Personnel File

Glenn Grothman

Born Milwaukee, July 3, 1955. Graduate Homestead H.S. (Mequon); B.B.A.; J.D. UW-Madison. Former practicing attorney. Member: Kiwanis-West Bend Early Risers; Washington Co. Bar Assn.; Loyal Order of the Moose-West Bend; UW-Madison Alumni Assn. of Washington Co.; Kettle Moraine Symphony (bd. member). Recipient: Milwaukee Co. Rep. Party Assembly Tax Cutter of the Year 2002; Ind. Bus. Assn. Legislator of the Year 2000; Wis. Counties Assn. Outstanding Legislator Award 1997-98; Wis. Right to Life Pro-Life Hero Award 1996, Sanctity of Life Award 2004; Pro-Life Wis. Legislator of the Year 2010, 1995; Wis. Grocers Assn. Friend of Grocers Award 1997-2012; Wis. Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award 1995-2007; Wis. Dairy Business Assn. Milk Bottle Award 2006, 2004; Wis. Curves for Women Legislator of the Year Award 2003; Wis. Builders Assn. Friend of Housing Award 2001-07, Legislator of the Year 2005; Apartment Assoc.
Legislator of the Year 2000; Nat’l Fed. of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business Award 1999-2000, 2005-06; WMC Working for Wisconsin Award 1998-2006, Exemplar Award for work on manufacturing tax credit 2012; Wis. Guild of Midwives Legislator of the Year 2006; Eagle Forum Leadership Award 2007; Wis. Bear Hunters Assn. Hero Award 2010; Friends of Wis. Craft Brewers Award 2012; Milw. Metropolitan Assn. of Commerce Champion of Commerce Award 2012.
Elected to Assembly in December 1993 special election; reelected 1994-2002; elected to Senate 2004; reelected since 2008. Assistant Majority Leader 2013, 2011; Assistant Minority Leader 2009; Minority Caucus Chairperson 2007; Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2003, 2001, 1999. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2013 — Judiciary and Labor (chp.); Senate Org. (since 2009); Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue; Jt. Com. on Finance (also 2011); Jt. Com. on Leg. Org. (since 2009). 2011 — Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs (vice chp.); Education (since 2005); Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (since 2005, co-chp. 2005). 2009 — Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing; Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs (also 2007); Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources; WHEDA Bd. (also 2007). Assembly committee assignments: 2003 — Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (co-chp. since 1995); Campaigns and Elections; Judiciary (vice chp. 1997, also 1995, mbr. 1993); Labor; Rules (since 1999); Law Revision Com. (co-chp. since 1997, mbr. 1995). 2001 — Children and Families (also 1999); Education Reform (also 1999). 1999 — Legis. Coun. Com. on Use of Prescription Drugs for Children (co-chp.). 1997 — Income Tax Review. 1993 — Spec. Com. on Welfare Reform.

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Op Ed: 10 Amazing Opinions Of Glenn Grothman
Op Ed

10 Amazing Opinions Of Glenn Grothman

Cardi B is indecent, the War on Men will destroy America and other classics.

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Conservative group ranks state’s most conservative members of Congress and Legislature.

The State of Politics: Legislature Often a Family Affair
The State of Politics

Legislature Often a Family Affair

Lawmakers Devin LeMahieu, Greta Neubauer and others had parents who served before them.

Milwaukee Strikes Out On MLB All-Star Game

Milwaukee Strikes Out On MLB All-Star Game

Denver, not Milwaukee, lands All-Star Game.

Which Members of Congress Got Vaccine?

Which Members of Congress Got Vaccine?

One third are Republicans, survey of 22 states find. But Wisconsin divided by party.

Grothman: Committee Hearings on Major Legislation are the Latest Victim of the Cancel Culture
Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

As polls show about 50% of GOP men will refuse vaccine, state’s Republican congressmen won’t speak out.

Democrats Don’t Know Where WI-06 Is
Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman Rejects Millions for Covid Relief and Recovery for Fond du Lac, Neenah, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan
Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Applauds WI Democrats for Advancing American Rescue Plan
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Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Applauds WI Democrats for Advancing American Rescue Plan

Meanwhile, Ron Johnson — and all WI Republican Members — Continue to Reject Relief

I listened to all 11 hours of the Dems $1.9 Trillion Bill
The State of Politics: Where Are Act 10 Players Today?
The State of Politics

Where Are Act 10 Players Today?

Governor and three-fourths of legislators engaged in 2011 battle over law crushing public unions have moved on.

Pocan, Grothman Pass Amendment Adding Ice Age Trail to National Park System
Senator Johnson, Congressman Grothman Lead Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor
How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

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.

Conservative Lawsuit Demands a Wolf Hunt

Conservative Lawsuit Demands a Wolf Hunt

Hunter Nation says the rights of its 20,000 members violated by state ruling against wolf hunting.

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.

State Board Won’t Allow Wolf Hunting

State Board Won’t Allow Wolf Hunting

Natural Resources Board votes against resuming hunt, citing science, rejecting GOP legislators' request.

Local Activists Demand Biden End Immigrant Family Separation

Local Activists Demand Biden End Immigrant Family Separation

Activist groups call for a reversal of the Trump administration's immigration policies.

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 Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Republicans voted against impeachment, Democrats for it.

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Democrats want him gone, Republicans support him.

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.

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.

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.

Gwen Moore Positive for COVID-19

Gwen Moore Positive for COVID-19

The congresswoman is a cancer survivor and recently contracted the virus.

Murphys Law: Beware the GOP Redistricting Proposal
Murphys Law

Beware the GOP Redistricting Proposal

Republicans want 10 more years of gerrymandering. To do this they would hand all power to state Supreme Court.

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.

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.

Op Ed: Glenn Grothman Puts on a Mask
Op Ed

Glenn Grothman Puts on a Mask

100,000 lives could be saved if we wear masks. Republican Grothman offers oddball ad.

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

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

Murphy’s Law: Judge Schimel Won’t Self-Quarantine
Murphy’s Law

Judge Schimel Won’t Self-Quarantine

Exposed to Sen. Ron Johnson who tested positive, but won’t wear mask in court. Attorneys fear risk for themselves and clients.

Murphy’s Law: Did Brad Schimel Break the Law?
Murphy’s Law

Did Brad Schimel Break the Law?

He emceed political fundraiser. State law prevents judges from all political activities.

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.

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Primary Results Set Stage for November

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

Op Ed: Trump Attacks Voting Process
Op Ed

Trump Attacks Voting Process

The president attempts to undercut mail-in voting.

Michael Beardsley receives endorsements from Youth Climate Action Team, Sunrise Movement Appleton, Progressive Rising, Mike McCabe, and Nick Teifke for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District
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Michael Beardsley receives endorsements from Youth Climate Action Team, Sunrise Movement Appleton, Progressive Rising, Mike McCabe, and Nick Teifke for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District

Michael Beardsley, Democratic Candidate for US House of Representatives. Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District

The Summer of Glenn Grothman

The Summer of Glenn Grothman

Wisconsin representative’s latest brainstorm: suggesting anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist speak to Congress.

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.

Op Ed: The Party of Lincoln No More
Op Ed

The Party of Lincoln No More

Johnson, Grothman, Tiffany redefine Republican Party in an un-Abe-like way.

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.

State Law Allows Suspended Cops on Payroll

State Law Allows Suspended Cops on Payroll

Sometimes for years. Grothman supported 2007 bill to add restrictions, which didn’t pass.

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’.

Michael Beardsley for Congress receives endorsement from Our Wisconsin Revolution for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District
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Michael Beardsley for Congress receives endorsement from Our Wisconsin Revolution for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District

Michael Beardsley, Democratic Candidate for US House of Representatives. Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District

Wisconsin Schools’ Racial Inequality Worst in U.S.

Wisconsin Schools’ Racial Inequality Worst in U.S.

A report from a financial services website finds the highest graduation gap in Wisconsin.

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.

Beardsley For Congress response to Police Reform remarks by Congressman Glenn Grothman. Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District
Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

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

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

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

Baldwin Leads Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in Calling on USDA to Take Action to Support Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Amid COVID-19 Crisis
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Baldwin Leads Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in Calling on USDA to Take Action to Support Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

"Wisconsin's dairy and agriculture economy is in crisis, and we write to ask for your immediate attention and aid."

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin Now the Reddest State?
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin Now the Reddest State?

No state in America has been more opposed to federal coronavirus relief package.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Who Lost the City Residency Rule?
Murphy’s Law

Who Lost the City Residency Rule?

Lena Taylor blames Mayor Barrett. But did she fight the state law killing residency?

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.

Grothman Backs Bill on Payday Lenders

Grothman Backs Bill on Payday Lenders

Wisconsin congressman says lenders' business model based on ‘ripping off’ customers.

U.S.  Rep. Glenn Grothman leads fight to rein in payday lending
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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman leads fight to rein in payday lending

Bipartisan bill would outlaw astronomical interest rates

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

Rep. Ron Kind Has Huge 2020 War Chest

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

Op Ed: The Game is Rigged in Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Game is Rigged in Wisconsin

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

Meet Paul Ryan’s Rookie Replacement

Meet Paul Ryan’s Rookie Replacement

Bryan Steil has been dubbed Paul Ryan 2.0. True or false?

State Republicans Quiet on Trump Tweets

State Republicans Quiet on Trump Tweets

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

State’s Representatives Split on Mueller Report

State’s Representatives Split on Mueller Report

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

Sensenbrenner Leads Bipartisan Effort to Extend Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Murphy’s Law: Republicans and Colin Kaepernick
Murphy’s Law

Republicans and Colin Kaepernick

Legislators opposition to honoring the NFL star is part of an ugly, historic pattern.

House Confidential: Bucks Player Has $1.5 Million McMansion
House Confidential

Bucks Player Has $1.5 Million McMansion

Ersan Ilyasova and his family have lived in Mequon 12 years, while he's played with 7 other NBA teams.

Campaign Cash: Hendricks Top State Donor in Federal Races
Campaign Cash

Hendricks Top State Donor in Federal Races

34th nationally, spending $4.5 million, mostly on Leah Vukmir.

State Members of Congress Differ on Shutdown

State Members of Congress Differ on Shutdown

Republicans support Trumps’s call for a wall, Democrats push to end shutdown, fund government agencies.

Murphy’s Law: 33 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

33 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals, who were the election’s other big winners and losers?

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Anonymous budget amendments and "Body Snatcher” bills reward special interests, limit public input.

Grothman vs. Kohl Race Is Competitive

Grothman vs. Kohl Race Is Competitive

6th Congresssional District has been Republican since 1960s, but race is close, experts say.

Op Ed: Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!
Op Ed

Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!

Who’s behind the anonymous NYT column about obstructing Trump’s craziness? Read on.

Vipond Campaign: Why is Sensenbrenner MIA from broadcast media interviews?
Press Release

Vipond Campaign: Why is Sensenbrenner MIA from broadcast media interviews?

Dr. Vipond: Where’s Sensenbrenner when Walker, Grothman, Steil making media rounds

Glenn Grothman carries water for Trump as he puts political interests over national security
Press Release

Glenn Grothman carries water for Trump as he puts political interests over national security

Grothman criticizes Mueller investigation just weeks after 12 Russian agents indicted

6th Congressional District added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program
Press Release

6th Congressional District added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program

"The path to flipping the U.S. House will run through Wisconsin"

House Confidential: Dan Kohl’s “Hidden” Condo
House Confidential

Dan Kohl’s “Hidden” Condo

Democrat challenging Rep. Glenn Grothman downsized into this 4,326-square-foot Mequon home.

Op Ed: Rep. Grothman Loves, Hates Deficit
Op Ed

Rep. Grothman Loves, Hates Deficit

GOP Congressman leads in tax-supported newsletters and contradictions on the deficit.

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’
Press Release

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Appearance at America First Event Another Sign of Walker Disregard of Communities of Color

Sensenbrenner Leads Delegation-Wide Effort Asking for Local Business Support
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Leads Delegation-Wide Effort Asking for Local Business Support

"It’s important that we correct these perverse trade incentives that would put family’s livelihoods in jeopardy."

Wisconsin Budget: Tax Plan Will Increase Black Student Debt
Wisconsin Budget

Tax Plan Will Increase Black Student Debt

Blacks now have twice the college debt of whites; GOP tax plan would widen the gap.

Wisconsin Budget: Which Federal Tax Plan Is Better?
Wisconsin Budget

Which Federal Tax Plan Is Better?

Majority of taxpayers lose under both plans, but in different ways.

The State of Politics: Can Walker Win Reelection?
The State of Politics

Can Walker Win Reelection?

And what’s the secret -- so far -- of his success?

Murphy’s Law: Voter Suppression Hurts Everyone
Murphy’s Law

Voter Suppression Hurts Everyone

New research shows votes -- for both blacks and whites -- were suppressed in 2016.

Murphy’s Law: Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?
Murphy’s Law

Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?

Odds are slim. But the added turnout for those races could help reelect Tammy Baldwin.

Op Ed: How Legislature is Bypassing the Courts
Op Ed

How Legislature is Bypassing the Courts

Foxconn law builds on 2013 law that restricts court review of state legislation.

Smart Politics: Dan Kohl Race Could Be Historic
Smart Politics

Dan Kohl Race Could Be Historic

If he beat incumbent Glenn Grothman, would equal precedent last set in 1892.

Back in the News: We Couldn’t Find Any Voter Fraud
Back in the News

We Couldn’t Find Any Voter Fraud

Ex legislator Dale Schultz exposes Republican scam on voter fraud.

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race
Press Release

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race

AP broke the news that Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has decided not to enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

Murphy’s Law: The Tax Handout for Rich Kids
Murphy’s Law

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

U.S. House Pushes Back to Restore Great Lakes Funding, In Wake of Proposed Trump Administration Cuts
Press Release

U.S. House Pushes Back to Restore Great Lakes Funding, In Wake of Proposed Trump Administration Cuts

Republicans, Democrats fight back against proposed cuts to Great Lakes funding

Rep. Glenn Grothman Fights to Make Trumpcare Worse and Stifle Wisconsin’s Economy in the Process
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Rep. Glenn Grothman Fights to Make Trumpcare Worse and Stifle Wisconsin’s Economy in the Process

Grothman has introduced an amendment to unfairly kick 26-year-olds off their parent's health care insurance.

Pocan Introduces Bipartisan Bill Allowing Students to Refinance their College Loans
Press Release

Pocan Introduces Bipartisan Bill Allowing Students to Refinance their College Loans

Over the last 30 years, the cost of college has increased by at least 300 percent.

Bike Czar: How We Lobbied Congress
Bike Czar

How We Lobbied Congress

Asking officials not to bar states from using transportation funds for bicycling.

Op Ed: Ryan Health Care Plan Misfires
Op Ed

Ryan Health Care Plan Misfires

Private companies left out of discussion, may be pushed to drop employee coverage.

Wisconsin Republicans Shrug Off National Security Risk
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Shrug Off National Security Risk

"Just three weeks into the Trump Presidency, major national security risks have reared their head..."

Did Wisconsin Republicans Vote To Gut The Office Of Congressional Ethics?
Press Release

Did Wisconsin Republicans Vote To Gut The Office Of Congressional Ethics?

The Office of Congressional Ethics is designed to ensure accountability and transparency in the U.S. Congress, and without it, members of Congress lack proper oversight.

Dan Feyen Looking to Cash In On Support for Tax Break for Millionaires
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Dan Feyen Looking to Cash In On Support for Tax Break for Millionaires

Author of Tax Loophole That Sends $120,000 Windfall to Millionaires Featured Guest at Feyen Fundraiser

Murphy’s Law: The Hypocrisy of the WMC
Murphy’s Law

The Hypocrisy of the WMC

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce wants no judge recusals -- except when it benefits them.

Op-Ed: Mr. Trump, West Bend Ain’t Milwaukee
Op-Ed

Mr. Trump, West Bend Ain’t Milwaukee

Trump stumps for African American votes before a crowd with not one black person.

Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access

Wisconsin delegation requests increased patient access to oropharyngeal strengthening therapy.

Op-Ed: Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?
Op-Ed

Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?

GOP should stick to its principles and reject Trump. Ryan could lead the way.

Walker Administration, JFC Republicans Must Educate Wisconsinites on Photo ID Law
Press Release

Walker Administration, JFC Republicans Must Educate Wisconsinites on Photo ID Law

GAB requests $250,000 from Joint Finance Committee To Educate Voters

Wis. Nonprofits Want US Dept. of Justice to Challenge Voter ID Law
Press Release

Wis. Nonprofits Want US Dept. of Justice to Challenge Voter ID Law

They Cite Recent Evidence of “Racist Intent”

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Love Photo ID
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Love Photo ID

It may not make a huge difference in the vote. Just enough to win.

Op-Ed: Domination Through Voter Suppression
Op-Ed

Domination Through Voter Suppression

Republicans use gerrymandering and Voter ID confusion to win with fewer votes.

Confirmed by Wisconsin Republicans: Voter ID is intended to rig elections
Press Release

Confirmed by Wisconsin Republicans: Voter ID is intended to rig elections

“Wisconsin Republicans’ recent confession that the goal of voter ID is to rig elections for Republicans shows there is no ethical purpose in keeping this law in place.”

SHOT/CHASER: Congressman Glenn Grothman Doubles Down On Rigging November 2016 Elections
Press Release

SHOT/CHASER: Congressman Glenn Grothman Doubles Down On Rigging November 2016 Elections

Rep. Grothman hasn't backed away from his comments since Tuesday.

The State of Politics: Five Years After Act 10
The State of Politics

Five Years After Act 10

Most players in the contentious Act 10 drama have since moved on to other positions.

House Confidential: Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home
House Confidential

Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home

House Speaker's Georgian home might befit a founding father. Take that, Donald Trump.

Murphy’s Law: Walker Bets on the Radical Right
Murphy’s Law

Walker Bets on the Radical Right

He plans to beat Bush and Rubio from the far right. But his success could make him unelectable in the general election.

The State of Politics: Conservative Power Rises in Senate
The State of Politics

Conservative Power Rises in Senate

With the replacement of two key GOP moderates, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has far more power.

State Crackdown on Food Stamp Fraud

State Crackdown on Food Stamp Fraud

12-fold increase in recipients suspended under Walker. Critics assail it as politically motivated.

Data Wonk: Wisconsin Is Now a Republican Oligopoly
Data Wonk

Wisconsin Is Now a Republican Oligopoly

Election results reveal Democrats now start all elections with a ten percent disadvantage.

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

10 members of state's congressional delegation worth between $54 million and $171 million, new research group shows.

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

Republican victories weren't about redistricting, but about more votes. But they did have a huge cash advantage.

Pols Raise Cash Behind Closed Doors

Pols Raise Cash Behind Closed Doors

Both parties have ever-more secret fundraisers attended by lobbyists and insiders who influence state policy.

Underdogs for Congress

Underdogs for Congress

Only one congressional race is (barely) competitive in Wisconsin. The seven incumbents have a 14-1 advantage in campaign cash.

The State of Politics: Low-Turnout Election Had Big Results
The State of Politics

Low-Turnout Election Had Big Results

For first time, voters could elect two female candidates to top state-wide offices.

Plenty of Horne: Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night
Plenty of Horne

Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night

Sheriff Clarke wins democratic primary. Plus: The rest of election night's winners and losers.

The State of Politics: Pick Tuesday’s Primary Winners
The State of Politics

Pick Tuesday’s Primary Winners

Burke v. Hulsey won't be close. But the 19th Assembly District Democratic primary looks to be very competitive, who will win it?

CRG Network to Co-Host Decision 2014 Candidate Forum
Press Release

CRG Network to Co-Host Decision 2014 Candidate Forum

The CRG Network is proud to serve as one of the co-hosts for the Decisions 2014 candidate forum.

The State of Politics: GOP Leaders Run Away from Same Sex Marriage Issue
The State of Politics

GOP Leaders Run Away from Same Sex Marriage Issue

Republicans who championed amendment barring gay marriages now avoid defending the measure.

The State of Politics: Republicans Purge Their Elders
The State of Politics

Republicans Purge Their Elders

No matter how experienced, moderates willing to negotiate with Democrats are getting purged from the party.

Murphy’s Law: Why Moderates Are Extinct
Murphy’s Law

Why Moderates Are Extinct

The retirement of Petri, Ellis and Cullen suggests neither party has room for moderates.

The State of Politics: Casualties of War
The State of Politics

Casualties of War

The war over Act 10 may be a key reason 46% of legislators have left or will leave in just over two years.

Murphy’s Law: The Republican Voter Suppression Bill
Murphy’s Law

The Republican Voter Suppression Bill

Cities already have less turnout and lower percent of early voters than rest of state, but bill will cut that even more.

Will Grothman Kill Mental Health Reform Bill?

Will Grothman Kill Mental Health Reform Bill?

Bill has overwhelming bipartisan support but Sen. Grothman runs committee that can stall it.

Bowen Calls Living Wage Bill in Legislature an Attack on the Working Poor and Local Control
Press Release

Bowen Calls Living Wage Bill in Legislature an Attack on the Working Poor and Local Control

Bill Would Prohibit Municipalities from Establishing a “Living Wage”

Finally, Something the Parties Agree On

Finally, Something the Parties Agree On

Republican and Democratic legislators both support tax credits to rehab old buildings, but cost could be high.

New Bill Would Make Asbestos Suits More Difficult

New Bill Would Make Asbestos Suits More Difficult

GOP legislators say law needed to protect builders, manufacturers from "double dipper" plaintiffs.

Plenty of Horne: 5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat

Four Republicans and one Democrat seek to win this heavily Republican suburban district.

Op-Ed: Don’t Take Away Our School Buildings
Op-Ed

Don’t Take Away Our School Buildings

Republican bill would force MPS to sell buildings used to expand successful schools like Golda Meir.

Murphy’s Law: How to Kill a Democracy
Murphy’s Law

How to Kill a Democracy

Glenn Grothman’s proposal would shield 96% of all political donations, ending transparency in campaigns.

Southeast Wisconsin Rules the Capitol

Southeast Wisconsin Rules the Capitol

Almost every Republican -- and Democratic -- leader is from a small part of the state.

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Republicans join Koch Brothers, opposing actions to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 27 Miles of Bike Lanes
Eyes on Milwaukee

27 Miles of Bike Lanes

Lots of new bike lane segments add up to 27 miles of new lanes within Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Bail Bond Bill Will Create Debtor’s Prisons
Murphy’s Law

Bail Bond Bill Will Create Debtor’s Prisons

Why are Republicans pushing a bill opposed almost unanimously by criminal justice professionals?

Murphy’s Law: The Not-So Fiscally Conservative Governor
Murphy’s Law

The Not-So Fiscally Conservative Governor

Scott Walker hasn’t solved the state’s longterm fiscal deficit. He may actually make it worse.

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy
Press Release

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl
Press Release

Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Joe Dudzik
Important information from Alderman Nik Kovac
Press Release

Important information from Alderman Nik Kovac

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade
Press Release

Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Rent-To-Own Industry Wants Less Disclosure

Rent-To-Own Industry Wants Less Disclosure

Seeks to overturn law making it disclose interests rates. Industry supported Gov. Walker, who backs the change.

Republicans Will Oppose Gun Controls

Republicans Will Oppose Gun Controls

There may be national outrage on the issue, but Gov. Walker and others oppose changes.

Hands off Kwanzaa
Press Release

Hands off Kwanzaa

Wisconsinites this week were once again subjected to the misinformed statements of a state senator who used a press release to attack the African American tradition of the celebration of Kwanzaa.

Mining Bill Compromise?

Mining Bill Compromise?

State Sen. Dale Schultz expects this. But will his Republican party colleagues play along?

The Roundup: Riemer: “Ready to Run”
The Roundup

Riemer: “Ready to Run”

This terse note from Riemer almost sounds like a Bill Christofferson soundbite, which means it's a good one.

The Roundup: Burke Gets Break
The Roundup

Burke Gets Break

The Supreme Court granted a stay Friday, and Burke’s trial is postponed.

The Roundup: Let My People Shop!
The Roundup

Let My People Shop!

Ald. Zielinski is upset, because Jewel Osco has taken steps to prevent a new grocery store in his district.

The Roundup: Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat
The Roundup

Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat

The disarray of the Republican 20th Senate District has convinced the Democratic Party to field a write-in candidate for primary.

The Roundup: Plale Recall Drive Begins
The Roundup

Plale Recall Drive Begins

Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to come by and sign a recall petition. Who is going to do that?” True enough. To win an election, you’ve got to knock on doors, post signs in windows and do all kinds of grass-rooted activities. There is scant evidence of this in the Plale recall attempt, and absolutely no evidence of it in the northern fringes of Plale’s district, including Brady Street and the East Side. That hasn’t stopped Plale from printing up thousands of football schedules that he is handing out at every turn. The South Milwaukeean made the journey to St. Rita’s Church last week to attend the Brady Street Association monthly meeting where he was asked about the recall. “They’ve got until September 7th to get the signatures to recall me,” Plale told the audience. When told there seemed to be no effort on the East Side to circulate petitions, Plale said, “well, these people wouldn’t know how to find Brady Street.” Plale was also in the Brady Street area for what the neighborhood hopes is an annual Artisinal Food Festival. The gig was held Sunday, July 25th, and Plale was there along with his schedules. The recall effort against him stemmed from his crucial vote to uphold Governor Doyle’s veto of a republican-sponsored measure to limit property tax increases. Plale says the upcoming plans to sponsor a constitutional amendment known as the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, (TABOR) is similarly flawed, and a potential recipe for disaster. He cites Colorado, a state that has enacted similar provisions into its laws and is now in the midst of its worst fiscal crisis ever. Amendment on the Run The legislature republicans spent the last unedifying session promoting the agenda of Gays, Guns and Gambling. The Madison gang came up with loads of goofy legislation, none of which could sustain a veto by the governor. Leave it to this group to be able to reconvene and pass a constitutional amendment, no less, in just one week. This was the decision of Sen. Mary Panzer, the republican leader who had earlier been criticized for not rushing a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights law through the Solomonic deliberations of the nation’s most august lawmakers. But, as soon as she faced a primary challenge from Rep.Glenn Grothman, an ambitious fellow republican who covets her senate seat, Panzer decided to schedule a vote for this week. Then, the legislature can go home and come back next year to vote again. Then, finally, the matter will be put to public vote in a referendum, if it is still alive. But, if the legislature does not act by August 5th, the whole procedure would have to be repeated in yet one […]

Murphy’s Law: Is The Legislature Giving Free Money To Fat Cat Investors?
Murphy’s Law

Is The Legislature Giving Free Money To Fat Cat Investors?

Glenn Grothman is not a happy camper.