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04.07.2014 | 113 days ago | Posted at 05:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Seems like it was an open secret among state Republicans that state Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) had a problem with women and alcohol. But they disregarded his bad, and potentially criminal, behavior and elected him to leadership anyway. They’ve since removed him from his leadership post, but Kramer remains in office.  Today, top Democratic Assembly leaders—Peter Barca, Sandy Pasch, And...
06.20.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Were you as baffled as me by the Assembly Democrats’ decision not to introduce amendments to the state budget? I mean, I know it was crafted by Gov. Scott Walker, the Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee and the Republican legislative leaders without public input. Or Democratic input. And I know that Assembly Democrats were powerless to make any changes to it. And I appreci...
06.19.2013 | | Posted at 01:08 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Assembly has finally begun voting on the state budget, which offers an income tax break heavily tilted toward the wealthy, expands vouchers statewide, cuts off more than 80,000 people from BadgerCare, borrows close to $1 billion for freeways and, oh yeah, does some horrible things to women. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health, here are the worst female-related budge...
05.09.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I always thought that Republicans had a fetish about local control, claiming that local leaders, being closest to their constituents, were the best ones to make decisions for their communities. But I guess they’ve become state-control fetishists. Yesterday, toward the end of the Assembly’s debate on AB 85, the Milwaukee County “reform” bill, state Rep. Christine Sinicki and Assembly Mi...
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Walker’s big agenda fails in the courts

 It’s not unusual for big policy reforms, such as the ones backed by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated state Legislature
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Assembly Endorsement

The Shepherd endorses longtime public servant Peter Barca for the Kenosha-based 64th Assembly District. Barca represented this district with distinction between 1985 and 1993 before serving in Congress in the 1990s. As a legislator, Barca was viewed as someone with very high integrity.

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