Wisconsin couple challenges state’s ban on same-sex marriage

This week a Milwaukee lesbian couple filed a lawsuit directly with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to invalidate Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. According to the suit, Katherine Halopka-Ivery tried to transfer ownership of real estate in her name to the couple and Milwaukee County register of deeds officials refused to record [...]

Texas Republicans form “Boats ‘N Hoes” PAC

Stay classy, Texas Republicans!

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The Party of Lincoln?

I imagine some of you caught Bill Lueders’ article about the retirement of State Senator Dale Schultz (R – Richland Center) that was published yesterday at Urban Milwaukee titled ‘Say Goodbye to the Party of Lincoln’. Part of the article relates the story about the resolution passed at the Wisconsin Republican Party’s 6th Congressional District [...]

EMILY’s List puts Kelly Westlund “On the List”

From my email inbox comes news EMILY’s List has placed Democratic Congressional candidate Kelly Westlund, who’s running against “Struggling” Sean Duffy, “On the List.” Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, put Wisconsin’s Seventh Congressional District candidate Kelly Westlund “On the List.”

“On the List” is a way to make sure [...]

Wisconsin hunting group to vote on proposal to allow swan hunting in Wisconsin

WTF?!?!?!?

A proposal to allow the hunting of tundra swans, along with a rule to allow hunters to retrieve hound dogs on private property without landowner permission, are shaping up as two of the most controversial questions before state outdoors users Monday.

The annual meetings of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) — held simultaneously in [...]

Scott Walker’s administration outsources highway sign maintenance to company in Georgia

Why does it not surprise me that Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration would outsource highway sign maintenance to a company based in Georgia? The state has entered into a new contract to maintain the blue signs on highways that direct drivers to restaurants and gas stations near Wisconsin’s highways, and businesses that rely on that [...]

WI Republicans to consider measure to secede from U.S. at their yearly convention (UPDATED)

Boy, Republicans in Wisconsin sure aren’t afraid to bring the crazy…

To secede or not to secede.

That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month’s convention.

Earlier this month, the party’s Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party “supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin’s right, under extreme [...]

Rep. Tom Petri announces he won’t see reelection

Well this is something… GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, will announce Monday that he will not seek re-election.

Petri’s congressional office put out a statement this afternoon that the longtime congressman, facing a primary challenge this fall, will make the announcement at a town hall meeting in Neenah.

Republican State Sen. Glenn [...]

Oshkosh Corp. announces 760 layoffs in Wisconsin

Apparently Oshkosh Corp. didn’t get Gov. Walker’s memo that Wisconsin is “Open for Business.” Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it’s laying off about 700 hourly employees, starting in June, plus 60 salaried employees, as the company’s military vehicle business slows.

After the layoffs, Oshkosh Defense, which has been hit hard by the decline in military spending, [...]

Dan Adams-”Potholes Not Partisanship”

Check out AD 19 candidate Dan Adams new ad! (if you live or drive in Milwaukee I think you can relate to this.lol):

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Post by Dan Adams. [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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