Wisconsin Congress Health Care Vote Split By Party Lines

WISCREPORT.COM (05/04/2017) – Wisconsin’s congressional delegation voted along party lines on House health Bill designed to replace Obamacare. The House voted to pass the bill 217-213, Thursday, May 5, 2017. Wisconsin’s Republican representatives, Paul Ryan, Jim Sensenbrenner, Glenn Grothman, Sean Duffy and Mike Gallagher, voted in favor. Democratic representatives Mark Pocan, Ron Kind and Gwen Moore, voted against it. Pocan (above-left) says the bill is a disaster for Americans, will cause many to lose healthcare, or have costs increase. Gallagher (above-right) says, although the House bill is far from perfect, under this bill Wisconsin will have even more flexibility to […]

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Attorneys General Oppose Removing Student Protections

WISCREPORT.COM (04/24/2017) – Twenty-one Attorneys General from across the country, including neighboring Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa, have joined together to oppose Donald Trump and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s scheme to repeal consumer protections for student loan borrowers. In a letter to DeVos, the state top cops note how multiple investigations have revealed abuses in the servicing of student loans and how shoddy practices harm borrowers. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross notes Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is missing from the effort to protect student loan borrowers. (Pictured, l-r, President Donald Trump; Dept. of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; […]

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DPI’s Tony Evers Wins Third Term As State Superintendent

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (0404/2017) – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers (above) has been re-elected to a third term to helm the DPI. Evers was supported by a majority of teachers and parents throughout Wisconsin. A big part of his likeability is due to the fact that he has been high on what Public Education does for students, as opposed to the idea floating around by advocates of School Choice. Evers opponent, challenger Lowell Holtz, on the other hand, has been pushing Choice and the Voucher system that transfers tax dollars from the public system to private schools. The latter […]

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What You Should Know Before Voting April 4, 2017

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (04/01/2017) – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters to bring an acceptable photo ID when they go to the polls for the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Acceptable photo IDs for voting include a Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, Veterans Health Administration ID card, military ID card, U.S. passport, tribal ID card and some student ID cards.

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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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