By Matt Pommer Finally Wisconsin has a political issue everyone can understand. Both Republican candidates for governor say they would sign a bill to repeal Wisconsin’s new law that imposes a statewide ban on smoking in public places such as ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Campaigns for the state Legislature and the growing debate over transportation spending are likely to collide in the November elections. Many Wisconsin counties are lining up advisory referendums to ask voters if they support a constitutional amendment ...
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By Paul Snyder High-speed rail advocates are racing the state’s gubernatorial election cycle to line up support for an expanded track network to Green Bay and Minneapolis. “This is not a done deal,” said Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at a ...
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By Matt Pommer Strange events can have a long-range effect on government and politics. Consider the 42-year congressional service of U.S. Rep. David Obey, who has announced he won’t seek re-election in November. When he was 30, Obey scored an ...Read More »
By Matt Pommer “Turn in your Medicare cards here.” The sign was hoisted on the edge of the anti-government Tea Party rally on the Capitol Square in Madison last month. Of course, no matter how outraged people are about big ...Read More »
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A voter registration drive that the community organizing group ACORN conducted in Milwaukee before the 2008 presidential election was marred by fraud and corruption, prosecutors said Monday. Two former ...
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By Matt Pommer Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mark Neumann contends his GOP opponent Scott Walker is “promising the world to get elected” to avoid a focus on his years as Milwaukee County executive. Truth rings in Neumann’s assessment that Walker is ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Legislative and industry skepticism is stacking up against a bill that would prohibit contractors on state projects from contributing to political campaigns. State Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids, said he is willing to amend his bill, which ...Read More »
Man pleads guilty to shooting 2 Milwaukee officers MILWAUKEE (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to attempted homicide for shooting two Milwaukee police officers. Nineteen-year-old Julius Burton shot Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch in June. In return for Thursday’s ...Read More »