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Eleanor Wolf, Citizen Action’s 2014 progressive achievement award winner, endorses Jeff Smith for DPW Chair

Ask any progressive in western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley who the hardest working activist in the Valley is and among the names you’ll hear is Eleanor Wolf, and she’s more than likely to be at the top of the list.

So when Citizen Action of Wisconsin held their annual vote last year to determine who should […]

New poll shows Russ Feingold leading Sen. Ron Johnson by double digits

I’m just gonna leave this right here.

A new poll finds former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) beating Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) by double digits in the 2016 race for Johnson’s senate seat.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Thursday found that 54 percent of registered voters say they would support Feingold in a 2016 […]

Conservative County Supervisor Deanna Alexander keeps it classy!

Via Twitter comes this tweet from conservative Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander:

Did Ovary's campaign REALLY set a $2.5 BILLION goal just for her own #POTUS run? Yet SHE claims there's too much $ in politics? Sheesh #tcot

— Deanna Alexander (@DAinWIS) April 15, 2015

It’s clear the intended target of Supervisor Alexander’s idiotic […]

Democratic State Rep. Melissa Sargent submits marijuana legalization legislation

Yesterday Democratic State Rep. Melissa Sargent wrote an op-ed piece making a strong case for the legalization of marijuana in Wisconsin. Here’s a snippet from Rep. Sargent’s op-ed. Last session, I was proud to author a bill to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. I did this after extensive research and the realization that the most […]

Democrats Chris Sinicki and Dave Hansen to introduce equal pay legislation

This is great news, but of course Republicans who control the legislature will never let it see the light of day. State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and State Representative Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) announced today that they will be introducing the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, legislation aimed at closing the gap in pay between and […]

Why I’m backing Jeff Smith for DPW Chair

First off, Jeff is the only candidate who has won a state level election against a multi-term incumbent Republican in rural Wisconsin. Jeff’s first race was in 2004 when he defeated a handpicked DPW candidate in the 93rd Assembly district primary and went on to lose in the general election. He came back in 2006 […]

Walker Should Be Going to California Instead of Europe

Apparently the governor is trying to strengthen his foreign policy credentials with another trip to Europe.

Where he should be is in drought ridden California. As that state continues to impose water use restrictions and experiments with sea water desalination, Wisconsin is still a safe water haven (well ignoring the DNRs lack of over […]

Anchor Bank offers buyouts to a fifth of its employees – didn’t it get the memo that WI is “Open for Business?”

Apparently Anchor Bank didn’t get Gov. Scott Walker’s memo that Wisconsin is “Open for Business.” The parent company of AnchorBank said Thursday that it is offering buyouts to about a fifth of its employees, closing six branches and selling another branch as part of an “operational efficiency” effort.

Madison-based Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc., which struggled […]

Two things on the results of the Chief Justice constitutional amendment

Two things on the results of Tuesday’s statewide constitutional amendment referendum.

First is this excellent opinion piece from James Rowen at The Political Environment. Unable to defeat her at the polls, conservatives managed to arrange the certain removal of Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson from the court’s top post awarded her by seniority, having convinced […]

AFSCME PEOPLE Committee endorses Martha Laning for DPW Chair

On Monday Martha Laning announced her candidacy for Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin had received the endorsement of the PEOPLE Conference of AFSCME, the union representing many of Wisconsin’s public employees. Martha Laning is proud to announce her endorsement by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees PEOPLE Conference (AFSCME PEOPLE) […]