Grothman doubts Great Lakes funding will be zeroed out


Trump wants to shut down the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which currently receives federal funding worth $300 million a year. But U.S. Rep. Glen Grothman said: “I think a lot of it is going to be restored. I’d be shocked if most of it wasn’t restored.” > Wisconsin Public Radio

BlueWisconsin infographic: Which Wisconsin legislators reach across the aisle most and least?

Based on the annual Bipartisan Index released every spring by the Lugar Center, this BlueWisconsin data graphic shows how bipartisan (or not) each of Wisconsin’s congressional legislators were in last year’s congress.

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Two Democrats, including a Kohl, emerge to challenge Grothman in 2018


Two Democratic candidates have stepped up to challenge U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman for his 6th Congressional District seat in 2018: Scott Olmer, who owns a marketing consulting business in Plymouth, and Dan Kohl, nephew of former Milwaukee Bucks owner and Sen. Herb Kohl. > Sheboygan Press

Grothman backs Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Accord


U.S. Congressman Glenn Grothman applauded President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Grothman contends the nation’s air and water are cleaner than they were a generation ago, so Trump was right to question staying in the agreement. “I was glad that Donald Trump had the guts to say no.” > Wisconsin Radio Network

Former legislative aide says Wisconsin GOP was ‘giddy’ about making it harder to vote


A former Republican legislative aide testified that state legislators were “giddy” at the prospect that a radical rewrite of voting laws would benefit their political prospects. The aide was in the room in 2011 when Republican state senators were scheming to enact Wisconsin’s voter ID law, and in his testimony, he named names. > The Nation

Grothman: Gianforte ‘seems like a good guy’


U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman said Wednesday that Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, who allegedly body slammed a reporter the night before his election, would be “very welcome” in Congress. “If you’re for draining the swamp, you’re on our team,” Grothman added. > Wisconsin State Journal

Bipartisanship scores for Wisconsin’s DC legislators, with a Dem topping the list


Each spring, the Lugar Center releases its Bipartisan Index for U.S. Senators and Representatives of the previous congress. Among Wisconsin’s scored legislators, Rep. Ron Kind was the most bipartisan, followed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Rep. Glenn Grothman ranked almost dead last for the House, but most of Wisconsin’s Dem legislators scored negatively as well. > Wisconsin State Journal