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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walker follows tea party governors’ lead in filling budget holes with property sales

“We’re going to be checking Craigslist very closely,” said Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) of the Republican-backed plan to allow Gov. Scott Walker to sell or lease state properties without a public bidding process. Larson wa...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 Anyone who thought Republican Gov. Scott Walker was going to rest on his right-wing extremist laurels after destroying decades of collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin
05.23.2013 | | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
As I wrote in this week’s paper, a new Forward Institute report questioned whether the state’s education funding formula is providing a constitutionally required “sound basic education.” Looks like the Forward Institute isn’t the only one with these concerns. Today, Bambi Statz, executive director of the Association for Equity of Funding, released a statement on her concerns whether ...
05.21.2013 | | Posted at 01:21 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Advocates for an Affordable Care Act-expanded Medicaid program in Wisconsin have been calling on Gov. Scott Walker to listen to reason and accept roughly $4 billion in federal funds to offer BadgerCare programs to more low-income Wisconsinites. Their latest attempt to provide Republicans with a reality check is to shoot down the GOP's allegation that the funding under the ACA is somehow not reli...
05.15.2013 | | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Are taxpayers really getting their bang for their buck when it comes to funding school vouchers? The short answer from the Forward Institute is no. The new, progressive public policy research organization released its comprehensive report today on Wisconsin’s education funding and poverty and it’s well worth a close read. A portion of the report examines taxpayer funding for voucher scho...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cuts to BadgerCare, child support enforcement and W-2 will harm women and girls

 Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-2015 state budget doesn’t include the drastic funding cuts and collective bargaining changes he imposed in his previous budget. But its mixed bag of income tax cuts, Medicaid

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