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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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Scott Walker and the Morality of Work

September 10, 2013  By Mike Hobbes On March 12, 2011, the day 14 Wisconsin Democrats returned to the State Capitol from their now infamous escape to Illinois, Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald said of them, “Today the most shameful 14 people in the state of Wisconsin are going to pat themselves on the back and […]

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Remembering March 9, 2011

March 9, 2012 by Michael Matheson [Two years ago today, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-13) and the State Republicans held a last-minute session to remove the union busting portion of Walker’s controversial budget bill and pass it as the separate Act 10. Introduced the month before, the budget bill was so draconian that the 14 Democrats […]

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The Protest Blues

By Lisa Wells   I got those sad old weary blues. I don’t know where to turn. I don’t know where to go. Nobody cares about you When you sink so low. What shall I do? What shall I say? Shall I take a gun and Put myself away? I wonder if One bullet would […]

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Why Didn’t Walker Exempt ALL Police Agencies From Provisions of Act 10?

_______________________________________________________________________________ Walker: “Well, we’re going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill… The first step is, we’re going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, because you use divide and conquer.” _______________________________________________________________________________ The following is a letter written by a Wisconsin law enforcement officer who wishes to remain […]

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Thank You, Scott Walker

As I was returning from representing a client in Jefferson County Circuit Court today, I was pleased to see a number of signs in support of Lori Compas and the Recall of the current Governor. There were, much to my chagrin, a number of signs in support of the current Governor. One such sign in […]

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Top Republican Legislator Abandons Walker, Calls Him ‘Whack Job’

In an article issued by the Associated Press on Monday, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Wisconsin State Chairman of ALEC, appears to be abandoning his support of Scott Walker just as the John Doe investigation into crimes committed by staff members during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive looms ever closer to Walker himself. According to […]

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Wisconsin “Citizens United”

On Friday March 30, 2012, Federal District Judge William M. Conley struck down key provisions of Governor Scott Walker’s marquee legislation, WI Act 10, which stripped public workers across the State of Wisconsin of their right to collectively bargain. Although Judge Conley ruled that the State was within it’s right to deny public workers their […]

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Large, Diverse Crowd Turns Out to Denounce Walker’s Policies

Madison — The crowd swelled to an estimated 65,000 on Saturday as citizens from across the state gathered on the Capitol Square to condemn Governor Scott Walker for his year of assault on all that Wisconsinites hold dear: Workers rights, education, healthcare, the environment, First Amendment rights, voters rights, public safety, women’s reproductive rights, human […]

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Pocan & Risser Lead Effort to Restore Collective Bargaining

March 8, 2012 by WCMC On Thursday, State Representative Mark Pocan and Senator Fred Risser held a joint news conference to announce the Collective Bargaining Restoration Act, which would repeal the anti-union provisions of Wisconsin Act 10. March 11 will mark the one-year anniversary of Governor Walker’s signing of Act 10, which stripped Wisconsin’s public […]

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