The Janesville GM factory was once the centerpiece of the bustling company town where Ryan grew up, where his great-grandfather founded a now-national construction company, and where he maintains a home to this day. Former task-force members as well as press releases and a letter from Ryan’s office show the important role Ryan played when GM moved to shut down the plant, which at its height employed as many as 7,000 people, and was one of two operating at the time in Janesville. … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan Used Government Funds and Power to Try and Save GM Plant in His District
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In Nevada, the Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit against a law the state legislature passed last week changing certain provisions to make it easier to vote by mail in the November election. One of the provisions is that if an absentee ballot is received by 5 p.m. three days after Election Day but is not postmarked, it will be counted. The lawsuit claims this provision, along with others in the new legislation, is unconstitutional. … [Read more...] about Postmarks become political as November looms
Omar’s campaign last month put out an internal poll showing her with a large double-digit lead. But former Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Mike Erlandson said he thinks “the race is much closer than that. The numbers that have been shared with me from some other private polls show the race within striking distance for Antone. He’s run a strong campaign.” … [Read more...] about Squad member Omar in primary spotlight as 5 states hold contests Tuesday
More boldly, the University of Wisconsin system—which enrolls more than 170,000 students across more than a dozen universities—is now in year six of a historic 10-year tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates. In the 11 years before the freeze, tuition had jumped between 6 percent and 18 percent every year. At the flagship University of Wisconsin at Madison, in-state tuition is now 26 percent lower than the University of Minnesota, 27 percent lower than the University of Michigan, and 33 percent lower than the University of Illinois. … [Read more...] about Scott Walker Has Revved the Economy, Frozen Tuition—but Still Might Lose. Why?
Omar, who lost her father this year to Covid-19, has across-the-board support from the state's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, including popular figures like her predecessor in the 5th District, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Pelosi has also endorsed Omar in her bid for reelection. In 2018, Omar received more votes in total than any new member of Congress and outperformed 428 congressional districts out of 435, according to an analysis from the congresswoman's campaign team. … [Read more...] about 3 races to watch Tuesday in Minnesota and Georgia