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Voters Say Tax Cuts Are Helpful, But Point To Other Issues As More Important In Midterm Elections
October 30, 2018
When WPR reporters asked voters across the state about something the government has done to help or hurt them, taxes were prominent in their responses.
Walker, Evers Both Promise Tax Cuts, But Are Voters Still Interested?
Scientists Warn Dire Consequences Will Come Without Cuts To Carbon Dioxide Emissions
October 26, 2018
In a report released this month, United Nations scientists warned that unless carbon dioxide emissions are cut dramatically, there will be dire consequences...
Wisconsin's Gubernatorial, US Senate Candidates Saying Little About Climate Change
The Law That Ended Union Rights For Most Public Workers Still Provokes Strong Feelings
October 25, 2018
Years after its passage, Gov. Scott Walker's law that eliminated union rights for most public workers still provokes strong feelings from voters.
Years Later, Wisconsin Voters Remember Act 10
Transportation Funding Has Become 'Black And White' Issue In Governor's Race
October 22, 2018
There's not much overlap between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers when it comes to the issue of transportation.
Walker, Evers Take Different Paths On Road Funding
Evers Says Lack Of Local Input And DNR Scientists Are Root Cause Of Drinking Water Problems
October 19, 2018
Drinking water hasn’t been a huge issue in the race for governor, but it’s everything for the people in Kewaunee County — the poster child for water quality...
Walker, Evers On Wisconsin's Drinking Water Woes
Walker Calls Evers' Plan To Reduce Prison Population By Half Dangerous
October 18, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers have very different views on how to reduce the state's prison population.
Walker, Evers Offer Stark Contrast In Addressing Wisconsin's Overcrowded Prisons
But Republicans Cite Cost, Increased Government Role As Drawbacks
October 12, 2018
The current Medicare program is so popular, attempts to change it have been described as the "third rail" of politics. In other words, it’s so contentious and...
Medicare For All Gains Momentum As Major Democratic Election Issue
Critics Say Other Options Don't Measure Up To Obamacare
October 11, 2018
Republicans have been campaigning against the law known as Obamacare for nearly a decade. Now with President Donald Trump in the White House and a new lawsuit...
ACA Is A Consistent Republican Target, But Alternatives Remain Murky
Dems Drive Home Point That GOP Lawsuit Would End Safeguards Against Pre-Existing Conditions
October 10, 2018
The Affordable Care Act has featured prominently in previous elections and worked in Republicans favor. Now Democrats are trying to turn the tables,...
Unable To Repeal The ACA, Republicans Take Their Fight To The Courts
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Crowded Democratic Field Has Let Walker Run His 2018 Race On His Terms
June 01, 2018
As Gov. Scott Walker seeks his third term as governor, he's keeping his campaign upbeat and relaxed, while Democrats try to unseat him.
As Democrats Line Up Against Him, Walker Takes Upbeat Approach
Some Question Superintendent's Ability To Be Tough In Campaign Against Walker
June 04, 2018
Some criticize State schools superintendent Tony Evers for being a more laid back politician — but he says, "shouting does not translate into leadership."
Early Democratic Frontrunner Tony Evers Embraces Laid Back Identity In Governor's Race
4 Candidates Sidestep Two-Party System, 1 Republican Attempts To Challenge Walker
June 18, 2018
There are three third-party candidates and one independent candidate who will be on the ballot for governor in Wisconsin this November. In addition, a...
Long-Shot Candidates Line Up For 2018 Gubernatorial Election
Primary Candidate Profiles
After 4 Runs For Office, Flynn Says This Could Be His Year
June 05, 2018
Matt Flynn has been part of Democratic politics in Wisconsin for 40 years. But he's never won in his four runs for public office.
Longtime Democrat Matt Flynn Reintroducing Himself In 2018
Former Lawmaker Says She'll Turn Out Party's Progressive Base
June 12, 2018
Democrat Kelda Roys is bringing her family along on her bid to oust Gov. Scott Walker and be Wisconsin governor.
Kelda Roys Puts Family Front And Center In Democratic Bid For Governor
Activist's Independent Streak Has Inspired And Frustrated In Democratic Primary
June 07, 2018
Political activist Mike McCabe said he wants give voters a choice that isn't "the lesser of two evils" in this year's governor's race.
Democrat Mike McCabe Runs 'People Powered' Campaign In Bid For Governor's Office
From '60s Radical To Longtime Mayor, Soglin Seeks Wisconsin Governor's Office
June 13, 2018
In a political career that's spanned five decades in Madison, Paul Soglin has gone from a staunch antiwar protestor and young, liberal city council member to a...
Paul Soglin Takes Madison Legacy Statewide After 50-Year Career In City Politics
Trial Attorney Has Taken Heat For Memo On 'Madison Liberals,' 'Milwaukee Elite'
June 15, 2018
Dana Wachs dropped out of the race Friday, June 22, 2018.
Wachs Says He’ll Fight For 'Regular Folks' In Democratic Bid For Governor
On June 1, Pade Became 10th Democratic Candidate For Governor In 2018 Primary
June 11, 2018
Josh Pade says his campaign plans include traveling the state on what he calls a "Wisconsin Idea" listening tour.
Josh Pade Faces Uphill Climb In Historically Large Democratic Field For Governor
Madison Firefighter Hopes To Harness Union Power To Oust Walker
June 08, 2018
Mahlon Mitchell's political career began during the 2011 Act 10 protests. Now, the firefighter hopes to use union power to oust Gov. Scott Walker.
Democrat Mahlon Mitchell's Political Career Forged In Fire Of Act 10 Protests
Candidate's Career In 'Asset-Based Lending' Formed His Political Foundation
June 06, 2018
Andy Gronik dropped out of the race Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Democrat Andy Gronik Navigates Path From Business To Politics In Run For Governor
Vinehout Has Drawn Ire From Some Democrats For Stance On Gun Control
June 14, 2018
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is a "policy wonk" and wants to bring her skills as a legislator and number cruncher to the governor's office.
Democratic Sen. Kathleen Vinehout Hopes To Take Policy Chops To Governor's Office