Dom’s Domain Politics: Pervasive Walker Budget Leads Every County to Search for its own ‘Downer Woods’

Dom Noth of Dom’s Domain Politics has an excellent writeup of just how pervasive Gov. Scott Walker’s budget is when it comes to changing policy in Wisconsin.

Here’s a snippet from Noth’s piece, which I’d encourage you all to read in its entirety for yourselves. The growing community anger over Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to […]

Coming Soon: Koch Industries Aztalan State Park!

At a recent budget briefing, Department of Natural Resources secretary Cathy Stepp said she wouldn’t rule out selling corporate naming rights for Wisconsin’s state parks to help balance her department’s budget. The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources wouldn’t rule out selling corporate naming rights for Wisconsin state parks on Tuesday.

Gov. Scott Walker’s […]

Gov. Walker’s proposed budget gets poor reviews from his supporters

This article is a couple of weeks old, but it could be an encouraging sign for those of us who are hoping that some conservatives in our state will finally wake up and realize just how awful Gov. Scott Walker is for our state. In an area that generally supported Scott Walker in his campaigns […]

Ronald Reagan: Collective Bargaining = Freedom (VIDEO)

I’m sure I’ve shared this here before, but it seems appropriate given efforts by Republicans here in Wisconsin to weaken labor unions.

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Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “You have got to be kidding!” Advocate Respond to Privatizing Family Care and IRIS

Here’s Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter discussing the changes to Family Care and IRIS proposed by Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial state budget. “You have got to be kidding!” Advocate Respond to Privatizing Family Care and IRIS

“You have got to be kidding!” a Chippewa Valley advocate responded when I told her about a […]

Scott Walker’s budget calls for an end to universities reporting sexual assaults

Among the more mind-blowing policy provisions of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget is a provision that would eliminate the requirement that universities report the number of sexual assaults that take place on their campuses. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget—which would cut $300 million dollars out of the state’s beloved public university system—has a […]

VIDEO: Scott Walker compares peaceful labor protesters to ISIS terrorists

While addressing attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker was asked by an audience member to explain how he’d deal with the threat of the ISIS if he were elected president. Walker started his response by noting he receives FBI threat briefings from his adjutant general before pivoting and asserting […]

Light a candle for Jeff Simpson

Those of you who are longtime readers of Blogging Blue may remember Jeff Simpson, who blogged here for several years. After leaving Blogging Blue, Jeff began blogging for Cognitive Dissidence, and from CogDis comes news Jeff is once again battling cancer. As many of Jeff Simpson’s friends and friends of this blog know, Jeff is […]

While activists protest right to work in the Capitol, Mike Tate raises money

I think this blog post sums up why so many progressive activists in Wisconsin are so fed up with Mike Tate and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is in danger of becoming the 25th “right to work” state by early March, with hearings held today, a Senate vote coming later in the week, an […]

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