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09.16.2014 | 133 days ago | Posted at 01:54 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore just sent a stern letter to Kevin Kennedy, the head of the state Government Accountability Board, which is tasked with implementing the state’s voter ID, resurrected from the dead on Friday by three Republican appellate court judges.  The GAB will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to let Wisconsinites know how it is going to implement the new regulations. They do...
08.13.2014 | | 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...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

County board chair will focus on green jobs and education

 Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic will run for the East Side state Assembly seat being vacated by longtime Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards as he runs for state attorney
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

GOP won’t agree to protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native victims of abuse

 Earlier this year, the unthinkable happened. For the first time in almost two decades, the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was allowed to expire.
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
Congresswoman Gwen Moore won a big victory last week when one of her signature bills, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. But that high was short-lived, since the Milwaukee Democrat had to confront a bitter choice: deciding whether she would support President Obama’s just-announced tax cut compromise, which includes an extension of George W. Bush’s tax cuts...
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
This is a brutal election season for incumbents. But not all incumbents are created equal. That’s why we’re supporting Sen. Russ Feingold in his bid for re-election. Feingold has been a strong supporter of progressive causes, like civil liberties, as well as issues that often upset progressives, like gun rights. But Feingold’s take on the issues is a good fit for a moderate, independent state like Wisconsin...