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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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MacIver Institute Asks: “Why Is ALEC Writing Wisconsin Legislation?”

March 2, 2015  By WCMC The MacIver Institute momentarily came to its senses and realized that the Wisconsin protesters got it right — representative democracy is dead. MacIver, the self-described “public policy think tank” that in 2011-2012 “teamed up with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member Americans for Prosperity to produce a multi-million dollar TV ‘issue […]

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Scott Walker says destroying nurses’ unions in 2011 prepared him to take on Putin

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A Touch of Evil

 

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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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Smoke and Mirrors: Wisconsin’s actual debt and the fabricated “surplus”

October 20, 2014  by Jon Bluit After you learn that Wisconsin’s debt has increased by at least $1.3 billion since Scott Walker’s first budget went into effect, you’d swear you were at a circus watching clowns (Wisconsin’s media and the Walker Administration) juggle numbers to magically transform $1.3 billion in increased debt into a “$400 million surplus” […]

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Republican AG Candidate Schimel promises to fight against clean air quality

October 19, 2014 by Barbara With Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel (R) promises he will fight against new EPA regulations to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants if he is elected Attorney General. In his October 12 debate with Susan Happ (D), he vowed to defend the use of coal as the sole source of […]

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Wisconsin Tribes Set to Meet with EPA Regarding Proposed Penokee Mine

July 21, 2014 by Barbara With On August 21, 2014, the six tribes of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Federation will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to urge them to stop mining activity in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin. Tribal leaders sent a letter in May requesting the meeting and asking the EPA to invoke a section of […]

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EDITORIAL: More Sign on to Repeal Act 1, Wisconsin’s Million Dollar Mining Law

March 11, 2014 A year ago today, Scott Walker signed Act 1, a new ferrous mining bill, into law. Written by Gogebic Taconite (GTac), it was financed with over $1M in political contributions to Wisconsin legislators. Despite the overwhelming opposition from citizens around the state, lack of local support, and the obvious danger the bill […]

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High Capacity Well Deregulation Bill Scheduled for Quick Hearing

January 29, 2014  by Rebecca Kemble A bill that would make it easier for large agribusiness, mega-sized dairies known as CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), frac sand mining companies and anyone else who wants to exploit Wisconsin’s groundwater for financial gain to obtain a permit for high capacity wells has just been scheduled for a […]

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