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Republican Party of Wisconsin

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David Michael Miller

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos decided he would buck public opinion and not make accommodations for a lawmaker with disabilities. Now that Vos has caved, he is blaming the news media for his bad press. Read more

Opinion

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David Michael Miller

Is the GOP budget truly reflective of the input received, as Rep. John Nygren has claimed? He and his staff managed to make it prohibitively expensive to confirm. Read more

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Wisconsin Republicans once put up a good fight to keep Donald Trump off the 2016 GOP ticket. Now that he’s president, some conservatives fear the state GOP is starting to look more and more Trumpian. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Republican lawmakers are spinning their evisceration of Gov. Evers’ budget, talking about their “historic investment” in schools. They’re deliberately obscuring the facts. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald began undercutting Tony Evers before the governor even took office. Read more

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David Michael Miller

School districts need stable, predictable budgets. It should be written into state law that revenue limits are indexed to inflation. Read more

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David Michael Miller

For nearly a decade, the GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature micromanaged the state’s cities, particularly Madison and Milwaukee. It will have a harder time usurping local control with Gov. Tony Evers in office. 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

News

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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Joseph Britt spent decades as a loyal assistant to Republican leaders, including U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten and state Assembly leader, David Prosser. But today he sees the GOP as a “party that rejects responsibility.” Read more

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David Michael Miller

In 2005 Leah Vukmir, Sheila Harsdorf and Robin Vos backed a law that prohibits the use of eminent domain to transfer a privately-owned property to a corporation. But now they are silent on Foxconn's land grab in Mount Pleasant. Read more

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Today Tommy Thompson is just a guy on his family farm in Elroy, Wisconsin, the greatest place on earth. He oversees 1,500 acres, 100 head of cattle, and sprawling fields of soybeans, hay and corn. “This is where it started, right here,” he says. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

After a bruising primary campaign, @LeahVukmir tells supporters in Fitchburg that Republicans must unite in order to beat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir’s #MAGA cred was called into question during the race against outsider Kevin Nicholson. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The gutting of the liberal arts at UW-Stevens Point is another result of the Republican mismanagement of the UW System. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Only one supervisor on the Dane County Board will admit to being a conservative. Officials say Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump are to blame. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Dane County Republicans ‏might be the minority locally, but the GOP can’t win statewide without them. Staff writer Dylan Brogan recaps the county party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Day dinner. Read more

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Art by David Michael Miller

President Trump manages to suck the oxygen from the room, elbowing aside other news. Stuff happens that nobody notices. But 2017 was a banner year for Cheap Shots, Isthmus’ annual tradition of delivering low blows to worthy recipients. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories

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David Michael Miller

Some Republican lawmakers want Wisconsin to become a “constitutional carry state” and do away with licensing and training requirements. But the Constitution does not give anyone the right to carry any gun in any manner anywhere at any time. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton won, right? Undeterred by his misfires for 2016, Dave Cieslewicz confidently forecasts the big news of 2017. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Madison responded indignantly and accurately to Sean Duffy’s outrageous comments. Unfortunately, that’s just what the former reality star hoped for. Read more

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