Stories tagged: "republicans"


Republicans are hurting, not helping, when it comes to our kids

Republicans across the country, and right here in Wisconsin, have promoted attacks on transgender student-athletes, and Florida’s “Don’t say gay” bill is spawning copycat legislation from Republicans across the country.

Solache, of Dallas, Texas, right, rally, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Roe v. Wade Roll Call: Wisconsin’s ‘22 Candidates React

In Wisconsin, voters will cast their ballots for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall. Both offices will play crucial roles in shaping the future of reproductive freedoms. Here’s what the leading candidates for each office had to say in the immediate aftermath of Monday evening’s news:

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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...

President Joe Biden speaks at an event to promote his infrastructure agenda at University of Wisconsin-Superior, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Superior, Wis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Only One Party Is Actually Working To Ease Concerns Over Inflation

Inflation sucks. And so does wielding it as a political cudgel when the fact is Republicans like Senator Johnson could start working with Democrats tomorrow to make things easier for Wisconsinites — for all Americans.

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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.

President Donald Trump and Sen. Ron Johnson at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, January 14, 2020.
Wisconsin Republicans: The Party of Big Government?

For generations the Republican Party prided itself on being the party of smaller government. Those days are over.

Gov. Tony Evers at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. (Photo by Melina Mara - Pool/Getty Images)
While Governor Evers Takes Action to Make Wisconsin Safer, Republicans are All Talk

Governor Tony Evers announces new investments to make Wisconsin safer. Meanwhile Republican candidates for governor offer complaints instead of plans.