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15
Apr
2016

jail-prisonMADISON - On Tuesday, I went to UW-Milwaukee to give a lecture about an under-appreciated aspect of our undemocratic system: the disenfranchisement of prisoners and former prisoners. In researching this talk, I discovered just how blatantly racist the policy has always been:

Felon disenfranchisement, then and now

In our never-ending sorrow at the demise of the Government Accountability Board, our worst fears have been confirmed: Partisans from both sides are being appointed to the new state ethics and elections commissions. This week, it was Peter Barca’s turn:

Barca’s appointees contributed $107K to Democrats

And as we look back at the legislative session, one hypocrisy jumped out at us. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce talks all the time about the need for a highly educated workforce, but it didn’t put any of its money where its mouth is:

WMC, business groups AWOL on higher ed bills

Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
 
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12
Apr
2016

4h-paulaState budget cuts have forced UW Extension administrators to rethink their commitment to 100-years of county-based services, putting at risk such popular programs as 4H. County boards are passing resolutions calling for the UW President and Board of Regents to reject the plan.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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12
Apr
2016

union-members-at-capitolAs GOP leaders scramble to defend their unconstitutional 'Right-to-Work' law, misplaced priorities and right-wing policies result in 16 consecutive quarters of economic disappointment.

Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
 
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11
Apr
2016

uwgb-studentsNorthern Wisconsin Senators Dave Hansen and Janet Bewley say public has a right to hear how $250 million in budget cuts will impact their local campuses.

Written by GBP Staff   
 
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