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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Part of GOP’s national strategy to shrink the electorate

 Local and national Democrats are trying to strike back at new restrictions on voting in Wisconsin and elsewhere, charging that Republicans are suppressing the vote to
03.25.2014 | 126 days ago | Posted at 03:18 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 Right-wing rock star Gov. Scott Walker has sold a shockingly few 16,000 copies of Unintimidated, his “insider’s view” of his public union busting. Sorry—"a governor's story and a nation's challenge." Turns out that Walker is a bad investment and his presidential backers should be worried. Maybe he can deliver for them in Wisconsin—where his only meaningful opposition comes from m...
03.21.2014 | 130 days ago | Posted at 04:52 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 Tom Barrett and Michael Murphy just laid down the gauntlet on the late-night vote to suppress voting in the upcoming election:          Joint Statement from  Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Michael J. Murphy   “Last night, while most Wisconsin residents were asleep, Republican legislators in Madison passed self-se...
03.19.2014 | 132 days ago | Posted at 02:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Is it a good thing if your job reference is the target of/subject of interest in one if not two John Doe investigations? I mean, shouldn’t you use someone who hasn’t spent more than $400,000 of other people's money on criminal defense attorneys?I guess that doesn’t matter to Jim Villa, the ethically challenged friend of and former top aide to Scott Walker, who's on the short list for a job w...
03.17.2014 | 134 days ago | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
During the 2014 National Governors Association winter meeting last month, 12 governors took a break from hard politics to film public service announcements for healthy eating, including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who partnered with "Sesame Street" muppets Rosita and Abby Cadabby for a pair of spots. No word on why more popular characters like Elmo, Big Bird and Ernie refused to appear with W...
03.14.2014 | 137 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Nearly every day since Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers in 2011, protesters have taken to the Capitol building to sing. Last summer the Capitol police cracked down, arresting hundreds of these "solidarity singers," including firemen, teachers, students and teenagers, some of which owe thousands of dollars in citations. In a video releas...
03.12.2014 | 139 days ago | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Well, at least one John Doe figure is no longer on the public payroll.  Brett Davis, Scott Walker’s preferred candidate for lieutenant governor, is leaving his position as the state’s Medicaid director as of March 21 to work in the private sector. Davis, of course, was one of Kelly Rindfleisch’s employers in 2010. She was also working for Walker as a policy advisor and deputy chief o...

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