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

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Transportation: WisDOT Plans Increase in Hiawatha Service
Transportation

WisDOT Plans Increase in Hiawatha Service

With $35 million from new budget, WisDOT seeks federal matching grants for expansion.

Back in the News: Trump Picks Walker for Smithsonian
Back in the News

Trump Picks Walker for Smithsonian

Ex-governor and college dropout will join board of International Center for Scholars.

Murphy’s Law: A New State “Progressive” Publication
Murphy’s Law

A New State “Progressive” Publication

Wisconsin Examiner adds to Capitol press corps, with a "people's" perspective on policies.

Back in the News: Walker’s New Job Will Pay Plenty
Back in the News

Walker’s New Job Will Pay Plenty

National group he will run has lots of money. But Walker won’t be able to run for office.

The State of Politics: State Program Looks to Hire Veterans
The State of Politics

State Program Looks to Hire Veterans

“Hiring Our Heroes” fights state’s worker shortage by recruiting ex-military staff.

Scott Walker Promises Not to Run for Higher Office, Again
Press Release

Scott Walker Promises Not to Run for Higher Office, Again

"While we’re glad Scott Walker has decided to flee the state after having been rejected by voters, we’re all too familiar with his habit of breaking his promises."

Eyes on Milwaukee: A $1 Million Fund To Support Northwest Side Startups
Eyes on Milwaukee

A $1 Million Fund To Support Northwest Side Startups

State contributes $500,000 match to Northwest Side CDC loan fund targeted at early stage companies.

Gerrymandering Bill is Bipartisan

Gerrymandering Bill is Bipartisan

Three Republican legislators are co-sponsers of bill calling for nonpartisan redistricting.

Dan Kelly Warns Wisconsin to Beware of Justice Dan Kelly
Press Release

Dan Kelly Warns Wisconsin to Beware of Justice Dan Kelly

Right-Wing Justice Warns of Judges Bringing Policy Preferences to the Bench, After He Puts His Policy Preference to Work on State High Court

Republicans Seek to Limit Governor’s Veto

Republicans Seek to Limit Governor’s Veto

Legislators propose constitutional amendment to bar partial vetoes increasing spending.

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage
Press Release

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage

Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by conservative federal judges

State Budget Fell Short on Highways?

State Budget Fell Short on Highways?

Legislators in both parties say budget lacked long-term solution to state’s transportation woes.

Campaign Cash: Planned Parenthood Lacks Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Planned Parenthood Lacks Capitol Clout

Millions spent on campaign donations and lobbying since 2010, but many laws it opposed passed.

State funding for youth summer jobs wisely restored by Governor Evers
Press Release

State funding for youth summer jobs wisely restored by Governor Evers

A statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 3, 2019

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Off the Deep End?
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Off the Deep End?

Ruling reducing state superintendent’s power violates state constitution, common sense.

Evers Uses 78 Partial Vetoes on Budget

Evers Uses 78 Partial Vetoes on Budget

Vetoes will help pay for $65 million more in education funding in revised budget.

Murphy’s Law: State’s Loss on Federal ACA is $1.3 Billion
Murphy’s Law

State’s Loss on Federal ACA is $1.3 Billion

State loses $1.3 billion in federal funds for medical care under Republican two-year budget.

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Rick Loughery for Young Republican National Federation Chairman
Press Release

Wisconsin Young Republicans Endorse Rick Loughery for Young Republican National Federation Chairman

The election will take place at the biennial YRNF Convention July 24th-28th in Omaha

Campaign Cash: PAC, Corporate Donations Hit $27 Million
Campaign Cash

PAC, Corporate Donations Hit $27 Million

New state record in 2018, up three-fold since 2015 GOP changes in campaign finance law.

Education Activists Turn To Misinformation To Distort GOP Budget
Press Release

Education Activists Turn To Misinformation To Distort GOP Budget

Public education activists should be honest about the large increase and they should be grateful to taxpayers for the hard-earned dollars provided to fund it

Cruel and Unusual: Evers Faces Hurdles to Cutting Prisons
Cruel and Unusual

Evers Faces Hurdles to Cutting Prisons

Governor promised to cut prison population by 50%, but has so far made no progress.

Back in the News: Vos Wants Medical Marijuana Bill
Back in the News

Vos Wants Medical Marijuana Bill

Assembly Speaker wants to push this bill in fall. Will Senate oppose it?

Budget Bill The Shortest in Decades

Budget Bill The Shortest in Decades

Republicans worked for “veto-proof” bill so Gov. Evers has little room to reshape legislation.

Op Ed: Under Evers, DNR Restores Science
Op Ed

Under Evers, DNR Restores Science

New groundwater standards and science-based approaches to chemical pollution.

How State Created Strongest Veto Power

How State Created Strongest Veto Power

No governor has more power to rewrite bills. How and why Wisconsin adopted this.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gerrymandering

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gerrymandering

Ruling effectively ends challenge to Republicans’ skewed legislative maps.

Foxconn Delaying Mount Pleasant Plant?

Foxconn Delaying Mount Pleasant Plant?

WEDC says company moving back completion of promised plant to early 2021.

High Court Says Governor Rules Over Schools

High Court Says Governor Rules Over Schools

Conservative majority’s decision says elected state superintendent must get governor’s approval for rule changes.

Murphy’s Law: Why GOP Opposes Federal Medicaid Funds
Murphy’s Law

Why GOP Opposes Federal Medicaid Funds

It’s cost state taxpayers $1.1 billion. Why won’t Republicans accept the money?

Coalition Warns Against New Highway Megaprojects in State Budget
Press Release

Coalition Warns Against New Highway Megaprojects in State Budget

Letter calls on legislature to focus on local road maintenance and public transit

Second GOP Senator Won’t Support Budget

Second GOP Senator Won’t Support Budget

Sen. Dave Craig won't support budget saying it spends too much. Pushing GOP closer to deadlock over budget.

Steve Nass Won’t Vote For Budget

Steve Nass Won’t Vote For Budget

Nass making it harder for GOP colleagues to pass their budget.

Data Wonk: Can Democrats Win the State Assembly?
Data Wonk

Can Democrats Win the State Assembly?

With right issues, it’s possible, even If districts are still gerrymandered.

Campaign Cash: Real Estate Owners Give Republicans Millions
Campaign Cash

Real Estate Owners Give Republicans Millions

And GOP legislators pass a raft of laws benefiting landlords, real estate industry.

The Contrarian: The Anti-Gas Tax Gang
The Contrarian

The Anti-Gas Tax Gang

Why just five Republican naysayers could kill a gas tax hike.

Campaign Cash: Accused Polluter a Big Campaign Donor
Campaign Cash

Accused Polluter a Big Campaign Donor

Johnson Controls International’s subsidiary accused of releasing hazardous chemicals, contaminating drinking water.

Evers Brings Back Pardon Review Board

Evers Brings Back Pardon Review Board

Walker disbanded it, wouldn’t pardon anyone in his eight years as governor.

MKE County: County Seeks Allies in Call for State Aid
MKE County

County Seeks Allies in Call for State Aid

Unfunded state mandates and a decade of declining state aid driving county's huge deficit.

Campaign Cash: Foxconn Judge Was Former Walker Aide
Campaign Cash

Foxconn Judge Was Former Walker Aide

And donor to GOP candidates. His ruling allows huge drawdown of Lake Michigan water by Foxconn.

Transportation: Trains Will Roll Faster Through Downtown
Transportation

Trains Will Roll Faster Through Downtown

Signal upgrades are part of effort to expand Amtrak Hiawatha Service

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Hate the Gas Tax
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Hate the Gas Tax

Once they promoted this user fee, now they’d rather roads fall apart. Why?

Data Wonk: Republican Grifters
Data Wonk

Republican Grifters

Many fake right wing groups rip off donors. Why are conservatives more vulnerable?

Wisconsin Budget: Lame Duck Mistake Reopens Tax Debate
Wisconsin Budget

Lame Duck Mistake Reopens Tax Debate

Republicans' mistake gives Evers some say over how to apportion tax cuts from online sales tax revenue.

40 Years of Fighting for Consumers

40 Years of Fighting for Consumers

Citizens Utility Board celebrates 40th birthday, still pushing for lower utility rates, consumer rights.

Op Ed: Republicans Bash LGBTQ Flag Over Capitol
Op Ed

Republicans Bash LGBTQ Flag Over Capitol

Lawmakers say it's not a “unifying symbol.” But is it really so controversial?

The State of Politics: The Curious Job of Lieutenant Governor
The State of Politics

The Curious Job of Lieutenant Governor

Mandela Barnes finding out there is no manual — and few certainties — for the job.

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

Vehicle title fee up 137%; higher fees would raise $393 million for roads.

Walker Never Reached 250,000 Jobs Created

Walker Never Reached 250,000 Jobs Created

Finalized statistics show just 233,101 jobs created in 8 years, trailing 33 states in growth.

Murphy’s Law: The New Conservative Heavyweight
Murphy’s Law

The New Conservative Heavyweight

Wisconsin Institute of Law & Liberty is on the rise, pushing a right-wing agenda.

Data Wonk: The Republican Attack On “Socialism”
Data Wonk

The Republican Attack On “Socialism”

Ron Johnson and Trump lead the way. But beyond that word, things get murky.

GOP Approves $558 Million Health Care Hike

GOP Approves $558 Million Health Care Hike

But Republican budget rejects Medicaid expansion that would save the state $320 million, Evers notes.

Get Ready for Tuesday’s Healthcare Debate
Press Release

Get Ready for Tuesday’s Healthcare Debate

WILL research on the cost of Evers' proposed plans, and common sense solutions.

The State of Politics: About That Climate Change Report
The State of Politics

About That Climate Change Report

2011 report by 200 state scientists and experts made predictions Republicans are still ignoring.

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Evers, Baldwin speak on how to win: don’t “get down into the mud with Republicans.”

Wikler Is New Democratic Party Chair

Wikler Is New Democratic Party Chair

MoveOn leader Ben Wikler defeats David Bowen, will replace Martha Laning.

Data Wonk: How Non-Partisan Are Supreme Court Races?
Data Wonk

How Non-Partisan Are Supreme Court Races?

Not very, the data suggests. Is there any way to change this?

Court Watch: Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term
Court Watch

Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term

Conservative appointed to Supreme Court by Walker will face two opponents in 2020.

Back in the News: EPA Scientists Opposed Foxconn Ruling
Back in the News

EPA Scientists Opposed Foxconn Ruling

Emails show senior EPA scientists complained smog exemption for company wasn’t supported by data.

The State of Politics: Vos, Fitzgerald Float Highway Funding Ideas
The State of Politics

Vos, Fitzgerald Float Highway Funding Ideas

Republicans likely to support some funding, but not agreeing yet on which taxes or fees.

Right-Wing Justice Dan Kelly Announces Campaign for State Supreme Court
Press Release

Right-Wing Justice Dan Kelly Announces Campaign for State Supreme Court

“At no point in his career has Dan Kelly has shown the ability or the inclination to be anything other than an extreme right-wing partisan.”

Why and When Flag Flies at Half-Staff

Why and When Flag Flies at Half-Staff

Wisconsin does it more often in recent years, 400 times since 9/11.

Campaign Cash: Menard to Get Honorary Doctorate
Campaign Cash

Menard to Get Honorary Doctorate

First such degree by UW-Eau Claire goes to businessman, record polluter, big GOP donor.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Plays Politics for Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Plays Politics for Trump?

Both Trump and its CEO need Foxconn to look successful for the 2020 election.

GOP Slashes Evers’ School Budget

GOP Slashes Evers’ School Budget

Assembly Republican plan increases K-12 school spending by $500 Million, still $900 million less than Evers plan.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Pitches a Fit Over a State Budget, Again.
Press Release

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Pitches a Fit Over a State Budget, Again.

2019 Budget Complaints Echo Petulant Past Behavior

Prison Guards Wages Could Jump 14%

Prison Guards Wages Could Jump 14%

Budget committee approves this and 2% hike each year for all other state workers.

The Contrarian: Voucher, Charter Schools More Cost Effective
The Contrarian

Voucher, Charter Schools More Cost Effective

Report finds they deliver at least 50% more education per tax dollar than public schools.

Republican Leaders Vow to Obstruct State Budget, Then Complain About Lack of Negotiations
Press Release

Republican Leaders Vow to Obstruct State Budget, Then Complain About Lack of Negotiations

‘These Guys Need to Get Their Stories Straight’

Bold, bipartisan measure could help needy families while boosting our state economy
Press Release

Bold, bipartisan measure could help needy families while boosting our state economy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 21, 2019

CMD Wins Reversal of Restrictive DOJ Public Records Policy
Press Release

CMD Wins Reversal of Restrictive DOJ Public Records Policy

Group obtains more than 3,000 records relating to former Attorney General Schimel’s war on the Affordable Care Act

City Hall: Will Lena Taylor Run for Mayor?
City Hall

Will Lena Taylor Run for Mayor?

Group attempting to draft Democratic Senator to run in crowded field.

The State of Politics: An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?
The State of Politics

An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?

Wisconsin’s history shows legislative sessions are legal and necessary -- and the courts have backed them.

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

The hot-button issue took center stage Saturday as Wisconsin Republican lawmakers held their annual statewide convention in Oshkosh.

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Right-leaning members of Wisconsin Supreme Court skeptical in oral arguments on lawsuit challenging lame-duck session before Evers took office.

Op Ed: Requiem for the Commons
Op Ed

Requiem for the Commons

Mutilated Marcus Center grove is just one of county’s many public spaces threatened by actions leaving citizens out in the cold.

City Hall: Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags
City Hall

Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags

Council debates what to do with bags that clog up recycling process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Joaquin Altoro To Lead WHEDA
Eyes on Milwaukee

Joaquin Altoro To Lead WHEDA

Evers picks Milwaukee resident to lead agency responsible for affordable housing.

Campaign Cash: Special Interest Groups Spent $226 Million
Campaign Cash

Special Interest Groups Spent $226 Million

Since 2010, 19 outside electioneering groups have spent $2 million or more.

Republicans Refuse to Allow Votes on Budget Proposals to Help People Vote
Press Release

Republicans Refuse to Allow Votes on Budget Proposals to Help People Vote

Action to Prevent Action Sums Up GOP Attitude Toward Democracy and Voter Rights

The State of Politics: New Leaders at Republican State Convention
The State of Politics

New Leaders at Republican State Convention

Ryan, Walker no longer key players, but focus remains on Trump 2020 victory.

GOP Lawmakers Reject Pillars of Evers Budget

GOP Lawmakers Reject Pillars of Evers Budget

Joint Finance drops Medicaid expansion, medical pot, reduction in manufacturing tax credit.

Transportation: City a Leader in Complete Streets Policy
Transportation

City a Leader in Complete Streets Policy

Milwaukee's Complete Streets policy ranks third nationally in report, but yet to be tested.

Medicaid Expansion Would Help Opioid Addicts

Medicaid Expansion Would Help Opioid Addicts

Report finds opioid treatment drugs 72 times more expensive in private market than through Medicaid.

Data Wonk: Is State a Leader in “Economic Freedom”?
Data Wonk

Is State a Leader in “Economic Freedom”?

So says a Cato Institute report. There’s reason to doubt this.

The State of Politics: A New Generation of Political Leaders
The State of Politics

A New Generation of Political Leaders

GenXers and Millennials are replacing Baby Boomers in political office.

Campaign Cash: Big Republican Donor Sued for Polluting
Campaign Cash

Big Republican Donor Sued for Polluting

Trempealeau County residents sue frac sand mining company for air, water, noise pollution.

Evers Will “Fight Like Hell” for Medicaid

Evers Will “Fight Like Hell” for Medicaid

Republicans will strip Medicaid expansion from budget. Poll showed 70% support Evers proposal.

Murphy’s Law: How Walker Wrecked State’s Prisons
Murphy’s Law

How Walker Wrecked State’s Prisons

Overworked staff, high turnover, rising overtime costs and violence plague the prisons.

Campaign Cash: We Energies Has Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

We Energies Has Capitol Clout

Its holding company spent $1 million on lobbying and $1 million donating to mostly GOP candidates.

Evers Says He Has Clarity on Foxconn

Evers Says He Has Clarity on Foxconn

Governor also blasts Republican rhetoric on abortion as “blasphemy.”

Supreme Court Restores Lame Duck Appointees

Supreme Court Restores Lame Duck Appointees

State high court rules 4-3 that all 82 Walker appointees can return to work.

Republicans Delaying State Budget Action Until After Fundraiser Hosted by Washington D.C. Lobbying Firm
Press Release

Republicans Delaying State Budget Action Until After Fundraiser Hosted by Washington D.C. Lobbying Firm

Delaying Deliberations Until After Special Interest Shakedown a Clear Sign of GOP Budget Priorities

Murphy’s Law: Average UWM Student Debt Rose 194%
Murphy’s Law

Average UWM Student Debt Rose 194%

New study shows Wisconsin has more students in debt than 44 states. Any solution?

Trump Circus Comes to Town
Press Release

Trump Circus Comes to Town

Scott Walker Seeks Ride to Relevance in Clown Car

Gov. Evers Reappoints Ivan Gamboa as WHEDA Board Chairman
Press Release

Gov. Evers Reappoints Ivan Gamboa as WHEDA Board Chairman

Gamboa currently serves as Senior Vice President at Tri City National Bank in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Data Wonk: Should State Expand Medicaid With Federal Funds?
Data Wonk

Should State Expand Medicaid With Federal Funds?

No, say two researchers. But their data is highly suspect.

Foxconn Wanted Contract Changes, Evers Says

Foxconn Wanted Contract Changes, Evers Says

Governor says Foxconn executive Louis Woo met with him in March, requested changes.

Op Ed: EPA Hires Third Ex-Walker DNR Staffer
Op Ed

EPA Hires Third Ex-Walker DNR Staffer

Regional EPA office in Chicago embraces Walker staffers, philosophy .

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Costly War on the Poor
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Costly War on the Poor

Former governor’s “trampoline” for SNAP recipients is a high-cost failure, report finds

Plats and Parcels: Former Carleton School to Become Housing
Plats and Parcels

Former Carleton School to Become Housing

Plus: Bradley Foundation moving to Hammes Building.

Op Ed: Suicides Up Since Gun Waiting Period Ended
Op Ed

Suicides Up Since Gun Waiting Period Ended

In 2015 Walker, Republicans repealed law requiring 48 hour waiting period to buy guns.

Murphy’s Law: Mount Pleasant Biggest Foxconn Loser?
Murphy’s Law

Mount Pleasant Biggest Foxconn Loser?

Village incurred massive costs for Foxconn’s ever-smaller plant that it may never recoup.

Gov. Tony Evers Calls for Renegotiation of Foxconn Deal
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers Calls for Renegotiation of Foxconn Deal

‘He’s Looking Out First and Foremost for Wisconsin’

Data Wonk: Wisconsin’s Disappearing Counties
Data Wonk

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Counties

Rural counties losing population. Immigrants would help -- and might be welcomed.

Excess from the Miller Park Tax Should Be Returned to the 5 Counties
Press Release

Excess from the Miller Park Tax Should Be Returned to the 5 Counties

"The District has stated that barring any significant shift in economic conditions, they will be ready to officially sunset the tax at their March 2020 meeting."

Report Urges Action on Schools’ Drinking Water

Report Urges Action on Schools’ Drinking Water

State gets “F” grade for not preventing lead in schools’ drinking water. But lead paint still biggest issue.

Scott Walker, WILL Ask SCOTUS to Take School Choice Case
Press Release

Scott Walker, WILL Ask SCOTUS to Take School Choice Case

Brief highlights the benefits and success of school choice in Wisconsin

State PSC Approves Huge Solar Farms

State PSC Approves Huge Solar Farms

Two projects will supply 450 megawatts or 1% of state’s energy use.

Back in the News: Foxconn As High Comedy
Back in the News

Foxconn As High Comedy

Tech publication The Verge tries to figure out what Foxconn is actually doing here. LOL.

Data Wonk: What Is The Future of Health Care?
Data Wonk

What Is The Future of Health Care?

Who’s gained the most from ACA and why Medicare for All could be a trap.

Op Ed: Good News for State’s Environment
Op Ed

Good News for State’s Environment

Evers administration is turning around the decline in DNR staff morale and mission under Walker.

Appeals Court Sides with Evers on Appointees

Appeals Court Sides with Evers on Appointees

Judges rule Evers did not violate court order when he rescinded Walker's appointments.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Scared of Trucking Industry?
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Scared of Trucking Industry?

They oppose fee on trucks that destroy roads, while getting big money from the industry.

Smart Politics: High Court Race 4th Closest in State History
Smart Politics

High Court Race 4th Closest in State History

Hagedorn’s margin of 0.495% is tighter than 121 of 125 state Supreme Court races since 1850s.

The State of Politics: Evers Too Slow on Prison Reform?
The State of Politics

Evers Too Slow on Prison Reform?

His budget expands prisons, doesn’t offer much reform, critics charge.

Supreme Court Vote Was Most Partisan Ever

Supreme Court Vote Was Most Partisan Ever

Voting patterns in state almost exactly match the 2016 presidential victory for Trump.

Op Ed: Evangelicals Won Race for Hagedorn
Op Ed

Evangelicals Won Race for Hagedorn

And liberals made it happen by waving a red flag: ads decrying his anti-abortion, anti-gay views.

Legislators Resist Many Evers Proposals

Legislators Resist Many Evers Proposals

GOP push back on minimum wage, water quality, corrections worker wages, unemployment compensation and more.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race
Murphy’s Law

10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race

Anger drives votes, media in decline, traditional judicial campaigns are dead, and more.

7 Numbers That Explain The Election

7 Numbers That Explain The Election

Neubauer did better yet worse than expected in Milwaukee, which decided statewide race.

Data Wonk: Walker Seeks to Gerrymander America
Data Wonk

Walker Seeks to Gerrymander America

His new job: finance chair of national group opposing non-partisan redistricting.

Supreme Court Race Too Close to Call

Supreme Court Race Too Close to Call

Hagedorn claims victory, recount likely.

April 2 is Pay Equity Day in Wisconsin
Press Release

April 2 is Pay Equity Day in Wisconsin

‘Wisconsin Needs to Do Better’

GOP Asks Court to Restore Walker Appointees

GOP Asks Court to Restore Walker Appointees

Legislators want Appeals Court to force Evers to recognize 15 appointees the governor says were unlawful.

The State of Politics: Evers, GOP Tie in Early Innings
The State of Politics

Evers, GOP Tie in Early Innings

Capitol ballgame tied, but Republican legislators have big hitters coming to the plate.

No Joke: Record Early Voting in Spring 2019 Election
Press Release

No Joke: Record Early Voting in Spring 2019 Election

‘Voters Vote When Given the Opportunity to Vote’

Campaign Cash: SEIU Biggest Labor Union Campaign Donor
Campaign Cash

SEIU Biggest Labor Union Campaign Donor

Public-private employees union spent $718,700 on Evers, $131,140 on Neubauer.

Plats and Parcels: Meet the Deer District
Plats and Parcels

Meet the Deer District

Bucks developing area around Fiserv Forum, and The Avenue gets a new $3 million entrance.

Evers, GOP Fight Over Walker Appointees

Evers, GOP Fight Over Walker Appointees

Evers re-nominates 67 Walker appointees he rescinded, but Senate won't consider them.

Court Watch: Shelton Discusses Past Police Encounters
Court Watch

Shelton Discusses Past Police Encounters

Circuit Court candidate’s experiences point to possible racial bias in the suburbs.

Neubauer Downplays Her Democratic Ties

Neubauer Downplays Her Democratic Ties

Traditional campaign for Supreme Court stressing experience, endorsements by judges.

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

Supreme Court hopeful's conservative credentials were established early.

Brian Hagedorn Went to Bat to Protect Lead Paint Industry, Is His Campaign Benefitting From Their Support?
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn Went to Bat to Protect Lead Paint Industry, Is His Campaign Benefitting From Their Support?

People Who’ve Profited From Lead Paint Have Shown They’ll Spend Big Money to Support People Like Brian Hagedorn

Murphy’s Law: The Trashing of Shirley Abrahamson
Murphy’s Law

The Trashing of Shirley Abrahamson

Why is Brian Hagedorn attacking a legal giant, rather than his opponent in high court race?

Appeals Court Restores Some Lame Duck Laws

Appeals Court Restores Some Lame Duck Laws

Leaving disagreement between parties over status of 82 Walker appointees.

Second Judge Rules Against Lame Duck Laws

Second Judge Rules Against Lame Duck Laws

Evers calls it “victory for the people.” Republicans will appeal.

Court Watch: Shelton, Jones Pick Best and Worst Cases
Court Watch

Shelton, Jones Pick Best and Worst Cases

Milwaukee Circuit Court candidates pick best and worst Supreme Court decisions.

Murphy’s Law: Gov. Evers Plays Hardball
Murphy’s Law

Gov. Evers Plays Hardball

Too-nice Tony looks to beat the Republicans -- repeatedly -- at their own game.

Medicaid Work Rules Could Hurt Hospitals

Medicaid Work Rules Could Hurt Hospitals

Walker imposed work requirement for Medicaid recipients, could cut state hospitals revenue by 15%, study says.

Arguments Begin on 2nd Lame Duck Suit

Arguments Begin on 2nd Lame Duck Suit

Dane County Judge Niess slapped injunction on laws. Second suit being heard by Judge Remington.

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson

Conservative Supreme Court candidate keeps bashing the liberal justice, who has cancer and is retiring.

Judge Blocks Lame Duck Laws

Judge Blocks Lame Duck Laws

Republicans will appeal. Evers and Kaul quickly drop state from suit against Affordable Care Act.

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Republicans say $2.5 billion too high, back smaller price tag for top priorities.

Op Ed: Scott Walker Has a New Job!
Op Ed

Scott Walker Has a New Job!

And if his group succeeds, it could do untold damage to American democracy.

Court Watch: Why Shelton, Jones Want To Be Judge
Court Watch

Why Shelton, Jones Want To Be Judge

Candidates for Branch 40 Circuit Court talk about their motivations.

Floundering Hagedorn Campaign Excoriated by Conservative Radio
Press Release

Floundering Hagedorn Campaign Excoriated by Conservative Radio

"I'm not going to lie, I'm a little concerned"

Murphy’s Law: The Lessons of Baltimore
Murphy’s Law

The Lessons of Baltimore

A city falling apart, its police department dysfunctonal. Can Milwaukee learn from this?

Judge Rules Against Kohler Golf Course

Judge Rules Against Kohler Golf Course

Concludes DNR permit to fill wetland invalid, significant environmental damage could be caused.

Campaign Cash: Top Polluters Give to GOP Candidates
Campaign Cash

Top Polluters Give to GOP Candidates

Waupaca Foundry and Mullins Cheese donated more than $16,000 to Republicans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Pledges To Build Manufacturing Plant This Year
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Pledges To Build Manufacturing Plant This Year

Company says it will break ground on one-million-square-foot plant this summer.

Study: K-12 Spending Increases Unlikely to Result in Student Success
Press Release

Study: K-12 Spending Increases Unlikely to Result in Student Success

New analysis on K-12 spending on public schools raises questions about student impact

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Candidates for Supreme Court debate over who is more political or biased.

Why Medicaid Expansion Needed

Why Medicaid Expansion Needed

Key to expanding health coverage, better reimbursement rates, says new state DHS secretary.

Brian Hagedorn’s Decisions Put Corporate Profits Before Protecting Kids and Seniors
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn’s Decisions Put Corporate Profits Before Protecting Kids and Seniors

Personally Lobbied for Loopholes to Protect Lead Paint Manufacturers and Nursing Home Operators from Liability for Misdeeds

Murphy’s Law: What Milwaukee Means to Democrats
Murphy’s Law

What Milwaukee Means to Democrats

The city’s selection for Democratic Convention is symbolic. But of what?

State Budget Blunder Shines Light on Brian Hagedorn’s Dim View of Open Records
Press Release

State Budget Blunder Shines Light on Brian Hagedorn’s Dim View of Open Records

As Government Lawyer Hagedorn Fought Release of Records, Implicated in Effort to Gut State Open Records Law

Op Ed: Better Roads Require Gas Tax Hike
Op Ed

Better Roads Require Gas Tax Hike

No increase in 12 years. 50% of roads are in poor to mediocre condition.

Data Wonk: How Walker, Trump Hurt Dairy Industry
Data Wonk

How Walker, Trump Hurt Dairy Industry

Their policies helped fuel a dairy crisis.

Murphy’s Law: Did Business Leaders Fail on Foxconn?
Murphy’s Law

Did Business Leaders Fail on Foxconn?

None raised any doubts about a deal that always seemed suspect.

The State of Politics: Evers Budget Targets Rich Taxpayers
The State of Politics

Evers Budget Targets Rich Taxpayers

And helps middle class. But Republicans oppose plan.

MacIver Celebrates Sunshine Week, Calls On Gov. Evers To Carry On Tradition Set By Walker
Press Release

MacIver Celebrates Sunshine Week, Calls On Gov. Evers To Carry On Tradition Set By Walker

A tradition of openness was established by Gov. Scott Walker, who in 2016 signed Executive Order #189.

Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget

Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget

Fitzgerald assails “alarming... level of spending and bonding”.

Plats and Parcels: The Couture Gets Financing Extension
Plats and Parcels

The Couture Gets Financing Extension

State office building slated for near west side, Grand Ave might get $9 million.

Campaign Cash: Donors Gave $10 Million to Secretive Groups
Campaign Cash

Donors Gave $10 Million to Secretive Groups

State donors giving to third party groups for 2018 election set new state record.

State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn a No-Show at State Big Business Gathering
Press Release

State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn a No-Show at State Big Business Gathering

Is Absence at Traditional Stop on Campaign Trail Another Sign Hagedorn’s Anti-LGBTQ Extremism Too Much For Even Staunch Conservatives?

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Wisconsin Center District plans downtown expansion by 2020, still hopes for state funding.

Hagedorn Says He’ll Keep Politics Off Bench

Hagedorn Says He’ll Keep Politics Off Bench

High court candidate has faced weeks of controversy for writings on gays, abortion.

Campaign Cash: $35.8 Million Spent on Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

$35.8 Million Spent on Legislative Races

New record set: 2018 spending was 27% more than in 2016, double that in 2014.

Major Conservative Groups Agree: Brian Hagedorn’s Extremism and Homophobia Have No Place State High Court
Press Release

Major Conservative Groups Agree: Brian Hagedorn’s Extremism and Homophobia Have No Place State High Court

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Follows Wisconsin Realtors in Refusing to Support Hagedorn Wisconsin State Supreme Court Campaign

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win State Budget Battle?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win State Budget Battle?

Right now it looks like an endless standoff. But appearances can be deceiving.

One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Gov. Tony Evers’ Executive Order Increasing Access to State ID
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Gov. Tony Evers’ Executive Order Increasing Access to State ID

“Legal voters in Wisconsin ought not be denied the right to have their voices heard in our elections because of bureaucratic roadblocks like a lack of access to a DMV."

Campaign Cash: Nebraska Billionaire Loves Our Politicians
Campaign Cash

Nebraska Billionaire Loves Our Politicians

Marlene Ricketts, whose rich husband emails racist jokes, gave $1 million to state Republicans.

The State of Politics: Governor’s Veto Power Looms Large
The State of Politics

Governor’s Veto Power Looms Large

What Legislature gives, veto can take away. The battle has begun.

Evers Pushes Labor Law Changes

Evers Pushes Labor Law Changes

Governor’s plan repeals right-to-work, reinstates prevailing wage on state projects.

Plats and Parcels: New Space for African-American Entrepreneurs
Plats and Parcels

New Space for African-American Entrepreneurs

What impact would changing TIF law have?

Plenty of Horne: Painting Headed Back to Governor’s Mansion
Plenty of Horne

Painting Headed Back to Governor’s Mansion

Rejected by Walker, Evers will have painting of three Milwaukee children re-installed.

Evers Proposes Delay Of Youth Prison Closure

Evers Proposes Delay Of Youth Prison Closure

Proposal would also stop the practice of 17-year-olds being tried as adults.

Data Wonk: Does the Manufacturing Tax Credit Work?
Data Wonk

Does the Manufacturing Tax Credit Work?

Gov. Evers and Republicans differ on value of the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit. Who's right?

Evers’ Budget Will Include Nonpartisan Redistricting Process

Evers’ Budget Will Include Nonpartisan Redistricting Process

Drawing of political boundaries would move from the Legislature to a nonpartisan commission.

State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Continues to Stonewall on Paid Speeches to Hate Group
Press Release

State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Continues to Stonewall on Paid Speeches to Hate Group

Raises More Red Flags About Commitment to Treat Everyone Equally Before the Law

Evers Withdraws National Guard From U.S. Border

Evers Withdraws National Guard From U.S. Border

No evidence of crisis, governor says. Vos condemns move.

Rep. Hesselbein Supports Bringing Guard Members Home
Press Release

Rep. Hesselbein Supports Bringing Guard Members Home

"I’m thankful that Governor Evers is standing up for our Wisconsin National Guard personnel who were sent to the southwest border for a manufactured crisis."

Still No Word From Brian Hagedorn on What He Said in Speeches to Hate Group
Press Release

Still No Word From Brian Hagedorn on What He Said in Speeches to Hate Group

State Supreme Court Candidate Was Paid Thousands of Dollars by Hate Group, What Did He Do to Earn It?

Gov. Tony Evers Budget Plan to Offer New Hope for Help to Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers Budget Plan to Offer New Hope for Help to Student Loan Borrowers

Will Include Provision Regarding State Authority to Help Borrowers Refinance Higher Education Loan

The State of Politics: 10 Issues to Watch in Evers Budget
The State of Politics

10 Issues to Watch in Evers Budget

Yes, it will be different than a Walker budget. But precisely how?

Wisconsin Budget: 5 Key Problems With Foxconn Contract
Wisconsin Budget

5 Key Problems With Foxconn Contract

Company could create zero jobs and still benefit from $1.6 billion of the subsidy.

State Heavily Reliant on Property Tax

State Heavily Reliant on Property Tax

Report: Wisconsin ranks seventh nationally in reliance on property taxes to fund municipal services.

Evers Wants More Funds for Women’s Health

Evers Wants More Funds for Women’s Health

$28 million package would also restore Planned Parenthood’s funding.

Foxconn Insider Says Project Globally Unique

Foxconn Insider Says Project Globally Unique

"We’re not building a supply chain, we’re curating an ecosystem.”

Fourth Lawsuit Against Lame Duck Laws

Fourth Lawsuit Against Lame Duck Laws

This one argues Republican legislators violated U.S. Constitution and will of the voters.

One Wisconsin Now Demands Brian Hagedorn Disclose His Speeches to Hate Group
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Demands Brian Hagedorn Disclose His Speeches to Hate Group

‘Brian Hagedorn Owes Us Straight Answers About What He Said’

Murphy’s Law: The Disastrous Candidacy of Brian Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Disastrous Candidacy of Brian Hagedorn

After weeks of negative press, his Supreme Court campaign is reeling. Who vetted him?

Data Wonk: A Data Portrait of the Walker Years
Data Wonk

A Data Portrait of the Walker Years

A huge success! — according to the MacIver Institute. Ah, not exactly.

Brian Hagedorn Was Paid By Hate Group While Serving as a Judge
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn Was Paid By Hate Group While Serving as a Judge

State Supreme Court Candidate Took Thousands in Payments and Gifts From Group That Advocates and Litigates for Hate and Discrimination

Court Watch: Judge Gabler Provided False Information
Court Watch

Judge Gabler Provided False Information

Appointed to bench by Walker after his application falsely described municipal court violations.

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

And bring back scientists to the DNR.

Brian Hagedorn Sees State Supreme Court as Venue to Advance Partisan, Political Agenda
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn Sees State Supreme Court as Venue to Advance Partisan, Political Agenda

‘We Know This Because He’s Said it Himself’

Op Ed: The Farewell Tour of Scott Walker
Op Ed

The Farewell Tour of Scott Walker

Ex-governor struggling for relevancy. Cue the Twitter photos.

Evers Will Give Pardons

Evers Will Give Pardons

Reversing Walker’s policy, governor to consider pardons, as other predecessors did.

Brian Hagedorn Promises He Won’t Do It Again, Again
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn Promises He Won’t Do It Again, Again

Founder and Board Member of Organization With Formal Policy of LGBTQ Discrimination Asks Voters to Trust He Will Treat All Equally Before the Law

Op Ed: DNR Must Stop Coal Pollution
Op Ed

DNR Must Stop Coal Pollution

We Energies pollutes Lake Michigan, adding to toxic mercury levels harmful to babies.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Discover the Middle Class
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Discover the Middle Class

But their proposed tax cut is unfunded and doesn’t address state’s tax inequity.

New Evidence Exposes Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Putting Homophobic, Discriminatory Beliefs Into Action
Press Release

New Evidence Exposes Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Putting Homophobic, Discriminatory Beliefs Into Action

Founded and Serves on Board of Directors of School That Explicitly Discriminates Against LGBTQ Individuals

Data Wonk: Not All Conservatives Oppose Streetcar
Data Wonk

Not All Conservatives Oppose Streetcar

In fact, some argue New Urbanism enhances conservative values.

Op Ed: Recall National Guard From the Border
Op Ed

Recall National Guard From the Border

Walker sent troops to Mexican border, Evers should recall them. It’s a made-up crisis.

Back in the News: Walker and the Russian Connection
Back in the News

Walker and the Russian Connection

Ex-governor got more from Russia-connected tycoon than first reported. Why?

Brian Hagedorn Snags Support of Racist Voter Suppression Billboard Backer
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn Snags Support of Racist Voter Suppression Billboard Backer

Another Stain on the Record of the Candidate Who Helped Scott Walker Target the Voting Rights of People of Color

Robin Vos Giving $500 an Hour Lawyers a Blank Check to Defend His Scheme to Rig the Rules for Foxconn
Press Release

Robin Vos Giving $500 an Hour Lawyers a Blank Check to Defend His Scheme to Rig the Rules for Foxconn

‘The Only Thing Wisconsin Taxpayers are Getting Out of These Republican Deals is Being Stuck With the Bill’

Campaign Cash: The State’s Top 20 Fat Cat Donors
Campaign Cash

The State’s Top 20 Fat Cat Donors

All gave $100,00 and more to state politicians, mostly to Republicans.

Op Ed: Road Tolls Are Best Way to Fund Highways
Op Ed

Road Tolls Are Best Way to Fund Highways

Wisconsin could pioneer 21st Century approach to solve the problem.

GOP May Resist Kaul on ACA Lawsuit

GOP May Resist Kaul on ACA Lawsuit

Attorney General wants to drop lawsuit, Republican legislators hint they won’t let him.

Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution from Big Special Interest
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution from Big Special Interest

Snags Big Check from Industry Lobby Group That Literally Wrote Rules on Judicial Recusal Adopted by His Former Boss

Back in the News: Foxconn Project in “Chaos”
Back in the News

Foxconn Project in “Chaos”

Foxconn workers, insiders say Racine project is failing in Bloomberg story.

Vos, Fitzgerald Support Tolls to Pay For Roads

Vos, Fitzgerald Support Tolls to Pay For Roads

Democrats may consider but prefer gas tax indexing.

Data Wonk: Texas Lawsuit Threatens Republicans
Data Wonk

Texas Lawsuit Threatens Republicans

Vos and Fitzgerald support lawsuit overturning Obamacare, but voters don’t.

Hagedorn Defends Views on Gays, Abortion

Hagedorn Defends Views on Gays, Abortion

State Supreme Court candidate compared homosexuality to bestiality.

Record Shows State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Can’t Be Trusted to Leave Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Behind if Elected
Press Release

Record Shows State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Can’t Be Trusted to Leave Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Behind if Elected

Sought to Advance Personal Opposition to Equal Rights on the Job as Top Legal Aide to Former Governor Scott Walker

The State of Politics: Evers Appoints Record Number of Women
The State of Politics

Evers Appoints Record Number of Women

For first time in history, majority of governor’s advisors are women.

Campaign Cash: Corporations Spent $1.7 Million On 2018 Races
Campaign Cash

Corporations Spent $1.7 Million On 2018 Races

Republicans got 83% of state’s corporate campaign donations.

SEIU Files Lawsuit Challenging Republican Power Grab in Wisconsin
Press Release

SEIU Files Lawsuit Challenging Republican Power Grab in Wisconsin

Plaintiffs Demand Preservation of State’s Constitution; Restoration of Powers to Governor, Attorney General; Immediate Injunction

Wisconsin Black Leaders Condemn Supreme Court Candidate’s Disrespect of NAACP
Press Release

Wisconsin Black Leaders Condemn Supreme Court Candidate’s Disrespect of NAACP

"The real disgrace here is the hostile takeover of our judicial system by radical partisans like this former lawyer for Scott Walker."

Evers, Foxconn Deny Project Is On Hold

Evers, Foxconn Deny Project Is On Hold

Foxconn and WEDC’s Hogan also deny governor tried to “renegotiate” deal.

It’s Groundhog Day in the GOP Legislature
Press Release

It’s Groundhog Day in the GOP Legislature

Majority Party Continues to Try and Deflect Blame

New Revenue Projection Below Walker’s

New Revenue Projection Below Walker’s

LFB report shows $1.8 billion, not $2.1 billion in new revenue for next state budget.

Murphy’s Law: 12 Reasons The Foxconn Deal Is Dying
Murphy’s Law

12 Reasons The Foxconn Deal Is Dying

The company is cutting back plans. Will it walk away entirely?

Radical, hateful content found on blog of Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn
Press Release

Radical, hateful content found on blog of Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn

Hagedorn's partisan agenda has no place on Wisconsin's highest bench

Foxconn Played Walker and Republican Leadership
Press Release

Foxconn Played Walker and Republican Leadership

Deal’s Constant Changes Doesn’t Bode Well for Wisconsin Workers

Rep. Spreitzer statement on latest Foxconn news
Press Release

Rep. Spreitzer statement on latest Foxconn news

"Today’s comments by Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Fitzgerald demonstrate that they have not learned from their mistake and they continue to lack a coherent vision for the future of our state."

New Questions About Robin Vos, GOP’s Lame Duck Law Changes As Foxconn Scales Back Wisconsin Operation
Press Release

New Questions About Robin Vos, GOP’s Lame Duck Law Changes As Foxconn Scales Back Wisconsin Operation

GOP Grabbed Control of Agency Overseeing Deal, Reduced Accountability Before Foxconn Suggests ‘Modifications’ to Biggest Ever State Subsidy of Foreign Corporation

Foxconn Breaks Promises Again
Press Release

Foxconn Breaks Promises Again

"Wisconsin Republicans should have known better."

Data Wonk: How Evers and Legislators Can Cooperate
Data Wonk

How Evers and Legislators Can Cooperate

Marquette Poll shows where voters of both parties agree. Will GOP leaders take the hint?

Shilling Statement on Foxconn Fiasco
Press Release

Shilling Statement on Foxconn Fiasco

"The Walker administration and legislative Republicans failed to put in place stronger safeguards to hold Foxconn accountable and protect Wisconsin taxpayers."

Op Ed: Why GOP Should Back Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Why GOP Should Back Medicaid Expansion

Voters want it, just like they opposed government shutdown. Republican legislators, take heed.

One Wisconsin Now and Institute Announce New Executive Director
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now and Institute Announce New Executive Director

Analiese Eicher Hired as New Head of Wisconsin Progressive Research and Communications Organization

Foxconn Won’t Build TVs in Wisconsin

Foxconn Won’t Build TVs in Wisconsin

Can’t compete in U.S., company exec tells Reuters.

The Contrarian: Evers Backs Off On Killing Vouchers
The Contrarian

Evers Backs Off On Killing Vouchers

Governor admits it can’t be done. His own DPI data shows why it shouldn’t be done.

Op Ed: Evers Could Boost the Business Sector
Op Ed

Evers Could Boost the Business Sector

His promise to be “business friendly” and emphasize entrepreneurship could help state.

MKE County: County Prepares for Lincoln Hills Closing
MKE County

County Prepares for Lincoln Hills Closing

Seeks to build secured residential center for youth in Milwaukee.

Campaign Cash: Walker Far Outspent Evers in Election
Campaign Cash

Walker Far Outspent Evers in Election

Record $93 million spent on governor’s race, with nearly $58 million for Walker.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide

Special education increases and accepting more federal Medicaid money are drawing broader support than many other current issues

Executive Director Departing One Wisconsin Now & Institute
Press Release

Executive Director Departing One Wisconsin Now & Institute

‘When You Beat Robin Vos in Federal Court Two Days in a Row, You’re Going Out on a High Note’

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Special Interest Spending
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Special Interest Spending

Nationally and in Wisconsin it’s exploded since Citizens United. What’s the impact?

Brian Hagedorn’s Questionable Judgement: Assault Accusations and Campaign Finance Law Fines Among Lowlights of Hagedorn Supporters
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court
Press Release

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court

"Like the justices who have lined up behind my campaign, I pledge to defend the rule of law, uphold the constitution, and protect the public on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."

The Contrarian: About that Republican Cash Surplus
The Contrarian

About that Republican Cash Surplus

The term is meaningless and such half-truths muddy our understanding of state budget.

Op Ed: Growing Wealth Gap Hurts Wage Earners
Op Ed

Growing Wealth Gap Hurts Wage Earners

Kimberly-Clark subsidy helps wealthy stockholders with no gain for workers.

Campaign Cash: Rep. Sargent Pushes Campaign Reform
Campaign Cash

Rep. Sargent Pushes Campaign Reform

Democratic proposal would add restrictions on campaign donations.

Federal Court Sides With One Wisconsin Now in Twitter Blocking Lawsuit Against Republican State Representatives
Press Release

Federal Court Sides With One Wisconsin Now in Twitter Blocking Lawsuit Against Republican State Representatives

‘A Victory for Open, Transparent and Accountable Government’

Judge Blocks Lame Duck Voting Restrictions

Judge Blocks Lame Duck Voting Restrictions

“This is not a close question,” says federal judge, invalidating GOP law limiting early voting.

Federal Judge Tosses Wisconsin Republican Lame Duck Attacks on Voting
Press Release

Federal Judge Tosses Wisconsin Republican Lame Duck Attacks on Voting

Ruling: ‘This Is Not A Close Question: The Three Challenged Provisions Are Clearly Inconsistent With The Injunctions That The Court Has Issued In This Case’

Cartogram Makes Last Election Look Different

Cartogram Makes Last Election Look Different

Mapping by people rather than land creates very different picture of the state.

The Contrarian: The Double Standard of Duey Stroebel
The Contrarian

The Double Standard of Duey Stroebel

He attacks Evers appointee while ignoring “Ethical Baggage” of 13 Walker appointees.

Ex-Inmates Group Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Ex-Inmates Group Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Asks Evers for increased accountability, mental health resources and re-entry support.

Data Wonk: Can MPS Be Fixed?
Data Wonk

Can MPS Be Fixed?

The school board seems opposed to any innovations that might fix struggling schools.

Brian Hagedorn’s $20,000 Donor Threatened His Employees’ Livelihoods if President Obama Won 2012 Re-election
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn’s $20,000 Donor Threatened His Employees’ Livelihoods if President Obama Won 2012 Re-election

Claimed There Would be ‘Personal Consequences’ in Email to Employees Mere Weeks Before Vote

Campaign Cash: Power Line Companies Give Big to Legislators
Campaign Cash

Power Line Companies Give Big to Legislators

ATC and Dairyland Power give $338,000 to state politicians, seek controversial transmission line.

The Contrarian: The Incredible Decline of State Roads Funding
The Contrarian

The Incredible Decline of State Roads Funding

Nonpartisan report shows percent of state taxes going to transportation fell 48% since 1970.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Evers Sells Vision to Local Leaders
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evers Sells Vision to Local Leaders

Governor urges business leaders to help two parties find common ground on tough issues.

State Rep. David Bowen Applauds New Governor Evers Visit to Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake
Press Release

State Rep. David Bowen Applauds New Governor Evers Visit to Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake

Highlights the contrast with leadership of the past

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

State Loses Political Power in Washington

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

Can Opportunity Zones Help State Economy?

Can Opportunity Zones Help State Economy?

Federal program could help development in challenged areas of Milwaukee and state.

The Contrarian: The “Ethical Baggage” of Duey Stroebel
The Contrarian

The “Ethical Baggage” of Duey Stroebel

Republican legislator is the last person to lecture Evers’ appointee Craig Thompson on ethics.

Campaign Cash: Hendricks Top State Donor in Federal Races
Campaign Cash

Hendricks Top State Donor in Federal Races

34th nationally, spending $4.5 million, mostly on Leah Vukmir.

No “Year of the Woman” in Wisconsin

No “Year of the Woman” in Wisconsin

Why women did poorly in state legislative races in 2018.

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Will argue entire “extraordinary” session was illegal, demanding all laws be struck down.

Assembly Republicans Missing an Opportunity to Make Bipartisan Progress By Tackling Student Loan Debt Crisis
Press Release

Assembly Republicans Missing an Opportunity to Make Bipartisan Progress By Tackling Student Loan Debt Crisis

Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act is a Common Sense Solution With Strong Approval Across Partisan Lines

Evers Wants Reversal on ACA Suit

Evers Wants Reversal on ACA Suit

Will ask Attorney General Kaul to change state’s stance, says this won’t violate lame duck law.

Hagedorn Campaign Off to Historic Fundraising Start
Press Release

Hagedorn Campaign Off to Historic Fundraising Start

Judge Hagedorn’s campaign raised $310,629.58 going into 2019.

Data Wonk: Why State’s Dairy Farms Face a Crisis
Data Wonk

Why State’s Dairy Farms Face a Crisis

And why Gov. Evers should change the policies of his predecessor.

Evers Demands Respect for State Employees

Evers Demands Respect for State Employees

First executive order prohibits discrimination in state employment, second calls on agencies to respect all employees.

Hagedorn Campaign Releases Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Press Release

Hagedorn Campaign Releases Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

"I want to thank our members of law enforcement here in Wisconsin for their service."

Legislature Begins Era of Divided Government

Legislature Begins Era of Divided Government

Vos, Fitzgerald call for bipartisan approach, but Vos warns against “far left” ideas.

Murphy’s Law: The Eternal Campaign of Scott Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Eternal Campaign of Scott Walker

He’s earned $2.3 million from government, and is already running for office again.

Op Ed: Welcome to Milwaukee, Mr. Walker
Op Ed

Welcome to Milwaukee, Mr. Walker

Governor who warned voters about evils of this city will now live here.

The State of Politics: Evers Calls for Bipartisan Solutions
The State of Politics

Evers Calls for Bipartisan Solutions

Inaugural speech declares state “paralyzed by polarity” and leaders must put “people first.”

Will Earnell Lucas Be a “People’s Sheriff”?

Will Earnell Lucas Be a “People’s Sheriff”?

That’s what new sheriff promised; community members hope he will be very different than David Clarke.

WILL Announces New Hires, Staff Promotions
Press Release

WILL Announces New Hires, Staff Promotions

Adds staff to face new challenges

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Captain Christopher Truman of the Lake Mills Fire Department
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Captain Christopher Truman of the Lake Mills Fire Department

Captain Truman died on December 31, 2018, while selflessly assisting a driver of a crashed vehicle on Highway 12 near the Yahara River Bridge in Monona, Wisconsin.

Campaign Cash: Only Neubaurer, Hagedorn in Court Race
Campaign Cash

Only Neubaurer, Hagedorn in Court Race

Two-candidate, left vs. right race for state Supreme Court. Neubauer has raised more money.

Evers Will Visit Lincoln Hills

Evers Will Visit Lincoln Hills

Walker never visited troubled youth prison or any correctional facility during eight years in office.

Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills

Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills

New governor’s budget will include showing cost of private school vouchers on property tax bills.

Campaign Cash: NRA Still Has Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

NRA Still Has Capitol Clout

Spent nearly $1 million on Walker’s losing campaign, still has major power with legislators.

Governor Walker Appoints St. Croix County Judge and Ashland County District Attorney
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints St. Croix County Judge and Ashland County District Attorney

Governor Scott Walker today appointed Attorney Scott J. Nordstrand to serve as a judge on the St. Croix County Circuit Court and Attorney David Meany to the position of Ashland County District Attorney.

Data Wonk: Will Judge Peterson Allow Voting Restrictions?
Data Wonk

Will Judge Peterson Allow Voting Restrictions?

Since lame duck law reinstates provisions he previously struck down, that seems unlikely.

Judge Brian Hagedorn Submits More Than 5,000 Nomination Signatures for Supreme Court Seat
Press Release

Judge Brian Hagedorn Submits More Than 5,000 Nomination Signatures for Supreme Court Seat

"I am overwhelmed by the support we’ve received since announcing our campaign..."

Op Ed: Lame Duck Mischief Defamed the State
Op Ed

Lame Duck Mischief Defamed the State

Walker opted to divide and conquer up until last day in office.

Robin Vos: The Secrecy Speaker
Press Release

Robin Vos: The Secrecy Speaker

Reports Reveal How Vos Sought to Keep Public’s Business Secret and Silence Former Spouse

Wisconsin Budget: Health Care Ruling Exposes Republicans
Wisconsin Budget

Health Care Ruling Exposes Republicans

Court ruling they sought ends six Obamacare provisions supported by big majorities, polls show.

The State of Politics: 8 GOP Laws Evers Could Target
The State of Politics

8 GOP Laws Evers Could Target

There’s much new governor opposes. But which issues will he take on?

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect

Chilsen represented the 29th Senate District for six terms from 1967-1990

The Contrarian: Could Milwaukee Freeway Project Be Revived?
The Contrarian

Could Milwaukee Freeway Project Be Revived?

Walker killed E-W freeway project, but Evers could revive it.

Op Ed: Top 10 Stories of 2018 Affecting Democracy
Op Ed

Top 10 Stories of 2018 Affecting Democracy

How Wisconsin went forward -- and backward -- in democratic government.

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Affirming the alignment of Republicans with voters from shrinking counties.

Governor Walker Appoints Paul Dedinsky to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Paul Dedinsky to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge

Paul Dedinsky has over 25 years of legal practice including over 20 years serving as a prosecutor in Milwaukee County from 1997-2017.

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Gabler to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Gabler to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge

Gabler is an active member of the Federalist Society, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and the Milwaukee Bar Association.

GOP Senate Could Pass Medicaid Expansion?

GOP Senate Could Pass Medicaid Expansion?

Not “completely ruled out,” Fitzgerald says of Evers proposal to accept federal dollars for expansion.

The Contrarian: New Transportation Secretary Faces Tough Choices
The Contrarian

New Transportation Secretary Faces Tough Choices

Evers choice, Craig Thompson, will be improvement on Walker era, but faces huge problems.

Campaign Cash: Lame Duck Law Helped Ashley Furniture
Campaign Cash

Lame Duck Law Helped Ashley Furniture

Big GOP donor benefits from flood control grant, gave Walker $56,100.

Op Ed: Liberals All Wrong on Early Voting Law
Op Ed

Liberals All Wrong on Early Voting Law

Actually Republicans have expanded early voting.

Governor Walker Announces the State Ended Fiscal Year 2017-18 with a $588.5 Million Surplus
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces the State Ended Fiscal Year 2017-18 with a $588.5 Million Surplus

State to enter fiscal year 2018-19 with the second-largest opening balance since 2000

Murphy’s Law: Evers Embraces Expertise
Murphy’s Law

Evers Embraces Expertise

Hiring talented people, appointing expert advisors, who knew you could govern that way?

Data Wonk: Walker and Jobs, the Final Tally
Data Wonk

Walker and Jobs, the Final Tally

In eight years, state steadily fell further behind nation and Midwest.

Hintz Touts Democratic Issues for Next Year

Hintz Touts Democratic Issues for Next Year

Assembly minority leader says expanding Medicaid and redistricting reform are top goals.

Op Ed: We the Irrelevant People
Op Ed

We the Irrelevant People

Citizens overwhelmingly opposed long list of legislation passed by Republicans.

History Repeats With Latest Post-Election Republican Attack on Early Voting
Press Release

History Repeats With Latest Post-Election Republican Attack on Early Voting

Attack on Voter Rights Launched Just Days After Suffering Statewide Election Losses in 2012 and 2018

Kaul Calls Lame Duck Laws ‘Terrible’

Kaul Calls Lame Duck Laws ‘Terrible’

Changes for Department of Justice will endanger public safety, new Attorney General says.

Court Challenge to Voting Restrictions Filed

Court Challenge to Voting Restrictions Filed

Liberal groups ask federal court to block lame duck law’s restriction on early voting.

Murphy’s Law: State Facing Endless Lawsuits?
Murphy’s Law

State Facing Endless Lawsuits?

Suits by governor, legislature, citizens coming on lame duck laws, gerrymandering.

One Wisconsin Institute Files Request for Court to Enforce Rulings Striking Down Republican Lame Duck Restrictions on Voting
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Files Request for Court to Enforce Rulings Striking Down Republican Lame Duck Restrictions on Voting

‘Attempts to Rig the Rules on Voting Were Unconstitutional in 2016 and They’re Unconstitutional Today’

Op Ed: Avoid Partisan Gridlock, Let Voters Decide
Op Ed

Avoid Partisan Gridlock, Let Voters Decide

Referendums on key issues like state funding for K-12 and UW System could solve partisan divide.

Motion to Block Early Voting Restrictions to be Filed Today
Press Release

Motion to Block Early Voting Restrictions to be Filed Today

Citizen Action and partners move to prevent enforcement of early voting restrictions passed in the “lame duck” legislative session

State Medicaid Fraud Program Overreaches?

State Medicaid Fraud Program Overreaches?

State claims millions saved, but some call it “bullying” of legitimate service providers.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act and Repeal Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act and Repeal Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

"This ruling is a threat because Walker's lawsuit would take away guaranteed health protections and raise costs for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions."

Walker Signs Lame Duck Bills

Walker Signs Lame Duck Bills

Doesn’t veto a single measure, chooses to “override the will of the people,” Evers says.

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Lame Duck Bills
Press Release

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Lame Duck Bills

"Gov. Walker should be ashamed."

One Wisconsin Institute Announces Coming Legal Action Against GOP ‘Lame Duck’ Voting Rights Attacks
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Announces Coming Legal Action Against GOP ‘Lame Duck’ Voting Rights Attacks

National Redistricting Foundation Will Support the Legal Challenge

Governor Walker just sealed his legacy as the worst Governor in state history
Press Release

Governor Walker just sealed his legacy as the worst Governor in state history

"Scott Walker is leaving the Governorship the same way he arrived: in chaos."

Governor Walker Signs Extraordinary Session Legislation into Law in Green Bay
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Extraordinary Session Legislation into Law in Green Bay

"The bottom line is the new governor will continue to be one of the most powerful chief executives in the country."

The Contrarian: The Rise and Fall of Scott Walker
The Contrarian

The Rise and Fall of Scott Walker

He accomplished much, then was consumed by an insular hubris.

This Isn’t an Economic Development Strategy, This is an Extortion.
Press Release

This Isn’t an Economic Development Strategy, This is an Extortion.

"By paying this ransom to a profitable corporation, Republican economic mismanagement opens Wisconsin up to further extortion from other profitable companies."

Nine state businesses win 2018 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards
Press Release

Nine state businesses win 2018 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards

Top minority, woman and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses were recognized for their success at 37th annual MARKETPLACE conference

Campaign Cash: Walker Rewards Restaurant Association?
Campaign Cash

Walker Rewards Restaurant Association?

They gave him $38,000, his board bans city’s food safety ratings of restaurants.

Kimberly-Clark to Keep Cold Spring Facility Open in Wisconsin
Press Release

Kimberly-Clark to Keep Cold Spring Facility Open in Wisconsin

Company, WEDC reach agreement on tax incentives that will retain nearly 400 jobs at Fox Valley facility

The Contrarian: Tony Evers Faces Tough Choices
The Contrarian

Tony Evers Faces Tough Choices

With a structural deficit and transportation fund debt, delivering a “people’s budget” won’t be easy.

Murphy’s Law: What Do Democrats Stand For?
Murphy’s Law

What Do Democrats Stand For?

They can’t just be anti-Trump or anti-Walker, they need a clear theme. Like what?

Campaign Cash: Lame Duck Appointees Gave Walker $16,000
Campaign Cash

Lame Duck Appointees Gave Walker $16,000

One-fifth of 82 lame duck appointees by governor donated to his failed campaign.

City Hall: Hamilton Ally May Run for His Seat
City Hall

Hamilton Ally May Run for His Seat

Marvin Pratt's daughter may run. Ald. Hamilton's bid for mayor now seems all but certain.

Data Wonk: Gerrymander is Alive and Well
Data Wonk

Gerrymander is Alive and Well

Data from November election tells a tale of totalitarian tendencies.

Evers Forms Panel On Prison Reform

Evers Forms Panel On Prison Reform

Includes two former Supreme Court justices, three former prisons administrators.

Walker Defends Lame Duck Bills

Walker Defends Lame Duck Bills

Plans to sign several measures, still reviewing others.

Governor Walker Highlights Eight Years of Reform at the 8th Annual Governor’s Small Business Summit in Pewaukee
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Governor Walker Highlights Eight Years of Reform at the 8th Annual Governor’s Small Business Summit in Pewaukee

The summit brings together leaders from across Wisconsin to discuss the challenges faced by small businesses.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans’ Plan for Permanent Power
Murphy’s Law

Republicans’ Plan for Permanent Power

They began plotting last spring to retain power even if a Democrat won for governor.

Lame Duck Law Adds Work For State Agencies

Lame Duck Law Adds Work For State Agencies

They must submit thousands of pages of “guidance documents” before public hearings on any changes in agency rules.

Lawmakers Change How WEDC Tracks Jobs

Lawmakers Change How WEDC Tracks Jobs

Less oversight of jobs for subsidies. And Foxconn liaison would no longer report to the governor.

Op Ed: Republican Power Grab Unprecedented
Op Ed

Republican Power Grab Unprecedented

Legislators “don’t trust” newly elected governor, so they want to take away Evers’ power.

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

5 Reasons for Republican Power Play

One key reason: they see Tony Evers as weak.

Rep. Greta Neubauer and WI Working Families Hold Town Hall Meeting in Speaker Rovin Vos’ District
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Rep. Greta Neubauer and WI Working Families Hold Town Hall Meeting in Speaker Rovin Vos’ District

Residents voiced concerns about extraordinary session; Vos’ work to subvert will of voters

Wisconsin Budget: One More Tax Cut For The Wealthy
Wisconsin Budget

One More Tax Cut For The Wealthy

Legislature's lame duck session passed $60 million income tax cut, mostly benefits top 20%.

Anti-Immigrant Policies Spread Fear, Experts Say

Anti-Immigrant Policies Spread Fear, Experts Say

Speakers at UWM panel urge more information to combat ignorance about immigrants.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz

Bruesewitz will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Lame-Duck Bill Changes Highway Funding

Lame-Duck Bill Changes Highway Funding

Will avoid federal wage requirements; experts express concerns.

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

What Will Scott Walker’s Legacy Be?

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

Governor Walker: What Will Your Message To Gov.-Elect Evers Be?
Press Release

Governor Walker: What Will Your Message To Gov.-Elect Evers Be?

I call on you to veto any and all bills passed during our lame-duck session that will limit the powers of our newly elected Governor and Attorney General.

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

Lame Duck Laws All About Secrecy

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

Data Wonk: The Republican War Against Democracy
Data Wonk

The Republican War Against Democracy

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

Legislature Works Overnight To Curb Evers Power

Legislature Works Overnight To Curb Evers Power

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Komatsu Deal Includes Commuter Rail Station
Eyes on Milwaukee

Komatsu Deal Includes Commuter Rail Station

City would have option to buy site for Walker's Point station for a KRM line.

Governor Walker Appoints Columbia County District Attorney
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Columbia County District Attorney

"Tristan Eagon is a respected community leader who has distinguished herself in her career as a state public defender and civil litigator."

Governor-elect Tony Evers Calls on Governor Scott Walker to Withdraw Last-Minute Appointments
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers Calls on Governor Scott Walker to Withdraw Last-Minute Appointments

"These appointments should be fully vetted in the next legislative biennium."

Governor Walker Appoints Burnett County District Attorney
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Burnett County District Attorney

"I am pleased to appoint Joe Schieffer as Burnett County district attorney."

Bill Curbing Evers’ Power Moves to Legislature

Bill Curbing Evers’ Power Moves to Legislature

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

City Hall: Evers Meets with Mayor, Common Council
City Hall

Evers Meets with Mayor, Common Council

Speech at City Hall indicates governor and city might finally be on the same page.

Extraordinary Session Policy Items Flying Under the Radar
Press Release

Extraordinary Session Policy Items Flying Under the Radar

A lot of good but a few red flags

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Covets Intellectual Property Rights
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Covets Intellectual Property Rights

Besides $4.1 billion subsidy, it seeks IP rights of students, faculty, other companies.

Governor Walker Appoints Racine County Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Racine County Judge

"Martinez has established herself as a distinguished and respected attorney in Racine County for over 20 years."

Power Tends to Corrupt, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
Press Release

Power Tends to Corrupt, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

"Republican leaders have tasted power, and it’s corrupted them through their core."

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

How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts

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

Op Ed: GOP Bills Change 400 Sections of State Law
Op Ed

GOP Bills Change 400 Sections of State Law

Changes help special interests, overthrow voters’ decision in November election.

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Republican Effort to Override Will of Wisconsin Voters
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Republican Effort to Override Will of Wisconsin Voters

"Wisconsin Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for this immoral attempt to override the will of the people."

Evers Will Fight Plan to Limit His Power

Evers Will Fight Plan to Limit His Power

GOP lame duck session set to start today would “invalidate” election, Evers charges.

GOP Lame Duck Session Targets Evers

GOP Lame Duck Session Targets Evers

Far-reaching bill would reduce governor’s power, limit early voting.

Governor Walker Releases Statement Following the Passing of Former President George H. W. Bush
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement Following the Passing of Former President George H. W. Bush

"So sorry to hear of the death of President George Herbert Walker Bush."

The Contrarian: Tony Evers’ Best Chance for Enduring Reform
The Contrarian

Tony Evers’ Best Chance for Enduring Reform

Restructure transportation funding, using the model of electric utilities.

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

Outside Groups Spent $61.5 Million on Election!

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

Public Hearing Probes Solutions To Homeless

Public Hearing Probes Solutions To Homeless

Population is 900 to 1,000 people. More funding, volunteers needed.

Murphy’s Law: State Ruling Threatens City Health?
Murphy’s Law

State Ruling Threatens City Health?

Killing city’s restaurant rating system could increase food-borne illness in Milwaukee.

City Hall: Ashanti Hamilton Files for Mayoral Run
City Hall

Ashanti Hamilton Files for Mayoral Run

Is Chris Abele planning to back Hamilton?

Kimberly-Clark Subsidy Stalled in Senate

Kimberly-Clark Subsidy Stalled in Senate

Republicans “haven’t made any effort to build consensus," Democrat Shilling says.

GOP Legislature Huddles Behind Closed Doors to Discuss Schemes to Undermine November Election Results
Press Release

GOP Legislature Huddles Behind Closed Doors to Discuss Schemes to Undermine November Election Results

Schemes Run the Gamut From Lame and Lamer to Lamest

The Contrarian: Let the Debate Over Vouchers Begin
The Contrarian

Let the Debate Over Vouchers Begin

Tony Evers ran against school choice. But his DPI data shows choice and charter schools do better.

Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Madison
Press Release

Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Madison

"We look forward to celebrating Wisconsin’s dairy industry during the wonderful Christmas season."

Op Ed: Time’s Running Out on Vos, Fitzgerald
Op Ed

Time’s Running Out on Vos, Fitzgerald

Vos says Democrats are "sore losers” and proceeds as though Republicans won.

Governor and First Lady Will Kick Off the Holiday Season by Lighting the Christmas Tree at the Wisconsin Executive Residence on Sunday
Press Release

Governor and First Lady Will Kick Off the Holiday Season by Lighting the Christmas Tree at the Wisconsin Executive Residence on Sunday

"There is no better way to celebrate the start of the holiday season than to spend it with your family and friends."

November 26 is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin
Press Release

November 26 is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin

Motorists are urged to say “thank you” by driving safely near plow trucks all winter long

Evers Doesn’t Think Foxconn Has Changed Plans

Evers Doesn’t Think Foxconn Has Changed Plans

Company has announced $2.9 billion cut in expenses, faces “difficult year."

Governor Walker Wishes Wisconsin Families A Safe and Happy Thanksgiving
Press Release

Governor Walker Wishes Wisconsin Families A Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

"Tonette and I are thankful for having our family together this Thanksgiving."

Plenty of Horne: Will Painting Return to Governor’s Mansion?
Plenty of Horne

Will Painting Return to Governor’s Mansion?

Painting of urban children commissioned for state mansion was removed by Walker.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring U.S. Army Air Forces Pfc. Joseph Natvick
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring U.S. Army Air Forces Pfc. Joseph Natvick

On July 17, 1945, the plane Natvick was aboard crashed while carrying supplies to Chinese forces fighting the Japanese during World War II

Op Ed: Baraboo Photo Is Not About Nazism
Op Ed

Baraboo Photo Is Not About Nazism

It's about inadequate education. Survey found most millennials did not know what Auschwitz was.

Walker Makes Schimel a Waukesha County Judge

Walker Makes Schimel a Waukesha County Judge

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

MacIver Cheers New Revenue Projections, Urges Gov.-Elect Evers To Stay The Course
Press Release

MacIver Cheers New Revenue Projections, Urges Gov.-Elect Evers To Stay The Course

"Eight years of sound fiscal management by Gov. Walker and the conservative legislature have put Wisconsin back on the right track."

DPW Statement on Appointment of Brad Schimel to Waukesha County Circuit Court
Press Release

DPW Statement on Appointment of Brad Schimel to Waukesha County Circuit Court

"Wisconsinites overwhelmingly want their courts to be independent, but Scott Walker has nonetheless appointed a highly partisan Republican to the job."

Op Ed: Write No Obituary for Scott Walker
Op Ed

Write No Obituary for Scott Walker

He accomplished a lot and ran for office 13 times. He’ll probably run again.

Governor Walker Appoints Attorney General Brad Schimel to the Waukesha County Circuit Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Attorney General Brad Schimel to the Waukesha County Circuit Court

"Schimel has shown a commitment to the rule of law and the State of Wisconsin."

2018 Election Totals Show Voters Delivered Mandate to Democrats
Press Release

2018 Election Totals Show Voters Delivered Mandate to Democrats

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

Clerks Concerned About Moving Presidential Primary

Clerks Concerned About Moving Presidential Primary

Walker wants three straight months of elections in 2020; County clerks cite cost and confusion.

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

Democrats’ Sweep of Statewide Offices Is Rare

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

The State of Polltics: Advice for Gov. Tony Evers
The State of Polltics

Advice for Gov. Tony Evers

Take it or leave it, here’s some do’s and don’t’s for the new governor.

Op Ed: Walker Failed to Lead on Election Night
Op Ed

Walker Failed to Lead on Election Night

Not giving a concession speech showed his lack of character. And not the first such failure.

Walker offers definition of decency, violates it one day later
Press Release

Walker offers definition of decency, violates it one day later

Outgoing gov. signals he’ll rig 2020 election, costing taxpayers millions

“Reformed Myself Out Of A Job”?

“Reformed Myself Out Of A Job”?

Gov. Walker breaks post-election silence, discusses his loss and new proposals.

Murphy’s Law: About That Republican Victory
Murphy’s Law

About That Republican Victory

Voters rejected Democrats for the Assembly, Robin Vos declares. Er, not exactly.

Kimberly-Clark, Unions, Push for Subsidy

Kimberly-Clark, Unions, Push for Subsidy

State Senate lacks votes to approve $70 million subsidy for 400 jobs.

City Hall: 10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget
City Hall

10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget

A city store? No more alley repairs? Cutting tree trimming? The $1.5 billion budget has it all.

Legislature Approves Evers’ Transition Budget

Legislature Approves Evers’ Transition Budget

Unanimous vote okays $94,600 transition budget for hiring staff, travel expenses, equipment purchase.

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Lost
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Lost

He seemed to have the perfect strategy. The top 10 reasons he failed.

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

Evers Election Brings Changes to Capitol

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

Plats and Parcels: Affordable Housing for Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

Affordable Housing for Walker’s Point

Ohio-based developer eyeing Milwaukee project.

DNR Staff Pressured On Kohler Golf Course?

DNR Staff Pressured On Kohler Golf Course?

Former employee says staff were pushed to approve development that will hurt area’s rare dunes, wetlands.

Op Ed: Do Vos, Fitzgerald Want Dictatorship?
Op Ed

Do Vos, Fitzgerald Want Dictatorship?

Rather than accepting will of the voters, they hatch plans to reduce governor’s power.

Op Ed: Voters Demand Compromise
Op Ed

Voters Demand Compromise

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

Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for Southwestern Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for Southwestern Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding

WEDC awards $155,000 grant for loan program to assist small businesses in paying for restoration and related costs

Who Will Appoint State Superintendent?

Who Will Appoint State Superintendent?

If Evers doesn’t resign until taking office as governor, he could appoint his successor.

Fair Maps Referenda Pass Overwhelmingly in Election
Press Release

Fair Maps Referenda Pass Overwhelmingly in Election

Wisconsin voters show strong support for nonpartisan redistricting reform

Southwest Wisconsin Swings Democratic

Southwest Wisconsin Swings Democratic

Four key counties that helped elect Trump switched to Evers, Baldwin.

Data Wonk: MPS Charter Schools Work Better
Data Wonk

MPS Charter Schools Work Better

So why doesn’t the school board embrace them?

Wisconsin Turns Out and (Early) Votes at Record Levels for 2018 Midterm Elections
Press Release

Wisconsin Turns Out and (Early) Votes at Record Levels for 2018 Midterm Elections

‘Voters Vote, When Given the Opportunity to Vote’

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

Record Outside Group Spending, $36.5 Million

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

How Dane, Waukesha Counties Hurt Walker

How Dane, Waukesha Counties Hurt Walker

Lowest margin for him in 8 years in Waukesha, reflecting his high disapproval rating.

Statement on the Governor-Elect Evers and the Assembly Republican Majority
Press Release

Statement on the Governor-Elect Evers and the Assembly Republican Majority

"The reality is that the voters of Wisconsin have chosen divided government."

Statement from Scott Walker on Results of Governor’s Race
Press Release

Statement from Scott Walker on Results of Governor’s Race

"It has been my honor to serve as your Governor for nearly eight years."

A Sweep for Marijuana Referendums!

A Sweep for Marijuana Referendums!

On 18 county and city ballots, all approved by up to 88% of voters.

7 Numbers That Explain Election

7 Numbers That Explain Election

The election results would have been completely different if not for this.

State-Wide Dems Win Big!
Press Release

State-Wide Dems Win Big!

Walker, Schimel’s special interest agenda repudiated by voters

Governor Race Closest Since 1950s

Governor Race Closest Since 1950s

Evers makes history in his defeat of Gov. Scott Walker.

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

33 Election Winners and Losers

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

One Wisconsin Now Congratulates Gov-Elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-Elect Mandela Barnes
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Congratulates Gov-Elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-Elect Mandela Barnes

Record Early Vote Propels Democrats to State’s Top Offices

Campaign Cash: Walker Has Massive Money Advantage
Campaign Cash

Walker Has Massive Money Advantage

$50 million in campaign and outside advocacy funds for Walker, $14 million for Evers.

Canvassing The City For Votes

Canvassing The City For Votes

At election crunch time, Milwaukee canvassers go door-to-door while we join them.

Race for Governor: Last of the Republican Upstarts
Race for Governor

Last of the Republican Upstarts

Of 11 GOP governors who flipped states In 2010, Walker Is only one seeking a third term.

Mamma Mia! Those Are Some Big Contributions
Press Release

Mamma Mia! Those Are Some Big Contributions

We Pay $6,500 to Fly Scott Walker to Omaha, He Get Over $1 Million in Campaign Contributions for Himself, State GOP From Mom of His Host

The State of Politics: 7 Numbers At Issue in Election
The State of Politics

7 Numbers At Issue in Election

Number of jobs, number of prisoners, dollars saved on roads, and more.

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

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

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

State of Wisconsin Granted Professional Licenses to Four Priests with Histories of Abuse
Press Release

State of Wisconsin Granted Professional Licenses to Four Priests with Histories of Abuse

All four have been identified by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as priests with substantiated histories of sexual abuse or misconduct.

Scott Walker Breaks the Law, Again, Campaigning While Flying on Taxpayer Dime
Press Release

Scott Walker Breaks the Law, Again, Campaigning While Flying on Taxpayer Dime

Billed Taxpayers Over $2,600 to Fly to Events at Which He Was Campaigning for Re-election

Scott Walker Gave Pedophile Ex-Priests Professional Licenses
Press Release

Scott Walker Gave Pedophile Ex-Priests Professional Licenses

Breach in Public Safety Overseen by Scott Walker Puts Sex Predators in Positions Where They Could Strike Again

Groups Urge Yes Vote on Legal Pot

Groups Urge Yes Vote on Legal Pot

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: 11 Things to Know Before You Ride The Hop
Eyes on Milwaukee

11 Things to Know Before You Ride The Hop

How many people will ride it? How is it free? Oh so many questions, all answered here.

Pocan and Doggett Request GAO Investigation into Economic Development Subsidies, Including Foxconn
Press Release

Pocan and Doggett Request GAO Investigation into Economic Development Subsidies, Including Foxconn

"Under even the most optimistic assumptions, the state is not expected to break even on the deal until 2043, decades after these officials will have left office."

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

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

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

Wisconsin Receives Approval for Governor Walker’s BadgerCare Plus Welfare Reform for Childless Adults
Press Release

Wisconsin Receives Approval for Governor Walker’s BadgerCare Plus Welfare Reform for Childless Adults

Final implementation of these policy changes is expected to be at least one year from approval.

Op Ed: Scott Walker Lacks Ethics
Op Ed

Scott Walker Lacks Ethics

That’s why four of his cabinet secretaries, including me, have condemned him.

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

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

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

Governor Walker Announces 32% Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions Since January 2015
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces 32% Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions Since January 2015

Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program results show decline in controlled substances

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Anonymous budget amendments and "Body Snatcher” bills reward special interests, limit public input.

Report Finds Scott Walker Tops Nation in Out-of-State Fundraising for Gubernatorial Candidates
Press Release

Report Finds Scott Walker Tops Nation in Out-of-State Fundraising for Gubernatorial Candidates

‘Scott Walker’s Money Machine Doesn’t Stop at the State Line’

Murphy’s Law: The Fight Against Gerrymandering
Murphy’s Law

The Fight Against Gerrymandering

Advocates hope their Supreme Court case -- now being rewritten -- will succeed.

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?

4,000 people attended, mostly North Side residents, whose votes could be critical.

Race for Governor: Walker, Evers Differ on Gun Laws
Race for Governor

Walker, Evers Differ on Gun Laws

Evers favors universal background checks, Walker mum on issue.

Rep. Moore Calls On Gov. Walker to Restore Seniors’ FoodShare Benefits
Press Release

Rep. Moore Calls On Gov. Walker to Restore Seniors’ FoodShare Benefits

"Had DHS correctly followed federal laws and regulations, affected seniors and persons with disabilities would have likely seen an increased monthly food benefit and had more resources available to provide for themselves."

City Hall: Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy

Mayor, city officials and activists gather to celebrate new legislation.

“Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes”

“Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes”

Obama’s speech here says health care, education, living wage are on the line.

The State of Politics: Voters Could Return Divided Power to Capitol
The State of Politics

Voters Could Return Divided Power to Capitol

But will it mean compromise -- or deadlocked government?

Race for Governor: Evers Questions Foxconn Air Quality
Race for Governor

Evers Questions Foxconn Air Quality

Democrat says permits should be revisited, Walker says no need for this.

Kleefisch Says Walker Administration “Can’t Guarantee” What Will Be in State Level Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
Press Release

Kleefisch Says Walker Administration “Can’t Guarantee” What Will Be in State Level Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

Kleefisch: “I can’t guarantee what the Senate will pass and the Assembly will pass...”

“Supportive Housing” Needed for Homeless?

“Supportive Housing” Needed for Homeless?

Advocates say housing plus services like health care, substance abuse care needed to solve problem.

Fight for $15 Protest at Gubernatorial Debate

Fight for $15 Protest at Gubernatorial Debate

Protesters demand affordable health care, $15 minimum wage.

Candidates Not Stressing Climate Change

Candidates Not Stressing Climate Change

As scientists warn of consequences, what do Walker, Evers, Baldwin, Vukmir say?

Will Brad Schimel Dress Up Like Scott Walker for Halloween?
Press Release

Will Brad Schimel Dress Up Like Scott Walker for Halloween?

State Attorney General Had Empty State Plane Come Fetch Him for Statewide Fly Around, Just Like Scott Walker

Governor Walker Announces $5.1 Million in Commute to Careers Grants
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $5.1 Million in Commute to Careers Grants

"These grants will give thousands of Wisconsin workers improved access to meaningful jobs or training opportunities that they need to enter the workforce."

Race for Governor: Voters Remember Act 10
Race for Governor

Voters Remember Act 10

And they’re still divided. Will law curtailing public unions impact governor’s race?

Health Care a Big Issue in Election

Health Care a Big Issue in Election

Key issue in Wisconsin; nationally 46% of House and Senate ads mention health care.

Murphy’s Law: Early Voting by Democrats Is Higher
Murphy’s Law

Early Voting by Democrats Is Higher

Madison turnout high, new Milwaukee system attracts bigger early vote.

Campaign Cash: State Democrats Buried by Outside Funding
Campaign Cash

State Democrats Buried by Outside Funding

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

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Lie About Health Care
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Lie About Health Care

The reality is they can’t create an alternative way to cover pre-existing conditions.

Walker, Evers Take Different Routes on Roads

Walker, Evers Take Different Routes on Roads

Evers says roads “are crumbling,” Walker says Evers will hike gas tax.

Pet Food Company Stella & Chewy’s Expands Operations  in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Pet Food Company Stella & Chewy’s Expands Operations in Milwaukee County

$30 million expansion project will create 82 jobs in Oak Creek

Governor Walker proclaims Nov. 5-11 as Startup Wisconsin Week
Press Release

Governor Walker proclaims Nov. 5-11 as Startup Wisconsin Week

Second annual initiative includes 150+ events in 12 cities to assist startups, promote entrepreneurship

Governor Walker: Foxconn’s Ripple Effect Continues to Grow with iMET Center Expansion
Press Release

Governor Walker: Foxconn’s Ripple Effect Continues to Grow with iMET Center Expansion

Governor Walker joins Foxconn and Gateway Technical College for the iMET Center expansion groundbreaking

For Some Wisconsin Voters, Road Quality is a Major Concern

For Some Wisconsin Voters, Road Quality is a Major Concern

People all over state worry about transportation infrastructure

Three Months and Four Days Later, Still No Reimbursement or Remorse From Scott Walker for Illegal Usage of State Plane
Press Release

Three Months and Four Days Later, Still No Reimbursement or Remorse From Scott Walker for Illegal Usage of State Plane

‘Governors Can’t Use Public Resources to Benefit Themselves or Their Campaigns’

The State of Politics: Governor’s Race Enters Wishlist Phase
The State of Politics

Governor’s Race Enters Wishlist Phase

Walker and Evers promise increased spending for roads and schools, but haven’t said how to pay for them.

Walker, Evers Talk Taxes, Health Care, Immigration At First Debate

Walker, Evers Talk Taxes, Health Care, Immigration At First Debate

Gubernatorial candidates also discuss criticism from former Walker cabinet secretaries; charges of plagiarism at Wisconsin's DPI.

Former Walker Secretary: Scott Walker Tried to Punt Blame on Broken Job Promises
Press Release

Former Walker Secretary: Scott Walker Tried to Punt Blame on Broken Job Promises

"I hope you understand that I cannot be accountable for the job numbers," Walker said, according to Jardin

Walker, Evers On Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Woes

Walker, Evers On Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Woes

Evers says lack of local input and DNR scientists are root cause of drinking water problems

Gubernatorial Debate Question: Will Scott Walker Fly There?
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Gubernatorial Debate Question: Will Scott Walker Fly There?

Traffic Can Be Tough on the Beltline...

Nominations Are Now Open for 2018 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award
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Nominations Are Now Open for 2018 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2018.

Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for South-Central Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding
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Governor Walker Announces No-Interest Loans Now Available for South-Central Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding

WEDC awards $755,000 grant for loan program to assist small businesses in paying for restoration and related costs

Wisconsin Sees Unemployment at or Below 3% for a Record Eight Straight Months
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Wisconsin Sees Unemployment at or Below 3% for a Record Eight Straight Months

"We are moving Wisconsin forward."

Groups Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ Urge Voters to Make Their Voices Heard
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Groups Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ Urge Voters to Make Their Voices Heard

Election is Opportunity to Speak Out Against Racism, Sexism, Xenophobia and Indifference to Gun Violence From Scott Walker, Donald Trump and GOP

City Hall: Council Passes Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Council Passes Complete Streets Policy

Streets for all, not just cars, is now the law of the land.

Schimel Versus Kaul Part 3

Schimel Versus Kaul Part 3

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

Desperate Scott Walker Campaign Criticizes Tony Evers for Supporting a Bigger Tax Break and Better Plan for Student Loan Borrowers
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Desperate Scott Walker Campaign Criticizes Tony Evers for Supporting a Bigger Tax Break and Better Plan for Student Loan Borrowers

‘We All Know Scott Walker is Willing to Do or Say Anything to Try to Win, But This Takes the Cake’

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Republican Senate leader says he lacks votes to pass bill, then says it could pass “in the future.”

20 Days Out: Walker Campaign and GOP Flailing With Health Care as Top Issue in the Race
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20 Days Out: Walker Campaign and GOP Flailing With Health Care as Top Issue in the Race

Scott Walker Had a BAAAAAD Day on Health Care Yesterday

Op Ed: October Surprise for Walker, Trump?
Op Ed

October Surprise for Walker, Trump?

Trade war, declining market, junk health insurance may stick to both candidates.

Back in the News: Walker Mum About Medicaid Changes
Back in the News

Walker Mum About Medicaid Changes

He was going to get tough on Medicaid recipients, now runs away from the issue.

Race for Governor: Walker Campaigns With Tommy Thompson
Race for Governor

Walker Campaigns With Tommy Thompson

Campaigning in Green Bay, Milwaukee, Walker hits Evers for proposing “tax increase.”

NRA Has Spent $4.33 for Every K-12 Student in Wisconsin to Buy Scott Walker
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NRA Has Spent $4.33 for Every K-12 Student in Wisconsin to Buy Scott Walker

No Group Has Been a Bigger Obstacle to Reform Than the NRA and No Politician Has Gotten More of Their Money Than Scott Walker

Race for Governor: Evers Hits Walker on Pre-Existing Conditions
Race for Governor

Evers Hits Walker on Pre-Existing Conditions

Governor's record shows he won’t require insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, Evers charges.

Governor Walker Proposes 58 Percent State Funding Level for Wisconsin Town Roads
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Governor Walker Proposes 58 Percent State Funding Level for Wisconsin Town Roads

Governor Walker Proposes 58 Percent State Funding Level for Wisconsin Town Roads Proposal would surpass the previous state record set by Governor Walker for General Transportation Aid funding allocated to towns in 2018

Medicare For All Becomes Hot Issue

Medicare For All Becomes Hot Issue

Many Democrats, including Tammy Baldwin, embrace it, as Republicans condemn it.

Campaign Cash: GOP Donor Gets No Fine for Polluting
Campaign Cash

GOP Donor Gets No Fine for Polluting

No fine from DNR, citing “emergency" for sand mine owner Hi-Crush Proppants, a $340,000 donor.

AFP-WI Lauds Walker Plan to Grow Workforce and Reform Criminal Justice System
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AFP-WI Lauds Walker Plan to Grow Workforce and Reform Criminal Justice System

"We thank Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch for addressing critical criminal justice reform priorities."

Op Ed:  Democrats Need Bread-And-Butter Issues
Op Ed

Democrats Need Bread-And-Butter Issues

Republicans won’t protect workers pensions and health care, Democrats will.

Scott Walker Misleading Voters With Health Care Cost Reduction Claims
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Scott Walker Misleading Voters With Health Care Cost Reduction Claims

Walker’s election year plan impacts a tiny fraction of health consumers, is dwarfed by premium reductions in neighboring Minnesota, and does not make up for cost of his sabotage

Growing Our Workforce: Governor Walker Announces Plan to Expand Worker Training within Wisconsin’s Correctional Institutions
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Growing Our Workforce: Governor Walker Announces Plan to Expand Worker Training within Wisconsin’s Correctional Institutions

"Our plan will give inmates concrete skills they can use to become productive members of society once they are released."

Race for Governor: Pence Touts Walker, Foxconn
Race for Governor

Pence Touts Walker, Foxconn

Campaigning in Green Bay, Eau Claire, vice-president lauds Foxconn deal.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee County on a Crash Course
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee County on a Crash Course

Without more funding of programs it runs for the state, county will soon face fiscal ruin.

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

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

Lowering the Cost of Health Care: 2019 Individual Health Insurance Rates to Drop by an Average 4.2 Percent Thanks to Governor Walker’s Health Care Stability Plan
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Lowering the Cost of Health Care: 2019 Individual Health Insurance Rates to Drop by an Average 4.2 Percent Thanks to Governor Walker’s Health Care Stability Plan

Individual premiums expected to drop $992.28 on average compared to without Gov. Walker’s actions

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Michael
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Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Michael

"Wisconsin stands ready to help those affected by Hurricane Michael."

Campaign Cash: Republicans Have 4-1 Spending Edge
Campaign Cash

Republicans Have 4-1 Spending Edge

Outside groups supporting GOP have spent $11 million, vs $2.5 million for Democratic candidates.

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

Wisconsin voters weigh in on Kavanaugh confirmation, Mueller investigation

Data Wonk: The Incoherence of Scott Walker
Data Wonk

The Incoherence of Scott Walker

His suddenly changing policies make for a confused campaign.

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic
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#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

DHS to distribute $1 million to local partners for local community projects

Don’t Kill Business Tax Credit, Walker Warns

Don’t Kill Business Tax Credit, Walker Warns

Evers would end it. Most of money went to wealthiest 12% of state residents.

The Harambee Revival Continues
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The Harambee Revival Continues

Historic renovations of the underutilized Nunn Bush Shoe Factory and vacant former Fifth Street School are a dream come true for seniors, veterans, jobs seekers… and the late Welford Sanders. Presenters and guests include City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the family of Welford Sanders, community members and project partners.

Local Leaders Demand Big Store Tax Reform

Local Leaders Demand Big Store Tax Reform

18 municipal leaders say big box tax loopholes costly, push legislators to change law.

Op Ed: 25 UW Campuses Strapped for Funds
Op Ed

25 UW Campuses Strapped for Funds

UW-Madison doing fine but other 25 campuses, including Milwaukee, have taken big hits to funding.

Governor Walker Highlights State’s Growing Economy and the Continued Commitment from Wisconsin Businesses
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Governor Walker Highlights State’s Growing Economy and the Continued Commitment from Wisconsin Businesses

"We’re seeing the best overall economic performance in Wisconsin in a generation."

Murphy’s Law: Schimel Suit Cost Workers $23 Million
Murphy’s Law

Schimel Suit Cost Workers $23 Million

Suit he joined stopped 165,000 Wisconsin workers from getting overtime pay.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day

"This year we lost three brave firefighters in the line of duty, Cory Barr, Richard Garner Jr., and Philip Neubich Sr."

The State of Politics: How Thompson Grew State Prisons
The State of Politics

How Thompson Grew State Prisons

Number of prisoners rose from 4,867 to 20,536 under Gov. Thompson. Now he wants reform.

Tony Evers Launches Conservationists for Tony
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Tony Evers Launches Conservationists for Tony

"I’m excited and honored to be endorsed by bipartisan conservation leaders from across Wisconsin who understand how important protecting our natural resources is to our future."

Governor Walker Celebrates Manufacturing Day at Automation Components in Middleton
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Governor Walker Celebrates Manufacturing Day at Automation Components in Middleton

"Wisconsin is a top 10 state for manufacturing jobs since we took office, and it’s because of great companies like Automation Components."

Property Taxes Increase Under Walker
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Property Taxes Increase Under Walker

GOP tax shift continues to hurt Wisconsin schools and homeowners

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for 18 Wisconsin Counties Following Severe Storms and Flooding in August and September
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Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for 18 Wisconsin Counties Following Severe Storms and Flooding in August and September

"It is essential that the federal government provide needed assistance."

Total Administrative Services Corp. Expands Operations in Madison
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Total Administrative Services Corp. Expands Operations in Madison

Expansion at company’s headquarters to create 80 jobs

Both Parties See November Assembly Win

Both Parties See November Assembly Win

Vos and Hintz both talk about their plans should they run Assembly after election.

Lavelle Industries Expanding Operations in Burlington, Whitewater
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Lavelle Industries Expanding Operations in Burlington, Whitewater

$14 million capital investment expected to create 70 jobs

Race for Governor: Candidates Debate Foxconn-Style Subsidies
Race for Governor

Candidates Debate Foxconn-Style Subsidies

Walker has embraced huge subsidies he now wants for Kimberly Clark. Evers questions approach.

Data Wonk: The Curious Campaign of Leah Vukmir
Data Wonk

The Curious Campaign of Leah Vukmir

Her campaign seems to ignore poll data showing most disagree with her stands.

Governor Walker Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Klement’s Sausage Company’s $7.5 Million Expansion
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Governor Walker Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Klement’s Sausage Company’s $7.5 Million Expansion

"This expansion is outstanding news, and we look forward to Klement’s continued investment in Wisconsin."

City Hall: Committee Okays Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Committee Okays Complete Streets Policy

Proposal on street design places pedestrians and cyclists on same level as motorists

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Wisconsin, other states had lower turnout, especially by minority and college-age voters.

Donald Trump Attacks Victim of Sexual Assault, Again. Scott Walker and Brad Schimel Silent, Again.
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Donald Trump Attacks Victim of Sexual Assault, Again. Scott Walker and Brad Schimel Silent, Again.

Top Republicans Choice: Denounce Appalling Behavior of Perpetuate Injustice With Silence

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Helps Scott Walker Solve Legal Mystery
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Helps Scott Walker Solve Legal Mystery

Apparently, Scott Walker forgot that HE is the “something” that could strip protections for his constituents with pre-existing conditions.

Scott Walker, GOP Seek Lame Duck Session to Send $100 Million to Corporation That’s Had $1 in Net State Tax Since 2013
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Scott Walker, GOP Seek Lame Duck Session to Send $100 Million to Corporation That’s Had $1 in Net State Tax Since 2013

Republicans Seek to Deny Giving Voters Voice on Latest Corporate Welfare Scheme

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark

"My message to Kimberly-Clark employees is simple: we are fighting for you. We are working together to keep your jobs in Wisconsin."

State Politicians Split on Kavanaugh

State Politicians Split on Kavanaugh

Vukmir disagrees with Baldwin, Evers; Walker equivocates on Supreme Court nominee.

Governor Walker Joins Ariens Company to Commemorate the Production of its 4,000,000th Sno-Thro Snow Blower
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Governor Walker Joins Ariens Company to Commemorate the Production of its 4,000,000th Sno-Thro Snow Blower

Gov. Walker proclaims October "Manufacturing Month" throughout Wisconsin

Desperate Walker Wants to Hand Out More Election Year Corporate Welfare
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Desperate Walker Wants to Hand Out More Election Year Corporate Welfare

Working Families Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Corporate Subsidies

The State of Politics: The Rise of Absentee Ballots
The State of Politics

The Rise of Absentee Ballots

Just 12% of all ballots in 2004, could hit 33% in 2020.

“This is a Big Win for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers”
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“This is a Big Win for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers”

Gov. Walker releases statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

Governor Walker Appoints Jon Fredrickson to Serve as Racine County Circuit Court Judge
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Governor Walker Appoints Jon Fredrickson to Serve as Racine County Circuit Court Judge

"Jon Fredrickson has established himself as a distinguished and respected attorney in southeastern Wisconsin for nearly 20 years."

Governor Walker Highlights Youth, Registered Apprenticeship Programs at Event with Milwaukee Public Schools, Harley-Davidson
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Governor Walker Highlights Youth, Registered Apprenticeship Programs at Event with Milwaukee Public Schools, Harley-Davidson

"By continuing to expand our Youth Apprenticeship program, we are creating pathways to meaningful careers for high school students across Wisconsin."

Wisconsin Budget: Obamacare Critics Offer Weak Alternatives
Wisconsin Budget

Obamacare Critics Offer Weak Alternatives

Bill supported by Gov. Walker won’t effectively cover pre-existing conditions.

Campaign Cash: Evers Raised $1.9 Million in August
Campaign Cash

Evers Raised $1.9 Million in August

More than one-third of money came from unions.

Governor Walker Announces $1 Million in New Flood Relief Assistance for Counties Impacted by Severe Flooding
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Governor Walker Announces $1 Million in New Flood Relief Assistance for Counties Impacted by Severe Flooding

"This summer’s severe rainfall and flooding affected people in local communities across the state."

Op Ed: Making Insurance Fake Again
Op Ed

Making Insurance Fake Again

Trump and Walker plans let health insurers end coverage of pre-existing conditions, sell junk policies.

The Courage of Dr. Ford a Powerful Contrast With the Cowardice of Scott Walker
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The Courage of Dr. Ford a Powerful Contrast With the Cowardice of Scott Walker

‘There’s No Excuse for Walker Refusing to Show Leadership, But There is an Explanation’

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Lands $285 Million Industrial Campus
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Lands $285 Million Industrial Campus

Komatsu Mining will move its West Milwaukee mining equipment campus to Harbor District.

Race for Governor: Evers Wants Tax Cut for Needy Families
Race for Governor

Evers Wants Tax Cut for Needy Families

Cites data showing 40% of state’s families struggle to pay for basic needs.

Campaign Cash: Kleefisch Campaign Gives Walker $1 Million
Campaign Cash

Kleefisch Campaign Gives Walker $1 Million

While Barnes campaign gives just $20,000 to Evers campaign.

Komatsu Mining Corp. to Build $285 Million Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Milwaukee
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Komatsu Mining Corp. to Build $285 Million Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Milwaukee

Governor Walker joins company officials in announcing plans for 2.5-million-square foot campus in Milwaukee Harbor District

Data Wonk: Does Manufacturing Tax Credit Matter?
Data Wonk

Does Manufacturing Tax Credit Matter?

Evers would scrap tax break passed by Walker and Republicans. Will that help or hurt?

Op Ed: How Walker Cost Taxpayers $2.6 Billion
Op Ed

How Walker Cost Taxpayers $2.6 Billion

The 7 biggest financial failures by a not-so-fiscally conservative governor.

Campaign Cash: GOP Outside Groups Far Outspend Dems
Campaign Cash

GOP Outside Groups Far Outspend Dems

Through August, $4.9 million spent on state’s Republican candidates versus $1.1 million for Democrats.

Scott Walker Silent on Tweets from Republican Party Mocking Sexual Assault
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Scott Walker Silent on Tweets from Republican Party Mocking Sexual Assault

Walker continues to look the other way as Senate Republicans seek to elevate alleged sexual assaulter to nation's highest bench

Governor Walker Announces Section of I-39/90 to Be Completed One Year Ahead of Schedule
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Governor Walker Announces Section of I-39/90 to Be Completed One Year Ahead of Schedule

Efficiencies allow section north of Janesville to Edgerton to be completed early in 2020

Do Walker, Evers Campaign on State Time?

Do Walker, Evers Campaign on State Time?

Elected officials have looser rules for how much time they can take away from the job.

Governor Walker Proposes Highest State Funding Level Ever for County Roads
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Governor Walker Proposes Highest State Funding Level Ever for County Roads

The increase would bring state support to the highest level ever since county GTAs were created in 1994

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Strong Economy at the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference
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Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Strong Economy at the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference

"With our unemployment rate at or below 3% for seven consecutive months, it’s clear our state is moving forward..."

Wisconsin Budget: The 8 Lessons of Foxconn
Wisconsin Budget

The 8 Lessons of Foxconn

Political leaders looking for what not to do could learn so much from Foxconn deal.

Wisconsin Budget Shock
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Wisconsin Budget Shock

$3.5 Billion Republican budget deficit on the rise

Governor Walker Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony at Russ Darrow Dealerships in Milwaukee
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Governor Walker Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony at Russ Darrow Dealerships in Milwaukee

The new dealerships represent at least $12 million investment set to create 20 jobs

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Strong Economy at the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin’s 2018 Manufacturing Summit
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Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Strong Economy at the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin’s 2018 Manufacturing Summit

Wisconsin is top 10 in the U.S.A. for manufacturing jobs since Governor Walker took office

Governor Walker Awards $7 Million in Broadband Expansion Grants
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Governor Walker Awards $7 Million in Broadband Expansion Grants

Preliminary grants have been awarded to serve 1,100 businesses and 14,000 homes

Senator Chris Larson: Statement on the State of Education in Wisconsin
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Senator Chris Larson: Statement on the State of Education in Wisconsin

Over the Lost Walker Decade, Wisconsin has seen $1 billion cut from our neighborhood public schools, of which $183 million still remains unrestored.

Murphy’s Law: The Best Governor Money Can Buy
Murphy’s Law

The Best Governor Money Can Buy

Just about every Walker policy was bought by special interests.

Data Wonk: The Impact of Republican Tax Cuts
Data Wonk

The Impact of Republican Tax Cuts

It relies on supply side economics. So how well is that working?

Campaign Cash: Big Walker Donor Gets $250,000 Grant
Campaign Cash

Big Walker Donor Gets $250,000 Grant

Badger Meter donates $26,000 to governor, gets big state grant from WEDC.

Five Things to Remember When Scott Walker Whines About Campaign Fundraising
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Five Things to Remember When Scott Walker Whines About Campaign Fundraising

‘His Whining is Laughable and His Attacks are Intellectually Bankrupt’

Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for More Community Input at Department of Corrections Community Meeting on Plans for Lincoln Hills Closure
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for More Community Input at Department of Corrections Community Meeting on Plans for Lincoln Hills Closure

YJM continued to advocate for alternatives to locked-door facilities while investing in close-to-home programs like mentoring and job training.

Foxconn to Grow Wisconsin-based Ginseng Brand and Boost Ginseng Research and Market Development
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Foxconn to Grow Wisconsin-based Ginseng Brand and Boost Ginseng Research and Market Development

Signs partnership agreement to support local jobs, Wisconsin’s ginseng industry and American ginseng market. Sets up joint venture for sales and development of American ginseng in China

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

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

Op Ed: Where Will Walker, Evers Take Economy?
Op Ed

Where Will Walker, Evers Take Economy?

State in slow growth mode. Two candidates have very different approaches to this.

Wisconsin drivers to Gov. Walker: Just fix it!
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Wisconsin drivers to Gov. Walker: Just fix it!

Latest report highlights state’s crumbling infrastructure

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

Schimel’s Spoils System

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

Governor Walker Helps Break Ground on $15 Million STEM Innovation Center at UW-Green Bay
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Governor Walker Helps Break Ground on $15 Million STEM Innovation Center at UW-Green Bay

Received $5 million from Governor Walker’s capital budget

The State of Politics: Kimberly-Clark Won’t Get Tax Break
The State of Politics

Kimberly-Clark Won’t Get Tax Break

Company demands subsidy by September 30. Why that won’t happen.

Does Scott Walker Still Believe Accused Perpetrator of Sexual Assault Brett Kavanaugh Fits Criteria He Looks For In Judicial Candidates
Wisconsin is Ready to Win the 21st Century: Tax Relief, Worker Training, Children’s Health Among Governor Walker’s Priorities in Next State Budget
Op Ed: Fastest Legislators in Modern History?
Op Ed

Fastest Legislators in Modern History?

Report finds more fast-tracking of legislation, less public input, under Walker and Republicans.

Another Attorney General Not Named Brad Schimel Sues Opioid Manufacturer
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Another Attorney General Not Named Brad Schimel Sues Opioid Manufacturer

Republican Attorney General in Colorado Alleges Purdue Pharma ‘Fraudulent and Deceptive’ Practices Helped Create Opioid Crisis

The Contrarian: Tommy Thompson Is Wrong About Prisons
The Contrarian

Tommy Thompson Is Wrong About Prisons

He regrets 1991 plan I wrote. But he never implemented it.

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Scott Walker Latest Corporate Welfare Scheme
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One Wisconsin Now Statements on Scott Walker Latest Corporate Welfare Scheme

Desperate Governor Calling for ‘FoxValleyCon’

Op Ed: Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!
Op Ed

Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!

Who’s behind the anonymous NYT column about obstructing Trump’s craziness? Read on.

Election Experts Call For Paper Ballots

Election Experts Call For Paper Ballots

New report cites security problem, notes paper ballots can’t be tampered with online.

Campaign Cash: WMC Pushes For Kimberly-Clark Subsidy
Campaign Cash

WMC Pushes For Kimberly-Clark Subsidy

State’s biggest business lobby has spent nearly $20 million to elect conservatives.

Governor Walker Tours Metro Market in Milwaukee, Thanks Kroger and Roundy’s Supermarkets for Their Commitment to Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Tours Metro Market in Milwaukee, Thanks Kroger and Roundy’s Supermarkets for Their Commitment to Wisconsin

Roundy’s has 106 stores and more than 12,600 employees in Wisconsin

Data Wonk: Making Wisconsin More Like Texas
Data Wonk

Making Wisconsin More Like Texas

Schimel and Walker support changes in Affordable Care Act most voters oppose. Why?

Badger Meter to Create 40 Jobs in Racine
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Badger Meter to Create 40 Jobs in Racine

Company to relocate operations from Arizona to Wisconsin

Murphy’s Law: How Republicans Helped Tammy Baldwin
Murphy’s Law

How Republicans Helped Tammy Baldwin

They picked the wrong candidate. That could hand election to Baldwin.

Smoking Gun Evidence Exposes Gov. Scott Walker Lying About Scheme to Use State Plane to Fly For Campaign TV Ad Shoot
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Smoking Gun Evidence Exposes Gov. Scott Walker Lying About Scheme to Use State Plane to Fly For Campaign TV Ad Shoot

Owes Wisconsin Taxpayers a Check for Using State Plane for His Campaign, and an Apology for Lying About It

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin-Japan Trade Relationship at 50th Anniversary of Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Omaha
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Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin-Japan Trade Relationship at 50th Anniversary of Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Omaha

In 2017, Wisconsin exported more than $789 million in products, ranging from scientific and medical instruments to dairy products, to Japan.

Campaign Cash: Foxconn Partners Are Big Walker Donors
Campaign Cash

Foxconn Partners Are Big Walker Donors

Aurora, Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls help create Foxconn venture fund while donating to governor.

Senator Taylor Responds to Walker’s Twitter Rant, “We Need Leadership, Not a Twitter Fight.”
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Senator Taylor Responds to Walker’s Twitter Rant, “We Need Leadership, Not a Twitter Fight.”

"So Governor Walker didn’t have time to defend Harley-Davidson, but he has time to blow dog whistles."

The State of Politics: Clash Over Assessments, Property Tax Brewing
The State of Politics

Clash Over Assessments, Property Tax Brewing

“Dark store” loophole, levy limits and revenue options are looming issues at the Capitol.

Governor Walker Discusses the Critical Importance of Cyber Security at the 6th Annual Governor’s Cyber Security Summit
Op Ed: How To Be a Dark Money Donor
Op Ed

How To Be a Dark Money Donor

It’s so easy in Wisconsin. Though it's not very democratic.

New Evidence Shows Gov. Scott Walker’s Excuse for Using State Plane to Film Campaign Ad Doesn’t Fly
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New Evidence Shows Gov. Scott Walker’s Excuse for Using State Plane to Film Campaign Ad Doesn’t Fly

‘Scott Walker Intended to Charge Taxpayers to Fly Him to Shoot a TV Ad for His Campaign’

Governor Walker Announces $56,664 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools
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Governor Walker Announces $56,664 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

"These financial literacy grants will help thousands of students to broaden their personal financial knowledge..."

Plastics Manufacturer Nolato Contour Expands Operations in St. Croix County; Plans to Create 62 Jobs
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Plastics Manufacturer Nolato Contour Expands Operations in St. Croix County; Plans to Create 62 Jobs

Company says business climate, workforce are key reasons why it’s growing in Wisconsin

Governor Walker announces almost $16 million in awards for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
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Governor Walker announces almost $16 million in awards for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

"This program enhances public mobility, economic development and the overall quality of life for our citizens."

Gov. Scott Walker Kicks Off NFL Season Trying to Stoke Racial Division, Resentment
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Gov. Scott Walker Kicks Off NFL Season Trying to Stoke Racial Division, Resentment

Scott Walker’s Record on Racial Justice Issues Nothing Less Than Deplorable

Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Effect Includes $56,000 in Taxpayer-Funded ‘Walker Air’ Fly Arounds
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Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Effect Includes $56,000 in Taxpayer-Funded ‘Walker Air’ Fly Arounds

One $1,800 Fly Around Took Walker to Business That Donated $67,000 to His Campaigns, Got No-Bid Contract for Foxconn Work

100 Per-Child Tax Rebate Returned More Than $94 Million to Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families
Press Release

100 Per-Child Tax Rebate Returned More Than $94 Million to Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families

"Surplus dollars belong to the taxpayers..."

Campaign Cash: The Huge Clout of Bradley Foundation
Campaign Cash

The Huge Clout of Bradley Foundation

Milwaukee foundation gave $37 million last year to conservative groups, and many then spend to elect Republicans.

Data Wonk: Walker Cost State 80,000 Jobs
Data Wonk

Walker Cost State 80,000 Jobs

Jobs grew 33 percent less under him compared to other states, the data shows.

Coalition Applauds Gov. Walker’s Suggestion to Rethink Highway Expansions
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Coalition Applauds Gov. Walker’s Suggestion to Rethink Highway Expansions

"Governor Walker is absolutely right: Spending billions on bigger, wider roads is not a smart use of taxpayer dollars."

Murphy’s Law: More Foxconn Bells and Whistles
Murphy’s Law

More Foxconn Bells and Whistles

They want a new venture fund and UW-Madison fund -- all subsidized by our taxes.

Scott Walker Flew to Green Bay TV Market Six Straight Days Before Green Bay Area State Senate Special Election
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Scott Walker Flew to Green Bay TV Market Six Straight Days Before Green Bay Area State Senate Special Election

Pattern of Scott Walker Using Public Resources for His Political Purposes

Governor Walker Celebrates the Opening of United Community Center Acosta Middle School’s New Facility
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Governor Walker Celebrates the Opening of United Community Center Acosta Middle School’s New Facility

Commends school for focusing on high-demand fields: science-technology and skilled trades

Governor Walker Announces $1.5 Million in TEACH Grants Awarded for Educational Technology Training
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Governor Walker Announces $1.5 Million in TEACH Grants Awarded for Educational Technology Training

Awarded for Educational Technology Training Funds to enhance training for 196 rural school districts, 172 rural public libraries

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

Catching Up on Summer’s Political News

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

One Wisconsin Now Requests Ethics, Criminal Investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s Use of State Airplane
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One Wisconsin Now Requests Ethics, Criminal Investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s Use of State Airplane

No Gray Area Here: Walker Broke the Law When He Used State Plane to Film Campaign Ad

Dark Money Helped Kill Lead Paint Claims

Dark Money Helped Kill Lead Paint Claims

State Republicans facing recalls got $750,000 in secret cash, wrote law to bar suits to benefit lead poisoned children.

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

Check Candidates’ Stance on Open Records

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

Op Ed: The Wild Splendor of Our Rivers
Op Ed

The Wild Splendor of Our Rivers

How state streams like the Namekagon were saved. And how state Republican policies are hurting them.

Op Ed: On My Daughter’s First School Day
Op Ed

On My Daughter’s First School Day

What will her school be like after years of funding cuts and teacher resignations under Walker?

Evers Wants to Replace State Jobs Agency

Evers Wants to Replace State Jobs Agency

Head of agency and Walker campaign criticize Democrat’s plan.

Scott Walker Charged Taxpayers $2,017 for Using State Plane to Fly to Film Campaign Commercial
Press Release

Scott Walker Charged Taxpayers $2,017 for Using State Plane to Fly to Film Campaign Commercial

New Records Show Blatant Misuse and Abuse of Tax Dollars as Career Politician Scott Walker Desperately Campaigns for Re-Election

Walker and Pence: Talkin’ Trump on the Tarmac?
Press Release

Walker and Pence: Talkin’ Trump on the Tarmac?

Walker has yet to forcefully speak out against the harmful policies coming out of D.C. from the Trump administration.

Murphy’s Law: Why Wisconsin Resists Clean Energy
Murphy’s Law

Why Wisconsin Resists Clean Energy

State lags the Midwest in renewable energy, yet suddenly making great progress.

Legislation Moved Quickly Under Walker

Legislation Moved Quickly Under Walker

Much quicker passage, less public input, in first legislative session under Walker, analysis finds.

Governor Walker Declares Statewide State of Emergency
Press Release

Governor Walker Declares Statewide State of Emergency

"We are ready to provide any tools and resources necessary to impacted communities."

Boss Vos Paying Caucus Member Kerkman for Side Businesses the Last Five Years
Press Release

Boss Vos Paying Caucus Member Kerkman for Side Businesses the Last Five Years

Unpublicized Arrangement Raises Enormous Red Flags

Foxconn Bonus Continues: New $100 Million Wisconn Valley Venture Fund Created to Drive Innovation in Wisconsin
Press Release

Foxconn Bonus Continues: New $100 Million Wisconn Valley Venture Fund Created to Drive Innovation in Wisconsin

Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn, Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual partner to advance innovative technology through $100 million venture capital fund

The Contrarian: Roads Spending Way Down, Debt Way Up
The Contrarian

Roads Spending Way Down, Debt Way Up

New state report shows roads funding down 28%, yet debt service doubling under Walker.

Gov. Scott Walker Has Another Foxconn Fueled Campaign Announcement
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Has Another Foxconn Fueled Campaign Announcement

Records Show Walker Has Spent $33,000 Using the State Plane for Foxconn-Related Flying Days

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Must Go Negative
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Must Go Negative

Governor is so unpopular he must bludgeon his opponent or change his identity. Or both.

On Time and On Budget: Governor Walker Announces the Completion of the Zoo Interchange Core
Press Release

On Time and On Budget: Governor Walker Announces the Completion of the Zoo Interchange Core

New $300 million interchange designed to last for 75 years

The State of Politics: 6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control
The State of Politics

6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control

Stakes are high, including control over 2020 redistricting.

Campaign Cash: 3M Gives Donations, Pays No Fines
Campaign Cash

3M Gives Donations, Pays No Fines

Company gave donations to Walker and others, pays no fines for environmental violations.

Scott Walker’s mismanagement drove up cost of Zoo Interchange construction
Press Release

Scott Walker’s mismanagement drove up cost of Zoo Interchange construction

Walker promised it would be completed in 2019, but that deadline will be missed following numerous delays.

5 Questions Scott Walker Must Answer on Foxconn’s Broken Promises
Press Release

5 Questions Scott Walker Must Answer on Foxconn’s Broken Promises

Here are just a few of the questions Walker should immediately answer

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Honor Herb Kohl at Arena Opening
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Honor Herb Kohl at Arena Opening

Senator Kohl owned team from 1985-2014, made sure NBA franchise stayed in Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Open Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Open Fiserv Forum

"The most forward-thinking, 21st-century building," says Bucks president Peter Feigin.

Governor Walker Celebrates Grand Opening of the Fiserv Forum
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Grand Opening of the Fiserv Forum

3-to-1 return on investment for the State of Wisconsin

Op Ed: The Attack on Affordable Care
Op Ed

The Attack on Affordable Care

Walker, Schimel, Johnson would kill program; 2.4 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions could lose insurance.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring U.S. Senator John McCain
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring U.S. Senator John McCain

"John McCain was an American hero who selflessly served his country."

DNR Wastewater Permit Backlog Still a Problem

DNR Wastewater Permit Backlog Still a Problem

One year after critical audit DNR still slow to review potential municipal, industrial and agricultural pollution.

Walker Put Veterans at the Mercy of the Domestic War Profiteer For-Profit ‘College’ Cartel
Press Release

Walker Put Veterans at the Mercy of the Domestic War Profiteer For-Profit ‘College’ Cartel

‘Our Veterans Protected This Nation, Scott Walker Protects the Industry That Preys on Our Veterans.’

Plenty of Horne: Meeting Addresses Swing Park Homicides
Plenty of Horne

Meeting Addresses Swing Park Homicides

Mayor, police, city officials, residents have a solution-oriented meeting short on anger.

Op Ed: Walker’s Air Travel Abuses Taxpayers
Op Ed

Walker’s Air Travel Abuses Taxpayers

Governor bills taxpayers for 869 flights, many blatantly political, some as short as 24 miles.

Foxconn Moves the Goalposts…Again. Walker Says Nothing…Again
Press Release

Foxconn Moves the Goalposts…Again. Walker Says Nothing…Again

Foxconn Executive: “A lot of the plans that we put together have been modified, updated, and some of those we don’t actually know whether they are true anymore.”

WILL Hires Lucas Vebber as Deputy Counsel
Press Release

WILL Hires Lucas Vebber as Deputy Counsel

Before joining WILL, Lucas served as General Counsel and Director of Environmental and Energy Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

Walker, Evers Tied in Governor’s Race

Walker, Evers Tied in Governor’s Race

And Vukmir just behind Baldwin in race for Senator, as challengers gain momentum.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn’s Story Changes. Yet Again.
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn’s Story Changes. Yet Again.

Nearly all the manufacturing will be done by robots, company says.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races for Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senate seat
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races for Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senate seat

Jobs, schools, health coverage are most important issues to state voters

Data Wonk: Must Democrats Have a Unified Message?
Data Wonk

Must Democrats Have a Unified Message?

So claims a NYT story. But the party generally fares better by allowing differing views.

Op Ed: Please Rescind Walker’s Open Records Award
Op Ed

Please Rescind Walker’s Open Records Award

Letter to state Freedom of Information Council cites governor’s poor record on “Openess."

Governor Walker Celebrates Broadband Growth in Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Broadband Growth in Wisconsin

Participates in Wisconsin Independent Network’s Ribbon Cutting

Governor Walker Calls on Department of Transportation to Evaluate Expanding the Interstate 41 Corridor in the Fox Valley
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls on Department of Transportation to Evaluate Expanding the Interstate 41 Corridor in the Fox Valley

"...I am calling on the Department of Transportation to evaluate expanding the Interstate 41 section between Appleton and DePere."

Second Walker Official Opposes Him

Second Walker Official Opposes Him

Ex-Director of Financial Institutions say he was pushed to meet with lobbyists, avoid public records.

Scott Walker Spent at Least $65,000 on Planes for His Closed to the Public ‘Town Halls’
Press Release

Scott Walker Spent at Least $65,000 on Planes for His Closed to the Public ‘Town Halls’

One Wisconsin Now Responds to Gov. Scott Walker’s Facebook Tantrum

DPW Reality Check on AFP’s Intentionally Misleading Ad
Press Release

DPW Reality Check on AFP’s Intentionally Misleading Ad

Evers proposed $1.1 billion more than Walker according to updated reporting by Wisconsin State Journ

Senator Taylor Responds to Governor’s Exorbitant Use of Taxpayer Money
Press Release

Senator Taylor Responds to Governor’s Exorbitant Use of Taxpayer Money

"Seriously, it doesn’t get more hypocritical than this."

Scott Walker Air: One Wisconsin Now Investigation Reveals Gov. Walker’s Serial Use and Abuse of Taxpayer Resources
Press Release

Scott Walker Air: One Wisconsin Now Investigation Reveals Gov. Walker’s Serial Use and Abuse of Taxpayer Resources

Governor Racks Up Over $818,000 in Air Travel in State Plane to Rehabilitate Political Image, Ferry Him for Personal Events Since Ending Presidential Campaign

Poll Has Evers 5 Points Up On Walker

Poll Has Evers 5 Points Up On Walker

Poll taken two days after election. Walker spokesman says they expect “tough canpaign.”

ICYMI: New Poll Shows Tony Evers Up 5 Over Scott Walker
Press Release

ICYMI: New Poll Shows Tony Evers Up 5 Over Scott Walker

The same poll also found that more Wisconsin voters disapprove of Walker’s job performance than approve.

Governor Walker Visits Foxconn Construction Site to Discuss New Opportunities for Wisconsin Workers
Press Release

Governor Walker Visits Foxconn Construction Site to Discuss New Opportunities for Wisconsin Workers

"Opportunities are available for Wisconsinites from all over the state, with any experience level, to take advantage of Foxconn’s historic investment/"

Breaking: Washington Post Adds Wisconsin to List of Governor Seats Most Likely to Flip in November
Press Release

Breaking: Washington Post Adds Wisconsin to List of Governor Seats Most Likely to Flip in November

This latest ranking changes comes just one day after Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed the race’s rating from “Leans Republican” to “Toss Up.”

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Former attorney for Walker wants seat held by retiring justice Shirley Abrahamson

Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to the Council on Tourism
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to the Council on Tourism

"Tourism in Wisconsin is booming because we have family fun in every corner of the state and because of the great people who work hard to promote our state."

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Jones to Serve on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Jones to Serve on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Andrew Jones is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell LLP.

JULY JOBS: Wisconsin Adds 9,100 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Remains Below 3.0% for a Record Six Straight Months
Press Release

JULY JOBS: Wisconsin Adds 9,100 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Remains Below 3.0% for a Record Six Straight Months

Wisconsin added 9,100 private-sector jobs from June 2018 to July 2018, and 2,500 manufacturing jobs.

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

100,000 more people voted in Democratic primary despite massive Republican spending on Senate race.

Time’s Up, Scott Walker
Press Release

Time’s Up, Scott Walker

Progressives Promote Positive Economic Agenda While Career Politician Walker Hasn’t Helped Families With Student Loan Debt, High Costs of Child Care

Are Journalists Your Enemy?

Are Journalists Your Enemy?

29% of Americans say yes, many support shutting down free press. Disagree? You can help.

Oshkosh Corporation’s New 190,000-Square-Foot Global Headquarters, Expansion of its Defense Business Receive Support from WEDC, WisDOT
Press Release

Oshkosh Corporation’s New 190,000-Square-Foot Global Headquarters, Expansion of its Defense Business Receive Support from WEDC, WisDOT

Tax credits, grant will aid company as it builds a new global headquarters that will house up to 650 employees

Campaign Cash: Six Wealthy Donors Give GOP $255,000
Campaign Cash

Six Wealthy Donors Give GOP $255,000

In just two weeks, given to state Republican Party, all but one donor from outside state.

Governor Walker Announces the Toro Company Expanding in Tomah, Creating 35 New Jobs
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces the Toro Company Expanding in Tomah, Creating 35 New Jobs

Worldwide leader in outdoor maintenance equipment increasing capacity in Monroe County

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

"I pledge to you that I will apply the law fairly to everyone."

Op Ed: Evers Could Benefit From Walker Fatigue
Op Ed

Evers Could Benefit From Walker Fatigue

There is exhaustion with Walker’s ambition and relentless negative campaigns.

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Lack Health Coverage
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Lack Health Coverage

Trump’s attack on Affordable Care Act mostly hurts Republicans, the data shows.

All the Election Data You Want

All the Election Data You Want

It was one for the history books, with many surprising results and newcomers.

Murphy’s Law: 23 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

23 Election Winners and Losers

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

Tony Evers Wins Over Crowded Field

Tony Evers Wins Over Crowded Field

State Superintendent wins easily, Mitchell takes second.

State Shifts Cost For New Bridges

State Shifts Cost For New Bridges

Walker administration policy means counties pay entire bill if bridge built to accommodate traffic growth.

Vote Tuesday: Guide to Republican Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Guide to Republican Candidates

Republican U.S. Senate duel leads the way on Tuesday's ballot.

Vote Tuesday: Candidates for Common Council
Vote Tuesday

Candidates for Common Council

Six candidates for 5th District in only primary contest.

Vote Tuesday: Democratic Candidate Guide
Vote Tuesday

Democratic Candidate Guide

Packed Democratic gubernatorial race and county sheriff contest are top items on Tuesday's ballot.

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

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

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

Campaign Cash: Unions Go Big for Mahlon Mitchell
Campaign Cash

Unions Go Big for Mahlon Mitchell

No candidate got more from outside groups, who spent $412,300 on Democratic candidate for governor.

Answer the Question, Scott Walker
Press Release

Answer the Question, Scott Walker

Yes or No, Do You Support Donald Trump’s Call for Boycott of Harley-Davidson?

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Army Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Army Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum

Ketchum will be laid to rest on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Superior.

Op Ed: Godleweski Is Best Choice for State Treasurer
Op Ed

Godleweski Is Best Choice for State Treasurer

Candidate who helped save the office is best qualified to make it a check on the governor.

Wall Blasts Walker, Schimel on Youth Prison

Wall Blasts Walker, Schimel on Youth Prison

Former corrections secretary says governor, AG ignored Lincoln Hills abuses for political reasons.

Governor Walker Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June Flooding in Northwestern Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June Flooding in Northwestern Wisconsin

Heavy rains caused flash flooding and several rivers to rise to major flood stage.

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin

"I’m thrilled to have earned the endorsements of so many local elected officials throughout our great state."

‘The Only Thing Scott Walker Cares About Keeping Safe is His Own Job’
Press Release

‘The Only Thing Scott Walker Cares About Keeping Safe is His Own Job’

Bombshell Book From Former Head of State Corrections Department Reveals Walker Put Political Ambitions Before Protecting Public Safety

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials from Northern and Northwestern Wisconsin
Press Release

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials from Northern and Northwestern Wisconsin

“I’m honored to have earned the support of so many well-respected elected officials, from Superior to Beloit.”

Private School Voucher Backers Top $7.5 Million in Donations to Wisconsin Politicians
Press Release

Private School Voucher Backers Top $7.5 Million in Donations to Wisconsin Politicians

Pro Private School Voucher Gov. Walker Snags More Than 1 in 4 Dollars Donated Since 2008

Race for Governor: Democrats Make Closing Arguments
Race for Governor

Democrats Make Closing Arguments

Lively gubernatorial debate covered topics from Gov. Walker's worst action to cutting the state's prison population.

GOP is biggest barrier to school success
Press Release

GOP is biggest barrier to school success

Local taxpayers forced to make up for Republican cuts to education

Vipond Campaign: Why is Sensenbrenner MIA from broadcast media interviews?
Press Release

Vipond Campaign: Why is Sensenbrenner MIA from broadcast media interviews?

Dr. Vipond: Where’s Sensenbrenner when Walker, Grothman, Steil making media rounds

Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s Incarceration Governor
Press Release

Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s Incarceration Governor

"As an elected official you don’t get to pick and choose which constituents you care about and which you don’t."

Data Wonk: The Trouble with Freedom Indices
Data Wonk

The Trouble with Freedom Indices

Assumption that government spending reduces freedom limits the ability to assess government programs.

Scott Walker Accidentally Reveals the Truth With Press Conference on Public Safety
Press Release

Scott Walker Accidentally Reveals the Truth With Press Conference on Public Safety

‘The Only Thing 25-Year Politician Scott Walker Cares About Keeping Safe is His Own Job’

Mitchell Slams Walker on Desperate Press Conference
Press Release

Mitchell Slams Walker on Desperate Press Conference

"Walker continues to pay us lip service with hollow political stunts instead of actually governing."

Scott Walker Cannot Defend His Racist Corrections Disaster
Press Release

Scott Walker Cannot Defend His Racist Corrections Disaster

‘On Corrections, Walker Always Makes the Wrong Decision and Always for the Wrong Reason’

Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bill Naming Newly Constructed I-41/U.S. 10/ WIS 441 Interchange in Honor of Michael G. Ellis
Press Release

Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bill Naming Newly Constructed I-41/U.S. 10/ WIS 441 Interchange in Honor of Michael G. Ellis

Mike Ellis served the State of Wisconsin over the course of five decades.

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Nationally and here in Wisconsin, citizens feel their voices aren't being heard.

Evers Raises Nearly $110,000 from over 2,400 Contributions
Press Release

Evers Raises Nearly $110,000 from over 2,400 Contributions

Only Candidate to Receive Contributions from all 72 Wisconsin Counties

The State of Politics: Remembering Mike Ellis
The State of Politics

Remembering Mike Ellis

He dealt in deals, barbs, facts and fiction.

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Rep. Christine Sinicki
Press Release

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Rep. Christine Sinicki

"I’m proud to have earned the endorsement of Rep. Sinicki."

Governor Walker Announces Initiative to Help Small Contractors Compete for Wisconn Valley Construction Work
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Initiative to Help Small Contractors Compete for Wisconn Valley Construction Work

Two capacity-building sessions targeting smaller contractors will be held in Milwaukee and Racine in August.

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsinites and Midwestern Neighbors to Take Advantage of First Ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
Press Release

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsinites and Midwestern Neighbors to Take Advantage of First Ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

The Sales Tax Holiday overall is estimated to save Wisconsin families a total of $14.8 million from August 1 – 5, 2018.

Governor Walker Appoints Buffalo County District Attorney
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Buffalo County District Attorney

For the past 29 years, Thomas Bilski has been practicing law at his Osseo based firm, Bilski & Associates, LLC.

Campaign Cash: State Parties Breaking Fundraising Records
Campaign Cash

State Parties Breaking Fundraising Records

$4.9 million raised for campaigns in first half of 2018; GOP gets 23% more than Democrats.

Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development
Press Release

Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development

Wisconsin one of just five states to earn Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine

More Than 121,000 Likely Voters in Milwaukee County Pay Monthly Student Loan Debt
Press Release

More Than 121,000 Likely Voters in Milwaukee County Pay Monthly Student Loan Debt

‘Scott Walker is the worst governor in America for the student loan debt crisis’

Walker Reconsiders Fiserv Subsidy?

Walker Reconsiders Fiserv Subsidy?

Reacting to furor over Fiserv buying Bucks arena naming rights, governor to look “closely” at this.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Selects City Sites for New Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Selects City Sites for New Buildings

Will it build on one or both sites? State now has tough choice to make.

Clean Wisconsin Sues EPA Over Smog Rules

Clean Wisconsin Sues EPA Over Smog Rules

Advocacy group says federal government too lax on smog in state’s “non-attainment” areas.

Kelda Roys Endorsed by 18 elected officials in Madison and throughout Dane County
Press Release

Kelda Roys Endorsed by 18 elected officials in Madison and throughout Dane County

“I am proud to have been endorsed by so many accomplished elected officials in Madison and Dane county.”

Mitchell Statement in Response to Scott Walker’s Hollow Bullying Claim
Press Release

Mitchell Statement in Response to Scott Walker’s Hollow Bullying Claim

"Scott Walker’s fake outrage is as out of step as his priorities."

Race for Governor: Walker Ads Tout Foxconn’s Impact
Race for Governor

Walker Ads Tout Foxconn’s Impact

Four TV spots target different regions, feature local businesses.

Desperate Scott Walker Goes Negative Weeks Before Democratic Primary to Pick His General Election Opponent
Press Release

Desperate Scott Walker Goes Negative Weeks Before Democratic Primary to Pick His General Election Opponent

With Sagging Poll Numbers Career Politician Dispatches Republican Party to Run Negative Ads

Clean Wisconsin files lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA’s failure to reduce unhealthy smog
Press Release

Clean Wisconsin files lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA’s failure to reduce unhealthy smog

Ozone smog harms people with respiratory disease, older adults, children and other vulnerable people.

Race for Governor: Evers Wants Huge Hike For Special Education
Race for Governor

Evers Wants Huge Hike For Special Education

Would nearly triple current state spending. Republicans opposed much smaller increase in last budget.

Murphy’s Law: Are Democratic Candidates Too Liberal?
Murphy’s Law

Are Democratic Candidates Too Liberal?

Walker is very vulnerable, but his challengers are blowing it with far-left campaigns.

Speaker Newt Gingrich Endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate
Press Release

Speaker Newt Gingrich Endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Gingrich: ‘President Trump needs more fighters like Leah’

Student Debt Duo Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos Team Up to Roll Back Protections From Predatory For Profit Colleges
Press Release

Student Debt Duo Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos Team Up to Roll Back Protections From Predatory For Profit Colleges

Cuts to State Oversight and Rollback of Federal ‘Borrowers Defense’ Rule Leaves Students Vulnerable to Abuse

Governor Walker Encourages Families to Take Advantage of Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-5
Press Release

Governor Walker Encourages Families to Take Advantage of Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-5

Holiday comes on top of $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate

DPW Response to Walker’s New Foxconn Ads: Walker Knows He’s In Trouble
Press Release

DPW Response to Walker’s New Foxconn Ads: Walker Knows He’s In Trouble

"The public is deeply skeptical of Walker's $4.5 billion Foxconn giveaway."

Roys Calls Walker Administration’s Failure to Fill Election Security Jobs “Gubernatorial Malpractice”
Press Release

Roys Calls Walker Administration’s Failure to Fill Election Security Jobs “Gubernatorial Malpractice”

Walker’s failure to fill key security positions comes amid numerous warnings that Wisconsin’s election systems are vulnerable to hacking...

Walker Signs Waiver to Lower ACA Costs

Walker Signs Waiver to Lower ACA Costs

Democrats charge his approach is a “sabotage of health care law."

Walker Plan Does Not Make Up for Cost of Sabotage
Press Release

Walker Plan Does Not Make Up for Cost of Sabotage

"Scott Walker now finds it politically convenient in an election year to pretend to care about health care costs..."

Midwest Paper Group Committed to Hiring Up to 321 Jobs, $30 Million Investment to Reconfigure the Former Appleton Coated Paper Mill in Outagamie CountyGovernor Walker announces $1.8 million in state tax credits to support job creation in the Fox Valley
The State of Politics: ACLU Increases Its Impact
The State of Politics

ACLU Increases Its Impact

More political activism and big boost in membership gives liberal group more clout.

Op Ed: The Impact of Medicare and Medicaid
Op Ed

The Impact of Medicare and Medicaid

Countless millions have benefitted. But Republicans want to slash the benefits.

DPW Response to Walker Reinsurance Program
Press Release

DPW Response to Walker Reinsurance Program

"Scott Walker claims premiums are going down but they are rising by $1400."

Roys Condemns Walker’s Attacks on Health Insurance
Press Release

Roys Condemns Walker’s Attacks on Health Insurance

MADISON, WI — Kelda Roys issued a strong rebuke in response to Walker’s latest attempt to distract from his abysmal record on healthcare. “Wisconsinites remember Scott Walker‘s attacks on our healthcare,” said Roys. “At the same time Walker announced this plan, he signed off on a lawsuit to destroy the Affordable Care Act. If Walker […]

Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host 26th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony
Press Release

Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host 26th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony

600 lives saved by organ donations in 2017

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Neither criticized anything president has done, no major disagreements between candidates.

Op Ed: Both Parties Weak on Clergy Sex Abuse
Op Ed

Both Parties Weak on Clergy Sex Abuse

Yes, Matt Flynn has a bad record on the issue but so does Sen. Ron Johnson.

Republican Challenger Robert Meyer Forced Scott Walker into a Primary with $10 in Outside Campaign Contributions
Press Release

Republican Challenger Robert Meyer Forced Scott Walker into a Primary with $10 in Outside Campaign Contributions

"My supporters worked extremely hard to get me on the ballot."

DPW Response to NBC-Marist Polling on Scott Walker
Press Release

DPW Response to NBC-Marist Polling on Scott Walker

"This latest poll demonstrates that Wisconsin voters are ready for a change after eight long years of Scott Walker."

Op Ed: Say No to Kimberly-Clark Subsidy
Op Ed

Say No to Kimberly-Clark Subsidy

They’re awash in profits from federal tax cuts and worker givebacks. Now they want more from state taxpayers?

Campaign Cash: Foxconn Bid Winners Donate $68,000 to Walker
Campaign Cash

Foxconn Bid Winners Donate $68,000 to Walker

One-third of three dozen companies winning contracts give to Walker’s campaign.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring the Life of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Michael Michalski
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring the Life of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Michael Michalski

"Our hearts go out to his family and the entire Milwaukee Police Department family."

Roys Releases Video Outlining Benefits to Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin
Press Release

Roys Releases Video Outlining Benefits to Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin

Roys’ video tells the story of a man, Heath Rush, who became addicted to opioids while experiencing back pain due to injury.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Plays Politics for Walker?
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Plays Politics for Walker?

Company's iffy "innovation centers" in Eau Claire, Green Bay could help reelect governor.

Scott Walker doubles down on support for extremist Supreme Court pick
Press Release

Scott Walker doubles down on support for extremist Supreme Court pick

Kavanaugh was selected by President Trump because he would be in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Kimberly-Clark Will Consider State Subsidy

Kimberly-Clark Will Consider State Subsidy

Open to state incentives, the company says, now that union has agreed to concessions.

Campaign Cash: WMC Loves Republican Governors Group
Campaign Cash

WMC Loves Republican Governors Group

State’s big business group gives most of the $1.9 million from state donors to GOP campaign group.

School Safety Grant Program Avoids Larger Issues of Gun Violence
Press Release

School Safety Grant Program Avoids Larger Issues of Gun Violence

"Trying to solve gun violence while pushing the gun industries priorities is like trying to put out a fire with a flamethrower."

More Donors to Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Get Foxconn Contracts
Press Release

More Donors to Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Get Foxconn Contracts

‘Those Who Give Keep Getting’ As Total of Donations to Scott Walker From Businesses Snagging Contracts Surpasses $582,000

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark, United Steelworkers Agreement
Press Release

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark, United Steelworkers Agreement

"The agreement reached between Kimberly-Clark and the United Steelworkers is outstanding news..."

Murphy’s Law: The Anti-Union Governor
Murphy’s Law

The Anti-Union Governor

Scott Walker may be the nation’s leading union killer. What’s the impact on Wisconsin?

Op Ed: Is Walker a Russian Dupe?
Op Ed

Is Walker a Russian Dupe?

Did he get Russian donations that were funneled through NRA?

Worst Governor on Public Education Hosts Worst Secretary of Department of Education
Press Release

Worst Governor on Public Education Hosts Worst Secretary of Department of Education

No One Has Done More to Undermine Public Education Than Scott Walker; Betsy DeVos Has Helped to Underwrite It

The State of Politics: State Treasurer Race Heating Up
The State of Politics

State Treasurer Race Heating Up

Suddenly voters care. Unusual interest and cash in the campaign.

Race for Governor: Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor
Race for Governor

Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor

None of four Democratic finalists got more than one-third of online vote.

Roys Endorsed by Philanthropist Lynde Uihlein
Press Release

Roys Endorsed by Philanthropist Lynde Uihlein

"I’m thrilled to have Lynde’s support."

Op Ed: Both Parties Ducking Major Issues
Op Ed

Both Parties Ducking Major Issues

But what will Trump’s impact be on state’s November election?

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County
Press Release

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County

"My thoughts and prayers continue with the people of Sun Prairie."

Gov. Scott Walker Political Operation Snagged $250,000 Check Mere Days After Meeting With Accused Russian Spy
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Political Operation Snagged $250,000 Check Mere Days After Meeting With Accused Russian Spy

‘Sure looks like Scott Walker's Non-Meeting Meant Something to Somebody’

Kelda Roys Wins Endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC
Press Release

Kelda Roys Wins Endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC

"I’m grateful to Feminist Majority PAC for their support."

Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former State Senate President Mike Ellis
Press Release

Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former State Senate President Mike Ellis

"Tonette and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Mike Ellis."

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Evers lead widens in gubernatorial primary, Vukmir nudges ahead of Nicholson.

Voters Unhappy About Tariffs, State Roads

Voters Unhappy About Tariffs, State Roads

Marquette poll shows low support for Trump tariffs and outstate concern about roads.

June Jobs Report: 5th Consecutive Month of Unemployment Under 3 Percent, New Record Highs Set for Employment, Labor Force
Mayor Tom Barrett Announces Willie Wade as President and CEO of Employ Milwaukee
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett Announces Willie Wade as President and CEO of Employ Milwaukee

"Willie Wade’s passionate leadership and commitment to connecting people to lifelong employment is unparalleled."

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win Democratic Primary?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win Democratic Primary?

Eight challengers for governor, primary just weeks away, who are the favorites?

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Press Release

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

"I'm tremendously honored to be endorsed by Senator Gillibrand."

Race for Governor: Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised
Race for Governor

Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised

Also leads seven other Democratic candidates for governor in cash on hand.

What’s Walker Hiding?
Press Release

What’s Walker Hiding?

Scott Walker can’t seem to get his facts straight about Russian agent; Washington Post contradicts Walker spokesman's story

New Marquette Law School Poll finds roughly one in three Wisconsin voters still undecided one month before primaries
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds roughly one in three Wisconsin voters still undecided one month before primaries

Voters split along partisan lines on Supreme Court nominee, other national and state issues

Campaign Cash: Russian Operative Highlights Walker’s NRA Ties
Campaign Cash

Russian Operative Highlights Walker’s NRA Ties

Gun lobby has given Walker $3.5 million; he’s rewarded them with pro-gun legislation.

Data Wonk: Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice
Data Wonk

Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice

And what this may say about the Democratic Party.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Gov. Tommy Thompson Condemns Out-of-State Special Interests In U.S. Senate Race
Press Release

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Gov. Tommy Thompson Condemns Out-of-State Special Interests In U.S. Senate Race

Gov. Tommy Thompson overcame millions of dollars of spending from the Club for Growth in 2012 on his way to winning the Republican nomination.

Governor Walker Administration Awards More Than $26 Million for Lead Service Line Replacement in 42 Wisconsin Communities
Press Release

Governor Walker Administration Awards More Than $26 Million for Lead Service Line Replacement in 42 Wisconsin Communities

"The health and well-being of our citizens is a top priority."

Scott Walker’s Real Record for People With Disabilities
Press Release

Scott Walker’s Real Record for People With Disabilities

"Scott Walker refuses to raise the sub-minimum wage, which allows businesses to pay people with disabilities as little as 10 cents an hour because we are exempt from the minimum wage."

Campaign Cash: Walker Gets Donation From Tainted Texas Firm
Campaign Cash

Walker Gets Donation From Tainted Texas Firm

Accepts $2,700 from Texas company advising state investment board; donation violates SEC rules.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Deal Allows Low-Ball Wages
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Deal Allows Low-Ball Wages

Documents show state will allow 93 percent of workers to earn less than $15 hour.

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Maria Butina, charged by federal prosecutors, posed for photo with Walker during his run for president.

Mahlon Mitchell Posts Strongest Fundraising of All Democrats in Race to Replace Scott Walker
Press Release

Mahlon Mitchell Posts Strongest Fundraising of All Democrats in Race to Replace Scott Walker

Campaign finance reports filed yesterday reveal Mitchell’s campaign raised $526,000 from January 1 through June 30 of this year .

Roys Leads in Cash on Hand by Almost 2-1 Margin
Press Release

Roys Leads in Cash on Hand by Almost 2-1 Margin

"Our team is not wasting money on fancy office space or an army of high-priced consultants," said Sonja Chojnacki, Roys’ campaign manager.

Matt Flynn Blasts Scott Walker for Meeting with Russian Spy
Press Release

Matt Flynn Blasts Scott Walker for Meeting with Russian Spy

Flynn says now, more than ever, we need a governor we can trust to stand up to America's enemies and adversaries

Governor Walker Attends Opening of Farm Discovery Center
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Opening of Farm Discovery Center

Highlights the importance of Wisconsin agriculture

Governor Walker Announces $8 Million in Funding to Address Transportation Needs of Wisconsin Workers
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $8 Million in Funding to Address Transportation Needs of Wisconsin Workers

The program will be funded by the Wisconsin Departments of Workforce Development and Transportation.

Walker’s Foxconn Flop Tour Continues
Press Release

Walker’s Foxconn Flop Tour Continues

Foreign corp. buys vacant buildings as it rolls back plans for high-tech facility

Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with New Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in Downtown Eau Claire
Press Release

Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with New Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in Downtown Eau Claire

Company to purchase six-story building and space at Haymarket Landing to grow footprint of its Wisconn Valley technology and talent hub across west-central Wisconsin

$32 Million Milwaukee Tool Expansion Project Receives Support from WEDC; Company to Create 350 New Jobs
Press Release

$32 Million Milwaukee Tool Expansion Project Receives Support from WEDC; Company to Create 350 New Jobs

Governor joins local and regional officials at groundbreaking for company’s new R&D facility

Books: Remembering Milwaukee’s Socialist Days
Books

Remembering Milwaukee’s Socialist Days

New book The Fall of Wisconsin, contrasts state’s progressives with Scott Walker era.

Op Ed: Give State Treasurer Real Power
Op Ed

Give State Treasurer Real Power

Voters favored keeping position, so why not empower state treasurer as a fiscal cop?

Race for Governor: Democratic Candidates Duke it Out
Race for Governor

Democratic Candidates Duke it Out

In debate all eight Democrats running for governor blast the Foxconn deal.

Governor Walker Announces Five Additional Contractor Information Sessions for Businesses Interested in Foxconn Construction Work
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Five Additional Contractor Information Sessions for Businesses Interested in Foxconn Construction Work

Second round of meetings to focus on opportunities connected to construction of advanced display manufacturing buildings

Scott Walker: Wisconsin’s $100 Million Man
Press Release

Scott Walker: Wisconsin’s $100 Million Man

‘No Wisconsin Politician Has Raised More Campaign Cash For Himself or Been More Willing to Sell Us Out For a Campaign Contribution’

Wisconsin Budget: Online Sales Tax Will Benefit Wealthy
Wisconsin Budget

Online Sales Tax Will Benefit Wealthy

Walker will use money for income tax cut, delivering much of benefit to wealthiest.

Walker Doubts Roe v. Wade at Risk

Walker Doubts Roe v. Wade at Risk

Governor says new Supreme Court justice unlikely to overturn Roe, make abortion illegal in state.

Campaign Cash: State Writes Off Shady $1.1 Million Loan
Campaign Cash

State Writes Off Shady $1.1 Million Loan

Convicted fraudster Ron Van Den Heuvel, a generous GOP donor, defrauded state agency.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses State Assembly Candidates
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses State Assembly Candidates

Working families champions challenging Republican incumbents in Southeastern Wisconsin blue wave

Walker’s WEDC foots taxpayers with $1 million loan given to conman in exchange for zero jobs
Press Release

Walker’s WEDC foots taxpayers with $1 million loan given to conman in exchange for zero jobs

WEDC's mismanagement casts more doubt on Foxconn deal

Governor Walker Discusses Wisconsin’s Booming Economy at Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
Press Release

Governor Walker Discusses Wisconsin’s Booming Economy at Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce

“Wisconsin is ready to win the 21st century.”

WI Working Families Party endorses Milwaukee County slate for state legislature
Press Release

WI Working Families Party endorses Milwaukee County slate for state legislature

Working families champions to build progressive power for county; state residents

Kelda Roys Raises Over $800k This Cycle
Press Release

Kelda Roys Raises Over $800k This Cycle

Roys raised $650K since January, has over $650,000 cash

Republican Challenger Robert Meyer Challenges “Pro-Education” Governor Scott Walker to a Debate
Press Release

Republican Challenger Robert Meyer Challenges “Pro-Education” Governor Scott Walker to a Debate

"As an education publisher, I believe a public debate will help inform the Wisconsin electorate about key education issues that frankly we just don’t hear enough about from our education leadership."

Murphy’s Law: High Court Sticks It To Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

High Court Sticks It To Milwaukee

Roggensack’s political decision gives police and fire unions more power over pension fund.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers Saves Historic Parish House
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers Saves Historic Parish House

Downtown church gets new lease on life from creative developer and state law change.

Governor Walker Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

"Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court."

The Contrarian: The Siren Song of Criminal Justice Reform
The Contrarian

The Siren Song of Criminal Justice Reform

The increase in incarceration since early 1990s actually led to less crime.

Kelda Roys Announces Agenda for Working Families
Press Release

Kelda Roys Announces Agenda for Working Families

Roys’ plan focuses on improving healthcare, education, wages, and opportunity for working families - beginning on day one of her administration

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

School Safety Grants Stir Controversy

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

Teachers Pay More of Health Care Costs

Teachers Pay More of Health Care Costs

Report shows impact of Act 10. Critics charge costs are helping cause teacher shortage.

Op Ed: Why State’s Lakes Are in Decline
Op Ed

Why State’s Lakes Are in Decline

Long list of Walker policy changes has led to polluted streams and lakes.

2018 WI Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns endorses Mandela Barnes for Lt. Governor
Press Release

2018 WI Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns endorses Mandela Barnes for Lt. Governor

Burns joins an impressive list of leaders and organizations endorsing Mandela.

Data Wonk: How Trump Threatens State’s Exports
Data Wonk

How Trump Threatens State’s Exports

As parties flip-flop on free trade, can Wisconsin’s export economy be protected?

Walker Avoids Harley Issue at Parades

Walker Avoids Harley Issue at Parades

Governor declines to criticize Trump in his July 4 appearances.

Lisa Subeck Endorses Kelda Roys
Press Release

Lisa Subeck Endorses Kelda Roys

"I’m honored to have the endorsement of Representative Subeck."

Campaign Cash: National Democratic Group Impacts State
Campaign Cash

National Democratic Group Impacts State

Run by Eric Holder, with money from George Soros and AFSCME.

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former Dog Track in Hudson
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former Dog Track in Hudson

WEDC funds will help fund demolition of area to make way for future mixed-use development and new baseball stadium

Walker Protected Polluters Who Illegally Dumped Human Waste
Press Release

Walker Protected Polluters Who Illegally Dumped Human Waste

Fourth Entry in ‘Walker’s Wisconsin’ Series

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland
Press Release

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland

Beginning today and ending at sunset on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Murphy’s Law: Is Foxconn Double Crossing Walker?
Murphy’s Law

Is Foxconn Double Crossing Walker?

Latest admission by company gives the game away.

Forced to Work for FoodShare

Forced to Work for FoodShare

Is GOP legislation “life changing” or a waste of taxes? Hard to say since Walker vetoed study of program.

Walker continues to ignore prison assault crisis
Press Release

Walker continues to ignore prison assault crisis

Safety concerns grow as administration ignores body camera mandate

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former National Envelope Corporation Site
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former National Envelope Corporation Site

WEDC grant will help fund demolition of area to make way for new commercial center

Mahlon Mitchell Announces 10-day Statewide Issues Tour
Press Release

Mahlon Mitchell Announces 10-day Statewide Issues Tour

‘Badger State Beer Tour’ will stop in 20 cities to meet voters and rollout ‘Together We Rise’ platform

The State of Politics: Foxconn Deal Has Divided the State
The State of Politics

Foxconn Deal Has Divided the State

Even Republicans disagree about the deal.

Walker Owes Wisconsin’s Families a Lot More Than a Hundred Bucks
Press Release

Walker Owes Wisconsin’s Families a Lot More Than a Hundred Bucks

"Scott Walker owes families a lot more than $100 to make up for his disastrous policies that have hit working families in the wallet for 7 long years."

Op Ed: Why Flynn Should Withdraw From Race
Op Ed

Why Flynn Should Withdraw From Race

And why two Democratic legislators felt they must oppose Matt Flynn for governor.

Campaign Cash: Foxconn Winners Give Big to Walker
Campaign Cash

Foxconn Winners Give Big to Walker

Owners, employees of companies chosen to construct Foxconn plant give him $180,000.

Iowa abortion restrictions struck down while Wisconsin’s remain
Press Release

Iowa abortion restrictions struck down while Wisconsin’s remain

Wisconsin has many anti-choice laws in the books.

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

Evers can hire his own attorney in legal battle rather than AG Schimel, as Walker insisted.

Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Center Network to Green Bay, Wisconsin
Press Release

Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Center Network to Green Bay, Wisconsin

Acquires landmark downtown building to accelerate development of AI 8K+5G ecosystem, create at least 200 high-tech jobs, and expand the ever-growing footprint of the Wisconn Valley technology hub to Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox River Valley

Campaign Cash: Trump Fundraiser Hosted by Walker Crony
Campaign Cash

Trump Fundraiser Hosted by Walker Crony

Milwaukee businessman Ted Kellner hosted luncheon fundraiser at Pfister Hotel.

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin Winning the First LCD Manufacturing Facility in North America Foxconn breaks ground on $10 billion investment
Foxconn and U.S. Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park
Press Release

Foxconn and U.S. Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

$10 Billion Investment in U.S. High-Tech Industry Will Create More than 13,000 Jobs in Production of Next Generation Display Technology and Building of AI 8K+5G Ecosystem

Foxconn breaking promises before they’ve even broke ground
Press Release

Foxconn breaking promises before they’ve even broke ground

"A bad deal has gotten worse."

Governor Walker Appoints Laurie Boren as Florence County Register of Deeds
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Laurie Boren as Florence County Register of Deeds

Ms. Boren has been with the Florence County Register of Deeds office for 18 years in addition to her time as the Florence County Title and Abstract Records Manager from 2000 to 2014.

Matt Flynn Releases Updated Economic Plan
Press Release

Matt Flynn Releases Updated Economic Plan

"It is time to build communities where families prosper."

Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME
Press Release

Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME

"We must stand up for the millions of middle class families who are under attack by Republican leaders and rulings like the one delivered today by the Supreme Court."

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

State Republicans decline to criticize Trump for attack on iconic state business.

Campaign Cash: Harley Gave Generously to Republicans
Campaign Cash

Harley Gave Generously to Republicans

So did Sartori Foods. Both now hurt by Trump tariffs.

Murphy’s Law: Is State Suffering Walker Fatigue?
Murphy’s Law

Is State Suffering Walker Fatigue?

One clear sign would be if Leah Vukmir loses U.S. Senate primary.

Harley-Davidson Job Losses: Walker Owns This
Press Release

Harley-Davidson Job Losses: Walker Owns This

Walker has been too busy cozying up to Trump to stand up for Wisconsin jobs

Governor Walker Joins Air Wisconsin to Announce $8 Million Expansion at Appleton International Airport
Press Release

Governor Walker Joins Air Wisconsin to Announce $8 Million Expansion at Appleton International Airport

Facility will bring 80 new high-skill aircraft jobs to the Fox Valley

Scott Walker Flies While Harley Davidson Flees
Press Release

Scott Walker Flies While Harley Davidson Flees

Walker Won’t Take on Trump Republican Tariffs

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 Workforce Training Grant to Support Great Lakes Cheese Expansion in Wausau
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 Workforce Training Grant to Support Great Lakes Cheese Expansion in Wausau

Governor marks Wisconsin Cheese Day by awarding WEDC grant that will assist company with training its workers in new $95 million cheese packaging plant in Wausau

The State of Politics: Democrats Rejected Redistricting Reform
The State of Politics

Democrats Rejected Redistricting Reform

Legislative leaders rejected reforms proposed in 2009-2010 session.

Governor Walker Announces $200,000 Grant to the Center for Dairy Research to Support Entrepreneurship Program
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces $200,000 Grant to the Center for Dairy Research to Support Entrepreneurship Program

Governor marks Wisconsin Cheese Day by awarding WEDC grant that will support program that assists companies in development of new dairy technologies

Plats and Parcels: St. James Saved By Tax Credits
Plats and Parcels

St. James Saved By Tax Credits

Jeffers credits tax credits for saving historic downtown parish hall.

Op Ed: Walker a Coward on Trump Border Policy
Op Ed

Walker a Coward on Trump Border Policy

His silence on interning immigrant children echoes his inaction on Lincoln Hills youth.

Andy Gronik Endorses Kelda Roys For Governor of Wisconsin
Press Release

Andy Gronik Endorses Kelda Roys For Governor of Wisconsin

Former gubernatorial candidate encourages Wisconsinites to support Kelda Roys as the state’s next Governor

Walker’s Former Prisons Chief Blasts Governor

Walker’s Former Prisons Chief Blasts Governor

Ed Wall endorses Democrat Evers for governor, does ad charging Walker mismanaged Lincoln Hills.

Dana Wachs Endorses Tony Evers for Governor, Encourages Unity to Defeat Scott Walker
Eyes on Milwaukee: Symphony Breaks Ground on New Hall
Eyes on Milwaukee

Symphony Breaks Ground on New Hall

$89 million music hall means "rebirth of a neighborhood" and "rebirth of the symphony."

Governor Walker Appoints Attorney Derrick Grubb to Serve as Rock County Circuit Court Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Attorney Derrick Grubb to Serve as Rock County Circuit Court Judge

Grubb has deep roots in the Rock County legal community, where he has practiced for 27 years.

Campaign Cash: Road Companies Give $221,200 to Walker
Campaign Cash

Road Companies Give $221,200 to Walker

9 of 15 companies just picked to rebuild I-94 donate to governor’s campaign.

Gov. Walker Welcomed Group Pitching Biblical Justification for Trump Border Policy of Taking Children from Parents to Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Walker Welcomed Group Pitching Biblical Justification for Trump Border Policy of Taking Children from Parents to Wisconsin

A Grievous Misunderstanding of Biblical Teaching and Misuse of Christian Faith

Governor Walker Appoints Attorney William V. Gruber to Serve as Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Attorney William V. Gruber to Serve as Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge

For the past five and a half years, Gruber has served as Watertown City Attorney.

Tony Evers’ Statement Gave Scott Walker the Initiative to Falsely Claim Title of “Education Governor”
Press Release

Tony Evers’ Statement Gave Scott Walker the Initiative to Falsely Claim Title of “Education Governor”

Matt Flynn criticizes Evers' past statement praising Walker's education budget

Former Scott Walker Corrections Secretary Ed Wall Blasts Walker in New Ad Released by the Tony Evers Campaign
Press Release

Former Scott Walker Corrections Secretary Ed Wall Blasts Walker in New Ad Released by the Tony Evers Campaign

Former Walker Appointee Says Walker Badly Mismanaged Lincoln Hills Situation

Andy Gronik Withdraws From Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race
Press Release

Andy Gronik Withdraws From Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race

Milwaukee entrepreneur Andy Gronik steps aside to help focus resources and momentum on a democratic candidate that will beat Governor Scott Walker

If sending National Guard troops to border isn’t political, then why is Scott Walker fundraising off it?
Press Release

If sending National Guard troops to border isn’t political, then why is Scott Walker fundraising off it?

"Once again, like the typical career politician he is, Scott Walker is prioritizing his ambitions and showboating for the national Republican Party instead of doing what’s right for Wisconsin."

Data Wonk: Comparing Badger Economy to Border States
Data Wonk

Comparing Badger Economy to Border States

Wisconsin does both better and worse than neighboring states.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds many Wisconsin primary voters undecided, unfamiliar with candidates
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds many Wisconsin primary voters undecided, unfamiliar with candidates

Walker, Baldwin hold modest advantages over challengers

Governor Walker Participates in Ribbon Cutting for DuraTech Industries’ $7.5 Million Expansion Project
Press Release

Governor Walker Participates in Ribbon Cutting for DuraTech Industries’ $7.5 Million Expansion Project

Expanded facility expected to create up to 125 new jobs

Race for Governor: Wachs Says He’ll Fight for ‘Regular Folks’
Race for Governor

Wachs Says He’ll Fight for ‘Regular Folks’

Legislator and trial attorney calls himself a fighter, not an “elitist,” in Democratic primary for governor.

Erpenbach Calls on Governor to End Support of “Zero Tolerance”
Press Release

Erpenbach Calls on Governor to End Support of “Zero Tolerance”

Urges Walker to join eight other Governors in recalling National Guard Troops

Brown Files Suit Against Milwaukee Police

Brown Files Suit Against Milwaukee Police

Bucks player files federal civil rights suit, claiming wrongful arrest and excessive force.

Op Ed: Walker, Trump Oppose Affordable Care
Op Ed

Walker, Trump Oppose Affordable Care

Every action they’ve taken aims to destroy Affordable Care Act.

Scott Walker’s Cowardly Dodge of Questions About Trump Policy Separating Families at U.S. Border
Press Release

Scott Walker’s Cowardly Dodge of Questions About Trump Policy Separating Families at U.S. Border

Former Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Refuses to Comment on ‘Federal Issue’

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Expands Operations in Marshfield
Press Release

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Expands Operations in Marshfield

Company expects to create 37 jobs

Murphy’s Law: Candidates for Governor Hold Debate
Murphy’s Law

Candidates for Governor Hold Debate

But not on TV. And not every Democratic candidate. So who won?

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Name Future Milwaukee State Office Building After Vel Phillips, Civil Rights Pioneer & Former Wisconsin Secretary of State
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Name Future Milwaukee State Office Building After Vel Phillips, Civil Rights Pioneer & Former Wisconsin Secretary of State

The new building will replace the current Milwaukee State Office Building at 6th and Wells Street.

Roys Demands Walker Rescind Plan to Send WI National Guard Troops to Southern Border
Press Release

Roys Demands Walker Rescind Plan to Send WI National Guard Troops to Southern Border

"I call on Governor Walker to refuse to send Wisconsin troops to the southern border until family separation ends, and to condemn that policy in the strongest possible terms."

Race for Governor: Vinehout Is Different Kind of Democrat
Race for Governor

Vinehout Is Different Kind of Democrat

A policy wonk, populist and hunter, whose stance on guns annoys some party members.

The State of Politics: Fall Election Could Be Fascinating
The State of Politics

Fall Election Could Be Fascinating

More contested seats, tough campaign tactics could make for tighter, intense races.

Race for Governor: The Many Campaigns of Paul Soglin
Race for Governor

The Many Campaigns of Paul Soglin

First elected to Madison Common Council in 1967, now running for governor in Democratic primary.

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families to Apply for $100 Child Tax Rebate
Press Release

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families to Apply for $100 Child Tax Rebate

Deadline for claiming the child tax rebate is July 2, 2018

The Contrarian: Highways Issue Will Hurt Republicans
The Contrarian

Highways Issue Will Hurt Republicans

Democrats used LFB report to eviscerate GOP record at legislative hearing.

DPW response to Walker’s Tax Rebate Events
Press Release

DPW response to Walker’s Tax Rebate Events

"More slick campaign year gimmicks from a Governor who's the ultimate politician."

Legislative Committee Approves Highway Funding

Legislative Committee Approves Highway Funding

“The roads in Illinois are much better,” Republican Sen Alberta Darling charges.

Smart Politics: History Favors Walker’s Reelection
Smart Politics

History Favors Walker’s Reelection

Two-thirds of 20th century U.S. candidates attempting a fourth consecutive gubernatorial win succeeded.

Governor Walker announces an additional 12 local bridge projects for Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker announces an additional 12 local bridge projects for Southeastern Wisconsin

Governor Walker’s budget included an increase of $20 million to the local bridge program.

Op Ed: How Act 10 Hurt State Education
Op Ed

How Act 10 Hurt State Education

New report shows far-reaching impact of Walker’s “modest requests” for change.

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

Gerrymandering and decline in number of candidates leaves 2.5 million residents with no choice.

Matt Flynn Outlines Legal Strategy to Stop Foxconn
Press Release

Matt Flynn Outlines Legal Strategy to Stop Foxconn

Gubernatorial candidate and attorney calls the deal "costly, corrupt, and unconstitutional"

Campaign Cash: Big Donors Get Big Tax Breaks
Campaign Cash

Big Donors Get Big Tax Breaks

Corporate welfare recipients contributed more than $800,000 to Gov. Walker.

Kelda Roys’ Family Focused Campaign

Kelda Roys’ Family Focused Campaign

Former lawmaker says she'll turn out party's progressive base in bid for governor.

Governor Walker Announces Child Care Subsidy Rate Increases
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Child Care Subsidy Rate Increases

"For Wisconsin to continue to thrive, we need to continue to remove barriers to work."

Vukmir and Nicholson Break from Gov. Walker on Trump Tariffs
Press Release

Vukmir and Nicholson Break from Gov. Walker on Trump Tariffs

Walker says Trump tariffs are "bad for everyone," while Vukmir and Nicholson embrace Trump's tariffs

DPW Response on Special Election Victory
Press Release

DPW Response on Special Election Victory

"Tonight is a good night for Wisconsin Democrats."

Dana Wachs Stands with UPS Workers as They Vote to Authorize Strike of 260,000 Workers
Press Release

Dana Wachs Stands with UPS Workers as They Vote to Authorize Strike of 260,000 Workers

"It’s about time that every worker be able to earn a fair, living wage at a safe job with decent working conditions."

Scott Walker Makes Taxpayers Finance His Campaign Operation, Again
Press Release

Scott Walker Makes Taxpayers Finance His Campaign Operation, Again

Press Conference in Special Election Media Market on Election Day Shows Walker Sees Trouble for GOP

Eyes on Milwaukee: Could Foxconn Build Plants Elsewhere in Wisconsin?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Could Foxconn Build Plants Elsewhere in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Valley director hints at possibility of fulfilling 13,000 jobs pledge at sites outside of Racine and Milwaukee.

Dana Wachs Gains Ballot Access Despite GOP Attempts to Disenfranchise Voters
Press Release

Dana Wachs Gains Ballot Access Despite GOP Attempts to Disenfranchise Voters

"Their challenge was ridiculous and that’s why the Elections Commission rejected it."

At Rally, Labor Leaders Say Mitchell Tested as a Leader and Individual, “He Always Rises to the Occasion”
Press Release

At Rally, Labor Leaders Say Mitchell Tested as a Leader and Individual, “He Always Rises to the Occasion”

Wisconsin AFL-CIO and IAFF are just two of Mitchell’s growing list of endorsements.

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Madison firefighter hopes to harness union power to oust Walker.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Tribes Consider Sports Betting
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Tribes Consider Sports Betting

Wisconsin's Constitution doesn't allow sports betting, but that could change.

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Former Sen. Jessica King
Press Release

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Former Sen. Jessica King

"I’m honored to earn the support of Jessica King."

Mike McCabe Runs a ‘People Powered’ Campaign

Mike McCabe Runs a ‘People Powered’ Campaign

Activist's independent streak has inspired and frustrated in Democratic gubernatorial primary.

“Reject All Challenges” To Andy Gronik’s Nomination Signatures Says Election Commission Staff
Press Release

“Reject All Challenges” To Andy Gronik’s Nomination Signatures Says Election Commission Staff

"I’m going to restore the voice of the people to Wisconsin government..."

Governor Walker Attends Kikkoman Corporation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration of Operation in Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Attends Kikkoman Corporation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration of Operation in Wisconsin

Governor Walker has also proclaimed today as “Kikkoman Day” in honor of their 45th Anniversary

Progressive Leaders Push Positive ‘Tomorrow Wisconsin’ Economic Agenda
Press Release

Progressive Leaders Push Positive ‘Tomorrow Wisconsin’ Economic Agenda

Solutions for Wisconsin Families Feeling the Pinch of Stagnant Wages and Rising Costs

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Career in asset-based lending led him to where he is today, a Democratic candidate for governor.

Walker has failed Wisconsinites on jobs
Press Release

Walker has failed Wisconsinites on jobs

New numbers from Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Wisconsin continues to lag behind the nation on job growth

Black Community Silenced And Excluded By Scott Walker’s Electoral Machine
Press Release

Black Community Silenced And Excluded By Scott Walker’s Electoral Machine

This week, the Republican Party of Wisconsin filed an offensive and blatantly racist challenge to nomination papers filed by Andy Gronik's campaign committee.

Data Wonk: The Republican Love of Big Government
Data Wonk

The Republican Love of Big Government

Are Republican states the most socialistic?

Andy Gronik Launches First Radio Ad “It’s Time”
Press Release

Andy Gronik Launches First Radio Ad “It’s Time”

60-second ad to run on WNOV 860 AM Radio throughout the duration of the primary

Building Commission Approves Projects
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Projects

"The projects that the State Building Commission approved today will maintain and strengthen the delivery of important services and resources to the public."

Can Tony Evers’ Laid Back Approach Win?

Can Tony Evers’ Laid Back Approach Win?

Some question his ability to be tough in campaign against Gov. Walker.

Governor Walker Highlights State’s Growing Economy, Workforce Development Investments at Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Forum
Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Have Democrats figured out what it takes to beat Walker?

Wisconsin Democrats leave 2018 convention energized and ready to win
Press Release

Wisconsin Democrats leave 2018 convention energized and ready to win

Candidates up and down the ballot offered positive vision for future of Wisconsin under Democratic leadership

Matt Flynn Responds to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s CAFO Decision
Press Release

Matt Flynn Responds to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s CAFO Decision

"This decision ignores precedent and legalizes contamination and draining of our groundwater."

Remember When Gov. Walker Tried to Trash Recycling?
Press Release

Remember When Gov. Walker Tried to Trash Recycling?

Second Entry in ‘Walker’s Wisconsin’ Series

Op Ed: Time to Make Our Older Adults a Priority
Op Ed

Time to Make Our Older Adults a Priority

State should prioritize spending on healthcare and housing for seniors.

Gronik Campaign Response to WisGOP’s Blatantly Racist and Offensive Complaint
Press Release

Gronik Campaign Response to WisGOP’s Blatantly Racist and Offensive Complaint

"These accusations go beyond the typical dog-whistle and red meat politics we've grown to expect from Scott Walker's political machine..."

Mahlon Mitchell to Wisconsin Democratic Convention: “Let’s Make History”
Press Release

Mahlon Mitchell to Wisconsin Democratic Convention: “Let’s Make History”

"I’m asking for your help in Wisconsin."

Brad Schimel and Scott Walker Repeat Mistakes Past; Refuse to Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers
Press Release

Brad Schimel and Scott Walker Repeat Mistakes Past; Refuse to Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers

New York Times Reports Federal Prosecutors Regret Letting Manufacturer Execs Off the Hook in 2007, Declare it Was a Lost Opportunity to Slow Addiction Crisis

U.S. Supreme Court Nears Decision on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

U.S. Supreme Court Nears Decision on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

Ruling could impact the nation’s elections and democracy for decades.

Progressives Push Forward Looking ‘Tomorrow Wisconsin’ Economic Agenda for Wisconsin Families While Scott Walker Gives Away Billions to Corporations, Wealthy
Press Release

Progressives Push Forward Looking ‘Tomorrow Wisconsin’ Economic Agenda for Wisconsin Families While Scott Walker Gives Away Billions to Corporations, Wealthy

‘Too Many People Are Feeling the Pinch of Scott Walker’s Failed Policies and Obstruction’

Kelda Roys Delivers Speech on the Future of Wisconsin
Press Release

Kelda Roys Delivers Speech on the Future of Wisconsin

"My fellow Democrats, I have vision for our state’s future, and the experience and courage to build that future."

“Outsider” Opportunist Kevin Nicholson Self-Promoted for Insider Job
Press Release

“Outsider” Opportunist Kevin Nicholson Self-Promoted for Insider Job

New report details Nicholson's "arm twisting of insiders" to secure a Gov. Walker appointment

Matt Flynn’s Priorities for LGBTQ+ Wisconsinites
Press Release

Matt Flynn’s Priorities for LGBTQ+ Wisconsinites

"I believe in equality for all."

Op Ed: Will Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates Take On The Big Issues?
Op Ed

Will Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates Take On The Big Issues?

They all want to repeal Act 10. What they should do is deal with state's pressing issues.

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry, Declares June “Dairy Month” Across Wisconsin
Press Release

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry, Declares June “Dairy Month” Across Wisconsin

Dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion to Wisconsin’s economy each year

Governor Announces Winner of the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
Press Release

Governor Announces Winner of the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

Ms. Stanford Taylor was honored at a ceremony in the Senate Parlor at the State Capitol this afternoon.

MPS Passes Balanced Budget

MPS Passes Balanced Budget

Interim Superintendent Keith Posley will focus on increasing enrollment.

Campaign Cash: WMC Brags About Legislative Victories
Campaign Cash

WMC Brags About Legislative Victories

Such as repealing the metallic mining moratorium, and approving a $3 billion subsidy for Foxconn.

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Surpasses $1.65 Billion, a Near-Reversal of the Lowest Point of $1.68 Billion Deficit
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Surpasses $1.65 Billion, a Near-Reversal of the Lowest Point of $1.68 Billion Deficit

Total estimated UI tax savings up to nearly $700 million since 2013, saving money for tens of thousands of WI businesses

Groups Challenge Legality of Foxconn’s Water Diversion

Groups Challenge Legality of Foxconn’s Water Diversion

Argues the DNR made a mistake in approving the water diversion.

The State of Politics: Six Questions for Democratic Convention
The State of Politics

Six Questions for Democratic Convention

Can the party revive in Wisconsin? That depends on these six questions.

Campaign Cash: State Politicians Funded by Accused Drug Makers
Campaign Cash

State Politicians Funded by Accused Drug Makers

Drug companies sued for pushing opioids donated $39,000 to Walker, legislators.

Chief Won’t Name Cops Who Tased Brown

Chief Won’t Name Cops Who Tased Brown

Morales says he legally prevented from releasing names, new FPC head also cites law.

Kelda Roys Releases Video Featuring Homeowners to be Evicted by Foxconn
Press Release

Kelda Roys Releases Video Featuring Homeowners to be Evicted by Foxconn

Roys stands in solidarity with Mount Pleasant Homeowners

Governor Walker Announces More Than $76 Million for Local Bridge Projects
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces More Than $76 Million for Local Bridge Projects

The Local Bridge Program was established to rehabilitate and replace, on a cost-shared basis, the most seriously deteriorating existing local bridges on Wisconsin’s local highway system.

State, City Push Trauma-Informed Care

State, City Push Trauma-Informed Care

Medical personnel, fire fighters urged to look for telling injuries on small children.

Former Wisconsin State Senator and Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Dodd to Seek Milwaukee’s 5th Aldermanic District Seat
Press Release

Former Wisconsin State Senator and Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Dodd to Seek Milwaukee’s 5th Aldermanic District Seat

"I refuse to stand on the sideline and watch while criminal activity takes place in our neighborhood."

Campaign Cash: State Investigating Big Walker Donor
Campaign Cash

State Investigating Big Walker Donor

The sand mining company dumped 10 million gallons of sludge into Trempealeau River.

Gov. Scott Walker Quick to Weigh in on NFL Player Protests, Silent on Release of Footage Showing Authorities Assaulting Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown
Data Wonk: More Ways Minnesota Beats Wisconsin
Data Wonk

More Ways Minnesota Beats Wisconsin

Less people leaving state, more getting health insurance in Minnesota.

Foxconn may break promises to Wisconsin before they even break ground
Press Release

Foxconn may break promises to Wisconsin before they even break ground

"Foxconn has a history of breaking promises to communities...."

Rep. Wachs Responds to News That Foxconn is Cutting Its Investment in Wisconsin
Press Release

Rep. Wachs Responds to News That Foxconn is Cutting Its Investment in Wisconsin

"Wisconsin taxpayers are left holding the bag while Foxconn rolls back its investment in our state."

Governor Walker Appoints Cathy Jess to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Corrections, Thanks Jon Litscher for His Many Years of Service to Wisconsin
Despite Walker’s $1.5 Million Ad Spending Spree, Evers Still Leading Walker in Head-to-Head Showdown
Press Release

Despite Walker’s $1.5 Million Ad Spending Spree, Evers Still Leading Walker in Head-to-Head Showdown

This is the first poll released that shows a head-to-head comparison between the two statewide elected officials.

Walker’s Wisconsin: A Place Far From Home
Press Release

Walker’s Wisconsin: A Place Far From Home

Conservation Voters Launch Series Detailing Walker’s Abysmal Record on the Environment

Op Ed: Crony Capitalism of Walker, Hammes, Foxconn
Op Ed

Crony Capitalism of Walker, Hammes, Foxconn

Walker donor gets $100 million Foxconn project for which his company has no experience.

New MPS Superintendent Takes Over

New MPS Superintendent Takes Over

Keith Posley has two top goals; One involves Scott Walker.

Rep. Dana Wachs Reiterates Support for Child Victims Act
Press Release

Rep. Dana Wachs Reiterates Support for Child Victims Act

"There is simply no justification for a statute of limitations on child sex abuse."

Governor Walker Awards $7.8 Million for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades to 252 School Districts
Press Release

Governor Walker Awards $7.8 Million for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades to 252 School Districts

Through an application process, grants for fiscal year 2018 were available to eligible school districts with 16 or fewer students per square mile.