Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address ‘Appearance of Corruption’

  The Nation When Gogebic Taconite LLC began moving in November 2010—the same month Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin—to develop an open-pit iron mine in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions of northern Wisconsin, the Florida-based mining firm got a lot of pushback. Residents of the region objected, along with Native American… More Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address ‘Appearance of Corruption’

Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Democrats Keep State Senate Seats

  It’s great to see that in this recall election, the Dems succeeded! Huffington Post  Both of the Democratic Wisconsin state senators up for recall elections have survived. The Democrats targeted in Tuesday’s election were among the 14 senators who fled the state in February in opposition to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal curbing public… More Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Democrats Keep State Senate Seats

Scott Walker Admits Union-Busting Provision ‘Doesn’t Save Any’ Money For The State Of Wisconsin

Rep. Dennis Kucinich deserves all the praise for this one… Think Progress Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Govs. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Peter Shumlin (D-VT) to testify in a hearing titled “State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead.” Much of the hearing was spent probing Wisconsin’s spate of anti-union restrictions… More Scott Walker Admits Union-Busting Provision ‘Doesn’t Save Any’ Money For The State Of Wisconsin

Major CEO Donor To Walker Charged With Two Felony Counts Of Illegal Campaign Contributions

Think Progress A top donor to Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) gubernatorial campaign has been charged with multiple violations of campaign finance law, reports the Associated Press. Prosecutors today have charged William Gardner, the CEO of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company, with one count of excessive political donations and another related to unlawful political contributions. Prosecutors… More Major CEO Donor To Walker Charged With Two Felony Counts Of Illegal Campaign Contributions

Wisconsin Debate Shifts To Recall Elections

To paraphrase a famous (often misquoted) saying:  Hell hath no fury like a populous scorned! Huffington Post Nearly a month after the Wisconsin standoff over union rights ended, some of the fervor from that debate has shifted to recall efforts targeting lawmakers in both parties – Republicans who voted to cut back collective bargaining and… More Wisconsin Debate Shifts To Recall Elections

UPDATED: Conservative Waukesha County Clerk “Finds” 7,000 Votes For Prosser

Crooks & Liars 4:30pm Update: In her press conference about a half-hour ago, Kathy Nickolaus claimed she failed to import the results from Brookfield City into her master tally that was reported to the press. The numbers she reported as an ‘update’ which gave Prosser 7,000 more votes were clearly reported in real time on election night. As… More UPDATED: Conservative Waukesha County Clerk “Finds” 7,000 Votes For Prosser

Walker’s Loss: 19 Counties Flip To Dems In Wis. Supreme Court Election

Huffington Post A divisive budget battle between labor unions and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) turned a state Supreme Court race into a nationally watched bellwether on the electorate’s mood heading into a recall campaign and the 2012 elections. Nearly 1.5 million people turned out to vote, representing 33.5 percent of voting-age adults — 68 percent higher… More Walker’s Loss: 19 Counties Flip To Dems In Wis. Supreme Court Election

Walker Administration Announces Implementation Of Anti-Union Law, Despite Judge’s Order Against Publication

The madness of King Scott Walker of Fitzwalkerstan! TPMDC The administration of Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has begun implementing its controversial new law curtailing public employee unions, following a move on Friday declaring it be in effect, and despite a judge’s ruling that enjoined said implementation. “It is now my legal responsibility to begin enactment… More Walker Administration Announces Implementation Of Anti-Union Law, Despite Judge’s Order Against Publication

Wisconsin GOP Senators Head to Washington to Collect Their Payoffs, er, “Campaign Contributions “

No matter how those politicians try to cover it up, most GOP and Blue Dog Dems are corporate shills.  They legislate at the will of their corporate masters… The Nation Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, the consigliere for Governor Scott Walker in the legislative fight to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers and to… More Wisconsin GOP Senators Head to Washington to Collect Their Payoffs, er, “Campaign Contributions “