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04.07.2014 | | 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...
06.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:37 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m still trying to get my arms around the budget vetted by the Joint Finance Committee in the wee hours of this morning.  But one thing is for sure—Scott Walker is running for president. He and the Republican members of the JFC have checked off all of the boxes Walker needs to promote himself nationally. Of course, Republican legislators gave him a head start two years ago, when Walke...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fair-minded Wisconsinites can legalize same-sex marriage

Optimists believe that the United States Supreme Court’s impending rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affirm legal marriage rights for same-sex couples
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
Polls, the ones Americans entered to vote in November and the public opinion surveys they’ve answered since, show people are starting to see through dishonest Republican political rhetoric

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