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 […]

Walker Administration gives double-digit raises to high-level Corrections staff

This is completely unsurprising. The state Department of Corrections gave at least eight high-level workers up to 15% in pay increases over the past year, including four who collected three raises or bonuses in six months.

The significant raises for the prison psychologists were among those uncovered in a new review of salary increases in […]

Walker administration job creation numbers in 2013 hit three-year low

But wait….I thought Wisconsin would be “Open for Business” under Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Gov. Scott Walker’s administration reported Thursday that just over 28,000 private-sector jobs were created in Wisconsin last year, the lowest annual amount since Walker took office.

Walker promised during the 2010 election, and again during the recall less than two years […]

Rest In Peace Patrick Lucey

Rest In Peace, former Gov. Patrick Lucey Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick J. Lucey believed he was a man without charisma, but whatever he may have lacked in that department he made up for as a tenacious organizer.

Lucey moved in political circles for more than four decades — he was chairman of the state Democratic […]

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: now with more liquid manure spraying!

Welcome to Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. Scott Murray did not want to leave the home in rural Juneau County where he and his family had lived for more than 20 years. But with the house surrounded on three sides by manure irrigation systems, life had become a nightmare.

“It even got into the walls of […]

WI GOP operative Brian Sikma linked to sexual predator

Well this is something… On March 7, 2014 Bill Gothard resigned from the ministry he founded, the Institute of Basic Life Principles (IBLP), after 34 women accused him of sexual misconduct and spiritual manipulation. Gothard’s groups were previously plagued by a massive sex scandal in the 1980’s and a child abuse scandal in the late […]

SC Johnson announces more job cuts in Wisconsin

Apparently SC Johnson didn’t get Gov. Scott Walker’s memo that Wisconsin is “Open for Business.” Another round of SC Johnson job-cutting notifications will be made Tuesday, company CEO and Chairman Fisk Johnson told employees in a town hall-style employee meeting Friday morning.

During the event at Fortaleza Hall on the SCJ world headquarters campus, 1525 […]

Worst State in America for black children has been declared, and it’s Wisconsin

This is absolutely shameful, and blame falls to Republicans and Democrats in Wisconsin. Black families pondering a move to the Midwest might want to read this, especially if they have young children. According to a national report, Wisconsin has been ranked the worst state in the country when it comes to racial disparities for children.

The Annie […]

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 […]

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