In the latest issue of its “Wisconsin Business Voice” magazine, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) boasts that it won victories “too numerous to mention” from the Republican-dominated legislature last session. > Wisconsin Gazette
The Republican Assembly speaker’s travel scandals are only the latest in a long line of abominations. And with his brazen nonchalance at the state GOP conference, saying “there will be no waves crashing in Wisconsin”, he’ll shoulder more of the blame than any other Wisconsin Republican if he’s wrong about that wave. > Isthmus
After a federal judge in New York ruled that President Trump violated the constitutional rights of those he blocked on Twitter, a Wisconsin case in which One Wisconsin Now is suing three state GOP legislators was given new life. > Racine Journal Times
Wisconsin Republican leaders were defiant in the face of a predicted “blue wave” of Democratic victories as they rallied supporters at the party’s state convention on Saturday. “That blue wave is about to crash into the red wall,” said state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. > Cap Times
Earlier this year, FiveThirtyEight published a six-part podcast series called The Gerrymandering Project. You can listen to any of the six installments here, or go right to the episode laying out the entire history of Wisconsin’s case , which is before the U.S. Supreme Court now, with potentially enormous ramifications.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) received about $13,000 in travel and perks last year — including overseas trips that he extended for personal reasons — bringing his four-year total to $57,000. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gov. Scott Walker, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have taken the assault on local democracy to new and dangerous heights, passing more than 160 bills that interfere with local self-government — and this from the political party that championed local control! > Cap Times