Archive | November, 2012
Two residents of Occupy Madison are escorted away from their encampment at Lake View Hill County Park, as Dane County Parks staff removes their belongings and camping equipment. Photo; Leslie Amsterdam

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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View of Lake Superior from the Penokee Hills. Photo:  Joel Austin

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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CPO Andrew Hyatt delivers citations to 2 individuals at 8:30pm on 11/27/12. Photo: Lisa Wells.

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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Emotions ran high at the meeting as several officials did not have the answers that residents were looking for. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

Occupy Madison Listening Session Yields No Answers

November 27, 2012 by Rebecca Kemble Madison and Dane County elected officials, Dane County staff, neighbors and members and friends of Occupy Madison, a community of homeless people, came together to discuss the recent eviction of the Occupy encampment from Lake View Hill during a tense, three hour meeting at the Dane County Human Services […]

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Three of these citizens received citations for holding up signs and t-shirts during a Red Cross blood drive in September. Signs and t-shirts are extremely protected First Amendment speech and all have requested jury trials. Photo credit:  Leslie Amsterdam

November 27, 2012

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Thursday, November 29

Select Committee on Mining Committee Members 10:30 AM 411 South State Capitol Informational Hearing Wisconsin’s Mining Regulations The committee will hear testimony from local government representatives and regional economic development officials on the issue of state-local distribution of tax revenue raised by future mining operations. The committee will also hear testimony from Tim Sullivan, chairman […]

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Tuesday, November 27

Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules Committee Members 10:30 AM 417 North (GAR Hall) State Capitol Executive Session Emergency Rule 1204 Rules to create DHS 115.05 (3), relating to fees for screening newborns for congenital and metabolic disorders and other services.

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Free speech activists and supporters following initial appearances for 20 people and 25 tickets on November 16th. Photo courtesy Leslie Amsterdam.

What Happened to the Capitol Crackdown?

November 23, 2012 by WCMC The 100th and 101st citations in the Capitol Crackdown were issued unceremoniously on November 15th. Like so many others, they were sent by certified mail, in this case one week after the alleged violation took place. A third citation was issued in person on November 8th. That makes 3 citations […]

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