Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera provided transportation for people from across the state to testify at the hearing. The group’s leader, Christine Neumann Ortiz, worries it will open the floodgates for racial profiling and distrust of lawmakers in immigrant communities. “When you characterize an entire group of people as criminal, that’s racist,” Neumann […]
A year after voting President Donald Trump into office, the country is already preparing for the midterm election season. Democrats are hoping to ride a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to win back control of Congress next year. They need to win an additional 24 districts – and campaigns have already begun. One of those districts […]
Mahlon Mitchell is the head of the Wisconsin firefighters’ union. He launched his campaign this week. This comes after an unsuccessful run in the 2012 recall elections. He joins over a dozen others who have declared in the Democratic primary for 2018, including Eau Claire state Representative Dana Wachs, head of the state Department of […]
Twenty additional Wisconsin counties are now suing pharmaceutical companies for expenses they’ve had to burden to deal with the opioid crisis. That brings the total number of counties suing to 48 in Wisconsin. They say companies that make painkillers like percocet and oxycotin have engaged in fraudulent marketing of those drugs — and that that’s […]
Dave Heaster is running with an ambitious campaign promise: he won’t be raising any money. The Democrat says supporters can donate their time instead. He’s one of over a dozen candidates registered as Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Scott Walker next fall.
WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with Kelda Helen Roys, the latest Democrat to enter the race. Roys isn’t a new name in Wisconsin politics — she’s a former Assembly representative and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in a Democratic primary against U.S. Representative Mark Pocan in 2012.