Stories tagged: "Scott Walker"


The Worst-Drawn Districts in America: How Wisconsin Got Here, How It’s Hurting Us, & How We Can Fix It

In 2017, a federal court ruled the state legislative districts Wisconsin Republicans drew in 2011 were so excessively partisan, they were unconstitutional. And the ones currently in effect aren't any better.

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Smoking Gun Discovered as Former Gov. Walker and Allies Conspired to Seize Control of Natural Resources Board

Newly revealed text messages show board chair Fred Prehn planning to stay in place after his term ended, knowing Republican legislators would refuse to confirm Evers’ nominee to replace him.

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Kleefisch Flirts With a Regressive Flat Tax That Would Benefit the Wealthiest, Threaten Service Cuts, or Hike Middle Class Taxes

Wisconsin would likely see defunding of police, education, roads and more if millionaires had to pay no higher rate than essential workers.

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Proposal to Kill the Wisconsin’s Income Tax Would Blow a $9.3 Billion Hole in the State Budget

Already a failure in Kansas, the idea would remove a huge chunk—last year, 46%—of what the state uses for schools, roads, medical assistance, and vital services.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Natural Resources Board Blocks Effort to Tighten Allowable PFAS Levels

Decision comes despite recommendation by state agencies to tighten standards for chemicals that pose health risks.

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Three Years Later, Former Gov. Walker Still Wants to Raise Taxes on the Working Class

The one-time face of the state's Republican emerged last week to once again propose eliminating the state's income tax, and increasing the state's sales tax.

Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) speaks during a June 22, 2021, Assembly floor session. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Fight to End Wisconsin’s Abortion Ban Intensifies After Restrictive Texas Law Goes Into Effect

State law still has a 1849 abortion ban on the books. The only thing holding it back is Roe v. Wade.