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April 25, 2010

Top Stories of the Week

Posted 18:26PM on April 25 2010 by Sam | User Comments (2)

The State Legislature approved BadgerCare Plus Basic on Thursday, giving access to nearly 40,000 people in need at no cost to taxpayers. Read more

As we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this week, Senator Feingold and Wisconsin's Congressional delegation honored Earth Day founder and Wisconsin Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson by supporting a Congressional resolution to pay tribute to him. 
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In other Earth Day news, Terrence Wall continues to deny climate change, calling it "complete hogwash." Read more

Scott Walker's reckless budgeting for Milwaukee County continued this week as it was revealed that a surprise $580,000 taxpayer-funded computer upgrade would be necessary to implement Walker's pension scheme, on top of $10 million already spent. 
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National News:

Led by our very own Senator Russ Feingold, the Senate passed a bill which would deny this year's automatic pay raise for members of Congress. Read more

It looks like Scott Walker isn't the only GOP fan of mismanagement, an internal Republican National Committee probe has found the RNC's finances are in shambles. According to the Washington Post, the investigation has revealed "questionable financial management and oversight and is spending more money courting top-dollar donors than it raises." Read more

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance reform, Congressional Democrats have released plans to introduce a bill next week that will put elections in the hands of the people, not corporations. 
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April 16, 2010

Top Stories of the Week

Posted 18:27PM on April 16 2010 by Amanda Villa | User Comments (1)

March saw another increase in employment in Wisconsin. The Capital Times reports numbers released yesterday showed a “sizeable” increase in manufacturing jobs in the state.

Scott Walker’s continued to mismanage Milwaukee County this week as it was revealed he hired a sex criminal to supervise security at the county children’s courthouse. Read the whole story from WTMJ here. As always, you can get the latest Scott Walker news on our new Web site,www.BagScottWalker.com.

Attorney General JB Van Hollen is at it again, as he continues to take on political issues at the expense of taxpayers. Channel 3000 reported Wednesday on Van Hollen’s criticism of the Wisconsin Voter Protection Act, which would protect voter rights and make it easier for the people of Wisconsin to cast their ballots. 

Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported
 on the challenges facing Tommy Thompson’s potential entrance in the Senate race (Tommyannounced he wouldn’t enter the race yesterday). The main challenges, Bice wrote, “Thompson is tied to several businesses that have benefited from the stimulus plan”

NATIONAL NEWS: 

Democrats stood firm this week on meaningful Wall Street reform, despite a last ditch lobbying effort by many of the country’s largest firms. TheAssociated Press has the details.

CNN reported Wednesday
 that as many as 2.8 million jobs have been created or saved as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Experts say that number could increase to at least 3.5 million by the end of 2010.

 

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