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Peter Barca

Apr 13, 2018

Assembly Speaker Vos won’t run for Ryan’s seat

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday became the latest prominent Republican to pass on the change to run for Congress to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, leaving the field open for lesser-known candidates in a race that Democrats are increasingly optimistic they can win.

Oct 4, 2017

State Rep. Bob Gannon dies at 58

State Rep. Bob Gannon, a West Bend Republican in his second term, has died.

Sep 7, 2017

Barca to step down as Assembly Democratic leader

Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca, who broke with the majority of his party in supporting a $3 billion tax incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group and has been in charge while Democratic seats dropped to their lowest levels in 60 years, announced Thursday he is leaving his leadership post at the end of the month.

Aug 21, 2017

Democrat ‘incredibly frustrated’ with leader over Foxconn

Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca was branded as failing "on all accounts" by a fellow Democrat who was "incredibly frustrated and concerned" with his actions after Barca joined Republicans in voting for a $3 billion tax incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group.

Jul 27, 2017

Foxconn hands Walker ‘grand slam home run’

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time.

Mar 8, 2017

Campaign seeks to combat ban on mandatory PLAs

Democratic state lawmakers have embarked on a campaign arguing that a proposed ban on certain mandatory project-labor agreements would harm veterans and subject Wisconsin contractors to more competition from out-of-state rivals.

Nov 15, 2016

Assembly Democrats pick Barca to lead them again

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats started to regroup Tuesday after an abysmal Election Day, choosing Peter Barca again as their leader amid promises of a complete strategic overhaul.

Apr 30, 2015

Democrats say economic agency merger should be put on hold (UPDATE)

The Democratic leader of the Wisconsin Assembly said Thursday that Gov. Scott Walker should "put on ice" his proposed merger of the state's chief economic development agency with one that hands out low-interest housing loans.

Jan 30, 2015

Lawmakers’ per diem boost draws boos

In 2012, state Assembly leaders proposed raising the per diem payments for members who go to the Capitol on official business.

Nov 9, 2014

A look ahead to issues facing the Legislature

With Republicans holding even tighter control of the Wisconsin Legislature than before and Gov. Scott Walker enjoying his third statewide victory in four years, their agenda will likely move quickly next year.

Apr 1, 2014

WisDOT renews search for ways to pay for transportation

More than a year after a special commission recommended ways to raise money for Wisconsin transportation projects, state officials are hitting reset on the conversation.

Dec 30, 2013

Supervisor calls for enforcement of residency rule

Milwaukee County’s attempt to improve compliance with its construction project residency requirement has raised concerns that too much tinkering could kill the policy.


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