Assembly Passes Mining Bill: Are Votes There in the Senate?

The State Assembly Thursday on a 53-38 vote approved a bill that would allow gold and copper mining in Wisconsin again. But securing votes in the senate for an expected vote next week in support of repealing Wisconsin’s mining moratorium is proving to be difficult, even with the support of mining experts who say the bill is […]

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, Image Credit: Wisconsin Election Watch

Fitzgerald: Senate Won’t “Fumble the Ball” on Foxconn

While it’s predictable that democrats would continue to find any issues they can within the Foxconn deal, Senate and Assembly Republicans now seem to be at odds with one another on the pace at which the bill is moving. In an interview conducted by Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader, Senate Republican leader Scott Fitzgerald […]


Another GOP Name Surfaces in WI 2018 Senate Race:UPDATED

The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2018 could be crowded and expensive. There are already three candidates considered likely to run for the chance to challenge incumbent Tammy Baldwin: Madison businessman Eric Hovde, Milwaukee area business consultant and Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson and State Senator Leah Vukmir.  Most observers consider Nicholson […]


Senate Race Shows Recount Futility

The recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election is facing lawsuit and FEC complaint challenges from Republicans, not because they are afraid it will change the outcome but rather because they consider it pointless. A lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison by Trump supporters Friday argues that the recount violates the constitution because ballots aren’t treated equally in […]