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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.

After being sworn in as governor, Tony Evers called for Wisconsinites to put “people before politics.” But first, time to polka. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker negotiated a $28 million deal with Kimberly-Clark before signing a bill that takes away the next governor’s power to do exactly the same thing. Read more

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For four decades Isthmus has been putting together below-the-belt annual rewards for bad behavior. Not surprisingly, there is never a shortage of material. 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

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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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How critical was Dane County turnout to the election of Tony Evers as Wisconsin's next governor? Our map details the dominance of the Democratic vote in the already blue county. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Solidarity Sing Along turned triumphant the day after Democrat Tony Evers defeated Gov. Scott Walker. The group will keep singing until he’s out of office — and possibly after that, too. 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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David Michael Miller

Toughened up by a long primary campaign, Tony Evers has rattled off one progressive policy position after another. Gov. Scott Walker, on the other hand, has a history of policy surprises. Read more

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Eliot Wyatt

Education is a key issue in the Wisconsin governor’s race. Gov. Scott Walker says Supt. Tony Evers will put “union bosses” back in charge and raise taxes. Evers says schools have suffered under Walker and voters are ready for change. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Alliant Energy of Madison is taking advantage of wind and solar energy price cuts to invest in renewable energy and eliminate all use of coal power by 2050. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Even before the Racine plant is built, Foxconn has announced it will build outposts around the state. The timing, months before Scott Walker is up for reelection, is likely not coincidental. Read more

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Seven of the eight candidates answer questions from Isthmus, WORT 89.9 FM and The Progressive magazine at the Aug. 8 Democratic gubernatorial debate. Read more

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Although Gov. Scott Walker appears vulnerable in his reelection bid, 38 percent of Democratic voters still have no idea who they want to challenge him. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Paul Soglin says he won’t seek another term as Madison’s mayor. But he’s still certain he’ll be the next governor of Wisconsin. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In time to celebrate Independence Day, here’s a happy scenario for liberals. It starts with taking back both houses of Congress in November. Read more

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he never thought his opinion of President Donald Trump could be any lower. Then he toured the detention centers where immigrant children have been taken away from their parents and held in cages. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says after 50 years in politics, his next act will be to take down Gov. Scott Walker. Is his quiet campaign crazy enough to work? Read more

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Chronic wasting disease was first discovered in Wisconsin in 2001. Walker’s administration has steadily reduced testing, with disastrous results. Now that it's an election year, he’s proposing measures that should have been in place for years. Read more

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