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05.02.2013 | | Posted at 02:04 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Funny—when I’d file open records requests with Milwaukee County to look into the communications of the Walker administration, the county always provided them for no cost. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the county mailed me a disc with more than 2,000 pages of documents sent to and from Walker’s campaign and county emails. Not a penny was charged. Not even for postage. But suddenly the pr...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Supervisors move ahead before state Senate vote

 On Monday afternoon, a Milwaukee County Board committee voted 6 to 1 to streamline county government and reduce supervisors’ salaries and budget. The full board is set to vote on the
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
 The most extreme Republican governors continue to oppose every move by President Barack Obama, even those that benefit their own states.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Consumer protections will be preserved

Many Supreme Court watchers and political pundits predicted that the conservative majority on the bench would strike down portions—or all—of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), so those who care about women's health were relieved that...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Legislature ends its session without major reforms

Progressives had high hopes for the end of the 2009-2010 legislative session. With both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office in Democratic hands for the first time in 22 years, everyone expected that bills that have been crying out for attention—mass transit funding, election reform and clean energy, most notably—would become law this session...
Monday, May 18, 2009

Promise to “reform” while opposing reform

Uplifting as it was to see insurance executives, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospital officials and doctors gather at the White House on May 11, pledging cooperation toward health care reform, nothing they said or did was inconsistent with precisely the opposite objective. According to the famed pollster who is helping Republicans...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Local referendums will advise the Legislature

As Sen. Joe Biden said duringlast week’s vice presidential debate, this year’s election may be the most important in recent history. While the unpopular war and the Wall Street crisis are perhaps the most urgent issues in the presidential race, health care runs a very close third, with concerns about skyrocketing...

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