Reasons why fascinating election year looms for Wisconsin

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Wisconsin voters, now it gets interesting. Republicans ended Democrats’ three-win run by holding onto the 42nd Assembly District. Billboards blaming the governor for vehicle-damaging “Scottholes” have popped up along major highways. And any #metoo revolution in this election year could help 13 female Democrats who are challenging incumbent Republican Assemblymen in November. > Janesville Gazette

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

Schimel delays, blunders and police neglect responsible for state’s untimely response to rape kits

A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin investigation reveals that police, prosecutors and the state Attorney General Brad Schimel are to blame for a massive backlog of sexual assault evidence going untested for years. > Appleton Post Crescent

Special election candidate André Jacque an enemy to women’s health care

U.S. Rep. André Jacque has been the most strident anti-choice activist in the Assembly, having pushed legislation that would have seriously jeopardized health-care access for Wisconsin women — including outlawing common forms of birth control. He is running against Democrat Caleb Frostman in Tuesday’s special election for the 42nd State Senate District. > Urban Milwaukee

Gwen Moore introduces bill to reauthorize support for domestic violence services

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore has co-introduced a bill to reauthorize services and support for domestic violence victims. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act of 2018 is the primary source of federal funding to support emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their families. > Wisconsin Gazette

Women’s group calls for apology after Plumer’s disorderly conduct resurfaces

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A state women’s group is asking for an apology from Republican Jon Plumer, a candidate  in the June 12th special election for the 42nd Assembly District. Wisconsin’s National Organization for Women (NOW) is “appalled” after hearing about Plumer’s disorderly conduct dispute with his family back in 1997. > ABC 27 Madison