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09.08.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The state’s structural deficit will climb to a projected $1.76 billion in the next term, according to new numbers released by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau today.  That’s a huge jump from the LFB’s estimate in May that the state would face a projected $642 shortfall in the 2015-2017 biennial budget. That means that the state will need to come up with almost $2 billion to ...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

You Be The Judge

We’re back with the latest installment of You Be The Judge, where our team of independent fact-checkers looks at a claim, puts it in context, goes beyond the carefully worded claim to break down the issues
08.27.2014 | 19 days ago | Posted at 01:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Showing that Wisconsinites’ attitudes toward Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke have hardened, the new Marquette University poll shows Burke leading Walker 48.6% to 46.5% among likely voters, but Walker leading Burke among registered voters, 47.5% to 44.1%.  Both numbers are similar to earlier findings, and both are within the poll’s margin of error. And you won...
08.15.2014 | 31 days ago | Posted at 02:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It was a tough campaign, but this morning, the three Democratic candidates for attorney general put that behind them and came together to let the state know that all of them are firmly backing nominee Susan Happ in her upcoming battle with the GOP candidate, Brad Schimel.Jefferson County DA Happ--who won 52% of the vote on Tuesday, leaping past Milwaukee state Rep. Jon Richards and Dane Co. DA Ism...
08.13.2014 | 33 days ago | Posted at 01:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Have you recovered from a low-turnout election that turned out to have some pretty dramatic results? I’m still digesting the primary returns, but it’s safe to say that zombie Republican votes—sorry, votes by "one day only" Democrats—definitely had an impact on at least one race. (And, even though Sheriff Clarke and the Journal Sentinel are trying to paint him as an underdog, he certainly w...
07.23.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 02:16 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This can’t be good news for Gov. Scott Walker.  The just-released Marquette University Law School poll shows him neck and neck with his likely Democratic challenger, Mary Burke. Among registered voters, he leads by 1%, 46%-45%. Among likely voters, Burke beats him by 1%, 47%-46%. The results come on the heels of some pretty tough headlines for both candidates. Walker’s been dogged by...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Why did out-of-state contributors give millions to Walker?

 Recently unsealed John Doe court documents shed light on what prosecutors call a “criminal scheme” in which Gov. Scott Walker’s
06.17.2014 | 90 days ago | Posted at 12:06 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I had some mixed feelings about the New Republic's article on the Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker's Toxic Racial Politics.  Mostly because it makes Wisconsin seem so horrible. The part about Walker riding white privilege/cluelessness into office I pretty much agree with. If you’ve studied Walker as I have for the past nine years you’ll notice that he operates in a bubble. In that he...

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