Publications

Voting Behavior in the Wisconsin State Legislature: 1965-1966 and 2003-2016

Cluster Analaysis Processed Data 2015-2016 Legislature
Two summary sheets, WA2015cluster.xlsx and WS2015cluster.xlsx were created for cluster analysis on members’ voting patterns and issue treatment in the 2015-2016 Wisconsin Senate and Assembly. This report explains the organization of these two Excel files.

Recent analyses by the author using the 2003-2016 database:

Jacob Stampen and Linda Endlich. WISCAPE Working Paper. “A Tale of Two Republican Governors–Stalwart Walker and Progressive LaFollette: Historical Perspective on Present-Day Wisconsin Politics” Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. February 22, 2016, Revised August 8, 2016. http://wiscape.wisc.edu/wiscape/publications/working-papers/wp017

Jacob Stampen and Linda Endlich. WISCAPE Working Paper. 'Delivering Good Government to Wisconsin: Examining “Rule-by-the-Few” Government using Worldwide Governing Indicators.' Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. February 22, 2016, Revised August 8, 2016. http://wiscape.wisc.edu/wiscape/publications/working-papers/wp016

Jacob Stampen. Hard Times in America’s Laboratory for Democracy: Wisconsin Legislative Politics 1966 and 2006. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. 2007
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED515127.pdf

Jacob Stampen. WisOpinion. “Rise of Block Voting in the Wisconsin State Legislature.” Madison, WI:. WisPolitics.com. August 7, 2007. http://wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=9333

Jacob Stampen. WisOpinion. “Democrats Continue Legislative Gridlock.” Madison, WI: WisPolitics.com. April 30, 2010 http://wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=27639

Jay Stampen. WisOpinion. “Reject Legislative Ideologues This Fall.” Madison, WI: WisPolitics.com. September 9, 2010 http://www.wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=29986

Jay Stampen. WisOpinion. “ALEC's Role in Setting Legislative Agenda Deserves Scrutiny.” Madison, WI: WisPolitics.com. May 27, 2011. http://www.wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=35276

Jacob Stampen. WisOpinion. “Why Didn't More Dogs Bark? Another Slant on the UW System's Secret Surplus.” Madison, WI: WisPolitics.com. July 3, 2013. http://www.wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=50196

Jacob Stampen. WisOpinion. “A Missed Opportunity to Restore the Health of Wisconsin's Political System.” Madison, WI: WisPolitics.com. August 21, 2013. http://www.wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=50966

Brendan Fischer. PRWatch. “WI GOP Marches in Lockstep with ALEC Agenda, Voting Records Show.” Madison, WI: the Center for Media and Democracy. March 10, 2014. http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/02/12382/wi-legislators-marching-lockstep-alec-agenda-voting-records-show

Jacob Stampen. WISCAPE blog. “Privatizing Wisconsin." Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. Feb. 12, 2015.
http://www.wiscape.wisc.edu/wiscape/home/blog/wiscape-blog/2015/02/12/privatizing-wisconsin

Earlier studies using different but similarly organized data and research methods include the following:
Jacob Stampen. Voting Behavior in the Wisconsin Legislature: 1945-1967. PhD thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969.

Jacob Stampen and John Davis. ”Multi-issue coalitions in the Congress.” In J.L. Martin & S. Lundstrom (eds.), Supercomputing Science and Applications. Washington, DC: The Computer Society Press. 1989.

John Davis and Jacob Stampen. Sub-Party Coalitions in the Congress: the Evidence against Realignment. Sept. 1. 1989. Available at Social Science Research Network (SSRN): http://ssrn.com/abstract=1916004

Jacob Stampen and John Davis, “Multi-issue coalitions in six U.S. Senates: The appropriate units in roll-call studies.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (1988).

Jacob Stampen and Roxanne Reeves, “Coalitions in the Senates of the 96th and 97th Congresses,” Congress and the Presidency (1986) 13 2, 47-65.

Related publication:

Jacob Stampen. "Challenging Times Amid Unhealthy Politics: Implications of the November 2012 Elections for the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wisconsin." WISCAPE, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2013.