Archive | February, 2012

The WI Capitol Press Corps’ Deal With the Devil: Updated

In a February 24th online article titled “On the Capitol: Blogosphere goes wild after Rep. Kleefisch caught on video,” Wisconsin State Journal reporters Mary Spicuzza and Clay Barbour take the unwashed masses to task for their outraged reaction to a video showing GOP Rep. Joel Kleefisch casting votes for Assembly colleagues who were too busy […]

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Wednesday, February 29

Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business 9:00 AM 328 Northwest State Capitol Executive Session Assembly Bill 376 Relating to: authorizing the sale or transfer of tax credits in counties experiencing high rates of unemployment. By Representatives Knilans, Wynn, Kerkman, Ringhand, Turner, Jacque, Stroebel, Ballweg, Loudenbeck and Bies; cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and Holperin. Assembly […]

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Lori Compas for State Senate(District 13)

Lori Compas spearheaded the recall effort against State Senator Scott Fitzgerald(R-13).  Today she announced her candidacy to run against Senator Fitzgerald in the recall election to be held later this spring.  Here are images taken at the announcement press conference, held at the Jefferson Business Center in Jefferson, Wisconsin.          

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Tuesday, February 28 (PM)

Committee on Financial Institutions 12:30 PM 300 Northeast State Capitol Public Hearing Assembly Bill 510 Relating to: deposit placement programs of public depositories. By Representative Kramer; cosponsored by Senator Grothman. Assembly Bill 582 Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. By Representatives Petryk, Bernier, Litjens, Stone and Suder; cosponsored by Senator Moulton. […]

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Tuesday, February 28 (AM) – updated 2/27, 1:30PM

Due to the number of meetings on the 28th, I will be splitting them into two posts: morning and afternoon. Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations 9:30 AM 412 East Executive Session Assembly Bill 217 Relating to: impersonating certain officials and providing a penalty. By Representatives Bies, Brooks, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, LeMahieu, Molepske […]

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Do What We Say, Not What We Do. Why? Because We Say So

Over the past year Jeff Fitzgerald and the Wisconsin Assembly went to great lengths to limit the public’s ability to see them at work in the Assembly chamber.  Many of their most recent and most extreme bills have passed under cover of darkness between the hours of midnight and 4am despite Governor Walkers campaign promise […]

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Republicans Attempt to Create De Facto One Party System

February 25, 2012 by WCMC Here’s a number for you: $688,000 and counting. That is the amount of taxpayer dollars that Republican legislators and the Governor of Wisconsin have paid to date to private law firms to draw and defend redistricting maps designed to create a de facto one party system and to disenfranchise voters. […]

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Anonymous Pens Ode to Resource Colonialism

February 22, 2012 by WCMC Tooth, Line and Sinker* by Anonymous What’s yours is mine, I think we know. Your water, ice, your land, your snow, Your mountains full of iron ore, So rich it makes my small heart sore. Pyrite, Schmyrite, I don’t care, We want it all, not just a share. Sulfuric acid […]

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