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Mike Rosenbaum

Mike Rosenbaum, 40, is competing against Walter Davis in the spring election on April 6, 2021, to keep his position as Sturtevant Village President. To read more about other races, click here. Where do you live? Sturtevant How long have you lived there? (no response) Age? 40 years old Spouse or partner’s name? Shauna Rosenbaum […]

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Kate Maurer

Kate Maurer will be throwing her hat in the ring to run against Donald Gloo, Martin Meissner, Mike Rohrer and Milt Habeck on April 6, 2021, for Wind Point Village Trustee. Residents will vote for three candidates and the top three people with the most votes will be sworn into office. To read more about other […]

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Evers to Pitch Legalizing Marijuana

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will ask the legislature to legalize recreational and medical marijuana,according to a press release issued Sunday. Under the proposal, the state would tax marijuana sales to provide additional revenue for thegovernment, which Evers said he intends to spend on schools, health services, and underservedcommunities. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the […]

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State driver licenses and IDs are the most common forms of identification to show at the polls

Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are the most common form of identification used for voting purposes. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages voters to check and be sure that they have the proper identification needed to vote in this month’s primary (February 16). A federally compliant REAL ID card is not […]

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DMV offers information on obtaining an ID to vote in the February Spring Primary

The Wisconsin 2021 Spring Primary is weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting. Valid identification for voting purposes include a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There […]

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In evenly split Wisconsin, partisan divides may only grow

By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This summer, amid the country’s roiling pandemic and racial unrest, Sage Conrad hung signs outside of the café her parents own. The message was simple: “Black Lives Matter.” […]

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Wisconsin National Guard Troops Help Ensure Safety and Security in Washington D.C. During Presidential Inauguration

By Maj. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin National Guard More than 550 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard were on hand at the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. today after mobilizing over the weekend to assist with safety and security efforts at the inauguration. Wisconsin troops joined more than 25,000 other National Guard troops […]

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Inauguration Day 2021: What to expect and what’s happening

Watching the inauguration When does the inauguration start: Early Wednesday morning, President Trump and Melania Trump will leave the White House without welcoming the Bidens. The Bidens will attend a church service before the official inauguration ceremony. The Inauguration program will officially begin around 11:15 a.m EST. READ MORE: How to Watch the inauguration After […]

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Ten checks the state of Wisconsin uses to catch voter fraud

BY HOWARD HARDEE, FOR THE BADGER PROJECT Since Election Day, no evidence of widespread voter fraud has emerged in Wisconsin — or any other state. But politicians, propagandists, and social media influencers have sought to undermine the results of the presidential election in Wisconsin before and after Nov. 3. With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration set […]

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“This Political Climate Got My Brother Killed”: Officer Brian Sicknick Died Defending the Capitol. His Family Waits for Answers.

by J. David McSwane, Mollie Simon contributed ProPublica The grieving family of a slain Capitol Police officer says he was a private man whose death shouldn’t be politicized. But now it is forced to make sense of the reality that he is a victim of political violence, his legacy forever linked to an insurrection in […]

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Wisconsin caucuses pose thorny safety issues during pandemic

By Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. Every January across Wisconsin, some towns and villages hold time-honored, in-person caucuses to nominate candidates for local offices. Residents gather in town or village halls, schools, and other community spaces to […]

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Wisconsin’s nonvoters could be a powerful bloc — but barriers, disillusionment stand in the way

By Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. When Angela Lang reflects on the thousands of conversations she and other members of her community organization, BLOC, have had with Milwaukee residents, one floats to the top of her mind. Angela […]

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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers call for tighter voting rules; Dems call election hearing a ‘sham’

By Anya van Wagtendonk and Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. About two hours into a joint legislative hearing Friday, state Rep. Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, said he had enough of the “sham” gathering called by Republican lawmakers to investigate […]

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The Biggest Donors to Wisconsin Political Parties in 2020

BY MOLLY LIEBERGALL, THE BADGER PROJECT A loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law allows individuals to make unlimited donations to political parties, and also allows political parties to make unlimited donations to candidates. If an individual wants to donate directly to a candidate, there are limits based on state and federal law. But not if […]

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TWO MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS: This Year, Out-of-State Liberals Dominated Donations to Wisconsin Political Parties

The ex-wife of a Silicon Valley super-investor. The governor of Illinois. George Soros. Out-of-state millionaires and billionaires are pouring money into the two major Wisconsin political parties in 2020. Huge donations from outside the state are becoming the norm in Wisconsin, where legal changes have allowed for ever-increasing political donations in recent years. Following the […]