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Scott Walker

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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Foxconn Seeks to Raid the Great Lakes
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Foxconn Seeks to Raid the Great Lakes

Conservationists launch campaign to stop them

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Financial Report Confirms Wisconsin Ended Last Fiscal Year with a $579 Million Surplus
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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Governor Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes

Governor Scott Walker today announced the following administration staff changes

Senator Craig Applauds DOT Leadership, Governor for Savings
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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
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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
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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
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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."

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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’
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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”
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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?
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

‘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
Press Release

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
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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
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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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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 million by refinancing outstanding debt.

Op Ed: Foxconn Deal Could Be a Winner
Op Ed

Foxconn Deal Could Be a Winner

But the cost-benefit ratio should be carefully examined.

Murphy’s Law: The Fire Fighters’ Selfish Agenda
Murphy’s Law

The Fire Fighters’ Selfish Agenda

The union’s backing of Barrett recall is all about driving up their wages and benefits.

Governor Walker announces over $132 million in payments to local governments
Press Release

Governor Walker announces over $132 million in payments to local governments

Includes Expressway Policing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways.

Debt. Debt. And more Debt.
Press Release

Debt. Debt. And more Debt.

Senate Republicans propose more credit card spending, tax breaks for millionaires

What You Won’t Find in the Republican Senate Budget Proposal
Press Release

What You Won’t Find in the Republican Senate Budget Proposal

If you ask people across the state what the state should fund, most will tell you that we should fund our schools, our roads and essential services that keep us safe.

Governor Walker Joins Charter Communications in Promoting Broadband Access During Spectrum Internet Assist Day
Press Release

Governor Walker Joins Charter Communications in Promoting Broadband Access During Spectrum Internet Assist Day

“Every Wisconsin citizen deserves access to high-speed, reliable, affordable internet.”

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs

Takes $25,000 Contribution From Marijuana’s Trade Group As Head of Republican Governors Association, While Lobbying to Expand Drug Testing in Wisconsin

The Return of Talgo

The Return of Talgo

Returns to central city plant here, will service and repairs trains for U.S. customers.

Op Ed: Highways Debt Up 87% Under Walker
Op Ed

Highways Debt Up 87% Under Walker

Republicans have added nearly $3 billion in debt, want to add $700 million more.

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin

Please see the attached letter regarding my support for Foxconn facility’s location in Southeastern Wisconsin.

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Press Release

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay

"Like many states in our great nation, Wisconsin is experiencing a dangerous trend – a growing number of cases of opioid abuse and overdose."

Op Ed: Walker, Darling Flip Flop on Vouchers
Op Ed

Walker, Darling Flip Flop on Vouchers

Their new message to school choice supporters: Drop dead.

Representatives Kuglitsch & Neylon Appointed to Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee
Press Release

Representatives Kuglitsch & Neylon Appointed to Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee

"This is the dawn of a new era in transportation technology, and we should embrace it."

Biking: Oregon Passes Bike Tax
Biking

Oregon Passes Bike Tax

$15 on purchase of new bike. Will Wisconsin follow suit?

Murphy’s Law: Walker Building Yesterday’s Economy
Murphy’s Law

Walker Building Yesterday’s Economy

GOP throws ever more money at declining manufacturers, gets nothing back.

Report Suggests Wisconsin Voters Targeted by Collusion Between Trump Campaign, Russian Fake News Operation
Press Release

Report Suggests Wisconsin Voters Targeted by Collusion Between Trump Campaign, Russian Fake News Operation

Scott Walker Owes Wisconsin Answers About Russian Meddling in Wisconsin Election

Speaker Vos Statement on DOT Reform Bill
Press Release

Speaker Vos Statement on DOT Reform Bill

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in both chambers to improve the DOT to bring about a more effective and efficient agency."

Op Ed: Pass A Budget, Please
Op Ed

Pass A Budget, Please

Even Illinois has managed to do this. What’s wrong with our Legislature?

Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency
Press Release

Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding.”

Scott Walker Wraps Himself in Hypocrisy With Latest Fundraising Solicitation
Press Release

Scott Walker Wraps Himself in Hypocrisy With Latest Fundraising Solicitation

If You Love American Democracy, What Scott Walker Has Done to Elections in Wisconsin Will Break Your Heart

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Kory Boone for Young Republican Chariman
Press Release

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Kory Boone for Young Republican Chariman

The election will take place at the biennial YRNF Convention, from August 2nd-6th in Annapolis, MD.

Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce
Press Release

Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce

Endorsements boost ironworker in bid to topple Speaker Paul Ryan

Governor Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
Press Release

Governor Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Governor Walker has also proclaimed July 11 – July 13 as Farm Technology Days throughout Wisconsin.

Scott Walker Violated Own Ethics Pledge by $15 Million
Press Release

Scott Walker Violated Own Ethics Pledge by $15 Million

“Career politician Scott Walker has a career of breaking his promises to the people of Wisconsin”

Governor Walker Announces $2.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $2.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

Recipients for this year’s grants were recommended by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Lands in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Lands in Milwaukee

Foxconn plane at General Mitchell, closed-door meetings scheduled in Racine County.

Op Ed: The Myth of DOT Mismanagement
Op Ed

The Myth of DOT Mismanagement

It amounts to 2 percent of highway spending. That won’t solve roads budget deficit.

The State of Politics: John Nygren’s War on Drug Abuse
The State of Politics

John Nygren’s War on Drug Abuse

His daughter’s drug abuse problem brought the issue home to him.

Campaign Cash: Vos Goads WMC for Their Roads Plan
Campaign Cash

Vos Goads WMC for Their Roads Plan

Business group's lobbying killed trucks fee, leaving roads budget still far short.

Governor Walker Appoints Carrie Schneider to Serve on the Outagamie County Circuit Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Carrie Schneider to Serve on the Outagamie County Circuit Court

Schneider dedicates time to protecting child victims and victims of domestic violence.

Op Ed: How to Follow the Transportation Debate
Op Ed

How to Follow the Transportation Debate

And why a real solution will probably never be reached.

National Trend Appears as Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Governors Struggle to Govern
Press Release

National Trend Appears as Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Governors Struggle to Govern

Republican-led Illinois, Maine and New Jersey all failed to pass a state budget before the July 1st deadline.

Amid Budget Impasse, Gov. Scott Walker to Beg President Trump for a Re-Election Federal Bailout
Press Release

Amid Budget Impasse, Gov. Scott Walker to Beg President Trump for a Re-Election Federal Bailout

In a memo released today, Walker proposed asking the federal government for $300 million in long-term borrowing to fill holes in his transportation budget.

Gov. Walker proposes road delays, layoffs
Press Release

Gov. Walker proposes road delays, layoffs

Long-term transportation fix remains elusive for disjointed GOP lawmakers

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care

Why is he so vague on Obamacare? Because its repeal could kill his reelection.

MEMO – State Budget and Transportation
Press Release

MEMO – State Budget and Transportation

I hope a legislative agreement on the 2017-19 state budget can soon be reached.

Campaign Cash: Hospitals Group Pays for Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Hospitals Group Pays for Capitol Clout

Wisconsin Hospital Association spends millions on lobbying, campaign donations.

Data Wonk: How Will Trumpcare Affect Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

How Will Trumpcare Affect Wisconsin?

The bottom line: worse health and 1,000 additional deaths per year.

New Legislation Creates BadgerCare “Public Option” to Immediately Lower Health Costs
Press Release

New Legislation Creates BadgerCare “Public Option” to Immediately Lower Health Costs

Following insurance company threats to leave markets, legislation introduced to allow all Wisconsinites to purchase BadgerCare.

Op Ed: Roads Debate Much Ado About Nothing
Op Ed

Roads Debate Much Ado About Nothing

Walker’s stance prevents any real debate about transportation budget.

Gov. Scott Walker Standing By Instead of Standing Up to Trump on Request For Voter’s Personal Information
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Standing By Instead of Standing Up to Trump on Request For Voter’s Personal Information

Governor’s Cowardice is Disappointing But Not Unexpected

The State of Politics: Medicaid’s Future A Key Campaign Issue
The State of Politics

Medicaid’s Future A Key Campaign Issue

Republicans want big cuts. Democrats don’t. Likely issue in 2018.

Campaign Cash: Fireworks Industry Has Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Fireworks Industry Has Capitol Clout

Bipartisan donations help pass laws expanding fireworks use in state.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of  Former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas
Governor Walker Announces 23 Wisconsin Counties Affected by Alfalfa Winterkill are Eligible for USDA Aid
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces 23 Wisconsin Counties Affected by Alfalfa Winterkill are Eligible for USDA Aid

"This aid helps Wisconsin farmers get back on their feet and protects them from crippling losses due to damaged crops."

Op Ed: The Medicare Advantage
Op Ed

The Medicare Advantage

It has consumer choice, competition and lower costs. A better model than Medicaid.

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Walker to Protect Wisconsin Voters’ Privacy From Trump
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Walker to Protect Wisconsin Voters’ Privacy From Trump

‘No Way in Hell’ Trump Cabal Can Be Trusted With Sensitive, Personal Information About Voters

EXPO Launches Campaign to Close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)
Press Release

EXPO Launches Campaign to Close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)

Leaders of the #CloseMSDF Campaign Call on Governor Walker to Save Lives and Save Money by Closing MSDF

Op Ed: Don’t Give Away Acres of State Park
Op Ed

Don’t Give Away Acres of State Park

State allowing for-profit golf course to take over public land on Lake Michigan.

Murphy’s Law: Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?
Murphy’s Law

Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?

His draconian stance on health care was obscured by lazy media coverage.

Governor Walker Announces 35 Municipalities to Receive a Total of $13.8 Million to Remove Lead Service Lines
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces 35 Municipalities to Receive a Total of $13.8 Million to Remove Lead Service Lines

Milwaukee received the largest award of $2.6 million.

Building Commission Approves Projects
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Projects

Including the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship on the campus of UW-Milwaukee.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

Opinions split on health care, Russia, other issues

Wisconsin Budget: Most Walker Tax Cuts Benefit Wealthy
Wisconsin Budget

Most Walker Tax Cuts Benefit Wealthy

More than $10,000 for members of top 1%, just $175 for poorest 20% in state.

Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money
Press Release

Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money

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

Campaign Cash: Fish Farm Regulations Reduced
Campaign Cash

Fish Farm Regulations Reduced

Walker signs bill big business lobbied for and environmentalists opposed.

Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day
Press Release

Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day

Approximately 11 percent of all businesses in the state, or 65,000, are veteran-owned.

Op Ed: BadgerCare Changes Will Hurt Workers
Op Ed

BadgerCare Changes Will Hurt Workers

Most Medicaid recipients work, could lose health care under Walker proposal.

The State of Politics: Democrats Still Need a Clear Message
The State of Politics

Democrats Still Need a Clear Message

Yes, GOP gerrymandering matters. But they also have stronger candidates and message.

Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry
Press Release

Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry

DATCP Secretary Brancel, WEDC Secretary Hogan join Governor Walker in visiting cheese companies statewide as part of "Wisconsin Cheese Day" tour

Walker Joins Cruz, Tea Party Supporting Massive Unfunded Mandate on Wisconsin
Press Release

Walker Joins Cruz, Tea Party Supporting Massive Unfunded Mandate on Wisconsin

"Stop playing partisan politics and put Wisconsin first, for once."

National Voting Rights Leader Highlights Need to Keep Up Fight Against GOP Efforts to Rig Elections
Press Release

National Voting Rights Leader Highlights Need to Keep Up Fight Against GOP Efforts to Rig Elections

Wisconsin Has Been Ground Zero in Coordinated Effort to Restrict Access to Voting ... And An Example of How to Fight Back

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Lincoln Hills Federal Court Ruling
Press Release

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Lincoln Hills Federal Court Ruling

"The crisis at Lincoln Hills affecting children, families, and workers has gone on for far too long under the neglectful watch of Gov. Walker’s administration."

Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee

During the past four years, Governor Walker has invested more than $200 million of state funding in workforce development

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Change Procedure for Law Enforcement Dogs
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Change Procedure for Law Enforcement Dogs

The bill changes procedures for law enforcement dogs if they bite a person.

Campaign Cash: Anthem Insurance Likes Republicans
Campaign Cash

Anthem Insurance Likes Republicans

Pulling out of Obamacare, giving almost $175,000 to GOP politicians.

State Park Fees Keep Rising

State Park Fees Keep Rising

New hikes proposed, already higher than in any Midwestern state.

Campaign Cash: Walker Loves Ashley Furniture
Campaign Cash

Walker Loves Ashley Furniture

Company gets a state grant, and he gets big campaign donations.

Murphy’s Law: How Trucks Destroy Our Roads
Murphy’s Law

How Trucks Destroy Our Roads

And how a fee on trucks could solve state’s transportation problem.

DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise
Press Release

DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise

Statement of 10th District Alderman Michael J. Murphy - June 21, 2017

Op Ed: Voters Strongly Support Higher Gas Tax
Op Ed

Voters Strongly Support Higher Gas Tax

So maybe Republicans should embrace it as a solution.

Governor Walker Calls on U.S. Senators to Keep Their Word and Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Welford Sanders Lofts on near North Side bears the name of economic development icon.

Murphy’s Law: Why Gableman Is Stepping Down
Murphy’s Law

Why Gableman Is Stepping Down

And how will that affect the race for Supreme Court?

Governor Walker Attends Welford Sanders Lofts Groundbreaking
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Welford Sanders Lofts Groundbreaking

The current phase of renovation and construction on the building started in February and will be complete in March 2018.

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race
Press Release

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race

AP broke the news that Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has decided not to enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

Op Ed: County Neglects Parks and Culture
Op Ed

County Neglects Parks and Culture

Bucks arena gets millions while parks, museums, zoo decline.

Governor Walker Attends Ashley Furniture Groundbreaking Ceremony in Arcadia
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Ashley Furniture Groundbreaking Ceremony in Arcadia

The expansion project bolsters Ashely’s ability to fulfill online orders, which is an emerging demand.

Campaign Cash: GOP Considers Heavy Fees for Trucks
Campaign Cash

GOP Considers Heavy Fees for Trucks

Trucking lobby opposes solution to transportation shortfall.

Op Ed: An Unequal Education?
Op Ed

An Unequal Education?

State school funding formula broken; GOP solutions worsen problem.

“Safety First, Correcting Corrections by Limiting Overtime”
Press Release

“Safety First, Correcting Corrections by Limiting Overtime”

This motion would prohibit a corrections employee from working more than two consecutive shifts.

Op Ed: Investing in Our Workforce
Op Ed

Investing in Our Workforce

My Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform package offers hands-on skills and job training.

3.1 Percent: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate is Now the Lowest Since October 1999
Press Release

3.1 Percent: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate is Now the Lowest Since October 1999

Second-Lowest Rate on Record for Wisconsin

Will Gov. Scott Walker Stand Up For Vulnerable Wisconsinites At Risk Of Losing Health Care Insurance?
Press Release

Will Gov. Scott Walker Stand Up For Vulnerable Wisconsinites At Risk Of Losing Health Care Insurance?

It's been widely reported that Senate Republicans are drafting their version of Trumpcare behind closed doors.

Trump Fails to Address US Infrastructure Needs
Press Release

Trump Fails to Address US Infrastructure Needs

In response to the announcement of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement

Op Ed: Republicans Lost The Healthcare Debate
Op Ed

Republicans Lost The Healthcare Debate

And they’re perfectly fine with that.

The State of Politics: MPS Loses Most Under Assembly GOP School-Aid Plan
The State of Politics

MPS Loses Most Under Assembly GOP School-Aid Plan

Gov. Walker's school-aid plan provides $14.8 million more than Assembly plan for MPS.

Lt. Governor Kleefisch departs Monday for weeklong trade mission to Mexico
Press Release

Lt. Governor Kleefisch departs Monday for weeklong trade mission to Mexico

WEDC-sponsored trip will focus on boosting exports to Mexico and attracting investment to Wisconsin

Senator Baldwin to Vice President Pence: Why Do You Want Washington to Make Wisconsin Families Pay More for Less Care?
Press Release

Senator Baldwin to Vice President Pence: Why Do You Want Washington to Make Wisconsin Families Pay More for Less Care?

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the House-passed American Health Care Act would cause premiums in the individual market to rise by an average of 20 percent next year

Scott Walker Still Welcoming Donald Trump to Wisconsin to Raise Campaign Cash
Data Wonk: You Dare Not Question Scott Walker
Data Wonk

You Dare Not Question Scott Walker

A Federalist column attacks my conclusion that governors have little impact on the economy.

Terrible Jobs Numbers and Inability to Fund Wisconsin Schools: Just Another Day in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin
Press Release

Terrible Jobs Numbers and Inability to Fund Wisconsin Schools: Just Another Day in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin

"Six straight years of Governor Scott Walker and six straight years of below average economic growth in Wisconsin."

Governor Walker Presents Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
Press Release

Governor Walker Presents Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference draws entrepreneurs that are still in the development phase as well as established business leaders.

After Six Years of Walker, Wisconsin is Lagging Behind Midwestern States
Press Release

After Six Years of Walker, Wisconsin is Lagging Behind Midwestern States

From job creation to road quality, Wisconsin is weaker under Republican leadership

Is Wisconsin entering a recession?
Press Release

Is Wisconsin entering a recession?

‘Gold Standard’ jobs report exposes weakening economy and declining wages

Governor Walker Announces a Record $3.9 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants to Serve 4,300 Students
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces a Record $3.9 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants to Serve 4,300 Students

Wisconsin's YA program was authorized by state statute in 1991 as part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative.

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to Assembly Education Press Conference
Press Release

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to Assembly Education Press Conference

"The State Senate remains committed to fully funding K-12 education as Governor Walker proposed in his administrative budget."

Potential Medicaid Changes
Press Release

Potential Medicaid Changes

“A Threat Level that Low-Income Wisconsinites Have Never Seen”

Governor Walker Urges Lawmakers to “Get it Done” at Verona Road Project
Press Release

Governor Walker Urges Lawmakers to “Get it Done” at Verona Road Project

If the Legislature decides to separate transportation from the overall budget process, major projects could face major delays.

Dear GOP, It’s Not Working
Press Release

Dear GOP, It’s Not Working

Wisconsin on verge of recession, Assembly GOP must take up middle class tax cut legislation

Campaign Cash: Koch-Funded Group Backs Tax Cut
Campaign Cash

Koch-Funded Group Backs Tax Cut

Cut could reduce state forestry funding.

The State of Politics: Governor’s Race Influences Budget
The State of Politics

Governor’s Race Influences Budget

Joint Finance Democrats raise issues that could be used against Walker.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs High-Capacity Wells Bill
Campaign Cash

Walker Signs High-Capacity Wells Bill

Good for powerful agriculture interests, bad for the environment.

Sen. Taylor Reject’s Gov. Walker’s Attack on Parole
Press Release

Sen. Taylor Reject’s Gov. Walker’s Attack on Parole

"Governor Walker’s attack on parole is just another example that he is refusing to do his job."

Governor Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge

"Joe Wall has established himself as a respected and accomplished attorney in the Milwaukee area."

Op Ed: What We Need in a New Sheriff
Op Ed

What We Need in a New Sheriff

If Clarke leaves, what kind of sheriff should replace him?

Campaign Cash: WMC Wants Another Business Tax Break
Campaign Cash

WMC Wants Another Business Tax Break

Bill increases construction industry tax exemption; pushed by legislator whose business will benefit.

Governor Walker Announces Cheese as Official State Dairy
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Cheese as Official State Dairy

Governor signs two bills into law at Mineral Point Elementary

Op Ed: Walker Is No Tommy Thompson
Op Ed

Walker Is No Tommy Thompson

But in his less inclusive, more political way, he may be just as successful.

Campaign Cash: How MMAC Peddles Influence
Campaign Cash

How MMAC Peddles Influence

Milwaukee business group has spent $2.4 million on campaigns and lobbying.

Governor Walker Signs High Capacity Well Legislation Into Law
Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Legislators, community leaders call on Gov. Walker to remove sheriff from office.

Records Reveal UW-Madison Professor Defending Scott Walker’s Failed Tax Policies Sought Role With Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign
Press Release

Records Reveal UW-Madison Professor Defending Scott Walker’s Failed Tax Policies Sought Role With Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign

Another Example of Republican Rhetoric on Campus Climate Failing to Meet Reality

Wisconsin Loses More Manufacturing Jobs as GOP tax giveaway hits $299 million a year
Press Release

Wisconsin Loses More Manufacturing Jobs as GOP tax giveaway hits $299 million a year

The dramatic dip in manufacturing job creation comes at nearly the same time the so-called Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit is now fully phased in.

Op Ed: How to Elect a New Governor
Op Ed

How to Elect a New Governor

We need a progressive, Bernie Sanders-style candidate.

Rep. Hesselbein: The Walker Economy Continues to Disappoint
Press Release

Rep. Hesselbein: The Walker Economy Continues to Disappoint

“Gold Standard” job data shows 2016 was the worst year for job growth under Gov. Walker

Op Ed: Trump Great Lakes Cuts Hurt Supporters
Op Ed

Trump Great Lakes Cuts Hurt Supporters

Great Lakes governors who supported him own that massive cut in Great Lakes funding.

WHEDA provides a housing grant to help tornado victims in Rusk, Barron, and Jackson counties
Press Release

WHEDA provides a housing grant to help tornado victims in Rusk, Barron, and Jackson counties

WHEDA’s Natural Disaster Grants are used to assist with short-term, emergency housing needs.

Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates
Press Release

Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates

Project SEARCH is a business-led internship program providing employment opportunities in the workplace environment to Wisconsin youth with disabilities.

GOP tries to hide another dismal jobs report
Press Release

GOP tries to hide another dismal jobs report

WI lost nearly 4,000 manufacturing jobs in 2016 and ranked dead last in start-ups

Wisconsin Needs A Straight Answer From Gov. Scott Walker After Trumpcare CBO Score
Press Release

Wisconsin Needs A Straight Answer From Gov. Scott Walker After Trumpcare CBO Score

The CBO found the premiums could rise as much as 700 percent for low-income seniors.

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development Efforts at Central Wisconsin Regional Talent Summit
Press Release

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development Efforts at Central Wisconsin Regional Talent Summit

Governor Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial budget proposal invests in workforce development by increasing funding for Wisconsin Fast Forward by $12.6 million over two years.

Campaign Cash: Sand Plant Will Destroy Rare Wetlands
Campaign Cash

Sand Plant Will Destroy Rare Wetlands

Approved by DNR. Law firm pushing for it generous to Walker.

Positive Poverty News Clearly Shows a Job and Economic Growth are the Keys to Ending Poverty, Not Government Programs
Press Release

Positive Poverty News Clearly Shows a Job and Economic Growth are the Keys to Ending Poverty, Not Government Programs

Market income poverty fell by 1.5 percent, and the official poverty rate also dropped.

Governor Walker on State Transportation Budget: “Get it Done”
Press Release

Governor Walker on State Transportation Budget: “Get it Done”

If the Legislature separates transportation from the overall budget process, projects across our state could face delays.

Governor Walker Signs Music Festival Bill Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Music Festival Bill Into Law

Assembly Bill 194 adds music festivals to the list of exceptions for venues in which a person under 21 years of age may attend without the presence of their parent, legal guardian, or spouse.

Op Ed: Dayton Opposes Walker Approach
Op Ed

Dayton Opposes Walker Approach

Gov. Walker killed paid sick days. Gov. Dayton of Minnesota won’t.

Campaign Cash: MillerCoors Loves Scott Walker
Campaign Cash

MillerCoors Loves Scott Walker

He gets $72,000 from its employees and $32,000 from Mills Fleet Farm.

Speaker Vos Announces Creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
Press Release

Speaker Vos Announces Creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

"This center will promote an even more rigorous debate of the current issues and hopefully, bipartisan solutions."

State Budget Committee Democrats Make a Stand for Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

State Budget Committee Democrats Make a Stand for Student Loan Borrowers

Amendment to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance, Just Like You Can With a Mortgage, Would Put State on Road to Reform

Democrats Respond to 53 Percent Increase in Municipal Projects Going Out of State
Press Release

Democrats Respond to 53 Percent Increase in Municipal Projects Going Out of State

From January to April 2016, $20.9 million in municipal contracts were awarded to out-of-state companies compared to $32 million during the same time period in 2017.

Op Ed: We Like Suburban Segregation
Op Ed

We Like Suburban Segregation

Governments have long enabled metro area's biases.

The State of Politics: Bill Pushed by Odd Couple
The State of Politics

Bill Pushed by Odd Couple

Polar opposites back “Mobility grants” to help unemployed move to get jobs.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Is a Top 10 State
Op Ed

Wisconsin Is a Top 10 State

For reducing tax burden, ACT scores and high school graduation rate.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MillerCoors Expands 10th Street Brewery
Eyes on Milwaukee

MillerCoors Expands 10th Street Brewery

Walker, Barrett hail expanded facility, which will grow ten-fold.

Governor Walker Announces Winner of 34th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Winner of 34th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

The annual award is given in honor of Virginia Hart, Wisconsin’s first female cabinet member.

Campaign Cash: Walker Gets $51,000 From Six Companies
Campaign Cash

Walker Gets $51,000 From Six Companies

And they get $25 million in grants, credits from WEDC.

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?
Press Release

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?

Email Undermines Former Bradley Head’s Allegation He Was ‘Careful’ to Separate Politics from Day Job

Governor Walker Announces Creation of Steering Committee to Study Automated Vehicles
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Creation of Steering Committee to Study Automated Vehicles

"Wisconsin is uniquely positioned to study, test, and develop automated and connected vehicle technology."

Op Ed: Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion
Op Ed

Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion

County Jail deaths on his watch disqualify him from Homeland Security Job.

Governor Walker’s Statement on Wisconsin’s 3.2% Unemployment Rate – Lowest Since February 2000
Press Release

Governor Walker’s Statement on Wisconsin’s 3.2% Unemployment Rate – Lowest Since February 2000

"We have worked hard since 2011 to get our state's economy back on track, and today's news is further evidence we are continuing to move Wisconsin forward."

Additional state funding for foot and bike officers – a plus for Milwaukee
Press Release

Additional state funding for foot and bike officers – a plus for Milwaukee

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 18, 2017

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke
Press Release

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke

"It is positive news that Milwaukee County now has the opportunity to have an actual Sheriff."

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

The billionaire's Rock County mansion doesn't appear on tax rolls.

Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation Still In Chaos
Press Release

Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation Still In Chaos

It isn't the first time Gov. Walker's flagship job creation agency has shown an inability to do its duties on behalf of the taxpayers.

Legislators’ Choice: Common Sense Protections of Students or Gov. Walker’s Way
Press Release

Legislators’ Choice: Common Sense Protections of Students or Gov. Walker’s Way

Walker Plan to Gut Student Protection From Predatory For Profit Colleges Up for Vote Before State Legislature’s Budget Committee

WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination
Press Release

WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

Governor Walker agency continues economic discouragement and taxpayer dollar malfeasance

Campaign Cash: Bill Buries State Regulations
Campaign Cash

Bill Buries State Regulations

After 7 years they would expire. Kochs and WMC back the bill.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Breaking the Law?
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Breaking the Law?

Hacked files show foundation may violate ban on political activity.

Rep. David Bowen calls on Governor Walker not to enforce Voter ID Disenfranchisement law for 2018 elections
Press Release

Rep. David Bowen calls on Governor Walker not to enforce Voter ID Disenfranchisement law for 2018 elections

In the 2012 Presidential election, the City of Milwaukee had 41,000 more ballots cast than the 2016 election, a turnout reduction that very possibly correlates with the Republican Voter ID law.

Op Ed: The Brown Water Republicans
Op Ed

The Brown Water Republicans

GOP convention at Dells water park highlights environmental failings.

Gov. Scott Walker Largest Benefactor Of Betsy DeVos Led Campaign To Unfairly Fund Unaccountable Private Schools
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Largest Benefactor Of Betsy DeVos Led Campaign To Unfairly Fund Unaccountable Private Schools

"For six years, Gov. Walker has come up with excuse after excuse for making historic cuts to public education..."

The State of Politics: Kooyenga Flat Tax Rejected
The State of Politics

Kooyenga Flat Tax Rejected

Walker, GOP slam his gas sales tax and flat income tax proposal.

Op Ed: Trumpcare Can Be Stopped
Op Ed

Trumpcare Can Be Stopped

It drastically reduces health coverage. Senate could, should resist it.

Republican Convention Shows Why Wisconsin Needs New Leadership
Press Release

Republican Convention Shows Why Wisconsin Needs New Leadership

Republican leaders lauded President Trump's health care bill which will mean real harm for Americans across our nation while doling out massive tax giveaways for the rich.

Campaign Cash: Fish Farm Regulations Rolled Back
Campaign Cash

Fish Farm Regulations Rolled Back

Big business lobby wants it, legislature approves it, will Walker sign it?

Governor Walker’s Greatest Accomplishment:  Shrunken Middle Class
Press Release

Governor Walker’s Greatest Accomplishment: Shrunken Middle Class

"For 8 long years, Governor Walker and Republicans in Madison have driven our families further from success."

Wisconsin Republican Party Opposing Common Sense Student Loan Debt Reform Gathers for State Convention on University of Wisconsin Graduation Weekend
Press Release

Wisconsin Republican Party Opposing Common Sense Student Loan Debt Reform Gathers for State Convention on University of Wisconsin Graduation Weekend

Policies of Scott Walker and GOP Making Student Loan Debt Crisis Worse, Refuse to Help Borrowers Refinance Student Loans

Campaign Cash: Child Labor Law Passes
Campaign Cash

Child Labor Law Passes

Teen work permits without parental okay approved. Will Walker sign it?

Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress at 83rd Annual Convention
Press Release

Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress at 83rd Annual Convention

"The Wisconsin Conservation Congress helps us protect our natural resources as well as manage and conserve our environment."

American Legion announces Milwaukee as host city in 2022
Press Release

American Legion announces Milwaukee as host city in 2022

The convention’s 13,000 attendees will account for 17,700 room nights.

Shilling backs Health Care Protection Package
Press Release

Shilling backs Health Care Protection Package

D.C. politics threaten health care access for Wisconsin families

Dem proposal to end Veteran Home fund raids rejected by GOP budget committee
Press Release

Dem proposal to end Veteran Home fund raids rejected by GOP budget committee

Republican lawmakers on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee rejected a Democratic proposal that would have prevented a $26 million funding raid.

Donald Trump Follows Up Baseless Accusations of Voting Impropriety With Sham Commission to Investigate Claims
Press Release

Donald Trump Follows Up Baseless Accusations of Voting Impropriety With Sham Commission to Investigate Claims

‘A Blatantly Transparent Ploy on the Part of Trump to Justify Voter Suppression’

WisTax: Wisconsin’s Deficit Is Growing
WisTax

Wisconsin’s Deficit Is Growing

Walker cut deficit in half, but has since grown it, could hit $2.1 billion.

Campaign Cash: Businesses Want Wealthy Tax Cut
Campaign Cash

Businesses Want Wealthy Tax Cut

Bill gives $519 million in tax cuts to millionaires. MMAC favors it.

Data Wonk: Does Tax Credit Make State a Winner?
Data Wonk

Does Tax Credit Make State a Winner?

An Econ professor and Walker fan uses shaky research to say yes.

Governor Walker Celebrates Dedication and Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright Trail
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Dedication and Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

Self-guided trail has garnered international attention since opening last fall

Johnsonville to expand global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls
Press Release

Johnsonville to expand global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls

Support from WEDC helps secure company’s growth in Wisconsin

Op Ed: Why Not a 4% Flat Tax for State?
Op Ed

Why Not a 4% Flat Tax for State?

Proposal drops income tax to 4% for all, adds sales tax on gas.

Governor Walker Attends Komatsu Mining Corporation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Komatsu Mining Corporation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

This marks the largest acquisition in Komatsu history and signifies marked growth in the company’s mining offerings.

Governor Walker Urges JFC Approval of Cost Saving Reform
Press Release

Governor Walker Urges JFC Approval of Cost Saving Reform

Move to self-insurance will save state $60 million

The State of Politics: Will Wisconsin Use Private Prisons?
The State of Politics

Will Wisconsin Use Private Prisons?

Wisconsin's adult inmate population is expected to grow to 23,233 by mid-2019.

Prestige Metal Products to relocate operations to 85,000-square-foot facility in Village of Bristol
Press Release

Prestige Metal Products to relocate operations to 85,000-square-foot facility in Village of Bristol

Company to move operations from northern Illinois to Kenosha County

Governor Walker Drops a Line in Cable for 52nd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener
Press Release

Governor Walker Drops a Line in Cable for 52nd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

We’re ranked Number 1 in the Midwest for fun, family atmosphere, uniqueness, affordability, and outdoor recreation – and fishing is a huge part of that.

Gov. Walker Must Support Covering Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

Gov. Walker Must Support Covering Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions

"The Governor should decline a waiver exempting insurance companies from prohibitions that help individuals with pre-existing conditions get the care they need."

One Wisconsin Now ‘Proud’ to be the Wisconsin-Focused Group on Bradley Foundation ‘Enemies List’
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now ‘Proud’ to be the Wisconsin-Focused Group on Bradley Foundation ‘Enemies List’

$900 Million Right Wing Slush Fund Cites One WI Now’s BradleyWatch.org In Secret Documents

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Tourism’s $20 Billion Economy
Press Release

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Tourism’s $20 Billion Economy

Tourism industry up six consecutive years, adds 21,500 jobs to Wisconsin's economy

Republican “plan” fails workers, small businesses, and our roads
Press Release

Republican “plan” fails workers, small businesses, and our roads

"...Republicans have proposed even more ways to make workers and businesses pay for their lack of leadership."

Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on REINS Act Passing Assembly Committee on State Affairs
Press Release

Rep. Neylon Issues Statement on REINS Act Passing Assembly Committee on State Affairs

Assembly Bill 42 will ensure unelected bureaucrats can no longer impose expensive rules on Wisconsin taxpayers without the necessary oversight from Wisconsin’s elected legislators.

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff

"Unfortunately, this is right in line with Walker's record on public safety."

Data Wonk: Can Governors Do Much About Economy?
Data Wonk

Can Governors Do Much About Economy?

Less than people think. But more, perhaps, than Walker is doing.

Wisconsin Governor declares Maestro Joseph Rescigno Day across the state
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor declares Maestro Joseph Rescigno Day across the state

This spring, Joseph Rescigno is celebrating his 35th anniversary with the Florentine Opera.

Op Ed: Study on MAC Tax Credit Badly Flawed
Op Ed

Study on MAC Tax Credit Badly Flawed

Manufacturing and Agriculture credit goes to wealthy, not to job creation.

High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts
Press Release

High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts

Bill gives away public groundwater for private benefit

Democratic leaders discouraged by limited response to opioid epidemic
Press Release

Democratic leaders discouraged by limited response to opioid epidemic

Democratic amendments to increase rural access to treatment, expand health care coverage and improve treatment services were rejected by the majority party.

Op Ed: The Freedom to Work For Less
Op Ed

The Freedom to Work For Less

New labor law by Walker and GOP is all about “freedom”... Not.

Murphy’s Law: The Incompetence of Brad Schimel
Murphy’s Law

The Incompetence of Brad Schimel

AG's handling of a voter fraud claim is an epic case of ineptitude.

Executive Residence 2017 Summer Public Tours Kick-Off June 1
Press Release

Executive Residence 2017 Summer Public Tours Kick-Off June 1

The Wisconsin Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison’s northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff.

Op Ed: Trump Should Go Big on Health Care
Op Ed

Trump Should Go Big on Health Care

Turn states loose as innovators, create 50 different pilot plans.

Campaign Cash: Bear Hunters Association Has Big Clout
Campaign Cash

Bear Hunters Association Has Big Clout

Donated $369,000, wants less rules on guns, no photos of hunters.

The State of Politics: 12 Key State Budget Decisions
The State of Politics

12 Key State Budget Decisions

Do you agree or disagree? Here’s your chance to make a difference.

Op Ed: Transportation Inaction Hurts State
Op Ed

Transportation Inaction Hurts State

By 2019 debt payments will have increased by 110%.

Wisconsin Budget: Robbing General Fund for Roads?
Wisconsin Budget

Robbing General Fund for Roads?

Gas tax lagging; legislators may raid education, health care funding.

Abele Blasts State on Juvenile Prisons

Abele Blasts State on Juvenile Prisons

State wants 21% hike in fees and more inmates at failing prisons.

Governor Walker announces over $83 million in payments to local governments
Press Release

Governor Walker announces over $83 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.

Data Wonk: ALEC and Wisconsin’s Economy
Data Wonk

ALEC and Wisconsin’s Economy

ALEC ranks state high for its policies, but they haven’t improved economy.

Wisconsin Budget: More Public School Funds for Vouchers
Wisconsin Budget

More Public School Funds for Vouchers

Walker gives voucher schools $283 million more, takes $93 million from public schools.

Op Ed: Student Debt Hits $1.4 Trillion
Op Ed

Student Debt Hits $1.4 Trillion

Solutions needed. Trump, Walker policies will drive debt level higher.

Op Ed: Clarke At Fault On County Jail
Op Ed

Clarke At Fault On County Jail

Inmate denied water for seven days? Walker should replace the sheriff.

Fitzgerald Applauds WHEDA Efforts to Combat Dairy Crisis
Press Release

Fitzgerald Applauds WHEDA Efforts to Combat Dairy Crisis

"I was pleased to hear that WHEDA has moved to implement one avenue through which the State of Wisconsin can assist the dozens of farmers impacted by the ongoing dairy crisis."

Governor Walker Announces Changes to Guarantee Loan Program for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Changes to Guarantee Loan Program for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors

The loan guarantees reduce financial risk and exposure to lenders while ensuring that farmers and businesses have access to low-cost capital.

Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Laws Will Take Money Out of People’s Pockets
Press Release

Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Laws Will Take Money Out of People’s Pockets

State Senate proposal will do little to improve Wisconsin roads and could undercut wages throughout the state

21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants
Press Release

21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants

Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch, other key leaders to award WEDC grants during statewide tour on "Fab Lab Day" in Wisconsin

Op Ed: Don’t Cut State Dementia Care
Op Ed

Don’t Cut State Dementia Care

County execs say growing problem needs continued state funding.

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law

Senate Bills 7 and 12 were signed into law today.

Cruel and Unusual: Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun
Cruel and Unusual

Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun

Cites inhuman treatment of inmates, improper assessments.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day

"We must maintain local control of our natural resources so that communities are able to protect their own quality of life."

Back In the News: Would Walker Trim Tuition Benefit?
Back In the News

Would Walker Trim Tuition Benefit?

Tax break mostly benefits wealthy. Walker might back changes.

Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources
Press Release

Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources

Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation has been formed in response to recent developments at the state and national level that threaten science-based practices and long-term vision in natural resources management.

Wisconsin Budget: Sales Tax Holiday Bad for Budget
Wisconsin Budget

Sales Tax Holiday Bad for Budget

Walker wants it, some GOP legislators condemn it. Why?

Protecting Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable: Governor Walker’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Children’s Long-Term Supports Waiting List
Press Release

Protecting Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable: Governor Walker’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Children’s Long-Term Supports Waiting List

$39.2 million investment would eliminate waiting list for children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or severe emotional disturbances

Wisconsin Budget: Expand Earned Income Tax Credit?
Wisconsin Budget

Expand Earned Income Tax Credit?

Walker favors it. Would help low-income working families.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Address Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Address Opioid Epidemic

Senator Baldwin led the fight for this funding in Congress and encouraged Governor Walker to apply for the grant

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, the Lowest Since April 2000
Press Release

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, the Lowest Since April 2000

More people are working in Wisconsin than ever before in our history.

Campaign Cash: WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill
Campaign Cash

WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill

Business lobbyist opposes loans to homeowners to replace pipes.

Op Ed: Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?
Op Ed

Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?

With Ziegler victory, Democrats' decline, state now looks very red.

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin
Press Release

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin

Lt. Governor Kleefisch, UW System President Cross, WEDC Secretary Hogan among those taking part in "Fab Lab Day" announcements on April 25

Walker Administration Admits No Records for Tax Break Jobs Claim
Press Release

Walker Administration Admits No Records for Tax Break Jobs Claim

Open Records Request for Proof of Claim Massive Tax Giveaway to Wealthy, Big Corporations Is Creating Jobs Reveals No Records

Campaign Cash: That’s a Whole Lot of Manure
Campaign Cash

That’s a Whole Lot of Manure

55 million gallons per year from one mega farm; $75,000 to politicians.

Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers

Top State GOP Elected Officials Silent as Trump and Administration Strip Consumer Protections From Student Loan Borrowers