Rebecca Kleefisch: states using clean energy have “competitive advantage” over states like Wisconsin

During a recent appearance on right-wing talk radio with Charlie Sykes, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch talked about the “competitive advantage” states focusing on clean energy have over states like Wisconsin, which still relies heavily on fossil fuels for our energy production. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) second-in-command made a…

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Kleefisch Family Not Quite Feeling the Love

Undoubtedly it’s tough playing the role of a right wing ultra-conservative on the campaign stump and then having something quite the opposite be part of your real personal life. During the last gubernatorial campaign, Daniel Bice, in his No Quarter column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discussed just such a…

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Republican Congressional candidate Karen Mueller: Wisconsin marriage ruling may lead to incestuous marriage

Yet another example of the wingnuttery of Wisconsin Republicans comes to us courtesy of Karen Mueller, an Eau Claire attorney vying to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s third Congressional district. Karen Mueller, an Eau Claire attorney whose practice has focused on opposing abortion and defending those “discriminated…

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Gov. Scott Walker has taken 160 Little Caeser’s pizzas per year off my family’s table

Speaking in Ripon on April 4, Republican Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch explained that the income tax cut proposed by Gov. Scott Walker in his latest budget will enable citizens to buy 40 Little Caesers pizzas. “I think the average family understands this is just a down payment on the future….

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Is Lt. Governor Kleefisch suggesting voter intimidation with new robocall?

It’s barely October and Wisconsin Republicans are already up to their old tricks, it seems. On Sunday, October 7, a Waukesha County resident received a robocall from Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) encouraging her to attend “an important election day training” in Waukesha on Tuesday, implying that voter fraud could…

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Recall Memo: June 5: On Healing Our State from Louis Fortis

The publisher of The Shepherd Express has some thoughts on Healing Our State…and he comes to the conclusion that it requires the election of Mayor Tom Barrett as governor in the recall this Tuesday June 5th! It was when I was elected to the Assembly 25 years ago that I…

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Recall Memo: Walker Water Everywhere but NOT a Drop to Drink!

Sometimes I am not so sure there isn’t a weekend editor or two at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who enjoys a bit of irony and edits the news to grand effect! And the front page of the Saturday June 2nd edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel LOCAL section is the…

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Recall Memo: June 5: Another Walker Budget Deficit Fixed via Cuts to UW System

Not too long ago…at the 8 month or so point in his two year ‘balanced budget’…Governor Walker filled a projected budget deficit of $143 million by making additional cuts to state spending of $123 million dollars. The largest portion of these reductions were taken from the UW system, $46 million…

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Recall Memo: June 5: Walker Uses Settlement Money to Fill Shortfall in Balanced Budget

One of the self declared crowning achievements of Scott Walker’s time as governor, is how he ‘balanced’ his first biennial budget (which is I believe, a state constitutional requirement, but never mind that). He touts this accomplishment at every rally, speech and prominently at both debates. BUT…just 8 months or…

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Recall Memo: June 5: Walker Tenure as County Exec Troubles Sheriff Clarke

On May 20, 2012 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article discussing Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s desire to outsource maintenance work at the Milwaukee County Jail. The Sheriff contends that it takes too long for county personnel to respond to requests for any type of maintenance including things as…

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