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Legislature Approves Evers’ Transition Budget

Legislature Approves Evers’ Transition Budget

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

Data Wonk: Banana Republic Politics
Data Wonk

Banana Republic Politics

Republicans threaten governor’s power, but may actually kill a bad 2017 law they passed.

Supervisor Taylor Congratulates Candidates on Election Victories
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Supervisor Taylor Congratulates Candidates on Election Victories

"Congratulations to Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, Josh Kaul, Sarah Godlewski, and Tammy Baldwin on their victories on Tuesday."

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.

Rep. Vos Selected to Lead Assembly Republican Caucus, Not State of Wisconsin
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Rep. Vos Selected to Lead Assembly Republican Caucus, Not State of Wisconsin

Vos Should Choose Another Road, Drop Divisive Attacks on Will of Wisconsin Voters

Governor-Elect Tony Evers Announces Chief of Staff and Transition Team Director, Co-Chairs
Press Release

Governor-Elect Tony Evers Announces Chief of Staff and Transition Team Director, Co-Chairs

Maggie Gau, Governor-Elect Evers’ campaign manager, will become Governor-Elect Evers’ Chief of Staff.

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?

Will Election Help City Get Convention?

Will Election Help City Get Convention?

City’s huge turnout will help it beat Houston, Miami for 2020 Democratic convention, Lasry believes.

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

Affordable Housing for Walker’s Point

Ohio-based developer eyeing Milwaukee project.

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.

Democrats Resist Limiting Governor’s Power

Democrats Resist Limiting Governor’s Power

Republicans want lame-duck session to reduce Evers' power, Democrats warn of a court challenge.

Op Ed: Voters Demand Compromise
Op Ed

Voters Demand Compromise

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

Republicans Could Curb Governor’s Power

Republicans Could Curb Governor’s Power

GOP legislative leaders plan lame-duck session to reduce governor’s power before Evers takes office.

Statement on Senate Democratic Leadership Election
Press Release

Statement on Senate Democratic Leadership Election

"I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader."

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.

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."

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
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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.

Murphy’s Law: Young Voters Could Decide Election
Murphy’s Law

Young Voters Could Decide Election

Vote by 18- to-29 year-olds surging in some states. What about Wisconsin?

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.

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.

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

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

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

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

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

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.

“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.

Candidates Not Stressing Climate Change

Candidates Not Stressing Climate Change

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

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.

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.

Gubernatorial candidates should share their plans for Milwaukee
Press Release

Gubernatorial candidates should share their plans for Milwaukee

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski - October 24, 2018

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

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
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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

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.”

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.”

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.

The NRA’s $740,000 Mistake about Tony Ever
Press Release

The NRA’s $740,000 Mistake about Tony Ever

One Wisconsin Now has obtained the television ad the National Rifle Association plunked down $740,000 to attack Democratic candidate Tony Evers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tony Evers Announces Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Press Release

Tony Evers Announces Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

"The bottom line is that too often health care isn’t affordable in Wisconsin, in large part due to the high price of prescription drugs."

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
Press Release

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."

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.

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.

State Politicians Split on Kavanaugh

State Politicians Split on Kavanaugh

Vukmir disagrees with Baldwin, Evers; Walker equivocates on Supreme Court nominee.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Murphy’s Law: Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?
Murphy’s Law

Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?

Two separate groups working on voter turnout could have big impact.

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.

Senator Chris Larson: Statement on the State of Education in Wisconsin
Press Release

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.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters
Press Release

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.

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.

81 Candidates in Wisconsin Take ‘Clean Energy for All’ Commitment, Promising 100% Clean Energy by 2050
Press Release

81 Candidates in Wisconsin Take ‘Clean Energy for All’ Commitment, Promising 100% Clean Energy by 2050

Moving to clean energy will improve Wisconsin's health, create more sustainable communities

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.

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.

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?

Evers Wants to Replace State Jobs Agency

Evers Wants to Replace State Jobs Agency

Head of agency and Walker campaign criticize Democrat’s plan.

Baldwin Voted Against ‘Three-Strikes And You’re Out’ For Wisconsin’s Most Dangerous Criminals
Press Release

Baldwin Voted Against ‘Three-Strikes And You’re Out’ For Wisconsin’s Most Dangerous Criminals

Baldwin’s vote mirrors her positions of voting against mandatory sentences for failing to register as a sex offender and lighter sentencing for child sex offenders.

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.

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.

Baldwin Voted For Lighter Sentencing For Child Sex Offenders
Press Release

Baldwin Voted For Lighter Sentencing For Child Sex Offenders

In the state Legislature, Baldwin voted against requiring someone who is a repeat convicted child sex offender from being sentenced to life without parole.

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.

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

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.

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

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
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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Godlewski wins Democratic nomination for State Treasurer
Press Release

Sarah Godlewski wins Democratic nomination for State Treasurer

Godlewski is ready to work with Tony Evers and the whole Democratic ticket as they head into the general election.

Mandela Barnes Statement on August 14 Primary Election results
Press Release

Mandela Barnes Statement on August 14 Primary Election results

“It is absolutely essential that we unify for the common good”

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.

Op Ed: Charter Schools Hurt Traditional Public Schools
Op Ed

Charter Schools Hurt Traditional Public Schools

They divert public funds to schools that are less accountable.

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.

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

Statement on State Superintendent Tony Evers $20 Million Proposal for After School Programs
Press Release

Statement on State Superintendent Tony Evers $20 Million Proposal for After School Programs

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help Wisconsin working families.

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.

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.

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.

Data Wonk: The Rise of Federalist Society Judges
Data Wonk

The Rise of Federalist Society Judges

Nationally and in Wisconsin they have become activists and super legislators.

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.

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Evers lead widens in gubernatorial primary, Vukmir nudges ahead of Nicholson.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

UWM to host Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial debate on July 12
Press Release

UWM to host Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial debate on July 12

All eight Democratic candidates have agreed to participate.

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."

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.

Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs
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Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs

"We must do more to make sure that kids come home from school each day excited about what they learned, not scared."

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson Endorses Evers for Governor
Press Release

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson Endorses Evers for Governor

George Christenson is the second County Clerk to endorse Tony Evers.

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.

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.

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
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

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

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?

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.

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Have Democrats figured out what it takes to beat Walker?

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.

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.

Evers Supports Child Victims Act, Pledges to Sign if Governor
Press Release

Evers Supports Child Victims Act, Pledges to Sign if Governor

"We cannot allow those who terrorize our kids to hide behind unjust laws."

The State of Politics: A State MPS Reform Proposal. Again
The State of Politics

A State MPS Reform Proposal. Again

Scott Walker joins a list of governors and others who’ve proposed reforms.

MPS Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

MPS Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

Budget cuts, poor achievement, Walker’s call for state action heat up discussion.

Wisconsin Ranks <em>34th</em> Nationally on the 2017 NAEP 4th Grade Reading Results
Press Release

Wisconsin Ranks 34th Nationally on the 2017 NAEP 4th Grade Reading Results

According to the WRC, the results are a disaster.

Evers Blasts Walker for Funneling More Tax Dollars to Foxconn
Press Release

Evers Blasts Walker for Funneling More Tax Dollars to Foxconn

DOT Secretary confirms money taken from other projects to pay for Foxconn roads

Op Ed: Walker Tries to Rig the System
Op Ed

Walker Tries to Rig the System

He’s suing to slash my authority as state superintendent, and forcing me to use attorney hostile to my views.

Kelda Roys Wins 2nd Congressional District Democratic Straw Poll
Press Release

Kelda Roys Wins 2nd Congressional District Democratic Straw Poll

"Today’s results show that Wisconsin Democrats are looking for hope, optimism, and someone to vote for, not just something to vote against."

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

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

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

The Whacko Primary for Governor

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

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

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

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

Op Ed: The Crisis of Our Democracy
Op Ed

The Crisis of Our Democracy

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

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

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

Marquette Poll Proves Matt Flynn’s Message is Resonating with Wisconsin Voters
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Marquette Poll Proves Matt Flynn’s Message is Resonating with Wisconsin Voters

Flynn is the candidate who has most consistently opposed the state's deal with Foxconn, and voters agree with Flynn.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters divided on benefits of Foxconn deal, but together in support of background checks for gun sales
Smart Politics: History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win
Smart Politics

History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win

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

Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor
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Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor

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

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

Politics May Doom School Funding Panel

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

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

Top 10 State News Stories of 2017

Another historic year in Wisconsin politics created some big headlines.

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

Foxconn Subsidy Now Exceeds $4 Billion

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

The State of Politics: Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term
The State of Politics

Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term

Attorney General has jumped on hot-button issues he hopes will get him reelected.

Murphy’s Law: The Fall and Rise of WEAC
Murphy’s Law

The Fall and Rise of WEAC

Once mighty state teachers union has lost its clout, yet many members stick with it.

Dana Wachs calls out Walker administration for its attempt to silence political opponent
The State of Politics: Will Democrats Set Record for Governor Race?
The State of Politics

Will Democrats Set Record for Governor Race?

A record 16 candidates have registered, making predictions difficult.

WILL Sues State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers
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WILL Sues State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers

The lawsuit claims that Evers and DPI are refusing to follow the newly enacted REINS Act.

Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges
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Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges

The proposal is expected to cost less than $20 million a year.

Foxconn Signing Is a Love Fest

Foxconn Signing Is a Love Fest

Walker rhapsodizes about the deal, and welcomes workers from Illinois.

Murphy’s Law: Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal

It was supposed to assure his reelection. What happened?

Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term
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Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term

A year out from the election, Walker is increasingly vulnerable to a strong Democratic challenge.

When it comes to protecting our children, Evers chooses to do nothing
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When it comes to protecting our children, Evers chooses to do nothing

"We can’t trust Evers to properly protect our schools, let alone improve them."

New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds
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New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds

"I would be the best candidate to unseat Walker."

Op Ed: UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech
Op Ed

UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech

Expelling college students for protesting? I voted no.

Plenty of Horne: We’re All Running For Governor
Plenty of Horne

We’re All Running For Governor

Ten Democrats are running, and most were at this forum, chastising Walker.

Op Ed: Will Governor Candidates Duck Big Issues?
Op Ed

Will Governor Candidates Duck Big Issues?

Health care reform and UW reorganization are big issues Walker and his opponent may punt.

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education

"Under Walker and the GOP, our state’s commitment to our neighborhood schools has plummeted."

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)
Press Release

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)

State budget bill signing scheduled during State Supt. Evers’ State of Education Address

Campaign Cash: Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP
Campaign Cash

Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP

UW Regents and spouses gave $214,000 to Republican politicians, $2,050 to Democrats.

The State of Politics: Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?
The State of Politics

Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?

Democratic candidates for governor oppose deal. Could they kill it if elected?

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad
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Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad

First ad of the Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin
Press Release

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin

"Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one."

WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs
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WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs

Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to engage directly with students and help build talent pipeline

Smart Politics: Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race
Smart Politics

Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race

One of few times in history two incumbent state officials oppose each other.

Campaign Cash: Superintendent’s Race Cost $1 Million
Campaign Cash

Superintendent’s Race Cost $1 Million

More than three-fourths of money spent to reelect Tony Evers.

Marquette professor leads development of first Wisconsin standards for computer science instruction in K-12 schools
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Marquette professor leads development of first Wisconsin standards for computer science instruction in K-12 schools

The standards are expected to be approved by a majority of the state’s 447 school districts.

Op Ed: An Unequal Education?
Op Ed

An Unequal Education?

State school funding formula broken; GOP solutions worsen problem.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election

Strong Candidates and Grassroots Enthusiasm Intimidate Justice Michael Gableman from Seeking a Second Term

Hot Summer Milwaukee Returns

Hot Summer Milwaukee Returns

2nd year of program offers education, recreation and camps.

Murphy’s Law: The Tax Handout for Rich Kids
Murphy’s Law

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers

The incumbent superintendent was vulnerable. Why the GOP stumbled.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Election Winners and Losers

Unions, Hmong community and county infighters were among the winners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote Tuesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote Tuesday

Learn more about the many races and candidates for this overlooked election

Campaign Cash: Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers
Campaign Cash

Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers

Greater Wisconsin Committee buying TV ads in Milwaukee, Green Bay areas.

Campaign Cash: Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates
Campaign Cash

Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates

Unions love incumbent Evers; corporate leaders back Holtz.

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

The State Of Politics: Evers, Holtz, Offer Real Clash On Issues
The State Of Politics

Evers, Holtz, Offer Real Clash On Issues

Incumbent state superintendent and challenger have fierce disagreements.

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?
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Lowell Holtz: What’s next?

"It is clear that voters can’t trust Lowell Holtz to provide them with the full story," said Amanda Brink.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Election Takeaways

A horrible turnout, a big night for Evers, and who the heck is William Crowley?

Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot
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Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot

Holtz and Humphries and a few unnamed business leaders had collaborated on a plan to takeover Wisconsin’s 5 largest school districts.

John Humphries statement on Today’s Primary Election Results
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John Humphries statement on Today’s Primary Election Results

"I look forward to seeing a vigorous public debate between the remaining candidates over the next 6 weeks."

Campaign Cash: Who Are Donors in Superintendent Race?
Campaign Cash

Who Are Donors in Superintendent Race?

Evers backed by unions, Democrats, his opponents by Republicans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote Tuesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote Tuesday

Learn more about the races and candidates for this overlooked election

Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered
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Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered

There are dozens of unanswered questions.

ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself
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ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself

It included a tax-payer compensation package of $150,000, and a dedicated personal driver.

ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts
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ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts

The Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan would create a position in the Department of Public Instruction that would have unprecedented authority.

Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand
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Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand

Evers has $237,695 cash on hand.

Wisconsin Budget: Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools
Wisconsin Budget

Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools

New funding in Walker budget targets school districts least in need.

The State of Politics: Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget
The State of Politics

Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget

Proposals in 2017-2019 budget made with eye to running for a third term.

ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch
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ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch

"I am proud to use my voice to champion the needs of Wisconsin’s 860,000 school children."

Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.
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Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.

Common Core has been adopted at the local level by over 400 school districts in Wisconsin.

Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core
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Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core

John Humphries is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent is “right choice” to advocate for students; resist federal attacks on public schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools
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State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools

Evers proposed a number of items to help rural schools.

Campaign Cash: Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash
Campaign Cash

Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash

Incumbent has about $117,000, two challengers together raised $36,000.

Humphries Calls for Revamping School Report Cards to Make them “Genuinely Open, Honest, and Transparent.”
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Humphries Calls for Revamping School Report Cards to Make them “Genuinely Open, Honest, and Transparent.”

Candidate for State Superintendent calls existing report cards a “disaster”

Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017
Press Release

Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017

Heading into 2017, Tony Evers will have almost twice the resources he reported this same time in 2013, his last election cycle.

Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education
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Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education

"We do not need more bureaucracy or more centralized control," said Amanda Brink.

It’s time for Genuine Accountability for Educational Results in Wisconsin
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It’s time for Genuine Accountability for Educational Results in Wisconsin

Candidate for State Superintendent calls for creation of State Board of Education

Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation
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Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation

Warns Tony Evers is poised to unilaterally sign away unique opportunity for reform

Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students
Press Release

Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students

Tony Evers' campaign manager, Amanda Brink, expressed the following:

Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase
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Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase

‘Let the Shameless Pandering Begin’ as Two Candidates for Public Schools Head Seek to Snag Financial Support of Private School Voucher Industry

Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director
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Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director

Appointment reflects strong show of statewide support for public school advocacy in Wisconsin

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

National Group Concludes Current DPI Leadership Continues to Fail to Prepare New Wisconsin Teachers
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National Group Concludes Current DPI Leadership Continues to Fail to Prepare New Wisconsin Teachers

Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the NCTQ report concluding most Wisconsin teacher training programs are failing to prepare new elementary teachers:

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal

"This is a great plan to address the crisis created in our state’s schools.'

Murphy’s Law: Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal
Murphy’s Law

Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal

Act 10 and era of school referendums causes bigger gap between haves and have nots.

Wisconsin Budget: Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children
Wisconsin Budget

Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children

In last five years, number of children dropped 3.2% statewide, but more than 10% in many northern counties.

The State of Politics: Johnny College Can’t Read
The State of Politics

Johnny College Can’t Read

Or add. Report shows which high schools’ grads require remediation from UW System.

Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually
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Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually

Increases broadband capacity on BadgerNet Converged Network for government and educational entities

Op-Ed: The New Bidding War for Teachers
Op-Ed

The New Bidding War for Teachers

Act 10 has opened door to bidding war and smaller, poorer districts losing out.

Op Ed: Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?
Op Ed

Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?

Actually achievement hasn’t dropped. But we were never as good as we claimed.

Op-Ed: Rising Property Taxes Replace State Funding
Op-Ed

Rising Property Taxes Replace State Funding

Portion of local schools funding coming from state has plummeted since mid-1990s.

Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools
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Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

DPI conducted the initial review of the 51 applicants from throughout the state, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made the final recommendations.

Green Bay Student Named “2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year”
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Green Bay Student Named “2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year”

Natalie Abbott, Owner of The West Hill Honey Company, will be Honored on April 21st at The Pfister Hotel

2016 State of the City
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2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Children Left Behind: Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap
Children Left Behind

Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap

Critics say changes in state education programs could worsen black-white learning gap.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Murphy’s Law: How Schools Are Over-Testing Students
Murphy’s Law

How Schools Are Over-Testing Students

New study of big city schools, including Milwaukee, shows way too many standardized tests being given.

MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state
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MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state

Only school in southeastern Wisconsin to be recognized; comes with $25,000 DPI grant

Wisconsin schools remain resilient
Press Release

Wisconsin schools remain resilient

Historic K-12 cuts and massive voucher expansion can’t stop local schools

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address
Press Release

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address

"The most-recent voucher school to close its doors did so just nine days into the school year"

GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief
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GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues
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Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

The event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law School and College of Education, and is open to the public.

MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors
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MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors

Reagan's Alethia Tilford is a 2015 Presidential Scholars semifinalist

The State of Politics: About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit
The State of Politics

About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit

Walker and Republicans face big shortfalls in health care, roads and schools funding. What will they do?

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
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MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

The State of Politics: The Coming War Against Common Core
The State of Politics

The Coming War Against Common Core

Top priority for Republican legislators next year is to kill Common Core educational standards.

The State of Politics: Nine Bills That Got Killed
The State of Politics

Nine Bills That Got Killed

Why the legislature failed to pass laws on nine hot issues.

Back in the News: Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?
Back in the News

Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?

Once again, Walker threatens to replace Common Core standards. Is he bluffing?

Murphy’s Law: New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks

Bradley Center and business leaders search for a clever way to subsidize the NBA team.

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

Deal by GOP legislators and pushed by voucher lobbyists expanded it beyond Gov. Walker's proposal.

Murphy’s Law: How MPS Is Improving Instruction
Murphy’s Law

How MPS Is Improving Instruction

Common Core Standards are changing schools here and statewide, but Tea Party Republicans object.

Cash the Check, Lawyers Benefit From Controversy at Capitol

Cash the Check, Lawyers Benefit From Controversy at Capitol

New laws passed by Walker and GOP keep getting challenged in court.

Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children
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Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children

Today, Democratic lawmakers, standing with State Superintendent Tony Evers, laid out a responsible, fair funding proposal for the approximate 870,000 school children throughout Wisconsin who attend public schools.

MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness
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MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness

Rufus King International School is the only high school in the nation to receive the award

Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award
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Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award

MPS' Rufus King International School, state's high school nominee, to be recognized Monday

Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says
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Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says

In a letter released this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told Wisconsin that the state must ensure that students with disabilities who attend or seek to attend the state’s taxpayer funded voucher schools “do not encounter discrimination on the basis of their disabilities.”

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

Winners and Losers

It was a good election for Scott Walker and conservatives but there were some bright spots for liberals.

Plenty of Horne: Pridemore Thrown Out of School
Plenty of Horne

Pridemore Thrown Out of School

State Superintendent candidate ejected for interfering with vote at Washington H. S. polling place.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Plenty of Horne: Evers Vs. Pridemore
Plenty of Horne

Evers Vs. Pridemore

The battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and challenger Don Pridemore.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg
Plenty of Horne

Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg

Governor Jim Doyle was in Milwaukee yesterday.

Murphy’s Law: Why Can’t MATC Get A Good President?
Murphy’s Law

Why Can’t MATC Get A Good President?

Is it possible that no one wants to be president of Milwaukee Area Technical College?

Murphy’s Law: Can the New State Superintendent Succeed?
Murphy’s Law

Can the New State Superintendent Succeed?

Herbert Grover is not impressed with the credentials of Elizabeth Burmaster, the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.