Election 2014

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin, With New Limits on Hours

Milwaukee Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht tests a ballot machine in preparation for the August primary.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Early voting begins Monday in city clerks’ offices across Wisconsin. Voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day will be able to cast ballots during the two weeks prior to the August 12 primary.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Democrats in Attorney General Primary Try to Distinguish Themselves

Attorney General candidates (from left) Jon Richards, Ismael Ozanne and Susan Happ.

Wisconsin Democrats will decide in a few weeks who they want running for state Attorney General. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Despite GOP Redistricting Advantage, Many State Legislative Seats Are Contested

Both political parties are staging huge get-out-the-vote efforts for the fall elections.

Wisconsin recently set its ballots for this fall’s elections. All 99 Assembly seats are up; so is half the state Senate.

When the Republican majority redrew the state’s political boundaries in 2011, it virtually assured GOP control of both chambers of the legislature.

The maps seemed to solidify districts as either Republican or Democrat, with few toss-ups. Yet, the parties don’t seem to be taking many races for granted.

Generally, JR Ross says, this should be a good year for Republicans. Ross is editor of wispolitics.com, and has viewed trends.

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Report: Voters Approved About 70 Percent of School Ballot Measures

Ballots in Wisconsin Tuesday had more than 40 referenda asking for more school funding

There were 44 school funding referenda on ballots Tuesday.

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Politics & Government
4:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Koch Brothers’ Group Has Mixed Success in Iron County Board Races

The Florida-based company Gogebic Taconite will develop an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, if it can obtain all the necessary approvals
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Americans for Prosperity got involved in county board elections in northern Wisconsin this spring, hoping to help pro-mining candidates win.

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Politics & Government
12:02 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Waukesha Voters Oust Scrima

Shawn Reilly will become the new mayor of Waukesha

Attorney and political newcomer Shawn Reilly will become the new mayor of Waukesha.

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Politics & Government
11:06 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Biddle and Stamper to Fight for Willie Hines’ Former Common Council Seat

Former alderman Willie Hines, who also was Common Council president, stepped down in February, to take a job with the city’s housing authority.

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Politics & Government
10:46 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Election: Results in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Race

Laura Gramling Perez
Credit www.lauraforjudge.com

Laura Gramling Perez won the post of Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 32 on Tuesday.

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Politics & Government
10:08 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Voters Slash Milwaukee County Supervisors’ Pay and Benefits

County supervisors will make $24,000 a year once the change in their pay and benefits takes effect

Milwaukee County residents have created what essentially will be a part-time county board.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Special Interests Likely to Get Involved in Attorney General Race

During many state elections in Wisconsin, voters may have considered the race for Attorney General a yawner. But in recent times, it seems to have become a more coveted position.

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