In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, protecting children could be a job for high school graduates

To say the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW) is an agency plagued by problems would be an understatement. The BMCW’s problems started before the BMCW actually existed, going back to a time when today’s BMCW was known as Milwaukee County Child Welfare. Back when Milwaukee County Child Welfare was…

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Problem With Walker Budget Means Borrowing $1 Billion

On Friday the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured an article quoting the Wisconsin State Legislature’s budget office had reported that under Governor Walker’s budget proposal, the state would be required to borrow nearly $1 billion dollars over the two year period. Most of that money, $994 million, would go to the…

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Compare/Contrast – Democratic Primary Edition

Today I would like to compare/contrast two different letters sent by the two democratic frontrunners to be the next Governor of our great state. The first letter was written by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and sent to Alberta Darling and Robin Vos: In this letter, Mayor Barrett brought up three…

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Tommy Thompson: The Mad Hatter of Hart Park’s “Celebrate Walker” Rally

by Lisa Mux & Phil Scarr If the Americans for Prosperity event we attended in Waukesha a few weeks back was a motivational rally, the pro-Walker gathering in Wauwatosa Saturday afternoon was feeding time in the hyena paddock. It was less Tony Robbins and more Tony Soprano. The modest crowd…

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What exactly is Alberta Darling hiding? Did she collude with right-wing groups to aid her electoral chances?

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint against Republican State Senator Alberta Darling (pictured, right) alleging that Sen. Darling has committed multiple felonies, including misconduct in office and tampering with public records and notices, not to mention violations of the state’s open records laws. Also named as parties…

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VIDEO: Darling Voters for Pasch

Earlier today the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America, joined by MoveOn.org, started airing a new ad here in southeastern Wisconsin. The ad highlights one voter who’s voted Republican in the past – having voted for Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, George W. Bush, and Alberta Darling –…

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VIDEO: Alberta Darling can’t name a single job created in her district thanks to Republican job creation efforts

Speaking to attendees of the Milwaukee Newsmakers luncheon on Tuesday, Republican State Senator Alberta Darling, the subject of a recall because of her lock-step support of Gov. Scott Walker, had an extremely hard time naming one company that had created jobs in the 8th State Senate district that she represents…

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Alberta Darling: Those making over $250,000 per year “aren’t wealthy people”

Apparently Republican State Senator Alberta Darling (R-Mansion), the subject of a tough recall fight in Wisconsin’s 8th State Senate district, doesn’t think people making over $250,000 per year are wealthy. During a recent appearance on Mark Belling’s radio show, Sen. Darling made it abundantly clear she’s completely out of touch…

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Help Sandy Pasch beat Alberta Darling

From my email inbox comes word of an effort by the folks at Grassroots Northshore to help get out the vote for Democratic State Rep. Sandy Pasch, who’s running to unseat incumbent State Senator Alberta Darling (R-mansion) in the recall election against Darling. Here are the details of the get…

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Pasch edges out Darling in latest poll

According to a recent poll done for Democrats by the Mellman Group, Democratic State Rep. Sandy Pasch (pictured, left), who is challenging Republican State Senator Alberta Darling in a recall election, is in a dead heat with Sen. Darling. The poll of 350 likely voters had Pasch with a lead…

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