Sen. Fred Risser (L) with Rep. Chris Taylor (R), a former Planned Parenthood official, at a Planned Parenthood event in January, 2015 Political Parties

There’s At Least One Vote We Know He Missed

To commemorate the 90th Birthday of state Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison), the nation’s longest serving state lawmaker, a number of Wisconsin media outlets have produced a series of puff pieces for the event. Last week, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show started it off by pointing out the numerous legislative hits and misses in he […]

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Cozy Relationship With Lawmakers Benefits Circus World Museum

The Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin has benefited over the years from a cozy relationship with past and present state lawmakers. Plagued by financial troubles, the museum has repeatedly asked the state to bail them out financially. Most recently, the museum has asked the state to start paying for a substantial part of its […]

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Priorities: Democratic Lawmaker Focuses on Driverless Cars

By: Brian Sikma The longest serving state lawmaker in the nation has seen a lot of change over his tenure in office, and now he seems to be focusing on the future. State Senator Fred Risser (D) sent out a press release on Valentines Day announcing his effort to enact legislation that would allow driverless […]