Archive for the ‘WISCONSIN’ Category

May
2012
29

First Wisconsin Recall Debate Yields Talking Points for Barrett, Backpedaling from Walker

First Wisconsin Recall Debate Yields Talking Points for Barrett, Backpedaling from Walker
One week from now, on June 5th, the long awaited Wisconsin recall election will take place and cheeseheads the state over will have their say on whether or not they want to continue in the same direction or remove Scott Walker from the Governor’s Mansion. If such a change is affected, it could act as ...
May
2012
17

Milwaukee Ironworker Announces Bid for Wisconsin State Assembly

Milwaukee Ironworker Announces Bid for Wisconsin State Assembly
Organized Labor may add a friendly new face to the Wisconsin State Assembly this year as Randy Bryce, a Milwaukee Ironworker, has announced his filing of the proper paperwork to run in the newly redrawn 62nd District. Bryce is a political coordinator and holds an executive position on the board of Milwaukee Ironworkers Local 8. ...
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May
2012
16

Walker’s Billionaire “Divide and Conquer” Backer, Diane Hendricks, Isn’t Paying State Corporate Taxes

Walker’s Billionaire “Divide and Conquer” Backer, Diane Hendricks, Isn’t Paying State Corporate Taxes
It seems the billionaire Scott Walker-backer with whom the Governor shared his “divide and conquer” strategy toward unions can give $500,000 to her favorite anti-worker puppet despite not paying a cent in state corporate income tax between the years of 2005 and 2008, the most recent years with records to show. Diane Hendricks, the...
May
2012
8

Polls Suggest Barrett Has Dem Gov Lead Going Into Wisconsin Primaries Today

Polls Suggest Barrett Has Dem Gov Lead Going Into Wisconsin Primaries Today
As one Wisconsin Ironworker noted on Facebook last night: “Tomorrow is the playoffs. Super Bowl is in June!” While this afternoon’s cheesehead election drama will not nearly match that of the actual recall election in a month’s time, there is nonetheless ample intrigue as Democrats, labor unions and other progressive...
Apr
2012
30

88% of the Money Gov. Walker Raised in Q1 ’12 Came from Out of State Before Recall Donation Limits Kicked In

88% of the Money Gov. Walker Raised in Q1 '12 Came from Out of State Before Recall Donation Limits Kicked In
The time is now for Scott Walker to gather as much out-of-state money as possible. As a matter of fact, that’s the only kind of time Scott Walker keeps. The recall election is upon us and the John Doe Investigation into alleged abuses of power and illegal fundraising during Walker’s time as County Executive is ...
Apr
2012
16

John Doe Investigators Fear Filing Additional Charges Will Lead to Claims of Political Bias

John Doe Investigators Fear Filing Additional Charges Will Lead to Claims of Political Bias
An update from Daniel Bice at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel this morning suggests Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is unsure wether to file additional charges in the John Doe investigation before the recall election. Chisolm’s predecessors are on the record as skeptical because claims of political bias in this scenario are...
Apr
2012
16

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Video Shows Scott Walker Saying He Won’t Cut State Aid to Schools

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Video Shows Scott Walker Saying He Won’t Cut State Aid to Schools
Uppity Wisconsin’s Jed Lounsbery, one of Wisconsin’s most integral bloggers, has uncovered video of a pre-election Scott Walker promising to keep state aid to schools in tact. As if we needed one, this delivers yet another example of the hypocrisy of Walker, who faces recall election in June, and his inability to stand by his ...
Apr
2012
6

NOT SHOCKED: Wisconsin GOP Running Fake Democrats in May 8 Primary to Prevent High Turnout from Dethroning Republicans

NOT SHOCKED: Wisconsin GOP Running Fake Democrats in May 8 Primary to Prevent High Turnout from Dethroning Republicans
It may not be precedented, but it sure is predictable. The Wisconsin GOP has lined up six fake Democrats to run in the May 8th Recall Election primaries to ensure that there will be Democratic primaries in each district so that no Republicans will have to face general election on that day. It is a ...
Mar
2012
28

NICHOLS: Most Important Wisconsin Vote on April 3rd “Will Not Be About Personalities. It Will Be About An Issue: Collective Bargaining.”

NICHOLS: Most Important Wisconsin Vote on April 3rd “Will Not Be About Personalities. It Will Be About An Issue: Collective Bargaining.”
One of the labor movement’s most effective champions, The Nation writer, John Nichols, published a short piece yesterday that suggests the Wisconsin GOP Presidential primary on April 3rd is not, in fact, the most important matter for voters that day. Rather, a referendum on collective bargaining, also featured on the ballot that day, is: Not...
Mar
2012
26

John Doe Update: Walker Aides Used “Secret Router” to Have Private Conversations on County Time

John Doe Update: Walker Aides Used “Secret Router” to Have Private Conversations on County Time
The ongoing “John Doe” investigation looking into illegal campaign activities on county time during now-Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s stint as Milwaukee County Executive has added new names to the fold. Three members of Walker’s County Executive Administration — Darlene Wink, Timothy Russell, and Kelly Rindfleisch...
Mar
2012
12

60,000 Attend Wisconsin Rally Commemorating Scott Walker Budget Battle, Looming Recall

60,000 Attend Wisconsin Rally Commemorating Scott Walker Budget Battle, Looming Recall
To mark the one year anniversary of the passage of Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting Act 10 (the “Budget Repair Bill”), 65,000 people took to the streets of Madison, Wisconsin this weekend as part of the Reclaim Wisconsin rally. Wisconsin protestors became the modern crown jewel of labor activism when they occupied the state...
Mar
2012
7

USA! USA! Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Temporarily Halted By Judge…

USA! USA! Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Temporarily Halted By Judge…
Striking down what he called “the single most restrictive voter eligibility law in the country,” Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan put a temporary injunction on Wisconsin’s voter ID Law on Tuesday. A trial to determine whether or not the injunction will become permanent is set for April 16th. The temporary injunction...