Every other House member from Wisconsin – Republican and Democrat – voted in favor
Republican redistricting put Fitzgerald brothers – who live 13 miles apart – in different congressional districts
Experts call it “shenanigans,” “different species of gerrymandering”
BEFORE AND AFTER: See how Wisconsin Republicans redrew the state’s congressional districts to their advantage
The Badger Project has put together a side-by-side comparison of how the eight Congressional Districts changed in the 2011 redistricting process to show how Republicans gave themselves a partisan advantage.
The total number of law enforcement officers and the total number of police academy graduates in Wisconsin are both at a ten-year low. Recruiting and retaining officers has become more difficult, making it an employee’s market.
Police chiefs lament difficulty in filling positions; cities innovate to try to reduce violence, stress
In Wisconsin, public officials generally must retain all public records, which includes emails. But state legislators have no legal obligation to do so.
According to the state’s Open Records Law, every public official in Wisconsin must keep their records should anyone from the public want to see them. Except for state legislators.
Democrats spent millions trying to hold and win back seats in the state legislature in 2020. They barely made a dent. Is modern gerrymandering unbeatable?
State Sen. Patrick Testin accepted donations over the legal maximum from several donors
Nearly $1.9 million raised and spent for a $53,000-a-year-job
Political donations continue to accelerate after campaign finance laws relaxed in 2015