Tag Archives: Wisconsin legislature

UPDATE: Rep. John Nygren Drinks the Mine Water

February 27, 2013 by Barbara With Last night at Inn on the Park, WCMC caught up with Rep. John Nygren (R-89) and had some conversation about mining and water.  He begins by telling us we have nothing to worry about, but by the end, we are told we have good reason to worry. I believe […]

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Reps. Clark and Wachs Issue Warning: Mining Bill Violates Public Trust Doctrine

 February 22, 2013 by Barbara With Representatives Fred Clark (D-Sauk City) and Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) have issued a warning calling on all legislators to reject the new mining bill SB1/AB1 on the grounds that it violates the Public Trust Doctrine. The doctrine was originally established in 1787 as a way to proclaim that all […]

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Northern Officials Unite in Defense of the Water

February 21, 2013 by Rebecca Kemble and Barbara With In a strong statement of unity, elected officials from Ashland and Bayfield Counties traveled to Madison for the Superior Days lobbying effort and a press conference concerning the new mining bill being rushed through the legislature next week. The mayors of Ashland, Bayfield and Washburn were […]

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Elected Officials Demand Superior Days Remove Mining From Lobbying Agenda

February 18, 2013  by Barbara With In a press release sent out today, Ashland City Council member and Superior Days participant Kelly Westlund renewed her request to the organizers of the grassroots lobbying event to remove mining from this year’s agenda. In a letter dated February 15, 2013 addressed to Superior Days Coordinator Linda Bruce, […]

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Amidst Controversy, Superior Days Promotes Mining Legislation

February 14, 2013 by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble A long-standing and formerly non-partisan grassroots project that sends delegates from northern Wisconsin to Madison to lobby their representatives has included mining in the agenda this year, creating a violation of core principles of the 28-year-old group. According to the Superior Days website, the yearly effort […]

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UPDATED: Bayfield County Board Says No to Mining

January 30, 2013  by Barbara With In a stunning 11 to 1 vote, last night the Bayfield County Board voted overwhelmingly not to support mining legislation. Citizens packed the courthouse in response to a “responsible” mining resolution that was being brought before the Board. The only vote for the resolution was cast by Neil Schultz […]

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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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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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Know Your Voting Rights and Vote June 5th

This information is courtesy of the ACLU. This article is available as a PDF download (See link at end of article). Print and distribute freely. Please know your rights and vote in the historic recall election June 5, 2012: NO PHOTO ID REQUIRED ON JUNE 5 You May Vote in Wisconsin If: • You will […]

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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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