March 24, 2014

WisDems Daily Update-- Clips- March 24, 2014

US SENATE

As March 31 deadline nears, insurance enrollment picks up in state
Chippewa Herald-1 hour ago
Tammy Baldwin pressed Walker, a Republican, for details on those losing BadgerCare last week, saying in a letter that “now is the time to provide a public report ...

Federal lawmakers call for action against Asian carp
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-13 hours ago
A March 14 letter signed by a bipartisan group of 11 U.S. senators — including Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin — tells the agency to turn that ...

Lobbyists Set to Fight Royalty Bill for Artists
New York Times-by Patricia Cohen-15 hours ago
... introduced last month in the House by Mr. Nadler and in the Senate by two Democrats, Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, ...

Koch brothers-backed group enters Iron County races over mine
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-20 hours ago
In the 2012 Wisconsin U.S. Senate race, the group spent $1.4 million against Democrat Tammy Baldwin, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, using ...

Vlad the uniter? Putin could create DC consensus

The News-Press-7 hours ago

Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and by many conservatives, including Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. On the other hand, ...

Local News Briefs Monday 3/24/14
Kfiz-8 hours ago
Congressman Tom Petri and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson are commenting on agreements the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Federal Aviation ...

Bachmann explains why God blessed America
WND.com-14 hours ago
Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Mike Lee, R-Utah; Ron Johnson, R-Wisc.; and Reps. Louie Gohmert,R-Texas; Steve King, R-Iowa; Steve Stockman, R-Texas; Mike McIntyre, ...

A struggle to resolve Ukraine impasse
The Hill-16 hours ago
McCain, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) all voted for the combined IMF-Ukraine bill when it passed out of the Foreign ...

Blow By Blow: A Comprehensive Timeline Of The GOP's 4-Year ...
ThinkProgress-by Igor Volsky-22 hours ago
Ron Johnson (R-WI) pens an op-ed suggesting that his daughter Carey may have died from a heart condition were she treated under the Affordable Care Act.

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR

Atheist group calls Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker 'theocratic dictator ...
The Global Dispatch-26 minutes ago
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin is refusing the demands of an atheist activist organization to remove a Scripture citation from his Twitter and Facebook ...

MADISON - As March 31 deadline nears, Wisconsin insurance ...
BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)-52 minutes ago
Scott Walker is shifting off Medicaid, or BadgerCare, advocates say. Meanwhile, the state ... are now insured. Walker said his plan would cut the figure in half.

Bo'ness United cup hero scores and then sees red
Edinburgh Evening News-1 hour ago
Bo'ness United: Peat, Snowdon, Murphy, Hunter, Donnelly, Craig Scott, Walker, Sloan, Andy Scott (Jaconelli), Gribben (Miller), Hislop. Subs: Anderson, Clark ...

Exclusive interview: Gov. Scott Walker's limited government ...
Washington Examiner-1 hour ago
Scott Walker wrote on Twitter: “Government is too big. So we should limit the role of government in our lives, but the government that is left should work well.” ...

2014 Gubernatorial Election in Florida
About - News & Issues-by Dustin Hawkins-1 hour ago
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker will be looking to win election to a second term in a tough state after having to beat back a union-backed recall effort in his first term.

As March 31 deadline nears, insurance enrollment picks up in state
Chippewa Herald-1 hour ago
Scott Walker is shifting off Medicaid, or BadgerCare, advocates say. Meanwhile, the state insurance commissioner reports continuing mix-ups on the ...

Chris Abele to deliver 2014 State of the County address
fox6now.com-2 hours ago
Scott Walker and others. “I am going to talk about a few things we are about to do. We are having it (at O'Donnell Park's Miller Brewing Company Pavilion) ...

The 2014 Congressional Elections and Real Immigration Reform
Right Side News-3 hours ago
But it's not at all ridiculous to believe it's returning in 2017, after Scott Walker loses to Hillary Clinton with only 16 percent of the (now even larger) Latino vote.

Money for Milwaukee's ShotSpotter is set for Senate vote
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-by Ashley Luthern-3 hours ago
Scott Walker, who has signaled his support of partial restoration of the ShotSpotter money. Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

State changes focus in trying to find, keep work for those with ...
Green Bay Press Gazette-3 hours ago
Scott Walker named 2014 the year of “A Better Bottom Line: Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities” to recognize people with disabilities on the ...

Norquist Kochs vs Tennessee GOP
Politico-3 hours ago
Republicans recently balked at an effort by some moderates in their party in Wisconsin to limit tax cuts there, but GOP Gov. Scott Walker pushed through a $500 ...

Walker to sign $504 million tax cut plan
Wisconsin Radio Network-4 hours ago
Governor Scott Walker also plans to add more than $100 million to the state's rainy day fund. Democrats argue the money could be better spent elsewhere or ...

The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, March 24, 2014
ABC News (blog)-5 hours ago
Washington Post's Scott Wilson: “Obama's aim to shift U.S. foreign policy runs up ... governors such as Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

Department of Justice asks U.S. Supreme Court to enforce abortion ...
Madison.com-7 hours ago
Scott Walker signed the bill into law July 5, requiring local hospital care availability and ultrasounds in order to get an abortion, according to the Los Angeles ...

Mayors seek voting restrictions veto
Wisconsin Radio Network-7 hours ago
The mayors of Wisconsin's two largest cities believe Governor Scott Walker ought to veto legislation that restricts early voting. “He and others have talked about ...

Senate approves bill to limit absentee voting
Madison.com-7 hours ago
Scott Walker to veto it. “We should be pitching, as political parties, our ideas for improving things in the future rather than mucking around in the mechanics and ...

Journal Times editorial: 'I didn't know' excuse getting old
Journal Times-7 hours ago
Here in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker hasn't thrown the “I didn't know” card yet, but his refusal to say if he knew anything about a secret campaign email system ...

Reggie Newson: State offers new job training opportunities
La Crosse Tribune-7 hours ago
Scott Walker took office, Wisconsin added more than 63,600 private sector jobs in 2011-12, and our state added some 13,000 businesses over the past three ...

Mercer students attend Superior Days in Madison
Your Daily Globe.com-7 hours ago
MERCER SCHOOL students pose with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at Superior Days in Madison, Wis., in February. Pictured are, from left; John Michael ...

State Rep. Mike Endsley will not seek re-election
Madison.com-8 hours ago
“It has been a true privilege to serve alongside my legislative colleagues and Governor Scott Walker.” Endsley also thanked his family and community in the ...

Oral chemotherapy bill moves to state Senate
Madison.com-8 hours ago
Scott Walker had pledged to support the measure, which was later amended by state Assembly Majority Leader Pat Strachota, R-West Bend, to ensure oral ...

Lawmakers fail to stiffen state's penalties on drunken driving
Leader-Telegram-8 hours ago
Scott Walker. The bill clarifies earlier legislation intended to force judges to sentence drunken drivers to a minimum amount of prison time in certain cases.

Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson
Los Angeles Times-9 hours ago
Chris Christie of New Jersey, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin -- will address the broader gathering at Adelson's hotel, the Venetian Resort ...

Bill could bring down the cost of chemo for some patients
WKBT La Crosse-10 hours ago
Scott Walker's office has said he would sign the bill. Copyright 2014 by WKBT News8000. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ...

Among GOP governors, Corbett of Pa. lags behind
Detroit Free Press-14 hours ago
To be sure, other Republican governors elected in the 2010 Tea Party wave have faced trouble. Walker faced a recall - he survived - and Florida Gov. Rick Scott ...

Vote for fresh ideas
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen-14 hours ago
Scott Walker says there is no place for someone in a position of public trust to hold a political office. That is true. It means now all in office should be removed.

Guelph Storm downs Plymouth 3-0 to take control of series
OurWindsor.ca-16 hours ago
"It was by no means a Mona Lisa, but it was a win," Storm coach Scott Walker said. Matt Finn scored the only goal the Storm would need four minutes into the ...

THE PLAIN TRUTH
WND.com-16 hours ago
A prominent atheist activist group is demanding that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remove a Scripture from his Twitter and Facebook accounts, alleging that ...

Jeb Bush gets top billing in Sheldon Adelson gathering
Tampabay.com (blog)-16 hours ago
Scott Walker and former U.N. ambassador John Bolton will address the group during its meeting on Saturday morning, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich is to speak ...

Exclusive interview: Gov. Scott Walker's limited government ...
Washington Examiner-1 hour ago
He is facing Mary Burke, commerce secretary in the administration of Walker's Democratic predecessor, Gov. Jim Doyle, and a former executive at Trek Bicycle ...

Burke backs redistricting reform
WHBY-3 hours ago
Mary Burke is the main Democratic challenger to Governor Walker. She says the state's current process, that allows lawmakers to draw new political boundaries, ...

Morning briefing: Gov. Walker got $340000 advance for writing ...
Madison.com-22 hours ago
Politifact rates Mary Burke's WEDC criticism “mostly true”: Politifact looked into the Democratic candidate's claim that the Wisconsin Economic Development ...

PolitiFact: Testing Mary Burke claim on state jobs agency
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-22 hours ago
New today from PolitiFact Wisconsin: Democractic candidate for governor Mary Burke says the state's top jobs agency failed to spend its budget under Gov.

WISCONSIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

WISCONSIN ATTORNEY GENERAL

Department of Justice asks U.S. Supreme Court to enforce abortion ...
Madison.com-7 hours ago
The DOJ, led by Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, asked the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the injunction in December, but the request was ...

Money & Politics column: State needs open government advocates
Green Bay Press Gazette-13 hours ago
The bill, which passed a Senate committee on a 5-0 vote, is opposed by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, the director of state courts, the Wisconsin Clerks of ...

Judge rules police report redactions are improper
Green Bay Press Gazette-by Eric Litke-16 hours ago
... from its reports in late 2012, the Advocate shared with county and city officials an informal opinion Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued in 2008.

Florida man fined for violations relating to insulation sales
hngnews.com-20 hours ago
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment ordering the seller of attic insulation to Wisconsin homeowners to pay a ...

Chris Rickert: Time for JB Van Hollen to prove himself an open ...
Madison.com-21 hours ago
Wisconsin attorney general J.B. Van Hollen used the occasion of Sunshine Week to remind us Wednesday of all the work he's done in the care and feeding of ...

Drunken driving bills go nowhere

Beaver Dam Daily Citizen-16 hours ago

Democrats in that race — Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Rep. Jon Richards — support stronger penalties. Copyright 2014 Wiscnews.com.

Michael D. Barrett: Ozanne part of system that fostered racial injustice
Madison.com-4 hours ago
Dear Editor: So Ismael Ozanne is shocked — shocked, I tell you! — that his own ... ("DA Ismael Ozanne: We must end bias, cycle of abusive parenting.") Earth to ...

State lawmakers don't act on drunken driving bills
Kenosha News-8 hours ago
... penalties for first-time offenders. Democrats in that race — Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Rep. Jon Richards — support stronger penalties.

Chris Rickert: Time for JB Van Hollen to prove himself an open ...
Madison.com-21 hours ago
Back in 2011, he defended the state in a lawsuit brought by Democratic Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne — now a candidate to replace Van Hollen ...

Two candidates for attorney general end up in agreement on many ...

UpNorthExplorer-3 hours ago

Dane County DA Ismail Ozanne and Jefferson County DA Susan Happ fielded questions at the forum in Madison on Tuesday night. State Rep. Jon Richards ...

WISCONSIN SECRETARY OF STATE

Rep. Garey Bies runs for Secretary of State

Madison.com-8 hours ago

Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, announced in a release Friday he will run for Wisconsin secretary of state in 2014. “Seven terms has been a great run and now I am ...

WISCONSIN STATE TREASURER

State treasurer seeks seat on County Board

Fond du Lac Reporter-4 hours ago

Schuller, who is serving as Wisconsin State Treasurer and Commissioner of the Board of Public Lands, is running against town of Byron resident Tom ...

1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Point CounterPoint: Redistricting – College Democrats
UW Badger Herald-7 minutes ago
... Democrat Mark Pocan and Republican Paul Ryan have benefited from increasingly safe congressional districts — partisan redistricting is hurting Wisconsin.

Morning Plum: The Tea Party and the minimum wage
Washington Post (blog)-11 minutes ago
So here's the contrast we'll see in 2014. House Republicans are preparing to try to pass another Paul Ryan budget as a blueprint for their campaigns. Senate ...

Writing a budget might divide House Republicans
Washington Examiner-31 minutes ago
Doubts exist because Republicans are split by a bipartisan deal from December between the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

First Read's Morning Clips
NBCNews.com (blog)-33 minutes ago
... Joe Biden, John McCain, John Cornyn, Robert Menendez, Tim Kaine, Martin O'Malley, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and RNC Chair Reince Preibus.

Liberals in denial about poverty
Youngstown Vindicator-38 minutes ago
Paul Ryan's remarks about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring. Their predictable minuet of synthetic indignation ...

George Will:A half-century in denial
The Sun-44 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Critics of Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring. Their predictable ...

Congressional candidate Kaleka: Medical marijuana works
Newsradio 620-by Cody Holyoke-45 minutes ago
The early signs in Colorado are encouraging and it is a debate I welcome." Republican Congressman Paul Ryan's campaign didn't comment on the topic.

Wonkbook: How the crisis in Ukraine is shaking up Obama's trip to ...
Washington Post (blog)-56 minutes ago
Paul Ryan's remarks about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring. Their predictable minuet of synthetic indignation ...

Attorneys: Newlywed must show remorse at murder sentencing
Ravalli Republic-1 hour ago
It will be her opportunity to interact with Molloy outside of the case facts, said Paul Ryan, who has practiced law in Missoula for 20 years. Her comments to the ...

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity
The Atlantic-1 hour ago
This idea is also the basis of Paul Ryan's budget, which seeks to devolve and shrink the federal government at a rapid pace, lest the safety net turn “into a ...

Generation X Takes the Reins; Church Groups Approach; Why Do ...
ChristianityToday.com-1 hour ago
Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Nikki Haley are from Generation X. Further, only four of the 20 "youngest billionaires" on the 2013 Forbes 400 list are ...

WashWire Daily Brief: US Finds Intelligence Gaps in Spying on Russia
Wall Street Journal (blog)-1 hour ago
Paul Ryan's recent comments on how cultural factors contribute to poverty. http://bit.ly/1lgc90i. The industrialized world's economy seems stuck in sub-par growth ...

America's Economic Future
The Epoch Times (blog)-2 hours ago
The budget, authored by Paul Ryan (R-WI), will balance the national budget in ten years and stays true to 2015 spending levels negotiated by a bipartisan ...

Philip Maddocks: Legislators troubled by pay gap between super ...
Echo Pilot-3 hours ago
Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, who is at the forefront of the effort to recast the Republican party in a more compassionate and inclusive light. "A lot of voters felt that ...

Juan Williams: Reach out to break gridlock
The Hill-3 hours ago
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), seems to be on board. “It gives families flexibility. It helps them to take ownership of their lives,” he has ...

North Ferriby United look to get back on track after Guiseley defeat
Hull Daily Mail-4 hours ago
North Ferriby: Antoni Pecora, Paul Robson (Ryan Kendall 90) Josh Wilde, Liam King, Mark Gray, Danny Hone, Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson, ...

Fire Spiker for column on marijuana, critic says
DesMoinesRegister.com-4 hours ago
He is going to work for potential 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul. ... Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, to headline the Iowa GOP's dinner fundraiser this spring.

Hillary Clinton appeals to ASU students' idealism
Arizona Capitol Times-5 hours ago
Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. All came of age during Ronald Reagan's presidency. Republicans also have signaled their interest of using Clinton's post-White House ...

Mau-Mauing Paul Ryan
American Spectator-5 hours ago
Watching the Left and various race-baiting Progressives going after Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) reminds me of Tom Wolfe's use, back in the 1970s, of the ...

A More Serious Poverty Debate
National Review Online-5 hours ago
The latest example of this is the exchange between Representative Paul Ryan and the Congressional Black Caucus. In response to Ryan's poorly framed and ...

Obama to Europe: If Russia continues to escalate, we need to ...
McClatchy Washington Bureau-6 hours ago
Paul Ryan's remarks on poverty 'highly offensive,' invite him to meeting ... Caucus has invited House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., to attend its ...

Hillary Clinton Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid
Free Radio-6 hours ago
... a younger Republican field that could include senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan misrepresents his Irish roots
The Tand D.com-7 hours ago
Paul Ryan explain that America's poor have only themselves to blame. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular,” Ryan explained, ...

We Can Liberate The Poor From Poverty In America, Forever
Forbes-7 hours ago
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cleared away the debris from failed federal poverty programs, leaving the field fertile for promising ...

A half-century in denial
Waterbury Republican American-8 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Critics of remarks by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring.

Home » Featured » The Beyond Shameful & Brilliantly Successful ...
The Moderate Voice-8 hours ago
Michael Tomasky quotes Paul O'Neill, who was prepping George W. Bush for a ... Which certainly didn't stop Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan from peddling that ...

Fear and greed wearing a suit jacket and a bow tie
Kennebec Journal-9 hours ago
Take a look at Timothy Egan's column in the March 16 New York Times titled “Paul Ryan's Irish Amnesia” for its insightful look at Ryan's Irish ancestry without ...

Rep. DesJarlais talks Tenn. issues
Columbia Daily Herald-9 hours ago
Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., which he said will cut cost of living increases to many veterans. “Rather than trying to prioritize where we cut, they ...

Republicans, you must 'deserve victory' in November
Dallas Morning News-10 hours ago
The search for a Republican Obamacare alternative illustrates the difficulty of such an effort. Paul Ryan's proposal, while conceptually sound, might involve too ...

What Would Mitt Have Done in Ukraine? And Ryan/Rangel/Rand on ...
Huffington Post-11 hours ago
Then: has DuBois's "color line" been crossed by Ryan, Rangel or Rand? will Dems ... Did the separate comments of Paul Ryan, Charlie Rangel and Rand Paul ...

Congressional candidate admits to using medical marijuana
WISN Milwaukee-by Christina Palladino-Mar 21, 2014
HIS FATHER WAS KILLED IN THE SIKH TEMPLE SHOOTING. NOW AMAR KALEKA IS A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS WHO ADMITS TO ...

Congress candidate admits he used medical marijuana
WDEF News 12-Mar 21, 2014
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Amar Kaleka has admitted that he used medical marijuana, after his father was killed by a white ...

APNewsBreak: Ryan rival used medical marijuana - ABC-7.com ...
WZVN-TV-Mar 21, 2014
(AP) - Wisconsin Democratic congressional candidate Amar Kaleka used medical marijuana in California on his doctor's advice after his father was killed by a ...

Your Views: Stop name-calling, help Paul Ryan by offering poverty ...
Gazettextra-Mar 20, 2014
Does she or Rob Zerban or Amar Kaleka have any kind of a plan other than name-calling? I seriously doubt it. In my opinion, the only racism shown here is by ...

2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Point CounterPoint: Redistricting – College Democrats
UW Badger Herald-17 minutes ago
While gerrymandering may be mutually beneficial — both Democrat Mark Pocan and Republican Paul Ryan have benefited from increasingly safe ...

Hospital bids goodbye, hello
Baraboo News Republic-7 hours ago
... officer; president of the board at Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Tom Schwarz; U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan and medical services president, Dr. Todd Schad.

3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Senate approves bill to limit absentee voting

Madison.com-8 hours ago

Ron Kind, R-Wis., said in a statement. “I urge Governor Walker, in the strongest terms possible, to veto this blatantly partisan effort to disenfranchise fellow ...

4THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Grassley, Levin Hail Effort to Increase Corporate Transparency
PoliticalNews.me (press release)-4 hours ago
Y.; Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Gwen Moore, D-Wis.; and Michael Capuano, D-Mass. Charmian Gooch, cofounder of Global Witnesses, announced Tuesday that ...

Morning briefing: Gov. Walker got $340000 advance for writing ...
Madison.com-Mar 23, 2014
Some Wisconsin lawmakers donated shutdown pay, others kept it: The Wausau Daily Herald reported that U.S. Representatives Marc Pocan, Gwen Moore and ...

5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Businesses form pro-infrastructure coalition
Politico-14 minutes ago
Tom Petri said in a statement that “I continue to question the FAA's authority to charge EAA for the costs of AirVenture and other air shows or special events, but ...

A Proposal to Radically Simplify Student Loan Payments
DailyFinance-1 hour ago
Tom Petri, a Republican from Wisconsin. The plan recommends various ways to make this work. One option is to require borrowers to pay 18 percent of ...

Local News Briefs Monday 3/24/14
Kfiz-9 hours ago
Congressman Tom Petri and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson are commenting on agreements the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Federal Aviation ...

EAA, FAA reach settlement over AirVenture fees
Fond du Lac Reporter-17 hours ago
Tom Petri, R-Wis., whose district includes Oshkosh, said in a statement he still questions the FAA's authority to charge for air show costs, but said, “I'm glad this ...

7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

The Five Most Famous 'The Real World' Cast Members
TVOvermind-1 hour ago
A kid from a small, Wisconsin town, Sean Duffy proved that he was one of the nice guys during his season of being on The Real World, often playing ...


Morning briefing: Gov. Walker got $340000 advance for writing ...
Madison.com-Mar 23, 2014
... Pocan, Gwen Moore and Sean Duffy kept their salaries accrued during the October government shutdown, while other lawmakers donated theirs to charity.

8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

WISCONSIN STATE SENATE

Point CounterPoint: Redistricting – College Democrats
UW Badger Herald-9 minutes ago
The issue of state redistricting reform presents itself every 10 years as State Senate and Assembly Districts are redrawn following the latest census. The Wisconsin Constitution mandates that Legislative districts are redrawn according to the ...

Walker talks early voting, chemo pill & his Blueprint for Prosperity
fox6now.com-41 minutes ago
Walker says once the state Senate signs off on the changes he will sign it into law. The bill ... He says there will be significant savings for families in Wisconsin.

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers, don't make it harder to vote
Portage Daily Register-1 hour ago
A Republican state legislator since 1983, the senator from Richland Center said on a ... Wisconsin Republicans should take their departing colleague's advice: ...

Exclusive interview: Gov. Scott Walker's limited government ...
Washington Examiner-2 hours ago
Earlier this month, Walker said, he talked to Sen. .... In his own state, he said: “The thing I've seen change in Wisconsin is that a majority of people thought ...

Money for Milwaukee's ShotSpotter is set for Senate vote
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-by Ashley Luthern-4 hours ago
... in Milwaukee is poised to go before the Wisconsin Senate for final legislative ... members of the state Assembly announced they were partially reversing ...

Norquist Kochs vs Tennessee GOP
Politico-4 hours ago
And several state Senate Republicans unexpectedly moved this past week to ... at an effort by some moderates in their party in Wisconsin to limit tax cuts there, ...

Letter: Repeal Common Core now
Marshfield News-Herald-5 hours ago
Olsen is the chairman of the Senate Education Committee and will not allow S.B. 619 out of ... Common Core is being currently being repealed in 33 states. ... to replace Common Core standards with more challenging Wisconsin standards.

Rep. John Spiros: Revenge porn bill one of our accomplishments in ...
Marshfield News-Herald-5 hours ago
My most recent bill, passed by the Senate and Assembly in the last weeks of ... and I am proud to have been part of the largest tax cut in Wisconsin history. ... services and decrease stigma for those with mental health issues in our state.

Girl Harbored Dark Secret, Fearing She'd Be Sent Away
Jakarta Globe-7 hours ago
Joel Kleefisch, who sponsored the Wisconsin bill. The state senate passed the measure this week, and it now awaits the governor's signature. “This legislation ...

Oral chemotherapy bill moves to state Senate
Madison.com-8 hours ago
The state Assembly passed bipartisan Senate Bill 300 Friday preventing ... Cancer survivor and Leukemia & Lymphoma Wisconsin chapter chairman Paul ...

Money & Politics column: State needs open government advocates
Green Bay Press Gazette-14 hours ago
The bill, which passed a Senate committee on a 5-0 vote, is opposed by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, the director of state courts, the Wisconsin Clerks of ...

Bill allows DNA collection only from violent crime suspects
Sawyer County Record-16 hours ago
It still needs the Senate's OK. ... Wisconsin, like many other states, moved to take the DNA sample sooner, arguing it would help officers catch criminals and save ...

Advocates, schools seek more oversight on restraint and seclusion
Gazettextra-16 hours ago
Unless a parent or advocate files a complaint with the state on the use of ... to a report released last month by the U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor and ... The group is trying to get changes to a state law, Wisconsin Act 125, which ...

Unfinished business remains as Wis. lawmakers wrap up legislative ...
Fox11online.com-17 hours ago
MADISON – The state Assembly is likely done for the year, and the Senate only ... for minorities in Wisconsin's largest cities of Milwaukee and Madison to vote.

About People
La Crosse Tribune-19 hours ago
Mike Gu, Onalaska High School, complete the 2014 Senate Scholar Program. The program is a week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State ...

Koch brothers-backed group enters Iron County races over mine
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-20 hours ago
It's not just been an issue fought at the state level, but also at the local, and we ... In the 2012 Wisconsin U.S. Senate race, the group spent $1.4 million against ...

PolitiFact: Testing Mary Burke claim on state jobs agency
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-Mar 23, 2014
Democractic candidate for governor Mary Burke says the state's top jobs agency failed ... The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate approved a bill "denying ...

WISCONSIN STATE ASSEMBLY

Report shows Wis. rate of job growth stagnant
UW Badger Herald-1 minute ago
The state saw 28,351 private-sector jobs created between September 2012 and ... Wisconsin currently ranks 35th in the nation for the rate of job creation, according ... through the Assembly and is headed to Walker's desk to be signed into law.

Point CounterPoint: Redistricting – College Democrats
UW Badger Herald-1 minute ago
The issue of state redistricting reform presents itself every 10 years as State Senate and Assembly Districts are redrawn following the latest census. The Wisconsin Constitution mandates that Legislative districts are redrawn according to the ...

Scott Walker set to sign tax cut legislation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-4 minutes ago
... taxes in Wisconsin, a proposal heintroduced in his January state of the state address. ... The Assembly approved the measure last week 61-35, with three Democrats ... With growing tax collections now expected to give the state a $1 billion ...

LeMahieu to Seek Assembly Seat
WHBL Sheboygan-3 hours ago
OOSTBURG, Wi (WHBL) - Sheboygan County Supervisor Devin LeMahieu of Oostburg announced over the weekend that he will run for the State Assembly in ...

Money for Milwaukee's ShotSpotter is set for Senate vote
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-by Ashley Luthern-4 hours ago
... in Milwaukee is poised to go before the Wisconsin Senate for final legislative ... members of the state Assembly announced they were partially reversing ...

Rep. John Spiros: Revenge porn bill one of our accomplishments in ...
Marshfield News-Herald-5 hours ago
My most recent bill, passed by the Senate and Assembly in the last weeks of ... and I am proud to have been part of the largest tax cut in Wisconsin history. ... services and decrease stigma for those with mental health issues in our state.

Mayors seek voting restrictions veto
Wisconsin Radio Network-8 hours ago
The mayors of Wisconsin's two largest cities believe Governor Scott Walker ought to ... And here in the dead of night, the state legislature passed this bill which is ...

State Assembly passes bill to limit mesothelioma victims' access to ...
Madison.com-8 hours ago
Renee Simpson, state commander of the Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars, lost her father to mesothelioma and asked the Assembly to not abandon veterans ...

Oral chemotherapy bill moves to state Senate
Madison.com-9 hours ago
The state Assembly passed bipartisan Senate Bill 300 Friday preventing ... Cancer survivor and Leukemia & Lymphoma Wisconsin chapter chairman Paul ...

Bill could bring down the cost of chemo for some patients
WKBT La Crosse-11 hours ago
Wisconsin legislation would force insurance companies to cover the pill the ... The state Assembly recently made an amendment to the bill and sent it back to the ...

Bill allows DNA collection only from violent crime suspects
Sawyer County Record-16 hours ago
The bill that cleared the State Assembly at around 3:30 Friday morning would scale ... Wisconsin, like many other states, moved to take the DNA sample sooner, ...

Unfinished business remains as Wis. lawmakers wrap up legislative ...
Fox11online.com-17 hours ago
MADISON – The state Assembly is likely done for the year, and the Senate only ... for minorities in Wisconsin's largest cities of Milwaukee and Madison to vote.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF WISCONSIN

Senate approves bill to limit absentee voting

Madison.com-8 hours ago

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said in a statement Friday the bill is “designed to make it harder for seniors, students, veterans and minorities to ...

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PolitiFact: Testing Mary Burke claim on state jobs agency

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-Mar 23, 2014

... Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310." — Republican Party of Wisconsin.

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