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The strange election-year recall effort targeting the longest serving speaker in Wisconsin history has gotten stranger. The group seeking to recall Robin Vos has now launched a new attempt targeting … more
Lots of incumbent state legislators are having to make some tough decisions these days. Those decisions will help determine who controls the Assembly after the November elections. Since Democratic … more
Once again, voters across the state will be asked to sign off on school ballot issues to pay for buildings, renovations, maintenance and operational costs. The total on April 2: $1.4 billion. That is … more
MADISON – Sen. Rob Stafsholt (R – New Richmond) released the following statement after his Wisconsin and Minnesota Income Tax Reciprocity bill, authored along with Rep. Shannon … more
State legislative lines have been redrawn for 2024 and signed into law by Democrat Gov. Tony Evers. So, shouldn't congressional lines be redrawn too, given that Republicans hold a 6-2 partisan … more
Lawmakers spent more time in the Capitol than they did two years ago as per diems were up in 2023 compared to the last time they hammered out a budget, according to records from the Senate and … more
RIVER FALLS – University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo joined others Wednesday at the state Capitol in Madison as Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a change in … more
To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $14.35 million contract with prime contractor Monarch Paving Co. of Amery for a resurfacing project on US 10 from … more
Primaries are notoriously low turnout affairs. So it's an interesting play by the Republican majority in the Assembly to set for the August partisan primary a proposed constitutional amendment on … more
Most analysts a month ago considered it a longshot that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers would sign a GOP bill containing his legislative maps. But that's what happened on Feb. 19, after majority GOP … more
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has put the final touches on the largest conservation deal in state history with an agreement that takes steps to address concerns that were raised when GOP  lawmakers … more
U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden is dedicating much of his time representing Wisconsin’s 3 rd Congressional District to helping provide economic opportunities for veterans. Van Orden visited … more
These days major statewide elections in Wisconsin can be decided by just thousands of votes. There are the occasional blowouts -- Janet Protasiewicz's victory in the spring 2023 Supreme Court race … more
The number of states offering income tax credits to families with children has doubled in the last three years, after the federal child tax credit was expanded twice since 2017. The second … more
A lot of pundits and political observers focus on the conflict and controversy at the Capitol. And a lot of that focus is newsworthy and important such as the debate between the Republican … more
News flash! Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos agree on something. Don't get too excited. This relates to an earlier column on a legal challenge to the state's … more
It’s never too early to start talking about an election. Especially when considering what could be at stake. While much of the attention in Wisconsin is focusing on the run-up to November 2024, … more
When Ron Kind, the veteran Democratic member of Congress from La Crosse retired from office, Democrats battled in a primary to vie for the nomination to run in the November 2022 to succeed him. State … more
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos continues to talk about the possibility of impeaching liberal Justice Janet Protasiewicz, while state Democrat Party Chair Ben Wikler announces a $4 million campaign to … more
There was the high-spending, high-stakes battle in the spring election for a state Supreme Court seat to determine the philosophical balance of the high court. Now there's the muti-front battle over … more
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