Wisconsin Republicans Fight Gerrymandering Decision

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (02/26/2017) – Republicans are actively appealing the recent federal court ruling that found them engaging in unconstitutional gerrymandering when they redrew boundaries that affect voting districts. A State Senator claims GOP leaders have decided to roll the dice by using another $175,000 of taxpayers money to continue what has been a losing battle to defend themselves against a federal court decision that found the Republicans rigged Wisconsin elections when they drew the current lines. “With today’s decision by state Republicans to appeal the federal court ruling that found them to have engaged in unconstitutional gerrymandering, justice for Wisconsin’s voters […]

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District Court Says Fix Wisconsin District Boundaries

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (01/27/2017) – A three judge federal district court ruling requires the State of Wisconsin to redraw legislative district boundaries. The existing boundaries were created by a Republican controlled legislature. Democrats complained that the boundaries of the districts favored the election of majority party candidates as a result. Today’s ruling based on the federal district court proceedings attempts to remedy what is perceived as unfair voter makeup resulting from the current borders, otherwise known as gerrymandering. “Today’s decision by the federal court is in keeping with what those of us who brought this case forward knew all along, Wisconsin’s legislative […]

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Mixed Reactions To Wisconsin State Of State Address

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (01/12/2016) – There are mixed reactions to the State of the State address given by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker this week. Republicans are saying the speech showed that common-sense conservative reforms are working and winning for Wisconsin. Democrats, however, point out, Wisconsin families are working harder than ever, but still being left behind by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-led legislature. Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney says, “We stand by Governor Walker as he continues to defend hardworking taxpayers by fighting for policies that increase economic prosperity and put more money back in their pockets. The Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Plans Afternoon State Of State

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (01/04/2017) – Governor Scott Walker today formally requested a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on Tuesday, January 10 at 3 p.m. for the purpose of delivering the 2017 State of the State Address. The change in time from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. is out of respect for President Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation, which will take place on the evening of January 10. – WISCREPORT NEWSBRIEF

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April 5 May Be First Real Test Of Voter Photo ID Law

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (02-24-2016) – The upcoming Spring Election and Wisconsin Presidential Primary, April 5, 2016, may be the first real test of the Wisconsin Voter I.D. law since it went into effect. How will the new Voter Photo Identification law in Wisconsin affect the turnout for the important elections coming up? Will the numbers of people voting under the relatively new photo i.d. voter system affect the Wisconsin Presidential Primary outcome in detrimental ways? When the United States Supreme Court on March 23rd, 2015 denied hearing the court case challenging the law passed by a Republican controlled Wisconsin legislature, that inactivity, […]

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Democrats: Under Republicans Wisconsin Is Falling Behind

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (01/20/2016) – The Democrats have officially responded to the picture of Wisconsin painted from the point of view of Republican Governor Scott Walker in his State of The State Address. The official response came from Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha). Barca’s prepared response is shown below. The prepared State of State Address Address by Governor Walker that Barca responded to is in a Separate Story. The Democrats Response to Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s, January 19, 2016, State of the State Address came from Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha). A transcript of the Barca response on behalf of Democrats […]

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