From the email from the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus;
State lawmakers to host public hearing on changes to local control in Milwaukee County
MADISON – Local residents are invited to share their opinions on the state-imposed changes to the Milwaukee County Board at a public hearing this Tuesday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 5:00 [...]
NEVER MIND THAT THIS BILL IS AIMED SQUARELY AT AND WILL AFFECT ONLY MILWAUKEE COUNTY…the public hearing will be held in the capitol in Madison and nowhere near any Milwaukee County constituent! SHAME!
Wednesday April 10th, 2013 10 AM Room 225 Northwest!
Watch as Democratic State Senator Lena Taylor explains to constituents that she signed on as a co-sponsor of impending Republican-authored legislation to downsize the Milwaukee County Board because she thinks it’s a “happy medium.”
H/T to Cognitive Dissidence.
I guess that I shouldn’t be surprised…but after all of the rhetoric about transparency and leaving the pork and nonsense out of bills where they don’t belong…politicians still try to bury special interest perks or non-budget stuff in inappropriate places.
One of the most egregious recent sitings is Governor Walker’s inclusion for the repeal of [...]
According to a report by Steve Schultze of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor (pictured, right) has agreed to cosponsor Republican State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo’s revised bill to shrink both the size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the Board’s pay/overall budget. Sanfelippo’s revised bill would put the matter before [...]
I have received a number of emails concerning State Representatve and former professional part time county supervisor Joe Sanfelippo’s reversal on allowing the county board to reform themselves. He has lined up a number of new co-sponsors including Milwaukee’s State Senator Lena Taylor and State Rep Dale Kooyenga (R – 14th).
Originally I thought [...]
So the results are in, and it looks like tonight was a great night for progressives here in the Milwaukee area.
Mandela Barnes beat incumbent Democrat Jason Fields for Assembly seat 11 Evan Goyke won in an 8 person field for open Assembly seat 18 Danny Riemer beat incumbent Democrat Peggy Krusick for Assembly [...]
Apparently Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor and Republican Gov. Scott Walker have more in common than their mutual love of concealed carry and the Castle Doctrine; they’re both involved with the American Federation for Children, a right-wing school choice group that counts among its lobbyists disgraced former Republican Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen.
On July 31, Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor posted this photo to her Facebook page.
As noted in the photo, that’s Sen. Taylor posing with Trayvon Martin’s Mother at the Rainbow Push Coalition Conference in Chicago, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know who Trayvon Martin is.
What’s shocking to me [...]
On Friday Democratic State Rep. Sandy Pasch announced the first wave of endorsements of her re-election campaign in Wisconsin’s new 10th Assembly District.
Here’s a list of those endorsements:
State Senator Chris Larson State Representative Tamara Grigsby State Representative Jon Richards State Representative Christine Sinicki State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Milwaukee [...]