Emerge Wisconsin celebrates 21 future candidates

From my email inbox comes news of the latest group of women to complete the Emerge Wisconsin training program. MADISON, WI: This past Sunday, twenty-one women completed the Emerge Wisconsin training program and stepped out armed for success as future candidates. The graduation ceremony, held at a private residence in Madison, featured a keynote address [...]

Sealed Air to cut 300 jobs in Wisconsin

Another day….another report of a company fleeing Wisconsin and taking its jobs with it. About 300 jobs in Sturtevant will be gone in the next three years as a New Jersey company consolidates its operations and moves the work to North Carolina.

Wisconsin progressives: the original Tea Partiers

Over at The Atlantic, Michael Wolraich has an excellent article outlining how Wisconsin progressives like “Fighting Bob” La Follette were the original Tea Party challenging the political status quo. If “Fighting Bob” were alive today, he’d be howling in the Capitol. A hundred years before the Tea Parties, Senator Bob La Follette of Wisconsin was [...]

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 son served as witness at same-sex marriage

Awkward… As Gov. Scott Walker was supporting Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s fight to uphold Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban last month, his teenage son was busy serving as an official witness to a family member’s own same-sex marriage.

An official state record shows Alex Walker, a UW-Madison student whose Facebook page lists him as an [...]

One man’s story about why he’s working in Minnesota instead of Wisconsin

This sums up why “It’s Not Working” in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. I am working in MN for a number of reasons. I have family support, I have to work where I can find it and MN has better paying opportunities than WI.

I have been in manufacturing since I got out of the army [...]

71 year-old woman files brutality complaint against Wisconsin Capitol Police officer

Welcome to Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, where his Capitol Police brutalize 71 year-old activists simply for exercising their rights. Ann Fleischli said she was collecting signatures on the Capitol Square during the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Saturday when Officer Michael Syphard arrested her. Syphard took her into an office in the state Capitol, Fleischli said, [...]

When Will The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Drop Rick Esenberg’s Blog?

There’s been some conversation on Facebook about Christian Schneider’s op ed pieces in MJS. Liberal posters have accused him of being a hack and a direct mouthpiece of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. MJS editor Ernst-Ulrich Franzen stepped up to defend him as a paid columnist. All well and good…well not really good…but you know [...]

Al Jazeera America’s Fault Lines presents: “Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff”

On Saturday, June 14, Al Jazeera America’s award-winning investigative documentary program “Fault Lines” will travel to Wisconsin to delve into the Battle over Wisconsin’s natural resources between corporate interests and citizens intent on preserving the environment. Here’s more about the show. “Fault Lines” correspondent Josh Rushing travels to the farthest reaches of northern Wisconsin, 200 [...]

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban

This is kind of a big deal…

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb Friday overturned Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban.

The measure was overwhelmingly passed through a state constitutional amendment in 2006.

The Wisconsin case comes amid a broad shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage.

Nationwide, same-sex couples have the right to marry in 19 states [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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