Earlier this year, Republican Rep. Sean Duffy refused to take a position on whether transvaginal ultrasounds should be mandatory for women seeking abortions because (in his words) “I haven’t had one.”
While Rep. Duffy may feign ignorance when it comes to knowing what a transvaginal ultrasound is, his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy can’t make the same [...]
Welcome to Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, where hyper-partisanship trumps all… A University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering student anticipating a new seat on the UW System’s Board of Regents was renounced at the eleventh hour by Gov. Scott Walker, who withdrew the young man’s appointment after finding out he had signed a petition as an 18-year-old freshman calling [...]
The Republican triumvirate in Madison will repeal local public employee residency requirements as part of their state budget. Regardless of your position on the subject, isn’t this the perfect candidate for a binding referendum in every municipality with residency rules? Although Mayor Barrett and Milwaukee’s residency rules and Milwaukee’s public employee unions are getting the [...]
So much for Republicans in our Legislature eliminating our state’s budget deficit and lowering taxes… The typical homeowner’s property taxes would rise by $29 this year, income-tax payers would see an average $158 cut next year, and the state’s 2015-’17 budget would face a projected half-billion-dollar shortfall, under the latest version of Republicans’ state budget [...]
Earlier today Republicans in the State Senate, as part of their continuing efforts to “focus like a laser” on creating jobs here in Wisconsin (we’re now 49th in job creation, by the way), passed a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound procedure before being able to receive an abortion.
While that news in [...]
Earlier today the Wisconsin State Assembly passed AB 225, a terrible piece of legislation that not only makes it harder for citizens to vote but also makes it easier for corporations to exert even more influence over our state’s elections. While I fully expected the Republican-controlled Assembly to ram through AB 225, what I didn’t [...]
So in case you haven’t heard already (which if you’re reading this blog you have), the Democratic Party of Wisconsin held its annual convention last weekend at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc.
Among those in attendance was former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, in his capacity as the founder of Progressives United. Feingold hosted a hospitality [...]
Democratic State Rep. Cory Mason of Racine proposed honoring the kringle _ a large round flat pastry with a hole in the middle made predominantly in Racine County _ in the state budget proposal that passed early Wednesday.
I have been considering a series of blogs titled, “This is in the state budget?” or at [...]