MADISON — President Donald Trump is coming to central Wisconsin next week for a campaign rally. Trump announced Wednesday that he will hold a rally Wednesday at the Mosinee airport. Mosinee, located between Wausau and Stevens Point, is in a part of the state that went strong for Trump in 2016 as he won Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point. The announcement of the visit says Trump will talk about the need for voters to expand Republican majorities in the House and Senate. It
MADISON — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers are fighting over tax increases. Walker’s campaign on Wednesday asserted that if elected, Evers would raise taxes by billions of dollars. Evers’ campaign spokesman Sam Lau responded by saying, “Scott Walker is just making stuff up at this point.” Walker has keyed in on taxes as a central issue with the election less than three weeks away and polls showing the race is a tossup.
MADISON— Wisconsin Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes was tagged as the co-host of a lingerie party in 2009 when he was 22, extending an online invitation that joked about “stimulus packages” and used derogatory slang to refer to people who would be turned away. Barnes, now 31, is Tony Evers’ running mate after winning his primary in August. He served in the state Assembly from 2013 to 2017. “The theme of this 9-year-old party was immature,
Neither Wyatt Kalynuk nor Tyler Inamoto could remember ever seeing one of their game stat lines include a plus-5 notation. It hasn’t happened for a while with the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team, either. Kalynuk and Inamoto, sophomore defense partners, were on the ice for five even-strength UW goals and no Boston College even-strength scores in a 7-5 victory on Saturday. While as defensemen they were happy with the latter part of that equation, the work they did in the
GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy heads into the bye week well aware of his team’s shortcomings. And he knows how crucial it is to fix them in advance of the most challenging portion of the schedule. “It was important to win the game on so many different fronts,” McCarthy said on Tuesday, a day after his team’s 33-30 win over San Francisco. “Let’s be honest, you have to win your home games.” At 3-2-1, all three of the
MADISON — The trial date for a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in Wisconsin has been set for April. The case is back in Wisconsin after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer declined to take the case, saying Democrats who brought it lacked standing. Democrats filed a new lawsuit last month adding more voters as plaintiffs to address the concerns raised by the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge James Peterson on Tuesday set April 2 for the new trial. The
MADISON — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has outraised her Republican opponent, state Sen. Leah Vukmir, more than 2-to-1 for the most recent reporting period. While outpacing Vukmir in fundraising, Baldwin has also had a consistent lead in polls leading up to the Nov. 6 election. Filings with the Federal Election Commission show Baldwin raised $4.9 million in the latest period that ended Sept. 30 compared with $2.4 million for Vukmir. Baldwin reported having $5 million cash on hand
MADISON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to Wisconsin to headline a pair of rallies featuring candidates for top offices in the state. Sanders was to hold rallies Monday in Milwaukee and Kenosha. The independent senator from Vermont is traveling the country trying to rally liberal voters ahead of the Nov. 6 elections. The Milwaukee event was to feature U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and Randy Bryce, the Democrat seeking to replace House Speaker Paul
MADISON — With majority control of the state Senate at stake, the Republican and Democratic leaders sparred Tuesday over whether a GOP candidate once appeared drunk on the floor of the Assembly. Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga of Brookfield is running to replace GOP Sen. Leah Vukmir of Brookfield for a seat representing suburban Milwaukee. It is one of a handful of seats Democrats are targeting as they try to wrest majority control away from Republicans. Democrats need to pick up at least
5 years ago — 2013 Local businesses are split on whether they are in favor of a proposal to increase the speed limit to 70 mph on Wisconsin’s interstates. 10 years ago — 2008 The proposed 2009 Eau Claire city budget includes $31,300 to add five water outlets at Lakeview and Forest Hill cemeteries to make it easier for visitors to water flowers at gravesites. 20 years ago — 1998 The Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce wants to sell its building at 811 N. Bridge St.