The Wisconsin State Legislature meets in full just a few days per year, but is considered – and paid like – a full-time legislative body. What’s up with that?
MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS: Court decisions, law change create rivers of cash from ultrarich donors to candidates
Court decisions, law change create rivers of cash from ultrarich donors to candidates, as long as they flow through the party
CARTOON: Restoring the Balance of Power
We are restoring the balance of power!
The Moderation Political Party of One
In this time of nasty partisanship, the candidate from The Moderation Party is realistic about his chances of winning a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly next month.
Six members of State Assembly have declared personal bankruptcy
Thousands of dollars in debts to a Las Vegas resort and casino. Hundreds of thousands in back taxes owed to the state of Wisconsin. And huge credit card debt.
Brookfield state legislator pleaded no contest in 2000 to punching minor
Dale Kooyenga tackled and punched a 17-year-old boy in 2000 during a dispute outside a summer party in Sheboygan. Now a 39-year-old Republican state representative from Brookfield, Kooyenga was 21 at the time police filed a criminal charge of disorderly conduct against him.
Milwaukee politician pleaded guilty to 2nd drunk driving charge in 2014
Fields told police he had “a lot” to drink, according to the report, and officers found an open bottle of vodka in the van. He was later found to have a blood-alcohol level of .305, well over the legal limit of .08.