Shawn Johnson

Wisconsin Public Radio

Shawn Johnson appears in the following:

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.


Wisconsin's Walker Downplays Presidential Buzz

Monday, June 17, 2013

A little more than a year ago, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall election after an epic battle with unions that gave him folk-hero status with many conservatives. Some political observers now consider him a presidential contender.

But Walker is downplaying that talk, even as he takes steps ...


Election Night Call-In

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Join Brian Lehrer's (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network on this Election Night. Listeners call in to 646-829-3980 as polls close around the country. 

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Watch and Read Chat: Vice Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Vice Presidential debate took place Thursday night live in Danville, Kentucky. Brian Lehrer reconveneed his (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network, and was joined by former moderator Carole Simpson of ABC, and PBS' Jim Lehrer, host of this year's first debate.

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We also live chatted with Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers for a witty, communal and informative experience. Watch the debate and read the transcript below!

Recall Decided: Walker Retains His Seat

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Voters in Wisconsin voted yesterday to decide whether their governor Scott Walker stays or goes. After months of political wrangling, state-wide campaigning, and millions of dollars i...

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Wisconsin Voters Decide Walker's Fate

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Voters in Wisconsin are heading to the polls to decide whether or not their governor Scott Walker stays or goes. Regardless of whether or not Wisconsin will actually matter come Novem...


Milwaukee Mayor to Challenge Gov. Scott Walker

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Democrats in Wisconsin chose Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for the upcoming recall election against Governor Scott Walker, which is set for June 5. It's been well over a year since Gov....


Mitt Romney Sweeps Wisconsin, Maryland and District of Columbia

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mitt Romney continued on the path to securing the Republican presidential nomination last night, winning all 37 delegates in Maryland, all 16 delegates in the District of Columbia, an...

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Wisconsin Focused on Possible Recall of Governor Scott Walker

Monday, April 02, 2012

Tomorrow's primary in Wisconsin is an important one for Mitt Romney, who is looking for a boost that will secure the GOP presidential nomination. But the presidential primary takes a ...

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Wisconsin Petition Against Governor Scott Walker

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On Tuesday opponents of Republican Governor Scott Walker will petition for the removal of the controversial governor. If over 540,208 signatures are turned into the Government Accountablity Board, Walker will have to defend his seat in a special election against a Democrat challenger that is not yet chosen.