Wisconsin wasn’t alone in terms of last minute, lame duck madness this week. Michigan also saw Republican legislators move to take power from newly elected Democrats before inauguration day. Nina Kravinsky explored the similarities and differences between the two sessions with Michigan Public Radio Network Capitol reporter Cheyna Roth.
The GOP lame-duck measures drew hundreds of protesters to the Wisconsin State Capitol last night and more today. For some, it was their first-ever political protest, while for others it evoked the historic Act 10 demonstrations in 20-11. Protesters returned today as lawmakers convened for sessions that could go until midnight or beyond. Some even […]
Political scientists often study voter and lawmaker behavior — and report on it after the fact. But now, as Wisconsin state lawmakers consider radically changing the balance of power in state government, some are speaking out about what they see as threats to the democratic system itself. They’re taking to Twitter, they’re writing op-eds […]
Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford received an update Friday as lawyers for the Democratic plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in federal court. Lawyers added 28 additional plaintiffs to the law suit challenging Wisconsin’s legislative districts. The case was sent back to a lower court by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer, and the Democratic […]
Marisabel Cabrera doesn’t face a Republican challenger in this November’s election, so she’s set to represent the Milwaukee-area District 9 in the state Assembly. Cabrera defeated state Rep. Josh Zepnik in the Democratic primary last week. Multiple women have accused Zepnik of kissing them without their consent at Democratic Party events. The relatively high turnout […]
Wall Street Journal reporter Reid Epstein talks about his recent article about the August 14th primary race. A Republican hasn’t won a primary without the state party’s endorsement since 1978. Vukmir has that endorsement, but the race remains close.