Rep. Tom Petri announces he won’t see reelection

Well this is something… GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, will announce Monday that he will not seek re-election.

Petri’s congressional office put out a statement this afternoon that the longtime congressman, facing a primary challenge this fall, will make the announcement at a town hall meeting in Neenah.

Republican State Sen. Glenn [...]

Republicans try to sneak changes to overtime in 2013 Assembly Bill 611

Ed. Note: At second glance, it appears I’m mistaken, as the compensatory time this bill would create as an option for employees would actually be earned at a rate of 1.5 hours of compensatory time per hour of overtime, so the employee would not be losing money. Apologies for the oversight on my part.

I’d [...]

Glenn Grothman Wants to Poison You!

A Wisconsin State Senate committee is scheduled to take up Senate Bill 236–a bill that would open the doors to the legal sale of unpasteurized milk from dairy farmers. The bill, championed by Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), would set up guidelines for allowing the dumber among us to consume a product that was made safe [...]

They’ll caulk the cracks!

Watch and listen as Republican State Sen. Glenn Grothman explains that individuals who live near the proposed Gogebic Taconite strip mine in the northwoods of Wisconsin have absolutely nothing to worry about in regards to their drinking water, because the mining company will solve mine leakage problems with “industrial caulk.”

Glenn Grothman makes it clear he just doesn’t care about what citizens have to say

Here’s Republican State Sen. Glenn Grothman paying more attention to his cell phone than he did to concerned citizens who showed up to testify at the Joint Finance Committee’s public hearing at Greendale High School yesterday.

H/T to Shaina Solidarity for the photo.

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A family’s experience with Planned Parenthood

From my email inbox comes this account of one Wisconsin family’s experience with Planned Parenthood. Two young adults walk into a Planned Parenthood near suburban Milwaukee in 2007. Faced with new realities about their future together, the young couple came that day to ask for help in a time of great need.

Neither one of [...]

Glenn Grothman is an absolute disgrace (VIDEO)

Watch as Republican State Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend lets his inner ignoramus out.

Sen. Grothman (R) claims Obama and Baldwin probably won due to fraud. But wait, there’s more…

Republican Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) handily defeated his Democratic opponent, Tanya Lohr, in last week’s election, but apparently it wasn’t easy. Grothman took to the airwaves Thursday morning to talk about “the special interests” he was up against, including, um, the New World Order. Grothman also claimed that President Obama and Tammy Baldwin probably won [...]

Democrat running against Glenn Grothman to hold campaign kickoff event on June 29

From my email inbox comes news of the campaign kickoff event for Tanya Lohr, the Democrat who’s running against extremist Republican State Sen. Glenn Grothman.

Tanya Lohr to challenge Republican State Sen. Glen Grothman

Tanya Lohr, a public school teacher and activist who led the charge to try and recall right-wing extremist State Sen. Glen Grothman (R-West Bend), has announced her candidacy for the 20th District Senate seat against Sen. Grothman. Lohr, who’s a graduate of Emerge Wisconsin’s leadership training program, is also the chair of the Democratic Party [...]

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