Dems Straw Poll shows Vineout favored for Governor

WISCREPORT.COM (06/03/2017) – Wisconsin State Senator Kathleen Vineout of Alma, WI, won a straw poll at the Democratic State Convention in Middleton over the weekend. 38 percent of those who participated think she would be a good 2018 candidate for Governor of the State of Wisconsin. While about 1,298 delegates, alternates and registered guests attended the convention, only 489 ballots were cast. Others receiving straw poll votes: Dana Wachs, 12.5%; Mike McCabe, 8.6%; Jon Erpenbach, 7.4%; Andy Gronik, 7%; Mahlon Mitchell, 5.9%; Matt Flynn, 3.7%; Gordon Hintz, 3.3%; Susan Happ,3.3%; Paul Soglin, 1.2%; Bob Harlow, 0.8%; and Daniel Speckhard, 0.4%. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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

Read more
1 2 3 6