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  • Walker appoints son of right-wing Bradley Foundation president to UW Board of Regents

    05/25/2015 7:18:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette ^ | May 25, 2015
    Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports tea party causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. The board oversees the University of Wisconsin system, setting policies and approving budgets, among other vital regulatory duties. Walker appointed Mike M. Grebe, son of Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive of the Bradley Foundation, to the board. The foundation is an essential part of Walker’s “brain trust.” It’s poured millions into promoting such right-wing policies as busting unions, expanding voucher schools and eliminating social welfare programs. In addition to his association with...
  • Some Wisconsin protesters arrested amid demand for role in probes

    05/13/2015 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2015 | BY MARY REARDON
    Hundreds of people protested Wednesday in Wisconsin's capital and more than two dozen were arrested for blocking a road a day after a prosecutor ruled that a Madison police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed biracial teenager was justified. Brandi Grayson, co-founder of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition that organized the protest, said the group wanted community control over the hiring and firing of officers and a U.N. probe into racial disparities in Dane County and Wisconsin. "We don't have time-set goals. We understand the struggle for black liberation will be generational," Grayson said. Lakaya Horton, 13, of Madison,...
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Wisconsin early voting vs 2012 recall election

    11/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by DCdude · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/04/2014 | AP
    With more than 289,000 ballots received as of Monday, Wisconsin has significantly increased its 2010 pre-election turnout, when Republican Scott Walker first claimed the governor's seat. This time, he's aiming for a second term that could set up a run for president in 2016.
  • Dane Co. (Madison, WI) Sheriff says he won't stop felon voters

    10/09/2012 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 35 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10/08/12 | Brian Sikma
    In a battleground state where voter fraud has been an issue in previous presidential elections, one leading county sheriff is saying his office won’t stop ineligible felon voters from casting a ballot. An internal memo from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office instructed deputies and other staff assigned to the county jail to facilitate the absentee ballot requests of inmates. Sent from Lt. Mark Twombly, the memo specifically instructed law enforcement officials to not check on the felony status of inmates and to help everyone vote regardless of their criminal record. In Wisconsin an individual serving jail time for a felony...
  • Appeals court declines to take up voter ID case (WI)

    04/25/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-25-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- The Court of Appeals declined to take up a Dane County case Wednesday that blocked the state's new law requiring people to show photo ID at the polls. The latest order is a further setback for those who support the voter ID law, and is another sign the law almost surely will remain halted for the May 8 primaries and June 5 recall elections. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily enjoined the voter ID law last month, saying the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de...
  • Democrat Kathleen Falk Running for Governor Against Scott Walker

    01/18/2012 8:43:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 84 replies
    Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is running as a Democrat against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. She made her announcement today in an online video posted to her website and in an email message to supporters. Falk says in the message that the 1 million signatures submitted Tuesday to recall Walker was an “unprecedented and inspiring show of solidarity and determination.” Falk says she will make different choices than Walker on focus on creating good-paying jobs, a clean environment, successful schools and affordable health care. Friends of Scott Walker reacted to Falk's candidacy shortly after she declared. "Kathleen Falk's announcement...
  • BREAKING: Dane County judge strikes down Wisconsin collective bargaining law

    05/26/2011 9:03:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 05/26/2011 | Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
    Madison - A Dane County judge has struck down Gov. Scott Walker's legislation repealing most collective bargaining for public employees. In a 33-page decision issued Thursday, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi said she would freeze the legislation because GOP lawmakers on a committee broke the state's open meetings law in passing it March 9. The legislation limits collective bargaining to wages for all public employees in Wisconsin except for police and firefighters. "It's what we were looking for," said Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Democrat. Ozanne sued to block the law after Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca...
  • Wisconsin - Dane County to drop challenge to union bargaining law

    04/15/2011 2:34:07 PM PDT · by Jean S · 42 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4/15/11 | Patrick Marley
    April 15, 2011 4:18 p.m. | Madison — Dane County officials are dropping their suit over a plan to limit collective bargaining for public workers. That reduces the number of cases over the controversial measure from three to two.
  • [Dane] County Board to Vote on Impeachment (WI Moonbats)

    08/12/2007 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 437+ views
    Madison.com ^ | August 11, 2007 | Bill Novak
    The Dane County Board could become one of the first county boards in the country to urge Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The board is to consider its resolution next week and members on both sides predict it will pass. The board's Executive Committee voted Thursday night to endorse impeachment of both Bush and Cheney on the grounds that they violated the Constitution, the Geneva Convention and the courts in the war on terror and the war in Iraq.The resolution passed on a 5-1 vote, with Supervisors Barbara Vedder, Scott...
  • Hate Crime Charges Disheartening to UW (Madison, WI)

    01/21/2006 2:20:09 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 816+ views
    Madison.com ^ | January 21, 2006 | Aaron Nathans
    Students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were shaken after learning this week about an apparent hate crime in Ogg Hall. Earlier this week, four men were charged with hate crimes after a Dec. 21 incident in which an Ogg Hall lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison had his door defaced.The victim, inside his room, heard someone in the hall yelling epithets; he found that someone had written "I hate f--- faggots, Die" on his dry erase board, UW Police said. Saliva was dripping down his door and pictures on his door were defaced, police said. Two of...
  • Judge: Legislature, Cities Cannot Fight Gay Rights Lawsuit

    09/26/2005 1:56:11 AM PDT · by quietolong · 12 replies · 754+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | 9/25/2005 | WEAU TV 13
    Judge: Legislature, Cities Cannot Fight Gay Rights Lawsuit A judge has decided that the Legislature and several local governments cannot join the fight against a lawsuit seeking taxpayer funded benefits for partners of gay public employees. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ruled that state law gives the Department of Justice the authority to defend the state's interests. The lawsuit was filed by six lesbian state employees and the American Civil Liberties Union in April. It claims the state's refusal to provide health insurance to their partners violates the equal protection clause of the Wisconsin constitution. Republican State Representative Mark...
  • Dane County GOP to Demonstrate at Dean Event

    10/04/2003 2:42:12 PM PDT · by huck von finn · 1 replies · 132+ views
    the wheeler report ^ | Oct. 3, 2003 | Dane County GOP
    Click link to access news release (PDF file): http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/Oct03/Oct3/1003deandanegop.PDF ____________________________________ Wisconsin for Dean Responds to Republican Plans To Protest Dean Visit Tomorrow MADISON--Wisconsin for Dean State Coordinator Michael J. Tate issued the following statement today regarding plans by the state Republican party to protest Governor Dean's visit to Wisconsin tomorrow: "We thank our Republican friends for joining our canned food drive and acknowledging the plight that the Bush economy has visited upon Wisconsin's working families. "Since our working families couldn't afford to feed themselves at President Bush's $2,000-a-plate lunch in Milwaukee, it's worth noting that Republicans had to come to...