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Scott Walker was the 45th governor of Wisconsin. He was elected in 2010, won a 2012 recall election and was reelected in 2014. He lost the 2018 gubernatorial election to Democrat Tony Evers. Walker's career in politics began in 1992, when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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Trump’s hate rally merely serves as a reminder that a lot of snarling white voters among us are still attracted to his openly racist appeals. Sadly, we already know that. Read more

Taking Liberties

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Winning elections used to depend on making widespread, popular appeals to attract as many voters as possible; but for Republicans, winning depends on using tricks to prevent those who oppose them ever voting at all. Read more

Taking Liberties 11 Comments

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Wisconsin’s tween year of 2019 is over; next year—with its momentous political events and elections—will determine whether we all can peacefully coexist. Read more

Taking Liberties

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People in both Wisconsin and Oklahoma have expressed strong support for reform and decarceration, but it seems Wisconsin’s political structures have become less responsive to the will of the people. Read more

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Minnesota greatly outpaces Wisconsin in clean energy production; a new report from the Environmental Law & Policy Center says that our state is much more dependent on burning fossil fuels than our western neighbor. Read more

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After nearly a decade, despite taking a beating through litigation, repeal efforts and executive branch hostility, the ACA remains the law of the land—but for how much longer? Read more

Navigating Health Care & Insurance

Republican legislators are willing to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to prevent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Atty. Gen. Josh Kaul from performing the jobs voters elected them to. Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

In an exclusive interview, Chuck Chvala discusses the most important issues facing Wisconsin and the challenges Gov. Evers faces. Read more

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Wisconsin Republicans are working to undermine the Democratic gubernatorial veto power now that it isn’t in their hands anymore. Read more

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State senator Chris Larson makes a case for increasing the budget for education. Read more

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We Energies wants to further discourage customers from improving the health of the planet by penalizing them with a surcharge. Read more

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

Alberta Darling’s political extremism is doing a disservice to the state and, specifically, her own constituents in the evolving Eighth Senate District she’s represented for more than 25 years. Read more

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Expanding BadgerCare would not only help people who can’t afford health insurance, but it would also lower the rates of private insurances. Read more

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Foxconn is a $4.5 billion deal that won’t deliver on its promises, so it is time to clean up the mess. Read more

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Scott Walker is going against the tide by joining the National Republican Redistricting Trust, a rightwing organization that supports gerrymandering. Read more

Taking Liberties

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Elected the first women president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Stephanie Bloomingdale has more than two decades of experience in labor as an organizer, negotiator, trainer and activist. Read more

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We Energies is asking the Public Service Commission to approve an increase in our utility bills over the next two years. Read more

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Despite Wisconsin youth prisons being a cesspool of abuse, Milwaukee citizens still oppose a new prison within the city. Read more

Taking Liberties

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Democrats will be building on their midterm elections success across the industrial Midwest by bringing the excitement of their party’s national convention to Milwaukee in 2020. Read more

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court race comes down to a choice between an anti-LGBTQ bigot (Brian Hagedorn) and a deeply experienced, community-minded humanitarian (Lisa Neubauer). Read more

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