Waukesha Christmas Parade Trial Judge Enters Race for Wisconsin Supreme Court

The judge who oversaw the Waukesha Christmas Parade trial is jumping into the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Judge Jennifer Dorow on Wednesday made the official announcement that she is running in the spring election.

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Wisconsin Law Firm Wants Worker Freedom for Lawyers in Wisconsin

The next legal fight over whether someone has to belong to a group in order to do their job may be coming for the courtroom itself.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on Monday asked the United State Supreme Court to once again take a look at mandatory membership in the state bar.

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Legislative Audit Finds Significant Waste in Two Wisconsin Coronavirus Grant Programs

No one really knows just how much of Wisconsin’s nearly $600 million in small business coronavirus grant money was wasted or given to scammers.

The Legislative Audit Bureau on Tuesday released a limited review of the “We’re All In” and “Wisconsin Tomorrow” programs, and confirmed that the state handed out money to ineligible businesses.

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Rep. Brandtjen: Military Ballot Voting Dropped over 80 Percent in 2022

There are new questions about the 2020 election after the latest numbers from the 2022 election.

Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, on Tuesday said this year’s military voting numbers show something happened between the two elections.

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Wisconsin Dips to 41st in the Nation for Hospital Safety

Wisconsin’s hospital safety standings with The Leapfrog Group dropped from 40th to 41st in the country over this past year.

The portion of Wisconsin hospitals that received an “A” grade decreased from 16.9 percent in spring 2022 to 11.9 percent in fall 2022.

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Wisconsin Drops in National Hospital Safety Ranking

Wisconsin’s hospital safety standings with The Leapfrog Group dropped from 40th to 41st in the country over this past year.

The portion of Wisconsin hospitals that received an “A” grade decreased from 16.9% in spring 2022 to 11.9% in fall 2022.

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Former Gov. Walker: Spring Election for Supreme Court Crucial to Wisconsin Reforms

There is already a focus on Wisconsin’s next election.

Former Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday said if liberals win the race for Supreme Court in Wisconsin, all of the state’s reforms from his time in office will be in danger.

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Wisconsin Republican Budget Chiefs Insist Latest Surplus Numbers Don’t Give Governor ‘Blank Check’

The Republicans who will write Wisconsin’s next state budget say Gov. Tony Evers shouldn’t get excited about the latest surplus numbers.

The Department of Administration on Monday said Wisconsin’s budget surplus could top $6.6 billion by the time the current state budget ends in June.

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Milwaukee Democrats Oppose State Plan to Widen I-94

There is a growing chorus of Milwaukee Democrats who say the state is missing the mark by expanding I-94 instead of focusing on buses and bicycles.

The Department of Transportation on Friday announced plans to widen I-94 between 70th Street and 16th Street in Milwaukee. That includes the lanes around American Family Field. The ultimate goal is to add new lanes, going from the current six lanes up to eight lanes.

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League of Wisconsin Municipalities Says Tax Hike Votes Show Need for More State Money

The people who lobby for local governments in Wisconsin are once again talking about more state money.

The League of Wisconsin Municipalities on Thursday said the wave of local tax referendum questions show the need for funding “reform.”

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Robin Vos Looks to Compromise with Governor on Abortion, School Choice, Tax Cuts

The top Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly says he’s willing to work on “solutions” with Gov. Tony Evers. 

Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday said he sees Republicans offering the governor compromises on abortion, school choice and taxes. 

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Pro-Life Policies a Big Winner for Re-Elected State Lawmakers

A focus on the legislative campaigns that are more local to American voters served the cause of protecting unborn life, says Students for Life Action (SFLAction), which reports that while radical anti-life Democrats ran on demonizing the Supreme Court’s ruling that returned abortion issues to the states, still “every state legislator who championed SFLAction-inspired pro-life bills was reelected.”

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Tony Evers Wins Re-Election in Wisconsin Governor’s Race

Incumbent Democrat Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin is projected to hold onto his seat, fending off Republican challenger Tim Michels, according to both NBC and Reuters.

Evers secured 50.9% of the vote, compared to Michels’ 48%, with 88% reporting, according to multiple forecasters. The victory gives Evers his second term as Wisconsin’s governor, following a four year term where he often sparred with the GOP-controlled state legislature, according to Fox 6 Milwaukee.

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Wisconsin Republican Johnson Wins Re-Election to U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has eked out a reelection victory over former Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes by 1 percentage point.

Johnson earned 50.5% of the vote, compared to Barnes’ 49.5%. Johnson declared victory on Wednesday but at noon, The Associated Press was among those yet to call it; CBS and NBC were among those projected Johnson the winner.

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Wisconsin Voters Sue over Alleged Mishandling of Military Absentee, Mail-In Ballots

Veterans and voters represented by the Thomas More Society, a conservative non-profit public interest law firm, filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Election Commission for allegedly mishandling military absentee ballots.

The group on Friday asked the Waukesha County Circuit Court to order state election officials to “sequester,” or set aside, all military absentee or mail-in ballots before the election.

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Reince Priebus: Wisconsin Races Not as Close as They Seem

The slivers of information that Reince Priebus is seeing in Wisconsin has him expecting Republicans to win up and down the ballot.

Priebus, who used to lead both the Wisconsin Republican Party and the RNC, told Jay Weber on News Talk 1130 WISN Monday that data collected by both organizations show independent and undecided voters breaking for Republicans.

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Firing of Milwaukee Election Official Highlights Wisconsin as Epicenter of Election Shenanigans

The firing of a Milwaukee election official this week after she sent military ballots to a state representative highlights another election vulnerability in Wisconsin, where a rash of election administration irregularities and legal breaches have been exposed since 2020.

During a press conference on Thursday, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced that Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, was fired after she requested that three absentee military ballots be sent to the home of Republican state Rep. Janel Brandtjen. Brandtjen turned the ballots in to the Waukesha County sheriff last Friday.

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Wisconsin Republican Boss: More Poll Watchers Are Watching Fewer Absentee Ballots

Early voting has begun in Wisconsin, and so has the Republican election watch.

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Paul Farrow said Thursday that the party has increased its focus on both poll workers and poll watchers to make sure that there are eyeballs watching to vote count this year.

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Republicans Sue over Green Bay Early Voting Observers

There’s a lawsuit in Green Bay that accuses the city’s election boss of not allowing poll watchers to actually watch people vote.

The Republican National Committee filed the lawsuit Tuesday. It claims that Green Bay Clerk Celestine Jeffreys is partially blocking election observers.

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University of Wisconsin Study Looks at Coronavirus Deaths Through Racial, Political Lens

A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin says racial and political differences during the coronavirus outbreak are more concerning than before.

A team at UW-Madison looked at death rates in the early days of the virus in the spring of 2020.

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Socialist Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Demand On-Campus Abortion Services

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s (UWM) Young Democratic Socialists for America (YDSA) chapter sponsored an online petition by co-chair Nathan Schilling which demands the University Health Services (UHS) provide abortion services.

The petition, which has amassed more than 300 signatures, specifically addresses Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director Jake Baggott, Associate Executive Director and Director of Operations Carol Griggs, and Director of Medical Services Aruna Josyula.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Joins Foundations of Freedom to Discuss Re-Election Run, Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Election Commission

A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin joined Foundations of Freedom (FOF) to discuss his reelection campaign, and a lawsuit filed against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). 

“It makes no sense to me why the left is trying to fundamentally destroy this country, but they are,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). “Quite honestly, I’m more tired of the anger and the division.”

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Wisconsin Appeals Court Outlaws Practice of Spoiling Absentee Ballots to Vote Again

A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling forbidding the practice of “ballot spoiling,” requiring the state’s election commission to rescind guidance it had earlier issued on the matter.

The state’s 2nd District Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a county circuit court’s directive that ordered the Wisconsin Elections Commission to rescind its earlier instructions issued to voters who wished to void their submitted ballot and cast a new one.

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Legislative Report: Wisconsin Not on the Hook for as Much if Kenosha Casino Opens

A new report says Wisconsin shouldn’t have to pay $240 million if a new casino opens in Kenosha.

The report from the Legislative Reference Bureau says the cost to the state is not as big under the latest gambling compact with the Forest County Potawatomi as it was under the last.

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Wisconsin Judge Refuses to Allow Mail-In Ballots with Partial Addresses to Be Counted in Win for GOP

A Wisconsin judge has rejected a request from the state’s League of Women Voters to allow election officials to count absentee ballots with incomplete witness addresses. 

Dane County Circuit Judge Nia Trammell on Wednesday said the group’s request for a temporary injunction “would upend the status quo and not preserve it” and “frustrate the electoral process by causing confusion” less than two weeks before Election Day, CBS News reported.

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Judge Won’t Stop Milwaukee’s Get-Out-the-Vote Effort

Milwaukee’s get-out-the-vote partnership with a liberal/progressive firm is not technically against the law, so a judge is not going to stop it.

Milwaukee County Judge Gwendolyn Connolly on Friday refused to grant the Republican Party of Wisconsin a temporary restraining order against Milwaukee Votes 2022, the city-backed privately funded get-out-the-vote effort with GPS Impact.

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Reince Priebus: Wisconsin Will See $200 Million Spent for 50,000 Votes

Wisconsin’s race for governor is the most expensive in the country, and the race for U.S. Senate isn’t exactly cheap either. All of that money is being spent to convince less than 2% of voters in the state.

Reince Priebus, the former head of both the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Republican National Committee, said there are just a few thousand truly independent voters in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin’s Former Parole Commission Boss to Become Racine’s Violence Prevention Manager

The man pushed out as the head of Wisconsin’s Parole Commission after critics said he let dangerous people out of prison is set to become the new violence prevention manager in Racine.

Racine Mayor Cory Mason announced Wednesday that John Tate II will take over the role.

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Report: Rushing to Carbon-Free Energy Will Cost Wisconsin $250 Billion by 2050

A new report says Gov. Tony Evers’ goal to get Wisconsin carbon-free by 2050 comes with a $250 billion price tag.

The Center of the American Experiment released its report on Wednesday. It explains that Gov. Evers’ pledge to move electric generation in the state completely away from coal and natural gas will drive energy prices in the state even higher.

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Wisconsin School Choice Supporters: Headcount Numbers Show Public Schools Aren’t Meeting Kids’ Needs

Wisconsin’s latest public school headcount shows fewer kids in traditional public schools and more kids moving into schools of choice.

And school choice supporters say that shouldn’t be a surprise.

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Wisconsin School District Requires Parental Consent for Name, Pronoun Changes Following Backlash

A Wisconsin school board approved a policy Monday that requires students to receive authorization from a parent for pronoun changes at school.

The Rice Lake School Board in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, passed a policy that requires parent permission for a student to change what pronouns and name they go by at school. Critics of the policy, including a former board member and students, said at the meeting that the policy threatens student’s mental health and safety if they are not ready to reveal their gender transition to their parents, according to WQOW News.

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Michigan’s Prop 3 Allows Children to Obtain Trans Hormones and Surgeries Without Parental Consent

Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her allies at Planned Parenthood have been marketing Michigan’s Proposal (Prop) 3 as an abortion amendment that would codify Roe v. Wade, but the measure would also allow children to obtain “gender affirming” hormones and surgeries without parental consent under the banner of “reproductive care.”

“Michigan is hiding a children’s constitutional right to genital amputation in its abortion amendment,” Margot Cleveland, senior legal correspondent at the Federalist, warned Wednesday.

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Report: Milwaukee Stalling, Not Solving Fiscal Doomsday

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If it weren’t for federal dollars, Milwaukee’s bad 2023 budget would be much worse.

A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum makes the case that Milwaukee is simply postponing an inevitable fiscal crisis for another year or so with Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s latest spending proposal.

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Firebombed Wisconsin Pro-Life Center Has Not Heard from FBI Since May

A Wisconsin pro-life organization set ablaze and vandalized with the message “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either” says it has not communicated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the horrifying attack since May, when the attack originally occurred.

Wisconsin Family Action, the 501(c)(4) arm of Wisconsin Family Council, said earlier this year that the clinic was attacked by an “elitist anarchist group,” Anarchy 1312, that reportedly threw two Molotov cocktails into the office, broke windows, and firebombed the building early in the morning on Mother’s Day. It also graffitied the building with the message: “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”

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New Paper Aims to Give Wisconsin Teachers Alternative Views on Race, Capitalism, U.S. History

Teachers in Wisconsin have a new resource with a much different take on American history, slavery and race, as well as the successes of capitalism.

The new paper – “Critical Theories vs Human Flourishing” from UW-Milwaukee Professor Emeritus Mark Schug and Professor Of Economics & Director Of The Free Enterprise Center Scott Niederjohn – offers an alternative narrative to the critical race theory being taught in many of Wisconsin’s schools.

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Judge Overrules Wisconsin Elections Commission on Ballot Spoiling

A judge says voters in Wisconsin don’t get a do-over once they’ve turned in their ballot.

A judge in Waukesha on Thursday overruled the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s guidance that people can vote a second time if they change their mind.

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Milwaukee Public Schools Requiring FAFSA Application Before Kids Can Graduate

Milwaukee Public Schools are now requiring students to apply for college financial aid before they can graduate from high school, but critics say the city’s schools should worry about basic reading and writing before leaders worry about college.

MPS made Free Application for Federal Student Aid applications mandatory this month, and Milwaukee leaders celebrated the policy with news conferences this week.

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Wisconsin Law Firm Challenges Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness in Court

A lawsuit in Wisconsin challenges President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel student loans.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on Tuesday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayer Association that argues the president overstepped his powers with his order that could cost over $1 trillion.

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