Wisconsin

Evers Picks Abortion CEO to Advise on Health Care

The top official of the top abortion provider in the state of Wisconsin will continue to advise Governor-elect Tony Evers on “health care” despite a demands for her removal from a health care committee. On Tuesday last week, Evers appointed Tanya Atkinson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin, to his Health Care Advisory […]

Media

Evers Appointment Refused to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

If Wisconsinites are wondering how different an administration under Governor-elect Tony Evers will be, one of his first transition team appointments may provide a clue. On Tuesday, Evers announced Dane County Supervisor Jamie Kuhn will be one of his policy advisors. Kuhn is in her second stint as a county supervisor, after she caused a […]

Business and Industry

Committee Looks to Schimel Opinion for Cover on Wedding Barns

Farms hosting weddings and other events are escaping the attention of a legislative committee that had targeted them for more regulation, but only because they are being threatened on another front. The Legislative Council Study Committee on Alcohol Beverages Enforcement is dropping, for now, consideration of ways to regulate Agricultural Event Venues (AEV), commonly referred […]

Business and Industry

Schimel Opinion Threatens Wedding Barn Industry

An informal opinion issued by Attorney General Brad Schimel could threaten Wisconsin’s wedding barn industry. The opinion, requested by the chairman of the legislative study committee on alcohol beverages enforcement Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), redefines a “public place” to include businesses that allow the public to hold private parties. “It is obviously possible for a […]

Campaigns

Evers, Obama Rally for Democrats at Failing MPS School

As Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers campaigns with former President Barack Obama at North Division High School in Milwaukee, critics wonder if the Democrats accidentally chose an appropriate setting for Evers’ campaign for governor. “It makes perfect sense for Superintendent Evers to hold a political rally at a public high school in Milwaukee,” said […]

Campaigns

Bryce Invokes Civil Rights Icon to Explain His Nine Arrests

Democratic Congressional candidate Randy Bryce compared himself with civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, in defense of the nine times he has been arrested. Bryce was debating Republican Bryan Steil; the two are vying to replace retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. When Steil brought up Bryce’s nine arrests, […]

Campaigns

Kooyenga Categorically Denies Inebriation Allegation

Republican State Representative Dale Kooyenga says he “categorically denies” an allegation that he was inebriated during a state budget debate three years ago. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling made the allegation Tuesday during a forum with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Kooyenga, who is running against Democrat  Julie Henszey of Wauwatosa for the seat state […]

Campaigns

Kaul Donation From Assembly Leader Criticized By Former Lt. Governor Farrow

Former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, a pioneer for women in Wisconsin politics, is wondering why any woman would support Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, after he accepted a donation from Assembly Minority leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh). “I don’t know why any politician who is trying to win the support from women […]

Campaigns

Former DOJ Employees Endorsing Kaul Are Political, Too

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul released a letter from 45 former Department of Justice (DOJ) employees criticizing the incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel for being too political. “The current Attorney General, Brad Schimel, has blatantly politicized the office, dropped the ball on his role as the lead crime fighter in Wisconsin, and […]

Campaigns

Milwaukee Approves Resolution Supporting Pre-Registration of Teenagers to Vote

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on the Wisconsin legislature to allow the pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds to vote. While the resolution claims that the purpose is to increase voter participation by building lifetime habits of voting early, there is concern that such a proposal may cause confusion about […]