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Daily Dose
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Today’s the big day for the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. They’re trying to cram in as much business as possible so that you and I won’t have time to sort through the details and respond to them. It may take a day, it may take a few days. But I predict a full and robust public debate on the final issues is not going to happen.  Apparently they’re going to take up whatever m...
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Daily Dose
Friday, May 31, 2013
Yet again another controversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed. Last Friday, before the Memorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibus voter suppression bill, which, among other things, would reinstate the legally challenged voter ID requirement, open up loopholes for corporations sponsoring phony issue ads, shorten the amount of ti...
News Features
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walker follows tea party governors’ lead in filling budget holes with property sales

“We’re going to be checking Craigslist very closely,” said Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) of the Republican-backed plan to allow Gov. Scott Walker to sell or lease state properties without a public bidding process. Larson wa...
News Features
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cuts to BadgerCare, child support enforcement and W-2 will harm women and girls

 Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-2015 state budget doesn’t include the drastic funding cuts and collective bargaining changes he imposed in his previous budget. But its mixed bag of income tax cuts, Medicaid
News Features
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Milwaukee’s newest state senator on state politics, the county power grab and local control

 The first few months in office are never easy for a young, energetic, idealistic state legislator who’s a member of the minority party and shut out of the majority party’s decision-making process. But despite a “reality check” or