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Fitzgerald Constituent Mailing Draws Ethics Complaint

Fitzgerald Constituent Mailing Draws Ethics Complaint

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

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.

Brad Pfaff Wins 3rd Congressional District Primary

Brad Pfaff Wins 3rd Congressional District Primary

Pfaff faces Republican Derrick Van Orden in race for seat currently held by Democrat Ron Kind.

Senator Baldwin Leads Senate Resolution to Remember the 10th Anniversary of Shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek
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.

The State of Politics: House Districts’ Maps Protect Incumbents
The State of Politics

House Districts’ Maps Protect Incumbents

State's 8 congressional districts typically won by incumbents, resulting in long tenure.

Grothman, Gallagher Face No Opponents

Grothman, Gallagher Face No Opponents

Only Wisconsin congressional districts without a Democrat on the ballot.

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Gov. Evers' legislative map rebalances district held by Republicans for two decades.

The State of Politics: Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature
The State of Politics

Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature

Retirements, redistricting and members pursuing higher office could transform Legislature.

Peshtigo Residents Seek Superfund Designation for PFAS Pollution

Peshtigo Residents Seek Superfund Designation for PFAS Pollution

Residents send petition to EPA after two of six city wells shut down for high PFAS levels.

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $1 Billion Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Cleanup and Restore Great Lakes
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Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $1 Billion Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Cleanup and Restore Great Lakes

The investment will accelerate cleaning Areas of Concern in Wisconsin near the St. Louis River, Fox River, Milwaukee Estuary, and Sheboygan

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.

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.

Rep. Fitzgerald Requests a Moment of Silence on House Floor to Honor Waukesha Christmas Parade Victims
Clean Wisconsin Applauds House Passage of Largest Effort to Fight Climate Change in American History
Former CIA Officer Enters 3rd Congressional District Primary

Former CIA Officer Enters 3rd Congressional District Primary

Deb McGrath, daughter of former Rep. Al Baldus, running as a Democrat.

Fitzgerald Joins Delegation in Recognizing Wisconsin’s Veteran Mentorship Programs
What They’re Saying: One Year Out From Election Day, Democrats Brace for Red Wave
Senator Bradley Second Amendment Protection Bill Passes Senate
Van Orden Gets $12,000 Donation From Casino Magnate Accused of Sex Harassment

Van Orden Gets $12,000 Donation From Casino Magnate Accused of Sex Harassment

The Republican candidate for Congress has himself been accused of sexual harassment.

Redistricting Plan Seeks Republicans’ Gain Of Another Congressional Seat

Redistricting Plan Seeks Republicans’ Gain Of Another Congressional Seat

The GOP uses Stevens Point "like a football,” non-partisan group complains.

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Barnes raised more than $1 million since launching his campaign this summer.

WisGOP Statement on Ron Kind’s Endorsement of Brad Pfaff
Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Rebecca Cooke, of Eau Claire, running for 3rd congressional seat. Kind not seeking re-election.

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.

State Democrats Back Afghans Resettlement

State Democrats Back Afghans Resettlement

Baldwin, Kind, Pocan confident about vetting and vaccination of refugees.

Baldwin, Colleagues Visit Fort McCoy
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Baldwin, Colleagues Visit Fort McCoy

Baldwin toured facilities and was briefed on Afghan evacuee operations

Democrats Face High Profile Races in 2022

Democrats Face High Profile Races in 2022

Experts say elections will test strength of state Democratic Party.

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.

Key Takeaways From 2020 Census Data

Key Takeaways From 2020 Census Data

Dane County grew while Milwaukee shrank.

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

The La Crosse Democrat was first elected in 1996.

Pocan Statement on the Retirement of Rep. Ron Kind
Smart Politics: History Suggests Ron Kind Will Win Reelection
Smart Politics

History Suggests Ron Kind Will Win Reelection

Democratic congressman faces rematch against Derrick Van Orden. Just 15% of such efforts have succeeded since 1848 in Wisconsin.

WisGOP Statement on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s Event with Ron Kind
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.

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.

Legislators Pushed to Revise Schools Budget

Legislators Pushed to Revise Schools Budget

Congressional Democrats warn that Republican budget could lose state $1.5 billion in federal aid.

Chris Larson Files To Run for U.S. Senate

Chris Larson Files To Run for U.S. Senate

State senator hopes to make move to Washington.

Democrats Close Out Tax Day With Massive Spending Increases, Tax Hikes
State’s COVID-19 Stimulus Cut by $700 Million

State’s COVID-19 Stimulus Cut by $700 Million

Gov. Evers said state will still prioritize small business with federal funds.

Pocan, Kind & Moore Request Full ARP Funds for Wisconsin
Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

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

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.

Forward Wisconsin Means Protecting the Freedom to Vote and Delivering Pandemic Relief
Op Ed: Federal Bill Combats Voter Suppression
Op Ed

Federal Bill Combats Voter Suppression

For the People Act seeks to assure that all people have an equal right to vote.

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

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

Reps. Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and Mark Pocan Endorse Jill Underly for Superintendent
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

Election suit was by Trump Attorney, Sidney Powell, who vowed to 'release the Kraken.'

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

$15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers

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

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

Led by Republican fat cats Richard Uihlein, John Menard. Cost of state appeals court races up 700%.

PPP Business Expense Tax Break Approved by Committee

PPP Business Expense Tax Break Approved by Committee

Democrats tried to narrow the tax break on expenses paid for with federal relief money.

City Hall: New City Health Commissioner Approved
City Hall

New City Health Commissioner Approved

Kirsten Johnson's appointment sails through council.

City Hall: Kirsten Johnson Appointed Milwaukee Health Commissioner
City Hall

Kirsten Johnson Appointed Milwaukee Health Commissioner

Current leader of joint Washington Ozaukee Health Department would take helm in Milwaukee, lead COVID-19 response.

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Republicans voted against impeachment, Democrats for it.

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Democrats want him gone, Republicans support him.

GOP Bill Assigns Electoral Votes by Congressional District

GOP Bill Assigns Electoral Votes by Congressional District

State Rep. Gary Tauchen's bill would put partisanship, gerrymandering "on steroids."

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Hours after chaos at the Capitol, two members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation vote to overturn part of the election, effort fails.

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal judge says she lacked standing to throw out the election

Hintz Announces Office Staff Changes
Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal suit confuses Detroit and Milwaukee and peddles baseless conspiracy theory.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

Fitzgerald Wins Big, Kind By 3% for Congress

Fitzgerald Wins Big, Kind By 3% for Congress

All incumbents for Congress in state reelected, Fitzgerald replaces Sensenbrenner.

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Moore, Kind, and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Full Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
Primary Results Set Stage for November

Primary Results Set Stage for November

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

Gerrymandering a Threat to Our Democracy
Op Ed: Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin
Op Ed

Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin

Democrats passed second pandemic relief bill in May. State’s GOP members continue to delay.

Wisconsin Politicians Split Down Party Lines on Unemployment

Wisconsin Politicians Split Down Party Lines on Unemployment

Dems want money in people's hands, Republican's don't.

Gov. Evers Announces the Passing of Ben Belzer
Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Wisconsin delegation split along party lines over the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Dems in favor, GOP oppose.

Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Urge Trump Administration to Make Disabled Wisconsinites Eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

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

National Guard COVID-19 Funding at Stake

National Guard COVID-19 Funding at Stake

Trump considering cuts, officials in Wisconsin, other states urge him to continue funding.

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

The former Vice President held a virtual round-table on rural issues with Rep. Ron Kind of Lacrosse.

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
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Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

"An extension of this funding is critical to ensuring the safety and health of our citizens, as well as advancing efforts to reopen our state."

Wisconsin Relaxes Food Stamps Rules

Wisconsin Relaxes Food Stamps Rules

Residents using SNAP benefits can now buy groceries online.

Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Push for Expanded Food Assistance for Wisconsin in Coronavirus Relief Legislation
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Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Push for Expanded Food Assistance for Wisconsin in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

"As we face historic economic and social disruption during this pandemic, we must bolster the SNAP program and ensure access for those Wisconsinites who need food assistance."

The Return of Brad Pfaff

The Return of Brad Pfaff

Former state agriculture secretary running for state senate, the very body that ousted him.

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

High absentee voting in Milwaukee, Dane counties. State results mirrored Tammy Baldwin win in 2018.

Health Officials Will Track Election Day COVID-19 Spread

Health Officials Will Track Election Day COVID-19 Spread

It will take several weeks to see if in person voting increased transmission of the disease.

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

WI Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Help

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

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

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

Senator Baldwin Calls on State Legislature to Eliminate Waiting Period for Laid-Off Workers Needing Unemployment Assistance in Wisconsin
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Senator Baldwin Calls on State Legislature to Eliminate Waiting Period for Laid-Off Workers Needing Unemployment Assistance in Wisconsin

"Every day that we wait, we leave money on the table for cash-strapped Wisconsinites."

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

Wisconsin Now the Reddest State?

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

Op Ed: Senators Must Pass Coronavirus Act
Op Ed

Senators Must Pass Coronavirus Act

House passed relief bill goes to Senate, Johnson and Baldwin should support it.

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

Relief bill supported by Trump, passed overwhelmingly, state's 4 GOP Congressmen vote no.

The State of Politics: How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?
The State of Politics

How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?

Complicated formula to assure geographic, gender, racial balance for 84 delegates.

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Wisconsin's GOP legislators mourned publicly, but continue ignoring calls from Democrats to address gun violence.

State Politicians Respond to Iranian General’s Killing

State Politicians Respond to Iranian General’s Killing

Activists are protesting and politicos weighing in on assassination, U.S. troop escalation.

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Madison Democrat the only state representative to oppose historic revision of NAFTA.

Op Ed: How to Pass Expanded Medicaid Bill
Op Ed

How to Pass Expanded Medicaid Bill

Evers needs to be more strategic with Republicans.

China Tariffs Hurting Farmers, Kind Says

China Tariffs Hurting Farmers, Kind Says

Congressman pushes Trump to settle trade war, help farmers losing out on export markets.

Poor Hit Again by Food Aid Cuts

Poor Hit Again by Food Aid Cuts

Trump follows Walker model to cut more, as many as 25,000 in state will lose aid.

Op Ed: Senator Baldwin Fights for Retirees
Op Ed

Senator Baldwin Fights for Retirees

Her bill rescues Central States Pension Fund, which covers 400,000 workers, including 25,000 in this state.

Meet Evers’ New Ag Advisor, Brad Pfaff

Meet Evers’ New Ag Advisor, Brad Pfaff

Governor’s fired Agriculture Secretary now the Department of Administration’s director of business and rural development.

The State of Politics: The Path to Brad Pfaff’s Firing
The State of Politics

The Path to Brad Pfaff’s Firing

Why GOP legislators shot down Agriculture Secretary. And why Evers was incensed.

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Every Republican votes not to approve Evers appointee Brad Pfaff.

Republican Obstruction Escalates Insecurity for Family Farms
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Republican Obstruction Escalates Insecurity for Family Farms

Amid Dairy Crisis, Republicans Reject Ag Secretary Appointment

Roundup: Agriculture Stakeholders Press Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans to Confirm DATCP Sec. Brad Pfaff
Press Release

Roundup: Agriculture Stakeholders Press Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans to Confirm DATCP Sec. Brad Pfaff

In calls for stability, certainty in the midst of dairy and trade crises, stakeholders urge confirmation of agriculture secretary

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

Rep. Ron Kind Has Huge 2020 War Chest

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

Barrett, Moore to Lead Growing DNC Team

Barrett, Moore to Lead Growing DNC Team

19 honorary chairs round out Milwaukee 2020 leadership.

Wisconsin Politicians and Impeachment History

Wisconsin Politicians and Impeachment History

From Mayor Tom Barrett to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsinites involved in every presidential impeachment attempt.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans Split on Trump Impeachment
Op Ed

Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans Split on Trump Impeachment

Democrats clear in call for impeachment inquiry, while Republicans have little to say.

The State of Politics: Congressional Primaries Can Be Unpredictable
The State of Politics

Congressional Primaries Can Be Unpredictable

Sensenbrenner seat could draw a wide field.

Evers, Moore Target Prescription Drugs

Evers, Moore Target Prescription Drugs

Skyrocketing costs at issue.“Like taking on the NRA,” says a consumer activist.

State Republicans Quiet on Trump Tweets

State Republicans Quiet on Trump Tweets

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

Op Ed: Congressional Oversight, Not Impeachment
Op Ed

Congressional Oversight, Not Impeachment

Mueller report alarming. Much still needs to be uncovered, clarified on Trump and Russia.

State’s Representatives Split on Mueller Report

State’s Representatives Split on Mueller Report

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

Sensenbrenner Leads Bipartisan Effort to Extend Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

"Our Constitution is very clear that Congress has the power of the purse and President Trump can’t just steal the purse and spend money on whatever he wants."

Reps. Kind, Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Manage and Prevent the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin
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Reps. Kind, Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Manage and Prevent the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin

The Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act will support state and tribal efforts to develop and implement management strategies and support research regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease.

AFP-WI Ad Campaign Thanks Reps. Kind and Gallagher, Targets Tariffs
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AFP-WI Ad Campaign Thanks Reps. Kind and Gallagher, Targets Tariffs

The bill would give Congress a vote on certain tariffs proposed by a president before they can take effect.

The State of Politics: State Loses Political Power in Washington
The State of Politics

State Loses Political Power in Washington

Of all states, Wisconsin and Michigan have lost the most clout in D.C., experts say.

State Members of Congress Differ on Shutdown

State Members of Congress Differ on Shutdown

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

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments

"As Governor, my focus will always be the people of our state, and a key part of that is bringing together a cabinet that shares my goal of solving problems rather than picking political fights."

More than 50 Members of Congress Call on the Trump Administration to Release Evidence of Prior U.S. Awareness of the Saudi Plot to Capture Khashoggi
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More than 50 Members of Congress Call on the Trump Administration to Release Evidence of Prior U.S. Awareness of the Saudi Plot to Capture Khashoggi

Among the signatories of the letter are Ranking Members Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) of House Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, respectively.

Trump’s Aid to Farms Gets Mixed Reviews

Trump’s Aid to Farms Gets Mixed Reviews

Dairy farms badly hurt by tariffs, Trump offers $12 billion national handout to farmers.

The State of Politics: State Democrats Split on Abolishing ICE
The State of Politics

State Democrats Split on Abolishing ICE

Pocan’s proposal not backed by Baldwin, most Democratic candidates for Congress

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

Sensenbrenner Leads Delegation-Wide Effort Asking for Local Business Support

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

Smart Politics: Sensenbrenner Could Break State Record
Smart Politics

Sensenbrenner Could Break State Record

If reelected would beat David Obey’s record of nearly 42 years as state congressman.

2018 Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking
Press Release

2018 Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking

Report finds continuing regional disparities on cost, inflation, and quality. Rate of health care inflation was more than 15x higher before Affordable Care Act

Once Again, Speaker Ryan Talks to Business Lobby, Ducks Constituents
Press Release

Once Again, Speaker Ryan Talks to Business Lobby, Ducks Constituents

Trump-Ryan Tax Scheme Is ‘Demonically Irresponsible Giveaway to Super Rich’

Data Wonk: Why Walker Should Expand Medicaid
Data Wonk

Why Walker Should Expand Medicaid

Both the data and politics point in one direction: accept the federal funding.

Governor Walker to Congressman Kind: Thank You for the Opportunity to Set the Record Straight
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Governor Walker to Congressman Kind: Thank You for the Opportunity to Set the Record Straight

"We do not need to take the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare."

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

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

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

Pocan Introduces Bipartisan Bill Allowing Students to Refinance their College Loans

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

Bike Czar: How We Lobbied Congress
Bike Czar

How We Lobbied Congress

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

Norquist: Trump Tariffs Will Hurt State Workers
Norquist

Trump Tariffs Will Hurt State Workers

Manufacturers like Harley will suffer, as when a steel tariff was imposed in 2002.

County Clerk George L. Christenson Appoints Stefan Dostanic as Deputy County Clerk
Press Release

County Clerk George L. Christenson Appoints Stefan Dostanic as Deputy County Clerk

Mr. Dostanic is the current Information Coordinator with the County Clerk’s Office

The State of Politics: 11 Predictions for 2017 Politics
The State of Politics

11 Predictions for 2017 Politics

Scott Fitzgerald gets Trump appointment, redistricting is upheld and more.

The State of Politics: Final Notes From The Campaign-Trail
The State of Politics

Final Notes From The Campaign-Trail

After 210 interviews with candidates, some observations on a crazy election.

One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard

At StudentLoanVoter.org, Wisconsin Voters Can Find Out Who Is, And Who Isn’t, Supporting Common Sense Reforms to Reduce Burden on Student Loan Borrowers

Wisconsin Democrats Join Speaker Paul Ryan’s Call for Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns
Press Release

Wisconsin Democrats Join Speaker Paul Ryan’s Call for Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns

Last week’s report offers a disturbing preview of the foreign entanglements that could influence Donald Trump.

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

Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access

Wisconsin delegation requests increased patient access to oropharyngeal strengthening therapy.

Reps. Pocan, Hanna Urge President Obama to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting
Press Release

Reps. Pocan, Hanna Urge President Obama to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting

"We respectfully urge you to direct all federal agencies to prohibit discrimination in federal government contracting and subcontracting based on the sexual orientation or gender identity of the business owner."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Higher Education Leaders to Implement Policies That Will Allow Students to Receive Their Financial Aid Packages Sooner
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Higher Education Leaders to Implement Policies That Will Allow Students to Receive Their Financial Aid Packages Sooner

“Early FAFSA” will help millions of families make informed decisions about higher education and potentially increase college enrollment and completion.

Pocan Introduces Bill to Invest in Apprenticeships and Rebuild Workforce Skills
Press Release

Pocan Introduces Bill to Invest in Apprenticeships and Rebuild Workforce Skills

The LEARNS Act would increase the number of highly skilled workers in the United States and ensures the registered apprenticeship program is an effective earn-and-learn model for students, workers, and employers.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On House Democrats’ Sit-In
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On House Democrats’ Sit-In

"I applaud Wisconsin leaders like Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Ron Kind, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin for common-sense solutions to prevent tragedies like the recent mass shooting in Orlando."

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Baldwin Passes the Senate
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Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Baldwin Passes the Senate

Improves training & support for first responders to respond to incidents such as oil train derailments in Wisconsin & across the country

Advocates from Across Wisconsin Join Senator Baldwin in Calling on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites

“We must continue to support opportunities to lift people up and out of poverty and ensure that our jobs training programs are truly working”

3 Years Later: Ron Johnson’s Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act is Remembered
Press Release

3 Years Later: Ron Johnson’s Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act is Remembered

In 2012 and 2013 Ron Johnson voted against the reauthorization of VAWA.

Baldwin, Kind Urge President to Take Immediate Action on Dangerous Oil Trains
Press Release

Baldwin, Kind Urge President to Take Immediate Action on Dangerous Oil Trains

In letter to President Obama, Baldwin and Kind express frustration after the Administration missed January 15 deadline to release final rules to address oil train accidents.

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

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

The State of Politics: Who Will Lead the Democrats?
The State of Politics

Who Will Lead the Democrats?

The party badly needs leadership, but the bench looks thin. Here are the likely candidates.

Underdogs for Congress

Underdogs for Congress

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

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

Why Moderates Are Extinct

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

Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs
Press Release

Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today issued its support to U.S. House and Senate leaders who are pushing to restore funding to Great Lakes programs.

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

State's Republican politicians who oppose law are helping enroll their constituents.

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Federal bill could yield more than $70 million in annual sales tax for Wisconsin. Walker says he would use for income tax relief.

Who Will Run Against Walker?

Who Will Run Against Walker?

The list of possible candidates isn't long, as discussions at the state Democratic convention made clear.

Murphy’s Law: Democrats in Disarray
Murphy’s Law

Democrats in Disarray

The firing of its state spokesperson is just another sign the party has lost its way.

New Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking
Press Release

New Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking

Milwaukee and Racine Have Highest Health Insurance Costs in State for 2013

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

Murphy’s Law: Where Have You Gone, Ken Lamke?
Murphy’s Law

Where Have You Gone, Ken Lamke?

Ken Lamke still has vivid memories of the atmosphere in the old Milwaukee Sentinel newsroom.

Murphy’s Law: Ameritech Catches Political Fire From Competitors
Murphy’s Law

Ameritech Catches Political Fire From Competitors

Open up this month's Ameritech bill and you may find a surprise.

Murphy’s Law: Is Superintendent Korte In Trouble With The School Board?
Murphy’s Law

Is Superintendent Korte In Trouble With The School Board?

At first glance, Milwaukee school superintendent Spence Korte looks like he could be on the chopping block.