More Legislators Announce 2020 Plans – UPDATED

Over the past few weeks, more legislators have begun announcing their plans for the 2020 election cycle. Several legislators are retiring, while others are making the jump from the state legislature to Congress or from the state Assembly to state Senate. As of 5/6/20 Rep. David Crowley (D-Milwaukee) plans to resign from his seat after being […]

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Spring Primary Results: Wisconsin Supreme Court, 7th CD

In the Feb. 18 spring primary election, Wisconsin voters chose candidates to advance to general elections in two high profile races: Wisconsin Supreme Court and the 7th Congressional District.   7th CD Republican and Democratic primaries were both held in the special election for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Weston) resigned from […]

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Gov. Evers Letter Lays Out Legislative Priorities

On Jan. 9, Gov. Tony Evers laid out his priorities to the Legislature for the remainder of the 2019-20 session. In a letter to legislative leadership, Evers assigned them “homework” of several bills to pass before adjournment. The letter asks the legislature to act on: Capping insulin prices. “Dark store” legislation that failed to pass […]

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More Legislators Announce 2020 Plans

Over the past few weeks, more legislators have begun announcing their plans for the 2020 election cycle. Several legislators are retiring, while others are making the jump from the state legislature to Congress or from the state Assembly to state Senate.  Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) announced he won’t run for re-election in 2020. Miller has […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Second State of the State Address

Gov. Tony Evers gave his second State of the State address on Jan. 22. In his speech, the Governor highlighted what he saw as successes in 2019, including several bipartisan bills signed into law, creation of a task force on climate change, and investments in transportation, education, and a middle class tax cut in the […]

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2020 State of the State: Republican Response

Senate President Roger Roth (R-Appleton) gave the Republican response to Gov. Tony Evers’s second State of the State address on Jan. 22. Roth highlighted the Legislature’s success in the 2019-21 state budget, which he praised as funding priorities like transportation, health care, and education without increasing taxes. Roth criticized the governor for his vetoes of […]

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MU Poll: Biden Continues to Lead 2020 Dem Candidates

With the first primaries of the 2020 presidential election approaching quickly, the latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll found Vice President Joe Biden still leading in Wisconsin. The first MU poll of 2020, conducted Jan. 8-12, evaluated voter opinions on the field of candidates still competing in the Democratic primary and asked questions about […]

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MU Poll Finds Few Changes in Voter Opinion on Trump, Impeachment

There were no big surprises in the final Marquette University (MU) Law School poll of 2019. The poll found little movement in questions about President Donald Trump and impeachment. Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential primary regained ground on Trump in head-to-head questions, though there was little change in voters’ top choices for the nomination. […]

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Latest MU Poll Finds Changes in Voter Opinion on Impeachment, Wisconsin Gov. and Legislature

After a newsworthy month in both the state and federal government, the latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll asked 801 Wisconsin voters their opinions on state and national politicians. The November poll covers approval of President Donald Trump amid impeachment proceedings, approval of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and the state legislature after several contentious […]

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Wis. Congressional Candidates: Who’s In and Who’s Out

UPDATED 12/4/19 7th Congressional District Nomination papers for this race were due on Dec. 2. Two Democrats and two Republicans are on the ballot for the Feb. 18, 2020 primary. State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), Republican Jason Church, northwest region director for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Republican Tricia Zunker, Wausau School Board president and attorney, Democrat Lawrence Dale, […]

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