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While You Were Sleeping: What Happened to Wisconsin Public Schools

May 20, 2015  by Heather DuBois Bournenane [This article is reprinted from Monologues of Dissent. -Editors] I don’t know if you were following what happened at the Wisconsin Capitol last night, but here is a summary: The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to put forward an education budget that will harm our kids into perpetuity. […]

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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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Know Your Governor

October 18, 2014, By D.E Johnson • Scott Walker declined Medicaid funds, leading to a loss of over $206 million to the state of Wisconsin. This is federal money that originally came from Wisconsin through Medicaid taxes. Wisconsin Medicaid is now short $760 million. In addition, his cuts to BadgerCare have eliminated the health care coverage of […]

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Republicans Prepare to Push Extreme Mining Agenda

January 11, 2013 by Barbara With As the 2013 Wisconsin legislative session opens, Wisconsin state co-chair for ALEC and new Speaker of the House Robin Vos (R-63) promises to recycle last year’s defeated mining bill as one of his first initiatives. At a press conference last week, Vos said the new bill would be 99.9% […]

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Breitbart Blogger “Rebel Pundit” Supports the Walker/Fitz Recall, Thinks ALEC Members Should be Voted Out

While in Chicago covering the NATO protests I noticed a familiar face, who I have since learned is “Rebel Pundit” a blogger for breitbart.com, in a heated exchange talking with several nurses. I recognized him from a few events he had covered in Madison. There it seemed that his style was to get people he […]

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A Genuine Candidate for the May 8 GOP Primary!

There is no such thing as “normal” in politics. What is “normal,” anyway, and who defines it? Whatever “normal” is, it has hit a new low under the Walker regime. Honesty in elections has completely gone out the window. Just check out the Republican strategy for attempting to nab the election in the governor’s race. […]

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Extreme Mining Advocate ALEC Member Rep. Knilans Promotes Mining Misinformation

April 19, 2012 by Barbara With On April 16, 2012, Extreme Mining Advocate Rep. Joe Knilans (R-Janesville-ALEC) issued a press release trying to once again revive the controversial mining bill that would allow a 22-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. Knilans has deep ties to ALEC and during the last session […]

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“Shoot first, questions later” law claims first WI victim

A diverse crowd gathered Tuesday March 27 on the UW campus for a Speak Out designed to highlight the recent deaths of two young unarmed African-American men, both shot dead by individuals who claimed they acted in self defense. Bo Morrison, 20, of West Bend, WI was shot while hiding on a back porch of […]

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GOP chair wants Jauch ousted for higher price on his (2/3) pound of flesh

  By Nicole Desautels Schulte, Hematite, JoBeth Kay, Rebecca Kemble, Edward Kuharski, Barbara With Madison — On March 19, the last day of winter 2012, John J. Sendra, chairman of the Republican Party in Iron County, joined Shirl LaBarre of Hayward and Dan Curran of Dodgeville at the Government Accountability Board in Madison as they […]

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Law Passes Threatening Abortion Providers with Felony

Madison – March 16, 2012 A bill dictating how a woman consults with her doctor when seeking an abortion passed in the Wisconsin Assembly yesterday. Dramatically titled the ‘Coercion and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act’, SB 306 was co-authored by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh). As Rebecca Kemble noted in her recent […]

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