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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.

Op Ed: The Trump Love Will Go On
Op Ed

The Trump Love Will Go On

At least in some of the state’s right-wing redoubts.

Op Ed: Amazon, Walmart Take On Health Costs
Op Ed

Amazon, Walmart Take On Health Costs

Along with Walgreens and CVS, creating their own medical clinics to cut costs.

Op Ed: Remembering Mark Anthony Role
Op Ed

Remembering Mark Anthony Role

Late great Native American writer from Wisconsin leaves a legacy of thoughtful columns.

New Lawsuit Challenges Election Drop Boxes, Wants Election Thrown Out

New Lawsuit Challenges Election Drop Boxes, Wants Election Thrown Out

It's the second suit challenging the election. A third could be coming.

Milwaukee County Completes Recount
Press Release

Milwaukee County Completes Recount

 

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Biden's margin grows by 132 votes.

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

One ward remains, Trump campaign maintaining objections to over 100,000 ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis
Murphy’s Law

Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis

Is it a harbor for white nationalists or a place that cares about racial equity?

Data Wonk: State’s Leadership Vacuum Is Killing People
Data Wonk

State’s Leadership Vacuum Is Killing People

Deaths per day will double by Christmas. And red counties are getting hit the worst.

Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson More Trumpian Than Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson More Trumpian Than Trump?

Wisconsin’s senior senator has become one of America’s leading crackpots.

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Suit would overturn results before recount even done and have Legislature choose electors.

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

With half the votes recounted in Dane and Milwaukee counties, 57 more votes for Trump.

Op Ed: Republican Slams Party for State Recount
Op Ed

Republican Slams Party for State Recount

Fond du Lac Chairman, talk radio’s Jeff Wagner attack effort to ‘disenfranchise' legal voters.

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

All ballots from Ward 315 which Urban Milwaukee reported had shown a big drop in turnout.

Day 5 of the Recount
Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

"Behavior of Trump observers" has delayed process, one official charges.

Back in the News: Foxconn Landing Google Contract?
Back in the News

Foxconn Landing Google Contract?

Deal could mean something gets manufactured at Racine County plant.

Recount Releases First Results

Recount Releases First Results

Trump and Biden have both lost votes in Dane County, gained in Milwaukee County.

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

One day after Mayfair Mall shooting Trump supporters gather, including many with guns.

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Ballot processing does start, but Trump campaign continues submitting objections.

Friday Photos: Inside the Recount
Friday Photos

Inside the Recount

An up-close look at how first day played out.

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

Trump campaign presents many challenges to recount process.

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city
Press Release

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa November 20, 2020

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

How does the process work? Who can watch? We explain.

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Continue to Block Relief While Unemployment Numbers Remain Catastrophic
Press Release

Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Continue to Block Relief While Unemployment Numbers Remain Catastrophic

Release of new unemployment numbers underscores urgent need for new COVID relief package

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Just where does that $2 million go? We examine.

Murphy’s Law: Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers
Murphy’s Law

Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers

WILL has more funding, more staff, more Harvard. Can a new liberal law group compete?

Data Wonk: The Republican Push For Autocracy
Data Wonk

The Republican Push For Autocracy

Analysis shows GOP now resembles authoritarian parties in Hungary and Turkey.

Op Ed: State Should Create Coronavirus Czar
Op Ed

State Should Create Coronavirus Czar

Governor and legislative leaders should mutually name a COVID czar and bipartisan task force.

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Campaign wires $3 million. Work must be completed by December 1st.

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Evers has asked legislators to meet since April. Vos still won't convene Legislature.

City Hall: Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors
City Hall

Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors

Inspectors need protection, city decides, after deaths threats and a physical altercation.

Wisconsin Canvass of Votes Finished

Wisconsin Canvass of Votes Finished

Results show Biden still leads by 20,000 votes. Trump campaign must decide whether to pay for a recount.

Trump Lawsuit Against TV Station Dismissed

Trump Lawsuit Against TV Station Dismissed

Campaign’s claim of defamation for ad run by Rhinelander TV station dismissed by federal court.

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Trump campaign must pay entire amount by 5 p.m. Wednesday to get recount.

Murphy’s Law: Are Parties Realigning In Wisconsin?
Murphy’s Law

Are Parties Realigning In Wisconsin?

Lots of new voters for both parties in election. What it means for the future.

The State of Politics: How Will Legislature Investigate Election?
The State of Politics

How Will Legislature Investigate Election?

And will legislators subpoena election clerks, using this power for first time in more than 40 years?

Lawsuit Targeting Democratic County Votes is Dropped

Lawsuit Targeting Democratic County Votes is Dropped

Plaintiffs who charged fraud in Milwaukee, Dane and Menomonee counties withdrew their suit.

Study: Unions, Politics Appear to Drive Fall School Reopening Decisions in Wisconsin
Press Release

Study: Unions, Politics Appear to Drive Fall School Reopening Decisions in Wisconsin

Local presence of COVID-19 not predictive of district decisions

Op Ed: The Virus, Violence and Voting
Op Ed

The Virus, Violence and Voting

Maybe Blacks didn’t vote because they’ve lost hope. What will Biden do to address this?

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Crowd resists Health Department rules, Serb Hall hit with city citations, its manager in fracas with crowd.

Op Ed: Trump’s Final Trashing of Democracy
Op Ed

Trump’s Final Trashing of Democracy

He is essentially anti-democratic and a mountain of disrespect.

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Suit uses anonymous sources to allege voter fraud.

Statement From Priorities USA Regarding Court Victory Against the Trump Campaign’s Defamation Lawsuit in Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Slightly lower than in 2016, which was low. Fear of contracting COVID-19, other obstacles noted.

GOP Donors That Fought Evers’ Health Orders Catch COVID-19

GOP Donors That Fought Evers’ Health Orders Catch COVID-19

Billionaire couple Dick and Liz Uihlein have tested positive for COVID-19.

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Designed to look like a news site, it published insinuations of voter fraud that were spread on social media.

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Joe Sanfellippo raised the possibility of subverting the results of the election.

Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Election Results

Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Election Results

Sen. Ron Johnson says there's "nothing" to congratulate Biden about.

Data Wonk: Can Biden Improve the Economy?
Data Wonk

Can Biden Improve the Economy?

Democratic presidents typically do better, but Biden will face an obvious challenge.

Murphy’s Law: Abortion Could Become a Felony
Murphy’s Law

Abortion Could Become a Felony

If Roe v. Wade is overturned as expected, Wisconsin is among states with punitive abortion laws.

Op Ed: What Robin Vos Will Find
Op Ed

What Robin Vos Will Find

He cites “mail-in ballot dumps” in Milwaukee, but his own aide found no irregularities.

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

State could see 5,000 deaths by January 1 if people don’t change behavior, stay at home, wear masks.

State Had 238 Possible Voter Fraud Cases Since 2016

State Had 238 Possible Voter Fraud Cases Since 2016

Of more than 12 million votes since 2016, that’s all that municipal clerks found in Wisconsin’s elections.

Correcting Misinformation about Wisconsin’s Election
Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Committee chair wants to order electors to ignore state vote and give Trump the state’s electoral votes.

Trump’s Stacked Supreme Court Could Overturn ACA Coverage and Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Millions of Wisconsinites
Press Release

Trump’s Stacked Supreme Court Could Overturn ACA Coverage and Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Millions of Wisconsinites

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Urges Justices to Put Partisan Politics Aside and Uphold the Law

Murphy’s Law: How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump
Murphy’s Law

How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump

A decisive switch, both in Wisconsin and nationally.

Op Ed: Will Supreme Court Kill Affordable Care?
Op Ed

Will Supreme Court Kill Affordable Care?

Hearing on Trump-Republican lawsuit. 20 million people, including 150,000 in state, could lose coverage.

Polls Missed on Trump Voters, Franklin Says

Polls Missed on Trump Voters, Franklin Says

MU Law School pollster says Trump voters distrust and didn’t respond to polls.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Cry Foul About Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Cry Foul About Election

Ron Johnson, Robin Vos and Mark Belling get aboard the Trump crazy train.

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Hundreds gather at Zeidler Union Square. Organizers hail strong Black and Latinx voter turnout.

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Appleton reduces fines for possession. Two Republican legislators are leading voices for change.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

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

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Gov. Evers says "we're returning kindness, respect, and compassion back to the White House."

Working Families Speak Loudly With Election of Joe Biden
Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Cites concerns about voter fraud, offers no evidence.

Whether Biden or Trump is Decided the Winner, We Will Organize
Democratic Committee Members Reject Speaker’s Manufactured Controversy
Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Biden and Clinton had dramatically different performances in Milwaukee. See how.

Polarization Making For A Close Presidential Race

Polarization Making For A Close Presidential Race

As counting continues, voters anxiously await results.

False Claims Spread About Wisconsin Vote

False Claims Spread About Wisconsin Vote

After Wisconsin tipped for Biden, conservatives online claimed voter fraud.

UW Campuses Becoming Community ‘Surge Testing’ Sites

UW Campuses Becoming Community ‘Surge Testing’ Sites

UW-System rolling out 250,000 rapid COVID-19 tests.

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Past recounts in Wisconsin have changed small number of votes.

Data Wonk: ‘Bleak Winter’ Coming for Wisconsin
Data Wonk

‘Bleak Winter’ Coming for Wisconsin

The numbers show COVID-19 exploding. True leadership is sorely needed.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals there were so many other winners and losers.

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

A squeaker victory for Biden due to an odd mix of factors.

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Some still loyal to Trump, some flip Democratic.

Fitzgerald Wins Big, Kind By 3% for Congress

Fitzgerald Wins Big, Kind By 3% for Congress

All incumbents for Congress in state reelected, Fitzgerald replaces Sensenbrenner.

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden wins 77% of Dane County; Trump margin in Ozaukee, Waukesha counties lower than in 2016.

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

3 a.m. delivery of Milwaukee absentee ballots puts Biden in front of Trump.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Alienating Youth Vote
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Alienating Youth Vote

College voter suppression in Wisconsin, other states could lose those voters forever.

What’s On the Mind of Voters

What’s On the Mind of Voters

Reporters asked residents across the city. Here’s what they said.

Rittenhouse Bond Set at $2 Million

Rittenhouse Bond Set at $2 Million

17-year-old accused of shooting three, killing two. He’s a flight risk, Kenosha ADA says.

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

The country "is very well united,” he tells large crowd at Kenosha regional airport.

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

We're focused on substance, not clicks, and local, not national.

State’s Past Votes Could Foretell 2020 Result

State’s Past Votes Could Foretell 2020 Result

Wisconsin has had two kinds of presidental elections. Which one this time?

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Opposing Trump Order Appearing to Ban Implicit Bias Training
Back in the News: Study Finds Trump Rallies Spread Virus
Back in the News

Study Finds Trump Rallies Spread Virus

Caused 30,000 COVID-19 cases, may have led to 700 deaths, report estimates. Oshkosh rally a kay part of study.

Judge Orders USPS To Deliver Ballots Faster

Judge Orders USPS To Deliver Ballots Faster

Wisconsin among 14 states suing post office, now ordered to accelerate delivery of ballots.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Rothschild
Op Ed: Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules
Op Ed

Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules

Many have been wiped out entirely, analysis finds. 40 more rollbacks planned.

Ahead of Today’s Packers Game, DPW Unveils New Mobile Billboard Highlighting Trump’s Failed COVID-19 Response
Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Says Trump has "waived the white flag" and surrendered to the coronavirus.

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Supporters chant “Superman” as Trump brags of his recovery from COVID-19.

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

46 million total messages in 30 days, 64% from Republicans.

Op Ed: Republican Superspreaders
Op Ed

Republican Superspreaders

Trump and Pence hold rally after rally in battleground states. No masks required.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Op Ed: Mistake? Foxconn Was a Whopper
Op Ed

Mistake? Foxconn Was a Whopper

How could Republican federal and state leaders have been so wrong?

Ballot Dropboxes A Safe Option for Absentee Voting

Ballot Dropboxes A Safe Option for Absentee Voting

Local clerks around the state have installed ballot dropboxes.

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

A "sophisticated phishing attack" stole from Trump reelection fund.

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

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

State Spends 15th Most on Police, Corrections

State Spends 15th Most on Police, Corrections

Heavily Democratic states spend bigger percentage of budget on this, study finds.

City Hall: President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares
City Hall

President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares

Addressing Press Club, urges more federal aid and clear message: "Wear the damn mask!"

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

Biden or Trump Better for Economy?

Moody’s Analytics breaks it down. The difference is huge.

Pocan: “President Trump’s Superspreader Events A Danger to Wisconsin”
Kavanaugh Opinion on State’s Election Called “Ominous”

Kavanaugh Opinion on State’s Election Called “Ominous”

Supreme Court justice echoes Trump’s view that election day must decide final vote.

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

His handling of pandemic blasted by opposition groups.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Secretary Sonny Perdue Visit
The Pandemic Is Not “Just Going Away”
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit to De Pere
Back in the News: Trump Tells 131 Whoppers in Janesville
Back in the News

Trump Tells 131 Whoppers in Janesville

In 90 minute speech, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

Democrats argued flood of absentee ballots meant many would be received after Election Day.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation
RNC Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on SCOTUS Ruling
Murphy’s Law: Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?
Murphy’s Law

Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?

Three groups are working hard -- and spending big -- to turn out these voters.

Could Hmong Voters Decide State Election?

Could Hmong Voters Decide State Election?

They’re the largest Asian American group in Wisconsin, with varied views.

‘Does My Vote Matter?’

‘Does My Vote Matter?’

Mixed emotions as city’s minority and low-income voters head to the polls.

Biden Up 9% in Final UW-Madison Poll

Biden Up 9% in Final UW-Madison Poll

State’s undecided, third party voters shifting to him.

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Organizer says recall fell short of 668,000 signatures required.

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

“Our work is essential and so are our votes." Union seeks Trump's defeat, $15 minimum wage.

False Claims Frustrate Efforts to Fight Pandemic

False Claims Frustrate Efforts to Fight Pandemic

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, attacks on health officials could make us sicker.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit to Green Bay
AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit
Press Release

AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit

AG Josh Kaul: “We are more than six months into this pandemic, and I challenge anybody to answer this simple question: what is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic? ... The answers to those questions are simple, they don’t have a plan.”

Billboard warning of Trump super-spreader event goes up in Waukesha ahead of Trump rally
Press Release

Billboard warning of Trump super-spreader event goes up in Waukesha ahead of Trump rally

Message on I-94 near Waukesha County Airport warns area residents; follows roundtable where Wisconsin citizens blast Trump and GOP on COVID-19 response

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

State Elections Commission says this would constitute a new requirement for voting.

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

Especially for Black voters.

Op Ed: Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security
Op Ed

Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security

His approach will turn it into a welfare program that could be cut at any time.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Statement on Last Night’s Debate
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Waukesha
DPW Statement on Trump’s Most Recent Attacks on the ACA
Federal Unemployment Boost Being Paid Out

Federal Unemployment Boost Being Paid Out

$300 weekly supplement could provide $224 million to state residents.

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses
Murphy’s Law: Why Foxconn Won’t Leave Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Why Foxconn Won’t Leave Wisconsin

It's spent hundreds of millions and gained nothing. Why not fold up its tent and leave?

Evers Ad Responds to Recall Effort

Evers Ad Responds to Recall Effort

Law allows target of recall to raise unlimited funds. Ad touts his handling of pandemic.

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

State's Democrats debut new "bus" today as part of get-out-the-vote push.

Peaceful Transfer of Power is the American Way
Data Wonk: Wisconsin Losing War Against COVID-19
Data Wonk

Wisconsin Losing War Against COVID-19

Both on the health and economic front, harder hit than most states. Why?

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

Its baseless theories about Democratic Satan worshippers creep into the state.

Back in the News: Biden Buries Trump in State’s TV Ads
Back in the News

Biden Buries Trump in State’s TV Ads

Big advantage in all five markets in state. Wisconsin getting 4th most ads in the U.S.

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Both parties hope it will play to their advantage.

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

The best defense from rumors, hoaxes, propaganda is knowing the truth.

Voter Intimidation Is Illegal, Kaul Warns

Voter Intimidation Is Illegal, Kaul Warns

Threatening force, barring voters could result in jail time, attorney general warns.

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

But organizer won’t give exact number, brags about misleading the media.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces “Happy Days” Reunion
Could Polls Be As Wrong As In 2016?

Could Polls Be As Wrong As In 2016?

Presidential polls of state look much like 2016. Experts say it's different this time.

Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Addresses Foxconn’s Wisconsin Investment
Press Release

Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Addresses Foxconn’s Wisconsin Investment

"Foxconn will remain committed to the completion and continued expansion of our project and investment in Wisconsin as long as policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels remain committed to Foxconn"

Fitzgerald Leadership Turning Wisconsin Into Failed State
Back in the News: The Foxconn Deal Was Never Real
Back in the News

The Foxconn Deal Was Never Real

The Verge interviews employees who describe nightmare-like conditions and a completely phony project.

Two years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Wisconsin is still waiting on Foxconn to come through
“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

Trump comes to Janesville. "We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame."

Trump Can’t Distract from his Failed COVID-19 Response in Wisconsin
Trump Will Rally In Janesville

Trump Will Rally In Janesville

Airport rally tonight in county where COVID-19 cases up 48% in last week.

Janesville Leaders Slam Trump For Failed Pandemic Response as COVID-19 Cases Spikes and Economy Crashes
Fitzgerald Statement on Evers’ Misleading Political Ad
Republicans Will Not Act on Climate Change Under Trump
Baldwin to Trump: Wisconsin Needs Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment Now To Stop the Spread of Growing COVID-19 Outbreak
Press Release

Baldwin to Trump: Wisconsin Needs Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment Now To Stop the Spread of Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

"We cannot afford more of your empty promises, and we cannot afford to wait."

Baldwin Urges Trump to Deliver Medical Supplies

Baldwin Urges Trump to Deliver Medical Supplies

Baldwin tells Trump medical supply shortage "couldn't come at a worse time."

Data Wonk: How Republicans Screwed Themselves
Data Wonk

How Republicans Screwed Themselves

Opposition to mask mandate by GOP is bad law and very bad politics.

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Wisconsin Republican voted with Trump 94% of time, ranking finds.

Larson Letter Urges More Days to Count Votes

Larson Letter Urges More Days to Count Votes

Democrats cite massive absentee vote, call for extraordinary legislative session to extend time for ballot counting.

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

His speech in Waukesha calls it “Trump country.” Attendees not socially distanced.

Murphy’s Law: Did David Clarke Inspire Michigan Militia?
Murphy’s Law

Did David Clarke Inspire Michigan Militia?

He was a prominent speaker urging rebellion against Michigan governor.

Ahead of Mike Pence’s  Visit, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, State Rep. Robyn Vining, Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures
Press Release

Ahead of Mike Pence’s Visit, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, State Rep. Robyn Vining, Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures

"Having a president that will fight the pandemic, protect our health care, and rebuild our economy stronger than it was before is the future that Wisconsinites deserve."

Op Ed: Supreme Court May End Affordable Care
Op Ed

Supreme Court May End Affordable Care

Killing the ACA is one reason Republicans are rushing to appoint Amy Coney Barrett to the court

Michigan Militia Has Ties to Wisconsin

Michigan Militia Has Ties to Wisconsin

Trained in Cambria and connected to Three Percenters group with Wisconsin members.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on First Day of SCOTUS Hearings
City Hall: New Commission Seeks Police Reforms
City Hall

New Commission Seeks Police Reforms

Led by Nate Hamilton, Community Collaborative Commission will work with MPD and FPC.

Pence Can’t Distract from Trump’s Failed COVID-19 Response in Wisconsin
Back in the News: Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits
Back in the News

Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits

State informs company it must revise contract or there will be no tax credits awarded.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Will Pro-Trump Militia Threaten Election Polls?

Will Pro-Trump Militia Threaten Election Polls?

State Elections Commission planning for gun-wielding intimidators at polling places.

State’s Election Technology Seen As Secure

State’s Election Technology Seen As Secure

But threats against it, worries about tampering, remain significant.

DOJ Finishes Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

DOJ Finishes Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

Consultant, former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will review case next.

Many Believe Fitzgerald Should Resign for Lack of COVID Response
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin
Mike Pence Fly Bobblehead Unveiled
Baldwin, Brown Join Wisconsinites and Ohioans with Pre-Existing Conditions to Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination
Murphy’s Law: Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson

What did we learn from new Marquette Poll? Not a lot. But how about those Rojo numbers?

Data Wonk: The Republican Death Squad
Data Wonk

The Republican Death Squad

Why won’t Vos and Fitzgerald support measures to contain the state’s pandemic surge?

Wisconsin Budget: State’s Tax Loopholes a Boon to Wealthy
Wisconsin Budget

State’s Tax Loopholes a Boon to Wealthy

Helps many dodge taxes, contributes to wealth gap.

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race
Press Release

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race

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

Visual Art: Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown
Visual Art

Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown

Artist known for Obama 'Hope' image will create voting rights mural on downtown building.

Op Ed: The Deadly Claims of Trump and Johnson
Op Ed

The Deadly Claims of Trump and Johnson

Distracting and misleading Americans about the pandemic.

Scott Fitzgerald Not Doing his Job
Press Release

Scott Fitzgerald Not Doing his Job

 

Evers Urges Citizens, Practice COVID Safety

Evers Urges Citizens, Practice COVID Safety

As cases surge, governor has given up on GOP legislators, urges people to stay home, wear masks.

Wisconsin Representative Votes Against Condemning QAnon

Wisconsin Representative Votes Against Condemning QAnon

Other Wisconsin republicans joined Democrats to condemn the conspiracists.

Ron Johnson Positive for COVID-19

Ron Johnson Positive for COVID-19

Johnson spoke Friday at Republican fundraiser in Ozaukee County, is third GOP senator to test positive since Trump announced he had virus.

Barnes Urges Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Barnes Urges Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 Spread

The lieutenant governor says people need to exercise caution heading into cold weather.

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

But critics say allowable lead levels for drinking water are too high.

Wisconsin 3rd Worst in Nation for COVID-19
Trump Campaign Events Canceled

Trump Campaign Events Canceled

After testing positive for COVID-19, Trump's Wisconsin rallies in Green Bay and Janesville are canceled.

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

Despite the president's attacks on absentee voting, many still voting by mail.

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President and First Lady both test positive for disease, announce White House quarantine.

Homeland Security Talking Points Sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse

Homeland Security Talking Points Sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse

The federal agency told officials to say he was there defending small business owners.

Op Ed: Will Trump’s Tax Avoidance Lose Votes?
Op Ed

Will Trump’s Tax Avoidance Lose Votes?

Many years of paying nothing, while others must pay, could hurt him in red counties.

Murphy’s Law: The Decline of Wisconsin’s Republican Party
Murphy’s Law

The Decline of Wisconsin’s Republican Party

A conservative and Republican writer offers a scathing inside look. Not pretty.

Op Ed: Healthcare Coverage, Protections At Risk
Op Ed

Healthcare Coverage, Protections At Risk

Race for president could decide if ACA ended and 54 million people lose protection.

State Gets 6 Days to Count Absentee Ballots

State Gets 6 Days to Count Absentee Ballots

Federal appeals court reinstates federal district court decision, sides with Democrats.

Jill Biden Promises More United Country

Jill Biden Promises More United Country

Former Second Lady makes campaign stops in Madison, Waukesha County.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ben Carson Visit to Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law: Why Defunding Police Is Tough To Sell
Murphy’s Law

Why Defunding Police Is Tough To Sell

Minneapolis politicians are abandoning the idea. What will happen in Milwaukee?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Op Ed: Trump Tariffs Have Failed
Op Ed

Trump Tariffs Have Failed

U.S. trade imbalance has grown under Trump. Biden needs to try different approach.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process
Op Ed: Affordable Housing Is Needed in Suburbs
Op Ed

Affordable Housing Is Needed in Suburbs

Trump’s scare tactics and policies could prevent America from meeting its needs.

Key Trump Ally Sen. Ron Johnson backs outsourcing, says it’s better to have products made ‘dirt cheap’ overseas
Baldwin Demands Answers After Independent GAO Report Confirms Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages
Pence Says Trump Will Nominate RBG Replacement Saturday

Pence Says Trump Will Nominate RBG Replacement Saturday

The vice president announced this during a campaign tour of Wisconsin.

Did Pompeo Violate Federal Law With Visit?

Did Pompeo Violate Federal Law With Visit?

The secretary of state's visit to the state capitol may have broken law against his office engaging in domestic political activities.

Palzewicz Stands With Biden on Addiction Treatment
Data Wonk: Supreme Court Shows Its Colors
Data Wonk

Supreme Court Shows Its Colors

What the Green Party ruling tells about the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Plenty of Horne: Sidney McCain Endorses Biden
Plenty of Horne

Sidney McCain Endorses Biden

Senator John McCain's daughter is WMSE promotions director, has lived here since 2017

Back in the News: Ron Johnson Report a Hatchet Job?
Back in the News

Ron Johnson Report a Hatchet Job?

Media condemn report on Hunter Biden for proving "no evidence of wrongdoing."

Republican Senators Convene to Pass the Buck
Facebook, Instagram Axed from Palzewicz Campaign
DPW Announces Special Release of Princess Bride Cast Reunion Script Reading
Op Ed: Women Voters Will Save Our Republic
Op Ed

Women Voters Will Save Our Republic

If they vote like they did in 2018, woe betide Donald Trump.

DPW Statement on 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths
Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

As cases surge in state, Democratic presidential candidate assails Trump’s handling of COVID-19.

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Failure to do so will cost $13,000 per resident in next decade. Deadline is September 30th.

Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Plague

Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Plague

‘We have done such a poor job.' Wisconsin was a leader in 1918, says historian.

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

“Everything is nationalized” and could drive turnout, votes in legislative races.

Op Ed: RIP RBG. This Is Why We Fight
Op Ed

RIP RBG. This Is Why We Fight

Ginsburg was a bulwark against a reactionary tide. We must fight for her legacy.

Ron Johnson Flip-Flops On Supreme Court

Ron Johnson Flip-Flops On Supreme Court

In 2016, wouldn't take up Obama' nominee six months before presidential election, now will do it for Trump.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process
Op Ed: Ron Johnson on the Warpath
Op Ed

Ron Johnson on the Warpath

Senator subpoenas dozens of Obama officials. Anything to get Trump reelected.

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

The president announced the new relief during rally in Wisconsin.

Ron Johnson Quarantining After COVID-19 Exposure

Ron Johnson Quarantining After COVID-19 Exposure

Johnson skipped Trump rally to maintain his quarantine.

Wisconsin Farmers Union President Responds to Trump’s Visit, Reports That He’ll Announce Farm Aid
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pompeo Visit
Ahead of Trump Visit, Wisconsin Leaders and Small Business Owners Slam Trump for Failed COVID-19 Economy
Press Release

Ahead of Trump Visit, Wisconsin Leaders and Small Business Owners Slam Trump for Failed COVID-19 Economy

"Because of the lack of leadership we’ve seen from President Trump and the Republican administration, it’s really made my ability to provide care to my patients much more difficult."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pence Visit
Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Dems target suburban districts, Republicans try to gain a veto-proof majority in the Assembly

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Only 19 cases that might have been fraud in past two years.

It Didn’t Have to be This Bad: Mothers of University of Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed COVID-19 Response
Press Release

It Didn’t Have to be This Bad: Mothers of University of Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed COVID-19 Response

"If Trump and the Republicans had taken this pandemic seriously, my son, and countless other kids just like him, would be working their way through college."

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Police officials and experts say responding to protests is a complicated job.

Data Wonk: Is COVID-19 Winning in Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

Is COVID-19 Winning in Wisconsin?

The data is alarming. As are the many allies of the virus.

Evers Wants to Extend Mask Mandate

Evers Wants to Extend Mask Mandate

Order expires in two weeks, governor looking at "every possible avenue” to extend it.

Baldwin to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent
Press Release

Baldwin to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent

"Full transparency throughout the review and authorization process is essential to countering real or perceived politicization and building public confidence in any approved vaccine."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit
Pence to Janesville “The Choice is Clear”

Pence to Janesville “The Choice is Clear”

Vice-president’s speech at Holiday Inn Conference Center says economy is on the ballot.

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

Party won’t be allowed on ballot, clerks can begin mailing absentee ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Trump Isn’t Scaring Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Trump Isn’t Scaring Wisconsin

His law-and-order scare tactics against Biden aren't working. So far.

Fitzgerald’s Position: Don’t Debate, Send a Postcard
Ahead of Pence Visit, Health Care Workers and Wisconsin Democrats Blast Administration for Prolonging Pandemic, Slowing Economic Recovery
Press Release

Ahead of Pence Visit, Health Care Workers and Wisconsin Democrats Blast Administration for Prolonging Pandemic, Slowing Economic Recovery

"No community is immune from COVID-19 -- we’ve seen that everywhere across this state, whether it’s here in Janesville or cities or rural communities, the virus has reached everywhere because of Trump's failures."

Parks and Recreation Cast to Reunite For Absentee and Early Voting Push in Wisconsin
Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants to be Counted in Census

Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants to be Counted in Census

State wins lawsuit against Trump administration over its intent to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted

AG Kaul Prevails Against Trump Administration; Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Must be Included in Congressional Apportionment
Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt

His investigation of Hunter Biden calls to mind the style of Joe McCarthy.

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

The court paused mailing to hear a suit to get the Green Party on the ballot.

Rep. Mark Pocan’s Statement on VP Mike Pence’s Announced Visit to Wisconsin
DPW Statement on President Trump’s Announced Visit to Mosinee, WI
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit
Op Ed: I Was Not a ‘Sucker’ For Serving
Op Ed

I Was Not a ‘Sucker’ For Serving

I get physically upset when the president demeans men and women who served America in battle.

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

New poll shows many state residents wouldn't take the vaccine.

Data Wonk: Has Trump Been Good for the Economy?
Data Wonk

Has Trump Been Good for the Economy?

What people believe about the economy and what the data shows.

Back in the News: Sykes Backs Biden, Blasts Fox News
Back in the News

Sykes Backs Biden, Blasts Fox News

Fox News, Rush Limbaugh offer an "alternative reality silo," Sykes says. No mention of his own show.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in a close Biden–Trump contest and slight movement in Wisconsin voters’ opinions following Kenosha events
Jill Biden Hears From Moms in Green Bay

Jill Biden Hears From Moms in Green Bay

Virtual event focuses on challenges of virtual schooling.

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind PPE Rules

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind PPE Rules

New federal rules won't cover costs of cleaning personal protection equipment.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Responds to Vos, Fitzgerald Calls to Resume Big Ten Football Season Amidst Pandemic
Wisconsin Voices Continue to Hold Trump Accountable
Op Ed: How Trump Has Increased Coal Pollution
Op Ed

How Trump Has Increased Coal Pollution

Nationally and in Wisconsin more toxins allowed.

Fitzgerald Refuses to Debate, Prefers to do Nothing as Usual
Wisconsin Republicans Embrace QAnon Conspiracy Theory
Murphy’s Law: State Voters Less Undecided Than in 2016
Murphy’s Law

State Voters Less Undecided Than in 2016

Polls show Biden's lead in Wisconsin safer than Clinton's was in 2016. But how safe?

The State of Politics: State Budget Survives First COVID-19 Test
The State of Politics

State Budget Survives First COVID-19 Test

End of fiscal year budget total shows 1% gain. But more pandemic tests to come.

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Republican Vice President, Democratic VP hopeful talk jobs, economy on Labor Day.

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Crisis makes Labor Day 2020 like no other, experts at roundtable discussion say.

The Battle Over Face Masks

The Battle Over Face Masks

The limits of persuasion in a polarized state. Can science save lives and prevent threats?

Union Leaders Blast Trump Administration for Betraying Working Wisconsinites
Op Ed: Why Unions Matter More Than Ever
Op Ed

Why Unions Matter More Than Ever

All unions need to reexamine their role in this time of racial reckoning.

The Contrarian: Journal Sentinel School Choice Blackout
The Contrarian

Journal Sentinel School Choice Blackout

Newspaper ignores new study with powerful results for voucher schools.

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

“Nothing but pain,” but “stick together… Change your lives out there."

Did Kenosha Cops Push Protesters Toward Militia?

Did Kenosha Cops Push Protesters Toward Militia?

So says militia member after two people killed by armed civilian. Pattern seen in other cities.

Amidst Rising COVID-19 Threat on Campuses, Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed Coronavirus Response
Press Release

Amidst Rising COVID-19 Threat on Campuses, Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed Coronavirus Response

"What worries me more than anything is the uncertainty of where we will be in a few months. Cases are starting to pop up, and unfortunately it will only get worse under Trump’s weak and divisive leadership."

Military Veterans Appreciated, Then Forgotten
DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

In speech, Biden is optimistic about addressing racism, police reform.

Wisconsin Getting $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost

Wisconsin Getting $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost

FEMA approved the state Tuesday, but funds could take four to five weeks to reach people.

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

But, no one seems to know how the money will be spent.

Activist Arrested in Kenosha Joins Curfew Lawsuit

Activist Arrested in Kenosha Joins Curfew Lawsuit

Lawsuit argues that curfew was only enforced against those protesting police brutality.

A Chance for Change
Press Release

A Chance for Change

 

Kenosha business owner declines President Trump photo-op as Trump again fails to bring community together and meet the moment
ACLU of Wisconsin Responds to President Trump’s Remarks in Kenosha
Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

No-interest loans for businesses hurt by burnings, looting, vandalism.

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

'These are not acts of peaceful protest, but really domestic terror,’ president declares.

WATCH: Johnson Statement During President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Council unanimous in support for state lawsuit action on USPS changes
A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

Kenosha was already divided. Then Trump started tweeting about it.

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Updates on everything going on in Kenosha in wake of unrest.

AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts
Going dark for justice
Press Release

Going dark for justice

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey 

DPW Vice-Chair Felesia Martin Calls out Trump’s Chaos as He Refuses to Condemn Kenosha Shooter
Kenosha Union Representatives Blast Trump Ahead of Tomorrow’s Photo-Op
Op Ed: Kenosha Is Charlottesville
Op Ed

Kenosha Is Charlottesville

And a country divided by its president cannot stand.

Murphy’s Law: Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?

His planned visit to Kenosha seeks to make urban unrest the key issue of campaign.

Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Don’t Come to Kenosha, Evers Tells Trump

Don’t Come to Kenosha, Evers Tells Trump

President’s planned visit will “only hinder our healing,” governor says.

Gov. Evers Letter to President Trump
Press Release

Gov. Evers Letter to President Trump

 

Op Ed: Management Styles of Trump vs. Biden
Op Ed

Management Styles of Trump vs. Biden

A one-man band overseeing 4.4 million federal employees versus a true team leader.

Billboard Campaign Aimed At Swing State Voters

Billboard Campaign Aimed At Swing State Voters

Art pieces are already going up in Milwaukee aimed at turning out voters against Trump.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Trump’s Announced Visit to Kenosha
Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Evers Applies for Federal Unemployment Supplement

Evers Applies for Federal Unemployment Supplement

Program provides an additional weekly $300 to unemployment insurance.

Artists Use Trump’s Own Words to Call Out GOP Atrocities in Emotionally-Charged New Billboard, Street Art Campaign
Press Release

Artists Use Trump’s Own Words to Call Out GOP Atrocities in Emotionally-Charged New Billboard, Street Art Campaign

RememberWhatTheyDid and #VoteThemOut Campaign Targets Young Voters, People of Color in Milwaukee and other Key Battleground Cities

Data Wonk: Is The Stock Market Betting on Biden?
Data Wonk

Is The Stock Market Betting on Biden?

Two theories on why stock values are rising amid an economic downturn.

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

But Evers says he’s authorized more Wisconsin guard troops as officials argue over what should be done.

Baldwin Demands Post Office Undo ‘Harmful Changes”

Baldwin Demands Post Office Undo ‘Harmful Changes”

Temporary suspension in recent changes by USPS “did not reverse the damage already done,” Senator charges.

Murphy’s Law: David Clarke a Key Part of Bannon Scam
Murphy’s Law

David Clarke a Key Part of Bannon Scam

Ex-sheriff not indicted but was key fundraiser for We Build the Wall group accused of fraud.

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Bobbleheads and buttons from the convention that wasn't.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Postmaster General to Reverse Harmful Changes that Have Caused Mail Delivery Delays in Wisconsin
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Postmaster General to Reverse Harmful Changes that Have Caused Mail Delivery Delays in Wisconsin

USPS Employees Report Mail Sorting Machines Disconnected in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Rothschild

The State of Politics: Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?
The State of Politics

Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?

Probably. And why? Gerrymandering.

Republican National Convention Officially Re-Nominates President Trump and Vice President Pence
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Announced Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin Lutheran College
Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Bipartisan state Election Commission deadlocks on issue with nominating papers.

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

But tensions nearly boiled over when counter-protesters disrupted the demonstration.

Cold War or Hot Peace?
Press Release

Cold War or Hot Peace?

 

City Hall: Morales Starts Process To Sue City
City Hall

Morales Starts Process To Sue City

Chief filed to retire on August 12th

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Some still support the former police chief, others glad to see him go.

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

The vice president campaigned for Trump in Darien Wednesday.

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

Politicians, rural issues in other states included in meeting, Dairy State ignored.

Select Remarks from President Barack Obama from Night Three of the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Angela Walker is VP nominee for Green Party, but might not get on Wisconsin ballot.

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Nomination papers turned in several minutes late, staff note. State Elections Commission board votes on matter Thursday.

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Will federal court allow more time to request absentee votes and count all ballots postmarked by Nov. 3?

State Politicians Squabble On Postal Service

State Politicians Squabble On Postal Service

As USPS backtracks on changes, Kaul part of multi-state suit, Democrats and Republicans argue.

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Speaks to MPD members about defunding police. ‘Guys, it’s fundamentally crazy.'

Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
DNC: Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two
DNC

Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two

"These are not conventional times," says Barrett in opening convention proceedings.

Former President Bill Clinton’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Op Ed: Harris Could Push Dems Towards Pragmatic Policies
Op Ed

Harris Could Push Dems Towards Pragmatic Policies

On health care, immigration, free college tuition there are potential compromises.

AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service
Press Release

AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service

Severe operational cuts could hobble Postal Service on the eve of a national election

Murphy’s Law: 12 Takeaways on DNC Day One
Murphy’s Law

12 Takeaways on DNC Day One

Milwaukee was all but invisible. The format rocked, but Michelle disappointed.

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”
Press Release

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”

Delegates will cast their nominating votes from cities, locations, and landmarks all across the nation

Trump Touts Economy in Oshkosh

Trump Touts Economy in Oshkosh

Speech in Wisconsin for about a thousand people spread out and mostly wearing masks.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Senator Bernie Sanders’ Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Democrats Underscore Long Road Ahead in Fight for Racial Justice
Press Release

Democrats Underscore Long Road Ahead in Fight for Racial Justice

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Floyd family call for reflection and reckoning in convention segment “We the People Demand Racial Justice”

Statement from 4th Congressional District Candidate Tim Rogers
Back in the News: Hendricks Abandoning Trump Campaign?
Back in the News

Hendricks Abandoning Trump Campaign?

She's among many big 2016 donors who haven't given this year. But the Uihleins are all in.

Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

With an eye to DNC, faith activists in city oppose Trump, call for less gun violence, more social justice

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance

Jobless benefits began in 1932 with $15 check. Program now crucial during pandemic.

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Wrong address on nomination papers could disqualify party, which Democrats believe helped elect Trump, from presidential ballot.

Op Ed: Why Republicans Turned Green
Op Ed

Why Republicans Turned Green

Republican senators worried about reelection in November helped pass “The Great American Outdoors Act.”

Wisconsin Leaders Blast Women for Trump Bus Tour for Campaigning During Pandemic
Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote
Press Release

Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote

Tuesday's program will kick off with a united call to action from the future of the Democratic Party

Republicans Target Northeast Wisconsin

Republicans Target Northeast Wisconsin

CPAC event in Green Bay, Trump trip to Oshkosh underline Fox Valley's importance for his reelection.

Johnson’s Attacks on Unemployment Aid Lack Evidence

Johnson’s Attacks on Unemployment Aid Lack Evidence

The pandemic, not unemployment insurance, is keeping people out of work.

Ahead of Trump Visit, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Health Care Professionals Blast Administration for Failed Coronavirus Response
Press Release

Ahead of Trump Visit, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Health Care Professionals Blast Administration for Failed Coronavirus Response

"The Republicans who continue to bury Wisconsin under this pandemic could learn a thing or two by watching the Democratic Convention where they’ll see the pain they’ve caused our state.”

Senate Democrats Demand Postmaster Address Delays

Senate Democrats Demand Postmaster Address Delays

The Senators urge the postmaster not to make it harder for people to vote.

Coalition to March on the DNC & Allies Planning Protest for Trump’s Oshkosh Visit
Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Gov. Evers said he expects residents to wear masks when the president visits.

Postal Delays Cause Election Concerns

Postal Delays Cause Election Concerns

U.S. Postal Service lagging in key swing states.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Must Accept Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Wisconsin Must Accept Medicaid Expansion

What better time to increase healthcare access than during a pandemic?

Wisconsin Seniors, Congressional Candidate Slam Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Social Security
Press Release

Wisconsin Seniors, Congressional Candidate Slam Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Social Security

Wisconsin Senior: “Since Donald Trump took office, he has broken every promise he ever made to protect Social Security”

Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

Families Face Peril As Federal Aid Ends

Families Face Peril As Federal Aid Ends

Unemployment benefits end, confusion reigns. ‘This is an ongoing financial catastrophe.’

Trump Directives Fall Flat in Wisconsin

Trump Directives Fall Flat in Wisconsin

President’s executive action on unemployment and evictions cause ‘uncertainty and confusion’, Evers says

DPW Statement on Women For Trump Bus Tour Announcement
City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City way behind state, nation in response as Trump cuts back time for door-to-door census.

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

Up by 5 points in new poll. Two other polls showed similar lead.

DPW Responds to 1,000 Wisconsinites Dying from COVID-19
New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin

Amid growing COVID-19 concern, voters split on whether to send students to school, but support face mask rules

DPW Statement on Visit from EPA Secretary Andrew Wheeler
Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

His attorneys argue petitions turned in 14 seconds after 5 p.m. deadline are still legal, question state Elections Commission's clock

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

More absentee ballots requested than the total vote in any fall primary in two decades.

DPW Slams Trump’s Continued Attacks on Social Security
Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Our Elected Officials Stand on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders
Press Release

Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Our Elected Officials Stand on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

Americans Recognize These Orders Are A Smoke-and-Mirrors Sideshow to Distract From GOP Failures. Do Wisconsin Republicans?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Trump Needs to Start Working with Congress to Pass Bipartisan Legislation That Helps Wisconsin With Ongoing and Worsening Public Health and Economic Crisis
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Challenging Trump Administration’s Unlawful Effort to Bar Immigrants and Foreign Workers
Pandemic Still Hurting State Economy

Pandemic Still Hurting State Economy

Downturn far worse than during Great Recession. People’s fears, not shutdown orders, are driving downturn.

Democrats Announce Inspiring Lineup of Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Press Release

Democrats Announce Inspiring Lineup of Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Convention to feature individuals from all walks of life, political affiliations and every corner of the country who support Joe Biden’s vision to lead us out of Trump’s chaos and crises

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Complainants argue his nomination papers are filled with errors and were turned in late.

“Uniting America”—Democrats Announce Themes for Four Nights of Convention
DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Leaders from some of the highest offices in the area call it a disrespectful, cynical move.

Wisconsin Democrats on the Anniversary of the VRA
Johnson, Lee Ask Google for Answers About Political Bias on Platform
WisDems and Arena, in Partnership with the DNCC and BFP, Announce Free, All-Virtual Campaign Academy
Press Release

WisDems and Arena, in Partnership with the DNCC and BFP, Announce Free, All-Virtual Campaign Academy

Campaign Academy 2020 will provide free electoral training to thousands during Democratic National Convention

Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Biden’s Decision to Stay Home
Data Wonk: A Mask Mandate is Not Enough
Data Wonk

A Mask Mandate is Not Enough

It's a step in the right direction, but not enough to suppress the virus.

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Attorney Lane Ruhland is also currently representing the Trump campaign.

DPW Statement on Changes to the Democratic National Convention
Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Party confirms Biden and VP pick will speak remotely.

DPW Calls Out Trump’s Abhorrent Attacks on the Latinx Community
As DeVos Holds Closed Door Event with WI Federalist Society, WEAC President, Teachers Call Out Administration for Not Prioritizing Safe School Re-Opening Plan
Op Ed: Trump Attacks Voting Process
Op Ed

Trump Attacks Voting Process

The president attempts to undercut mail-in voting.

Gerrymandering Creates Difficult Road for Dems in Wisconsin
Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
Sen. Ron Johnson Spreads Disinformation Instead of Helping Wisconsin Families
Press Release

Sen. Ron Johnson Spreads Disinformation Instead of Helping Wisconsin Families

In a weekend of unhinged TV appearances, Johnson doubles down on conspiracy theories and demonizes unemployed Wisconsinites needing help

Op Ed: GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act
Op Ed

GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act

Democrats in the House passed a stimulus bill in May.

AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump for Illegally Seeking to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Congressional Apportionment
Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

She was sworn in after running 35 miles of a 100-mile ultramarathon.

Town Hall Discusses Urgency of Climate Crisis

Town Hall Discusses Urgency of Climate Crisis

The virtual town hall was held by Lt. Gov. Barnes and Sen. Baldwin.

Op Ed: Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color
Op Ed

Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color

His plan includes investments in housing, child care, jobs and small business.

Data Wonk: Evers Should Re-Order All Restrictions
Data Wonk

Evers Should Re-Order All Restrictions

Not just a mask mandate. Put the Supreme Court on the hot seat.

Voter Registration Down During Pandemic

Voter Registration Down During Pandemic

Numbers lower than previous presidential election years.

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Trump lauds the investigation of his presidential opponent.

State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera addresses opponent’s misleading “Trump-style” attacks in campaign
Op Ed: Biden’s Climate Plan Is Smart Politics
Op Ed

Biden’s Climate Plan Is Smart Politics

And smart policy. The two should go hand in hand.

National Guard’s COVID-19 Testing At Risk

National Guard’s COVID-19 Testing At Risk

Federal funding for this ends next month. Guard members have helped accomplish much of testing in Wisconsin.

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

But far smaller than other cities, will not target protesters, says agent in charge.

Baldwin Calls on Trump to Strengthen Buy America Policy, Boost Funding for Local Communities to Prevent Chinese Interference in U.S. Industries
Obama, Clinton, Join Lt. Governor Barnes in Celebrating NextGen Contacting Over 3 Million Voters Nationwide, 234,000 in Wisconsin
Press Release

Obama, Clinton, Join Lt. Governor Barnes in Celebrating NextGen Contacting Over 3 Million Voters Nationwide, 234,000 in Wisconsin

Progressive powerhouses, Lt. Governor team up to turnout youth vote

DPW Vice-Chair Calls Out Trump For Exacerbating Inequalities In Communities of Color
Op Ed: Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin
Op Ed

Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin

Democrats passed second pandemic relief bill in May. State’s GOP members continue to delay.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Endorses Slate of Legislative Candidates
City Hall: Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?
City Hall

Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?

Different than Portland, continues past help, Chisholm and DeSiato explain.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Calls Out Trump’s Anti-Women Agenda
Op Ed: Trump Has Enormous “Emergency” Powers
Op Ed

Trump Has Enormous “Emergency” Powers

1978 law gives president 123 statutory powers. He could round up a lot of people, a lot of groups.

Legislature Hasn’t Met in 100 Days

Legislature Hasn’t Met in 100 Days

No action since April 15 on pandemic, police reform, budget shortfalls.

Op Ed: Biden Needs a Smarter Jobs Platform
Op Ed

Biden Needs a Smarter Jobs Platform

The presidential hopeful doesn't have a jobs program tailored to the 21st Century.

Rep. Grothman Calls for Schools to Reopen In-Person

Rep. Grothman Calls for Schools to Reopen In-Person

Grothman says no one for reopening in-person wants children at risk.

How Rejected Ballots Will Affect Upcoming Election

How Rejected Ballots Will Affect Upcoming Election

This spring, there were more than 23,000 ballots thrown out.

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Attorney General calls it a "facist tactic." MPD says support not for civil unrest.

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement:
Rep. Robyn Vining, WOW County Mothers Speak Out About Child Care Struggles
ACLU of Wisconsin: President Trump Should Not Deploy Troops to Milwaukee
Trump Says Testing is ‘Overrated’ As His Failures Hurt Wisconsinites
Palzewicz and Democrats Have Plan for Pandemic
Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities
Press Release

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

In the wake of Trump's threat to deploy more federal agents, Senators press Department of Justice and Homeland Security heads on accountability and legal authorities for militarized interventions in American cities

Data Wonk: Why Evers Must Take Action
Data Wonk

Why Evers Must Take Action

Data shows state is losing the battle against COVID-19. He must reissue an emergency order.

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

And in-person voting. Former GOP Attorney General dismisses fraud claims on mail-in ballots

DPW Statement on Donald Trump’s Endangerment of Senior Wisconsinites
Polack Releases New Digital Ad in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

Polack Releases New Digital Ad in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District

The ad was released in the run-up to the August 11th Democratic Primary

Palzewicz Cautions: COVID-19 Not Over
Press Release

Palzewicz Cautions: COVID-19 Not Over

 

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary
Press Release

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 20, 2020

Op Ed: Biden Can Win Wisconsin
Op Ed

Biden Can Win Wisconsin

His state staff, money raised and poll results all bode well.

Back in the News: Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?
Back in the News

Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?

Trump's chief of staff says administration prepping plan to send troops to Democratic-run cities like Milwaukee.

What Should Next Pandemic Aid Bill Include?

What Should Next Pandemic Aid Bill Include?

State’s Democrats, Republicans disagree on who needs federal help and how much is needed.

Op Ed: Stop Denying Systematic Racism
Op Ed

Stop Denying Systematic Racism

It’s real and affects all our policies and institutions.

Op Ed: Mike Pence’s Unreality Show
Op Ed

Mike Pence’s Unreality Show

The Vice President loves us. That’s why he keeps coming back to Wisconsin.

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Biden campaign called it damage control for Trump's "historic failure of leadership."

2020 Presidential Bobbleheads Featuring Trump, Biden and Kanye Unveiled
Will State Republicans Choose Safety for Wisconsin School Children or Trump’s Political Agenda?
Press Release

Will State Republicans Choose Safety for Wisconsin School Children or Trump’s Political Agenda?

Vice President Mike Pence Visits Wisconsin As Donald Trump and His Administration Bully School Children

State Using Half of Testing Capacity

State Using Half of Testing Capacity

DHS officials call for residents to more readily get tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsinites Blast Trump-Pence Administration on COVID-19 Response Ahead of VP Visit on Friday
Character Matters in Fifth District Election
Op Ed: The Constitutional Posturing on Masks
Op Ed

The Constitutional Posturing on Masks

In what article of the Constitution did the Washington County Board find masks mentioned?

On Tax Day, Wisconsinites Still Feel Pain from Tax Scam
Data Wonk: Why Wisconsin, U.S. Failed Against COVID-19
Data Wonk

Why Wisconsin, U.S. Failed Against COVID-19

Conservative network, including key state operatives, quietly fought solutions other advanced countries pursued.

Conspiracy Theories Dog COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Conspiracy Theories Dog COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Misinformation about actions to protect health are exhausting local officials in the state.

Labor Leaders Slam Trump for Betraying Working People
New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

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

Biden and Trump Are Tied in the Presidential Race

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

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

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

Op Ed: State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election
Op Ed

State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election

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

Transportation: BRT Line Delayed Until 2022
Transportation

BRT Line Delayed Until 2022

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

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

The War Against Masks

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

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

5 Pragmatic Solutions Biden Could Offer

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

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

State GOP Holding Convention in Hot Spot

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

Congress Extends Small Business Loan Program

Congress Extends Small Business Loan Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Benefits From the Madison Vandalism?

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

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

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

Baldwin Calls For Federal Safety Rules for Businesses

Baldwin Calls For Federal Safety Rules for Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

Madison Protests Targeted ‘Fake Liberalism’

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

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

Trump Tariffs Slam Wisconsin Economy

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

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

Trump Smears State Sen. Tim Carpenter

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

Op Ed: Fighting to Make Voting Easier
Op Ed

Fighting to Make Voting Easier

Increasing absentee ballots will be good for democracy.

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

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

Op Ed: 37 Different Kinds of Trump Rage
Op Ed

37 Different Kinds of Trump Rage

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

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

Is Less Testing for COVID-19 the Answer?

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

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

Can Palzewicz Win Race for Congress?

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

61% of State Residents Support Protests

61% of State Residents Support Protests

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

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

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

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

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

The Banality of State Sen. Luther Olsen

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

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

What It’s Like to Be Transgender

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

Pandemic Adds Barriers for College Voters

Pandemic Adds Barriers for College Voters

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

DPW Statement on Upcoming Trump Visit
Supreme Court Salvages DACA Protections

Supreme Court Salvages DACA Protections

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

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

Will State Face a Second COVID-19 Wave?

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

Pocan Bill Bans Liability Waivers From Crowds

Pocan Bill Bans Liability Waivers From Crowds

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

State’s LGBTQ Groups Celebrate Historic Ruling

State’s LGBTQ Groups Celebrate Historic Ruling

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

Trump Suit Against TV Station Questioned

Trump Suit Against TV Station Questioned

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

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

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

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

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

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

Sykes Must Be Smiling at Trump’s Slump

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

Elections Commission Stalls on Absentee Ballot Application Wording

Elections Commission Stalls on Absentee Ballot Application Wording

Commissioners asked for tweaks in language before they would vote.

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

How Bad Is The Pandemic Recession?

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

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

Why the Protests Won’t End

9 reasons why the protests are different this time.

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

Walker Defends Trump With ‘Fact Check’

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

Data Wonk: Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election

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

Could Floyd’s Killing Lead to State Reform?

Could Floyd’s Killing Lead to State Reform?

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

Evers Joins Phone Call With Trump

Evers Joins Phone Call With Trump

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

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

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

Op Ed: Get Ready For Nasty Presidential Campaign
Op Ed

Get Ready For Nasty Presidential Campaign

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

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

100,000 Dead. And Still Rising

And it didn’t have to happen.

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Two politicos talk about getting more women in elected offices.

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

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

Workers Concerned About Safety During Reopening

Workers Concerned About Safety During Reopening

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

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

Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line

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

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

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

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

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

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

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

John Menard and Trump, Together Again

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

Wisconsin’s Long History As Swing State

Wisconsin’s Long History As Swing State

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

State Creating a Contact Tracing Army

State Creating a Contact Tracing Army

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

National Guard COVID-19 Funding at Stake

National Guard COVID-19 Funding at Stake

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

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

U.S. Needs an Infrastructure Plan

The dam failings in Michigan dramatize a pressing national concern.

Walker Opposes Bailing Out States

Walker Opposes Bailing Out States

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

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

Elections Commission Stalls Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Stalls Vote By Mail Plan

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

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

State’s Liberal Talk Radio Chain Growing

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

Op Ed: The Reopen Fans Love Attacking Women
Op Ed

The Reopen Fans Love Attacking Women

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

Baldwin Calls for Meat Industry Protections

Baldwin Calls for Meat Industry Protections

29 Democratic senators demand that Trump administration address worker safety.

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

Tony Evers Plays Mr. Rogers

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

State Urges Supreme Court to Keep ACA Intact

State Urges Supreme Court to Keep ACA Intact

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

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

GOP Fundraiser Under Investigation for PPE Business

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

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

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

Kaul, Unions Push Meatpacking Safety Rules

Kaul, Unions Push Meatpacking Safety Rules

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

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

MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

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

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

State’s COVID Growth Slower Than Nation

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

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

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

Republican Anti-Trump Ad Hits State

Republican Anti-Trump Ad Hits State

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

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

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

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

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

Vos, Fitzgerald Cost Taxpayers Billions

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

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

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

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

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

Republicans Test Ugly Campaign Theme

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

Op Ed: A Red County Questions Federal Effort
Op Ed

A Red County Questions Federal Effort

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

Op Ed: Consumers Will Decide When We Reopen
Op Ed

Consumers Will Decide When We Reopen

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

Janet Bewley Is New State Senate Minority Leader

Janet Bewley Is New State Senate Minority Leader

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

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

Is It Safe to Reopen the State?

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

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

Did Trump, Ron Johnson Endanger Lives?

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

State Businesses Get $9.7 Billion in Loans

State Businesses Get $9.7 Billion in Loans

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

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

Do Republicans Have Secret COVID-19 Plan?

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

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

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

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

Trump Lawsuit Tests Limits of Free Speech

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

The State’s 1918 Pandemic Shutdown Worked

The State’s 1918 Pandemic Shutdown Worked

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

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

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

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

OSHA Supervising Re-Opening of Meat Packing Plants

OSHA Supervising Re-Opening of Meat Packing Plants

COVID-19 infection rate in Green Bay is skyrocketing.

Data Wonk: The Politics of the Pandemic
Data Wonk

The Politics of the Pandemic

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

Is The Meat Safe to Eat?

Is The Meat Safe to Eat?

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

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

The Quack Science of Robin Vos

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

Op Ed: Trump Suit Threatens the Press
Op Ed

Trump Suit Threatens the Press

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

GOP Donor Uihlein Calls COVID-19 “Overhyped”

GOP Donor Uihlein Calls COVID-19 “Overhyped”

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

Conservative Groups Twist Coronavirus Facts

Conservative Groups Twist Coronavirus Facts

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

Right-Wing Groups Linked to #ReopenWisconsin Campaign

Right-Wing Groups Linked to #ReopenWisconsin Campaign

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

Data Wonk: Did Republicans Doom Dan Kelly?
Data Wonk

Did Republicans Doom Dan Kelly?

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

Environmental Enforcement Down in Midwest

Environmental Enforcement Down in Midwest

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

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

Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters

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

Pence Visits State Amid Criticism

Pence Visits State Amid Criticism

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

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

Trump, Johnson Resisted on Pandemic Policy

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

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

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

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

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

Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death

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

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

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

Evers Calls For Federal Aid As Revenues Decline

Evers Calls For Federal Aid As Revenues Decline

State revenues are being decimated by the economic shutdown.

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

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

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

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

Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?

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

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

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

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

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

Foxconn Squeezes Evers

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

Op Ed: Did Voter Backlash Defeat Kelly?
Op Ed

Did Voter Backlash Defeat Kelly?

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

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

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

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

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

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

Biden Wins Big Over Sanders

Biden Wins Big Over Sanders

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

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

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

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

21 Winners and Losers

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

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

Trump Campaign Sues State TV Station

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

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

UW System Projects $170 Million Revenue Loss

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

Ron Johnson Pushes Controversial Drugs

Ron Johnson Pushes Controversial Drugs

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

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

The Scott Walker Economy

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

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

New York Times Blasts State Republicans

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

Op Ed: Who Provides Leadership on Pandemic?
Op Ed

Who Provides Leadership on Pandemic?

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

Restaurant Owners Talk About Hardships

Restaurant Owners Talk About Hardships

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

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

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

Healthcare Workers’ Jobs Upended by Pandemic

Healthcare Workers’ Jobs Upended by Pandemic

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

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

GOP Lame-Duck Law Blocks COVID-19 Aid

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

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

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

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

Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

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

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

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

Pandemic overshadowing what could have been important election.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Op Ed: Trump Downplays Pandemic in Midwest
Op Ed

Trump Downplays Pandemic in Midwest

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

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

Will Trump Help State Get Medical Supplies?

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

Evers Urges Legislators to Convene

Evers Urges Legislators to Convene

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

State’s Colleges Will Refund $78 Million

State’s Colleges Will Refund $78 Million

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

Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

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

Wisconsin Could Get $2.2 Billion Stimulus Funds

Wisconsin Could Get $2.2 Billion Stimulus Funds

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

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

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

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

Trump Can’t Lift Pandemic Restrictions

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

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

What Will Green New Deal Cost?

And why is the research on this so sloppy?

Can Sanders Win Wisconsin?

Can Sanders Win Wisconsin?

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

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

Baldwin Plan Needed for Pandemic

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

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

One Year After Shopko Went Bankrupt

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

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

Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension

Chinese-Japanese restaurant says employees have been verbally attacked.

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

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

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

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

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

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

Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court

Getting buzz nationally. Is his critique warranted?

Art Scene: Not Every One Is Shut Down
Art Scene

Not Every One Is Shut Down

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

State Republicans Now Love Trump

State Republicans Now Love Trump

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

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

David Clarke Is Still Crazy

Or maybe crazier. Just ask Charlie Sykes.

Op Ed: Senators Must Pass Coronavirus Act
Op Ed

Senators Must Pass Coronavirus Act

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

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

Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open

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

Evers Less Liberal Than National Democrats?

Evers Less Liberal Than National Democrats?

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

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

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

Milwaukee Man Creates Democratic Hat

Milwaukee Man Creates Democratic Hat

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

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

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

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

Wisconsin A Toss-Up in 2020

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

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

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

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

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

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

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

Supreme Court Case Could Affect Abortion Access in Wisconsin

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

Op Ed: Coronavirus and Candor
Op Ed

Coronavirus and Candor

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

Op Ed: Yes, Billionaires Should Exist
Op Ed

Yes, Billionaires Should Exist

Beware of presidential candidates with all THE ANSWERS.

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

329% Jump in State’s Antisemitic Incidents

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

Baldwin Backs Bill To Save Wisconsin Defense Contracts

Baldwin Backs Bill To Save Wisconsin Defense Contracts

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

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

The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections

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

Shooting at Molson Coors Left 6 Dead, Including Gunman

Shooting at Molson Coors Left 6 Dead, Including Gunman

Law enforcement and elected officials lament the tragedy.

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

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

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

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Deportation

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Deportation

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

Federal Policing Money Flowing to City

Federal Policing Money Flowing to City

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

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

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

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

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

Who Will Turn Out for April Election?

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

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

Stakes Are High for Supreme Court Race

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

Trade War Wounds May Heal Soon

Trade War Wounds May Heal Soon

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

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

Will School Choice Help Reelect Trump?

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

Transportation: Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant
Transportation

Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant

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

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

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

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

14 Election Winners, Losers

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

The Return of Garrison Keillor

The Return of Garrison Keillor

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

Op Ed: Trump Vulnerable on Environment
Op Ed

Trump Vulnerable on Environment

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

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

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

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

State Voters Lean Against Medicare for All

State Voters Lean Against Medicare for All

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

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

The Courage of Mitt Romney

And the sad spectacle of Wisconsin Sen. Ron Jonnson.

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

Wisconsin for Mike Opens Second Field Office During Weekend of Action

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

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

Fight Looms Over Tough-on-Crime Bills

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

GOP Opens First Milwaukee Field Office

GOP Opens First Milwaukee Field Office

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

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

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

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

Local Skepticism Grows On Foxconn’s Future

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

Irrelevant If Trump Broke Law, Johnson Says

Irrelevant If Trump Broke Law, Johnson Says

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

Voces de La Frontera Mobilizing Voters

Voces de La Frontera Mobilizing Voters

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

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

Nath Kicked Out Of Voces Event

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

Op Ed: Trump Running On The Economy
Op Ed

Trump Running On The Economy

But warning signs are flashing nationally and in Wisconsin.

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

Port Traffic Up in 2019

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

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

Call Bolton to Testify, Baldwin Urges

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

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

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

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

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

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

Op Ed: Trump Wants to Slash Social Security
Op Ed

Trump Wants to Slash Social Security

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

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

Stakes High in Voter Purge Battle

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

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

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

Op Ed: Trump’s Decision to Kill
Op Ed

Trump’s Decision to Kill

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

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

GOP Targets Three Democratic Reps

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

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

What Would Martin Luther King Think?

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

Mocked By Trump, Wisconsin Woman Sets The Record Straight

Mocked By Trump, Wisconsin Woman Sets The Record Straight

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

DNC Chair Talks Healthcare in Milwaukee

DNC Chair Talks Healthcare in Milwaukee

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

How China Trade Agreement Impacts Wisconsin Farmers

How China Trade Agreement Impacts Wisconsin Farmers

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

Trump Visit Draws Protests Downtown

Trump Visit Draws Protests Downtown

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

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

Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security

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

Mark Pocan Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Press Release

Mark Pocan Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Pocan Named as Bernie 2020 Wisconsin Campaign Chair

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

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

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

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

Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump

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

Trump’s Flights of Fancy at Rally

Trump’s Flights of Fancy at Rally

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

Does Court Ruling Mean No Voter Purge?

Does Court Ruling Mean No Voter Purge?

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

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

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

Senate Committees Pass Trade Bill for Floor Vote

Foxconn Hasn’t Created Innovation Centers

Foxconn Hasn’t Created Innovation Centers

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

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

Why a Voter Purge Is So Critical

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

Bill Would Prohibit Free Campaign Rallies

Bill Would Prohibit Free Campaign Rallies

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

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

Presidential Candidates Must Pay Their Bills

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

Judge Holds Election Commissioners in Contempt

Judge Holds Election Commissioners in Contempt

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

Coalition to Protest Trump in Milwaukee
Press Release

Coalition to Protest Trump in Milwaukee

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

Huge Drop in Refugees Resettled Since 2016

Huge Drop in Refugees Resettled Since 2016

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

Another Walker Appointee Gets Top EPA Job

Another Walker Appointee Gets Top EPA Job

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

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

What’s Going on With Voting List Purge?

A scramble in the courts and an uncertain future.

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

The Return of Texas v. U.S.

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

Rep. Gallagher Defends Slaying of Iranian General

Rep. Gallagher Defends Slaying of Iranian General

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

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

Seven Will Run for County Executive

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA

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

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

‘Relentless Pursuit’ Worries Immigration Activists

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

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

Journal Sentinel Promotes Long-Gone Writer

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

State Politicians Respond to Iranian General’s Killing

State Politicians Respond to Iranian General’s Killing

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

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

Measuring Republican Views on Impeachment

Poll shows a culture of denial among Wisconsin Trump supporters.

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

Trump’s Most Formidable Foe?

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

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

Birds Can Now Be Slaughtered

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

Back From Madrid, Barnes Pushes Climate Policy

Back From Madrid, Barnes Pushes Climate Policy

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

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

Top 10 Political Stories of 2019

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

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

State’s Future Depends on Knowledge Economy

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

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

Rep. Sensenbrenner’s Disappointing Column

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

Federal Crime Effort Includes Milwaukee

Federal Crime Effort Includes Milwaukee

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

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

Data Shows Republican Voter Roll Purge Targets Democratic Voting Communities

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

Mayor Bloomberg Comes to Town

Mayor Bloomberg Comes to Town

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

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

A Love Letter to ‘Dairylandia’

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

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

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

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

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

It’s All About Black Milwaukee

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

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

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

Sean Duffy’s Ex-Chief of Staff Sells Pot

Sean Duffy’s Ex-Chief of Staff Sells Pot

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

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

Ryan, Boehner, Gingrich to Team Up

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

It’s “Obvious” Senate Will Acquit Trump

It’s “Obvious” Senate Will Acquit Trump

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

Op Ed: How to Pass Expanded Medicaid Bill
Op Ed

How to Pass Expanded Medicaid Bill

Evers needs to be more strategic with Republicans.

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

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

Poll Shows Trump Ahead in State

Poll Shows Trump Ahead in State

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

Op Ed: Pardon Power Should Be Used Wisely
Op Ed

Pardon Power Should Be Used Wisely

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

Which Republican Is More Trumpian?

Which Republican Is More Trumpian?

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

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

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

Bill Pushes Ranked Choice Voting

Bill Pushes Ranked Choice Voting

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

Man Arrested By ICE Reunited With Family

Man Arrested By ICE Reunited With Family

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

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

Sensenbrenner Votes Against Weak Impeachment Articles after Partisan Committee Markup

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

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

Trump Tariffs Have Cost State $800 Million

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

Sensenbrenner Statement on Articles of Impeachment
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Statement on Articles of Impeachment

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

Op Ed: State Supreme Court Race Is Crucial
Op Ed

State Supreme Court Race Is Crucial

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

China Tariffs Hurting Farmers, Kind Says

China Tariffs Hurting Farmers, Kind Says

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

Trump Picks Camp David Over Milwaukee

Trump Picks Camp David Over Milwaukee

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

Poor Hit Again by Food Aid Cuts

Poor Hit Again by Food Aid Cuts

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

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

Congresswoman Moore Supports Decision to Move Forward with Articles of Impeachment

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

Data Wonk: How We View Undocumented Immigrants
Data Wonk

How We View Undocumented Immigrants

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

Walker Says Kleefisch Would Be ‘Great Governor’

Walker Says Kleefisch Would Be ‘Great Governor’

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

Campaign Cash: Top Republican Donors Give to Biden
Campaign Cash

Top Republican Donors Give to Biden

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

City Hall: Council Bans Most Plastic Straws
City Hall

Council Bans Most Plastic Straws

Use by bars and restaurants prohibited unless customers request them.

State’s GOP Congressmen Skip Depositions

State’s GOP Congressmen Skip Depositions

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

Evers Commits to Paris Climate Accords

Evers Commits to Paris Climate Accords

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

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

“I Blew Up The United States”

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

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

Six Now Running for County Executive

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

Why State Voters Cooled on Impeachment

Why State Voters Cooled on Impeachment

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

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

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

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

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

Op Ed: Terrorizing Immigrants Makes Us Less Safe
Op Ed

Terrorizing Immigrants Makes Us Less Safe

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

Poll Shows Less Support For Impeachment

Poll Shows Less Support For Impeachment

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

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

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

Ron Johnson Attacks Vindman, Defends Trump

Ron Johnson Attacks Vindman, Defends Trump

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

Why Milwaukee Needs a New Deal

Why Milwaukee Needs a New Deal

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

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

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 14, 2019

Duffy Will Lobby for Financial Industry

Duffy Will Lobby for Financial Industry

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

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

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

Downtown Rally for DACA, Dreamers

Downtown Rally for DACA, Dreamers

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

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

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

Legislators Can’t Intervene in Abortion Case, Court Says

Legislators Can’t Intervene in Abortion Case, Court Says

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

How Local Doctors Discovered Vaping Illness

How Local Doctors Discovered Vaping Illness

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

Tom Steyer Comes to Town

Tom Steyer Comes to Town

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