Welcome to our first Cheddarsphere Roundup
By Kenneth Megan
In an effort to keep our readers ever-more informed about the important issues facing Wisconsin, the DPW is beginning a weekly blog roundup linking articles from a few of our favorite political sources from around the blogosphere.
The Wisconsin Senate Race is proving to be interesting, and this article from Blogging Blue discusses the likely odds of Democrat Tammy Baldwin, especially given the lack of any viable Republican challenger, besides, of course, perennial candidate Mark Neumann, Scott Walker crony Jeff Fitzgerald, and the attention-craving ex-"moderate" Tommy Thompson.
In yet another assault on disenfranchised workers, Scott Walker is expected to sign a draconian bill that would repeal Wisconsin's Equal Pay Enforcement Act. This law has been in place since 2009, and provides discriminated workers with a forum to plead their case for equal pay. Already rubber-stamped by the legislature, this bill is just another facet of Scott Walker's vision to disassemble the rights of everyday Wisconsin workers. Read the great entry from DailyKos on the subject.
This hard-hitting piece by Politiscoop highlights the subterfuge of the Walker Administration regarding his phony recall challenges. After failing to challenge a single signature on the recall ballots, Walker made a desperate ploy to delay the recall by incorporating the fraudulent data of a racist, tea-party fringe group from Texas called, "True the Vote."
UppityWis.org reported on a rare moment of moderation in the Capitol this week, when Republican lawmaker Dale Schultz stepped across the political aisle to join Democrats in stopping the mining deregulation bill. This environment-killing piece of legislation was spearheaded by Scott Walker and his sidekick Jeff Fitzgerald, and this article credits the victory to last year's Senate Recall elections, which the "Republicans still pretend was a failure."