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Walker says that the thing he at first didn’t admit to, but later admitted to, was ‘huge mistake’ (but wasn’t his fault)

July 12, 2015  By Lady Forward At an Independence Day parade last weekend, Governor Scott Walker was asked point blank if he had been involved in the proposal to make changes to the Wisconsin’s open records law — drastic changes that would have led to a “secretive government hidden from public oversight.” Walker, at the time, refused to answer the questions: […]

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Lawmakers Drinking on the Job Shielded from Press Scrutiny

July 11, 2015 by Barbara With On July 8, about four hours into the 2015 Assembly budget debate, the State Capitol was evacuated for what police called a “credible bomb threat.” During the evacuation, a group of male legislators headed to a sidewalk tavern across the street from the Capitol for what the Capital Times dubbed a “bipartisan beer summit.” Among the beer […]

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Gold Discovered In the Penokees

April 22, 2015 by Barbara With Upson, Wisconsin – Paul DeMain, spokesperson for the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) in the Penokee Hills of Iron County, Wisconsin said the recent discovery of gold in the hills “will help create another revenue stream for local family incomes and make a huge difference in family nutrition.” DeMain […]

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Evidence of election fraud in Wisconsin; WMC buys Supreme Court Chief Justice

April 12, 2015 by Barbara With In last Tuesday’s election, Wisconsin citizens voted on a referendum to redefine the terms by which the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court will be determined. For 126 years, the justice appointed to the position has been the court’s longest-serving judge. A “yes” for the referendum meant a voter supported changing the process of […]

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Annual County Conservation Congress Meetings April 13

April 10, 2015 by Barbara With On Monday, April 13, 2015, the annual Spring Conservation Congress hearings will take place across the state. Each hearing—one in each county—begins at 7:00 PM. Citizens concerned about Wisconsin natural resources have an opportunity to provide input by voting on a variety of issues and testifying on proposed rule changes relating to […]

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Why the rush to deregulate Uber and Lyft?

April 5, 2015 by Christina M. Ballard Last week the Senate held a hearing on SB106 regarding Transportation Network Companies and the pre-emption of local taxi ordinances by the State. I speak for the group Cab Drivers for Madison Safety, an organization established in 2007 to further the efforts of cab drivers from all four companies in […]

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Supreme Court candidate Daley defendant in John Doe; daughter wanted on OWI charges

April 3, 2015 by Barbara With In an interview with Isthmus on March 26, Supreme Court candidates James P. Daley and incumbent Ann Walsh Bradley both admitted that, if elected, they would recuse themselves from hearing the upcoming John Doe case. Walsh would step down from hearing the case because her son is a lawyer who works for a […]

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The truth about ridesharing Larry Kaufmann refuses to tell you

March 25, 2015 by Justin La Plante I recently read Larry Kaufmann’s, The Politics of Ridesharing in the Isthmus. As a former cab driver in Madison, I take issue with many errors in his article. Using the Uber app for payments Firstly, Kaufmann claims that no money is changing hands between the passenger and driver using […]

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Partisan Show OK for Coach Chryst but not Bucky Imitator?

By Bill Dunn, March 1, 2015 Is Wisconsin’s flagship university more concerned about protecting the reputation of its sports mascot more than the image of its head football coach? Did it quickly condemn one partisan appearance and give a pass to another? Is there a double standard at work for Buckingham U. Badger and Paul […]

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HELP WANTED: European Partners to Monitor Scott Walker

February 27, 2015  by WCMC WCMC is looking for European partners to monitor Scott Walker during his upcoming trip to Germany, Spain, and France. We want to know where he goes, who he sees, and what he does, especially outside of publicity events staged for the US press. We particularly want to know who is […]

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