Maybe I’m jealous, insensitive, old-fashioned or all of the above, but I’m not a fan of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan to have “government” cover free tuition and fees to all four-year public colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000 a year. Sanders’ plan, which carries a price tag of some $600 billion a year, also would offer the same deal to all students, regardless of income, attending two-year community colleges and technical schools.
MADISON — Leah Vukmir is used to being the underdog. Few gave the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Wisconsin much of a chance of defeating her better-funded primary challenger last month, but she prevailed thanks largely to support from the party establishment. Now Vukmir faces another opponent with deeper pockets — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin — in one of the most expensive Senate races in the country. The contest could determine control of the Senate and will be
SEATTLE — Amazon is defending its treatment of the hundreds of thousands of workers at its warehouses, calling statements by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “inaccurate and misleading.” Amazon, in a rare public response to outside criticism, posted a blog on Wednesday broadly sticking up for the pay and benefits packages and working conditions in its warehouse network. Pay, the company said, averages $15 an hour when bonuses and grants of Amazon stock are included, and the
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor’s race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren’t looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn’t “monkey this up” by choosing his African-American opponent. Only hours after their primary election victories, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis made clear the high-profile race in the
MADISON — Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname “Iron Stache,” won Tuesday’s 1st Congressional District Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in southeastern Wisconsin for a seat he’s held 20 years. Republicans, for their part, pinned their hopes on a former Ryan aide, picking Bryan Steil, an attorney who is from a prominent family in the same hometown of Ryan, Janesville, in a five-way primary. Steil
ST. PAUL — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. And in Connecticut, the party nominated a congressional candidate who could
When the American Medical Association — one of the nation’s most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change. Though they had tried for years to advance a resolution calling on the organization to drop its decadeslong opposition to single-payer health care, this was the first time it got a full hearing. The debate grew heated — older physicians warned their pay would decrease, calling younger
Passion a positive From working on behalf of victims of human trafficking to helping craft state and federal legislation intended to curb abuses of that population to addressing challenges faced by those facing poverty, Jodi Emerson’s passion for helping others makes her the candidate to support in the 91st Assembly District. Jodi has the ability to bring together people from a wide range of backgrounds to work to better situations. During the past five years in her job with Fierce