Politics & Government

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Anti-Trump Republican PAC launches campaign against Michels

BY: - October 3, 2022

An Anti-Trump Republican group announced Monday it’s spending $1 million to run ads in Wisconsin to help defeat Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels.  The group, the Republican Accountability PAC, is tied to the national Republican Accountability Project, which is run by Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell, two Republicans who also publish the anti-Trump media outlet, […]

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Former General Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s recently pardoned national security adviser, departs a protest of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election outside the Supreme Court on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters who refuse to accept that President-elect Joe Biden won the election are rallying ahead of the electoral college vote to make Trump's 306-to-232 loss official. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Trump allies have interviewed nearly 200 election officials to probe for weaknesses

BY: - October 3, 2022

Two of Donald Trump’s most prominent allies in his fight to overturn the 2020 election are leading a coordinated, multi-state effort to probe local election officials in battlegrounds such as Michigan, Arizona, and Texas ahead of the November election. The America Project, an organization founded by Michael Flynn, a retired three-star general and former national […]

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Wisconsin governor’s race the most expensive in the country

BY: - October 3, 2022

With less than 40 days until Election Day, Wisconsin’s governor’s race has become the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in the country.  The two sides have spent $55 million since the August primary. Incumbent Gov. Tony Evers and his Democratic allies have spent $38 million while Republican construction magnate Tim Michels and Republicans have spent $17 […]

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DNR says wolf population dropped 14% after hunt

BY: - October 3, 2022

Wisconsin’s wolf population fell to 972, a decline of 14%, after the controversial wolf hunt in February of last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  The DNR announced its population estimate in a meeting of the Natural Resources Board on Wednesday. The hunt, which drew condemnation from conservationists, biologists and the state’s […]

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Supreme Court to weigh in on whether judge can order ivermectin to treat COVID-19

BY: - September 30, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will take up a lawsuit that sought to force a hospital to administer ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient. The Court agreed to look at the issue after a state appeals court rejected the demand of a Waukesha County man who wanted a judge to order a hospital to use ivermectin to […]

Career civil servant vs. culture warrior for Congress

BY: - September 30, 2022

Earlier this month, state Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) and other Democratic candidates for office were marching in a parade for the annual Gays Mills Apple Festival in Crawford County. Pfaff was introducing himself to voters along the route when one woman refused to shake his hand because he’s a Democrat.  He says he shook off […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

New survey finds older voters favor Republicans for Senate, governor

BY: - September 30, 2022

Voters 50 and older are leaning toward Republicans running in the Wisconsin races for the U.S. Senate and for governor in November, even as some of their top policy priorities would appear to favor the Democrats, according to a survey released Thursday. The survey, commissioned by AARP, found that 50% of the likely voters polled  […]

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U.S. Senate approves stopgap spending bill with disaster relief, heating aid

BY: - September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved broadly bipartisan legislation Thursday that would provide billions for natural disaster relief, military and economic aid to Ukraine and funding to help low-income families offset the rising costs of heating and cooling their homes.  It includes $2.5 billion in assistance for the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire that burned large […]

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Baldwin, Grothman, Fitzgerald urge feds to investigate Chinese firm on Wis. company’s behalf

BY: - September 29, 2022

A bipartisan congressional team has gone to bat for a small Wisconsin manufacturer that won a federal lawsuit against a Chinese furniture giant accused of stealing its intellectual property. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and U.S. Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) and Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) joined in letters to three federal agencies urging action against Man Wah […]

Ahead of razor thin elections, are Democrats overlooking rural Wisconsin?

BY: - September 29, 2022

In 2012, Barack Obama carried 35 counties on his way to winning Wisconsin with nearly 53% of the vote against Mitt Romney. In 2020, Joe Biden carried 14 counties on his way to winning the state with 49.6% of the vote against former President Donald Trump.  23 counties flipped from Obama to Trump from 2012 […]

A "vote here" sign outside of Washington High School in Milwaukee. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Referenda ask voters if election aid should be outlawed

BY: - September 29, 2022

Voters in four Wisconsin counties will be asked in November whether the state should ban private grants to help local communities with the cost of running elections.  The advisory referenda, on the ballot in Waukesha, Price, Lincoln and Brown counties, follow an attempt by Republicans in the Legislature to outlaw outside funds for election administration […]

Homes MKE development teams selected to renovate 150 vacant properties

BY: - September 29, 2022

The Homes MKE initiative in Milwaukee took another step forward Wednesday after Mayor Cavalier Johnson signed a resolution selecting the development teams for the initiative. Homes MKE aims to renovate a minimum of 150 vacant city-owned residential properties in Milwaukee. The resolution, which was signed after a unanimous common council vote, authorized the property sales […]