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The State of Politics: 5 Reasons for Republican Power Play
The State of Politics

5 Reasons for Republican Power Play

One key reason: they see Tony Evers as weak.

Campaign Cash: WMC Behind New Anti-Regulation Bill
Campaign Cash

WMC Behind New Anti-Regulation Bill

State’s top business group pushed lame duck bill giving Republicans control of state rules.

City Beat: Episode 002
City Beat

Episode 002

What's the deal with Komatsu? And Senator Chris Larson joins the show to talk about the lame duck legislative session.

Murphy’s Law: What Will Scott Walker’s Legacy Be?
Murphy’s Law

What Will Scott Walker’s Legacy Be?

Remembered for his accomplishments? Or his “poor loser” legislation?

WI & MI GOP Attempt to Undermine the Voice of Voters, Put Democracy and Safety at Risk
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WI & MI GOP Attempt to Undermine the Voice of Voters, Put Democracy and Safety at Risk

Wisconsin and Michigan Republicans are following the dangerous political games played by North Carolina GOP in 2016

Your Right to Know: Lame Duck Laws All About Secrecy
Your Right to Know

Lame Duck Laws All About Secrecy

Vos and Fitzgerald didn’t even attend the public hearing on their far-reaching legislation.

Data Wonk: The Republican War Against Democracy
Data Wonk

The Republican War Against Democracy

Details in lame duck bills show disdain for democracy by Vos and Fitzgerald.

Rep. Gwen Moore Statement on Republican Power Grab
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Rep. Gwen Moore Statement on Republican Power Grab

"This power grab is a direct threat to our state’s democracy."

Statement on Lame Duck Session
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Statement on Lame Duck Session

Rep. Goyke Thanks Constituents for Advocacy and Opposes Lack of Republican Transparency

Legislature Works Overnight To Curb Evers Power

Legislature Works Overnight To Curb Evers Power

Limits on early voting, constraints on Evers campaign promise on health care.

Republican’s Holiday Gift to Wisconsin: An Assault on Democracy
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Republican’s Holiday Gift to Wisconsin: An Assault on Democracy

"Astonishingly, the Republicans primary concern is to protect their own power."

Senator Taylor Believes GOP Are Taking Career Ending Votes
Press Release

Senator Taylor Believes GOP Are Taking Career Ending Votes

"I urge the people of Wisconsin to continue to push back on this outrageous disregard of voter’s wishes."

Bill Curbing Evers’ Power Moves to Legislature

Bill Curbing Evers’ Power Moves to Legislature

All 12 Republicans on Joint Finance back plan to reduce governor’s power, restrict early voting.

The State Of Politics: How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts
The State Of Politics

How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts

One-third of all judges in state appointed by Republican governor.

Conservation Voters issue statement on lame duck bills
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Conservation Voters issue statement on lame duck bills

If passed, the bills will have dire consequences for Wisconsin’s environment.

Campaign Cash: Outside Groups Spent $61.5 Million on Election!
Campaign Cash

Outside Groups Spent $61.5 Million on Election!

Smashes states previous mid-term record, $38.6 million in 2014. Both sides spent lavishly.

Murphy’s Law: Is Foxconn Contract Illegal?
Murphy’s Law

Is Foxconn Contract Illegal?

Attorneys may sue, but urge Evers and Kaul to pursue a suit to overturn contract.

Walker Makes Schimel a Waukesha County Judge

Walker Makes Schimel a Waukesha County Judge

Defeated attorney general has “shown a commitment to the rule of law,” governor declares.

2018 Election Totals Show Voters Delivered Mandate to Democrats
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2018 Election Totals Show Voters Delivered Mandate to Democrats

Record Voter Turnout and Record Vote Totals for Dems in Statewide Elections

Smart Politics:  Democrats’ Sweep of Statewide Offices Is Rare
Smart Politics

Democrats’ Sweep of Statewide Offices Is Rare

First time since 1982, only third time in more than 125 years.

Schimel Concedes Election to Kaul

Schimel Concedes Election to Kaul

Republican attorney general won’t seek recount, lost by 17,000 votes to Democrat Josh Kaul.

Josh Kaul Reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Concession
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Josh Kaul Reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Concession

Kaul thanks Schimel for his service

Supervisor Taylor Congratulates Candidates on Election Victories
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Supervisor Taylor Congratulates Candidates on Election Victories

"Congratulations to Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, Josh Kaul, Sarah Godlewski, and Tammy Baldwin on their victories on Tuesday."

The State of Politics: Evers Election Brings Changes to Capitol
The State of Politics

Evers Election Brings Changes to Capitol

Suddenly jobs for Democrats. And will Vos, Evers do deal on highway funding?

Campaign Cash: Attorneys General Group Spent Big On Schimel
Campaign Cash

Attorneys General Group Spent Big On Schimel

National Republican group spent $2.4 million on ads battering Democrat Josh Kaul, but he won anyway.

Op Ed: Voters Demand Compromise
Op Ed

Voters Demand Compromise

But are there issues Ever and Republicans could agree on? Yes.

Statement on Senate Democratic Leadership Election
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Statement on Senate Democratic Leadership Election

"I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader."

Campaign Cash: Record Outside Group Spending, $36.5 Million
Campaign Cash

Record Outside Group Spending, $36.5 Million

Republicans had 2-1 advantage in special interest spending, most of it for Walker.

State-Wide Dems Win Big!
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State-Wide Dems Win Big!

Walker, Schimel’s special interest agenda repudiated by voters

Kaul Claims Victory for Attorney General

Kaul Claims Victory for Attorney General

Schimel says it “appears” challenger has defeated him.

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

33 Election Winners and Losers

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

One Wisconsin Now Congratulates Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul
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One Wisconsin Now Congratulates Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul

Kaul Beat Schimel in Court to Restore Voting Rights and At Polls to Win Spot as Wisconsin’s Top Cop

Campaign Cash: Record Outside Spending in AG Race
Campaign Cash

Record Outside Spending in AG Race

Nearly $5 million, about five times higher than past record, spent on Schimel, Kaul.

Post-One Wisconsin Institute Lawsuit, Voters Continue to Shatter Early Vote Records
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Post-One Wisconsin Institute Lawsuit, Voters Continue to Shatter Early Vote Records

‘Record Numbers Show When You Let Voters Vote, They Vote’

Groups Urge Yes Vote on Legal Pot

Groups Urge Yes Vote on Legal Pot

ACLU, MICAH, WJI, several legislators back advisory referendum to legalize marijuana.

Campaign Cash: Kaul Leads Schimel in Campaign Dollars
Campaign Cash

Kaul Leads Schimel in Campaign Dollars

Democratic challenger for AG raised $877,000 in last two months while Schimel raised $604,000.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Evers tied in Wisconsin’s race for governor
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Evers tied in Wisconsin’s race for governor

Baldwin leads Vukmir for Senate; close race for state attorney general

“We’re In a Battle For America’s Soul”

“We’re In a Battle For America’s Soul”

Joe Biden campaigns for Baldwin, Evers, takes down Trump in Madison

Campaign Cash: State Democrats Buried by Outside Funding
Campaign Cash

State Democrats Buried by Outside Funding

GOP express advocacy groups have spent $17.3 million compared to just $6.6 million by Democratic groups.

Schimel Versus Kaul Part 3

Schimel Versus Kaul Part 3

In their third debate AG candidates disagree on nearly everything. Again.

Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel: Catholic Church “Experiment” in Which Sex Offenders Were Placed Back Into Ministry a “Mistake”
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Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel: Catholic Church “Experiment” in Which Sex Offenders Were Placed Back Into Ministry a “Mistake”

Contrary to his claims at Sunday’s debate, Schimel says he is now investigating the abuse, but he refuses to speak publicly with victims about it

Schimel and Kaul Debate The Issues

Schimel and Kaul Debate The Issues

Candidates for Attorney General disagree on rape kits, opioids, Affordable Care Act.

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin up 10% over Vukmir, Walker up by just 1% over Evers.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight race for Wisconsin governor, Baldwin leading in Senate contest
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight race for Wisconsin governor, Baldwin leading in Senate contest

Wisconsin voters weigh in on Kavanaugh confirmation, Mueller investigation

Wisconsin Attorney General Debate to Air Live on WISN 12
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Wisconsin Attorney General Debate to Air Live on WISN 12

WISN 12 and Marquette University Law School to Partner for Commitment 2018 Coverage

Brad Schimel Blames Sexual Assault Victim for Scaring Other Survivors, Puts Politics First
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Brad Schimel Blames Sexual Assault Victim for Scaring Other Survivors, Puts Politics First

"I know Josh Kaul will stand up for survivors and make sure that dangerous criminals who commit these crimes are punished."

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters

Trump at 42 percent approval, voters divided on how he has changed GOP

Murphy’s Law: Schimel’s Spoils System
Murphy’s Law

Schimel’s Spoils System

DOJ gag order on his employees shows the impact of ending civil service protections.

Schimel Say Rape Kit Backlog Ended

Schimel Say Rape Kit Backlog Ended

Critics charge attorney general shouldn’t have taken four years to fix the problem.

DNA Testing Delay in Double Homicide Case “Completely Unacceptable,” According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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DNA Testing Delay in Double Homicide Case “Completely Unacceptable,” According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Former federal prosecutor and candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said, “Brad Schimel has mismanaged the state crime labs.

The State of Politics: Catching Up on Summer’s Political News
The State of Politics

Catching Up on Summer’s Political News

Summer’s over. Election looming. What do you need to know?

Campaign Cash: Parties Spending $4.5 Million on AG Race
Campaign Cash

Parties Spending $4.5 Million on AG Race

Republicans lead spending on Attorney General race, two-party total already exceeds 2014.

Your Right To Know: Check Candidates’ Stance on Open Records
Your Right To Know

Check Candidates’ Stance on Open Records

If they want your vote, shouldn’t they support transparency in government?

Brad Schimel’s special interest backers go all in
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Brad Schimel’s special interest backers go all in

RAGA dumps $2.5 million into race for floundering Schimel

45 Former Assistant DAs Blast Schimel

45 Former Assistant DAs Blast Schimel

Attorney General called “blatantly” political in unprecedented letter Schimel dismisses as “partisan.”

Democratic leaders blast Brad Schimel for putting politics before kids’ safety
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Democratic leaders blast Brad Schimel for putting politics before kids’ safety

"If Brad Schimel truly had wanted to keep our kids and our classrooms safe, these funds would have been distributed months ago"

Campaign Cash: Out-of-State Money Backs AG Candidates
Campaign Cash

Out-of-State Money Backs AG Candidates

In July, about half of the largest contributors to candidates came from outside of Wisconsin.

Campaign Cash: AG Race Attracts $1.3 Million in Six Months
Campaign Cash

AG Race Attracts $1.3 Million in Six Months

Challenger Kaul raised nearly as much as incumbent Schimel in first half of 2018.

Back in the News: Brad Schimel Soft on Crime?
Back in the News

Brad Schimel Soft on Crime?

New data shows AG not just slow to go after rapists, but drugs and firearms cases.

The Facts on Brad Schimel’s Botching of the Rape Kit Backlog
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The Facts on Brad Schimel’s Botching of the Rape Kit Backlog

"It couldn’t be clearer that Wisconsin needs a new attorney general."

The State of Politics: School Safety Grants Stir Controversy
The State of Politics

School Safety Grants Stir Controversy

Critics charge Attorney General Schimel has mishandled grants from $100 million fund.

Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs
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Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs

"We must do more to make sure that kids come home from school each day excited about what they learned, not scared."

Murphy’s Law: Brad Schimel’s Dreadful Record on Rape Kits
Murphy’s Law

Brad Schimel’s Dreadful Record on Rape Kits

Attorney General is anything but tough on crime by serial rapists.

Op Ed: The Troubling Record of Brad Schimel
Op Ed

The Troubling Record of Brad Schimel

How has state Attorney General failed? Let us count the ways.

Testing still not complete on over half of backlogged rape kits that need to be tested
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Testing still not complete on over half of backlogged rape kits that need to be tested

Schimel's failure to prioritize testing has delayed justice for survivors, while dangerous criminals remain on the streets

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Endorses Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Endorses Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General

Kaul thanked Senator Baldwin for her support.

Conservation Voters Endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General
Press Release

Conservation Voters Endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General

Kaul provides a stark contrast to Brad Schimel who implemented a radical anti-conservation agenda as attorney general.

Kaul Calls out Schimel for Failing to Prioritize Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Years Ago
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Kaul Calls out Schimel for Failing to Prioritize Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Years Ago

Schimel Claims to Have Hit the Ground Running; Only Nine Backlogged Kits Tested in His First Two Years in Office

Josh Kaul calls for common-sense gun-safety measures
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Josh Kaul calls for common-sense gun-safety measures

AG Brad Schimel’s solution for school safety is arming teachers

Kaul calls Schimel’s expanded investigation into now-defunct GAB unjustified
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Kaul calls Schimel’s expanded investigation into now-defunct GAB unjustified

Kaul says investigation is "yet another waste of our tax dollars by our current AG"

The State of Politics: Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term
The State of Politics

Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term

Attorney General has jumped on hot-button issues he hopes will get him reelected.

Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm Endorses Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul’s Candidacy for Attorney General
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Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm Endorses Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul’s Candidacy for Attorney General

“Josh has the experience and the values we need in our Attorney General,” John Chisholm said.

Murphy’s Law: Brad Schimel’s Opioid Problem
Murphy’s Law

Brad Schimel’s Opioid Problem

Attorney General has been reluctant to pursue opioid manufacturers. Why?

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000
Press Release

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000

Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin

Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money
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Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money

Ad Buy From Group Fueled With Big Pharma Money Hits as Wisconsin Attorney General Under Increased Scrutiny for Legal Inaction

Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.