Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign points to the growth in spending by outside groups in Wisconsin elections at a press conference in the Assembly parlor on the anniversary of Citizens United. (Photo by Ruth Conniff)

Citizens United and the Big Picture

As this week’s floor sessions began in both the Senate and the Assembly on Tuesday, a group of legislators and campaign finance reform advocates...
Assembly chambers (photo by Melanie Conklin)

The Assembly dabbles in bipartisanship — then gets derailed

Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) offered his take on the theme of Tuesday’s Assembly floor session an hour before it even began, describing “a...
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate chamber during a brief recess during the impeachment trial proceedings at the U.S. Capitol. The Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump resumed on Tuesday and is expected to last several weeks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump impeachment trial gets personal

WASHINGTON — Even before opening arguments were made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, things got testy.  U.S. House Democrats and...
GUANICA, PUERTO RICO - JANUARY 7: A man walks past a destroyed store after a 6.4 earthquake hit just south of the island on January 7, 2020 in Guánica, Puerto Rico. The earthquake was preceded by a series of smaller quakes in the south of the island with the epicenter in Guánica. (Photo by Eric Rojas/Getty Images)

Earthquakes in Puerto Rico touch Wisconsin

“Anxiety is the word everyone is using right now,” says Mabel Maldonado. She is a vice-president for the Milwaukee chapter of the National Conference...
Citizens United protesters

Citizens United in Wisconsin: a decade of disaster

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on January 21, 2010 has had a powerful – and profoundly negative – effect on Wisconsin politics. Spending...


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