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07
Jul
2016

Philando CastileMADISON - It’s been an agonizing week for America, as the crisis of police brutality reared its head first in Baton Rouge and then 1,200 miles to the north.

I wrote about the killing of Alton Sterling and —and what those deaths, and so many like them, mean for our democracy—here:

Police brutality: “When is it going to stop?”

A different problem for our democracy, here in Wisconsin, is the rigging of our electoral maps. Here’s an op-ed that we co-signed with Common Cause in Wisconsin, which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 5th:

Democracy is failing when voters don't have real choices

We also posted an item on our website about a new Kohler golf course on the drawing boards, and we noted that Herbert Kohler gave Gov. Walker $40,000 over the last five years. Guess what? Kohler now may be getting the DNR to look the other way, even as the golf course plans to access four acres of one of our state parks. Here’s the story:

Golf course project by big Walker backer up for hearing

Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
 
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06
Jul
2016

David N. ThompsonDecorated Disabled American Navy Veteran was robbed of $13,000 of cash and travelor's cheques, and another $2,500 from his debit card, while he waits in Jamaica for emergency evacuation that never came. Owner of EMed Jamaica "air ambulance service" misrepresents himself as Florida Doctor to extort $17,000 more from Wisconsin family.

Written by Laura Kiefert, Green Bay Progressive   
 
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05
Jul
2016

walkerCitizen Action Open Records request shows 30 day notification system for outsourcing and downsizing established in 2014 has resulted in zero notifications.

Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
 
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