MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is directing Wisconsin state agencies to help respond to Hurricane Florence. Walker issued an executive order Friday afternoon authorizing Adjutant General Donald Dunbar to call elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to active duty to help civilian authorities in affected states. The order also lifts restrictions on the number of hours interstate and intrastate carriers can if they're transporting hurricane-related emergency supplies such as food, clothing, building supplies and fuel. … [Read more...] about Wisconsin’s Walker issues order to help with tropical storm
Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are arguing that the serving of ice cream in facilities like dining halls makes Muslims, Jewish, and vegan students feel unwelcome on campus. Student council members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are protesting the campus practice of serving ice cream, which often contains beef gelatin, an ingredient that makes the treat inaccessible to members of certain faiths and diets.According to a new piece of legislation entitled “Ice Cream for All,” which was first reported on by Campus Reform, the student council argues that the university’s use of standard ice cream is discriminatory against members of the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist religions — adding in vegetarian communities on campus as well. The legislation argues that the use of ice cream may make members of those communities feel unwelcome on campus. “The reasons given for not changing the gelatins, in the name of ‘tradition,’ … [Read more...] about University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Say Ice Cream Marginalizes Muslim, Vegans
MADISON, Wis. — Attorneys seeking to invalidate Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative boundaries are getting ready to file new arguments after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider their lawsuit this past summer. A dozen voters filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 alleging Republicans unconstitutionally consolidated GOP power when they redrew the boundaries in 2011. A three-judge panel agreed but the state Justice Department appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court in June refused to hear the case, saying the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue on a statewide basis. Rather than dismissing the lawsuit, the justices gave the plaintiffs a chance to prove they have standing. The voters' attorneys are expected to file an amended complaint Friday morning in federal court in Madison. … [Read more...] about Attorneys set to refile Wisconsin redistricting complaint
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByMichael O’Donnell Sept. 14, 2018 THE FALL OF WISCONSIN The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics Fourteen years ago the pundit Thomas Frank asked what was the matter with Kansas. Today the question is, who sank Wisconsin? In “The Fall of Wisconsin,” the journalist Dan Kaufman laments the state’s recent trajectory and chronicles “the conservative war” on its political legacy. That legacy in a word is progressivism: seeded by socialist immigrants from Germany and Scandinavia, nourished by liberal icons like Robert La Follette and Russ Feingold, and sheltered by institutions like the proudly lefty University of Wisconsin at Madison, with a campus where granola crunched underfoot like fall leaves. … [Read more...] about What’s the Matter With Wisconsin?
MADISON, Wis. — Candidates for governor and U.S. Senate in Wisconsin will both be debating, in separate cities, on the night of Oct. 19. The governor's debate sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association was originally announced for Oct. 5. But the WBA Foundation announced Thursday that the debate day had been changed to Oct. 19. The debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Tony Evers will occur at 8 p.m. in Madison. That debate will begin just as one between the candidates for U.S. Senate will be wrapping up. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir were set to debate starting at 7 p.m. that night in Milwaukee at an event sponsored by WISN-TV and the Marquette University Law School. Baldwin and Vukmir were to debate at least two other times. Walker and Evers are debating again Oct. 26. … [Read more...] about Wisconsin governor, Senate debate set for same night