Could Feingold oust Walker or Johnson?

If former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.,  ran against Gov. Scott Walker, it would be a very close race, according to a new survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling. However, his chances would be better in a rematch of his 2010 … Continue reading

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Legislators discuss state employee wage increases, mining legislation and more

State Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Town of Algoma, said Thursday that money has been set aside in Wisconsin’s budget to give state employees a wage increase. “I’m going to make all the state employees very happy,” Schraa said during a town … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson ranked fifth most conservative senator

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., came in at No. 5 on the National Journal’s ranking of the Senate’s most conservative members. He was given a “composite conservative score” of 92.0 on a scale determined by selected roll-call votes from 2012. The … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Petri introduces workplace safety legislation

U.S. Reps. Tom Petri, R-Wis., and Gene Green, D-Texas, introduced bipartisan legislation that would make permanent the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a workplace safety program. The program, created in 1982, is a partnership between private industry and the Occupational Safety … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson says Violence Against Women Act is unconstitutional

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said the bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act is “fatally flawed,” which led him to vote against it. Johnson issued a statement today, after the legislation was passed in the Senate with a 78-22 vote … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson: Liberals have taken over universities, American culture

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he thinks liberals have had control of American culture for the last two decades, a feat accomplished by seizing control of academia. Johnson’s comments were part of a speech he delivered to members of the … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson votes “no” on the Violence Against Women Act

The Senate passed its Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill today, with a 78-22 vote. Every female senator supported the legislation, which had 62 cosponsors. The “no” votes came from 22 male senators. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., was one who opposed … Continue reading

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Gudex circulates workforce legislation

State Sen. Rick Gudex, R-Fond du Lac, is among three state lawmakers circulating a bill that would aim to address deficiencies in Wisconsin’s workforce. Gudex is teaming up with State Sen. Rob Cowles, R-Green Bay, and State Rep. Kathleen Bernier, … Continue reading

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