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The Contrarian: Ron Johnson To The Rescue?

Ron Johnson To The Rescue?

His attempt to bring peace between Vukmir and Nicholson backers is welcome.

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Ron Johnson To The Rescue?

His attempt to bring peace between Vukmir and Nicholson backers is welcome.

State School Funding Has Steadily Declined

Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding finds schools struggling with unmet needs.

Sen. Baldwin Demands Packers Coverage

Bill requires cable companies to provide all state customers an option to see Packers games.

Both Parties Ducking Major Issues

But what will Trump’s impact be on state’s November election?

Brad Schimel Soft on Crime?

New data shows AG not just slow to go after rapists, but drugs and firearms cases.

Council Delays Flag Decision

Delegates Milwaukee Arts Board to decide if new flag needed and how to proceed.

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

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

Voters Unhappy About Tariffs, State Roads

Marquette poll shows low support for Trump tariffs and outstate concern about roads.

Zielinski Backs Scooter Operator Bird

Alderman wants city lobbyists to push for state legislation to legalize scooters.

Who Will Win Democratic Primary?

Eight challengers for governor, primary just weeks away, who are the favorites?

New EPA Head Worse Than Pruitt

Wheeler will continue Trump’s war on outdoors, but with more efficiency, less baggage.

Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised

Also leads seven other Democratic candidates for governor in cash on hand.

City Moves to Impound Bird Scooters

With no authority to legalize scooters, city officials move to get them off the streets.

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Endorsements

Kelda Roys Wins Endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC

"I’m grateful to Feminist Majority PAC for their support."

Mayor Tom Barrett endorses Earnell Lucas for Milwaukee County Sheriff

"I am honored by Mayor Barrett’s endorsement."

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses State Assembly Candidates

Working families champions challenging Republican incumbents in Southeastern Wisconsin blue wave

District Attorney John Chisholm endorses Earnell Lucas for Sheriff

"I am honored to earn the endorsement of District Attorney Chisholm."

WI Working Families Party endorses Milwaukee County slate for state legislature

Working families champions to build progressive power for county; state residents

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Who Will Win Democratic Primary?

Eight challengers for governor, primary just weeks away, who are the favorites?

Foxconn Deal Allows Low-Ball Wages

Documents show state will allow 93 percent of workers to earn less than $15 hour.

Who Now Has Power Over Police Chief?

Common Council may regret stripping mayor’s power over Police-Fire director.

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Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice

And what this may say about the Democratic Party.

McAdams Decision Is a Travesty

Cyber-bullying was championed by state Supreme Court, while trashing faculty governance.

How Trump Threatens State’s Exports

As parties flip-flop on free trade, can Wisconsin’s export economy be protected?

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State Democrats Split on Abolishing ICE

Pocan’s proposal not backed by Baldwin, most Democratic candidates for Congress

School Safety Grants Stir Controversy

Critics charge Attorney General Schimel has mishandled grants from $100 million fund.

Foxconn Deal Has Divided the State

Even Republicans disagree about the deal.

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Press Releases

Uihlein Spends $8M For Nicholson

"After nearly $8 million-and-counting in support from Dick Uihlein, there's no question that Kevin Nicholson is bought and paid for by an out-of-state billionaire from Illinois"

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County

"My thoughts and prayers continue with the people of Sun Prairie."

Gov. Scott Walker Political Operation Snagged $250,000 Check Mere Days After Meeting With Accused Russian Spy

‘Sure looks like Scott Walker's Non-Meeting Meant Something to Somebody’

Kelda Roys Wins Endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC

"I’m grateful to Feminist Majority PAC for their support."

Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former State Senate President Mike Ellis

"Tonette and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Mike Ellis."

Senator Baldwin Panders to Packers Fans During Campaign Season

Congressman Duffy Authored Bill For Northern Packers Fans, But Baldwin Was Silent

Steil Campaign Statement on Nancy Pelosi Fundraising in Wisconsin

"Both Nancy Pelosi and Randy Bryce want to raise taxes on families in Southeast Wisconsin."

Alderman Rainey makes pitch for Milwaukee to host Jay-Z’s annual music festival

"I am confident that working with other City officials and municipal departments, a welcoming home could be found for your event."

Peggy West Charged With Election Fraud

Press release from the Milwaukee Police Department.

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