Archive | December, 2012
Original Gerrymander

Republican gerrymandering creates opportunities for Wisconsin Democrats

By Hematite Last year’s partisan redistricting, or gerrymandering, of Wisconsin’s legislative districts by Republicans dramatically altered the political geography of the state. The immediate effect of gerrymandering  was to allow Wisconsin Republicans to retain control of the legislature despite losing the popular vote in the November 6, 2012 elections. This basic point has been widely […]

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WI Attorney General JB Van Hollen. Source: Leslie Amsterdam

Department of Justice Declares Constitution Out of Bounds

One hundred and twelve citations have been issued in the Capitol Crackdown. While citations for holding signs (Admin Code 2.07(2)) and banners (Admin Code 2.08) are now being dismissed, citations for not having a permit (Admin Code 2.14(2)(v)) are going forward – to trial. Jason Huberty has jury trials set for January 23rd, and February […]

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CPO Mathews and his list(G-P) on top of his training checklist clipboard.

McCarthyism Is Alive and Well at Wisconsin Capitol

He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…. The Holidays are here, and Capitol police officers are invoking the spirit of Senator Joe McCarthy by compiling a list of regular attendees of the Solidarity Sing Along, the weekday noon hour singing protest at the Wisconsin Capitol. Police appear […]

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newcommittee

Thursday, December 6

Select Committee on Mining Committee Members 10:00 AM 411 South State Capitol Public Committee Meeting Wisconsin’s Mining Regulations The committee will meet in open session to discuss legislative changes to Wisconsin’s mining regulations.

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newcommittee

Wednesday, December 5

Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs and the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities Members of the Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs Members of the Committee on Energy and Utilities 10:00 AM 411 South State Capitol Joint Public Hearing Clearinghouse Rule 12-042 Relating to adoption of […]

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