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Sensenbrenner Leads Delegation-Wide Effort Asking for Local Business Support
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.