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On the Road Again: The ‘Better Care, Lower Costs’ Bus Tour Talks Up the Legacy of the Inflation Reduction Act

“Protect Our Care,” an advocacy group formed to support the Affordable Care Act, recently held events marking the one-year anniversary of the health benefits contained in President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign stop for Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, right, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Obama Unloads on Ron Johnson Threats to Social Security

Former President Barack Obama visited Milwaukee recently for a get out the vote rally on behalf of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.  With both top of the ticket races true toss-ups in 50-50 Wisconsin Obama had a lot of ground to cover – from the...

FILE- People vote at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex on Nov. 3, 2020, in Franklin, Wis.  On Election Day 2022, planning for the unforeseen could be helpful.  Experts say avoiding the most crowded times that people vote can be useful. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Wisconsin’s MAGA Republicans Have Undermined Democracy

History will have the final word on the work of the Select Committee to investigate the attack of January 6th on the U.S. Capitol. But the first draft of history, based on the public hearings of the committee held since June, is a remarkable indictment.  The committee demonstrated through overwhelming evidence that Donald Trump and...

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New Test Scores Suggest Wisconsin Schools Weathered Pandemic Better Than Most

America’s state-based education systems got their first report card since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this month, revealing Wisconsin students fared better than most of their peers in other states in both reading and math.  The U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tested 4th and 8th graders earlier this year...

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson speaks at a rally with supporters Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
New Reporting Uncovers Johnson Hypocrisy On Taxes

New reporting from WKOW-TV in Madison has revealed that the trust fund established by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to benefit his adult children abruptly went from paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in state taxes to $0 beginning in 2016.  You can view the full report from WKOW-TV (ABC) here. There’s a lot...

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., waits for a meeting with other lawmakers, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for Sen. Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senator Johnson‘s hiring of Trump lawyer begs new questions about Jan. 6

In June, the Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol revealed for the first time that Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson was at the center of an attempt to prevent the peaceful transition of power before the capitol was attacked by insurrectionists later that day. The short version of that disclosure is...

Wisconsin GOP attorney general hopeful Eric Toney poses at the Stone Oak Coffee Haus in Fond du Lac, Wis., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.  (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
Republican Eric Toney Goes Next Level In Anti-Choice Extremism

Republican nominee for Governor Tim Michels has called his position on abortion “an exact mirror” of the state’s draconian 1849 law. Republican Ron Johnson, who has sponsored multiple national abortion ban proposals, has said Wisconsin women “can move” if they need to seek reproductive health care in the wake of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe...