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Walker’s testimony before Issa’s committee embarrasses Wisconsin

Wisconsin recently saw the passage of a controversial funding bill that addresses the state’s $3.6 billion budget deficit. [On April 14, 2011], a House Committee called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to discuss his approach to crafting the budget bill. Along with Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT), Committee members and Walker studied what difficult choices individual [...]

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Days of unrest, continued

Reinvigorated by the idealism and fighting spirit on display right now in America’s heartland, the movement for “hope and change” has a rare, second chance. It can renew itself and become again a national force with which to be reckoned. — Van Jones I caught the last half hour of Meet the Press yesterday, a [...]

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Days of unrest

The men and the women of the Madison Police Department train for crowd situations where an agitator or provocateur may try to create safety risks for citizens and officers. During recent demonstrations around the Capitol Square no such situation has arisen. Crowd behavior has been exemplary, and thousands of Wisconsin citizens are to be commended [...]

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Coming up this week in Madison

Current law requires the Governor to deliver the biennial budget message to the Legislature on or before the last Tuesday in January this year (extensions are permitted). The Governor must also provide the Legislature with a biennial state budget report, the executive budget bill, and suggestions for the best methods for raising any additional needed [...]

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Madison Protest

Wisconsin “Budget Repair Bill” Protest Pt 2 from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.

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Madison

Anna Grindrod Feeny’s video (above) provides an objective framework for the rallies and protests. Here’s my take… The State of Wisconsin is now a battleground. Tea Party conservatives and their corporate backers allied with the Republican party have taken a stand against organized labor. Wisconsin has a Republican Governor, a Republican dominated Senate, and a [...]

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