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Hecklers shout ‘liar’ as Wisconsin’s Walker touts job creation

MADISON (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose tumultuous first year in office saw partisan budget battles, massive street protests and a statewide recall effort against him, focused on job creation and ridding government of wasteful spending in a ‘state of the state’ speech on Wednesday disrupted by heckling.…

Wisconsin mayor faces recall vote after drunken antics

Residents of Sheboygan, Wisconsin will decide on Tuesday whether to replace their mayor, Bob Ryan, after a series of public drinking binges, according to the Huffington Post. In 2009, Ryan was filmed drunkenly bragging about his sister-in-law’s oral sex skills. Then in 2011, Ryan faced criticism and an investigation after…

Judge to hear challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

MADISON (Reuters) – A Wisconsin judge will hear a legal challenge this week to the state’s new controversial voter photo identification law. Lawyers for The League of Women Voters, which says the measure violates the state constitution by disenfranchising eligible voters, present oral arguments against the law in a Dane…

Walker recall petition overshoots requirement by nearly 200,000 signatures

If Wisconsin’s Democrats are to be believed, the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on and just needs to be made official. With Tuesday’s deadline fast approaching, The New York Times reports that Wisconsin’s activists are prepared to submit about 720,000 petition signatures, far surpassing the 540,000 needed to trigger a…

Dozens of local school unions recertified in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The vast majority of local school unions up for recertification in Wisconsin have voted to recertify despite statewide collective bargaining measures for public workers that have sharply limited their power. Around 85 percent of 177 local school unions were recertified by their members through a process…

Wisconsin group offers $10K reward for info about destroyed recall petitions

The group One Wisconsin Now announced Tuesday it would offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual guilty of fraudulently destroying or defacing recall petitions. “We cannot allow democracy to be threatened by those who would illegally destroy recall petitions with valid…

The ruse is over

As I’m sure you all know, the Republican excuse for the attack on unions in Wisconsin is that this is about “fiscal conservatism”, i.e. they are just trying to put through cuts on teacher compensation in order to save money, and this has nothing to do with an ideological assault…

Friday Genius Ten “By Gum, I Support Those Protests” Edition

I’ve gotten emails from people asking why I haven’t blogged about the situation in Wisconsin. To which, I wish to reply that there’s two models of blogging. There’s the model where you comment on anything of importance, even if you have nothing of value to add, to register that you’re…

First came the trains, then the death march on to the….buses

I swear to god, half my blogging (if not more) from here on out is going to have to be dedicated, once again, to examples of how Republicans claim they’re motivated by strong principles, but in fact they’re just straight up culture warriors who never take a pass at a…

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