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As elections loom, political groups are feverishly fundraising

Allison Kruschke

April 19, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Gov. Walker implements economic agenda

Brooke Goodman

February 10, 2011

Building on his campaign mantra of “Wisconsin is open for business,” Gov. Scott Walker has spent his first month in office trying to follow through on several pieces of legislation. In his first month, Walker implemented...

Milwaukee County Executive candidates’ debate highlights differences

Brooke Goodman

January 25, 2011

The first joint appearance of the Milwaukee County Executive candidates made one thing clear: For the Feb. 15 primary election, voters must choose between five individuals with very different political and personal background...

Wisconsin drafting Arizona-esque immigration bill

Brooke Goodman

November 18, 2010

When Arizona’s immigration bill passed in the spring, it set off a wave of controversy that has swept the country and led to a string of copycat proposals in several states — now including Wisconsin. State Rep. Don Pridemore...

Walker’s campaign record murky

Brooke Goodman

October 26, 2010

Nice play is far away and forgotten, as the Wisconsin gubernatorial race between candidates Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (R) and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) has turned from agreeable to negative. Both candidates have gotten their shots in. A ...

Milwaukee ranked fourth poorest city in nation

Brooke Goodman

October 5, 2010

For some, a steady household income and abundance of opportunity is all that has ever been known. For others — 27 percent of Milwaukeeans, to be exact — poverty is something dealt with on a day-to-day basis. In a report...

Farley, Hopper visit campus to promote Walker

Brooke Goodman

September 14, 2010

After years of hearing phrases such as “Rock the Vote” and “You can make a difference,” it’s finally time to put pen to paper at the ballot boxes.  Whether you're a rookie to the voting booth or an old-time pro, today’s primary will de...