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September 07 2013

07:00

Scott Walker/GOP Crony Payola Scheme Exposed (Update: zero coverage on local news, of course)

Daily Kos - By Puddytat - Sep. 07 (News Report) - Gov. Scott Walker late Thursday canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a sportsmen's group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians.

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June 15 2011

07:00

Supreme Court reinstates collective bargaining law

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - By Patrick Marley, Don Walker - Jun. 15 (News Report) - Acting with unusual speed, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial plan to end most collective bargaining for tens of thousands of public workers.

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May 26 2011

15:59

Judge voids controversial Wisconsin union law

Reuters - By Jeff Mayers - May. 26 (News Report) - MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Thursday voided a controversial Republican-backed law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions.Dane County Judge Maryann

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07:00

To Fix Health Care, First Try Rewarding Failure

Bloomberg - By Ezra Klein - May. 26 (Opinion) - Few policy problems are more confounding than the inexorable rise in health-care spending. It threatens the economy even as the health-care system fails at its basic task of making us healthier. But the only way to fix it runs counter to both our instincts and our political system: we need to allow ourselves to fail -- often, enthusiastically and, above all, constructively.

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April 07 2011

07:00

Janitor Justice Arrives Four Years Early

Bloomberg - By Margaret Carlson - Apr. 07 (Opinion) - If only those in power could remember that you can do almost anything as long as you are perceived by the public as fair. Need to balance out-of-control budgets? Spread out the hurt, and let everyone who works have a decent life. Don’t lean so heavily in favor of the haves, who, after all, have the world, the tax code and the marketplace leaning heavily in their favor already.

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March 17 2011

15:52

Next Stop For Wisconsin Protesters: Washington, D.C.

National Journal - By Lindsey Boerma - Mar. 17 (News) - Pro-union protesters are expected to rally in Washington on Wednesday evening to counter a fundraising event for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

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March 10 2011

08:00

What happened in Wisconsin tonight

Washington Post - By Ezra Klein - Mar. 10 (Opinion) - Here's what just happened in Wisconsin: The rules of the state's Senate require a quorum for any measures that spend money. That's how the absence of the Senate's Democrats could stymie Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget law -- it spent money, and thus it needed a quorum.

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08:00

Republican Wisconsin senators bypass Democrats in vote on collective bargaining

Washington Post - By Michael A. Fletcher - Mar. 10 (News) - Senate Republicans abruptly passed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan to sharply curtail collective-bargaining rights for public employees Wednesday night, using a legislative maneuver to approve the measure without 14 Democratic senators who fled the state in an effort to block it.

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March 09 2011

08:00

Wisconsin State Senate Republicans Took Hundreds Of Thousands In Government Farm Subsidies

Huffington Post - By Sam Stein - Mar. 09 (News Report) - At least three of the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans currently demanding that public workers sacrifice benefits, wages and even collective bargaining rights for the sake of the budget have applied for and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal farm subsidies, a Huffington Post review of state and federal records shows. From 1995 through 2009, state Sens. Luther Olsen, Dale Schultz and Sheila Harsdorf all had stakes in farms that received between them more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds.

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March 03 2011

08:00

Wisconsin recall efforts s[read to Senate Republicans

Los Angeles Times - By Michael A. Memoli - Mar. 03 (News Report) - In the latest escalation of the state's battle over public employee union benefits, Wisconsin Democrats initiated an effort to recall Republican state senators who back Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals.

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