Senators: Don’t cut food-stamp eligibility
3.6 million could lose nutritional SNAP (food stamp) benefits under rule change.
Rep. Sean Duffy’s last day—special election date set
Gov. Tony Evers announced he will order a special election to fill the seat in the 7th Congressional District left open as Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) officially steps down at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept 23. The governor issued an executive order setting the election date for Jan. 27, 2020. The primary election, if there […]
Walker to headline prayer breakfast of preacher who called for hanging Obama
Last Thursday, David Pautsch, the executive director and founder of Thy Kingdom Come Ministries in Davenport, Iowa, appeared on the local ABC affiliate WQAD to make a big announcement: Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had agreed to headline Pautsch’s annual prayer breakfast on Sept. 28. For $12 per person or $48 per table, people can […]
GM strike ripples through Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, GM is just a shadow of what it was, but for workers the strike has a long reach.
Teens lead Milwaukee’s hundreds-strong climate march
Several hundred people gathered at Milwaukee City Hall on Friday, Sept. 20, to take part in the global climate strike. They joined over 4 million people across 163 countries who marched for immediate action by world governments to cut carbon emissions and address the climate crisis. “I want my future children to live in a […]
Leah Vukmir taunts Gov. Evers with rifle on Twitter
In a tweet with a photo of herself aiming a hunting rifle, former state Sen. Leah Vukmir, the Republican candidate for Senate who lost to Tammy Baldwin in 2018, tagged Gov. Tony Evers, challenging the governor to “come and take it.” Come and take it, @GovEvers. #2A pic.twitter.com/mbrqnvEuzh — Leah Vukmir (@LeahVukmir) September 20, 2019 […]
Bad debt, charity care rise in state’s hospitals
High-deductible insurance, weaker ACA, other problems are to blame, depending on whom you ask.
Students prepare for climate strike
“It’s definitely been a little hectic,” 17-year-old Rufus King High School senior and climate activist Ayanna Lee told Wisconsin Examiner. As an executive director of the Youth Climate Action Team, it’s Lee’s responsibility to help organize strikes and marches for her home city of Milwaukee. On Friday, Sept. 20, students nationwide are joining the worldwide […]
Trump’s pick for labor secretary questioned gay rights in 1985 article
WASHINGTON — When Eugene Scalia was a fourth-year English major at the University of Virginia in 1985, he penned an article for the student paper about gay rights. In it, he referred to a lesbian couple that had visited the university, “the proud parents of a daughter fathered by a homosexual acquaintance.” He went on, […]
Rep. Goyke and Sen. Johnson introduce “Moving Milwaukee Forward” bill
Milwaukee Rep. Evan Goyke and Sen. LaTonya Johnson have introduced a new bill to help Milwaukee gain more control over its revenue streams. The move comes as a coalition of local leaders seeks new ways to enhance and secure Milwaukee’s public services and revenues. “It’s time to Move Forward Milwaukee,” Goyke declared in a statement […]
Milwaukee eyes opioid settlement
Although news of an impending settlement with Purdue Pharma for helping fuel the opioid crisis sounds encouraging, things aren’t so simple. The hundreds of cities, towns and counties involved in opioid cases are now entering a negotiation process with the besieged pharmaceutical giant that makes OxyContin. “The court entered an order naming Milwaukee County one […]
Three-state swing brings Klobuchar to Wisconsin today
The visit is part of a swing taking Klobuchar through three closely watched northern states for the 2020 campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.