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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #35 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Severe Weather
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #35 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Severe Weather

Downed trees and power lines have caused major power outages in northern Wisconsin, road closures due to debris and damage to homes and businesses.

Low-Income Parents Priced Out Of Child Care

Low-Income Parents Priced Out Of Child Care

Report finds families' share of costs in state program keeps rising, often making it unaffordable.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #34 Declaring a State of Emergency and Closing State Agency Buildings
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #34 Declaring a State of Emergency and Closing State Agency Buildings

"We are grateful that no one has been injured as a result of the explosion and fires this morning, and I want to thank emergency personnel who responded quickly to contain the situation."

Transportation: Evers Touts $75 Million Local Grants Fund
Transportation

Evers Touts $75 Million Local Grants Fund

Competitive grants for local transportation replace state roads fund, includes mass transit.

Gov. Evers Announces Search for Next Secretary and CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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Gov. Evers Announces Search for Next Secretary and CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Gov. Evers is running a transparent process to find the best candidate to lead the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and is encouraging qualified applicants to apply online.

Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants
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Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants

The program will mirror aspects of the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP).

Student Debt Earns State a Bad Ranking

Student Debt Earns State a Bad Ranking

Report finds Wisconsin 6th highest in percent of former students with debt.

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.

Gerrymandering Foes Push Reform

Gerrymandering Foes Push Reform

Fair Maps groups embrace nonpartisan redistricting in Assembly, Senate bills.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Reform Sign Language Interpreting Licensure System in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Reform Sign Language Interpreting Licensure System in Wisconsin

"We're working to ensure deaf and hard of hearing folks across our state have access to reliable and experienced interpreters no matter the situation or circumstance."

One Year Out: Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee Releases Video to Mark Countdown to Democratic National Convention
Op Ed: UW System Drives Wisconsin’s Economy
Op Ed

UW System Drives Wisconsin’s Economy

And returns $23 dollars for every $1 invested. Strong state support pays off.

The Cannabis Question: Pot Arrests 4 Times Higher for Blacks
The Cannabis Question

Pot Arrests 4 Times Higher for Blacks

Statewide racial disparity in arrests for pot possession cited in Gov. Evers’ decriminalization proposal.

State Tied for Lowest E-Cigarette Tax

State Tied for Lowest E-Cigarette Tax

Among 20 states that now tax it, Wisconsin tied with three states for lowest rate.

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.

Gerrymandering Bill is Bipartisan

Gerrymandering Bill is Bipartisan

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

Gov. Evers Announces Nexus Pharmaceuticals to Build Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Facility in Pleasant Prairie
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Gov. Evers Announces Nexus Pharmaceuticals to Build Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Facility in Pleasant Prairie

The Pleasant Prairie manufacturing facility will support the production and supply of drugs in an array of therapeutic areas, including anesthesia, oncology, cardiovascular and neurology.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Allow Cellular Providers to Upgrade to 5G Technology in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Allow Cellular Providers to Upgrade to 5G Technology in Wisconsin

"Senate Bill 239 allows us to catch up with the rest of the Midwest by bringing 5G to Wisconsin."

Republicans Seek to Limit Governor’s Veto

Republicans Seek to Limit Governor’s Veto

Legislators propose constitutional amendment to bar partial vetoes increasing spending.

Evers Says Foxconn Won’t Meet Jobs Goals

Evers Says Foxconn Won’t Meet Jobs Goals

Governor tells CNBC the company will likely hire 1500 employees, not 1800.

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage
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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

Senator Craig Releases ‘State Budget Protection Act’
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Senator Craig Releases ‘State Budget Protection Act’

Constitutional amendment would right-size governor’s veto pen

Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Step Therapy Protocols, In-Home Dialysis Distribution Centers
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Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Step Therapy Protocols, In-Home Dialysis Distribution Centers

"I’ve said all along that healthcare should not be a privilege afforded only to the healthy and the wealthy."

Murphy’s Law: Why the Minimum Wage Won’t Rise
Murphy’s Law

Why the Minimum Wage Won’t Rise

It's all about the stories we’re told and who is getting paid to tell them.

Transportation: Scooters Legalized But Not on Sidewalks
Transportation

Scooters Legalized But Not on Sidewalks

City's action means scooters could be back on streets soon, but fined for using sidewalks.

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.

Transportation: Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Scooters
Transportation

Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Scooters

Mayor says scooters could be back on Milwaukee streets in a few weeks.

Gov. Evers Signs Electric Scooter Bill, Expanding Transportation Options and Attracting Startup Companies to Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Electric Scooter Bill, Expanding Transportation Options and Attracting Startup Companies to Wisconsin

"Electric scooters improve access to low-cost transportation options and can serve as a first or last-mile solution to residents and visitors in communities throughout our state."

The State of Politics: Healthy Economy Buys New State Spending
The State of Politics

Healthy Economy Buys New State Spending

Which helps explain budget victory being claimed by both parties.

Op Ed: Don’t Punish Victims of Human Trafficking
Op Ed

Don’t Punish Victims of Human Trafficking

Safe Harbor legislation would stop the unnecessary incarceration of trafficked girls.

Op Ed: Foxconn’s Crystal Ball Looks Fuzzy
Op Ed

Foxconn’s Crystal Ball Looks Fuzzy

Company’s smaller footprint has business proponent Tim Sheehy lowering expectations.

State Rewards Top Child Care Centers

State Rewards Top Child Care Centers

Department Of Children And Families now gives higher payments to higher rated providers.

What’s Happening With State’s Youth Prisons?

What’s Happening With State’s Youth Prisons?

Three key developments affecting Wisconsin’s troubled youth correctional facilities.

School Groups Divided About State Budget

School Groups Divided About State Budget

Happy Evers increased spending, but it’s still short of what’s needed, they say.

Out Look: The Flag Stands for LGBTQ People, Too
Out Look

The Flag Stands for LGBTQ People, Too

On July 4th, remembering those Milwaukeeans who stood up for LGBTQ rights.

Rep. LaKeshia Myers Supports Governor Evers’ Partial Vetoes
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Rep. LaKeshia Myers Supports Governor Evers’ Partial Vetoes

The governor, with the stroke of his pen drastically improved the state budget.

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.

Statement: Wisconsin’s biennial budget will speed up transition to electric vehicles and improve public transit
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Statement: Wisconsin’s biennial budget will speed up transition to electric vehicles and improve public transit

WISPIRG commends vital investments, but also calls for more action

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Employee Nicholas Janz
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Employee Nicholas Janz

"The people of Wisconsin, his family and community will remember his legacy."

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

A statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 3, 2019

Cruel and Unusual: Rules Violations Cause 40% of Prison Admissions
Cruel and Unusual

Rules Violations Cause 40% of Prison Admissions

State figures show supervision violations, not new crimes, drive prison admissions.

Gov. Evers Signs Marketplace Bill Ensuring the Collection of Sales Tax From All Online Out-of-State Retailers and Cutting Tax Rates for the Middle Class
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Gov. Evers Signs Marketplace Bill Ensuring the Collection of Sales Tax From All Online Out-of-State Retailers and Cutting Tax Rates for the Middle Class

This bipartisan legislation reduces taxes by cutting the tax rates of the first and second tax brackets, starting with the 2019 and 2020 tax years, and each tax year going forward.

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.

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Governor Evers Signing the Wisconsin Budget
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Governor Evers Signing the Wisconsin Budget

"I want to thank Governor Evers for signing the budget into law today, including fully embracing the middle-class tax cut."

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.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Gov. Evers’ Signing of Biennial Budget
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Rep. Bowen Statement on Gov. Evers’ Signing of Biennial Budget

Bowen Glad Governor Evers Using Democratic Veto Power to Make a Bad Budget Work Better for Wisconsin

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.

Promises Made, Promises Kept: Gov. Evers Signs Wisconsin’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget into Law
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Promises Made, Promises Kept: Gov. Evers Signs Wisconsin’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget into Law

Evers' budget includes largest general school aid and special education increases in a decade, increases revenue to fix our roads for the first time in a generation, provides 10 percent tax cut for Wisconsin's working families

Op Ed: Redistricting Now Up to Citizen Action
Op Ed

Redistricting Now Up to Citizen Action

U.S. Supreme Court decision leaves it up to voters to demand non-partisan redistricting.

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.

State Budget Has Tiny Reserve Fund

State Budget Has Tiny Reserve Fund

Lowest since 2011, enough surplus to run government for just two days in budget sent to Evers.

Education Activists Turn To Misinformation To Distort GOP Budget
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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

Regrets, He Has a Few: Robin Vos Wanted to Do Even More for Wealthy in Wisconsin
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Regrets, He Has a Few: Robin Vos Wanted to Do Even More for Wealthy in Wisconsin

Reflecting on State Budget, Assembly Speaker Wishes He Could Have Delivered Even More Than $1.4 Billion in Tax Giveaways for Wealthy, Corporations

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?

Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill
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Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill

"I look forward to having a larger conversation about reforming our juvenile justice system."

The State of Politics: 7 Reasons Evers Won’t Veto Entire Budget
The State of Politics

7 Reasons Evers Won’t Veto Entire Budget

Why the governor won’t use the nuclear option on Republican budget.

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: Budget Should Plan For the Future
Op Ed

Budget Should Plan For the Future

By trashing so much of Evers' budget, Republicans show no vision for state’s future.

Gov. Evers Appoints Brian Juech As Marquette County District Attorney
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Gov. Evers Appoints Brian Juech As Marquette County District Attorney

Mr. Juech currently serves as assistant district attorney in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office

Republican State Budget: No Help For One Million Student Loan Borrowers, But a Special Favor For One Electric Car Enthusiast
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Republican State Budget: No Help For One Million Student Loan Borrowers, But a Special Favor For One Electric Car Enthusiast

Including ‘Kapenga Kickback’ to Pass Budget Adds Insult to Injury

Op Ed: Under Evers, DNR Restores Science
Op Ed

Under Evers, DNR Restores Science

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

Rep. Shankland: $72 Million of Inaction — Memo Underscores Missed Opportunities to Act on Water Quality Crisis
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Rep. Shankland: $72 Million of Inaction — Memo Underscores Missed Opportunities to Act on Water Quality Crisis

"Everyone deserves access to clean drinking water, and no one should have to buy bottled water because their drinking water is contaminated."

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.

What They’re Saying: Legislators Urge Evers to Sign Budget
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What They’re Saying: Legislators Urge Evers to Sign Budget

Statewide media tour highlights impact of The Wisconsin Budget

Wisconsin Budget: New Tax Credit Skewed to Help Whites
Wisconsin Budget

New Tax Credit Skewed to Help Whites

Budget gives credit to homeowners, and 72% of state’s whites, 27% of blacks own homes.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gerrymandering

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gerrymandering

Ruling effectively ends challenge to Republicans’ skewed legislative maps.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Supreme Court Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Supreme Court Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering

"Today’s Supreme Court ruling on partisan gerrymandering is devastating for our democracy..."

Senate Sends $82 Billion Budget to Evers

Senate Sends $82 Billion Budget to Evers

Governor can reject, approve or partially veto the Republicans' revised version of budget.

10,000 People Want LGBTQ Flag Removed

10,000 People Want LGBTQ Flag Removed

Petition delivered to Gov. Evers, who ordered flag atop Capitol building for Pride Month.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Washington Nominated To City Plan Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Washington Nominated To City Plan Board

Town Bank VP Ranell Washington would replace his former coworker on commission.

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on the Passage of the Wisconsin Budget
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on the Passage of the Wisconsin Budget

"This budget keeps Wisconsin headed in the right direction."

AFP-WI Statement on Budget
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AFP-WI Statement on Budget

AFP-WI believes the budget could yet be improved but applauds the legislature for the reforms it was able to secure.

Transportation: Is the City Ready for Scooters?
Transportation

Is the City Ready for Scooters?

Council debates pilot program allowing scooters. "We're all scared to death," Borkowski says.

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.

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Passage of Republican Budget
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Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Passage of Republican Budget

Where Governor Evers Gave us the “People’s Budget,” Republicans Default to Partisanship Yet Again

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?

Rep. Bowen Statement on Passage of Watered-Down Republican Budget
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Rep. Bowen Statement on Passage of Watered-Down Republican Budget

Bowen Disappointed by Numerous Missed Bi-Partisanship in Republican Version of Budget

Republican Budget is Replete with Countless Missed Opportunities
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Republican Budget is Replete with Countless Missed Opportunities

"The budget passed today leaves much to be desired for the people of Wisconsin."

Supervisor Taylor Joins Educators’ March to Madison
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Supervisor Taylor Joins Educators’ March to Madison

"Fully funding public education is essential to ensuring that all students, regardless of their ZIP code, have access to quality education."

Transportation: Lawmakers Legalize Scooters
Transportation

Lawmakers Legalize Scooters

City poised to update its regulations in response, clearing way for Bird to return.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision

“The facts didn't change in the last three years and neither did the meaning of the constitution. Only the composition of the court did.”

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sas-Pérez Appointed to City Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sas-Pérez Appointed to City Plan Commission

Mayor appoints south side leader to design and zoning oversight board.

Who Uses Cannabis in Wisconsin?

Who Uses Cannabis in Wisconsin?

Interest in CBD and cannabis products is growing around the state

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bills Relating to Equal Treatment of Liquor Sales, Improving Wisconsin’s Competitiveness by Eliminating Tax Benefits
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Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bills Relating to Equal Treatment of Liquor Sales, Improving Wisconsin’s Competitiveness by Eliminating Tax Benefits

Senate Bill 83, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 6, creates the equal treatment of retail sales of all types of liquor for off-premises consumption.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Tops Out
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Tops Out

Plus: Northridge in property tax foreclosure, Ambassador Hotel expansion stuck, second hostel faces opposition

Pot Policies All Over the Map

Pot Policies All Over the Map

Fully legal in 11 states, medical pot okay in 22 states, much division over how to handle it.

DNA Evidence Backlog Greatly Reduced

DNA Evidence Backlog Greatly Reduced

Effort to reduce backlog yields results. Evers and Kaul want more funding for crime lab.

Tougher Drunk Driving Laws Pass Unanimously

Tougher Drunk Driving Laws Pass Unanimously

Assembly also approves delaying closure of juvenile justice facilities, and passes electric scooter legalization.

Rep. Subeck Thanks Governor Evers for Standing with Wisconsin Women
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Rep. Subeck Thanks Governor Evers for Standing with Wisconsin Women

"I applaud Governor Evers for vetoing these divisive and inflammatory anti-women’s health bills."

Senator Taylor Questions Supreme Court Decision
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Senator Taylor Questions Supreme Court Decision

"This sets an awful precedent."

Thank you Governor Evers, for Standing Strong with Wisconsin’s Women
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Thank you Governor Evers, for Standing Strong with Wisconsin’s Women

"We are so proud to have Governor Evers standing strong with us..."

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Thanks Gov. Evers for Standing up for Women’s Health
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Thanks Gov. Evers for Standing up for Women’s Health

"These bills and their supporters are making claims that inflammatory, offensive and blatantly false."

Michigan Struggles With Legal Pot

Michigan Struggles With Legal Pot

Recreational marijuana legalized, but state struggles with how to regulate retail sales, other issues.

Sierra Club Welcomes Action on PFAS
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Sierra Club Welcomes Action on PFAS

"Sierra Club welcomes the strong and swift action taken by the Evers Administration to address the newly identified family of pollutants of high concern, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS."

Gov. Evers Vetoes Legislation Restricting Reproductive Healthcare
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Gov. Evers Vetoes Legislation Restricting Reproductive Healthcare

“Politicians shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with decisions made between patients and their healthcare providers.”

State Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws

State Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws

The conservative majority not persuaded by arguments that extraordinary session was unconstitutional.

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.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision

"The people of Wisconsin deserve better than this."

Photo Gallery: Juneteenth Day 2019
Photo Gallery

Juneteenth Day 2019

State and local leaders join community for Juneteenth Day celebration.

Republican, Democrat Offer Different Takes On Budget

Republican, Democrat Offer Different Takes On Budget

Sen. Jon Erpenbach blasts failure to expand Medicaid, tax breaks for manufacturers

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.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer John D. Hetland
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer John D. Hetland

"The people of Wisconsin mourn with the Racine community that Officer Hetland served faithfully for over 24 years."

Shilling Echoes Bipartisan Concerns with Fiscally Reckless Republican Budget
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Shilling Echoes Bipartisan Concerns with Fiscally Reckless Republican Budget

"The Republican budget protects tax breaks for millionaires while raising property taxes on working families by the highest amount in a decade."

Assembly Passes Bills to Help Homeless

Assembly Passes Bills to Help Homeless

Also approves grant program changes that could attract more minority teachers.

Statement from Majority Leader Fitzgerald on Budget Discussions
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Statement from Majority Leader Fitzgerald on Budget Discussions

"The budget that passed the Finance Committee serves as a conservative check on the document that Governor Evers introduced earlier this year."

Gov. Evers Proclaims June 19th ‘Juneteenth Day’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims June 19th ‘Juneteenth Day’ in Wisconsin

"This is a time to recognize the struggles of African Americans in our country’s modern history."

Evers, LGBTQ Activists Call for New Laws

Evers, LGBTQ Activists Call for New Laws

Proposals to protect LGBTQ population pushed at press conference.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Linda A. Hall as Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Linda A. Hall as Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health

Ms. Hall will begin as director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health on July 8, 2019.

The State of Politics: Dueling Visions of the State’s Future
The State of Politics

Dueling Visions of the State’s Future

5 major areas where Evers, Republicans differ on state policies, spending.

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Julie Gleeson as Ashland County Register of Deeds
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Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Julie Gleeson as Ashland County Register of Deeds

"Julie Gleeson’s 16 years of public service in Ashland County make her an exceptional choice for the Register of Deeds position."

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.

Statewide Meetings Held on Student Loans

Statewide Meetings Held on Student Loans

Governor’s task force holds meetings across Wisconsin to understand crisis, find answers.

Great Lakes Leaders To Target Asian Carp

Great Lakes Leaders To Target Asian Carp

Region’s governors, Canadian premiers meet next month about preventing carp invasion.

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.

Gov. Evers Announces Drinking Water Protections for Emerging Health Contaminants
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Gov. Evers Announces Drinking Water Protections for Emerging Health Contaminants

"Tens of thousands of people in Wisconsin are afraid to turn on their tap to drink water. That is unacceptable, and we must fix it."

Op Ed: Republicans Pay More for Less
Op Ed

Republicans Pay More for Less

GOP budget rejects $1.6 billion in federal funds, provides less funding for schools and highways.

Joint Finance Committee Passes Budget

Joint Finance Committee Passes Budget

Majority Republicans rejected many Evers proposals. Minority Democrats assail GOP plan.

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.

Republicans Fall Far Short of Governor Evers’ Budget
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Republicans Fall Far Short of Governor Evers’ Budget

GOP Creates a Budget of Missed Opportunities

Gov. Evers Appoints Rachel A. Graham to the Court of Appeals
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints Rachel A. Graham to the Court of Appeals

"Wisconsin deserves fair judges who respect the law and understand the people that come before them."

Republicans Protect Special State Tax Loopholes at Request of Big Business Lobby
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Republicans Protect Special State Tax Loopholes at Request of Big Business Lobby

Corporations and Wealthy to Get $361 Million Windfall, Including Breaks on Spending for Food, Drinks and Salaries for Millionaires

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?

How WWII Veteran, Now 95, Made History

How WWII Veteran, Now 95, Made History

Anna Mae Robertson remembers her work in the only all-female African American battalion.

Gov. Evers Announces Pardon Advisory Board, Establishes Pardon Process
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Gov. Evers Announces Pardon Advisory Board, Establishes Pardon Process

The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board will review eligible applications and make recommendations to Gov. Evers on who to grant a pardon to.

MCW Applauds Joint Finance Committee’s Vote for a Cancer Research Facility
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MCW Applauds Joint Finance Committee’s Vote for a Cancer Research Facility

The JFC voted on June 11th, 2019 to include a $10 million State Building Commission grant for the facility, to be located on the MCW Milwaukee campus.

Rep. Taylor, Democrats mock the Obamacare exchange and the affordability of ACA health insurance
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Rep. Taylor, Democrats mock the Obamacare exchange and the affordability of ACA health insurance

"Expanding Medicaid even further to include able-bodied individuals living above the poverty line would put an even greater weight on the taxpayer."

Rep. Subeck Blasts Joint Finance Committee Republicans for Shortsighted Move to Cut Alliant Energy Center Funding
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Rep. Subeck Blasts Joint Finance Committee Republicans for Shortsighted Move to Cut Alliant Energy Center Funding

"The Republicans’ decision to eliminate funding to expand the Alliant Energy Center is shortsighted and puts politics above the best interests of our state."

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.

High Court Reinstates Lame Duck Laws

High Court Reinstates Lame Duck Laws

State Supreme Court will keep most of the laws in effect while it decides on appeals to them.

Legislators Okay $1 Billion for UW Projects

Legislators Okay $1 Billion for UW Projects

Budget committee approves some 40 projects, including UWM Chemistry Building.

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.

Logsdon Appointed to Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council
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Logsdon Appointed to Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council

"I'm honored to be appointed to the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council."

Campaign Cash: GOP Plan Restricts Local Control Over Quarries
Campaign Cash

GOP Plan Restricts Local Control Over Quarries

Legislators get donations from frac sand companies, reduce oversight of sand mines and quarries.

Gov. Evers Announces $100,000 Coastal Grant for Green Bay
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Gov. Evers Announces $100,000 Coastal Grant for Green Bay

"This grant for the City of Green Bay means more opportunities for everyone to recreate and appreciate the beach at the Bay Beach Amusement Park, and I believe will be economically beneficial to the entire region."

Funds Approved For Rail Line to Chicago

Funds Approved For Rail Line to Chicago

Budget committee approves $35 million to expand Hiawatha, but Illinois DOT still has proposal on hold.

Vos Hails Republican Highways Plan

Vos Hails Republican Highways Plan

Says increased vehicle fees more “sustainable” way to fund roads than Evers' proposed gas tax hike.

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.

LGBTQ Flag Flies Over State Capitol

LGBTQ Flag Flies Over State Capitol

First time in history. Gov. Evers orders the raising of the Rainbow Pride Flag to celebrate Pride Month.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Michael Dwyer’s retirement, effective September 25, 2019.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #29 Relating to the Rainbow Pride Flag Flown in Recognition of Pride Month
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #29 Relating to the Rainbow Pride Flag Flown in Recognition of Pride Month

"Publicly displaying the Rainbow Pride Flag sends a clear and unequivocal message that Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place..."

Would Republican Legislative Leaders Rather Break the Law Than Work With Democrats?
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Would Republican Legislative Leaders Rather Break the Law Than Work With Democrats?

Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald Publicly Ponder Illegal Maneuver to Pass Party-Line Budget

Wisconsin Budget: Impact of Earned Income Tax Credit
Wisconsin Budget

Impact of Earned Income Tax Credit

Proposed hike would benefit working poor in all 72 counties with $7.5 million for Milwaukee County.

Sen. Carpenter: “Thank you Governor Evers”
Press Release

Sen. Carpenter: “Thank you Governor Evers”

Governor Issues Executive Order to Fly Rainbow Flag Over State Capitol

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.

Attorney General Kaul Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Vote on Wisconsin Department of Justice Budget
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Vote on Wisconsin Department of Justice Budget

"...I look forward to working together with members of the Legislature and with Governor Evers as the budget process moves forward."

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.

Legislature Passes “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Legislature Passes “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Evers has vowed to veto bill, along with three other abortion measures.

Male GOP Politicians Dictate Women’s Health
Press Release

Male GOP Politicians Dictate Women’s Health

Birth Outcomes to Worsen after Republicans Reject MA Expansion

Repeal Criminal Abortion Law, Democrats Demand

Repeal Criminal Abortion Law, Democrats Demand

Old law makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, could apply if Roe decision overruled.

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.

Gov. Evers Appoints Matthew Allen to Serve as Iowa County District Attorney
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints Matthew Allen to Serve as Iowa County District Attorney

Mr. Allen, a resident of Dodgeville, is currently the assistant district attorney for Iowa County, handling the criminal caseload for the entire county.

Senate Republicans Reject Expanding Health Care, Pursue Dangerous Abortion Bans
Press Release

Senate Republicans Reject Expanding Health Care, Pursue Dangerous Abortion Bans

‘Women Neither Need Nor Want Republican State Legislators Making Health Care Decisions for Them’

Republicans Defy Wisconsin Voters
Press Release

Republicans Defy Wisconsin Voters

GOP politicians reject Medicaid Expansion and slash health funding

Campaign Cash: Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big
Campaign Cash

Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big

Since 2010, group spent $3.2 million on elections, mostly for Democrats, and $1.2 million on lobbying.

Evers Seeks Ways to Expand Health Coverage

Evers Seeks Ways to Expand Health Coverage

Governor wants to get more people insurance coverage beyond Medicaid expansion Republicans oppose.

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.

Campaign Cash: Factory Farms Oppose Clean Water Fees
Campaign Cash

Factory Farms Oppose Clean Water Fees

Evers wants fees to fund pollution oversight. GOP legislators oppose this and got $1.4 million from Big Dairy.

Evers Still Working for UW Funding

Evers Still Working for UW Funding

Budget committee rejected his proposed increase, but he’s still lobbying Republican legislators.

Democrats Push Voucher Transparency

Democrats Push Voucher Transparency

Bill would disclose how much taxpayer dollars go to voucher schools.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Coroner of Jackson County
Press Release

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Coroner of Jackson County

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Karla Wood, effective June 30, 2019.

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Joint Finance Committee’s Vote on UW System
Press Release

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Joint Finance Committee’s Vote on UW System

"I am thankful to Governor Evers for his leadership in investing in the UW System, and I know he will keep pushing for funding the tuition freeze and investing in our UW System."

GOP Kills Spending Bump For UW System

GOP Kills Spending Bump For UW System

UW leader Ray Cross decries Budget Committee: "I feel like I've been kicked in the shins."

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.

Budget Committee Debates Stewardship Program

Budget Committee Debates Stewardship Program

Funding for preserving land has been slashed by 61% in last 12 years. State Sen Tiffany wants more cuts.

State Missed Chance to Electrify Transportation

State Missed Chance to Electrify Transportation

Report gives Wisconsin an “F” grade for how it spent VW settlement money.

Rep. Sargent’s Lonely Pro-Pot Campaign

Rep. Sargent’s Lonely Pro-Pot Campaign

Democrat has pushed for full legalization for years, with few politicians joining her. Until now.

Gov. Evers Releases Memorial Day Statement
Press Release

Gov. Evers Releases Memorial Day Statement

"We memorialize the sacrifices they made for the sake of our freedom, our children’s generations, and our nation’s future."

Kids Sent Out of State for Mental Health Care

Kids Sent Out of State for Mental Health Care

Wisconsin sends hundreds of children to other states for residential treatment as in-state beds decline.

School Teacher Asks to Intervene in Latest Act 10 Lawsuit
Press Release

School Teacher Asks to Intervene in Latest Act 10 Lawsuit

WILL continues the fight to protect Walker’s collective bargaining reform law.

Rep. LaKeshia Myers Supports Governor Evers’ Plan for Special Education Funding
Press Release

Rep. LaKeshia Myers Supports Governor Evers’ Plan for Special Education Funding

Applauds proposed investment in our students and local school districts

GOP Budget Cuts Threaten School Success
Press Release

GOP Budget Cuts Threaten School Success

Republicans block Gov. Evers’ historic investments in schools

Transportation: Group Pushes Higher Wheel Tax for Transit
Transportation

Group Pushes Higher Wheel Tax for Transit

Higher vehicle licensing fee pushed as County Transit System considers 10% budget cut.

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.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Major General Raymond A. Matera
Press Release

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Major General Raymond A. Matera

The order is effective beginning at sunrise on Friday, May 24, 2019, and ending at sunset on that date.

Gov. Evers Appoints Brenda Yaskal to Serve as Columbia County District Attorney
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints Brenda Yaskal to Serve as Columbia County District Attorney

"Brenda Yaskal is a seasoned criminal prosecutor who will bring more than a decade of experience with her to this important position."

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

Cross Says Budget Process Causes Competition

Cross Says Budget Process Causes Competition

UW System president says various campuses competing to get scarce funds for new facilities.

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.

Will Republicans Live up to Campaign Promises on Public Education?
Press Release

Will Republicans Live up to Campaign Promises on Public Education?

Political promises may be broken on Thursday in the Joint Finance Committee

The Educator: How Should MPS Use Rainy Day Fund?
The Educator

How Should MPS Use Rainy Day Fund?

Typically used for school emergencies. Union pushes to use it to hire more staff.

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’

Democrats Push Automatic Voter Registration

Democrats Push Automatic Voter Registration

All would be registered when getting drivers license or state ID. Republicans oppose bill.

Gov. Evers Appoints John Tate II to Serve as Chairperson of the Parole Commission
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints John Tate II to Serve as Chairperson of the Parole Commission

Mr. Tate will begin his work as Parole Commission chairperson on June 3, 2019.

Republicans Intend to Intervene and Stop Liberal Groups from Undermining Act 10
Press Release

Republicans Intend to Intervene and Stop Liberal Groups from Undermining Act 10

"We aren’t picking this fight – once again a liberal group is trying to change laws that have been passed by the Legislature and previously upheld by the courts."

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.

County Launches Investigation Into Former Register Of Deeds

County Launches Investigation Into Former Register Of Deeds

John La Fave retired after his office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

State Lawmakers at Odds on Education Funding

State Lawmakers at Odds on Education Funding

Republican legislators approve $25M increase in funding state tech schools, but nix Evers’ plan to increase financial aid proposal. Democrats say it falls short.

Gov. Evers Authorizes Pepin County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Kyle R. Hayden
Press Release

Gov. Evers Authorizes Pepin County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Kyle R. Hayden

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Kyle R. Hayden, a volunteer firefighter, and valued member of his community who was just getting started in his career of service to the state of Wisconsin,"

State Filing Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer

State Filing Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer

AG Josh Kaul alleges Purdue Pharma ignited the epidemic of drug overdoses, deaths related to Oxycontin use.

Attorney General Kaul Files Lawsuit to Hold Purdue Pharma Accountable for Role in Opioid Crisis
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Files Lawsuit to Hold Purdue Pharma Accountable for Role in Opioid Crisis

After years of inaction by previous administration, Kaul and Evers take decisive steps

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Marquette County District Attorney
Press Release

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Marquette County District Attorney

The new appointee will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of District Attorney Chad Hendee, effective July 31, 2019.

Double Dose of Disappointment For Student Loan Borrowers From Joint Committee on Finance
Press Release

Double Dose of Disappointment For Student Loan Borrowers From Joint Committee on Finance

Republicans Missed Opportunity to Help Current Borrowers and Take on Root Causes on $1.5 Trillion Crisis

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.

Attack on Milwaukee continues – even with a new occupant of the Governor’s Office
Press Release

Attack on Milwaukee continues – even with a new occupant of the Governor’s Office

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis May 16, 2019

Gov. Evers Announces Unprecedented State Debt Payment
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Unprecedented State Debt Payment

"After eight years of Republicans racking up debt on our state’s credit card, today we’re making one of the most significant additional debt payments in state history."

Senate GOP Refuse to Close the “Dark Store” Loophole
Press Release

Senate GOP Refuse to Close the “Dark Store” Loophole

Homeowners to face higher property taxes under Republican control

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.

Rep. Shankland: No Time to Wait for Clean Water
Press Release

Rep. Shankland: No Time to Wait for Clean Water

"Water quality is a vital issue that affects every community in our state, and we should be working together to ensure that everyone has access to clean drinking water."

Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Kolar Break Ground on New, State-of-the-Art Skilled Nursing Facility at King
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Kolar Break Ground on New, State-of-the-Art Skilled Nursing Facility at King

"I’m proud to be investing in King’s future."

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

Gov. Evers Secures Advantage for Wisconsin Citizens Applying for USDA’s ReConnect Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers Secures Advantage for Wisconsin Citizens Applying for USDA’s ReConnect Program

The governor’s budget proposes a $78 million investment in the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program.

High Tolerance: Why Legislators Want Tougher Drunk Driving Law
High Tolerance

Why Legislators Want Tougher Drunk Driving Law

Wisconsin is the only state that doesn't criminalize drunk driving on the first offense.

Special Education Investments Are Paramount
Press Release

Special Education Investments Are Paramount

"I’m glad the Governor sees the value in all of our children and wants to help our school districts do what’s best for our kids."

Small shared revenue increase dies in party-line vote
Press Release

Small shared revenue increase dies in party-line vote

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 13, 2019

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.

State Gets $61 Million in EPA Grants

State Gets $61 Million in EPA Grants

$43 million for state’s Clean Water program and $18.7 million for Safe Drinking Water Loan Program.

20 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants
Press Release

20 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants

Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan and other key leaders to award grants during statewide tour on Fab Lab Day

State’s Hemp Industry Blooming

State’s Hemp Industry Blooming

Will medical or recreational marijuana be next?

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Connie Cobb Madsen as Racine County Register of Deeds
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Connie Cobb Madsen as Racine County Register of Deeds

"With her impressive record of public service and her commitment to Racine County, I am confident that Connie Cobb Madsen will be an exceptional Register of Deed."

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Israel Ramón as Milwaukee County Register of Deeds
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Israel Ramón as Milwaukee County Register of Deeds

"Israel Ramón is the kind of principled, organized, and thoughtful leader needed to run the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Office."

No Gifts For Mothers as Republican Legislature Undermines Women’s Health in Wisconsin
Press Release

No Gifts For Mothers as Republican Legislature Undermines Women’s Health in Wisconsin

‘These Guys Need to Show Women the Respect We Deserve’

The Choice for State Senators Testin and Feyen: Koch Brothers and Republican Party Bosses Or a People’s Budget?
Press Release

The Choice for State Senators Testin and Feyen: Koch Brothers and Republican Party Bosses Or a People’s Budget?

While Powerful Interests Seek Budget Influence Legislators Can Still Choose to Vote to Help Constituents

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.

Gov. Evers’ Statement on Joint Finance Committee Action
Press Release

Gov. Evers’ Statement on Joint Finance Committee Action

"Today Republicans took a fiscally irresponsible and morally reprehensible vote to blow a $1.4 billion hole in The People’s Budget."

Gov. Evers Appoints Michael Basford to the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints Michael Basford to the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness

Basford will serve at the pleasure of the governor beginning Mon., May 13, 2019.

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.

Governor Evers’ Budget: What You Need to Know
Press Release

Governor Evers’ Budget: What You Need to Know

Read WILL's analysis before the legislature votes

Op Ed: Wisconsin Needs a People’s Budget
Op Ed

Wisconsin Needs a People’s Budget

Polls, public hearings show support for more K-12 education funding, Medicaid expansion, medical pot.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Has $5.7 Billion Tourism Impact
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Has $5.7 Billion Tourism Impact

One in four state tourism dollars generated by metro Milwaukee.

Republican-Controlled State Budget Committee Poised to Blow Hole in Budget, Sink Hopes for Reforms
Press Release

Republican-Controlled State Budget Committee Poised to Blow Hole in Budget, Sink Hopes for Reforms

Help for Student Loan Borrowers, Families and Workers on Chopping Block

GOP Defends Anti-Abortion Bills

GOP Defends Anti-Abortion Bills

Bill offers more restrictions on abortions. Medical professionals oppose legislation.

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

Abele administration says state plan lacks adequate funding, won’t rehabilitate youth.

Senator Erpenbach Praises Governor Evers’ Healthy Women, Healthy Baby Initiatives
Press Release

Senator Erpenbach Praises Governor Evers’ Healthy Women, Healthy Baby Initiatives

"Republicans are sending a strong message to the people of our state that access to comprehensive health care is less important than the political points they’re trying to score."

Insurance Commissioner Says Medicaid Expansion Lowers Insurance Premiums on Individual Market
Press Release

Insurance Commissioner Says Medicaid Expansion Lowers Insurance Premiums on Individual Market

"The evidence is clear: states that expand Medicaid see a reduction in the cost of health insurance on the individual market."

Republican Lawmakers Put Politics Ahead of Health Care
Press Release

Republican Lawmakers Put Politics Ahead of Health Care

"These bills are intended to intentionally mislead people about abortion care."

Assembly Republicans Miss the Mark on Women’s Health
Press Release

Assembly Republicans Miss the Mark on Women’s Health

Republican-led Health Committee Hears Divisive Reproductive Health Bills as GOP Leadership Cuts Medicaid Expansion from Budget, Leaving “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” Initiative Unfunded

Op Ed: Now is the Time to Invest in Our Roads
Op Ed

Now is the Time to Invest in Our Roads

Debt service is cutting into the transportation budget, state needs to increase the gas tax and heavy truck fees.

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.

Op Ed: Republican Reefer Madness
Op Ed

Republican Reefer Madness

Aping the old drug-scare film, they back invalidated theories on marijuana’s alleged harm.

City Hall: What’s Happening in the New 9th?
City Hall

What’s Happening in the New 9th?

Ald. Chantia Lewis plans a State-of-the-District speech focused on a new economic model.

Republican leadership puts interests of the state ahead of politics
Press Release

Republican leadership puts interests of the state ahead of politics

“Doing what’s right is not always easy. But by rejecting costly federal Medicaid expansion, the Republican legislative leadership is acting in the best interest of the state of Wisconsin and we applaud them for standing on principle.”

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.

Republican Refusal to Expand Medicaid in WI Makes Bad Dollars & Sense
Press Release

Republican Refusal to Expand Medicaid in WI Makes Bad Dollars & Sense

Wisconsinites Want Expansion & Their Federal Money Now

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.

Bill Ends Waivers for Immunizations

Bill Ends Waivers for Immunizations

In response to measles outbreak, bipartisan proposal ends waivers for “personal convictions”.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Wisconsin State Legislature Republicans Should Stop Obstructing a Federal Investment in Our BadgerCare Program
Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa Statement on a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants
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Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa Statement on a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants

"The voices of the people was loud and clear—we need driver’s cards for undocumented immigrants."

Gov. Evers Announces Staff Appointments for Governor’s Office in Milwaukee
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Staff Appointments for Governor’s Office in Milwaukee

Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams will serve as the Milwaukee Director, Edwin Huertas will serve as the Milwaukee Deputy Director, and Revelle Williams will serve as the Milwaukee Constituent Services Manager.

Sen. Shilling Celebrates International Workers’ Day
Press Release

Sen. Shilling Celebrates International Workers’ Day

"Wisconsinites want to see their leaders on both sides of the aisle come together to expand economic opportunities and prioritize working families."

Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Designating Highway Interchange, Changes to Motor Vehicle Licenses
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Designating Highway Interchange, Changes to Motor Vehicle Licenses

Act 3 designates the interchange of I-41, U.S. Highway 6 10, and State Highway 441 in Winnebago County as the “Michael G. Ellis Memorial Interchange."

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.

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Appointees
Press Release

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Appointees

"I’m glad to see that the Supreme Court has ended this unnecessary constitutional crisis and enforced the return of these individuals to their rightful positions."

Gov. Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Community-Specific Data for DHS Budget Proposal
Press Release

Gov. Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Community-Specific Data for DHS Budget Proposal

"My budget proposal draws down $1.6 billion in new federal funding into Wisconsin so we can improve healthcare in communities across the state."

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

State Behind The Times on Pot Laws?

State Behind The Times on Pot Laws?

Most states have less severe penalties. And black state residents more likely to be arrested.

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?

Governor Evers Signs Fitzgerald-Jagler Bill to Replace R-Word in Administrative Code
Press Release

Governor Evers Signs Fitzgerald-Jagler Bill to Replace R-Word in Administrative Code

"This term has no place in Wisconsin’s administrative code and our bill offers a permanent fix to this problem."

Gov. Evers Authorizes Dane County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Katherine “Katie” Barrios
Press Release

Gov. Evers Authorizes Dane County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Katherine “Katie” Barrios

"I was saddened to hear about the loss of Katie Barrios, an officer with the Middleton Police Department who was dedicated to serving her community."

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Board of Regents
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Board of Regents

Gov. Tony Evers today announced three appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

The State of Politics: 10 Evers Proposals GOP Will Kill
The State of Politics

10 Evers Proposals GOP Will Kill

Top priorities for the governor which Republicans aim to kill.

Carr Promises Criminal Justice Reform

Carr Promises Criminal Justice Reform

“Just wait and see,” Corrections secretary says. But advocates are impatient for reform.

“Close MSDF!” Protestors Declare

“Close MSDF!” Protestors Declare

Those who suffered inside the county’s secure detention facility, call for its closing.

GOP Legislators Kill Medical Pot Proposal

GOP Legislators Kill Medical Pot Proposal

Budget committee snuffs out Evers plan. It's “off the wall scary,” says Sen. Darling.

GOP Legislators Defend Foxconn

GOP Legislators Defend Foxconn

They offer positive slant to Foxconn executive expressing doubt about 13,000 jobs.

Op Ed: City Could Help Solve Retirement Crisis
Op Ed

City Could Help Solve Retirement Crisis

Allowing private sector employees to buy into city’s pension fund has many advantages.

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.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Representative Ed Brooks
Press Release

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Representative Ed Brooks

"Our hearts are with Barbara as well as Ed’s three daughters and their friends and family as we mourn the loss of an exceptional husband, father, friend, and public servant."

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.

MKE County: Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?
MKE County

Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?

Report on county growing hemp is not positive. But expert says the study all wrong.

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard’s Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard’s Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment

"The bottom line is that our servicemembers deserve to work in an environment that’s free of sexual assault and harassment..."

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Milwaukee’s 2020 convention will give Democratic Party springboard to organize Midwest.

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.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Ashland County
Press Release

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Ashland County

The new register of deeds will complete a term ending January 4, 2021.

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

Earth Day
Press Release

Earth Day

"It is important on Earth Day and every day to recommit to our goal of an environmentally sustainable future."

The State of Politics: Can Any ”Dark Store” Reform Get Passed?
The State of Politics

Can Any ”Dark Store” Reform Get Passed?

Evers wants full reform but big lobbying groups oppose it. Lawmakers seek compromise.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Release Joint Statement Commemorating Earth Day
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Release Joint Statement Commemorating Earth Day

"Earth Day is a time to be thankful for our planet and the natural resources it provides us."

Gov. Evers Authorizes Iowa County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of District Attorney Larry E. Nelson
Press Release

Gov. Evers Authorizes Iowa County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of District Attorney Larry E. Nelson

"His life of public service and advocacy for victims of crime will not be forgotten."

45 Counties Want to Ban Gerrymandering

45 Counties Want to Ban Gerrymandering

Buffalo, Fond du Lac and Iowa counties are latest to pass resolutions demanding non-partisan redistricting.

Sargent Pushes Legal Pot Bill. Again

Sargent Pushes Legal Pot Bill. Again

For fourth time in six years, Madison legislator offers bill to legalize recreational marijuana.

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.

Senator Tom Tiffany’s Statement on Governor Evers Shutting the Door to Business Growth
Press Release

Senator Tom Tiffany’s Statement on Governor Evers Shutting the Door to Business Growth

"Businesses, not just in Wisconsin, but all across the country are watching to see if Wisconsin is still open for business."

DOJ Reorganized to Create Division of Forensic Sciences
Press Release

DOJ Reorganized to Create Division of Forensic Sciences

Attorney General Kaul requested the Department of Administration approve the reorganization of DOJ to create the DFS.

Evers Wants to Renegotiate Foxconn Deal

Evers Wants to Renegotiate Foxconn Deal

Says 13,000 jobs "unrealistic," project is now much smaller, taxpayers must be protected.

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’

Sen. Fitzgerald Statement on Governor Evers and Foxconn
Press Release

Sen. Fitzgerald Statement on Governor Evers and Foxconn

"This completes the original narrative that the governor has wanted to undermine the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation from day one."

Senator Erpenbach Applauds the SeniorCare Extension
Press Release

Senator Erpenbach Applauds the SeniorCare Extension

"This is a huge win for our state."

Op Ed: FIRE Cluster Can Help Grow Economy
Op Ed

FIRE Cluster Can Help Grow Economy

Finance, real estate and insurance businesses are one of our best bets for state prosperity.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Court of Appeals – District IV
Press Release

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Court of Appeals – District IV

The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2020.

Evers Wants Study of Student Loan Debt

Evers Wants Study of Student Loan Debt

Average grad has $30,000 in debt, state's total student debt is $24 billion.

AFP-WI Kicks Off New Grassroots Lobbying Efforts
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AFP-WI Kicks Off New Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

AFP-WI’s efforts will expand to additional legislative districts throughout the spring.

Evers Targets Payroll Fraud by Companies

Evers Targets Payroll Fraud by Companies

Thousands of workers misclassified as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes, employee benefits.

Nearly 200 Testify at State Budget Hearing

Nearly 200 Testify at State Budget Hearing

Attendees in River Falls support increased school funding, expanding Medicaid, UW capital projects.

Wisconsin’s Dispatchers Recognized for Helping Keep Citizens Safe
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Wisconsin’s Dispatchers Recognized for Helping Keep Citizens Safe

"Dispatchers and telecommunicators are the foundation of our first responder network."

City Hall: Barrett Blasted on Infant Mortality Grant
City Hall

Barrett Blasted on Infant Mortality Grant

African-American led organizations say Mayor, Kowalik killed their effort to get grant.

Gov. Evers Continues to Ban MacIver News Service From Press Briefings, Press Office Emails
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Gov. Evers Continues to Ban MacIver News Service From Press Briefings, Press Office Emails

MacIver News Service has approached the administration numerous times in attempts to rectify the situation amicably, but its efforts have been ignored.

Wisconsin Eye: Evers Talks About First 100 Days
Wisconsin Eye

Evers Talks About First 100 Days

Despite all the negative “huffing and puffing”, he remains optimistic about making change.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Judicial Selection Advisory Committee
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Judicial Selection Advisory Committee

The committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates to the governor for consideration when he fills judicial vacancies.

Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Statement on Gov. Evers’ signing Executive Order to Protect Wisconsin Workers
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Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Statement on Gov. Evers’ signing Executive Order to Protect Wisconsin Workers

"Standing with working families, Governor Tony Evers’ took a huge step to protect Wisconsin from corrupt employers who cut costs by scamming workers and the state of Wisconsin."

Op Ed: Yes and No on Marijuana
Op Ed

Yes and No on Marijuana

Evers is right: No to full legalization but yes to medical cannabis, decriminalizing possession of small amounts.

On Tax Day, Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reaffirms Commitment to Keeping Taxes Low
Gov. Evers Proclaims April 14 as ‘Milwaukee Day’ throughout Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April 14 as ‘Milwaukee Day’ throughout Wisconsin

“As the home to some of our state's favorite teams and businesses, Milwaukee continues to be not only a cultural hub but an economic driving force in Wisconsin.”

20th MANDI Awards Get Big Turnout

20th MANDI Awards Get Big Turnout

Many politicians at celebration honoring those improving city's neighborhoods.

Gov. Evers Announces the Popular SeniorCare Program Will Continue for the Next Decade
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Gov. Evers Announces the Popular SeniorCare Program Will Continue for the Next Decade

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves terms and conditions to extend the prescription drug assistance program

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.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation

The BCSEC was created by the state to own and operate the Bradley Center on behalf of the people of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) Announces 2019 Winners for Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods
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.

Op Ed: True Colors Show In State Capitol
Op Ed

True Colors Show In State Capitol

Scott Fitzgerald could learn from Russ Feingold on how America’s government should be run.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #19 Relating to the Creation of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

But big majority in MU poll says Legislature not cooperating with governor and support him on most issues.

Public Support for “The People’s Budget” Grows
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Public Support for “The People’s Budget” Grows

Citizens from across Wisconsin testify before the Joint Finance Committee in Oak Creek in support of Governor Evers’ budget request

DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin
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DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin

This week the DNR worked with Department of Health Services to ask the health agency to review 40 contaminants for possible groundwater quality standards.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in views of Trump as Mueller probe ends
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in views of Trump as Mueller probe ends

Opinions shift on confidence in Mueller; on state issues, majorities support legal marijuana, higher special education spending, oppose increase in gas tax

A House Divided: Comments from State Rep Show the Current Chasm in Wisconsin
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A House Divided: Comments from State Rep Show the Current Chasm in Wisconsin

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy April 10, 2019

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.

Promises Kept: Wisconsin Withdraws from GOP Lawsuit Attacking ACA
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Promises Kept: Wisconsin Withdraws from GOP Lawsuit Attacking ACA

"It’s time for Republicans to stop blocking the will of the people and work with us to expand healthcare."

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.

Courthouse: Register of Deeds John La Fave Retires
Courthouse

Register of Deeds John La Fave Retires

Announcement comes two months after FBI raid of his office.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Racine County
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Racine County

The new register of deeds will complete a term ending January 4, 2021.

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

Contrary to early report, Milwaukee actually had strong turnout for Supreme Court race.

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.

Cross Still Hopes for New UWM Building

Cross Still Hopes for New UWM Building

Legislature killed Evers capital budget but UW System still backs new funding, bonding authority for projects around state.

Advocates of Legal Pot Still Face Hurdles

Advocates of Legal Pot Still Face Hurdles

Public support growing but GOP leaders oppose Evers' plan to legalize medical marijuana and possession of small amounts.

Scores of People Attend State Budget Hearing

Scores of People Attend State Budget Hearing

Education funding and Medicaid expansion are top concerns of citizens.

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.

Gov. Evers Proclaims April ‘Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April ‘Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ in Wisconsin

“We must continue to work together to prevent sexual violence while providing pathways to recovery for survivors.”

Governor’s Budget Creates an Economy that Works for Everyone
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Governor’s Budget Creates an Economy that Works for Everyone

"Hardworking Wisconsin families deserve decent wages and workplace fairness."

Eyes on Milwaukee: 520 New Affordable Apartments Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

520 New Affordable Apartments Planned

Seven affordable housing projects in city win 22.5% of state's latest WHEDA tax credits.

Two More Counties Vote To Ban Gerrymandering

Two More Counties Vote To Ban Gerrymandering

50 counties’ voters or their boards have now voted for nonpartisan redistricting.

Republicans Call for Reset of Evers’ Budget

Republicans Call for Reset of Evers’ Budget

Governor’s cabinet members get hammered on many issues by GOP legislators.

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.

Rep. Goyke Commends Secretary Thompson & Governor Evers on Transportation Investments
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Rep. Goyke Commends Secretary Thompson & Governor Evers on Transportation Investments

Governor Evers Invests in Wisconsin’s Transportation Infrastructure & Public Transit

Gov. Evers Proclaims April 3, 2019 ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April 3, 2019 ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ in Wisconsin

"This day signifies that we must use every pathway available to treat addiction."

Governor’s Budget Makes Critical Investments in our Public Schools
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Governor’s Budget Makes Critical Investments in our Public Schools

"After years of underfunding from Republican lawmakers, the governor has put our children’s future and the needs of our local schools first."

Your Right to Know: Don’t Purge Expunged Criminal Records
Your Right to Know

Don’t Purge Expunged Criminal Records

The goal of helping ex-offenders get jobs is laudable, but too much public information will be lost.

Op Ed: Unequal Pay for State’s Women Persists
Op Ed

Unequal Pay for State’s Women Persists

Depending on their race, women earn anywhere from 55% to 78% of what white men earn.

Governor Evers announces more than $90 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Evers announces more than $90 million in payments to local governments

"It is time to stop kicking the can down the road," Governor Evers said.

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.

Op Ed: State Building Commission Turns Partisan
Op Ed

State Building Commission Turns Partisan

Vote by party lines on governor’s capital budget breaks with bipartisan tradition.

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.

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.

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

Asks state for $41.4 million to build secure residential center for youth now at Lincoln Hills.

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.

Wisconsin Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day
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Wisconsin Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

"It was incredibly meaningful to have so many voices come together to honor the great civil rights activist Cesar Chavez."

Appeals Court Restores Some Lame Duck Laws

Appeals Court Restores Some Lame Duck Laws

Leaving disagreement between parties over status of 82 Walker appointees.

Legislature Urged to Clarify Pot Laws

Legislature Urged to Clarify Pot Laws

Patchwork of local and state laws confusing, say pot advocates, a sheriff and Hemp Alliance.

Second Judge Rules Against Lame Duck Laws

Second Judge Rules Against Lame Duck Laws

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

Gov. Evers Responds to Ruling in SEIU v. Vos
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Gov. Evers Responds to Ruling in SEIU v. Vos

"For the second time in less than a week, an impartial judge ruled against legislative Republicans and their lame duck session."

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.

Op Ed: Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Program Overdue
Op Ed

Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Program Overdue

State’s black infant mortality rate is worst in the nation, this bill addresses problem.

Gov. Evers Appoints Dr. John Willett as Green Lake County Coroner
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Gov. Evers Appoints Dr. John Willett as Green Lake County Coroner

"Dr. Willett will be an excellent Coroner and will serve the people of Green Lake County well."

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.

Dane County Court’s New Level of Judicial Activism Throws Wisconsin Into Chaos
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Dane County Court’s New Level of Judicial Activism Throws Wisconsin Into Chaos

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued a decision that invalidated three December 2018 extraordinary session laws and vacated 82 appointments made during that period.

Asked for Help,“Nobody Would Listen”

Asked for Help,“Nobody Would Listen”

Death of an inmate in Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility raises grave safety concerns.

Evers Says GOP Discouraging Private Donors

Evers Says GOP Discouraging Private Donors

Legislators' rejection of capital budget may scare away private donations to university projects, governor says.

6 Things to Know About Lincoln Hills

6 Things to Know About Lincoln Hills

A primer on how state’s youth prisons will be changed. Or not.

Rep. Robyn Vining Comments on Lame Duck Court Ruling
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Rep. Robyn Vining Comments on Lame Duck Court Ruling

"The court’s ruling today is a win for democracy and the people of Wisconsin."

Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues a Statement Regarding the Lame Duck Court Ruling
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Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues a Statement Regarding the Lame Duck Court Ruling

"Today’s ruling is a win for the people of Wisconsin; it reaffirms that one party cannot act as a dictatorship over the other."

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.

Board of Supervisors Endorses Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
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Board of Supervisors Endorses Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

"Expanding access to driver's licenses will make the roads safer for everyone."

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Dane County Court’s Ruling on Lame-Duck Session
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Dane County Court’s Ruling on Lame-Duck Session

"Today's ruling is a victory for the people of Wisconsin and for preserving the Wisconsin Constitution."

Bill Ends Business Tax Break for Quitters

Bill Ends Business Tax Break for Quitters

Bipartisan bill ends tax write-off on moving expenses for companies leaving the state.

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

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

The Evers Education Budget: A Gift for Liberal Special Interests
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The Evers Education Budget: A Gift for Liberal Special Interests

Raises taxes on families leaving public schools, attacks choice program, stops charter schools

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on State Building Commission Meeting
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on State Building Commission Meeting

"Republicans would rather have us sit here in gridlock than do the jobs we were sent here to do, and that’s a shame."

GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities
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GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities

Republicans jeopardize investments in Wisconsin’s future

New Effort Provides Doulas to 100 Women

New Effort Provides Doulas to 100 Women

County funding of $52,000 would provide doulas to help pregnant women in 53206 ZIP code.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #17 Relating to the Creation of the Governor’s Health Equity Council
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #17 Relating to the Creation of the Governor’s Health Equity Council

The Governor’s Health Equity Council will work to develop a plan, supported by a body of research, with key benchmarks to reduce and eliminate health disparities throughout the state of Wisconsin by 2030.

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.

Gov. Evers Advocates for Expanding Medicaid in Visits to Janesville, Beloit
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Gov. Evers Advocates for Expanding Medicaid in Visits to Janesville, Beloit

"By expanding Medicaid in Wisconsin, our budget improves access to quality, affordable health care for people across our state."

State Officials Meet to Tackle Drug Epidemic

State Officials Meet to Tackle Drug Epidemic

Two-Day conference focuses on opioids, which killed 916 users in 2017.

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.

The State of Politics: How Evers Would End Gerrymandering
The State of Politics

How Evers Would End Gerrymandering

He proposes non-partisan redistricting plan similar to Iowa’s.

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

Plats and Parcels: Youth Correctional Center Planned for North Side
Plats and Parcels

Youth Correctional Center Planned for North Side

State facility at 6600 N. Teutonia would replace troubled Lincoln Hills center.

Op Ed: Evers Takes Moral Stand on Border Wall
Op Ed

Evers Takes Moral Stand on Border Wall

The governor rightly calls attention to the plight of children ripped from the parental bonds.

Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency for Flooding
Press Release

Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency for Flooding

"Many residents and communities across our state have been responding to flooding that has impacted homes, businesses, and cities and towns across Wisconsin."

Why Medicaid Expansion Needed

Why Medicaid Expansion Needed

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

Cross Champions New UWM Chemistry Building

Cross Champions New UWM Chemistry Building

Building outmoded, UW System president says. Evers also backs $130 million project.

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Call for Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment
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Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Call for Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment

"As should be the case in all workplaces, the service members of the Wisconsin National Guard deserve a work environment free from sexual assault and harassment..."

Kaul Joins Suit Challenging Border Emergency

Kaul Joins Suit Challenging Border Emergency

Governor, Attorney General announce they're joining lawsuit alleging Trump is violating constitution.

Evers Budgets $78 Million for High Speed Internet

Evers Budgets $78 Million for High Speed Internet

Expansion of broadband key issue for small towns, rural areas.

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.

Gov. Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul Announce that Wisconsin Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s National Emergency
Evers Announces Youth Prison for City

Evers Announces Youth Prison for City

To be located on Teutonia Ave. and Mill Rd. Research shows facility near home enhances outcomes.

Evers Funds Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

Evers Funds Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

Budget has $8.1 million for upgrades, so he won’t close facility as critics have demanded.

Stop Pitting us Against One Another
Press Release

Stop Pitting us Against One Another

"Wisconsin Republicans are known for twisting the facts to incite outrage and today’s attack on immigrants is no different."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Misleading GOP Attacks
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Misleading GOP Attacks

"Republicans are hoping that xenophobic attacks will obscure the facts, but Wisconsin is better than that."

Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills
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Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

"We are committed to getting kids out of Lincoln Hills and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can."

Can State Produce 100% of Energy Needs?

Can State Produce 100% of Energy Needs?

New study finds economic, environmental benefits by repurposing $14 billion a year spent to import energy.

Evers’ Budget Puts Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Veterans
Press Release

Evers’ Budget Puts Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Veterans

"The governor has decided that those who are violating federal law should get a better deal than Wisconsin’s heroes."

Why Did Democrats Choose Milwaukee?

Why Did Democrats Choose Milwaukee?

Choosing this city for 2020 convention is about winning and signaling Democratic values.

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.

City Wins 2020 Democratic Convention

City Wins 2020 Democratic Convention

Barrett and other leaders help city beat out Miami and Houston for national convention.

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

Milwaukee Named Host City for 2020 Democratic National Convention
Press Release

Milwaukee Named Host City for 2020 Democratic National Convention

Convention will generate $200 million in economic impact; shine global spotlight on city

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on Milwaukee being selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention
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Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on Milwaukee being selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention

"Milwaukee is on the move, and our success in building the future represents the best of America."

City Hall: Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech
City Hall

Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech

Mayor touts employers coming to city, The Hop's launch and a friendly governor.

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.

Budget Expands Rail Service to Chicago

Budget Expands Rail Service to Chicago

Money would be leveraged with federal grant to expand Hiawatha from 7 to 10 daily roundtrips.

Common Council to Vote on Doula Funding Legislation
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Common Council to Vote on Doula Funding Legislation

“I was born and raised in the 53206 Zip Code and have seen firsthand the lack of maternal health resources available to mothers and their newborns and its effects,” said Ald. Rainey.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Applauds Governor Evers Commitment to Cancer Research
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The Medical College of Wisconsin Applauds Governor Evers Commitment to Cancer Research

“MCW commends Governor Evers for his leadership and support to lessen the cancer burden in the state of Wisconsin and beyond,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW President and CEO.

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.

Op Ed: Gerrymandering Goes Back to Patrick Henry
Op Ed

Gerrymandering Goes Back to Patrick Henry

Evers has plan to end it in Wisconsin. It’s long overdue

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center

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

Report Shows How to Handle Youth Offenders

Report Shows How to Handle Youth Offenders

As county looks for local approach to replace Lincoln Hills, could learn from New York’s success.

Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations

These Capital Budget Recommendations aggressively and responsibly address deferred maintenance and life safety issues in state-owned buildings.

School Leaders Back Evers Funding Plan

School Leaders Back Evers Funding Plan

Governor’s budget has $1.4 billion hike in K-12 funding; GOP likely to scale that back.

Wisconsin Budget: Tax on Wealthy Helps Other States Grow
Wisconsin Budget

Tax on Wealthy Helps Other States Grow

8 states used tax on millionaires to fund state programs, saw economy grow faster.

WILL Budget Explainer: The Administrative State
Press Release

WILL Budget Explainer: The Administrative State

“Governor Evers’ budget is a liberal-wish list on a number of levels, but an undertold story is how it would strengthen the executive branch, usurping power from the legislature."

Gov. Evers Appoints Fred Clark to Natural Resources Board
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Gov. Evers Appoints Fred Clark to Natural Resources Board

Fred Clark is a forester and conservationist who is marking his 30th year working outdoors in Wisconsin.

Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access
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Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access

“Governor Evers’ budget makes historic investments in the health and well-being of every Wisconsinite,” said Secretary Designee Palm.

Evers’ Budget Allows Immigrants In-State Tuition

Evers’ Budget Allows Immigrants In-State Tuition

Proposal praised by Democrats, slammed by Republicans.

Gov. Evers Announces $30 Million Investment in Alliant Energy Center Expansion
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $30 Million Investment in Alliant Energy Center Expansion

The funding will come through a non-state grant program that provides state bonding support for non-profit or local government projects that have a statewide public purpose.

Evers Wants Longer DMV Hours for Voter ID

Evers Wants Longer DMV Hours for Voter ID

Plan may include weekend, evening hours for state agencies.

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.

Representative Subeck Stands with Governor Evers’s Efforts to Combat Medicaid Fraud
Press Release

Representative Subeck Stands with Governor Evers’s Efforts to Combat Medicaid Fraud

The False Claims Act allows individual whistleblowers to bring lawsuits against companies who are defrauding the state’s Medicaid program

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

Gov. Tony Evers Signs Executive Order #14 Related to Accessibility of DMV Facilities and DOT-Issued Voter Identification
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers Signs Executive Order #14 Related to Accessibility of DMV Facilities and DOT-Issued Voter Identification

Governor Tony Evers today signed an executive order relating to the accessibility of Department of Motor Vehicles facilities and Department of Transportation-issued voter identification.

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?

Rural and Urban School Districts Express Support for Governor Evers’ Budget
Press Release

Rural and Urban School Districts Express Support for Governor Evers’ Budget

Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, Milwaukee Public Schools, Madison Metropolitan School District, and Racine Unified release letter of support

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.

Coalition for More Responsible Transportation Members Applaud Gov. Evers’ Proposed Transportation Budget
Press Release

Coalition for More Responsible Transportation Members Applaud Gov. Evers’ Proposed Transportation Budget

Groups support transit, road maintenance increase and focus on fixing instead of expanding highways

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address
Press Release

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address

“Governor Evers campaigned on bringing people to the table, however Republicans weren’t even consulted before he rolled out one of the most liberal budgets in Wisconsin history."

Rep. Considine Statement on Governor’s Budget
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Rep. Considine Statement on Governor’s Budget

"Tonight I heard Governor Evers’ budget initiatives to invest in things that matter to the people of Wisconsin"

Senator Craig Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address
Press Release

Senator Craig Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address

“Restrictions on educational choices for families, subsidies for abortion providers, driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, repeal of good-government reforms, and massive increases in taxes, fees, and spending - this budget is truly a Madison liberal’s dream."

Rep. Shankland Commends Governor Evers on The People’s Budget
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Rep. Shankland Commends Governor Evers on The People’s Budget

“Tonight, Governor Evers delivered a vision for Wisconsin that clearly reflects the priorities and will of the voters."

Rep. Robyn Vining Cheers The People’s Budget
Press Release

Rep. Robyn Vining Cheers The People’s Budget

“From the beginning of his term, Governor Evers has made it clear he is listening to the people of Wisconsin."

Milwaukee Area Labor Council Reaction State Budget
Press Release

Milwaukee Area Labor Council Reaction State Budget

The members of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council welcome the many initiatives announced by Governor Tony Evers as part of his budget proposal.

Statement from Rep. Brostoff in Support of Gov. Evers’ Redistricting Plan
Press Release

Statement from Rep. Brostoff in Support of Gov. Evers’ Redistricting Plan

Governor’s First Budget Address Offers a Way Forward for Wisconsin

The People’s Budget is a Win for Wisconsin
Press Release

The People’s Budget is a Win for Wisconsin

“It’s a new day in Wisconsin."

Rep. Mark Spreitzer Applauds Gov. Evers’s Budget Address
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Rep. Mark Spreitzer Applauds Gov. Evers’s Budget Address

“Governor Evers is leading Wisconsin into a new era of bipartisanship."

Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Plan: Progress on Solutions for Student Loan Borrowers and Protections for Wisconsin Voter Rights
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Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Plan: Progress on Solutions for Student Loan Borrowers and Protections for Wisconsin Voter Rights

“We’re thrilled to see Gov. Evers’ budget plan includes proposals to help student loan borrowers and protect voters."

Governor Evers Gives 2019-21 Biennial Budget Address
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Governor Evers Gives 2019-21 Biennial Budget Address

Gov. Evers' remarks as prepared for deliver

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.

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Driver’s Cards for Undocumented Wisconsinites
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Driver’s Cards for Undocumented Wisconsinites

"This is a commonsense idea that has the support of farmers, businesses, law enforcement officials, faith-based organizations and civil rights groups."

AFP-WI: Evers Education Budget Doesn’t Prioritize Student Success
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AFP-WI: Evers Education Budget Doesn’t Prioritize Student Success

In the end, this proposal will hurt students trapped in low performing traditional public schools the most.

Service Workers Push For Higher Wages

Service Workers Push For Higher Wages

Ald. Zielinski's resolution backs Gov. Evers' plan to hike minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Advocates Push For a Wisconsin ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law

Advocates Push For a Wisconsin ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law

Republican Legislative leaders, Vos and Fitzgerald, concerned about the proposal.

Senator Craig Reacts to Governor Evers’ Decision to Remove National Guard Units from Mexico Border
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Senator Craig Reacts to Governor Evers’ Decision to Remove National Guard Units from Mexico Border

Wisconsin law enforcement has traced the majority of meth and heroin seized in Wisconsin to the southern border.

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?

Youth Justice Milwaukee: We Must Move With a Sense of Urgency
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: We Must Move With a Sense of Urgency

"Wisconsin should close this abusive prison immediately, and, instead, implement and scale more effective and fiscally responsible community-based options."

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Praises Gov. Evers for Standing Up for Women’s Health
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Praises Gov. Evers for Standing Up for Women’s Health

"It’s clear that Gov. Evers is committed to prioritizing women’s health care."

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.

Representative Subeck Applauds Governor Evers’ Plan to Ensure Fair Election Maps
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Representative Subeck Applauds Governor Evers’ Plan to Ensure Fair Election Maps

"I applaud Governor Evers’ decision to stand up for democracy by including much-needed redistricting reform in his budget proposal."

Rep. Hesselbein Supports Governor Evers’ Fair Maps Plan
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Rep. Hesselbein Supports Governor Evers’ Fair Maps Plan

"Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around."

Rep. Spreitzer Supports Gov. Evers’s Redistricting Reform
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Rep. Spreitzer Supports Gov. Evers’s Redistricting Reform

"Gerrymandering has undermined our state’s democracy for too long."

Statement on Governor Evers’ announcement he will include nonpartisan redistricting reform in his proposed budget
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Statement on Governor Evers’ announcement he will include nonpartisan redistricting reform in his proposed budget

"This decision gives us a chance to have representative democracy again in Wisconsin."

Rep. Robyn Vining Embraces Gov. Evers’ Inclusion of Redistricting in Budget
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Rep. Robyn Vining Embraces Gov. Evers’ Inclusion of Redistricting in Budget

"Non-partisan redistricting can help bring our state together and force members from each party to work together like my constituents asked me to do."

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
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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."

Gov. Evers Announces Tribal Initiatives in State Budget
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Gov. Evers Announces Tribal Initiatives in State Budget

"I’m excited that our budget will make investments that will help Native American children, families, and communities thrive."

Op Ed: End Corporate Welfare, Help the People
Op Ed

End Corporate Welfare, Help the People

End giveaways to wealthy and companies that export jobs, lower taxes for middle class.

Gov. Evers Announces Withdrawal of Wisconsin National Guard Personnel
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Gov. Evers Announces Withdrawal of Wisconsin National Guard Personnel

"I cannot support keeping our brave service men and women away from their families without a clear need or purpose that would actively benefit the people of Wisconsin or our nation."

Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s Statement on Governor Evers’ School Voucher Plan
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s Statement on Governor Evers’ School Voucher Plan

"Governor Evers’ plans would do immense harm to the voucher program and create uncertainty for schools, students, and their families."

Governor Evers’ Budget Targets School Choice: What You Need to Know
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Governor Evers’ Budget Targets School Choice: What You Need to Know

Governor Evers' Budget Targets School Choice: What You Need to Know

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

Evers Joins Unions on Lame Duck Suit

Evers Joins Unions on Lame Duck Suit

GOP bill require 200,000 state agency reports to legislature, his lawyers contend.

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?

State Treasurer Wants To Be Watchdog

State Treasurer Wants To Be Watchdog

Godlewski pushes for more accountability, smart long-term investments.

Op Ed: School Mental Health Program Funding Needed
Op Ed

School Mental Health Program Funding Needed

Evers proposes $63 million in funding, an investment that could have big payoff.

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.

Op Ed: State Is Ready for Medical Marijuana
Op Ed

State Is Ready for Medical Marijuana

Myths have been debunked. Health benefits are clear. Voters support it.

Gov. Evers Appoints Dawn Nemec as Vernon County Register of Deeds
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Gov. Evers Appoints Dawn Nemec as Vernon County Register of Deeds

Nemec currently works in the Accounting Department at Organic Valley.

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.

DPW Files Federal Lawsuit Over Republicans’ Lame-Duck Power Grab
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DPW Files Federal Lawsuit Over Republicans’ Lame-Duck Power Grab

Republicans' legislation violated Democratic voters' federal constitutional rights

Creation of a Crisis: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Chooses Profit Over People
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Creation of a Crisis: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Chooses Profit Over People

Citizen Action of Wisconsin joins national release of report revealing how drug company profits and CEO pay put lives at risk

State Building Commission Approves Key Projects
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State Building Commission Approves Key Projects

Design and construction of UW-Milwaukee Sandburg Hall renovation project.

Shilling Praises Gov. Evers Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Proposal
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Shilling Praises Gov. Evers Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Proposal

"I want to ensure that all moms in Wisconsin have access to quality health care so babies are born healthy and stay healthy."

Evers Wants Pay Hike for Corrections Officers

Evers Wants Pay Hike for Corrections Officers

Aims to reduce staff shortage with more competitive pay.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” Initiatives in State Budget
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” Initiatives in State Budget

"We applaud Gov. Evers for championing women’s health and the lifesaving preventive care Planned Parenthood provides in his state budget."

Gov. Evers Announces Gubernatorial Appointments
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Gov. Evers Announces Gubernatorial Appointments

Summer Strand as the Governor’s Designee to the Building Commission

Evers Vetoes GOP Tax Cut

Evers Vetoes GOP Tax Cut

Says plan too risky, lacked long-term financing, and wasn’t bipartisan.

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Veto of Middle-Class Tax Cut
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Veto of Middle-Class Tax Cut

"I am confident that Senate Republicans will redouble our efforts and fight to include a middle-class tax cut in the upcoming state budget."

Gov. Evers Vetoes Assembly Bill 4
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Gov. Evers Vetoes Assembly Bill 4

The bill would make modifications to the standard deduction under the individual income tax starting with tax years beginning after December 31, 2019.

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.

Op Ed: Why We Oppose Gerrymandering
Op Ed

Why We Oppose Gerrymandering

We supported nonpartisan redistricting when Democrats were in control and still do, now that GOP is in power.

GOP Legislators Back Pay Hike for Lawyers

GOP Legislators Back Pay Hike for Lawyers

Hourly fee for private attorneys taking public defender cases would rise from $40 to $70.

The Contrarian: Evers Dead Wrong On Pot Convictions
The Contrarian

Evers Dead Wrong On Pot Convictions

Less than one percent of male inmates jailed for drug possession.

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

Evers Wants to Re-Examine Business Incentives

And bring back scientists to the DNR.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Congratulates Megan O’Halloran on Commanding Primary Victory in Distrcit 8 School Board Race
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Congratulates Megan O’Halloran on Commanding Primary Victory in Distrcit 8 School Board Race

O’Halloran garnered more than 65 percent of the vote in the three-way race and will face Kathryn Gabor in the spring election on Tuesday, April 2.

Op Ed: Expanding Medicaid Is Best for State
Op Ed

Expanding Medicaid Is Best for State

Why it's the smart, compassionate, and fiscally responsible thing to do.

Medicaid Expansion to Cost Wisconsinites $600 Million Per Year
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Medicaid Expansion to Cost Wisconsinites $600 Million Per Year

New WILL, CROWE study analyzes true cost of Medicaid expansion

Evers Proposes Medical Marijuana

Evers Proposes Medical Marijuana

And would loosen other restrictions. Vos opposes plan.

Governor Evers Creates Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving
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Governor Evers Creates Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving

"It’s important to me that we recognize, value, and celebrate the work of caregivers across our state..."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Gov. Evers Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Gov. Evers Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana

"Having accessible, legal medicinal marijuana will help many in pain without the harmful effects of addictive narcotics."

Shilling Backs Gov. Evers’ Medical Marijuana Push
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Shilling Backs Gov. Evers’ Medical Marijuana Push

"Medical research, scientific studies, and personal experiences clearly support the use of medical marijuana."

Bowen Applauds Governor Evers’ Marijuana Proposals
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Bowen Applauds Governor Evers’ Marijuana Proposals

Time Wisconsin takes Important 1st Step allowing access to Marijuana

The State of Politics: Evers Gives 45% of Taxes To K-12 schools
The State of Politics

Evers Gives 45% of Taxes To K-12 schools

Plus his budget doubles special education funding. Expect a battle with GOP legislators.

Sen. Erpenbach Applauds Gov. Evers’ Medical Marijuana Proposal
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Sen. Erpenbach Applauds Gov. Evers’ Medical Marijuana Proposal

"Marijuana can provide relief to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, ALS, chronic pain and can even help in the fight against opiate addiction."

Gov. Evers Announces Proposal to Reform Wisconsin’s Marijuana Laws
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Gov. Evers Announces Proposal to Reform Wisconsin’s Marijuana Laws

The governor believes it is time for Wisconsin to join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana.

WJI supports Gov. Evers’ cannabis initiative
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WJI supports Gov. Evers’ cannabis initiative

"Wisconsin's refusal so far to adopt a medical marijuana program is hurting the state's residents and its economy."

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.

Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Employee Bryan Rodriguez
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Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Employee Bryan Rodriguez

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Bryan Rodriguez..."

Op Ed: Let’s Curb Manufacturing Tax Credit
Op Ed

Let’s Curb Manufacturing Tax Credit

It hasn’t created jobs and mostly helps millionaires. Evers plan would trim and target it.

Evers Will Give Pardons

Evers Will Give Pardons

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

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.

Special Ed Funding Gap Hits $1 Billion

Special Ed Funding Gap Hits $1 Billion

That’s per year, new report says. Schools required to provide education, but it's grossly underfunded.

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.

Governor Evers Calls Special Election for 64th Assembly District
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Governor Evers Calls Special Election for 64th Assembly District

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, February 14, 2019.

Wisconsin State Senate Sends Middle-Class Tax Cut to Governor Evers’ Desk
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Wisconsin State Senate Sends Middle-Class Tax Cut to Governor Evers’ Desk

"Middle-class Wisconsinites deserve a tax break, and today the Legislature voted to give them one."

Republicans jeopardize school funding with one-time spending gimmick
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Republicans jeopardize school funding with one-time spending gimmick

"Wisconsin’s working families have made it clear they want real solutions for tax relief, not political posturing."

Statement on Governor’s pledge for funding SWIGG study, well compensation grant program
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Statement on Governor’s pledge for funding SWIGG study, well compensation grant program

"Clean drinking water for everyone in our state means making sure families living with contaminated water are helped immediately."

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.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional Water Quality Initiatives
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Gov. Evers Announces Additional Water Quality Initiatives

State Will Evaluate Water Safety in Southwest Wisconsin, Allocate $2 Million for Well Compensation Grant Program

4 Forces Causing Foxconn Uncertainty

4 Forces Causing Foxconn Uncertainty

Even with massive state and local subsidy, wage costs will be too high.

Evers Signals Gas Tax In His Budget

Evers Signals Gas Tax In His Budget

Waiting for report from Thompson, he says, but expects gas tax will be included.

Campaign Cash: Evers Opposes ‘Dark Store’ Loophole
Campaign Cash

Evers Opposes ‘Dark Store’ Loophole

Would end tax break backed by WMC, which has donated $25 million to politicians.

Huge Water Project for Foxconn Continues

Huge Water Project for Foxconn Continues

Racine water utility expected company to use 7 million gallons daily, but current needs unclear.

Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Join U.S. Climate Alliance
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Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Join U.S. Climate Alliance

"By joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, we will have support in demonstrating that we can take climate action while growing our economy at the same time."

State’s Leading Voice for Oral Health Encourages More Collaboration with Wisconsin’s Dental Professionals to Truly Increase Access to Care
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State’s Leading Voice for Oral Health Encourages More Collaboration with Wisconsin’s Dental Professionals to Truly Increase Access to Care

"Despite consistent claims by advocates for dental therapy that this proposal is revenue-neutral and comes at no cost to taxpayers, the Governor is now proposing directly subsidizing the creation of a dental therapy program."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Summit Credit Union Coming to Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Summit Credit Union Coming to Walker’s Point

New branch of growing credit union will be located along S. 1st St. at Freshwater Plaza.

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

The State of Politics: 8 Ways to Increase Highway Funding
The State of Politics

8 Ways to Increase Highway Funding

Lots of possible taxes and fees, but can legislators agree on any?

Gov. Evers Announces $43 Million Investment to Expand Dental Access
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Gov. Evers Announces $43 Million Investment to Expand Dental Access

"Increasing dental access across our state requires a comprehensive approach."

Robin “Boss” Vos to Wisconsin Middle Class: ‘Pay For Your Own Tax Savings’
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Robin “Boss” Vos to Wisconsin Middle Class: ‘Pay For Your Own Tax Savings’

Suggests Cuts to Education, Health Care and Roads to Fund Middle Class Tax Plan Instead of Asking Millionaires and Billionaires to Pay Their Fair Share

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.

Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner
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Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner

"This loss is also a reminder that men and women like Matthew put their lives on the line every day to protect our citizens and communities in Wisconsin."

Wisconsin Budget: Corporate Handouts Cut State Revenue
Wisconsin Budget

Corporate Handouts Cut State Revenue

Which could make it difficult to fund more spending on schools, UW System and roads.

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.

Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Gov. Evers’ Plan to Close Dark Store Loophole
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Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Gov. Evers’ Plan to Close Dark Store Loophole

"The Dark Store Loophole is wrong, and we need to close it."

Data Wonk: Texas Lawsuit Threatens Republicans
Data Wonk

Texas Lawsuit Threatens Republicans

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

Evers Won’t Support GOP Tax Cut

Evers Won’t Support GOP Tax Cut

Governor says he can’t support plan with no long-term funding.

Questions Raised About Assembly Speaker Benefiting from State Tax Loophole
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Questions Raised About Assembly Speaker Benefiting from State Tax Loophole

Is Tax Break Debate Personal for Robin Vos?

State To Review Foxconn Air, Water Permits

State To Review Foxconn Air, Water Permits

Evers says DNR review needed to see whether changes are necessary.

Rep. Hutton: Statement on Evers Tax Plan
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Rep. Hutton: Statement on Evers Tax Plan

Madison – Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) issued the following statement in response to Governor Evers’ Tax Plan. “In contrast to the Republican middle class tax plan, Governor Evers’ tax plan clearly demonstrates that he does not understand the private sector as shown by his irrational commitment to punishing our state’s job creators by raising their […]

Op Ed: Evers, GOP Leaders Need Health Care Ideas
Op Ed

Evers, GOP Leaders Need Health Care Ideas

They could learn from local experts like Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend.

Rep. Riemer Statement on Democratic Tax Cut for the Middle Class
Press Release

Rep. Riemer Statement on Democratic Tax Cut for the Middle Class

"It is disappointing that Republicans are once again putting politics before people and are refusing to work together with Governor Evers and Democrats in the Legislature for the people of Wisconsin."

Governor Evers Announces Responsible Tax Relief Plan for Families
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Governor Evers Announces Responsible Tax Relief Plan for Families

"I promised Wisconsin’s hard-working families that I would not only provide the tax relief they deserve, but that I would provide tax relief in a responsible and sustainable way."

Unions Files Suit Against Lame Duck Laws

Unions Files Suit Against Lame Duck Laws

Second suit filed, argues Republicans violated state constitution.

Homeowners Triumph under Gov. Evers
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Homeowners Triumph under Gov. Evers

"Closing the Dark Store loophole will be a huge win for homeowners and small businesses in Wisconsin."

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.

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

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Advocates oppose Evers’ projection of two years to close Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Op Ed: Legislators Blow Off Bipartisanship
Op Ed

Legislators Blow Off Bipartisanship

Republicans say they want to work together, but have yet to act on it.

Task Force provides feedback for upcoming transportation budget
Press Release

Task Force provides feedback for upcoming transportation budget

Monday’s meeting will cover the highway program and funding alternatives.

Op Ed: Bipartisan Stewardship Fund Will Expire
Op Ed

Bipartisan Stewardship Fund Will Expire

Largest initiative in state history has protected large tracts of land, but now imperiled.

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

State Rep. David Bowen’s Statement on Latest Foxconn Flop
Press Release

State Rep. David Bowen’s Statement on Latest Foxconn Flop

Time for Legislature to Direct WEDC Renegotiations

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?

Good Fiscal News Another Reminder That Cutting Taxes Is The Best Path to Prosperity for All
Press Release

Good Fiscal News Another Reminder That Cutting Taxes Is The Best Path to Prosperity for All

"Eight years of conservative fiscal management put us on a better path."

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force
Press Release

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force

Together, this group will discuss the state’s critical transportation issues and seek solutions to these challenges.

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

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?

Evers Budget Will ‘Put Kids First’

Evers Budget Will ‘Put Kids First’

His chief of staff says governor’s budget will prioritize K-12 schools, UW System.

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.

Youth Justice Milwaukee: “We need action, not excuses.”
Press Release

Youth Justice Milwaukee: “We need action, not excuses.”

"Delaying the closure of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake is unacceptable."

Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency, Closes State Office Buildings
Press Release

Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency, Closes State Office Buildings

Extreme wind chill values at -30 to -50 degrees below zero mixed with heavy snowfall present imminent threats and dangerous, life-threatening conditions.

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.

Abele Declares Winter Weather Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Wednesday and Thursday
Press Release

Abele Declares Winter Weather Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Wednesday and Thursday

Non-essential services of Milwaukee County government, including circuit courts and County Board, will be closed for business on Wednesday and Thursday

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.

The Water Council commends Wisconsin’s Elected Leaders for placing a priority on Clean Water
Press Release

The Water Council commends Wisconsin’s Elected Leaders for placing a priority on Clean Water

Water is perhaps our state’s greatest natural resource and a critical input for businesses in some of our leading sectors like food and beverage and pulp and paper manufacturing.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Oppose Gerrymandering
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Oppose Gerrymandering

Voters overwhelmingly favor fair maps, yet Vos spends millions in taxes to fight this.

County Picks Location for Youth Offender Facility

County Picks Location for Youth Offender Facility

Northwest side facility planned as part of model program to reduce recidivism.

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Suit seeks to overturn Republican laws limiting governor’s powers.

WILL Releases K-12 Education Reform Agenda
Press Release

WILL Releases K-12 Education Reform Agenda

Detailed policy roadmap shows how state can improve student outcomes

Governor Evers declares State of Emergency in response to dangerous winter storm and cold
Press Release

Governor Evers declares State of Emergency in response to dangerous winter storm and cold

Temperatures will fall below zero Monday night and wil

The State of Politics: Republicans May Oppose Medical Marijuana
The State of Politics

Republicans May Oppose Medical Marijuana

Vos, Steineke say Evers’ support for full legalization has poisoned the discussion.

Workforce Development Head Wants Better Wages

Workforce Development Head Wants Better Wages

Caleb Frostman, new state director, says family supporting jobs should be key concern.

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.

Poll Shows Strong Support for Evers Proposals

Poll Shows Strong Support for Evers Proposals

Marquette poll finds majority favors Medicaid expansion, hiking special education funding.

Governor Tony Evers Announces $31 Million in State Support for Marinette Marine
Press Release

Governor Tony Evers Announces $31 Million in State Support for Marinette Marine

"This partnership is a win for workers, a win for Marinette, and a win for Wisconsin."

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

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works

Committee puts veteran engineer through the ringer before endorsing her appointment.

Evers Tells Kaul to Drop ACA Lawsuit

Evers Tells Kaul to Drop ACA Lawsuit

Governor says people voted for this, but GOP legislators insist AG must obey their new law.

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Gov. Evers’ Inaugural State of the State Address
Press Release

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Gov. Evers’ Inaugural State of the State Address

Representative looks forward to working with Governor Evers

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Reacts to State of the State Address
Press Release

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Reacts to State of the State Address

"Thanks to the last eight years of Republican leadership, Governor Evers is inheriting a state that is strong."

Rep. Evan Goyke Responds to State of the State Address
Press Release

Rep. Evan Goyke Responds to State of the State Address

Governor Evers Leading Wisconsin

Rep. Mark Spreitzer Applauds Gov. Evers’s State of the State Address
Press Release

Rep. Mark Spreitzer Applauds Gov. Evers’s State of the State Address

"Governor Evers’s State of the State address laid out a clear agenda to move Wisconsin forward."

Rep. Robyn Vining Comments on Pre-Existing Conditions Bill
Press Release

Rep. Robyn Vining Comments on Pre-Existing Conditions Bill

"Though we must acknowledge the remaining issues, we achieved a small victory with the amendment recognizing annual and lifetime benefit limits..."

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?

Vos May Amend Pre-Existing Conditions Bill

Vos May Amend Pre-Existing Conditions Bill

Open to some changes Evers wants, but not others. Vote scheduled for today.

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.

Beyond Bail: Courts Jail the Poor, Rich Go Free
Beyond Bail

Courts Jail the Poor, Rich Go Free

Judges question constitutionality of system jailing poor defendants for inability to pay bail.

The State of Politics: Drug Epidemic Drains County Budgets
The State of Politics

Drug Epidemic Drains County Budgets

Case worker loads soar, state funding inadequate, counties making up for shortfall.

7 Goals of County Fair Deal Group

7 Goals of County Fair Deal Group

Abele and Lipscomb's group releases seven recommendations for state legislative action.

Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll on state and national issues
Press Release

Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll on state and national issues

Franklin will report the findings of the first Marquette Law School Poll since the November election.

GOP Legislators Offer Middle-Class Tax Cut

GOP Legislators Offer Middle-Class Tax Cut

Evers administration wants cut but criticizes plan as “unfunded.”

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.

Governor Evers Announces Appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent
Press Release

Governor Evers Announces Appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent

Raised in Milwaukee, Burrell has a law enforcement career spanning nearly 30 years.

Statement on Assembly Bill 1
Press Release

Statement on Assembly Bill 1

"We must provide stability and protection for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions should Republican efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act be successful." "

Governor Evers Reaffirms Commitment to Cutting Taxes for Middle-Class Families
Press Release

Governor Evers Reaffirms Commitment to Cutting Taxes for Middle-Class Families

"In contrast, Speaker Vos’ spending plan continues to grow." -Spokeswoman for Gov. Evers, Melissa Baldauff

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.

Republicans Back Bill on Pre-Existing Conditions

Republicans Back Bill on Pre-Existing Conditions

But Evers warns if protections weaker than Obamacare he will veto the legislation.

Evers, GOP Lawmakers Seek Common Ground

Evers, GOP Lawmakers Seek Common Ground

But Republicans won't budget on accepting expanded federal funds for Medicaid.

Wisconsin Budget: Impact of Drivers Licenses for Immigrants
Wisconsin Budget

Impact of Drivers Licenses for Immigrants

In a tight labor market 22,000 undocumented immigrants who are workers could get a drivers license.

Problems Continue At State Youth Prisons

Problems Continue At State Youth Prisons

Pepper spray and solitary confinement still used, staffing shortage persists, report finds.

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.

WILL Sues Evers Administration to Protect Wedding Barns
Press Release

WILL Sues Evers Administration to Protect Wedding Barns

Asks judge to protect economic freedom, remove uncertainty

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Unacceptable Conditions Show We Can’t Wait for 2021 to Close Lincoln Hills
Press Release

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Unacceptable Conditions Show We Can’t Wait for 2021 to Close Lincoln Hills

"The conditions at Lincoln Hills remain unacceptable – and life-threatening -- to the young people who are locked up inside despite orders from a federal judge to improve."

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.

Op Ed: How Shutdown Is Hurting State
Op Ed

How Shutdown Is Hurting State

Impact on farmers, Native Americans, food processing companies and more.

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.

1.8 Million Hours of State Prison Overtime

1.8 Million Hours of State Prison Overtime

Cost $51 million in 2018, system badly short staffed, Evers seeks reform.

Gov. Evers Requests Creation of Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WEDC
Press Release

Gov. Evers Requests Creation of Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WEDC

"In order for Wisconsin’s economy to thrive, we must foster a culture that supports entrepreneurship and innovation."

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Candidates for Milwaukee Board of School Directors to Create Strong Pro-Public School Majority
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Candidates for Milwaukee Board of School Directors to Create Strong Pro-Public School Majority

Electing a school board to serve MPS students; strengthen and fund public education; fight back against ineffective charter programs

Vos Offers Bipartisan Terms to Evers

Vos Offers Bipartisan Terms to Evers

Republican letter to governor suggests possible compromise on income tax cut, school spending, health care.

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced
Press Release

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced

Milwaukee is currently a finalist, along with Houston and Miami, for hosting the convention to be held July 13-16, 2020.

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.

Governor Evers announces more than $118 million in payments to local governments
Press Release

Governor Evers announces more than $118 million in payments to local governments

Quarterly payments for cities, towns and villages are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October.

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.

Bipartisan Group Calls For More School Funds

Bipartisan Group Calls For More School Funds

Blue Ribbon Commission on school funding included legislators from both parties.

Op Ed: Oh Happy Day, Evers Inaugurated
Op Ed

Oh Happy Day, Evers Inaugurated

His kind, mild-mannered style is a balm for this state.

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.

Statement on Executive Order from Governor Evers Protecting LGBT Employees
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ State Employees
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ State Employees

Wisconsin is one of 28 states without explicit non-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity.

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.

Senate Dem Leader lays out priorities for 2019-20 session
Press Release

Senate Dem Leader lays out priorities for 2019-20 session

"My Senate Democratic colleagues and I are committed to working with Gov. Tony Evers and focusing on the important issues at hand."

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers and Newly Elected Statewide Officers
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers and Newly Elected Statewide Officers

New Focus on People of Wisconsin, Not Partisan Political Gain Makes it a Great Day for Wisconsin

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.”

MKE County: County Officials Review Revenue Options
MKE County

County Officials Review Revenue Options

Abele and Lipscomb's Fair Deal group considers ways to relieve dire financial situation.

Wisconsin Budget: 19 States Just Raised the Minimum Wage
Wisconsin Budget

19 States Just Raised the Minimum Wage

But not Wisconsin where minimum is $7.25, versus $10 to $12 in many states.

Evers Taps Barca, Former Obama Official

Evers Taps Barca, Former Obama Official

Rep. Barca will run revenue department, Andrea Palm will run Health Services.

Alderman Zielinski’s resolution supports Tony Evers’ plan to boost minimum wage
Press Release

Alderman Zielinski’s resolution supports Tony Evers’ plan to boost minimum wage

"For almost ten years our minimum wage has remained flat while costs of living have increased."

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.

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on Cabinet Appointments to Secretaries of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and Wisconsin Workforce Development
Press Release

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on Cabinet Appointments to Secretaries of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and Wisconsin Workforce Development

"Dawn brings a wide range of expertise on licenses and regulations issues and will be a very valuable asset for the Evers administration and for policymaking in Wisconsin."

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Cabinet Members
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Cabinet Members

"This talented group of leaders will help our administration address the issues Wisconsin residents asked us to focus on."

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.

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on Governor-Elect’s Plans to Hike Taxes
Press Release

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on Governor-Elect’s Plans to Hike Taxes

"... I’m deeply concerned over his plans to hike taxes on Wisconsin’s small business owners and farmers before he’s even sworn into office."

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.

Op Ed: Evers, Vos, Fitzgerald Must Compromise
Op Ed

Evers, Vos, Fitzgerald Must Compromise

There are many issues where they can forge agreements — and lead the state forward.

The State of Politics: The Short Career of Caleb Frostman
The State of Politics

The Short Career of Caleb Frostman

Democratic state senator served just five months before his defeat— the shortest tenure for a legislator in state history.

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?

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.

Experts Praise New State Superintendent

Experts Praise New State Superintendent

Evers’s choice, Stanford Taylor, is state’s first black superintendent of public instruction.

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.

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Additions to Administration Team
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Additions to Administration Team

"The team members we are announcing today will help our administration connect the dots on important issues facing our state."

Barnes to Focus on Equity, Sustainability

Barnes to Focus on Equity, Sustainability

Democrat Lt. Gov-elect says he wants to fix issues impacting the entire state of Wisconsin.

Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes Confident Funding Will be Secured to Host DNC

Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes Confident Funding Will be Secured to Host DNC

City will know soon if it will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Vos and Fitzgerald Trash Urban Voters

Affirming the alignment of Republicans with voters from shrinking counties.

Treasurer-Elect Godlewski Identifies Additional Responsibilities For Office

Treasurer-Elect Godlewski Identifies Additional Responsibilities For Office

Treasurer's office survived an April 2018 referendum aimed at elimination

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.

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments

"As Governor, my focus will always be the people of our state, and a key part of that is bringing together a cabinet that shares my goal of solving problems rather than picking political fights."

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.

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?

Sen. Carpenter Attends “The People’s Budget Listening Session”
Press Release

Sen. Carpenter Attends “The People’s Budget Listening Session”

Governor-Elect Evers and Lt. Governor-Elect Barnes Host Session

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.

Governor-elect Evers Announces Key Cabinet Appointments
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers Announces Key Cabinet Appointments

"I’ve said all along that my goal is to build a Wisconsin where people come together to invest in a brighter future for everyone..."

Discovery World Names John Emmerich Interim President
Press Release

Discovery World Names John Emmerich Interim President

Organization to launch search for President and CEO to replace Joel Brennan.

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.

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.

The State of Politics: Evers Has Many Advisers
The State of Politics

Evers Has Many Advisers

And they are being asked to take on a huge agenda of possible reforms.

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced
Press Release

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced

Milwaukee is currently a finalist, along with Houston and Miami, for hosting the convention to be held July 13-16, 2020.

Carpenter: Require ‘Lame Duck” Bills to Supermajority Votes
Press Release

Carpenter: Require ‘Lame Duck” Bills to Supermajority Votes

“The tactics of these Republicans are an embarrassment to Wisconsin’s good government reputation and a black eye to our democracy.”

State Medicaid Fraud Program Overreaches?

State Medicaid Fraud Program Overreaches?

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

Op Ed: Lame Duck Bills Too Rushed, Secretive
Op Ed

Lame Duck Bills Too Rushed, Secretive

Vos and Fitzgerald did not even attend the public hearing to answer questions about the legislation.

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.

Op Ed: Why Republicans Hate Madison
Op Ed

Why Republicans Hate Madison

For starters, way too many millennials.

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.

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Kimberly-Clark Announcement
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Kimberly-Clark Announcement

"Unfortunately, Republicans played politics with this issue for months, leaving Kimberly-Clark workers and their families in the dark and uncertain about their futures."

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.

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.

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Agriculture, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Agriculture, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council

"We’re going to bring science back to decision-making in Wisconsin."

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council
Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce ‘Building the People’s Budget’ Tour
Press Release

Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce ‘Building the People’s Budget’ Tour

The statewide tour will start on Tuesday, December 11 in Green Bay and end the following week in Milwaukee.

Campaign Cash: WMC Behind New Anti-Regulation Bill
Campaign Cash

WMC Behind New Anti-Regulation Bill

State’s top business group pushed lame duck bill giving Republicans control of state rules.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council

"Investing in an economy that creates good-paying, family-supporting jobs for the people of Wisconsin is a top priority for our administration."

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.

City Beat: Episode 002
City Beat

Episode 002

What's the deal with Komatsu? And Senator Chris Larson joins the show to talk about the lame duck legislative session.

AFP Encourages Legislature to Work with Evers on Public Defender Reimbursement
Press Release

AFP Encourages Legislature to Work with Evers on Public Defender Reimbursement

"Americans for Prosperity encourages the legislature to work with Governor-elect Evers to address this mounting due process crisis in 2019."

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-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Inauguration Partner and Date
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Inauguration Partner and Date

Inauguration demonstrates state coming together, Evers’ commitment to our kids’ future

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.

Rep. Gwen Moore Statement on Republican Power Grab
Press Release

Rep. Gwen Moore Statement on Republican Power Grab

"This power grab is a direct threat to our state’s democracy."

Statement on Lame Duck Session
Press Release

Statement on Lame Duck Session

Rep. Goyke Thanks Constituents for Advocacy and Opposes Lack of Republican Transparency

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Extraordinary Session
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Extraordinary Session

"Power-hungry politicians rushed through sweeping changes to our laws to expand their own power and override the will of the people of Wisconsin who asked for change on November 6th."

Republican’s Holiday Gift to Wisconsin: An Assault on Democracy
Press Release

Republican’s Holiday Gift to Wisconsin: An Assault on Democracy

"Astonishingly, the Republicans primary concern is to protect their own power."

Senator Taylor Believes GOP Are Taking Career Ending Votes
Press Release

Senator Taylor Believes GOP Are Taking Career Ending Votes

"I urge the people of Wisconsin to continue to push back on this outrageous disregard of voter’s wishes."

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."

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

Court Watch: State Investigators Leave Teachers in Limbo
Court Watch

State Investigators Leave Teachers in Limbo

DPI investigations may present due process problems, appeals court judge writes.

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."

Governor-elect Tony Evers’ Testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance Opposing Extraordinary Session Legislation
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers’ Testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance Opposing Extraordinary Session Legislation

"Wisconsinites expect more from our government than what is happening here today."

Conservation Voters issue statement on lame duck bills
Press Release

Conservation Voters issue statement on lame duck bills

If passed, the bills will have dire consequences for Wisconsin’s environment.

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.

Election defeat leads to GOP temper tantrum
Press Release

Election defeat leads to GOP temper tantrum

Republicans ignore Wisconsin voters in attempt to cling to power

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.

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce “What’s Best for Kids” Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce “What’s Best for Kids” Advisory Council

"I’ve said from the beginning that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state..."

Tony Evers Wastes No Time Implementing Pro-Abortion Agenda
Press Release

Tony Evers Wastes No Time Implementing Pro-Abortion Agenda

Taps Planned Parenthood of WI CEO as Key Health Advisor

Kimberly-Clark Subsidy Stalled in Senate

Kimberly-Clark Subsidy Stalled in Senate

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

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions

"Expanding access to affordable health care for Wisconsin residents is a top priority for our administration."

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

Murphy’s Law: Is Foxconn Contract Illegal?
Murphy’s Law

Is Foxconn Contract Illegal?

Attorneys may sue, but urge Evers and Kaul to pursue a suit to overturn contract.

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.

Study: Parents in Milwaukee Are Choosing Schools Based on Quality
Press Release

Study: Parents in Milwaukee Are Choosing Schools Based on Quality

What you need to know about WILL’s landmark school choice study

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.

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."

Close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility?

Close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility?

Both activists and newly elected Gov. Evers agree on this. Its problems are many.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council

Governor-elect Evers will make numerous new appointments in the near future.

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers Attending National Governors Association Meeting
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers Attending National Governors Association Meeting

"I promised to remain focused on solving the problems facing our state..."

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.

Will Referendums Lead to Legal Pot?

Will Referendums Lead to Legal Pot?

Some legislators hope for change after medical or fully legai pot approved in 18 local referendums.

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.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Transition Website, Communications Director
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Transition Website, Communications Director

"We want Wisconsin residents to be an active part of their government and share their ideas on moving the state forward."

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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."

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
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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.

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.

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

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

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)
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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
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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?