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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

‘Unprecedented’ attempt to destroy solar industry and penalize clean energy users in Wisconsin

At the very moment solar energy is becoming an affordable, realistic option for homeowners and businesses, the state’s largest utility, We Energies, is attempting to strike a fatal
03.28.2014 | | Posted at 01:31 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), who’s on the national board of the corporate bill-mill ALEC, will turn over her ALEC emails to the Center for Media and Democracy.  ALEC had been stamping its emails with a disclaimer, saying that they were confidential and not subject to open records requests. In addition, they were being sent to lawmakers’ personal email accounts or sent to drop bo...
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Spares no expense on private jets and luxury hotels to meet donors

 Gov. Scott Walker may be running for re-election as governor of Wisconsin, but his life on the campaign trail is more likely to be lived by a guy who aspires to the presidency
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Private documents show the right-wing ‘corporate bill mill’ is suffering under scrutiny

 The fallout from the Trayvon Martin shooting death and increased scrutiny from a Wisconsin-based watchdog group
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

State law could leave viewers in the dark

 WTMJ-4 is the current casualty in the dust-up between Journal Broadcast Group and Time Warner Cable. But Milwaukee’s City Channel could
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Part of a national wave to chip away at women’s reproductive freedom

 Like Texas and North Carolina, the Republican-dominated Wisconsin Legislature is in the midst of passing highly restrictive anti-abortion laws, including one that forces
07.09.2013 | | Posted at 02:18 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
U.S. District Judge William Conley did the right thing in temporarily halting Act 37's requirement that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their clinic. In his order, Conley found that the requirement wasn’t necessary for maternal health and the state therefore had no reason to implement this mandate:   As reflected in the immedi...

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