Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Act 10

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – After three years of legal battles, the war over Gov. Scott Walker’s cornerstone public-sector collective bargaining reforms is over, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday upholding Act 10 in its entirety.

Altogether, it was a big day for conservative causes. Wisconsin’s high court also ruled in favor of the state’s controversial voter ID law, but that matter is far from settled.

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Public employee violated city’s vehicle use policy on trip to S.D.

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A Madison public employee who went to South Dakota for a convention violated the city’s vehicle use policy by sightseeing on the trip with an unauthorized passenger, an internal investigation found.

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Oral arguments set in John Doe prosecutors’ appeal

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The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has set oral arguments in a case to determine whether a lower court’s ruling shutting down a politically charged John Doe investigation into conservative groups will stand.

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Obama protester: Town has ‘track record of stifling free speech when it suits them’

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Police in Town of Campbell blocked off a street in 2011 to make it easier for union-organized demonstrators to protest outside the home of former Republican state Sen. Dan Kapanke, who lost a recall election later in the year because of his support for Gov. Scott Walker’s signature law restricting collective bargaining for government employees.

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Mary Burke hauls in big bucks from celebrity friends

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When it comes to campaign handouts, Mary Burke has some interesting friends.

Burke’s latest campaign finance report , the Democrats’ presumptive candidate for governor in November’s election, shows the Madison school board member took in approximately $3.6 million in the first half of 2014, pocketing campaign checks from a diverse group of liberals.

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Judge denies conservatives’ request to add GAB to civil rights lawsuit

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SAFE FOR NOW: U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday denied a request by conservatives to add the state Government Accountability Board to a civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutors. Randa has on several occasions sided with conservatives in the complaint, including his ruling to shut down the John Doe probe.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s election and campaign finance overseer is effectively free from the entanglements of a federal lawsuit involving the agency’s role in the politically charged John Doe investigation into conservatives – at least for now.

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