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.
As Wisconsin leads the nation in job loss, having shed jobs every month since his draconian budget was signed into law, Scott Walker is working hard to make sure his political cronies won’t feel the burden.
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Despite Scott Walker’s frequent whining about the “out-of-state special interests” spending “tens of millions” to push him out of office, the only out-of-state special interests involved in Wisconsin politics are those who support Walker.
Scott Walker's announcement that the year 2012 will be the “Year of the Veteran” flies in the face of the ongoing scandal in which he is embroiled. Central to the criminal corruption investigation into Scott Walker's administration is that his former Deputy Chief of Staff and his former Veterans Commission appointee are alleged to have embezzled funds intended for the widows and children of military servicemembers killed in action.
The ad is called "Walkergate" because it highlights the eery parallels between Nixon's Watergate scandal and the criminal investigation into Scott Walker's current and former top-level aides that has already uncovered the theft of more than $60,000 intended for the widows and children of Soldiers killed in action, child sex crimes, secret email networks, illegal campaign contributions, and the abuse of taxpayer resources for political gain. Prosecutors have brought a total of fifteen felonies and three misdemeanors against six of Scott Walker's closest aides and associates -- with one conviction and two guilty pleas to date.
As Braun's victory displays in dramatic fashion, collective bargaining is not merely about wages and benefits, it is the foundation for basic dignity in a workplace, and it radiates outward to all workplaces, whether it be a major league dugout or a welding shop, whether it's a police precinct or a classroom.
Walker and his anti-union defenders who scorn collective bargaining must think that a millionaire ballplayer is not a sympathetic figure to people who work for a living. But that's just not the case. Wisconsin understands that that standing together makes us stronger.
The disrespect Republicans have shown the court -- and the people of Wisconsin -- in this redistricting process has drawn harsh rebukes out of a normally reserved and measured panel of judges. The panel, primarily appointed by Republican presidents, called the Republican actions a ‘shameful attempt to hide the redistricting process from public scrutiny.’
Held at the MJ Cafe on Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee, the lively event included a soulful performance by singer Imani Smith, great conversations about the nominees as well as the promising future of the state’s African-American community.
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to come right out and say it.
This isn’t working. It’s time for us to see other people.
I wish I could say that it was me, not you, but we both know that isn’t true. It’s you.