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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Legislative session ends in April

Democrats earned a hard-won victory when they took over the state Assembly in 2008, which allowed them to take control of both houses of the state Legislature as well as the governor’s mansion. But what have they done with that power? Have they enacted progressive policies to help close the disparities between the haves and the have-nots?
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008


The Shepherd Express strongly endorses Democrat Sandra Pasch for the open seat in the 22nd Assembly District, which encompasses the North Shore suburbs and part of Milwaukee. Pasch won the highly competitive Democratic primary in September and is still campaigning hard for the general election.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

They’re just three seats short of a majority

Currently the state Assembly is controlled by the Republicans with a 52 to 47 majority and led by Speaker Mike Huebsch, who attended Oral Roberts University, a fundamentalist Christian institution. In the 2006 election, the Democrats picked up eight seats. This year they need just three more seats to have...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Assembly Endorsement

The South Side of Milwaukee faces many critical issues that can be helped by progressive state legislation and an effective representative. That’s why the Shepherd endorses state Rep. Pedro Colon in the 8th District. He is currently a member of the Joint Finance Committee, and as a member of that powerful committee...