Campaigns

Gotcha Politics Already at Play in State Senate Special Election

The special election for Wisconsin’s 10th state Senate district only a week old and already the opposition research drops are coming in hot and heavy. That’s because Monday saw the release of not one, but two stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel targeting state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls). The first was a column by political investigative […]

Organizations

WI Democrats Get Alexandria Right. One Wisconsin Now, Not So Much

Democratic members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation tweeted dignified and appropriate comments in response to the ambush rifle attack on Republicans at an Alexandria,Virginia park: My heart goes out to @SteveScalise, his staff & @CapitolPolice. Sending prayers & wishing everyone a swift recovery. https://t.co/qOPhz5sIRq — Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) June 14, 2017 My prayers are with […]

Policy

Indiana’s Experience With Wage Repeal: The Rest of the Story

Opponents of a full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law for public construction projects recently have been pointing to video of a Republican Indiana state lawmaker claiming repeal of a similar law there did not save money on public projects. Indiana State Representative Ed Soliday, House Assistant Majority Leader, at an event in Milwaukee last […]

The Courts

Ross Parrots Pelosi: Gorsuch Threatens The Air You Breathe

As all eyes in Washington are firmly fixed on the debate over the American Health Care Act, another story has gone almost entirely unnoticed. Senate Democrats are struggling mightily in an effort to stymie the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Politico reported this week that Gorsuch has breezed through some 70 […]