Wisconsin federal lawmakers this year received nearly half a million dollars from industries they help regulate, according to a WisPolitics.com review of campaign finance reports.
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Vice President Mike Pence is calling on Congress to pass President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, saying it’s “a win for Wisconsin and a win for America.”
Early polling indicates fewer Wisconsin voters than voters nationwide jumping on the impeachment bandwagon.
Efforts to restructure Wisconsin’s juvenile justice program took another hit after members of a panel roundly criticized their own panel’s recommendations.
Records from the chief clerk’s offices show Wisconsin lawmakers spent $76,905 from taxpayer-funded accounts to cover travel between Jan. 1 and Aug. 30.
Less than three months after signing a budget that added 517 state positions, Gov. Tony Evers is seeking permission from the Joint Finance Committee to add 55 more full-time equivalents.
Those seeking a pardon from Gov. Tony Evers were more likely to have a drug conviction than any other offense, a WisPolitics.com review shows.
Both state Democratic party Chair Ben Wikler and state Republican Chair Andrew Hitt stressed a commitment to expanding their party’s ground game and voter outreach programs ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Mangey is strongly disputing the notion that the practice of auditing election ballots by running them through vote tabulation devices is problematic.
Political handicappers say Democrats face an uphill battle to win back the 7th Congressional District no matter when Gov. Tony Evers calls the special election to fill Sean Duffy’s northern Wisconsin seat.