Hands on Wisconsin: McConnell the turtle speeds ahead on impeachment

Hands on Wisconsin: McConnell the turtle speeds ahead on impeachment

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is committed to holding a speedy impeachment trial, despite new evidence about President Donald Trump's dealings in Ukraine, and high level witnesses who are willing to testify.

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is upending the Democratic primary by investing hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal fortune into his campaign. His candidacy may sink the ambitions of other moderates such as former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. 

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In the wake of Tuesday's primary, the campaign for a seat on Wisconsin's Supreme Court kicks into high gear. While the race is ostensibly nonpartisan, it's clear that sitting Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly is supported by Republicans, and challenger Jill Karofsky is supported by Democrats. 

The state of Wisconsin was fortunate to collect significantly more revenue than expected last year. Gov. Tony Evers wants to spend some of this windfall on schools. But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, are determined to only provide tax cuts. 

The State Legislature is poised to extend bar time until 4 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention which will be held in Milwaukee this July. If Bernie Sanders become the Democratic nominee, lots of moderate and establishment Democrats will need those extra hours to drown their sorrows. 

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