Neubauer has the character, experience and qualifications that the people of Wisconsin have a right to expect from their Supreme Court.
By statute the legislature authorized itself to set its own schedule, and the legislature then did so, expressly noting that it might convene an extraordinary session during the session period.
Gov. Tony Evers can speak about his support of the Latino community, but his appointments reflect a disregard for Latinos, one of the critical populations for the future of Wisconsin and his re-election.
Time for Evers and legislators to sit down at the bargaining table, e.g., combining a gas tax hike with transportation-related fees.
It’s time for Wisconsin GOP legislators to come to the bargaining table. Wisconsin wants to get to “yes”.
Medicaid expansion is an important component of an economic-social tool box to help rural Wisconsin.
Shame on Trump and the GOP. Their budget betrays rural Wisconsin, including farmers and all that is good in America.
As part of Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of open government that runs from March 10-16, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is bestowing its 13th annual Openness Awards, or Opees.
Holder heads a group called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Redrawing Wisconsin’s voting districts is one of its top priorities.
At the end of the day, Evers can only claim he is adding $294.1 million to local and state road improvements, while increasing taxes and fees by $600 million. His critics could add that without bonding, Evers would only be increasing total road spending by $69 million.
I pledge to the voters that I will apply the law fairly to everyone, and I will always remember that I am a servant of the law and the people.
None raised any doubts about a deal that always seemed suspect.
Too-nice Tony looks to beat the Republicans -- repeatedly -- at their own game.
The latest: uses taxpayer-funded lawyer to shield him from revealing how he gerrymandered districts.
A city falling apart, its police department dysfunctional. Can Milwaukee learn from this?
The city’s selection for Democratic National Convention is symbolic. But of what?
Right now it looks like an endless stalemate. But appearances can be deceiving.
Their policies helped fuel a dairy crisis.
Because it opposes the choices of many of its customers.
Several candidates running for president recently announced support for plans to “reform” the United States Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices from nine to a larger number.
Political commentator and former Milwaukee radio host Charlie Sykes discusses whether facts matter anymore during a TEDx Talk in Oshkosh.
If you view both candidates as "biased," surely one of their biases is worse than the other's.
The ruling is a "strict constructionist" look at the Constitution.
As was the case with Clinton, mere physical presence likely won’t be enough to win Wisconsin voters over. Taking precedence will be what their candidate stands for.
Does Judge Lisa Neubauer agree with Justice Shirley Abrahamson that school vouchers are unconstitutional?
Gov. Tony Evers’ pick for the Public Service Commission, Rebecca Cameron Valcq, is raising concerns over her deep ties to the utility industry.
It’s time for the 14th annual Madison Reads Leopold event at the UW Arboretum.
When campaigning for governor Tony Evers promised to reduce the prison population, do something about chronic wasting disease, and fix the controversial WEDC. None of those proposals are in his first budget.
Have you noticed how since a number of women have announced they're running for president of the United States that the nebulous term "likability" has returned to the political conversation like "Friday the 13th's" Jason?
We continue to spend more on defense than the next several countries — Russia and China included — combined, more than 50 percent of our total budget.
If, like a lot of us, you've had your fill of today's politics and are disgusted with the control big money has over so much of our government, run out and get a book that has just hit the shelves.
Spurred on by blatantly false internet postings, more parents are refusing vaccinations for their children and claim they have the right to protect their kids from unwelcome "invasions" of their bodies.
It's estimated that ruthless employers take about $50 billion from workers every year. A study by the Economic Policy Institute in 2014 insisted the figure was more than $280 billion.
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally revealed how she had been sexually assaulted while on Air Force active duty.
Taxpayers can't afford to pump millions and billions into profitable private companies without harming their own economies.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and his Republican colleagues in the state Assembly aren't faring too well in the national conversation about whether white guys should be able to dictate who we celebrate during February's Black History Month.
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, the venerable nonprofit that keeps tabs on how big money is spent to influence Wisconsin politics and shares that information with the public, notes on the organization's website that the 2018 governor's race cost a record $93 million.
What may have been true for eight years under GOP’s departed governor Scott Walker is undergoing the crashing sounds of change.
The confirmation of William Barr as attorney general clearly doomed the Mueller report to the trash bin.
The great American parlor game for the last week has been dissecting the one public Michael Cohen hearing.
Columnist Dominique Paul Noth takes stock of the growing Dem presidential field.
November 2018 brought the nectar of what progressive energy could look like in Wisconsin. But will that energy dissipate on April 2? There is so little attention in the media that citizens have to motivate themselves for these so-called nonpartisan spring elections.
A state judge on March 21 declared illegal the lame duck laws passed in December by the GOP-dominated legislature.
Wisconsin should assess property based upon fair market value and let the chips fall where they may. That’s how it works for your home and small owner-occupied businesses, and that is how it should work for larger commercial properties as well.
Make no mistake. In addition to attempting to eliminate a conservative judicial philosophy from the Wisconsin political landscape, Neubauer and her allies are attempting to eliminate those of faith from the public square.
Without meaningful research, the debate won’t move beyond soundbites about how hundreds/thousands of offenders are returned to prison for “technical” violations of parole or probation.
What took place as Donald Trump stood for over two hours in front of CPAC attendees must not be dropped from our national conversation. It was the profane language Trump used which makes for many wondering today what has happened to the national dialogue in our nation.
Gov. Tony Evers, in conjunction with AG Josh Kaul, made it known Wednesday Wisconsin will participate with other states in a lawsuit regarding the attempt to divert federal monies under the guise of a national emergency.
Making the state more appealing to all businesses remains the better course.
Results of Wisconsin’s November 2018 elections were nearly identical to the results of the elections two years earlier. Despite talk about a “blue wave,” there was only a hint of improvement for Wisconsin Democrats.
The collective cruelty that Republicans have offered as their national and Wisconsin health-care prescription is fully exposed.
The renewed permission to hunt wolves in Wisconsin and other states suddenly announced by the Trump administration is just another sacrifice of natural resources belonging to all the people which this administration has zero interest in protecting.
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the manufacturer of the AR-15 used in the Sandy Hook massacre can be sued by families of the victims and the survivors of the attack.
If Wisconsin conservatives needed a reminder of the importance of the courts, they received it Thursday when a Dane County judge issued a temporary injunction blocking the laws passed by the Republican legislature last December in an extraordinary session.
Holder's plan to campaign on behalf of Neubauer would run counter to the judge's statements that she would ask outside groups not to campaign for her.
It is important to elect Hagedorn because we must not allow the left’s animus towards traditional Christians prevent a good man from serving in public office.
Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer, the liberal candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, says she supports an independent and impartial judiciary, but she sat in judgement on cases concerning clients of her husband’s cleaning business.
Owners of agricultural event venues, commonly referred to as wedding barns, will be able to continue to operate without applying for liquor licenses, according to Gov. Tony Evers.
The Democrats are coming. Let ’em in. The most harm they will do is to themselves.
It would be wrong to say that there were no winners when Gov. Tony Evers gave his state budget proposal last night. and we all know there were plenty of losers – especially the taxpayers.
Jane McCurry: Evers calls for using $10M from Volkswagen settlement for electric vehicle charging...
This funding will go a long way to support a vast network of fast recharging stations across the entire state.
Legislators from around the state are proposing new ideas on how to make Wisconsin an even better place to live and work.
Wisconsin should join neighbors Minnesota and Michigan, and several other states, in authorizing the creation of these licensed mid-level professionals.
We have to be diligent in making sure that our politicians work for us, and not for special interests who care about profit and not the people.
The fight over the once-progressive state.
John Imes, executive director for Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, shares insights from the GreenBiz 19 conference in Phoenix.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a stirring call for the renewal of American democracy during a CNN town hall meeting last week, calling for changing the U.S. Constitution to include a voting rights amendment along the lines long championed by Congressman Mark Pocan.
The fight to lower the voting age to 16 may seem like something of a new frontier in the long struggle to expand voting rights in the United States. But this is an idea based in common sense and honest observation.
For American Socialists in the 20th century, Milwaukee was a political mecca, a city that tested and confirmed the validity of their ideas.
Congressman Mark Pocan accomplished something remarkable last week. Amid all the wrangling in Washington, he proposed to end an injustice and got the House to go along with him.
Evers is determined to renew Wisconsin’s historic commitment to worker rights. And he is proposing concrete steps in that direction, with an ambitious plan to overturn the noxious “right-to-work” legislation that was a centerpiece of Walker’s second-term agenda.
It seemed like it would never happen as UW-Milwaukee boot-strapped its way over the last two decades toward its destiny as a world-class urban university.
The following is an excerpt from Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate, by Jonathan Kasparek, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The book is available through libraries and book retailers statewide and online at www.wisconsinhistory.org/store. The book is also available as an e-book.
A Republican Women of Waukesha County event includes a “Build the Wall” competition.
Rules of extended supervision, which are designed to govern the behavior of ex-offenders after their release, instead increase the likelihood that the individuals will return to prison. Wisconsin policy-makers should consider reasonable reforms from other states that have reduced the number of ex-offenders who end up reincarcerated.
The sad reality is that there is a myriad of reasons that victims do not come forward sooner to reveal that they have been sexually assaulted to include shame, denial, fear and more.
The Department of Public Instruction recently released a second set of report cards for Wisconsin’s public schools that call into question how well the state is serving its most vulnerable students.
We have a chance to return the Wisconsin judiciary, and the Supreme Court, to being a truly independent branch.
Liberals are celebrating a big court victory now, but will a Dane County judge’s ruling tossing out laws from the Legislature’s late-year extraordinary session survive the appeals process?
On March 26, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is hearing a case that directly concerns the residents of Dane County and also puts a spotlight on the integrity of our highest court. The case is called Enbridge Energy Co., Inc., v. Dane County.
Leave it to Scott Walker to land a job that could do further damage to our democracy – and take the nation’s economy down with it.
We must prevent hardcore drinkers from getting behind the wheel.
Commission staff adds expensive requirement to solar farm project without considering the cost or whether a bird-death problem even exists.
There is no need to protect small businesses by forcing Wisconsin consumers to pay higher prices than they would pay in a freely competitive market.
Now is not the time to go wobbly.
Increased taxes, regulation would undo gains made under Walker.
Jessie Opoien is becoming our opinion editor, replacing Lynn Danielson, who is retiring.
The Cap Times editorial board interviewed the candidates separately for about an hour each after the primary.
It is primarily the moderate Democrats running for president or politicians from Trump-leaning congressional districts who genuinely are the “bold” politicians. It is they who will dictate whether the Trump nightmare ends next year.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association recently withdrew its endorsement of state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn, explaining that “recent disclosures regarding past statements and actions” by Hagedorn led to its decision.
The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars helps fulfill the mission of the UW System: to increase higher education access and affordability, to improve lives and enrich communities, and to advance knowledge throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Last week, Gov. Tony Evers introduced a very promising UW System budget proposal for the next biennium.
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The hard truth is that Wisconsin is one of the worst states to raise a black family, and this reality begins with our alarming racial disparities in maternal and birth outcomes.
With appeals court ruling, Republicans fight to hold on to their lame-duck spoils.
Wisconsin’s policymakers should strongly consider a policy that allows private businesses, technical schools or the University of Wisconsin System to work with correctional facilities to train soon-to-be-released offenders.
It is critical for conservatives to reclaim their seat at the table by advancing forward-thinking, market-driven energy solutions that will create jobs and support a stronger economy while transitioning us to cleaner sources of energy.
The last time the top tax rate was 70 percent was back in the days when President Jimmy Carter talked about a country in a malaise. Now, socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey want to bring that top tax rate back as part of the so-called “Green New Deal.”
Unlike Trump’s phony “border crisis,” we are facing a real emergency — an emergency that threatens the future well-being of not just our country, but the planet as a whole. It’s an emergency that becomes more obvious with every destructive storm, flood and wildfire. That emergency is, of course, the growing disruption of our climate.
What Legislature gives, veto can take away. The battle has begun.
Democrat Tony Evers is the first governor in Wisconsin history to include a nonpartisan plan to draw new boundaries for legislative and Congressional districts in his proposed state budget.
Judge Hagedorn’s detractors — who, ironically, attack him in the name of advancing “equality” — are guilty of applying a religious test that’s discriminatory and at odds with Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.
Despite the coast-to-coast glut of well-paid jobs in tech professions such as coding, cybersecurity and network management, the pipeline of potential workers is much smaller than what observers would prefer.
The column below reflects the views of the author, and these opinions are neither endorsed nor supported by WisOpinion.com. In late February, Governor Evers signed...
We did a robust study using commonplace methodology in academia to help to inform the debate over Medicaid expansion. Too many people want to say that Medicaid expansion is “free” and completely ignore the costs to the private sector. We have sought to fill that void.
Now that Gov. Tony Evers has released his budget, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, debate the wisdom of taking federal Medicaid funds to broaden healthcare. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
As legislative Republicans take over the budget process, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, gauge Gov. Tony Evers' budget items that trim back the GOP's labor law changes from the past two sessions. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
As budget deliberations get started at the State Capitol, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, navigate the possible routes for creating a bipartisan transportation budget. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
Now that Gov. Tony Evers' budget has been released, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, chart its path through the legislative process and the degree of partisan wrangling before its approval. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
With the Supreme Court race drawing to a close, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, handicap the contest between Lisa Neubauer and Brian Hagedorn. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.