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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
08.13.2014 | 49 days ago | Posted at 01:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Have you recovered from a low-turnout election that turned out to have some pretty dramatic results? I’m still digesting the primary returns, but it’s safe to say that zombie Republican votes—sorry, votes by "one day only" Democrats—definitely had an impact on at least one race. (And, even though Sheriff Clarke and the Journal Sentinel are trying to paint him as an underdog, he certainly w...
08.08.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 12:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
So I just got back from the Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel’s office, where the new John Doe docs are being provided—at a price. The cost of obtaining the flash drive with 14GB of material is $22.50, allegedly to cover the county’s cost to provide the flash drives. The aide distributing the flash drives said they are doing brisk business—14 in the first 14 minutes they were available....
07.31.2014 | 62 days ago | Posted at 11:26 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Looks like the conservative majority on the state Supreme Court came out big in favor of Scott Walker’s signature piece of legislation, Act 10. That never seemed to be in doubt. Some members of the conservative majority—namely, Justice David Prosser—were aided by groups that worked with Walker in his alleged criminal scheme to support Act 10 and Republicans in the recalls.  This is the...
07.23.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 02:16 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This can’t be good news for Gov. Scott Walker.  The just-released Marquette University Law School poll shows him neck and neck with his likely Democratic challenger, Mary Burke. Among registered voters, he leads by 1%, 46%-45%. Among likely voters, Burke beats him by 1%, 47%-46%. The results come on the heels of some pretty tough headlines for both candidates. Walker’s been dogged by...
07.17.2014 | 76 days ago | Posted at 01:43 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been horrible on women’s health issues.  But, fortunately, the courts aren’t complying with his agenda. The latest strike against Walker’s regressive policies is today’s decision by a state circuit court that Walker and the state Legislature’s ending of medication abortions was illegal. There are two kinds of abortion—surgical and via medicati...

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