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Scott Walker is the 45th and current Governor of Wisconsin. He was elected in 2010, won a 2012 recall election and was reelected in 2014. Walker's career in politics began in 1992, when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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Our Founding Fathers always feared America falling into the hands of a totally unscrupulous president without any respect for democracy. more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

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Every family should apply for their election-year $100 bribe from Gov. Walker, but then they should vote for someone else this coming November who will restore all the community services Walker has devastated as governor. more

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For the Wisconsin’s LGBTQ voters, choices should be clear in the Nov. 6 midterm election. more

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Former President Richard Nixon’s big lie about welfare going to Cadillac-driving African Americans is still being perpetuated decades later by Republicans like Gov. Scott Walker to draw racist support for their ongoing war on the poor. more

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In politics, it’s easier to sell something that attracts lots of people than something few people want; this sums up the problems facing Democrats trying to find the right candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker. more

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Republicans desperately need to restore integrity to conservatism, but that won’t be possible until they stop intentionally appealing to white supremacists and trying to destroy fundamental principles of democracy and equality. more

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We need a governor who invests in education at every level, and we need this investment not just when the incumbent’s facing reelection and not just because his Democratic opponent could be a highly qualified educator. more

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Hopefully, when the Wisconsin Legislature next convenes, it will be with a different legislative makeup, and it will be able to make up for the lost “Walker Decade” with better priorities. more

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Surprisingly, one of the busiest spaces for organizing progressive activism in Milwaukee is a family entertainment center in Bay View. more

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The Shepherd Express announces its political endorsements for the Tuesday, April 3, Wisconsin elections. more

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The hundreds of thousands in the streets for the March for Our Lives were led by a wave of new, young voters and soon-to-be voters who reject the hypocrisy and dishonesty of politicians who fail to represent the best interests of their constituents. more

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Wisconsin voters can begin restoring integrity to one of the most corrupt state courts in the nation by electing Rebecca Dallet on Tuesday, Apr. 3, thus serving notice they’re coming for any Republicans in November who fail to stand up against ... more

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As consumers become more socially and environmentally conscious, for-profit organizations are looking for ways to “do well by doing good;” in Wisconsin and many other states, they may do so by becoming so-called “benefit corporations.” more

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The only way to protect life-altering government programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare from continuing reductions—and ultimate elimination—is to make sure far fewer Republicans ever achieve positions of power in government. more

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A bill on housing and construction—AB 770—heading to the Wisconsin State Senate and Gov. Scott Walker’s desk, is full of unintended consequences. Maybe the Legislature should reconsider? more

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The Shepherd Express believes either Tim Burns or Rebecca Dallet would make an excellent addition to our State Supreme Court and a vast improvement over the exiting Justice Michael Gableman. more

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There are Democratic candidates and activists organizing right now throughout the state in districts where moribund Republican incumbents have never had to worry about strong, legitimate challengers or energized voters. more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

If the aim of Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 693 was truly to protect teachers, it might be deserving of more support from state Democrats, but the truth of the matter is that in this bill, Republicans are using vulnerable students as scapegoats. more

Issue of the Week 1 Comments

Despite a well-researched and understood link between community-based investments and crime reduction, the Wisconsin legislature continues to favor tough-on-crime methods even as other states embrace progressive reforms. more

News Features 2 Comments

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Walker needs to show his election year conversion to support for juvenile prison reform isn’t just public relations or, worse, fake news. more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

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