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Scientist Suggests Using Metric to Evaluate Impact of UW Budget Cuts

  March 5, 2015 Dear Representatives, Senators, and Citizens of Wisconsin: I’ve been a publishing research physicist for twenty years, and there is an aspect of science that I am very proud of that I would like to share with you now. For over a century, science has realized that each of us has an […]

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Capitol Protesters Bused to DOA Facility Without Being Charged, Released to Find Way Back in Bitter Snowstorm

By Jason Huberty, February 26, 2015 As Republicans rushed through a so-called “Right to Work” bill in the Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday, some people were removed from the galleries for outbursts but not arrested, while at least two people were taken to an off-site Department of Administration processing facility and made to find their […]

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Retired Milwaukee Public School Teacher Sheila Plotkin testifies on AB1

“You’ll use the failures you engineered to justify an education-by-exclusion system at taxpayer expense. That is as transparent as it is dishonest.” – Testimony by Sheila Plotkin at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Public Hearing on AB 1, January 14, 2015.   January 16, 2016, By Sheila Plotkin Testimony by Sheila Plotkin at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee […]

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Wis. Legislators Observing Arrests in Capitol Rotunda Warned by Police

August 8, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam Several Wisconsin legislators have been warned by Capitol Police recently that they should not be observing the arrests and other activities currently happening in the Capitol rotunda daily over the noon hour, as Solidarity Sing Along participants continue to sing out their disapproval of Gov. Scott Walker and his […]

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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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The Penokee Hills above and strip mined land for iron ore in MN below. Photos by Joel Austin

Extreme Mining Advocate John Sendra Runs for Assembly District 74 Seat

By Barbara With On August 16, 2012, extreme mining advocate John Sendra addressed the Ashland County Board as part of his campaign for the 74th Assembly District seat. Sendra is a Tea Party Republican from Mercer running against incumbent Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) and appears to be basing his entire campaign on the single issue of […]

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Madison Police Report Slams Brett Hulsey

By Joe Vittie A recently released Madison Police Department report provides previously unknown details about the actions of Wisconsin state Representative Brett Hulsey (D – Madison) in his encounter with a nine-year old boy at Spring Harbor Beach on the evening of July 4.  Hulsey pled no contest to disorderly conduct for the incident on […]

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Free Speech On Life Support In Wisconsin Capitol

Will Chief Erwin Pull the Plug? By Nicole Desautels Schulte Last February 14, Valentine’s Day, Jason Huberty, a geologist and First Amendment enthusiast, was arrested in the Wisconsin Senate Gallery and charged with Disorderly Conduct for holding a 2″ x 3″ piece of paper on which he had printed the words, “Have a Heart.” Video […]

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Election Protection: GOTV and a Paper Ballot on Election Day

By Marianne Moonhouse The key to election reform is, first and foremost, to get as many people to the polls as possible on Election Day. It’s difficult to game the system when so many real people cast ballots. However, there are some simple actions you can take to help protect your vote further: — Call […]

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Nearly a half-million registered voters in Wisconsin have an option to vote on hand-marked, hand counted paper ballots but …

Edge Touchscreen Voting Machine. Ask for a paper ballot instead of voting on one of these. … clerks are pressuring voters to use touchscreen machines! May 30, 2012 by By Marianne Moonhouse Paper Ballots provide a verifiable paper trail in case there is need for a recount or ballot impoundment. Voters can be more confident […]

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