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Walker 2015 budget outrage

Copyright 2015 by Dan Burr

Kathleen Vinehout: State Budget: Take Time to Learn and Express Yourself

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “What people need to understand is that we are seeing this budget for the first time,” the Republican staff member told me. “There are a lot of things that need to change.”

Recently the Governor made public his proposal for the […]

Help Emerge Wisconsin Celebrate President’s Day in Madison!

From my email inbox comes this announcement of an upcoming event for Emerge Wisconsin. This year, we have an additional reason to celebrate President’s Day. As we gear up for the 2016 election, we are eagerly anticipating the very real possibility of electing our first female president. How did we (finally!) get to this point? […]

The UW System funding cuts: a spreadsheet

From my email inbox comes this excellent resource from regular reader lufthase, who put together a spreadsheet pertaining to funding for the UW System in the context of Gov. Walker’s unprecedented funding cuts to the UW System. The recent discussion surrounding Walker’s cuts to the UW System budget spurred me to make a little spreadsheet […]

Interested in building a stronger progressive voice in Milwaukee?

From my email:

Hello friend,

Governor Walker’s recent attacks on public education and environmental conservation in Wisconsin have confirmed what we already know – our state needs a stronger Democratic voice. To be successful in winning elections and moving progressive issues forward, we need to have a well-trained, well-connected network of activists, staff, and […]

Sean Duffy’s telling a lot of tall tales about the Keystone XL pipeline

Here’s the latest email missive from Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, who apparently isn’t above telling a few tall tales to further the interests of his benefactors. Dear friends,

This week the House will vote on the Senate’s version of a bill to (yet again) approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The President has promised to veto […]

College Democrats of Wisconsin Chair Responds To Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Address

From my email this evening: College Democrats of Wisconsin Chair Zach Madden released the following statement regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015 Budget Address.

“Gov. Walker’s 2015 state budget is the worst budget for students in recent memory. After campaigning on a tuition freeze, Gov. Walker has betrayed students by proposing an unprecedented $300 million […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “Let’s Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water”

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “I’m not a clerk. I’m just a citizen who observed several recounts and recalls,” Bill Wasser of Reedsburg told the Audit Committee. “Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Let’s make some changes and make it work.”

Mr. […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “I Don’t Have a Clue” School Play Mirrors Confusion in Assembly Education Committee (UPDATED)

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “Edgar: All right, everybody; back to the scene of the crime.

“Ella: New clues?

“Carol: What clues?

“Bob: What’s the next clue?

“Carol: I don’t have a clue.

“Norman: (At the window box, dramatically.) Guys, the body’s gone!”

So goes the […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “LAB Fraud Hotline: Working to Stop Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement”

From my email inbox comes Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter about the Legislative Audit Bureau’s Fraud Hotline. “We waited and the ride never came,” said one disabled man. “I was so cold” another woman said. “They said the heater in the van didn’t work.”

The disabled folks from Black River Falls who called […]