Wording

Elections Commission Stalls on Absentee Ballot Application Wording

Commissioners asked for tweaks in language before they would vote.

Data Wonk: How Bad Is The Pandemic Recession?
Data Wonk

How Bad Is The Pandemic Recession?

The numbers tell a sobering story. Will policymakers learn from it?

Senator Baldwin to Trump Administration: We Need Answers Now on Oversight and Distribution of Hydroxychloroquine
Murphy’s Law: Why the Protests Won’t End
Murphy’s Law

Why the Protests Won’t End

9 reasons why the protests are different this time.

Op Ed: Walker Defends Trump With ‘Fact Check’
Op Ed

Walker Defends Trump With ‘Fact Check’

The President didn't use tear gas, no siree, the former governor assures us.

Data Wonk: Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election

Republicans opposed liberals and alleged voter fraud and neither issue resonated.

Could Floyd’s Killing Lead to State Reform?

Could Floyd’s Killing Lead to State Reform?

Evers calls for long-delayed bill on deadly use of force by police to be taken up by Legislature.

Evers Joins Phone Call With Trump

Evers Joins Phone Call With Trump

President urges governors "to get tougher” with protestors. Evers says nothing.

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Community leaders, politicians release statements, Common Council calls for Milwaukee Police reforms.

Op Ed: Get Ready For Nasty Presidential Campaign
Op Ed

Get Ready For Nasty Presidential Campaign

With Wisconsin at the center of all the mud-slinging.

Op Ed: 100,000 Dead. And Still Rising
Op Ed

100,000 Dead. And Still Rising

And it didn’t have to happen.

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Two politicos talk about getting more women in elected offices.

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Dashboard shows Milwaukee has actually regressed in fighting COVID-19.

Workers Concerned About Safety During Reopening

Workers Concerned About Safety During Reopening

As many are called back to work, there are more questions than answers about their safety.

Transportation: Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line
Transportation

Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line

President tweets long-awaited $40.9 million grant is being awarded.

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Inspector General Audit of OSHA’s Inadequate Enforcement Amid Growing Worker Illnesses and Deaths During COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Inspector General Audit of OSHA’s Inadequate Enforcement Amid Growing Worker Illnesses and Deaths During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite Heightened Risk for Workers, Agency Has Drastically Reduced Investigation and Enforcement Activities During Crisis

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

2.7 million registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.

DPW Statement on 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths
Back in the News: John Menard and Trump, Together Again
Back in the News

John Menard and Trump, Together Again

One-time friends had falling out, but now Menard will help president plan economic rebound.

Wisconsin’s Long History As Swing State

Wisconsin’s Long History As Swing State

For more than 100 years the state’s political pendulum has swung back and forth.

State Creating a Contact Tracing Army

State Creating a Contact Tracing Army

Goal of 1,000 tracers, librarians, National Guard members may be recruited.

National Guard COVID-19 Funding at Stake

National Guard COVID-19 Funding at Stake

Trump considering cuts, officials in Wisconsin, other states urge him to continue funding.

Op Ed: U.S. Needs an Infrastructure Plan
Op Ed

U.S. Needs an Infrastructure Plan

The dam failings in Michigan dramatize a pressing national concern.

Walker Opposes Bailing Out States

Walker Opposes Bailing Out States

In a New York Times op-ed the former governor trashed state government and called for directing aid to workers.

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

The former Vice President held a virtual round-table on rural issues with Rep. Ron Kind of Lacrosse.

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

"An extension of this funding is critical to ensuring the safety and health of our citizens, as well as advancing efforts to reopen our state."

Elections Commission Stalls Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Stalls Vote By Mail Plan

Wisconsin Elections Commission delays voting on a plan to mail absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters for November election.

Murphy’s Law: State’s Liberal Talk Radio Chain Growing
Murphy’s Law

State’s Liberal Talk Radio Chain Growing

Mike Crute’s stations, audience growing, so why the resistance from Democratic leaders?

Op Ed: The Reopen Fans Love Attacking Women
Op Ed

The Reopen Fans Love Attacking Women

State health secretary Andrea Palm, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, others targeted.

Baldwin Calls for Meat Industry Protections

Baldwin Calls for Meat Industry Protections

29 Democratic senators demand that Trump administration address worker safety.

The State of Politics: Tony Evers Plays Mr. Rogers
The State of Politics

Tony Evers Plays Mr. Rogers

Governor handles pandemic and Supreme Court loss with nice guy concerns for our health.

State Urges Supreme Court to Keep ACA Intact

State Urges Supreme Court to Keep ACA Intact

AG Kaul filed a brief as a friend-of-the-court in Supreme Court Case.

Diverse Board of Supervisors United in Urgent Appeal for Federal Aid
Op Ed: GOP Fundraiser Under Investigation for PPE Business
Op Ed

GOP Fundraiser Under Investigation for PPE Business

Mike Gula, who has fundraised for Sen. Ron Johnson, tried to cash in on the pandemic but didn't deliver.

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Politicians, lobbyists and activists fall back on party line in attacking or praising decision.

Kaul, Unions Push Meatpacking Safety Rules

Kaul, Unions Push Meatpacking Safety Rules

Kaul among 20 state attorneys general pushing Trump for tougher regulations.

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in HEROES Act
MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

But margin reduced: 69% favor stay-at-home order versus 86% in late March poll.

Murphy’s Law: State’s COVID Growth Slower Than Nation
Murphy’s Law

State’s COVID Growth Slower Than Nation

Wisconsin below most states and all of Midwest in per-capita COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Republican wins congressional race by 14 points, down from Trump’s 20 point margin in 2016.

Republican Anti-Trump Ad Hits State

Republican Anti-Trump Ad Hits State

Meet the Lincoln Project, led by past members of GOP campaigns, administrations.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds reduced but majority support for COVID-19 restrictions, while partisan divisions increase
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds reduced but majority support for COVID-19 restrictions, while partisan divisions increase

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Murphy’s Law: Vos, Fitzgerald Cost Taxpayers Billions
Murphy’s Law

Vos, Fitzgerald Cost Taxpayers Billions

Their latest mistake adds $25 million more lost to taxpayers.

AG Kaul Urges the Trump Administration to Protect the Health and Safety of Tens of Thousands of U.S. Meat and Poultry Workers
Press Release

AG Kaul Urges the Trump Administration to Protect the Health and Safety of Tens of Thousands of U.S. Meat and Poultry Workers

Executive Order Purporting to Keep Processing Plants Open During Pandemic Lacks Meaningful Safety Measures; Will Result in More Closures and Cost Lives

HUD Allocates Third Wave of Cares Act Funding Providing $1 Billion for Communities Including $17 Million to Wisconsin to Bolster Coronavirus Response and Relief Efforts
Op Ed: Republicans Test Ugly Campaign Theme
Op Ed

Republicans Test Ugly Campaign Theme

Message for 2020: ’Some of you will have to die’.

Op Ed: A Red County Questions Federal Effort
Op Ed

A Red County Questions Federal Effort

Our government could win WWII but can’t manufacture enough masks to protect us from a virus?

Op Ed: Consumers Will Decide When We Reopen
Op Ed

Consumers Will Decide When We Reopen

You can’t order people to visit movie theaters, retail shops, when most still fear a reopening.

Janet Bewley Is New State Senate Minority Leader

Janet Bewley Is New State Senate Minority Leader

Sen. Bewley sets her sights on overcoming GOP opposition, re-taking the senate.

Data Wonk: Is It Safe to Reopen the State?
Data Wonk

Is It Safe to Reopen the State?

The data shows pandemic spreading into non-urban red counties.

Murphy’s Law: Did Trump, Ron Johnson Endanger Lives?
Murphy’s Law

Did Trump, Ron Johnson Endanger Lives?

Promotion of unproven drug resulted in millions of pills being delivered to cities like Milwaukee.

State Businesses Get $9.7 Billion in Loans

State Businesses Get $9.7 Billion in Loans

Two rounds of federal Paycheck Protection Program gave loans to 40,000 and then 30,000 businesses.

Op Ed: Do Republicans Have Secret COVID-19 Plan?
Op Ed

Do Republicans Have Secret COVID-19 Plan?

Vos and Fitzgerald want high court to overrule Gov. Evers’ policies. What will their plan be?

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Social media, Zoom calls and texting campaigns supplant face-to-face campaigning during pandemic.

Your Right to Know: Trump Lawsuit Tests Limits of Free Speech
Your Right to Know

Trump Lawsuit Tests Limits of Free Speech

The president's campaign is suing a local television station in Rhinelander for running a political ad that allegedly defamed him.

The State’s 1918 Pandemic Shutdown Worked

The State’s 1918 Pandemic Shutdown Worked

Milwaukee was one of four cities with lowest rate of disease, at least 30% lower than most cities.

Baldwin, Murray, Heinrich, Democrats to Scalia: Do Your Job and Protect Workers Before Reopening the Economy
Press Release

Baldwin, Murray, Heinrich, Democrats to Scalia: Do Your Job and Protect Workers Before Reopening the Economy

As the Trump Administration pushes to reopen economy, Senate Democrats insist that worker protections must come first

OSHA Supervising Re-Opening of Meat Packing Plants

OSHA Supervising Re-Opening of Meat Packing Plants

COVID-19 infection rate in Green Bay is skyrocketing.

Data Wonk: The Politics of the Pandemic
Data Wonk

The Politics of the Pandemic

Republican push to reopen state economy depends on distorting the data.

Is The Meat Safe to Eat?

Is The Meat Safe to Eat?

COVID-19 outbreaks at state's meatpacking plants raises questions for consumers.

Baldwin, Murphy, Schumer, Senate Democrats Announce Legislation to Federalize Medical Supply Chain, Increase National Production and Create an Equitable and Transparent Process for Delivery of Necessary Supplies
Murphy’s Law: The Quack Science of Robin Vos
Murphy’s Law

The Quack Science of Robin Vos

He’s “not a doctor,” he says while repeatedly rejecting medical experts amid a deadly pandemic.

Op Ed: Trump Suit Threatens the Press
Op Ed

Trump Suit Threatens the Press

Defamation suit against small Wisconsin TV station could push media companies to be more cautious.

GOP Donor Uihlein Calls COVID-19 “Overhyped”

GOP Donor Uihlein Calls COVID-19 “Overhyped”

Liz Uihlein, co-founding of Uline, is a major Trump donor spending millions on right-wing causes.

Conservative Groups Twist Coronavirus Facts

Conservative Groups Twist Coronavirus Facts

Think tank MacIver Institute and grassroots group #ReopenWisconsin misuse the data on COVID-19 for political ends.

Right-Wing Groups Linked to #ReopenWisconsin Campaign

Right-Wing Groups Linked to #ReopenWisconsin Campaign

Members of Americans for Prosperity, American Majority and John Birch Society have their hands in the campaign.

Data Wonk: Did Republicans Doom Dan Kelly?
Data Wonk

Did Republicans Doom Dan Kelly?

Many voters in red counties opposed him, perhaps in anger at being forced to vote in a pandemic.

Environmental Enforcement Down in Midwest

Environmental Enforcement Down in Midwest

New report finds declining enforcement, spending and staff in six Great Lakes states.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters

Because they thought even more Democrats would be discouraged. They were wrong.

Pence Visits State Amid Criticism

Pence Visits State Amid Criticism

"No national plan,” Wisconsin still lacks COVID-19 supplies, Democrats charge.

Op Ed: Trump, Johnson Resisted on Pandemic Policy
Op Ed

Trump, Johnson Resisted on Pandemic Policy

Their push to cut WHO funding criticized by American Medical Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Provide Leadership with a National Plan for Widespread Testing
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Provide Leadership with a National Plan for Widespread Testing

“Liberating our country from this pandemic and moving our economy forward requires you to lead with a national testing plan and the supplies to implement it.”

Murphy’s Law: Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death
Murphy’s Law

Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death

Brookfield rally rejects both state and federal health experts, while likely spreading disease.

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

69% of Wisconsin voters say Trump did too little to prepare country for COVID-19.

Evers Calls For Federal Aid As Revenues Decline

Evers Calls For Federal Aid As Revenues Decline

State revenues are being decimated by the economic shutdown.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Support Wisconsin Farmers and Food Industry Now
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Support Wisconsin Farmers and Food Industry Now

"The economic losses predicted from these impacts are staggering, and if we respond rapidly, we can help to reduce the worst losses."

Data Wonk: Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?
Data Wonk

Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?

So ruled both the Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Court. Let’s examine their reasoning.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Reacts to F-35 Announcement
Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

High absentee voting in Milwaukee, Dane counties. State results mirrored Tammy Baldwin win in 2018.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Squeezes Evers
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Squeezes Evers

Demands $45 million from the state and for what? Probably nothing.

Op Ed: Did Voter Backlash Defeat Kelly?
Op Ed

Did Voter Backlash Defeat Kelly?

Voters angry about in-person election may have reacted by opposing Republican choice for high court.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Senator Baldwin to President Trump: Wisconsinites Need Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Supplies Now
Press Release

Senator Baldwin to President Trump: Wisconsinites Need Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Supplies Now

Wisconsin has received only a fraction of the PPE and medical supplies requested from the federal government

Biden Wins Big Over Sanders

Biden Wins Big Over Sanders

63 to 31 margin in state presidential primary; Biden criticizes holding of in-person election.

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

54-46 margin for liberal candidate in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Murphy’s Law: 21 Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

21 Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, what was the election about, who were the other winners and losers?

Murphy’s Law: Trump Campaign Sues State TV Station
Murphy’s Law

Trump Campaign Sues State TV Station

Claims ad, with excerpts of Trump speaking, used technology to create false statement.

Priorities USA Action Response to Trump Campaign Lawsuit Against Wisconsin TV Station
UW System Projects $170 Million Revenue Loss

UW System Projects $170 Million Revenue Loss

Housing and dining fee refunds and college sports revenue losses, all due to pandemic.

Ron Johnson Pushes Controversial Drugs

Ron Johnson Pushes Controversial Drugs

Spearheads campaign urging Trump to lift restrictions on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine use for COVID-19.

Johnson Organizes Physician Letter to President Urging Action on Hydroxychloroquine
Data Wonk: The Scott Walker Economy
Data Wonk

The Scott Walker Economy

The final data on GDP, jobs, unemployment: how we did compared to nation, Midwest.

Back in the News: New York Times Blasts State Republicans
Back in the News

New York Times Blasts State Republicans

"You Shouldn’t Have to Risk Your Life to Vote," editorial declares.

Op Ed: Who Provides Leadership on Pandemic?
Op Ed

Who Provides Leadership on Pandemic?

Compare Trump to Evers or Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan.

Restaurant Owners Talk About Hardships

Restaurant Owners Talk About Hardships

Pandemic shutdown hurting employees and government not helping enough, say owners.

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

All back CARES Act and Evers' disaster declaration for Wisconsin.

Healthcare Workers’ Jobs Upended by Pandemic

Healthcare Workers’ Jobs Upended by Pandemic

Workers are jumping into new roles and challenges to deal with COVID-19

Johnson Leads Wisconsin Delegation Letter Supporting Major Disaster Declaration Request
GOP Lame-Duck Law Blocks COVID-19 Aid

GOP Lame-Duck Law Blocks COVID-19 Aid

State GOP was warned of unintended consequences to their law in 2018.

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

"I consider this extremely good news," says Mayor. Democratic Party remains committed to Milwaukee.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $25 Billion to Help Nation’s Public Transportation Systems Respond to COVID-19
Democratic National Convention Committee Announces Date Change in Response to Unprecedented Coronavirus Outbreak
Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

86 percent of Wisconsin voters support the shutdown order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Op Ed: Biden’s Ideas Won’t Get Hearing in April Election
Op Ed

Biden’s Ideas Won’t Get Hearing in April Election

Pandemic overshadowing what could have been important election.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Blasts Trump for Blocking Millions of Americans from Accessing Affordable Health Insurance Amid Pandemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Blasts Trump for Blocking Millions of Americans from Accessing Affordable Health Insurance Amid Pandemic

As coronavirus pandemic spreads, Trump refuses to reopen Affordable Care Act enrollment window for uninsured and under-insured, potentially blocking millions of Americans from accessing life-saving health coverage

New Marquette Law School Poll finds strong support for coronavirus closings, even as it shows substantial economic impact
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds strong support for coronavirus closings, even as it shows substantial economic impact

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Op Ed: Trump Downplays Pandemic in Midwest
Op Ed

Trump Downplays Pandemic in Midwest

Reality: as one Wisconsin doctor put it, a COVID-19 “tsunami” is coming.

Murphy’s Law: Will Trump Help State Get Medical Supplies?
Murphy’s Law

Will Trump Help State Get Medical Supplies?

Still won’t use Defense Production Act to ramp up production. Baldwin pushes for action.

Evers Urges Legislators to Convene

Evers Urges Legislators to Convene

“We still need” state solutions to coming surge of COVID-19 patients, he warns.

State’s Colleges Will Refund $78 Million

State’s Colleges Will Refund $78 Million

Wisconsin’s 13 universities and branch campuses reimbursing students moving off campus.

Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

Karofsky v. Kelly, stakes are high in state Supreme Court race.

Wisconsin Could Get $2.2 Billion Stimulus Funds

Wisconsin Could Get $2.2 Billion Stimulus Funds

And Milwaukee in line for $102.7 million in direct aid from COVID-19 stimulus fund.

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

Spending package provides aid to people, businesses, health care systems and states during COVID-19 pandemic.

AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition Urging Trump Administration to Ease Restrictions and Allow Medical Professionals to Research Solutions to COVID-19 Pandemic
Trump Can’t Lift Pandemic Restrictions

Trump Can’t Lift Pandemic Restrictions

In a state of emergency local health officials have broad authority to maintain restrictions.

Data Wonk: What Will Green New Deal Cost?
Data Wonk

What Will Green New Deal Cost?

And why is the research on this so sloppy?

Can Sanders Win Wisconsin?

Can Sanders Win Wisconsin?

Youth vote carried him to victory in 2016 primary. 2020 could be different.

AG Kaul Leads Multistate Coalition in Urging President Trump to Immediately Prioritize Production of Critical Medical and Testing Supplies, Protective Gear
Murphy’s Law: Baldwin Plan Needed for Pandemic
Murphy’s Law

Baldwin Plan Needed for Pandemic

Using Defense Production Act could save lives, but Trump won’t act.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Scale Up Made in America Production of Medical Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment For Hospitals and Health Care Workers
One Year After Shopko Went Bankrupt

One Year After Shopko Went Bankrupt

Virtual town hall of ex-workers talk about impact of retail chain's 2019 shutdown.

Dining: Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension
Dining

Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension

Chinese-Japanese restaurant says employees have been verbally attacked.

Baldwin, Colleagues Tell Trump to Immediately and Fully Use All Defense Production Act Authorities to Mobilize War-Scale Manufacturing Effort of Respirators, Ventilators, Test Kits, Other Medical Equipment
Press Release

Baldwin, Colleagues Tell Trump to Immediately and Fully Use All Defense Production Act Authorities to Mobilize War-Scale Manufacturing Effort of Respirators, Ventilators, Test Kits, Other Medical Equipment

President has only invoked part of one title in Act, and refused to deploy Act's full powers to incentivize industry, retool private manufacturing capabilities; Senators also urge Trump to stop xenophobic references to COVID-19

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

Loan and grant programs intended to provide bridge for businesses hurt by pandemic.

Data Wonk: Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court
Data Wonk

Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court

Getting buzz nationally. Is his critique warranted?

Art Scene: Not Every One Is Shut Down
Art Scene

Not Every One Is Shut Down

The art museums are closed but some art galleries are still open.

State Republicans Now Love Trump

State Republicans Now Love Trump

Big change from 2016, when GOP and talk radio opposed him, now 95% view him favorably.

Back in the News: David Clarke Is Still Crazy
Back in the News

David Clarke Is Still Crazy

Or maybe crazier. Just ask Charlie Sykes.

Op Ed: Senators Must Pass Coronavirus Act
Op Ed

Senators Must Pass Coronavirus Act

House passed relief bill goes to Senate, Johnson and Baldwin should support it.

Dining: Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open
Dining

Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open

But must operate at 50 percent of their fire code capacity or 50 people maximum.

Evers Less Liberal Than National Democrats?

Evers Less Liberal Than National Democrats?

In once Progressive Wisconsin, state’s Democrats no longer in vanguard of their party.

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

After low Milwaukee turnout in 2016 presidential election, both parties seeking support of black voters.

Milwaukee Man Creates Democratic Hat

Milwaukee Man Creates Democratic Hat

MAGA red hat, meet your True Blue American alternative. Let the cap wars begin.

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

Relief bill supported by Trump, passed overwhelmingly, state's 4 GOP Congressmen vote no.

Johnson Statement on Coronavirus Legislation
Wisconsin A Toss-Up in 2020

Wisconsin A Toss-Up in 2020

Electoral analysis shows Wisconsin is among seven states that will decide presidential election.

In Letter to Trump, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call for Coronavirus Economic Response Focused on Helping Workers and Families Most Harmed
Press Release

In Letter to Trump, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call for Coronavirus Economic Response Focused on Helping Workers and Families Most Harmed

Stimulus should focus on boosting working Americans, not corporate bottom lines

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Wisconsin's GOP legislators mourned publicly, but continue ignoring calls from Democrats to address gun violence.

Wisconsinites Blast Trump for Broken Promises to Women
Supreme Court Case Could Affect Abortion Access in Wisconsin

Supreme Court Case Could Affect Abortion Access in Wisconsin

The High Court weighs case that could effectively overturn Roe v. Wade.

Op Ed: Coronavirus and Candor
Op Ed

Coronavirus and Candor

While some Republican push Trump for action, Ron Johnson lets administration officials testify behind closed doors.

Op Ed: Yes, Billionaires Should Exist
Op Ed

Yes, Billionaires Should Exist

Beware of presidential candidates with all THE ANSWERS.

Back in the News: 329% Jump in State’s Antisemitic Incidents
Back in the News

329% Jump in State’s Antisemitic Incidents

Skyrocketing rise since 2015 in report by local Jewish Community Relations Council.

Baldwin Backs Bill To Save Wisconsin Defense Contracts

Baldwin Backs Bill To Save Wisconsin Defense Contracts

Bill restores $3.8 billion diverted away from the Department of Defense for construction of the southern border wall.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Sanders’ support rising among Democrats and tight races between Trump and each Democratic candidate for president
Data Wonk: The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections
Data Wonk

The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections

They could hardly be more partisan. Time to rethink how we elect Supreme Court members?

Shooting at Molson Coors Left 6 Dead, Including Gunman

Shooting at Molson Coors Left 6 Dead, Including Gunman

Law enforcement and elected officials lament the tragedy.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Efforts to Reverse Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Efforts to Reverse Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall

Baldwin to Trump: “You are taking funding away from Wisconsin manufacturers that strengthen our national defense and create jobs.”

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Deportation

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Deportation

Efforts by Trump administration to deport Hmongs to Laos condemned at rally in Wausau.

Federal Policing Money Flowing to City

Federal Policing Money Flowing to City

Relentless Pursuit grant, Tougher on Crime grant, DNC funding lead the list.

Baldwin Calling on Trump Administration to Take Action and Support Wisconsin Hardwood Businesses Hurt by Trade War
Press Release

Baldwin Calling on Trump Administration to Take Action and Support Wisconsin Hardwood Businesses Hurt by Trade War

“Wisconsin’s hardwood industry is facing severe challenges from the retaliatory tariffs China has placed on American hardwoods as part of the ongoing trade wars.”

The State of Politics: Who Will Turn Out for April Election?
The State of Politics

Who Will Turn Out for April Election?

There might be a far bigger Republican turnout than some expect.

Op Ed: Stakes Are High for Supreme Court Race
Op Ed

Stakes Are High for Supreme Court Race

Kelly vs Karofsky will test the organizing, fundraising abilities of both parties.

Trade War Wounds May Heal Soon

Trade War Wounds May Heal Soon

Job losses may be slowing and new trade agreements are offering hope.

Data Wonk: Will School Choice Help Reelect Trump?
Data Wonk

Will School Choice Help Reelect Trump?

Democratic attacks on choice and charter schools favored by minority voters could backfire.

Transportation: Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant
Transportation

Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant

Grant will be used to rehabilitate a runway at Mitchell International.

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

Race could be tough: Candidates have accused each other of “corruption” and “disgusting slander”.

Murphy’s Law: 14 Election Winners, Losers
Murphy’s Law

14 Election Winners, Losers

Beyond the ballot totals, behind the scenes, who were the other election winners and losers?

The Return of Garrison Keillor

The Return of Garrison Keillor

Without a mention of sexual harassment charges, he performed in Milwaukee to adoring fans.

Op Ed: Trump Vulnerable on Environment
Op Ed

Trump Vulnerable on Environment

He’s done more damage than any president in modern history. Will Democrats make this an issue?

Baldwin Raises Alarm on Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall
Press Release

Baldwin Raises Alarm on Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall

Oshkosh Defense and Fairbanks Morse to Lose Millions of Dollars Intended to Support Wisconsin Jobs and Strengthen National Security

State Voters Lean Against Medicare for All

State Voters Lean Against Medicare for All

Poll shows 47% prefer it while 53% prefer improving Affordable Care Act.

Gov. Evers Asks for Federal Disaster Assistance in Southeastern Wisconsin
Op Ed: The Courage of Mitt Romney
Op Ed

The Courage of Mitt Romney

And the sad spectacle of Wisconsin Sen. Ron Jonnson.

Wisconsin for Mike Opens Second Field Office During Weekend of Action
Press Release

Wisconsin for Mike Opens Second Field Office During Weekend of Action

Campaign hosted over 30 events statewide including visits from Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas and former Mayor of Gary, Indiana, Karen Freeman-Wilson

The State of Politics: Fight Looms Over Tough-on-Crime Bills
The State of Politics

Fight Looms Over Tough-on-Crime Bills

Republican bills would jail more people. Democrats resist, align themselves with Trump.

GOP Opens First Milwaukee Field Office

GOP Opens First Milwaukee Field Office

State Republican party is looking to expand outreach to African-American voters.

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

Johnson votes to acquit, is happy trial is over. Baldwin says republicans lack moral courage.

Pocan: ‘A Cover-Up That Will Haunt our Democracy’
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Her Judgment in Senate Impeachment Trial
Local Skepticism Grows On Foxconn’s Future

Local Skepticism Grows On Foxconn’s Future

Opinions in Racine County shifting as company’s plans keep changing.

Irrelevant If Trump Broke Law, Johnson Says

Irrelevant If Trump Broke Law, Johnson Says

Wisconsin’s Republican Senator is voting against impeachment of president.

Voces de La Frontera Mobilizing Voters

Voces de La Frontera Mobilizing Voters

Effort for 2020 builds on 2016, when it recruited 5,600 Latinx voters, 67% of them new voters.

2020 County Exec Race: Nath Kicked Out Of Voces Event
2020 County Exec Race

Nath Kicked Out Of Voces Event

In interview with Urban Milwaukee, Nath gives her version of events.

Op Ed: Trump Running On The Economy
Op Ed

Trump Running On The Economy

But warning signs are flashing nationally and in Wisconsin.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address
Watch: Wisconsin Gun Violence Survivor, Khary Penebaker, Featured in Mike Bloomberg 2020 Campaign Ad Highlighting Urgent Need to Prevent Gun Violence
Transportation: Port Traffic Up in 2019
Transportation

Port Traffic Up in 2019

Port rebounds from down 2018 to exceed five-year average cargo volume.

Local Dairy Farmers, WFU President, Call out Trump’s Trade Deals as Too Little, Too Late
Call Bolton to Testify, Baldwin Urges

Call Bolton to Testify, Baldwin Urges

Former National Security advisor’s book says Trump froze Ukraine aid to force Biden investigation and implicates Ron Johnson.

Senator Baldwin, Senate Democrats Reject Trump Middle East Plan, Urge Administration to Commit to Viable Two-State Solution
Press Release

Senator Baldwin, Senate Democrats Reject Trump Middle East Plan, Urge Administration to Commit to Viable Two-State Solution

Senators: “A sustainable solution must support the legitimate rights, aspirations, and needs of both Israelis and Palestinians.”

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

Pushes U.S. Senate to let Bolton testify in Trump impeachment trial.

Op Ed: Trump Wants to Slash Social Security
Op Ed

Trump Wants to Slash Social Security

If reelected will push for this. Has proposed $1.9 trillion cut in entitlement programs.

The State of Politics: Stakes High in Voter Purge Battle
The State of Politics

Stakes High in Voter Purge Battle

Would remove 17% of Milwaukee County voters, but less than 1% of Waukesha County voters.

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

BLOC looks to increase turnout, political power of city’s African American voters.

Op Ed: Trump’s Decision to Kill
Op Ed

Trump’s Decision to Kill

The President seems to have gotten away with murder, just like he said he would.

The State of Politics: GOP Targets Three Democratic Reps
The State of Politics

GOP Targets Three Democratic Reps

Their Assembly districts voted for Trump. They now face Republican challengers.

Op Ed: What Would Martin Luther King Think?
Op Ed

What Would Martin Luther King Think?

What would he make of Trump, and the 2020 Democratic challengers?

Mocked By Trump, Wisconsin Woman Sets The Record Straight

Mocked By Trump, Wisconsin Woman Sets The Record Straight

Protester ejected from President Trump's rally in Milwaukee tells her story.

DNC Chair Talks Healthcare in Milwaukee

DNC Chair Talks Healthcare in Milwaukee

Chair Tom Perez is touring 2020 battle ground states discussing health care.

How China Trade Agreement Impacts Wisconsin Farmers

How China Trade Agreement Impacts Wisconsin Farmers

China agrees to purchase $80 billion of US food, agricultural and seafood products.

Trump Visit Draws Protests Downtown

Trump Visit Draws Protests Downtown

Protests and police maneuvers may be a taste of DNC 2020.

City Hall: Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security
City Hall

Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security

Federal grant covers costs of police and fire during convention. 4,000 police officers expected.

Mark Pocan Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Press Release

Mark Pocan Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Pocan Named as Bernie 2020 Wisconsin Campaign Chair

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to President Trump Signing Phase One Trade Agreement with China
New Marquette Law School Poll finds majorities of Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump foreign policy and killing of Iranian general
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majorities of Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump foreign policy and killing of Iranian general

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Data Wonk: Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump
Data Wonk

Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump

Weld and Walsh barred from Republican presidential primary in state’s Spring election. Why?

Trump’s Flights of Fancy at Rally

Trump’s Flights of Fancy at Rally

President's speech in Milwaukee filled with exaggerations and made-up numbers.

Does Court Ruling Mean No Voter Purge?

Does Court Ruling Mean No Voter Purge?

Appeals court decision and Elections Commission vote may defeat effort to purge voting list for 2020 election.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Move USMCA Forward
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Move USMCA Forward

Senate Committees Pass Trade Bill for Floor Vote

Foxconn Hasn’t Created Innovation Centers

Foxconn Hasn’t Created Innovation Centers

Hasn’t fulfilled promise of 1,200 jobs and new centers in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Madison.

Murphy’s Law: Why a Voter Purge Is So Critical
Murphy’s Law

Why a Voter Purge Is So Critical

The goal is to reelect Trump. Even if that means purging some Republican voters, too.

Bill Would Prohibit Free Campaign Rallies

Bill Would Prohibit Free Campaign Rallies

Trump, Clinton campaigns still owe Eau Claire, other cities for security, sanitation costs.

Priorities USA Expands Pre-Convention Budget to $150 Million, Reserves Millions of Dollars of Wisconsin Ad Time
Presidential Candidates Must Pay Their Bills
Press Release

Presidential Candidates Must Pay Their Bills

Statement from Sen. Smith & Rep. Stuck regarding the Introduction of The Recovery of Unsettled Municipal Payments Act

Judge Holds Election Commissioners in Contempt

Judge Holds Election Commissioners in Contempt

Will be fined $250 per day until they approve purge 209,000 names from voting list.

Coalition to Protest Trump in Milwaukee
Press Release

Coalition to Protest Trump in Milwaukee

The event will feature nearly a dozen speakers, headlined by the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and the executive director of Voces de la Frontera.

Huge Drop in Refugees Resettled Since 2016

Huge Drop in Refugees Resettled Since 2016

Wisconsin resettled 480 refugees in 2019, compared to nearly 1,877 in 2016.

Another Walker Appointee Gets Top EPA Job

Another Walker Appointee Gets Top EPA Job

Kurt Thiede, former deputy secretary of state DNR, will run federal EPA’s regional office in Chicago.

War Powers Resolution Passes House, Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Force a Debate and Vote to Prevent War With Iran
What’s Going on With Voting List Purge?

What’s Going on With Voting List Purge?

A scramble in the courts and an uncertain future.

Data Wonk: The Return of Texas v. U.S.
Data Wonk

The Return of Texas v. U.S.

Case could kill ACA, leave 18 million without health insurance. Which states would be hurt most?

Rep. Gallagher Defends Slaying of Iranian General

Rep. Gallagher Defends Slaying of Iranian General

But Wisconsin Congressman opposes attacks on Iran’s cultural sites.

2020 County Exec Race: Seven Will Run for County Executive
2020 County Exec Race

Seven Will Run for County Executive

Gwen Moore endorses Lipscomb, Crowley has raised $53,000, no word from Abele.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA

Improvements Include Many Changes Baldwin has Pushed for to Support Wisconsin Farmers and Workers

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors War Powers Resolution to Prevent War with Iran
‘Relentless Pursuit’ Worries Immigration Activists

‘Relentless Pursuit’ Worries Immigration Activists

Will new federal enforcement effort, working with Milwaukee Police, involve ICE agents?

Back in the News: Journal Sentinel Promotes Long-Gone Writer
Back in the News

Journal Sentinel Promotes Long-Gone Writer

Readers urged to read Michael Wolff’s “brutally honest’ column. It hasn’t run in two years.

State Politicians Respond to Iranian General’s Killing

State Politicians Respond to Iranian General’s Killing

Activists are protesting and politicos weighing in on assassination, U.S. troop escalation.

Pocan: ‘America Must Avoid Another Endless War’
Coalition to Protest Trump in Milwaukee
Data Wonk: Measuring Republican Views on Impeachment
Data Wonk

Measuring Republican Views on Impeachment

Poll shows a culture of denial among Wisconsin Trump supporters.

Op Ed: Trump’s Most Formidable Foe?
Op Ed

Trump’s Most Formidable Foe?

Mike Bloomberg, a real billionaire running against an alleged one, could be a very tough opponent.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler Releases Statement In Response To President Trump’s Upcoming Visit to Milwaukee
Op Ed: Birds Can Now Be Slaughtered
Op Ed

Birds Can Now Be Slaughtered

County tries to protect birds as Trump policies open door to wanton killing.

Back From Madrid, Barnes Pushes Climate Policy

Back From Madrid, Barnes Pushes Climate Policy

Lt. Governor attended international climate conference, envisions state as a climate policy leader.

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?

Op Ed: State’s Future Depends on Knowledge Economy
Op Ed

State’s Future Depends on Knowledge Economy

Two new studies show why state needs to support its universities.

Data Wonk: Rep. Sensenbrenner’s Disappointing Column
Data Wonk

Rep. Sensenbrenner’s Disappointing Column

The Republican has showed his independence in the past. But not this time, not on impeachment.

Federal Crime Effort Includes Milwaukee

Federal Crime Effort Includes Milwaukee

One of 7 cities picked for new anti-crime program, Operation: Relentless Pursuit.

Data Shows Republican Voter Roll Purge Targets Democratic Voting Communities
Press Release

Data Shows Republican Voter Roll Purge Targets Democratic Voting Communities

Right-Wing Purge Push Comes as Top Trump Campaign Aide Vows Unprecedented Anti-Voter Effort

Mayor Bloomberg Comes to Town

Mayor Bloomberg Comes to Town

Presidential candidate opens campaign office in Milwaukee and tours Public Market.

Op Ed: A Love Letter to ‘Dairylandia’
Op Ed

A Love Letter to ‘Dairylandia’

Former Milwaukee Journal managing editor Steve Hannah’s new book celebrates “modest Wisconsin.”

Mike Bloomberg Rebuilding ‘Blue Wall’ in PA, MI, WI
Press Release

Mike Bloomberg Rebuilding ‘Blue Wall’ in PA, MI, WI

Opens Campaign Offices Today in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee, Totaling 5 New Offices in 5 States This Week

DPW Statement on Leaked Audio from Wisconsin Republican Event
Op Ed: It’s All About Black Milwaukee
Op Ed

It’s All About Black Milwaukee

2020 election spotlight on one group of voters in one city. What does it all mean?

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Madison Democrat the only state representative to oppose historic revision of NAFTA.

Sean Duffy’s Ex-Chief of Staff Sells Pot

Sean Duffy’s Ex-Chief of Staff Sells Pot

Pete Meachum, top aide to Duffy before Congressman resigned, now lobbies for marijuana producer.

Pocan: ‘A Vote That Sets the Precedent for All Future Presidents’
Ryan, Boehner, Gingrich to Team Up

Ryan, Boehner, Gingrich to Team Up

Three former speakers will work to keep Republican control of most state legislatures.

It’s “Obvious” Senate Will Acquit Trump

It’s “Obvious” Senate Will Acquit Trump

So says Ron Johnson. “Horrifying” that any senators won’t be impartial, says Baldwin.

Op Ed: How to Pass Expanded Medicaid Bill
Op Ed

How to Pass Expanded Medicaid Bill

Evers needs to be more strategic with Republicans.

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Ruling would purge 234,000 names from voting rolls, commission ties 3-3 on how to respond.

Poll Shows Trump Ahead in State

Poll Shows Trump Ahead in State

MU Poll shows him beating the major Democratic candidates, though within margin of error.

Op Ed: Pardon Power Should Be Used Wisely
Op Ed

Pardon Power Should Be Used Wisely

Walker didn’t use if for eight years. How should Evers use it?

Which Republican Is More Trumpian?

Which Republican Is More Trumpian?

GOP candidates for state's 7th congressional district spar over who’s more like Trump.

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Percent supporting impeachment and removal in new poll nearly identical to last poll.

Bill Pushes Ranked Choice Voting

Bill Pushes Ranked Choice Voting

Democratic legislation would switch to approach used in Maine and numerous cities.

Man Arrested By ICE Reunited With Family

Man Arrested By ICE Reunited With Family

José Alejandro de la Cruz-Espinoza, 38, has lived in U.S. for decades.

Sensenbrenner Votes Against Weak Impeachment Articles after Partisan Committee Markup
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Votes Against Weak Impeachment Articles after Partisan Committee Markup

"These articles of impeachment are the weakest in history."

New Marquette Law School Poll finds no change in impeachment views following end of public testimony
Trump Tariffs Have Cost State $800 Million

Trump Tariffs Have Cost State $800 Million

New analysis says state businesses, taxpayers paid that so far in tariffs, with more coming.

Sensenbrenner Statement on Articles of Impeachment
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Statement on Articles of Impeachment

"The Democrats’ obsession with ousting the President made today an inevitability, but it is nevertheless a sad day for the Republic."

Op Ed: State Supreme Court Race Is Crucial
Op Ed

State Supreme Court Race Is Crucial

At stake is whether justices will recuse themselves to avoid flagrant conflicts of interest.

China Tariffs Hurting Farmers, Kind Says

China Tariffs Hurting Farmers, Kind Says

Congressman pushes Trump to settle trade war, help farmers losing out on export markets.

Trump Picks Camp David Over Milwaukee

Trump Picks Camp David Over Milwaukee

G7 summit to be held at Presidential retreat, not downtown Milwaukee site Barrett offered.

Poor Hit Again by Food Aid Cuts

Poor Hit Again by Food Aid Cuts

Trump follows Walker model to cut more, as many as 25,000 in state will lose aid.

Congresswoman Moore Supports Decision to Move Forward with Articles of Impeachment
Press Release

Congresswoman Moore Supports Decision to Move Forward with Articles of Impeachment

"Trump engaged in an unprecedented abuse of power for personal political gain, at the expense of our national security and the integrity of our elections."

Data Wonk: How We View Undocumented Immigrants
Data Wonk

How We View Undocumented Immigrants

Polls show even state’s Republican voters overwhelmingly oppose current policies.

Walker Says Kleefisch Would Be ‘Great Governor’

Walker Says Kleefisch Would Be ‘Great Governor’

“I think she would win.” And compares recall he won to impeachment fight.

Campaign Cash: Top Republican Donors Give to Biden
Campaign Cash

Top Republican Donors Give to Biden

Ted and Mary Kellner have donated $1 million to state GOP candidates, but now giving to Biden.

City Hall: Council Bans Most Plastic Straws
City Hall

Council Bans Most Plastic Straws

Use by bars and restaurants prohibited unless customers request them.

State’s GOP Congressmen Skip Depositions

State’s GOP Congressmen Skip Depositions

Sensenbrenner, who led the Clinton impeachment, and Grothman skip closed-door impeachment sessions.

Evers Commits to Paris Climate Accords

Evers Commits to Paris Climate Accords

Lt. Gov. Barnes joins a call with experts and city leaders ahead of UN COP25.

Sieger on Songs: “I Blew Up The United States”
Sieger on Songs

“I Blew Up The United States”

It’s 30 years old but this classic by Was Not Was could have been written yesterday.

2020 County Exec Race: Six Now Running for County Executive
2020 County Exec Race

Six Now Running for County Executive

Democrat Chris Larson and Trump supporter Purnima Nath join four other candidates.

Why State Voters Cooled on Impeachment

Why State Voters Cooled on Impeachment

MU poll found small shifts add up and Trump might be helped by good economy.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.7 Million to Two Airports in Wisconsin
Press Release

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.7 Million to Two Airports in Wisconsin

This is part of a $485 million federal investment in America’s airports that Secretary Chao announced today.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls Out Trump Administration’s Efforts to Promote Junk Plans Under Questionable Legal Authority
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls Out Trump Administration’s Efforts to Promote Junk Plans Under Questionable Legal Authority

This comes in response to links on the HealthCare.gov website that re-direct customers to third-party online brokers that sell junk insurance plans on their websites.

Op Ed: Terrorizing Immigrants Makes Us Less Safe
Op Ed

Terrorizing Immigrants Makes Us Less Safe

ACLU demands investigation of arrest of Jose De la Cruz-Espinoza by ICE and Milwaukee Police.

Poll Shows Less Support For Impeachment

Poll Shows Less Support For Impeachment

Support declining, MU poll shows, and presidential race in state also looks close.

Green Bay City Councillor Randy Scannell, AFL-CIO State Treasurer Dennis Delie, Green Bay Area Resident With Pre-Existing Condition Sarah Conklin, Brown and Outagamie County Democrats, Working People Call Out Trump’s Numerous Broken Promises to Working People
New Marquette Law School Poll finds shifts in Wisconsin public opinion favorable to President Trump on impeachment and presidential election preferences
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds shifts in Wisconsin public opinion favorable to President Trump on impeachment and presidential election preferences

Trump holds small leads over each of four top Democratic candidates for president in head-to-head matchups in the new survey

Ron Johnson Attacks Vindman, Defends Trump

Ron Johnson Attacks Vindman, Defends Trump

“I was the only member of Congress joining” delegation to Ukraine, he notes.

Why Milwaukee Needs a New Deal

Why Milwaukee Needs a New Deal

Government can work better. And cities like Milwaukee will benefit. Excerpt from a new book.

Senator Johnson continues to lobby for vaping industry – at the expense of Wisconsin’s children and young people
Press Release

Senator Johnson continues to lobby for vaping industry – at the expense of Wisconsin’s children and young people

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 14, 2019

Duffy Will Lobby for Financial Industry

Duffy Will Lobby for Financial Industry

BRG Group “thrilled” to hire former congressman, "a star" in state politics.

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

Would prevent restaurants from providing straws, unless customers request them.

Downtown Rally for DACA, Dreamers

Downtown Rally for DACA, Dreamers

Bus loads of activists at Federal Building urged U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of immigrants.

Baldwin, Democrats Unveil New Report Detailing How Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages
Press Release

Baldwin, Democrats Unveil New Report Detailing How Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages

New data shows how payments create deep inequities, benefiting farms that have experienced less trade damage

Legislators Can’t Intervene in Abortion Case, Court Says

Legislators Can’t Intervene in Abortion Case, Court Says

Leaves Attorney General Kaul to defend state in Planned Parenthood challenge to GOP-passed abortion law.

How Local Doctors Discovered Vaping Illness

How Local Doctors Discovered Vaping Illness

Medical College of Wisconsin doctors led the way to discovering some 1,300 vaping related cases in North America.

Tom Steyer Comes to Town

Tom Steyer Comes to Town

That would be the billionaire investor running for president who calls Trump “a fake businessman.”

Johnson Dodges Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Johnson Dodges Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Wisconsin senator has become one of Trump's most vocal defenders.

Man Charged With Hate Crime In Acid Attack

Man Charged With Hate Crime In Acid Attack

Clifton Blackwell accused of attack on Hispanic man, case has gotten national attention.

Op Ed: Cross Exit Opens Door to UW Reforms
Op Ed

Cross Exit Opens Door to UW Reforms

Find leader from outside academia to take fresh look, transform UW System.

Murphy’s Law: How Hispanics Have Saved Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

How Hispanics Have Saved Milwaukee

Acid attack against man for “invasion” of Hispanics couldn’t be more wrong about their impact.

Mayor, Officials Denounce Acid Attack

Mayor, Officials Denounce Acid Attack

Barrett says Trump’s rhetoric has fed anger leading to such attacks.

Sean Duffy’s Rocky Start

Sean Duffy’s Rocky Start

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

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."

Sen. Ron Johnson Continues Impeachment Bumbling
Press Release

Sen. Ron Johnson Continues Impeachment Bumbling

‘What Sen. Johnson is Proposing Isn’t Just Nonsensical, It’s Unethical’

Eyes on Milwaukee: Voces Buying Mitchell Street Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Voces Buying Mitchell Street Building

After long search, immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera finds new home, space to grow.

The Return of Paul Ryan

The Return of Paul Ryan

His new foundation could help Ryan plan and promote his post-Trump political career.

Sen. Johnson Says Trump Not Guilty

Sen. Johnson Says Trump Not Guilty

President shouldn’t be impeached, says Johnson, who won’t recuse himself despite his Ukraine involvement.

Derailed: California Got Most of State’s $810 Million
Derailed

California Got Most of State’s $810 Million

But unlike Wisconsin’s “shovel ready” train project, California’s hit many obstacles. 5th in a series.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Democrats Force Vote on Legislation to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Democrats Force Vote on Legislation to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Republican Majority Votes Against Protecting People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Senator Baldwin and Representative McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Health Care More Affordable for Young Adults
Press Release

Senator Baldwin and Representative McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Health Care More Affordable for Young Adults

The Advancing Youth Enrollment Act lowers health care costs while maintaining critical ACA protections

Op Ed: Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine
Op Ed

Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

Sen. Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into center of impeachment investigation.

Evers, Barrett Kick Off 2020 Census

Evers, Barrett Kick Off 2020 Census

They were joined by "Captain Census." Milwaukee could lose millions if Census undercounts population

Good News, Bad News on State Budget

Good News, Bad News on State Budget

Report finds 2018-19 year had $1.7 billion surplus, but new budget will exceed projected revenues by $800 million.

Campaign Cash: Rep. Ron Kind Has Huge 2020 War Chest
Campaign Cash

Rep. Ron Kind Has Huge 2020 War Chest

Nearly $3 million campaign fund. No Wisconsin congressional representative has more.

Big Jump in State Support for Impeachment

Big Jump in State Support for Impeachment

Marquette Poll finds 46% of those surveyed now back inquiry, up from 29% in April.

Derailed: How Walker and Sykes Killed the Train
Derailed

How Walker and Sykes Killed the Train

With constant support from talk radio, Walker rejected fully funded, $810 million rail project. Part 3 in a series.

Gov. Evers Announces Federal Disaster Aid Resources for Marinette County
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Federal Disaster Aid Resources for Marinette County

Groups to deliver letter to Senators with over twenty organizations opposing the bill

New Marquette Law School Poll finds increased support for Trump impeachment hearings since the spring, while opinions about Trump have changed little
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds increased support for Trump impeachment hearings since the spring, while opinions about Trump have changed little

When asked if Trump should be impeached and removed from office, 44 percent say that Trump should be removed.

Sean Duffy Joins the “CNN Family”

Sean Duffy Joins the “CNN Family”

And he’s already getting attacked for peddling conspiracy theories.

Mayor Barrett Reasserts His Invitation to Host the 2020 G7 Meetings
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Reasserts His Invitation to Host the 2020 G7 Meetings

“I want world leaders to see how international trade practices can affect local economies like Milwaukee’s.”

AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Challenging Rollback of Endangered Species Act Regulations
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Challenging Rollback of Endangered Species Act Regulations

"The Trump administration’s decision to adopt rules weakening the Endangered Species Act is unwarranted and unlawful."

Barrett Offers City for G-7 Summit

Barrett Offers City for G-7 Summit

Urges President Trump to host 2020 meeting of leading industrial nations in Milwaukee.

Campaign Cash: Trump Supporter Picked For Elections Commission
Campaign Cash

Trump Supporter Picked For Elections Commission

Fitzgerald appoints Bob Spindell, GOP donor and supporter of Voter ID law, to state commission.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks Investigation into Possible Market Manipulation Regarding Market Bets Timed to Trump’s Comments on Trade War & Other Geopolitical Events
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks Investigation into Possible Market Manipulation Regarding Market Bets Timed to Trump’s Comments on Trade War & Other Geopolitical Events

Lawmakers want DOJ, FBI, SEC & CFTC to probe so-called ‘Trump chaos trades’ and protect U.S. financial markets from insider trading

Data Wonk: Segregation in Milwaukee Area Schools
Data Wonk

Segregation in Milwaukee Area Schools

The data tells a sobering story of racial and economic separation.

Campaign Cash: VP Pence’s Wisconsin Trip Cancelled
Campaign Cash

VP Pence’s Wisconsin Trip Cancelled

VP was to visit the plant of Elizabeth and Richard Uihlein, who’ve donated millions to Republicans.

Pocan Says Impeachment Vote Coming Soon

Pocan Says Impeachment Vote Coming Soon

Democratic congressman expects House Committee to vote by year's end.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Airbnb Says Milwaukee is Fastest Growing Destination
Eyes on Milwaukee

Airbnb Says Milwaukee is Fastest Growing Destination

You can stay in the Boat House, an East Side mansion or a Riverwest living room via the popular service.

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

Op Ed: Even Higher Wages Won’t Fill Open Jobs
Op Ed

Even Higher Wages Won’t Fill Open Jobs

Increase legal immigration as the reliable workforce dwindles.

Penzeys Spices Spends Over $100K On Pro-Impeachment Ads

Penzeys Spices Spends Over $100K On Pro-Impeachment Ads

Ad says Trump's call with Ukranian President Zelensky a "mandatory open and shut case for the impeachment."

Coalition to March on the DNC Looks to Rally Local Progressive Organizations and Demand Permits for Peaceful Assembly
Press Release

Coalition to March on the DNC Looks to Rally Local Progressive Organizations and Demand Permits for Peaceful Assembly

The Coalition brings together a variety of groups by promoting a number of progressive demands.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Hosts Round Table with Constituents, Community Advocates, About High Prescription Drug Costs
Press Release

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Hosts Round Table with Constituents, Community Advocates, About High Prescription Drug Costs

“The first thing on our agenda when we return from this October recess is to pass the prescription drug bill that I’ve described.”

Op Ed: Sen. Ron Johnson Mired In Trump’s Swamp
Op Ed

Sen. Ron Johnson Mired In Trump’s Swamp

Johnson attacks FBI, CIA, and the whistleblower to defend Trump.

Data Wonk: Do ‘Checkoff Groups’ Help or Hurt Family Dairy Farms?
Data Wonk

Do ‘Checkoff Groups’ Help or Hurt Family Dairy Farms?

Federally-required agricultural promotion organizations may not benefit small dairy farms

Johnson Defends Trump, Blasts Media

Johnson Defends Trump, Blasts Media

Sen. Ron Johnson uses appearance on 'Meet The Press' to defend President Trump while attacking the media, CIA and FBI

Immigration Activists Question MPD Policy Towards ICE

Immigration Activists Question MPD Policy Towards ICE

Fire and Police Commission delays vote on policy a third time, meanwhile activists want answers.

Data Wonk: Does the Growing Partisan Divide Make Sense?
Data Wonk

Does the Growing Partisan Divide Make Sense?

As the global economy changed, so did traditional Republican and Democratic constituencies.

Wisconsin Politicians and Impeachment History

Wisconsin Politicians and Impeachment History

From Mayor Tom Barrett to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsinites involved in every presidential impeachment attempt.

Your Right to Know: Evers Can Do Better On Openness
Your Right to Know

Evers Can Do Better On Openness

Evers Administration excludes right-wing news service from receiving media notifications and shutdown a website to track open records requests.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans Split on Trump Impeachment
Op Ed

Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans Split on Trump Impeachment

Democrats clear in call for impeachment inquiry, while Republicans have little to say.

Two Years After Introduction, Tax Scam Bill is a Clear Failure for Working Wisconsinites
Press Release

Two Years After Introduction, Tax Scam Bill is a Clear Failure for Working Wisconsinites

Whether it’s in rural, suburban, or the urban areas of Wisconsin, hard working Wisconsinites do not feel like they are benefitting from the tax scam bill.

Union Leader and DPW Chair Call Out Trump’s Broken Promises to American Workers
Press Release

Union Leader and DPW Chair Call Out Trump’s Broken Promises to American Workers

"The GOP promised that these taxes [tax breaks] would help the average working American. It is not true, particularly in the building trade."

Evers Wants Gun Laws

Evers Wants Gun Laws

Governor said he would call a special session if Republicans don't act.

Op Ed: Climate Crisis, Listen to Young People
Op Ed

Climate Crisis, Listen to Young People

Thousands of young people marched across the US demanding action to fight climate-change, will leaders listen?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor

"This nominee is the wrong choice because workers, whistleblowers and union members need a Secretary of Labor who will fight for them on many important issues like worker rights, workplace safety, and discrimination and harassment in the workplace."

Evers, Governors Push Congress on PFAS

Evers, Governors Push Congress on PFAS

15 governors call for tougher standards, more protections on PFAS chemicals.

Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Visits City

Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Visits City

Minnesota's US Senator talks voting rights, criminal justice on her campaign swing.

The “Fitz” Train Is Rolling

The “Fitz” Train Is Rolling

Scott Fitzgerald’s run for Congress embraces Trump and anti-union Right to Work law.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Wisconsin Selected to Receive $454,000 to Host the Midwest Regional Dairy Business Innovation Initiative

An Upcoming Battle in Trump Country

An Upcoming Battle in Trump Country

Duffy’s resignation in state’s northern congressional district gives Democrats hopes they can win it.

Data Wonk: Rethinking State Economic Policies
Data Wonk

Rethinking State Economic Policies

What do state policies on Foxconn and dairy industry have in common?

State Task Force Hears From Chemical Lobby

State Task Force Hears From Chemical Lobby

American Chemistry Council fights regulation of dangerous chemicals.

What Polls Show About the Legislature

What Polls Show About the Legislature

Voters have net positive view of Legislature but negative toward Vos, split on Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald Will Run for Congress

Fitzgerald Will Run for Congress

Senate Majority Leader to run for Sensenbrenner’s 5th Congressional district seat.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Works to Kill Food Aid
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Works to Kill Food Aid

And reduce Medicaid. Working with Koch groups, they push Trump to slash safety net.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

"President Trump is a walking, talking, tweeting conflict of interest and it is wrong for him to line his own pockets with the abuse of taxpayer dollars."

Evers Blasts Trump “Tweet” Trade Wars

Evers Blasts Trump “Tweet” Trade Wars

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

Public School Workers, Parents, Community Leaders to protest Betsy DeVos appearance at publicly funded private voucher school
Press Release

Public School Workers, Parents, Community Leaders to protest Betsy DeVos appearance at publicly funded private voucher school

"Betsy DeVos is waging war on public education and is working to make drastic cuts to after school programs, arts education, literacy development, community schools, foreign language education, the Special Olympics, and has proposed a $143 billion cut from federal student loans."

Not Leaving Due to Trump, Sensenbrenner Says

Not Leaving Due to Trump, Sensenbrenner Says

Retiring congressman reflects on long career and why he’s retiring now.

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?

Some alderman seem in favor. It's one of the few single-use plastics the city could ban.

Op Ed: Can a Democrat Succeed Duffy?
Op Ed

Can a Democrat Succeed Duffy?

Yes, if the campaign is run on bread-and-butter issues that appeal to rural voters.

New Rules Could Target Lake Freighters

New Rules Could Target Lake Freighters

Push to make dedicated Great Lakes vessels treat ballast water to prevent spread of invasive species.

Op Ed: How to Win Wisconsin
Op Ed

How to Win Wisconsin

What national media and political operatives don't get about the Badger State.

Pocan Sees State’s Political Winds Shifting

Pocan Sees State’s Political Winds Shifting

Trump is losing Wisconsin, Democratic congressman says.

Trump’s Economy is Failing Hard-Working Wisconsinites
Press Release

Trump’s Economy is Failing Hard-Working Wisconsinites

"President Trump’s failing economy is built on the numerous broken promises he made to hardworking Wisconsinites," DPW Chair Ben Wikler said.

State Loses Money to Trump Border Wall

State Loses Money to Trump Border Wall

$8 million grant to Wisconsin one of 127 military projects whose funding diverted to U.S. border wall.

Back in the News: Key Foxconn Executive Steps Down
Back in the News

Key Foxconn Executive Steps Down

Ever-shrinking project loses second key executive this year.

50 Years of Jim Sensenbrenner

50 Years of Jim Sensenbrenner

The numbers, the gruffness, the tales. And who will run for his seat?

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden leading Trump in head-to-head presidential match in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden leading Trump in head-to-head presidential match in Wisconsin

Biden is most popular choice in the Democratic primary field, while full sample of voters split sharply by partisanship on Trump and the economy

ACLU condemns Waukesha County Sheriff’s decision to renew Wisconsin’s only direct partnership with ICE
Press Release

ACLU condemns Waukesha County Sheriff’s decision to renew Wisconsin’s only direct partnership with ICE

The Sheriff’s Department last held a “public” meeting to discuss the 287(g) program in September 2018.

Urban Reads: Rise of Starter Home Investors. Cause for Concern?
Urban Reads

Rise of Starter Home Investors. Cause for Concern?

All the city news you can use.

Wis. Republicans Once Backed Gun Control

Wis. Republicans Once Backed Gun Control

Backing Brady Bill in 1993. Will any now support the background checks bill?

Op Ed: Endangered Species Act in Danger
Op Ed

Endangered Species Act in Danger

It has high public support. But Trump wants to gut key provisions of the act.

Op Ed: State Will Be Three-Ring Political Circus
Op Ed

State Will Be Three-Ring Political Circus

An open primary, voters can cross party lines, and a huge cast of presidential candidates.

Trump Campaign Continues to Try To Gaslight Wisconsinites Into Thinking Economy is Working for Them
Press Release

Trump Campaign Continues to Try To Gaslight Wisconsinites Into Thinking Economy is Working for Them

"The pain Wisconsinites are feeling is real and only getting worse, and trying to gaslight them into thinking otherwise won't work."

Wisconsin Budget: 4 Immigration Policies to Boost Economy
Wisconsin Budget

4 Immigration Policies to Boost Economy

State policy changes would help immigrants earn higher wages, buy more products, pay more taxes.

Parties Eye Candidates For Duffy’s Seat

Parties Eye Candidates For Duffy’s Seat

Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany and Democratic Rep. Nick Milroy consider run for Congress.

Priorities Wisconsin Adds Outreach Director to Growing Team
Press Release

Priorities Wisconsin Adds Outreach Director to Growing Team

Cassidy Geoghegan will lead communications and outreach efforts for Priorities Wisconsin, a part of Priorities USA’s battleground state communications program which launched last month.

GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Resigning

GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Resigning

Northern Wisconsin Republican wants to focus on his growing family.

DPW Chair Ben Wikler Statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
Press Release

DPW Chair Ben Wikler Statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

"On equal pay day we recognize that despite the work of generations of activists to ensure equal rights, a black woman, on average, will make 61 cents on the dollar to a white man doing the same job."

Back in the News: Penzeys Uses Facebook to Attack Trump
Back in the News

Penzeys Uses Facebook to Attack Trump

Local company one of leading political spenders on Facebook, analysis shows.

Sanders Leads Dems in State Funds Raised

Sanders Leads Dems in State Funds Raised

Warren is second, Buttigieg third, in state donations to presidential primary candidates.

Op Ed: Will Ron Johnson Stand Up for Retirees?
Op Ed

Will Ron Johnson Stand Up for Retirees?

Democratic bill protects state workers covered by troubled Central States Pension Fund. Will Johnson support it?

Gov. Evers Requests Federal Disaster Aid for July’s Severe Storms
Press Release

Gov. Evers Requests Federal Disaster Aid for July’s Severe Storms

"Damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) verified more than $19.5 million in eligible damages."

State Group Helps Sue Trump on Coal

State Group Helps Sue Trump on Coal

Clean Wisconsin and 9 other environmental groups argue Trump Administration violates Clean Air Act.

Op Ed: Allow Immigrants to Get Drivers Licenses
Op Ed

Allow Immigrants to Get Drivers Licenses

Change the law and roads will be safer, and state drivers will save millions in insurance premiums.

Wisconsin finally joins the fight against climate change
Press Release

Wisconsin finally joins the fight against climate change

State government demonstrates its commitment to clean energy

Op Ed: Vos Echoes Trump on Disabled People
Op Ed

Vos Echoes Trump on Disabled People

Assembly Speaker’s attitude toward wheel-chair bound legislator is truly Trumpian.

Donald Trump’s Administration Laughs in the Face of Struggling Farmers
Press Release

Donald Trump’s Administration Laughs in the Face of Struggling Farmers

Exports continue to fall, forcing farms to close their doors, manufacturers to lay off workers, and small businesses to stop expanding.

Wisconsin Has 15 Hate Groups

Wisconsin Has 15 Hate Groups

More than in Iowa or Illinois. Southern Poverty Law Center finds 30% rise in U.S. hate groups.

Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Dirty Power Rule
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Dirty Power Rule

"Climate change is not only real; it’s a crisis."

Gov. Evers Calls on President Trump to Listen to Farmers, End Unproductive Trade Wars
Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls on President Trump to Listen to Farmers, End Unproductive Trade Wars

"As many farmers will tell you, aid payments cannot make up for what they’ve lost financially or personally."

Pentagon Spy Balloons Watching State

Pentagon Spy Balloons Watching State

Program tested in six midwestern states, may provide “perfect surveillance”.

Will Wisconsin Become a ‘Sanctuary State’?

Will Wisconsin Become a ‘Sanctuary State’?

Rep. Cabrera pushes ban on using Wisconsin facilities to detain undocumented immigrants.

Baldwin Bill Hikes Great Lakes Funding

Baldwin Bill Hikes Great Lakes Funding

Bipartisan bill boosts allocation for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Sanctuary Rally Announces Pro-Immigrant Bills

Sanctuary Rally Announces Pro-Immigrant Bills

“These people are us!” Proposed state laws provide more protection for immigrants.

Murphy’s Law: 13 Takeaways on Foxconn’s Birthday
Murphy’s Law

13 Takeaways on Foxconn’s Birthday

Two years after project announced, what’s left of that world-shattering deal?

Data Wonk: How Democrats Can Beat Trump
Data Wonk

How Democrats Can Beat Trump

And win the state. Polls show which issues are winners — or too leftist.

Three Year Anniversary of Victory for Voter Rights in Wisconsin
Press Release

Three Year Anniversary of Victory for Voter Rights in Wisconsin

2016 Federal Court Decision in One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al Paved way for Expanded Early Voting

The State of Politics: How Ryan “Sold His Soul” to Trump
The State of Politics

How Ryan “Sold His Soul” to Trump

New book details the tough choices Paul Ryan had to make as House Speaker.

Op Ed: How Evers Should Reform Criminal Justice
Op Ed

How Evers Should Reform Criminal Justice

More pardons and commutations and ending solitary confinement would be a good start.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Support Strong Buy America Reforms
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Support Strong Buy America Reforms

Baldwin has repeatedly called on President Trump to back up his words with action and support her efforts to ensure our government is buying what American manufacturers make.

Sensenbrenner Pushes Mueller At Hearing

Sensenbrenner Pushes Mueller At Hearing

What is impeachable conduct, congressman probes. Mueller declines to answer.

Murphy’s Law: Will Wisconsin Decide the 2020 Election?
Murphy’s Law

Will Wisconsin Decide the 2020 Election?

All signs suggest this state could determine whether Trump wins reelection.

Sensenbrenner Statement on Mueller Testimony: Case Closed
Murphy’s Law: The New Paul Ryan
Murphy’s Law

The New Paul Ryan

That’s how admirers view Rep. Mike Gallagher. Can Democrat Amanda Stuck beat him?

Op Ed: The Game is Rigged in Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Game is Rigged in Wisconsin

We wouldn’t tolerate a rigged football game. Why allow a rigged democracy?

DNC Chair Visits Milwaukee

DNC Chair Visits Milwaukee

Chairman Perez says Trump's policies have failed Wisconsin, calls out Republican leaders.

Duffy’s Attacks Are Misplaced
Press Release

Duffy’s Attacks Are Misplaced

"Like so many other men in the Republican party, Duffy found it easier to verbally attack women in Congress than to stand up to Donald Trump."

Back in the News: Trump Picks Walker for Smithsonian
Back in the News

Trump Picks Walker for Smithsonian

Ex-governor and college dropout will join board of International Center for Scholars.

Op Ed: Obama-Trump Voters Key To Election
Op Ed

Obama-Trump Voters Key To Election

Signs of some deserting Trump, including state’s dairy farmers.

State Republicans Quiet on Trump Tweets

State Republicans Quiet on Trump Tweets

Only Rep. Gallagher offers criticism, only Rep. Duffy offers agreement.

Murphy’s Law: A New State “Progressive” Publication
Murphy’s Law

A New State “Progressive” Publication

Wisconsin Examiner adds to Capitol press corps, with a "people's" perspective on policies.

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on President Trump’s Visit
Press Release

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on President Trump’s Visit

"I am appalled at the president and his indifference to suffering."

Car Buyers Face Fewer Choices, Higher Prices Unless Trump Reforms CAFE Mandate
Press Release

Car Buyers Face Fewer Choices, Higher Prices Unless Trump Reforms CAFE Mandate

If unchanged, the ultimate impact of these policies will be higher vehicle prices and fewer choices for consumers.

Too Many Unanswered Questions on Upcoming ICE Raids
Press Release

Too Many Unanswered Questions on Upcoming ICE Raids

“Donald Trump has a track record of moving first and asking the relevant questions later. That has proven to be a failed strategy every time.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Stop Making False Claims About Agriculture Purchases from Mexico and China, and Start Telling Wisconsin Farmers the Truth
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Stop Making False Claims About Agriculture Purchases from Mexico and China, and Start Telling Wisconsin Farmers the Truth

Wisconsin farmers have been hit hard by Trump trade wars with China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union

Democrats Speak at Latino Convention

Democrats Speak at Latino Convention

Sanders, Warren, O’Rourke and Castro offer tough words to attendees at packed Wisconsin Center.

Data Wonk: Can Democrats Win Small-Town Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

Can Democrats Win Small-Town Wisconsin?

Wisconsin could decide the election and those small towns are crucial.

Evers Says Foxconn Won’t Meet Jobs Goals

Evers Says Foxconn Won’t Meet Jobs Goals

Governor tells CNBC the company will likely hire 1500 employees, not 1800.

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage
Press Release

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage

Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by conservative federal judges

Health Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions in Jeopardy
Press Release

Health Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions in Jeopardy

Thousands could lose coverage under GOP negligence

Op Ed: Foxconn’s Crystal Ball Looks Fuzzy
Op Ed

Foxconn’s Crystal Ball Looks Fuzzy

Company’s smaller footprint has business proponent Tim Sheehy lowering expectations.

Op Ed: July 4th Belongs To America, Not Trump
Op Ed

July 4th Belongs To America, Not Trump

President turning nonpartisan celebration for all Americans into a political promotion.

Milwaukee Protests Immigrant Detention Centers

Milwaukee Protests Immigrant Detention Centers

“Close the Camps” protests also held in Brookfield, Oshkosh, De Pere and Viroqua.

Op Ed: Redistricting Now Up to Citizen Action
Op Ed

Redistricting Now Up to Citizen Action

U.S. Supreme Court decision leaves it up to voters to demand non-partisan redistricting.

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Rick Loughery for Young Republican National Federation Chairman
Press Release

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Rick Loughery for Young Republican National Federation Chairman

The election will take place at the biennial YRNF Convention July 24th-28th in Omaha

Urban Reads: Trump to Deregulate Zoning?
Urban Reads

Trump to Deregulate Zoning?

All the city news you can use.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes For Bipartisan Amendment To Prevent President Trump From Starting An Unauthorized War With Iran
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes For Bipartisan Amendment To Prevent President Trump From Starting An Unauthorized War With Iran

Today, the Senate votes on a bipartisan amendment that would prohibit funds from being used for military action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress

Data Wonk: Democrats Now The Free Trade Party?
Data Wonk

Democrats Now The Free Trade Party?

Attitudes of the two parties seem to be flip-flopping on this issue.

MacIver Institute Applauds President Trump’s Efforts To Improve Health Care Price Transparency
Press Release

MacIver Institute Applauds President Trump’s Efforts To Improve Health Care Price Transparency

"When patients don’t know what they will be paying for a procedure, whether through insurance or out-of-pocket, there is no downward pressure on prices that is usually part of a healthy market."

Senators Baldwin, Casey, Murphy Warn That ACA and Medicaid Attacks Will Undermine Efforts to Lower Drug Costs for Families
Press Release

Senators Baldwin, Casey, Murphy Warn That ACA and Medicaid Attacks Will Undermine Efforts to Lower Drug Costs for Families

Senators Send Letter to President Trump on His So-Called Commitment to lowering Drug Costs

DNC Emphasizing Security, Inclusivity for 2020 Convention

DNC Emphasizing Security, Inclusivity for 2020 Convention

CEO of next year’s 2020 committee says he wants the world to see Milwaukee as locals do.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Keep Blackwell Job Corps Center Open
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Keep Blackwell Job Corps Center Open

Trump administration withdraws plan to close the successful Northwoods job training program that has served Forest County since 1964

Data Wonk: Can Democrats Win the State Assembly?
Data Wonk

Can Democrats Win the State Assembly?

With right issues, it’s possible, even If districts are still gerrymandered.

Baldwin, Casey Introduce Legislation to Restore Navigator Funding and Make It Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance
Press Release

Baldwin, Casey Introduce Legislation to Restore Navigator Funding and Make It Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

The Trump administration has slashed funding for health care enrollment assistance by more than 80 percent

Local Anti-War Protestors Keep Pushing

Local Anti-War Protestors Keep Pushing

America has been at war since 2001. Local activists continue their call for peace.

DPW Chair to President Trump: “In 2020, the Badger Bites Back”
Press Release

DPW Chair to President Trump: “In 2020, the Badger Bites Back”

Wisconsin Democrats call out Trump's broken promises as the President officially kicks off re-election bid

AG Kaul Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Discrimination
Press Release

AG Kaul Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Discrimination

This motion is part of an ongoing lawsuit that the coalition of 23 cities and states filed against HHS in May 2019.

WILL Sues to End Mandatory State Bar Membership, Dues
Press Release

WILL Sues to End Mandatory State Bar Membership, Dues

First Amendment protects speech, association rights of attorneys

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands President Trump Release Details on Secret Agriculture Deal with Mexico
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands President Trump Release Details on Secret Agriculture Deal with Mexico

“Our Wisconsin dairy farmers and cheesemakers deserve honesty and the secrecy surrounding your claims should end.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Anniversary of Trump Calling His Own Health Care Bill “Mean”
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Anniversary of Trump Calling His Own Health Care Bill “Mean”

On this day in 2017 Trump accidentally told the truth about his toxic health care agenda

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $1 Million for Wisconsin Shipyard
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $1 Million for Wisconsin Shipyard

Baldwin Secures Federal Grant to Support Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Data Wonk: Republican Grifters
Data Wonk

Republican Grifters

Many fake right wing groups rip off donors. Why are conservatives more vulnerable?

AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief Opposing the Federal Government’s Request for Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction in Sierra Club v. Trump
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief Opposing the Federal Government’s Request for Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction in Sierra Club v. Trump

Wisconsin is part of a coalition of 20 states in a related lawsuit and has a direct interest in seeing the preliminary injunction maintained.

Baldwin’s Bill Would Save Job Corps Centers

Baldwin’s Bill Would Save Job Corps Centers

Trump Administration wants to close or privatize 120 job training centers for disadvantaged youth.

Great Lakes Mayors Want Action on Asian Carp

Great Lakes Mayors Want Action on Asian Carp

Call on Congress to fund lock and dam to prevent carp from getting into Great Lakes.

Op Ed: Save America’s Most Popular Wilderness
Op Ed

Save America’s Most Popular Wilderness

Mining project threatens pure waters of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, nation’s most visited wilderness area.

Data Wonk: The Republican Attack On “Socialism”
Data Wonk

The Republican Attack On “Socialism”

Ron Johnson and Trump lead the way. But beyond that word, things get murky.

Repeal Criminal Abortion Law, Democrats Demand

Repeal Criminal Abortion Law, Democrats Demand

Old law makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, could apply if Roe decision overruled.

Murphy’s Law: Trump Tariffs Killing Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Trump Tariffs Killing Wisconsin

In just three years state changed from net exporter to suffering a massive trade deficit.

The State of Politics: About That Climate Change Report
The State of Politics

About That Climate Change Report

2011 report by 200 state scientists and experts made predictions Republicans are still ignoring.

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Evers, Baldwin speak on how to win: don’t “get down into the mud with Republicans.”

Sen. Johnson Supports Mexico Tariffs

Sen. Johnson Supports Mexico Tariffs

And he’s considering running for governor or a third term for senator in 2022.

Pocan Reiterates Call for Congress to ‘Do Its Job’ and Start Impeachment Inquiry
Press Release

Pocan Reiterates Call for Congress to ‘Do Its Job’ and Start Impeachment Inquiry

"Special Counsel Mueller again reiterated the fact that his report did not clear President Trump and that it is Congress, not the Department of Justice, that would need to charge the President with committing a crime."

Back in the News: EPA Scientists Opposed Foxconn Ruling
Back in the News

EPA Scientists Opposed Foxconn Ruling

Emails show senior EPA scientists complained smog exemption for company wasn’t supported by data.

Why and When Flag Flies at Half-Staff

Why and When Flag Flies at Half-Staff

Wisconsin does it more often in recent years, 400 times since 9/11.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Shrinking, Says Census Bureau
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Shrinking, Says Census Bureau

Milwaukee region drops from 30th to 31st largest, passed by Austin area.

City Hall: Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning
City Hall

Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning

Barrett-ally stepping down. Witkowski's aide, Scott Spiker, has filed to run for his seat.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Plays Politics for Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Plays Politics for Trump?

Both Trump and its CEO need Foxconn to look successful for the 2020 election.

Data Wonk: Ranking the Top States
Data Wonk

Ranking the Top States

Many of the lowest ranked states supported Trump. Wisconsin was one exception.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Republicans’ Obstruction of Vote to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Republicans’ Obstruction of Vote to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Senate Republicans Support Trump’s Expansion of Junk Plans That Don’t Have to Cover Pre-Existing Health Conditions

Fighting For Immigrants in Court

Fighting For Immigrants in Court

Immigrants without attorneys six times more likely to be deported. New program provides legal help.

Campaign Cash: 250 Donors Gave to Dubious Election Group
Campaign Cash

250 Donors Gave to Dubious Election Group

State donors gave to $15.4 million fund of ex-Trump campaign aide who spent 3% of money on candidates.

Pocan: The President Has Pushed Congress to a Point Where We Must Start an Impeachment Inquiry
Press Release

Pocan: The President Has Pushed Congress to a Point Where We Must Start an Impeachment Inquiry

"Regrettably, the President’s most recent actions and continued disrespect for the Constitution are forcing us down the road to impeachment."

Data Wonk: The Surprising Strength of Obamacare
Data Wonk

The Surprising Strength of Obamacare

Health exchanges working better than ever, particularly for Trump supporters.

Op Ed: Can Democrats Win Rural State Vote?
Op Ed

Can Democrats Win Rural State Vote?

New York Times visits Colfax, WI, where Obama-Trump swing voters talk politics.

The State of Politics: New Leaders at Republican State Convention
The State of Politics

New Leaders at Republican State Convention

Ryan, Walker no longer key players, but focus remains on Trump 2020 victory.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families

“This bipartisan legislation is a much-needed fix to the 2017 law that unfairly raised taxes on these hardworking families.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

Endorsed by over 200 organizations, the CARE Act is the most ambitious legislation of its kind in Congress and would allocate $100 billion over 10 years

Assembly Republicans Miss the Mark on Women’s Health
Press Release

Assembly Republicans Miss the Mark on Women’s Health

Republican-led Health Committee Hears Divisive Reproductive Health Bills as GOP Leadership Cuts Medicaid Expansion from Budget, Leaving “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” Initiative Unfunded

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce the American Cures Act and American Innovation Act
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce the American Cures Act and American Innovation Act

"As the granddaughter of an NIH-funded scientist, I have long championed strengthening our federal investments in Made in Wisconsin science and research."

Sierra Club Opposes Removal of Critical Protections from Gray Wolves
Press Release

Sierra Club Opposes Removal of Critical Protections from Gray Wolves

Sen. Johnson hearing to support “delisting” is politically-motivated, will offer no solutions

Op Ed: Congressional Oversight, Not Impeachment
Op Ed

Congressional Oversight, Not Impeachment

Mueller report alarming. Much still needs to be uncovered, clarified on Trump and Russia.

Transportation: Mayor Wants Three Streetcar Extensions
Transportation

Mayor Wants Three Streetcar Extensions

Will request engineering study of extensions to Bronzeville and Walker's Point

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation Expanding Access to Medicare
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation Expanding Access to Medicare

Choose Medicare Act Will Make Medicare Available to Individuals and Businesses

Evers Says He Has Clarity on Foxconn

Evers Says He Has Clarity on Foxconn

Governor also blasts Republican rhetoric on abortion as “blasphemy.”

Waupaca County Opposes Gerrymandering

Waupaca County Opposes Gerrymandering

Conservative-leaning county’s board vote means 46 (of 72) state counties now favor non-partisan redistricting.

Trump Comes to Wisconsin to Sell Record of Broken Promises
Press Release

Trump Comes to Wisconsin to Sell Record of Broken Promises

Wisconsinites have been deeply harmed by Trump's failures on health care and the economy

Trump Circus Comes to Town
Press Release

Trump Circus Comes to Town

Scott Walker Seeks Ride to Relevance in Clown Car

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Milwaukee’s 2020 convention will give Democratic Party springboard to organize Midwest.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Costly War on the Poor
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Costly War on the Poor

Former governor’s “trampoline” for SNAP recipients is a high-cost failure, report finds

45 Counties Want to Ban Gerrymandering

45 Counties Want to Ban Gerrymandering

Buffalo, Fond du Lac and Iowa counties are latest to pass resolutions demanding non-partisan redistricting.

State’s Representatives Split on Mueller Report

State’s Representatives Split on Mueller Report

Republicans, Democrats divided on what it says about Trump but most back transparency.

Murphy’s Law: Mount Pleasant Biggest Foxconn Loser?
Murphy’s Law

Mount Pleasant Biggest Foxconn Loser?

Village incurred massive costs for Foxconn’s ever-smaller plant that it may never recoup.

Pocan Responds to William Barr’s Press Conference and Release of the Mueller Report
Press Release

Pocan Responds to William Barr’s Press Conference and Release of the Mueller Report

"The fact remains that at least 16 people involved in the President’s campaign had at least 102 contacts with representatives of the Kremlin..."

Data Wonk: Wisconsin’s Disappearing Counties
Data Wonk

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Counties

Rural counties losing population. Immigrants would help -- and might be welcomed.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

USDA grant funding announced after Senator Baldwin secured funding and bipartisan support for dairy business innovation activities

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Madison

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Madison

“It is about all of us — not me, us — transforming this country.”

Wisconsin Budget: State Overtime Rule Could Help Workers
Wisconsin Budget

State Overtime Rule Could Help Workers

State could assure 120,000 employees left behind by federal rule get paid overtime.

Op Ed: True Colors Show In State Capitol
Op Ed

True Colors Show In State Capitol

Scott Fitzgerald could learn from Russ Feingold on how America’s government should be run.

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

But big majority in MU poll says Legislature not cooperating with governor and support him on most issues.

Back in the News: Foxconn As High Comedy
Back in the News

Foxconn As High Comedy

Tech publication The Verge tries to figure out what Foxconn is actually doing here. LOL.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in views of Trump as Mueller probe ends
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in views of Trump as Mueller probe ends

Opinions shift on confidence in Mueller; on state issues, majorities support legal marijuana, higher special education spending, oppose increase in gas tax

Data Wonk: What Is The Future of Health Care?
Data Wonk

What Is The Future of Health Care?

Who’s gained the most from ACA and why Medicare for All could be a trap.

Trump Backer Running for Donovan’s Seat

Trump Backer Running for Donovan’s Seat

Pentecostal church pastor Eduardo Loera latest to run for south side district where Ald. Donovan retiring.

Op Ed: How to Win in 2020
Op Ed

How to Win in 2020

Neubauer campaign shows what not to do. Democrats must broaden coalition.

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

Contrary to early report, Milwaukee actually had strong turnout for Supreme Court race.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Public Option for Affordable Care Act
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Public Option for Affordable Care Act

As Trump Administration Renews Push for Total Affordable Care Act Repeal, Baldwin Supports Expanding Access to Quality Health Care

Cross Still Hopes for New UWM Building

Cross Still Hopes for New UWM Building

Legislature killed Evers capital budget but UW System still backs new funding, bonding authority for projects around state.

Bernie Sanders to Tour Midwest Battleground States
Press Release

Bernie Sanders to Tour Midwest Battleground States

Sanders to hold rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to highlight Democrats’ path to victory in 2020

Attorney General Kaul Files Motion to Block President Trump from Diverting Funds and Resources for Construction of a Border Wall
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Files Motion to Block President Trump from Diverting Funds and Resources for Construction of a Border Wall

"Funds that would typically go to Wisconsin shouldn’t be diverted because the President has chosen to disregard the separation of powers."

Op Ed: Evangelicals Won Race for Hagedorn
Op Ed

Evangelicals Won Race for Hagedorn

And liberals made it happen by waving a red flag: ads decrying his anti-abortion, anti-gay views.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race
Murphy’s Law

10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race

Anger drives votes, media in decline, traditional judicial campaigns are dead, and more.

Data Wonk: Walker Seeks to Gerrymander America
Data Wonk

Walker Seeks to Gerrymander America

His new job: finance chair of national group opposing non-partisan redistricting.

Conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn Wins Special Election to Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn Wins Special Election to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Seven-Figure Investment by RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative Overcomes Three-To-One Spending Edge by Democrat-Aligned Groups

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and All Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Health Care For Millions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and All Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Health Care For Millions

Senate Resolution Would Reverse Trump DOJ Decision To Support Striking Down Our Entire Health Care System

Murphy’s Law: More Doubts About Foxconn Project
Murphy’s Law

More Doubts About Foxconn Project

Compressed gravel base can’t support LCD fabrication plant. So what’s being built?

Rep. Anderson Joins Amicus Brief Filed with Supreme Court Opposing the Citizenship Question on the Census
Press Release

Rep. Anderson Joins Amicus Brief Filed with Supreme Court Opposing the Citizenship Question on the Census

"The Trump Administration’s decision to include a citizenship question on the census does nothing but spark fear and disruption, especially for our minority communities."

Pocan Statement on President Trump Reversing Course on Eliminating Special Olympics Funding
Press Release

Pocan Statement on President Trump Reversing Course on Eliminating Special Olympics Funding

“And by the way, can someone pull Betsy from under the bus?”

Data Wonk: Who Are Those Education Reformers?
Data Wonk

Who Are Those Education Reformers?

Are conservatives or liberals pushing for charter schools?

Murphy’s Law: Gov. Evers Plays Hardball
Murphy’s Law

Gov. Evers Plays Hardball

Too-nice Tony looks to beat the Republicans -- repeatedly -- at their own game.

Pocan Calls on Attorney General to Release the Full Mueller Report
Press Release

Pocan Calls on Attorney General to Release the Full Mueller Report

"The American people deserve the full truth behind the Special Counsel’s report and any attempts to censor it will be unacceptable."

We’re Not In Wisconsin Anymore

We’re Not In Wisconsin Anymore

Climate change could make us more like Kansas, climate change projections show.

Trump Discusses WILL Lawsuit at White House
Press Release

Trump Discusses WILL Lawsuit at White House

Free speech executive order prominently features WILL

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Pledges To Build Manufacturing Plant This Year
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Pledges To Build Manufacturing Plant This Year

Company says it will break ground on one-million-square-foot plant this summer.

Op Ed: Evers Takes Moral Stand on Border Wall
Op Ed

Evers Takes Moral Stand on Border Wall

The governor rightly calls attention to the plight of children ripped from the parental bonds.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

"Our Constitution is very clear that Congress has the power of the purse and President Trump can’t just steal the purse and spend money on whatever he wants."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Reform to Protect Health Care and Social Services Workers from Workplace Violence
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Reform to Protect Health Care and Social Services Workers from Workplace Violence

Legislation creates standard requiring health care and social service employers to implement workplace violence prevention plan and protect employees from violent incidents

Murphy’s Law: What Milwaukee Means to Democrats
Murphy’s Law

What Milwaukee Means to Democrats

The city’s selection for Democratic Convention is symbolic. But of what?

Kaul Joins Suit Challenging Border Emergency

Kaul Joins Suit Challenging Border Emergency

Governor, Attorney General announce they're joining lawsuit alleging Trump is violating constitution.

Gov. Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul Announce that Wisconsin Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s National Emergency
Data Wonk: How Walker, Trump Hurt Dairy Industry
Data Wonk

How Walker, Trump Hurt Dairy Industry

Their policies helped fuel a dairy crisis.

Senator Baldwin and Representative Pascrell Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Tax Loophole for Millionaires and Billionaires on Wall Street
Press Release

Senator Baldwin and Representative Pascrell Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Tax Loophole for Millionaires and Billionaires on Wall Street

President Trump broke promise to close tax loophole. Legislation would end carried interest tax loophole for Wall Street hedge fund managers

Pocan Charges ICE Is “Running Rogue”

Pocan Charges ICE Is “Running Rogue”

Agency has greatly overstated crimes committed by detainees, his office found.

Campaign Cash: Nebraska Billionaire Loves Our Politicians
Campaign Cash

Nebraska Billionaire Loves Our Politicians

Marlene Ricketts, whose rich husband emails racist jokes, gave $1 million to state Republicans.

Evers Withdraws National Guard From U.S. Border

Evers Withdraws National Guard From U.S. Border

No evidence of crisis, governor says. Vos condemns move.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Bobblehead Museum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Bobblehead Museum

World's largest collection of bobbleheads, a must-see for sports fans, opens in Walker's Point.

Trump-Pence Administration Censures Medical Professionals with Title X Gag Rule
Press Release

Trump-Pence Administration Censures Medical Professionals with Title X Gag Rule

We vehemently oppose the Trump-Pence Title X Gag rule.

DNC Announces Unprecedented Investment in DPW Organizing Program
Press Release

DNC Announces Unprecedented Investment in DPW Organizing Program

Program will focus on mentoring students from communities of color

Oscar Films: Should ‘Black Panther’ Win Best Picture?
Oscar Films

Should ‘Black Panther’ Win Best Picture?

A watershed for black inclusion that’s grossed $1.4 billion — but not a great film.

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

And bring back scientists to the DNR.

Op Ed: The Farewell Tour of Scott Walker
Op Ed

The Farewell Tour of Scott Walker

Ex-governor struggling for relevancy. Cue the Twitter photos.

Johnson Weighs in on Border on Meet the Press
Press Release

Johnson Weighs in on Border on Meet the Press

"The better way to solve this problem would be for Democrats to support what they’ve supported in the past and give this president funding for better barriers, which we need."

Beto O’Rourke Visits Milwaukee

Beto O’Rourke Visits Milwaukee

Potential 2020 presidential candidate campaigns at MATC on national tour of college campuses.

Pocan Votes to Keep the Government Open, Condemns Trump’s Call for National Emergency
Press Release

Pocan Votes to Keep the Government Open, Condemns Trump’s Call for National Emergency

Failed Campaign Promises Don’t Warrant National Emergencies

GOP Senators, Too, Resist Honoring Kaepernick

GOP Senators, Too, Resist Honoring Kaepernick

They remove Milwaukee native and former NFL star from black history resolution, but won’t say why.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans with Pre-existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans with Pre-existing Conditions

Bill would stop Trump Administration scheme to promote “junk” health plans that lack protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans

Op Ed: Recall National Guard From the Border
Op Ed

Recall National Guard From the Border

Walker sent troops to Mexican border, Evers should recall them. It’s a made-up crisis.

4 Forces Causing Foxconn Uncertainty

4 Forces Causing Foxconn Uncertainty

Even with massive state and local subsidy, wage costs will be too high.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Attorney General Nominee, William Barr
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Attorney General Nominee, William Barr

"Now more than ever, the American people need an Attorney General who we can trust to act with independence."

Back in the News: Walker and the Russian Connection
Back in the News

Walker and the Russian Connection

Ex-governor got more from Russia-connected tycoon than first reported. Why?

Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Join U.S. Climate Alliance
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Join U.S. Climate Alliance

"By joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, we will have support in demonstrating that we can take climate action while growing our economy at the same time."

Oscar Films: ‘Vice’ Is Short on Virtues
Oscar Films

‘Vice’ Is Short on Virtues

Great makeup artistry, but not comic enough to be comedy or deep enough for drama.

Federal Shutdown Hurts Food Share Recipients

Federal Shutdown Hurts Food Share Recipients

Demand for food pantries up due to delays getting benefits.

Why Foxconn’s Chinese Style Didn’t Translate

Why Foxconn’s Chinese Style Didn’t Translate

And why a mega-LCD plant was never likely to succeed in America.

Ron Johnson Calls for Ending Tariffs

Ron Johnson Calls for Ending Tariffs

Study shows Wisconsin could lose 14,000 jobs from Trump’s tariffs.

Back in the News: Foxconn Project in “Chaos”
Back in the News

Foxconn Project in “Chaos”

Foxconn workers, insiders say Racine project is failing in Bloomberg story.

City Beat: Episode 011 – Bruce Murphy on We Energies, Foxconn
City Beat

Episode 011 – Bruce Murphy on We Energies, Foxconn

Why does We Energies advertise? And how can someone keep up on ever-changing Foxconn deal?

Data Wonk: Texas Lawsuit Threatens Republicans
Data Wonk

Texas Lawsuit Threatens Republicans

Vos and Fitzgerald support lawsuit overturning Obamacare, but voters don’t.

Wisconsin Republicans Stand Up to Protect the Unborn
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Stand Up to Protect the Unborn

"I commend my colleagues in the Assembly and the Senate who are dedicated to protecting the life of the unborn and stand with them in their steadfast opposition to late-term abortions."

Rep. Moore Intros Bill to Stop Trump from Using Taxpayer Dollars for the Wall
Press Release

Rep. Moore Intros Bill to Stop Trump from Using Taxpayer Dollars for the Wall

"My constituents don’t want a wasteful wall."

Sensenbrenner Statement on the State of the Union Address
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Statement on the State of the Union Address

"The last two years were filled with many successes for the American people, and we must charge ahead to ensure security, restore liberty, and increase opportunity for all."

Sensenbrenner and Cicilline Announce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Press Release

Sensenbrenner and Cicilline Announce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

"Americans of all ages are burdened by high prescription drug prices, and we must address this growing issue."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address

"I’ve heard from countless Wisconsinites like Diane who can't afford the medicine they have relied on for years."

Joint Statement: Foxconn Developments
Press Release

Joint Statement: Foxconn Developments

"We want to thank President Trump for his commitment to Wisconsin workers – our state has an ally in the White House who is dedicated to helping us bring family-supporting careers to our state."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $21 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges in Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Severe Storms and Flooding
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $21 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges in Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Severe Storms and Flooding

As severe weather devastated Wisconsin communities last summer, Senator Baldwin repeatedly called on President Trump to make federal funds available and support recovery efforts

Harley-Davidson Earnings Down

Harley-Davidson Earnings Down

Poor results due to Trump tariffs, changing consumer preferences.

Foxconn Played Walker and Republican Leadership
Press Release

Foxconn Played Walker and Republican Leadership

Deal’s Constant Changes Doesn’t Bode Well for Wisconsin Workers

Op Ed: Why GOP Should Back Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Why GOP Should Back Medicaid Expansion

Voters want it, just like they opposed government shutdown. Republican legislators, take heed.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Oppose Gerrymandering
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Oppose Gerrymandering

Voters overwhelmingly favor fair maps, yet Vos spends millions in taxes to fight this.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt by Shutdown Receive Their Paychecks
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately

"This government shutdown made it clearer than ever just how dedicated civil servants are to their jobs, and how vital those jobs are to the nation."

2018 Had Fewest Refugees In 10 Years

2018 Had Fewest Refugees In 10 Years

472 refugees to Wisconsin last year, down from 585 in 2017.

The “Great Negotiator” Yields to the Will of the People and Re-Opens Federal Government
Press Release

The “Great Negotiator” Yields to the Will of the People and Re-Opens Federal Government

"The damage President Trump has inflicted cannot be undone and should not be forgotten."

Poll Shows Strong Support for Evers Proposals

Poll Shows Strong Support for Evers Proposals

Marquette poll finds majority favors Medicaid expansion, hiking special education funding.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide

Special education increases and accepting more federal Medicaid money are drawing broader support than many other current issues

In Support of Campus Free-Speech, Not Conservative Safe Spaces
Press Release

In Support of Campus Free-Speech, Not Conservative Safe Spaces

"Free speech ought to mean free speech for everyone."

Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll on state and national issues
Press Release

Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll on state and national issues

Franklin will report the findings of the first Marquette Law School Poll since the November election.

STATEMENT: President Trump and GOP Reject Democratic Efforts to Re-Open the Government
Press Release

STATEMENT: President Trump and GOP Reject Democratic Efforts to Re-Open the Government

"Since I was sworn into the 116th Congress, I have voted eight times to reopen the government and fund critical agencies."

Data Wonk: Can MPS Be Fixed?
Data Wonk

Can MPS Be Fixed?

The school board seems opposed to any innovations that might fix struggling schools.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Re-Introduces Expanded Legislation to Slow the Revolving Door Between Wall Street, Corporate America and Washington
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Re-Introduces Expanded Legislation to Slow the Revolving Door Between Wall Street, Corporate America and Washington

"President Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp,’ but this revolving door keeps spinning."

Op Ed: How Shutdown Is Hurting State
Op Ed

How Shutdown Is Hurting State

Impact on farmers, Native Americans, food processing companies and more.

The State of Politics: State Loses Political Power in Washington
The State of Politics

State Loses Political Power in Washington

Of all states, Wisconsin and Michigan have lost the most clout in D.C., experts say.

Can Opportunity Zones Help State Economy?

Can Opportunity Zones Help State Economy?

Federal program could help development in challenged areas of Milwaukee and state.

Johnson to Democrats on Border Security: ‘Stop Being Hypocritical’
Press Release

Johnson to Democrats on Border Security: ‘Stop Being Hypocritical’

"There’s a real easy solution: Have Democrats stop being hypocritical and put their money where their mouth is and fund better barriers."

Senate Passes Baldwin Supported Bill to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay
Press Release

Senate Passes Baldwin Supported Bill to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay

Currently, 420,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers were sent home over the holidays without pay

Rep. Moore Votes to Reopen Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
Press Release

Rep. Moore Votes to Reopen Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development

"When HUD’s Section 8 rental assistance program runs out, even more low-income Milwaukeeans will be at risk of eviction."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Federal Workers and Their Families from Losing Their Homes, Falling Behind on Bills During Shutdown
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Federal Workers and Their Families from Losing Their Homes, Falling Behind on Bills During Shutdown

"The Trump shutdown is punishing federal workers, and contractors who are serving without pay."

Rep. Moore Nominated for Prestigious Ways and Means Committee
Press Release

Rep. Moore Nominated for Prestigious Ways and Means Committee

"I am honored to have gained the support of my colleagues to be impaneled on the Ways and Means Committee."

Rep. Moore Votes to Get Wisconsin Families Their Tax Refunds
Press Release

Rep. Moore Votes to Get Wisconsin Families Their Tax Refunds

"President Trump’s refusal to reopen the government is causing millions of American families to suffer."

Data Wonk: Why State’s Dairy Farms Face a Crisis
Data Wonk

Why State’s Dairy Farms Face a Crisis

And why Gov. Evers should change the policies of his predecessor.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices And Lower Costs For Seniors
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices And Lower Costs For Seniors

Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, to cut costs for nearly 43 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D. Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies but bans Medicare from doing so

Transportation: City Extending Streetcar to Convention Center
Transportation

City Extending Streetcar to Convention Center

Short extension can be built without federal funds, adding more ridership.

The Contrarian: New History Is Being Made
The Contrarian

New History Is Being Made

But will our current leaders live up to the example of our founders?

Murphy’s Law: The Eternal Campaign of Scott Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Eternal Campaign of Scott Walker

He’s earned $2.3 million from government, and is already running for office again.

Op Ed: Welcome to Milwaukee, Mr. Walker
Op Ed

Welcome to Milwaukee, Mr. Walker

Governor who warned voters about evils of this city will now live here.

State Members of Congress Differ on Shutdown

State Members of Congress Differ on Shutdown

Republicans support Trumps’s call for a wall, Democrats push to end shutdown, fund government agencies.

Tariffs Affecting Great Lakes Ports

Tariffs Affecting Great Lakes Ports

Port Milwaukee’s traffic was down in 2018, but other ports in state see an increase.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation Calling on President Trump, Future Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Returns
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation Calling on President Trump, Future Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Returns

Measure would give insight into foreign deals, increase transparency

Op Ed: 10 Reasons To Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns
Op Ed

10 Reasons To Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns

The House of Representatives can request them and should, for very compelling reasons.

Op Ed: Why the Government Shutdown?
Op Ed

Why the Government Shutdown?

Paul Ryan could have stopped it but took the low road for Trump.

Op Ed: Evers, Vos, Fitzgerald Must Compromise
Op Ed

Evers, Vos, Fitzgerald Must Compromise

There are many issues where they can forge agreements — and lead the state forward.

Health Coverage Growth Stalled in 2017

Health Coverage Growth Stalled in 2017

Slowdown comes after three straight years of growth, state tied for 10th in percent covered.

Op Ed: Top 10 Stories of 2018 Affecting Democracy
Op Ed

Top 10 Stories of 2018 Affecting Democracy

How Wisconsin went forward -- and backward -- in democratic government.

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

Proceeds could be used for Domes' aging infrastructure.

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Affirming the alignment of Republicans with voters from shrinking counties.

Rep. Moore Statement on the #TrumpShutdown
Press Release

Rep. Moore Statement on the #TrumpShutdown

"President Trump’s tantrums have forced the nation into political and economic chaos."

Trump Administration Seeks to Cancel Misguided Obama-era School Discipline Policy
Press Release

Trump Administration Seeks to Cancel Misguided Obama-era School Discipline Policy

WILL work has championed rescinding the illegal, harmful policy

Duffy Supports Funding for Border Wall

Duffy Supports Funding for Border Wall

But Wisconsin congressman not so sure about Trump’s idea of shutting down government.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act and Repeal Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act and Repeal Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

"This ruling is a threat because Walker's lawsuit would take away guaranteed health protections and raise costs for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions."

Murphy’s Law: What Do Democrats Stand For?
Murphy’s Law

What Do Democrats Stand For?

They can’t just be anti-Trump or anti-Walker, they need a clear theme. Like what?

Senator Baldwin to Pfizer: Why Does $11 Billion in Corporate Tax Breaks Result in Prescription Drug Price Hikes for Families?
Coalition Opposes Trump Move to Weaken Clean Water Protections
Press Release

Coalition Opposes Trump Move to Weaken Clean Water Protections

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition: Communities like Flint, Mich., still grapple with pollution. We need more – not less – protection for clean water.

Anti-Immigrant Policies Spread Fear, Experts Say

Anti-Immigrant Policies Spread Fear, Experts Say

Speakers at UWM panel urge more information to combat ignorance about immigrants.

Sheriff Lucas Pledges to Restore “Integrity”

Sheriff Lucas Pledges to Restore “Integrity”

Sees challenges, promises changes to county office run by David Clarke for 15 years.

Data Wonk: The Republican War Against Democracy
Data Wonk

The Republican War Against Democracy

Details in lame duck bills show disdain for democracy by Vos and Fitzgerald.

“Not Guilty” Ruling Doesn’t Make Things Right

“Not Guilty” Ruling Doesn’t Make Things Right

Reporter Edgar Mendez reflects on his arrest and treatment by Milwaukee Police for doing his job.

The State Of Politics: How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts
The State Of Politics

How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts

One-third of all judges in state appointed by Republican governor.

Stop the Wisconsin GOP power grab
Press Release

Stop the Wisconsin GOP power grab

Indivisible Madison calls for people statewide to ”Pack the Capitol” for the JFC Hearing on Mon., Dec. 3 at 12:30 pm – and the #RESPECTMYVOTE rally on Mon., Dec. 3 at 5:30pm

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USMCA
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USMCA

"We need to make sure that the USMCA confronts Canada’s unfair trade barriers and Mexico’s limits on Wisconsin cheese exports."

Op Ed: The War Against Ala Carte Medical Pricing
Op Ed

The War Against Ala Carte Medical Pricing

It's the most expensive way to go and payers are increasingly rebelling.

Wisconsin Budget: Rich Pay the Least in State Taxes
Wisconsin Budget

Rich Pay the Least in State Taxes

Poor and middle class pay much higher percentage of their income in taxes.

Op Ed: Time’s Running Out on Vos, Fitzgerald
Op Ed

Time’s Running Out on Vos, Fitzgerald

Vos says Democrats are "sore losers” and proceeds as though Republicans won.

Op Ed: Write No Obituary for Scott Walker
Op Ed

Write No Obituary for Scott Walker

He accomplished a lot and ran for office 13 times. He’ll probably run again.

Op Ed: Is Gallagher A Reformer?
Op Ed

Is Gallagher A Reformer?

Wisconsin congressman proposes reforms, but ignores the elephant in the room.

Op Ed: Walker Failed to Lead on Election Night
Op Ed

Walker Failed to Lead on Election Night

Not giving a concession speech showed his lack of character. And not the first such failure.

The Contrarian: Giampietro Nomination Deserves Full Hearing
The Contrarian

Giampietro Nomination Deserves Full Hearing

Sen. Baldwin should reconsider her opposition to his judicial nomination.

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Lost
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Lost

He seemed to have the perfect strategy. The top 10 reasons he failed.

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Baraboo High School Nazi Salute Photo
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Baraboo High School Nazi Salute Photo

‘This is Why Leadership Matters’

Op Ed: Voters Demand Compromise
Op Ed

Voters Demand Compromise

But are there issues Ever and Republicans could agree on? Yes.

Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for Southwestern Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding
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Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for Southwestern Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding

WEDC awards $155,000 grant for loan program to assist small businesses in paying for restoration and related costs

Southwest Wisconsin Swings Democratic

Southwest Wisconsin Swings Democratic

Four key counties that helped elect Trump switched to Evers, Baldwin.

7 Numbers That Explain Election

7 Numbers That Explain Election

The election results would have been completely different if not for this.

Governor Race Closest Since 1950s

Governor Race Closest Since 1950s

Evers makes history in his defeat of Gov. Scott Walker.

Murphy’s Law: 33 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

33 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals, who were the election’s other big winners and losers?

Race for Governor: Last of the Republican Upstarts
Race for Governor

Last of the Republican Upstarts

Of 11 GOP governors who flipped states In 2010, Walker Is only one seeking a third term.

Data Wonk: Why Schimel’s Lawsuit Makes No Sense
Data Wonk

Why Schimel’s Lawsuit Makes No Sense

Even conservatives suggest the AG’s suit against Affordable Care Act is bad law.

Murphy’s Law: City a Leader in White Nationalism
Murphy’s Law

City a Leader in White Nationalism

New Berlin is headquarters for neo-Nazi party founded by George Lincoln Rockwell.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Evers tied in Wisconsin’s race for governor
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Evers tied in Wisconsin’s race for governor

Baldwin leads Vukmir for Senate; close race for state attorney general

“We’re In a Battle For America’s Soul”

“We’re In a Battle For America’s Soul”

Joe Biden campaigns for Baldwin, Evers, takes down Trump in Madison

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?

4,000 people attended, mostly North Side residents, whose votes could be critical.

“Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes”

“Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes”

Obama’s speech here says health care, education, living wage are on the line.

LGBTQ Leaders Demand Transgender Rights

LGBTQ Leaders Demand Transgender Rights

Protest at City Hall opposes Trump Administration's attempt to "erase" transgender people.

Visual Art: How Now Brown Cows
Visual Art

How Now Brown Cows

Door County artist Craig Blietz, whose work is at MOWA, makes cows cool.

Grothman vs. Kohl Race Is Competitive

Grothman vs. Kohl Race Is Competitive

6th Congresssional District has been Republican since 1960s, but race is close, experts say.

Leah Praises President Trump For Addressing The Caravan Of Illegal Immigrants Heading Toward America
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Leah Praises President Trump For Addressing The Caravan Of Illegal Immigrants Heading Toward America

"We could have criminals, drug lords and terrorists from the Middle East in this caravan..."

Senator Taylor Says Trump to Blame for Bomb Scares
Press Release

Senator Taylor Says Trump to Blame for Bomb Scares

Trump is reckless and dangerous, and the chickens are coming home to roost.

President Trump Signs Buy America Reform into Law
Press Release

President Trump Signs Buy America Reform into Law

Bipartisan water infrastructure legislation includes a requirement pushed by Senator Baldwin that federally funded water infrastructure projects use American-made iron and steel. “A five-year Buy America standard is better than the status quo and President Trump has taken an important step forward on our shared goal of making sure taxpayer money is not spent supporting foreign workers.”

Op Ed: President Trump is Beyond Divisive
Op Ed

President Trump is Beyond Divisive

He respects no one, maybe not even himself, and never seeks win-win outcomes.

Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for South-Central Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for South-Central Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding

WEDC awards $755,000 grant for loan program to assist small businesses in paying for restoration and related costs

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

While at the same time, President Trump praises stop-and-frisk policing.

Groups Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ Urge Voters to Make Their Voices Heard
Press Release

Groups Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ Urge Voters to Make Their Voices Heard

Election is Opportunity to Speak Out Against Racism, Sexism, Xenophobia and Indifference to Gun Violence From Scott Walker, Donald Trump and GOP

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Republican Senate leader says he lacks votes to pass bill, then says it could pass “in the future.”

Op Ed: October Surprise for Walker, Trump?
Op Ed

October Surprise for Walker, Trump?

Trade war, declining market, junk health insurance may stick to both candidates.

Back in the News: Walker Mum About Medicaid Changes
Back in the News

Walker Mum About Medicaid Changes

He was going to get tough on Medicaid recipients, now runs away from the issue.

Medicare For All Becomes Hot Issue

Medicare For All Becomes Hot Issue

Many Democrats, including Tammy Baldwin, embrace it, as Republicans condemn it.

Cities Seek Climate Change Solutions

Cities Seek Climate Change Solutions

Milwaukee, Madison, Superior move toward solar and storm-sewer solutions.

Op Ed:  Democrats Need Bread-And-Butter Issues
Op Ed

Democrats Need Bread-And-Butter Issues

Republicans won’t protect workers pensions and health care, Democrats will.

Scott Walker Misleading Voters With Health Care Cost Reduction Claims
Press Release

Scott Walker Misleading Voters With Health Care Cost Reduction Claims

Walker’s election year plan impacts a tiny fraction of health consumers, is dwarfed by premium reductions in neighboring Minnesota, and does not make up for cost of his sabotage

Senate Passes Water Infrastructure Bill that Includes U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Reforms
Press Release

Senate Passes Water Infrastructure Bill that Includes U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Reforms

Bipartisan bill includes five-year Buy America provision, invests in water technology, increases funding for clean drinking water and supports Great Lakes and Wisconsin coastal communities

Baldwin calls Wisconsinites’ choices to buy affordable health insurance ‘junk’
Press Release

Baldwin calls Wisconsinites’ choices to buy affordable health insurance ‘junk’

"As a nurse, I support giving Americans more choices in health care because the people know best, not the government."

Murphy’s Law: Schimel Suit Cost Workers $23 Million
Murphy’s Law

Schimel Suit Cost Workers $23 Million

Suit he joined stopped 165,000 Wisconsin workers from getting overtime pay.

Brad Schimel’s Pipeline to Campaign Cash
Press Release

Brad Schimel’s Pipeline to Campaign Cash

Nearly 40 Percent of August Contributions From Individuals to Attorney General’s Campaign Came from Michels Construction Family

Kavanaugh is a Blight on Washington
Press Release

Kavanaugh is a Blight on Washington

"Today’s vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh is a vote against women and sexual assault survivors."

Visual Art: Let’s Talk About the American Dream
Visual Art

Let’s Talk About the American Dream

Haggerty Museum show offers videos by Dutch-born artist interviewing young Americans.

Support for Kavanaugh Pattern of Ron Johnson’s Horrendous Record on Issues of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment
Press Release

Support for Kavanaugh Pattern of Ron Johnson’s Horrendous Record on Issues of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment

Previously Defended Pedophile Priests, Discounted Reports of Harassment, Voted Against Violence Against Women Act, Kept Quiet Assault of His Own Staff

Voter Impersonation Very Rare, Studies Show

Voter Impersonation Very Rare, Studies Show

It's the rationale for photo ID, but as rare as getting struck by lightning.

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for 18 Wisconsin Counties Following Severe Storms and Flooding in August and September
Press Release

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for 18 Wisconsin Counties Following Severe Storms and Flooding in August and September

"It is essential that the federal government provide needed assistance."

Data Wonk: The Curious Campaign of Leah Vukmir
Data Wonk

The Curious Campaign of Leah Vukmir

Her campaign seems to ignore poll data showing most disagree with her stands.

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Wisconsin, other states had lower turnout, especially by minority and college-age voters.

Donald Trump Attacks Victim of Sexual Assault, Again. Scott Walker and Brad Schimel Silent, Again.
Press Release

Donald Trump Attacks Victim of Sexual Assault, Again. Scott Walker and Brad Schimel Silent, Again.

Top Republicans Choice: Denounce Appalling Behavior of Perpetuate Injustice With Silence

Pocan Statement on Announcement of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Press Release

Pocan Statement on Announcement of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

"Despite President Trump claiming victory with a renegotiated NAFTA that includes Canada, it is clear that many missing details must be resolved before we can determine if this deal works for middle class families."

The State of Politics: The Rise of Absentee Ballots
The State of Politics

The Rise of Absentee Ballots

Just 12% of all ballots in 2004, could hit 33% in 2020.

“This is a Big Win for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers”
Press Release

“This is a Big Win for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers”

Gov. Walker releases statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

Leah Vukmir: It’s Time To Confirm Judge Kavanaugh
Press Release

Leah Vukmir: It’s Time To Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

“It’s time the Senate votes and confirms Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”

Op Ed: Making Insurance Fake Again
Op Ed

Making Insurance Fake Again

Trump and Walker plans let health insurers end coverage of pre-existing conditions, sell junk policies.

The Courage of Dr. Ford a Powerful Contrast With the Cowardice of Scott Walker
Press Release

The Courage of Dr. Ford a Powerful Contrast With the Cowardice of Scott Walker

‘There’s No Excuse for Walker Refusing to Show Leadership, But There is an Explanation’

Scott Walker Silent on Tweets from Republican Party Mocking Sexual Assault
Press Release

Scott Walker Silent on Tweets from Republican Party Mocking Sexual Assault

Walker continues to look the other way as Senate Republicans seek to elevate alleged sexual assaulter to nation's highest bench

Murphy’s Law: Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?
Murphy’s Law

Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?

Two separate groups working on voter turnout could have big impact.

Brad Schimel as Prosecutor on Sexual Assault Cases: Light Sentences and Alarming Comments About Victims
Press Release

Brad Schimel as Prosecutor on Sexual Assault Cases: Light Sentences and Alarming Comments About Victims

In One Case Schimel Downplayed Assault Telling Judge, ‘It Was Basically a First Date’

Federal Agents Arrest 30 State Immigrants

Federal Agents Arrest 30 State Immigrants

Crackdown by ICE agents arrests two in Milwaukee, 11 in Madison.

Senator Baldwin’s Work to Finalize Critical Asian Carp Study Included in Final Bipartisan Legislation
Press Release

Senator Baldwin’s Work to Finalize Critical Asian Carp Study Included in Final Bipartisan Legislation

President Trump signed the FY19 Energy and Water Development funding legislation. Bill will finalize strategy to block Asian Carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

DPW Chair Responds to Trump’s Tweets Attempting to Discredit Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh’s Accuser
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $20 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $20 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding for local communities that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery

Data Wonk: The Impact of Republican Tax Cuts
Data Wonk

The Impact of Republican Tax Cuts

It relies on supply side economics. So how well is that working?

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters

Trump at 42 percent approval, voters divided on how he has changed GOP

Op Ed: Where Will Walker, Evers Take Economy?
Op Ed

Where Will Walker, Evers Take Economy?

State in slow growth mode. Two candidates have very different approaches to this.

Senator Baldwin’s Reforms Pass Senate with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support
Press Release

Senator Baldwin’s Reforms Pass Senate with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

Opioid crisis response legislation includes support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts; Prevents the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries; Provides more resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin

Will State Prevent Election Cyber Attacks?

Will State Prevent Election Cyber Attacks?

Cybersecurity experts warn Wisconsin’s system is vulnerable. What are state officials doing about it?

Does Scott Walker Still Believe Accused Perpetrator of Sexual Assault Brett Kavanaugh Fits Criteria He Looks For In Judicial Candidates
Op Ed: Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!
Op Ed

Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!

Who’s behind the anonymous NYT column about obstructing Trump’s craziness? Read on.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Water Infrastructure Legislation
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Water Infrastructure Legislation

Speaker Ryan Fails to Keep President Trump’s Promise on Permanent Buy America Commitment

Data Wonk: Making Wisconsin More Like Texas
Data Wonk

Making Wisconsin More Like Texas

Schimel and Walker support changes in Affordable Care Act most voters oppose. Why?

Murphy’s Law: How Republicans Helped Tammy Baldwin
Murphy’s Law

How Republicans Helped Tammy Baldwin

They picked the wrong candidate. That could hand election to Baldwin.

Senator Taylor Responds to Walker’s Twitter Rant, “We Need Leadership, Not a Twitter Fight.”
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Senator Taylor Responds to Walker’s Twitter Rant, “We Need Leadership, Not a Twitter Fight.”

"So Governor Walker didn’t have time to defend Harley-Davidson, but he has time to blow dog whistles."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Speaker Ryan and the House to include Permanent Buy America Commitment in Final Water Infrastructure Legislation
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Speaker Ryan and the House to include Permanent Buy America Commitment in Final Water Infrastructure Legislation

With the House and Senate working on final water infrastructure legislation, Baldwin says, “Don’t let lobbyists for foreign steel makers water down a strong and permanent Buy America standard.”

The State of Politics: Catching Up on Summer’s Political News
The State of Politics

Catching Up on Summer’s Political News

Summer’s over. Election looming. What do you need to know?

Trump Tariffs Hurt Milwaukee Port

Trump Tariffs Hurt Milwaukee Port

Corn exports decimated, steel imports a concern.

Op Ed: Foxconn UW Funding Good News
Op Ed

Foxconn UW Funding Good News

State needs more research and development at flagship university.

Harley Riders Oppose Boycott of Company

Harley Riders Oppose Boycott of Company

But they do tend to support Trump’s tariffs, interviews at Harley's celebration suggest.

Dark Money Helped Kill Lead Paint Claims

Dark Money Helped Kill Lead Paint Claims

State Republicans facing recalls got $750,000 in secret cash, wrote law to bar suits to benefit lead poisoned children.

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Must Go Negative
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Must Go Negative

Governor is so unpopular he must bludgeon his opponent or change his identity. Or both.

The State of Politics: 6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control
The State of Politics

6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control

Stakes are high, including control over 2020 redistricting.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Back Up Words with Action on Buy Americ
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Back Up Words with Action on Buy Americ

With the House and Senate working on final water infrastructure legislation, Baldwin urges President to call on Speaker Ryan and the House to include permanent Buy America commitment in legislation that goes to his desk

Op Ed: The Attack on Affordable Care
Op Ed

The Attack on Affordable Care

Walker, Schimel, Johnson would kill program; 2.4 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions could lose insurance.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett endorses Julie Henszey for State Senate
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett endorses Julie Henszey for State Senate

"Tom Barrett is kind, generous, and progressive, and I appreciate his support in this race."

Statement on EPA’s replacement to Clean Power Plan
Press Release

Statement on EPA’s replacement to Clean Power Plan

"The EPA’s proposed rule fails to address climate change while catering to special interests in the fossil fuel industry."

Senator Taylor Responds to Governor’s Exorbitant Use of Taxpayer Money
Press Release

Senator Taylor Responds to Governor’s Exorbitant Use of Taxpayer Money

"Seriously, it doesn’t get more hypocritical than this."

Op Ed: In Defense of Journalists
Op Ed

In Defense of Journalists

Trump is the enemy of truth. Journalists are still the best protection of a democratic nation.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Protect Troops from Financial Fraud
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Protect Troops from Financial Fraud

49 Senators are urging Trump Admin to protect the finances of our troops and their families

Poll Has Evers 5 Points Up On Walker

Poll Has Evers 5 Points Up On Walker

Poll taken two days after election. Walker spokesman says they expect “tough canpaign.”

Bryce Calls on Bryan Steil to Denouce Trump’s Attacks on the Press
Press Release

Bryce Calls on Bryan Steil to Denouce Trump’s Attacks on the Press

"I know the real threats to this country-- and I can tell you the free press is not the enemy."

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

100,000 more people voted in Democratic primary despite massive Republican spending on Senate race.

Op Ed: Evers Could Benefit From Walker Fatigue
Op Ed

Evers Could Benefit From Walker Fatigue

There is exhaustion with Walker’s ambition and relentless negative campaigns.

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Lack Health Coverage
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Lack Health Coverage

Trump’s attack on Affordable Care Act mostly hurts Republicans, the data shows.

Murphy’s Law: 23 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

23 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals, who were the other winners and losers in yesterday’s election?

Answer the Question, Scott Walker
Press Release

Answer the Question, Scott Walker

Yes or No, Do You Support Donald Trump’s Call for Boycott of Harley-Davidson?

Governor Walker Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June Flooding in Northwestern Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June Flooding in Northwestern Wisconsin

Heavy rains caused flash flooding and several rivers to rise to major flood stage.

Private School Voucher Backers Top $7.5 Million in Donations to Wisconsin Politicians
Press Release

Private School Voucher Backers Top $7.5 Million in Donations to Wisconsin Politicians

Pro Private School Voucher Gov. Walker Snags More Than 1 in 4 Dollars Donated Since 2008

Scott Walker Accidentally Reveals the Truth With Press Conference on Public Safety
Press Release

Scott Walker Accidentally Reveals the Truth With Press Conference on Public Safety

‘The Only Thing 25-Year Politician Scott Walker Cares About Keeping Safe is His Own Job’

Scott Walker Cannot Defend His Racist Corrections Disaster
Press Release

Scott Walker Cannot Defend His Racist Corrections Disaster

‘On Corrections, Walker Always Makes the Wrong Decision and Always for the Wrong Reason’

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Nationally and here in Wisconsin, citizens feel their voices aren't being heard.

Sieger on Songs: Sly’s “Stand” Is a Great Call to Arms
Sieger on Songs

Sly’s “Stand” Is a Great Call to Arms

Innovative song might be just what certain politicians need to get some courage.

Huge Drop in Refugees to State

Huge Drop in Refugees to State

Big drop in 2017, 2018, part of national trend, biggest state impact on Milwaukee.

NRA-backed Brad Schimel “mum” on 3D-printed guns
Press Release

NRA-backed Brad Schimel “mum” on 3D-printed guns

Brad Schimel’s re-election efforts have largely benefitted from NRA funding.

Data Wonk: How Government Helps the Economy
Data Wonk

How Government Helps the Economy

A government safety net is the best way of assuring the economy can evolve and grow.

Clean Wisconsin files lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA’s failure to reduce unhealthy smog
Press Release

Clean Wisconsin files lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA’s failure to reduce unhealthy smog

Ozone smog harms people with respiratory disease, older adults, children and other vulnerable people.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Trump Administration Plan to Expand Junk Insurance Plans
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Trump Administration Plan to Expand Junk Insurance Plans

We can’t let big insurance companies rewrite the rules on guaranteed health care protections that people depend on

Murphy’s Law: Are Democratic Candidates Too Liberal?
Murphy’s Law

Are Democratic Candidates Too Liberal?

Walker is very vulnerable, but his challengers are blowing it with far-left campaigns.

Speaker Newt Gingrich Endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate
Press Release

Speaker Newt Gingrich Endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Gingrich: ‘President Trump needs more fighters like Leah’

Student Debt Duo Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos Team Up to Roll Back Protections From Predatory For Profit Colleges
Press Release

Student Debt Duo Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos Team Up to Roll Back Protections From Predatory For Profit Colleges

Cuts to State Oversight and Rollback of Federal ‘Borrowers Defense’ Rule Leaves Students Vulnerable to Abuse

Walker Plan Does Not Make Up for Cost of Sabotage
Press Release

Walker Plan Does Not Make Up for Cost of Sabotage

"Scott Walker now finds it politically convenient in an election year to pretend to care about health care costs..."

Leah’s Statement on Baldwin’s $32.6 Trillion Plan for Single-Payer Healthcare
Press Release

Leah’s Statement on Baldwin’s $32.6 Trillion Plan for Single-Payer Healthcare

"It's outrageous. Sen. Baldwin has zero regard for Wisconsin taxpayers."

State’s Voting Systems Are Vulnerable

State’s Voting Systems Are Vulnerable

They can be hacked, experts say, and 2016 Russian cyber attacks on state could be repeated in 2018.

The State of Politics: ACLU Increases Its Impact
The State of Politics

ACLU Increases Its Impact

More political activism and big boost in membership gives liberal group more clout.

DPW Response to Walker Reinsurance Program
Press Release

DPW Response to Walker Reinsurance Program

"Scott Walker claims premiums are going down but they are rising by $1400."

Roys Condemns Walker’s Attacks on Health Insurance
Press Release

Roys Condemns Walker’s Attacks on Health Insurance

MADISON, WI — Kelda Roys issued a strong rebuke in response to Walker’s latest attempt to distract from his abysmal record on healthcare. “Wisconsinites remember Scott Walker‘s attacks on our healthcare,” said Roys. “At the same time Walker announced this plan, he signed off on a lawsuit to destroy the Affordable Care Act. If Walker […]

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Neither criticized anything president has done, no major disagreements between candidates.

2020 Census Citizen Question Could Silence Immigrant Communities
Press Release

2020 Census Citizen Question Could Silence Immigrant Communities

"Prior to this administration, the commitment to creating a fair and efficient census was not partisan."

Trump’s Aid to Farms Gets Mixed Reviews

Trump’s Aid to Farms Gets Mixed Reviews

Dairy farms badly hurt by tariffs, Trump offers $12 billion national handout to farmers.

Pocan Slams Trump Administration for Failing to Reunite Migrant Children with Their Families
Press Release

Pocan Slams Trump Administration for Failing to Reunite Migrant Children with Their Families

"Despite today’s court ordered deadline to reunite families, President Trump’s disastrous family separation policy continues to be a nightmare for hundreds of migrant families."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Flooding
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Flooding

Senator Baldwin toured flood damage in June and requested federal assistance for impacted Wisconsin counties

Data Wonk: The Rise of Federalist Society Judges
Data Wonk

The Rise of Federalist Society Judges

Nationally and in Wisconsin they have become activists and super legislators.

Op Ed: Is Walker a Russian Dupe?
Op Ed

Is Walker a Russian Dupe?

Did he get Russian donations that were funneled through NRA?

Worst Governor on Public Education Hosts Worst Secretary of Department of Education
Press Release

Worst Governor on Public Education Hosts Worst Secretary of Department of Education

No One Has Done More to Undermine Public Education Than Scott Walker; Betsy DeVos Has Helped to Underwrite It

Milwaukee drops the ball again on race relations
Press Release

Milwaukee drops the ball again on race relations

Statement from Alderman Rainey on standing ovation for Josh Hader - July 23, 2018

Glenn Grothman carries water for Trump as he puts political interests over national security
Press Release

Glenn Grothman carries water for Trump as he puts political interests over national security

Grothman criticizes Mueller investigation just weeks after 12 Russian agents indicted

EPA Seeks Ideas for Great Lakes Cleanup

EPA Seeks Ideas for Great Lakes Cleanup

Agency, experts agree solutions may take many years.

Op Ed: Both Parties Ducking Major Issues
Op Ed

Both Parties Ducking Major Issues

But what will Trump’s impact be on state’s November election?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $2 Million for Wisconsin Shipyards
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $2 Million for Wisconsin Shipyards

Baldwin Secures Federal Grant to Support Shipyards in Sturgeon Bay, Superior

Voters Unhappy About Tariffs, State Roads

Voters Unhappy About Tariffs, State Roads

Marquette poll shows low support for Trump tariffs and outstate concern about roads.

Op Ed: New EPA Head Worse Than Pruitt
Op Ed

New EPA Head Worse Than Pruitt

Wheeler will continue Trump’s war on outdoors, but with more efficiency, less baggage.

What’s Walker Hiding?
Press Release

What’s Walker Hiding?

Scott Walker can’t seem to get his facts straight about Russian agent; Washington Post contradicts Walker spokesman's story

Data Wonk: Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice
Data Wonk

Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice

And what this may say about the Democratic Party.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Gov. Tommy Thompson Condemns Out-of-State Special Interests In U.S. Senate Race
Press Release

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Gov. Tommy Thompson Condemns Out-of-State Special Interests In U.S. Senate Race

Gov. Tommy Thompson overcame millions of dollars of spending from the Club for Growth in 2012 on his way to winning the Republican nomination.

Businesses Complain About Trump Tariffs to Johnson

Businesses Complain About Trump Tariffs to Johnson

Republican senator gets an earful at Milwaukee forum attended by growers, manufacturers.

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Maria Butina, charged by federal prosecutors, posed for photo with Walker during his run for president.

Matt Flynn Blasts Scott Walker for Meeting with Russian Spy
Press Release

Matt Flynn Blasts Scott Walker for Meeting with Russian Spy

Flynn says now, more than ever, we need a governor we can trust to stand up to America's enemies and adversaries

Rep. Moore: Trump-Putin ‘Summit’ a Disaster for the US
Press Release

Rep. Moore: Trump-Putin ‘Summit’ a Disaster for the US

"Today’s display in Helsinki was nothing less than a complete capitulation to a dictator who directed a cyber war on the United States’ sovereignty and self-determination."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Pfizer CEO: Make Drug Price Reductions Permanent
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Pfizer CEO: Make Drug Price Reductions Permanent

Major drug companies have drastically raised prices for top-selling drugs over the past five years, in some cases more than doubling prices.

Bernie, Baldwin Rally Voters in Eau Claire

Bernie, Baldwin Rally Voters in Eau Claire

Sen. Baldwin warns that abortion rights and Affordable Care Act at stake in election.

Op Ed: Can Democrats Win State’s Swing Voters?
Op Ed

Can Democrats Win State’s Swing Voters?

They voted for Obama and then Trump. Will they swing to Democrats in November?

The State of Politics: State Democrats Split on Abolishing ICE
The State of Politics

State Democrats Split on Abolishing ICE

Pocan’s proposal not backed by Baldwin, most Democratic candidates for Congress

Canada’s Tariffs Target Wisconsin

Canada’s Tariffs Target Wisconsin

Trump trade war pushes Canada to slap tariffs on 163 products made in state.

Walker Doubts Roe v. Wade at Risk

Walker Doubts Roe v. Wade at Risk

Governor says new Supreme Court justice unlikely to overturn Roe, make abortion illegal in state.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses State Assembly Candidates
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses State Assembly Candidates

Working families champions challenging Republican incumbents in Southeastern Wisconsin blue wave

Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Terminate ICE and Transfer Critical Functions to Other Agencies
Press Release

Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Terminate ICE and Transfer Critical Functions to Other Agencies

"...the President is using ICE as a mass-deportation force to rip apart the moral fabric of our nation."

Pocan’s Bill Would Abolish ICE

Pocan’s Bill Would Abolish ICE

Democratic Congressman says federal immigration agency no long serves intended purpose.

Governor Walker Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

"Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court."

Vukmir And Nicholson Oppose Buy American Requirements
Press Release

Vukmir And Nicholson Oppose Buy American Requirements

"It's striking that Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson would break with Donald Trump and oppose making sure that the government Buys American, but it's typical of their hardline commitment to a corporate special interest agenda."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Buy America Legislation
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Buy America Legislation

Baldwin announced her new reform at a prominent Wisconsin manufacturer that would benefit from the legislation

Data Wonk: How Trump Threatens State’s Exports
Data Wonk

How Trump Threatens State’s Exports

As parties flip-flop on free trade, can Wisconsin’s export economy be protected?

Walker Avoids Harley Issue at Parades

Walker Avoids Harley Issue at Parades

Governor declines to criticize Trump in his July 4 appearances.

Rep. Zepnick – Rejects Call for Milwaukee Police Chief Election
Press Release

Rep. Zepnick – Rejects Call for Milwaukee Police Chief Election

"The suggestion that another political campaign is what Milwaukee needs to hire a Police Chief is beyond absurd and totally unworkable."

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland

Beginning today and ending at sunset on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Nicholson Endorses $7 Billion Children’s Health Insurance Cut
Press Release

Nicholson Endorses $7 Billion Children’s Health Insurance Cut

Does Leah Vukmir agree with Kevin Nicholson and support the Trump Administration-backed spending cuts?

“I’m not Republican,” Arlo Guthrie Says

“I’m not Republican,” Arlo Guthrie Says

Contacts Urban Milwaukee to discuss -- and clarify -- his politics.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s High Court Hypocrisy
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s High Court Hypocrisy

His stand on Trump appointing justice to Supreme Court reverses his view on Obama’s pick.

Rallies Protest Immigration Enforcement

Rallies Protest Immigration Enforcement

20 weekend rallies in state protest “zero tolerance” policy.

The State of Politics: Foxconn Deal Has Divided the State
The State of Politics

Foxconn Deal Has Divided the State

Even Republicans disagree about the deal.

The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families
Press Release

The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families

"Separating families is cruel and is completely contradictory to our American values."

Two Jails in State House ICE Detainees

Two Jails in State House ICE Detainees

Located in Kenosha and Dodge counties, getting millions in federal funds for jailing immigrants.

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month
Campaign Cash: Trump Fundraiser Hosted by Walker Crony
Campaign Cash

Trump Fundraiser Hosted by Walker Crony

Milwaukee businessman Ted Kellner hosted luncheon fundraiser at Pfister Hotel.

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin Winning the First LCD Manufacturing Facility in North America Foxconn breaks ground on $10 billion investment
Foxconn and U.S. Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park
Press Release

Foxconn and U.S. Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

$10 Billion Investment in U.S. High-Tech Industry Will Create More than 13,000 Jobs in Production of Next Generation Display Technology and Building of AI 8K+5G Ecosystem

Plenty of Horne: Giuliani Can’t Practice Law in D.C.
Plenty of Horne

Giuliani Can’t Practice Law in D.C.

Trump's lawyer has "inactive" license in D.C. so can't defend president there.

Foxconn to Host Community Open House at Opus Facility
Press Release

Foxconn to Host Community Open House at Opus Facility

Residents will have an opportunity to see advanced technologies that will be developed at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME
Press Release

Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME

"We must stand up for the millions of middle class families who are under attack by Republican leaders and rulings like the one delivered today by the Supreme Court."

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

State Republicans decline to criticize Trump for attack on iconic state business.

Campaign Cash: Harley Gave Generously to Republicans
Campaign Cash

Harley Gave Generously to Republicans

So did Sartori Foods. Both now hurt by Trump tariffs.

Harley-Davidson Job Losses: Walker Owns This
Press Release

Harley-Davidson Job Losses: Walker Owns This

Walker has been too busy cozying up to Trump to stand up for Wisconsin jobs

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Lying to Women in 5-4 Decision
Press Release

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Lying to Women in 5-4 Decision

Ruling Strikes Down Law Requiring Anti-Abortion Activists Masquerading as Health Care Providers to Tell Women the Truth

Scott Walker Flies While Harley Davidson Flees
Press Release

Scott Walker Flies While Harley Davidson Flees

Walker Won’t Take on Trump Republican Tariffs

Back in the News: George Will Blasts Paul Ryan
Back in the News

George Will Blasts Paul Ryan

Calls House Speaker Trump’s “poodle,” urges people to vote Democratic.

Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding
Press Release

Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding

In past years, the federal grant process for Navigators was underway by April, but as of today, CMS has yet to put out a formal call for grant applications.

Op Ed: Walker a Coward on Trump Border Policy
Op Ed

Walker a Coward on Trump Border Policy

His silence on interning immigrant children echoes his inaction on Lincoln Hills youth.

Comedy: Colin Jost Comes to Town
Comedy

Colin Jost Comes to Town

“Saturday Night Live” writer and performer does his standup act at Turner Hall Sunday night.

Gov. Walker Welcomed Group Pitching Biblical Justification for Trump Border Policy of Taking Children from Parents to Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Walker Welcomed Group Pitching Biblical Justification for Trump Border Policy of Taking Children from Parents to Wisconsin

A Grievous Misunderstanding of Biblical Teaching and Misuse of Christian Faith

Op Ed: Trump Dead Wrong on Canadian Trade
Op Ed

Trump Dead Wrong on Canadian Trade

We have a trade surplus with Canada, so a tariff war with our closest ally will only hurt U.S.

Senator Taylor Questions Well-being of Immigrant Children
Press Release

Senator Taylor Questions Well-being of Immigrant Children

"I'm deeply concerned that some of the children who have been dragged away from their loved ones may have been detained in our state."

Data Wonk: Comparing Badger Economy to Border States
Data Wonk

Comparing Badger Economy to Border States

Wisconsin does both better and worse than neighboring states.

Erpenbach Calls on Governor to End Support of “Zero Tolerance”
Press Release

Erpenbach Calls on Governor to End Support of “Zero Tolerance”

Urges Walker to join eight other Governors in recalling National Guard Troops

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Federal Funding Available to Help Wisconsin Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Federal Funding Available to Help Wisconsin Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wisconsin is eligible to receive $11,805,710 when the state applies for the funding

Rep. Bowen: Statement on Juneteenth day of action
Press Release

Rep. Bowen: Statement on Juneteenth day of action

"The liberation that we celebrate on Juneteenth Day still has not been fully realized."

Op Ed: Walker, Trump Oppose Affordable Care
Op Ed

Walker, Trump Oppose Affordable Care

Every action they’ve taken aims to destroy Affordable Care Act.

Scott Walker’s Cowardly Dodge of Questions About Trump Policy Separating Families at U.S. Border
Press Release

Scott Walker’s Cowardly Dodge of Questions About Trump Policy Separating Families at U.S. Border

Former Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Refuses to Comment on ‘Federal Issue’

Smart Politics: History Favors Walker’s Reelection
Smart Politics

History Favors Walker’s Reelection

Two-thirds of 20th century U.S. candidates attempting a fourth consecutive gubernatorial win succeeded.

Vukmir and Nicholson Break from Gov. Walker on Trump Tariffs
Press Release

Vukmir and Nicholson Break from Gov. Walker on Trump Tariffs

Walker says Trump tariffs are "bad for everyone," while Vukmir and Nicholson embrace Trump's tariffs

Baldwin Continues Demanding Action from Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Massive Price Hikes
Scott Walker Makes Taxpayers Finance His Campaign Operation, Again
Press Release

Scott Walker Makes Taxpayers Finance His Campaign Operation, Again

Press Conference in Special Election Media Market on Election Day Shows Walker Sees Trouble for GOP

Randy Bryce Endorsed by Voces de la Frontera Action
Press Release

Randy Bryce Endorsed by Voces de la Frontera Action

"I'm proud to partner with the incredible activists at Voces de la Frontera Action."

Op Ed: Trump’s Tariffs Hurt Wisconsin Economy
Op Ed

Trump’s Tariffs Hurt Wisconsin Economy

And his immigration policies impair the ability of employers to fill jobs.

Young Republicans Endorse Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate
Press Release

Young Republicans Endorse Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

"The support of our Young Republicans is humbling."

The Art Of Gerrymandering Milwaukee

The Art Of Gerrymandering Milwaukee

Mapping the outlines of representation in Wisconsin's legislative districts.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Trump Administration Support for Wisconsin Lawsuit that Threatens Guaranteed Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Trump Administration Support for Wisconsin Lawsuit that Threatens Guaranteed Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

"Congressional Republicans have tried to repeal health care coverage for Wisconsin families and the Trump Administration has sabotaged people’s health care by raising costs."

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Career in asset-based lending led him to where he is today, a Democratic candidate for governor.

Bryce Statement on the Newest Attack on the Affordable Care Act
Press Release

Bryce Statement on the Newest Attack on the Affordable Care Act

"What the Trump has done tonight jeopardizes health care for millions of Americans."

Data Wonk: The Republican Love of Big Government
Data Wonk

The Republican Love of Big Government

Are Republican states the most socialistic?

Andy Gronik Launches First Radio Ad “It’s Time”
Press Release

Andy Gronik Launches First Radio Ad “It’s Time”

60-second ad to run on WNOV 860 AM Radio throughout the duration of the primary

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation Requiring Trump Administration to Release Buy American Reports
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation Requiring Trump Administration to Release Buy American Reports

"Wisconsin manufacturers and workers deserve to have this report released publicly so we can be assured that our government is keeping its commitment to the Buy American, Hire American promises President Trump has made."

City Hall: Council Moves to Confirm New Port Director
City Hall

Council Moves to Confirm New Port Director

Adam Schlicht has dreams of growing the port through international marketing.

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Have Democrats figured out what it takes to beat Walker?

Statement from Tom Palzewicz in Response to Sensenbrenner’s Comments on Trump Pardon and Mueller Investigation
Press Release

Statement from Tom Palzewicz in Response to Sensenbrenner’s Comments on Trump Pardon and Mueller Investigation

A Republican-controlled Department of Justice said more than 40 years ago that a President cannot pardon himself.

Post-Convention Poll Shows Leah Has Momentum As She Moves Into Statistical Tie
Press Release

Post-Convention Poll Shows Leah Has Momentum As She Moves Into Statistical Tie

Support for Nicholson Collapsing, While Leah Leads By 17 With Those Aware Of Both Candidates

U.S. Supreme Court Nears Decision on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

U.S. Supreme Court Nears Decision on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

Ruling could impact the nation’s elections and democracy for decades.

One Wisconsin Now Seeks Summary Judgement in Lawsuit Over Republican State Representatives Twitter ‘Blocking’
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Seeks Summary Judgement in Lawsuit Over Republican State Representatives Twitter ‘Blocking’

‘The Facts in the Case and First Amendment to U.S. Constitution Are Clear’

The State of Politics: Six Questions for Democratic Convention
The State of Politics

Six Questions for Democratic Convention

Can the party revive in Wisconsin? That depends on these six questions.

Op Ed: John McCain and Republican Values
Op Ed

John McCain and Republican Values

He’s a patriot and man of character. Contrast this to Trump, Vukmir and Nicholson.

Gov. Scott Walker Quick to Weigh in on NFL Player Protests, Silent on Release of Footage Showing Authorities Assaulting Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown
Supervisor Alexander Invited to the White House
Press Release

Supervisor Alexander Invited to the White House

Trump Administration Hosts County Officials from Wisconsin

Op Ed: The Fight Against Medical Industrial Complex
Op Ed

The Fight Against Medical Industrial Complex

Some signs of progress. Prices still rising but not as much.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on Deadly Violence in Gaza
Press Release

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on Deadly Violence in Gaza

In response to continued protests on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or Day of Catastrophe, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:

Bryce Campaign Calls on Steil to Disclose His Position on Net Neutrality
Press Release

Bryce Campaign Calls on Steil to Disclose His Position on Net Neutrality

"The people of Wisconsin's 1st district deserve to know where Bryan Steil stands on Net Neutrality," said Communications Director Julia Savel.

Members of Congress Release Statement on Violence in Gaza
Press Release

Members of Congress Release Statement on Violence in Gaza

"President Trump’s provocative decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem appears to have emboldened Israeli reactions to demonstrators, culminating in some of the highest levels of violence experienced in the area in weeks."

Walker, Republicans Warn of Blue Wave

Walker, Republicans Warn of Blue Wave

Ryan says farewell, Vukmir endorsed at annual state convention of GOP party.

Trump Tariffs Threaten State’s Exports

Trump Tariffs Threaten State’s Exports

Wisconsin’s foreign exports total $22.4 billion per year, create 115,000 jobs.

DPW response to nasty, panicked GOP state convention
Press Release

DPW response to nasty, panicked GOP state convention

The state GOP ignores Wisconsin needs and faces a bleak outlook for their party and its divisive leaders

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the Finalists for Democratic National Convention
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the Finalists for Democratic National Convention

Milwaukee, the first to announce, is one of eight cities bidding.

Data Wonk: Trickle Up Economics
Data Wonk

Trickle Up Economics

The Great Recession’s huge impact on employment shows why trickle down doesn’t work.

Andy Gronik Denounces President Trump’s Reckless Decision To Withdraw From the Iran Nuclear Deal
Press Release

Andy Gronik Denounces President Trump’s Reckless Decision To Withdraw From the Iran Nuclear Deal

Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate also calls on Scott Walker to give a voice to the Wisconsinites whose safety is at risk

Murphy’s Law: About That Deficit, Sen. Johnson
Murphy’s Law

About That Deficit, Sen. Johnson

Debt was Ron Johnson’s obsession -- until he helped Trump create the biggest deficit in 75 years.

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

Vote on Michael Brennan would ignore Democratic Senator Baldwin’s objection to him.

ICYMI: Illinois to sue EPA over Foxconn pollution
Press Release

ICYMI: Illinois to sue EPA over Foxconn pollution

"Illinois stands to gain thousands of jobs from Foxconn without paying a dime and even they are skeptical and raising objections"

Planned Parenthood files lawsuit against Trump
Press Release

Planned Parenthood files lawsuit against Trump

Organization fights to protect access to Title X and patient care

Back in the News: Pruitt Ruling Allows Foxconn Pollution
Back in the News

Pruitt Ruling Allows Foxconn Pollution

EPA head overrules his own staff to deliver victory for Walker and Trump.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses President Trump to Rein in Offshoring and Bring Back American Call Center Jobs
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses President Trump to Rein in Offshoring and Bring Back American Call Center Jobs

Senators Call on President to Sign Executive Order Protecting American Call Center Jobs

Data Wonk: Is California the Future?
Data Wonk

Is California the Future?

The data about California may have political and economic lessons for Wisconsin.

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’
Press Release

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Appearance at America First Event Another Sign of Walker Disregard of Communities of Color

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Goes to Court to Protect Patient Care
Press Release

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Goes to Court to Protect Patient Care

Lawsuit Aims to Protect X Access Nationwide

New York Times investigative reporter Twohey goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School
Press Release

New York Times investigative reporter Twohey goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Twohey, who worked as a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 2003 to 2007, has focused much of her attention on the treatment of women and children.

Vukmir and Nicholson’s 2016 Presidential Pick Admits Tax Law is a Scam
Press Release

Vukmir and Nicholson’s 2016 Presidential Pick Admits Tax Law is a Scam

Both Vukmir and Nicholson backed Marco Rubio's presidential run -- and now Rubio admits that the scam GOP tax law is leaving families behind

Brad Schimel Claims Voter Fraud in Waukesha County
Press Release

Brad Schimel Claims Voter Fraud in Waukesha County

Admits He Can’t Back Up Reckless and Irresponsible Claims of Impropriety

Politically calculating Walker flip-flops on campaigning with Trump
Press Release

Politically calculating Walker flip-flops on campaigning with Trump

"Walker is too close to distance himself from Trump and his toxicity"

Op Ed: The Endless Corruption of Scott Pruitt
Op Ed

The Endless Corruption of Scott Pruitt

The only thing worse than EPA leader’s ethics is his environmental record.

FACT CHECK: Vukmir and Nicholson’s TrumpCare Plans Strip Care From 30M
Press Release

FACT CHECK: Vukmir and Nicholson’s TrumpCare Plans Strip Care From 30M

Vukmir and Nicholson-backed TrumpCare plans gut pre-existing condition protections and take care away from tens of millions of Americans

Photo Gallery: Global Season Opens for Port Milwaukee
Photo Gallery

Global Season Opens for Port Milwaukee

Importing as much as 179,000 tons of steel, exporting grain and manufactured products.

Governor Walker Joins Vice President Pence in Milwaukee to Talk Tax Relief for Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families
Press Release

Governor Walker Joins Vice President Pence in Milwaukee to Talk Tax Relief for Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families

"Since 2011, we have provided more than $8 billion in cumulative tax relief at the state level for Wisconsin’s hardworking families."

Cathy Myers Announces Plan to Partner with Teachers and Students to Mobilize, Engage Voters in WI-01
Press Release

Cathy Myers Announces Plan to Partner with Teachers and Students to Mobilize, Engage Voters in WI-01

Myers is a 24-year veteran high school teacher running to represent Wisconsin’s 1st District in Congress

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Shipbuilders
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Shipbuilders

“Strong Buy American standards drive local economic growth and create good paying jobs that support Wisconsin families.”

B-list candidate Bryan Steil announces doomed run for 1st congressional district seat
Press Release

B-list candidate Bryan Steil announces doomed run for 1st congressional district seat

Democratic candidates are fired up like never before

Cathy Myers Responds to Bryan Steil Entering Race to Represent Wisconsin’s 1st District
Press Release

Cathy Myers Responds to Bryan Steil Entering Race to Represent Wisconsin’s 1st District

Veteran high school teacher and school board member, Cathy Myers, believes Steil announcement will make education a key issue in WI-01 race

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $55 Million for Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $55 Million for Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

Senator Baldwin worked to include additional resources in bipartisan funding legislation that improves services and care for Wisconsin’s veterans

Op Ed: Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles
Op Ed

Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles

And voters may make them pay in November.

Erica Flynn: “What is President Trump Hiding?”
Press Release

Erica Flynn: “What is President Trump Hiding?”

Statement by Erica Flynn, candidate for the 84th Assembly District.

Op Ed: Kooyenga and Freedom of Speech
Op Ed

Kooyenga and Freedom of Speech

Legislator taking down sign he disagreed with violates a bedrock American principle.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Syria
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Syria

"I support this targeted response to Assad’s horrific use of chemical weapons against his own people..."

Leah Posts Nearly $600K Raised In First Quarter of 2018
Press Release

Leah Posts Nearly $600K Raised In First Quarter of 2018

Leah Raises Nearly 80% of Funds In-State, 95% of Donors From Wisconsin

Murphy’s Law: The Incredible Potential of Paul Ryan
Murphy’s Law

The Incredible Potential of Paul Ryan

Destined for greatness, so many said. Why didn’t he realize it?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will Foxconn Employ Any Milwaukeeans?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will Foxconn Employ Any Milwaukeeans?

Despite nearly $4.1 billion subsidy, company only has goals, not mandates for hiring.

Pocan Statement on Trump’s Request to Rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Press Release

Pocan Statement on Trump’s Request to Rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership

"Until the President seeks to enter into agreements that benefit the American worker, I will do everything I can to ensure that the United States does not rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

Andy Gronik’s Response to Scott Walker’s Silence on the Importance of Immigration in Wisconsin
Press Release

Andy Gronik’s Response to Scott Walker’s Silence on the Importance of Immigration in Wisconsin

"Immigrants are our partners in Wisconsin and I’ll treat them with this kind of respect when I’m governor."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump Administration on its Plan to Protect Wisconsin Farmers From Chinese Tariff Retaliation
Trade War Threatens State’s Ginseng Growers

Trade War Threatens State’s Ginseng Growers

Trump hikes steel and aluminum tariffs, so China ups it on ginseng, a big state export.

Bryce Campaign Releases Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Decision Not to Seek Reelection
Press Release

Bryce Campaign Releases Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Decision Not to Seek Reelection

RACINE, WI –  Following Speaker Ryan’s announcement that he does not plan to seek reelection in Wisconsin’s First District, the Randy Bryce for Congress campaign released the following statement. “Paul Ryan decided to quit today rather than face Randy Bryce and the voters,” said campaign Communications Director Lauren Hitt. “With nearly $5 million raised to date, a strong […]

Votes In 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Were Most Partisan In Two Decades

Votes In 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Were Most Partisan In Two Decades

Despite differing outcomes, ballot preferences echoed 2016 Presidential election.

Pocan Slams Walker for Welcoming Trump’s ‘Aggressive Actions’ on Border Securit
Press Release

Pocan Slams Walker for Welcoming Trump’s ‘Aggressive Actions’ on Border Securit

"Sending members of the Wisconsin National Guard to militarize the border against unarmed men, women, and children is absurd."

Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border
Press Release

Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border

Illegal flow of drugs across southern border is a threat to Wisconsin

Why Was Mitchell Street Social Security Office Closed?

Why Was Mitchell Street Social Security Office Closed?

And did the Social Security Administration defy an order from Congress to halt the closing?

Op Ed: Gov. Walker’s Supreme Anger
Op Ed

Gov. Walker’s Supreme Anger

He lashes out in frustration after Judge Dallet's high court victory, afraid a blue wave is heading his way.

Leah on China Bible Ban: ‘Barbaric’
Press Release

Leah on China Bible Ban: ‘Barbaric’

"China’s censorship of the free expression of Christianity is barbaric."

Pocan Calls on Walker to Reject Trump’s Political Stunt to Send National Guard to the Border
Press Release

Pocan Calls on Walker to Reject Trump’s Political Stunt to Send National Guard to the Border

Wisconsin National Guard should only be called upon to leave behind their jobs and families under truly serious and necessary circumstances

Murphy’s Law: Should Walker Be Worried?
Murphy’s Law

Should Walker Be Worried?

Does he face an unstoppable “blue wave”? Maybe.

Bipartisan Omnibus Supports Wisconsin Veterans
Press Release

Bipartisan Omnibus Supports Wisconsin Veterans

Senator Baldwin worked to include reforms that improve services and care for veterans

Leah’s Statement on President Trump’s Action to Secure the Border
Press Release

Leah’s Statement on President Trump’s Action to Secure the Border

"We can no longer allow the never-ending inflow of criminal illegals and drugs to come into America to terrorize our communities."

Data Wonk: Walker’s Plan to Break the Law
Data Wonk

Walker’s Plan to Break the Law

And why Attorney General Schimel didn’t warn him it was folly.

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

Court Watch: Dallet Won in Trumpland
Court Watch

Dallet Won in Trumpland

She even won Sauk County, home base of Michael Screnock.

Student Group Charges MPS Discriminates

Student Group Charges MPS Discriminates

More than 80% of students suspended by MPS are black.

Yay! for the ACA on Its Eighth Anniversary
Press Release

Yay! for the ACA on Its Eighth Anniversary

Affordable Care Act’s Ban on Sex Discrimination in Health Care Huge Advance for Women

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

“Investments in the Great Lakes are an investment in the future of Wisconsin’s economy.”

Murphy’s Law: Where Are Wage Gains Ryan Promised?
Murphy’s Law

Where Are Wage Gains Ryan Promised?

Companies aren’t delivering -- and never promised -- the salary hikes Republicans touted.

Op Ed: White House Firings Are Not Okay
Op Ed

White House Firings Are Not Okay

Disarray in government ultimately hurts the people you serve.

Pocan Extends Job Offer to Andrew McCabe
Press Release

Pocan Extends Job Offer to Andrew McCabe

"Andrew McCabe’s firing makes it clear that President Trump is doing everything he can to discredit the FBI and undermine the Special Counsel’s investigation."

Eyes on Milwaukee: First Streetcar Heading to Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

First Streetcar Heading to Milwaukee

Left Pennsylvania plant, will arrive by on March 26, mayor announces.

CNN Announces Speaker Ryan’s District is No Longer Rated “Safe Republican”
Press Release

CNN Announces Speaker Ryan’s District is No Longer Rated “Safe Republican”

Says Randy Bryce's campaign is making the seat more competitive

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Combat Unfair Trade with a Targeted Approach
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Combat Unfair Trade with a Targeted Approach

“Bad actors like China are not playing by the rules on steel, aluminum and paper.”

Op Ed: Trump Tariffs Will Harm Trump Country
Op Ed

Trump Tariffs Will Harm Trump Country

Wisconsin could be one of the biggest losers.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Stronger Investment in Rural Broadband
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Stronger Investment in Rural Broadband

Baldwin Addresses Expanding Rural Broadband during Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

It’s Time For Career Politician Gov. Scott Walker to Quit His Election Year Gimmicks and Get Serious on Education Funding and School Safety
Urban Reads: Hudson River Tunnel Blockade
Urban Reads

Hudson River Tunnel Blockade

All the city news you can use.

Great Lakes Echo: Trump Threatens Great Lakes Funding
Great Lakes Echo

Trump Threatens Great Lakes Funding

Sea Grant had $20.6 million impact on Wisconsin, $66 million on nearby states in 2016.

The Life of a Congolese Refugee

The Life of a Congolese Refugee

Kabayiza Ntirenganya came here with nothing. Can he make it in Milwaukee?

Statement Regarding Governor Walker’s Phone Call with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Press Release

Statement Regarding Governor Walker’s Phone Call with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

"Governor Walker will continue to work with these and other Wisconsin companies to get relief from the negative impacts of the tariffs," said Press Secretary Amy Hasenberg.

Leah’s Statement on Incredible U.S. Jobs Numbers for February
Press Release

Leah’s Statement on Incredible U.S. Jobs Numbers for February

"It is getting harder and harder for Sen. Baldwin to deny the positive impact tax reform is having on the state and national economy."

Op Ed: Ryan Finally Stands Up to Trump
Op Ed

Ryan Finally Stands Up to Trump

Why he did it and what it shows about House Speaker's moral fiber.

As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps Cities Address Infrastructure and Parking Challenges
Press Release

As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps Cities Address Infrastructure and Parking Challenges

First-of-its-kind policy analysis of best practices from across U.S. and globally

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduce Amendment to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks in Banking Deregulation Bill
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduce Amendment to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks in Banking Deregulation Bill

Following passage of the GOP Tax Scam bill, corporations have announced more than $200 billion in corporate share buybacks, overwhelmingly benefitting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders, while workers get pink slips

Data Wonk: Is GOP Trying to Destroy Democracy?
Data Wonk

Is GOP Trying to Destroy Democracy?

New report points to problems, which can be seen nationally and in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Visits Wisconsin Employers in Oshkosh, Janesville that Have Expressed Concern with President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
Press Release

Governor Walker Visits Wisconsin Employers in Oshkosh, Janesville that Have Expressed Concern with President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Calls on President Trump to reconsider tariffs during visits with employees at Bemis Company and Seneca Foods

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Aims to Block President Trump’s Plan to Allow Insurers to Sell Junk Plans with Legislation to Guarantee Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Aims to Block President Trump’s Plan to Allow Insurers to Sell Junk Plans with Legislation to Guarantee Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

“The Fair Care Act is an opportunity for lawmakers to keep their word on guaranteed protections for pre-existing conditions.”

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters divided on benefits of Foxconn deal, but together in support of background checks for gun sales
Op Ed: Pendulum Swinging Against GOP
Op Ed

Pendulum Swinging Against GOP

Voters could punish Walker, Republicans for cuts in UW and environmental protection.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

"Ironically, American companies who will feel the negative impact of the tariffs can actually move their operations to another country, such as Canada, and not face new tariffs on the sale of their products."