Justin Moralez endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans

Cudahy Ald. Justin Moralez, who’s running as a Republican in an attempt to unseat incumbent State Rep. Chris Sinicki here in the 20th Assembly district, recently received the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and their allies.

Here’s their endorsement. Moralez is a proud and vocal [...]

Vox: Colorado offered free birth control — and teen births fell by 40 percent

There’s been a lot written here (and in a bunch of other places) about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing Hobby Lobby to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives for its female employees, and shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision, I noted on Twitter that the Hobby Lobby decision may have seemed [...]

Vince Synowicz’s crazy income tax “plan”

Last week Republican Assembly candidate Vince Synowicz released his “Six Points to Prosperity” plan to “grow and strengthen Wisconsin’s middle-class.” Here’s the second of the six points of Synowicz’s “plan.” 2.) Overhaul the state’s tax code by shrinking the number of income brackets and lowering rates across the board. Any overhaul of the state’s tax [...]

Congressman who sponsored “Abstinence Education” bill reveals unmarried teenage daughter pregnant

Isn’t this ironic?!?!? Cosponsor of the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act of 2013, Congressman Bill Cassidy announced on Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter is having a baby out of wedlock.

Cassidy and his wife are both doctors, and their new grandchild is due this summer. Congressman Cassidy is a Republican candidate for Senate in Louisiana.

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Walker insider Cindy Archer gets hired for cushy state job without applying

Earlier this week Ed wrote about the new state job Cindy Archer, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, was just hired for, but while Ed noted the 31% pay increase Archer received over her predecessor, what wasn’t known at the time is that Archer was hired for her new position in Gov. Walker’s administration [...]

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: you scratch his back & he’ll scratch yours

This should surprise absolutely no one. Nearly half of Governor Scott Walker’s campaign fundraisers since April 1st have been hosted by people whose companies received financial awards from his administration.

Some call that troubling, while others say its nothing new in Wisconsin.

Jack Link, the owner of Jack Link Snacks of Minong, joins Chris Shult, [...]

Wisconsin’s Medicaid fund faces $93 million shortfall

But remember folks – Gov. Scott Walker is “fiscally responsible.” (emphasis added). Wisconsin’s Medicaid fund faces a shortfall of $93 million in state tax dollars through the end of the biennium, according to a report sent to members of the Joint Finance Committee.

The shortfall is up from an estimated $20.3 million in March, when [...]

Hobby Lobby Ruling Should Move Us Toward Single Payer Health Coverage

Any number of GOP pundits have condemned the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) as the start of the slippery slope to single payer health care in the United States. To that I can add, I only hope!

But as part of yesterday’s Supreme Court Ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom (I hope the [...]

Scott Walker cuts Wisconsin Covenant college tuition program

Yeah, Gov. Scott Walker really values education, doesn’t he? While the record $1.2 trillion in student loan debt has attracted election-year calls for reform in Madison and Washington, D.C., Wisconsin is ending a program that has helped students like Toshia Spindler go to UW-La Crosse. The Covenant Scholar program that Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle and [...]

State Senator Grothman Suffering From Raging Myopia

In an article about the egregious Supreme Court ruling in favor of ‘freedom of religion’ for Hobby Lobby in the second front on the war against woman, State Senator Glenn Grothman celebrated his deep sense of provincialism:

“The Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is a big win for Christians in [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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