The four candidates running for alder on the north side will oversee a development boom in the district. Staff writer Dylan Brogan asked the contenders how they will navigate these big changes. Read more


Council candidates on the far east side say their neighbors are concerned about crime. Three contenders are running to replace outgoing Ald. Amanda Hall. Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports. Read more

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Common Council candidates on the near west side see weighty issues facing Madison, including a dire need for affordable housing and pressures of development. Read more


All three candidates for the east-side Common Council seat being vacated by David Ahrens, say they want to serve their neighborhoods and fight for a more equitable city. Read more


The Supreme Court contest between appeals court judges Lisa Neubauer and Brian Hagedorn could shape the court for years to come. Read more


Nick Hart, also running, just learned he doesn’t actually live in the city. Read more

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There’s a certain degree of hypocrisy inherent in politics. But with their statements on the lame-duck legislation, Wisconsin Republicans are saying the quiet part out loud. Read more


Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald aren’t just limiting the power of the offices of the governor and attorney general. They’re undermining the basis of our system: that rules should apply equally regardless of who is in office. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

After hours of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Republicans pass lame duck bills to weaken Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In April 2020, Wisconsin citizens will vote in the presidential primary and for Supreme Court. But Gov. Scott Walker is angling to separate the two elections in order to tamp down turnout for what could be trouble for his Supreme Court nominee. Read more

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Democrats ousted Gov. Scott Walker and won five statewide offices on Nov. 6. But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos insists Republicans have the mandate to govern. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Robin Vos appears to be following a Republican playbook in his quest to limit Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ power once in office. The North Carolina Legislature did the same thing in 2016. Read more

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Victoria Davis

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin drew inspiration from her mother in an often ugly campaign. Baldwin easily won re-election over state Sen. Leah Vukmir. Read more



Sharon Vanorny, Sean Krajacic

Despite winning the governorship and holding onto a U.S. Senate seat, Democrats mostly fell short in Tuesday’s election, failing to make gains in the state Legislature or with Wisconsin’s eight Congressional districts. Read more

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George Petrovich

Randy Bryce inspired people across the country with his spirited blue collar campaign for Paul Ryan’s seat. Although the effort fell short, he and his supporters vow: “We’re just getting started.” Read more

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Matthew Norman

The major implication of Tony Evers’ victory over Scott Walker is that the new Democratic governor will force a fair redistricting after the 2020 Census. Read more

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Matthew Norman

Democrat Tony Evers pulled off the impossible Tuesday night, toppling Gov. Scott Walker and breaking Republicans’ eight-year run of dominance over Wisconsin state government. People got pretty excited. Read more

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We must help rebuild the long-standing alliances of academics, organized labor, and farmers that made our state a national leader in creating innovative policies like workers’ compensation and social security. Read more



Judith Davidoff

As part of a multi-state effort to elect pro-equality candidates, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights groups, has established a presence in Madison. Read more



Dave Cieslewicz

Kriss Marion lives in a district where candidates can’t afford to give up on any voter. We could use more of these competitive districts. Read more

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