Paul Soglin takes Madison legacy statewide after 50-year career in city politics

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In it continuing series spotlighting all ten Democratic candidates for governor, Wisconsin Public Radio turns its lens on Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. From ’60s radical to longtime mayor, few in the state can match Soglin’s political longevity.

Wisconsin Democrats shell-shocked in 2016 have regrouped for 2018, 2020

Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped for a Republican president for the first time since 1984. Two years later, shell-shocked Democrats are picking up the pieces, pouring money and resources into Wisconsin in a test run for 2020. > POLITICO

Gun by her side, Vukmir’s first campaign TV ad talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a dining room table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. > AP News

DNR grants hearing to environmental group challenging Foxconn use of Lake Michigan water

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Environmentalists are a step closer in challenging the Foxconn project in Mount Pleasant, with news that the DNR has granted a Midwest Environmental Advocates request for a hearing related to Racine’s request to divert up to 7 million gallons of water per day to Mount Pleasant, mostly for use by Foxconn. > Wisconsin State Journal

Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan was among eight Democratic members of Congress who visited the South Texas border Sunday to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. The lawmakers came, they say, to learn more about the agency’s processing of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. > NBC News

 

SCOTUS sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, Maryland rulings

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The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a decision on when partisan gerrymandering goes too far, ruling against the challengers of a Republican-drawn map in Wisconsin and a Democratic redistricting in Maryland. But the court again left open a path for such challenges in the future. > Washington Post

Her graduation speech called for equality. Administrators said, ‘Sorry, too controversial’.

Tomahawk High School administrators told a straight-A student she would need to remove references to discrimination and school shootings in order to deliver her commencement address. She decided not to give the speech instead. > Wausau Daily Herald