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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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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

Feb 20, 2018 4:06 PM News Features

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

Feb 13, 2018 5:15 PM News Features 2 Comments

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

Jan 30, 2018 4:15 PM 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

Jan 30, 2018 4:13 PM 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

Jan 16, 2018 4:52 PM 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

Jan 9, 2018 5:09 PM Taking Liberties 2 Comments

It is a strange, strange world indeed when powerful Republicans fight to undermine Republican prosecutors attempting to uphold the rule of law. more

Jan 9, 2018 2:13 PM Issue of the Week

No one should take pleasure from all the people being hurt by the Trump Family and Friends Republican Tax Cuts, but there’s some poetic justice in the collateral damage that those tax cuts will wreak upon Donald Trump’s supporters in Wisconsin. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:21 PM Taking Liberties 3 Comments

When one of America’s most ultra-conservative and racially backward states stuns the nation by rejecting a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, there’s no state in the union where Republicans running for election next year aren’t in danger. more

Dec 19, 2017 4:32 PM Taking Liberties 3 Comments

Will Republicans in Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court with a new Trump-appointed justice be as complicit as Wisconsin’s Republican legislature and Supreme Court in allowing Trump to get away with destroying legal investigations? more

Dec 12, 2017 4:33 PM Taking Liberties 4 Comments

In perhaps most the outrageous Republican attempt to consolidate all political power in the hands of Governor Scott Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel, echoing French king Louis XIV, has effectively declared “l’état, c’est moi”. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:09 PM Issue of the Week 1 Comments

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State Republicans have revised a law about young hunters so as to completely eliminate all minimum age limits. Now even toddlers can experience the joy of killing stuff as long they can lift a fully loaded weapon and squeeze the trigger. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:50 PM Taking Liberties 5 Comments

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Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature have done everything possible to diminish the standing of the state’s great public educational institutions. more

Nov 14, 2017 5:08 PM , News Features 3 Comments

Democratic wins in the recent Virginia elections and elsewhere in the U.S. are good news for Wisconsin. more

Nov 14, 2017 4:53 PM Taking Liberties 5 Comments

Would you even bother to vote if you knew, before election day, that your preferred candidates’ opponents were essentially guaranteed election victory by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling? more

Oct 24, 2017 5:08 PM Issue of the Week 1 Comments

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s rightwing agenda includes destroying health care provisions for millions of Americans who are currently receiving affordable coverage through the ACA and Medicaid. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:46 PM News Features 3 Comments

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Although a U.S. District Judge ordered Wisconsin to stop torturing children at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools, Trump and Walker undermine efforts at reforming those facilities. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:40 PM Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Scott Walker’s call to Wisconsinites up to their chins in student debt to simply “call a bank” is no solution; in fact, he hasn’t even taken his own advice concerning his debts. more

Oct 3, 2017 5:04 PM Issue of the Week 5 Comments

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The Supreme Court is about to hear a case that has the potential to become a landmark voting rights case for the nation. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:02 AM Taking Liberties

The Foxconn deal signed by Gov. Scott Walker and cheerfully embraced by President Trump looks like one of the biggest swindles in American history—a scandal just waiting to happen. more

Sep 19, 2017 4:16 PM Issue of the Week 3 Comments

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