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Tony Evers is the governor of Wisconsin.

In an op-ed, Gov. Tony Evers calls for rolling back handouts to millionaires. Read more

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Time is running short for a pair of bills meant to clean up pollution from hazardous “forever chemicals” known to be present at sites in the Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin. Read more

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The first cracks in the good name of cannabis appeared when its recreational use was introduced to white people in the U.S. by Mexican immigrants. Discover how cannabis came to be banned in the first place. Read more

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The governor ran on a promise to legalize medical marijuana and to put recreational marijuana to vote through a statewide referendum. Clearly, this didn’t work out quite as he had hoped. Read more

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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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Two more school shooting incidents in our state unleashed a surge of reports about additional threats of gun violence at schools in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, West Bend, Germantown and Sparta. Read more

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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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If an aggressive anti-protest bill that is making its way through the Republican-controlled Legislature becomes law in Wisconsin, you could be criminally charged for exercising your rights to freedom of speech. Read more

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Two major off-year state elections—one in Virginia and the other in Kentucky—should have made the blood of Wisconsin Republicans run cold heading into the 2020 elections. 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 getting Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized, they also witnessed renaming of a Milwaukee park. Read more

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The Republicans’ power grab is disrupting the legal system, delaying justice, increasing costs to both sides of the lawsuit and is now coming with a price tag of $290 an hour. Read more

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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

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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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Electric scooters have returned to Milwaukee (via Lime so far) and are raising questions on their presence in the city. 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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The bipartisan measure says that scooters must weigh less than 100 pounds and be kept to 15 mph or less. Read more

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The end of Pride Month doesn’t let backlash extinguish its success. Read more

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The Shepherd Express speaks to Rep. Evan Goyke about the ongoing debate within state government concerning the Wisconsin budget. Read more

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Four protest events across Milwaukee Monday were aimed at urging legislators to support BadgerCare expansion in the state budget. 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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