Archive | 2012

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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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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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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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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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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Dear Joe Parisi: Please Show Some Compassion

November 29, 2012 by WCMC [Dane County Executive Joe Parisi has recently come under fire for his lack of communication and for authorizing an excessive use of force in dealing with the Occupy Madison encampment on Lake View Hill County Park. He did not attend a meeting called by local leaders earlier this week which […]

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Can Don Pridemore Legally Hold Elected Office?

November 29, 2012 by WCMC Don Pridemore, recently reelected to the Wisconsin Assembly, announced that he is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Pridemore and five other members of the Wisconsin Legislature recently have called for the the state of Wisconsin to nullify the Federal Affordable Health Care Act, and for Wisconsin police […]

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No Signs of Iron Ore Body Leaving Wisconsin

November 29, 2012 by WCMC [This letter was penned by a resident of northern Wisconsin upon reading news that Scott Walker told a gathering of the Wisconsin Manufacutrers and Commerce that he would make it a priority to get a new mining bill passed by the legislature so that Gogebic Taconite mining company could begin […]

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UPDATED: Capitol Police Hunt Down Sidewalk Chalkers to Deliver Citations

Tuesday November 27 was a busy day for Capitol Police under the direction of Chief David Erwin.  Officer Andrew Hyatt spent the afternoon tracking down recipients of citations for administrative code violations for chalking on the sidewalk outside the Wisconsin State Capitol eleven days earlier on Friday, November 16. Around 4:40 pm, Officer Hyatt stopped […]

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The Chalk That Broke Erwin’s Back

November 27, 2012 by Jason Huberty The Capitol Police delivered the most recent civic achievement award in person ringing the door bell at Jason Huberty’s home at 4:40 pm. The citation was issued for allegedly violating Administrative Code 2.07(2) “unlawful display” on November 16th, eleven days prior. The citation was not delivered by certified mail […]

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