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Jeffrey Norman A Finalist For Austin Police Chief

Jeffrey Norman A Finalist For Austin Police Chief

Milwaukee Police Chief one of 32 finalists, but only one serving as a major city chief.

Republican National Convention Partners With Local Security Company
Robin Vos Faces Flak From Liberals and Conservatives

Robin Vos Faces Flak From Liberals and Conservatives

Assembly Speaker hit by liberal attack ad while fighting new recall attempt from the right.

Democrats Look to Use Trump’s ‘Horrible City’ Comment Against Him

Democrats Look to Use Trump’s ‘Horrible City’ Comment Against Him

DNC launches billboards across Milwaukee with quote, Biden campaign creates t-shirt.

Top GOP Legislator Pushes Plan to Find Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls

Top GOP Legislator Pushes Plan to Find Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls

Experts say its illegal and could result in legal voters being taken off the rolls.

Jill Biden Visits Green Bay to Promote President’s Health Care Policies

Jill Biden Visits Green Bay to Promote President’s Health Care Policies

Warns that Trump could pass cuts to Medicare, the ACA and Social Security.

Donald Trump Holding Rally in Racine Tuesday

Donald Trump Holding Rally in Racine Tuesday

Trump will speak at a campaign event at Racine Festival Park.

Trump Calls Milwaukee “Horrible City”

Trump Calls Milwaukee “Horrible City”

Comment made during meeting with House Republicans.

Data Wonk: Would Trump or Biden Be Better for Economy?
Data Wonk

Would Trump or Biden Be Better for Economy?

What the data shows about Wisconsin and U.S. economies.

Robin Vos’ Republican Challenger Drops Out of Race

Robin Vos’ Republican Challenger Drops Out of Race

Decision by Andrew Cegielski leaves Assembly Speaker without a primary opponent.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Suspends False Elector Planner From Judicial Ethics Panel

Wisconsin Supreme Court Suspends False Elector Planner From Judicial Ethics Panel

Attorney Jim Troupis charged last week with a felony for his role in fake electors scheme.

Robin Vos In a ‘Fight For His Life’?

Robin Vos In a ‘Fight For His Life’?

Republican Assembly Speaker faces both a primary challenger and independent candidate who assisted with recall effort against him.

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Around High Stakes 2024 Election

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Around High Stakes 2024 Election

But state convention shows division, protest against Baldwin on Israel-Palestine issue.

The State of Politics: Turnover High For Republican Convention Delegates
The State of Politics

Turnover High For Republican Convention Delegates

Few rank-and-file delegates from past conventions are included. Why?

Documents Undercut False Electors’ Claim It Was a Contingency Plan

Documents Undercut False Electors’ Claim It Was a Contingency Plan

Emails, texts in state's case against plotters suggest goal was to sow chaos before Jan. 6.

Vos Challenges Second Recall Attempt

Vos Challenges Second Recall Attempt

Republican Assembly Speaker argues recall effort against him got signatures in wrong district.

Secret Service, City Find Themselves Targeted By Protesters, Republicans

Secret Service, City Find Themselves Targeted By Protesters, Republicans

Republicans want alternative to Pere Marquette Park. ACLU announces lawsuit.

Trump Sentencing Looms Over RNC Planning

Trump Sentencing Looms Over RNC Planning

RNC officials promote massive convention stage. But will Trump walk across it?

Murphy’s Law: Brad Schimel Is Mr. Anti-Abortion
Murphy’s Law

Brad Schimel Is Mr. Anti-Abortion

Conservative candidate for state Supreme Court a national leader in pushing to ban abortions.

DNC Statement on RNC Confusing Milwaukee With… Ho Chi Minh City
Murphy’s Law: Healthcare Is Huge in Presidential Race
Murphy’s Law

Healthcare Is Huge in Presidential Race

How Trump’s vow to overturn the ACA could damage Wisconsin and the nation.

Pocan Applauds WI AG for Bringing Charges Against Fake Electors
Leaders of 2020 Wisconsin Fake Electors Scheme Charged With Felonies

Leaders of 2020 Wisconsin Fake Electors Scheme Charged With Felonies

Attorney General Josh Kaul charges Kenneth Chesebro, Jim Troupis and Michael Roman.

RNC in Milwaukee Going On as Planned, Despite Trump’s Conviction

RNC in Milwaukee Going On as Planned, Despite Trump’s Conviction

'I don’t think in any way, shape or form, he’s going to be in jail for the convention.'

Illinois Governor is Headliner at Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

Illinois Governor is Headliner at Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

JB Pritzker will give the keynote address in Milwaukee next weekend.

Trump Found Guilty in Felony Hush Money Case

Trump Found Guilty in Felony Hush Money Case

Sentencing to come four days before the RNC.

WisGOP Statement on President Trump’s Trial Verdict
Fitzgerald Responds to President Trump Trial Verdict
Jill Biden To Speak at Festa Italiana Friday

Jill Biden To Speak at Festa Italiana Friday

The Biden campaign continues its frequent visits to Wisconsin.

Data Wonk: Which Party Has Done More to Increase Federal Debt?
Data Wonk

Which Party Has Done More to Increase Federal Debt?

Ron Johnson has pushed hard on this issue. What has been the result?

Vos Critics Submit Recall Petitions Again

Vos Critics Submit Recall Petitions Again

They claim to have more than 9,000 signatures. Earlier effort this year to recall Assembly Speaker Robin Vos fell short.

The State of Politics: Ron Johnson’s Curious Stand on Abortion
The State of Politics

Ron Johnson’s Curious Stand on Abortion

Pleading for Republican unity on an issue that's a loser for the party.

WisGOP Announces RNC Delegates and Alternates
Data Wonk: How Bipartisan Is Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation?
Data Wonk

How Bipartisan Is Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation?

Lugar index shows Ron Johnson, Tom Tiffany least bipartisan. Baldwin, Gallagher rank high.

Milwaukee Officials Praise Rescheduling of Cannabis by Biden

Milwaukee Officials Praise Rescheduling of Cannabis by Biden

New federal policy 'will help reverse longstanding injustices in our legal system.'

Ron Johnson Calls on GOP to Set Aside ‘Squabbles’ on Abortion

Ron Johnson Calls on GOP to Set Aside ‘Squabbles’ on Abortion

Republicans at annual convention endorse Hovde, worry about new legislative maps.

How Wisconsin Prevents Noncitizen Voting

How Wisconsin Prevents Noncitizen Voting

The practice is rare — and illegal — but has received increased attention since 2020.

Biden Courts Black Voters in Milwaukee Radio Interview

Biden Courts Black Voters in Milwaukee Radio Interview

Biden's interview with Sherwin Hughes is example of importance of Black vote.

Dueling Radio Ads Call For, Oppose Recalling Robin Vos

Dueling Radio Ads Call For, Oppose Recalling Robin Vos

Conservative activists are on their second attempt this year to recall Republican Assembly Speaker.

Murphy’s Law: Why Right Wisconsin Was Killed
Murphy’s Law

Why Right Wisconsin Was Killed

Its editor, stalwart Republican James Wigderson watched as readers and his party went off the rails.

Data Wonk: Why Are Wisconsin Republicans So Hostile to Ukraine?
Data Wonk

Why Are Wisconsin Republicans So Hostile to Ukraine?

All 5 of state's remaining Republican House members voted against aid to Ukraine.

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Challenging Absentee Ballot Requirements

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Challenging Absentee Ballot Requirements

Now-dismissed lawsuit is just one of many concerning absentee ballots and their handling.

Gov. Evers to Become First Midwest Governor to Join U.S. Climate Alliance’s Executive Committee
Law Firm Calls on U.S. Attorney to Investigate GOP Operatives For ‘Souls to the Polls’ Texts

Law Firm Calls on U.S. Attorney to Investigate GOP Operatives For ‘Souls to the Polls’ Texts

One of the operatives texted about "wreak(ing) havoc" on the operations of the Milwaukee voting rights group

Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

President visited Racine to tout $3.3 billion project, slam Foxconn failure.

Data Wonk: Which Party Is Better For The Economy?
Data Wonk

Which Party Is Better For The Economy?

Data shows a clear difference going back a century, including Biden and Trump.

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Will create 2,000 jobs. And Microsoft will establish AI Institute at UWM.

President Joe Biden Will Visit Racine Next Week, His Fourth Trip To Wisconsin In 2024

President Joe Biden Will Visit Racine Next Week, His Fourth Trip To Wisconsin In 2024

Biden is expected to tout his "Investing in America" agenda

Former Milwaukee Election Official Gets 1-Year Probation For Sending Fake Ballots

Former Milwaukee Election Official Gets 1-Year Probation For Sending Fake Ballots

Kimberly Zapata will also pay $3K in fines and complete 120 hours of community service.

Milwaukee Vegan Cafe Owner Appears With Trump, Assails Migrants

Milwaukee Vegan Cafe Owner Appears With Trump, Assails Migrants

Trump vows to eat at cafe, though he's not 'into that vegan stuff.' It opened under Biden.

Trump Blasts Biden’s Economic Record in Waukesha Visit

Trump Blasts Biden’s Economic Record in Waukesha Visit

Former president rallied in Wisconsin during a break from his criminal trial in New York.

Data Wonk: How Partisan Is Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation?
Data Wonk

How Partisan Is Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation?

DW-NOMINATE shows our members are typically more partisan than the median.

Union Backers of Biden Draw Contrasts Ahead of Trump’s Waukesha Visit

Union Backers of Biden Draw Contrasts Ahead of Trump’s Waukesha Visit

The message: 'Trump Failed' and 'Biden Delivered.'

Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

One of 10 fake electors, he also backed suppression of minority vote in Milwaukee.

Campaigns Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Wisconsin, Party Chairs Say

Campaigns Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Wisconsin, Party Chairs Say

Republican chair pledges to use all tactics that are legal, including early voting.

RNC To Include Milwaukee Vendor Marketplace

RNC To Include Milwaukee Vendor Marketplace

"Convention Fest" aims to highlight the best Wisconsin has to offer.

Public Hearing Considers New Rule for Election Observers

Public Hearing Considers New Rule for Election Observers

State elections commission consulted local election clerks, poll workers, political parties.

State Voters’ Views on Immigration Have Changed, Poll Shows

State Voters’ Views on Immigration Have Changed, Poll Shows

Fewer Wisconsinites favor path to citizenship while support for deportation is up.

Waukesha DA Won’t Pursue Charges Against Brandtjen

Waukesha DA Won’t Pursue Charges Against Brandtjen

WI Ethics Commission alleged Rep. Janel Brandtjen involved in illegal fundraising scheme.

Trump, Baldwin Narrowly Ahead In Marquette Poll of State

Trump, Baldwin Narrowly Ahead In Marquette Poll of State

7 months before election Baldwin leads Hovde by 5 points, Trump leads Biden by 2 points.

Wisconsin Elections Chief Meagan Wolfe Gets Increased Security

Wisconsin Elections Chief Meagan Wolfe Gets Increased Security

Election workers have faced threats. Trump claimed Wolfe would 'try to steal' election.

The State of Politics: Will Legislators Run Or Not?
The State of Politics

Will Legislators Run Or Not?

The long list of legislators in newly mapped districts who haven't filed to run includes Robin Vos.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Rejects Vos Recall

Wisconsin Elections Commission Rejects Vos Recall

The bipartisan commission found organizers fell short of the signatures needed to force a recall.

Trump Endorses Former Gas Station Owner for 8th Congressional District

Trump Endorses Former Gas Station Owner for 8th Congressional District

Trump calls on Republican state Sen. Roger Roth to drop out of race for open seat.

Police Officer Who Survived Jan. 6 Has a Warning for America

Police Officer Who Survived Jan. 6 Has a Warning for America

Michael Fanone was beaten, tortured by rioters, had a heart attack and concussion.

Data Wonk: Was Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary a ‘Huge Success’ For Trump?
Data Wonk

Was Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary a ‘Huge Success’ For Trump?

So claims Republican fundraising emails. Let's consider the data.

Eric Hovde Says Most Nursing Home Residents Not ‘At a Point to Vote’

Eric Hovde Says Most Nursing Home Residents Not ‘At a Point to Vote’

GOP senate candidate echoes Trump's unproven claim of 'crooked' votes in 2020 election.

RNC Says Event, Restaurant Bookings Should Begin Soon

RNC Says Event, Restaurant Bookings Should Begin Soon

Why is pace of bookings behind those for Democratic convention in Chicago?

President Biden Unveils Student Loan Forgiveness Plan in Madison

President Biden Unveils Student Loan Forgiveness Plan in Madison

His second Wisconsin visit in recent weeks. Plan lowers costs for 25 million borrowers.

The State of Politics: Voters Throw Shade on Biden, Trump
The State of Politics

Voters Throw Shade on Biden, Trump

Nearly 180,000 primary voters refused to vote for either. What's does that mean for Wisconsin?

OB-GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly Enters Race for 8th Congressional District

OB-GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly Enters Race for 8th Congressional District

Democrat running in open seat held by retiring Republican Mike Gallagher.

Hovde Faces Minimal Competition For Republican Senate Nomination

Hovde Faces Minimal Competition For Republican Senate Nomination

An endorsement by former President Donald Trump could reduce the chances of a primary challenge.

Crunching the Data on Spring Election

Crunching the Data on Spring Election

Which Milwaukee voters supported Biden, Trump, MPS referendum and City Attorney Tearman Spencer?

Evers Urges State Supreme Court to Allow Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Evers Urges State Supreme Court to Allow Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Governor's legal brief calls on court to reverse ruling by prior conservative majority.

Biden, Trump Easily Win Wisconsin Primaries

Biden, Trump Easily Win Wisconsin Primaries

But protest votes hint at challenges for both in November.

WisDems Statement on Donald Trump Endorsing Eric Hovde
Trump Pushes Election Lie in Wisconsin

Trump Pushes Election Lie in Wisconsin

Does interview on WISN radio ahead of election day appearance in Green Bay.

Op Ed: Sarah Godlewski’s Struggle for Democracy
Op Ed

Sarah Godlewski’s Struggle for Democracy

Seeking student workers to help understaffed election clerks, despite Republican opposition.

Baldwin and Hovde Using Drastically Different Strategies To Win Votes

Baldwin and Hovde Using Drastically Different Strategies To Win Votes

Baldwin goes "hyper local," while Hovde pushes national issues.

Rep. Gallagher’s Supporters Chide ‘Grifters’ Backing His Expulsion

Rep. Gallagher’s Supporters Chide ‘Grifters’ Backing His Expulsion

GOP division as Marjorie Taylor Greene pushes House Speaker to expel Gallagher.

Rep. Shankland Sells Her Record in 3rd Congressional District Race

Rep. Shankland Sells Her Record in 3rd Congressional District Race

Democratic legislator seeks to beat Republican U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden.

Op Ed: Wisconsin’s Very Own Rudy Giuliani Should Not Oversee Judicial Ethics
Op Ed

Wisconsin’s Very Own Rudy Giuliani Should Not Oversee Judicial Ethics

How did Jim Troupis, a leader in fake Republican elector scheme, get reappointed?

Rebecca Cooke Believes She Can Turn 3rd Congressional District Blue

Rebecca Cooke Believes She Can Turn 3rd Congressional District Blue

Pitting working class, dairy farm background against Republican Rep. Derrick Van Orden.

County Prosecutors Won’t Pursue Charges in Case Involving Trump PAC

County Prosecutors Won’t Pursue Charges in Case Involving Trump PAC

Citing conflicts of interest, they referred cases to other county prosecutors.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler Slams Trump’s Attacks on Health Care on ACA Anniversary
Vos Says Recall Effort ‘Plagued With Fraud and Criminality’

Vos Says Recall Effort ‘Plagued With Fraud and Criminality’

Assembly Speaker also claims recall can't happen because state Supreme Court struck down GOP-drawn legislative maps

Democratic Proposal Would Bar Fake Electors From Serving As Election Officials

Democratic Proposal Would Bar Fake Electors From Serving As Election Officials

The legislation would disqualify Bob Spindell from his seat on the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Milwaukee Election Official Guilty of Election Fraud

Milwaukee Election Official Guilty of Election Fraud

Jury finds Kimberly Zapata guilty of a felony. Sentencing will take place on May 2.

Wisconsin Republicans Would Help Donald Trump “Terminate” the Affordable Care Act
Data Wonk: Will Wisconsin Supreme Court Legalize Absentee Ballot Boxes?
Data Wonk

Will Wisconsin Supreme Court Legalize Absentee Ballot Boxes?

It rejected three issues raised in lawsuit and will rule on only one. Why?

Robin Vos Calls Recall Organizers ‘Whack Jobs’ and ‘Morons’

Robin Vos Calls Recall Organizers ‘Whack Jobs’ and ‘Morons’

Assembly Speaker plans to challenge the recall petitions filed against him.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Trump’s Disinformation
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Trump’s Disinformation

Milwaukee group the biggest funder of war to stop social media from purging election lies.

RNC Closed Hispanic Center in Milwaukee

RNC Closed Hispanic Center in Milwaukee

Closed in 2022, hasn't reopened since. Republicans closing centers focused on minority voters across the U.S.

The State of Politics: How New Supreme Court Influenced Legislative Decisions
The State of Politics

How New Supreme Court Influenced Legislative Decisions

Everything important passed by the Legislature came after court gained a liberal majority.

Eric Hovde Shows Contempt for Wisconsinites’ Freedom by Sharing Stage with January 6 Insurrectionist
Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Speech at Pieper Hillside Boys & Girls Club promotes effort to rebuild 6th Street.

Data Wonk: About That Recall Effort Against Robin Vos
Data Wonk

About That Recall Effort Against Robin Vos

The campaign by Vos haters is anti-democratic. Here's why.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Third Anniversary of American Rescue Plan
‘Recall Vos’ Organizers Deliver Signatures in Bid to Remove Assembly Speaker

‘Recall Vos’ Organizers Deliver Signatures in Bid to Remove Assembly Speaker

7,000 signatures needed, conservative activists say they have 11,000 to recall Robin Vos.

Van Orden Yells ‘Lies’ at Biden During State of the Union

Van Orden Yells ‘Lies’ at Biden During State of the Union

It's another outburst by controversial GOP congressman from western Wisconsin.

RNC Elects New Chair and Co-Chair in Houston
Vos Recall Organizers Face Pivotal Deadline

Vos Recall Organizers Face Pivotal Deadline

Conservatives hoping to oust Wisconsin's longest serving Assembly Speaker need nearly 7,000 signatures

Documents Suggest Trump Fake Elector Scheme Originated In Wisconsin

Documents Suggest Trump Fake Elector Scheme Originated In Wisconsin

Emails and text messages between Wisconsin natives Troupis and Chesebro give far more insight into scheme that culminated in deadly Jan. 6 riot

Van Orden Must Apologize For Unbecoming Actions at Last Night’s State of the Union
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
VP Harris Announces Apprenticeship Program During Madison Visit

VP Harris Announces Apprenticeship Program During Madison Visit

Kamala Harris has already been to Wisconsin twice this year.

Wisconsin Lawsuits to Kick Trump Off Ballot Dismissed

Wisconsin Lawsuits to Kick Trump Off Ballot Dismissed

US Supreme Court ruling declared states lack authority to disqualify Trump.

Troupis, Chesebro Reach Settlements in Wisconsin False Electors Lawsuit

Troupis, Chesebro Reach Settlements in Wisconsin False Electors Lawsuit

GOP attorneys promise to never do it again. A trove of documents reveal how they did it.

Cavalier Johnson Is All In On Growing Milwaukee

Cavalier Johnson Is All In On Growing Milwaukee

Annual State of the City speech places growth plan front and center.

At Waukesha Visit, Jill Biden Calls Trump ‘Dangerous to Women’

At Waukesha Visit, Jill Biden Calls Trump ‘Dangerous to Women’

First Lady discussed abortion rights on her fourth visit to the state since August.

Jim Piwowarczyk for Assembly: ‘Conservatives Must Start Winning Again’
Republicans Appeal Court Order Protecting Top State Election Official

Republicans Appeal Court Order Protecting Top State Election Official

Dane County judge ruled that GOP legislators can't remove Meagan Wolfe from office.

MAGA Wisconsin GOP Pushed to Restrict IVF Access, Reproductive Freedom
Op Ed: Democrats Optimistic About New Voting Maps
Op Ed

Democrats Optimistic About New Voting Maps

'This is a sea change in Wisconsin politics.'

Families Are Losing Access to IVF Because of Donald Trump
Ethics Investigators Recommend Felony Charges Against Trump Committee, Rep. Brandtjen

Ethics Investigators Recommend Felony Charges Against Trump Committee, Rep. Brandtjen

Groups are alleged to skirted campaign finance laws in primary challenge against Vos.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds Trump at 51%, Biden at 49% in head-to-head matchup; each leads primary challenger by more than 50 points
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds Trump at 51%, Biden at 49% in head-to-head matchup; each leads primary challenger by more than 50 points

Biden’s favorability more net negative, -20, than Trump’s, -9; two-thirds of respondents critical of Biden administration’s border policies; views of the economy have improved since September

Data Wonk: How Healthy Is The Wisconsin Economy?
Data Wonk

How Healthy Is The Wisconsin Economy?

Poll reveals Republicans higher on Wisconsin than U.S., but what do economic indicators say?

Senate Republicans Fire Four Evers Appointees

Senate Republicans Fire Four Evers Appointees

GOP boots one from DNR board, three from UW Health board.

Effort To Avoid Late-Night Ballot Counting Fails

Effort To Avoid Late-Night Ballot Counting Fails

Proposal to allow absentee ballot counting to start early dies in State Senate.

The State of Politics: Frustrated Gallagher Ends Congressional ‘Deployment’
The State of Politics

Frustrated Gallagher Ends Congressional ‘Deployment’

Military veteran Mike Gallagher won't run for reelection after attempting to fix dysfunction.

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Said He Feared Trump Supporters During Fake Elector Scheme

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Said He Feared Trump Supporters During Fake Elector Scheme

Andrew Hitt told CBS's 60 Minutes that he would have been 'scared to death' if he was the reason Trump lost Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democrats on Donald Trump’s National Abortion Ban
Who Will Run For Gallagher’s Congressional Seat?

Who Will Run For Gallagher’s Congressional Seat?

Big name Republicans -- and some Democrats -- may run for position.

Green Party Candidate Will Be On Wisconsin’s Presidential Ballot

Green Party Candidate Will Be On Wisconsin’s Presidential Ballot

Democrats fear a loss of votes that could defeat President Joe Biden.

New Call For Bob Spindell To Resign Elections Post

New Call For Bob Spindell To Resign Elections Post

Spindell, a fake elector participant, says he has done more for Black community than any white Republican.

Names of Presidential Preference Primary Candidates Finalized
Murphy’s Law: Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin
Murphy’s Law

Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin

Democrat’s ability to court rural vote wins grudging respect — and fear.

Trump, Biden Tied in Wisconsin

Trump, Biden Tied in Wisconsin

Marquette poll finds neck-and-neck race nine months before election.

Back in the News: Mike Gallagher’s Profile In Courage
Back in the News

Mike Gallagher’s Profile In Courage

Republican Wisconsin congressman's vote against impeachment causes furor.

Biden Jobs Boom Keeps Boosting Wisconsin
DOJ Lawyers Say Dean Phillips Waited Too Long To Appear on Presidential Ballot

DOJ Lawyers Say Dean Phillips Waited Too Long To Appear on Presidential Ballot

Phillips wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule that the Democratic Party abused its power by keeping him off the ballot.

Judge Rules Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Witness Address Must Be Counted

Judge Rules Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Witness Address Must Be Counted

Attorney for Republican-controlled Legislature to appeal Dane County Court ruling.

Biden-Harris 2024 Statement on Wisconsin Republicans’ Abortion Ban Legislation
President Joe Biden Touts Infrastructure Investments in Wisconsin

President Joe Biden Touts Infrastructure Investments in Wisconsin

President joined by governors, senators from Wisconsin and Minnesota in visit to Superior.

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome President Biden to Superior
Minoqua Brewing Company Endorses Lorenzo Santos For WI-01
Kamala Harris Comes To Waukesha

Kamala Harris Comes To Waukesha

The first stop on vice-president's 'Fight for Reproductive Freedoms' tour is a speech in Waukesha County.

WEC Leader Urges 2024 Candidates ‘Tell the Truth’ About Elections

WEC Leader Urges 2024 Candidates ‘Tell the Truth’ About Elections

Meagan Wolfe says false claims make it hard for Elections Commission to do its job.

The State of Politics: Republicans Fearful of New District Maps
The State of Politics

Republicans Fearful of New District Maps

Under one proposed map, incumbent Republicans would have to run against each other.

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome Vice President Harris to Wisconsin on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Press Release

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome Vice President Harris to Wisconsin on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris to Wisconsin on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Murphy’s Law: Who Are These Guys?
Murphy’s Law

Who Are These Guys?

Who filed second gerrymandering lawsuit and why? Nine questions the case raises.

Effort To Impeach State Elections Chief Stifled By Assembly

Effort To Impeach State Elections Chief Stifled By Assembly

Trump ally, Rep. Janet Brandtjen shouted repeatedly for recognition, ruled out of order.

Conservative Activists Target Assembly Speaker Vos With Recall

Conservative Activists Target Assembly Speaker Vos With Recall

Racine County representative faces recall for not backing Trump's theories, impeaching Wolfe.

The State of Politics: 2024 Political Calendar Is Jam Packed
The State of Politics

2024 Political Calendar Is Jam Packed

Lots of deadlines and dates culminating in presidential election where Wisconsin's vote could be crucial.

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Kirk Bangstad's lawsuit comes after Election Commission denied his challenge.

Wisconsin Teens Are Vaping Less, But More Stores Are Selling To Those Underage

Wisconsin Teens Are Vaping Less, But More Stores Are Selling To Those Underage

2019 federal law raised minimum age to 21. Vaping, not cigarettes, are oft-flavored favorite of teens.

Evers Willing To Compromise With Republicans On Marijuana

Evers Willing To Compromise With Republicans On Marijuana

But governor says that compromise depends on outcome of legislative maps process.

Judge Says Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Addresses Can Be Counted

Judge Says Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Addresses Can Be Counted

Supreme Court appeal expected, ruling centers on incomplete witness addresses.

WEC Completes Initial Review of Spring 2024 Candidate Materials
WEDC Leader Missy Hughes Had Big Year

WEDC Leader Missy Hughes Had Big Year

Microsoft deal, biotech project among high points in 2023 for state agency.

Data Wonk: Would Ranked Choice Voting Enhance Democracy?
Data Wonk

Would Ranked Choice Voting Enhance Democracy?

Bill before state Legislature has more support from Democrats, but could help both parties.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023

A year filled with surprises and big stories, led by the election of Janet Protasiewicz to Supreme Court.

Minocqua Brewery Owner Files To Get Trump Tossed From Ballot

Minocqua Brewery Owner Files To Get Trump Tossed From Ballot

Filing from super PAC is first step in process expected to end at Supreme Court.

Back in the News: MAGA Republicans Hate Robin Vos
Back in the News

MAGA Republicans Hate Robin Vos

Assembly Speaker confesses he regrets hiring Gableman: 'He was way wackier than I thought.'

GOP Legislators Probe Views of Evers’ New DNR Appointees

GOP Legislators Probe Views of Evers’ New DNR Appointees

After firing first Evers picks, Republicans raise issues of wolf management, PFAS cleanup.

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Says Fake Electors Were ‘Tricked’

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Says Fake Electors Were ‘Tricked’

Andrew Hitt, one of 10 fake electors, blames it all on Trump's lawyers.

President Biden Coming To Milwaukee Next Week

President Biden Coming To Milwaukee Next Week

Biden will tout small businesses in upcoming visit.

Back In The News: Ron Johnson Looks Foolish on CNN
Back In The News

Ron Johnson Looks Foolish on CNN

Claims Democrats have used fake electors, but could provide no examples.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Supreme Court Taking Up Abortion Medication Case
Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Falling Inflation
WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

Spindell admitted serving as fake elector and also celebrated voter suppression.

Secretary of State Godlewski calls on Senator LeMahieu to remove Robert Spindell Jr. from WEC for submitting a fraudulent Certificate of Votes
Op Ed: Wisconsin a Major Front in War Against Democracy
Op Ed

Wisconsin a Major Front in War Against Democracy

Report identifies Wisconsin and North Carolina as leaders in this ugly movement.

Chesebro Cooperating With Wisconsin Election Probe?

Chesebro Cooperating With Wisconsin Election Probe?

Report says 'architect' of fake electors scheme will cooperate with state investigators.

Wisconsin Democrats Renew Call for Removal of Bob Spindell
Wisconsin Fake Electors Admit Biden Won, Settle Lawsuit

Wisconsin Fake Electors Admit Biden Won, Settle Lawsuit

But no criminal charges. Republicans posed as electors in effort to back Donald Trump's attempt to overturn election result.

Op Ed: Here’s To State Republicans Who Support Constitution
Op Ed

Here’s To State Republicans Who Support Constitution

GOP veterans join Wisconsin branch of national group Keep Our Republic.

Hundreds of National Media Members Descend On Milwaukee For RNC Preview

Hundreds of National Media Members Descend On Milwaukee For RNC Preview

Republican Party, local host committee hold media walkthrough in advance of 2024 convention.

Data Wonk: How the Gerrymander Wastes Votes
Data Wonk

How the Gerrymander Wastes Votes

Compared to 4 other maps of Wisconsin's legislative districts, the current one nullifies the most votes.

Like Trump, Derrick Van Orden Supports Full ACA Repeal
Lawsuit Challenges DNR’s State Wolf Plan

Lawsuit Challenges DNR’s State Wolf Plan

Charges that private meetings with pro-wolf group influenced plan ignoring science and public comments.

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Biden trailing three GOP opponents, Trump dominating GOP primary
Press Release

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Biden trailing three GOP opponents, Trump dominating GOP primary

Haley leads Biden by 10 points, Trump and DeSantis lead by single digits

Milwaukee County GOP Official Connected to QAnon

Milwaukee County GOP Official Connected to QAnon

Brett Galaszewski uses QAnon podcast to recruit poll workers.

Bipartisan Proposal To Allow Early Counting Of Absentee Ballots Passes Assembly

Bipartisan Proposal To Allow Early Counting Of Absentee Ballots Passes Assembly

Proposal intended to end late night results release. Assembly endorses several other election changes.

Data Wonk: Meagan Wolfe Impeachment Effort Shows Power of MAGA Republicans
Data Wonk

Meagan Wolfe Impeachment Effort Shows Power of MAGA Republicans

A 2022 primary challenge and an unprecedented impeachment challenge are signs of far-right control of GOP.

Poll Shows Biden-Trump Toss Up In Wisconsin, But Others Outperform Trump

Poll Shows Biden-Trump Toss Up In Wisconsin, But Others Outperform Trump

Latest Marquette University Law School poll shows preference for Haley, DeSantis versus Biden.

The State of Politics: Major Changes Loom To Wisconsin’s Elections
The State of Politics

Major Changes Loom To Wisconsin’s Elections

And they're proposed in an election year that is already predicted to be "rocky."

Less Than A Year Now Until Several High Stakes Elections

Less Than A Year Now Until Several High Stakes Elections

Campaigns are ramping up in anticipation of November 2024 election.

Lawsuit Underway On Absentee Ballot Rules

Lawsuit Underway On Absentee Ballot Rules

Judge hears oral argument on case that seeks to improve absentee ballot access.

Proposed Bill Would Require Political Ads With AI-Enhancements To Be Labeled

Proposed Bill Would Require Political Ads With AI-Enhancements To Be Labeled

AI-generated content makes it increasingly easy to generate video or audio of something that didn't actually happen.

PayPal Shielded COVID-19 Misinformation Group Donors

PayPal Shielded COVID-19 Misinformation Group Donors

PayPal Giving Fund allowed for anonymous donations to anti-vaccine, discredited treatment groups.

The State of Politics: How Wisconsin’s GOP House Members Explained Speaker Fight
The State of Politics

How Wisconsin’s GOP House Members Explained Speaker Fight

Despite their names sometimes percolating, one member even missed the vote while on a trip to Israel.

GOP Bill Would Punish Wisconsin Colleges For Free Speech Violations

GOP Bill Would Punish Wisconsin Colleges For Free Speech Violations

Loss of state grants, admissions document notice, up to $100,000 in damages per incident, among penalties.

GOP Proposal Adds Voter ID Law to State Constitution

GOP Proposal Adds Voter ID Law to State Constitution

Amendments would prevent state Supreme Court from overturning the 2011 law.

Bill Prevents Write-In Campaigns by Losing Primary Candidates

Bill Prevents Write-In Campaigns by Losing Primary Candidates

'Sore loser bill' follows write-in campaign that nearly defeated Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

Milwaukee Census Challenge Denied

Milwaukee Census Challenge Denied

City still adds 771 residents as jail population mixup fixed. Peer cities also saw challenge denials, cuts.

GOP Legislators Admit They Can’t Fire Top Elections Official

GOP Legislators Admit They Can’t Fire Top Elections Official

In court filing Republican leaders say vote to fire Meagan Wolfe was 'symbolic.'

Murphy’s Law: Why State GOP Turned Against ERIC
Murphy’s Law

Why State GOP Turned Against ERIC

Trump and Cleta Mitchell are demonizing elections data system Wisconsin joined via 2016 Republican law.

Data Wonk: How Gerrymanders Hurt Both Parties
Data Wonk

How Gerrymanders Hurt Both Parties

Making political parties in state and nation more extreme, unrepresentative.

New Marquette Law School national survey finds hypothetical Biden-Trump rematch remains close with candidates splitting registered, likely voter samples
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New Marquette Law School national survey finds hypothetical Biden-Trump rematch remains close with candidates splitting registered, likely voter samples

Biden holds slight edge among likely voters against both Trump, DeSantis, but faces deficit among registered voters against each

Data Wonk: Why That ‘Iowa’ Redistricting Plan Was Unfair
Data Wonk

Why That ‘Iowa’ Redistricting Plan Was Unfair

Wisconsin Republicans' plan did not provide political proportionality.

Rep. Shankland Joins Race Against GOP Congressman Derrick Van Orden

Rep. Shankland Joins Race Against GOP Congressman Derrick Van Orden

Democratic Assembly Member calls herself bipartisan and 'battle-tested.'

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Election Workers Moves Forward

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Election Workers Moves Forward

Proposed state law makes it a felony to attack an election worker.

Five Republicans Move To Impeach Elections Administrator

Five Republicans Move To Impeach Elections Administrator

Meagan Wolfe says legislators willfully distorting the truth.

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

Owner Cynthia Brown has connections to state Sen. Lena Taylor.

Scapegoating of Meagan Wolfe just the latest attempt to subvert our democracy
Back In News: County Voters Oppose Brewers Bailout
Back In News

County Voters Oppose Brewers Bailout

Poll finds residents oppose subsidy by 2-1 margin, could make a deal even tougher to sell.

Senator Agard Statement on Senator Knodl’s Continued Relitigation of the 2020 Presidential Election
Elections Administrator Won’t Attend Her Own Appointment Hearing

Elections Administrator Won’t Attend Her Own Appointment Hearing

Decision based on opinion of Attorney General Kaul, who said there isn't actually an appointment process underway.

National Issues Take Center Stage During GOP Debate in Milwaukee

National Issues Take Center Stage During GOP Debate in Milwaukee

Despite debate being in swing state, little touched on Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Democrats on GOP Primary Debate
Moms for Liberty Rising in Wisconsin

Moms for Liberty Rising in Wisconsin

Part of national group pushing to ban books and raced-focused history lessons and opposing LGBTQ+ concerns.

No Trump, But Republican Debate Fills Hotels, Creates Buzz

No Trump, But Republican Debate Fills Hotels, Creates Buzz

And draws protesters. Wednesday's event is first debate of 2024 GOP presidential race.

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

Biden touts green jobs, low unemployment, rebuilding middle class in factory floor speech.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Life of Trump Attorney Kenneth Chesebro
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Life of Trump Attorney Kenneth Chesebro

Wisconsin native charged as co-conspirator for role in devising fake elector scheme.

Republicans Seek To Intervene In Democrats’ Absentee Voting Lawsuit

Republicans Seek To Intervene In Democrats’ Absentee Voting Lawsuit

Lawsuit by Democratic groups seeks to restore access to drop boxes, allow clerks to cure ballots.

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Attorney General Kaul won't say whether there's an ongoing investigation.

VP Kamala Harris Visits Wisconsin To Tout Nokia Bringing 200 Jobs To State

VP Kamala Harris Visits Wisconsin To Tout Nokia Bringing 200 Jobs To State

New jobs are a result of "Bidenomics" says VP at event with Secretary of Commerce, Sen. Baldwin.

Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump’s January 6 Indictment

Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump’s January 6 Indictment

But Sen. Ron Johnson, who appears in charging document, says it is another example of "dual system of justice under Biden."

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Trump holding steady among Republicans, DeSantis remaining clear second choice in party, and a tie in Biden/Trump head-to-head
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New Marquette Law School national survey finds Trump holding steady among Republicans, DeSantis remaining clear second choice in party, and a tie in Biden/Trump head-to-head

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

Murphy’s Law: Hate Toward Black People Rising?
Murphy’s Law

Hate Toward Black People Rising?

Recent incidents in Wisconsin raise troubling questions.

GOP Launches Early Voting Campaign

GOP Launches Early Voting Campaign

After years of claiming early and absentee voting leads to fraud, Republicans change course.

The State of Politics: Trump a Tough Issue for State GOP
The State of Politics

Trump a Tough Issue for State GOP

State Republican chairman pushing Trump loyalists to support whoever wins the nomination.

Wisconsin’s False Electors, Kaul In Spotlight After Those in Michigan Charged

Wisconsin’s False Electors, Kaul In Spotlight After Those in Michigan Charged

Attorney General has declined to say whether he's pursuing charges against those that attempted to subvert 2020 election.

State’s Top Elections Official Interviewed By Jan. 6 Investigators

State’s Top Elections Official Interviewed By Jan. 6 Investigators

US Department of Justice has subpoenaed Meagan Wolfe and Milwaukee's election official.

GOP Bill Requires Watermarks on Absentee Ballots

GOP Bill Requires Watermarks on Absentee Ballots

Election clerks say it would add costs, administrative burdens and not improve security.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Deal Is Still Costing Taxpayers
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Deal Is Still Costing Taxpayers

6 years after deal made, nothing has been manufactured, but price tag keeps rising.

Marquette Poll Finds Support For Governor, GOP-Led Shared Revenue Deal

Marquette Poll Finds Support For Governor, GOP-Led Shared Revenue Deal

Majority polled also support abortion rights.

Republican-Controlled Senate Laying Groundwork To Fire Wisconsin Elections Chief

Republican-Controlled Senate Laying Groundwork To Fire Wisconsin Elections Chief

But Democrat on election board says there is nothing for Senate to actually vote on.

Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Gov. Evers approval up, GOP presidential primary razor thin between Trump and DeSantis, and Biden with bigger lead over Trump than over DeSantis
Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

3-3 vote means Meagan Wolfe will continue as director. Issue could go to courts.

The State of Politics: Will GOP Dump State Elections Leader?
The State of Politics

Will GOP Dump State Elections Leader?

Fate of Meagan Wolfe a high stakes decision for state voters, Republican image.

Republicans Discuss Unity, Abortion at State Convention

Republicans Discuss Unity, Abortion at State Convention

"This is not your pop's Republican Party. We've got tattoos, piercings."

The State of Politics: Democrats Rehire Wikler for 2024 Races
The State of Politics

Democrats Rehire Wikler for 2024 Races

State party chair Ben Wikler has led Democrats to victories and has a growing national profile.

State Democratic Convention Hails Victories

State Democratic Convention Hails Victories

Speakers call for fair maps by 2024 and Biden and Baldwin victories.

Data Wonk: Grothman Vs. Biden On Federal Judges
Data Wonk

Grothman Vs. Biden On Federal Judges

Did president not appoint enough 'white guys'? Let's look at the numbers.

Pocan Votes Against GOP Hostage-Taking Debt Ceiling Bill
Trial For Wisconsin’s Fake Electors Scheduled For Fall 2024

Trial For Wisconsin’s Fake Electors Scheduled For Fall 2024

Jury trial would start two months before 2024 presidential election.

The State of Politics: How Will AI Affect Next Election?
The State of Politics

How Will AI Affect Next Election?

Artificial Intelligence could have a huge impact, ramping up disinformation in swing states like Wisconsin.

EPA Proposal On Carbon Pollution Could Affect State’s Utilities

EPA Proposal On Carbon Pollution Could Affect State’s Utilities

We Energies facility in Oak Creek would need to cut emissions by 90%.

Murphy’s Law: Is Baldwin Vulnerable? Or Unbeatable?
Murphy’s Law

Is Baldwin Vulnerable? Or Unbeatable?

The pundits disagree. And who is the likely Republican opponent?

Can Bipartisan Effort Save State Arts Funding?

Can Bipartisan Effort Save State Arts Funding?

Wisconsin ranks 50th in arts support. Group of 'heavy hitters' hopes to change that.

Wisconsin’s Largest Conservation Project Stuck in Limbo

Wisconsin’s Largest Conservation Project Stuck in Limbo

Republicans have blocked access to $4 million to finance $15.5 million project.

State Has Planted 22 Million New Trees

State Has Planted 22 Million New Trees

Wisconsin nearly one-third of way to Gov. Evers goal of 75 million trees planted.

Judge Allows Those Suing Fake Electors To Remain On Case

Judge Allows Those Suing Fake Electors To Remain On Case

Dane County judge rules there is no conflict of interest, despite Trump attorney's objection.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Lose Younger Voters
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Lose Younger Voters

Can Scott Walker lead the way to transforming the party’s aging demographics?

Ozaukee County’s First Private High School Proposed

Ozaukee County’s First Private High School Proposed

Owner of shooting gallery plans Christian school based on Hillsdale College curriculum.

Milwaukee Could Benefit From DNC in Chicago

Milwaukee Could Benefit From DNC in Chicago

Visit Milwaukee hopes for side tourism to this city by Democratic convention goers.

Data Wonk: Election Shows Shifting Demographics
Data Wonk

Election Shows Shifting Demographics

The WOW counties delivered less wow for the Republican Party.

The State of Politics: Collegiality a Casualty in Supreme Court Election?
The State of Politics

Collegiality a Casualty in Supreme Court Election?

Current court members were active in election, could intensify rancor between judges.

Writers Decry Wisconsin Center District CEO’s Imminent Cultural Erasure
MKE County: Policy Would Create Climate Lens for County Infrastructure Projects
MKE County

Policy Would Create Climate Lens for County Infrastructure Projects

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson wants county to consider emissions goals when prioritizing infrastructure and maintenance projects.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Flip Was Years In the Making

Wisconsin Supreme Court Flip Was Years In the Making

Partisan-style campaigning and waning influence of Republican WOW counties contribute to Protasiewicz victory.

Supreme Court Candidates Make Last Push For Votes

Supreme Court Candidates Make Last Push For Votes

Will Trump indictment affect race between Dan Kelly and Janet Protasiewicz?

Data Wonk: Republicans Seek a One-Party State
Data Wonk

Republicans Seek a One-Party State

Gerrymandering, and electing Dan Knodl, are a means to get there.

Protasiewicz Embraces Democratic Issues

Protasiewicz Embraces Democratic Issues

If elected, Supreme Court candidate could flip state on abortion, gerrymandering, election laws.

Wisconsin’s Congressional Republicans Blast Trump Indictment

Wisconsin’s Congressional Republicans Blast Trump Indictment

Indictment marks first time in history a former president faces criminal charges.

Fitzgerald Statement on Indictment of Former President Trump
Data Wonk: Is Democracy at Stake in Supreme Court Race?
Data Wonk

Is Democracy at Stake in Supreme Court Race?

A conservative majority seems set on restricting voting rights.

New Marquette Law School national survey finds a very close race for president in 2024; Trump and DeSantis top GOP primary field; Biden job approval rating declines to 39%
8th Senate District Race Will Decide GOP Veto-Proof Majority

8th Senate District Race Will Decide GOP Veto-Proof Majority

Republican Rep. Dan Knodl, Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin compete for open seat.

Back in the News: Republican Party Raising Cash for Kelly
Back in the News

Republican Party Raising Cash for Kelly

Emails from 4th District Republican chairman Bob Spindell shows how partisan the race is.

Jan. 6 Attendee Key Campaign Activist for Kelly

Jan. 6 Attendee Key Campaign Activist for Kelly

West Virginian 'Stop the Steal' activist spending month here to work on high court race.

Back in the News: Will David Clarke Take On Tammy Baldwin?
Back in the News

Will David Clarke Take On Tammy Baldwin?

"America's Sheriff" may run against Democratic U.S. Senator, national story suggests.

Murphy’s Law: Will The Real Paul Ryan Stand Up?
Murphy’s Law

Will The Real Paul Ryan Stand Up?

What his tarnished stature as Fox News board member reveals about the once golden GOP leader.

‘Election Integrity’ Bills Don’t Address Main Infraction

‘Election Integrity’ Bills Don’t Address Main Infraction

Few cases occur in state, usually involving felony probation status, which proposals ignore.

Dan Kelly Did Paid Partisan Work

Dan Kelly Did Paid Partisan Work

Supreme Court candidate's financial disclosure forms show payments from Republican Party. No such work done by Protasiewicz.

Trump Recount Attorney Reappointed To Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Committee

Trump Recount Attorney Reappointed To Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Committee

Jim Troupis advised Trump on fake electors' shame.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Jim Troupis
First GOP Presidential Debate Will Be In Milwaukee In August

First GOP Presidential Debate Will Be In Milwaukee In August

Party confirms Milwaukee will play host to major Republican event nearly a year before RNC.

Knodl Beats Trump-Backed Candidate in 8th Senate District GOP Primary

Knodl Beats Trump-Backed Candidate in 8th Senate District GOP Primary

Brandtjen loses. Republican Dan Knodl will face Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin in April.

Will Democratic Ad Boost Election Denier Brandtjen?

Will Democratic Ad Boost Election Denier Brandtjen?

Ad in open state Senate race seems designed to help most extreme GOP candidate.

Op Ed: The State Judicial Commission Blew It
Op Ed

The State Judicial Commission Blew It

Cautioning Justice Karofsky on her manners toward a Trump attorney was wrong.

Evers Proposes Elections Law Changes

Evers Proposes Elections Law Changes

Including automatic voter registration, counting of absentee ballots before Election Day, and new Office of Election Transparency.

Meet The Candidates Seeking Open State Senate Seat

Meet The Candidates Seeking Open State Senate Seat

Three Republicans, one Democrat running for seat held by retiring Sen Alberta Darling.

The State of Politics: Why State Voting Audit Was Remarkable
The State of Politics

Why State Voting Audit Was Remarkable

Largest hand recount in state history finds not one voting machine error, wins bipartisan praise.

Despite Past Controversy, 2023 Black History Month Resolution Finds Bipartisan Support

Despite Past Controversy, 2023 Black History Month Resolution Finds Bipartisan Support

In 2019, Republicans objected to a resolution honoring Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick.

Dan Kelly Makes His Case for High Court

Dan Kelly Makes His Case for High Court

'Where do our rights come from?' asks former state Supreme Court justice. 'God!'

Biden Takes Victory Lap in Wisconsin

Biden Takes Victory Lap in Wisconsin

His speech in Madison suburb stands up for Social Security, unions and family supporting jobs.

State’s Religious Leaders Call Out White Christian Nationalism

State’s Religious Leaders Call Out White Christian Nationalism

'We gave up our voice... to keep our faith private. That was a mistake.'

State Audit Finds Voting Machines Near Perfect in 2022 Election

State Audit Finds Voting Machines Near Perfect in 2022 Election

'Effective error rate" is 0 percent. Elections Commission members hail results.

Milwaukee Will Host GOP Presidential Debate In Lead Up To RNC

Milwaukee Will Host GOP Presidential Debate In Lead Up To RNC

Host committee working to secure delegate hotels within 60 miles of city.

Murphy’s Law: New State GOP Chair Involved with Fake Electors
Murphy’s Law

New State GOP Chair Involved with Fake Electors

Brian Schimming went on talk radio to defend ‘peaceful protests’ at January 6 Capitol riot.

New State GOP Chair Pushes Early Voting

New State GOP Chair Pushes Early Voting

Big change for Republicans who, led by Trump, had discouraged absentee voting.

Murphy’s Law: A Right-Wing War In High Court Race
Murphy’s Law

A Right-Wing War In High Court Race

It's getting nasty: Mark Belling blasts candidate Kelly and Justice Bradley attacks candidate Dorow and Belling.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds split opinion on whether Republicans in Congress can unite behind new Speaker McCarthy; Trump and DeSantis improving in hypothetical 2024 matchups against Biden; and DeSantis preferred by Republicans as a candidate over Trump
More Than 1,000 at State Capitol Abortion Rally

More Than 1,000 at State Capitol Abortion Rally

March on 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade draws attention to state Supreme Court race.

Democrats Call For Spindell To Resign After Milwaukee Voting Comments

Democrats Call For Spindell To Resign After Milwaukee Voting Comments

Republican-appointed elections commissioner said GOP should be proud of suppressing vote.

Data Wonk: Would Ranked-Choice Voting Reduce Partisanship?
Data Wonk

Would Ranked-Choice Voting Reduce Partisanship?

Alaska's experience offers fascinating lessons for those who care about democracy.

Senator Agard Calls for WEC’s Bob Spindell to Resign
Court Rules Spindell Needn’t Respond to Records Request

Court Rules Spindell Needn’t Respond to Records Request

Elections Commission, not its members, must handle open records request, judge finds.

The State of Politics: Evers, Vos Seek Legacy-Defining Wins
The State of Politics

Evers, Vos Seek Legacy-Defining Wins

Both are signaling they want to work together. Both want to make history, leave a legacy.

Op Ed: Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors
Op Ed

Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors

Illegal efforts to overturn 2020 election should be prosecuted by Attorney General.

Ron Johnson Suggested Legislature Choose Electors in 2020 Election

Ron Johnson Suggested Legislature Choose Electors in 2020 Election

Top state Republican Party leaders opposed senator's push to overturn election.

Murphy’s Law: Did Democrats Let Mandela Barnes Lose?
Murphy’s Law

Did Democrats Let Mandela Barnes Lose?

State Democratic chair says big donors wrongly concluded Barnes was far behind and deserted him.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Political Stories of 2022
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Political Stories of 2022

Evers and Johnson victories and suddenly changed battle over abortion lead the list.

Op Ed: State Republican Chair Wants It Both Ways On Trump
Op Ed

State Republican Chair Wants It Both Ways On Trump

Trying to unite the party's Trump lovers and haters won't be easy nor morally palatable.

Data Wonk: Do Democratic Voters Live Longer?
Data Wonk

Do Democratic Voters Live Longer?

Data shows a powerful connection between life expectancy and partisanship.

Wisconsin GOP Chair Expressed Concern About Fake Electors Plan, Then Joined In

Wisconsin GOP Chair Expressed Concern About Fake Electors Plan, Then Joined In

Andrew Hitt said Trump's advisors were "up to no good" in text, January 6 Committee report reveals.

Murphy’s Law: Inside the State’s Conservative Bubble
Murphy’s Law

Inside the State’s Conservative Bubble

The not-very-surprising views of Mike Nichols and the Badger Institute.

Republicans Announce Dates for 2024 Milwaukee Convention

Republicans Announce Dates for 2024 Milwaukee Convention

The Grand Old Party will take over Milwaukee in the middle of July.

Immigrant Advocates Call For Compassion, Ending Title 42

Immigrant Advocates Call For Compassion, Ending Title 42

Rally at City Hall as Biden asks Supreme Court to allow Title 42 to end.

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Democracy protection group, Just Security, says 10 Republicans committed felonies.

Protasiewicz Says She’ll Bring Fairness to State Supreme Court

Protasiewicz Says She’ll Bring Fairness to State Supreme Court

Milwaukee judge running for high court seat says current majority 'unfair to the citizens.'

MKE County: County Clerk Subpoenaed in Federal Criminal Probe of Trump
MKE County

County Clerk Subpoenaed in Federal Criminal Probe of Trump

DOJ seeks communications from Trump campaign seeking to overturn 2020 election.

Brandtjen, Leading Election Denier, Will Run for Open Senate Seat

Brandtjen, Leading Election Denier, Will Run for Open Senate Seat

Rep. Janel Brandtjen, kicked out of the Assembly GOP, wants to succeed Alberta Darling.

Op Ed: The War Over Democracy Isn’t Over
Op Ed

The War Over Democracy Isn’t Over

Both nationally and in Wisconsin there will be more attempts to undermine elections.

Ramthun Won’t Rule Out Future Run for Governor

Ramthun Won’t Rule Out Future Run for Governor

Election denier got just 6% of vote in GOP primary but blames it on negative press.

Op Ed: South Dakota Expands Medicaid
Op Ed

South Dakota Expands Medicaid

39 states have now expanded Medicaid. What is Wisconsin waiting for?

Sen. Alberta Darling Is Retiring

Sen. Alberta Darling Is Retiring

Veteran Republican will resign Dec. 1. Special election will decide if GOP keeps supermajority.

Data Wonk: Trump, Evers and Urban ‘Cesspools’
Data Wonk

Trump, Evers and Urban ‘Cesspools’

Trump's hatred of cities might help explain how metro area residents voted in November.

Republican Proposal Cuts Taxes On The Wealthy

Republican Proposal Cuts Taxes On The Wealthy

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu's plan moves toward flat tax system.

Loudenback Concedes Loss for Secretary of State

Loudenback Concedes Loss for Secretary of State

Democrat Doug La Follette wins record 12th term and duties of office won't change.

The State of Politics: State Democratic Chair Hail’s Party’s ‘Triumph’
The State of Politics

State Democratic Chair Hail’s Party’s ‘Triumph’

But election results -- and party's future -- more clouded than that.

Op Ed: Rigged Election Lie Dies Quietly
Op Ed

Rigged Election Lie Dies Quietly

How can there be a stolen election if both parties score wins and losses in same electoral process?

Republicans Bar Rep. Janel Brandtjen From Private Meetings

Republicans Bar Rep. Janel Brandtjen From Private Meetings

Caucus loses trust in Elections Committee chair who denied 2020 election results, endorsed Vos’ challenger

Murphy’s Law: Billionaire Seeks to Mend Partisan Divide
Murphy’s Law

Billionaire Seeks to Mend Partisan Divide

Democrat David Einhorn, son of right-wing, north-shore Republicans, funds effort to heal America.

The State of Politics: Democrats Retain Capitol ‘Firewalls’
The State of Politics

Democrats Retain Capitol ‘Firewalls’

Barnes sets record, the most telling campaign quote and Northwest Wisconsin turns red.

Robin Vos Reelected Assembly Speaker

Robin Vos Reelected Assembly Speaker

"I can't stick with one person and ride the ship down," said Vos about Trump potentially running for president in 2024.

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

21 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the ballot totals, which groups, advocates and trends won or lost?

Van Orden Defeats Pfaff in Western Wisconsin Congressional District

Van Orden Defeats Pfaff in Western Wisconsin Congressional District

AP calls race, with Republican at 52% of vote and 95% of ballots counted.

Ron Johnson Appears To Defeat Mandela Barnes

Ron Johnson Appears To Defeat Mandela Barnes

Narrow race appears to have given Republican a third term.

Trump Effort Seeks to Oust Robin Vos

Trump Effort Seeks to Oust Robin Vos

In robocall for write-in candidate Adam Steen in Assembly race, Trump calls Vos a 'horrendous RINO.'

No Major Issues on Election Day, State Officials Say

No Major Issues on Election Day, State Officials Say

Election going smoothly, despite 'exceptional number' of observers at Milwaukee polls.

Murphy’s Law: Michels, Johnson Are Threats to Democracy
Murphy’s Law

Michels, Johnson Are Threats to Democracy

Both have engaged in or plan actions to overthrow democratic elections.

The Life Cycle of Election Ballots

The Life Cycle of Election Ballots

State's election system has many checks and balances to assure integrity of election.

Why Wisconsin Election Results Will Come In Late

Why Wisconsin Election Results Will Come In Late

It all comes down to state regulations on counting absentee ballots.

Is Democracy Actually On the Ballot?

Is Democracy Actually On the Ballot?

Republicans have promised numerous changes to how elections are run, while Michels claims they'll never lose another election if he wins.

Marquette Poll Shows Races Tightening

Marquette Poll Shows Races Tightening

New poll shows governor's race is tied, Johnson leading Barnes 50% to 48%.

Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds both Senate and governor’s races are tossups
Press Release

Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds both Senate and governor’s races are tossups

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

Barnes Calls Johnson a ‘Danger To This State’

Barnes Calls Johnson a ‘Danger To This State’

Democratic challenger for U.S. Senate blasts Johnson, Trump in speech to Rotary Club.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Loses Six More Veterans
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Loses Six More Veterans

More cuts by Gannett: David Haynes, Bruce Vielmetti and four others taking buyouts.

Murphy’s Law: Has Michels Abandoned Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Has Michels Abandoned Trump?

Or has Trump abandoned Michels in governor's race? The silence is deafening.

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

In Milwaukee former president warns future of democracy hinges on 2022 election.

In Critical Final Days, Donald Trump Abandons His Handpicked Candidate Tim Michels
The Growing Power of Latino Voters

The Growing Power of Latino Voters

Their turnout is increasing, particularly in Wisconsin, experts say.

Republican Candidate Says “Leftists” Cannot Be Christians

Republican Candidate Says “Leftists” Cannot Be Christians

Derrick Van Orden running for open congressional seat against Democratic State Sen. Brad Pfaff.

Milwaukee’s George Floyd Mural Vandalized

Milwaukee’s George Floyd Mural Vandalized

Vandalism to mural at Holton and North comes as officer involved in Floyd's death accepts plea deal. Damage quickly reversed.

Murphy’s Law: Age of Voters Will Decide Election
Murphy’s Law

Age of Voters Will Decide Election

Key fact: a vast difference in political views between those under and over age 40.

Early In-Person Voting Begins In State

Early In-Person Voting Begins In State

Even as election lawsuits continue, nearly 260,000 voters across Wisconsin have submitted absentee ballots.

Secretary Of State Race Could Be Critical

Secretary Of State Race Could Be Critical

Overlooked office could help Loudenback, Republicans control elections, La Follette warns.

Uline Profits Fund Election Denial

Uline Profits Fund Election Denial

Inspired by John Bircher father, Richard Uihlein and his wife Elizabeth are biggest funders of Republicans in the nation.

What Do Milwaukee Voters Want?

What Do Milwaukee Voters Want?

Voces de la Frontera does voter education. BLOC goes door to door, finds people want 'housing and good jobs.'

Republicans Hope to Flip Three Legislative Seats in Northern Wisconsin

Republicans Hope to Flip Three Legislative Seats in Northern Wisconsin

Gerrymandering could help them gain supermajority and veto-proof Legislature.

Op Ed: Will You Vote for An Election Denier?
Op Ed

Will You Vote for An Election Denier?

It may be the most important issue in the November election.

Eight Checks The State Uses to Prevent Voter Fraud

Eight Checks The State Uses to Prevent Voter Fraud

Such fraud is very rare, yet Wisconsin still takes many steps to prevent it.

Johnson’s Campaign Solicits Reports of Voter Fraud

Johnson’s Campaign Solicits Reports of Voter Fraud

U.S. Senator already "casting doubt" on results of election. Democrats charge.

Ron Johnson’s Campaign Hires Trump Recount Attorney

Ron Johnson’s Campaign Hires Trump Recount Attorney

Jim Troupis attempted to get 220,000 ballots tossed, also implicated in fake electors scheme with Johnson.

Evers, Michels Spar in Their Only Debate

Evers, Michels Spar in Their Only Debate

Candidates in close race have clear differences on abortion, talent attraction, election results, gun laws and education.

New Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson leading Barnes in Senate race, Evers and Michels in a gubernatorial toss-up
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson leading Barnes in Senate race, Evers and Michels in a gubernatorial toss-up

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

Despite Voter Concern, Climate Change Largely Absent From U.S. Senate Race

Despite Voter Concern, Climate Change Largely Absent From U.S. Senate Race

Polls show voters are concerned, but not enough that strategists believe it will impact turnout.

Mandela Barnes Attempts to Reframe Senate Race

Mandela Barnes Attempts to Reframe Senate Race

Republicans have blitzed Barnes with negative advertising.

Appeals Court Halts Restriction on Absentee Ballot Spoiling

Appeals Court Halts Restriction on Absentee Ballot Spoiling

Waukesha County judge ruled last week that absentee ballots couldn't be replaced at voter request. Democrats objected.

Activists Find Issues With Wisconsin’s Voter Records System

Activists Find Issues With Wisconsin’s Voter Records System

But politically-motivated effort finds no plot or widespread fraud.

Lake Country Charter Tied To Controversial Hillsdale College

Lake Country Charter Tied To Controversial Hillsdale College

Lake Country Classical Academy uses controversial Hillsdale charter school curriculum.

The State of Politics: Army of Election Observers Expected in November
The State of Politics

Army of Election Observers Expected in November

Both political parties, and their supporters, are assembling huge numbers of election observers.

Republicans Name CEO of 2024 Convention

Republicans Name CEO of 2024 Convention

Retired Wisconsin businessman, former U.S. ambassador and longtime GOP leader Steve King will lead host team.

Referendums Seek To Block Election Grants From Zuckerberg, Others

Referendums Seek To Block Election Grants From Zuckerberg, Others

Four counties will ask voters nonbinding question regarding election grants.

Vos Sues Jan. 6 Committee

Vos Sues Jan. 6 Committee

Assembly Speaker fights House panel subpoena to disclose his recent conversation with Trump.

The State of Politics: Just How Purple Is Wisconsin?
The State of Politics

Just How Purple Is Wisconsin?

Election results going back three decades show an almost perfectly divided state.

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Wife of supreme court justice asked Republican legislator to overturn 2020 election results.

Op Ed: Johnson Has Long Opposed Abortion
Op Ed

Johnson Has Long Opposed Abortion

He celebrated overthrow of Roe and cosponsored 6 bills over 8 years to restrict abortions.

Is Trump a Threat to Republican Candidates?

Is Trump a Threat to Republican Candidates?

A Trump endorsement may mean something different in a general election than a primary election.

Gableman Hints at Revolution in Speech to Republicans

Gableman Hints at Revolution in Speech to Republicans

Former supreme court justice fired from election probe criticized for ‘violent rhetoric'.

Back in the News: Will Candidates Accept Election Results?
Back in the News

Will Candidates Accept Election Results?

Evers and Barnes say they will honor November results. Michels and Johnson refuse to say.

DeSantis Backs Michels, Says State Can Be Like Florida

DeSantis Backs Michels, Says State Can Be Like Florida

‘Everything we've done in Florida, you will be able to do,' he declares at Green Bay rally.

Op Ed: Public Schools At Stake in Governor’s Race
Op Ed

Public Schools At Stake in Governor’s Race

Michels wants universal school choice, would dismantle public schools.

Tiffany, Opponent Debate Crime, Inflation

Tiffany, Opponent Debate Crime, Inflation

‘Democrat-run cities’ like Milwaukee blasted by Republican in northern Wisconsin congressional district.

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

11 of 12 Republicans running for statewide office or Congress in Wisconsin hasn't fully accepted 2020 election results.

Johnson Overtakes Barnes In Latest Poll

Johnson Overtakes Barnes In Latest Poll

Barnes was up 7%, now down 1% in Marquette poll. But Evers maintains slight lead over Michels.

New Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson and Evers holding slim leads as races for senator and governor tighten
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New Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson and Evers holding slim leads as races for senator and governor tighten

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

The State of Politics: Is An Elections Inspector General Needed?
The State of Politics

Is An Elections Inspector General Needed?

Wisconsin Elections Commission requests funding for new position and 10 new staff. Why?

Waukesha Judge Sides With Republicans in Absentee Ballot Suit

Waukesha Judge Sides With Republicans in Absentee Ballot Suit

Judge rules clerks can't fill in missing information on absentee ballot witness certificates.

Vos Now Faces Two Write-In Candidates

Vos Now Faces Two Write-In Candidates

Democrat Joel Jacobsen will run, joining Trump-backed candidate Adam Steen on November ballot.

Murphy’s Law: Big Surge in Women Registering to Vote
Murphy’s Law

Big Surge in Women Registering to Vote

Wisconsin has third biggest surge in U.S. since Roe overthrown. Could help decide election.

Back in the News: Michels Calls For ‘Pitchforks and Torches’
Back in the News

Michels Calls For ‘Pitchforks and Torches’

Republican candidate for governor attacks media. Democrats accuse him of 'encouraging violence.'

Campaign Cash: Club For Growth Spends Big on Campaigns
Campaign Cash

Club For Growth Spends Big on Campaigns

Spending $3.5 million, running attack ads to defeat Kleefisch in Republican primary.

Two State Lawyers Under Fire for Trying to Overturn 2020 Election

Two State Lawyers Under Fire for Trying to Overturn 2020 Election

Ethics complaints filed against Michael D. Dean of Brookfield, Daniel J. Eastman of Mequon.

State Elections Board Wants Inspector General

State Elections Board Wants Inspector General

Will ask Legislature for new position, 10 more staff to handle rise in election complaints, records requests.

Murphy’s Law: Will Trump Help State’s Democrats Win?
Murphy’s Law

Will Trump Help State’s Democrats Win?

His disapproval rate is way high in Wisconsin, yet Michels, Johnson have embraced him.

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

14-month election investigation “accomplished nothing,” judge wrote.

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

"Intimidating election officials is a crime,’ Wisconsin Attorney General warns.

Op Ed: Milwaukee, the RNC and Nuremberg
Op Ed

Milwaukee, the RNC and Nuremberg

The city could be host to a quasi-fascist, Republican hatefest.

Op Ed: Loser Cheney Will Be Trump’s Nightmare
Op Ed

Loser Cheney Will Be Trump’s Nightmare

Her impact may be felt in Wisconsin.

Data Wonk: Examining Michels ‘Blueprint For Elections’
Data Wonk

Examining Michels ‘Blueprint For Elections’

The GOP businessman candidate for governor offers a very un-business like analysis.

Michels Attacks Evers on 2020 Kenosha Unrest

Michels Attacks Evers on 2020 Kenosha Unrest

On two-year anniversary Republican tours city. Evers slams GOP for ‘false’ claims.

State’s Suicide Hotline Gets 6k Calls in First Month

State’s Suicide Hotline Gets 6k Calls in First Month

Department of Health Services launched suicide and crisis line July 16.

Back in the News: How Johnson Avoided Paying Tons of Taxes
Back in the News

How Johnson Avoided Paying Tons of Taxes

Meanwhile his backers are running an ad claiming Mandela Barnes didn't pay his taxes.

US DOJ Backs State’s Disabled Voters

US DOJ Backs State’s Disabled Voters

Federal attorneys intervene in lawsuit to protect absentee voter assistance for disabled voters.

Vos’ Primary Challenger Running Write-In Campaign

Vos’ Primary Challenger Running Write-In Campaign

Adam Steen narrowly lost the primary election to Robin Vos for state Assembly.

Data Wonk: Wisconsin’s Banana Republicans
Data Wonk

Wisconsin’s Banana Republicans

Why are Grothman, Johnson, Michels defending Trump’s illegal hoarding of top secret files.

New Marquette Law School Wisconsin survey finds Barnes with 7-point lead over Johnson in U.S. Senate race, Evers ahead of Michels by 2 points in the race for governor, and Biden approval rating unchanged
Tiffany, Fitzgerald Push FBI On Search For Trump Documents

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Push FBI On Search For Trump Documents

Wisconsin congressman join 16 Judiciary Committee members to support probe of FBI.

The State of Politics: Michels’ Cash, Trump’s Backing Pay Off
The State of Politics

Michels’ Cash, Trump’s Backing Pay Off

His victory is a defeat for Vos, Walker, and leaves tough questions for a divided party.

Vos Fires Gableman, Ends Election Probe

Vos Fires Gableman, Ends Election Probe

'You are to refrain from representing that you are employed by the Wisconsin State Assembly.’

Data Wonk: What Does Kansas Abortion Vote Mean for Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

What Does Kansas Abortion Vote Mean for Wisconsin?

Kansas vote shows abortion still a partisan issue. But abortion bans are widely unpopular, even in conservative states.

Democrats Want Audit of Gableman’s 2020 Election Review

Democrats Want Audit of Gableman’s 2020 Election Review

Request comes after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called Gableman "an embarrassment."

Brad Pfaff Wins 3rd Congressional District Primary

Brad Pfaff Wins 3rd Congressional District Primary

Pfaff faces Republican Derrick Van Orden in race for seat currently held by Democrat Ron Kind.

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Evers vs. Michels, Johnson vs. Barnes will make it a fall of nonstop ads. Plus: Vos almost loses.

Gableman Backs Vos Primary Opponent

Gableman Backs Vos Primary Opponent

Assembly Speaker Vos hired Gableman more than a year ago to lead 2020 election review.

The State of Politics: Thompson Endorses Michels for Governor
The State of Politics

Thompson Endorses Michels for Governor

Is Thompson backing a fellow 'builder'? Seeking political relevancy in fractured Republican party?

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwaukee.

Pence Calls Kleefisch ‘Proven Conservative’

Pence Calls Kleefisch ‘Proven Conservative’

The former vice president joined Kleefisch at a law enforcement event in Waukesha County.

Trump Endorses Robin Vos’s Challenger

Trump Endorses Robin Vos’s Challenger

Trump pledges 'Complete and Total Endorsement' of Republican Adam Steen in primary, calling Vos a “RINO.'

Back in the News: Gableman Opposed Decertifying Election
Back in the News

Gableman Opposed Decertifying Election

Private memo by attorney doing election review contradicts his call to decertify 2020 election.

Judge Orders Gableman To Pay $163,000 In Legal Fees

Judge Orders Gableman To Pay $163,000 In Legal Fees

Taxpayers charged for fees in case which found 2020 election review violated open records law.

No Republican Running For Governor Backs Trump in 2024

No Republican Running For Governor Backs Trump in 2024

All 3 candidates in debate refused to commit, but none blamed Trump for Jan 6 insurrection.

Murphy’s Law: Lasry’s Quitting Race Raises Questions
Murphy’s Law

Lasry’s Quitting Race Raises Questions

Did Democrats miss a chance to vet Mandela Barnes in primary for US Senate?

Op Ed: Tammy Baldwin’s Big Moment
Op Ed

Tammy Baldwin’s Big Moment

Wisconsin’s Democratic U.S. Senator leads the way toward bipartisan deal on marriage equality.

Ramthun Campaign Promotes Election Denial

Ramthun Campaign Promotes Election Denial

State Representative Tim Ramthun spreads doubt about 2020 election with campaign for governor.

Taxpayers Footing Bill for Election Review Records Lawsuit

Taxpayers Footing Bill for Election Review Records Lawsuit

Lawsuit was filed seeking public records related to partisan 2020 election review.

Pence Endorses Kleefisch for Governor

Pence Endorses Kleefisch for Governor

Former Vice President splits from president Trump with endorsement.

What Would Tim Michels Do As Governor?

What Would Tim Michels Do As Governor?

Despite a rapid ascent in the polls, it's unclear what the Republican businessman is running on.

Murphy’s Law: The Long Reach of Cleta Mitchell
Murphy’s Law

The Long Reach of Cleta Mitchell

Bradley board member’s role in the Big Lie keeps growing as more reported.

Kleefisch Running On Walker-Era Record

Kleefisch Running On Walker-Era Record

Walker, Vos, WMC all backing former Lt. Governor. Will it be enough to beat Michels?

Trump To Campaign for Michels In Waukesha

Trump To Campaign for Michels In Waukesha

Announcement comes as Sen. Ted Cruz says he will back Kleefisch.

Murphy’s Law: A Radical Republican Debate
Murphy’s Law

A Radical Republican Debate

Which of GOP candidates Kleefisch, Michels and Ramthun had most extreme views in debate?

Evers Rips Republicans On Schools

Evers Rips Republicans On Schools

Governor condemns funding cuts, 'censoring' teachers and using 'kids as political pawns.'

Wisconsin Elections Commission Plans Fall Voter Education Initiative

Wisconsin Elections Commission Plans Fall Voter Education Initiative

Effort to build trust in elections comes as state legislators, Michael Gableman and Donald Trump call to decertify the 2020 election.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds little change in partisan divisions and motivations about voting following Supreme Court abortion decision; those favoring Roe’s overturning are more motivated to vote in November
Vos Penalized in Open Records Case

Vos Penalized in Open Records Case

Assembly Speaker 'did not respond to four records requests for six months,' circuit court judge states.

Back in The News: Report Finds Few Problems With Drop Boxes
Back in The News

Report Finds Few Problems With Drop Boxes

No cases of fraud, vandalism or theft that could have affected 2020 election results.

Murphy’s Law: Will Senate Democratic Debate Change Race?
Murphy’s Law

Will Senate Democratic Debate Change Race?

No one lays a glove on Barnes. But one surprise winner and some terrible TMJ mikes.

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

Full committee must still vote in early August to approve Milwaukee.

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Advising Clerks

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Advising Clerks

In wake of high court decision invalidating absentee drop boxes, tie votes by Democrats and Republicans.

Data Wonk: Do Absentee Drop Boxes Lead To Tyranny?
Data Wonk

Do Absentee Drop Boxes Lead To Tyranny?

So claims state Supreme Court in 122 pages of overheated rhetoric.

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

'This is not over. This is ongoing.'

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Revives fraudulent claim after State Supreme Court decision on absentee ballot boxes.

Trump, Thompson Endorsements Boost Michels in GOP Primary For Governor

Trump, Thompson Endorsements Boost Michels in GOP Primary For Governor

After nearly a year of campaigning Kleefisch’s lead has evaporated.

Data Wonk: Independent State Legislature Theory Is a Threat to Democracy
Data Wonk

Independent State Legislature Theory Is a Threat to Democracy

And the Supreme Court will hear a case being brought on the grounds that this theory is correct.

Kevin Nicholson Drops Out of Race for Governor

Kevin Nicholson Drops Out of Race for Governor

Nicholson couldn't make headway in Republican primary race.

Legal Fight Over Gableman Probe Keeps Growing

Legal Fight Over Gableman Probe Keeps Growing

One year into investigation it's spawned an ever-growing number of court cases.

Data Wonk: Does Wisconsin Have Republicans With Integrity?
Data Wonk

Does Wisconsin Have Republicans With Integrity?

For instance, how about the four candidates for governor?

Back In the News: Fake Elector Scheme Dogs Ron Johnson
Back In the News

Fake Elector Scheme Dogs Ron Johnson

Wisconsin's senator now blames 'radical left' and won't say whether he's being investigated.

Republican Candidates Attack Tim Michels

Republican Candidates Attack Tim Michels

Michels doesn’t attend GOP gubernatorial debate. Kleefisch, Nicholson, Ramthun all blast him.

Evers Offers Clemency For Doctors Prosecuted for Providing Abortions

Evers Offers Clemency For Doctors Prosecuted for Providing Abortions

Governor made commitment during keynote speech of the state Democratic Party Convention.

Judge Lifts Contempt Order for Speaker Vos

Judge Lifts Contempt Order for Speaker Vos

Assembly Speaker Vos faced contempt of court related to missing records in partisan election review.

Data Wonk: Trump’s “Big Lie” Vs The Election Data
Data Wonk

Trump’s “Big Lie” Vs The Election Data

The story in Wisconsin and nationally could not have been clearer.

Ron Johnson’s Staff Offered Pence Fake Elector Documents

Ron Johnson’s Staff Offered Pence Fake Elector Documents

Part of strategy by attorneys for former President Donald Trump to undermine 2020 election.

New State Elections Commission Chair Seeks to Restore Faith in Elections

New State Elections Commission Chair Seeks to Restore Faith in Elections

GOP appointee Don Millis wants to pursue all complaints, increase audits of voting machines.

Murphy’s Law: Which Democrat Can Beat Ron Johnson?
Murphy’s Law

Which Democrat Can Beat Ron Johnson?

That may be the most important question for Democratic voters. And the answer?

Record Number of Legislators Retiring

Record Number of Legislators Retiring

At least 31 incumbents, one quarter of state Legislature retiring, highest since 1942.

Op Ed: Will State GOP Wake Up To Reality?
Op Ed

Will State GOP Wake Up To Reality?

Grothman, Tiffany ignore Jan. 6 hearings, threats to Pence as candidates for governor embrace Trump.

Op Ed: Tim Michels And GOP Attacks on Immigrants
Op Ed

Tim Michels And GOP Attacks on Immigrants

Candidate for governor reflects party whose rhetoric seeks to demonize immigrants.

Could Sleepy State Office Nix Wisconsin’s Pick for President?

Could Sleepy State Office Nix Wisconsin’s Pick for President?

GOP candidate for Secretary of State says job gives veto power over presidential election.

Op Ed: Will Trump Backing Hurt Tim Michels?
Op Ed

Will Trump Backing Hurt Tim Michels?

Republican could have been strong mainstream candidate; this connects him to a cult.

Elections Commission Rejects Challenge to Tim Michels’ Nominating Petitions

Elections Commission Rejects Challenge to Tim Michels’ Nominating Petitions

Unanimous decision puts Michels on the ballot in the GOP primary for governor.

City Hall: Police Officers Lied About Vaccine Status
City Hall

Police Officers Lied About Vaccine Status

Two officers lied to take a taxpayer-funded trip, under advice from Lieutenant who retired before discipline could be issued.

New Elections Commission Member Approved Decisions Republicans Now Oppose

New Elections Commission Member Approved Decisions Republicans Now Oppose

Don Millis backed actions later cited as evidence of misconduct in 2020 election.

Wisconsin’s Starring Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

Wisconsin’s Starring Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

State is “ground zero” in ongoing effort to undermine democracy, experts warn.

Vos Appoints Attorney Don Millis to Elections Commission

Vos Appoints Attorney Don Millis to Elections Commission

Republican previously served on WEC, and decades ago, on Wisconsin Elections Board.

Murphy’s Law: The Bradley Foundation’s Election Deniers
Murphy’s Law

The Bradley Foundation’s Election Deniers

Board member Cleta Mitchell and Bradley-funded group train army of zealots to watch over elections.

Gregory Haanstad Named U.S Attorney

Gregory Haanstad Named U.S Attorney

Nominee, if confirmed, would get second term as U.S. Attorney and top prosecutor for Southeast Wisconsin.

The State of Politics: ‘Telling The Truth’ Led to Knudson Resignation
The State of Politics

‘Telling The Truth’ Led to Knudson Resignation

Republican elections commissioner refused to support election conspiracy theories. It cost him the support of the party.

Democrats Challenge Michels Nomination Papers in Governor’s Race

Democrats Challenge Michels Nomination Papers in Governor’s Race

The challenge seeks to block businessman Tim Michels from getting on the primary ballot.

Nomination Signature Challenge Shows Michels Lacks Valid Signatures to Make August Ballot
Michels Says He “Didn’t Promise Anything” for Trump’s Endorsement
Trump Endorses Tim Michels for Governor

Trump Endorses Tim Michels for Governor

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has now lost out on two major endorsements.

The State Of Politics: Vos Doing Doors, Faces Challenger
The State Of Politics

Vos Doing Doors, Faces Challenger

Assembly Speaker's Republican primary challenger called Vos a 'treasonous traitor.'

Op Ed: Who Will Vos Appoint to Elections Commission?
Op Ed

Who Will Vos Appoint to Elections Commission?

Will he have the courage to appoint someone who tells the truth and follows the law?

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

‘Election Integrity’ event in Kenosha offers a cash bar and lots of debunked conspiracy theories.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey shows 40% rate abortion one of most important issues, with a larger percentage of Democrats than Republicans viewing it this way
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey shows 40% rate abortion one of most important issues, with a larger percentage of Democrats than Republicans viewing it this way

Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting, and about half of Republicans say they are more likely to support a candidate Trump has endorsed, though 40% say it makes no difference

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Milwaukee a finalist for Republican convention. Mayor calls it a 'business decision, not a political one.'

Op Ed: No Joy In Seeing Robin Vos Booed
Op Ed

No Joy In Seeing Robin Vos Booed

Assembly Speaker is jeered at Republican convention. Why? For upholding state law.

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch falls just short of 60% of votes needed for party endorsement.

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Lawsuit argues actions of false presidential electors led to Jan. 6 insurrection.

Murphy’s Law: Is Ron Johnson a White Supremacist?
Murphy’s Law

Is Ron Johnson a White Supremacist?

He pushed the great replacement theory that influenced the racist mass shooter in Buffalo.

Op Ed: Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin
Op Ed

Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin

Evers and Baldwin have shown the way, winning some rural areas.

Afghan Refuges Buttress State’s Workforce

Afghan Refuges Buttress State’s Workforce

Immigrants bring skills and work ethic employers seek amid a tight labor market.

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman's taxpayer funded $11,000 a month pay reduced to $5,500 a month.

New State ACLU Leader Has Overcome Barriers

New State ACLU Leader Has Overcome Barriers

'Mexican-American, queer, multiple disabilities, and those identities taught me a lot.'

The State of Politics: Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties
The State of Politics

Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties

Of state's 72 counties a small number provide majority of statewide vote.

Second Judge Rules Gableman Probe Can’t Delete Records

Second Judge Rules Gableman Probe Can’t Delete Records

"I'm amazed I have to say, 'Don't destroy records subject to an open records request.'"

Data Wonk: How Many Support Gableman Probe?
Data Wonk

How Many Support Gableman Probe?

And what percent in state are confident of election results?

Murphy’s Law: The Stunning Rise in Anti-Semitism
Murphy’s Law

The Stunning Rise in Anti-Semitism

Nationally and in Wisconsin, the highest in more than four decades. Why?

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

Labor support, personal wealth helps Bucks exec in Democratic primary for US Senator.

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Wall Street Journal warns Gableman could help Republicans lose state in 2022.

The State of Politics: The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers
The State of Politics

The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers

Seizing a way to dramatize his political philosophy, and giving opponents campaign issues.

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No protests of former Trump advisor’s UW-Whitewater speech about suppressing free speech.

Sexism And The Marquette Poll

Sexism And The Marquette Poll

Should pollsters test respondents agreement with statements deriding women?

Wisconsin Planted 9M Trees in 2021

Wisconsin Planted 9M Trees in 2021

Gov. Evers' pledged 75 million by 2030 as part of global initiative.

Ron Johnson’s Self-Serving Tax Plan Overwhelmingly Benefited Wealthiest, Over Small Businesses
Op Ed: Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’
Op Ed

Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’

Candidate for governor has long record of political donations, lobbying, state contracts.

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Marquette poll also shows Evers' approval steady, Ron Johnson’s declined further.

New survey by Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin Democratic primary for U.S. Senate tightening, Kleefisch leading Republican gubernatorial primary; among Republicans, those least confident in 2020 election are more enthusiastic to vote this fall
Vos Keeps Gableman Investigation Going

Vos Keeps Gableman Investigation Going

Though contract for probe was expiring, Speaker says it will continue, after pressure from Trump.

Murphy’s Law: Look Out For Tim Michels
Murphy’s Law

Look Out For Tim Michels

He could shake up the Republican primary for governor

Two-Time Failed Candidate Tim Michels Announces Campaign for Governor
Press Release

Two-Time Failed Candidate Tim Michels Announces Campaign for Governor

Michels owes Wisconsin answers on support of divisive policies, reliance on taxpayer dollars

Did 2020 Census Undercount City Residents?

Did 2020 Census Undercount City Residents?

National data shows much higher undercount of Blacks, Latinos than in 2010.

EPA Considering Stricter Air Pollution Standards

EPA Considering Stricter Air Pollution Standards

Advocates, elected officials call for strongest possible controls.

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Retirement of three representatives creates opportunity for Republicans.

Thompson Won’t Run For Governor

Thompson Won’t Run For Governor

Former governor, 80, could have shaken up the Republican primary.

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Gov. Evers' legislative map rebalances district held by Republicans for two decades.

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Assembly Speaker and staff sought a way to respond to demands for reviews of the 2020 election.

Will Release Of Deleted Records Shine Light on Legislature?

Will Release Of Deleted Records Shine Light on Legislature?

Vos releases some 20,000 documents. No group or reporter had ever requested deleted documents.

The State of Politics: Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections
The State of Politics

Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections

Republicans lead push to turn city, county and school board races into partisan campaigns.

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Peter Bernegger, who previously testified at Assembly committee, fined $2,400.

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Assembly Speaker has turned over almost 20,000 deleted emails from his state account, attorney says.

Republican School Board Push Has Mixed Results

Republican School Board Push Has Mixed Results

GOP-backed candidates pick up seats in Waukesha and Kenosha, lose in several areas.

UW-Madison Hires Former Foxconn Executive

UW-Madison Hires Former Foxconn Executive

Alan Yeung hired despite Foxconn’s failures, including not paying promised $100 million gift to UW.

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Lt. Governor and U.S. Senate candidate running hard in rural, urban areas of state.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Donations from mega-donors, political action committees funding attack ads.

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Assembly Speaker faces contempt for not releasing records from partisan 2020 election review.

Op Ed: Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin
Op Ed

Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin

U.S. and Wisconsin Supreme Court justices need not recuse no matter how flagrant the conflict of interest.

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Mt Pleasant officials trying to lure other manufacturers, may need state help to pay bondholders.

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

PTG becomes exclusive booker and operator of Wisconsin Center's Miller High Life Theatre.

The State of Politics: Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature
The State of Politics

Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature

Retirements, redistricting and members pursuing higher office could transform Legislature.

Plats and Parcels: Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy
Plats and Parcels

Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy

Facing multiple lawsuits and criminal probe of a VP. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

Op Ed: US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos
Op Ed

US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos

Decision on Wisconsin maps part of national Republican push to undermine democracy.

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

The former State Supreme Court justice asked lawmakers to consider decertifying 2020 election.

Campaign Cash: $250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate
Campaign Cash

$250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate

Conservative Waukesha judge Judge Maria Lazar backed by shadowy Illinois group.

The State of Politics: Little Change In Voting Rules For April
The State of Politics

Little Change In Voting Rules For April

After 16 months of controversy only one change in rules, though not for lack of Republican efforts.

Secretary of State La Follette Seeks Reelection

Secretary of State La Follette Seeks Reelection

Doug La Follette has served as Secretary of State off and on since 1974.

Evers Calls Vos’ Election Fraud Claims Dumb

Evers Calls Vos’ Election Fraud Claims Dumb

Governor calls claims 'repugnant' says speaker is 'ratcheting up the false narrative.'

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Republican activists still pushing speaker to overturn 2020 election.

Back in the News: Foxconn In Talks for Saudi Arabian Plant
Back in the News

Foxconn In Talks for Saudi Arabian Plant

$9 billion facility to make microchips, electric-vehicle parts while promised plant for Wisconsin yet to happen.

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

WEC board member Robert Spindell, one of the 10 Republicans, votes against sanctioning himself.

Can Ron Johnson Win Reelection?

Can Ron Johnson Win Reelection?

His unfavorability ratings are high, but the politics of 2022 may be on his side.

The State of Politics: Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor
The State of Politics

Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor

Could stand out as the moderate in a five-candidate Republican primary.

Data Wonk: Michael Gableman Versus The Facts
Data Wonk

Michael Gableman Versus The Facts

His report claims grants to 5 Wisconsin cities changed the 2020 election. Let’s examine the evidence.

Gableman, Vos Sign New Contract on Election Probe

Gableman, Vos Sign New Contract on Election Probe

Judge orders Gableman to release 700 pages of documents from probe.

Bill Allowing Early Count of Absentee Ballots Looks Dead

Bill Allowing Early Count of Absentee Ballots Looks Dead

Had near-unanimous GOP support, with other provisions attached to it Democrats opposed.

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

MU poll finds Kleefisch leads GOP primary for governor, Barnes atop Democratic primary for senator.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known

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

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

Offers hours of conspiracy-laden testimony and new report pushing to decertify 2020 election which Republican calls illegal, a ‘fool’s errand.'

Back in the News: The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse
Back in the News

The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse

Accused Portland killer wears t-shirt declaring Kyle a patriot, as Rittenhouse launches new group to sue the media.

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

A raft of election related bills passed, some adding additional requirements to absentee voting.

Op Ed: Rep. Ramthun’s Resume Looks Fishy
Op Ed

Rep. Ramthun’s Resume Looks Fishy

Declines to answer questions about unspecified corporate positions he claims.

Data Wonk: Should Wisconsin End Its Income Tax?
Data Wonk

Should Wisconsin End Its Income Tax?

Five conservative groups pushing this. Its impact is astonishingly regressive.

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Republicans say bills address election ‘irregularities.’ Democrats charge ‘voter suppression.'

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Timothy Ramthun
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Timothy Ramthun

One-time nobody now a candidate for governor and top demagogue in state Republican Party.

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

National poll shows Hispanics evenly split. Republicans open Hispanic center in Milwaukee.

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

By end of February. But that won’t be end of investigation, Vos adds.

Great Lakes Get $1 Billion for Clean Up

Great Lakes Get $1 Billion for Clean Up

Funding from infrastructure law will help with remediation in Milwaukee Estuary.

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Former Governor Scott Walker leading tour of city today. Taxpayers paying for security.

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Addressing false claims wastes valuable time, election tech director said.

Data Wonk: Republicans Are Killing Republicans
Data Wonk

Republicans Are Killing Republicans

167,000 lives could have been saved in states opposed to vaccines.

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Capitol event organized by Jefferson Davis pushes bill to recall state’s 2020 electors.

Op Ed: Ramthun Will Mess Up GOP Primary
Op Ed

Ramthun Will Mess Up GOP Primary

Republican state senator won’t provide any evidence of his Big Lie about 2020 election.

Melania Trump Will Funnel Donations Through Bradley Foundation

Melania Trump Will Funnel Donations Through Bradley Foundation

Her charities not registered in Florida, ex-first lady turns to huge Milwaukee foundation.

School Board Races Getting More Polarized

School Board Races Getting More Polarized

17 school boards in state saw recall elections in last two years.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil
The State of Politics

Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil

Republicans struggle with deep divisions, Democrats with sinking poll numbers.

Fitzgerald Statement on Durham Investigation into Clinton Campaign
WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor
Press Release

WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor

Ramthun’s Divisive Comments, Conspiracy Theories Highlighted at TrumpyTim.com

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Running for Governor

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Running for Governor

Ramthun gained national attention when he tried to decertify the 2020 election results.

GOP Election Bills Are Far Reaching

GOP Election Bills Are Far Reaching

Restricting absentee voting, more power for Legislature, nursing home employees could face prison.

Legislators, Citizens Battle Over Election Bills

Legislators, Citizens Battle Over Election Bills

Senate Elections committee debates: Do GOP bills enhance voting ‘integrity' or unleash 'war on voters’?

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Oshkosh Defense will build US Postal Service vehicles in South Carolina, not Wisconsin.

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Meeting set up by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell came two days before January 6 Capitol riot.

Food-Coloring Business Will Lease Foxconn Building

Food-Coloring Business Will Lease Foxconn Building

Denmark-based company Oterra may hire 100 workers at largely empty Mount Pleasant campus.

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Strategy later used by 10 Republicans that tried to cast state's electors for Trump.

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Commissioner Spindell signed documents seeking to cast state's electors for Trump in 2020.

School Voucher Lobby Wants More State Funding

School Voucher Lobby Wants More State Funding

Pushing for more public funding of private schools.

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

They won’t suppress votes, Bernier and other GOP legislators promise. Democrats skeptical.

Letter to Sen. LeMahieu Regarding WEC Commissioner Spindell
Republicans Speak At Event With Anti-Government Flag

Republicans Speak At Event With Anti-Government Flag

Kleefisch, Nicholson, Grothman, others speak. Photos of this removed from GOP Facebook page.

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Assailed by GOP rebels. ‘Conspiracy theorists have taken over the party.’

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office
Press Release

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office

As state, federal pandemic relief stalls, WFP backs first-time candidates running to bring systemic change local

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

10 state Republicans voted as ‘alternate’ electors, seeking to overturn legal election.

Op Ed: Muslim Community Needs Representation
Op Ed

Muslim Community Needs Representation

City redistricting shouldn’t overlook Hispanic community. But Muslims, too, deserve consideration.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Lies Corrupting Wisconsin
Data Wonk

Trump’s Lies Corrupting Wisconsin

His claims about elections shot down by courts, but WILL and Republicans working to turn those lies into laws.

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

And Republican AG candidate Adam Jarchow. Democrats say it disqualifies them from holding office.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump and DeSantis drawing similar support, but each trailing Biden in possible 2024 presidential matchups; election confidence, COVID topics also surveyed
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump and DeSantis drawing similar support, but each trailing Biden in possible 2024 presidential matchups; election confidence, COVID topics also surveyed

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

Fake Electors are Real Associates of Rebecca Kleefisch
Press Release

Fake Electors are Real Associates of Rebecca Kleefisch

Individuals Who Participated in Wisconsin Election Sabotage Scheme Advising Gubernatorial Candidate Kleefisch

Murphy’s Law: Is Rebecca Kleefisch a ‘Hypocrite’?
Murphy’s Law

Is Rebecca Kleefisch a ‘Hypocrite’?

Her voting as “indefinitely confined” was something done in many Republican-leaning districts.

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Without Roe, old state law would prevail, making abortion a felony, with penalty of up to 6 years in prison

The State of Politics: Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too
The State of Politics

Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too

Many of the 500 drop boxes in state were in districts voting heavily for Trump.

Michael Gableman’s Free Lunch: Sham Election Inquiry Bills Taxpayers for Over $1,000 in Meals in November 2021
New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

Independent poll shows different order of candidates in the race for mayor.

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos stripped Rep. Timothy Ramthun of his legislative staff.

Marquette Law School Poll to release national surveys on political topics, Supreme Court, Jan. 26-27
$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

State PSC okays WE Energies pollution controls; plan criticized for investing more in fossil fuels.

Murphy’s Law: How Absentee Ballot Boxes Became Illegal
Murphy’s Law

How Absentee Ballot Boxes Became Illegal

Used in 40 states and backed by Republicans, until their new push to make them illegal.

GOP Bill Lowers Minimum Age To Carry Guns

GOP Bill Lowers Minimum Age To Carry Guns

Lowers required age for concealed carry permit from 21 to 18 years old.

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

10 Wisconsin Republicans sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress.

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

They submitted imposter Electoral College ballots to Congress.

Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Boxes

Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Boxes

Waukesha judge rules they are not allowed under state law.

Data Wonk: The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission
Data Wonk

The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Wisconsin Republicans have picked up where Trump left off.

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

WEC says request would cost $100,000, shut down agency for four days.

Alex Lasry Responds to Ron Johnson Entering the Senate Race
Sean Duffy Won’t Run For Governor

Sean Duffy Won’t Run For Governor

Former President Donald Trump urged the former congressman to run.

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

After DNC was largely canceled, Republicans seriously considering Milwaukee.

Six Wisconsinites Charged in Capitol Insurrection

Six Wisconsinites Charged in Capitol Insurrection

One West Allis man was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Op Ed: Why I Reject Critical Race Theory
Op Ed

Why I Reject Critical Race Theory

I’m a Democrat and a liberal but I find the theory unconvincing and offensive.

Op Ed: Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?
Op Ed

Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?

Republican running for 3rd District Congressional seat backed overthrow of legal election.

The State of Politics: 6 Wisconsin Pols to Watch in 2022
The State of Politics

6 Wisconsin Pols to Watch in 2022

Their decisions could decide what kind of year it is.

Murphy’s Law: Liberal Talk Coming to Waukesha
Murphy’s Law

Liberal Talk Coming to Waukesha

Mike Crute’s new talk radio station, WAUK 540 AM, will compete with local right-wing talkers.

Op Ed: Yes, There Was Good News In 2021
Op Ed

Yes, There Was Good News In 2021

It wasn’t all gloom and doom. The top 12 good news stories of the year.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Exits Top 10 In Taxes
Op Ed

Wisconsin Exits Top 10 In Taxes

Now ranks average, 23rd in the nation. Credit Republican fiscal constraint.

Op Ed: The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021
Op Ed

The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021

The competition was really stiff this year, but here are the very worst.

Wisconsin’s Congressman Priest

Wisconsin’s Congressman Priest

Fr. Robert Cornell loved rock music and served two terms as a Democratic congressman.

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

No longer mayor, Barrett is preparing to head to Luxembourg.

Data Wonk: How We’ve Recovered From Economic Woes
Data Wonk

How We’ve Recovered From Economic Woes

Recent history shows similar patterns -- and keys to recovery -- for Wisconsin and U.S.

The State of Politics: Democrats’ Revolving Door Swings Again
The State of Politics

Democrats’ Revolving Door Swings Again

Assembly minority leader Gordon Hintz's decision to step down the latest of many leadership changes.

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

Barrett resignation expected by Dec. 28. Mayor has never been to Luxembourg.

Data Wonk: WILL’s Report Short on Evidence
Data Wonk

WILL’s Report Short on Evidence

Conservative report asserts, with no evidence, that changes in election law needed.

Evers, Democratic Governors Push US Senate For Voting Rights Bill

Evers, Democratic Governors Push US Senate For Voting Rights Bill

Votes of 'Americans across the country will be suppressed,' 17 governors warn.

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Sen. Bernier, Senate’s elections committee chair, calls investigation a ‘charade’ that will harm her party.

Sen. Jacque Won’t Discuss Whether Getting COVID-19 Changed His Views

Sen. Jacque Won’t Discuss Whether Getting COVID-19 Changed His Views

Prior to being hospitalized, he advocated against mask-wearing, vaccine mandates.

The State of Politics: Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar
The State of Politics

Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar

Her run for secretary of state part of Republican effort to overhaul election laws, oversight.

Op Ed: Tommy Thompson For Governor?
Op Ed

Tommy Thompson For Governor?

He might welcome an overture from Republican Party. And add depth to 2022 campaign.

Data Wonk: How Republicans Are Killing Their Supporters
Data Wonk

How Republicans Are Killing Their Supporters

Right-wing anti-vaxxers help cause more deaths of Republicans nationally and in Wisconsin.

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

But conservative group cites potential for future fraud, attacks election administrators.

Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College

Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College

Found not guilty of homicide, he testified he was studying nursing at Arizona State University.

Data Wonk: The American Right’s Scary Views
Data Wonk

The American Right’s Scary Views

The future of conservative thought after Trump looks dark.

Op Ed: Bail Reform And The Waukesha Tragedy
Op Ed

Bail Reform And The Waukesha Tragedy

Republicans are going to use accused killer Darrell Brooks like a hammer.

Op Ed: Sen. Ramthun Wants To Hijack Election
Op Ed

Sen. Ramthun Wants To Hijack Election

Offering no evidence of fraud, legislator would cancel the ballots of every voter in the state.

Op Ed: State Democrats Have a Rural Problem
Op Ed

State Democrats Have a Rural Problem

But Evers and Baldwin did better than Biden or Clinton in rural Wisconsin.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majority of Republicans across the nation favor a Trump run for president in 2024, while majority of voters overall are opposed
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majority of Republicans across the nation favor a Trump run for president in 2024, while majority of voters overall are opposed

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

New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

‘Foxconned’ offers broad critique of big government economic development projects.

 
Op Ed: Why Evers Is In Trouble
Op Ed

Why Evers Is In Trouble

A Glenn Youngkin-type Republican could beat him. But is there any GOP candidate like that in Wisconsin?

Op Ed: The Return of McCarthyism
Op Ed

The Return of McCarthyism

Michael Gableman is the new Joe McCarthy, with the same bullying, sneering, demagogic style.

Wisconsin School Boards Suspend Participation With National Association

Wisconsin School Boards Suspend Participation With National Association

State group joins mostly conservative states blasting NSBA for attacking “terrorism” against local boards.

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

First NBA champion to be honored since 2016.

What They’re Saying: One Year Out From Election Day, Democrats Brace for Red Wave
2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

Kleefisch the Republican frontrunner. But a Trump-backed candidate could shake up campaign.

Op Ed: Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt
Op Ed

Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt

Using unproven allegations to cause distrust of democracy.

WILL Sues Over Federal Vaccine Mandate

WILL Sues Over Federal Vaccine Mandate

OSHA requiring COVID-19 vaccination at companies with 100 or more employees.

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Charging recommendations against five of six elections commissioners referred to district attorney.

Data Wonk: Is Ballot Harvesting A Problem?
Data Wonk

Is Ballot Harvesting A Problem?

Kleefisch says so. The only two claims of this, both in other states, involved Republicans.

Mequon-Thiensville School Board Recall Fails

Mequon-Thiensville School Board Recall Fails

Despite heavy right wing spending against them, all four incumbents win easily.

Murphy’s Law: About Those Election ‘Irregularities’
Murphy’s Law

About Those Election ‘Irregularities’

Is there any truth to Republican complaints about the 2020 election?

The State of Politics: Senate Targets Elections Commission
The State of Politics

Senate Targets Elections Commission

Three separate elections investigations pushing for changes. What's the likely impact?

Democrats Pressured on Immigration Reform

Democrats Pressured on Immigration Reform

Voces de la Frontera and allies picket Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

If Mayor Tom Barrett is quickly confirmed, mayoral election would occur alongside Spring elections.

Rep. Hintz Condemns GOP Attacks on Democracy
Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Conservatives donate $50,000 to effort to take over school board.

Murphy’s Law: Are Unvaccinated Police Endangering Community?
Murphy’s Law

Are Unvaccinated Police Endangering Community?

No one knows what percentage of Milwaukee officers has been vaccinated.

Where is Rebecca Kleefisch?
Press Release

Where is Rebecca Kleefisch?

Kleefisch Hides From Media After Trump Snubs Her

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

But candidates are still lining up to replace him. Seven have filed candidacy already.

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Barnes raised more than $1 million since launching his campaign this summer.

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Rebecca Cooke, of Eau Claire, running for 3rd congressional seat. Kind not seeking re-election.

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said there were 'glaring' legal flaws in the investigation.

Johnson Says Overwhelmed Hospitals Not a ‘Massive Crisis’

Johnson Says Overwhelmed Hospitals Not a ‘Massive Crisis’

The senator also criticized the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.

Data Wonk: Which Party Is Better For The Economy?
Data Wonk

Which Party Is Better For The Economy?

Economic data from the last 70 years suggest one party does a better job of managing the economy.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How

Spencer big on promises, but short on details.

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Official leading the probe admits he doesn't understand how elections are supposed to work.

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

Current Congressman Ron Kind announced he would not seek re-election.

Op Ed: “Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College
Op Ed

“Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College

Taking to the streets for the National Popular Vote.

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Company will buy former GM factory to build electric vehicles.

2017: Ron Johnson Made At Least $450,000
Press Release

2017: Ron Johnson Made At Least $450,000

But Paid LESS in State Income Tax Than a Wisconsin Couple Earning $40,000

Murphy’s Law: Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump
Murphy’s Law

Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump

And the results are, ah, pretty weird.

Op Ed: Biden is Right On Vaccine Mandates
Op Ed

Biden is Right On Vaccine Mandates

The biggest beneficiaries may be anti-vaxxers.

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

Three Republican-backed investigations despite no evidence of widespread fraud or wrongdoing.

Murphy’s Law: College Grads Are Leaving Republican Party
Murphy’s Law

College Grads Are Leaving Republican Party

While less educated voters ditch the Democratic Party. How is that changing the state?

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

But Republican audit is 'not challenging' results of 2020 election, he says.

Cities Near Fort McCoy Help Afghan Refugees

Cities Near Fort McCoy Help Afghan Refugees

It’s Trump country but many are rallying to donate food, clothing, household goods.

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Fall session could include “born alive” abortion bill, forbidding teachers from discussing race and more.

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Three bills combatting online censorship shoot for bipartisan support.

Data Wonk: Biden Vaccine Plan Helps GOP Governors
Data Wonk

Biden Vaccine Plan Helps GOP Governors

States supporting Trump have much greater chance of COVID-19 deaths. Biden’s mandates bail out governors afraid to act.

Republicans Open Office on South Side

Republicans Open Office on South Side

Party’s office on Lincoln Ave. to help court Hispanic votes for 2022 mid-term election.

McCoshen Won’t Run for Governor

McCoshen Won’t Run for Governor

Lobbyist and former Thompson aide had traveled state for a year.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Rep. Janel Brandtjen
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Rep. Janel Brandtjen

A leader in election lies and demagoguery has become a state Republican power.

Will Donors Punish Legislators Pushing Election Lies?

Will Donors Punish Legislators Pushing Election Lies?

Wisconsin Realtors says it will still back conspiracy theorist Rep. Janel Brandtjen.

Op Ed: The Fight Against Voter Suppression
Op Ed

The Fight Against Voter Suppression

How the right to vote is being attacked and what you can do to fight it.

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Elections chair Sen. Kathy Bernier runs 2.5 hour meeting with experts and verifiable facts.

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Kleefisch served as Lieutenant Governor under former Gov. Scott Walker.

GOP Election Probes ‘Bad Faith Efforts,’ Bipartisan Group Says

GOP Election Probes ‘Bad Faith Efforts,’ Bipartisan Group Says

Group including Republican politicians bashes ‘political stunts’ by Vos, Brandtjen.

Op Ed: School Boards Must Lead on Masks
Op Ed

School Boards Must Lead on Masks

Washington County schools should follow those in Green Bay, Appleton that issued mandates.

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Johnson still supports investigation into election commissions and grants.

Data Wonk: Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?
Data Wonk

Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?

Justices’ strange interpretation of watershed 1803 decision becomes a right-wing battering ram.

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman
Press Release

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman

Gableman Has Already Been to MyPillow Guy’s Conspiracy Convention and Arizona’s Cyber Ninja Circus

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Are you with Team Vos or Team Brandtjen? Fish for unproven problems or overturn 2020 election?

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

5-3 Assembly committee vote for former Supreme Court Justice. Evers condemns probe.

The State of Politics: Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience
The State of Politics

Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience

Exit of mayor and congressman makes room for new generation of leaders.

Data Wonk: Bipartisan Consensus Backs Helping Afghan Allies
Data Wonk

Bipartisan Consensus Backs Helping Afghan Allies

But Trump, Tiffany, others on far right oppose helping settle Afghans in U.S.

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mayor's appointment means Cavalier Johnson will serve as acting mayor, special election will be called.

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Call to replace state commission part of national Republican effort to delegitimize legal elections.

Op Ed: Vos Kisses Trump’s Ring
Op Ed

Vos Kisses Trump’s Ring

Humbling himself to placate right-wing zealots calling for Assembly Speaker's head.

The State of Politics: Clock Ticking on Ron Johnson’s Decision
The State of Politics

Clock Ticking on Ron Johnson’s Decision

Increase in his 'unfavorable' rating looms over decision whether to run for reelection.

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

Still dealing with fallout from police shooting, protests, killing of protestors.

Back in the News: Johnson Opposes Ventilators, Pushes Horse Medicine
Back in the News

Johnson Opposes Ventilators, Pushes Horse Medicine

FDA warns against using ivermectin: "You are not a horse."

Op Ed: Poll Shows Democrats Split On School Choice
Op Ed

Poll Shows Democrats Split On School Choice

Milwaukee’s Black Democrats are far more supportive of vouchers than whites.

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Puts more pressure on Vos as Pocan calls for firing Gableman.

Head of WIGOP Election Review Attends MyPillow Conspiracy Convention To Get Some Pointer
New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

Marquette University Law School poll also shows Evers approval holding steady.

Data Wonk: Higher Vaccination Rates Lead To Fewer Deaths
Data Wonk

Higher Vaccination Rates Lead To Fewer Deaths

A political divide is evident in COVID-19 data. Republican leaning states tend toward fewer vaccinations, more deaths.

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

The La Crosse Democrat was first elected in 1996.

Kaul, 21 Attorneys General Warn of Voter Suppression

Kaul, 21 Attorneys General Warn of Voter Suppression

Letter to congressional leaders urges legislation to prevent voter suppression, election subversion.

Gableman Defends Election Audit

Gableman Defends Election Audit

Former justice had an altercation with a Milwaukee poll worker during November election.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Spreads The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Spreads The Big Lie

Foundation gets ever more radical, using tax exempt funding to bankroll groups undermining democracy.

Campaign Integrity Package Announced
Back in the News: Wisconsin Outpaces Most States in LGBTQ Elected Officials
Back in the News

Wisconsin Outpaces Most States in LGBTQ Elected Officials

17% hike nationally in LGBTQ elected officials in last year, but still a long way to go.

AG Kaul and Other Swing State AGs Lead 22 AGs Urging Congress to Pass Legislation to Safeguard Democracy
Vos Backtracks on Election Audit

Vos Backtracks on Election Audit

After criticizing Brandtjen for pushing yet another audit, he caves. “It’s red meat for the base.”

State Elections Commission Refutes Rep. Brandtjen

State Elections Commission Refutes Rep. Brandtjen

Republican legislator "should stop spreading these wild conspiracy theories,” commission chair says.

State Elections Chair Wants Arizona-Style Audit

State Elections Chair Wants Arizona-Style Audit

"Donald Trump won this election in Wisconsin," Rep. Brandtjen declares.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Wants a New Subsidy?
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Wants a New Subsidy?

Deal to build electric cars for Fisker may depend on yet another taxpayer giveaway.

Data Wonk: How Trump Polarized Voters
Data Wonk

How Trump Polarized Voters

Part of shift in Republican Party but no GOP politician has same impact as Trump.

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Influenced by Arizona, Wisconsin has many ‘audits,' including one by a convicted felon.

Op Ed: A Bold New Environmental Call
Op Ed

A Bold New Environmental Call

"30 by 30” pushes to conserve 30% of U.S. land and ocean by 2030. Biden backs it.

Data Wonk: Trump Country Won Wisconsin For Biden
Data Wonk

Trump Country Won Wisconsin For Biden

40,000 vote increase in Democratic vote since 2016 election came from pro-Trump areas of state.

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Winnebago County judge's ‘undignified language’ included threat to kill anyone who breaks into his house.

GOP Bill Targets ‘Silicon Valley Elites’

GOP Bill Targets ‘Silicon Valley Elites’

Accusing Facebook and Twitter of silencing conservatives, they propose new rules and fines for companies.

Kaul Announces Run For Reelection

Kaul Announces Run For Reelection

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul predicts a tough race against Republican challenger.

Op Ed: The Truth About Critical Race Theory
Op Ed

The Truth About Critical Race Theory

It’s fact based and rarely taught. So why such opposition?

Kenosha Police ‘Very Friendly’ to Vigilantes?

Kenosha Police ‘Very Friendly’ to Vigilantes?

Officer’s text message during protests adds more evidence police friendly to armed civilians before Rittenhouse shooting.

Op Ed: Our Fourth Of July Crisis
Op Ed

Our Fourth Of July Crisis

Voting rights imperiled and a push to mandate singing the national anthem.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Class Warfare
Murphy’s Law

Republican Class Warfare

It hurts their own voters in Wisconsin. How do they get away with it?

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

Derrick Van Orden, opposing Ron Kind, accused of attending Capitol Riot, getting pandemic relief he criticized.

Murphy’s Law: Evers Is the Pro-Science Candidate
Murphy’s Law

Evers Is the Pro-Science Candidate

Why has that description become so controversial?

Op Ed: Obamacare Is Safe. What’s Next?
Op Ed

Obamacare Is Safe. What’s Next?

ACA has survived court challenges and Biden has expanded it. Lowering drug costs should be next goal.

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Announcement comes just one day after GOP Assembly Speaker attacked by Trump.

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Evers asked to respond to report that states vulnerable to ‘massive’ Nigerian fraud scheme.

Data Wonk: The Paradox of Anti-Vaxxers
Data Wonk

The Paradox of Anti-Vaxxers

The vaccines were developed under Trump. So why do his supporters oppose them?

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

And proposal cutting funding to municipalities that reduce police funding.

Biden Plans Seek to Persuade Trump Voters

Biden Plans Seek to Persuade Trump Voters

Battle playing out in Rep. Ron Kind’s western Wisconsin district, which supported Trump.

Op Ed: GOP Obamacare Lawsuit a Cynical Political Stunt
Op Ed

GOP Obamacare Lawsuit a Cynical Political Stunt

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down suit. Meanwhile, Vos and and state GOP obstruct Medicaid expansion.

Op Ed: Republicans Running On Resentment
Op Ed

Republicans Running On Resentment

They are betting voters would rather see less for poor people than more for everyone.

Data Wonk: The Private Election Grants Didn’t Help Biden
Data Wonk

The Private Election Grants Didn’t Help Biden

If anything they helped Trump, an analysis of state election results show.

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

Business leaders, faith groups and the disabled oppose bills creating barriers to voting.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Repeated Racism
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Repeated Racism

Clueless comment on Tulsa echoes past statements on Capitol riot and Charlottesville Nazis.

Wisconsin Republicans Join Disgraced Ex-Governor On Conspiracy-Driven Trip to Arizona Audit Site
What Were Your State Legislators Up To This Weekend?
Press Release

What Were Your State Legislators Up To This Weekend?

GOP Reps. Janel Brandtjen and Chuck Wichgers Abandon Wisconsinites to Visit Arizona Election Review Circus

Election Conspiracy Promoter Hosting Trump Via Livestream

Election Conspiracy Promoter Hosting Trump Via Livestream

The former president will speak virtually at Wisconsin event on Saturday.

Wisconsin Republican Legislators Join Arizona’s Illegitimate Election Audit
Press Release

Wisconsin Republican Legislators Join Arizona’s Illegitimate Election Audit

GOP Legislators Head to “Observe” the Arizona Election Circus While School Funding Remains at Risk and Budget Unfinished

Data Wonk: Trump Country Has Much Lower GDP
Data Wonk

Trump Country Has Much Lower GDP

Yet the difference is smaller in Wisconsin. Why?

GOP Bills Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools

GOP Bills Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools

Legislation is similar to other Republican bills being pushed around the country.

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

Republican appointees decry election fraud citing negligible numbers of felons voting.

Data Wonk: Republicans Oppose Making It Easier to Vote
Data Wonk

Republicans Oppose Making It Easier to Vote

Against foundation grants to improve elections even in GOP-leaning districts.

Murphy’s Law: How Vos Pushes The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

How Vos Pushes The Big Lie

Claiming election irregularities, undermining election officials, hiring a GOP expert in smears.

Op Ed: The Hard Left Is Afraid of Ideas
Op Ed

The Hard Left Is Afraid of Ideas

Demand that Mike Pence’s book not be published the latest of many such examples.

Op Ed: Paul Ryan Displays Courage
Op Ed

Paul Ryan Displays Courage

Warns against fealty to Trump, whose backers are already attacking Ryan.

Hesselbein Votes No to Republican Private Investigators
U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

Marty Walsh visits building trades and manufacturing trainees, hears from immigrant rights advocates.

Robin Vos Wasting Taxpayer Resources To Investigate Non-Existent Voter Fraud
Press Release

Robin Vos Wasting Taxpayer Resources To Investigate Non-Existent Voter Fraud

Journal Sentinel: “Vos said he didn't know how much the taxpayer-funded investigation would cost.”

Data Wonk: How Republicans Are Misleading Donors
Data Wonk

How Republicans Are Misleading Donors

NRCC creates fake Trump fundraising letter filled with misleading information.

State Republican Helps Draft Letter Calling For a New GOP

State Republican Helps Draft Letter Calling For a New GOP

Former U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble among 150 party stalwarts calling for major changes.

State Law Makes Abortion a Felony

State Law Makes Abortion a Felony

If U.S. Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade as many predict, 1849 Wisconsin law will be activated.

Senator Baldwin, Congresswoman Jayapal Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America
Data Wonk: Should Liz Cheney Be Praised?
Data Wonk

Should Liz Cheney Be Praised?

Or condemned? Liberals seem to disagree.

Op Ed: Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution
Op Ed

Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution

Walker, Ryan, Priebus pushed business-friendly policies. The result: an abysmal failure.

Murphy’s Law: The Vanishing Courage of Mike Gallagher
Murphy’s Law

The Vanishing Courage of Mike Gallagher

Wisconsin congressman took a stand against Republican lies and then turned chicken.

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice

Expected to be right-wing stalwart, he takes turns siding with Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives.

Tom Nelson Wrote Book on Union Struggles

Tom Nelson Wrote Book on Union Struggles

Outagamie County Exec and Democratic challenger to Ron Johnson is strongly pro-labor.

Murphy’s Law: The Push For a New U.S. Constitution
Murphy’s Law

The Push For a New U.S. Constitution

Scott Walker, Eric O’Keefe, Republican legislators part of scary national movement.

Two Wisconsin Men Charged in Capitol Riot

Two Wisconsin Men Charged in Capitol Riot

FBI charges Brandon Nelson and Abram Markofski with entering Capitol.

Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson Looks Like Russian Tool
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson Looks Like Russian Tool

He once condemned Russia and Vladimir Putin. What explains the turnabout?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Republican legislators pushing changes that may violate numerous federal laws.

Op Ed: Will Biden Deliver Immigration Reform?
Op Ed

Will Biden Deliver Immigration Reform?

It’s time. He promised voters to prioritize reform bill in the first 100 days.

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell wanted Wisconsin's electors cast for Trump, attended "Stop The Steal" rally.

Murphy’s Law: The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal

Evers new deal is a huge improvement but will still cost taxpayers $523,000 per job.

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Conservative group ranks state’s most conservative members of Congress and Legislature.

The State of Politics: All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal
The State of Politics

All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal

Evers, Foxconn and Robin Vos all hail a vastly different deal.

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Black residents hit by 64% of curfew violations during Milwaukee’s Spring 2020 protests.

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

"I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people," the senator said.

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

Wisconsin state and local governments have received nearly $20 billion in relief.

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

State will provide company up to $80 million under drastically down-scaled deal.

Harley-Davidson Faces 56% EU Tariff

Harley-Davidson Faces 56% EU Tariff

Company appealing decision. Its CEO warns of 'escalating trade war.'

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

Senate majority leader is conservative but eschews the nasty style of Robin Vos.

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

‘People's Maps Commission’ can only make suggestions which Republican legislators say they will reject.

Godlewski Will Run for U.S. Senate

Godlewski Will Run for U.S. Senate

State Treasurer is fourth Democrat to announce for seat held by Ron Johnson.

Back in the News: Johnson’s ‘Presidential’ Speech Fizzles
Back in the News

Johnson’s ‘Presidential’ Speech Fizzles

Senator gets no coverage of Mar-a-Lago speech, but working hard to get national attention.

Op Ed: Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing
Op Ed

Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing

Citizens attended public hearing in Whitewater and demanded legislators support a wide range of reforms.

It’s Ron Johnson’s Birthday, But Donald Trump’s Endorsement Is A Gift To Democrats
Data Wonk: GOP Governors Have Higher COVID-19 Rates
Data Wonk

GOP Governors Have Higher COVID-19 Rates

More cases, more deaths per capita in states run by Republicans.

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

MPS getting 36% of $2.2 billion for state schools under federal formula prioritizing high poverty districts.

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

Bills call for voter roll purges and restrictions on early voting and registration.

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

Teams were shut down in Portland and sent to Kenosha protests, despite opposition of Evers, Kaul.

The State of Politics: Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid
The State of Politics

Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid

He has $3.3 million on hand, wants more. But is he definitely running for reelection?

City Hall: Barrett Pitches Milwaukee As Replacement for MLB All-Star Game
City Hall

Barrett Pitches Milwaukee As Replacement for MLB All-Star Game

MLB pulls game from Georgia after voting restrictions adopted.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps
Op Ed

Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps

Gerrymandered districts give Republicans outsized legislative power.

Data Wonk: How Fox Spread Lies About State’s Election
Data Wonk

How Fox Spread Lies About State’s Election

Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and some very fishy graphs about Wisconsin’s presidential election.

Tiffany Advised Daughters Against Getting Vaccine

Tiffany Advised Daughters Against Getting Vaccine

Northern Wisconsin congressman makes false claims, contradicts public health guidance.

Ron Johnson, Wisconsin’s Greatest National Embarrassment Since Joseph McCarthy: He Represents Racism, Supremacy and Bigotry
Johnson Discusses the Biden Administration’s Handling of Border Crisis
Data Wonk: State Faces Voter Suppression Effort
Data Wonk

State Faces Voter Suppression Effort

Not by the Legislature. Instead court cases seek new policies to restrict voting.

Legislators Violate Open Records Law?

Legislators Violate Open Records Law?

Two Republicans pushing elections law changes accused of a “dishonest” response.

Ron Johnson’s “Embarrassingly Bad” March
Press Release

Ron Johnson’s “Embarrassingly Bad” March

Johnson Continues To Make Waves… For All The Wrong Reasons

Back in the News: Is Ron Johnson the New Trump?
Back in the News

Is Ron Johnson the New Trump?

The nation's new leader in peddling conspiracy theories. Is he planning a run for president?

The State of Politics: Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?
The State of Politics

Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?

Expert at state forum suggests federal courts may be less important as state courts rule on election laws.

Op Ed: Will Democrats Lose the Hispanic Vote?
Op Ed

Will Democrats Lose the Hispanic Vote?

Danger signs for a party in the 2020 election results.

Wisconsin QAnon believer shot paintball gun at Army Reserve members in Pewaukee, threatened ‘mass casualty’ event, prosecutors say
Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

As polls show about 50% of GOP men will refuse vaccine, state’s Republican congressmen won’t speak out.

Op Ed: Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion
Op Ed

Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion

The proposal doesn't learn from history and contradicts the approach of Biden, Buttigieg.

DPW Chair Ben Wikler Denounces Republican Resolution Honoring Rush Limbaugh
Murphy’s Law: RonAnon Courts National Infamy
Murphy’s Law

RonAnon Courts National Infamy

Why all the conspiracy theories? It’s Ron Johnson’s calculated reelection strategy.

Johnson in Wall Street Journal: I Won’t Be Silenced by the Left ‘This isn’t about race. It’s about riots.’
Experts Say Voting Could Be Easier

Experts Say Voting Could Be Easier

Report finds Wisconsin trails some states in assuring access to voting.

Republicans Attack Zuckerberg Election Grants Again

Republicans Attack Zuckerberg Election Grants Again

Using emails from Green Bay's former clerk, GOP lawmakers are calling for an investigation.

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

But there is bipartisan support for quicker voting. Will anything get passed?

Data Wonk: School Vouchers a Danger For Democrats
Data Wonk

School Vouchers a Danger For Democrats

The issue could lose them enough voters in Milwaukee to lose the state.

Rittenhouse Trial Pushed to November

Rittenhouse Trial Pushed to November

Case postponed for 18-year-old charged with killing two people at Kenosha protests.

Johnson Introduces the Guidance Out of Darkness Act
Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Republican legislators back resolution to honor Rush, resist celebrating Black History Month.

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Trump filed the suit against Wisconsin Elections Commission and many state, local officials.

Murphy’s Law: GOP Leader Supports Dead People Voting
Murphy’s Law

GOP Leader Supports Dead People Voting

Huh? That’s a switch for Repubicans. But it might actually be a good idea.

Op Ed: Federal Bill Combats Voter Suppression
Op Ed

Federal Bill Combats Voter Suppression

For the People Act seeks to assure that all people have an equal right to vote.

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

His social media posts quoted in Democratic report on Republicans’ “insurrection."

Local Activists Demand Action From Biden

Local Activists Demand Action From Biden

Voces de la Frontera, BLOC, others push for COVID relief and criminal justice and immigration reforms.

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

The Senator has become a controversial figure as opponents queue up to run against him.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Dismal Record on the Economy
Data Wonk

Trump’s Dismal Record on the Economy

The data shows the worst performance of any president since World War II.

Murphy’s Law: Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm
Murphy’s Law

Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm

Hupy’s donations to Ron Johnson attacked by Minocqua brewer and law firm losing business.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

Election suit was by Trump Attorney, Sidney Powell, who vowed to 'release the Kraken.'

$322 Million in Rental, Utility Aid Available

$322 Million in Rental, Utility Aid Available

Evers announces new funding provided from latest federal stimulus bill.

Wisconsin Democrats Condemn Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Murphy’s Law: The Foxconn Real Estate Show
Murphy’s Law

The Foxconn Real Estate Show

There are now four buildings on Mount Pleasant campus. But what exactly are they for?

Op Ed: Waukesha Republicans’ Pillow Paranoia
Op Ed

Waukesha Republicans’ Pillow Paranoia

Pandering to its wacko-wing with My Pillow CEO’s movie falsely claiming election theft.

Data Wonk: High Court Minority Embarrasses Itself
Data Wonk

High Court Minority Embarrasses Itself

State Supreme Court came perilously close to invalidating a legal election.

Back in the News: Bipartisan Bashing of Ron Johnson
Back in the News

Bipartisan Bashing of Ron Johnson

His latest hoax, that ‘fake Trump protesters’ led Capitol riots, called 'disgraceful.’

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers

Bipartisan Disapproval of Statehouse Republicans and Sen. Ron Johnson Also Leads New Polling Toplines

Op Ed: Republican Bill Makes Voting Harder
Op Ed

Republican Bill Makes Voting Harder

List of restrictions will make it less likely that disabled, nursing home residents and others vote.

Senator Johnson Continues to Seek Answers About Capitol Breach, Sends Senate Leaders Unanswered Questions to be Addressed
Op Ed: Green Wave Sweeping the State
Op Ed

Green Wave Sweeping the State

Economic prosperity and environmental progress can work hand-in-hand.

Plenty of Horne: Reince Priebus Voted Absentee 20 Times
Plenty of Horne

Reince Priebus Voted Absentee 20 Times

Yet he has now flip flopped, expressing concern about absentee voting.

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Lawsuit targeted 220,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

New Hurdle for Those Seeking Unemployment Aid

New Hurdle for Those Seeking Unemployment Aid

Federal bill signed in December has unexpected requirements, state DWD official says.

The Return Of Reince

The Return Of Reince

Priebus may run for governor. Will Trump endorse him?

About Impeachment
Press Release

About Impeachment

 

Campaign Cash: False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors
Campaign Cash

False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors

Republican insiders accused of election fraud gave $14,000 to state candidates.

Back in the News: The Hoax Master of Wisconsin
Back in the News

The Hoax Master of Wisconsin

Ron Johnson has become a national leader in hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

Data Wonk: With Donald Trump It’s Never Over
Data Wonk

With Donald Trump It’s Never Over

His lawyers are still pushing election lawsuit, hoping for a Trump coup in 2024.

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Elections Commission member Robert Spindell one of 10 Republicans accused of election fraud.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Call on Biden Administration to Fully Fund Community Development Block Grant Program
Murphy’s Law: 10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 
Murphy’s Law

10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 

Meet the folks who wanted to overturn Wisconsin’s election. Legal complaint says they committed crimes.

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

We're honored and have our members to thank.

Op Ed: The Lessons of Impeachment
Op Ed

The Lessons of Impeachment

Not much Republican courage. And lots of demagoguery from Ron Johnson.

Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement Ahead of President Biden’s Milwaukee Visit
How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

Wisconsin Democrats Release Ad Highlighting Dangers of Derrick Van Orden
American Bridge 21st Century Statement on Senate Impeachment Vote
Op Ed: Did State GOP Reps Support Cheney?
Op Ed

Did State GOP Reps Support Cheney?

Gallagher voted to keep her House position. Other four congressmen won’t say.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

Resignation comes as part of Trump-Biden turnover.

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

Republicans say they are responding to constituent concerns regarding the 2020 election.

Judge Denies New Arrest Warrant For Rittenhouse

Judge Denies New Arrest Warrant For Rittenhouse

Accused of killing two people and injuring a third, he is scheduled to go to trial in March.

Op Ed: Where’s Joe Biden the Centrist?
Op Ed

Where’s Joe Biden the Centrist?

No bipartisan moves, no centrist innovations so far from the president.

Data Wonk: Democratic Assembly Candidates Trailed Biden
Data Wonk

Democratic Assembly Candidates Trailed Biden

While state Republican candidates outperformed Trump. A problem for both parties.

Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement On Day One of Trump Impeachment Trial
Op Ed: Biden Needs to Stop Federal Executions
Op Ed

Biden Needs to Stop Federal Executions

More executions in Trump’s last six months than in previous 56 years of the presidency.

Back in the News: Ron Johnson’s Latest Conspiracy Theory
Back in the News

Ron Johnson’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Senator now blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Capitol riot.

Op Ed: State’s GOP Congressmen Backed Greene
Op Ed

State’s GOP Congressmen Backed Greene

They opposed removing Rep. Greene, who supported the killing of Democrats, from House committees.

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate

They say it’s about the governor exceeding his authority. So why not pass their own plan?

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Pro-police flag adopted by white nationalists, used to attack officers at Capitol riot.

Murphy’s Law: Robin Vos Will Solve Foxconn Fiasco
Murphy’s Law

Robin Vos Will Solve Foxconn Fiasco

Assembly Speaker has toured the plant and Foxconn is definitely, probably manufacturing… something.

State Call Center Confuses Unemployed

State Call Center Confuses Unemployed

Jobless people say DWD call center gives incorrect, contradictory information.

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies
Press Release

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies

Baldwin-Murphy Bill Would Support President Biden’s Action to Use the Defense Production Act to Scale Up National Production of Medical Supplies

Biden Policies Will Help State’s Immigrants

Biden Policies Will Help State’s Immigrants

Order halting deportations and bill providing path to citizenship for 11 million welcomed by many.

Op Ed: Congress Should Approve Two More States
Op Ed

Congress Should Approve Two More States

It's time to make Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico states.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers

Baldwin Supports President Biden's Executive Actions to Increase Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care

Op Ed: In Praise of Biden’s Press Secretary
Op Ed

In Praise of Biden’s Press Secretary

Jennifer Psaki brings credibility — remember that? — back to the job.

Data Wonk: Why GOP Wants to Spread COVID-19
Data Wonk

Why GOP Wants to Spread COVID-19

72% of state voters support mask mandate. But Republicans worry only about Trump supporters.

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

After months of Trump’s false claims, legislators still squabbling, but a bipartisan bill is possible.

When Will Unemployment Benefits Arrive?

When Will Unemployment Benefits Arrive?

Federal pandemic package includes 11 weeks of aid, but when will state DWD process them?

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency
Press Release

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa January 26, 2021

Op Ed: Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions
Op Ed

Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions

Republican legislators are floating plans to make if harder for some people to vote.

Op Ed: How Jim Clyburn Saved America
Op Ed

How Jim Clyburn Saved America

His choice of Joe Biden was decisive and may have been the only Democrat who could beat Trump.

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Lt. Governor headed state’s task force on climate policy and spoke to recent national conference.

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

‘The worst it's ever been,’ says one legislator. Are voters echoing politicians or vice versa?

Sieger on Songs: ‘Hitler Lives’ Is One Timeless Song
Sieger on Songs

‘Hitler Lives’ Is One Timeless Song

A classic song of warning by Rosalie Allen and The Black River Riders.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baldwin: "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that all Americans have the support they need to obtain comprehensive, affordable health coverage."

Data Wonk: New Voters Won the 2020 Election
Data Wonk

New Voters Won the 2020 Election

And the results in swing states challenged by Trump are exactly in line with the national vote.

Op Ed: A Plea to State Republicans
Op Ed

A Plea to State Republicans

Please stop the lies, stop fueling far-right threats to our democracy

Murphy’s Law: Will State Republicans Abandon Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Will State Republicans Abandon Trump?

Many have in other states. Will Wisconsin’s GOP get off the Trump crazy train?

Op Ed: Republicans Remake Martin Luther King
Op Ed

Republicans Remake Martin Luther King

In their version he’s a raceless moderate sent to forgive white people.

Baldwin Up and Johnson Down

Baldwin Up and Johnson Down

Democratic control of US Senate means changes for Wisconsin senators.

Black History and the Trump Uprising

Black History and the Trump Uprising

UWM professor traces the roots of a mob storming the Capitol with Confederate flags.

When Someone in Household Has COVID-19

When Someone in Household Has COVID-19

How to avoid getting it. Expert tips for limiting spread and boosting your immune system.

Op Ed: Where America Stands Now
Op Ed

Where America Stands Now

71% of Americans believe democracy is threatened.

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Protests expected by some, but Madison acting police chief says no credible threats so far.

Op Ed: Scott Fitzgerald Has Very Bad Week
Op Ed

Scott Fitzgerald Has Very Bad Week

First he violates congressional oath, then says he doesn’t know if Trump to blame for Capitol takeover.

Wisconsin Democrats Release Second Ad This Week Holding Gallagher Accountable for Impeachment Vote
Uihleins Gave $4 Million to Group Pushing Capitol Rally

Uihleins Gave $4 Million to Group Pushing Capitol Rally

Uline owners Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein criticized for supporting Tea Party Patriots.

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

Unemployment insurance recipients are eligible for an additional $300 a week.

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

15 legislators signed the letter. Four of them serve on Assembly elections committee.

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Current system and election laws make accessibility difficult to guarantee.

After Successful Impeachment, Time to Convene and Convict
Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Republicans voted against impeachment, Democrats for it.

Steil Votes Against Impeachment
Press Release

Steil Votes Against Impeachment

 

Op Ed: GOP Needs to Move Beyond Trump
Op Ed

GOP Needs to Move Beyond Trump

The Grand Old Party is not so grand anymore.

Data Wonk: We Hate State Administrators
Data Wonk

We Hate State Administrators

State Supreme Court conservatives keep blasting the administrative state. Why?

County Republican Parties Shared War Rhetoric

County Republican Parties Shared War Rhetoric

Facebook posts urged people to ‘prepare for war’ and ‘temporary violence’ before Capitol riot.

Back in the News: Johnson Tainted by Ukrainian Official?
Back in the News

Johnson Tainted by Ukrainian Official?

Wisconsin's GOP Senator peddled 'malicious' disinformation by foreign operative sanctioned by Trump Administration.

Op Ed: 10 Ways to Fend Off the Far Right
Op Ed

10 Ways to Fend Off the Far Right

It’s now clear America faces a dangerous far right anti-democracy movement. What can you do?

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

FBI warning of armed groups planning protests at state capitols.

Murphy’s Law: Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany
Murphy’s Law

Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany

Minocqua Brewing Company seeks donations to ‘free the Northwoods of sedition.’

Op Ed: Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor
Op Ed

Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor

Republican Liz Cheney says Trump 'formed the mob, incited the mob, lit the flame.'

Food Bank Leaders Applaud Federal Aid

Food Bank Leaders Applaud Federal Aid

U.S. Department of Agriculture announced another round of funding for Farmers to Families food program.

Op Ed: Richard Barnett Epitomizes Trump Mob
Op Ed

Richard Barnett Epitomizes Trump Mob

Angry, bare-chested and not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

Op Ed: Why No One Should Have Been Surprised
Op Ed

Why No One Should Have Been Surprised

It was all there in Trump’s words — going back years.

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Democrats want him gone, Republicans support him.

GOP Bill Assigns Electoral Votes by Congressional District

GOP Bill Assigns Electoral Votes by Congressional District

State Rep. Gary Tauchen's bill would put partisanship, gerrymandering "on steroids."

Supervisor Martin Statement on Insurrectionists Storming the U.S. Capitol
Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

After the events at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Shawn Reilly is "ashamed" of the party.

Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House
Press Release

Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House

From Alderwoman Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Senator Agard Sends Letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Calling on him to invoke the 25th Amendment
Attemptive Coup by Trump Supporters Failed
Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Hours after chaos at the Capitol, two members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation vote to overturn part of the election, effort fails.

DAGA & Democratic Attorneys General Respond to the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
Sen. Larson statement on treasonous U.S. Capitol mob in support of Pres. Trump
Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Though many supported Trump for years, all now condemn Capitol chaos he helped cause.

Chairwoman Nicholson Statement on Attack on U.S Capitol Building
Actions occurring in Washington, D.C. can only be described as despicable
Press Release

Actions occurring in Washington, D.C. can only be described as despicable

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 6, 2021

Rep. Bowen Statement on Trump-Fuelled Uprising in Washington, DC
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Trump-Fuelled Uprising in Washington, DC

“This is Rebellion, This is Treason, This is Terrorism, and It Cannot Stand”

Murphy’s Law: Everyone’s Dumping on Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Everyone’s Dumping on Ron Johnson

A recall effort, attacks by the Lincoln Project, angry editorial and much more.

Data Wonk: State’s COVID-19 Surge Has Passed
Data Wonk

State’s COVID-19 Surge Has Passed

But will it return? The data tells a story of what we might expect.

Op Ed: Biden Must Address Ransomware Crisis
Op Ed

Biden Must Address Ransomware Crisis

Trump looked the other way, but Biden must fix the biggest cyber hacking heist ever seen.

Back in the News: Cleta Mitchell Resigns from Foley Firm
Back in the News

Cleta Mitchell Resigns from Foley Firm

Partner in Milwaukee-based firm helped Trump in phone call asking Georgia election officials to "find" more votes.

Gallagher Assails GOP Push to Nullify Election

Gallagher Assails GOP Push to Nullify Election

Wisconsin congressman calls it a 'dangerous idea' that would 'destroy the idea of American government.'

Back in the News: Foley Firm Faces Blowback on Trump Call
Back in the News

Foley Firm Faces Blowback on Trump Call

Criticism of Milwaukee firm whose partner Cleta Mitchell helped Trump effort to "find" votes in Georgia.

Johnson Discusses Election Integrity, Electoral Commission on Fox News
Murphy’s Law: Foley & Lardner Lawyer Helps Trump “Find” Votes
Murphy’s Law

Foley & Lardner Lawyer Helps Trump “Find” Votes

Milwaukee law firm’s attorney Cleta Mitchell is Washington insider and ex-liberal feminist.

Johnson Discusses Electoral Commission on Fox News
Johnson Has Shouting Match With Reporter

Johnson Has Shouting Match With Reporter

Senator defends his call for investigating 2020 election in heated interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Gallagher, Colleagues Release Statement Concerning January 6 Vote
Trump begs Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results in remarkable hourlong phone call
Johnson: Greater Transparency Needed to Restore Faith in Elections
Op Ed: Reporters Are Not the Enemy
Op Ed

Reporters Are Not the Enemy

And they will play a big role in 2021.

Data Wonk: Tales Told By The 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Tales Told By The 2020 Election

The Republican gerrymander held. But Waukesha County has grown more Democratic since 2012.

Op Ed: Hagedorn Wisconsin’s Person of The Year
Op Ed

Hagedorn Wisconsin’s Person of The Year

Supreme Court justice showed a lot of backbone in following the law, not politics.

Trump Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Wisconsin’s Election

Trump Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Wisconsin’s Election

Trump campaign petitions court to take up suit challenging state's election results

MKE County: County Ends Year With a Surplus
MKE County

County Ends Year With a Surplus

Current projections show the county ending with $10 to $15 million surplus.

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

But disillusionment with politicians, barriers to voting depress turnout.

Op Ed: Trump Leaving Chaos Behind
Op Ed

Trump Leaving Chaos Behind

A few accomplishments in four years, but so many failures.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Back Election Law Changes
The State of Politics

Both Parties Back Election Law Changes

Legislators actually agree on at least two reforms.

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Proud of his administration’s response to COVID-19, “we turned that around a little bit.”

Op Ed: You Pay Them $3,300 a Week, They Oppose $600 For You
Op Ed

You Pay Them $3,300 a Week, They Oppose $600 For You

Every Republican member of Congress from Wisconsin opposed pandemic relief bill.

Transportation: Milwaukee Transit Systems To Receive $59 Million From New Bailout Bill
Transportation

Milwaukee Transit Systems To Receive $59 Million From New Bailout Bill

MCTS will receive most of the funding.

Data Wonk: We Won Wisconsin Big!
Data Wonk

We Won Wisconsin Big!

Actually Trump was defeated by Trump — as state and national voting patterns show.

Wisconsin Republicans Join New Federal Election Lawsuit

Wisconsin Republicans Join New Federal Election Lawsuit

Suit seeks to toss results from five states in advance of Electoral College.

Op Ed: Beware of Trump Declaring Martial Law
Op Ed

Beware of Trump Declaring Martial Law

He discussed doing it last week. It raises long-term questions about presidential power.

Lawyers Denounce Attacks on State Justices

Lawyers Denounce Attacks on State Justices

They call on state bar, Supreme Court leadership to condemn threatening, anti-Semitic attacks.

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

They supported Republicans again. Will rural residents get help they need?

State’s Colleges, Universities To Get More Pandemic Aid

State’s Colleges, Universities To Get More Pandemic Aid

New federal stimulus package includes $23 billion for higher education.

Congress Extends Great Lakes Cleanup Funds

Congress Extends Great Lakes Cleanup Funds

Bipartisan effort passes 5 years of funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests

Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests

Baldwin said U.S. Attorney should explain if Operation Legend Resources were used.

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Justices Face Anti-Semitic, Misogynist Attacks After Trump Ruling

Justices Face Anti-Semitic, Misogynist Attacks After Trump Ruling

State Supreme Court Justices Jill Karofsky and Rebecca Dallet attacked in post on white-supremacist website.

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Sen. Johnson's hears from Trump attorney at committee on 2020 election, alleges illegal votes were counted.

City Hall: Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant
City Hall

Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant

Nine council members blast Barrett, claiming he's not committed to police reform.

Rep. Robyn Vining Thanks Election Workers, and Calls On Her Republican Colleagues to Get Back to Work On COVID-19 Response
Back in the News: Gasp, Sykes Recants on Rojo
Back in the News

Gasp, Sykes Recants on Rojo

Stop the presses! Charlie Sykes has changed his view of Senator Ron Johnson.

Op Ed: Is U.S. Democracy In Danger? Yes
Op Ed

Is U.S. Democracy In Danger? Yes

Is there anything you can do? Yes.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked

The losing minority in Trump election case vent their anger and reveal their prejudices.

Op Ed: Why Marquette Will Endure
Op Ed

Why Marquette Will Endure

Whatever its troubles, university is mission-centered, with good leadership.

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

Wisconsin’s presidential electors, including Gov. Tony Evers, reflect on the historic vote they took.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints

It’s no longer about electing Trump. It’s laying the groundwork for voter suppression.

Op Ed: Right Wisconsin Regrets Endorsing Tiffany
Op Ed

Right Wisconsin Regrets Endorsing Tiffany

Congressman not a “solid conservative” but a Trump acolyte out to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters.

Smart Politics: Wisconsin Is America’s Plurality King
Smart Politics

Wisconsin Is America’s Plurality King

Biden won state with less than a majority, the 14th such result for Wisconsin, the nation’s leader.

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

State's 10 presidential electors cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

4-3 vote rejects Trump's move to throw out 220,000 Milwaukee and Dane county ballots.

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Justice charges suit is "so your king can stay in power” at state Supreme Court hearing.

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Judge Brett Ludwig, who President Trump nominated, rules election followed the rule of law

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Rep. Tom Tiffany signs onto Texas lawsuit and Sen. Ron Johnson calls hearing on election "irregularities."

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

The decision could be appealed to Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Meet the COVID-19 Naysayers

Meet the COVID-19 Naysayers

They downplay danger, oppose masks and resist a vaccine.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

EMPOWERS Act Allows Retirement Savers to Set Binding Proxy Voting Guidelines

Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson Calls on Legislative Republicans to Prioritize Public Health
Attorneys Square Off in Trump’s Federal Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election
Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Not Over Yet

Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Not Over Yet

Sidney Powell appeals order, wants to expose "massive election fraud."

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal judge says she lacked standing to throw out the election

A Look at Trump’s Motion in Texas Case Against Wisconsin

A Look at Trump’s Motion in Texas Case Against Wisconsin

Motion includes alternate history and a rehashing of election complaints.

Data Wonk: How Trump Lost Wisconsin
Data Wonk

How Trump Lost Wisconsin

County-by-county analysis shows similar pattern of voting to 2016 — with key differences.

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

Trump campaign also joins last chance effort to overturn the election in four swing states.

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Wisconsin Elections Commission chair Ann Jacobs has received threats to her children and family.

Op Ed: Biden Needs Some Business Experts
Op Ed

Biden Needs Some Business Experts

Pandemic undercuts economic rebound. President-elect needs expertise in job creation.

Evers Slams Paxton for Lawsuit

Evers Slams Paxton for Lawsuit

Texas AG “under investigation” trying to deny "the votes of the people in Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Missing the federal deadline could give Congress the option to not accept state's electors.

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Pro-Trump attorneys general allege "fraud" in states that went for Biden.

DNC, NAACP Intervene In Trump Election Lawsuit

DNC, NAACP Intervene In Trump Election Lawsuit

Federal judge allows them to contest suit seeking to invalidate Wisconsin's election.

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Motion to U.S. Supreme Court repeats arguments of Trump campaign on election.

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Republican WEC member Robert Spindell speaks at MAGA event, says there may have been fraud.

Back in the News: Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign
Back in the News

Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign

Running for 2022 as a peddler of COVID-19 conspiracy theories?

Murphy’s Law: The Hating of Justice Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Hating of Justice Hagedorn

As promised, he’s upholding the law as written. So why are right wingers so angry?

The State of Politics: A Supreme Court of First Resort?
The State of Politics

A Supreme Court of First Resort?

Many petitions defy precedent, ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to bypass lower courts.

Op Ed: How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout
Op Ed

How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout

A months-long, massive volunteer program secured more than 95,000 commitments to vote.

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

This past election shows why election officials want to count absentee votes early.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit to Overturn Election

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit to Overturn Election

Petitioners had insufficient evidence to go before the court. And sought disenfranchisement of every Wisconsin voter.

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump campaign now has three suits pending to overturn Wisconsin's election.

Transportation: County Expects Key BRT Grant Soon
Transportation

County Expects Key BRT Grant Soon

Construction could begin by spring 2021.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump campaign targets five cities, alleging voter fraud.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Lawyers vs Democracy
Data Wonk

Trump’s Lawyers vs Democracy

Reading through the lawsuits, you can see why judges rejected them

Back in the News: Johnson Privately Concedes Biden Won
Back in the News

Johnson Privately Concedes Biden Won

But Senator won't declare it publicly. Democracy can withstand the attacks on election he says.

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

AG says their “baseless attacks" undermine democracy and employ “Jim Crow strategy” to disenfranchise voters.

Supervisor Martin Thanks Election Commission for Successfully Completing the Recount
State Elections Commission Gets Testy

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

Republican members demand Democratic commission chair step down. And she doesn't.

Murphy’s Law: Drivers Going Crazy During Pandemic?
Murphy’s Law

Drivers Going Crazy During Pandemic?

Report finds higher fatalities in state despite fewer accidents during pandemic; crashes often involve alcohol, speeding.

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal suit confuses Detroit and Milwaukee and peddles baseless conspiracy theory.

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

Op Ed: Stop Blaming People of Color
Op Ed

Stop Blaming People of Color

Our community has endured so much. Don’t blame us for election mess.

State Declares Biden Won Election

State Declares Biden Won Election

With recounts finished, Wisconsin Elections Commission's chair signed the official determination, and Gov. Evers certified the results.

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Wisconsin could add 162,000 jobs, boost economy by $14 billion by transitioning to renewable energy.

AG Kaul Issues Statement on Completion of Partial Recount in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

President promises a lawsuit while Biden's margin grows by 87 votes.

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Campaign's lawsuit would be third suit that seeks to overturn Wisconsin's presidential election.