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The State of Politics: An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?

An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?

Wisconsin’s history shows legislative sessions are legal and necessary — and the courts have backed them.

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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

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

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

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.

State Filing Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer

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

The Race to Curb Speeding in Milwaukee

Despite recent dangerous crashes, Milwaukee Police are not making changes to the department’s vehicle pursuit policy, officials say.

Contractor With Guns, White Supremacy Sticker Again At Issue

American Sewer Services employee is reported to have directed racial slur and other "colorful" language at city employee

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.

The Surprising Strength of Obamacare

Health exchanges working better than ever, particularly for Trump supporters.

“Think Big!” Domes Task Force Is Told

Consultant hired by county offers bold new vision for the domes and Mitchell Park.

Requiem for the Commons

Mutilated Marcus Center grove is just one of county’s many public spaces threatened by actions leaving citizens out in the cold.

Recycling Costs Rise By $457,000 Per Year

Changes by China will mean higher cost for taxpayers for recycling.

Special Interest Groups Spent $226 Million

Since 2010, 19 outside electioneering groups have spent $2 million or more.

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Endorsements

Milwaukee School Board Director Megan O’Halloran Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for Alderwoman of Milwaukee’s 14th District

"I am honored to have the strong support of Director O'Halloran."

Randy Bryce endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of my friend, Randy Bryce."

Mayor Tom Barrett endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"It’s an honor to have Mayor Barrett’s support."

State Representative Marisabel Cabrera (D-MKE) endorses Justin Bielinski for 8th District Alderman

"I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of such a strong leader as Marisabel Cabrera."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have Senator Baldwin’s trust and support in this race."

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Republican Pushes for Medical Marijuana

State Sen. Patrick Testin could be the key man in the success or failure of proposal.

Journal Sentinel Bets on Harder Paywall

Making it tougher for casual readers to get access. Will that help or hurt?

How Walker Wrecked State’s Prisons

Overworked staff, high turnover, rising overtime costs and violence plague the prisons.

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The Surprising Strength of Obamacare

Health exchanges working better than ever, particularly for Trump supporters.

Is State a Leader in “Economic Freedom”?

So says a Cato Institute report. There’s reason to doubt this.

Democracy In Retreat

It’s happening world-wide and in the U.S. with Wisconsin helping lead the way.

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An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?

Wisconsin’s history shows legislative sessions are legal and necessary -- and the courts have backed them.

New Leaders at Republican State Convention

Ryan, Walker no longer key players, but focus remains on Trump 2020 victory.

A New Generation of Political Leaders

GenXers and Millennials are replacing Baby Boomers in political office.

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Press Releases

DPW Response to Republicans’ Wildly Out-of-Touch Convention

Wisconsin Republicans have somehow become more out-of-touch with the people of Wisconsin than we thought possible."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on House Passage of Equality Act

"The House has taken an historic step forward by passing the Equality Act..."

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,"

Pocan Celebrates House Passage of the Equality Act

"Today is a truly historic day for civil rights in our country."

Sensenbrenner Statement On Obamacare Bailout Bill

"It’s incredibly disappointing that Democratic leadership chose to play politics rather than legislate."

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

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

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

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis May 16, 2019

Rep. Robyn Vining Condemns Removal of Lead Service Line Replacement from Budget

"I cannot believe we are turning our backs on children born into homes with lead in their water."

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