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Scott Kevin Walker is the Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Previously he was Milwaukee County Executive and a Representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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Student Loan Debt Rises 50 Percent on Sixth Anniversary of $1T Day
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Student Loan Debt Rises 50 Percent on Sixth Anniversary of $1T Day

Debt Burden Hit $1 Trillion in 2012, Now Stands at $1.5 Trillion and Counting as GOP Blocks Common Sense Solutions

Campaign Cash: Slag Is No Longer Considered Waste
Campaign Cash

Slag Is No Longer Considered Waste

Law backed by WMC, signed by Walker, lets waste byproduct of steel and iron evade rules.

Bryce Issues Statement on Walker’s Approval of Foxconn’s Air Pollution
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Bryce Issues Statement on Walker’s Approval of Foxconn’s Air Pollution

"For Scott Walker, it wasn't enough that taxpayers forked over billions of dollars to Foxconn, he expects us to sacrifice our air quality too."

Campaign Cash: No, You Can’t Regulate Drones
Campaign Cash

No, You Can’t Regulate Drones

New state law backed by Milwaukee business group prevents local governments from regulating drones.

Kelda Roys to Ascension Wisconsin: Save St. Joe’s
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Kelda Roys to Ascension Wisconsin: Save St. Joe’s

"Today, I’m calling on Ascension Wisconsin to commit to permanently providing surgery and inpatient services at St. Joe’s."

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Breaks Ground on Educational Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Breaks Ground on Educational Center

Science hall centering on artificial intelligence will be used by all students.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Endorses Matt Flynn for Governor
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Endorses Matt Flynn for Governor

"I want to thank Supervisor Ortiz-Velez for her endorsement."

Elevating the Next Governor of Wisconsin; Wisconsin’s Choice Campaign Narrows Field to Nine Candidates in Endorsement Process
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Elevating the Next Governor of Wisconsin; Wisconsin’s Choice Campaign Narrows Field to Nine Candidates in Endorsement Process

Thousands vote in poll to find people’s champion to challenge Scott Walker and win

B-list candidate Bryan Steil announces doomed run for 1st congressional district seat
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B-list candidate Bryan Steil announces doomed run for 1st congressional district seat

Democratic candidates are fired up like never before

Cathy Myers Responds to Bryan Steil Entering Race to Represent Wisconsin’s 1st District
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Cathy Myers Responds to Bryan Steil Entering Race to Represent Wisconsin’s 1st District

Veteran high school teacher and school board member, Cathy Myers, believes Steil announcement will make education a key issue in WI-01 race

Legality of Foxconn’s Water Use At Issue

Legality of Foxconn’s Water Use At Issue

New York and Michigan officials question whether Lake Michigan water diversion only for residential users.

Newly Signed Talent Attraction Legislation to Support Future Launch of Mobile Job Center
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Newly Signed Talent Attraction Legislation to Support Future Launch of Mobile Job Center

Vehicle to be supported through $6.8 million package that Governor Walker signed this week to attract veterans, millennials and others to Wisconsin

Op Ed: Walker UW Cuts Will Devastate Universities
Op Ed

Walker UW Cuts Will Devastate Universities

UW-Stevens Point eliminating 13 Liberal Arts Majors is early example.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Restrictions on Pro-Worker Rules
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Restrictions on Pro-Worker Rules

Law restricting local governments backed by Koch Brothers, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

Political Outsider Andy Gronik Earns Endorsement of Wisconsin Gazette
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Political Outsider Andy Gronik Earns Endorsement of Wisconsin Gazette

Progressive newspaper picks political outsider over establishment Democrats, first newspaper endorsement in Democratic Primary

Murphy’s Law: The Whacko Primary for Governor
Murphy’s Law

The Whacko Primary for Governor

Seriously, a dozen or more Democratic candidates? It’s beyond the Republicans’ dreams.

Wisconsin Adds 8,900 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Rate Holds at All-Time Low 2.9% in March
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Wisconsin Adds 8,900 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Rate Holds at All-Time Low 2.9% in March

State sees a two-month increase of 12,600 jobs

Crute for Wisconsin Releases Gubernatorial Launch Video – “We’re All Badgers”
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Crute for Wisconsin Releases Gubernatorial Launch Video – “We’re All Badgers”

Crute has been co-host of The Devil’s Advocates, a Wisconsin-centric, dynamic political talk show known for its humor and bi-partisan guest list.

Governor Walker Releases a Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Secretary of State Vel Phillips
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Governor Walker Releases a Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Secretary of State Vel Phillips

"She was a legend in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin - not only for her many firsts but for her passion."

Governor Walker: We are Getting Positive Things Done for the People of Wisconsin
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Governor Walker: We are Getting Positive Things Done for the People of Wisconsin

Governor Walker and the Legislature delivered results for the people of Wisconsin during a historic session.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Bill Sought By Landlords
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Bill Sought By Landlords

Lessens tenant rights and overthrows host of local government controls on rental properties.

Opponent’s Poll Shows Tony Evers Holds Commanding Lead in Democratic Primary
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Opponent’s Poll Shows Tony Evers Holds Commanding Lead in Democratic Primary

This is the third straight poll released that shows Evers with a significant lead.

Murphy’s Law: The Full File on Foxconn
Murphy’s Law

The Full File on Foxconn

City report on Foxconn’s history is eye opening. Why didn’t state do its due diligence?

Campaign Cash: Democratic Group Books $500,000 TV Ads
Campaign Cash

Democratic Group Books $500,000 TV Ads

All for governors race. Falls far short of planned ads for Walker.

Kelda Roys Calls Out Walker’s Empty Tax Gesture
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Kelda Roys Calls Out Walker’s Empty Tax Gesture

"This tax rebate is nothing more than a bad-faith attempt to distract voters from his record before this fall’s election..."

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1473 Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor
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United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1473 Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor

“A Mitchell Administration means a bright future for working Americans”

Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan $100 Per-Child Tax Rebate, August Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan $100 Per-Child Tax Rebate, August Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday into Law

Governor Walker: “This rebate and sales tax holiday help Wisconsin families with the costs of raising children.”

Jason Stein Named Wisconsin Policy Forum Research Director
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Jason Stein Named Wisconsin Policy Forum Research Director

Longtime Capitol Reporter Will Lead Nonpartisan Research Team

Erica Flynn: “What is President Trump Hiding?”
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Erica Flynn: “What is President Trump Hiding?”

Statement by Erica Flynn, candidate for the 84th Assembly District.

Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on Gov. Walker Signing Traveling Sports Physician  and Robotics Bills
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Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on Gov. Walker Signing Traveling Sports Physician and Robotics Bills

"Today Governor Walker signed a number of great bills into law, including two I authored."

Four state agencies poised to launch new marketing initiative as legislation authorizing $6.8 million for effort is signed into law
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Four state agencies poised to launch new marketing initiative as legislation authorizing $6.8 million for effort is signed into law

Campaign to focus on attracting veterans, Wisconsin alumni and millennials to the state

Campaign Cash: Robin Vos’s Title Loan Trip Troubles
Campaign Cash

Robin Vos’s Title Loan Trip Troubles

Company pays for his trip to London, he backs less regulations on its high interest loans.

The Future of the Great Lakes

The Future of the Great Lakes

Climate change, Foxconn, other issues could impact this huge reservoir of water.

Op Ed: Stronger Action Needed on Opioid Crisis
Op Ed

Stronger Action Needed on Opioid Crisis

Walker turned down needed funds. More integrated, broad-ranging approach needed.

Leah Posts Nearly $600K Raised In First Quarter of 2018
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Leah Posts Nearly $600K Raised In First Quarter of 2018

Leah Raises Nearly 80% of Funds In-State, 95% of Donors From Wisconsin

How Will Health Care Changes Affect You?

How Will Health Care Changes Affect You?

Changes in Obamacare and BadgerCare leave questions, confusion for state residents.

Leah Attends Opioid Taskforce Meeting about Alternative Treatments to Pain
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Leah Attends Opioid Taskforce Meeting about Alternative Treatments to Pain

"Unfortunately the overprescription of painkillers has caused too many people to become addicted to opioids and leading them to a sometimes deadly level of drug use."

Walker Ranked 8th Least Popular Governor in Nation
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Walker Ranked 8th Least Popular Governor in Nation

New Morning Consult briefing shows Walker approval numbers underwater

Governor Walker Announces $7.68 million in Preliminary Broadband Expansion Grants to Connect 46 Rural Communities
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Governor Walker Announces $7.68 million in Preliminary Broadband Expansion Grants to Connect 46 Rural Communities

Governor Walker also announces application process for next round of grants

Andy Gronik’s Response to Scott Walker’s Silence on the Importance of Immigration in Wisconsin
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Andy Gronik’s Response to Scott Walker’s Silence on the Importance of Immigration in Wisconsin

"Immigrants are our partners in Wisconsin and I’ll treat them with this kind of respect when I’m governor."

Ryan departure leaves Foxconn future in question
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Ryan departure leaves Foxconn future in question

Foreign corporation had banked on special favors from Ryan, Priebus and Walker

Statement from Earnell Lucas, candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff
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Statement from Earnell Lucas, candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff

"I am working to earn your trust and vote in August and November 2018, to become your next Milwaukee County Sheriff."

Data Wonk: Voters Want Checks and Balances
Data Wonk

Voters Want Checks and Balances

That’s the message on Supreme Court race, Treasurer referendum. Was message received?

Statement on Milwaukee County Sheriff Vacancy
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Statement on Milwaukee County Sheriff Vacancy

Milwaukee County Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt will continue to serve as acting sheriff for the remainder of Sheriff Clarke’s term ending January 7, 2019.

Wisconsin Budget: Voters Okay 56 of 66 School Referendums
Wisconsin Budget

Voters Okay 56 of 66 School Referendums

$566 million in spending approved on April ballot, mostly for new construction.

Governor Walker Signs Sara’s Law
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Governor Walker Signs Sara’s Law

Bill expands legal protections for guardians and attorneys in family law proceedings

Murphy’s Law: City’s Evictions Far From Worst
Murphy’s Law

City’s Evictions Far From Worst

New data on evictions shows a huge national problem with lessons for Milwaukee.

Walker Signs Vukmir Bill Battling Opioid Crisis
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Walker Signs Vukmir Bill Battling Opioid Crisis

"This bill will push back against the destructive opioid crisis."

Scott Walker: The Pay Inequality Governor
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Scott Walker: The Pay Inequality Governor

While Wisconsin Women Earned Less Than Men, Walker and GOP Repealed State Equal Pay Law

Op Ed: Tommy Predicts Walker Could Lose Big
Op Ed

Tommy Predicts Walker Could Lose Big

“President should not be a bully,” Thompson says, and that will hurt GOP.

Shilling statement on Gov. Walker latest attack on families
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Shilling statement on Gov. Walker latest attack on families

"Once again, Republicans are sticking it to working families, seniors and people with disabilities..."

Governor Walker Signs Landmark Welfare Reform Backed by AFP
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Governor Walker Signs Landmark Welfare Reform Backed by AFP

"This law will make it easier for our neighbors who have fallen on hard times to get back on their feet and begin rebuilding their future," said Eric Bott.

Governor Walker Signs Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Plan
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Governor Walker Signs Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Plan

Welfare reform a key item on the Governor’s Ambitious Agenda for 2018

Kelda Roys Statement on Equal Pay Day
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Kelda Roys Statement on Equal Pay Day

Progress for some - but not all - women in Wisconsin is not enough.

U.S. Department of Treasury Approves Governor Walker’s 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Designations
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U.S. Department of Treasury Approves Governor Walker’s 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Designations

These zones cover more than 40 counties in rural, urban, and tribal areas.

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Bills on Opioids into Law
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Combating the Opioid Crisis: Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Bills on Opioids into Law

All 30 bills signed by the Governor were created as a part of the HOPE (Heroin, Opiate, Prevention, and Education) Agenda.

Votes In 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Were Most Partisan In Two Decades

Votes In 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Were Most Partisan In Two Decades

Despite differing outcomes, ballot preferences echoed 2016 Presidential election.

Campaign Cash: Walker Gets $5.1 Million Boost
Campaign Cash

Walker Gets $5.1 Million Boost

Republican Governors Association books $5.1 million of TV ads to support Gov. Walker's reelection.

Op Ed: Billions for Foxconn, Failure for Rural Wisconsin
Op Ed

Billions for Foxconn, Failure for Rural Wisconsin

Rural economic development bill passes Assembly 95 to 0, fails to get a vote in the Senate.

Pocan Slams Walker for Welcoming Trump’s ‘Aggressive Actions’ on Border Securit
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Pocan Slams Walker for Welcoming Trump’s ‘Aggressive Actions’ on Border Securit

"Sending members of the Wisconsin National Guard to militarize the border against unarmed men, women, and children is absurd."

Scott Walker’s RGA to Spend Scott Walker’s Steve Wynn Money for Scott Walker
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Scott Walker’s RGA to Spend Scott Walker’s Steve Wynn Money for Scott Walker

‘All the Money in World Can’t Polish Scott Walker’s Atrocious Record for Women’

The State of Politics: Why Walker Waved Red “Danger” Sign
The State of Politics

Why Walker Waved Red “Danger” Sign

He's experienced a wave election before, but that time it helped him.

Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border
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Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border

Illegal flow of drugs across southern border is a threat to Wisconsin

Michele Doolan Ends Campaign for Governor, Endorses Matt Flynn
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Michele Doolan Ends Campaign for Governor, Endorses Matt Flynn

"I want to congratulate Michele and her team on a good campaign, and I am grateful for her support."

Op Ed: Gov. Walker’s Supreme Anger
Op Ed

Gov. Walker’s Supreme Anger

He lashes out in frustration after Judge Dallet's high court victory, afraid a blue wave is heading his way.

Whose Campaign is Wisconsin Next PAC Working For?
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Whose Campaign is Wisconsin Next PAC Working For?

Former Members of Scott Walker’s Campaign Team Running Ad for U.S. Senate Candidate Featuring … Scott Walker

Campaign Cash: Big Donations for Anti-Abortion Law
Campaign Cash

Big Donations for Anti-Abortion Law

Walker and Republicans got more than $200,000 in donations.

Pocan Calls on Walker to Reject Trump’s Political Stunt to Send National Guard to the Border
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Pocan Calls on Walker to Reject Trump’s Political Stunt to Send National Guard to the Border

Wisconsin National Guard should only be called upon to leave behind their jobs and families under truly serious and necessary circumstances

Murphy’s Law: Should Walker Be Worried?
Murphy’s Law

Should Walker Be Worried?

Does he face an unstoppable “blue wave”? Maybe.

Campaign Cash: New Law Restricts Civil Lawsuits
Campaign Cash

New Law Restricts Civil Lawsuits

Backed by long list of special interests, led by mega-campaign donor WMC.

Scott Walker’s Republican Assembly Candidate Won’t Say He’s a Republican
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Scott Walker’s Republican Assembly Candidate Won’t Say He’s a Republican

‘No Wonder a Court Had to Force Walker to Hold the Election’

GOP’s Latest Attack on WI Women’s Health Care Becomes Law
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GOP’s Latest Attack on WI Women’s Health Care Becomes Law

The measure, cosponsored by U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir, was signed into law yesterday by Gov. Scott Walker

Walker to Koch Brothers: Save me from ‘a #BlueWave’
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Walker to Koch Brothers: Save me from ‘a #BlueWave’

Unable to buy or rig his party to victory, Walker lashes out at Wisconsin voters

Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
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Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

This legislative bill package was created by the 2017 Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care.

Data Wonk: Walker’s Plan to Break the Law
Data Wonk

Walker’s Plan to Break the Law

And why Attorney General Schimel didn’t warn him it was folly.

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

“Money Isn’t Everything” — Working Families Party Candidates Win Big in Milwaukee; Racine Elections
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“Money Isn’t Everything” — Working Families Party Candidates Win Big in Milwaukee; Racine Elections

Winning Shea campaign outspent by Leadership MKE PAC nearly 10-1; pulls off upset

Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Right Wing Lose in Electoral Earthquake
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Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Right Wing Lose in Electoral Earthquake

Progressives Take Open Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat for First Time Since 1995

Bipartisan Alternative Drug Treatment Program Signed Into Law
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Bipartisan Alternative Drug Treatment Program Signed Into Law

"This bill will help save lives, repair families in need, and is another important step in combatting drug addiction in Wisconsin."

Walker Signs Vukmir Bill to Stand with Israel
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Walker Signs Vukmir Bill to Stand with Israel

The new law prohibits state government and local municipalities from contracting with companies boycotting Israel.

Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Op Ed: The Crisis of Our Democracy
Op Ed

The Crisis of Our Democracy

Walker and Republicans have rigged the system to serve themselves, not the people.

Murphy’s Law: How Foxconn Will Pollute Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

How Foxconn Will Pollute Wisconsin

And why the company may get away with it.

AFP-WI Applauds Gov. Walker for Signing Civil Asset Forfeiture ReformLandmark reform protects constitutional liberties, strengthens rule of law
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AFP-WI Applauds Gov. Walker for Signing Civil Asset Forfeiture ReformLandmark reform protects constitutional liberties, strengthens rule of law

Landmark reform protects constitutional liberties, strengthens rule of law

Campaign Cash: Republican Governors Group Has State Clout
Campaign Cash

Republican Governors Group Has State Clout

The DC-based association gets Wisconsin donors, gave $18 million to Walker’s three elections.

The State of Politics: Court Race Replays Issues of 2011
The State of Politics

Court Race Replays Issues of 2011

Dallet vs Screnock a rerun of Kloppenburg vs Prosser for Supreme Court in 2011?

Governor Walker Announces $1.5 Million Available in Grants for TEACH Educational Technology Training for Teachers and Librarians
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Governor Walker Announces $1.5 Million Available in Grants for TEACH Educational Technology Training for Teachers and Librarians

School districts and libraries encouraged to apply by May 4 deadline

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager

"She was a dedicated and passionate public servant who became the first woman elected to serve as attorney general in Wisconsin history."

Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Reform Bill into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Reform Bill into Law

"We are committed to improving long-term outcomes for juveniles and staff in our correctional facilities."

Speaker Vos Statement: Signing of the ‘Wisconsin Model’ for Juvenile Corrections Reform
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Speaker Vos Statement: Signing of the ‘Wisconsin Model’ for Juvenile Corrections Reform

“The reforms allow incarcerated youth to have access to the services and rehabilitation they need while in facilities closer to their homes and families.”

Shilling statement on Lincoln Hills
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Shilling statement on Lincoln Hills

"I’m glad that we’re finally closing Lincoln Hills, but 2021 is still a long way off."

Op Ed: Our Agenda for Wisconsin Is Working
Op Ed

Our Agenda for Wisconsin Is Working

Low taxes, low unemployment, plus a six-year freeze on UW tuition.

Bob Harlow Exits Race for Governor, Endorses Matt Flynn
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Bob Harlow Exits Race for Governor, Endorses Matt Flynn

"We're going to lead Wisconsin Forward again."

Governor Walker Announces 2018 Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business
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Governor Walker Announces 2018 Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business

17 Women Business Owners from Across Wisconsin to Receive Awards

Eliminating State Treasurer Could Undermine School Improvement Funds
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Eliminating State Treasurer Could Undermine School Improvement Funds

Independently Elected Office Oversees School Trust Funds, Protecting Them From Budget Shenanigans

Wisconsin Budget: The Black-White Unemployment Gap
Wisconsin Budget

The Black-White Unemployment Gap

Black workers in state 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed.

Murphy’s Law: Scott Walker’s Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

Scott Walker’s Big Lie

Not doing special elections hasn’t saved money, it’s actually cost taxpayers. A lot.

Team Leah Statement on Special Elections
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Team Leah Statement on Special Elections

"The court’s demand for an election now when both seats will also be on the November ballot is unnecessary and duplicative," said spokesman Mattias Gugel.

After Three Separate Rulings, Governor Walker Reluctantly Calls Special Elections
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After Three Separate Rulings, Governor Walker Reluctantly Calls Special Elections

"Today is a huge victory for voting rights and democracy."

Cost, meaning of special elections fully Gov. Walker’s responsibility
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Cost, meaning of special elections fully Gov. Walker’s responsibility

Elections for vacant seats could have taken place weeks ago

Campaign Cash: Big Polluters Are Big Campaign Donors
Campaign Cash

Big Polluters Are Big Campaign Donors

List of top polluting contributors is led by We Energies.

Governor Walker Calls Special Election for Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42
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Governor Walker Calls Special Election for Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, March 29, 2018

Op Ed: Journal Sentinel Promotes Phony Foxconn “Report”
Op Ed

Journal Sentinel Promotes Phony Foxconn “Report”

But it’s not a study, has no named author and is too flawed to qualify as news.

Hold the Damn Elections
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Hold the Damn Elections

"You have to have some kind of nerve to spend almost $1 billion over the last few weeks and then claim that elections cost too much."

Governor Walker Welcomes Wisconsin Boy Scouts to the State Capitol to Receive Annual Report
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Governor Walker Welcomes Wisconsin Boy Scouts to the State Capitol to Receive Annual Report

"Wisconsin’s Scouts are role models in our communities, serving as an example of hard work and dedication to public service."

GOP Pushing to Eliminate State Fiscal Watchdog As Gov. Scott Walker Goes on Election Year Spending Spree
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GOP Pushing to Eliminate State Fiscal Watchdog As Gov. Scott Walker Goes on Election Year Spending Spree

Independently Elected Fiscal Watchdog Could be Lost

Scott Walker: A History of Broken Promises
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Scott Walker: A History of Broken Promises

"Wisconsin deserves better."

Court Watch: The Judge That Robin Vos Hates
Court Watch

The Judge That Robin Vos Hates

Who is Judge Josann Reynolds, the Walker appointee who ruled he must hold special elections?

Michael Screnock Gets 38% of His Money From Republican Party; Dallet Gets 0% of Her Money From Democratic Party
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Michael Screnock Gets 38% of His Money From Republican Party; Dallet Gets 0% of Her Money From Democratic Party

Michael Screnock’s $345,000 Five Times What Any Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Has Taken From Any Political Party

Campaign Cash: GOP’s Favorite Sand Mining Company
Campaign Cash

GOP’s Favorite Sand Mining Company

Assembly Republicans have twice passed a bill exempting a Georgia company from state law.

Gov. Walker, GOP leaders call extraordinary session to avoid elections
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Gov. Walker, GOP leaders call extraordinary session to avoid elections

Republicans prove government can indeed work efficiently when it serves them

Shilling statement on extraordinary session
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Shilling statement on extraordinary session

"Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans are so desperate to maintain their grip on power that they are changing laws to silence voters."

Op Ed: Why Legislators Matter
Op Ed

Why Legislators Matter

And why Walker and Republicans should allow special elections for districts lacking them.

The State of Politics: 13 Issues for Walker, Legislators
The State of Politics

13 Issues for Walker, Legislators

Who won, who lost on 13 key issues in 2017-2018 legislative session?

Campaign Cash: Bill Restricts Civil Lawsuits
Campaign Cash

Bill Restricts Civil Lawsuits

Backed by many special interests; statute of limitations for suits reduced from six to three years.

Plats and Parcels: New Hotel on Van Buren?
Plats and Parcels

New Hotel on Van Buren?

Plus: New apartments near Bucks arena and new MU development.

Op Ed: Why Did MMAC Do Foxconn Study?
Op Ed

Why Did MMAC Do Foxconn Study?

Maybe to help Republican candidates facing voters who don’t think Foxconn will help economy.

Campaign Cash: Koch-Backed Bill Guts Local Control
Campaign Cash

Koch-Backed Bill Guts Local Control

Bars local governments from setting many labor and employment rules.

Republicans will do anything to hold onto power
Press Release

Republicans will do anything to hold onto power

GOP retaliate following court ruling to uphold right to representation

Milwaukee Promise Zones effort vital to maximize State’s Economic Opportunity Zones
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Milwaukee Promise Zones effort vital to maximize State’s Economic Opportunity Zones

The Economic Opportunity Zones were created in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Statements from Wisconsin Democrats on the Republican Extraordinary Session
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Statements from Wisconsin Democrats on the Republican Extraordinary Session

"Republicans are so fearful of the Wisconsin voters that they have publicly embarrassed themselves by calling a legislative session that is a clear attack on democracy just so they can avoid losing more special elections." - Martha Laning, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session
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Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session

"It would be senseless to waste taxpayer money on special elections just weeks before voters go to the polls when the Legislature has concluded its business."

Op Ed: The Unique Candidacy of Mike McCabe
Op Ed

The Unique Candidacy of Mike McCabe

And why his campaign for governor is attracting an army of volunteers.

They’re Back: Big Corporate Special Interests Drop More Money on Michael Screnock’s State High Court Bid
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They’re Back: Big Corporate Special Interests Drop More Money on Michael Screnock’s State High Court Bid

Spending From Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce on Candidate Who Won’t Remove Himself From Cases Involving Big Donors Tops $1.3 Million Mark

Campaign Cash: Legislators Pass Law to Benefit Landlords
Campaign Cash

Legislators Pass Law to Benefit Landlords

Overturns city regulations on landlords, reduces tenant rights.

New Federal Program Could Help City

New Federal Program Could Help City

Opportunity Zones law allows tax incentives for distressed areas.

Court Rules Gov. Walker Must Call Elections to Fill To State Legislative Vacancies
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Court Rules Gov. Walker Must Call Elections to Fill To State Legislative Vacancies

Decision Sends Message to Gov. Walker, Attorney General Schimel: In a Democracy We Have Elections and Voters Get to Vote

Op Ed: Gov. Walker’s Common Sense Welfare Reforms
Op Ed

Gov. Walker’s Common Sense Welfare Reforms

Critics are wrong, it’s all about workforce readiness.

Governor Walker, ATI Announce $95 Million Expansion in Cudahy
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Governor Walker, ATI Announce $95 Million Expansion in Cudahy

Global manufacturer expected to create 125 jobs as it expands its iso-thermal forging and heat-treating capacities to meet demand from aerospace customers

Campaign Cash: Corporate Campaign Donations Topped $1 Million
Campaign Cash

Corporate Campaign Donations Topped $1 Million

All spent in 2017, with 7-to-1 edge for Republicans, who legalized corporate giving in 2015.

2.9 Percent: Unemployment Rate Reaches an All-Time Low Under Governor Walker
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2.9 Percent: Unemployment Rate Reaches an All-Time Low Under Governor Walker

"Wisconsin is literally working as more people are employed today than ever before in our history."

Governor Walker Announces Process for Wisconsin Companies to Bid on Work Related to Foxconn Construction
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Governor Walker Announces Process for Wisconsin Companies to Bid on Work Related to Foxconn Construction

State’s Wisconn Valley website now includes details on how to connect potential subcontractors, vendors, suppliers to Construction Manager

Governor Walker Announces 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Recommendations
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Governor Walker Announces 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Recommendations

Economic Opportunity Zones present opportunity to help Wisconsin communities through private investment

Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commission Address Voter Deactivation
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Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commission Address Voter Deactivation

State’s system and incorrect data result in erroneous deactivation of voter registrations

Evers Demands Action on Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis
Press Release

Evers Demands Action on Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis

Drinking Water Quality in Some Areas of Wisconsin Worse than Flint Michigan; Evers’ plan targets water clean-up and keeping Wisconsin kids safe

Campaign Cash: Walker Backs Off on Marine Sanctuary
Campaign Cash

Walker Backs Off on Marine Sanctuary

Would have preserved stretch of Lake Michigan, but Koch activist opposes it.

Mandela Barnes named Mom’s Demand Action “Gunsense Candidate of Distinction”
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Mandela Barnes named Mom’s Demand Action “Gunsense Candidate of Distinction”

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor to participate in National “March for our Lives” this Saturday, March 24th in Milwaukee

Senate Republicans throw in the towel
Press Release

Senate Republicans throw in the towel

Majority party call it quits on legislative session

State Legislature Passes Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation
Press Release

State Legislature Passes Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation

Wisconsin counties will have important tools to target bad actors and increase auction sale competition

Rep. Dana Wachs Says Foxconn Contracts Already Going Out of State
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Rep. Dana Wachs Says Foxconn Contracts Already Going Out of State

"I’ve had it with Gov. Walker’s special-interest politics. He works for us, not for Foxconn."

Matt Flynn Attacks Election Year Walker’s Property Tax Stunt
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Matt Flynn Attacks Election Year Walker’s Property Tax Stunt

Democratic Challenger proposes real, long-term property tax relief for Wisconsin

The Contrarian: WisDOT Secretary’s Declining Credibility
The Contrarian

WisDOT Secretary’s Declining Credibility

Half truths by Secretary Dave Ross may hurt him with legislators.

The NRA’s $3.5 Million Man Scott Walker Delivering for the Gun Lobby, Again
Press Release

The NRA’s $3.5 Million Man Scott Walker Delivering for the Gun Lobby, Again

‘Legislators Supporting Walker’s Sham Are Providing Aid & Comfort to the National Rifle Association’

Op Ed: I Choose Leah
Op Ed

I Choose Leah

First Lady Tonette Walker endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senator

No Child Should Ever Feel Unsafe at School: Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Kleefisch, and Attorney General Schimel Visit Schools to Discuss $100 Million School Safety Plan
Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette
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Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette

"He was a dedicated public servant for several decades."

Michael Screnock’s Special Ethical Conflict
Press Release

Michael Screnock’s Special Ethical Conflict

Could Michael Screnock Sit on Lawsuit Against His Former Client Scott Walker for Refusing to Call Special Elections to Fill Legislative Vacancies?

Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway
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Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway

"Tonette and I send our prayers to the family of former Milwaukee County Board Chair Lee Holloway."

Matt Flynn Exposes the False Numbers of the Foxconn Fiasco, Vows to Terminate the Contract
Press Release

Matt Flynn Exposes the False Numbers of the Foxconn Fiasco, Vows to Terminate the Contract

Democratic challenger attacks Walker for being untruthful to the public about the economic benefits

Gov. Scott Walker Proposes Handing School Safety Checkbook to Fellow NRA Lackey Brad Schimel
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Proposes Handing School Safety Checkbook to Fellow NRA Lackey Brad Schimel

Attorney General’s Previous Use of Grant Funds to Buy Promotional Swag Raises Huge Red Flag

Dana Wachs Responds to Gov. Walker’s Short-Sighted School Safety Plan
Press Release

Dana Wachs Responds to Gov. Walker’s Short-Sighted School Safety Plan

"If Walker was serious, if he was committed to protecting our students, he would disavow the NRA."

Op Ed: How Walker Destroyed Bipartisan Conservation
Op Ed

How Walker Destroyed Bipartisan Conservation

Democrats and Republicans agreed on need to protect state’s environment. Not any more.

Gov. Walker fails to act on gun safety
Press Release

Gov. Walker fails to act on gun safety

"It’s disappointing to see Gov. Walker continue to ignore the pleas from Wisconsin students who want safe schools."

No Child Should Ever Feel Unsafe in School: Governor Walker Calls $100 million Special Session on School Safety
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No Child Should Ever Feel Unsafe in School: Governor Walker Calls $100 million Special Session on School Safety

"No child, parent, or teacher should ever have to feel unsafe in school."

Investing in Rural Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Bill Helping Rural Community Libraries
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Investing in Rural Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Bill Helping Rural Community Libraries

"We were proud to increase funding for TEACH by $22.5 million in this budget."

Congressman Mark Pocan Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"Congressman Pocan is a fierce leader for Wisconsin values that we all share and I'm honored to receive his endorsement."

Governor Walker Appoints Chief of Staff Rich Zipperer to the Public Service Commission, Eric Schutt as Chief of Staff
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Chief of Staff Rich Zipperer to the Public Service Commission, Eric Schutt as Chief of Staff

Zipperer has served in the Governor’s Office since September 2012 and as chief of staff since September 2015.

Governor Walker: “With Trauma-Informed Care, Everyone Has a Role to Play”
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Governor Walker: “With Trauma-Informed Care, Everyone Has a Role to Play”

Proclaims May 2018 Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Award-winning Properties
Press Release

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Award-winning Properties

Four properties receive the distinguished AAA Four Diamond Rating in 2018

Governor Walker Appoints Audrey Skwierawski to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Audrey Skwierawski to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge

"Skwierawski brings to the bench over twenty years of public sector experience, the right judicial temperament, and a firm commitment to the rule of law."

Governor Walker Celebrates Sunshine Week
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Sunshine Week

Governor’s Office has released more than 6.2 million pages of records in response to public records requests since 2011

Op Ed: Foxconn Water Request Violates Law
Op Ed

Foxconn Water Request Violates Law

Company wants massive diversion of Lake Michigan water. But DNR won't oppose it.

It’s Time For Career Politician Gov. Scott Walker to Quit His Election Year Gimmicks and Get Serious on Education Funding and School Safety
Dana Wachs Campaign Launches Worst of Walker March Madness Bracket
Press Release

Dana Wachs Campaign Launches Worst of Walker March Madness Bracket

"The bracket also reminds voters of the upcoming April 3 election and the gubernatorial election dates."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wiegand Transforming Near West Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wiegand Transforming Near West Side

Developer turning former school into hotel, empty office complex into food and beverage hub.

The impact of Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos’ crusade against public schools has been devastating for Wisconsin students
Press Release

The impact of Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos’ crusade against public schools has been devastating for Wisconsin students

Democrats have consistently supported public education, a fact that intimidates Walker in his re-election bid

The State of Politics: School Safety Bill Renews Gun Debate
The State of Politics

School Safety Bill Renews Gun Debate

81% of voters favor background checks. Democrats support, Republicans oppose them.

Governor Scott Walker Highlights Success of Tourism Industry at Governor’s Conference on Tourism
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Governor Scott Walker Highlights Success of Tourism Industry at Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The total six-year growth of tourism activity is up more than $5.2 billion, a 35% increase since Governor Walker took office.

Op Ed: Walker Doesn’t Merit Open Records Award
Op Ed

Walker Doesn’t Merit Open Records Award

As governor and county exec he's been consistently hostile to open records.

Your Right to Know: Opees Honor Good Deeds and Bad
Your Right to Know

Opees Honor Good Deeds and Bad

Freedom of Information Council's awards go to Gov. Walker and several journalists.

Campaign Cash: WMC Backs Kimberly-Clark Subsidy
Campaign Cash

WMC Backs Kimberly-Clark Subsidy

Business lobbying group and Kimberly-Clark have both donated to Walker.

Statement Regarding Governor Walker’s Phone Call with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Press Release

Statement Regarding Governor Walker’s Phone Call with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

"Governor Walker will continue to work with these and other Wisconsin companies to get relief from the negative impacts of the tariffs," said Press Secretary Amy Hasenberg.

Leah’s Statement on Incredible U.S. Jobs Numbers for February
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Leah’s Statement on Incredible U.S. Jobs Numbers for February

"It is getting harder and harder for Sen. Baldwin to deny the positive impact tax reform is having on the state and national economy."

Walker’s no good, very bad, jobs record
Press Release

Walker’s no good, very bad, jobs record

Wisconsin’s 118,000 jobs deficit grows after another dismal jobs report

Matt Flynn’s Statement on Addressing the Concerns of Communities of Color
Press Release

Matt Flynn’s Statement on Addressing the Concerns of Communities of Color

"The problems facing our communities of color are real..."

Data Wonk: Is GOP Trying to Destroy Democracy?
Data Wonk

Is GOP Trying to Destroy Democracy?

New report points to problems, which can be seen nationally and in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Signs Assembly Bill 538 into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Assembly Bill 538 into Law

It is Act 140.

Campaign Cash: GOP Far Outspends Democrats on 527 Groups
Campaign Cash

GOP Far Outspends Democrats on 527 Groups

Republicans raised $2.8 million, Democrats $1.7 million in 2017.

Governor Walker Stresses the Importance of Public Safety at 51st Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Campaign Cash: The Unlimited Cash Campaign Groups
Campaign Cash

The Unlimited Cash Campaign Groups

527 groups can spend freely, led by MMAC, Chris Abele and Potawatomi.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Deal Gets Even Worse
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Deal Gets Even Worse

$4.1 billion handout will deliver even less benefits, more costs than imagined.

Kelda Roys for Governor releases groundbreaking video, “Our Girls”
Press Release

Kelda Roys for Governor releases groundbreaking video, “Our Girls”

In “Our Girls,” Roys tells the story of learning about the prevalence of Bisphenol A

Governor Walker Visits Wisconsin Employers in Oshkosh, Janesville that Have Expressed Concern with President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
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Governor Walker Visits Wisconsin Employers in Oshkosh, Janesville that Have Expressed Concern with President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Calls on President Trump to reconsider tariffs during visits with employees at Bemis Company and Seneca Foods

Op Ed: A Wheelchair Is Not a Trampoline
Op Ed

A Wheelchair Is Not a Trampoline

And Republican food share proposal won’t help disabled and poor people.

Marquette Poll Shows Voters Disagree with Gov. Walker on Foxconn, Public Schools
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Marquette Poll Shows Voters Disagree with Gov. Walker on Foxconn, Public Schools

"The Marquette Poll made one thing very clear -- people do not agree with Gov. Walker’s vision for Wisconsin," said Wachs for Wisconsin Campaign Manager Brita Olsen.

The State of Politics: New GOP Senators Have Clout
The State of Politics

New GOP Senators Have Clout

They may decide if Walker gets last minute laws he’s pushing for his reelection campaign.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"Mayor Barrett's endorsement means a great deal to me; I am grateful for his support."

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters divided on benefits of Foxconn deal, but together in support of background checks for gun sales
Op Ed: Pendulum Swinging Against GOP
Op Ed

Pendulum Swinging Against GOP

Voters could punish Walker, Republicans for cuts in UW and environmental protection.

Walker’s Road to Nowhere
Press Release

Walker’s Road to Nowhere

"Who’s going to protect us from Walker’s raids?"

Governor Walker Announces United Alloy Inc.  to Expand Operations in Janesville
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces United Alloy Inc. to Expand Operations in Janesville

Manufacturer expects to create 66 jobs with $15 million expansion project

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

"Ironically, American companies who will feel the negative impact of the tariffs can actually move their operations to another country, such as Canada, and not face new tariffs on the sale of their products."

Governor Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

"We look forward to seeing Cris Peterson, Jason Plante, and Gerald Whitburn work as leaders of the University of Wisconsin System as members of the Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

State Supreme Court Candidate Mike Screnock a ‘Walking Conflict of Interest’
Press Release

State Supreme Court Candidate Mike Screnock a ‘Walking Conflict of Interest’

Won’t Commit to Removing Himself From Cases Involving Former Client Gov. Walker or Special Interest Groups Spending Record Amounts to Benefit His Campaign

Campaign Cash: State Okays Park Land for Golf Course
Campaign Cash

State Okays Park Land for Golf Course

Course owner, industrialist Herbert Kohler, gave $400,000 to Walker, other Republicans.

Representative Subeck Statement on Governor’s Comments on School Safety
Press Release

Representative Subeck Statement on Governor’s Comments on School Safety

"Republicans have failed to act to prevent gun violence and to keep our schools and public spaces safe."

Roys calls on Walker to pass common sense gun reform during proposed special session on gun violence
Press Release

Roys calls on Walker to pass common sense gun reform during proposed special session on gun violence

Roys also called on Walker to donate his NRA money to organizations that help victims of gun violence.

Campaign Cash: How Americans for Prosperity Wins
Campaign Cash

How Americans for Prosperity Wins

Koch-funded group gives huge campaign donations, has gotten long list of bills passed.

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Opposes Special Elections
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Opposes Special Elections

He's not serving the voters. He's serving his party.

Governor Walker Congratulates Wisconsin Olympians Who Participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics
Press Release

Governor Walker Congratulates Wisconsin Olympians Who Participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Wishes 2018 Winter Paralympic Athletes Good Luck

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"Congresswoman Moore is a leader in Milwaukee and I am so proud she has endorsed my candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court."

Campaign Cash: The Mystery of Meteor Timber
Campaign Cash

The Mystery of Meteor Timber

GOP bill would let company destroy hardwood wetlands, but the money trail is murky.

How Will Mike Screnock Thank the State Big Business Lobby?
Press Release

How Will Mike Screnock Thank the State Big Business Lobby?

State Court Candidate Set to Speak to Special Interest Group That Spent Nearly $600,000 on His Primary Election

Matt Flynn Will Make Childcare a Budget Priority as Governor
Press Release

Matt Flynn Will Make Childcare a Budget Priority as Governor

"Working parents need to know their pre-school children are well cared for and are developing the skills they will need to succeed in school."

City Hall: City Will Contest Foxconn Power Deal
City Hall

City Will Contest Foxconn Power Deal

City Attorney will contest $117 million Foxconn subsidy charged to We Energies customers.

Governor Walker: “We Want to Provide Health Care Stability and Lower Premiums for Wisconsin”
Press Release

Governor Walker: “We Want to Provide Health Care Stability and Lower Premiums for Wisconsin”

Signs State Reinsurance Program, Key Piece of Health Care Stability Plan into Law

Murphy’s Law: Should State Divest Gun Stocks?
Murphy’s Law

Should State Divest Gun Stocks?

Wisconsin pension fund invests in companies making guns that kill students.

Plats and Parcels: The Hubbub in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

The Hubbub in Walker’s Point

It's all happening in Walker's Point, a bevy of busy reporters agree.

Barnes Campaign: Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress
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Barnes Campaign: Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress

Will speak at Saturday rally in Racine

Eyes on Milwaukee: Legislature Partially Restores Historic Preservation Program
Eyes on Milwaukee

Legislature Partially Restores Historic Preservation Program

Has state finally decided on new rules for program or will they continue to make changes?

Governor Walker Thanks Assembly for Passing Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Legislation
Press Release

Governor Walker Thanks Assembly for Passing Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Legislation

"We are getting positive things done for the people of Wisconsin."

Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Statement on Criminal Charges Against Armor Correctional in Tragic Death of Inmate – Nurses Lost Their Voice, Milwaukee Needlessly Lost a Life
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Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Statement on Criminal Charges Against Armor Correctional in Tragic Death of Inmate – Nurses Lost Their Voice, Milwaukee Needlessly Lost a Life

"The systemic practices and procedures adopted by Armor have resulted in deaths which provision of appropriate medical care could and should have prevented."

Foxconn Seeks to Raid the Great Lakes
Press Release

Foxconn Seeks to Raid the Great Lakes

Conservationists launch campaign to stop them

South Pointe Business Park in Sparta Earns Certified In Wisconsin® Designation
Press Release

South Pointe Business Park in Sparta Earns Certified In Wisconsin® Designation

114-acre parcel becomes 18th site certified as ‘development-ready’ by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Data Wonk: Evaluating Walker’s Reinsurance Plan
Data Wonk

Evaluating Walker’s Reinsurance Plan

It has some benefits, but not enough to make up for Trump’s health care changes.

Governor Walker Signs Leading on Lead Act into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Leading on Lead Act into Law

"The health and safety of Wisconsin families is our top priority."

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Passing Key Component of Health Care Stability Plan with Bipartisan Support
Press Release

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Passing Key Component of Health Care Stability Plan with Bipartisan Support

Health Care Stability Plan included in Governor Walker’s Ambitious Agenda for 2018

Statement from DPW Chair Martha Laning on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Election
Press Release

Statement from DPW Chair Martha Laning on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Election

"With their million-dollar down-payment, the Republican Party and corporate special interests see Michael Screnock as a good investment who will do their bidding," Martha Laning said.

Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Passing Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Bills
Press Release

Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Passing Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Bills

Welfare reform package included in Governor Walker’s Ambitious Agenda for Wisconsin

Our Crowded Prisons: County Jails Handle State Prison Overflow
Our Crowded Prisons

County Jails Handle State Prison Overflow

But they’re “bordeline inhumane,” worse than state prisons, some say.

Murphy’s Law: The Governor of Giveaways
Murphy’s Law

The Governor of Giveaways

Instead of building a real economy, Walker is trying to buy one.

Republicans Caused Wisconsinites’ Spiking Health Care Costs
Press Release

Republicans Caused Wisconsinites’ Spiking Health Care Costs

Republicans Have Sole Ownership of Wisconsin’s Rising Health Insurance Premiums, a Result of Years of Sabotage and Undercutting the Affordable Care Act

Op Ed: Less Food For the Poor
Op Ed

Less Food For the Poor

Walker, Trump have fancy taxpayer-paid kitchens, cut food for the poor.

The Contrarian: Call It The Walker Bottleneck
The Contrarian

Call It The Walker Bottleneck

Efforts to revive E-W Freeway look dead. Oddly, Barrett and Walker both support this.

Governor Walker Visits Hospitals in La Crosse and Green Bay to Promote Health Care Stability Plan
Press Release

Governor Walker Visits Hospitals in La Crosse and Green Bay to Promote Health Care Stability Plan

“Where Washington has failed, Wisconsin will step up and lead.”- Gov. Walker

Biking: Roads Getting Worse With No Solution
Biking

Roads Getting Worse With No Solution

Bad for bikers as well as cars; does Walker have any solution?

Governor Walker Visits Martha Merrell’s Bookstore to Promote Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package
Press Release

Governor Walker Visits Martha Merrell’s Bookstore to Promote Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package

The proposed legislation sets a new sales tax holiday for August 4-5, 2018.

Governor Walker Joins Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation to Announce 200 New Jobs, $40 Million Capital Investment in Appleton Facility
Campaign Cash: Wealthy Donors Give Big to GOP Group
Campaign Cash

Wealthy Donors Give Big to GOP Group

Gave $1.7 million in 2017 to Republican Governors Association, a huge donor to Walker.

Dana Wachs Calls for an Overhaul of Assault Weapon Laws and Other Measures to Fight Domestic Terrorism
Press Release

Dana Wachs Calls for an Overhaul of Assault Weapon Laws and Other Measures to Fight Domestic Terrorism

"We can and must do something. And it cannot wait."

Governor Walker Announces International Mold and Production Relocating Operations from Illinois to Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces International Mold and Production Relocating Operations from Illinois to Wisconsin

"Congratulations to IMAP on its decision to relocate to our great state."

Welfare Reform a Morally Cruel Campaign Distraction
Press Release

Welfare Reform a Morally Cruel Campaign Distraction

"These bills do not address the issues that Governor Walker continues to neglect."

Governor Walker Promotes Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package in Ashwaubenon
Press Release

Governor Walker Promotes Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package in Ashwaubenon

According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the child tax credit rebate is estimated at $122.1 million in fiscal year 2018.

Governor Walker Releases Statement Following Wednesday’s Tragic Event in Florida
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement Following Wednesday’s Tragic Event in Florida

"My family and I are praying for those in Florida who have been affected by this senseless tragedy..."

NRA Campaign Cash and Endorsements Put Wisconsin on Lockdown
Press Release

NRA Campaign Cash and Endorsements Put Wisconsin on Lockdown

Gun Cartel Endorsed Gov. Walker, Attorney General Schimel and High Court Candidate Screnock Offer Silence and Inaction After 30th Mass Shooting of 2018

SEIU WI Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor
Press Release

SEIU WI Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor

“We need a champion, like Mahlon Mitchell, as Governor”

Campaign Cash: New Laws Could Decide High Court Race
Campaign Cash

New Laws Could Decide High Court Race

2015 law allows unlimited spending, Screnock already taking advantage of this.

Governor Walker, State Officials Push to Keep Kimberly-Clark Jobs in the Fox Valley
Press Release

Governor Walker, State Officials Push to Keep Kimberly-Clark Jobs in the Fox Valley

"We are committed to fighting for Wisconsin workers and communities."

Governor Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes

Ellen Nowak will begin her role as Department of Administration (DOA) secretary on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Rep. Sargent Statement on Child Tax Rebate and Annual Sales Tax Holiday
Press Release

Rep. Sargent Statement on Child Tax Rebate and Annual Sales Tax Holiday

"This is a one-time sales tax holiday and a one-time $100-check to be delivered right before an election—if that doesn’t scream ‘election-year gimmick,’ I don’t know what does."

Wisconsin Budget: State’s Rainy Day Fund Is Tiny
Wisconsin Budget

State’s Rainy Day Fund Is Tiny

No contributions to it since 2013, only enough to fund six days of operations.

Governor Walker Honors 18 Recipients of 2017 Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony
Press Release

Governor Walker Honors 18 Recipients of 2017 Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony

"Financial literacy is an important skill for everyone to learn."

Financial Report Confirms Wisconsin Ended Last Fiscal Year with a $579 Million Surplus
Press Release

Financial Report Confirms Wisconsin Ended Last Fiscal Year with a $579 Million Surplus

Wisconsin has ended every year with a budget surplus under Governor Walker

Op Ed: Stronger Recusal Rules Needed for State Courts
Op Ed

Stronger Recusal Rules Needed for State Courts

Wisconsin was once the gold standard for impartial courts. Not any more.

Smart Politics: History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win
Smart Politics

History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win

State voters rarely elect a gubernatorial candidate whose party holds the presidency.

Governor Walker Statement on Joint Committee on Finance Bipartisan Approval of Health Care Stability Plan
Press Release

Governor Walker Statement on Joint Committee on Finance Bipartisan Approval of Health Care Stability Plan

"Since Washington has failed to act, Wisconsin will lead."

Taylor and Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Juvenile Corrections Bill
Press Release

Taylor and Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Juvenile Corrections Bill

"I am glad that what I have repeatedly said and advocated for in past years regarding juvenile corrections is finally getting traction from my colleagues."

Cathy Myers Calls on Janesville City Council to Reject Plans to Move Polling Location to Police Station
Press Release

Cathy Myers Calls on Janesville City Council to Reject Plans to Move Polling Location to Police Station

Janesville City Council to Consider Resolution to Force City’s Most Diverse Neighborhoods to Vote in a Police Station

WEDC business attraction director receives Young Professional Award from Wisconsin Economic Development Association
Press Release

WEDC business attraction director receives Young Professional Award from Wisconsin Economic Development Association

Coleman Peiffer played key role in attracting Foxconn, HARIBO to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Budget: The Lesson of Kimberly-Clark Layoffs
Wisconsin Budget

The Lesson of Kimberly-Clark Layoffs

State gave huge tax giveaways to manufacturer, but company still laid off workers.

The State of Politics: Counting Down to Capitol “Chaos”
The State of Politics

Counting Down to Capitol “Chaos”

Legislature faces a rush of many proposed bills. Which will pass?

Dana Wachs Critiques Gov. Walker’s Photo Op with President Trump, Calls for Real Transportation Solutions
Press Release

Dana Wachs Critiques Gov. Walker’s Photo Op with President Trump, Calls for Real Transportation Solutions

"Look, we can all see through Gov. Walker's fancy trip to Washington. It's all about Foxconn."

Republican Silence on Paul Nehlen Racism, Anti-Semitism ‘Disturbing’
Press Release

Republican Silence on Paul Nehlen Racism, Anti-Semitism ‘Disturbing’

Scott Walker, Brad Schimel Refuse to Condemn Conduct of Donor Nehlen

Op Ed: How Legislature Could Help Poor People
Op Ed

How Legislature Could Help Poor People

Don’t spend $90 million on new barriers; create a path out of poverty.

Republican Party Gives Screnock Campaign Massive Infusion of Resources
Press Release

Republican Party Gives Screnock Campaign Massive Infusion of Resources

Michael Screnock claims to be nonpartisan but his financial disclosures say otherwise

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Moving Downtown Offices
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Moving Downtown Offices

Will 27th and WI site be selected? State planning $50 million building.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Gov. Walker’s Plan for Milwaukee State Building
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Gov. Walker’s Plan for Milwaukee State Building

"While the Milwaukee State office is aging and needs to be replaced, I’d like to take Walker’s plan for a new facility a step further."

Op Ed: How Walker Slashed Tech College Funding
Op Ed

How Walker Slashed Tech College Funding

“Soaring” funding reported is wrong: it’s actually declined significantly.

Milwaukee State Office Building Plan Offers Savings for Taxpayers
Press Release

Milwaukee State Office Building Plan Offers Savings for Taxpayers

Sale of current office will spur economic development

Mitchell: Too Little, Too Late from Gov. Walker on Infrastructure
Press Release

Mitchell: Too Little, Too Late from Gov. Walker on Infrastructure

"The people of Wisconsin need more than Walker’s election-year rhetoric- they need real leadership."

County Parks To Seek State Grant to Fund Ravine Road Bridge Project
Press Release

County Parks To Seek State Grant to Fund Ravine Road Bridge Project

The goal of the project is to preserve the historical character of Lake Park by replacing the bridge with a structure that closely matches its original architecture and design.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Provides Amtrak Service for Foxconn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Provides Amtrak Service for Foxconn

DOT has plan and Ald. Bauman pushes it, demanding Walker address it.

Governor Walker Delivers Remarks on Health Care Stability Plan at Wisconsin Hospital Association Board Meeting
Press Release

Governor Walker Delivers Remarks on Health Care Stability Plan at Wisconsin Hospital Association Board Meeting

"Wisconsin is a national leader in health care quality in large part because of the work of the Wisconsin Hospital Association."

Value-Added Tolling would address Gov. Walker’s concerns
Press Release

Value-Added Tolling would address Gov. Walker’s concerns

Wisconsin ranks #38 in Reason Foundation's annual report on best and worst state highway systems

With Over 600 Wisconsin Workers Facing Lay-Offs in Fox Valley, Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions the Use of Corporate Tax Cuts for Stock Buybacks
Press Release

With Over 600 Wisconsin Workers Facing Lay-Offs in Fox Valley, Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions the Use of Corporate Tax Cuts for Stock Buybacks

“Reward workers instead of the wealth of executives and shareholders with more stock buybacks.”

Governor Walker, Speaker Vos Agree to Tax Relief Package
Press Release

Governor Walker, Speaker Vos Agree to Tax Relief Package

Budget surplus returns to taxpayers through one-time child sales tax rebate and sales tax holiday under agreement

Data Wonk: GOP Not the Law-and-Order Party?
Data Wonk

GOP Not the Law-and-Order Party?

Republicans are undermining prosecutors, FBI, both here and nationally.

Wisconsin Exports Up 6% in 2017
Press Release

Wisconsin Exports Up 6% in 2017

State sets new record in exports to Mexico and China as shipments of industrial machinery, electrical machinery, vehicles, and plastics are up worldwide

Foxconn to replace 10,000 workers in Taiwan with robots
Press Release

Foxconn to replace 10,000 workers in Taiwan with robots

A sign of things to come in Wisconsin?

Campaign Cash: Kimberly-Clark Donated to Walker, Legislators
Campaign Cash

Kimberly-Clark Donated to Walker, Legislators

Paper industry gave $225,000. Walker wants state handout to Kimberly Clark.

Op Ed: Walker’s Work Rule Makes No Sense
Op Ed

Walker’s Work Rule Makes No Sense

Two-thirds of FoodShare recipients are blind, elderly, disabled or children and can’t work.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn HQ In Downtown Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn HQ In Downtown Milwaukee

Company building Racine area plant coming here to attract talent, grow new business line.

Dana Wachs Responds to Gov. Walker’s Tweetstorms and Photo-Ops on Foxconn and Kimberly Clark
Press Release

Dana Wachs Responds to Gov. Walker’s Tweetstorms and Photo-Ops on Foxconn and Kimberly Clark

Wachs calls for real leadership focused on Wisconsin job retention

Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn Purchases Building in Downtown Milwaukee from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Press Release

Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn Purchases Building in Downtown Milwaukee from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

Foxconn’s investment is above and beyond company’s commitment to $10 billion investment in Wisconsin

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Republicans Continue Pattern of Unfunded Mandates, Attacks on Local Control
Press Release

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Republicans Continue Pattern of Unfunded Mandates, Attacks on Local Control

"Do they really want to add even more attacks on local control to this list?"

Assembly Committee Votes on Gov. Scott Walker’s Election Year Special Session Bills
Press Release

Assembly Committee Votes on Gov. Scott Walker’s Election Year Special Session Bills

Scott Walker and Legislative Enablers Play Partisan Politics With Basics of People’s Survival

The State of Politics: Supreme Court Primary Very Divisive
The State of Politics

Supreme Court Primary Very Divisive

Battle of Dallet, Burns and Screnock mirrors national, state political divides.

Governor Walker Calls for Increasing Tax Incentives for Kimberly-Clark
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls for Increasing Tax Incentives for Kimberly-Clark

Proposal would more than double amount of tax credits available to company

Matt Flynn Releases His 16-Point Economic Plan for Wisconsin
Press Release

Matt Flynn Releases His 16-Point Economic Plan for Wisconsin

Democratic challenger vows to undue Walker’s wage-killing policies and restore investment in Wisconsin

Right-Wing Special Interests Spending to Make Michael Screnock Into Right-Wing Media Darling
Press Release

Right-Wing Special Interests Spending to Make Michael Screnock Into Right-Wing Media Darling

State Big Biz Lobby Drops Six-Figure Ad Buy on Fox News Channel

Governor Walker Discusses the Opioid Epidemic at Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference
Press Release

Governor Walker Discusses the Opioid Epidemic at Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference

"We are working with our officers and other community leaders to continue creating and passing legislation that helps combat this crisis."

Our Crowded Prisons: Racine County Prisons Over Capacity
Our Crowded Prisons

Racine County Prisons Over Capacity

But Oregon prison is even more crowded

The Contrarian: Foxconn Not Helping Walker?
The Contrarian

Foxconn Not Helping Walker?

New poll suggests he’s in trouble, no positive bump from Foxconn deal.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Law Favoring Utilities
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Law Favoring Utilities

Less power for consumers in rate disputes. Utility industry gave $2.1 million to state politicians.

Governor Walker Highlights Unemployment, Welfare Reform
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Unemployment, Welfare Reform

Governor Tommy Thompson joins Governor Walker in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and La Crosse

Will Gov. Scott Walker Apply His Proposed Drug Testing for Public Housing to Himself and His Family?
Press Release

Will Gov. Scott Walker Apply His Proposed Drug Testing for Public Housing to Himself and His Family?

‘Scott Walker Ought To Be At the Front of the Line’

Governor Walker’s Re-Election Gimmick Will Cost Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions
Press Release

Governor Walker’s Re-Election Gimmick Will Cost Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions

Spending Package Exceeds $124 Million Up-Front Plus $180 Million Each Biennium

Op Ed: Walker Speech More About Politics Than Policy
Op Ed

Walker Speech More About Politics Than Policy

State-of-the-state speech was politically crafty, but ignored some major issues.

Governor Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes

Governor Scott Walker today announced the following administration staff changes

Senator Craig Applauds DOT Leadership, Governor for Savings
Press Release

Senator Craig Applauds DOT Leadership, Governor for Savings

“The I-94 East-West project is vital to the state and regional transportation network"

Campaign Cash: National Group Has Huge Clout in Wisconsin
Campaign Cash

National Group Has Huge Clout in Wisconsin

Virginia-based Republican State Leadership Committee spent $2.9 million to elect conservatives here.

Governor Walker Announces Major Projects to be Completed One Year Ahead of Scheduled Completion
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Governor Walker Announces Major Projects to be Completed One Year Ahead of Scheduled Completion

WisDOT will be completing the I-39/90 mainline project one-year early from 2021 to 2020

Campaign Cash: Bill Would Shine Light on ALEC
Campaign Cash

Bill Would Shine Light on ALEC

Right-wing group would have to register as lobbyist, disclose its payments to legislators.

Wisconsin Budget: $1.6 Billion of Foxconn Payout Won’t Create Jobs
Wisconsin Budget

$1.6 Billion of Foxconn Payout Won’t Create Jobs

And another $1.4 billion somewhat related to job creation.

Representative Lisa Subeck – Statement on Special Session Bills
Press Release

Representative Lisa Subeck – Statement on Special Session Bills

Instead of helping these families get ahead, the governor proposes chipping away at the very safety net that these families count on when times are tough.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Veteran Service Provider Grant Recipients
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Announces Veteran Service Provider Grant Recipients

“It is important that we support our veterans and remember their sacrifices every day"

Dana Wachs Says Gov. Walker Subverting Democracy by Refusing to Hold Timely Special Elections for Legislative Seats
Press Release

Dana Wachs Says Gov. Walker Subverting Democracy by Refusing to Hold Timely Special Elections for Legislative Seats

“Scott Walker is nervous. He watched Sen. Patty Schachtner win a seat Republicans thought belonged to them."

Governor Walker Appoints Waushara County District Attorney
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Waushara County District Attorney

"Anderson is a respected community leader whose experience and commitment to justice will make him an excellent District Attorney."

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Hands Dirty on Political Purge
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Hands Dirty on Political Purge

Why didn't he oppose axing Elections, Ethics heads? Because he wanted revenge.

Campaign Cash: Hendricks Family Gives Walker $80,000
Campaign Cash

Hendricks Family Gives Walker $80,000

That’s in addition to more than half a million Diane Hendricks gave to date.

Nominations Sought for the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Award
Press Release

Nominations Sought for the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Award

Governor Scott Walker urges state workers to nominate women who are making a difference in state government.

MAZON Launches Billboard Campaign to Oppose Drug Testing in Wisconsin
Press Release

MAZON Launches Billboard Campaign to Oppose Drug Testing in Wisconsin

“Get Pissed Wisconsin,” a targeted advocacy campaign in Wisconsin to raise awareness about a proposal to require that FoodShare applicants be drug tested to receive benefits.

Campaign Cash: 1 in 3 of Walker’s Donations from Out of State
Campaign Cash

1 in 3 of Walker’s Donations from Out of State

$2.4 million of $7.2 million raised in 2017 from outside Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Budget: 5 Ways to Help Workers
Wisconsin Budget

5 Ways to Help Workers

Walker says he wants to remove barriers to work. Here’s how to do it.

Op Ed: Parks Should Be Free For All People
Op Ed

Parks Should Be Free For All People

Why Abele’s pay-to-park-plan for county parks should be opposed.

The State of Politics: Spending on Medicaid, Tech Colleges Soars
The State of Politics

Spending on Medicaid, Tech Colleges Soars

Up by 81% and 281% under Walker.

Former Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl Endorses Matt Flynn for 2018 Gubernatorial Race
Press Release

Former Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl Endorses Matt Flynn for 2018 Gubernatorial Race

"I have known Matt Flynn for 40 years. He will be a strong and effective governor," said Earl.

The State of our State is Historically Strong
Press Release

The State of our State is Historically Strong

We are getting positive things done for the people of Wisconsin.

Op Ed: Walker’s Speech Ignores the Environment
Op Ed

Walker’s Speech Ignores the Environment

Not one word or update about environment in State of the State speech. Why?

Governor Walker Releases Statement Thanking U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement Thanking U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley

“I thank Chairman Grassley for his leadership and commitment to allowing judicial nominees with sterling credentials the opportunity to be heard."

Rep. Bowen: Introduces “Heat & Eat” Legislation
Press Release

Rep. Bowen: Introduces “Heat & Eat” Legislation

Gov. Walker’s Wisconsin one of two states that has failed to adjust to 2014 federal SNAP cuts

It’s Come to This: With 2018 Election Year Gimmick Gov. Scott Walker is Literally Seeking to Buy Votes
Press Release

It’s Come to This: With 2018 Election Year Gimmick Gov. Scott Walker is Literally Seeking to Buy Votes

Desperate Governor Offers One Time Check Instead of Permanent Solutions

Walker Makes Clean Drinking Water an Afterthought
Press Release

Walker Makes Clean Drinking Water an Afterthought

State of State Address Again Ignores Reality

AFP-Wisconsin Hails Walker Welfare Reform Plan in State of State Address
Press Release

AFP-Wisconsin Hails Walker Welfare Reform Plan in State of State Address

Governor Calls for Historic Welfare Reform As Economy Grows Stronger WI. Conservative Grassroots Activists Will Engage Legislature to Pass Reforms

Bryce Releases Statement on Walker’s State of the State
Press Release

Bryce Releases Statement on Walker’s State of the State

"Scott Walker's flip-flop on Obamacare and SeniorCare in today's address was a shamelessly transparent attempt to improve his reelection odds."

Brostoff to Walker on SOS: “It’s time to have a Democrat back in the governor’s office.”
Press Release

Brostoff to Walker on SOS: “It’s time to have a Democrat back in the governor’s office.”

"The best ideas he's had as Governor all came in the last month and all from Democrats."

Data Wonk: Has Tide Turned Against Republicans?
Data Wonk

Has Tide Turned Against Republicans?

Last week’s elections show GOP could be vulnerable to right kind of campaign.

Op Ed: How Golf Tees Kill Trees
Op Ed

How Golf Tees Kill Trees

What the DNR had to say about the new Kohler golf course.

Startup City: WEDC Gives $500,000 To Entrepreneur Groups
Startup City

WEDC Gives $500,000 To Entrepreneur Groups

Milwaukee-based BizStarts and BrightStar are two of the state grant winners.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Senate “Hatchet Job” Removes Haas, Bell
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Senate “Hatchet Job” Removes Haas, Bell

What did they do wrong? “I have no idea,” Fitzgerald admits, but demands firings.

Senate Republicans throw elections into chaos
Press Release

Senate Republicans throw elections into chaos

GOP witch hunt removes officials that oversee state elections and ethics

Rep. Riemer Statement on Governor Walker’s Plan to Weaken Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
End Walker’s Man & Ag Tax Credit
Press Release

End Walker’s Man & Ag Tax Credit

"Trickle down economics hasn’t worked anywhere and yet Republicans keep handing over billions of dollars to companies in the failed pursuit of jobs."

Murphy’s Law: Dark Money’s High Court Candidate
Murphy’s Law

Dark Money’s High Court Candidate

Michael Screnock blows off candidate forums, bets on special interest money.

Dana Wachs Challenges Gov. Walker’s Record on Jobs and the Economy
Press Release

Dana Wachs Challenges Gov. Walker’s Record on Jobs and the Economy

Wachs releases part two of #WIRemember campaign

Walker Shift on Health Care not Enough to Undo Damage from Years of Sabotage
Press Release

Walker Shift on Health Care not Enough to Undo Damage from Years of Sabotage

Opening BadgerCare as a public option, and other reforms, needed to make coverage affordable

The State of Politics: Can Democrats Win State Senate?
The State of Politics

Can Democrats Win State Senate?

Schachtner win gives hope. But everything would have to go right.

Doctors Side Against Injured Public Workers?

Doctors Side Against Injured Public Workers?

“Independent” medical examiners can favor employers in workers comp cases, experts say.

Governor Walker Proposes Health Care Stability Plan to Stabilize Premiums for Wisconsinites on Obamacare
Press Release

Governor Walker Proposes Health Care Stability Plan to Stabilize Premiums for Wisconsinites on Obamacare

"There are hardworking people across our state who are experiencing massive health care premium increases under Obamacare, and that’s unacceptable."

Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Governor Walker’s re-election health care plan.
Press Release

Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Governor Walker’s re-election health care plan.

"These newly loved Democratic plans are a drop in the bucket compared to what accepting funds to expand BagerCare could do for the people of this state."

Court Watch: Voter’s Choice, Burns vs. Dallet
Court Watch

Voter’s Choice, Burns vs. Dallet

Two Supreme Court candidates answer questions, but Screnock declines.

We Cut 20 Tons of Carbon Emissions

We Cut 20 Tons of Carbon Emissions

Non-profit Cool Choices uses games to convince even Republicans to go green.

Governor Walker Highlights Historic K-12 Education Investments at Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ State Education Convention
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Historic K-12 Education Investments at Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ State Education Convention

"We increased funding by $200 per student for every school in the state this year, and we’re adding another $204 per student on top of that next year."

Dana Wachs Called on Gov. Walker and AG Schimel to Sue Big Pharma Over Misleading Opioid Marketing
Press Release

Dana Wachs Called on Gov. Walker and AG Schimel to Sue Big Pharma Over Misleading Opioid Marketing

"Wealthy drug companies have been peddling highly addictive painkillers for decades while telling Americans that they were safe. It’s about time they are held accountable for their lies."

Team Screnock = Team Walker
Press Release

Team Screnock = Team Walker

Michael Screnock Worked to Defend Gov. Scott Walker’s Agenda in Court, Now Team Walker Campaigns for Screnock’s Supreme Court Race

Campaign Cash: Walker Donor Given State Park Land
Campaign Cash

Walker Donor Given State Park Land

State approves giving Herbert Kohler lakeshore parkland for his golf course.

Governor Walker Takes Additional Action to Fight Opioid Crisis
Press Release

Governor Walker Takes Additional Action to Fight Opioid Crisis

Wisconsin continues to lead the way forward

Fresh Off Stunning Electoral Defeat, Gov. Scott Walker to Call Special Session on Dog Whistle Attacks on Poor and People of Color
Press Release

Fresh Off Stunning Electoral Defeat, Gov. Scott Walker to Call Special Session on Dog Whistle Attacks on Poor and People of Color

Divisive, Racist Attacks Are Morally Inexcusable and Politically Tone Deaf

Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Special Session
Press Release

Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on Special Session

"After eight years of Scott Walker’s so called ‘reforms,’ families across Wisconsin are still living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet."

AFP Praises Walker Welfare Reform Push as Unemployment Rate Drops to 3 Percent
Press Release

AFP Praises Walker Welfare Reform Push as Unemployment Rate Drops to 3 Percent

WI Unemployment Rate Now 3 Percent, Tied for Lowest on Record

Andy Gronik Statement on Gov. Walker’s Attack on Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
Press Release

Andy Gronik Statement on Gov. Walker’s Attack on Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

"Governor Scott Walker is in a panic about facing someone like me in November."

Murphy’s Law: Can Dallet Win Supreme Court Primary?
Murphy’s Law

Can Dallet Win Supreme Court Primary?

Outspoken Madison liberal Tim Burns stands in her way.

Walker Renews Call to Gut Services
Press Release

Walker Renews Call to Gut Services

Reign of neglect continues, from juveniles to the disabled – no one is safe

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor Offers to Help Governor Walker with Plan to  Close Lincoln Hill and Copper Lake
Press Release

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor Offers to Help Governor Walker with Plan to Close Lincoln Hill and Copper Lake

"I write to you today to offer my support for your plan to discontinue the use of the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls as youth detention facilities..."

Op Ed: UW Extension Could Have More Impact
Op Ed

UW Extension Could Have More Impact

Its 1600 employees could beef up depleted regional UW campuses.

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Calls for Special Session on Welfare Reform
Press Release

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Calls for Special Session on Welfare Reform

"We want to remove barriers to work and make it easier to get a job, while making sure public assistance is available for those who truly need it."

Nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau Projects State to Have $385 Million Surplus
Press Release

Nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau Projects State to Have $385 Million Surplus

Better than expected positive outlook shows Governor Walker’s reforms are working

Op Ed: Water Pollution Skyrockets Under Walker
Op Ed

Water Pollution Skyrockets Under Walker

His own data shows addition of 804 polluted waterways.

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Career Creator Plan to Support Long-Term Workforce Development Needs
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Career Creator Plan to Support Long-Term Workforce Development Needs

$20 million investment will improve worker training and education opportunities

Democrats Triumph in Special Elections
Press Release

Democrats Triumph in Special Elections

The gains our great candidates made in traditionally Republican territory are further proof of the growing Democratic wave building here in Wisconsin and across the country.

Campaign Cash: GOP Has Cash Edge in 10th Senate Race
Campaign Cash

GOP Has Cash Edge in 10th Senate Race

Republican Jarchow raised more, has more dark money than Democrat Schachtner.

Wisconsin State Director of Strategic Economic Initiatives, Matthew Moroney to speak on the FOXCONN Development at AGC Corporate Dinner
Press Release

Wisconsin State Director of Strategic Economic Initiatives, Matthew Moroney to speak on the FOXCONN Development at AGC Corporate Dinner

The FOXCONN development project is expected to be the largest single economic development project in Wisconsin history.

Statement on Delayed Action at Lincoln Hills
Press Release

Statement on Delayed Action at Lincoln Hills

"The Governor and Legislative Republicans have had three budgets to address the Lincoln Hills crisis and their inaction has only made problems worse."

Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bipartisan Reform for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections System in 2018
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bipartisan Reform for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections System in 2018

"We’re dedicated to improving long-term outcomes for both juveniles and our staff working at these facilities."

Principle Over Party campaign breaks 6 figures in 3-plus months relying on small donations
Press Release

Principle Over Party campaign breaks 6 figures in 3-plus months relying on small donations

The way the Principle Over Party campaign is funded mirrors the values McCabe promoted for decades as an independent watchdog and reform advocate.

Response to Walker’s revisions last night on Lincoln Hills
Press Release

Response to Walker’s revisions last night on Lincoln Hills

"Walker simply must not be allowed to gloss over the neglect and inattention he has had both for Lincoln Hills, and more broadly for Wisconsin."

Mahlon Mitchell for Governor Announces Raising Nearly $310,000 in 7 Weeks, Reports $242,000 in Cash on Hand
Press Release

Mahlon Mitchell for Governor Announces Raising Nearly $310,000 in 7 Weeks, Reports $242,000 in Cash on Hand

"I plan to have the resources to take on and defeat Scott Walker in November."

Flynn Campaign Displays Fundraising Strength – Raises Over $350,000 in 82 Days, Has Nearly $305,000 on Hand
Press Release

Flynn Campaign Displays Fundraising Strength – Raises Over $350,000 in 82 Days, Has Nearly $305,000 on Hand

Matt Flynn says his strong fundraising emphasizes why he is the best candidate to take on Scott Walker in November

Dana Wachs Campaign For Governor Raises More Than $514,000 To Take On Scott Walker
Press Release

Dana Wachs Campaign For Governor Raises More Than $514,000 To Take On Scott Walker

Strong fundraising numbers signal enthusiastic support for Dana Wachs across Wisconsin

The State of Politics: Republican Bill Limits Wheel Tax
The State of Politics

Republican Bill Limits Wheel Tax

Local wheel taxes increased 73% in 2017; bill requires referendum approval.

Governor Walker Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Press Release

Governor Walker Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

"We are a stronger and more unified people thanks to Dr. King’s powerful, resonant example."

Op Ed: DNR Supports Park Land for Private Golfing?
Op Ed

DNR Supports Park Land for Private Golfing?

Kohler would get state park land along the lakefront for its private golf course.

Walker and Ryan must denounce Trump & Fox News and stand up for Wisconsin
Press Release

Walker and Ryan must denounce Trump & Fox News and stand up for Wisconsin

The following is a statement from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Communications Director, Melanie Conklin.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Rage of Scott Fitzgerald
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Rage of Scott Fitzgerald

His call to fire elections commission leader defies the law and common sense.

Another Walker Non-Answer on Lincoln Hills Raises a Significant Question
Press Release

Another Walker Non-Answer on Lincoln Hills Raises a Significant Question

What changed to make your office finally address this crisis?

Our Crowded Prisons: Ellsworth Prison at 213% of Capacity
Our Crowded Prisons

Ellsworth Prison at 213% of Capacity

U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that no more than 137% is acceptable.

Scott Walker Wastes Wisconsin Tax Dollars in Giveaways to Corporations
Press Release

Scott Walker Wastes Wisconsin Tax Dollars in Giveaways to Corporations

Matt Flynn outlines a better approach to private-sector investments

Data Wonk: Will Federal Tax Plan Succeed?
Data Wonk

Will Federal Tax Plan Succeed?

Past economic data suggests it won’t. And voters think it will fail.

Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor
Press Release

Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor

Evers has also already received the endorsement of former US Senator Herb Kohl, former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, former Rep. Steve Kagen MD, and nearly a dozen current and former legislators.

Ads don’t reflect Governor’s priorities
Press Release

Ads don’t reflect Governor’s priorities

Gov. Walker policies undermine quality of life he touts

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Target 10th Senate District
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Target 10th Senate District

One Democratic and two Republican groups will run phony issue ads.

Op Ed: Legislature Must Act On Prison Safety
Op Ed

Legislature Must Act On Prison Safety

More protections needed for prison workers, proposed bill provides solutions.

State of Wisconsin launches $1 million marketing campaign aimed at young professionals in Chicago
Press Release

State of Wisconsin launches $1 million marketing campaign aimed at young professionals in Chicago

First-of-its-kind campaign to utilize Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, mobile phone apps to highlight key reasons why millennials should consider relocating to Wisconsin

Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor
Press Release

Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

“Expanding Opportunity”

Paul Soglin Announces Run for Governor of Wisconsin
Press Release

Paul Soglin Announces Run for Governor of Wisconsin

Statement by Mayor Paul R. Soglin:

Join State Rep. Evan Goyke and the Milwaukee Turners for an Important Community Conversation
Press Release

Join State Rep. Evan Goyke and the Milwaukee Turners for an Important Community Conversation

INMATE 501: Converging Crises in Wisconsin Adult and Juvenile Prisons.

Murphy’s Law: State’s New Top Policy Wonk
Murphy’s Law

State’s New Top Policy Wonk

Rob Henken will run merged WisTax and Public Policy Forum. Oh, the attacks he will face.

When Will Lincoln Hills Close?
Press Release

When Will Lincoln Hills Close?

If Gov. Walker has been making plans as he claims -- rather than another political cover up -- this should be an easy question to answer

Campaign Cash: GOP Lawmaker’s Possible Ethics Violation
Campaign Cash

GOP Lawmaker’s Possible Ethics Violation

Ethics Commission finds Rep Kulp uses state media accounts to promote his business.

Walker’s latest hypocrisy
Press Release

Walker’s latest hypocrisy

Gov. Walker introduces proposal to fund program he vetoed four months ago

Gov. Scott Walker Shared Stage With White Nationalists Three Weeks Ago, Attacks Unannounced Opponent For Actions Four Decades Ago
Student Success: Governor Walker Champions Sparsity Aid and Low Revenue Ceiling Increase for Rural Schools
Press Release

Student Success: Governor Walker Champions Sparsity Aid and Low Revenue Ceiling Increase for Rural Schools

"Our top priority is driving student success and ensuring our children receive a quality education, regardless of where they live."

The State of Politics: Politics May Doom School Funding Panel
The State of Politics

Politics May Doom School Funding Panel

Nearly everyone agrees system needs reform, but can’t agree how to do it.

Op Ed: Foxconn’s Low Return on State Investment
Op Ed

Foxconn’s Low Return on State Investment

Other state subsidies will have far greater jobs created per tax dollar spent.

Leah Vukmir Exceeds $400K Raised in 4th Quarter
Press Release

Leah Vukmir Exceeds $400K Raised in 4th Quarter

"I am pleased to announce this strong statement of support for my campaign."

Gov. Scott Walker Praises Creators of Student Loan Debt Crisis
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Praises Creators of Student Loan Debt Crisis

'Honoring Sallie Mae for Student Loan Work Would Be Like the Company That Owned the Titanic Honoring the Iceberg'

Governor Walker Visits Schools Across Wisconsin to Highlight Youth Apprenticeship
Press Release

Governor Walker Visits Schools Across Wisconsin to Highlight Youth Apprenticeship

"Youth Apprenticeship is a key tool for improving educational and employment opportunities for students..."

Wisconsin Healthcare Professionals Critique Walker Plan in BadgerCare Waiver Public Comment
Press Release

Wisconsin Healthcare Professionals Critique Walker Plan in BadgerCare Waiver Public Comment

Doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and advocates question Governor’s handling of healthcare in his administration’s latest BadgerCare waiver proposal.

Governor Walker Honors 18 with 2017 Financial Literacy Award
Press Release

Governor Walker Honors 18 with 2017 Financial Literacy Award

The recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Capitol later this year.

Matt Flynn Attacks Green Light Given to Foxconn to Pollute Wetlands
Press Release

Matt Flynn Attacks Green Light Given to Foxconn to Pollute Wetlands

"Foxconn is a global pollution threat."

Career Politician Gov. Scott Walker Governs For Re-Election With Campaign Gimmick
Press Release

Career Politician Gov. Scott Walker Governs For Re-Election With Campaign Gimmick

"I know Gov. Walker's desperate to be re-elected so he can continue to pursue his presidential ambitions, but he is messing with people’s lives and that’s got to stop."

Eyes on Milwaukee: City May Contest Foxconn Electricity Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City May Contest Foxconn Electricity Deal

Bauman, Kovac call We Energies deal "hypocrisy"; City Attorney may challenge it.

Campaign Cash: Walker’s Reliance on Outside Donations
Campaign Cash

Walker’s Reliance on Outside Donations

Governor decries them, but no candidate in state is more reliant on them.

Changes Needed at Lincoln Hills Now, Not After the Next Election
Press Release

Changes Needed at Lincoln Hills Now, Not After the Next Election

"I call on Governor Walker to protect Wisconsin youth currently at Lincoln Hills by immediately implementing these common-sense strategies."

Walker agrees to do his job after years of willful neglect and political cover up at Lincoln Hills — now when it threatens his own re-election
Press Release

Walker agrees to do his job after years of willful neglect and political cover up at Lincoln Hills — now when it threatens his own re-election

Six years of dangerous inaction by Republicans caused a crisis at the juvenile facility to mount and still no immediate action is planned

Walker a Day Late and Dollar Short on Juvenile Corrections
Press Release

Walker a Day Late and Dollar Short on Juvenile Corrections

"As usual, the governor is a day late and a dollar short on helping Wisconsin’s most vulnerable populations."

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems

"Republicans and Democrats alike agree this is the way forward to reform juvenile corrections..."

Op Ed: State Roads Are Second Worst in Nation
Op Ed

State Roads Are Second Worst in Nation

Walker’s unwillingness to spend on highways causing huge problems.

Wisconsin Republicans Doing Nothing to Solve State’s $24 Billion Student Loan Crisis
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Doing Nothing to Solve State’s $24 Billion Student Loan Crisis

Democratic Student Loan Refinancing Bill Would Help Hundreds of Thousands of Borrowers at No Net Cost to Taxpayers

Our Crowded Prisons: Green Bay Prison To Be Replaced?
Our Crowded Prisons

Green Bay Prison To Be Replaced?

Century-old Green Bay and the Oshkosh prison both horribly overcrowded. Part 5 of series.

Murphy’s Law: 11 Sure-Fire Predictions For 2018
Murphy’s Law

11 Sure-Fire Predictions For 2018

How crazy will 2018 be? Let us count the ways.

Campaign Cash: WMC Still Leads In Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

WMC Still Leads In Capitol Clout

Massive spending on campaigns and lobbying by state’s biggest business group.

The Republicans’ Choice: Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy and Corporations Instead of Help for Hard Working Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

The Republicans’ Choice: Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy and Corporations Instead of Help for Hard Working Student Loan Borrowers

$1.5 Trillion GOP Adds to Federal Deficit With Tax Scheme Equals Amount Americans Saddled With in Student Loan Debt

The State of Politics: Top 10 State News Stories of 2017
The State of Politics

Top 10 State News Stories of 2017

Another historic year in Wisconsin politics created some big headlines.

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Happy New Year
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Happy New Year

"Today, as individuals across the state and country gather with family and friends, we wish you and your family a blessed, happy, and healthy New Year."

Op Ed: Walker Is a Jobs Killer
Op Ed

Walker Is a Jobs Killer

He promised 62.500 new jobs per year, admits state adding less than half that.

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Florida Governor Scott Place Friendly Wager Over the Orange Bowl
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Florida Governor Scott Place Friendly Wager Over the Orange Bowl

Governor Walker also declares Saturday "Wear Wisconsin Badgers Red for the Orange Bowl Day”

Op Ed: Democrat Should Run Up The Middle
Op Ed

Democrat Should Run Up The Middle

Dennis Degenhardt could win GOP-leaning Assembly seat as a pro-business moderate.

Governor Walker Moves to Alleviate Propane Shortage as Wisconsin Faces Extreme Winter Temperatures
Employment Surges in 2017: Wisconsin’s Workforce by the Numbers
Press Release

Employment Surges in 2017: Wisconsin’s Workforce by the Numbers

"Wisconsin is working."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will Milwaukeeans Pay for Foxconn Power?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will Milwaukeeans Pay for Foxconn Power?

Yes, according to ATC spokesperson. Ald. Robert Bauman wants city to investigate issue.

Department of Revenue Analysis: Typical Family of Four in Wisconsin to See a $2,508 Tax Cut Under Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Press Release

Department of Revenue Analysis: Typical Family of Four in Wisconsin to See a $2,508 Tax Cut Under Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

"In Wisconsin, we proved you can provide tax relief for the hardworking taxpayers and invest in your priorities at the same time."

Op Ed: One Wisconsin Now’s 2018 Predictions
Op Ed

One Wisconsin Now’s 2018 Predictions

Some predictions are serious, but all are certainly fearless

Foxconn, Kwik Trip, Haribo Top List of Wisconsin’s 2017 Economic Development Projects
Press Release

Foxconn, Kwik Trip, Haribo Top List of Wisconsin’s 2017 Economic Development Projects

WEDC-supported projects expected to create, retain nearly 30,000 jobs across Wisconsin

Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Press Release

Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

"We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and may you all be blessed with joy in the year ahead."

Follow Santa on Christmas Eve as He Travels Through Wisconsin
Press Release

Follow Santa on Christmas Eve as He Travels Through Wisconsin

"We want to make sure Santa has everything he needs, including current weather reports, food and water for the reindeer and extra hot cocoa, candy canes and cookies."

Op Ed: GOP Targets Anti-Corruption Probes
Op Ed

GOP Targets Anti-Corruption Probes

Their message to bipartisan groups: don’t dare investigate us or we’ll punish you.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation Tax Credits Survive
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation Tax Credits Survive

Republican tax plan changes program, but doesn't eliminate it.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Subsidy Now Exceeds $4 Billion
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Subsidy Now Exceeds $4 Billion

Government subsidy keeps increasing while Foxconn’s required investment has declined.

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Economic Growth at La Crosse Area Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Economic Growth at La Crosse Area Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting

"We’ve created over 42,000 private-sector jobs in the last year alone..."

Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing Chosen as Preferred Candidate Base for F-35A Lightning II
Press Release

Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing Chosen as Preferred Candidate Base for F-35A Lightning II

The Air Force will conduct an official environmental impact analysis and site assessment process on each of the original five candidate bases chosen beginning this winter.

Dana Wachs Outraged by Gov. Walker’s Push to Let Out-of-State Companies Pave Over Wisconsin Wetlands
Press Release

Dana Wachs Outraged by Gov. Walker’s Push to Let Out-of-State Companies Pave Over Wisconsin Wetlands

SB 600 will be heard by Senate & Assembly committees tomorrow over objections from Democrats, hunting, fishing, outdoor and environmental groups

New Campaign Targeting Child Poverty Launched

New Campaign Targeting Child Poverty Launched

Statewide campaign includes many faith-based groups convinced child poverty is a “moral failing.”

Streetsblog: Seattle Adds People Without Adding Traffic
Streetsblog

Seattle Adds People Without Adding Traffic

Population up 21%, traffic down 3.3%, due to good transit. Can Milwaukee learn from this?

Governor Walker Announces WEDC Support for New Cintas Corp. Facility in the Fox Valley
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces WEDC Support for New Cintas Corp. Facility in the Fox Valley

Project expected to create about 60 jobs in Outagamie County

Five Year-End Questions Scott Walker Should Answer, But Probably Won’t
Press Release

Five Year-End Questions Scott Walker Should Answer, But Probably Won’t

We Put It To You, Gov. Walker

Gov. Scott Walker Shuns Wisconsin Values As Featured Speaker At Alt-Right Conference
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Shuns Wisconsin Values As Featured Speaker At Alt-Right Conference

The Florida conference will feature speakers like white nationalist Steve Bannon and former Donald Trump-aide Sebastian Gorka who has ties to Nazi-allied groups.

Murphy’s Law: 17 Biggest Mistakes by Brad Schimel
Murphy’s Law

17 Biggest Mistakes by Brad Schimel

Media feasting on problems in John Doe report. Here’s a scorecard of biggest goofs.

Op Ed: Wetlands Destruction Bill Targets Water, Wildlife
Op Ed

Wetlands Destruction Bill Targets Water, Wildlife

Threatens 1,000,000 acres, opposed by hunting and fishing groups.

Nine state businesses win 2017 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards
Press Release

Nine state businesses win 2017 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards

Top minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses were recognized for their success at annual MARKETPLACE conference

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor
Press Release

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor

Local 998 represents more than 1,100 members in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha and Sheboygan.

Investing in Our Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Advancements with WIS 441 Projec
Press Release

Investing in Our Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Advancements with WIS 441 Projec

WIS 441 Project to be completed one year earlier than expected

The Week Ahead: Scott Walker a Featured Speaker at Florida Alt-Right Conference, Paul Ryan to Add $1.5 Trillion to Federal Deficit and Ron Johnson Gets His ‘Badger Bribe’
Despite Opposition, Governor Walker will Attend Conference for White Nationalists
Press Release

Despite Opposition, Governor Walker will Attend Conference for White Nationalists

"We should expect more out of the governor of Wisconsin."

The State of Politics: Judge Kelly Handed Doe Controversy
The State of Politics

Judge Kelly Handed Doe Controversy

Latest judge to handle John Doe must decide on contempt of court referrals.

Lower Property Taxes in 2018 Than 2010: Governor Walker Lauds Property Tax Relief in St. Francis
Press Release

Lower Property Taxes in 2018 Than 2010: Governor Walker Lauds Property Tax Relief in St. Francis

"For the first time since 1931, the people of Wisconsin will pay $0 for the state portion of their property taxes."

Campaign Cash: Schimel Helps Construction Industry
Campaign Cash

Schimel Helps Construction Industry

They gave $169,700 to attorney general; his ruling kills fire safety rule requiring sprinklers.

Fewer Injured Workers Getting Compensation

Fewer Injured Workers Getting Compensation

Study shows Walker appointees overwhelmingly favor employers in workers comp cases.

Gov. Walker’s Foxconn Scam Already Starting to Unravel as News Breaks of Additional $134 Million Cost to Taxpayers
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s Foxconn Scam Already Starting to Unravel as News Breaks of Additional $134 Million Cost to Taxpayers

"Now that the Foxconn deal has started to unravel, so has Walker’s hope of a third term."

Columbia Prison at 153% of Capacity

Columbia Prison at 153% of Capacity

Inmates sleep on the floor because there are not enough beds. Part 4 in a series.

Governor Walker Discusses “If You See Something, Say Something™” Initiative and Public Safety with Law Enforcement Officials
Press Release

Governor Walker Discusses “If You See Something, Say Something™” Initiative and Public Safety with Law Enforcement Officials

The campaign encourages citizens to report suspicious behavior or activities to local law enforcement.

Conservative Group Pushes Renewable Energy

Conservative Group Pushes Renewable Energy

It’s about dollars and cents and jobs, new state group’s leaders say.

GOP Leaders Threat: Anyone Investigating Us Risks Losing Their Jobs
Press Release

GOP Leaders Threat: Anyone Investigating Us Risks Losing Their Jobs

‘This Gang Would Get Rid of the Ethics and Elections Boards if They Thought They Could Get Away With It’

Governor Walker Announces $1.475 Million in Funding Awarded to Minority Business Organizations
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $1.475 Million in Funding Awarded to Minority Business Organizations

Governor also names business liaison to help Wisconsin businesses engage with Foxconn, Haribo, and other new businesses

Gov. Walker Flew to Private Campaign Event in Taxpayer-Funded Plane
Press Release

Gov. Walker Flew to Private Campaign Event in Taxpayer-Funded Plane

"I’m appalled that Gov. Walker thinks he can use our tax money for his own political gain."

Murphy’s Law: 22% of City Workers Live in Suburbs
Murphy’s Law

22% of City Workers Live in Suburbs

Nearly 1,000 workers have left city since state ended residency rule.

Clean air at risk under Republican control
Press Release

Clean air at risk under Republican control

Latest GOP proposals undercut protections for public health

No State Property Tax for First Time Since 1931: Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief in Eau Claire
Press Release

No State Property Tax for First Time Since 1931: Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief in Eau Claire

The 2017-19 state budget eliminates the state portion of the Wisconsin property tax bill.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Could Milwaukee Build A Foxconn City?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Could Milwaukee Build A Foxconn City?

Committee explores annexing portion of Racine County for a satellite city.

Data Wonk: The Many Errors of Brad Schimel
Data Wonk

The Many Errors of Brad Schimel

His sloppy report on John Doe leaks won’t help Attorney General’s reputation.

Evers Campaign Statement on Foxconn Tax
Press Release

Evers Campaign Statement on Foxconn Tax

"This deal just keeps getting worse and worse."

Congressman Mark Pocan Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

The primary will be held on February 20th, 2018.

Murphy’s Law: Brad Schimel Strikes Out Again
Murphy’s Law

Brad Schimel Strikes Out Again

His 11-month investigation of John Doe leaks yields no charges but lots of anger.

Governor Walker Announces $15 Million Available in Grants for Rural School Districts to Upgrade Technology
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $15 Million Available in Grants for Rural School Districts to Upgrade Technology

Fiscal year 2018 grants are available to rural school districts that have 16 or fewer students per square mile.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Fire Lt. Kristin Ciganek-Schroeder
Governor Gives Corporate Mining Polluters an Early Gift
Press Release

Governor Gives Corporate Mining Polluters an Early Gift

Signing of the Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Governor Walker Signs “Mining for America” Bill into Law in Rhinelander
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs “Mining for America” Bill into Law in Rhinelander

This bill eliminates the “mining moratorium” on the issuance of permits for the mining of sulfide ore.

Governor Walker Signs “Dillon’s Law” at Mishicot High School, Expanding Access to EpiPens to Save Lives
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs “Dillon’s Law” at Mishicot High School, Expanding Access to EpiPens to Save Lives

"This commonsense bill makes it easier to equip the people of Wisconsin with EpiPens to help save lives."

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.

Save Our SeniorCare!
Press Release

Save Our SeniorCare!

Access to affordable prescription drugs keeps our seniors healthier and helps prevent unnecessary and costly hospital visits.

Three Taylor Bills Become Law
Press Release

Three Taylor Bills Become Law

The bills pertain to the areas of sex trafficking and patronization of an individual engaged in sex work.

Governor Walker Signs State Leasing Bill into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs State Leasing Bill into Law

It is Act 132.

Governor Walker Signs Government Leasing Transparency Bill Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Government Leasing Transparency Bill Into Law

AFP-backed law will improve transparency and protect taxpayers

Court Watch: Why John Doe Probe Saved Emails
Court Watch

Why John Doe Probe Saved Emails

And why Schimel report complaining about investigators could be wrong.

Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Judicial Vacancy
Press Release

Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Judicial Vacancy

All application materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017.

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor
Press Release

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor

First Law Enforcement Endorsement in Race for Governor

Statement from Dana Wachs regarding new UW teaching load requirement
Press Release

Statement from Dana Wachs regarding new UW teaching load requirement

“Wisconsinites deserve a governor who is unafraid to support higher education.”

Governor Walker Calls on the Federal Communications Commission to Expand Broadband by Advancing Television White Space Technology
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls on the Federal Communications Commission to Expand Broadband by Advancing Television White Space Technology

The FCC is considering rules which could result in at least three white space channels in every U.S. market to provide broadband Internet.

Matt Flynn Presses for Automatic Voter Registration
Press Release

Matt Flynn Presses for Automatic Voter Registration

Democratic candidate for Governor vows to protect voting rights outside the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Proposal Would Keep Lakefront Free, Open
Press Release

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Proposal Would Keep Lakefront Free, Open

"We should be making our public parks more accessible, not creating financial barriers."

WEDC, UW System Name Talent Initiatives Director
Press Release

WEDC, UW System Name Talent Initiatives Director

Rebecca Deschane to oversee statewide efforts to attract, retain highly skilled workforce in newly-created position that will serve both organizations

Gov. Scott Walker Extends Craven Campaign Cash Chase to Foreign Policy
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Extends Craven Campaign Cash Chase to Foreign Policy

Endorses Change in U.S. Foreign Policy Sought By GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson

Leah Vukmir statement about unconstitutional John Doe raids in Wisconsin
Press Release

Leah Vukmir statement about unconstitutional John Doe raids in Wisconsin

"My privacy has been violated in such a brazen way by those who targeted me, my friends, and even my family."

Data Wonk: The Rise of a Partisan Supreme Court
Data Wonk

The Rise of a Partisan Supreme Court

It’s supposed to be non-partisan. How and why did this change?

AG Schimel talks of prosecution & “proof” when asked about accusers of disgraced candidate Roy Moore
Press Release

AG Schimel talks of prosecution & “proof” when asked about accusers of disgraced candidate Roy Moore

In the face of highly-corroborated allegations of sexual misconduct, Wisconsin attorney general casts doubt on survivors of sexual assault

Back in the News: Seager Dumped as Fire Fighters Leader
Back in the News

Seager Dumped as Fire Fighters Leader

Controversial president had served for seven years. Mike Bongiorno elected to replace him.

Campaign Cash: Kwik Trip Cashes in on Walker Support
Campaign Cash

Kwik Trip Cashes in on Walker Support

Convenience store chain gave Walker $90,000, got $21 million from state jobs agency.

Vukmir veterans’ tuition bill now law
Press Release

Vukmir veterans’ tuition bill now law

Walker signs bill to reimburse Guard members for full tuition

Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau

"The proven skills, dedication, and work ethic of our veterans and service members illustrate their key role in keeping Wisconsin’s workforce strong and successful."

Another “Ho-Ho-Horrible” Jobs Report
Press Release

Another “Ho-Ho-Horrible” Jobs Report

Wisconsin’s 110,000 jobs deficit grows after another dismal jobs report

Walker and Ryan must denounce Trump & RNC for propping up Republican Moore
Press Release

Walker and Ryan must denounce Trump & RNC for propping up Republican Moore

Wisconsin Republicans can stand with women or they can condone the behavior of the Republican Party and president toward an alleged serial sexual predator up for election next week

Murphy’s Law: We Energies Embraces Solar Power
Murphy’s Law

We Energies Embraces Solar Power

State moving away from coal -- but still has a long ways to go.

Broken Whistle: Did State Retaliate Against Whistleblowers?
Broken Whistle

Did State Retaliate Against Whistleblowers?

Two state employees say they were harassed after reporting suspected fraud at their agencies.

Record-Sized Piles Of Cash Aren’t Dripping Down To Wisconsin Families
Press Release

Record-Sized Piles Of Cash Aren’t Dripping Down To Wisconsin Families

Gov. Walker Abandons Wisconsin's Small Businesses And Our Middle-Class Families Once Again

Gov. Walker’s climate of corruption allows whistleblowers to be silenced, says Dana Wachs
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s climate of corruption allows whistleblowers to be silenced, says Dana Wachs

"Gov. Walker seems more than happy to turn a blind eye to corruption and fraud happening in his administration."

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Approves Drug Screening Plan for Able-Bodied Adults in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program
Press Release

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Approves Drug Screening Plan for Able-Bodied Adults in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program

Legislature to review proposal aimed at helping more people to get healthy, enter workforce

Operating Engineers Local 139 Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor
Press Release

Operating Engineers Local 139 Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor

Largest Construction Union Says: “It’s Time for Change in Wisconsin.”

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues
Press Release

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues

News release from Aldermen Murphy, Perez and Johnson

Op Ed: Law Stacks Constitutional Convention
Op Ed

Law Stacks Constitutional Convention

Wisconsin 28th state to approve convention; 7 of 9 state delegates would be Republican.

Will The Last Young Person In Wisconsin Please Turn Off The Light?
Press Release

Will The Last Young Person In Wisconsin Please Turn Off The Light?

After Seven Years, Career Politician Gov. Scott Walker Finally Realizes Disturbing WI Trend

Biking: Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill
Biking

Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill

Increases penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure bicyclists, pedestrians.

Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

Approximately 11% of all businesses in the state, or 65,000, are veteran owned.

Your Right to Know: School Districts Fail at Open Records
Your Right to Know

School Districts Fail at Open Records

MPS the slowest at responding and Madison district charges by far the most.

Gov. Scott Walker Campaign Chair Helped Fund Project Veritas Sleaze
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Campaign Chair Helped Fund Project Veritas Sleaze

Bradley Impact Fund Contributed $25,000 to Group That Ran Sting Operation to Support Accused Pedophile Roy Moore

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Koch Bills to Loosen Licensing
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Koch Bills to Loosen Licensing

ALEC-developed bills reduce training requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, others.

Dana Wachs calls out Gov. Walker’s request to spend millions more attract out-of-state workers for Foxconn
Press Release

Dana Wachs calls out Gov. Walker’s request to spend millions more attract out-of-state workers for Foxconn

"Gov. Walker is spending taxpayer money like he’s got holes in his pockets."

Men and Women at Work: Governor Walker Announces Workforce Agenda at Future Wisconsin Summit
Press Release

Men and Women at Work: Governor Walker Announces Workforce Agenda at Future Wisconsin Summit

We will work with the Legislature to pass a bill providing $6.8 million for a targeted campaign to attract talent to Wisconsin.

Data Wonk: Did Walker Save Wisconsin’s Economy?
Data Wonk

Did Walker Save Wisconsin’s Economy?

So claims his supporters at WILL. Let’s consider the evidence they offer.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Lax Land Use Law
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Lax Land Use Law

Makes it easier to sell substandard lots. Backed by big business, realtors, Koch group.

Milwaukee NARI Honors GPS Education Partners with “Building Milwaukee” Award
Press Release

Milwaukee NARI Honors GPS Education Partners with “Building Milwaukee” Award

The “Building Milwaukee” Award was created to recognize efforts made by individuals and businesses who concentrate on improvements assisting in the growth or positive impact of our community.

Murphy’s Law: The Fall and Rise of WEAC
Murphy’s Law

The Fall and Rise of WEAC

Once mighty state teachers union has lost its clout, yet many members stick with it.

Governor Walker Signs Bill Into Law Designating Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge in Milwaukee
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Bill Into Law Designating Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge in Milwaukee

"Richard was a dedicated public servant who helped move Wisconsin forward for over 25 years."

Walker seeks federal approval to limit health coverage and continue cost-shift
Press Release

Walker seeks federal approval to limit health coverage and continue cost-shift

GOP waiver would extend costly plan and deny families health care

Governor Walker Needs to Relegate White Supremacist Voices, not Elevate them
Press Release

Governor Walker Needs to Relegate White Supremacist Voices, not Elevate them

"Unfortunately, Governor Walker’s decision to speak at this event elevates voices that ought to be relegated to the extreme fringe."

Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law

Acts 65-83.

Gov. Scott Walker to Share Stage With Right-Wing Deplorables for December Florida Junket
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker to Share Stage With Right-Wing Deplorables for December Florida Junket

‘Will Scott Walker Be Delivering His Remarks Under the Glare of the Spotlight or the Glow of a Tiki Torch?’

AFP-WI Praises Walker For Signing Homeowners Bill of Rights into Law
Press Release

AFP-WI Praises Walker For Signing Homeowners Bill of Rights into Law

Sweeping Reform Legislation Protects Property Rights of Wisconsinites

Dana Wachs calls for overhaul of workplace protections against sexual harassment in the legislature
The State of Politics: Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?
The State of Politics

Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?

Elections Commission, legislators, predict problems if staff not restored.

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Wisconsin Executive Residence
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Wisconsin Executive Residence

"From our family to yours, we wish the people of Wisconsin a very Merry Christmas!"

Dana Wachs calls out Walker administration for its attempt to silence political opponent
Governor Walker Wishes Wisconsin Families A Happy Thanksgiving
Press Release

Governor Walker Wishes Wisconsin Families A Happy Thanksgiving

"I’m also thankful for the opportunity to serve on behalf of the people of Wisconsin as your Governor."

Campaign Cash: High Court Candidate Hires Koch Operatives
Campaign Cash

High Court Candidate Hires Koch Operatives

Judge Michael Screnock’s Supreme Court campaign hires former execs of Koch-funded groups.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Two Schools To Become Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Two Schools To Become Apartments

Empty MPS buildings will find new life as housing, including a 60-unit complex.

Kwik Trip Expansion Plans Unveiled, 300 New Jobs Expected in La Crosse Area Over the Next Five Years
Press Release

Kwik Trip Expansion Plans Unveiled, 300 New Jobs Expected in La Crosse Area Over the Next Five Years

New bakery, other capital investments part of company’s long-term growth plan

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Issues Three Budget Vetoes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Issues Three Budget Vetoes

Will council override Barrett? They'll have to decide next Tuesday.

Measuring How Polarized We Are

Measuring How Polarized We Are

That’s what Craig Gilbert is doing, as he discusses with Mike Gousha.

A Primer On Crowded State Prisons

A Primer On Crowded State Prisons

The worst could be Fox Lake prison, at 137% of capacity.

Gov. Walker’s 111,000 jobs deficit
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s 111,000 jobs deficit

GOP attacks on working families cost Wisconsin thousands of jobs

The State of Politics: Will Democrats Set Record for Governor Race?
The State of Politics

Will Democrats Set Record for Governor Race?

A record 16 candidates have registered, making predictions difficult.

Op Ed: State’s Impaired Waters Jump by 20%
Op Ed

State’s Impaired Waters Jump by 20%

DNR adds another 240 waterways that are officially impaired, bringing total to 1,300.

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak Rolls Out New Locomotives
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak Rolls Out New Locomotives

And new branding. And connecting trains in Chicago have increased their speed.

Dana Wachs calls on Walker administration to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake
Press Release

Dana Wachs calls on Walker administration to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake

"It’s clear that we have serious safety and civil liberties issues at these facilities."

Matt Flynn Statement on Scott Walker Campaign Slogan
Press Release

Matt Flynn Statement on Scott Walker Campaign Slogan

Slogan is a deceptive cover-up of government run by Republican donors

Dana Wachs says GOP tax plan is a “nightmare”
Press Release

Dana Wachs says GOP tax plan is a “nightmare”

"This isn’t a tax plan designed to grow the economy; it is designed to make the 1 percent even richer."

Murphy’s Law: Walker, Vukmir Court the Israel Lobby
Murphy’s Law

Walker, Vukmir Court the Israel Lobby

A great way to get donations from billionaires like Sheldon Adelson.

Op Ed: Lincoln Hills Even Worse Than Reported
Op Ed

Lincoln Hills Even Worse Than Reported

Problems there linked to Act 10’s elimination of union workers’ rights.

Close Lincoln Hills: Advocates and Officials Reiterate Call for Closing Abusive Youth Prisons
Press Release

Close Lincoln Hills: Advocates and Officials Reiterate Call for Closing Abusive Youth Prisons

Counties must stop sending vulnerable youth to unsafe facility beyond repair

Gov. Walker endorses the federal tax scam that favors the rich
Press Release

Gov. Walker endorses the federal tax scam that favors the rich

House tax bill, set for a vote today, will raise taxes, gives breaks to wealthy elite

Campaign Cash: Sweetheart Bill For Rent-to-Own Industry
Campaign Cash

Sweetheart Bill For Rent-to-Own Industry

Two GOP legislators given donations from industry would exempt it from consumer protection laws.

State Senator Janis Ringhand statement on Foxconn earnings report
Press Release

State Senator Janis Ringhand statement on Foxconn earnings report

Foxconn posted a 39 percent drop in third-quarter earnings.

Data Wonk: Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?
Data Wonk

Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?

And why do I get nothing back in return but a bigger federal deficit?

Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges
Press Release

Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges

The proposal is expected to cost less than $20 million a year.

One Wisconsin Institute Praises City of Milwaukee Action to Expand Early Voting Opportunities
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Praises City of Milwaukee Action to Expand Early Voting Opportunities

Milwaukee Fights Back Against Politicians Trying to Manipulate Voting Rules to Gain Unfair Partisan Advantage

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation in Peril
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation in Peril

Job-creating historic preservation tax credits face cuts again, this time from Congress.

Molson Coors to Open Regional Global Business Services Center in Milwaukee
Press Release

Molson Coors to Open Regional Global Business Services Center in Milwaukee

Facility to Employ 150 at Miller Valley Campus

WILL Study Explores How School Districts Comply With Open Records Laws
Press Release

WILL Study Explores How School Districts Comply With Open Records Laws

Report documents the average response time for open records requests for twelve of Wisconsin’s largest school districts.

Foxconn Signing Is a Love Fest

Foxconn Signing Is a Love Fest

Walker rhapsodizes about the deal, and welcomes workers from Illinois.

Governor Walker and DNR Secretary Meyer Look Forward to Wisconsin’s 2017 Deer Hunting Season
Press Release

Governor Walker and DNR Secretary Meyer Look Forward to Wisconsin’s 2017 Deer Hunting Season

"We hope all our hunters have a safe and successful hunting season this year."

One Week Later: Dana Wachs challenges Gov. Walker’s use of taxpayer money to benefit campaign supporters
Press Release

One Week Later: Dana Wachs challenges Gov. Walker’s use of taxpayer money to benefit campaign supporters

"Gov. Walker’s re-election announcements were a slap in the face to Wisconsin taxpayers."

Campaign Cash: Walker Says He Fears “Outside Money”
Campaign Cash

Walker Says He Fears “Outside Money”

But he’s been a huge beneficiary of donations from outside the state.

U.S. Senate GOP Leader Calls on Roy Moore to Step Aside. Meanwhile in Wisconsin, Gov. Walker Joins ‘If It’s True’ Crowd
The State of Politics: Can Walker Win Reelection?
The State of Politics

Can Walker Win Reelection?

And what’s the secret -- so far -- of his success?

Governor Walker Signs Four Sportsman Bills into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Four Sportsman Bills into Law

Assembly bills 528, 455, 323 and Senate Bill 225.

Governor Walker Calls Special Election for 10th Senate District
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls Special Election for 10th Senate District

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, November 10.

Andy Gronik Statement on Gov. Scott Walker’s Re-Election Foxconn Hail Mary
Press Release

Andy Gronik Statement on Gov. Scott Walker’s Re-Election Foxconn Hail Mary

"Walker is supposed to be negotiating on behalf of Wisconsinites and not on behalf of his new buddy Taiwanese billionaire Gau."

Back in the News: Seager Out as Fire Fighters Head?
Back in the News

Seager Out as Fire Fighters Head?

Sources say controversial leader took second in vote, faces runoff election.

Governor Walker, Foxconn Chairman Gou Sign Historic Agreement to Bring $10 Billion World-Class Advanced Manufacturing Campus, 13,000 Jobs to Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker, Foxconn Chairman Gou Sign Historic Agreement to Bring $10 Billion World-Class Advanced Manufacturing Campus, 13,000 Jobs to Wisconsin

Agreement provides incentives to support state’s largest economic development project while protecting interests of Wisconsin taxpayers

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Gov. Walker Signing Contract to Implement Largest State Giveaway to A Foreign Corporation in U.S. History
Gov. Walker’s re-election Hail Mary falls short
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s re-election Hail Mary falls short

GOP deal fails to protect taxpayers and communities

The Art of a Desperate Deal
Press Release

The Art of a Desperate Deal

Gov. Walker signs $3 billion taxpayer giveaway to Foxconn

Walker Accepts $3 Billion Liability, Rejects Accountability
Press Release

Walker Accepts $3 Billion Liability, Rejects Accountability

"Giving WEDC the keys to the largest state giveaway to a foreign company in U.S. history is irresponsible and inappropriate."

Campaign Cash: New GOP Pro-Mining Group Ran Attack Ads
Campaign Cash

New GOP Pro-Mining Group Ran Attack Ads

Natural Resources Development Association did ads attacking mining opponents.

Governor Walker Appoints Sheila Harsdorf to Serve as Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Sheila Harsdorf to Serve as Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary

Harsdorf becomes the first woman to lead the agency in its 88-year history

Industrial hemp bill passes legislature
Press Release

Industrial hemp bill passes legislature

"Industrial hemp is a part of Wisconsin’s agricultural future, and that is why I voted for SB 119."

Campaign Cash: Mega-Donors’ Offshore Cash Backed Walker
Campaign Cash

Mega-Donors’ Offshore Cash Backed Walker

Paradise Papers show billionaire’s off-shore tax havens donated to Gov. Walker.

Murphy’s Law: Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal

It was supposed to assure his reelection. What happened?

Trump-Walker Agenda Fails Wisconsin as Republicans Spend 2017 Putting Politics before People
Press Release

Trump-Walker Agenda Fails Wisconsin as Republicans Spend 2017 Putting Politics before People

When not catering to the whims of the wealthy in 2017, Republicans have focused on an extreme social agenda.

Special Report: Opioid Crisis Hits City Hard
Special Report

Opioid Crisis Hits City Hard

County’s huge increase isn’t just suburban whites, city and minority residents hurt, too.

Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned
Press Release

Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned

In an ode to the famous David Letterman, the reasons are presented 10 to 1

Matt Flynn Statement on the Foxconn Contract
Press Release

Matt Flynn Statement on the Foxconn Contract

Flynn attacks Walker’s record of stagnation as the corrupt WEDC votes on the controversial Foxconn contract

Data Wonk: The Wisconsin Jobs Mystery
Data Wonk

The Wisconsin Jobs Mystery

How can unemployment be low when jobs growth is so low?

Campaign Cash: Bill Would Let Utilities Destroy Wetlands
Campaign Cash

Bill Would Let Utilities Destroy Wetlands

They donated $1.9 million to politicians, want bill letting them take over wetlands.

Senate Strikes Job-Creating Gold with Final Passage of Mining for America Act
Press Release

Senate Strikes Job-Creating Gold with Final Passage of Mining for America Act

Measure Backed by AFP-WI Clears Senate, Heads to Governor Walker’s Desk

Matt Flynn Releases His Policies for Moving Wisconsin Forward Again
Press Release

Matt Flynn Releases His Policies for Moving Wisconsin Forward Again

Flynn will set things right again after the destructive government of Scott Walker

Campaign Cash: Bill Restricts Abortion Coverage for State Workers
Campaign Cash

Bill Restricts Abortion Coverage for State Workers

No abortion coverage after rape or incest unless victim reports the crime.

Murphy’s Law: The GOP Sales Tax Hypocrisy
Murphy’s Law

The GOP Sales Tax Hypocrisy

Favored Republican towns allowed to levy a local sales tax. But not Milwaukee.

Americans Over Age 60 Fastest Growing Demographic for Student Loan Debt
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Americans Over Age 60 Fastest Growing Demographic for Student Loan Debt

Policymakers and Politicians Ignore the Graying of the Student Loan Debt Crisis at Their Peril

Journal Sentinel reporter Gilbert goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss Wisconsin’s political climate
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Journal Sentinel reporter Gilbert goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss Wisconsin’s political climate

Gilbert is currently engaged in a special reportage project concerning the political climate during the Trump presidency.

House Confidential: Fire Fighter Lives Far Far Away
House Confidential

Fire Fighter Lives Far Far Away

Union leader Seager lives In McMansion Jr.-style home worth $475,000 in Town of Jackson.

Broken Whistle: Anti-Fraud Law’s Repeal Hurts Taxpayers
Broken Whistle

Anti-Fraud Law’s Repeal Hurts Taxpayers

State losing millions in federal settlements because Walker, GOP killed whistleblower law.

Governor Walker proclaims Nov. 6-12 as Wisconsin Startup Week
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Governor Walker proclaims Nov. 6-12 as Wisconsin Startup Week

First-ever initiative includes 70+ events in 10 cities to assist startups, promote entrepreneurship

Campaign Cash: Bill Lets Tesla Sell Cars in State
Campaign Cash

Bill Lets Tesla Sell Cars in State

Opposed by auto and truck dealers, who’ve donated $1.1 million to state politicians.

The Contrarian: Ending Freeway Project Is Historic Blunder
The Contrarian

Ending Freeway Project Is Historic Blunder

With huge costs for taxpayers and more accidents for drivers.

For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is America’s Worst Governor
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For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is America’s Worst Governor

Career Politician Tells Nearly One Million Borrowers: 'Call a Bank'

It’s too late: Wisconsin can’t trust a “new” Scott Walker
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It’s too late: Wisconsin can’t trust a “new” Scott Walker

"All these people have been waiting for Walker to do something for seven years."

Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term
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Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term

A year out from the election, Walker is increasingly vulnerable to a strong Democratic challenge.

Governor Walker Removes Restrictions on Propane Transporters to Alleviate Propane Shortages
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Governor Walker Removes Restrictions on Propane Transporters to Alleviate Propane Shortages

The order comes in response to propane shortages and increased wait times to obtain propane in southern Wisconsin.

Matt Flynn Statement on Scott Walker Campaign Announcement
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Matt Flynn Statement on Scott Walker Campaign Announcement

Flynn calls Walker’s failed economic record a period of “vast stagnation” in wages

Georgia Maxwell Elected Chair of the Labor and Industry Review Commission
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Georgia Maxwell Elected Chair of the Labor and Industry Review Commission

Maxwell previously served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development.

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Awarded More Than $15 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Awarded More Than $15 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

$7.6 million federal grant approved for second year

Governor Walker Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Types of Fentanyl
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Governor Walker Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Types of Fentanyl

The bill adds forms of fentanyl to the synthetic opiates category under Schedule I.

Your Right to Know: Good Government is Everybody’s Business
Your Right to Know

Good Government is Everybody’s Business

Ernst-Ulrich Franzen's parting message to politicians: "We’ll be watching."

Campaign Cash: Gun Lobby Supports Young Hunters
Campaign Cash

Gun Lobby Supports Young Hunters

NRA, which has donated millions to state politicians, supports bill eliminating age limit.

Wisconsin Budget: State’s Prison Costs Still Growing
Wisconsin Budget

State’s Prison Costs Still Growing

Wisconsin has highest incarceration rate in Midwest, prison costs 12% higher than national average.

Governor Walker Announces New Water Technology Partnerships
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Governor Walker Announces New Water Technology Partnerships

The Water Council signs two agreements to increase collaboration during trade mission

Data Wonk: Is Wisconsin’s Economy “On Fire”?
Data Wonk

Is Wisconsin’s Economy “On Fire”?

Walker says so in new ad that slams Illinois. Is its claim true or false?

School Will Become Apartment Complex

School Will Become Apartment Complex

Former 37th Street School will be turned into 50 senior apartments, 10 townhomes.

Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to Merge
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Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to Merge

Researchers at the new group will continue to focus on issues important to state government, local government, schools, Metro Milwaukee, and Wisconsin’s economy.

Wisconsin’s Water Technology Sector Highlighted During Governor Walker’s Trade Mission to Israel
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Wisconsin’s Water Technology Sector Highlighted During Governor Walker’s Trade Mission to Israel

State water technology leaders join governor highlighting state’s strengths

Their Trick is No Treat for Wisconsin’s Natural Resources
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Their Trick is No Treat for Wisconsin’s Natural Resources

Big Money Polluters Masquerading as Environmental Advocates

Op Ed: Why Not Gov. Walker State Park?
Op Ed

Why Not Gov. Walker State Park?

If it embodies his style of serving the public, oh what a park it will be.

Report Shows Wisconsin’s Share of $1.4 Trillion in U.S. Student Loan Debt Tops $24 Billion
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Report Shows Wisconsin’s Share of $1.4 Trillion in U.S. Student Loan Debt Tops $24 Billion

As Debt Rises, Support Grows for Legislation to Allow Borrowers to Refinance

Murphy’s Law: Voter Suppression Hurts Everyone
Murphy’s Law

Voter Suppression Hurts Everyone

New research shows votes -- for both blacks and whites -- were suppressed in 2016.

Governor Walker Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Governor Walker Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Discussions with key government leaders kick off trade mission

Governor Walker Invites Students to Decorate the State Capitol Christmas Tree
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Governor Walker Invites Students to Decorate the State Capitol Christmas Tree

Ornaments symbolizing the Capitol building and its 100th birthday will be displayed on the 2017 State Capitol Christmas Tree.

Wisconsin Jewish Federations Statement on Anti-Discrimination Order
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Wisconsin Jewish Federations Statement on Anti-Discrimination Order

Wisconsin Jewish Federations Praise Executive Order #261

Governor Walker Reaffirms Support for Israel, Prohibits Discriminatory Boycotts of Israel in State Contracting
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Governor Walker Reaffirms Support for Israel, Prohibits Discriminatory Boycotts of Israel in State Contracting

"We stand firmly against discrimination in any form and we wholly support our friends in Israel."

Campaign Cash: DNR Opens Huge Forest to ATV Drivers
Campaign Cash

DNR Opens Huge Forest to ATV Drivers

200 miles of new routes in North Woods. Big victory for big lobbyist, ATV company Polaris.

Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Widely Unpopular Amongst Wisconsinites
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Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Widely Unpopular Amongst Wisconsinites

"Wisconsinites are too smart for this shell game Governor Walker is playing."

Governor Walker, WEDC Secretary Hogan Depart Friday for Trade Mission to Israel
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Governor Walker, WEDC Secretary Hogan Depart Friday for Trade Mission to Israel

Trip to focus on attracting investment, developing partnerships in water technology sector

Op Ed: GOP Water Grabbers At It Again
Op Ed

GOP Water Grabbers At It Again

Republican Tom Tiffany targets Public Trust doctrine that protects our waters.

New Poll Finds Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support Among Wisconsin Voters for Allowing Student Loan Refinancing
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New Poll Finds Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support Among Wisconsin Voters for Allowing Student Loan Refinancing

Republicans Blocking Legislation ‘On the Wrong Side on the Policy and the Politics’

Murphy’s Law: The Secrets of Foxconn
Murphy’s Law

The Secrets of Foxconn

Walker administration won’t release details of massive subsidy until after contract is signed.

New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds
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New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds

"I would be the best candidate to unseat Walker."

Matt Flynn Makes Statement on the Corrupt Handling of the Foxconn Contract by Walker’s WEDC
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Matt Flynn Makes Statement on the Corrupt Handling of the Foxconn Contract by Walker’s WEDC

Flynn says he’s not surprised there are major problems with the handling of the contract, given WEDC’s history of mismanagement and corruption

House Confidential: Matt Flynn’s East Side Eschweiler
House Confidential

Matt Flynn’s East Side Eschweiler

Gubernatorial candidate has lovely home, lovely location, but won't let assessor in.

Walker jobs agency leaves taxpayers in the dark
Press Release

Walker jobs agency leaves taxpayers in the dark

"Gov. Walker’s jobs agency continues to demonstrate its inability to manage the largest taxpayer-funded giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S. history."

Governor Walker Announces DNR Forestry Headquarters Move to Rhinelander
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Governor Walker Announces DNR Forestry Headquarters Move to Rhinelander

The Chief State Forester will move to the DNR-owned facility north of Highway 29 by January 1, 2018.

Campaign Cash: Koch Brothers Want Less Local Control
Campaign Cash

Koch Brothers Want Less Local Control

GOP bill would limit city, county control over substandard lots.

The WEDC: As Transparent as Trump with his Tax Return
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The WEDC: As Transparent as Trump with his Tax Return

"The WEDC has been the kid left in the candy store after it closed."

Audit of Walker jobs agency intensifies Foxconn concerns
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Audit of Walker jobs agency intensifies Foxconn concerns

Troubled jobs agency remains unable to verify job numbers

Bowen to Walker: Stop trying to silence NFL players
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Bowen to Walker: Stop trying to silence NFL players

"His moves to stoke anger and resentment are as cynical as politics gets."

Op Ed: Walker’s 2018 Campaign Baggage Is Heavy
Op Ed

Walker’s 2018 Campaign Baggage Is Heavy

The negative issues and squabbles he must handle keep growing.

Murphy’s Law: Barrett Versus the Backdrop Boys
Murphy’s Law

Barrett Versus the Backdrop Boys

Or how police-fire benefits are driving the city budget crisis.

Walker Administration Keeps Details of Foxconn Deal Secret as Agency Entrusted With Overseeing Deal Subject of Another Critical Review
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Walker Administration Keeps Details of Foxconn Deal Secret as Agency Entrusted With Overseeing Deal Subject of Another Critical Review

‘People of Wisconsin Are Correct to Think They’re Getting Scammed’

Governor Walker Directs DHS to Increase Investment, Improve Access to Treatment for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders
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Governor Walker Directs DHS to Increase Investment, Improve Access to Treatment for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

Behavioral health rate increase builds on historic efforts to address mental health needs and fight the opioid epidemic

Wisconsin is Hiring! People-driven Organizations Launch Major Grassroots Effort to Shape 2018 Election and Race for Governor
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Wisconsin is Hiring! People-driven Organizations Launch Major Grassroots Effort to Shape 2018 Election and Race for Governor

Effective grassroots organizations coming together to build a government that works for the people of Wisconsin

Andy Gronik Urges WEDC To Release Foxconn Contract Details Before Vote, Collect Public Feedback
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Andy Gronik Urges WEDC To Release Foxconn Contract Details Before Vote, Collect Public Feedback

Defaulted loans by Kestrel Aircraft serve as a cautionary tale as WEDC negotiates most massive taxpayer-backed corporate incentive deal in U.S. History

Campaign Cash: DNR Decision Pleases Big Dairy
Campaign Cash

DNR Decision Pleases Big Dairy

Settles lawsuit on terms that restrict state oversight of factory farms.

Memo to Robin Vos: It Wasn’t Terrorism It Was ‘Executive Favor’
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Memo to Robin Vos: It Wasn’t Terrorism It Was ‘Executive Favor’

Senate Republican Troika Still Needs to Answer Why They Violated WI Statute 13.06

Americans for Prosperity calls on Speaker Robin Vos to Apologize to Governor Walker and Senators
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Americans for Prosperity calls on Speaker Robin Vos to Apologize to Governor Walker and Senators

Speaker Vos Insulted Governor, Compared Senators to “Terrorists” in Interview

Op Ed: Restore the Elections Commission Staff
Op Ed

Restore the Elections Commission Staff

GOP legislators supported this until Walker veto cut staff. Our bill restores electoral security.

Governor Walker Attends 2017 Leadership Summit of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Conference
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Governor Walker Attends 2017 Leadership Summit of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Conference

The Conference has three main focus areas, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Development, and Creating Long-Term Protections.

Wisconsin Can’t Afford Another Foxconn “Nuclear Bomb”
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Wisconsin Can’t Afford Another Foxconn “Nuclear Bomb”

Gov. Walker’s negotiations lack taxpayer protections, expertise, and basic competence

Governor Walker announces over $108 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces over $108 million in payments to local governments

For calendar year 2017, local governments will share an estimated $433 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges.

At Least 925,000 Reasons Why Right-Wing Florida Group Produces Campaign-Style Video Promoting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
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At Least 925,000 Reasons Why Right-Wing Florida Group Produces Campaign-Style Video Promoting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker 2018 Election Bid Kicks Off With Bradley Foundation Once Again Writing Checks to Support His Ambitions

Campaign Cash: Bill Would Change How Coops Operate
Campaign Cash

Bill Would Change How Coops Operate

Backed by big donors, agriculture and electric cooperatives and propane dealers.

Op Ed: Millennial Caucus Looks to the Future
Op Ed

Millennial Caucus Looks to the Future

Wisconsin Future Caucus is bipartisan group of state legislators under the age of 40.

Wisconsin’s Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings
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Wisconsin’s Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings

Fitch notes 2011 was a “turning point” for state’s finances

Wisconsin Budget: Taxes Down, But No Impact on Jobs
Wisconsin Budget

Taxes Down, But No Impact on Jobs

State has dropped its ranking for taxes and fees, yet trails other states in new jobs.

New $1.2 million initiative aims to boost exports and foreign investment in Wisconsin
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New $1.2 million initiative aims to boost exports and foreign investment in Wisconsin

WEDC teams up with UW-Oshkosh, The Water Council, New North and M7 in first statewide effort of its kind

Wisconsin Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by KBRA
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Wisconsin Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by KBRA

“We are focused on being good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and this upgrade is yet another confirmation that our reforms are working for Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin Building Commission Approves Key Projects
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Wisconsin Building Commission Approves Key Projects

"The State Building Commission approved a number of important projects today, which will positively impact Wisconsin residents."

Governor Walker Urges Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants
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Governor Walker Urges Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants

Deadline to seek WEDC Fabrication Laboratories grant is Dec. 14

State Won’t Meet Prison Rape Guidelines

State Won’t Meet Prison Rape Guidelines

Walker commission rejects improvements, kicks issue to long-range study.

Campaign Cash: Should State Drop “America’s Dairyland” Slogan?
Campaign Cash

Should State Drop “America’s Dairyland” Slogan?

Big bucks WMC wants license plates changed. Big bucks Dairy Business group disagrees.

Response to Walker’s Revisionist Campaign Stunt
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Response to Walker’s Revisionist Campaign Stunt

“His new white W logo stands for nothing but Walker himself, as he has always put his personal political pursuits far ahead of Wisconsin’s needs and interest.”

Gov. Walker’s Reverse Field on National Anthem Comes with Fundraising Pitch
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Gov. Walker’s Reverse Field on National Anthem Comes with Fundraising Pitch

Walker-Led Republican Governors Association Starts Hawking ‘I Stand’ Stickers for Campaign Contributions Hours After His NFL Letter

Murphy’s Law: Abele Battles Board on Budget
Murphy’s Law

Abele Battles Board on Budget

Once again. Even if it means swapping their old ideological positions.

What are Walker and Foxconn hiding?
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What are Walker and Foxconn hiding?

$3 billion deal continues to be negotiated in secret

Walker Out of Bounds on NFL Protests: Violence is Violence
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Walker Out of Bounds on NFL Protests: Violence is Violence

Wisconsin Governor Thinks He Should Decide What NFL Players’ Priorities Should Be

Wisconsin Ends Fiscal Year 2017 with $579 Million Surplus
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Wisconsin Ends Fiscal Year 2017 with $579 Million Surplus

Second largest closing balance since 2000

Foxconn gamble shrouded in secrecy
Press Release

Foxconn gamble shrouded in secrecy

Democrats urge transparency in Foxconn deal

Rep. Sargent’s Statement on Governor Walker’s Letter to the NFL
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Rep. Sargent’s Statement on Governor Walker’s Letter to the NFL

"Well, after seven years in office, I’m glad Scott Walker finally woke up this morning and realized domestic violence in the NFL is a problem."

Broken Whistle: State One of Worst for Whistle Blowers
Broken Whistle

State One of Worst for Whistle Blowers

GOP’s repeal of False Claims Act a “green light” to steal from taxpayers?

Governor Walker to NFL: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence
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Governor Walker to NFL: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

"This is an issue that can unite people across America." October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The State of Politics: Highway 29 Is State’s Economic Fault Line
The State of Politics

Highway 29 Is State’s Economic Fault Line

Northern counties in decline. Attention must be paid, WisTax leader says.

Lives at risk as Trump sabotages health care
Press Release

Lives at risk as Trump sabotages health care

GOP attacks designed to target vulnerable residents and create economic chaos

Op Ed: UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech
Op Ed

UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech

Expelling college students for protesting? I voted no.

Trump and Walker don’t Give a Damn about Your Healthcare
Press Release

Trump and Walker don’t Give a Damn about Your Healthcare

"President Trump’s plan to gut insurance market subsidies means higher premiums and worse coverage for those lucky enough to keep their health insurance."

Campaign Cash: Bipartisan Bill Legalizes Hemp
Campaign Cash

Bipartisan Bill Legalizes Hemp

Big farm groups support it, state police chiefs oppose it.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on 2018 Obamacare Individual Market Premium Increases
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on 2018 Obamacare Individual Market Premium Increases

"Obamacare is collapsing, and these huge premium increases show the law failed on its promise..."

Murphy’s Law: Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?
Murphy’s Law

Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?

Odds are slim. But the added turnout for those races could help reelect Tammy Baldwin.

Op Ed: What Happened to Wisconsin?
Op Ed

What Happened to Wisconsin?

Decades of bipartisan commitment to protecting environment have been abandoned. Why?

Campaign Cash: Chiropractors Have Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Chiropractors Have Capitol Clout

Group gave $1.4 million in political donations, pushed one of most heavily lobbied bills.

Governor Walker Highlights Broadband Expansion Grants in Amery
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Broadband Expansion Grants in Amery

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the grants with a due date of January 25, 2018.

Governor Walker Announces Availability of Broadband Expansion Grant
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Governor Walker Announces Availability of Broadband Expansion Grant

Applications for the Broadband Expansion Grants are due at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin by January 25, 2018.

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development at MAXIMUS in Milwaukee
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Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development at MAXIMUS in Milwaukee

"With more people working in Wisconsin than ever before, we can’t afford to have anyone on the sidelines."

Matt Flynn Responds to Day of Attacks as he Announced for Governor
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Matt Flynn Responds to Day of Attacks as he Announced for Governor

Flynn says he’s “honored” Walker considers him such a threat, but concerned about the Governor’s priorities

Rep. Bowen statement on DOC Internal Affairs Unit
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Rep. Bowen statement on DOC Internal Affairs Unit

Workers say unit was eliminated for work that shed negative light on Governor

Eyes on Milwaukee: 190 Apartments for Sherman Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

190 Apartments for Sherman Park

$60 million, multi-phase development planned for former factory near 33rd and Center.

King Audit, Hearing Highlight Need for Legislative Oversight and Accountability
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King Audit, Hearing Highlight Need for Legislative Oversight and Accountability

DVA unresponsiveness to Legislature, LAB audits should prompt legislative action

Matt Flynn Announces Campaign for Governor of Wisconsin
Press Release

Matt Flynn Announces Campaign for Governor of Wisconsin

Milwaukee attorney and former State Party Chairman says it’s time to move Wisconsin Forward again

Murphy’s Law: Is Mayor Barrett Playing With Fire?
Murphy’s Law

Is Mayor Barrett Playing With Fire?

Actually, his reduction in fire stations may have no impact on safety.

Audit highlights ongoing GOP neglect at King Veterans Home
Press Release

Audit highlights ongoing GOP neglect at King Veterans Home

Republicans continue to raid funding from veteran nursing home

Campaign Cash: For-Profit Colleges Give $63,000 to Walker
Campaign Cash

For-Profit Colleges Give $63,000 to Walker

And his veto eliminates watchdog agency overseeing these colleges.

Grover Corp. to expand in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Grover Corp. to expand in Milwaukee County

Manufacturer to bring Texas operations to Wisconsin and create 100 additional jobs over the next five years

Plenty of Horne: We’re All Running For Governor
Plenty of Horne

We’re All Running For Governor

Ten Democrats are running, and most were at this forum, chastising Walker.

‘Wisconn Valley’ T-Shirts Promoting Gov. Walker Foxconn Deal Foreign Made
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‘Wisconn Valley’ T-Shirts Promoting Gov. Walker Foxconn Deal Foreign Made

Wisconsin Taxpayers on the Hook for Over $3 Billion And All We Get Is This Lousy T-Shirt … Made in Nicaragua

One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Announcement of New Planned Parenthood Health Center Opening
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Announcement of New Planned Parenthood Health Center Opening

“Congratulations, and thank you, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.”

Governor Walker Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Manufacturers Across Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Manufacturers Across Wisconsin

As of 2016, Wisconsin manufacturing constitutes nearly 20% of the state’s gross domestic product.

The Contrarian: I-94 Cancellation Has Huge Impact
The Contrarian

I-94 Cancellation Has Huge Impact

Pushing project back decades, adding billions in costs, hurting metro area.

University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Adopt Unconstitutional Policy Based on Unconstitutional Assembly Legislation
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University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Adopt Unconstitutional Policy Based on Unconstitutional Assembly Legislation

Policy Violates Rights of Students to Create Safe Spaces for Right Wing Ideologues and Hate Speech

DSPS Launches Public Statistics Dashboard for Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Press Release

DSPS Launches Public Statistics Dashboard for Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The dashboard provides easy-to-use interactive data visualizations for controlled substance dispensing, ePDMP utilization, and law enforcement alerts.

Campaign Cash: NRA Gives $3.6 Million to Walker, Legislators
Campaign Cash

NRA Gives $3.6 Million to Walker, Legislators

Just one Democrat benefits from gun lobby’s generous donations.

Campaign Cash: Democrat’s Bill Restores Elections Commission Staff
Campaign Cash

Democrat’s Bill Restores Elections Commission Staff

Walker used a veto to slash staff of state’s watchdog agency.

University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Threatens Students Free Speech
Press Release

University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Threatens Students Free Speech

Poised to Enshrine Right Wing Attack on Campus Speech as University Policy

Op Ed: Will Governor Candidates Duck Big Issues?
Op Ed

Will Governor Candidates Duck Big Issues?

Health care reform and UW reorganization are big issues Walker and his opponent may punt.

Murphy’s Law: How to Buy a University Department
Murphy’s Law

How to Buy a University Department

Bradley Foundation and Kochs buy a new UW-Madison economics institute.

Did Gov. Scott Walker Issue Executive Order to Win Republican Senate Holdouts’ Budget Votes?
Press Release

Did Gov. Scott Walker Issue Executive Order to Win Republican Senate Holdouts’ Budget Votes?

One Wisconsin Now Requests Investigation of Possible Violations of Law in GOP Senators’ Shady Budget Deal With Gov. Walker

Governor Walker Proclaims October as Manufacturing Month Across Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Proclaims October as Manufacturing Month Across Wisconsin

In 2017, Wisconsin's unemployment rate reached a near-historic low and the number of employed Wisconsinites reached a record high.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Like New DNR Appointee
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Like New DNR Appointee

GOP Rep. Dan Meyer, new DNR head, has backing of WMC.

Rep. Hesselbein: Statement on DVA Secretary Zimmerman’s Column
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Rep. Hesselbein: Statement on DVA Secretary Zimmerman’s Column

"The divisive and inflammatory rhetoric used by Secretary Zimmerman in his column is counter-productive and well outside the scope of his duties as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs."

Governor Walker Seeks Nominations for Wisconsin Women’s Council Trailblazer Awards
Press Release

Governor Walker Seeks Nominations for Wisconsin Women’s Council Trailblazer Awards

These entrepreneurs created businesses that have supported families, anchored communities, and carved a path for women business owner

Walker and Forty-Fifth President Sweeten Deal for Foxconn
Press Release

Walker and Forty-Fifth President Sweeten Deal for Foxconn

Taxpayers Need Real Details Regarding Administration’s Tax Plan

Gov. Walker Mum on Trump-Pence-Ryan Proposed Tax Hike on Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Walker Mum on Trump-Pence-Ryan Proposed Tax Hike on Wisconsin

Hard Working Wisconsin Taxpayers Could Be Paying More So Wealthy, Multi-National Corporations Can Pay Less

Op Ed: Environment Fading As Public Issue
Op Ed

Environment Fading As Public Issue

Wisconsin needs a renewed dialogue on the protection of our natural resources.

Data Wonk: Should Wisconsin Join The Amazon Bidding War?
Data Wonk

Should Wisconsin Join The Amazon Bidding War?

If the Foxconn deal is the new standard, the subsidy for Amazon could reach $10 billion.

Alderman Donovan requests state select committee to study Milwaukee’s fiscal crisis
Press Release

Alderman Donovan requests state select committee to study Milwaukee’s fiscal crisis

News release and letters from Alderman Bob Donovan

One Wisconsin Now Calls for State Ethics Investigation of State Sen. Leah Vukmir’s Sleazy Fundraising Deal
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Calls for State Ethics Investigation of State Sen. Leah Vukmir’s Sleazy Fundraising Deal

Taps Chair of WEDC Board, State Agency She Helps Oversee, to Shake Down Donors for Contributions for Her Run for U.S. Senate

Governor Walker Hosts Seventh Annual Small Business Summit, Announces Small Business Agenda
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Governor Walker Hosts Seventh Annual Small Business Summit, Announces Small Business Agenda

According to Chief Executive Magazine, Wisconsin is a top 10 state for business – up from 41st place in 2010.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Introduces Difficult 2018 Budget
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Introduces Difficult 2018 Budget

Budget would raise taxes, cut public safety to grapple with state shared revenue reduction.

New Study Finds Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Voter ID Law Kept Legal Voters From Casting Ballots in November 2016 Election
Press Release

New Study Finds Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Voter ID Law Kept Legal Voters From Casting Ballots in November 2016 Election

‘Enemies Foreign and Domestic Conspired to Manipulate the 2016 Elections in Wisconsin’

Wachs for Wisconsin: Statement on appointment of new DNR Secretary
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Wachs for Wisconsin: Statement on appointment of new DNR Secretary

"Governor Walker has decided to again puts politics over people in his appointment of an insider to head the agency."

New Inspector General position created
Press Release

New Inspector General position created

Position will work to eliminate inefficiencies, waste, fraud and abuse

Op Ed: Gov. Walker Fails To Act On Student Debt Crisis
Op Ed

Gov. Walker Fails To Act On Student Debt Crisis

The average student debt for Wisconsin’s class of 2016 graduates is over $30,000.

Matt Moroney Named Strategic Economic Initiatives Director
Press Release

Matt Moroney Named Strategic Economic Initiatives Director

Wisconn Valley Special Session bill creates new project position at DOA focusing on economic development

Republicans’ out of touch budget priorities already failing Wisconsin kids
Press Release

Republicans’ out of touch budget priorities already failing Wisconsin kids

"As long as Wisconsinites are making subsidy payments to Foxconn, no school should experience cuts of any sort."

Governor Walker Appoints Dan Meyer to Serve as Department of Natural Resources Secretary
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Dan Meyer to Serve as Department of Natural Resources Secretary

Meyer’s appointment is effective today, September 25, 2017.

The State of Politics: Democrats’ Leadership Blender Claws Barca
The State of Politics

Democrats’ Leadership Blender Claws Barca

Barca’s Foxconn vote played a role in his being dumped as Assembly Democratic Leader.

Senator Craig Applauds Creation of Inspector General at DOT
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Senator Craig Applauds Creation of Inspector General at DOT

"This a great first step, but the key to taxpayer accountability will be requiring the Inspector General to report to the legislature as well."

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education
Press Release

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education

"Under Walker and the GOP, our state’s commitment to our neighborhood schools has plummeted."

More Money for Schools and Lower Property Taxes: Governor Walker Signs 2017-19 State Budget into Law
Press Release

More Money for Schools and Lower Property Taxes: Governor Walker Signs 2017-19 State Budget into Law

The budget lifts K-12 education aid to the highest appropriated levels in state history.

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)
Press Release

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)

State budget bill signing scheduled during State Supt. Evers’ State of Education Address

AFP-WI Statement on Governor Walker Budget Signing
Press Release

AFP-WI Statement on Governor Walker Budget Signing

Budget Includes Key Conservative Victories Backed by Activist Group

Wrong Way Walker
Press Release

Wrong Way Walker

"Wisconsin drivers don't deserve third world road conditions because of Governor Walker's political games."

New Runways for Corporate Jets, Massive Subsidies for Foreign Corporations, Bupkis for Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

New Runways for Corporate Jets, Massive Subsidies for Foreign Corporations, Bupkis for Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Legislative Enablers Offer Stunning Display of Their Misplaced Priorities and Failed Policies

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walker Veto Decimates Historic Preservation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walker Veto Decimates Historic Preservation

Veto will make real estate development harder in Milwaukee and other cities.

Leah Vukmir Unveils Finance Committee for U.S. Senate
Press Release

Leah Vukmir Unveils Finance Committee for U.S. Senate

Long-time Wisconsin GOP Donors Back Leah for Senate

“Cause no harm” not part of the thinking in “Right to Carry” proposal
Press Release

“Cause no harm” not part of the thinking in “Right to Carry” proposal

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy - September 21, 2017

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s Veto of DVA Oversight
Press Release

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s Veto of DVA Oversight

"I’m disappointed Governor Walker was unwilling to take even one step forward on an issue so critical to qualify of life for our veterans."

Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes

The vetoes improve the general fund balance by $16.5 million in the current biennium.

Carpenter Asks Governor to Veto Transportation Pork
Press Release

Carpenter Asks Governor to Veto Transportation Pork

The letter referenced funding for projects such as the airport improvement plans for Appleton International Airport and Alexander Field in Wisconsin Rapids.

Wisconsin’s Average Student Loan Burden Tops $30,000 in Latest National Study, State Remains in Top Ten for Percentage of Grads With Debt
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Wisconsin’s Average Student Loan Burden Tops $30,000 in Latest National Study, State Remains in Top Ten for Percentage of Grads With Debt

Over Two-Thirds of Class of 2016 Leave College With More Than Just a Diploma

Governor Walker Applauds Right to Work Appeals Court Ruling
Press Release

Governor Walker Applauds Right to Work Appeals Court Ruling

Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today after the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III ruled Wisconsin’s Right to Work law as constitutional

Walker picks Foxconn over Wisconsin  schools and roads
Press Release

Walker picks Foxconn over Wisconsin schools and roads

Senate Democratic leaders released the following statements critical of Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to sign the largest taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S. history

Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law

Governor Scott Walker today signed the Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into law.

The State of Politics: Mr. Gou – Your Turn
The State of Politics

Mr. Gou – Your Turn

An open letter to the chairman of Foxconn.

AFP – WI Praises Governor Walker, Senate Conservatives for Improving State Budget
Press Release

AFP – WI Praises Governor Walker, Senate Conservatives for Improving State Budget

Walker pledges to veto shady PFA power grab targeted by AFP activists

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget

"Thank you to the members of the State Senate for approving our budget that will put more actual dollars into K-12 education than ever before"

Governor Walker Wraps Up Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea
Press Release

Governor Walker Wraps Up Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Governor, Wisconsin delegation meet with 200-plus leaders during trip; agreements signed to forge new partnerships with South Korean companies

Court Watch: Republicans Want Activist Judges?
Court Watch

Republicans Want Activist Judges?

Bill pushes judges to overrule local laws that violate “spirit” of state statutes.

Op Ed: How Legislature is Bypassing the Courts
Op Ed

How Legislature is Bypassing the Courts

Foxconn law builds on 2013 law that restricts court review of state legislation.

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Approving Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill
Press Release

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Approving Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill

The bill now moves to Governor Walker’s desk for his signature.

South Korean Technology Startups to Receive Training, Support in New Business Accelerator Program in Milwaukee
Press Release

South Korean Technology Startups to Receive Training, Support in New Business Accelerator Program in Milwaukee

10 companies will work with Mid-West Energy Research Consortium this fall

Governor Walker Arrives in South Korea for Second Leg of Trade Mission
Press Release

Governor Walker Arrives in South Korea for Second Leg of Trade Mission

Meeting with South Korean prime minister slated for Friday

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Senate Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation
Governor Walker Encourages Japanese Business Leaders to Consider Investing in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Encourages Japanese Business Leaders to Consider Investing in Wisconsin

Governor hosts “Wisconsin Opportunity” events, meets privately with business leaders as part of eight-day trade mission

The State of Politics: 9 Roads Funding Proposals That Died
The State of Politics

9 Roads Funding Proposals That Died

All were supposed to solve transportation budget impasse. None did.

Biking: State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking
Biking

State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking

Includes a last minute, anonymous proposal hostile to cyclists, pedestrians.

Governor Walker Arrives in Japan to Kick Off Trade Mission
Press Release

Governor Walker Arrives in Japan to Kick Off Trade Mission

Governor leading state delegation in eight-day trip to increase exports, encourage foreign investment in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11, 2001
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11, 2001

Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #253 lowering flags to half-staff in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93.

Op Ed: Foxconn Deal Suspends Judicial Rules
Op Ed

Foxconn Deal Suspends Judicial Rules

Proposal allows company to skip lower courts, appeal directly to state Supreme Court.

Governor Walker Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma
Press Release

Governor Walker Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma

The order also temporarily waives certain federal and state regulations for interstate and intrastate carriers providing direct emergency relief and assistance relating to Hurricane Irma.

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Harvey Relief
Press Release

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Harvey Relief

"This order will loosen certain restrictions to help carriers transport vital emergency relief supplies more efficiently"

Campaign Cash: Bill Restricts Local Control Over Sand Mines
Campaign Cash

Bill Restricts Local Control Over Sand Mines

Fracking industry donated big money to Walker, GOP legislators.

Governor Walker Departs Saturday for Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea
Press Release

Governor Walker Departs Saturday for Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Eight-day trip to focus on attracting investment to Wisconsin, boosting state exports

Eyes on Milwaukee: Republicans Heap Hate On Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Republicans Heap Hate On Streetcar

Three different legislative changes to oppose the project; all will have no impact.

Gov. Walker’s economic depression
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s economic depression

Families losing hope as Wisconsin suffers through another dismal jobs report

Campaign Cash: Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP
Campaign Cash

Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP

UW Regents and spouses gave $214,000 to Republican politicians, $2,050 to Democrats.

Governor Walker Announces Gold Standard Baking Expansion into Kenosha County
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Gold Standard Baking Expansion into Kenosha County

WEDC incentives to support construction of $42 million facility in Pleasant Prairie

Data Wonk: Should State Look Beyond Manufacturing?
Data Wonk

Should State Look Beyond Manufacturing?

Rustbelt jobs have steadily declined since 1990. State should look elsewhere for answers.

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Sheriff
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Sheriff

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.

Tens of Thousands Losing Food Stamps

Tens of Thousands Losing Food Stamps

Walker decision not to renew waivers on FoodShare time limits cut off their benefits.

GOP Puts $3 Billion Foxconn Thumb on Scales of Justice
Press Release

GOP Puts $3 Billion Foxconn Thumb on Scales of Justice

Latest Scheme Moves Any Legal Appeals Against Taiwanese Company Directly to Walker/WMC-Controlled Supreme Court

Governor Walker Announces MilliporeSigma Plans for Expansion
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces MilliporeSigma Plans for Expansion

Company to invest $60 million, create 175 jobs across the state

The State of Politics: A Tale of Two Millennials
The State of Politics

A Tale of Two Millennials

Two young Assembly reps in each party, two very different tales.

Community Groups Hail Clarke’s Resignation

Community Groups Hail Clarke’s Resignation

Anti-Clarke groups declare victory, push Walker on replacement he appoints.

Campaign Cash: Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout

$11 million political in donations helps get policies to reduce safety measures in buildings.

Op Ed: Will Walker Learn From Hurricane Harvey?
Op Ed

Will Walker Learn From Hurricane Harvey?

Texas ignored good planning and impact of climate change. The results are clear.

In Multi-Agency Effort, Wisconsin Sends Resources to Hurricane Harvey
Press Release

In Multi-Agency Effort, Wisconsin Sends Resources to Hurricane Harvey

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims as they recover from this devastating storm."

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Locomotives for Amtrak
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Locomotives for Amtrak

Will provide big benefit to other Midwestern states, why not Wisconsin?

Governor Walker Participates in Angelic Bakehouse Groundbreaking
Press Release

Governor Walker Participates in Angelic Bakehouse Groundbreaking

Angelic Bakehouse sells a variety of baked goods made from sprouted grains, with non-GMO ingredients, and no artificial sweeteners, fats, or preservatives.

Gov. Walker’s Favorite Right Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Walker’s Favorite Professor
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Gov. Walker’s Favorite Right Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Walker’s Favorite Professor

‘Add Professor Williams to the List of Their Pro-Walker Expenditures’

Op Ed: Don’t Cut Historic Tax Credits
Op Ed

Don’t Cut Historic Tax Credits

They’re Walker's most successful economic development program. So why would he cut them?

Sheriff David Clarke’s Resignation is a Victory for Milwaukee
Press Release

Sheriff David Clarke’s Resignation is a Victory for Milwaukee

In response to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s resignation, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

Governor Walker Proclaims Supper Club Day in Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Proclaims Supper Club Day in Wisconsin

Tourism Secretary Klett, Cabinet leadership join Governor Walker in recognizing Wisconsin’s iconic supper clubs

Walker administration misleads on environmental rollbacks for Foxconn
Press Release

Walker administration misleads on environmental rollbacks for Foxconn

Memo confirms permit exemptions could apply to multiple businesses, or across whole state

Campaign Cash: Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion
Campaign Cash

Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion

Powerful voucher lobby, including Betsy DeVos, has spent millions to support state politicians.

SeniorCare anniversary a reminder of program’s success
Press Release

SeniorCare anniversary a reminder of program’s success

Dems urge legislative action to protect and extend popular Rx drug program

Wisconsin Exports Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017
Press Release

Wisconsin Exports Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017

"We're seeing success across the board." – Gov. Walker

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to Israel This Fall
Press Release

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to Israel This Fall

Wisconsin businesses invited to take part in eight-day trip

Foxconn Creates A Job … for Top Scott Walker Campaign Consultant
Press Release

Foxconn Creates A Job … for Top Scott Walker Campaign Consultant

Synergy Walker Style as Firm Lobbying for Massive State Subsidy for Foxconn Hires Governor’s Campaign Manager, Head of Presidential Run PAC

Murphy’s Law: Newest Deal Shows Foxconn Flaws
Murphy’s Law

Newest Deal Shows Foxconn Flaws

Walker spends 11 times more per job on Foxconn than Haribo candy company?

Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
Press Release

Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp

"Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA."

GOP Plan Puts Education Last, Fails to Remediate Walker’s Historic Cuts
Press Release

GOP Plan Puts Education Last, Fails to Remediate Walker’s Historic Cuts

"The refusal of the Walker administration and the Republican-led budget committee to fully restore cuts to K-12 education is reprehensible."

The State of Politics: Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?
The State of Politics

Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?

Democratic candidates for governor oppose deal. Could they kill it if elected?

Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin
Press Release

Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Joins Empire Level to Celebrate Commitment to Growth in Wisconsin

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad
Press Release

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad

First ad of the Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau

Governor Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker Host 25th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony
Press Release

Governor Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker Host 25th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony

Ceremony honors those who have given life through organ, tissue, eye donations

Biking: Foxconn, Biking and State Roads
Biking

Foxconn, Biking and State Roads

$3 billion spent on transportation would create more jobs, fix all roads, add bike lanes.

On Women’s Equality Day, Representative Lisa Subeck Calls for End to Republican Roll-Backs of Women’s Rights and Voting Rights
Governor Walker Applauds JFC Vote to Eliminate the State Portion of the Property Tax Levy
Washington State Representative Offers Warning for Wisconsin on Foxconn
Press Release

Washington State Representative Offers Warning for Wisconsin on Foxconn

Without Safeguards, Wisconsin Schools and Main Street Businesses Will Pay for Scott Walker – Paul Ryan Recklessness for Generations

Governor Walker Unveils $11.1 Million in Small Business Financing
Press Release

Governor Walker Unveils $11.1 Million in Small Business Financing

Which will provide new financing opportunities for the Transform Milwaukee area as well as statewide.

Murphy’s Law: Paper Peddles Bogus Foxconn Report
Murphy’s Law

Paper Peddles Bogus Foxconn Report

Puffed-up report by Walker crony swallowed whole by Journal Sentinel.

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin
Press Release

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin

"Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one."

HARIBO reaches incentive agreement with state for new manufacturing complex in Kenosha County
Press Release

HARIBO reaches incentive agreement with state for new manufacturing complex in Kenosha County

German candy-maker to build first North American manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie

The Contrarian: Conservatives Should Favor Gas Tax Hike
The Contrarian

Conservatives Should Favor Gas Tax Hike

And many do. But a minority of legislators are calling the shots.

Governor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin’s Healthcare Industry
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin’s Healthcare Industry

"Foxconn is a transformational opportunity for our state and top industries like manufacturing, construction, and healthcare."

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Public Hearing Relating to Drug Screening FSET Participants
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Public Hearing Relating to Drug Screening FSET Participants

Following the hearing, all public comments will be summarized and responded to in a Legislative Report.

Governor Walker’s Foxconn Scheme Doesn’t Add Up
Press Release

Governor Walker’s Foxconn Scheme Doesn’t Add Up

Governor Walker’s Foxconn legislation authorizes up to $2.85 billion payments to Foxconn.

The State of Politics: Foxconn Biggest Deal in State History
The State of Politics

Foxconn Biggest Deal in State History

Review of past deals shows its 35 times more than biggest prior state payout.

Statewide Online Tool Assists Wisconsin Companies Seeking to Do Business with Foxconn
Press Release

Statewide Online Tool Assists Wisconsin Companies Seeking to Do Business with Foxconn

Supply Chain Marketplace provides new way to showcase state businesses

The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room… Again.
Press Release

The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room… Again.

"Again, I am respectfully requesting Senator Fitzgerald to act responsibly and slow down this process."

Biking: Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee
Biking

Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee

No biking, pedestrian representatives on autonomous vehicles committee.

Op Ed: The Many Broken Promises of Foxconn
Op Ed

The Many Broken Promises of Foxconn

Why give away billions to a company that can’t be trusted?

State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day, Aug. 22
Press Release

State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day, Aug. 22

#WIMainSt Day tour featuring Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and other leaders comes as state announces newest members of downtown revitalization program

Will Billionaire Terry Gou Show to Ask for His $3 Billion from Wisconsin?
Press Release

Will Billionaire Terry Gou Show to Ask for His $3 Billion from Wisconsin?

Independent fact checkers have confirmed that this $3 billion represents the largest subsidy by a state to a foreign company in American history.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Assembly Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Assembly Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation

"As the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn’s $10 billion investment and 13,000 new jobs will be transformational"

Republican Agenda Puts Corporate Welfare Package for Taiwanese Company Ahead of our Public Schools
Press Release

Republican Agenda Puts Corporate Welfare Package for Taiwanese Company Ahead of our Public Schools

Hesselbein votes against boondoggle proposal that will hamstring state budgets for years to come

Statement from Rep. Barca on the Assembly Passage of Foxconn Bill
Press Release

Statement from Rep. Barca on the Assembly Passage of Foxconn Bill

"Along with my Democratic colleagues, I’ll work tirelessly to make this a better deal."

Rep. Mark Spreitzer pushes to protect Wisconsin taxpayers
Press Release

Rep. Mark Spreitzer pushes to protect Wisconsin taxpayers

"Due to Governor Walker’s weak negotiating, Wisconsin will be forced to use taxpayer dollars to write Foxconn yearly checks for up to $312 million..."

Campaign Cash: More Republican Dark Money to 527 Groups
Campaign Cash

More Republican Dark Money to 527 Groups

GOP donors give $1.2 million, Democrats give $824,000 in first half of 2017.

Facts on Foxconn Trump Proponents’ Protestations Deal Would Benefit Wisconsin
Press Release

Facts on Foxconn Trump Proponents’ Protestations Deal Would Benefit Wisconsin

‘Anyone Voting for This Historically Bad Deal Has a Lot of Explaining to Do to Their Constituents’

Murphy’s Law: Richard Uihlein, GOP Kingmaker
Murphy’s Law

Richard Uihlein, GOP Kingmaker

Should one billionaire dictate the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate?

Foxconn Debate Cheat Sheet
Press Release

Foxconn Debate Cheat Sheet

Foxconn has not invested $10 billion over the last five years on all of its factories combined.

$3 Billion Foxconn Boondoggle Sells Out Wisconsin’s Future to Foreign Corporation
Press Release

$3 Billion Foxconn Boondoggle Sells Out Wisconsin’s Future to Foreign Corporation

"Plainly and simply, the Foxconn giveaway is a bad deal for the people of Wisconsin."

Op Ed: How to Get a Better Deal From Foxconn
Op Ed

How to Get a Better Deal From Foxconn

Company is a famously hard-nosed negotiator. State must be, too.

Wisconsin Republicans Need to Answer: ‘Do You Still Support Trump’
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Need to Answer: ‘Do You Still Support Trump’

Scott Walker Won’t, Will Assembly Republicans?

Barrett Seeks State Okay for City Sales Tax

Barrett Seeks State Okay for City Sales Tax

Says city budget “not sustainable,” big police cuts certain without new revenue source.

Bar Exam: Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s
Bar Exam

Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s

"Soft-drink parlor" of 1920s now has soccer-themed, international ambience.

MPS Expands Program Connecting Youth to Jobs
Press Release

MPS Expands Program Connecting Youth to Jobs

$225,000 grant will grow the program to serve 250 students, up from 50 the previous year

Gov. Walker’s Refusal to Disavow Trump Is Not Just Cowardice, It Is a Pattern of Behavior
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s Refusal to Disavow Trump Is Not Just Cowardice, It Is a Pattern of Behavior

Walker Record of Attacking Rights of People of Color for Political Gain Stretches Back Decades

The Contrarian: MacIver Attack on WISDOT Slammed
The Contrarian

MacIver Attack on WISDOT Slammed

Gottlieb, former transportation head, refutes claims of wasteful spending.

Wisconsin Budget: Proposal Limits Schools’ Energy Efficiency
Wisconsin Budget

Proposal Limits Schools’ Energy Efficiency

186 districts have funded money-saving projects since 2009; legislation would restrict this.

Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay
Press Release

Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay

Joins government, business, and education leaders in discussing impact Foxconn will have on workforce development in Wisconsin

Statement on the Potential Withholding of Wisconsin’s ACA Cost Sharing Reductions
Press Release

Statement on the Potential Withholding of Wisconsin’s ACA Cost Sharing Reductions

CBO report states ending the Cost Sharing Reductions for insurers will result in the increase of premiums by 20% in 2018 and 25% by 2020.

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Trump Impacts Dairy Farms, Milwaukee Police

Crackdown on illegal immigrants, “sanctuary cities” may force changes in county and state.

WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs
Press Release

WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs

Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to engage directly with students and help build talent pipeline

Governor Walker Requests SBA Disaster Declaration After July Floods in Southeast Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Requests SBA Disaster Declaration After July Floods in Southeast Wisconsin

Declaration would provide low-interest loans to eligible individuals and businesses

Rep. Jimmy Anderson Calls on Governor Walker to Forcefully Denounce White Nationalists
Press Release

Rep. Jimmy Anderson Calls on Governor Walker to Forcefully Denounce White Nationalists

"I am angry and disappointed with Governor Walker for his response to the events in Charlottesville."

Statement on the Violence in Charlottesville
Press Release

Statement on the Violence in Charlottesville

"Democrats across Wisconsin will continue to build bridges, not walls."

The Contrarian: Moody’s State Debt Upgrade is Perplexing
The Contrarian

Moody’s State Debt Upgrade is Perplexing

Walker says it’s due to his reforms. But... the deficit is rising.

The State of Politics: 10 Tough Questions About Foxconn Deal
The State of Politics

10 Tough Questions About Foxconn Deal

Why legislators are squirming about whether to vote for it.

Grassroots Group Targets Sheriff Clarke

Grassroots Group Targets Sheriff Clarke

But Clarke calls group’s leaders “mush-minds” and “rabble rousers.”

Generac Power Systems to Expand Operations in Wisconsin
Press Release

Generac Power Systems to Expand Operations in Wisconsin

WEDC support will help the company create 400 jobs over five years

Campaign Cash: Did Foxconn Lobby Illegally?
Campaign Cash

Did Foxconn Lobby Illegally?

Began meeting with state officials in April, didn’t register as lobbyist until August.

Governor Walker Appoints Jeff Lyon to Lead DATCP as Interim Secretary
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Jeff Lyon to Lead DATCP as Interim Secretary

Effective Monday, August 14, 2017.

Op Ed: Renegotiate the Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Renegotiate the Foxconn Deal

Need firm guarantees on number of jobs and range of wages.

Stop outsourcing before expanding tax breaks
Press Release

Stop outsourcing before expanding tax breaks

Accountability lacking at Walker agency overseeing Foxconn deal

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Koch-Backed Anti-Regulation Law
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs Koch-Backed Anti-Regulation Law

State agencies now have less power to protect environment, consumer rights, public health.

Will Party Loyalty Trump Common Sense for Gov. Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel on Opioid Addiction Crisis?
Op Ed: Will Stepp Join U.S. EPA Wrecking Crew?
Op Ed

Will Stepp Join U.S. EPA Wrecking Crew?

Her radical reshaping of state DNR may make her the perfect candidate.

Governor Walker Announces $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant for Lake Michigan Communities
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant for Lake Michigan Communities

The new project will support efforts to map shoreline recession to improve hazard planning and provide guidance on options to protect coastal property.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Desperate Deal With Foxconn
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Desperate Deal With Foxconn

No governor in state history would have offered such a massive giveaway.

Foxconn Deal Flounders in State Legislature
Press Release

Foxconn Deal Flounders in State Legislature

Delays in State Assembly and Questions About Votes in State Senate Follow Independent Analysis Revealing Deal’s Costs for Wisconsin Taxpayers

Campaign Cash: Who Are State’s Dark Money Leaders?
Campaign Cash

Who Are State’s Dark Money Leaders?

MMAC, Chris Abele, liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee lead the way in 2017.

Building Commission Approves Projects
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Projects

The Building Commission is chaired by Governor Walker.

Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

Senate Bill 15 makes several changes to the administrative rulemaking process.

Data Wonk: Walker’s Health Care Gamble Exposes State
Data Wonk

Walker’s Health Care Gamble Exposes State

He bet on health care exchanges and against expanding Medicaid, which could hurt Wisconsin.

Joanna Beilman-Dulin Joins One Wisconsin Now as New Research Director
Press Release

Joanna Beilman-Dulin Joins One Wisconsin Now as New Research Director

Beilman-Dulin comes to One Wisconsin Now with more than a decade of experience in Wisconsin politics.

If ‘Ifs’ and ‘Buts’ Are Candies and Nuts We’ll Have Foxconn Deal Paid Off in 2043
Press Release

If ‘Ifs’ and ‘Buts’ Are Candies and Nuts We’ll Have Foxconn Deal Paid Off in 2043

Nonpartisan Analysis Finds Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Would At Earliest Pay Back in 2043, Possibly Much Later

Statement from Rep. Barca on New Fiscal Analysis of Proposed Foxconn Deal
Press Release

Statement from Rep. Barca on New Fiscal Analysis of Proposed Foxconn Deal

"I’m extremely concerned about the cost to Wisconsin taxpayers."

Rep. Hintz Statement on Foxconn Cost to Taxpayers
Press Release

Rep. Hintz Statement on Foxconn Cost to Taxpayers

"As the LFB memo shows, if this multi-billion dollar tax deal goes as planned, taxpayers would pay one billion dollars more to Foxconn than the state would take in for the first 15 years."

Campaign Cash: Bill Has $10 Million Giveaway to Fiserv
Campaign Cash

Bill Has $10 Million Giveaway to Fiserv

Included in Foxconn bill. Fiserv employees donated $15,400 to state politicians.

The Contrarian: Buyers’ Remorse for Voucher Backers
The Contrarian

Buyers’ Remorse for Voucher Backers

School choice backers donated generously to Walker, but he’s vacillated on the issue.

Back in the News: Diane Hendricks, Savior of Beloit?
Back in the News

Diane Hendricks, Savior of Beloit?

New York Times glowing story on billionaire doesn’t mention her tax breaks.

Foxconn announcement spotlights our transit problem
Press Release

Foxconn announcement spotlights our transit problem

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - August 7, 2017

Wisconsin’s Financial Outlook Receives Historic Upgrade
Press Release

Wisconsin’s Financial Outlook Receives Historic Upgrade

"Since taking office in 2011, we focused on fiscal responsibility and our state’s finances have significantly improved as a result."

Donald Trump Undermines Bipartisan Wisconsin Selection Process to Nominate Gov. Walker Crony to Federal Judicial Seat
Press Release

Donald Trump Undermines Bipartisan Wisconsin Selection Process to Nominate Gov. Walker Crony to Federal Judicial Seat

‘The Wrong Way to Put the Wrong Person on the Federal Bench’

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Michael Brennan’s Nomination to United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Michael Brennan’s Nomination to United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

"Mike Brennan has proven himself a dedicated public servant to the people of Wisconsin."

What Does the Foxconn CEO Say About His Employees?
Press Release

What Does the Foxconn CEO Say About His Employees?

ICYMI: Report Uncovers CEO of Manufacturer Being Wooed by Wisconsin Referred to Employees as ‘Animals’ and Solicited Management Advice From Zoo Director

Governor Walker Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients

"Internet access is a critical component of education, telemedicine, e-commerce, agribusiness, and tourism, just to name a few."

Foxconn Hearing: Big Promises, Little Details, Lacks Transportation Plan
Press Release

Foxconn Hearing: Big Promises, Little Details, Lacks Transportation Plan

"We need to guarantee that we have the details of the deal before we sign off on it..."

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Statement on Foxconn
Press Release

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Statement on Foxconn

"...as free market activists who staunchly oppose government tax incentives, we cannot support the expensive refundable tax credits in this package..."

One Wisconsin Now Testimony on Foxconn Subsidy Legislation
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Testimony on Foxconn Subsidy Legislation

"The provisions of AB 1 embody, on their face, a bad deal."

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan in September
Press Release

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan in September

Walker to continue focusing on attracting investments to Wisconsin during mission

Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law
Press Release

Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law

"“It’s far past time that we get serious about reforming our juvenile correctional system."

No Guarantees to Prevent Wisconsin Tax Dollars From Subsidizing Illinois Jobs in Foxconn Deal
Press Release

No Guarantees to Prevent Wisconsin Tax Dollars From Subsidizing Illinois Jobs in Foxconn Deal

Are Wisconsin Taxpayers Getting Fleeced With Proposed $3 Billion State Subsidy For Taiwanese Manufacturer Foxconn?

Is GOP anticipating a “Foxconn flop?”
Press Release

Is GOP anticipating a “Foxconn flop?”

Walker plan includes bailout for local governments abandoned by Foxconn

Data Wonk: Foxconn, Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Future?
Data Wonk

Foxconn, Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Future?

Deal will cost $500 for every person in the state.

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Minnesota Governor Dayton Officially Open the St. Croix Crossing
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Minnesota Governor Dayton Officially Open the St. Croix Crossing

The St. Croix Crossing is approximately one mile in length and was built to replace the 85-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge.

Conned by a Fox?
Press Release

Conned by a Fox?

People of Wisconsin won’t be fooled by bad deal that needs thorough vetting.

Vukmir echoes Walker encouraging Congress to give states block grants
Press Release

Vukmir echoes Walker encouraging Congress to give states block grants

"A successful repeal of Obamacare begins with the federal government handing over the reins to the states."

Transportation Shutdown Begins in Wisconsin
Press Release

Transportation Shutdown Begins in Wisconsin

GOP budget delays trigger 1st phase of transportation shutdown

The Contrarian: MacIver Transportation Report Is Junk
The Contrarian

MacIver Transportation Report Is Junk

Alleged study asserts but never begins to prove $2 billion in waste.

Smart Politics: Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race
Smart Politics

Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race

One of few times in history two incumbent state officials oppose each other.

Unnecessary to Sacrifice Natural Resources for Foxconn
Press Release

Unnecessary to Sacrifice Natural Resources for Foxconn

Building Economic Growth While Protecting Public Health is Possible

Op Ed: Foxconn Could Be Environmental Disaster
Op Ed

Foxconn Could Be Environmental Disaster

Marginal jobs for enormous tax subsidies, plus air and water pollution.

The State of Politics: Ellis, Prosser Say Raise the Gas Tax
The State of Politics

Ellis, Prosser Say Raise the Gas Tax

Two former Republican leaders urge current leaders to stand up to Walker.

Op Ed: Why I Oppose Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Why I Oppose Foxconn Deal

Rep. Brostoff on corporate extortion, suicide nets and the race to the bottom.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Best Way to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Best Way to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

"The best way to repeal and replace Obamacare is to give each state the resources and responsibility for health care."

Governor Walker Calls Legislature Into “Wisconn Valley” Special Session
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls Legislature Into “Wisconn Valley” Special Session

Delivers bill that would bring Foxconn's $10 billion investment and 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin

The Contrarian: Walker’s Reelection Now A Certainty
The Contrarian

Walker’s Reelection Now A Certainty

Foxconn deal would make him a 10 point favorite if Las Vegas offered odds.

Wisconsin Budget: Economic Recovery Lags for Minorities
Wisconsin Budget

Economic Recovery Lags for Minorities

Blacks, Latinos have higher poverty, unemployment, huge wealth gap.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker

Gou says governor is top reason Foxconn coming. Abele has county site in play.

Governor Walker, Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Milwaukee
Op Ed: Plague of Floods Caused by Climate Change
Op Ed

Plague of Floods Caused by Climate Change

Dozens of 100-year floods in 30 years, roads keep getting washed out.

Campaign Cash: 34% of Walker Donations From Outside State
Campaign Cash

34% of Walker Donations From Outside State

Analysis of his 2017 fundraising shows 31 people gave $20,000 each.

Is Wisconsin Getting Conned With Trump, Walker Foxconn Deal?
Press Release

Is Wisconsin Getting Conned With Trump, Walker Foxconn Deal?

‘Wisconsin Would Get $181 Million a Year in State and Local Tax Revenue, and We Only Have to Pay $250 Million a Year to Get It’

Speaker Vos Statement on Foxconn Announcement
Press Release

Speaker Vos Statement on Foxconn Announcement

"The manufacturing plant will provide thousands of new, good paying jobs and spur economic growth throughout our state."

Global High-Tech Manufacturer Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment, Will Create 13,000 Jobs in New Wisconsin Campus
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Global High-Tech Manufacturer Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment, Will Create 13,000 Jobs in New Wisconsin Campus

Largest new greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history; Marks launch of Foxconn's U.S. manufacturing and 8K+5G ecosystem

Op Ed: Will State Get Conned by Foxconn?
Op Ed

Will State Get Conned by Foxconn?

Could cost billions, but still unknown is how many jobs, the pay, how deal enforced.

Foxconn Frenzy: Proceed with Caution
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Foxconn Frenzy: Proceed with Caution

“We demand fairness, and that’s what we’ll be looking for in this deal.”

Shilling cautious on Foxconn announcement
Press Release

Shilling cautious on Foxconn announcement

"Given the lack of details, I’m skeptical about this announcement and we will have to see if there is a legislative appetite for a $1 to $3 billion corporate welfare package."

Campaign Cash: $8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers
Campaign Cash

$8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers

Multi millions in campaign donations, mostly from out-of-state voucher supporters.

The Contrarian: The News That Wasn’t
The Contrarian

The News That Wasn’t

JS story on I-94 project in danger is six months old. So why was it a banner headline?

SEIU Wisconsin Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress
Press Release

SEIU Wisconsin Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress

“I am honored to receive their endorsement and am excited to campaign together.”

Statement on Budget Motion
Press Release

Statement on Budget Motion

"We would like to thank Governor Walker for visiting the communities around the state that have sustained damage from the massive flooding."

The State of Politics: We Hate DOT, But Here’s $712 Million
The State of Politics

We Hate DOT, But Here’s $712 Million

GOP senators would borrow big for Department of Transportation they distrust.

The Contrarian: What Would Tommy Do?
The Contrarian

What Would Tommy Do?

Walker could learn a lot from Tommy Thompson on how to handle a budget dispute.

Governor Walker Declares a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin Counties
Press Release

Governor Walker Declares a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin Counties

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding."

The Contrarian: Walker’s Flip Flop on Highway Deficit
The Contrarian

Walker’s Flip Flop on Highway Deficit

Once he noted deficit and lagging gas tax, now he claims no new revenue needed.

Kevin Nicholson Silent as Republicans Raided Funding for King
Press Release

Kevin Nicholson Silent as Republicans Raided Funding for King

Did Kevin Nicholson support Rep. Dale Kooyenga and D.C. Leah's votes to raid millions from the funds available to take care of Wisconsin's elderly veterans?

Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him
Mayor Barrett Endorsed by Local Elected Officials to Lead Regional Workforce Efforts
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Endorsed by Local Elected Officials to Lead Regional Workforce Efforts

Intergovernmental Cooperation Council supports Mayor Barrett’s leadership on Employ Milwaukee

Op Ed: Loss of Talgo Train Hurts Foxconn Deal
Op Ed

Loss of Talgo Train Hurts Foxconn Deal

High speed rail would have better connected Racine area to Madison, Chicago.

Fraud Prevention Efforts Reach Record-High Savings for Taxpayers
Press Release

Fraud Prevention Efforts Reach Record-High Savings for Taxpayers

Office of Inspector General report shows taxpayer savings from fighting fraud in public assistance programs top $51 million in 2016

The Contrarian: Senate and Assembly Flip on Highway Debt
The Contrarian

Senate and Assembly Flip on Highway Debt

Senate now likes big increase in debt, Assembly no longer does.

GOP proposes school cuts, transportation debt to finance tax breaks for the wealthy
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GOP proposes school cuts, transportation debt to finance tax breaks for the wealthy

"Time and time again, Republicans have prioritized tax breaks for the wealthy that syphon money away from our crumbling roads and local schools."

Campaign Cash: $1 Million Donated to Walker-Led Group
Campaign Cash

$1 Million Donated to Walker-Led Group

10 state donors funnel cash with no limits to GOP candidates for governor.

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law

Act 36 makes several technical changes to the state’s voucher programs.

Data Wonk: The “Democrats Are Evil” Trap
Data Wonk

The “Democrats Are Evil” Trap

National Review’s David French blames this for GOP loyalty to Trump. Let us consider the irony.

One Wisconsin Statements on First Meeting of Trump Voter Suppression Committee
Press Release

One Wisconsin Statements on First Meeting of Trump Voter Suppression Committee

‘We Fought Back Against Scott Walker’s Attacks on Voting, We’ll Do the Same with Trump’

The Contrarian: Highway Debt Cult Drinks the Kool-Aid
The Contrarian

Highway Debt Cult Drinks the Kool-Aid

Many Republicans swallow crazy rationales for increasing Doyle-Walker debt.

Governor Walker Commends WHEFA for Their Important Role in Financings for Non-Profits in Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Commends WHEFA for Their Important Role in Financings for Non-Profits in Wisconsin

The report indicates WHEFA saved Wisconsin nonprofit institutions more than $38 millio