Stories tagged: "Mandela Barnes"


Voting rights activist and progressive organizer Stacey Abrams speaks during a Sept. 22, 2021, appearance at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
In Milwaukee Visit, Stacey Abrams Talks the Future of Progressive Organizing

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist visits Wisconsin on a speaking tour.

Doctors to Ron Jonson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu
Breaking Down Democrats’ Crowded 2022 Senate Field in Wisconsin

What you need to know about the five candidates declared and two others strongly considering runs against GOP Sen. Ron Johnson.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks at his US Senate campaign launch event July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
Lt. Gov. Barnes Joins Senate Race, Shaking Up Crowded Field

The announcement also casts an uncertain shadow on the 2022 governor’s race, as Gov. Tony Evers needs to find a new running mate.

A police officer draws a gun
‘More Work Left’: First Police Reform Bills Pass, but Some Push for More

Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.

Mandela Barnes and Dave Heide
‘We’re Struggling’: Wisconsin Restaurateur Says BadgerCare Expansion Would Be Good for Business

Cooks and servers want to return to work, but also want health care. Republicans have already said they plan to quickly gavel out a special session on BadgerCare expansion that Gov. Tony Evers called last week.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks during a virtual listening session focused on small businesses' economic recovery from the pandemic. (Screenshot)
‘No Time to Waste’: Barnes Urges GOP To Pass Budget, Help Small Businesses

Wisconsin has “a tremendous opportunity” to help small business recovery and growth, a brewery and restaurant owner says.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes during an online interview from his Capitol office.
Lt. Gov. Barnes: Wisconsin Losing Out on Billions Over GOP Refusal to Strengthen BadgerCare

Business owners and workers say high health insurance costs hinder success, expanding Medicaid offers a lifeline.