Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin’

Wisconsin Recall: The Count is On

Filed under: Democracy | Elections — by Will Kirkland 08/9/2011 @ 10:32:25 AM
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Update: DEMS come up short. Claw back two seat. Repubs still control
Wisconsin update

The recall vote for 6 Republican State Senators in Wisconsin following their support of Governor Scott Walker’s … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin: Recall Elections to Proceed

Filed under: Elections — by Will Kirkland 07/13/2011 @ 8:26:42 AM
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Wisconsin Recall primary results favor Dems
Six fake Democratic candidates put up by the Republican Party to buy time for Republican state senators subject to recalls accomplished that job Tuesday, but … [Keep reading >>]

What Happened in Wisconsin

Filed under: FrontPage — by Joyce Cole 04/6/2011 @ 7:56:59 PM

Andrew Leonard at Salon posted this:
Call it the miracle of Wisconsin. Somewhere, ”Fighting Bob” LaFollette(and maybe even Clarence Darrow) is smiling. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the liberal candidate for state … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Vote as the Dipstick for Voter Sentiment

Filed under: Politics — by Will Kirkland 04/5/2011 @ 2:45:09 PM

In case you haven’t had your antenna tuned to Wisconsin lately there is an election for the state supreme today (Tuesday April 5) that’s attracted way more attention than such … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin GOP Tries to Intimidate Professor Asking Questions

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 03/27/2011 @ 3:56:43 PM
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From politicusa:
The Wisconsin GOP, already famous for bully-boy Stormtrooper tactics and disregard of decency has gone after a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor, William Cronon, who specializes in history, geography and … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin: Half of Needed Signatures Collected for GOP Recall

Filed under: Democrats | Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 03/15/2011 @ 1:36:04 PM

Almost half of the signatures needed to recall key Republican Wisconsin state senators have been collected by the Wisconsin Democratic Party.

Democrats have collected over 56,000 signatures supporting a recall of … [Keep reading >>]

Farmers and Workers Take to Wisconsin Streets

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 03/13/2011 @ 9:56:19 PM

MADISON, Wisconsin — Farmers on tractors joined a massive crowd surrounding Wisconsin’s capitol Saturday to protest Republican moves to undermine unions and slash government services in a battle spreading across … [Keep reading >>]

Conservative WI Senator Lives Out of District With Lobbyist Lover

Filed under: Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 03/13/2011 @ 9:51:32 PM
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Too rich for words:

Protesters who marched at the home of Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) were met with something of a surprise on Saturday. Mrs. Hopper appeared at … [Keep reading >>]

Outrage in Wisconsin: Thousands Flood Capitol

Filed under: Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 03/10/2011 @ 11:43:14 AM
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“Thousands of demonstrators flooded the Wisconsin State Capitol building last night after Republican senators took a surprise vote to strip most public employee workers of their right to collectively bargain. … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin Senate Strips Union Rights in the Dead of Night

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 03/10/2011 @ 8:45:26 AM
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“Capping a dramatic turn of events, the Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday night passed a new, stripped-down “budget repair bill” — which now excludes all the fiscal elements of the original … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin Governor Down The Tubes?

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 03/5/2011 @ 12:26:22 PM
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This comes from Forbes Magazine.  I don’t know if  Rick Ungar is the token liberal there or if this is his hard headed contrarian analysis, but take a look.

Gov Scott … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin: More REALLY Bad Reporting

Filed under: Economy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 03/3/2011 @ 10:55:55 AM
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From David Cay Johnston on his web site tax. com

Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin: Who ‘Contributes’ to Public Workers’ Pensions?
David Cay Johnston | Feb. 24, 2011 12:16 PM EST

When it … [Keep reading >>]

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Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

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