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GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

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

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

Campaign Cash: WMC Still Leads In Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

WMC Still Leads In Capitol Clout

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

Governor Gives Corporate Mining Polluters an Early Gift
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Governor Gives Corporate Mining Polluters an Early Gift

Signing of the Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Governor Walker Signs “Mining for America” Bill into Law in Rhinelander
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Governor Walker Signs “Mining for America” Bill into Law in Rhinelander

This bill eliminates the “mining moratorium” on the issuance of permits for the mining of sulfide ore.

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Restricts Suits Against Businesses
Campaign Cash

GOP Bill Restricts Suits Against Businesses

Special interests supporting legal restrictions donated $14 million to Republican legislators.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Lax Land Use Law
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Walker Signs Lax Land Use Law

Makes it easier to sell substandard lots. Backed by big business, realtors, Koch group.

Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law

Acts 65-83.

Op Ed: Lincoln Hills Even Worse Than Reported
Op Ed

Lincoln Hills Even Worse Than Reported

Problems there linked to Act 10’s elimination of union workers’ rights.

Governor Walker Signs Four Sportsman Bills into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Four Sportsman Bills into Law

Assembly bills 528, 455, 323 and Senate Bill 225.

Campaign Cash: New GOP Pro-Mining Group Ran Attack Ads
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New GOP Pro-Mining Group Ran Attack Ads

Natural Resources Development Association did ads attacking mining opponents.

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families
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With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families

Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Rep. Brostoff Condemns the Sulfide Mining Bill
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Rep. Brostoff Condemns the Sulfide Mining Bill

The bill, Assembly Bill 499/Senate Bill 534, looks to lift environmental protections regulating sulfide ore mining in Wisconsin.

Murphy’s Law: The GOP Sales Tax Hypocrisy
Murphy’s Law

The GOP Sales Tax Hypocrisy

Favored Republican towns allowed to levy a local sales tax. But not Milwaukee.

Their Trick is No Treat for Wisconsin’s Natural Resources
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Their Trick is No Treat for Wisconsin’s Natural Resources

Big Money Polluters Masquerading as Environmental Advocates

Op Ed: GOP Water Grabbers At It Again
Op Ed

GOP Water Grabbers At It Again

Republican Tom Tiffany targets Public Trust doctrine that protects our waters.

Campaign Cash: Koch Brothers Want Less Local Control
Campaign Cash

Koch Brothers Want Less Local Control

GOP bill would limit city, county control over substandard lots.

Sportsmen and Elected Leaders Speak Out Against Sulfide Mining Bill
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Sportsmen and Elected Leaders Speak Out Against Sulfide Mining Bill

The legislation – and its Senate counterpart SB 395 – would repeal Wisconsin’s gold standard Prove It First mining law.

Op Ed: What Happened to Wisconsin?
Op Ed

What Happened to Wisconsin?

Decades of bipartisan commitment to protecting environment have been abandoned. Why?

Mining Bill is a Disaster that No Amendment Can Fix
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Mining Bill is a Disaster that No Amendment Can Fix

The bill would repeal the Prove It First mining law.

Op Ed: Flambeau Mine Was Bad For State
Op Ed

Flambeau Mine Was Bad For State

Mining bill supporters distort its impact on environment and jobs.

Op Ed: Mining Hearing Gets Ugly
Op Ed

Mining Hearing Gets Ugly

Senator and mining proponent uses personal attack as part of defense of bill.

Corporate Mining Handout Overwhelmingly Unpopular
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Corporate Mining Handout Overwhelmingly Unpopular

Public Opposition to Tiffany’s Senate Bill 395 Intensifies

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Backs Mining for America Act
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Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Backs Mining for America Act

Senate Committee Holds Field Hearing in Ladysmith Today

Tiffany’s Industrial Acid Mining Bill is Toxic
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Tiffany’s Industrial Acid Mining Bill is Toxic

Legislation Attacks Clean Water and is Another Giveaway to Out-of-State Polluters

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Would End Mining Moratorium
Campaign Cash

GOP Bill Would End Mining Moratorium

Proposal would open door to copper, lead and zinc mines in the Northwoods.

Republican Legislators Rejecting Student Loan Refinancing Themselves Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost Today
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Republican Legislators Rejecting Student Loan Refinancing Themselves Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost Today

Cost of Their Own Schooling May Explain Ignorance of Student Loan Debt Crisis, But it Doesn’t Excuse Their Refusal to Help

Campaign Cash: Bear Hunters Association Has Big Clout
Campaign Cash

Bear Hunters Association Has Big Clout

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

Campaign Cash: Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550
Campaign Cash

Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550

The two nominees also gave more than $64,000 to other candidates.

Campaign Cash: Bill Gives Public Waters to Fish Farming
Campaign Cash

Bill Gives Public Waters to Fish Farming

Two lawmakers proposing it got donations from fish farming industry.

Campaign Cash: Heavy Trucks Cause Most Road Damage
Campaign Cash

Heavy Trucks Cause Most Road Damage

State isn’t enforcing weight limits. Big donors support bigger trucks.

Campaign Cash: $28 Million Spent on 2016 Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

$28 Million Spent on 2016 Legislative Races

A new record, 66% more than 2014, huge special interest spending.

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Even as state agencies censor the issue, UW is national leader in its research.

Campaign Cash: GOP Lawmaker Wants More Mining
Campaign Cash

GOP Lawmaker Wants More Mining

Tom Tiffany, a favorite of special interest donors, seeks to repeal mining moratorium law.

Op Ed: The Pro-Pollution Legislators
Op Ed

The Pro-Pollution Legislators

Tiffany and Jarchow get big payoffs from special interests, and rural folks get tainted drinking water.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Spend $9 Million on Legislative Races
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Spend $9 Million on Legislative Races

Led by Greater Wisconsin Committee, Democratic-leaning groups spent more, 53% of money.

Campaign Cash: North Woods for Sale?
Campaign Cash

North Woods for Sale?

Timber industry gives big campaign donations, gets more state forestland to cut.

Record Elections Spending by Special Interests

Record Elections Spending by Special Interests

$7.8 million spent so far, with more by Democratic-leaning groups.

Private School Voucher Special Interest Group Tops $1 Million in Campaign Spending to Elect Compliant Legislators
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Private School Voucher Special Interest Group Tops $1 Million in Campaign Spending to Elect Compliant Legislators

American Federation For Children spends big to try to elect legislators who’ll keep public tax dollars flowing to less accountable private schools

The State of Politics: Hard Right Dominates GOP Senate
The State of Politics

Hard Right Dominates GOP Senate

Eight or nine senators could dictate much of Gov. Walker's 2017-19 state budget.

Private Voucher School Front Group Reports Spending $500,000 in September Alone to Buy Pro-Voucher Legislature
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Private Voucher School Front Group Reports Spending $500,000 in September Alone to Buy Pro-Voucher Legislature

This Kind of Support Comes With a Price, History Shows GOP Candidates and Legislature Will Pay

Tax-dodging millionaire leading GOP’s budget blockade
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Tax-dodging millionaire leading GOP’s budget blockade

Sen. Stroebel calling the shots as Republicans block funding for schools, roads and vet care

Harsdorf, Olsen and Tiffany Go The Extra Mile for Big Corporate Donors, and Themselves
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Harsdorf, Olsen and Tiffany Go The Extra Mile for Big Corporate Donors, and Themselves

Changed State Law to Benefit Dark Money Donors and Make it Harder to Investigate Political Corruption

The State of Politics: Republicans Regret Assault on Open Records Law
The State of Politics

Republicans Regret Assault on Open Records Law

But Rep. John Nygren is still open to changes to the Open Records Law, just not now.

Sen. Tom Tiffany Gets His Payoff for Voting to Send Northwoods Tax Dollars to Private Voucher Schools
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Sen. Tom Tiffany Gets His Payoff for Voting to Send Northwoods Tax Dollars to Private Voucher Schools

Special Interest Private School Voucher Group American Federation For Children to Drop $230,000 On TV Ads Backing Their Man, Tom Tiffany

Republicans Ignore Pattern Of Neglect At King Veterans Home, Shrug Off Whistleblower Complaints
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Republicans Ignore Pattern Of Neglect At King Veterans Home, Shrug Off Whistleblower Complaints

According to reports, complaints from whistle-blowers and families of veterans in the home have persisted for years.

GOP Legislators Back Veteran Home Budget Raid
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GOP Legislators Back Veteran Home Budget Raid

Walker raids veteran home fund with support of Harsdorf, Tiffany, and Olsen

Conservation Scorecard Shows Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land
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Conservation Scorecard Shows Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land

Conservation Scorecard 2015-2016 Released

Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation to Provide Greater Property Tax Relief for Local Governments Part of the Managed Forest Program
Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 422 Into Law at Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 422 Into Law at Wild Rivers Interpretive Center

The provides $27,000 of funding from the Forestry Account of the Conservation Fund to the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017.

Senate Republicans Block Out Sunshine
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Senate Republicans Block Out Sunshine

"Elected officials should work for Wisconsin families, not out-of-state special interests," said Matt Ullsvik, SSDC Executive Director.

The State of Politics: The Pothole Repair Act
The State of Politics

The Pothole Repair Act

Republican legislators debate allowing counties 0.5% sales tax for road repairs and maintenance.

What will it take to get Republican leaders to intervene?
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What will it take to get Republican leaders to intervene?

Reports of child abuse, sexual assault not enough to spur GOP investigation

Sen. Tiffany Was Warned of Lincoln Hills Abuse Weeks Before Raid
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Sen. Tiffany Was Warned of Lincoln Hills Abuse Weeks Before Raid

"Sen. Tiffany was warned of safety and staffing issues at the Lincoln Hills School but failed to act to prevent the crimes that are being investigated," said SSDC Executive Director Matt Ullsvik.

Sens. Harsdorf & Tiffany AWOL on WEDC Accountability
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Sens. Harsdorf & Tiffany AWOL on WEDC Accountability

The scandal-plagued agency has continued to abuse its authority and funnel taxpayer dollars to companies that outsource jobs.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Plenty of Horne: Conservation Voters Convene
Plenty of Horne

Conservation Voters Convene

Former congressmen Obey and Petri make a League of Conservation Voters fundraiser a stop on their bipartisan road trip.

AFP Supports John Doe Reform Vote
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AFP Supports John Doe Reform Vote

Reforming Wisconsin's John Doe Laws Critical To Protecting Free Speech

Tom Tiffany has been a lightning rod on environmental issues
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Tom Tiffany has been a lightning rod on environmental issues

New Radio Ads, Mail Pieces Thank Legislators for Prevailing Wage and Budget
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New Radio Ads, Mail Pieces Thank Legislators for Prevailing Wage and Budget

Legislature Shows Yet Again It Has The Courage To Do What's Right for Wisconsin Taxpayers

DNR May Scrap Science Bureau

DNR May Scrap Science Bureau

Administrators consider killing Bureau of Science Services, "bedrock" of DNR, says its ex-leader.

Did Sen. Tiffany Lie On Political Fliers?

Did Sen. Tiffany Lie On Political Fliers?

Northwoods dispute over local elections leads to legal complaint filed against the Republican legislator.

Conservation Scorecard Reveals Bipartisan Conservation Cooperation
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Conservation Scorecard Reveals Bipartisan Conservation Cooperation

Engaged Conservation Voters Trumping Polluters

The State of Politics: Casualties of War
The State of Politics

Casualties of War

The war over Act 10 may be a key reason 46% of legislators have left or will leave in just over two years.

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

Party leaders let them sponsor high-profile bills likely to win votes.

The Money Behind the Mining Bill

The Money Behind the Mining Bill

Is it $15 million in campaign contributions? The tally is inexact, but it's way more than environmentalists donate.