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Representative LaKeshia Myers Introduces Bill Aimed at Increasing the Number of DATCP Dog Inspectors
The State of Politics: Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?
The State of Politics

Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?

Expert at state forum suggests federal courts may be less important as state courts rule on election laws.

As State Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic, Gov. Evers Urges Bipartisan Support for $2.38 Billion in Capital Budget Investments to Provide Estimated 29,000 Family-Supporting Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact 
Press Release

As State Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic, Gov. Evers Urges Bipartisan Support for $2.38 Billion in Capital Budget Investments to Provide Estimated 29,000 Family-Supporting Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact 

Governor's 2021-23 capital budget to be taken up by State Building Commission this week includes major projects in both Republican and Democratic districts

34 State Legislators Endorse Jill Underly for State Superintendent
11 Bills Would Change State Voting Laws

11 Bills Would Change State Voting Laws

One is bipartisan. The others are not.

Village of Hixton receives $233,000 state grant to support redevelopment of commercial building
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Village of Hixton receives $233,000 state grant to support redevelopment of commercial building

WEDC investment to help fund construction of new Sampson Heating & Air Conditioning building

Op Ed: Correct a Cheating System With Fair Maps
Op Ed

Correct a Cheating System With Fair Maps

Ending gerrymandering will mean prioritizing your needs over the ambitions of politicians.

Underly Campaign Announces Endorsement of 12 State Legislators
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

Op Ed: A People’s Agenda for 2021
Op Ed

A People’s Agenda for 2021

Expanding Medicaid, fair electoral maps, helping relieve student debt and expanded broad band.

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: The Hunger Games, Wisconsin Edition
Op Ed

The Hunger Games, Wisconsin Edition

You’re on your own as pandemic rages and Republican legislators again refuse to meet.

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Democrats call for action on COVID-19 crisis.

Elected Officials Across the State Join Call for Peaceful and Fair Vote Count
Op Ed: Who Will Care For You?
Op Ed

Who Will Care For You?

The state’s caregiver workforce faces a crisis of low wages and high turnover.

AG Kaul Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Membership
Op Ed: Mail-In Voting Is Easy, Safe, Secure
Op Ed

Mail-In Voting Is Easy, Safe, Secure

In-person voting is great. But if that worries you, voting absentee by mail is safe.

Op Ed: The Republican ‘Do Nothing’ Strategy
Op Ed

The Republican ‘Do Nothing’ Strategy

Collect paycheck for nine months of not working and blame governor for any problems.

Can Wisconsin Create Fair District Maps?

Can Wisconsin Create Fair District Maps?

Former Republican State Sen. Dan Kapanke admits gerrymander, calls for fair maps.

Op Ed: Legislature Must Act for Unemployed
Op Ed

Legislature Must Act for Unemployed

Some have waited 15 weeks to get unemployment compensation; state law must to be reformed.

Op Ed: People’s Maps Commission Seeks Fair Elections
Op Ed

People’s Maps Commission Seeks Fair Elections

Citizen members being selected, will oversee fair maps, end partisan gerrymandering.

Op Ed: It’s Patriotic To Wear a Mask
Op Ed

It’s Patriotic To Wear a Mask

When in public protect your fellow Americans by wearing a mask.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt
Op Ed: What Legislature Didn’t Do About Pandemic
Op Ed

What Legislature Didn’t Do About Pandemic

A number of good measures passed. But many important proposals were killed.

Op Ed: Flood Prevention Laws Needed
Op Ed

Flood Prevention Laws Needed

State’s annual rainfall up by 7 inches and "100-year floods" now happen routinely.

Op Ed: State Now 23rd in Healthcare Outcomes
Op Ed

State Now 23rd in Healthcare Outcomes

We ranked 7th in 1990. How can we turn that around?

Op Ed: State School Funding Will Lower Taxes
Op Ed

State School Funding Will Lower Taxes

By reducing number of school referendums to hike property taxes. Republicans should reconsider Evers plan.

Farmers Forgotten?

Farmers Forgotten?

Despite bipartisan reception, farm legislation delayed during special legislative session.

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.

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

Proposal Would Ban Gerrymandering

Proposal Would Ban Gerrymandering

Fair Maps Constitutional Amendment would amend state constitution, require non-partisan redistricting.

Op Ed: Lessons Learned in 2019
Op Ed

Lessons Learned in 2019

It’s not divided government, it's shared government. Or should be.

Rep. Robyn Vining Seeks to Make Wisconsin More Accessible
Rep. Bowen Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Employer Flexibility in Hiring Practices
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Rep. Bowen Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Employer Flexibility in Hiring Practices

Bill Would Limit Liability for Employers Who Opt to Not Drug Test for THC and Other Cannabinoids

Op Ed: Will Lincoln Hills Ever Be Closed?
Op Ed

Will Lincoln Hills Ever Be Closed?

Republicans refuse to meet and vote on amount of funding for replacement facilities.

Op Ed: State Ranks 41st in Internet Speed
Op Ed

State Ranks 41st in Internet Speed

Broadband expansion is badly needed in Wisconsin.

Op Ed: Gun Control Has Wide Support
Op Ed

Gun Control Has Wide Support

Majority of state’s gun owners favor background checks. Even some gun store owners do

Op Ed: Enough of Divide-and-Conquer Politics
Op Ed

Enough of Divide-and-Conquer Politics

Once again Vos and Fitzgerald try to scapegoat Milwaukee.

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage
Press Release

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage

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

City Hall: Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags
City Hall

Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags

Council debates what to do with bags that clog up recycling process.

Op Ed: State Building Commission Turns Partisan
Op Ed

State Building Commission Turns Partisan

Vote by party lines on governor’s capital budget breaks with bipartisan tradition.

Why Medicaid Expansion Needed

Why Medicaid Expansion Needed

Key to expanding health coverage, better reimbursement rates, says new state DHS secretary.

Op Ed: Legislators Blow Off Bipartisanship
Op Ed

Legislators Blow Off Bipartisanship

Republicans say they want to work together, but have yet to act on it.

Campaign Cash: Secretive Fund Spent $715,480 On Democrats
Campaign Cash

Secretive Fund Spent $715,480 On Democrats

High Ground Political Fund, connected to Nation Consulting, funded six state senate races.

State Senate Celebrates Swearing-In Ceremony Ahead of Upcoming Legislative Session
Press Release

State Senate Celebrates Swearing-In Ceremony Ahead of Upcoming Legislative Session

"Senate Republicans will continue to fight for hard-working families, taxpayers, and the future of our state just like we have for the last eight years."

Jewish Museum Milwaukee Exhibit Shows Importance of Civil Liberties through Hollywood’s Blacklist
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee Exhibit Shows Importance of Civil Liberties through Hollywood’s Blacklist

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare asks visitors to critically examine other points in history including contemporary issues

The State of Politics: 6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control
The State of Politics

6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control

Stakes are high, including control over 2020 redistricting.

The State of Politics: Democrats Rejected Redistricting Reform
The State of Politics

Democrats Rejected Redistricting Reform

Legislative leaders rejected reforms proposed in 2009-2010 session.

Murphy’s Law: Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty
Murphy’s Law

Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty

Some mudslinging at the candidates may stick to Democratic insider and consultant Thad Nation. This story was updated at 6:30 p.m., May 26.

The State of Politics: Who Will Lead the Democratic Party?
The State of Politics

Who Will Lead the Democratic Party?

Five candidates seek the difficult job of trying to revive the minority party in Wisconsin.

The State of Politics: Few Competitive Legislative Races
The State of Politics

Few Competitive Legislative Races

Redistricting has reduced the number of competitive districts for fall elections.