Archive for the ‘WISCONSIN’ Category

Aug
2014
5

Walker, Burke Spar on Outsourcing as List of Co’s Who Took Incentives and Shipped Jobs Grows

  As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and...
Aug
2014
1

Act 10 Was Upheld in Wisconsin. May We All Bask in the Glow of the Dissenting Opinion.

  You’ve seen the (bad) news. Scott Walker’s trademark anti-union law, Act 10, was upheld by the state Supreme Court yesterday. No surprise there considering the court’s party affiliation, though the finality of the matter packs a bit more gut-punch this time around. So let’s all gather ’round the middle class...
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Jul
2014
29

Long Trek: Mary Burke Surging in WI Gov Polls, but Dems Shouldn’t Be too Excited (Yet)

Long Trek: Mary Burke Surging in WI Gov Polls, but Dems Shouldn't Be too Excited (Yet)
  The latest polling from Marquette University Law School shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker virtually tied with his democratic challenger, Mary Burke, in the leadup to the November election.  Analysis shows that among registered voters Walker holds a 46-45 lead, but ‘voters most likely to participate in the election’ give Burke a...
Jun
2014
23

John D’oh! Scott Walker’s Election Law Violations are Plain as Day, Documents Reveal

John D'oh! Scott Walker's Election Law Violations are Plain as Day, Documents Reveal
  Documents made public concerning the second John Doe Investigation of Scott Walker show that prosecutors believe the Wisconsin Governor was “at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups to help his campaign and those of Republican state senators facing recall elections during 2011 and 2012.”...
Jun
2014
17

Scott Walker Challenger Mary Burke Makes Clearest Anti-Act 10 Remarks to Date

Scott Walker Challenger Mary Burke Makes Clearest Anti-Act 10 Remarks to Date
  With the Wisconsin gubernatorial race inching ever closer, Democratic challenger Mary Burke has ramped up her rhetoric regarding Act 10 last weekend, incumbent Governor Walker’s signature legislation which stripped collective bargaining rights from a majority of the state’s public sector union workforce.  With the issue still very much...
Jun
2014
9

Madison Teachers, School Board Snub Act 10, Ratify Contract Before Court Decision on Bargaining

Madison Teachers, School Board Snub Act 10, Ratify Contract Before Court Decision on Bargaining
  In their continuing fight for post-Act 10 rights, Madison Teachers Inc. has ratified a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School board for 2015-2016.  Both the board and the teachers wanted to get the deal in place before the State Supreme Court rules on the union’s complaint over local bargaining rights.  The contract will give...
May
2014
22

Madison Teachers, with WI Gov Candidate Mary Burke in Tow, Vote to Extend Controversial Contracts Through 2016

  Last week in Wisconsin the Madison School Board voted to move forward with contract extensions, through the 2015-2016 school year, for Madison Teachers, Inc..  The vote is important because Madison is one of the few school districts in Wisconsin which still has collective bargaining rights, thus the extension also extends the lifetime of...
May
2014
21

80% of New Businesses Established Under WI Gov Walker are LLCs, 1000s Have No Employees at All

80% of New Businesses Established Under WI Gov Walker are LLCs, 1000s Have No Employees at All
  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not known for his factual take on the jobs picture. His infamous claim that he’d create 250,000 new jobs has been ridiculed since day one and remains roughly 150,000 jobs short. Generally speaking, the man is virtually incapable of telling the truth, with a full 74% of his statements [&hellip...
Apr
2014
14

On Question of Act 10′s Popularity, WI Gov. Walker Again Deemed Misinformer-in-Chief

On Question of Act 10's Popularity, WI Gov. Walker Again Deemed Misinformer-in-Chief
  Politifact has determined that comments made earlier this month by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker concerning public support for the anti-union Act 10 are false.  During an April 1st radio interview with WISN-AM, Walker claimed that a poll taken “a few months” ago showed public support for his landmark anti-union legislation was at...
Mar
2014
26

WI DMV Official Likens Immigrants to “Satan.” Gov Walker Lies About Firing Him. Official Sues Gov.

WI DMV Official Likens Immigrants to
  Among Gov. Scott Walker’s reasons for enacting Act 10 was that collective bargaining made it too hard for him to hire and fire the right people.  But Walker is now facing a situation in which he cannot shake his administration of a bad employee, Act 10 or not.   The former employee, Steve Krieser, [&hellip...
Mar
2014
19

WI Newspaper: Walker Request for Voter ID Special Session “Ridiculous,” Voter Fraud “Not a Problem”

WI Newspaper: Walker Request for Voter ID Special Session
  An editorial from the Appleton Post-Crescent attempts to clarify the issue of Voter ID in Wisconsin, slamming Gov. Scott Walker for calling a special session of the legislature in order to change the law while more pressing matters, like disastrous job numbers, face the state.   Interestingly, the board originally supported the Voter ID...
Feb
2014
21

EXPOSED: Gov. Scott Walker’s Legion of Brutally Racist Aides

EXPOSED: Gov. Scott Walker's Legion of Brutally Racist Aides
  Scott Walker may not have been officially named ‘John Doe’ in a pair of Wisconsin investigations into abuses during his multiple tenures in power, but his aides could safely be called another name or two. Newly disclosed emails from a trove of Walker insider communiqué reveals brutally racist jokes and demographic bias suited...