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Op Ed: We Need Redistricting Reform Now

We Need Redistricting Reform Now

Proposed bill would make process more representative, more transparent.

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We Need Redistricting Reform Now

Proposed bill would make process more representative, more transparent.

Not Leaving Due to Trump, Sensenbrenner Says

Retiring congressman reflects on long career and why he’s retiring now.

Choose Life Program Still a Mystery

President says group had nothing to do with bill that would give it $500,000 from the state.

Kaul Rejects Settlement with Oxycontin

Attorney General says estimated $12 billion settlement with 23 states doesn’t go far enough.

Legislature Should Put Students First

Long-term school funding, teacher experience, student test scores are all down.

Ashanti Hamilton Ends Mayoral Bid

Common Council president will run for reelection to his council seat.

Gerrymandering Is Built on Lies

Which is why the North Carolina plan was overruled. Wisconsin’s is very similar.

Youth Corrections Proposal Sent To State

Unlike Lincoln Hllls, proposed center emphasizes treatment and programming, not punishment.

Bill Seeks Payments From Unwed Fathers

State among few with birth cost recovery program. Senate bill expands program.

Tom Barrett’s Black Voter Challenge

His support solid in black community. But 2020 could be different.

Supervisors Question Couture Project

Staskunas says county should consider other options, doubts 44-story tower will happen.

Can a Democrat Succeed Duffy?

Yes, if the campaign is run on bread-and-butter issues that appeal to rural voters.

Committee Approves Loans for Lead Laterals

$550,000 loan program for any resident, regardless of income, to replace lead laterals.

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Endorsements

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Announces List of Early Endorsements

“I am so honored to have earned the support of these great leaders.”

Women Lead endorses Rebecca Kiefer in race to be Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

“I am honored to have the support of Women Lead and to be among the amazing women they have rallied behind.”

Women Lead endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for WI Supreme Court

“Jill has the depth of experience and commitment to our values that we look for in a candidate.”

Gov. Evers Directs Agencies to Address Nitrate Contamination in Ground and Surface Water

"I am committed to protecting Wisconsin’s waters and ensuring every Wisconsinite has access to clean drinking water."

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm Endorses Rebecca Kiefer in Race for Circuit Court Judge

"It’s truly an honor to have the support of District Attorney John Chisholm."

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Foxconn Will Make Coffee Houses!

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

State Helps Fund Murky Pro-Life Group

What exactly does Choose Life Wisconsin do with the money it gets?

Key Foxconn Executive Steps Down

Ever-shrinking project loses second key executive this year.

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Gerrymandering Is Built on Lies

Which is why the North Carolina plan was overruled. Wisconsin’s is very similar.

Comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota

Minnesota doing worse? MacIver cherry picks data to make this claim.

Measuring Poverty’s Impact in the City

Powerful new data has been done. But some research was shut down.

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State School Spending Hits Record $6 Billion

Both parties take credit for K-12 schools funding hike. But can it be sustained?

State’s Paper Industry Still Leads Nation

With 1,531 workers in Milwaukee County. But it faces challenges, may need state help.

6 Questions for Legislators on Guns

How many state residents have guns? How many favor background checks, other laws?

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Press Releases

Nicholson Calls for Repeal of Federal Crime Bill, More Investment in Public Education

"There is a growing consensus that past efforts supposedly aimed at reducing violent crime in this country were really about the continued repression and subjugation of black and brown bodies."

But Wait, There’s More. Lawyer/Lobbyist Hired by Joint Committee on Finance Previously Defended GOP Legislators in Open Records Case

Defended Top Legislative Republicans Over Allegations They Sought to Discourage Release of Public Documents

Gov. Evers Visits Wisconsin’s Sister State in Japan, Meets with Educators and Local Leaders

Governor congratulates Chiba Prefecture on Hosting 2020 Olympics

Taylor Pushes to Expand Voting Rights

Taylor's resolution also expresses support for efforts to reduce felony disenfranchisement, and for the reform of practices that disproportionately impact communities of color in Wisconsin.

Conflicts of Interest Abound as Wisconsin Republicans Play Politics With State Settling Lawsuits

More Fallout From Wisconsin Republicans’ Post 2018 Election Loss Tantrum as Billions At Stake in Opioid Lawsuits

Alderman Donovan urges GOP legislative leaders to use caution on sales tax ask

Media alert and letter from Alderman Bob Donovan

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CDC to Address Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Connected to Vaping

Mystery illness has sickened hundreds of Americans, including more than 30 Wisconsinites

Council committee moves legislation forward to create home for OAAA

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Gov. Evers Hosts “Opportunity in Wisconsin” Networking Breakfast in Tokyo

Event Features UW Alumni in Japan

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