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  • Apr 21st 2014
    On Monday, Wisconsin State Representative Brett Hulsey announced his intention to run for Wisconsin Governor, effectively leading to yet another challenge of fellow Democrat Mary Burke in a primary, who already has two other opponents.    According to his official announcement, Hulsey claims that Governor Scott Walker's "Reign of Error" made Wisconsin "second in the nation in job loss and 35th in job creation" and as such, he is planning on running for governor. His plan is reportedly to include the "reinvestment of $2.1 billion to create clean energy jobs, increase job training, public...
  • Apr 9th 2014
    Wisconsin State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-19) found himself the most recent target of Project Veritas, a non-partisan investigative organization dedicated to exposing waste, fraud, dishonesty and self-dealing.   In the video, the senator was caught not only expressing opposition to Governor Scott Walker, calling the John Doe probe "a blessing in disguise" and saying that his fellow Republican "only works for himself", but he was also caught planning some potentially illegal activity: funding and creating his own SuperPAC to challenge his Democratic opponent Assemblywoman Penny Schaber....
  • Apr 3rd 2014
    We all know how much you love those political ads during campaign season. There may be even more this election cycle to love following the Wisconsin State Legislature's proposed $2.2 million tax break for broadcasters. Majorities in both houses of the Legislature easily passed the measure.    Governor Walker is expected to sign the bill, which grants radio and TV station owners a sales tax exemption on purchases of machinery, supplies, equipment, fuel and electricty.    Michelle Vetterkind, lobbyist and president of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, is happy with the decision,...
  • Apr 1st 2014
    The constituents have spoken-and for Wisconsin Republican lawmakers, it has not been pretty. Legislators who express their support for the national Common Core academic standards have returned to their respective districts to face stiff, mounting opposition.      According to the Wisconsin Reporter, members of the GOP’s 2nd, 4th and 6th Congressional District caucuses passed resolutions declaring “no confidence” and “no support” of Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon and Rep. Steve Kestell of Elkhart Lake, chairmen of the Senate and Assembly committees on education, respectively....
  • Mar 25th 2014
    Thirteen incumbents in the Wisconsin State Assembly, including the former Republican Majority Leader, will reportedly not be seeking relelection this coming November.    Representative Kramer submitted paperwork Monday stating his intentions to not run again, joined on Friday by collegues Representative Mike Endsley of Sheboygan and Representative Dan LeMahieu (R-Cascade). Republicans currently hold a 60-39 majority.   All together, 8 Republicans and 5 Democrats have declared their intent to not seek re-election. Of that total, however, four Democrats and two Republicans are leaving...
  • Mar 11th 2014
    Milwaukee County's massive Mental Health Complex will undergo massive reform according to current legislation making its way through the state capitol.   Today, the Senate unanimously passed the Mental Health reform bill (SB565) 33-0, with Democrats and Republicans setting aside usual political differences. It alters the system in Milwaukee County and will establish a board of supervisors made up of health industry professionals. Currently, the Mental Health Complex is overseen by Milwaukee County and is controlled by politicians rather than experts in the field. The reform will also...
  • Mar 11th 2014
    Offering a timetable that is quickly drawing to a close, Governor Scott Walker has announced his intentions to call a special legislative session if the courts do not uphold Wisconsin's voter ID law this spring.   The law has been blocked shortly after it was enacted, as in 2012 two Dane County judges blocked the measure requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls. Both cases are before the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, with a rule expected before June. However, these rulings, as well as a separate ruling under consideration by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman on the grounds of the law's...
21 April 2014
On Monday, Wisconsin State Representative Brett Hulsey announced his intention to run for Wisconsin Governor, effectively leading to yet another challenge of fellow Democrat Mary Burke in a primary, who already has two other opponents.    According to his official announcement, Hulsey claims that Governor Scott Walker's "Reign of Error" made Wisconsin "second in the nation in job ....
09 April 2014
Wisconsin State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-19) found himself the most recent target of Project Veritas, a non-partisan investigative organization 1
03 April 2014
We all know how much you love those political ads during campaign season. There may be even more this election cycle to love following the Wisconsin 1
01 April 2014
The constituents have spoken-and for Wisconsin Republican lawmakers, it has not been pretty. Legislators who express their support for the national 1
25 March 2014
Thirteen incumbents in the Wisconsin State Assembly, including the former Republican Majority Leader, will reportedly not be seeking relelection this 1
11 March 2014
Milwaukee County's massive Mental Health Complex will undergo massive reform according to current legislation making its way through the state 1
11 March 2014
Offering a timetable that is quickly drawing to a close, Governor Scott Walker has announced his intentions to call a special legislative session if 1
06 March 2014
On Thursday, Governor Scott Walker was selected as the Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA). The bipartisan group of Midwestern 1
26 February 2014
The controversy surrounding Wisconsin's voter ID law has yet to die down, though the law has been on hold since Dane County Circuit Judge Richard 1
24 February 2014
Five Republican governors who have supported legislation unpopular with labor unions are on a 'Big Labor political hit list'. Recently in Houston, 1
23 February 2014
As the 2014 election season heats up this spring, Wisconsin will begin to wrestle with the question of whether two long-standing offices should 1
11 February 2014
The Assembly voted along party lines today to reject Democratic attempts to override Governor Walker's tax bill.    Assembly 1
05 February 2014
The Constitution does not place a limit on the number of terms that an elected individual can serve. But if a collective of Republican lawmakers have 1
03 February 2014
Reform is coming to the United States' immigration system, but according to Republican leadership, they are signaling no desire to negotiate until 1
25 January 2014
There is at least one person not on board with the Governor and the Legislature's attempts to address the state's educational standards. Democratic 1
24 January 2014
Governor Scott Walker spoke Friday in Milwaukee to representatives of the state's school boards, sharing some suggestions of the future of the Common 1
24 January 2014
It seemed a simple question that was directed at Representative Paul Ryan during a luncheon Thursday in San Antonio.    "Does Paul 1
22 January 2014
Governor Walker addressed Wisconsinites Wednesday evening via his State of the State Address. Though the Governor spoke of more than the state's 1
20 January 2014
As Governor Walker seeks to use the state’s billion dollar surplus to cut property taxes, it was inevitable that he should run into political 1
19 January 2014
In a speech from the Justice Department on Friday, President Obama spoke in regards to coming reforms to the National Security Agency and the 1
18 January 2014
The people have spoken-and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is seriously being considered as presidential material for the upcoming 2016 race, 1
17 January 2014
On Thursday, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill affecting the timing of Medicaid coverage for Wisconsin residents, signing it two days after it 1
15 January 2014
With all of the other developments in the world of politics lately, it is not altogether surprising that perhaps overlooked is the fact of another 1
14 January 2014
In spite of the ongoing controversy surrounding presidential propensity to bypass Congress in the legislative process, President Obama 1
14 January 2014
In light of the growing controversy and reported misinformation surrounding the proposed legislation, Representative Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) 1
13 January 2014
The Supreme Court seemingly has a message for states trying to enact strict abortion laws on their own: stop. You do not have that right.  1
12 January 2014
The Supreme Court is set to decide Monday if President Obama violated the constitutional boundaries of his executive power during his first term. 1
12 January 2014
Governor Scott Walker joined former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee on "Huckabee" Saturday night, to share his insight on how the GOP can unite as a 1
10 January 2014
Subpoenas issued in the John Doe probe linked to conservative political groups supporting Governor Scott Walker were quashed Friday, in what sources 1
10 January 2014
The Health Exchange Security And Transparency Act of 2014 (H.R 3811), introduced by Representative Joseph Pitts (R-PA16), passed the House today on a 1

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