La Crosse area officials: Dark store loophole unfair to homeowners

What’s known as the dark store loophole unfairly shifts the tax burden from big box stores to homeowners and small businesses La Crosse’s elected officials said Monday during a town hall event with the area’s state representatives. > La Crosse Tribune

Marquette Poll: Baldwin leads Vukmir by 11 points

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin leads her opponent, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, by 11 points according to a Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday. Baldwin’s lead has grown by 9 points since last month’s poll, which had her up by just 2 points among likely voters. > Cap Times

Evers pulls ahead of Walker in new Marquette Law poll

Democrat Tony Evers is pulling ahead of Scott Walker in the race to become Wisconsin’s next governor, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday. Evers earned 49 percent of support among likely voters, compared to 44 percent for Walker. > Talking Points Memo

Kleefisch apologizes to opponent Barnes over anthem flap

Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, in a rare retreat, apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem. Mandela Barnes repeatedly called the accusation a lie and said he has never knelt for the anthem. > AP News

Evers challenges Walker to quit targeting ACA


Tony Evers is challenging Gov. Scott Walker to drop a lawsuit seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Evers argues in the video challenge posted Monday that removing Wisconsin from the 20-state lawsuit is the best way to ensure that protections for people with pre-existing health conditions remain in place. > AP News

Experts: Wisconsin’s bill on pre-existing conditions falls short of ACA protections

Health care experts say a state bill being touted by Gov. Scott Walker as a way to insure people with pre-existing conditions would fall well short of the protections provided in the federal Affordable Care Act Walker is trying to overturn. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Randy Bryce snubbed by brother in new GOP ad

Strangers from around the country have poured millions of dollars into Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce’s campaign after his video announcing a grass-roots bid against Speaker Paul Ryan. But the “Iron Stache” has not managed to secure the support of someone much closer to home: his brother. > Roll Call