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  • WisPolitics: Memorial Speakers Praise Nelson's Environmental Legacy
    By Andy Szal WisPolitics.com MADISON -- An array of political stars traveled to the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday to join thousands of others in paying tribute to former Wisconsin Gov. and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who was hailed as an extraordinary public servant, a shining example of civility i... <more>

  • Milwaukee Police Chief Hegerty Opposes Concealed Carry
    Milwaukee Police Chief Nannette Hegerty cites dangerous levels of unchecked anger in society as the No. 1 reason to oppose concealed carry legislation currently being drafted in the halls of the state Capitol. "If somebody has a gun strapped on their hip and they're angry, it's real easy to pull out... <more>

  • Menominee Tribal Chair Chapman: Trying to Provide for the Tribe
    Michael Chapman is no stranger to politics or government, having served as a Clinton appointee in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. So it’s understandable if he’s reluctant to predict when the Menominee’s controversial proposed Kenosha casino might open its doors. There are hurdles bei... <more>

  • Webcast: Falk Still Not Shy About AG Talk
    Dane Co. Exec. Kathleen Falk prides herself on the ability to bring politically incongruous groups together for a common goal. For instance, she talks proudly of building bridges between builders, realtors and members of the environmental community together on land use issues.Falk says that too ofte... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Budget Blog Tracks Budget's Progress through Legislature
    With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau analysis of the budget complete, the document approved June 10 by the Joint Finance Committee now moves to the Legislature for approval. The WisPolitics Budget Blog will be following the budget as it first moves through the Assembly, then goes on to the Senate befo... <more>

  • John Edwards: Strength through Conviction
    John Edwards certainly is no stranger to Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. His strong finishes in the Iowa caucuses and Wisconsin primaries plus his emphathetic ``Two Americas’’ rhetoric helped catapult the then-North Carolina senator onto the Democratic national ticket in ’04. Now he’s an ex-U.S. s... <more>

  • WisPolitics: 2005 DPW Convention Coverage

  • Evan Bayh: Building a Recipe for National Dem Success
    Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, keynoter at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention in Oshkosh on June 10, knows a little bit about winning in Republican territory - lessons that could help national Dems find better success in the '08 presidential race. Bayh has won five straight statewide electi... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Walker Says He's the Underdog in Gov's Race
    At a recent WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club, Scott Walker declared himself the underdog ``all the way through'' in the 2006 gubernatorial race. But the Milwaukee County executive said through grassroots campaigning and a strong showing in Milwaukee he can beat Republican opponent Mark G... <more>

  • WRA Pres. Malkasian: Good Schools and Real Estate Go Together
    Wisconsin REALTORS Association President Bill Malkasian has seen the political property tax wars up close, and he sees some progress in the current freeze debate at the Capitol. "We're really happy both sides are talking about a freeze,'' says Malkasian in a new WisPolitics/Mediasite webcast in... <more>

    Photo ID has been a hot political topic this year in Congress, the state Legislature, in metro Milwaukee and throughout the state as the fallout from Election Day 2004 continues. WisPolitics.com ... <more>

  • Milw. Co. Exec. Walker: Sees No Big Property Tax Budget Compromise

  • WisPolitics: Budget Blog Tracks JFC Action
    Ever since the Joint Finance Committee started its budget meetings in March, the WisPolitics Budget Blog has been tracking the committee's progress. For the most part, discussion has been civil, and a number of motions have even passed the GOP-controlled committee with bipartisan support. Follow t... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Dem Chair Candidates Depart on Platform Allegiance
    Jeff Rammelt, the longtime Jefferson County Democratic Party chair, squared off against Joe Wineke, the former state senator and congressional candidate and now labor activist, in a debate May 11 at the Concourse Hotel before Dane County Democrats. The chair's race will be decided during the state D... <more>

  • Hillary Clinton: Celebrating Women's Equality
    U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., last month attracted a record number of people to the annual bipartisan Wisconsin Women in Government dinner and paid tribute to the women's movement in New York and Wisconsin. "The struggle for women's full equality has been one that the United States ... <more>

  • WisPolitics: 2005 GOP Convention Coverage
    The state Republican Party convention is this weekend in Sheboygan. WisPolitics will be there covering the weekend's events with the WisPolitics Convention Blog. WisPolitics will also be running a straw poll to gauge grassroots support for... <more>

  • AG: Fighting for Reform
    It hasn't been an easy first term for Democratic Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager, battling cancer, enduring political talk that she is a most vulnerable incumbent, and seeing the early entry of two Republican opponents in advance of next year's re-election bid. FONT f... <more>

  • Supreme Court Hears Priest Abuse Case in Fond du Lac
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court took its show to the road on April 12 for a round of oral arguments in Fond du Lac.   One of the controversial... <more>

  • Webcast: Wis. Supreme Court Stages Power Plant Debate
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court, minus one justice, put in extra time Wednesday with a nearly three-hour oral argument on the proposed Oak Creek coal-powered electric plant south of Milwaukee. See a WisPolitics.com webcast of the latest part of this precedent-setting case. a href="http://f... <more>

  • Kliesmet: CRG Network Looks to Expand
    CRG Network executive administrator Chris Kliesmet is determined to grow his organization into the largest grassroots political organization in the state. The taxpayer advocacy and clean government group boasts just a few hundred members statewide now, but it already boasts a number of heads on i... <more>


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