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Bad News for BadgerCare Plus

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Frankly, I don’t have good news regarding the state of BadgerCare Plus. In another move that shows that Republicans don’t listen to their constituents and put corporations interests over people, the Joint Finance Committee approved changes to BadgerCare yesterday that will cut an estimated 22,800 people from the program. Even though this plan is less more »

Liveblogging: Wisconsin Rise Up

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This will be a live blog spot *on the issues of mining and wetlands in Wisconsin, *on protests, a People’s State of the State and a People’s Tribunal at Wisconsin’s Capitol building, *on Walker’s State of the State Address all day Wednesday Jan. 25 through Thurs. January 26. Please see the schedule top left of more »

Indiana “Right-to-Work” Legislation Take Two

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Indiana Republicans have put so called “right-to-work” legislation on a “fast track” in the hopes of having it passed into law before the Super Bowl on February 5th of this year. Republicans want to avoid negative the media attention of mass protests going on at the capital. If they want to avoid the potential for more »

Rights and Recall Carols in the Rotunda


This happened today and it was glorious: 700-1,000 people assembled with minimal police presence and no arrests today in Wisconsin’s Capitol building to sing political carols. I present Scout’s lovely video which has the lyrics so you can sing along at home: Just a reminder that the Solidarity Sing Along has been sponsored by the more »

You have the right to remain funny in Fitzwalkerstan

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution I actually do more »

Nobody Buys DOA Disinformation at Wisconsin Capitol

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About 30-50 people gathered in the Capitol building’s basement this morning to question Chief Tubbs and a Department of Administration rep. on a new policy that will — among other things — force protesters at Wisconsin’s Capitol building to pay for additional law enforcement and treat groups of 4 or more people as “rallies”. DOA’s more »

Wisconsin Recall Videos Week 1

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I’ll start from newest to oldest. Take your pick. Here’s a montage of images and video from the November 19 Recall Rally in Madison. You’ll see the Solidarity Sing Along singers, avid recall volunteer Roberta Retrum from Eagle River, and the rotunda full of people. Roberta’s had great success in the hometown of Tea Party more »

Witnessing 18 free speech arrests in Wisconsin

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Backup link to video 18 Wisconsin residents were arrested for legal use of cell phones and cameras in the Assembly gallery of Wisconsin’s Capitol building last night. At least 35 of the people who attended the meeting last night were there as part of a coordinated Concealed Camera action organized by blogger Giles Goat Boy, more »

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Statement on Camera Arrests in Capitol Building

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From WFIC The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is deeply concerned about the arrests of citizens for filming the Wisconsin Legislature, a right expressly afforded by the state’s Open Meetings Law. “These arrests appear to violate the spirit and the letter of the Open Meetings Law which, ironically enough, was passed by the Wisconsin state more »