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Foxconn isn't polling well outside of southeastern Wisconsin, and that's a problem for Gov. Scott Walker, who cut the deal with the Taiwanese ... "Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands," features political talk from the sensible center of Wisconsin politics. It's available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stichter, Google ...
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Steven Verburg | Wisconsin State Journal. Steven Verburg is a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal covering state politics with a focus on science and the environment as well as military and veterans issues. Follow Steven Verburg | Wisconsin State Journal. Close ...
An emerging use-case of digital assets is to accept campaign donations and political contributions in the form of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. While the authorities are certainly giving this a thought; two fundamental issues impede development. Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies seem to face a ...
Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, has taken an approach similar to Evers and Gronik. While arguing the deal is a bad one, Mitchell said last month that it's ... Political activist Mike McCabe and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, have both issued strong criticisms of ...
One was made by Randy Bryce, a Democrat who is running for the southern Wisconsin U.S. House seat being vacated by Republican Paul Ryan, the House speaker. Bryce, a union ironworker, was ... I mean, our campaign staff was the first to unionize in the history of politics. So, that's something I'm very ...

If the $100 million were divided equally among the 2,261 public schools and 818 private schools in Wisconsin, each school would get $32,478. ... Melanie Conklin, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, blasted Schimel on Wednesday for the comment, and accused the Republican of using ...
MADISON - The state Department of Natural Resources granted air permits Tuesday for Foxconn Technology Group's planned massive manufacturing facility, setting the stage for a major new source of smog in southeastern Wisconsin. Four air permits were issued to the Taiwan-based technology giant for ...
With deeply disturbing records undermining equality and peddling extremist ideologies, Pence and Walker have both made virulent anti-LGBTQ activism a cornerstone of their political careers, and remain out of touch with a majority of Wisconsin voters who overwhelmingly support LGBTQ equality.
Ron Kind: When Donald Trump won the La Crosse Dem's western Wisconsin district by more than 4 percentage points in 2016, Republicans had visions of turning the 2018 campaign into a real shot at beating the 21-year incumbent. But the tide appears to have turned in western Wisconsin, and with Paul ...
But the warmth of renewal glowed on the political front. On April 3, we elected Rebecca Dallet to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Then House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his decision not to run for reelection. A gay friend, involved with politics as he is, posted a “thanks for your service, Mr. Speaker” on ...
For a moment, it looked like the field of Wisconsin Democrats running for governor might winnow itself down to single digits. ... Mike Crute, co-host of the political Devil's Advocates radio show, owner of WRRD "Resistance Radio" and a Madison-area property manager, said candidates already in the field ...
Ms. Vukmir, 59, has also benefited from political action committee spending, with a $935,000 ad buy by a group called Wisconsin Next PAC, funded partly by the Beloit businesswoman Diane Hendricks. Ms. Vukmir has also received scores of endorsements from state Republicans, including the support of ...
Libertarian Party Chairman Phil Anderson tells Wisconsin Public Radio for a story Monday that some politicians have been offered bitcoin donations, but they're wary of accepting them due to there being no policy. The Federal Election Commission approved bitcoin donations in 2014, classifying them as ...
For some of the women running statewide political campaigns in Wisconsin, it's no mystery why there are so many of them this year. ... Tim Burns' unsuccessful campaign for state Supreme Court, when asked whether she saw many women in leadership roles when she started working in Wisconsin politics.
Washington (CNN) The Democratic-backed candidate won a seat Tuesday on Wisconsin's Supreme Court, another warning signal for the GOP that led ... On the heels of a major swing in Democrats' favor in a state Senate race in Wisconsin earlier this year, it's the latest indication that the political ground ...
State regulators have detailed plans to ratchet down a source of noxious, water-choking algae blooms on a series of popular reservoirs in the Wisconsin River. The Department of Natural Resources is targeting phosphorus that flows into the state's longest river from Rhinelander south to Lake Wisconsin.

In this context, influential gun control advocates shared a letter that, to some, exemplified the influence of the NRA over candidates for political office. On 18 February, the actor and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted a copy of a letter purportedly sent by the NRA to Tim Burns, a candidate for Wisconsin Supreme ...
Her success was buoyed by driving up the vote in the Wisconsin suburbs of St. Paul and Minneapolis, traditional Republican-leaning areas. The result was “an alarm klaxon for Republicans at every level of the ballot,” celebrated Carolyn Fiddler, political editor of the liberal blog Daily Kos, in a release sent ...
“Tonight's results serve as proof that voters across Wisconsin value the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary focused on upholding the rule of law and ... While Dallet criticized Burns for his unabashed political campaign, and Screnock for his financial support from state Republicans, Dallet ran an ad ...
Juvenile offenders in Wisconsin would be removed from the state's embattled youth prison by 2021 under a bill approved unanimously on Wednesday ... to really set a new course for the state of Wisconsin in how we get young people back on the right track to be contributing members of our communities.".
The state Assembly voted Tuesday on party lines to reject a proposal to require universal background checks for gun purchases in Wisconsin, opting ... about politics, and I think it's really sad and it's really cynical because they are preying on the fears of some Wisconsinites and using it for their own political ...
About 40 counties in Wisconsin could address staffing shortages in their district attorneys' offices under a Republican proposal set for a vote in the state Assembly this ... In crafting the plan, Nygren said he sought to avoid some of the political games that have been tied to funding these positions in the past.
MADISON - Abortions for public workers would not be covered by insurance in most cases under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday without debate. As senators worked into the night, they also approved bills loosening regulations for building on wetlands, allowing terminally ill patients to try ...
Sheila Harsdorf resigned her northwestern Wisconsin Senate seat last month to become Republican Gov. ... fundraising – check it out here and here – came from their respective state parties, partisan legislative candidate and fundraising committees, and special interest political action committees.
Meet the Illinoisan trying to buy a Wisconsin Senate seat: Lachlan Markay of the Daily Beast writes: "When Wisconsin airwaves begin drowning in political ads this year, voters in the Badger State will have an Illinoisan to thank. The U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin has drawn by far the most outside spending ...
Mark Sommerhauser | Wisconsin State Journal. Mark Sommerhauser covers state government and politics for the Wisconsin State Journal. Follow Mark Sommerhauser | Wisconsin State Journal. Close ...
Also Tuesday, Democrat Greta Neubauer of Racine won a special election for an open seat in southeastern Wisconsin's 66th Assembly District. She replaces Democrat Cory Mason, who is stepping away to serve as mayor of Racine. Neubauer was unopposed. Republican Rick Gundrum of Slinger ...
There are four more competitive special elections for state legislative seats taking place in January, and the people of South Carolina, Wisconsin, and ... Davis has been involved in his community from an early age — by 21, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review called him “a veteran at the politics of helping ...
Two years ago, Milwaukee County Judge Joe Donald was struggling to stand out in a three-way primary in the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme ... say Donald's loss in the 2016 primary is one signal of the difficulty Supreme Court candidates increasingly have in running without deep ties to politics.
Legislative leaders have tremendous power because they control the political fate—and, therefore, careers—of their backbenchers. They name committee ... The nature of primary elections and Wisconsin elections generally is part of the significant change that has occurred in our politics. In recent decades ...
For the past two years in American politics, one question has bubbled beneath the electoral process: Is there anyone Steve Bannon would find too objectionable to support? ... That's because Wisconsin is one of the states where the state political parties have virtually no say in who runs under their banner.
"It says a lot that this announcement is coming between two holidays that have most of the state thinking of family and friends rather than politics," said Doug Hyant, executive director of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee, in an email. "Keith Ripp is running away and leaving his constituents ...
One of the three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court is taking a decidedly different approach to the race, embracing his partisan Democratic ... Supreme Court candidates typically avoid wading into hot political topics, saying the judicial code of conduct prevents them from commenting on any issues ...
If you've been following political news in Wisconsin anytime in the last five years, you've probably heard the phrase "John Doe" — and if you've been following it for the last month, you've heard the phrase a lot. With each new development comes a complicated backstory. We're talking about investigations ...
In 1968, Marcus Raskin was one of five men indicted for conspiracy to aid resistance to the draft. In 1993 the Boston Five came together for the 25th anniversary of their trial at an event put on by the Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union Foundation. From left, they are Dr. Benjamin Spock, Rev. William Sloane ...
Wisconsin Republicans played a key role in getting the president elected -- he was the first GOP presidential candidate to win Wisconsin since 1984 -- and would also be key to the new administration's success. Reince Priebus of Kenosha became White House chief of staff, while U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of ...
The state's largest teachers union, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, has experienced the decline especially sharply. Since 2011, WEAC's ... As of February 2015, a WEAC official told the Wisconsin State Journal the union represented about 40,000 public school employees. A spokeswoman for ...
Matthew DeFour | Wisconsin State Journal. Matthew DeFour covers state government and politics for the Wisconsin State Journal. Follow Matthew DeFour | Wisconsin State Journal. Close ...
Meanwhile, federal budget cuts and increased demand in other states are contributing to a sharp reduction in western Wisconsin acreage expected to be sprayed in 2018 in a separate program designed to slow the spread of the pest to other states, said a spokeswoman for the state Department of ...
Milwaukee attorney Matt Flynn describes himself as a conservative when it comes to just one thing: handling the state's finances. "The governor of the state is the CEO of the state," Flynn said during a recent interview. "Management of money is an important thing. My mentor in Democratic politics was ...
For Wisconsin's rising political stars — In an era when sharp personal attacks and partisanship drive more good people away from politics than it attracts, it's reassuring to know that some quality office-holders continue to be attracted to public service. That's a gift to Wisconsin citizens. Happy holidays ...
As Madison Mayor Paul Soglin prepares to launch a campaign for Wisconsin governor, he is set to follow in the footsteps of the Republican mayor he ... Vernon Wallace Thomson, a Republican who served as governor from 1957 to 1959, launched his political career as mayor of Richland Center from 1944 ...
A former Wisconsin lawmaker and hall of fame broadcaster is retiring from politics at the age of 94. ... thinks there it too much money in politics — something he blames on Citizens United, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling dealing with the regulation of political campaign spending by organizations.
The rarest of sightings, Scott Walker in the State Capitol doing his job: He ended 2017 with a junket to Florida, still apparently nursing national political ambitions despite 2015's crash and burn 71-day run for prez. Speaking of Scott Walker on the campaign trail: In 2018 the number of times Scott Walker ...
The meeting would establish the Wisconsin chapter of an emerging .... who hosts an online talk show that combines right-wing politics with ...
Sixteen Democrats have registered to run in the Wisconsin primary and a number of them have at least some political experience or access to ...
The meeting would establish the Wisconsin chapter of an emerging national .... who hosts an online talk show that combines right-wing politics with satire. ... said he was attracted to Trump's rejection of political correctness: ...
... send the state's most serious teenage criminals to one prison in the North Woods of Wisconsin, at least one lawmaker anticipated trouble.
Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou sign a contract between Wisconsin and Foxconn to build a production facility in Racine ...


 

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