Blame Wisconsin Republicans, Not Schools, For Falling Test Scores

Wisconsin Republican State Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos (Rochester), appeared to blame a drop in test scores in math and reading proficiency in the state on public schools this week. Vos’s comment came in response to the Department of Public Instruction releasing their annual study on how students performed during the 2018-19 school year on standardized testing in math and reading proficiency. The study found that … Continue reading Blame Wisconsin Republicans, Not Schools, For Falling Test Scores

Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin Has Created an Unaccountable Legislature That Ignores the Will of the People

The Wisconsin GOP has done an incredible job of turning what was once a very-competitive state, at the state and local level, into one of the most partisan and undemocratic states in the country. The reason? Gerrymandering. How We Got Here Republicans operatives launched a plan in the wake of their massive electoral losses in the 2008 elections to try and put themselves in position … Continue reading Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin Has Created an Unaccountable Legislature That Ignores the Will of the People

Wisconsin GOP’s Lame Duck Power Grab is Already Proving to be Unworkable

The lame duck power grab passed by the Wisconsin GOP legislature, and signed into law last winter by then departing Republican Governor Scott Walker, is already proving to be an unworkable mess just mere months after it was enacted. Some of the specific issues resulting from the changes that the Wisconsin GOP made to our state government were on full display in Madison this week. … Continue reading Wisconsin GOP’s Lame Duck Power Grab is Already Proving to be Unworkable

Democrats Can’t Lose Sight of the Importance of Down-Ballot Races: A Lesson from April’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

One area where we’ve struggled as Democrats, not just in Wisconsin, but all across the country, is in state and local elections. For too long, we’ve neglected vitally important races, like our State Supreme Court and state legislative races, that play a crucial role in shaping our government. Take the Wisconsin Supreme Court election from this past April. Between the seat that was up this … Continue reading Democrats Can’t Lose Sight of the Importance of Down-Ballot Races: A Lesson from April’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

A Sign of Corruption: Wisconsin GOP Has Passed Landlord-Tenant Laws that Benefit Certain Lawmakers at the Expense of Everyone Else

We detailed yesterday what our vision is for holding the Wisconsin GOP-controlled legislature accountable. One aspect of that vision is informing you, the public, of what corrupt actions our legislature has been up to. Here’s one example that perfectly encapsulates everything wrong with the Republican legislature in our state. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured a story a couple of weeks ago that detailed several instances … Continue reading A Sign of Corruption: Wisconsin GOP Has Passed Landlord-Tenant Laws that Benefit Certain Lawmakers at the Expense of Everyone Else

Holding the Wisconsin GOP Legislature Accountable

One of our stated goals here at Blue Moon Wisconsin is that we want to make state politics more accessible to people. So much of our modern media environment is consumed, rightly by some extent, with what’s going on with the federal government. That’s because so many of the crucial and complex issues that we face are things that the federal government has the most … Continue reading Holding the Wisconsin GOP Legislature Accountable

It’s Time to Take Action on Gun Control

This past weekend was yet another in a growing list of days where we’ve witnessed another mass shooting in the United States. On Saturday afternoon, a 21 year old white male drove several hours across the state of Texas to a Walmart in El Paso. Upon arriving at the store, he brought a high powered rifle with him into the store and opened fire. He … Continue reading It’s Time to Take Action on Gun Control