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Wisconsin GOP Accused of Lame Duck Power Grab Legislation

Wisconsin GOP Accused of Lame Duck Power Grab – 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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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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Legal challenges readied on ‘lame duck’ actions

Legal challenges readied on ‘lame duck’ actionsOn the Sunday shows, there was a lot of focus on “lame duck” legislation passed by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature. One bill limits early voting to just two weeks before Election Day. Congresswoman Gwen Moore represents Milwaukee, where a strong Democratic turnout helped… Click on Headline Above to Read Story. ….. Read More.WISCONSIN REPORT – People, Places, Politics Since 2002Mon, December 17, 20181 day ago

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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 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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Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislatureAppointment of two Democrats in Las Vegas means 51% of 63 state legislative seats are now filled by womenNevada became the first state in the US with an overall female majority in its legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state assembly.The appointments of the Democrats Rochelle Thuy Nguyen and Beatrice “Bea” Angela Duran to two Las Vegas-area legislative seats give women 51% of the 63 seats in the legislature. Continue reading… ….. Read More.THE GUARDIAN – General | World News & EventsTue, December 18, 20181 hour ago

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