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Wisconsin bill cutting child support for the rich written by rich guy looking to cut child support

A controversial bill that would significantly cut child support payments for high-income parents in Wisconsin was partially written by a wealthy businessman who would benefit greatly from the proposal. Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) admitted Friday that multimillionaire Michael Eisenga and his attorney helped write the bill that would force the…

Wisconsin GOP pushing law to spy on and seize bank accounts of unemployed

A law is advancing through the Wisconsin state legislature that would double the job-seeking requirements for people collecting unemployment and which would allow the government to peer into their bank accounts and freeze them if they believe the account holder has received overpayments in their benefits. According to the Wisconsin…

Wisconsin recall elections officially underway

Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board has voted 5-0 to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker after receiving nearly 901,000 signatures, many more than the 540,208 required by law to trigger an election, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal. The recall elections are the culmination of months of effort by…

Court official calls Wisconsin Justice Prosser ‘a classic abuser’

The investigation into an apparently violent altercation on the Wisconsin Supreme Court just seems to get more and more complicated. Conservative Wisconsin Justice Mike Gableman insisted to the Wisconsin State Journal on Thursday that although he got the date wrong, he was indeed rapped on the head by Justice Ann…

Wisconsin GOP official resigns after drunken crash with kids in car

Columbia County Republican Party chair Amber Hahn resigned on Friday after drunkenly crashing a car carrying herself and her three children, according to The Wisconsin State Journal. Hahn, 35, crashed her car Thursday night while driving drunk. No other vehicles were involved and fortunately no one was injured. Police were…

Voter ID law to cost Wisconsin DMV an extra $6 million

Fiscal responsibility has been a battle cry for Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, but his voter photo ID law is going to cost the state big bucks. After passing the new law, Walker had tried to close at least 10 Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices — allegedly in Democratic…

Wisc. union protester claims Capitol staffer attacked her balloon

Though the pro-union protesters in Wisconsin are no longer making front page news daily around the country, their resistance continues — most recently, in a bizarre direction involving a trail of blood and a popped balloon. Activists have taken to holding red heart-shaped balloons in the Capitol rotunda in Madison,…

Gun advocate allegedly punches Wisconsin union activist in the face

A daily non-violent singalong at the Wisconsin Capitol turned ugly Tuesday when it was interrupted by a former Republican state senator and two pro-gun advocates. Former state Sen. David Zien yelled “Walker for president” while the two other men attempted to cover some of the union activists with the former…

Has WI Gov. Walker killed his own bill?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies have published Walker’s controversial bill limiting the rights of public unions to collectively bargain, in spite of a state judge’s restraining order against publication of the bill by Secretary of State Doug LaFollette. Supporters of the bill have appealed Judge Maryann Sumi’s stay…

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