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A.G. Van Hollen Files Motion To Dismiss Open Meetings Suit

On Friday afternoon, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against members of the state legislature for allegedly violating the Open Meetings Law. The suit centers around the March 9, conference committee that passed non-fiscal portions of the controversial Budget Repair Bill. On March 18, Dane County Circuit Court Judge […]

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Rep. Paul Ryan’s Quest For An ‘Adult Conversation’ About Debt Met By Childish Tactics

In the last two weeks, Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville held a series of 19 listening sessions around his Southeastern Wisconsin district to talk with constituents about his recently approved budget proposal. As head of the Budget Committee, Ryan has become the face of the controversial Republican budget plan that seeks to solve America’s burgeoning […]

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Jobs Increased since Gov. Walker Took Office

For the first time in 40 months, Wisconsin has experienced three consecutive months of job growth according to The Center on Wisconsin Strategy. Wisconsin added 9100 jobs in March, including 2800 in manufacturing and 700 in construction.  Unemployment held steady from February to March at 7.4%. Wisconsin still needs to make up 126,900 jobs to […]

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Changes Made to Photo ID Bill

Responding to criticism, the Photo ID Bill currently in the Assembly has been amended to allow students to use a college ID as proof of identity at the poll.  The college ID must be from an accredited public or private university or college in Wisconsin and include the students address, signature and birth date.  The […]

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The Facts And Reasons Behind Wisconsin’s Photo ID Bill

As Republicans in Wisconsin try to pass a photo ID requirement for voting in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 7) by the end of May, look for an all-out assault from the Left. Right up there with collective bargaining rights, the lax voting laws in Wisconsin are a sacred pillar of a “progressive tradition.” Touting Wisconsin’s high […]

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Democrats in Massachusetts Strip Union Rights

In a shocking vote,  the Democrat controlled Massachusetts House of Representatives decided 111-42 to strip public employees of most rights to bargain over healthcare.  Echoing what began in Wisconsin, the House’s decision came down to economics with a possible saving of millions of dollars for towns and cities. Unions campaigned hard to stop the passage […]

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