Stories tagged: "GOP"


A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Republicans May Have a Majority in the Legislature, but Democrats Have a Record of Getting Things Done 

GOP lawmakers want to use the state’s $6.6 billion surplus on tax cuts for the wealthy, but Gov. Tony Evers and Biden’s targeted investments saved the economy during the pandemic and are opening new opportunities in the future.

(left) Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, (right) Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Republican Leaders Vos and LeMahieu Willing To Compromise With Gov. Evers 

After being reelected in the midterms, state House Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and state Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu signal they may be willing to negotiate with Gov. Tony Evers on how to use the state’s record budget surplus.

Threat of GOP-led Book Bans Looms Over ‘22 Elections

At an event honoring Pride Month, Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers made clear a glaringly obvious point: He is likely the only thing standing in the way of a Republican push to ban books in Wisconsin. 

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Biden Plan “Attacks Inflation And Grows The Economy”

Tuesday, President Biden forcefully spelled out the alternative between his plan to fight inflation and the plan for America spelled out by his political opponents. 

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.      Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
Is Senator Ron Johnson OK?

Senator Ron Johnson is in a position to influence all of them; from the public health response to the pandemic to the freedom to access healthcare, and this week he reminded us just how out of touch he is on all of these issues.

The newly painted Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Today’s GOP: The Party Of Big Government

The Republican Party, which wants you to believe that they are against cancel culture and are staunchly pro-business; are for freedom of speech and against excessive government intrusion into the economy, has now completely abandoned those principles in order to use the power of the state to target a single business.

Wisconsin Capitol
38 States have expanded Medicaid. Wisconsin Republicans haven’t.

April is Medicaid Awareness month. Across the country, 38 states and the District of Columbia had reason to be grateful, as each of them expanded Medicaid since passage of the Affordable Care Act. But not Wisconsin.  Since the expansion was made available more than eight years ago, Wisconsin Republicans have refused the deal that all...