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Harris to Visit Milwaukee as Wisconsin Delegates Pledge Support

Harris to Visit Milwaukee as Wisconsin Delegates Pledge Support

All eight Milwaukee-area delegates are said to have pledged support for Harris.

Gov. Evers Endorses Vice President Kamala Harris

Gov. Evers Endorses Vice President Kamala Harris

Says he's 'excited' to endorse her and she can beat Donald Trump in race for president.

Wisconsin Democrats Praise Biden, Endorse Harris

Wisconsin Democrats Praise Biden, Endorse Harris

Praise for job well done by president and throwing support to Vice President.

Joe Biden Drops Out of Race, Endorses Harris

Joe Biden Drops Out of Race, Endorses Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris was already scheduled to visit Milwaukee Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan Calls For Biden to Suspend Campaign

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan Calls For Biden to Suspend Campaign

Pocan shares concern that Biden cannot win due to widespread concerns over his age, mental fitness.

Hulk Hogan, Kid Rock and Donald Trump, Final Day of RNC Veered All Over

Hulk Hogan, Kid Rock and Donald Trump, Final Day of RNC Veered All Over

Milwaukee's moment in the spotlight ends with Trump giving longest speech in modern history.

Trump to Wisconsin – ‘I Am Trying To Buy Your Vote’

Trump to Wisconsin – ‘I Am Trying To Buy Your Vote’

RNC speech shucks unity theme for criticism of Biden policies, praise of Milwaukee.

J.D. Vance Plays Up Working Class Roots, Populist Politics in RNC Speech

J.D. Vance Plays Up Working Class Roots, Populist Politics in RNC Speech

VP nominee puts an exclamation point on Trump's populist politics and paeans to the country's "forgotten people."

Wisconsin Delegates Offer Their Take On Milwaukee, RNC

Wisconsin Delegates Offer Their Take On Milwaukee, RNC

They love it, well, except for Derrick Van Orden.

Supervisor Rolland Calls for Renewed Commitment to Housing Services in Response to Recent Tragedy in Milwaukee
Democrats Challenge Republicans on Abortion in Milwaukee

Democrats Challenge Republicans on Abortion in Milwaukee

Surrogates for Biden-Harris campaign traveled to Milwaukee to counter RNC messaging.

Ron Johnson Says Free-Market Principles Could Fix Education

Ron Johnson Says Free-Market Principles Could Fix Education

WI senator blasts educational bureaucracy at panel hosted by right-wing Moms for Liberty.

Hovde Plays MAGA Hits in RNC Speech

Hovde Plays MAGA Hits in RNC Speech

GOP senate hopeful bashed President Biden, his opponent Sen. Tammy Baldwin, drug cartels and the media.

Sen. Vance Appears With Donald Trump, Jr. at Fiserv Forum

Sen. Vance Appears With Donald Trump, Jr. at Fiserv Forum

Republican V-P nominee toured arena, will formally address convention Wednesday night.

Wisconsin RNC Delegation Puts Differences Aside on Abortion

Wisconsin RNC Delegation Puts Differences Aside on Abortion

'Unity is the key word' after shooting, even on hot button issue of abortion.

One Day Into RNC, ‘Things are Going Pretty Well’ Says Mayor

One Day Into RNC, ‘Things are Going Pretty Well’ Says Mayor

Johnson praises security efforts, encourages voting at Day 2 morning press conference.

Tough Messages Projected on Downtown Buildings Bash Trump, MAGA

Tough Messages Projected on Downtown Buildings Bash Trump, MAGA

Democratic guerrilla group projects images opposing Donald Trump, supporting Joe Biden.

Mayors Offer Plea To Republicans For Federal Support

Mayors Offer Plea To Republicans For Federal Support

Cavalier Johnson joined by Miami mayor and National League of Cities leader, among others.

State Republicans Say Party Unified at RNC After Trump Assassination Attempt

State Republicans Say Party Unified at RNC After Trump Assassination Attempt

Scott Walker says God 'spared' Trump, Ron Johnson cites 'hand of providence.'

The State of Politics: RNC Brings Fame to Gen Z Party Leader
The State of Politics

RNC Brings Fame to Gen Z Party Leader

Milwaukee party official Hilario Deleon winning national, international attention.

Local Faith Leaders Warn Against White Christian Nationalism

Local Faith Leaders Warn Against White Christian Nationalism

Rally just before RNC condemns those who use religion to promote fear and hate.

RNC Preview – Day 1, Monday July 15

RNC Preview – Day 1, Monday July 15

Our daily guide to what to expect, and where,

Wisconsin GOP Chair Excited for RNC, Not Scared of Protests

Wisconsin GOP Chair Excited for RNC, Not Scared of Protests

Brian Schimming said holding the convention in Milwaukee will boost Trump's chance of winning Wisconsin.

WisGOP to Open New Hispanic Outreach Center in Milwaukee
Elections Commission Issues Bipartisan Guidance On How To Use Restored Ballot Drop Boxes

Elections Commission Issues Bipartisan Guidance On How To Use Restored Ballot Drop Boxes

Best practice recommendations include placing drop boxes in well-lit areas, recording when ballots are removed, reporting any damage.

Regardless of Who Wins Presidency, Health Experts Believe Affordable Care Act Is Safe

Regardless of Who Wins Presidency, Health Experts Believe Affordable Care Act Is Safe

Panel of Wisconsin health leaders predicts next president will be focused on prescription drug costs.

Election Experts Defend Wisconsin’s System, Condemn Disinformation

Election Experts Defend Wisconsin’s System, Condemn Disinformation

But RNC leaders call for 5,000 volunteers to monitor elections in Wisconsin.

Street Parking Restrictions Begin For RNC

Street Parking Restrictions Begin For RNC

But parking structures are still available, as are alternative modes of transportation.

New AARP Wisconsin Poll: Voters 50-plus could tip the scales in 2024
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New AARP Wisconsin Poll: Voters 50-plus could tip the scales in 2024

Donald Trump leads over President Joe Biden among older voters by 7 percentage points

Bus Ads Will Blast Trump, Promote Biden During Republican Convention

Bus Ads Will Blast Trump, Promote Biden During Republican Convention

57 MCTS buses will become rolling billboards for Democratic ads during the RNC.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s Republican Roots Run Deep
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s Republican Roots Run Deep

Party that will have its national convention here was founded in this state in 1854.

Dueling Billboards Appear in Milwaukee In Lead Up to RNC

Dueling Billboards Appear in Milwaukee In Lead Up to RNC

Democrats, Republicans make appeals to voters, assail competing candidates.

‘I’m Staying in the Race’ Says Biden At Madison Rally

‘I’m Staying in the Race’ Says Biden At Madison Rally

Biden's fifth visit to Wisconsin this year comes on critical weekend for his campaign

Wisconsin Supreme Court Restores Ballot Drop Box Access

Wisconsin Supreme Court Restores Ballot Drop Box Access

Decision reverses a 2022 ruling, restores use of unmanned boxes to return absentee ballots.

Data Wonk: Counting the Lies By Trump
Data Wonk

Counting the Lies By Trump

The other side of his debate with Joe Biden.

New Class of Clerks Prepares to Run Elections

New Class of Clerks Prepares to Run Elections

Some 2,000 local clerks in Wisconsin will face heightened stress of running elections.

Wisconsin Wins $49 Million Tech Hub Grant

Wisconsin Wins $49 Million Tech Hub Grant

With a focus on personalized medicine, officials say grant will create thousands of jobs, billions in investment.

Wisconsin Democrats Back Biden After Shaky Debate

Wisconsin Democrats Back Biden After Shaky Debate

State Republicans declare the president's performance shows he's unfit for the job.

Biden, Trump Tied in Wisconsin in New Marquette Poll

Biden, Trump Tied in Wisconsin in New Marquette Poll

Baldwin leads Hovde by at least five points in U.S. Senate race.

Bernie Sanders to Host Private Brunch in Milwaukee

Bernie Sanders to Host Private Brunch in Milwaukee

Event canceled after publication.

On The Heels of The Daily Show’s Runaway Success, Jon Stewart to Host LIVE Shows on Closing Nights of RNC and DNC
In Racine Trump Blasts Immigration, Economy, Declares ‘I Love Milwaukee’

In Racine Trump Blasts Immigration, Economy, Declares ‘I Love Milwaukee’

Denying his 'horrible city' comment and changing plan to stay in Chicago for RNC.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Stumps for Biden in Wisconsin

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Stumps for Biden in Wisconsin

Gretchen Whitmer joined Gov. Evers at Madison event that was all about abortion access.

Annual Juneteenth Celebration Returns

Annual Juneteenth Celebration Returns

'Our history, our culture, our village' is the theme for 53rd annual celebration in Milwaukee.

Robin Vos Faces Flak From Liberals and Conservatives

Robin Vos Faces Flak From Liberals and Conservatives

Assembly Speaker hit by liberal attack ad while fighting new recall attempt from the right.

Democrats Look to Use Trump’s ‘Horrible City’ Comment Against Him

Democrats Look to Use Trump’s ‘Horrible City’ Comment Against Him

DNC launches billboards across Milwaukee with quote, Biden campaign creates t-shirt.

Top GOP Legislator Pushes Plan to Find Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls

Top GOP Legislator Pushes Plan to Find Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls

Experts say its illegal and could result in legal voters being taken off the rolls.

Jill Biden Visits Green Bay to Promote President’s Health Care Policies

Jill Biden Visits Green Bay to Promote President’s Health Care Policies

Warns that Trump could pass cuts to Medicare, the ACA and Social Security.

Donald Trump Holding Rally in Racine Tuesday

Donald Trump Holding Rally in Racine Tuesday

Trump will speak at a campaign event at Racine Festival Park.

Fitzgerald Votes to Hold Garland in Contempt of Congress
Data Wonk: Would Trump or Biden Be Better for Economy?
Data Wonk

Would Trump or Biden Be Better for Economy?

What the data shows about Wisconsin and U.S. economies.

Robin Vos’ Republican Challenger Drops Out of Race

Robin Vos’ Republican Challenger Drops Out of Race

Decision by Andrew Cegielski leaves Assembly Speaker without a primary opponent.

Murphy’s Law: Mayor, Democrats Target Rep. Ryan Clancy
Murphy’s Law

Mayor, Democrats Target Rep. Ryan Clancy

Why are they opposing incumbent Democrat? In a word, they hate him.

Robin Vos In a ‘Fight For His Life’?

Robin Vos In a ‘Fight For His Life’?

Republican Assembly Speaker faces both a primary challenger and independent candidate who assisted with recall effort against him.

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Around High Stakes 2024 Election

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Around High Stakes 2024 Election

But state convention shows division, protest against Baldwin on Israel-Palestine issue.

Documents Undercut False Electors’ Claim It Was a Contingency Plan

Documents Undercut False Electors’ Claim It Was a Contingency Plan

Emails, texts in state's case against plotters suggest goal was to sow chaos before Jan. 6.

Murphy’s Law: Healthcare Is Huge in Presidential Race
Murphy’s Law

Healthcare Is Huge in Presidential Race

How Trump’s vow to overturn the ACA could damage Wisconsin and the nation.

Leaders of 2020 Wisconsin Fake Electors Scheme Charged With Felonies

Leaders of 2020 Wisconsin Fake Electors Scheme Charged With Felonies

Attorney General Josh Kaul charges Kenneth Chesebro, Jim Troupis and Michael Roman.

RNC in Milwaukee Going On as Planned, Despite Trump’s Conviction

RNC in Milwaukee Going On as Planned, Despite Trump’s Conviction

'I don’t think in any way, shape or form, he’s going to be in jail for the convention.'

Illinois Governor is Headliner at Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

Illinois Governor is Headliner at Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

JB Pritzker will give the keynote address in Milwaukee next weekend.

Fitzgerald Responds to President Trump Trial Verdict
Jill Biden To Speak at Festa Italiana Friday

Jill Biden To Speak at Festa Italiana Friday

The Biden campaign continues its frequent visits to Wisconsin.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Says MPS Needs ‘Corrective Action’

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Says MPS Needs ‘Corrective Action’

The veteran Congresswoman was asked about finances at MPS, the district from which she herself graduated

$100M Wisconsin Investment Fund to Focus on Tech, Biohealth Startups

$100M Wisconsin Investment Fund to Focus on Tech, Biohealth Startups

Public-private venture will be biggest investment in startups in state history.

Wisconsin Veterans With Illnesses From Toxic Exposures Aided by PACT Act

Wisconsin Veterans With Illnesses From Toxic Exposures Aided by PACT Act

1 million claims approved nationally since law backed by Biden, Baldwin passed in 2022.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce Grants to Build Wisconsin’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
WisGOP to Open New Regional Field Office in Waukesha
City of Milwaukee awarded federal funding for brownfield remediation and redevelopment
Ron Johnson Calls on GOP to Set Aside ‘Squabbles’ on Abortion

Ron Johnson Calls on GOP to Set Aside ‘Squabbles’ on Abortion

Republicans at annual convention endorse Hovde, worry about new legislative maps.

Assembly Democratic Leader Says Party Can Win Majority

Assembly Democratic Leader Says Party Can Win Majority

Greta Neubauer says Democrats will spend big in fall election for newly-drawn districts.

How Wisconsin Prevents Noncitizen Voting

How Wisconsin Prevents Noncitizen Voting

The practice is rare — and illegal — but has received increased attention since 2020.

Vice President Kamala Harris Promotes Economic Agenda in Milwaukee Visit

Vice President Kamala Harris Promotes Economic Agenda in Milwaukee Visit

Harris joins entertainer D.L. Hughley for her nationwide "Economic Opportunity Tour" in the lead up to the presidential election.

Biden Courts Black Voters in Milwaukee Radio Interview

Biden Courts Black Voters in Milwaukee Radio Interview

Biden's interview with Sherwin Hughes is example of importance of Black vote.

Data Wonk: Why Are Wisconsin Republicans So Hostile to Ukraine?
Data Wonk

Why Are Wisconsin Republicans So Hostile to Ukraine?

All 5 of state's remaining Republican House members voted against aid to Ukraine.

Former US Rep. Mike Gallagher Takes Job With TitletownTech

Former US Rep. Mike Gallagher Takes Job With TitletownTech

Hired by Packers-Microsoft venture capital firm just weeks after leaving office.

The Economy Is Top Issue for Wisconsin Voters, Poll Shows

The Economy Is Top Issue for Wisconsin Voters, Poll Shows

And most have a negative view, despite strong post-pandemic recovery.

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Challenging Absentee Ballot Requirements

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Challenging Absentee Ballot Requirements

Now-dismissed lawsuit is just one of many concerning absentee ballots and their handling.

Latest Polling Shows Baldwin Leading Hovde

Latest Polling Shows Baldwin Leading Hovde

A Quinnipiac poll shows Baldwin leading Hovde by 12 points among registered voters

Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

President visited Racine to tout $3.3 billion project, slam Foxconn failure.

Op Ed: Biden Broadband Funding Helps Underserved Communities
Op Ed

Biden Broadband Funding Helps Underserved Communities

But FCC proposal to ban bulk billing could seriously hinder the progress made.

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

Which Party Is Better For The Economy?

Data shows a clear difference going back a century, including Biden and Trump.

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Will create 2,000 jobs. And Microsoft will establish AI Institute at UWM.

President Joe Biden Will Visit Racine Next Week, His Fourth Trip To Wisconsin In 2024

President Joe Biden Will Visit Racine Next Week, His Fourth Trip To Wisconsin In 2024

Biden is expected to tout his "Investing in America" agenda

Former Milwaukee Election Official Gets 1-Year Probation For Sending Fake Ballots

Former Milwaukee Election Official Gets 1-Year Probation For Sending Fake Ballots

Kimberly Zapata will also pay $3K in fines and complete 120 hours of community service.

MKE County: Cudahy Nature Preserve Receives Old-Growth Forest Designation
MKE County

Cudahy Nature Preserve Receives Old-Growth Forest Designation

Nature preserve recognized by national network of old-growth forests.

Milwaukee Vegan Cafe Owner Appears With Trump, Assails Migrants

Milwaukee Vegan Cafe Owner Appears With Trump, Assails Migrants

Trump vows to eat at cafe, though he's not 'into that vegan stuff.' It opened under Biden.

Trump Blasts Biden’s Economic Record in Waukesha Visit

Trump Blasts Biden’s Economic Record in Waukesha Visit

Former president rallied in Wisconsin during a break from his criminal trial in New York.

Union Backers of Biden Draw Contrasts Ahead of Trump’s Waukesha Visit

Union Backers of Biden Draw Contrasts Ahead of Trump’s Waukesha Visit

The message: 'Trump Failed' and 'Biden Delivered.'

Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

One of 10 fake electors, he also backed suppression of minority vote in Milwaukee.

Campaigns Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Wisconsin, Party Chairs Say

Campaigns Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Wisconsin, Party Chairs Say

Republican chair pledges to use all tactics that are legal, including early voting.

MKE County: County Executive, Mayor Meet With Inmates to Discuss Second Chances
MKE County

County Executive, Mayor Meet With Inmates to Discuss Second Chances

Crowley and Johnson were joined by Chief Judge Carl Ashley at Community Reintegration Center.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on Milwaukee Designation as Workforce Hub
Two Wisconsin Lawmakers Push “Right To Contraception” At State and Federal Levels

Two Wisconsin Lawmakers Push “Right To Contraception” At State and Federal Levels

Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Rep. Lisa Subeck say protection would ensure personal autonomy.

Biden Announces Milwaukee As New “Workforce Hub” For Lead Pipe Removal

Biden Announces Milwaukee As New “Workforce Hub” For Lead Pipe Removal

Contractor capacity has long been issue limiting ability to remove lead pipes.

Public Hearing Considers New Rule for Election Observers

Public Hearing Considers New Rule for Election Observers

State elections commission consulted local election clerks, poll workers, political parties.

State Voters’ Views on Immigration Have Changed, Poll Shows

State Voters’ Views on Immigration Have Changed, Poll Shows

Fewer Wisconsinites favor path to citizenship while support for deportation is up.

MKE County: Local Officials Praise Federal Investment in Affordable Housing
MKE County

Local Officials Praise Federal Investment in Affordable Housing

Mayor, county executive and Biden administration official tout housing program.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on Foreign Aid Package
Federal Grant Would Pay For Century City Small Business Hub

Federal Grant Would Pay For Century City Small Business Hub

Northwest Side CDC would build accelerator for small businesses on former A.O. Smith parking lot.

Trump, Baldwin Narrowly Ahead In Marquette Poll of State

Trump, Baldwin Narrowly Ahead In Marquette Poll of State

7 months before election Baldwin leads Hovde by 5 points, Trump leads Biden by 2 points.

Mayor Backs Boulevard To Replace I-794 Downtown

Mayor Backs Boulevard To Replace I-794 Downtown

'We should be thinking about the city we want in the future, 30 years from now.'

Wisconsin Elections Chief Meagan Wolfe Gets Increased Security

Wisconsin Elections Chief Meagan Wolfe Gets Increased Security

Election workers have faced threats. Trump claimed Wolfe would 'try to steal' election.

Committee Blocks $258 Million Home Health Care Pay Plan

Committee Blocks $258 Million Home Health Care Pay Plan

Providers fear losing workers, while others fear providers themselves will drop out.

Trump Endorses Former Gas Station Owner for 8th Congressional District

Trump Endorses Former Gas Station Owner for 8th Congressional District

Trump calls on Republican state Sen. Roger Roth to drop out of race for open seat.

Police Officer Who Survived Jan. 6 Has a Warning for America

Police Officer Who Survived Jan. 6 Has a Warning for America

Michael Fanone was beaten, tortured by rioters, had a heart attack and concussion.

Data Wonk: Was Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary a ‘Huge Success’ For Trump?
Data Wonk

Was Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary a ‘Huge Success’ For Trump?

So claims Republican fundraising emails. Let's consider the data.

Eric Hovde Says Most Nursing Home Residents Not ‘At a Point to Vote’

Eric Hovde Says Most Nursing Home Residents Not ‘At a Point to Vote’

GOP senate candidate echoes Trump's unproven claim of 'crooked' votes in 2020 election.

President Biden Unveils Student Loan Forgiveness Plan in Madison

President Biden Unveils Student Loan Forgiveness Plan in Madison

His second Wisconsin visit in recent weeks. Plan lowers costs for 25 million borrowers.

A Better Wisconsin Together Thanks President Biden for Fighting to Lower Student Loan Debt in Wisconsin
Biden Touts Radical Redistribution of Wealth Student Loan Plan
Claire Woodall’s Plan to Restore Trust in Milwaukee’s Election Process

Claire Woodall’s Plan to Restore Trust in Milwaukee’s Election Process

City's top election official adds 26-point checklist to ensure integrity of ballot counting.

The State of Politics: Voters Throw Shade on Biden, Trump
The State of Politics

Voters Throw Shade on Biden, Trump

Nearly 180,000 primary voters refused to vote for either. What's does that mean for Wisconsin?

OB-GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly Enters Race for 8th Congressional District

OB-GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly Enters Race for 8th Congressional District

Democrat running in open seat held by retiring Republican Mike Gallagher.

Biden Puts Climate Activists First, Wisconsin Consumers Last
Fitzgerald Introduces Bill to Codify Credit Reporting Practices for Homebuyers
Crunching the Data on Spring Election

Crunching the Data on Spring Election

Which Milwaukee voters supported Biden, Trump, MPS referendum and City Attorney Tearman Spencer?

Evers Urges State Supreme Court to Allow Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Evers Urges State Supreme Court to Allow Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Governor's legal brief calls on court to reverse ruling by prior conservative majority.

Wisconsin Democrats on Spring Election Results
Biden, Trump Easily Win Wisconsin Primaries

Biden, Trump Easily Win Wisconsin Primaries

But protest votes hint at challenges for both in November.

Trump Pushes Election Lie in Wisconsin

Trump Pushes Election Lie in Wisconsin

Does interview on WISN radio ahead of election day appearance in Green Bay.

Op Ed: Sarah Godlewski’s Struggle for Democracy
Op Ed

Sarah Godlewski’s Struggle for Democracy

Seeking student workers to help understaffed election clerks, despite Republican opposition.

Baldwin and Hovde Using Drastically Different Strategies To Win Votes

Baldwin and Hovde Using Drastically Different Strategies To Win Votes

Baldwin goes "hyper local," while Hovde pushes national issues.

Granholm Touts ‘Investing In America’ Initiative On Milwaukee Visit

Granholm Touts ‘Investing In America’ Initiative On Milwaukee Visit

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm cites impact on Milwaukee, three area companies.

Rep. Shankland Sells Her Record in 3rd Congressional District Race

Rep. Shankland Sells Her Record in 3rd Congressional District Race

Democratic legislator seeks to beat Republican U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden.

Rebecca Cooke Believes She Can Turn 3rd Congressional District Blue

Rebecca Cooke Believes She Can Turn 3rd Congressional District Blue

Pitting working class, dairy farm background against Republican Rep. Derrick Van Orden.

Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Celebrate 14 Years of the Affordable Care Act
Vos Says Recall Effort ‘Plagued With Fraud and Criminality’

Vos Says Recall Effort ‘Plagued With Fraud and Criminality’

Assembly Speaker also claims recall can't happen because state Supreme Court struck down GOP-drawn legislative maps

Timmerman Airport to Receive Federal Funding for Control Tower Renovations
Democratic Proposal Would Bar Fake Electors From Serving As Election Officials

Democratic Proposal Would Bar Fake Electors From Serving As Election Officials

The legislation would disqualify Bob Spindell from his seat on the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Wisconsin Republicans Would Help Donald Trump “Terminate” the Affordable Care Act
Robin Vos Calls Recall Organizers ‘Whack Jobs’ and ‘Morons’

Robin Vos Calls Recall Organizers ‘Whack Jobs’ and ‘Morons’

Assembly Speaker plans to challenge the recall petitions filed against him.

Gov. Evers Signs Historic Legislation to Support and Expand Wisconsin’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Trial Underway for Former Milwaukee Official Charged With Election Fraud

Trial Underway for Former Milwaukee Official Charged With Election Fraud

Opening statements were Monday for trial of Kimberly Zapata.

RNC Closed Hispanic Center in Milwaukee

RNC Closed Hispanic Center in Milwaukee

Closed in 2022, hasn't reopened since. Republicans closing centers focused on minority voters across the U.S.

MKE County: County Gets $2 Million Federal Funding for Affordable Housing
MKE County

County Gets $2 Million Federal Funding for Affordable Housing

Funding included in congressional earmarks for latest appropriations bill.

County Executive David Crowley Successfully Advocates for New Federal Funding in Milwaukee County
Press Release

County Executive David Crowley Successfully Advocates for New Federal Funding in Milwaukee County

President Biden signs federal appropriations legislation that will deploy investments in Milwaukee County for affordable housing, transit, and parks

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Speech at Pieper Hillside Boys & Girls Club promotes effort to rebuild 6th Street.

Data Wonk: About That Recall Effort Against Robin Vos
Data Wonk

About That Recall Effort Against Robin Vos

The campaign by Vos haters is anti-democratic. Here's why.

Milwaukee Wins $36 Million To Rebuild Key Street

Milwaukee Wins $36 Million To Rebuild Key Street

Grant will overhaul 6th Street through heart of city.

Biden Visiting Milwaukee Wednesday, Staying Overnight

Biden Visiting Milwaukee Wednesday, Staying Overnight

Perhaps to tout a federal Reconnecting Communities grant award for Milwaukee.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Third Anniversary of American Rescue Plan
‘Recall Vos’ Organizers Deliver Signatures in Bid to Remove Assembly Speaker

‘Recall Vos’ Organizers Deliver Signatures in Bid to Remove Assembly Speaker

7,000 signatures needed, conservative activists say they have 11,000 to recall Robin Vos.

Pocan Calls on Van Orden to Return Money Raised from SOTU Outburst
Statement on Derrick Van Orden fundraising off of his outburst interrupting President Joe Biden at the State of the Union
Van Orden Yells ‘Lies’ at Biden During State of the Union

Van Orden Yells ‘Lies’ at Biden During State of the Union

It's another outburst by controversial GOP congressman from western Wisconsin.

RNC Elects New Chair and Co-Chair in Houston
Vos Recall Organizers Face Pivotal Deadline

Vos Recall Organizers Face Pivotal Deadline

Conservatives hoping to oust Wisconsin's longest serving Assembly Speaker need nearly 7,000 signatures

Documents Suggest Trump Fake Elector Scheme Originated In Wisconsin

Documents Suggest Trump Fake Elector Scheme Originated In Wisconsin

Emails and text messages between Wisconsin natives Troupis and Chesebro give far more insight into scheme that culminated in deadly Jan. 6 riot

Van Orden Must Apologize For Unbecoming Actions at Last Night’s State of the Union
PPWI Attends and Reacts to 2024 State of the Union
Press Release

PPWI Attends and Reacts to 2024 State of the Union

PPWI President & CEO Tanya Atkinson guest of Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Fitzgerald Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds President Biden’s State of the Union Address
WisGOP Statement on the State of the Union Address
VP Harris Announces Apprenticeship Program During Madison Visit

VP Harris Announces Apprenticeship Program During Madison Visit

Kamala Harris has already been to Wisconsin twice this year.

Wisconsin Lawsuits to Kick Trump Off Ballot Dismissed

Wisconsin Lawsuits to Kick Trump Off Ballot Dismissed

US Supreme Court ruling declared states lack authority to disqualify Trump.

MKE County: Huge Turnout Supports Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution
MKE County

Huge Turnout Supports Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

But committee rejects language accusing Israel of 'genocide' and can't agree on resolution.

Troupis, Chesebro Reach Settlements in Wisconsin False Electors Lawsuit

Troupis, Chesebro Reach Settlements in Wisconsin False Electors Lawsuit

GOP attorneys promise to never do it again. A trove of documents reveal how they did it.

At Waukesha Visit, Jill Biden Calls Trump ‘Dangerous to Women’

At Waukesha Visit, Jill Biden Calls Trump ‘Dangerous to Women’

First Lady discussed abortion rights on her fourth visit to the state since August.

Republicans Appeal Court Order Protecting Top State Election Official

Republicans Appeal Court Order Protecting Top State Election Official

Dane County judge ruled that GOP legislators can't remove Meagan Wolfe from office.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 

Collaborative partnerships between local and Tribal government and industry will bring economic and clean energy benefits to rural Wisconsin communities

Op Ed: Democrats Optimistic About New Voting Maps
Op Ed

Democrats Optimistic About New Voting Maps

'This is a sea change in Wisconsin politics.'

Murphy’s Law: Can Hovde Beat Baldwin?
Murphy’s Law

Can Hovde Beat Baldwin?

Polls suggest Tammy Baldwin is beatable. But Hovde seems to be floundering for a way to do it.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds Trump at 51%, Biden at 49% in head-to-head matchup; each leads primary challenger by more than 50 points
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New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds Trump at 51%, Biden at 49% in head-to-head matchup; each leads primary challenger by more than 50 points

Biden’s favorability more net negative, -20, than Trump’s, -9; two-thirds of respondents critical of Biden administration’s border policies; views of the economy have improved since September

Data Wonk: How Healthy Is The Wisconsin Economy?
Data Wonk

How Healthy Is The Wisconsin Economy?

Poll reveals Republicans higher on Wisconsin than U.S., but what do economic indicators say?

The State of Politics: Frustrated Gallagher Ends Congressional ‘Deployment’
The State of Politics

Frustrated Gallagher Ends Congressional ‘Deployment’

Military veteran Mike Gallagher won't run for reelection after attempting to fix dysfunction.

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Said He Feared Trump Supporters During Fake Elector Scheme

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Said He Feared Trump Supporters During Fake Elector Scheme

Andrew Hitt told CBS's 60 Minutes that he would have been 'scared to death' if he was the reason Trump lost Wisconsin

AFP-WI Statement on First Lady Jill Biden’s Visit to Green Bay
Wisconsin Democrats on Donald Trump’s National Abortion Ban
Congresswoman Gwen Moore Votes Against Sham Impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
Senate Republicans pass resolution meant to undermine the governor’s ability to respond to emergencies, distribute funding
Who Will Run For Gallagher’s Congressional Seat?

Who Will Run For Gallagher’s Congressional Seat?

Big name Republicans -- and some Democrats -- may run for position.

Green Party Candidate Will Be On Wisconsin’s Presidential Ballot

Green Party Candidate Will Be On Wisconsin’s Presidential Ballot

Democrats fear a loss of votes that could defeat President Joe Biden.

New Call For Bob Spindell To Resign Elections Post

New Call For Bob Spindell To Resign Elections Post

Spindell, a fake elector participant, says he has done more for Black community than any white Republican.

Names of Presidential Preference Primary Candidates Finalized
Murphy’s Law: Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin
Murphy’s Law

Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin

Democrat’s ability to court rural vote wins grudging respect — and fear.

Trump, Biden Tied in Wisconsin

Trump, Biden Tied in Wisconsin

Marquette poll finds neck-and-neck race nine months before election.

Back in the News: Mike Gallagher’s Profile In Courage
Back in the News

Mike Gallagher’s Profile In Courage

Republican Wisconsin congressman's vote against impeachment causes furor.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Votes “No” on Impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas
Milwaukee Officials, Climate Advocates Praise Clean Energy Projects

Milwaukee Officials, Climate Advocates Praise Clean Energy Projects

Biden's $2.55 billion Clean Energy Plan funding projects in Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Celebrate $8 Million Federal Grant to Help Support Trucking Industry
Wisconsin Supreme Court Allows Biden Challenger To Appear on Ballot

Wisconsin Supreme Court Allows Biden Challenger To Appear on Ballot

Congressman Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democrat, will appear against Biden in April primary.

DOJ Lawyers Say Dean Phillips Waited Too Long To Appear on Presidential Ballot

DOJ Lawyers Say Dean Phillips Waited Too Long To Appear on Presidential Ballot

Phillips wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule that the Democratic Party abused its power by keeping him off the ballot.

Judge Rules Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Witness Address Must Be Counted

Judge Rules Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Witness Address Must Be Counted

Attorney for Republican-controlled Legislature to appeal Dane County Court ruling.

Treasury Secretary Sells Bidenomics in Milwaukee

Treasury Secretary Sells Bidenomics in Milwaukee

Janet Yellen highlights grant for local agency, touts Biden's impact on jobs, economy.

State Hits Record ACA Health Insurance Enrollment

State Hits Record ACA Health Insurance Enrollment

226,000 enrollments, up from 221,128 last year. Nationally a record 21.3 million enrolled.

President Joe Biden Touts Infrastructure Investments in Wisconsin

President Joe Biden Touts Infrastructure Investments in Wisconsin

President joined by governors, senators from Wisconsin and Minnesota in visit to Superior.

AFP-WI on Biden’s Visit to the Badger State
Press Release

AFP-WI on Biden’s Visit to the Badger State

Sending surrogate after surrogate to hone in on his lies doesn't change a thing, Wisconsinites are still worse off under 'Bidenomics'

Van Orden Criticizes Biden for Failed Energy Policies Ahead of WI Trip
Press Release

Van Orden Criticizes Biden for Failed Energy Policies Ahead of WI Trip

As Joe Biden heads to Wisconsin to tout his Bidenomics agenda, Congressman Derrick Van Orden released the following statement criticizing the Democrat

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $1.32 Billion in Funding to Minnesota and Wisconsin for Transformational Infrastructure Projects
Press Release

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $1.32 Billion in Funding to Minnesota and Wisconsin for Transformational Infrastructure Projects

The investments from the Mega and INFRA competitive grant programs are made possible by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda and Bidenomics

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome President Biden to Superior
Kamala Harris Comes To Waukesha

Kamala Harris Comes To Waukesha

The first stop on vice-president's 'Fight for Reproductive Freedoms' tour is a speech in Waukesha County.

MKE County: Supervisors Push Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution
MKE County

Supervisors Push Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

Led by Sup. Ryan Clancy, four supervisors want board to take vote on foreign policy.

WEC Leader Urges 2024 Candidates ‘Tell the Truth’ About Elections

WEC Leader Urges 2024 Candidates ‘Tell the Truth’ About Elections

Meagan Wolfe says false claims make it hard for Elections Commission to do its job.

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome Vice President Harris to Wisconsin on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Press Release

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome Vice President Harris to Wisconsin on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris to Wisconsin on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Senator Baldwin Pushes Biden Administration to Support Wisconsin Communities Receiving Migrants
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Pushes Biden Administration to Support Wisconsin Communities Receiving Migrants

“Wisconsin communities need appropriate resources to provide services to help all Wisconsinites stay safe and thrive”

Effort To Impeach State Elections Chief Stifled By Assembly

Effort To Impeach State Elections Chief Stifled By Assembly

Trump ally, Rep. Janet Brandtjen shouted repeatedly for recognition, ruled out of order.

Local Leaders Oppose Federal Grant for Pelican River Forest Conservation

Local Leaders Oppose Federal Grant for Pelican River Forest Conservation

Northern Wisconsin counties push to revoke grant for largest such project in state history.

The Herb Kohl Way

The Herb Kohl Way

"Living a life full of good deeds and service.' Hundreds gathered to honor US Senator and Bucks owner.

Gov. Evers Submits Fair Maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Litigation
Press Release

Gov. Evers Submits Fair Maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Litigation

Governor’s proposed maps are responsive to the will of the people, avoid partisan bias, increase competitive legislative seats

Wisconsin Lawmakers Call for Gaza-Israel Ceasefire

Wisconsin Lawmakers Call for Gaza-Israel Ceasefire

Nationwide, about 180 state and local officials have signed on to a letter to the Biden administration organized by Jewish Voice for Peace

Conservative Activists Target Assembly Speaker Vos With Recall

Conservative Activists Target Assembly Speaker Vos With Recall

Racine County representative faces recall for not backing Trump's theories, impeaching Wolfe.

The State of Politics: 2024 Political Calendar Is Jam Packed
The State of Politics

2024 Political Calendar Is Jam Packed

Lots of deadlines and dates culminating in presidential election where Wisconsin's vote could be crucial.

3 Years After Jan. 6 Insurrection Where Do Wisconsin Cases Stand?

3 Years After Jan. 6 Insurrection Where Do Wisconsin Cases Stand?

Nearly a dozen state residents were charged in connection with attack on US Capitol.

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Kirk Bangstad's lawsuit comes after Election Commission denied his challenge.

Evers Willing To Compromise With Republicans On Marijuana

Evers Willing To Compromise With Republicans On Marijuana

But governor says that compromise depends on outcome of legislative maps process.

Judge Says Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Addresses Can Be Counted

Judge Says Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Addresses Can Be Counted

Supreme Court appeal expected, ruling centers on incomplete witness addresses.

WEC Completes Initial Review of Spring 2024 Candidate Materials
Data Wonk: Would Ranked Choice Voting Enhance Democracy?
Data Wonk

Would Ranked Choice Voting Enhance Democracy?

Bill before state Legislature has more support from Democrats, but could help both parties.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023

A year filled with surprises and big stories, led by the election of Janet Protasiewicz to Supreme Court.

Biden Touts ‘Small Business Boom’ In Visit to Milwaukee

Biden Touts ‘Small Business Boom’ In Visit to Milwaukee

President hails record rise in Black-owned businesses in speech at WI Black Chamber of Commerce.

30th Street Corridor Could Win $50 Million Grant

30th Street Corridor Could Win $50 Million Grant

Milwaukee plan for old industrial corridor and nearby residents a finalist for federal grant.

President Biden Celebrates Economic, Clean Water Wins with Wisconsinites
WisGOP Statement on POTUS Visit to Wisconsin
Op Ed: Peace Activists Target Tammy Baldwin, Praise Mark Pocan
Op Ed

Peace Activists Target Tammy Baldwin, Praise Mark Pocan

But how far apart are senator and congressman on Israel, Hamas and Gaza?

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Says Fake Electors Were ‘Tricked’

Former Wisconsin GOP Chair Says Fake Electors Were ‘Tricked’

Andrew Hitt, one of 10 fake electors, blames it all on Trump's lawyers.

City of Milwaukee Earns $4 Million Grant to Advance Traffic Safety Initiatives
President Biden Coming To Milwaukee Next Week

President Biden Coming To Milwaukee Next Week

Biden will tout small businesses in upcoming visit.

Pocan Votes Against Nearly $1 Trillion NDAA
Fitzgerald Votes to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry into President Joe Biden
Back In The News: Ron Johnson Looks Foolish on CNN
Back In The News

Ron Johnson Looks Foolish on CNN

Claims Democrats have used fake electors, but could provide no examples.

Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence Continues Efforts to Identify Priorities for Training, Education, and Employment Solutions
WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

Spindell admitted serving as fake elector and also celebrated voter suppression.

Chesebro Cooperating With Wisconsin Election Probe?

Chesebro Cooperating With Wisconsin Election Probe?

Report says 'architect' of fake electors scheme will cooperate with state investigators.

Wisconsin Fake Electors Admit Biden Won, Settle Lawsuit

Wisconsin Fake Electors Admit Biden Won, Settle Lawsuit

But no criminal charges. Republicans posed as electors in effort to back Donald Trump's attempt to overturn election result.

Republicans Seek To Abolish Wisconsin Elections Commission

Republicans Seek To Abolish Wisconsin Elections Commission

Power would be transferred to Secretary of State, Legislature's election committees.

Ron Johnson Opposes Efforts to Lower Drug Costs
WisGOP Secures Election Integrity with Poll Worker Signups
Senator Baldwin Backs Wisconsin’s Application for Federal Funding to Replace the Blatnik Bridge
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Backs Wisconsin’s Application for Federal Funding to Replace the Blatnik Bridge

Baldwin: “The bridge is a crucial link between Minnesota and Wisconsin, supporting our supply chain, commuters, and visitors”

Gov. Evers, Gov. Walz Seek Second Federal Grant to Replace Critical Superior-Duluth Bridge
Congresswoman Gwen Moore Praises Biden Administration Effort to Remove Lead Pipes in 10 Years
Press Release

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Praises Biden Administration Effort to Remove Lead Pipes in 10 Years

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed an updated lead and copper rule that will support the removal of America’s lead pipes in ten years. The rule would also impose stricter standards on utilities, lower the level at which water utilities must take certain actions to address lead in water, require utilities to develop and maintain accurate inventories of where lead pipes are located, and require more robust water testing efforts and communication with consumers connected to a lead service line.

Baldwin Pushes to Crack Down on Big Oil Mergers and Prevent Price Hikes at Pump for Wisconsinites
Tammy Baldwin Could Still Face 2024 Challenger, Party Leaders Say

Tammy Baldwin Could Still Face 2024 Challenger, Party Leaders Say

They point to Ron Johnson's surprise run in 2010. GOP hopes for well-funded challenger.

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Biden trailing three GOP opponents, Trump dominating GOP primary
Press Release

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Biden trailing three GOP opponents, Trump dominating GOP primary

Haley leads Biden by 10 points, Trump and DeSantis lead by single digits

Data Wonk: Meagan Wolfe Impeachment Effort Shows Power of MAGA Republicans
Data Wonk

Meagan Wolfe Impeachment Effort Shows Power of MAGA Republicans

A 2022 primary challenge and an unprecedented impeachment challenge are signs of far-right control of GOP.

Poll Shows Biden-Trump Toss Up In Wisconsin, But Others Outperform Trump

Poll Shows Biden-Trump Toss Up In Wisconsin, But Others Outperform Trump

Latest Marquette University Law School poll shows preference for Haley, DeSantis versus Biden.

Milwaukee’s Three Streetcar Extensions Need Mayoral Direction

Milwaukee’s Three Streetcar Extensions Need Mayoral Direction

Extensions to Fiserv Forum, East Side, Walker's Point and Bronzeville need local funding source.

Less Than A Year Now Until Several High Stakes Elections

Less Than A Year Now Until Several High Stakes Elections

Campaigns are ramping up in anticipation of November 2024 election.

Baldwin, Colleagues Statement Regarding Humanitarian Aid to Civilians in Gaza
After Campaign Shames Him, Vos Advances Impeachment of Elections Administrator

After Campaign Shames Him, Vos Advances Impeachment of Elections Administrator

Speaker advances legislation to impeach Meagan Wolfe.

Lawsuit Underway On Absentee Ballot Rules

Lawsuit Underway On Absentee Ballot Rules

Judge hears oral argument on case that seeks to improve absentee ballot access.

Court Injunction Prevents Ouster of Election Administrator, At Least For Now

Court Injunction Prevents Ouster of Election Administrator, At Least For Now

Dane County grants temporary protection for Meagan Wolfe's job while case plays out.

Baldwin Leads Call to Expand Access, Lower Cost of Over-the-Counter Birth Control
Press Release

Baldwin Leads Call to Expand Access, Lower Cost of Over-the-Counter Birth Control

More than two-thirds of voters across parties support birth control pills being sold over-the-counter

The State of Politics: How Wisconsin’s GOP House Members Explained Speaker Fight
The State of Politics

How Wisconsin’s GOP House Members Explained Speaker Fight

Despite their names sometimes percolating, one member even missed the vote while on a trip to Israel.

Fitzgerald Statement on Energy and Water Appropriations
Baldwin Statement on Emergency Funding to Address Child Care Crisis, Curb Opioid and Fentanyl Epidemic
GOP Proposal Adds Voter ID Law to State Constitution

GOP Proposal Adds Voter ID Law to State Constitution

Amendments would prevent state Supreme Court from overturning the 2011 law.

Federal Government Designates Wisconsin as Regional Tech Hub

Federal Government Designates Wisconsin as Regional Tech Hub

Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub can compete for up to $75 million in federal funding.

Summit brings leaders ‘Together’ to build an economy for all
Press Release

Summit brings leaders ‘Together’ to build an economy for all

WEDC event celebrates innovative workforce solutions

Baldwin Pushes for Increased Border Security to Stop Flow of Fentanyl into U.S.
Press Release

Baldwin Pushes for Increased Border Security to Stop Flow of Fentanyl into U.S.

In letter to President Biden, Senators push for increased funding to secure ports of entry along southwest border

Cleanup Of Polluted Great Lakes Sites Reverses Housing Price Declines

Cleanup Of Polluted Great Lakes Sites Reverses Housing Price Declines

Federal recognition of polluted sites depressed values, now federal funds are reversing effect, cleaning water.

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Urging President Biden to Continue Working to Rescue American Hostages
GOP Legislators Admit They Can’t Fire Top Elections Official

GOP Legislators Admit They Can’t Fire Top Elections Official

In court filing Republican leaders say vote to fire Meagan Wolfe was 'symbolic.'

Baldwin Calls for Replenishment of Iron Dome and U.S. to Stand Ready to Provide Additional Munitions to Israel
Conservation voters launch innovative canvass campaign
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Largest Ever Clean-up under EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to Address Milwaukee Area of Concern
Press Release

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Largest Ever Clean-up under EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to Address Milwaukee Area of Concern

Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, new funding agreement between EPA and partners will invest an estimated $450 million to cleanup of nearly two million cubic yards of contaminated sediments

Data Wonk: How Gerrymanders Hurt Both Parties
Data Wonk

How Gerrymanders Hurt Both Parties

Making political parties in state and nation more extreme, unrepresentative.

Sierra Club Finds We Energies Behind On Clean Energy

Sierra Club Finds We Energies Behind On Clean Energy

Report gives We Energies a 'D'; other utilities in state ranked higher.

Vos Won’t Attempt To Impeach Elections Administrator Until Lawsuit Finished

Vos Won’t Attempt To Impeach Elections Administrator Until Lawsuit Finished

Senate President Chris Kapenga has asked the Assembly to start process.

New Marquette Law School national survey finds hypothetical Biden-Trump rematch remains close with candidates splitting registered, likely voter samples
Press Release

New Marquette Law School national survey finds hypothetical Biden-Trump rematch remains close with candidates splitting registered, likely voter samples

Biden holds slight edge among likely voters against both Trump, DeSantis, but faces deficit among registered voters against each

Groups Petition U.S. Forest Service To Stop North Woods Logging Project

Groups Petition U.S. Forest Service To Stop North Woods Logging Project

Older trees in Chequamegon-Nicolet forest fight climate change, petition says.

Mayor, County Exec Join Strikers Outside Bay View Auto Plant

Mayor, County Exec Join Strikers Outside Bay View Auto Plant

UAW workers on strike at Stellantis distribution hub.

Five Republicans Move To Impeach Elections Administrator

Five Republicans Move To Impeach Elections Administrator

Meagan Wolfe says legislators willfully distorting the truth.

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

Owner Cynthia Brown has connections to state Sen. Lena Taylor.

Fitzgerald, Stefanik Intro Bill to Bolster Reporting on Chinese Espionage
Fitzgerald Statement on Impeachment Inquiry into President Joe Biden
Back In News: County Voters Oppose Brewers Bailout
Back In News

County Voters Oppose Brewers Bailout

Poll finds residents oppose subsidy by 2-1 margin, could make a deal even tougher to sell.

Milwaukee Renters Face Lead Poisoning Risks

Milwaukee Renters Face Lead Poisoning Risks

City struggles to hold landlords accountable. ‘We have to do something,’ top official says.

Rep. Gallagher Climbs Green Bay Cell Tower

Rep. Gallagher Climbs Green Bay Cell Tower

Climb comes after Gallagher, a Republican, voted against bill to bring $1 billion in broadband investment to state.

Because Of Income Levels, 12,200 In Wisconsin Will Have Student Loans Forgiven

Because Of Income Levels, 12,200 In Wisconsin Will Have Student Loans Forgiven

Income-based repayment plans adjusted by Department of Education following court rejecting Biden's larger proposal.

National Issues Take Center Stage During GOP Debate in Milwaukee

National Issues Take Center Stage During GOP Debate in Milwaukee

Despite debate being in swing state, little touched on Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Democrats on GOP Primary Debate
No Trump, But Republican Debate Fills Hotels, Creates Buzz

No Trump, But Republican Debate Fills Hotels, Creates Buzz

And draws protesters. Wednesday's event is first debate of 2024 GOP presidential race.

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Biden to Replace the Blatnik Bridge in Superior
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Biden to Replace the Blatnik Bridge in Superior

Baldwin supports Governors Evers and Walz’s application for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to rebuild critical bridge between Superior and Duluth

New Arts Organization Opening On Mitchell Street

New Arts Organization Opening On Mitchell Street

With a makerspace, artist-in-residence program, cafe, goal is a hub for creative community.

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

Biden touts green jobs, low unemployment, rebuilding middle class in factory floor speech.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Life of Trump Attorney Kenneth Chesebro
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Life of Trump Attorney Kenneth Chesebro

Wisconsin native charged as co-conspirator for role in devising fake elector scheme.

President Biden To Visit Milwaukee on Tuesday

President Biden To Visit Milwaukee on Tuesday

President will tout "Bidenomics" in advance of GOP debate.

Data Wonk: North Shore Special Elections Show Impact of Gerrymandering
Data Wonk

North Shore Special Elections Show Impact of Gerrymandering

Packing-and-cracking allowed Republicans to keep control of seats that were trending Democratic.

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Attorney General Kaul won't say whether there's an ongoing investigation.

VP Kamala Harris Visits Wisconsin To Tout Nokia Bringing 200 Jobs To State

VP Kamala Harris Visits Wisconsin To Tout Nokia Bringing 200 Jobs To State

New jobs are a result of "Bidenomics" says VP at event with Secretary of Commerce, Sen. Baldwin.

Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump’s January 6 Indictment

Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump’s January 6 Indictment

But Sen. Ron Johnson, who appears in charging document, says it is another example of "dual system of justice under Biden."

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Trump holding steady among Republicans, DeSantis remaining clear second choice in party, and a tie in Biden/Trump head-to-head
Press Release

New Marquette Law School national survey finds Trump holding steady among Republicans, DeSantis remaining clear second choice in party, and a tie in Biden/Trump head-to-head

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

GOP Launches Early Voting Campaign

GOP Launches Early Voting Campaign

After years of claiming early and absentee voting leads to fraud, Republicans change course.

Concerns About Forced Labor in China Delaying Wisconsin Solar Projects

Concerns About Forced Labor in China Delaying Wisconsin Solar Projects

Customs reviews needed for foreign-made panels that sit in Chicago-area warehouse.

State’s Top Elections Official Interviewed By Jan. 6 Investigators

State’s Top Elections Official Interviewed By Jan. 6 Investigators

US Department of Justice has subpoenaed Meagan Wolfe and Milwaukee's election official.

Biden Plan Gives 12,000 in Wisconsin $566 Million in Debt Relief

Biden Plan Gives 12,000 in Wisconsin $566 Million in Debt Relief

Department of Education offers $39 billion in debt relief through revised repayment plan.

Gov. Evers Announces Release of 2023 Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access Annual Report
Marquette Poll Finds Support For Governor, GOP-Led Shared Revenue Deal

Marquette Poll Finds Support For Governor, GOP-Led Shared Revenue Deal

Majority polled also support abortion rights.

Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Gov. Evers approval up, GOP presidential primary razor thin between Trump and DeSantis, and Biden with bigger lead over Trump than over DeSantis
Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

3-3 vote means Meagan Wolfe will continue as director. Issue could go to courts.

State Awarded $1.1 Billion Federal Broadband Funds

State Awarded $1.1 Billion Federal Broadband Funds

More funding from Biden's Infrastructure Act. 'High speed internet is not a luxury.'

‘They Die So Quickly’ From Fentanyl

‘They Die So Quickly’ From Fentanyl

50 times more potent than heroin, causing more than 1,000 overdose deaths per year in Wisconsin.

Op Ed: Milwaukee’s Climate Plan Could Be Game Changer
Op Ed

Milwaukee’s Climate Plan Could Be Game Changer

Equity component of plan would create jobs for those that need them most.

Senator Baldwin Leads Urgently Needed Bill to Protect LGBTQ+ Community from Discrimination
The State of Politics: Will GOP Dump State Elections Leader?
The State of Politics

Will GOP Dump State Elections Leader?

Fate of Meagan Wolfe a high stakes decision for state voters, Republican image.

Republicans Discuss Unity, Abortion at State Convention

Republicans Discuss Unity, Abortion at State Convention

"This is not your pop's Republican Party. We've got tattoos, piercings."

Despite Legal Gay Marriage, Wisconsin Laws Still Centered On Husband and Wife

Despite Legal Gay Marriage, Wisconsin Laws Still Centered On Husband and Wife

From birth certificates to court documents, same-sex parents have concerns.

Data Wonk: Which Party Is Better for U.S. and Wisconsin Economies?
Data Wonk

Which Party Is Better for U.S. and Wisconsin Economies?

75 years of data shows greater jobs and economic growth under Democratic presidents.

The State of Politics: Democrats Rehire Wikler for 2024 Races
The State of Politics

Democrats Rehire Wikler for 2024 Races

State party chair Ben Wikler has led Democrats to victories and has a growing national profile.

State Democratic Convention Hails Victories

State Democratic Convention Hails Victories

Speakers call for fair maps by 2024 and Biden and Baldwin victories.

MKE County: $80 Million Emergency Rent Assistance Goes To 22,600 Households
MKE County

$80 Million Emergency Rent Assistance Goes To 22,600 Households

County disburses federal funds, in the biggest eviction prevention program it's ever run.

Data Wonk: Grothman Vs. Biden On Federal Judges
Data Wonk

Grothman Vs. Biden On Federal Judges

Did president not appoint enough 'white guys'? Let's look at the numbers.

GOP Strips Gov. Evers $750 Million Broadband Plan From Budget

GOP Strips Gov. Evers $750 Million Broadband Plan From Budget

Green Bay gets $2 million for 2025 NFL Draft.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Votes Against Republican Debt Ceiling Demands
Trial For Wisconsin’s Fake Electors Scheduled For Fall 2024

Trial For Wisconsin’s Fake Electors Scheduled For Fall 2024

Jury trial would start two months before 2024 presidential election.

The State of Politics: How Will AI Affect Next Election?
The State of Politics

How Will AI Affect Next Election?

Artificial Intelligence could have a huge impact, ramping up disinformation in swing states like Wisconsin.

EPA Proposal On Carbon Pollution Could Affect State’s Utilities

EPA Proposal On Carbon Pollution Could Affect State’s Utilities

We Energies facility in Oak Creek would need to cut emissions by 90%.

The State of Politics: Republicans Stall Elections Reforms
The State of Politics

Republicans Stall Elections Reforms

Reforms backed by bipartisan Elections Commission, including elections inspector general, stripped from budget bill.

Murphy’s Law: Is Baldwin Vulnerable? Or Unbeatable?
Murphy’s Law

Is Baldwin Vulnerable? Or Unbeatable?

The pundits disagree. And who is the likely Republican opponent?

May Day Activists Call For Immigration Reform

May Day Activists Call For Immigration Reform

Activists call for restoring driver’s licenses, in-state tuition for immigrants.

Milwaukee Could Benefit From DNC in Chicago

Milwaukee Could Benefit From DNC in Chicago

Visit Milwaukee hopes for side tourism to this city by Democratic convention goers.

Tammy Baldwin Will Run for Reelection

Tammy Baldwin Will Run for Reelection

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator makes it official, she will seek third term.

After 85 Years Cardinal Stritch Will Close

After 85 Years Cardinal Stritch Will Close

University closing in May. President Dan Scholz calls closure 'devastating' but unavoidable.

State Needs More Skilled Workers for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

State Needs More Skilled Workers for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

WEDC report says state could become a global hub for electric vehicles, but it needs more workers.

The Life and Times of Dan Kelly

The Life and Times of Dan Kelly

Supreme Court candidate says he is 'boring,' not political. His life and record tell a different story.

Data Wonk: Is Democracy at Stake in Supreme Court Race?
Data Wonk

Is Democracy at Stake in Supreme Court Race?

A conservative majority seems set on restricting voting rights.

Fitzgerald, House Republicans Pass H.R. 1, Lower Energy Costs Act
New Marquette Law School national survey finds a very close race for president in 2024; Trump and DeSantis top GOP primary field; Biden job approval rating declines to 39%
Election Deniers Cause More Turmoil in Green Bay

Election Deniers Cause More Turmoil in Green Bay

Suit by Wisconsin Senate and Sen. Jacque challenges City Hall audio recording system.

The State of Politics: Will Mike Gallagher Challenge Baldwin?
The State of Politics

Will Mike Gallagher Challenge Baldwin?

U.S. Senator Baldwin seeks reelection in 2024. Republican Rep. Gallagher's star turn in Washington helps build his profile.

Fitzgerald Statement on President Biden’s Budget
Some Small Business Owners Back Paid Leave Proposal

Some Small Business Owners Back Paid Leave Proposal

Evers' proposal creates 12 weeks paid parental leave. A boon to hiring?

Trump Recount Attorney Reappointed To Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Committee

Trump Recount Attorney Reappointed To Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Committee

Jim Troupis advised Trump on fake electors' shame.

Bill For Gableman’s Election Investigation Now Nearly $2.5 Million

Bill For Gableman’s Election Investigation Now Nearly $2.5 Million

Court judgment against Assembly Speaker Robin Vos adds $135,000 to cost.

New Port Director Shatters Glass Ceiling, Breaks Color Barrier

New Port Director Shatters Glass Ceiling, Breaks Color Barrier

Jackie Q. Carter is new director of Port Milwaukee.

Senator Agard Visits White House for Communities in Action: Building a Better Wisconsin Series
Evers Proposes Elections Law Changes

Evers Proposes Elections Law Changes

Including automatic voter registration, counting of absentee ballots before Election Day, and new Office of Election Transparency.

The State of Politics: Why State Voting Audit Was Remarkable
The State of Politics

Why State Voting Audit Was Remarkable

Largest hand recount in state history finds not one voting machine error, wins bipartisan praise.

Sen. Johnson Wants Annual Votes on Social Security, Medicare

Sen. Johnson Wants Annual Votes on Social Security, Medicare

After being called out by President Biden, Johnson called Social Security a "ponzi scheme."

Biden Takes Victory Lap in Wisconsin

Biden Takes Victory Lap in Wisconsin

His speech in Madison suburb stands up for Social Security, unions and family supporting jobs.

State Rep. Shelia Stubbs Optimistic Following the State of the Union
Press Release

State Rep. Shelia Stubbs Optimistic Following the State of the Union

State of the Union Response, State Representative Shelia Stubbs

Senator Baldwin Key Priorities and Legislation Highlighted in State of the Union Address
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Key Priorities and Legislation Highlighted in State of the Union Address

President Biden Highlighted Baldwin-led Initiatives to Grow Made in America Economy, Lower Costs for Working Families, and Cut Prescription Drug Costs

State’s ACA Insurance Exchange Enrollment Up This Year

State’s ACA Insurance Exchange Enrollment Up This Year

Nationally new record set, with 12% increase, up to 16.3 million people enrolled.

Murphy’s Law: New State GOP Chair Involved with Fake Electors
Murphy’s Law

New State GOP Chair Involved with Fake Electors

Brian Schimming went on talk radio to defend ‘peaceful protests’ at January 6 Capitol riot.

Rep. Robyn Vining on the Death of Tyre Nichols
City Hall: Mayor Speaks At White House Lead Summit, City Joins New Partnership
City Hall

Mayor Speaks At White House Lead Summit, City Joins New Partnership

Wisconsin is part of new program aiming to increase pace of lead pipe replacement.

Fitzgerald, House Republicans Protect American Energy Security
New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds split opinion on whether Republicans in Congress can unite behind new Speaker McCarthy; Trump and DeSantis improving in hypothetical 2024 matchups against Biden; and DeSantis preferred by Republicans as a candidate over Trump
Federal CHIPS Act Could Reduce State Manufacturers’ Shortage

Federal CHIPS Act Could Reduce State Manufacturers’ Shortage

'Every single product we ship will have at least one semiconductor.'

More Than 1,000 at State Capitol Abortion Rally

More Than 1,000 at State Capitol Abortion Rally

March on 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade draws attention to state Supreme Court race.

Racine Is The Center of State’s Election Conspiracy Universe

Racine Is The Center of State’s Election Conspiracy Universe

The unproven claims and legal challenges continue. How did Racine become ground zero?

City Hall: Jackie Q. Carter Named New Port Director
City Hall

Jackie Q. Carter Named New Port Director

Carter would set many firsts if confirmed by council.

Green Bay, Fox Valley Want Passenger Rail

Green Bay, Fox Valley Want Passenger Rail

Municipal leaders ask federal authorities to consider rail line from Milwaukee to Green Bay.

Op Ed: Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors
Op Ed

Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors

Illegal efforts to overturn 2020 election should be prosecuted by Attorney General.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on the Biden Administration’s New Immigration Measures
Press Release

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on the Biden Administration’s New Immigration Measures

In response to the Biden administration’s new immigration measures, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement:

MKE County: Federal Spending Bill Includes $10.8 Million For Milwaukee County
MKE County

Federal Spending Bill Includes $10.8 Million For Milwaukee County

Crowley says Baldwin and Moore fought 'tooth and nail' to secure funding.

Senator Baldwin Votes for Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act to Safeguard Presidential Elections
Murphy’s Law: State Is Far Behind on Electric Vehicles
Murphy’s Law

State Is Far Behind on Electric Vehicles

And charging stations. Will federal funding provide enough of a boost?

2022 Roundup: Gov. Evers Completes 2022 72-County Tour of Wisconsin
Wisconsin GOP Chair Expressed Concern About Fake Electors Plan, Then Joined In

Wisconsin GOP Chair Expressed Concern About Fake Electors Plan, Then Joined In

Andrew Hitt said Trump's advisors were "up to no good" in text, January 6 Committee report reveals.

Feds Buying $350 Million Great Lakes Icebreaker

Feds Buying $350 Million Great Lakes Icebreaker

Part of $858 billion defense bill. Endorsed by Sen. Baldwin and Rep. Gallagher as way to improve Wisconsin shipping.

Data Wonk: All About Wisconsin’s ‘Zuckerbucks’
Data Wonk

All About Wisconsin’s ‘Zuckerbucks’

If anything the funding helped Trump, election data suggests. So why are Republicans angry?

Murphy’s Law: Inside the State’s Conservative Bubble
Murphy’s Law

Inside the State’s Conservative Bubble

The not-very-surprising views of Mike Nichols and the Badger Institute.

Gwen Moore Talks About Wealth Inequity

Gwen Moore Talks About Wealth Inequity

House committee she serves on produces 30-minute documentary, 'Grit & Grace,' exploring the problem.

Wisconsin Advocates Urge Congress to Pass Maternal Health Care

Wisconsin Advocates Urge Congress to Pass Maternal Health Care

Pushing for three maternal health care provisions in year-end omnibus bill.

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Democracy protection group, Just Security, says 10 Republicans committed felonies.

Supervisor Taylor Honored with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
Baldwin Calls on Biden To Require Rail Sick Days

Baldwin Calls on Biden To Require Rail Sick Days

Joins 14 senators, Rep. Mark Pocan, 51 other House members asking for executive order.

Senator Baldwin Statement on President Biden Signing the Respect for Marriage Act Into Law
Protasiewicz Says She’ll Bring Fairness to State Supreme Court

Protasiewicz Says She’ll Bring Fairness to State Supreme Court

Milwaukee judge running for high court seat says current majority 'unfair to the citizens.'

The State of Politics: Iowa Loses ‘First in Nation’ Bragging Rights
The State of Politics

Iowa Loses ‘First in Nation’ Bragging Rights

Democrats ending our neighboring state's key role in helping pick presidents.

Marquette University receives two grants to expand Education Preparedness Program supporting those impacted by incarceration to succeed in higher education
MKE County: County Clerk Subpoenaed in Federal Criminal Probe of Trump
MKE County

County Clerk Subpoenaed in Federal Criminal Probe of Trump

DOJ seeks communications from Trump campaign seeking to overturn 2020 election.

Op Ed: The War Over Democracy Isn’t Over
Op Ed

The War Over Democracy Isn’t Over

Both nationally and in Wisconsin there will be more attempts to undermine elections.

LGBTQ+ Advocates Say Sen. Baldwin’s Marriage Act Is A Relief

LGBTQ+ Advocates Say Sen. Baldwin’s Marriage Act Is A Relief

But concern still expressed over narrow support, religious exemptions.

Op Ed: New Programs Help Pay for Energy Efficiency
Op Ed

New Programs Help Pay for Energy Efficiency

And energy assistance. How to get funding from state and federal programs.

Data Wonk: Trump, Evers and Urban ‘Cesspools’
Data Wonk

Trump, Evers and Urban ‘Cesspools’

Trump's hatred of cities might help explain how metro area residents voted in November.

The State of Politics: State Democratic Chair Hail’s Party’s ‘Triumph’
The State of Politics

State Democratic Chair Hail’s Party’s ‘Triumph’

But election results -- and party's future -- more clouded than that.

Sen. Baldwin Says Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Be Passed After Thanksgiving

Sen. Baldwin Says Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Be Passed After Thanksgiving

Senate passed bill Wednesday, House action still needed.

City Hall: Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement
City Hall

Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement

Due to shortage of parts, city may complete only 900 of 1,100 planned 2022 replacements.

Murphy’s Law: Billionaire Seeks to Mend Partisan Divide
Murphy’s Law

Billionaire Seeks to Mend Partisan Divide

Democrat David Einhorn, son of right-wing, north-shore Republicans, funds effort to heal America.

Milwaukee Port Director To Lead St. Lawrence Seaway

Milwaukee Port Director To Lead St. Lawrence Seaway

Tindall-Schlicht to oversee U.S. portion of seaway linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean.

Ron Johnson Appears To Defeat Mandela Barnes

Ron Johnson Appears To Defeat Mandela Barnes

Narrow race appears to have given Republican a third term.

Trump Effort Seeks to Oust Robin Vos

Trump Effort Seeks to Oust Robin Vos

In robocall for write-in candidate Adam Steen in Assembly race, Trump calls Vos a 'horrendous RINO.'

No Major Issues on Election Day, State Officials Say

No Major Issues on Election Day, State Officials Say

Election going smoothly, despite 'exceptional number' of observers at Milwaukee polls.

Murphy’s Law: Michels, Johnson Are Threats to Democracy
Murphy’s Law

Michels, Johnson Are Threats to Democracy

Both have engaged in or plan actions to overthrow democratic elections.

Bernie Sanders Barnstorms Wisconsin

Bernie Sanders Barnstorms Wisconsin

Democrat Socialist campaigns for state Dems in four college towns: Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison and Oshkosh.

Senator Baldwin Applauds Rural Partners Network Expansion to Support Economic Development in Wisconsin
Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds both Senate and governor’s races are tossups
Press Release

Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds both Senate and governor’s races are tossups

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

Barnes Calls Johnson a ‘Danger To This State’

Barnes Calls Johnson a ‘Danger To This State’

Democratic challenger for U.S. Senate blasts Johnson, Trump in speech to Rotary Club.

Toney Highlights Crime in Attorney General Race

Toney Highlights Crime in Attorney General Race

Republican challenger pushes to handle local Milwaukee crimes, chases election fraud.

Murphy’s Law: Has Michels Abandoned Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Has Michels Abandoned Trump?

Or has Trump abandoned Michels in governor's race? The silence is deafening.

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

In Milwaukee former president warns future of democracy hinges on 2022 election.

The Growing Power of Latino Voters

The Growing Power of Latino Voters

Their turnout is increasing, particularly in Wisconsin, experts say.

Republican Candidate Says “Leftists” Cannot Be Christians

Republican Candidate Says “Leftists” Cannot Be Christians

Derrick Van Orden running for open congressional seat against Democratic State Sen. Brad Pfaff.

Will Threats to Social Security Drive Voter Turnout?

Will Threats to Social Security Drive Voter Turnout?

Ron Johnson, others in GOP seek to change system.

Murphy’s Law: Age of Voters Will Decide Election
Murphy’s Law

Age of Voters Will Decide Election

Key fact: a vast difference in political views between those under and over age 40.

Early In-Person Voting Begins In State

Early In-Person Voting Begins In State

Even as election lawsuits continue, nearly 260,000 voters across Wisconsin have submitted absentee ballots.

Secretary Of State Race Could Be Critical

Secretary Of State Race Could Be Critical

Overlooked office could help Loudenback, Republicans control elections, La Follette warns.

They Love Ron Johnson

They Love Ron Johnson

At a rally for U.S. Senator, supporters extoll Johnson as an "honest man" and a fighter.

Uline Profits Fund Election Denial

Uline Profits Fund Election Denial

Inspired by John Bircher father, Richard Uihlein and his wife Elizabeth are biggest funders of Republicans in the nation.

What Do Milwaukee Voters Want?

What Do Milwaukee Voters Want?

Voces de la Frontera does voter education. BLOC goes door to door, finds people want 'housing and good jobs.'

Republicans Hope to Flip Three Legislative Seats in Northern Wisconsin

Republicans Hope to Flip Three Legislative Seats in Northern Wisconsin

Gerrymandering could help them gain supermajority and veto-proof Legislature.

Op Ed: Will You Vote for An Election Denier?
Op Ed

Will You Vote for An Election Denier?

It may be the most important issue in the November election.

Eight Checks The State Uses to Prevent Voter Fraud

Eight Checks The State Uses to Prevent Voter Fraud

Such fraud is very rare, yet Wisconsin still takes many steps to prevent it.

Milwaukee residents can apply for federal student loan debt relief
Johnson’s Campaign Solicits Reports of Voter Fraud

Johnson’s Campaign Solicits Reports of Voter Fraud

U.S. Senator already "casting doubt" on results of election. Democrats charge.

City Hall: Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration
City Hall

Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration

Adam Tindall-Schlicht spent four years atop Port Milwaukee, making major improvements.

Ron Johnson’s Campaign Hires Trump Recount Attorney

Ron Johnson’s Campaign Hires Trump Recount Attorney

Jim Troupis attempted to get 220,000 ballots tossed, also implicated in fake electors scheme with Johnson.

U.S. Senate Candidates Johnson, Barnes Trade Barbs in Last Debate

U.S. Senate Candidates Johnson, Barnes Trade Barbs in Last Debate

Candidates show stark differences on major issues, including immigration, gun violence and abortion.

New Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson leading Barnes in Senate race, Evers and Michels in a gubernatorial toss-up
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson leading Barnes in Senate race, Evers and Michels in a gubernatorial toss-up

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

Despite Voter Concern, Climate Change Largely Absent From U.S. Senate Race

Despite Voter Concern, Climate Change Largely Absent From U.S. Senate Race

Polls show voters are concerned, but not enough that strategists believe it will impact turnout.

Ron Johnson Plays To Extremes in Re-Election Bid

Ron Johnson Plays To Extremes in Re-Election Bid

Polling shows Johnson's favorability and unfavorability ratings are both at or near record highs.

WILL Appeals Judge’s Dismissal of Biden Student Debt Plan Lawsuit

WILL Appeals Judge’s Dismissal of Biden Student Debt Plan Lawsuit

WILL president pledges to fight case the whole way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

New Law Will Provide Care For Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits, Other Toxins

New Law Will Provide Care For Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits, Other Toxins

Milwaukee area service providers, including VA, working to scale up to meet demand.

Senator Agard Applauds President Biden’s Bold Action on Marijuana Reform
Conservative Wisconsin Group Sues Over Biden’s Student Loan Proposal

Conservative Wisconsin Group Sues Over Biden’s Student Loan Proposal

Department of Education hopes to open debt relief applications later this month.

Referendums Seek To Block Election Grants From Zuckerberg, Others

Referendums Seek To Block Election Grants From Zuckerberg, Others

Four counties will ask voters nonbinding question regarding election grants.

Murphy’s Law: Will Deer District Concert Halls Hurt City?
Murphy’s Law

Will Deer District Concert Halls Hurt City?

Will proposed venues bring more concerts to town or crush its current concert promoters?

Federally Funded COVID-19 Vaccines Will End. What’s Next?

Federally Funded COVID-19 Vaccines Will End. What’s Next?

Cutoff could come by January, leaving county officials worried about impact.

Fitzgerald Constituent Mailing Draws Ethics Complaint

Fitzgerald Constituent Mailing Draws Ethics Complaint

Taxpayers fund mailing that blasts Biden and ‘liberal policies.'

The State of Politics: Just How Purple Is Wisconsin?
The State of Politics

Just How Purple Is Wisconsin?

Election results going back three decades show an almost perfectly divided state.

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Wife of supreme court justice asked Republican legislator to overturn 2020 election results.

Vice President Backs Abortion Fight

Vice President Backs Abortion Fight

Kamala Harris visits Milwaukee, speaks to Democratic Attorneys General group, endorses Josh Kaul's lawsuit against abortion ban.

Is Trump a Threat to Republican Candidates?

Is Trump a Threat to Republican Candidates?

A Trump endorsement may mean something different in a general election than a primary election.

Gableman Hints at Revolution in Speech to Republicans

Gableman Hints at Revolution in Speech to Republicans

Former supreme court justice fired from election probe criticized for ‘violent rhetoric'.

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Harris coming Thursday to speak at Democratic Attorneys General conference, meet with local Latino leaders.

Tiffany, Opponent Debate Crime, Inflation

Tiffany, Opponent Debate Crime, Inflation

‘Democrat-run cities’ like Milwaukee blasted by Republican in northern Wisconsin congressional district.

Back in the News: Johnson’s Wealth Grew From China Deal?
Back in the News

Johnson’s Wealth Grew From China Deal?

Senator criticizes Hunter Biden for China connection while his family's company makes big haul.

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

11 of 12 Republicans running for statewide office or Congress in Wisconsin hasn't fully accepted 2020 election results.

Johnson Overtakes Barnes In Latest Poll

Johnson Overtakes Barnes In Latest Poll

Barnes was up 7%, now down 1% in Marquette poll. But Evers maintains slight lead over Michels.

Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector
Press Release

Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector

Boston-based company will add more than 100 jobs over the next three years

New Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson and Evers holding slim leads as races for senator and governor tighten
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Johnson and Evers holding slim leads as races for senator and governor tighten

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

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Praises $3.2 Million from U.S. Department of Commerce to Spur Business Growth in Milwaukee
Press Release

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Praises $3.2 Million from U.S. Department of Commerce to Spur Business Growth in Milwaukee

Grant Funding to Support Building Infrastructure, Developing Kneeland Properties Site in Menomonee Valley

Waukesha Judge Sides With Republicans in Absentee Ballot Suit

Waukesha Judge Sides With Republicans in Absentee Ballot Suit

Judge rules clerks can't fill in missing information on absentee ballot witness certificates.

Vos Now Faces Two Write-In Candidates

Vos Now Faces Two Write-In Candidates

Democrat Joel Jacobsen will run, joining Trump-backed candidate Adam Steen on November ballot.

Murphy’s Law: Big Surge in Women Registering to Vote
Murphy’s Law

Big Surge in Women Registering to Vote

Wisconsin has third biggest surge in U.S. since Roe overthrown. Could help decide election.

President Touts Unions, Disses MAGA Republicans in Milwaukee Visit

President Touts Unions, Disses MAGA Republicans in Milwaukee Visit

With less than two months until midterm election, Biden spoke at Laborfest Monday

Photo Gallery: 2022 Labor Day Parade
Photo Gallery

2022 Labor Day Parade

Union members march to lakefront festival grounds to see President Joe Biden.

Two State Lawyers Under Fire for Trying to Overturn 2020 Election

Two State Lawyers Under Fire for Trying to Overturn 2020 Election

Ethics complaints filed against Michael D. Dean of Brookfield, Daniel J. Eastman of Mequon.

Inflation Reduction Act Could Usher In Roof Top Solar Boom

Inflation Reduction Act Could Usher In Roof Top Solar Boom

The White House estimates the Inflation Reduction Act could help 90,000 homeowners install solar panels.

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sent emails to lawmakers following 2020 election.

Student Loan Reduction Requires Paying State Taxes

Student Loan Reduction Requires Paying State Taxes

Forgiven debt treated as income. Evers favors change in law to address this.

Murphy’s Law: Will Trump Help State’s Democrats Win?
Murphy’s Law

Will Trump Help State’s Democrats Win?

His disapproval rate is way high in Wisconsin, yet Michels, Johnson have embraced him.

Kenosha Event Revisits 2020 Unrest

Kenosha Event Revisits 2020 Unrest

Questions, trauma linger. And just how quick was Evers' response?

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

14-month election investigation “accomplished nothing,” judge wrote.

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

"Intimidating election officials is a crime,’ Wisconsin Attorney General warns.

The State of Politics: Poll Finds Huge Partisan Gap on Issues
The State of Politics

Poll Finds Huge Partisan Gap on Issues

Is the biggest issue inflation or climate change? Depends on who you ask.

President To Visit Milwaukee On Labor Day

President To Visit Milwaukee On Labor Day

Biden will make his second presidential visit to city, attend Laborfest.

State’s FoodShare Program Has Decade-Old Barriers

State’s FoodShare Program Has Decade-Old Barriers

Difficult application process, insufficient benefits, other problems limit its impact.

Half of Wisconsin Student Debt Nearly Eliminated Under Biden Plan

Half of Wisconsin Student Debt Nearly Eliminated Under Biden Plan

52% of federal borrowers have $20,000 or less in student debt.

Rep. Scott Fitzgerald Issues Statement on President Biden’s Cancellation of Student Loans
Conservationists Seek to Restore State’s Bird Habitat

Conservationists Seek to Restore State’s Bird Habitat

Goal is to restore nearly 300,000 acres to nurture at least 10 marsh bird species.

Op Ed: Social Security At Issue in Fall Election
Op Ed

Social Security At Issue in Fall Election

Ron Johnson supports ending guaranteed right to Social Security, Medicare.

Vos’ Primary Challenger Running Write-In Campaign

Vos’ Primary Challenger Running Write-In Campaign

Adam Steen narrowly lost the primary election to Robin Vos for state Assembly.

State’s Democrats Warn More Federal Help Needed to Fight Monkeypox

State’s Democrats Warn More Federal Help Needed to Fight Monkeypox

Letter from Baldwin, others requests more vaccines and health care.

New Marquette Law School Wisconsin survey finds Barnes with 7-point lead over Johnson in U.S. Senate race, Evers ahead of Michels by 2 points in the race for governor, and Biden approval rating unchanged
Senator Baldwin-Supported Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Signed Into Law
Press Release

Senator Baldwin-Supported Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Signed Into Law

Legislation will lower out-of-pocket costs for working families on energy, prescription drugs, and health care and make big corporations pay a fair share of taxes

Vos Fires Gableman, Ends Election Probe

Vos Fires Gableman, Ends Election Probe

'You are to refrain from representing that you are employed by the Wisconsin State Assembly.’

Data Wonk: What Does Kansas Abortion Vote Mean for Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

What Does Kansas Abortion Vote Mean for Wisconsin?

Kansas vote shows abortion still a partisan issue. But abortion bans are widely unpopular, even in conservative states.

Transportation: Feds Don’t Select Milwaukee For Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Feds Don’t Select Milwaukee For Streetcar Grant

But Beloit gets funds to build a bridge to a casino.

Activists Call For End to Chequamegon-Nicolet Logging Project

Activists Call For End to Chequamegon-Nicolet Logging Project

Environmentalists say forest is a "climate-saver." U.S. Forest Service logging 12,000 acres.

Gableman Backs Vos Primary Opponent

Gableman Backs Vos Primary Opponent

Assembly Speaker Vos hired Gableman more than a year ago to lead 2020 election review.

State’s Utilities Would Spend $2.2 Billion on Transmission Lines

State’s Utilities Would Spend $2.2 Billion on Transmission Lines

Opponents cite costs for families, businesses, call for competitive bidding.

Back in the News: Gableman Opposed Decertifying Election
Back in the News

Gableman Opposed Decertifying Election

Private memo by attorney doing election review contradicts his call to decertify 2020 election.

Judge Orders Gableman To Pay $163,000 In Legal Fees

Judge Orders Gableman To Pay $163,000 In Legal Fees

Taxpayers charged for fees in case which found 2020 election review violated open records law.

Campaign Cash: Uihleins Spent $38 Million On 2022 Races
Campaign Cash

Uihleins Spent $38 Million On 2022 Races

Donations to Republicans include Senate candidate accused of sexual assault and 5 Big Lie proponents in House.

Prosecute 2020 Fake Electors, Advocates Demand

Prosecute 2020 Fake Electors, Advocates Demand

Madison mayor, others push Dane County DA to prosecute state’s 10 fake electors.

8 Republicans, 2 Democrats Running for Lt. Governor

8 Republicans, 2 Democrats Running for Lt. Governor

Crowded Republican primary includes two state senators. Democrats include non-profit leader and a state representative.

Ramthun Campaign Promotes Election Denial

Ramthun Campaign Promotes Election Denial

State Representative Tim Ramthun spreads doubt about 2020 election with campaign for governor.

Taxpayers Footing Bill for Election Review Records Lawsuit

Taxpayers Footing Bill for Election Review Records Lawsuit

Lawsuit was filed seeking public records related to partisan 2020 election review.

What Would Tim Michels Do As Governor?

What Would Tim Michels Do As Governor?

Despite a rapid ascent in the polls, it's unclear what the Republican businessman is running on.

Activists, County Officials Push Early Voting

Activists, County Officials Push Early Voting

Gathering at Midtown Center emphasizes issues on the August ballot. ’Voting is liberating.'

Murphy’s Law: The Long Reach of Cleta Mitchell
Murphy’s Law

The Long Reach of Cleta Mitchell

Bradley board member’s role in the Big Lie keeps growing as more reported.

Murphy’s Law: A Radical Republican Debate
Murphy’s Law

A Radical Republican Debate

Which of GOP candidates Kleefisch, Michels and Ramthun had most extreme views in debate?

Op Ed: Why Evers’ Office of Environmental Justice Matters
Op Ed

Why Evers’ Office of Environmental Justice Matters

Ahead of other states responding to climate change, impact on communities and businesses.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Plans Fall Voter Education Initiative

Wisconsin Elections Commission Plans Fall Voter Education Initiative

Effort to build trust in elections comes as state legislators, Michael Gableman and Donald Trump call to decertify the 2020 election.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds little change in partisan divisions and motivations about voting following Supreme Court abortion decision; those favoring Roe’s overturning are more motivated to vote in November
MKE County: Milwaukee County Has High Level of COVID-19
MKE County

Milwaukee County Has High Level of COVID-19

CDC classifies county as having high level of disease. City reissues mask advisory

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

Full committee must still vote in early August to approve Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Crute Building Statewide ‘Truth’ Radio
Murphy’s Law

Crute Building Statewide ‘Truth’ Radio

Owner of liberal outlet in Madison envisions network of 12 stations in 7 markets with factual news shows.

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Advising Clerks

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Advising Clerks

In wake of high court decision invalidating absentee drop boxes, tie votes by Democrats and Republicans.

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

City has replaced 524 laterals this year, but Biden administration says that will greatly increase with federal funding.

Madison Ordinance Levies Fines For Harassing Elections Workers

Madison Ordinance Levies Fines For Harassing Elections Workers

Mayor Rhodes-Conway pushes fines up to $1,000, noting spike in harassment since 2020.

Evers $10 Million Fundraising Signals Expensive Campaign

Evers $10 Million Fundraising Signals Expensive Campaign

Twice as much as Walker raised at this point in governor’s race. Money flowing into Wisconsin.

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Revives fraudulent claim after State Supreme Court decision on absentee ballot boxes.

Federal Rules and Market Dominance Drove WI’s Baby Formula Shortage

Federal Rules and Market Dominance Drove WI’s Baby Formula Shortage

Wisconsin contracts only with Abbott Nutrition, whose recall and plant shutdown jolted the market.

UWM Professor Creating Cheaper Hearing Aids

UWM Professor Creating Cheaper Hearing Aids

Yi Hu develops prototype that doesn't require prescription, could cost less than $200.

State Solar Projects Delayed For Months

State Solar Projects Delayed For Months

Utility companies point to supply chain issues, Chinese tariff dispute.

Data Wonk: Does Wisconsin Have Republicans With Integrity?
Data Wonk

Does Wisconsin Have Republicans With Integrity?

For instance, how about the four candidates for governor?

Back In the News: Fake Elector Scheme Dogs Ron Johnson
Back In the News

Fake Elector Scheme Dogs Ron Johnson

Wisconsin's senator now blames 'radical left' and won't say whether he's being investigated.

Republican Candidates Attack Tim Michels

Republican Candidates Attack Tim Michels

Michels doesn’t attend GOP gubernatorial debate. Kleefisch, Nicholson, Ramthun all blast him.

The State of Politics: Gas-Tax Holiday Isn’t Likely in Wisconsin
The State of Politics

Gas-Tax Holiday Isn’t Likely in Wisconsin

Biden proposes federal gas tax holiday. But a pause on state's gas tax is unlikely.

Judge Lifts Contempt Order for Speaker Vos

Judge Lifts Contempt Order for Speaker Vos

Assembly Speaker Vos faced contempt of court related to missing records in partisan election review.

Data Wonk: Trump’s “Big Lie” Vs The Election Data
Data Wonk

Trump’s “Big Lie” Vs The Election Data

The story in Wisconsin and nationally could not have been clearer.

Ron Johnson’s Staff Offered Pence Fake Elector Documents

Ron Johnson’s Staff Offered Pence Fake Elector Documents

Part of strategy by attorneys for former President Donald Trump to undermine 2020 election.

Huge Racial Gap for Pandemic Jobless Aid

Huge Racial Gap for Pandemic Jobless Aid

State’s Black applicants half as likely to get unemployment aid as whites, federal audit finds.

New State Elections Commission Chair Seeks to Restore Faith in Elections

New State Elections Commission Chair Seeks to Restore Faith in Elections

GOP appointee Don Millis wants to pursue all complaints, increase audits of voting machines.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Raising Flag at State Capitol in Celebration of Juneteenth
Could Sleepy State Office Nix Wisconsin’s Pick for President?

Could Sleepy State Office Nix Wisconsin’s Pick for President?

GOP candidate for Secretary of State says job gives veto power over presidential election.

Op Ed: Will Trump Backing Hurt Tim Michels?
Op Ed

Will Trump Backing Hurt Tim Michels?

Republican could have been strong mainstream candidate; this connects him to a cult.

Gableman’s Office Held in Contempt of Court

Gableman’s Office Held in Contempt of Court

Office of Special Prosecutor held in contempt after failing to turn over records related to partisan election review.

State Republicans Push EPA, Relax Gas Rules

State Republicans Push EPA, Relax Gas Rules

Reformulated gas requirement for southeastern Wisconsin cuts pollution, hikes prices at the pump.

Wisconsin’s Starring Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

Wisconsin’s Starring Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

State is “ground zero” in ongoing effort to undermine democracy, experts warn.

Murphy’s Law: The Bradley Foundation’s Election Deniers
Murphy’s Law

The Bradley Foundation’s Election Deniers

Board member Cleta Mitchell and Bradley-funded group train army of zealots to watch over elections.

Gregory Haanstad Named U.S Attorney

Gregory Haanstad Named U.S Attorney

Nominee, if confirmed, would get second term as U.S. Attorney and top prosecutor for Southeast Wisconsin.

Michels Says He “Didn’t Promise Anything” for Trump’s Endorsement
Friday Photos: Inside The Phillis Wheatley School Redevelopment
Friday Photos

Inside The Phillis Wheatley School Redevelopment

Mayor, county executive and HUD regional administrator tour building in advance of July opening.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on May Jobs Report
Trump Endorses Tim Michels for Governor

Trump Endorses Tim Michels for Governor

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has now lost out on two major endorsements.

Pocan Urges Biden, Use Executive Orders on Guns

Pocan Urges Biden, Use Executive Orders on Guns

Republicans will block any gun control bills, WI congressman predicts.

Op Ed: State Republicans Want More Guns
Op Ed

State Republicans Want More Guns

Party convention document opposes background checks, red flag laws, supports open and concealed carry without permits.

The State Of Politics: Vos Doing Doors, Faces Challenger
The State Of Politics

Vos Doing Doors, Faces Challenger

Assembly Speaker's Republican primary challenger called Vos a 'treasonous traitor.'

Op Ed: Who Will Vos Appoint to Elections Commission?
Op Ed

Who Will Vos Appoint to Elections Commission?

Will he have the courage to appoint someone who tells the truth and follows the law?

Op Ed: Congress Should Renew Workforce Innovation Act
Op Ed

Congress Should Renew Workforce Innovation Act

Program helps groups like Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership create tomorrow’s workforce.

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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