Marquette Wire

Milwaukee requests to join Act 10 lawsuit

Monique Collins

November 29, 2012

Filed under News

The City of Milwaukee has formally requested to join a state lawsuit that could decide the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining law, Act 10. The lawsuit was spearheaded by the Madison teachers’ union an...

Gov. Walker proposes higher education funding reform

Melanie Lawder

November 29, 2012

Filed under Editors' Picks, News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed initiatives to change how public higher education would receive government funding at a gathering at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. The proposed...

Gov. Walker stands against same-day voter registration

Jennifer Zahn

November 29, 2012

Filed under Editors' Picks, News

While giving a speech in California earlier this month, Gov. Scott Walker revealed plans to end Wisconsin’s same-day voter registration law in spite of its tendency to boost voter turnout rates, a development that has raised questions among other Wisconsin politicians, in order to...

Deadline for health care reform approaching

Eric Oliver

November 15, 2012

Filed under News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is currently in the process of deciding whether the state will establish its own health insurance exchange or forego the option and allow the federal government to take over under the 2010 Patient Protection...

Marquette-ians in Politics

Matt Gozun

November 7, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News

Gwendolynne (Gwen) Moore You don't have to look far to find our first political Marquette alumna. Representing her hometown and alma mater in Congress, Milwaukee native Gwen Moore is the congresswoman for Wisconsin's 4th District, co...

Collective bargaining law ruled unconstitutional

Emily Fischer

September 18, 2012

Filed under News

Unions across Wisconsin are celebrating the most recent ruling by Dane County Judge Juan Colas in their favor. Last Friday, Colas ruled that Gov. Scott Walker’s law restricting the collective bargaining of unionized public workers...

As elections loom, political groups are feverishly fundraising

Allison Kruschke

April 19, 2012

Filed under Featured, News

Campaign money is flowing all over Wisconsin with both a gubernatorial recall and presidential election in the near future, and political tensions are running high. Both Democratic and Republican groups have been raking in funds...

Democrats and Republicans find common ground on safety measures signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker

Matt Gozun

April 17, 2012

Filed under Featured, News

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed seven bills last Monday addressing law enforcement procedures endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats. During the signing ceremony at the Milwaukee State...

Federal judge overturns Wis. union bill

Allison Kruschke

April 3, 2012

Filed under Featured, News

A federal judge overturned two portions of Wisconsin Act 10 last Friday, earning a partial victory for the opponents of the controversial law, which ended collective bargaining for Wisconsin unions. The two sections struck...

A mad month in Madison

Caroline Campbell

April 5, 2011

Filed under Featured

There was not a lot of love in Madison, Wis. this Valentine’s Day. Thousands of protesters gathered in front of the capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget repair bill Feb. 1...

Pending federal budget cuts threaten loss of student grants

Brooke Goodman

March 10, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

In Wisconsin alone, 95,023 college students are currently receiving or waiting for financial aid. That entire group, according to the Higher Educational Aids Board of Wisconsin, could potentially lose a portion of their aid...

Wisconsin Democrats file official complaint against Walker

Brooke Goodman

March 8, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

For most Wisconsin residents, politically active or not, the past three weeks have been defined by protests, partisan battles and absent Democratic senators. This week looks to be no different. Yesterday, the State Democratic...