Across Wisconsin, 13 counties — from all parts of the state — have voted for Democrats and Republicans alike. Experts say the factors include turnout, changes in news consumption and the narrowed focus of the Democratic Party to Madison and Milwaukee.
The Observatory fact-checked a tweet from Senate District 10 candidate Diane Odeen about education cuts. Her claims were only partly true, so we turned to a school in her district to gauge their significance.
After the enactment of the Affordable Care Act the Supreme Court ruled that individual states could choose whether or not to accept federal funds to increase Medicaid eligibility in their state. Including Wisconsin, 19 states have declined to explan Medicaid eligibility in their states in return for these federal Medicare dollars.