Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin politics’

Oct
2013
25

WI’s Rejection of Federal Funds Resulting in Health Insurance Rates Double Those in Bordering MN

  A new report from consumer advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin exposes how decisions made by Gov. Scott Walker drove insurance rates far above those in neighboring Minnesota. Driven by Walker’s rejection of federal Medicaid money and a laissez-faire attitude towards rate regulation, the average Wisconsinite will pay $1,800 more…
Jun
2013
14

WI Gov Walker to Sell Off Highways, Prisons, and University Buildings Paid for by Students and Donors

WI Gov Walker to Sell Off Highways, Prisons, and University Buildings Paid for by Students and Donors
  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s latest plan to lower his state’s debt revolves around selling off the state’s universities, highways and prisons despite the potential long-term drawbacks.  Among the targets are buildings originally paid for by student fees and donations throughout the University of Wisconsin school system. This…
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May
2013
31

Gov. Walker, Rep. Kooyenga Want to Collapse Tax Brackets, Kick 100s of Millions to Wealthy Wisconsinites

Gov. Walker, Rep. Kooyenga Want to Collapse Tax Brackets, Kick 100s of Millions to Wealthy Wisconsinites
  Recent state budget projections in Wisconsin show that there will be an influx of $500 million over the next two years. In Wisconsin, that can only mean one thing: a partisan divide over where the money should be allocated.   Democrats hope to use the cash to provide aid for public schools while donor-loving [&hellip…;
Mar
2012
7

Union Supported Mining Bill That Would Have Expedited a 3,000-Job Mine Project Dies in Wisconsin Senate

Recently, five Labor Unions announced their support for proposed changes in Wisconsin which would streamline the process for getting a permit to start iron ore mining. The announcement came on the heels of a memorandum of understanding signed by Gogebic Taconite LLC that would ensure union labor during construction of an iron ore mine expected…
Feb
2012
15

WI Republican Introduces Legislation to Thwart Transparency, Silence Opponents of Corruption

WI Republican Introduces Legislation to Thwart Transparency, Silence Opponents of Corruption
In what has been described as “a dagger to the heart of Wisconsin’s campaign finance disclosure laws”, Senator Glenn Grothman has introduced a bill that would make it more difficult to track donations from businesses and industry in state elections. At a time when many in Wisconsin are calling for increased transparency, Grothman…
Feb
2012
13

Wisconsin Dem Introduces the “ALEC Accountability Act”

Wisconsin Dem Introduces the “ALEC Accountability Act”
The overt and immeasurable influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over U.S. policy has been well-documented on this site and others. For the most part, little has been done legislatively to change this unfortunate fact. But a Madison, Wisconsin Democrat, Mark Pocan, has been circulating a bill that aims to rein ALEC in:…
Feb
2012
8

Wisconsin “Outhousing” Bill Aims to Give Consultants an Advantage Over State Staff

Wisconsin “Outhousing” Bill Aims to Give Consultants an Advantage Over State Staff
A new Wisconsin-bred “outsourcing” bill favors consultants over savings, according to Mark Klipstein, President of the State Engineering Association. The bill, introduced to the state house by Representative Mark Honadel (R-21), is favored by Governor Scott Walker. It would loosen the standards of practice regarding the use of…
Jan
2012
31

Scott Walker “John Doe” Investigation Now Involves RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, Herman Cain Campaign Manager Mark Block

Scott Walker “John Doe” Investigation Now Involves RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, Herman Cain Campaign Manager Mark Block
“Walkergate” is unfolding into a masterwork in American conspiracy as the complaint explaining the charges against two of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s former staff members includes an email that may prove Walker had knowledge of the illegal activities happening around him. The charges have also implicated current chairman of…
Jan
2012
9

Scott Walker John Doe Update: A Marine Tried to Blow the Whistle but Was Shot Down; GOP Attorney General Refusing to Do His Job

Scott Walker John Doe Update: A Marine Tried to Blow the Whistle but Was Shot Down; GOP Attorney General Refusing to Do His Job
The John Doe investigation that has begun to reveal elicit sexual behavior and theft of military veteran funds by Milwaukee politicians under the watch of now-Governor Scott Walker is taking Wisconsin by storm ahead of a near-certain recall election this summer. This weekend, the Milwaukee Area Labor Council published a story on their website that…
Jan
2012
6

Walker Aide Who Stole $60,000 From Veterans Has “Roommate” Sending Genital Pics to 17-Year-Old Boy

Walker Aide Who Stole $60,000 From Veterans Has “Roommate” Sending Genital Pics to 17-Year-Old Boy
Oh, God. This is gross. Look at the photograph of this loser. The John Doe investigation into Milwaukee political scandalousness under Scott Walker’s watch took a turn for the pornographic, according to the Journal-Sentinel: The secret John Doe investigation into embezzlement of funds intended for veterans also produced a jarring unrelated…
Dec
2011
28

Scott Walker Getting Nearly Half His Donations from Out-of-State While Decrying Out-of-State Money

Scott Walker Getting Nearly Half His Donations from Out-of-State While Decrying Out-of-State Money
Earlier this month, a tweet from Slate political reporter Dave Weigel saying “Gov. Scott Walker just left ATR/Norquist Xmas Party” was the first news to most Wisconsin residents that their Governor was out of the state and attending a posh Tea Party hang with the Americans for Tax Reform bunch. Under Wisconsin state law, the [&hellip…;
Dec
2011
20

Small Biz Owner In Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire Outsourcer, Member of China Business Council

Small Biz Owner In Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire Outsourcer, Member of China Business Council
As progressive Wisconsinites approach the necessary number of signatures to force a recall election of Governor Scott Walker, the man known best for union-busting and prank phone call gumpsmanship is making his case for Wisconsin being a better business environment since he took office. It is a tough case to make considering that Wisconsin has…