Wisconsin

Bill aims to curb law enforcement money grabs in Wisconsin

By   /  August 13, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In Wisconsin the police can seize your money or other property just because a dog decided it smelled guilty, thanks to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law. Groups from across the political spectrum are supporting an effort to reform the law.

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Sanfelippo wants to ‘shrink the size’ of DPI

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We need to decentralize the educational establishment in this state and put power back in the local districts,” said state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo.

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Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit and declared Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment that forced Abrahamson out of her long-standing seat of power does indeed pass “constitutional muster.”

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Industry phasing out microplastics, but PA lawmakers want a ban anyhow

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Federal Government, Illinois, Indiana, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments

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Three Pennsylvania legislators plan on introducing a ban on microplastics. One sponsor says the law is necessary, even if some companies are voluntarily phasing the ingredient out.

Eight states have already passed such bans, more than a dozen have or are considering one, and such legislation is pending in Congress.

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Wisconsin ends discrimination against homeschool diplomas

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A homeschool diploma was good enough to get someone into college but until this week it wasn’t enough to get that same person a job escorting students to the bathroom at voucher schools in Wisconsin.

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Abrahamson asks appeals court to help her hold on to chief justice seat

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson wants a federal appeals court to help her reclaim the state court’s top job.

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