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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.

Derailed: Could Doyle Have Saved High Speed Rail?
Derailed

Could Doyle Have Saved High Speed Rail?

And could the state still get it some day? Last in a series.

Derailed: How Republicans Became Anti-Train
Derailed

How Republicans Became Anti-Train

The politics of resentment replaced business-oriented development, as Tommy Thompson would learn. Part 8 of series.

Data Wonk: The Charter School Dilemma
Data Wonk

The Charter School Dilemma

They perform better and are supported by most black voters — but opposed by most white Democrats.

Derailed: Behind Wisconsin’s Abandoned High Speed Rail
Derailed

Behind Wisconsin’s Abandoned High Speed Rail

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson laid groundwork for the project that Gov. Scott Walker killed.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Presents Annual Volunteer Awards
Press Release

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Presents Annual Volunteer Awards

2019-2020 JA State Board Members Announced

Local Anti-War Protestors Keep Pushing

Local Anti-War Protestors Keep Pushing

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

The State of Politics: The Curious Job of Lieutenant Governor
The State of Politics

The Curious Job of Lieutenant Governor

Mandela Barnes finding out there is no manual — and few certainties — for the job.

Hispanic Convention Should Draw 20,000 People

Hispanic Convention Should Draw 20,000 People

League of United Latin American Citizens will celebrate 90th anniversary with July convention held in Milwaukee.

Op Ed: Movie “Vice” Distorts Cheney, Rumsfeld
Op Ed

Movie “Vice” Distorts Cheney, Rumsfeld

I knew them both. Movie is a distorted hit job on two long-serving patriotic Americans.

Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the Disability Integration Act
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the Disability Integration Act

"I am proud to again sponsor the House version of this strong, bipartisan bill."

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Affirming the alignment of Republicans with voters from shrinking counties.

Sensenbrenner’s Second Chance Reauthorization Act Sent to President’s Desk as Part of Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Package
Press Release

Sensenbrenner’s Second Chance Reauthorization Act Sent to President’s Desk as Part of Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Package

"Republicans and Democrats coming together to pass criminal justice reform is a monumental victory for the American people..."

Op Ed: Republican Power Grab Unprecedented
Op Ed

Republican Power Grab Unprecedented

Legislators “don’t trust” newly elected governor, so they want to take away Evers’ power.

The State of Politics: How Thompson Grew State Prisons
The State of Politics

How Thompson Grew State Prisons

Number of prisoners rose from 4,867 to 20,536 under Gov. Thompson. Now he wants reform.

Op Ed: Tommy Could Help Create Prison Reform
Op Ed

Tommy Could Help Create Prison Reform

Thompson, former Republican governor, regrets increase in incarceration, could team with Democratic reformers.

Data Wonk: Making Wisconsin More Like Texas
Data Wonk

Making Wisconsin More Like Texas

Schimel and Walker support changes in Affordable Care Act most voters oppose. Why?

Vote Tuesday: Guide to Republican Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Guide to Republican Candidates

Republican U.S. Senate duel leads the way on Tuesday's ballot.

Data Wonk: How Government Helps the Economy
Data Wonk

How Government Helps the Economy

A government safety net is the best way of assuring the economy can evolve and grow.

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Neither criticized anything president has done, no major disagreements between candidates.

Data Wonk: How Trump Threatens State’s Exports
Data Wonk

How Trump Threatens State’s Exports

As parties flip-flop on free trade, can Wisconsin’s export economy be protected?

Op Ed: A New Low for Leah Vukmir?
Op Ed

A New Low for Leah Vukmir?

GOP candidate for Senate smears Sen.Baldwin, branding her a “terrorist.”

Legality of Foxconn’s Water Use At Issue

Legality of Foxconn’s Water Use At Issue

New York and Michigan officials question whether Lake Michigan water diversion only for residential users.

Sensenbrenner Receives Award for Work on Second Chance Act
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Receives Award for Work on Second Chance Act

"I’m grateful to accept this award and look forward to seeing this important legislation reauthorized this year."

Milwaukee Board of School Directors Selects Interim Superintendent
Press Release

Milwaukee Board of School Directors Selects Interim Superintendent

Veteran educator Dr. Keith P. Posley to lead district

Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border
Press Release

Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border

Illegal flow of drugs across southern border is a threat to Wisconsin

Where The Great Lakes Compact Ends and Wisconsin Law Begins

Where The Great Lakes Compact Ends and Wisconsin Law Begins

Why the Waukesha and Foxconn water diversions involve different rules.

Data Wonk: A Federal Jobs Guarantee?
Data Wonk

A Federal Jobs Guarantee?

NY Senator Gillibrand is pushing idea. Polls show people favor it.

Murphy’s Law: Where Are Wage Gains Ryan Promised?
Murphy’s Law

Where Are Wage Gains Ryan Promised?

Companies aren’t delivering -- and never promised -- the salary hikes Republicans touted.

Eyes on Milwaukee: HUD Awards $240,000 to Local Group
Eyes on Milwaukee

HUD Awards $240,000 to Local Group

SET Ministry, the state's only grant winner, works with public housing residents.

Smart Politics: History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win
Smart Politics

History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win

State voters rarely elect a gubernatorial candidate whose party holds the presidency.

Data Wonk: Will Federal Tax Plan Succeed?
Data Wonk

Will Federal Tax Plan Succeed?

Past economic data suggests it won’t. And voters think it will fail.

Measuring How Polarized We Are

Measuring How Polarized We Are

That’s what Craig Gilbert is doing, as he discusses with Mike Gousha.

Court Watch: Law Prof Calls for Sentencing Reform
Court Watch

Law Prof Calls for Sentencing Reform

75 million adults have criminal records, lose many rights, disqualified from jobs.

State Sees Rise in Hate Groups

State Sees Rise in Hate Groups

Increase in anti-Semitic, racist incidents reflects national increase in hate groups.

Data Wonk: Should State Look Beyond Manufacturing?
Data Wonk

Should State Look Beyond Manufacturing?

Rustbelt jobs have steadily declined since 1990. State should look elsewhere for answers.

Smart Politics: Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race
Smart Politics

Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race

One of few times in history two incumbent state officials oppose each other.

Reps. Sensenbrenner and Conyers Reintroduce Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017
Press Release

Reps. Sensenbrenner and Conyers Reintroduce Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017

"Every American – no matter the color of their skin – needs to know that we understand their right to vote is sacred."

Op Ed: The Medicare Advantage
Op Ed

The Medicare Advantage

It has consumer choice, competition and lower costs. A better model than Medicaid.

Governor Walker Appoints District I Court of Appeals Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints District I Court of Appeals Judge

"Judge Dugan is an outstanding judge, and I’m thrilled to appoint him to the District I Court of Appeals."

Governor Walker Appoints Judge Mac Davis and Judge Robert Kinney to Ethics Commission
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Judge Mac Davis and Judge Robert Kinney to Ethics Commission

Both majority and minority party leadership submitted three names each. Two of the minority party’s nominees withdrew their names from consideration.