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Rev. Barber’s Campaign Comes to Town

Rev. Barber’s Campaign Comes to Town

Founder of the Moral Mondays movement assails “racialized poverty”, calls for voting turnout.

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Rev. Barber’s Campaign Comes to Town

Founder of the Moral Mondays movement assails “racialized poverty”, calls for voting turnout.

Hemp Could Make Money for County

New report says Mitchell Park greenhouses could grow valuable hemp clones.

Today Is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

First time state will celebrate counter-holiday to Columbus Day; Native Americans plan celebrations.

Evers Opposes UW Free Speech Rules

Governor has veto power over UW Regents’ rules; proposal would punish students who disrupt free speech.

A World Without Scott Fitzgerald

Capitol insiders wonder who will be senate majority leader if Fitzgerald wins race for Congress.

Hemp Growers Assail State Regulators

Delays by state in testing fields means some growers lose valuable crops.

New Bills Would Fully Fund And Expand 4-Year-Old Kindergarten

Bills could help close the achievement gap, says State Sen. Luther Olsen

Regents Advance Controversial Free Speech Rules

UW System students would face suspensions or expulsions for violations, if rules approved

Rep. Anderson Votes Against His Own Accommodation. Why?

Republicans pass controversial rule changes, and accommodation for quadriplegic lawmaker, on party line votes.

Can Democrat Tom Palzewicz Win the 5th Congressional District?

He lost to Sensenbrenner with 38% of the vote in 2018, better than previous Dems had done

Even Higher Wages Won’t Fill Open Jobs

Increase legal immigration as the reliable workforce dwindles.

Penzeys Spices Spends Over $100K On Pro-Impeachment Ads

Ad says Trump's call with Ukranian President Zelensky a "mandatory open and shut case for the impeachment."

State Assembly To Vote On Gubernatorial Veto Change

Hintz calls Republican proposal a "power grab" and says Vos is "drunk with power."

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Endorsements

State Rep. David Bowen Endorses Jason Fields for Comptroller

Milwaukee representative says Fields is effective, best for the city

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Endorse Marina for Alderwoman!

"The support of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is a tremendous addition to the diverse support we have received in my campaign for Alderwoman."

Elected officials rally behind Rebecca Kiefer in race to be Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

“I am grateful to State Representatives Bowen and Zamarripa, and the other elected officials who have endorsed my campaign thus far.”

Justice Louis Butler endorses Rebecca Kiefer for Milwaukee County Judge

“Rebecca is the right choice for Milwaukee County,” said Justice Butler.

State Representative Jonathan Brostoff Endorses Marina for Alderwoman!

"The support of State Representative Brostoff adds to the growing momentum in our campaign."

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State Far Behind on Renewable Energy

Report finds Minnesota has 5 times more wind power, 16 times more solar than Wisconsin.

Bradley Foundation Works to Kill Food Aid

And reduce Medicaid. Working with Koch groups, they push Trump to slash safety net.

Foxconn Will Make Coffee Houses!

Er, make that coffee hauses. Run by robots. And made to order in “Wisconn Valley.”

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Do ‘Checkoff Groups’ Help or Hurt Family Dairy Farms?

Federally-required agricultural promotion organizations may not benefit small dairy farms

Does the Growing Partisan Divide Make Sense?

As the global economy changed, so did traditional Republican and Democratic constituencies.

The Use and Abuse of Jobs Data

Walker administration used flimsy interpretations of jobs reports to put a positive spin on the state's economy.

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A World Without Scott Fitzgerald

Capitol insiders wonder who will be senate majority leader if Fitzgerald wins race for Congress.

Mortgage Crisis Hit African Americans and Hispanics Hardest

Drop in homeownership among African-Americans and Hispanics underlines an affordable housing crisis since the Great Recession.

Legislature May Debate Few Fall-Session Issues

Short fall legislative session doesn't leave a lot of room for action on major issues.

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Press Releases

State Rep. David Bowen Endorses Jason Fields for Comptroller

Milwaukee representative says Fields is effective, best for the city

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Endorse Marina for Alderwoman!

"The support of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is a tremendous addition to the diverse support we have received in my campaign for Alderwoman."

First-ever national Marquette Law School Poll will examine public views of the U.S. Supreme Court

Poll results, panelist reactions will be released at conference, Oct. 21

President Hamilton and CCC invite public to community sessions on police reform

The Milwaukee Collaborative Community Committee was formed by Council President Hamilton and Council members when the effort to reform the Milwaukee Police Department was cancelled by federal officials.

Milwaukee Residents Outraged Over Proposed Slaughterhouse, Plan to Disrupt Tuesday’s Common Council Meeting

“Pollution and stench arise, vulnerable workers are exposed to brutality which can lead to post traumatic stress disorder, violence increases in the surrounding areas and impacts property values.”

WEC Convenes Wisconsin Elections Security Council

The Council will discuss organizational issues such as its objectives and the process for filling public seats.

“How Low will Republicans Go?”

Republicans Pair Disability Accommodations with Yet Another Power Grab

City Attorney candidate Tearman Spencer releases statement on Sterling Brown case

"It’s unfortunate that the City Attorney has been ineffective in his representation of the city, escalating the fight with the plaintiff rather than bringing the matter to a close."

The shooting simply must stop

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II October 11, 2019

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