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Scot Ross: What’s going on in Wisconsin is unprecedented, undemocratic, unconstituti...

Scot Ross: What’s going on in Wisconsin is unprecedented, undemocratic, unconstituti…On Friday, Republican Governor Scott Walker signed a slate of bills passed by the Republican legislature that will slash incoming Democratic Governor-Elect Tony Evers’ powers. Joy Reid and her panel discuss GOP attacks on the Democratic process in…Read more ….. Read More.MSNBC – The Latest | U.S. and World NewsSun, December 16, 201813 hours ago


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Wisconsin GOP Accused of Lame Duck Power Grab Legislation

Wisconsin GOP Accused of Lame Duck Power Grab LegislationMcStreamy.com – The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has approved a sweeping package of bills weakening the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The state Assembly approved the lame-duck legislation Wednesday morning. The Wisconsin Senate did the same less than three hours earlier after lawmakers worked through most of the night. The bills now go to outgoing […] ….. Read More.McSTREAMY.COM – Fun, News and Entertainment | This, That and The OtherWed, December 5, 20182 weeks ago


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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Sweeping Lame-Duck GOP Bills

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Sweeping Lame-Duck GOP BillsMADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Signing the bills just 24 days before he leaves office, the Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate downplayed bipartisan criticism that they amount to a power grab that will stain his legacy. Just two hours later, a group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced it planned legal action to block the limitation on early voting. Walker’s action Friday came as Michigan’s Rick Snyder, another Midwestern GOP governor soon to be replaced by a Democrat, signed legislation in a lame-duck session that significantly scales back minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that began…


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The Liberal Arts May Not Survive the 21st Century

The Liberal Arts May Not Survive the 21st CenturyFor many years, Wisconsin had one of the finest public-university systems in the country. It was built on an idea: that the university’s influence should not end at the campus’s borders, that professors—and the students they taught—should “search for truth” to help state legislators write laws, aid the community with technical skills, and generally improve the quality of life across the state.Many people attribute the Wisconsin Idea, as it is known, to Charles Van Hise, the president of the University of Wisconsin from 1903 to 1918. “I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every family of the state,” Hise said in an address in 1905. “If our beloved institution reaches this ideal it will be the first perfect state university.” His idea was written into the mission of the state’s university system, and over time that…


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We the People’s secret weapon

We the People’s secret weaponIt couldn’t wait, not even until next month. Maybe you think alarm over climate change demands immediate action by Wisconsin’s legislature. You think putting Wisconsin on the road to becoming the first state in America fully powered by renewable energy can’t wait, not even until next month. Nope, that wasn’t it. Or perhaps you think Wisconsin losing another family farm every day cries out for an urgent response and there’s no time to waste. Sorry, that wasn’t it either. Crumbling roads and bridges? Think again. Health care for the uninsured? Uh-uh. What ruling Republicans in the legislature couldn’t wait to do is give themselves more power. On the face of it, they stripped the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general of some of their powers. But what they really did was extend a big middle finger to the state’s voters, and not just by limiting early…


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Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson Tells All On M&M

Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson Tells All On M&MGARYTALK.COM (GaryTapes No.1) – The first recording of conversations entered into the GaryTapes section of the GaryTalk.com website features a former, popular, Republican Wisconsin Governor, and a former Wood County, Wisconsin County Supervisor. During a career spanning from the mid-1960s until the year 2000, and beyond, Gary W. Morgan held thousands of broadcast radio, on-air […] ….. Read More.GARYTALK – Conversations & Commentary | This, That and The OtherSat, February 18, 20172 years ago


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