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Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

New study shows tax and spending cuts haven’t created jobs and undermine our future

A new review of policies put in place during Gov. Scott Walker’s term in office shows Wisconsin breaking with longstanding state tradition by cutting taxes for the wealthy
07.16.2014 | 48 days ago | Posted at 03:51 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
We all know that Gov. Scott Walker has bragged about his version of health care reform.  Of course Walker’s “reform” is more expensive than the federal effort. He refused to accept full federal funding for expanding Medicaid and chose to slice and dice health care coverage for our most vulnerable residents. The poorest residents could be on BadgerCare in Walker’s Wisconsin, but those...
06.30.2014 | 64 days ago | Posted at 10:51 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s not totally surprising, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to allow closely held corporations with religious objections to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees, as required by the Affordable Care Act.  The details of the decision are just being filled in—go to SCOTUSblog.com for their reaction to this decision and the new one on collective bargaining rights ...
06.26.2014 | 68 days ago | Posted at 03:51 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Milwaukee County voters might be able to vote on increasing the minimum wage, receiving federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, and turning the county executive position into a county administrator when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.  They were all passed by the majority of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors this afternoon. These are nonbinding county referendums, of course, and the...

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