Republicans slam Wachs for vote against bill that included sexual harassment language

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The Republican Party of Wisconsin is criticizing Walker challenger Rep. Dana Wachs for his vote against 2015 legislation that included codifying sexual harassment as a fireable offense for state employees. The party argues Wachs passed up a “clear avenue” offered by the Legislature’s Republican majority to take employees accused of harassment off the state payroll. > Cap Times

Walker administration, Assembly Speaker highlight sexual harassment policies

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Gov. Walker’s administration is reminding agency leaders about state policies on sexual harassment, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is calling a mandatory meeting for staff to discuss sexual harassment reporting processes. The topic is becoming a campaign issue, with state Rep. Dana Wachs, a Democratic candidate for governor, chiming in Monday. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Dem field for governor is the most crowded in a generation

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The slate of Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor represents the most crowded statewide primary in at least a generation, with seven candidates able to make at least some case that they could win the August 2018 primary. Several additional lower-tier candidates are also running with more potential contenders mulling their options. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wachs calls out Walker administration for silencing political opponent

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Dana Wachs this week called out Gov. Walker’s administration for its attempt to silence Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers, following a decision by the Walker administration to deny Evers independent legal counsel in a lawsuit between Evers and Walker. > Urban Milwaukee

Evers digs rivals on Foxconn as Dems make opposing it badge of honor

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In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s $3 billion jobs deal with Foxconn is now a badge of honor. But state schools Superintendent Tony Evers says voters should be wary of Democrats who were late to the game in criticizing the deal. > Journal Sentinel

 

All the Democrats running for governor listed in one place

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With the launch of firefighter union head Mahlon Mitchell’s campaign on Monday, the field of Wisconsin Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker is up to 11. The Cap Times provides a rundown of them all.

Gubernatorial candidate Wachs challenges Walker’s use of taxpayer money to benefit campaign supporters

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One week after Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign tour, state Rep. Dana Wachs criticized Walker’s willingness to use taxpayer money for handouts designed to benefit special interests and his biggest campaign supporters. > Urban Milwaukee