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Resistance Mounts as Mining Bill Speeds Towards Final Passage

March 3, 2013 by Barbara With First claiming that new mining bill SB1 protects the environment, and then admitting that it actually allows mining companies to pollute without consequence, Sen. Tom Tiffany stepped up to take responsibility for spearheading what could become one of the worst long-term environmental and economic disasters in history of the […]

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Wisconsin Mining Bill SB1/AB1: A Review of AB426

January 22, 2013 by Barbara With In a recent press conference, State ALEC co-chair Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) declared he does not plan to hold any public hearing for the new SB1/AB1 mining bill in the northern part of the state near the proposed mine site. The only chance for the public to give testimony […]

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Jauch Calls New Mining Bill a “Hoax”

January 19, 2013 by Barbara With Just days after releasing their next version of a mining bill, Wisconsin Republicans announced on late Friday afternoon that the only public hearing on the bill will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a small hearing room at the Capitol in Madison. Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) issued this […]

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EDITORIAL: How The Will of the People Becomes the Law of the Land

January 14, 2013   by Barbara With Maybe you all don’t remember Joe McCarthy‘s attempt to install a fascist government in the 1950s. Actors, politicians, average citizens were put on “watch lists.” They were banned from their trades because McCarthy and Company decided their exercising freedom of speech was “communist.” Now in 2013 it’s deja vu […]

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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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Election Protection: GOTV and a Paper Ballot on Election Day

By Marianne Moonhouse The key to election reform is, first and foremost, to get as many people to the polls as possible on Election Day. It’s difficult to game the system when so many real people cast ballots. However, there are some simple actions you can take to help protect your vote further: — Call […]

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WI counties and municipalities that employ hand-counted paper ballots & touchscreen system

By Marianne Moonhouse This list includes all the Wisconsin counties and known municipalities that employ a voting system of hand-counted paper ballot and HAVA-accessible touchscreen voting machines. All the following counties use AVC EDGE touchscreens, except for Ashland and Bayfield, which use ES&S AutoMark, and Calumet, which uses the Premier AccuVote TSX. The ES&S Automark […]

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Meet Command Central, the People in Charge of Wisconsin Voting Machines

By Barbara With, Marianne M. Moonhouse and John Washburn Command Central is one of Wisconsin’s leading vendors of voting machines and election supplies. They are distributors for Dominion Voting Systems, a privately-owned electronic voting equipment company. Founded in Canada in 2002, Dominion is now based in Denver, CO, since their acquisitions of Premier Election Solutions, […]

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John Washburn: The Machine Rejected My Legally-Marked Ballot

This article originally appeared November 3, 2010 on the blog of John Washburn, a software quality professional since 1994 and a software developer from 1985 to 1994. Mr. Washburn has extensive experience in most areas of software quality including test planning, test execution, test tracking, defect analysis, root cause analysis, software configuration management, tool integration […]

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Slow Times at Capitol High

On March 30th, directly after the recall of Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) was certified by the Government Accountability Board, a group of people, including a reporter and a videographer from The Progressive, went to Fitzgerald’s office to see if they could get a comment from him. Fitzgerald was not in. After getting a phone number […]

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