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Gov. Evers Signs Order Prohibiting Infant Formula Price Gouging Amid Nationwide Shortage
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Order Prohibiting Infant Formula Price Gouging Amid Nationwide Shortage

Governor declares a period of abnormal economic disruption to help protect parents against predatory pricing

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

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

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

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

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

State Sees 22% Increase in Electric Vehicles

State Sees 22% Increase in Electric Vehicles

Higher gas prices fuel interest but lack of charging stations, other issues still slow growth.

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

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

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

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

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

Is Ron Johnson a White Supremacist?

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

Op Ed: Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin
Op Ed

Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin

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

U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson on Tragic Buffalo Massacre; Calls out Ron Johnson for Normalizing “Great Replacement” White Supremacy Rhetoric
Advocates urge EPA to deliver clean trucks for Wisconsin
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Advocates urge EPA to deliver clean trucks for Wisconsin

EPA’s proposed clean trucks rule must go further for health, climate

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

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

Data Wonk: What Do Voters Think About Abortion?
Data Wonk

What Do Voters Think About Abortion?

In Wisconsin and nationally, it depends on your partisan views and particularly, your religion.

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

Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties

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

State Planning for Electric Vehicle Expansion

State Planning for Electric Vehicle Expansion

Wisconsin receiving $79 million in federal funding over next five years for charging infrastructure.

Data Wonk: How Many Support Gableman Probe?
Data Wonk

How Many Support Gableman Probe?

And what percent in state are confident of election results?

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

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

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

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

Over 300 Immigrant Essential Workers, Farmers, Students Lobby State Republicans to Stop Blocking Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrants
Press Release

Over 300 Immigrant Essential Workers, Farmers, Students Lobby State Republicans to Stop Blocking Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrants

Lobby Day Is Final Day of “Two Days Without Latinxs and Immigrants” Statewide General Strike

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

County supervisor is backed by Rep. Brostoff, who he is running to replace.

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Voces da la Frontera leads May Day march, challenges Pres. Biden and Sen. Ron Johnson

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

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

Op Ed: Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’
Op Ed

Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’

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

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

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

New survey by Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin Democratic primary for U.S. Senate tightening, Kleefisch leading Republican gubernatorial primary; among Republicans, those least confident in 2020 election are more enthusiastic to vote this fall
Gableman Probe Tracks Personal Backgrounds of Election Workers

Gableman Probe Tracks Personal Backgrounds of Election Workers

Woman with “weird nose ring” who “loves nature and snakes” likely a Democrat, review suggests.

Wisconsin Cities, Airports End Mask Orders

Wisconsin Cities, Airports End Mask Orders

In response to federal court’s order, masks now optional at the airport.

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Retirement of three representatives creates opportunity for Republicans.

Senator Baldwin Supports President Biden Taking Action to Allow More E15 Fuel Sales, Drive Down Costs for Americans
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Senator Baldwin Supports President Biden Taking Action to Allow More E15 Fuel Sales, Drive Down Costs for Americans

Baldwin joined a bipartisan group in March urging Biden to boost Made in America biofuel, reduce reliance on foreign sources of energy, and lower costs for people

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

Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections

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

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

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

Murphy’s Law: Baldwin, Pocan Deliver for Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Baldwin, Pocan Deliver for Wisconsin

Both among top members of Congress in getting earmarked federal spending for this state.

Senator Baldwin Attends White House Trucking Event
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Attends White House Trucking Event

Infrastructure Law Included Baldwin’s Legislation to Support Women in Trucking

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

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

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

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

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $95 Million to Make Homes More Energy Efficient in Wisconsin, Lower Costs for Families
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $95 Million to Make Homes More Energy Efficient in Wisconsin, Lower Costs for Families

Wisconsinites can access $95 million from the Baldwin-supported infrastructure law to lower utility bills for families with energy efficiency upgrades through DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program

Important moment as POTUS signs the Emmett Till Antilynching Act
Press Release

Important moment as POTUS signs the Emmett Till Antilynching Act

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs March 30, 2022

County Executive David Crowley Thanks President Biden for Lowering Energy Costs for Milwaukee County Families
Press Release

County Executive David Crowley Thanks President Biden for Lowering Energy Costs for Milwaukee County Families

Wisconsin Can Access $95 Million From President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Lower Utility Bills for Working Families

Eyes on Milwaukee: Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA
Eyes on Milwaukee

Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA

GMC's Scale Up Milwaukee director will lead Wisconsin's largest affordable housing provider

Democrats Fail Farmers During National Agriculture Week
Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

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

Data Wonk: DeSantis Leads The COVID-19 Death Squad
Data Wonk

DeSantis Leads The COVID-19 Death Squad

GOP politicians who discourage vaccines are causing more deaths.

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job

Interim Public Works Commissioner, former Water Works leader will join federal EPA.

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

Little Change In Voting Rules For April

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

Sen. Baldwin Secures Millions of Dollars for Safe Drinking Water Improvements in Wisconsin
Press Release

Sen. Baldwin Secures Millions of Dollars for Safe Drinking Water Improvements in Wisconsin

Federal Government Steps in Where State Lawmakers Fall Short on PFAS

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Republican activists still pushing speaker to overturn 2020 election.

Transportation: Congress Extends Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Congress Extends Streetcar Grant

Extended deadline for spending grant allows city to finish streetcar line through delayed Couture tower.

Fitzgerald Reacts to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Address to Congress
Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

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

Can Ron Johnson Win Reelection?

Can Ron Johnson Win Reelection?

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

Wisconsin man faces sentencing for role in Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at U.S. Capitol
The State of Politics: Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor
The State of Politics

Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor

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

Testing Kids For Lead Poisoning Declined During Pandemic

Testing Kids For Lead Poisoning Declined During Pandemic

25% reduction in lead tests in state compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Court Orders Vos Turn Over Deleted Texts, Emails

Court Orders Vos Turn Over Deleted Texts, Emails

Oversight group has sued for release of records related to partisan 2020 election review.

Op Ed: Don’t Forget About the Climate Crisis
Op Ed

Don’t Forget About the Climate Crisis

Biden and Congress must act. The future of our nation and our state depend on it.

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Utilize E15 Fuel, Biofuels to Drive Down Costs for Americans
Data Wonk: Michael Gableman Versus The Facts
Data Wonk

Michael Gableman Versus The Facts

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

Taxpayers Pay for Gableman’s Groceries, Political Speeches

Taxpayers Pay for Gableman’s Groceries, Political Speeches

He has spent $519,000 so far on widely criticized election probe.

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Inflammatory 136-page report offers no new information on 2020 election, experts say.

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

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

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

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

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

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

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

WisGOP Statement on Joe Biden in Superior
Fitzgerald Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
Immigrants & Advocates from WI Respond to President Biden’s State of the Union Address, Express Urgency to Deliver Path to Citizenship & End Cruel Immigration Enforcement Through Administrative Action
Back in the News: The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse
Back in the News

The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse

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

Biden Will Visit Wisconsin

Biden Will Visit Wisconsin

President visiting Superior a day after State of the Union speech to promote $1 trillion infrastructure law.

Paul Ryan Supports Biden Supreme Court Pick

Paul Ryan Supports Biden Supreme Court Pick

Ketanji Brown Jackson would be first Black woman to serve on high court.

As Putin’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine Causes Gas Prices to Rise, Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Urge Biden Administration to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Biden’s Historic Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court
State Legislation Would Protect Gun Dealers From Lawsuits

State Legislation Would Protect Gun Dealers From Lawsuits

Bill passes Assembly and Senate. It also protects manufacturers.

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

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

GOP elections bills are real voter fraud
Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Timothy Ramthun
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Timothy Ramthun

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

Assembly Blocks ‘Recall’ of 2020 Electors

Assembly Blocks ‘Recall’ of 2020 Electors

Resolution demanding recall killed in committee. Democrats insist Republicans vote on it.

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

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

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

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

Great Lakes Get $1 Billion for Clean Up

Great Lakes Get $1 Billion for Clean Up

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

Op Ed: Biden Infrastructure Fund Helps Business
Op Ed

Biden Infrastructure Fund Helps Business

Mine is one of many businesses that will benefit from better infrastructure.

Data Wonk: Republicans Are Killing Republicans
Data Wonk

Republicans Are Killing Republicans

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

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

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

What You Won’t Hear During the State of the State
Press Release

What You Won’t Hear During the State of the State

Tony Evers’ Administration Marked By Weak, Absent Leadership

Melania Trump Will Funnel Donations Through Bradley Foundation

Melania Trump Will Funnel Donations Through Bradley Foundation

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

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

Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil

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

WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor
Press Release

WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor

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

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Running for Governor

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Running for Governor

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

Tom Barrett Presents Credentials To Grand Duke, Assumes Ambassadorship

Tom Barrett Presents Credentials To Grand Duke, Assumes Ambassadorship

Former Milwaukee mayor has been in Luxembourg since Jan. 28.

Assembly Committee Hears Unsupported Claims of Voter Fraud

Assembly Committee Hears Unsupported Claims of Voter Fraud

A convicted fraudster, who once worked with Michael Gableman, makes wild allegations.

Op Ed: GOP Needs Alternative to Ron Johnson
Op Ed

GOP Needs Alternative to Ron Johnson

Wisconsin faces highly partisan race between Senator who weakens democracy and far-left Democrats.

Fitzgerald Introduces Bill to Protect Veteran Education Benefits
Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

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

Citiy Hall: Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing
Citiy Hall

Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing

But weighting of poll raises questions about its accuracy.

Bill Blocks Competition on Transmission Lines

Bill Blocks Competition on Transmission Lines

Does bipartisan proposal insure access to reliable power or favor established state utilities?

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

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

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

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

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

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

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

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

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

Lasry, Godlewski Spend Heavily on Campaigns

Lasry, Godlewski Spend Heavily on Campaigns

Barnes far ahead of all Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in donations from others in last quarter.

Letter to Sen. LeMahieu Regarding WEC Commissioner Spindell
Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Data Wonk: Trump’s Lies Corrupting Wisconsin
Data Wonk

Trump’s Lies Corrupting Wisconsin

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

Johnson Doubles Down Against Child Care Aid

Johnson Doubles Down Against Child Care Aid

Taking care of children isn't 'society's responsibility,’ Senator insists.

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

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

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

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

Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too

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

WisDems Welcome VP Harris, EPA Administrator Regan to Celebrate Clean Water Efforts
Press Release

WisDems Welcome VP Harris, EPA Administrator Regan to Celebrate Clean Water Efforts

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement ahead of the Vice President’s visit

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

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

MMSD Gets $42 Million Loan For Stormwater Projects

MMSD Gets $42 Million Loan For Stormwater Projects

Low-interest federal loan will help fund sewerage district's green infrastructure projects.

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

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

Claim Your Free COVID-19 Tests

Claim Your Free COVID-19 Tests

USPS will distribute four free tests per household.

Marquette Law School Poll to release national surveys on political topics, Supreme Court, Jan. 26-27
WisGOP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Joe Biden’s Inauguration
Tom Nelson’s Longshot Race for U.S. Senate

Tom Nelson’s Longshot Race for U.S. Senate

A 'classic populist, grassroots campaign’ — with the least campaign dollars.

$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

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

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

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

They submitted imposter Electoral College ballots to Congress.

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

The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Wisconsin Republicans have picked up where Trump left off.

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

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

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Behind President Biden’s Call for Voting Rights Legislation
WILL Urges Governor Evers to Abandon Race Discrimination in New Housing Assistance Program
Press Release

WILL Urges Governor Evers to Abandon Race Discrimination in New Housing Assistance Program

State program to allocate housing grants based on race

Court Rejects Kaul Suit to Stop GOP Election Probe’s Subpoena

Court Rejects Kaul Suit to Stop GOP Election Probe’s Subpoena

But judge warns she could reopen case if Gableman seek penalties against WEC leader.

Ron Johnson Explains Run For Reelection

Ron Johnson Explains Run For Reelection

Breaks promise not to run for third term, citing 'loss of freedom' and 'tyrannical approach by the elites.'

Op Ed: Wisconsin’s January 6 Collaborators
Op Ed

Wisconsin’s January 6 Collaborators

25 Republicans who sought to overturn a legal election.

Evers Backs Union For UW Health Nurses

Evers Backs Union For UW Health Nurses

Governor says they 'deserve opportunity to organize and have a say in the workplace.'

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

After DNC was largely canceled, Republicans seriously considering Milwaukee.

Vos, Gableman Could Face Consequences for Election Probe

Vos, Gableman Could Face Consequences for Election Probe

Court requires Vos to sit for deposition, lawyer demands public apologies by Gableman.

Data Wonk: Economy Is Booming Under Biden
Data Wonk

Economy Is Booming Under Biden

Economic numbers at historic highs. And Milwaukee doing even better.

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

Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?

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

Murphy’s Law: Why Is Summerfest Helping Live Nation?
Murphy’s Law

Why Is Summerfest Helping Live Nation?

National ‘monopoly’ company’s proposed music halls in Third Ward target local companies.

Republicans Expand Election Probe

Republicans Expand Election Probe

More subpoenas of local officials and “insanely broad” request of information from state elections commission, its chair charges.

As Wisconsin Schools Shutter, Where is Tony Evers?
Next Governor Will Have $2.7 Billion Surplus

Next Governor Will Have $2.7 Billion Surplus

Huge state reserves make for a campaign issue, how candidates will spend it. Or not.

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

Liberal Talk Coming to Waukesha

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

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

Yes, There Was Good News In 2021

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

Op Ed: The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021
Op Ed

The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021

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

State Added Most Solar Ever in 2021

State Added Most Solar Ever in 2021

300 megawatts of utility-scale solar came online in Wisconsin, as renewable energy grows.

Evers Strategizes on Pandemic

Evers Strategizes on Pandemic

Seeking federal help to staff health care facilities, reserving some pandemic aid for future problems.

The State of Politics: Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021
The State of Politics

Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021

And what a strange year it was.

2022 Governor’s Race Will Decide How Elections Run, Hintz Warns

2022 Governor’s Race Will Decide How Elections Run, Hintz Warns

If Evers loses Republicans will install partisan election controls, Assembly Minority Leader predicts.

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

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

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

Up from poverty and getting crushed in his first two runs for office, Milwaukee's new mayor has a story to tell.

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

How We’ve Recovered From Economic Woes

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

Dimitrijevic Offers Plan to Fight COVID-19

Dimitrijevic Offers Plan to Fight COVID-19

Mayoral candidate wants free at-home tests and $100 incentive to get vaccine and booster.

State’s Economists Discuss Rising Inflation

State’s Economists Discuss Rising Inflation

What caused it? How long will it last?

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

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

Biden Appoints Milwaukee Judge William Pocan to Federal Bench

Biden Appoints Milwaukee Judge William Pocan to Federal Bench

Pocan would be first openly gay judge in 7th Circuit.

Wisconsin Democrats Veer Left on the Filibuster
Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Special election for mayor will occur April 5.

Statement from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan:
Data Wonk: WILL’s Report Short on Evidence
Data Wonk

WILL’s Report Short on Evidence

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

Quit ‘Chasing Conspiracy Theories,’ Kaul Urges Republicans

Quit ‘Chasing Conspiracy Theories,’ Kaul Urges Republicans

Election investigation ‘wasting taxpayer money,’ attorney general charges.

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Committee advances Tom Barrett's ambassadorship nomination to full Senate.

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Nor whether additional funding for investigation will be needed. ‘We don’t know.’

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

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

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

Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar

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

People Willing to Pay to Protect Great Lakes

People Willing to Pay to Protect Great Lakes

Poll of U.S. and Canadian residents finds massive support for protecting Great Lakes.

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations poised to advance nomination to full Senate.

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure
Press Release

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure

Wisconsin to receive $142 million in 2022 to invest in ensuring safe drinking water

Data Wonk: How Republicans Are Killing Their Supporters
Data Wonk

How Republicans Are Killing Their Supporters

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

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

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

Federal-State Battle Over School Pandemic Aid

Federal-State Battle Over School Pandemic Aid

US Education Department nixes GOP plan to favor schools that stayed in person in 2020-21.

Kaul Joins States Against Abortion “Gag” Rule

Kaul Joins States Against Abortion “Gag” Rule

24 attorneys general seek overthrow of Trump rule cutting family planning funding and advice.

Wisconsin Awarded $142 Million to Address PFAS, Lead Pipes

Wisconsin Awarded $142 Million to Address PFAS, Lead Pipes

Federal funding comes from bipartisan infrastructure bill.

State Elections Commission Blasts Non-Partisan Election Review

State Elections Commission Blasts Non-Partisan Election Review

Commission chair says report is "gross incompetence" or a intentional "sabotage."

Gableman Reveals Staff in Election Probe

Gableman Reveals Staff in Election Probe

Nine staff earning up to $10,000 month in Republican-backed investigation.

$200 Million From ARPA Sent to Local Governments in State

$200 Million From ARPA Sent to Local Governments in State

Funding program helps support public health, recover from pandemic, recoup lost revenue.

State Supreme Court Rules For ‘Least Changes’ to Redistricting

State Supreme Court Rules For ‘Least Changes’ to Redistricting

A win for Republicans. Dissent charges court fails to prevent gerrymandering.

Transportation: Federal Funds For Trails Increasing
Transportation

Federal Funds For Trails Increasing

State legislators, advocates excited by potential for more bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Baldwin Works to Make Minority Business Development Agency Permanent
Press Release

Baldwin Works to Make Minority Business Development Agency Permanent

Newly signed infrastructure law makes MBDA permanent and authorizes $550 million over five years to support minority business community

State Health Officials Await Data On Omicron

State Health Officials Await Data On Omicron

Monitoring the emergence of new COVID-19 variant as state hits 11-month high in cases.

Fitzgerald, Armstrong Lead House Colleagues in Calling Out Biden Administration’s Attempted Distraction from its Disastrous Energy Policies
City Hall: Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor

Michael Sampson, 38 founder of SWARMM Events, vying to replace Tom Barrett.

Op Ed: Biden Delivers For Wisconsin
Op Ed

Biden Delivers For Wisconsin

Bipartisan infrastructure bill gives state $8 billion for roads, bridges, transit, broadband and much more.

Johnson Pushes Legislators to Take Over Federal Elections

Johnson Pushes Legislators to Take Over Federal Elections

Including U.S. Senator race. He has 'lost confidence' in state elections agency.

Rittenhouse Says ‘Self-Defense Was On Trial’

Rittenhouse Says ‘Self-Defense Was On Trial’

First interview since acquittal is with Fox host Tucker Carlson.

Voces Protests Change in Biden Bill

Voces Protests Change in Biden Bill

Build Back Better drops pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

UW Campuses Face Vaccine Mandate For Federal Contractors

UW Campuses Face Vaccine Mandate For Federal Contractors

Thompson says system 'cannot afford to jeopardize millions of dollars in federal contracts.’

Op Ed: ARPA Funds Should Help Community, Not Police
Op Ed

ARPA Funds Should Help Community, Not Police

City officials have made good decisions, but more community input needed.

Op Ed: State Democrats Have a Rural Problem
Op Ed

State Democrats Have a Rural Problem

But Evers and Baldwin did better than Biden or Clinton in rural Wisconsin.

The Sign Wars In Waukesha Schools

The Sign Wars In Waukesha Schools

"We have a bullying problem," says a Waukesha school board member.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majority of Republicans across the nation favor a Trump run for president in 2024, while majority of voters overall are opposed
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majority of Republicans across the nation favor a Trump run for president in 2024, while majority of voters overall are opposed

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

City Hall: Dimitrijevic Wants Paid Parental Leave For City Employees
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Wants Paid Parental Leave For City Employees

"If Washington won’t act we will," says alderwoman of her proposal.

Democrats Unveil 22 Bills On Climate Change

Democrats Unveil 22 Bills On Climate Change

Sweeping package to make state more green. ’This is our moment to be bold.'

WisDems Statement on Expanded Child Tax Credits
Baldwin: “I am proud to stand on the side of delivering results for Wisconsin.”
Press Release

Baldwin: “I am proud to stand on the side of delivering results for Wisconsin.”

Bipartisan legislation creates Wisconsin jobs and rebuilds Badger State infrastructure

Earnell Lucas Statement on Senator Ron Johnson’s Radical and Conspiratorial Calls for Election Takeover
Press Release

Earnell Lucas Statement on Senator Ron Johnson’s Radical and Conspiratorial Calls for Election Takeover

Johnson calls for legislative Republicans to unilaterally take over federal elections in state

Sheriff Lucas Won’t Run for Reelection

Sheriff Lucas Won’t Run for Reelection

His Chief Deputy Denita Ball announces run for sheriff since Lucas is running for mayor.

Wisconsin School Boards Suspend Participation With National Association

Wisconsin School Boards Suspend Participation With National Association

State group joins mostly conservative states blasting NSBA for attacking “terrorism” against local boards.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position
Eyes on Milwaukee

Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position

Joaquín Altoro joining Biden administration for position with U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

First NBA champion to be honored since 2016.

What They’re Saying: One Year Out From Election Day, Democrats Brace for Red Wave
Gov. Evers: Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is “Win for Wisconsin”
Op Ed: Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt
Op Ed

Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt

Using unproven allegations to cause distrust of democracy.

Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Deliver for Milwaukee
Press Release

Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Deliver for Milwaukee

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 6, 2021

What They’re Saying: Local Electeds Praise Biden, Democrats in Congress for Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
WisDems Applaud Passage of President Biden’s Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Pocan Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure BillPocan Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Teachers Union Tony Evers Flunks Again
Press Release

Teachers Union Tony Evers Flunks Again

Evers Vetoes Bipartisan Literacy Bill That Would Have Supported “At-Risk” Readers, Informed Parents

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Kaul refused a statewide investigation, called charges "disgraceful."

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Charging recommendations against five of six elections commissioners referred to district attorney.

WEC Energy Quitting Coal By 2035

WEC Energy Quitting Coal By 2035

The utility that owns WE Energies will transition to natural gas and renewables.

Biden Vaccine Mandate is Overreach of Power
Murphy’s Law: About Those Election ‘Irregularities’
Murphy’s Law

About Those Election ‘Irregularities’

Is there any truth to Republican complaints about the 2020 election?

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Mayor's nomination as Ambassador to Luxembourg reviewed by Senate committee.

Gov. Evers Joins OCI and DHS to Encourage Wisconsinites to Sign Up for Health Coverage During Open Enrollment
The State of Politics: Senate Targets Elections Commission
The State of Politics

Senate Targets Elections Commission

Three separate elections investigations pushing for changes. What's the likely impact?

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

If Mayor Tom Barrett is quickly confirmed, mayoral election would occur alongside Spring elections.

Racine County Sheriff’s Department Admits to Breaking the Law During Press Conference
UW System Will Comply with Federal Vaccine Mandate

UW System Will Comply with Federal Vaccine Mandate

Ignoring the mandate would cost universities millions in federal contracts.

Milwaukee, Madison Officials Push Back on GOP Election Probe

Milwaukee, Madison Officials Push Back on GOP Election Probe

'They had full and complete access’ to election records, says Milwaukee County Clerk.

Republicans Want Yet Another Election Probe

Republicans Want Yet Another Election Probe

After non-partisan report finds 2020 election was safe and secure, Senate leaders call for another investigation.

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling on President Biden to Strengthen U.S. Leadership on Global Vaccinations, Efforts to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Letter Calling For Job Training Investments in Build Back Better Bill
Press Release

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Letter Calling For Job Training Investments in Build Back Better Bill

Senators: “As we work to create a Build Back Better package, we urge you to invest in our workforce at a scale that lives up to the commitment we made to workers and businesses across our nation.”

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

But candidates are still lining up to replace him. Seven have filed candidacy already.

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

The state Assembly Speaker said "I think" Joe Biden won the election.

City Hall: Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor
City Hall

Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor

Alderwoman is the seventh individual in the race.

Election Probe Testimony Postponed

Election Probe Testimony Postponed

Testimony from public officials for the GOP-investigation was to begin Friday, Oct. 15.

Rep. Bowen Applauds Investments in Violence Prevention
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Applauds Investments in Violence Prevention

Gov. Evers Commits $25 Million in ARPA Funds to Violence Prevention Efforts

Natural Gas Prices May Drive Heating Bills Up

Natural Gas Prices May Drive Heating Bills Up

Utilities customers will likely notice it's more expensive to heat their homes.

On National Farmers Day, Democrats’ Ag Policies Plant Seeds of Doubt for Rural Voters
State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said there were 'glaring' legal flaws in the investigation.

Evers Calls For Investigation of Wisconsin’s Indian Boarding School

Evers Calls For Investigation of Wisconsin’s Indian Boarding School

The governor signed an executive order officially apologizing for state's role in boarding schools.

Day Without Immigrants Strike Advocates Pathway to Citizenship

Day Without Immigrants Strike Advocates Pathway to Citizenship

The annual action organized by Voces de la Frontera calls on Democrats to pass a pathway to citizenship in spending bill.

Supervisor Weishan Celebrates Contributions of Wisconsin Tribes on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WisDems Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Rep. Bowen Statement on Reintroduction of Indigenous Peoples Day Bill
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Reintroduction of Indigenous Peoples Day Bill

Bipartisan Bill Introduced with 25 Co-Authors

Judge Orders Election Probe Records Released

Judge Orders Election Probe Records Released

Dane County judge orders Speaker Vos to make the records public.

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

Which Party Is Better For The Economy?

Economic data from the last 70 years suggest one party does a better job of managing the economy.

The State of Politics: Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol
The State of Politics

Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol

Walker's legacy is found in bitter partisanship, limits on the governor's power and appointee's that won't leave office.

Democrats Ring in Crime Prevention Month With Public Safety Failures
State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

Current Congressman Ron Kind announced he would not seek re-election.

Election Officials Receive Subpoenas in Election Probe

Election Officials Receive Subpoenas in Election Probe

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos signs first subpoenas in the inquiry.

Op Ed: “Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College
Op Ed

“Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College

Taking to the streets for the National Popular Vote.

Baldwin Joins Bicameral Group Across Seven States in Urging Administration to Increase Biofuels Usage
Murphy’s Law: Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump
Murphy’s Law

Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump

And the results are, ah, pretty weird.

Pocan, Others Back Military Budget Cuts

Pocan, Others Back Military Budget Cuts

Some Democrats support his push for 10% cut.

How Biden Plan Could Help State

How Biden Plan Could Help State

Two intertwined bills would pay for roads, bridges, energy grid, replacing lead pipes, much more.

Fitzgerald Responds to Reports of Two Afghan Refugees Charged with Child Sex, Spousal Abuse Crimes
Op Ed: Biden is Right On Vaccine Mandates
Op Ed

Biden is Right On Vaccine Mandates

The biggest beneficiaries may be anti-vaxxers.

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

Three Republican-backed investigations despite no evidence of widespread fraud or wrongdoing.

Murphy’s Law: College Grads Are Leaving Republican Party
Murphy’s Law

College Grads Are Leaving Republican Party

While less educated voters ditch the Democratic Party. How is that changing the state?

Tony Evers’ Public Safety Failures on Full Display with Refusal to Acknowledge Border Crisis
Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

But Republican audit is 'not challenging' results of 2020 election, he says.

Op Ed: DACA Recipients Need Pathway to Citizenship
Op Ed

DACA Recipients Need Pathway to Citizenship

Nearly a decade after DACA executive order, action by Congress long overdue.

Data Wonk: Biden Vaccine Plan Helps GOP Governors
Data Wonk

Biden Vaccine Plan Helps GOP Governors

States supporting Trump have much greater chance of COVID-19 deaths. Biden’s mandates bail out governors afraid to act.

Johnson Brags About Changing 2017 Tax Bill To Benefit Himself and His Biggest Donors, Tax Cut He Opposed for Wisconsin Families Continues to Have Positive Impact
Republicans Open Office on South Side

Republicans Open Office on South Side

Party’s office on Lincoln Ave. to help court Hispanic votes for 2022 mid-term election.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Barnes for U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Barnes for U.S. Senate

A high-profile endorsement in Democratic primary with nine candidates.

Gableman Request For Election Data Questioned

Gableman Request For Election Data Questioned

County clerks concerned about breach of security, Gableman’s misinformed views.

Mandela Barnes Talks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth on Vaccine Mandates
Press Release

Mandela Barnes Talks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth on Vaccine Mandates

Upon Announcement of Biden’s Unconstitutional Federal Overreach, Where Do Senate Democrat Candidates Stand?

Nursing Home Workers Resist Vaccines

Nursing Home Workers Resist Vaccines

38% in state unvaccinated though long-term care facilities have high rate of COVID-19 deaths.

Schools Without Masks Could Face Lawsuits, Lose Insurance

Schools Without Masks Could Face Lawsuits, Lose Insurance

Insurers threatening to drop districts that fail to follow public-health mandates.

Op Ed: The Fight Against Voter Suppression
Op Ed

The Fight Against Voter Suppression

How the right to vote is being attacked and what you can do to fight it.

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Elections chair Sen. Kathy Bernier runs 2.5 hour meeting with experts and verifiable facts.

Op Ed: Area Companies Backtrack on Climate Change
Op Ed

Area Companies Backtrack on Climate Change

We Energies, Dairyland Power, Enbridge Energy plan major new investments in fossil fuels.

State Business Groups Oppose Vaccine Mandate

State Business Groups Oppose Vaccine Mandate

Biden order places “burden” on businesses, says leaders of WMC and MMAC.

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Kleefisch served as Lieutenant Governor under former Gov. Scott Walker.

GOP Election Probes ‘Bad Faith Efforts,’ Bipartisan Group Says

GOP Election Probes ‘Bad Faith Efforts,’ Bipartisan Group Says

Group including Republican politicians bashes ‘political stunts’ by Vos, Brandtjen.

Democrats Face High Profile Races in 2022

Democrats Face High Profile Races in 2022

Experts say elections will test strength of state Democratic Party.

Taxpayers Funding Gableman’s Travel

Taxpayers Funding Gableman’s Travel

Trips by election probe leader to MyPillow conspiracy event and discredited Arizona audit.

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Johnson still supports investigation into election commissions and grants.

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Are you with Team Vos or Team Brandtjen? Fish for unproven problems or overturn 2020 election?

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Animal rights groups argue state law mandating a hunt is unconstitutional.

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

5-3 Assembly committee vote for former Supreme Court Justice. Evers condemns probe.

The State of Politics: Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience
The State of Politics

Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience

Exit of mayor and congressman makes room for new generation of leaders.

City Hall: Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs
City Hall

Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs

Former alderman, state senator lead pack of those likely to join Cavalier Johnson in special election.

Statement on the nomination of Mayor Tom Barrett as Ambassador to Luxembourg
Press Release

Statement on the nomination of Mayor Tom Barrett as Ambassador to Luxembourg

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 25, 2021

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mayor's appointment means Cavalier Johnson will serve as acting mayor, special election will be called.

Nursing Homes Face Dilemma On Vaccine Mandate

Nursing Homes Face Dilemma On Vaccine Mandate

40% of state’s long-term care workers not vaccinated. Mandate may push many to quit.

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

Still dealing with fallout from police shooting, protests, killing of protestors.

Supervisor Martin Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for Older Americans Act and Alzheimer’s Research in Federal Budget
Could Guaranteed Income Close Racial Wealth Gap?

Could Guaranteed Income Close Racial Wealth Gap?

Wisconsin cities, including Milwaukee, are participating in guaranteed income pilot program.

Walker, Rick Scott Campaign Against Biden

Walker, Rick Scott Campaign Against Biden

Republican event in Hales Corners warns of inflation, setting tone for 2022 election.

State To Get $79 Million for Electric Charging Stations

State To Get $79 Million for Electric Charging Stations

Federal infrastructure bill will move state 'much more rapidly' to electric vehicles, DOT secretary says.

Ojibwe Tribes Blast State on Wolf Hunt

Ojibwe Tribes Blast State on Wolf Hunt

Natural Resources Board decision to increase quota ignores science, federal treaty rights, tribes charge.

Natural Resources Board Doubles Recommended Wolf Kill Quota

Natural Resources Board Doubles Recommended Wolf Kill Quota

DNR recommended 130 wolves for fall hunt, board approved 300.

New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

Marquette University Law School poll also shows Evers approval holding steady.

Data Wonk: Higher Vaccination Rates Lead To Fewer Deaths
Data Wonk

Higher Vaccination Rates Lead To Fewer Deaths

A political divide is evident in COVID-19 data. Republican leaning states tend toward fewer vaccinations, more deaths.

Climate Change Is Already Unfolding in Wisconsin

Climate Change Is Already Unfolding in Wisconsin

The past decade was warmest, wettest on record. UN Report warns of irreversible climate change.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate Despite Ron Johnson Ignoring Best Interests of Wisconsinites
Private Firm Offered Security Training For Kenosha Businesses

Private Firm Offered Security Training For Kenosha Businesses

A private security company pitched its services to Sheriff David Beth after Rittenhouse shootings.

State Clears 206k People From Voter Rolls

State Clears 206k People From Voter Rolls

Election officials say the action was part of "routine list maintenance."

Op Ed: Businesses Must Lead In Mandating Shots
Op Ed

Businesses Must Lead In Mandating Shots

Anti-vaxxers are spreading COVID-19 disease and deaths and could cause a recession.

Federal Eviction Ban Covers Metro Milwaukee

Federal Eviction Ban Covers Metro Milwaukee

All four counties among 80% in nation with high or substantial rates of COVID-19.

Milwaukee Invited To Apply For 2024 DNC

Milwaukee Invited To Apply For 2024 DNC

But some aren't happy the city must bid for convention in the first place.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Spreads The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Spreads The Big Lie

Foundation gets ever more radical, using tax exempt funding to bankroll groups undermining democracy.

How the Biden Agenda Delivered for Wisconsin This Week
Legislative Session Much Ado About Nothing

Legislative Session Much Ado About Nothing

School spending issue gaveled in and out. Failed veto override generates many speeches.

Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will launch on Aug. 12
Press Release

Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will launch on Aug. 12

Committee will kick off effort to seek community feedback and build recommendations to strategically allocate $183.6 million in federal funding

Back in News: Barnes Gets National Endorsements for Senate Bid
Back in News

Barnes Gets National Endorsements for Senate Bid

Endorsements by three progressive groups could help him win the party activists.

City Hall: $98 Million Plan Targets Lead Poisoning
City Hall

$98 Million Plan Targets Lead Poisoning

Proposal addressing lead poisoning of children backed by the Coalition on Lead Emergency.

WisGOP Statement on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s Event with Ron Kind
Child Tax Credit Huge for Wisconsin Families

Child Tax Credit Huge for Wisconsin Families

Wisconsin families of 1.5 million children will receive the tax credit.

Op Ed: A Bold New Environmental Call
Op Ed

A Bold New Environmental Call

"30 by 30” pushes to conserve 30% of U.S. land and ocean by 2030. Biden backs it.

Data Wonk: Trump Country Won Wisconsin For Biden
Data Wonk

Trump Country Won Wisconsin For Biden

40,000 vote increase in Democratic vote since 2016 election came from pro-Trump areas of state.

From the White House: How Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Helps Wisconsin
Senator Bradley: What changed on the border, Governor Evers?
What Wisconsinites are Reading and Watching: Ron Johnson Caught Lying to Voters
Data Wonk: Should Michael Gableman Investigate 2020 Election?
Data Wonk

Should Michael Gableman Investigate 2020 Election?

Vos picks ethically challenged former justice who's already declared election stolen.

Op Ed: Our Fourth Of July Crisis
Op Ed

Our Fourth Of July Crisis

Voting rights imperiled and a push to mandate singing the national anthem.

Data Wonk: Wisconsin, U.S. Life Expectancy Declines
Data Wonk

Wisconsin, U.S. Life Expectancy Declines

Other developed countries doing better. Lack of safety net causing problem?

African American Roundtable Relaunches LiberateMKE Campaign
Press Release

African American Roundtable Relaunches LiberateMKE Campaign

Coalition of Milwaukee Organizations Working to Get Real Decision-Making Power to Milwaukee Residents Through Participatory Budgeting.

Biden Sells Infrastructure In La Crosse

Biden Sells Infrastructure In La Crosse

Touts his proposal to fix roads, replace lead service lines, bring broadband internet to rural areas.

Five Candidates Make Case For Beating Ron Johnson

Five Candidates Make Case For Beating Ron Johnson

Roundtable of Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate is first such event in campaign.

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

Derrick Van Orden, opposing Ron Kind, accused of attending Capitol Riot, getting pandemic relief he criticized.

Op Ed: Obamacare Is Safe. What’s Next?
Op Ed

Obamacare Is Safe. What’s Next?

ACA has survived court challenges and Biden has expanded it. Lowering drug costs should be next goal.

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Announcement comes just one day after GOP Assembly Speaker attacked by Trump.

Triple-Down: Ron Johnson “Not A Real Fan” Of Tax Cuts For Working Families
Press Release

Triple-Down: Ron Johnson “Not A Real Fan” Of Tax Cuts For Working Families

Yesterday, Johnson reaffirmed his opposition to the expanded child tax credit that will provide up to $300/month per child to 39 million families

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Evers asked to respond to report that states vulnerable to ‘massive’ Nigerian fraud scheme.

Data Wonk: The Paradox of Anti-Vaxxers
Data Wonk

The Paradox of Anti-Vaxxers

The vaccines were developed under Trump. So why do his supporters oppose them?

Back in the News: Tammy Baldwin Is All About The Beer
Back in the News

Tammy Baldwin Is All About The Beer

Senator wins attention with Wisconsin beer, not for the first time.

Biden Plans Seek to Persuade Trump Voters

Biden Plans Seek to Persuade Trump Voters

Battle playing out in Rep. Ron Kind’s western Wisconsin district, which supported Trump.

Op Ed: A Caregiver Shortage Faces ‘Silver Tsunami’
Op Ed

A Caregiver Shortage Faces ‘Silver Tsunami’

The work is hard, the pay poor. Biden’s American Jobs Plan could help.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Raising Juneteenth Flag at State Capitol for Second Year in a Row
Op Ed: Republicans Running On Resentment
Op Ed

Republicans Running On Resentment

They are betting voters would rather see less for poor people than more for everyone.

Data Wonk: The Private Election Grants Didn’t Help Biden
Data Wonk

The Private Election Grants Didn’t Help Biden

If anything they helped Trump, an analysis of state election results show.

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

Business leaders, faith groups and the disabled oppose bills creating barriers to voting.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Repeated Racism
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Repeated Racism

Clueless comment on Tulsa echoes past statements on Capitol riot and Charlottesville Nazis.

Wisconsin Ranked Among Best States for Jobs Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers’ Leadership
Press Release

Wisconsin Ranked Among Best States for Jobs Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers’ Leadership

WalletHub Ranks Wisconsin 11th for Best States for Jobs, 8th for Job Market

Op Ed: Why Legislators Fear Critical Race Theory
Op Ed

Why Legislators Fear Critical Race Theory

White fragility drives GOP bill to hide darkest chapters of American history.

We Energies Will Offer Electric Charging Stations Program

We Energies Will Offer Electric Charging Stations Program

Gets PSC approval, joining four other utilities in state creating programs for electric car owners.

Election Conspiracy Promoter Hosting Trump Via Livestream

Election Conspiracy Promoter Hosting Trump Via Livestream

The former president will speak virtually at Wisconsin event on Saturday.

Transportation: Bus Rapid Transit Construction Beginning Soon
Transportation

Bus Rapid Transit Construction Beginning Soon

The Milwaukee County Transit System held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the long planned project.

Data Wonk: Trump Country Has Much Lower GDP
Data Wonk

Trump Country Has Much Lower GDP

Yet the difference is smaller in Wisconsin. Why?

MKE County: County On Track for Emissions Goals
MKE County

County On Track for Emissions Goals

Surprising progress in goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

15 State Projects Included in House Infrastructure Bill

15 State Projects Included in House Infrastructure Bill

Rep. Moore requested $19 million for projects in Milwaukee.

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Wisconsin’s Continued Recovery
Back in the News: State Ground Zero for Vaccine Hesitancy?
Back in the News

State Ground Zero for Vaccine Hesitancy?

Wisconsin trails 20 states in percent vaccinated. Hesitancy could prolong pandemic.

GOP Bills Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools

GOP Bills Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools

Legislation is similar to other Republican bills being pushed around the country.

Ron Johnson Undecided if He’ll Run in 2022

Ron Johnson Undecided if He’ll Run in 2022

The senator also said "legitimate concerns" of election fraud in 2020 shouldn't be dismissed.

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

Republican appointees decry election fraud citing negligible numbers of felons voting.

Murphy’s Law: How Vos Pushes The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

How Vos Pushes The Big Lie

Claiming election irregularities, undermining election officials, hiring a GOP expert in smears.

One Year After George Floyd’s Death

One Year After George Floyd’s Death

Milwaukeeans reflect on how things have changed — or haven’t.

Op Ed: PRO Act Is Key to American Dream
Op Ed

PRO Act Is Key to American Dream

Biden’s proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act would protect union rights.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

Marty Walsh visits building trades and manufacturing trainees, hears from immigrant rights advocates.

Robin Vos Wasting Taxpayer Resources To Investigate Non-Existent Voter Fraud
Press Release

Robin Vos Wasting Taxpayer Resources To Investigate Non-Existent Voter Fraud

Journal Sentinel: “Vos said he didn't know how much the taxpayer-funded investigation would cost.”

Op Ed: Legal Firearms Used in Many Mass Shootings
Op Ed

Legal Firearms Used in Many Mass Shootings

Reforms like red-flag laws, background checks for private sales could save lives.

African American Roundtable Pushes For Change

African American Roundtable Pushes For Change

Founded in 2012, advocates for voter education, $15 minimum wage, defunding police.

College Debts Hit State’s Black Borrowers

College Debts Hit State’s Black Borrowers

Average Black graduate owes $25,000 more for student loans than white graduates.

Murphy’s Law: Evers Will Run For Reelection
Murphy’s Law

Evers Will Run For Reelection

But will Barnes be his running mate? If not, who will Evers pick?

Democrats Close Out Tax Day With Massive Spending Increases, Tax Hikes
Op Ed: Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots
Op Ed

Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots

Senate and Assembly bills would make Wisconsin a Second Amendment sanctuary state.

WILL Sues Biden Administration for Race, Sex Discrimination in Allocation of COVID Relief Funds for Restaurants
Press Release

WILL Sues Biden Administration for Race, Sex Discrimination in Allocation of COVID Relief Funds for Restaurants

WILL represents Tennessee restaurant owner who would be eligible for funds, but for his race and sex

Republicans Reject Final Opportunity to Provide a Tax Break for Unemployment Recipients
Murphy’s Law: The Vanishing Courage of Mike Gallagher
Murphy’s Law

The Vanishing Courage of Mike Gallagher

Wisconsin congressman took a stand against Republican lies and then turned chicken.

Op Ed: Johnson Betrays Constitutional Oath
Op Ed

Johnson Betrays Constitutional Oath

Betrayal by U.S. Senator extends to other issues as well.

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice

Expected to be right-wing stalwart, he takes turns siding with Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives.

Op Ed: Liz Cheney’s Profile In Courage
Op Ed

Liz Cheney’s Profile In Courage

For her sign of telling the truth, she may lose her leadership post and her reelection.

Op Ed: GOP Legislators Push Mexican Border Wall
Op Ed

GOP Legislators Push Mexican Border Wall

Including a video. With music. 'Trump wall’ better than 'Obama wall.’

Vice President Visits City, Sells Jobs Plan

Vice President Visits City, Sells Jobs Plan

Harris tours UWM Clean Energy Laboratories, promotes infrastructure spending.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Welcomes Vice President Harris to Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson Looks Like Russian Tool
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson Looks Like Russian Tool

He once condemned Russia and Vladimir Putin. What explains the turnabout?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Republican legislators pushing changes that may violate numerous federal laws.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Governments Getting $19.9 Billion In Federal Aid
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Governments Getting $19.9 Billion In Federal Aid

New report warns: how state and local governments spend it could create later 'fiscal cliff.'

Op Ed: Will Biden Deliver Immigration Reform?
Op Ed

Will Biden Deliver Immigration Reform?

It’s time. He promised voters to prioritize reform bill in the first 100 days.

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell wanted Wisconsin's electors cast for Trump, attended "Stop The Steal" rally.

Could ‘Amtrak Joe’ Start a Rail Renaissance?

Could ‘Amtrak Joe’ Start a Rail Renaissance?

Rail advocates see hope for a major expansion of passenger rail.

President Biden’s First 100 Days: Hope, Health, and Prosperity
WILL Sues Biden Administration for Race Discrimination in Farmer Loan Forgiveness Program
Press Release

WILL Sues Biden Administration for Race Discrimination in Farmer Loan Forgiveness Program

Five plaintiffs from four states would be eligible for federal program, but for their race

Eligibility Expanded for Federal Unemployment Assistance

Eligibility Expanded for Federal Unemployment Assistance

Biden administration releases new guidelines making previously denied applicants eligible for up to 79 weeks of unemployment.

U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Praises Biden’s Speech but Says Medicare Expansion Must Be Included
Press Release

U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Praises Biden’s Speech but Says Medicare Expansion Must Be Included

Cannot Let Pharmaceutical and Health Insurance Companies Stop Us From Doing the Right Thing For Wisconsinites

WisGOP Statement on Joe Biden’s Address
Public Testimony Backs Evers Budget

Public Testimony Backs Evers Budget

Hearings held only in state’s smaller cities but Evers budget favored 284 to 30 by speakers.

VACCINES IN ARMS: Wisconsin Consistently Ranks Among Top States in the Nation for Vaccine Distribution Thanks to Support from President Biden & Leadership by Governor Evers
State’s Air Quality Is Improving

State’s Air Quality Is Improving

But new report gives failing grades to six counties; Milwaukee among nation’s 25 worst cities for smog.

UW Chancellors Push for More Funding

UW Chancellors Push for More Funding

Blank and Mone contest legislators claim that UW system can rely on federal stimulus money.

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

"I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people," the senator said.

Sunday’s Caravan and County Board Call for Normal Relations with Cuba
State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

Wisconsin state and local governments have received nearly $20 billion in relief.

Wisconsin Reaches 4 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
Dem Leaders Promote Climate Action

Dem Leaders Promote Climate Action

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes advocate for budget provisions, federal spending.

Visual Art: New Mural Will Brighten Dark Intersection
Visual Art

New Mural Will Brighten Dark Intersection

City hires Tia Richardson to create vibrant work at 30th and Locust.

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joins 16 state treasurers to call on Congress to pass Paid Family Leave
Press Release

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joins 16 state treasurers to call on Congress to pass Paid Family Leave

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and 16 State Treasurers from Maine to California say federal paid family & medical leave is critical to rebuilding the economy post-COVID, responding to a “chronic care crisis that has been simmering for generations.”

Ron Johnson Doubles Down on Toxic Vote Against American Rescue Plan, Tells WI Voters They Didn’t Deserve Direct Checks
Moore Hopes Biden Plan Can Replace City’s Lead Pipes

Moore Hopes Biden Plan Can Replace City’s Lead Pipes

Milwaukee's 70,000 lead pipes including those for home of her great granddaughter.

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

‘People's Maps Commission’ can only make suggestions which Republican legislators say they will reject.

Wisconsin Police Donated to Officer that Shot Jacob Blake

Wisconsin Police Donated to Officer that Shot Jacob Blake

A data breach of a Christian fundraising website revealed $5k in donations.

Public Hearing Scheduled for Unemployment Compensation Tax Break
Press Release

Public Hearing Scheduled for Unemployment Compensation Tax Break

Proposal would exempt the first $10,200 in UC benefits from taxation

Op Ed: State’s Infrastructure Is Falling Apart
Op Ed

State’s Infrastructure Is Falling Apart

Analysis gives C and D grades to roads, bridges, dams, ports, transit, drinking water and more.

Advocates applaud opportunity for public input on I-94 East-West project, but new environmental review process still needed
Press Release

Advocates applaud opportunity for public input on I-94 East-West project, but new environmental review process still needed

WisDOT commits to additional public input and data review on controversial highway expansion project with major racial inequity and climate impacts

Senators Baldwin, Casey, Stabenow Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from High Out-of-Pocket Costs Due to Junk Health Plans
Utility Shut Off Moratorium Ends Today

Utility Shut Off Moratorium Ends Today

Thousands of state residents have utility bills that are coming due.

Op Ed: Biden Plan Is a Lead Pipe Cinch
Op Ed

Biden Plan Is a Lead Pipe Cinch

His infrastructure proposal could provide enough funding to replace all lead pipes in Milwaukee.

Kenosha activists respond to tonight’s Officer Sheskey announcement
Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

$70 million in monthly aid jeopardized after court ruling ended governor’s pandemic emergency order.

Back in the News: Johnson’s ‘Presidential’ Speech Fizzles
Back in the News

Johnson’s ‘Presidential’ Speech Fizzles

Senator gets no coverage of Mar-a-Lago speech, but working hard to get national attention.

Biden Plan Cites State’s Infrastructure Needs

Biden Plan Cites State’s Infrastructure Needs

Wisconsin has 198 bridges and 1,949 miles of highway needing repair, big gaps in broadband coverage.

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Mike Braun and Representative John Garamendi Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Strengthen Buy America Requirements for Federal Government
Urban Ideas: Fix Lead Poisoning, Not Lead Pipes
Urban Ideas

Fix Lead Poisoning, Not Lead Pipes

Biden proposes to get rid of lead pipes, but his plan falls far short of tackling lead poisoning.

City Hall: Reggie Moore Leaving Office of Violence Prevention
City Hall

Reggie Moore Leaving Office of Violence Prevention

After 5 years on the job, Moore will shift focus from local to national change in new role.

Op Ed: Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing
Op Ed

Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing

Citizens attended public hearing in Whitewater and demanded legislators support a wide range of reforms.

Federal Pandemic Aid Will Repair State Roads

Federal Pandemic Aid Will Repair State Roads

National report gave Wisconsin’s roads a grade of D plus.

Transportation: Freeway Expansion Opponents To Meet With Biden Administration
Transportation

Freeway Expansion Opponents To Meet With Biden Administration

Biden and Buttigieg might be more willing than Evers to halt project.

Rep. Bowen Applauds Biden-Harris Administration for Executive Action to Curb Gun Violence in Our Communities
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Applauds Biden-Harris Administration for Executive Action to Curb Gun Violence in Our Communities

“These Actions Are Not Only Welcome, They Will Undoubtedly Save Lives”

Senator Agard Applauds President Biden Taking Steps to Address Gun Violence
Data Wonk: GOP Governors Have Higher COVID-19 Rates
Data Wonk

GOP Governors Have Higher COVID-19 Rates

More cases, more deaths per capita in states run by Republicans.

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

MPS getting 36% of $2.2 billion for state schools under federal formula prioritizing high poverty districts.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Candidates Announce Victories in Madison, Racine, Milwaukee
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Candidates Announce Victories in Madison, Racine, Milwaukee

Building on the Energy of 2020, Grassroots Political Group Helps Elect Progressive Activists, Organizers, Educators, and Public Education Graduates Across the State

Back in the News: Fiserv Paid No Federal Taxes in 2020
Back in the News

Fiserv Paid No Federal Taxes in 2020

Not a dollar of taxes on $1.1 billion in pre-tax earnings. Among 55 corporations that paid nothing.

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

Bills call for voter roll purges and restrictions on early voting and registration.

Can Education Overcome Vaccine Resisters?

Can Education Overcome Vaccine Resisters?

State officials hope to overcome resistance among Republicans, rural residents.

Op Ed: Will Robin Vos Face Healthcare Realities?
Op Ed

Will Robin Vos Face Healthcare Realities?

American Rescue Plan offers huge opportunities for states to expand medical coverage.

The State of Politics: Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid
The State of Politics

Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid

He has $3.3 million on hand, wants more. But is he definitely running for reelection?

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee

But property owners will need to pay at least once.

Transportation: Biden Infrastructure Plan Adds Amtrak Service To Madison, Green Bay
Transportation

Biden Infrastructure Plan Adds Amtrak Service To Madison, Green Bay

Plan also calls for enhanced service on existing Hiawatha line.

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.

WI WFP on American Jobs Plan: ‘Good start, but Wisconsin workers need more’
FEMA Will Run Wisconsin Center Vaccinations

FEMA Will Run Wisconsin Center Vaccinations

Federal pilot program will administer 3,000 vaccinations a day, seven days a week.

Op Ed: Evers Has Chance to Stimulate Startups
Op Ed

Evers Has Chance to Stimulate Startups

But he needs to reconsider his “fund of funds” idea, consult experts.

AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Secretary of Education to Further Address Student Loan Crisis
Data Wonk: How Fox Spread Lies About State’s Election
Data Wonk

How Fox Spread Lies About State’s Election

Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and some very fishy graphs about Wisconsin’s presidential election.

General Population Eligible for Vaccine April 5th

General Population Eligible for Vaccine April 5th

State opens vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older a month ahead of schedule.

Op Ed: Gun Owners for Gun Control
Op Ed

Gun Owners for Gun Control

72% of NRA members support expanded background checks.

Ron Johnson, Wisconsin’s Greatest National Embarrassment Since Joseph McCarthy: He Represents Racism, Supremacy and Bigotry
Back in the News: Meet the Pandemic Profiteers
Back in the News

Meet the Pandemic Profiteers

Menard, Hendricks, Kohler among top 100 plutocrats getting richer during pandemic.

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.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Solve Pension Crisis for Wisconsin Workers and Retirees
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Solve Pension Crisis for Wisconsin Workers and Retirees

The American Rescue Plan includes the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act that will save the retirement benefits of 22,500 pension plan participants in Wisconsin

Op Ed: Employers Face Worker Shortage
Op Ed

Employers Face Worker Shortage

Some in metro area offering signing bonus of $1,000.

Johnson Discusses Media Bias, Democrat Election Measures on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’
State Launching $300 Unemployment Supplement

State Launching $300 Unemployment Supplement

In the coming months three more unemployment assistance programs will be available.

Hesselbein Calls on State Legislature to Take Immediate Action on Federal UI Funding
Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

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

Op Ed: Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion
Op Ed

Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion

The proposal doesn't learn from history and contradicts the approach of Biden, Buttigieg.

FEMA Joins Wisconsin Center Vaccine Site

FEMA Joins Wisconsin Center Vaccine Site

State is allocating 7,000 doses weekly to the site.

Unemployment Aid Coming to State

Unemployment Aid Coming to State

Federal stimulus extends unemployment benefits to September, ups number of weeks recipients can get aid.

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown Call on President Biden to Prioritize American Companies for Projects Funded by the American Rescue Plan
President Shannon Holsey Endorses Lasry for U.S. Senate
Johnson Discusses Possible Tax Hikes, Importance of Filibuster
Johnson in Wall Street Journal: I Won’t Be Silenced by the Left ‘This isn’t about race. It’s about riots.’
11.5% of State is Fully Vaccinated

11.5% of State is Fully Vaccinated

Vaccine will be available to the general public by May 1st.

Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman Rejects Millions for Covid Relief and Recovery for Fond du Lac, Neenah, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan
Republican Congressman Tom Tiffany Rejects Millions for Covid Relief and Recovery for Superior and Wausau
Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher Rejects Millions for Covid Relief and Recovery for Appleton and Green Bay
Republican Congressman Scott Fitzgerald Rejects Millions for Covid Relief and Recovery for Wauwatosa and West Allis
Republican Congressman Bryan Steil Rejects Millions for Covid Relief and Recovery for Beloit, Janesville, Kenosha, and Racine
State Would Recieve $1.25 Billion Under Medicaid Expansion

State Would Recieve $1.25 Billion Under Medicaid Expansion

GOP gearing up to remove provision from Governor's budget, despite additional funding for expansion in latest stimulus bill.

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Anti-AAPI Rhetoric and Violence
Stimulus Bill Provides Major Funding to Local Governments

Stimulus Bill Provides Major Funding to Local Governments

Bill will funnel millions into local services, housing assistance, health care, childcare tax credits and unemployment.

Help is on the Way: President Biden Signs Historic American Rescue Plan Into Law
Press Release

Help is on the Way: President Biden Signs Historic American Rescue Plan Into Law

President Biden, Democrats Deliver Essential Pandemic Relief, Critical Health Care Expansion

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

But there is bipartisan support for quicker voting. Will anything get passed?

American Rescue Plan Act approval is a life-changer for thousands in Milwaukee
Press Release

American Rescue Plan Act approval is a life-changer for thousands in Milwaukee

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis March 10, 2021

Murphy’s Law: We Energies Reduces Electric Cars’ Impact
Murphy’s Law

We Energies Reduces Electric Cars’ Impact

Batteries charged on coal power aren’t so good for the environment.

Data Wonk: School Vouchers a Danger For Democrats
Data Wonk

School Vouchers a Danger For Democrats

The issue could lose them enough voters in Milwaukee to lose the state.

Forward Wisconsin Means Protecting the Freedom to Vote and Delivering Pandemic Relief
Rep. Bowen Statement on Passage of New Federal COVID-19 Relief Legislation
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Passage of New Federal COVID-19 Relief Legislation

“One of the Largest and Most Ambitious Economic Relief and Anti-Poverty Bills in Generations”

Johnson Introduces the Guidance Out of Darkness Act
Murphy’s Law: Gun Sales Are Soaring in Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Gun Sales Are Soaring in Wisconsin

Up 114% since 2000. A change in who owns guns, what kind they own and why they own them.

Op Ed: Baldwin Vs. Johnson on Pandemic Stimulus Plan
Op Ed

Baldwin Vs. Johnson on Pandemic Stimulus Plan

Could any state’s two senators be more different?

American Rescue Plan Supports Wisconsin Small Businesses
Press Release

American Rescue Plan Supports Wisconsin Small Businesses

Baldwin Votes for Federal Funding to Help Wisconsin Small Businesses Stay Open and Reopen

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Trump filed the suit against Wisconsin Elections Commission and many state, local officials.

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

His social media posts quoted in Democratic report on Republicans’ “insurrection."

Milwaukee Rep. Moore Leads Congressional Appeal for Biden to Act Now to Improve Relations with Cuba
Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

The Senator has become a controversial figure as opponents queue up to run against him.

Working Families Party Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements
Press Release

Working Families Party Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements

Progressive Political Group Throws Weight Behind Jill Underly, Sets Sights on Growing Progressive Bloc in Madison Common Council

8.7% of State Now Fully Vaccinated

8.7% of State Now Fully Vaccinated

Next phase underway. Nation's addition of Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine will speed up efforts.

GOP Bills Bar Transgender Athletes

GOP Bills Bar Transgender Athletes

Prevents them from competing with school teams that align with their gender identity.

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.

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Bill

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Bill

Wisconsin would get $5.5 billion in COVID-10 relief. Includes minimum wage hike.

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.

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Historic Nomination of Xavier Becerra for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the More Than 6,300 Wisconsinites and 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19
Senator Johnson, Congressman Grothman Lead Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor
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.

Murphy’s Law: $15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers
Murphy’s Law

$15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers

38% of Milwaukee workers would benefit from minimum wage hike, versus 22% nationally.

AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Debt Relief
Op Ed: I’m Glad U.S. Will Again Welcome Immigrants
Op Ed

I’m Glad U.S. Will Again Welcome Immigrants

We are a family of Rohingya refugees. Being allowed to immigrate here saved our lives.

The Hammer of Student Testing

The Hammer of Student Testing

Republican legislators may use tests as a way to force schools to reopen.

State Passes 1 Million Vaccine Doses

State Passes 1 Million Vaccine Doses

More than 4% of the state's population have completed the two-dose vaccination program.

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.

Biden Sells Pandemic Plan in Town Hall

Biden Sells Pandemic Plan in Town Hall

Milwaukee chosen for his first official visit as president.

WisGOP Statement on President Biden’s CNN Town Hall
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.

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens

New three-month enrollment period for Affordable Care Act seeks more enrollees.

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.

Economist Urges $10 Minimum Wage

Economist Urges $10 Minimum Wage

Professor says $15 too high, but state could take incremental steps.

Get COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens

Get COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens

New federal program will add to state's vaccine supply, should expand access.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

Resignation comes as part of Trump-Biden turnover.

Plenty of Horne: Pabst CEO on Biden’s Visit to the Theater
Plenty of Horne

Pabst CEO on Biden’s Visit to the Theater

Gary Witt discusses preparing for the presidential visit, running an event venue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

How to Get Food Share Benefits

How to Get Food Share Benefits

Biden’s executive order expands benefits. 5 things you need to know.

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.

Op Ed: Lessons of the 1969 MATC Strike
Op Ed

Lessons of the 1969 MATC Strike

How public employees beat the odds to create a union.

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.

Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

35 election clerks in state say election workers 'essential,' push Evers to give them priority for vaccines.

MKE County: County Running Out of CARES Act Funds
MKE County

County Running Out of CARES Act Funds

Report shows its entire $77 million allocation has been spent or will be claimed by costs already incurred.

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.

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: The Good News About Vaccines
Op Ed

The Good News About Vaccines

Despite some glitches, effort is going well. And early returns suggest they are very effective.

Giving Schools a Shot in the Arm

Giving Schools a Shot in the Arm

Vaccinating teachers would enable schools to reopen. But it’s not that simple.

Baldwin Joins Call for Domestic Terrorism Investigation

Baldwin Joins Call for Domestic Terrorism Investigation

Senate resolution expresses the "imminent and pervasive threat" of white supremacist terrorism.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ami Bera and Scott Peters Introduce New Bicameral Legislation to Track Coronavirus Variants
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ami Bera and Scott Peters Introduce New Bicameral Legislation to Track Coronavirus Variants

Tracking COVID-19 Variants Act Supports President Biden’s American Rescue Plan With Investment in CDC

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?

Wisconsin Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan & Provide Relief for Struggling Americans
Press Release

Wisconsin Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan & Provide Relief for Struggling Americans

A dozen organizations request relief for frontline workers, families, and communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Millionaire Ron Johnson Votes Against COVID Relief for Wisconsin Families
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

Op Ed: Tom Tiffany and White Privilege
Op Ed

Tom Tiffany and White Privilege

Far-right Congressman from northern Wisconsin opposes Native American Secretary of Interior.

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.

MKE County: County Gets $10 Million For Housing Assistance
MKE County

County Gets $10 Million For Housing Assistance

County Executive Crowley calls on Congress to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 response.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap

Every Democrat in Congress is an Original Cosponsor; Legislation Among President Biden’s Gender Equality Priorities

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.

State Announces Next Phase of Vaccines

State Announces Next Phase of Vaccines

More groups will be added on March 1. President Biden ramping up federal vaccines delivered to states.

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.

DPW Chair on Senator Johnson Vote Against DHS Nominee
Johnson Votes to Confirm Secretary of State Nominee Blinken
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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Central Standard Downtown Distillery a Go
Eyes on Milwaukee

Central Standard Downtown Distillery a Go

Craft distillery purchases building for downtown tasting room, rooftop patio and more.

Senator Johnson Playing Politics with National Security
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?

Op Ed: Three Myths About Unemployment
Op Ed

Three Myths About Unemployment

History has disproven them. Biden must reject them.

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."

Senator Baldwin to President Biden: Strong Buy America Standards Are Needed Across the Federal Government
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.

Republican Bills Hinder Wisconsin’s Efforts to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Press Release

Republican Bills Hinder Wisconsin’s Efforts to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Committee on Human Services, Children and Families executive session continues to show Republicans unwilling to do the real work for Wisconsinites

President Joe Biden Takes Executive Action to Increase Supply of Vaccine, Medical and Testing Supplies
Press Release

President Joe Biden Takes Executive Action to Increase Supply of Vaccine, Medical and Testing Supplies

Senator Baldwin supports the President's Executive Orders to increase the nation';s supply of necessary medical equipment, supplies, and coordinate a federal COVID-19 response

Supervisor Taylor Statement on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris
Rep. Bowen Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

“I Am Overjoyed at the Hope and Promise that Today’s Inauguration Brings”

Rep. Stubbs Statement on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Harris
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.

“Democracy has prevailed” – Congratulations and Godspeed Mr. President and Madame Vice President
Press Release

“Democracy has prevailed” – Congratulations and Godspeed Mr. President and Madame Vice President

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 20, 2021

Two Priests Blame Antifa for Capitol Riot

Two Priests Blame Antifa for Capitol Riot

In podcast, La Crosse and Cross Plains clergymen discuss need for violence to defend America.

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

Biden-Harris Inauguration Signals Brighter Future Ahead
Pocan: “A Historic Day for Our Nation”
Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant
Press Release

Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

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.

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

Andrea Palm named deputy secretary of Department of Health and Human Services.

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.

Tiffany Condemned Capitol Mob But Attended Rally

Tiffany Condemned Capitol Mob But Attended Rally

Attended closed-door “Save the Republic” rally calling for ‘war', but won’t release transcript of his speech.

Gov. Evers Announces Nadiyah Groves as Milwaukee Director
State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

Unemployment insurance recipients are eligible for an additional $300 a week.

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Current system and election laws make accessibility difficult to guarantee.

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Republicans voted against impeachment, Democrats for it.

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.

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.'

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.

Evers Joins 7 Governors Asking for More Vaccine

Evers Joins 7 Governors Asking for More Vaccine

Governors say the federal government is holding back 50% of produced vaccine.

Op Ed: State Republicans Helped Fire Up Mob
Op Ed

State Republicans Helped Fire Up Mob

Johnson and state’s GOP congressmen, including Gallagher, all helped incite pro-Trump insurrection.

Steil: Enough Already
Press Release

Steil: Enough Already

 

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.

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
Desperate Republican Attempt to Retain Power Spurs Attack on U.S. Capitol
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.

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.

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.

Federal Judge Tears Apart Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Tears Apart Election Lawsuit

The Wisconsin Voters Alliance was attempting to overturn the 2020 election results with the lawsuit.

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.

The Push to Reopen Schools

The Push to Reopen Schools

Virtual schools working poorly, but in-person schools are risky. Legislators, others pushing to reopen.

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
Statement From Former House Speaker Paul Ryan
Trump begs Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results in remarkable hourlong phone call
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

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.”

Top 10 Of 2020: Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns
Top 10 Of 2020

Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns

Amid a historic pandemic, Vos and Fitzgerald fail to lead, David Clarke returns and Foxconn deal gets worse.

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 Insurance Commissioner Shares Health Insurance Priorities for Biden Administration
Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

They supported Republicans again. Will rural residents get help they need?

Emilee Fannon Joins the CBS 58 News Team
Press Release

Emilee Fannon Joins the CBS 58 News Team

 

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman Praises Nomination of Mayor Pete as Transportation Secretary
Press Release

Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman Praises Nomination of Mayor Pete as Transportation Secretary

Nominee understands the challenges that cities and local governments face in planning, building and maintaining critical transportation infrastructure

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Senator-elect Agard: Statement on Wisconsin Unanimously Casting its Electoral Votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris
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.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes Unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes Unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Wisconsin Electoral College met today to assign Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes

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.

Op Ed: Can Biden Pass a 21st Century New Deal?
Op Ed

Can Biden Pass a 21st Century New Deal?

How Joe Biden can build on the House That FDR Built.

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

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Suit was brought Attorney General of Texas, joined by 17 other states.

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."

Talk Radio Host, GOP Politicos Testify At Election Integrity Hearing

Talk Radio Host, GOP Politicos Testify At Election Integrity Hearing

Democrats "walk out" of hearing, calling it a sham.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Electoral College Meeting
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.

Op Ed: City Should Reject Federal COPS Grant
Op Ed

City Should Reject Federal COPS Grant

What sounds like community oriented policing will really expand the War on Drugs.

Wisconsin Meatpacking Union Endorses Biden USDA Nominee
Press Release

Wisconsin Meatpacking Union Endorses Biden USDA Nominee

Union for 11,000 Wisconsin Workers Calls on Biden USDA Nominee Vilsack to Protect Iowa Workers on Frontlines of COVID-19 in Meatpacking Plants

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.

Democratic and Republican AGs Push Back on Indicted TX AG Ken Paxton Lawsuit
Press Release

Democratic and Republican AGs Push Back on Indicted TX AG Ken Paxton Lawsuit

Current RAGA Chair Chris Carr Slaps Down Former RAGA Chair Ken Paxton

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.

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?

Clock Is Ticking for Eviction Moratorium

Clock Is Ticking for Eviction Moratorium

Federal moratorium set to expire soon; renters, advocates fear a spike in homelessness.

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.

Baldwin, Moore Seek Biden’s Support For Transitional Jobs

Baldwin, Moore Seek Biden’s Support For Transitional Jobs

The two Wisconsin legislators have sponsored bills in the Senate and House that would help workers connect to job market.

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
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.

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.

Recount Reaffirms that Wisconsin Voters Picked Joe Biden
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.

The State of Politics: How Evers Spent $2 Billion to Fight Covid
The State of Politics

How Evers Spent $2 Billion to Fight Covid

A very long list of recipients. But the money runs out on January 1.

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.

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?

Tempers Flare, Monty Python Crack Offered at Recount

Tempers Flare, Monty Python Crack Offered at Recount

Commission chair accuses Trump campaign of manufacturing a controversy.

Recount an Insult to Minority Voters?

Recount an Insult to Minority Voters?

'Shameless' and part of a pattern of "blaming Black and brown voters," advocates say.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Republican Party Attempting to Disenfranchise Voters, Says WEC Commissioner Jacobs
Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Some 93,000 applications for pandemic aid have yet to be processed or adjudicated by state.

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.

Wisconsin Recount Will Reveal What We Already Know—Voters Chose Joe Biden
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.

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.

Op Ed: COVID-19 Apocalypse Now
Op Ed

COVID-19 Apocalypse Now

Some Republicans see the need for emergency measures. Why not Wisconsin’s?

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.

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.

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.

Misplaced Flash Drive Twisted Into Voter Fraud Claim

Misplaced Flash Drive Twisted Into Voter Fraud Claim

Milwaukee’s chief election official says drive was "was never left unattended."

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.

‘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.

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

How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump

A decisive switch, both in Wisconsin and nationally.

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.

It’s time for America to move forward
Press Release

It’s time for America to move forward

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 9, 2020

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

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

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.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson Is Not a Patriot
Op Ed

Ron Johnson Is Not a Patriot

Rather than urging people to accept the voters’ choice, he sows division.

Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas Statement on the Declaration of the 2020 Presidential Election
Statement on Presidential Election Outcome from Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley
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."

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Historic Statewide Organizing Program and 2020 Electoral Victories
SEIU Local 1 Celebrates Joe Biden’s Victory as Wisconsin Flips Back to Blue
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
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.

Senators Ask Google CEO to Explain Apparent Election-Related Disparities
Missing Mail-In Ballots Case Unlikely to Affect Wisconsin

Missing Mail-In Ballots Case Unlikely to Affect Wisconsin

300,000 ballots are unaccounted for by USPS.

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Past recounts in Wisconsin have changed small number of votes.

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.

Conservation voters crucial in preserving veto power
8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

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

Democracy Won
Press Release

Democracy Won

 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on Election Results
Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Some still loyal to Trump, some flip Democratic.

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.

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.

Sieger on Songs: ‘Yes We Can’ On Election Day
Sieger on Songs

‘Yes We Can’ On Election Day

Allen Toussaint’s songful masterpiece calls us to the better angels of our nature.

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.

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 Melania Trump’s Visit to West Bend
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin
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.

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.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Green Bay
Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

His handling of pandemic blasted by opposition groups.

Statement from Tom Palzewicz Regarding Confirmation of Amy Barrett
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Secretary Sonny Perdue Visit
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.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation
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.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Karen Pence Visit to Waterloo
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Mike Pence Visit to Mosinee
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.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces Rocky Horror Show Livestream on Halloween
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on White House Refusing to Address Pandemic
Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

As state suffers deadliest week yet, President downplays pandemic at campaign rally.

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.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to West Salem
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
Vice President Joe Biden and US Senator Kamala Harris Endorse Jessica Katzenmeyer for Wisconsin’s 15th Assembly District
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Waukesha
DPW Statement on Trump’s Most Recent Attacks on the ACA
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Wisconsin
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.

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

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

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
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.

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.

The State of Politics: Will Evers Run for Second Term?
The State of Politics

Will Evers Run for Second Term?

He’s had no time to think about that, he says. Why his reelection won’t be easy.

Is Janesville Trump Country?

Is Janesville Trump Country?

His Sunday speech there might suggest that. But past voting totals tell a different story.

“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."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to 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
Andraca Endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris
Watchdog Group Seeks Probe of Johnson Project

Watchdog Group Seeks Probe of Johnson Project

Did Walker administration pull strings to give senator’s children tax credits worth up to $2.1 million?

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

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

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."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on First Day of SCOTUS Hearings
Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Assemblywoman Amanda Stuck for Congress in Wisconsin’s 8th District
Press Release

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Assemblywoman Amanda Stuck for Congress in Wisconsin’s 8th District

“Northeast Wisconsin's families deserve a voice in Washington that will fight for them and that's Amanda.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin
Mike Pence Fly Bobblehead Unveiled
Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Tom Palzewicz for Congress
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Eric Trump Visit to Wisconsin
VP Joe Biden Endorses Roger Polack For Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st District
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?

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

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.

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

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

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Eric Trump Visit to Wisconsin
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.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Eric Trump Visit to Wisconsin
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.

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
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.

Suicide and Mental Health Disorders Major Problems
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.

Palzewicz Stands With Biden on Addiction Treatment
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."

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.

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.

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.

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
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."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit
GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

Spindell helped Green Party find lawyer to challenge disqualification from state election ballot.

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.

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.

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.

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Governor discussed masking order and Kenosha shootings Wednesday.

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.

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?

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

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

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on VP Candidate Kamala Harris Visit
Union Leaders Blast Trump Administration for Betraying Working Wisconsinites
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."

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."

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.

A Chance for Change
Press Release

A Chance for Change

 

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

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

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pence Visit
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
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.

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.

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.

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Bobbleheads and buttons from the convention that wasn't.

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

Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?

Probably. And why? Gerrymandering.

Murphy’s Law: Will Biden’s DNC Snub Hurt Him In State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Biden’s DNC Snub Hurt Him In State?

Republicans gleeful. Is Biden's blowoff of Milwaukee convention Hillary-like or smartly strategic?

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
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.

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
DNC: Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee
DNC

Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee

Tammy Baldwin and Tom Perez are only Milwaukee speakers Thursday.

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.

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

Young students and artists talk about racism, police and education.

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

The vice president campaigned for Trump in Darien Wednesday.

DNC: With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC
DNC

With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC

Evers says Biden will bring civility, respect, empathy and kindness to White House.

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”
Eric Trump Comes to Town

Eric Trump Comes to Town

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

Local Activists Plan DNC Demonstration

Local Activists Plan DNC Demonstration

They've been holding "banner drops" to support families of victims of police killings.

Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
General Colin Powell’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
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.

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
DNC: Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech
DNC

Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech

Moore, first Wisconsin politician to speak, delivers high-energy speech.

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”

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

Event will cost $20 to $25 million to secure, feds will reimburse city.

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.

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.

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Lost chance to show Milwaukee can compete with the bigger cities.

Democrats Announce Highlights from Opening Night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention: Uniting America  Monday Night’s Theme is “We the People”
Democrats Add Powerful Voices for Unity and Change to 2020 Democratic National Convention Lineup
Democrats Announce Faith Leaders Participating in 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Coalition to March on the DNC Plans Banner Drops in Lead Up to Action on August 20
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.

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.”

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.

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.

ACLU of Wisconsin Calls For Reduced Law Enforcement Presence Due to Scaled Down Democratic National Convention
Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

DNC organizers ask convention goers to sign pledge to avoid establishments where social distancing isn’t possible.

RNC Statement On Biden’s Radical VP Pick
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
Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Big names like Obama, Sanders, Clinton to speak virtually, state pols like Evers, Baldwin to orate in person.

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

Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Proposed Kewaskum Proclamation
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

Democrats Announce Wisconsin Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Press Release

Democrats Announce Wisconsin Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Convention Committee Unveils Official Commemorative Credential, which highlights the vibrant history and spirit of Milwaukee

DPW Slams Trump’s Continued Attacks on Social Security
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
How to Watch the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Press Release

How to Watch the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Over a Dozen Platforms Will Stream the Convention to Americans Where They Are

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.

Johnson, Lee Ask Google for Answers About Political Bias on Platform
Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Biden’s Decision to Stay Home
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
Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

The biggest party in Democratic politics may be nothing more than a local get-together.

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
Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
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.

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.

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Trump lauds the investigation of his presidential opponent.

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.

Back in the News: Report Claims ‘Corruption’ by Ron Johnson
Back in the News

Report Claims ‘Corruption’ by Ron Johnson

Newly formed Democratic research group finds senator made millions through self-dealing.

“All of this was avoidable”: President of the Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans Hits Trump on PPE Shortages at Wisconsin Senior Care Facilities
DPW Vice-Chair Calls Out Trump For Exacerbating Inequalities In Communities of Color
Op Ed: More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed
Op Ed

More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed

Federal spending for water pipelines, sewage system, etc. is just one-eighth of what it was in 1970s.

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.

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.

Rep. Robyn Vining, WOW County Mothers Speak Out About Child Care Struggles
Palzewicz and Democrats Have Plan for Pandemic
How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

Fewer cars, more housing and sustainable infrastructure in cities like Milwaukee?

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

 

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.

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
Coalition to March on the DNC to Prioritize the Movement Against Police Crimes
Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Planned for 50,000 attendees, convention continues to shrink.

Character Matters in Fifth District Election
On Tax Day, Wisconsinites Still Feel Pain from Tax Scam
Baldwin Bill Pushes Transitional Jobs

Baldwin Bill Pushes Transitional Jobs

Pandemic dramatizes long-term issue of job shortages, issue pushed by policy analyst David Riemer.

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
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.

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

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

First demanded local control of COVID-19 rules, now oppose county restrictions.

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.

Wisconsin Leaders Slam Pence and Trump as They Head to Badger State
DPW Statement on Upcoming Trump Visit
Back in the News: Could Biden Pick Baldwin for Vice President?
Back in the News

Could Biden Pick Baldwin for Vice President?

Tammy Baldwin still on Biden's short list, has survived considerable scrutiny.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

This year's convention may involve few visitors. Can city push to therefore get 2024 event?

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.

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.

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

Wisconsin Grapples With Holding Elections During Pandemic

Wisconsin Grapples With Holding Elections During Pandemic

As more elections move forward, public officials work to ensure safe voting.

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.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

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