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Neubauer asks whether Hagedorn can be fair

Neubauer asks whether Hagedorn can be fair | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Neubauer noted Hagedorn wrote extensively about his conservative views on constitutional issues on a blog more than a decade ago and was former Gov. Scott Walker's top lawyer when he declined to defend a state law that gave gay couples some of the rights of married people."

"It's not just writings," Neubauer said. "It's actions and it’s actions year after year after year and the voters need to look at that and say can they trust that this person will be fair, impartial and independent or will they have an agenda, an ideology, a thumb on the scale?”

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate won't guarantee recusal from Act 10 cases, even though he helped draft it

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate won't guarantee recusal from Act 10 cases, even though he helped draft it | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn said he wouldn't guarantee stepping down from future cases about Act 10, the 2011 law that reduced the power of public-sector labor unions, even though he had a role in drafting it."

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Tammy Baldwin says she isn't running for president, but her re-election is a blueprint for others

Tammy Baldwin says she isn't running for president, but her re-election is a blueprint for others | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

In an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, Baldwin did not rule out being her party's vice presidential nominee, saying "I haven’t given it much thought."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn defends controversial blog posts

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn defends controversial blog posts | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn on Monday defended blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago in which he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a wicked organization."

 

WEAC-recommended candidate Lisa Neubauer’s campaign responded: "Unfortunately, as made clear from these statements and from his record as Scott Walker's lawyer, Brian Hagedorn will bring his personal, extreme and radical agenda to the Supreme Court."

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Data Wonk: Gerrymander is Alive and Well

Data Wonk: Gerrymander is Alive and Well | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Data from November election tells a tale of totalitarian tendencies."

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Report: 2018 sets record for school referendums

Report: 2018 sets record for school referendums | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Voters this year signed off on more than $2 billion in debt and revenue increases for local schools, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum. Residents across the state were asked to approve 157 referendums in 2018, the highest number since 2001. The approval rate was 90 percent, the highest on record."

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Report: Tony Evers carried young Wisconsin voters by 23-point margin

Report: Tony Evers carried young Wisconsin voters by 23-point margin | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"A group that tracks the influence of young voters throughout the country says voters under age 30 played a decisive role in Democratic Governor-Elect Tony Evers' victory in Wisconsin."

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GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel concedes re-election bid to Democrat Josh Kaul

GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel concedes re-election bid to Democrat Josh Kaul | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

In a statement released Monday, Schimel said, "My team and I believe the 17,000 vote gap is definitive."

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Did Marijuana Help Tony Evers Defeat Scott Walker? Data Says Yes

Did Marijuana Help Tony Evers Defeat Scott Walker? Data Says Yes | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"16 Wisconsin counties had cannabis ballot measures. Here's how voter turnout was affected in the Governor's race in each of these counties."

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What sank Scott Walker? His ambition, his record, Tony Evers, and the Donald Trump backlash

What sank Scott Walker? His ambition, his record, Tony Evers, and the Donald Trump backlash | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"In Gov. Scott Walker's quest for the political pinnacle, his foes and friends alike now see the makings of his untimely defeat."

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Democrats speak out against effort to curtail new governor's power

Democrats speak out against effort to curtail new governor's power | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Democratic state lawmakers say a Republican effort to curtail the power of incoming Gov. Tony Evers may be illegal, is 'embarrassing' and amounts to 'political shenanigans.' "

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Scott Walker lost because his war on the public sector came back to bite him.

Scott Walker lost because his war on the public sector came back to bite him. | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"He crippled unions and starved school budgets. It was the schools that got him."

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Scott Walker, who rose to prominence attacking teachers unions, toppled by a former teacher

Scott Walker, who rose to prominence attacking teachers unions, toppled by a former teacher | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Evers has supported raising the minimum wage, cutting taxes for the middle class, and spending more on public education and infrastructure. He proposes an increase in school funding of $1.4 billion over two years. He has also vowed to 'take immediate action”' to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars and invest in preventive health programs."

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Milwaukee lands 2020 Democratic National Convention

Milwaukee lands 2020 Democratic National Convention | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

Martha Laning, chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said in a statement that "we couldn’t be more thrilled that the DNC selection committee has chosen Milwaukee to host its 2020 convention."

 

"From its breweries to its strong working-class roots, Milwaukee is a vibrant city that represents so much of what makes our nation great," Laning said. "We’re proud to be able to share our great city with the nation, and we can’t wait to welcome Democrats next July.”

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Realtors revoke support for conservative Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn

Realtors revoke support for conservative Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn lost an endorsement amid reports that he had founded a school that allowed the expulsion of gay students."

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Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court | The State

Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court | The State | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Liberals are optimistic about taking over majority control of Wisconsin's Supreme Court, with a critical election two months away that will serve as both a barometer of the state's political mood heading into the 2020 presidential contest."

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John Nichols: Scott Walker ends on a miserably pathetic note | John Nichols

John Nichols: Scott Walker ends on a miserably pathetic note | John Nichols | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Scott Walker has chosen to finish his term as it began, by placing his petty ambitions ahead of a state that he never understood and never chose to lead as anything more than a partisan placeholder."

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Anti-Trump protests gave way to local fervor that helped turn Wisconsin back to blue

Anti-Trump protests gave way to local fervor that helped turn Wisconsin back to blue | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

This Washington Post article, which is focused on the increasing progressive political activism in the Eau Claire area, says, "New activists said the presidential contest brought them into politics, but their focus stayed closer to home."

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A look into Tony Evers' past, from three educators who used to work with him

A look into Tony Evers' past, from three educators who used to work with him | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

Channel 8 in La Crosse interviewed three former educators who had nothing but praise for the leadership qualities that Governor-Elect Tony Evers displayed when he was the local school district superintendent in Tomah.

 

"He always wanted to learn more, do more, make life better for others. He was always very encouraging,” said Retired fourth-grade teacher Barb Rowan.

 

Sandy Murray, another retired teacher, said: "I very much enjoyed him as a principal. I always liked the fact that he was open. He'd listen to you, he was fair, he was friendly. I was a young teacher, I was a new teacher and he helped me become who I am."

 

And Paul Wolf, a former agriculture teacher at Tomah High School, says Evers wanted to find a solution to every problem.

 

"I knew the type of person he was at Tomah, and those things don't change. He will govern in a collaborative way, and he will try to seek out the best answers. He will work across the aisle, partly because he has to, but because he would have no matter what,” Wolf said.

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Palmyra-Eagle school district may dissolve if spring referendum fails

Palmyra-Eagle school district may dissolve if spring referendum fails | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"The results of a spring referendum might determine the fate of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District."

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In 2020, Wisconsin will be hugely important despite no big state races.

In 2020, Wisconsin will be hugely important despite no big state races. | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it
In 2020, Wisconsin won't have a race for governor or U.S. senator. But it will be one of the top battlegrounds in the presidential race.
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Victory! Educators ran and won in critical races across the country

Victory! Educators ran and won in critical races across the country | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"The historic wins of Election 2018 include hundreds by educators who will serve in state legislatures, where critical education decisions are made."

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Now that Evers Is Governor-Elect, what happens to State Superintendent?

Now that Evers Is Governor-Elect, what happens to State Superintendent? | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Thanks to this week’s midterm election results, Tony Evers will move from one statewide elected office to the other. What will happen to the position of state schools superintendent when its current occupant becomes the governor? The short answer is that Evers can appoint his own replacement."

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With a schools superintendent running the state, what lies ahead for Wisconsin?

With a schools superintendent running the state, what lies ahead for Wisconsin? | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Evers realizes the way in which you return morale within the schools, within the teaching profession, is you make sure they have a voice at the table," said Ron "Duff" Martin, the president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council. Martin said Walker "never reached out" to him in Martin’s three years heading the union.

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Fitzgerald: Republican lawmakers plan to curb governor's authority

Fitzgerald: Republican lawmakers plan to curb governor's authority | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Let me be clear: the Republicans and Speaker Vos should stop any and all attempts to play politics and weaken the powers of the governor’s office in Wisconsin before I take the oath," Evers said. "This is a complete violation of the separation of powers in our system. Wisconsin voted for a change from the years of naked partisanship and divide-and-conquer politics. That must end."

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