Scott Walker

Republican governor of Wisconsin, elected to a four-year term in 2010; recalled and re-elected in 2012; reelected to a second four-year term in 2014.


David Michael Miller

It’s only childish political grievances between the state’s top three Republican leaders that will prolong the misery at Lincoln Hills. more

Mar 20, 2018 11:37 AM Citizen Dave

Among politicians, it’s called earned media. And one way to earn media is through political stunts. more

Mar 13, 2018 4:14 PM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker ignores the state’s new economy, while doing everything we can to prop up the old economy of manufacturing. His strategy seems to be to spend billions on subsidies — the recipients of these giveaways give Walker campaign donations. more

Mar 8, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion

Wisconsin lawmakers have stripped away power from the State Treasurer for decades. In April, voters will decide whether to get rid of the office altogether. more

Mar 7, 2018 11:19 AM News


David Michael Miller

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows that northern Wisconsin residents are not thrilled with the Foxconn deal, believing it will mainly benefit the Milwaukee area. Gov. Scott Walker’s divide-and-conquer political strategy could backfire on him more

Mar 7, 2018 5:01 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Dragging Scott Walker, dragging gun safety, dragging omnivores. There's a lot of dragging this Madweek. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Madweek


David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican Legislature have fast-tracked a set of bills that make sweeping changes to assistance programs for low-income families. Sadly, this so-called welfare reform does little to improve the well-being of families. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Democrats see 2018 as the year Wisconsin voters turn on Gov. Scott Walker. At a forum in Madison, nine potential Democratic challengers outlined a state with better schools, increased healthcare access and legal weed. more

Jan 29, 2018 3:44 PM News

A new poll shows Tony Evers in the lead, with Kathleen Vinehout and Paul Soglin following. When it comes to raising money, Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn are doing surprisingly well. more

Jan 23, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 10 Comments

Rep. Evan Goyke, a Democrat from Milwaukee, wrote the blueprint for closing the troubled youth prison Lincoln Hills. Does he have the roadmap back to power for Wisconsin Democrats? more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

While Gov. Scott Walker bashes Madison for political points, his administration spends millions to attract millennials to the capital city. The irony is painfully apparent. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:09 AM Citizen Dave 3 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Mayor Paul Soglin joins a host of other Democrats vying for the chance to take on Scott Walker. more

Jan 10, 2018 2:55 PM News 2 Comments

Citizen Dave predicts the Supreme Court will strike down Wisconsin’s gerrymandering law, Walker will lose and Baldwin will win. more

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


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. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


David Michael Miller

Doug Jones won his Senate race against Roy Moore for two reasons: African Americans turned out for him and suburban white women didn’t turn out for Moore. But those factors won’t play similarly in Wisconsin. more

Dec 20, 2017 5:01 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


Michael Matheson

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts benefits for thousands of couples in domestic partnerships. The budget will also bar additional same-gender couples from joining the statewide domestic partner registry to receive inheritance, hospital visitation and o more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

The University of Wisconsin System regents have been on a roll. The members, almost all of whom have been appointed by the governor, have recently changed the hiring practices for top administrators and restricted student speech on campus. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

All of a sudden there are more than a dozen Democrats set to challenge Gov. Scott Walker or thinking about it. That’s a good thing. A contested primary will strengthen the eventual victor. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion