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Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind

[Editor’s note: What follows is one woman’s account of the Scott Walker she knew at Marquette University. To the extent possible we have verified its accuracy, including the accuracy of details not printed here in order to protect the identities of the people involved. All of the elements are consistent: the principals were at Marquette University […]

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Walker’s ‘Deer Czar’ Proposes Privatizing Hunting, Wildlife

Deer hunting may soon join open government and good schools on the pile of Wisconsin traditions trashed by Scott Walker. Each November, hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites take to the woods to hunt, thinning our large herd of white tailed deer. A love of the hunt crosses all social and economic boundaries. Indeed, in the […]

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Kleefisch on the “Women Who Are Aborted”

Madison —  Whatever one’s views are on abortion, most people would agree that, logically speaking, the best way to reduce the abortion rate (and teen pregnancy rate) in the state of Wisconsin would be to provide comprehensive education on how to prevent unintended pregnancies as well as to make contraceptives affordable and widely available. But […]

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Public Denied Access to Virtual School Event

By  Rebecca Kemble and Nicole Schulte On Wednesday, March 28, the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families held a lobbying day and awards ceremony for Governor Scott Walker and other Republicans in the legislature at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. The event was stage managed by Brian Fraley, communications director of the MacIver Institute, an […]

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Walker: “We want to make sure that every kid in this state has access to a great education.”

The Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families held an event at the Concourse Hotel in Madison on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting, according to the event details, was to “celebrate a year of success, say thank you to our champions and learn how and why we need to work together in the coming months […]

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Historic Breakfast Summit of 2012

March 16, 2012 by WCMC On Friday, March 16, 2012 at 8am, twenty-two hours into the WI State Assembly’s final day of one of the most divisive and partisan legislative sessions in Wisconsin history, Rep Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) rose to speak under Assembly Rule 56 which states, “Any member who desires to speak in debate […]

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‘Grand Poo-Bah of ALEC’ Pooh-Poohs Idea of Funding Public Schools

March 16, 2012 by WCMC On Tuesday, while debating AB 110, the bill that creates a new voucher program for students with special education needs, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) referred to Rep. Robin Vos as the “Grand Poo Bah of ALEC.” Pocan pointed out that the bill lifts most of its language from ALEC model […]

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Legislative Laundry List Part Two

From 3pm to 7pm the following bills were passed by the WI Assembly.  Still on deck, criminalizing abortion providers, trashing navigable water regulations, privatizing Milwaukee Area Tech College board, and water pollution credit trading, among dozens of others. SB 453 is an omnibus bill that lays out the scope of authority of the newly created […]

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Laundry List of Last Ditch Legislation Passed by WI Assembly – Part One

Between 10am and 3pm on the last day of the legislative session, the WI Assembly passed the following bills.  Dozens more controversial proposals have yet to be debated: SB 395 expands the definition of “homebrewing” for tax exempt purposes and allows home brewers to enter their products in public competitions, tasting and other events. SB […]

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War on Women – and Reality – Advances With Repeal of Healthy Youth Act

In the dead of night, the Wisconsin Assembly passed SB 237, a bill that restricts teenagers’ access to medically accurate information about human sexuality. The bill would destroy what some characterize as the “gold standard” for human sexuality education in public schools by eliminating all references to contraception, and requires schools to teach that abstinence […]

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