Shawn Johnson

Wisconsin Public Radio

Shawn Johnson appears in the following:

Judge Restores Wisconsin Governor's Powers, Strikes Down GOP Laws

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Wisconsin county judge ruled Thursday that laws passed in December by Republicans during a lame-duck session to limit the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers are unconstitutional.


Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Despite protests from voters, Republican legislators in Wisconsin have voted to curb the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers, a Democrat who will take office in January. The list of changes is long.


Wis. GOP Lawmakers Try To Limit Incoming Governor's Power

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

As Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker prepares to leave office, GOP lawmakers in the state are working overtime to tie the hands of Walker's Democratic successor Tony Evers.


GOP Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Loses Bid For A Third Term

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Wisconsin voted twice for Barack Obama and then for Donald Trump. Republicans dominated state-level politics there for years. Is there a political shift in the Badger State?


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Bears Down in Tight Re-election Campaign

Monday, October 22, 2018

Scott Walker is in a tight race to maintain the governorship in Wisconsin. So far, Walker has danced lightly around issues like education and health care in the lead up to the election.


Democrats Claim Victory In Wisconsin's Supreme Court Race

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Before Judge Rebecca Dallet's win on Tuesday, big-name Democrats from around the country endorsed her for Wisconsin's Supreme Court, hoping to build party momentum ahead of the fall midterm elections.


Wisconsin's Supreme Court Justice Race Receives National Attention

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A normally obscure race for the officially nonpartisan Wisconsin Supreme Court has become a highly charged and polarized election. Candidates on both sides have brought the president into the contest.


Heeding Court Order, Wisconsin Governor Calls for Special Elections

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker faces a deadline today to call special elections to fill two legislative seats that have been open since December.


Deadline Nears For Elections Scott Walker Doesn't Want To Hold

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Judges want Scott Walker to hold special elections for two Wisconsin state legislative seats the governor says he doesn't need to hold. Democrats say Republicans fear losing the seats.


How Trump And National Politics Impact Local Elections

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.


Is Foxconn Getting Too Sweet A Deal In Wisconsin?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn says it will build its first major U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Wisconsin offered Foxconn up to $3 billion to locate there.


Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Legislative Map Violates The Constitution

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A federal court has ruled that Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative map violates the Constitution. They say gerrymandering diluted the votes of Democrats. The ruling could impact other states.


Crucial Rematch in Wisconsin Senate Race

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Democrat Russ Feingold is seeking his fourth non-consecutive term after Republican incumbent Ron Johnson unseated him during the 2010 midterm election.

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Democrats In Wisconsin Call On Party To Revamp Superdelegates' Role

Monday, June 06, 2016

As the Democratic primary comes to an end, some are trying to end the role of superdelegates in choosing the party nominee. Wisconsin's Democratic party passed such a resolution over the weekend.


Republicans Don't Want To Take Paul Ryan's 'No' For An Answer

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ryan's ability to walk a fine line between the Republican Party's hard-line conservative and establishment wings goes back years and has made him "everybody's choice" to run for speaker of the House.


Scott Walker's Emphasis On Unions Failed To Energize National Base

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's fight against unions thrust him into the spotlight four years ago. But when he used that issue to revive his struggling presidential campaign, the move failed badly.


Debate Grades From Candidates’ Beat Reporters

Friday, August 07, 2015

Three public radio reporters from Wisconsin, Florida, and New Jersey "grade" the performances of the GOP candidates in last night's debate.

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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.


Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.


Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Limits Survive Legal Challenges

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld Governor Scott Walker's signature law restricting public employee union bargaining rights. The new decision effectively ends legal challenges to the law.