A letter to the Wisconsin Republican Legislature

The Republican response to what happened last night in Madison is appalling. Our state legislature hasn’t passed a bill in 70 days (and counting) despite us living through the middle of a pandemic, and there being real calls to enact reforms to help bring an end to systemic racism in this country. Our unemployment site isn’t even working properly, but they refuse to take action … Continue reading A letter to the Wisconsin Republican Legislature

Democracy in Wisconsin was killed in broad daylight

It’s been less than 24 hours since polls closed in what can only be described as the most undemocratic election that’s happened in this country in a long time. Wisconsin went ahead with an election yesterday in the midst of global pandemic, one that’s now seen over 13,000 Americans die at the time of this writing. The state itself has not been immune to the … Continue reading Democracy in Wisconsin was killed in broad daylight

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

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