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Orange barrels on deck: Evers announces road project grants

BY: - March 4, 2020

Just in time for spring, Gov. Tony Evers unveiled $75 million worth of new highway, road and street repair projects on Wednesday, promising greater safety, better community connections and economic growth.  A total of 152 local governments — 84 towns, 34 cities and villages and 34 counties — are sharing in the funding, provided through […]

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Scott Walker v. Eric Holder

BY: - March 3, 2020

On Monday, former Gov. Scott Walker instigated a Twitter brawl with former Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder, AG under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015, is now fighting against gerrymandering with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and was active in forcing Walker to call special elections using the courts when the former governor refused […]

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Politico asks Charlie Sykes: What is a Never Trumper to do about Bernie?

BY: - March 3, 2020

The question of what to do if Bernie Sanders became the Democratic nominee was dissected around every water cooler at the inaugural Summit on Principled Conservatism, held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C last Saturday. It attracted around 300 Republican leaders and talking heads who are no fans of Donald Trump, even as […]

Columnist: Hiring ‘loophole’ could net Foxconn investment tax credit

BY: - March 3, 2020

Was a year-end surge in hiring at Foxconn Technology Group in Racine County timed to ensure it could collect a $52.5 million tax credit for 2019? Bruce Murphy, editor of the news website Urban Milwaukee, raises that question in a column published Tuesday. Foxconn told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in mid-December that hiring would surpass […]

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Coronavirus remains low risk in Wisconsin, despite new cases

BY: - March 3, 2020

As new cases of coronavirus, now dubbed COVID-19, are detected nationwide, health authorities advise onlookers to remain calm, informed, and well sanitized. In Wisconsin while the original patient has reportedly recovered, concern has grown over new potential cases reported in the City of Milwaukee. Four individuals in Milwaukee entered voluntary quarantine after returning from a […]

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Advocates push for state protections if Supreme Court overturns ACA

BY: - March 2, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear oral arguments in October in a case that seeks to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), with a ruling expected after the 2020 presidential election.  “The timing cynically capitulates to the Trump Administration’s politically-motivated request to move until after the 2020 election what would be […]

Protestors fill the Capitol Square in 2011 with signs pushing to recall Gov. Scott Walker

RightWisconsin links brewery shooting to Walker recall

BY: - March 2, 2020

The mass shooting at the Molson Coors brewery last week was the 45th mass shooting already in 2020, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), which has tallied two more mass shootings since the Milwaukee tragedy.  The number of deaths due to gun violence so far this year, according to GVA, is 6,559. The total […]

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A closer look at the One Milwaukee Task Force

BY: - February 28, 2020

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors green-lit a new proposed strategy for increasing services and resources in the county and its institutions. Dubbed the ONE Milwaukee Task Force, it aims to coordinate and consolidate services among  the county, city and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to overcome barriers to much needed resources for residents. Supervisor Marcelia […]

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Bill would reverse funds transfer for wall, restore Wisconsin military contracts

BY: - February 27, 2020

Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined two-and-a-half dozen other Senate Democrats this week in a bill to reverse the Trump administration’s transfer of $3.8 billion from the Department of Defense to pay for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill aims to pressure the administration to restore funding for military contracts with two Wisconsin manufacturers. […]

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Militarized police raids seek Milwaukee drug traffickers

BY: - February 26, 2020

Authorities have revealed details regarding the various tactical police raids which occurred the morning of Feb. 25 in Milwaukee. Images of police units clad in camouflage, and commandeering armored vehicles, circulated on social media as residents wondered what their targets were. In a press conference this morning, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin […]

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Attorneys general target most popular teen vaping manufacturer, JUUL Labs

BY: - February 26, 2020

Attorney General Josh Kaul has set his sights on JUUL Labs, joining a bipartisan coalition of 39 states investigating the e-cigarette manufacturer.  The AGs will investigate the company’s marketing and sales practices, including whether it targets youth. They will look at whether JUUL has made misleading claims about the nicotine content, risks or safety of […]

Tony Evers speaks to the Wisconsin Public Education summit in 2019.

Gov. Evers vetoes tax cut bill

BY: - February 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 26 Gov. Tony Evers held a news conference in Wauwatosa to announce his veto of Senate Bill 821. The plan, passed by both houses of the Legislature, would have used the state’s projected revenue surplus to cut income and business taxes. The measure “failed to fulfill Republicans’ own promise to get to […]