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  • Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case, delays order to re-do districts...

    06/19/2017 5:08:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Madison.com ^ | June 19, 2017
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will decide in its next term a case brought by Democratic voters in Wisconsin who argue that state legislative districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans. In a separate decision, the court put on hold a lower court order that the state draw new boundaries. The action was announced in a list of orders that the court issued Monday. Arguments would likely be heard in the fall
  • Wisconsin Officials Want To Name Soviet-Style Building After Obama, ‘JFK Of Our Generation’

    06/19/2017 12:56:09 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/18/2017 | Eric Owens
    Local leaders in and around Madison, Wisconsin are seeking to rename the main county government building after former President Barack Obama — “the JFK of our generation.”
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • Paul Nehlen Launches Another Bid Against Anti-Trump Speaker Paul Ryan

    06/16/2017 3:05:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul Nehlen, a Republican businessman from Wisconsin’s first congressional district, has just launched his 2018 congressional campaign against the anti-Donald Trump House Speaker Paul Ryan. This is the second time Nehlen is challenging Ryan, after coming up short in the 2016 GOP primary in Wisconsin’s first congressional district. "Speaker Ryan didn’t help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, and even pledged not to defend the president,” Nehlen said in his announcement. “But I have a message for Speaker Ryan: The American people are not done fighting for President Trump’s good agenda. That’s why I am announcing my second challenge to Paul...
  • U.S. Open blimp crashes after catching fire

    06/15/2017 9:52:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | June 15, 2017
    Videos posted by attendees at the U.S. Open show a blimp crashing to the ground after apparently catching fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is responding to the crash, CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports. At least one person is injured, officials said. Jeff Alstadter, a spokesman for the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) tells CBS News officials were still gathering information about the crash. Twitter users posted clips showing the blimp falling from the sky near the golf tournament, which is being held at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin
  • Journal Times editorial: The time for toll roads has arrived in Wisconsin

    06/15/2017 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Journal Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | The Journal Times Editorial Board
    Now that the long Memorial Day holiday is over and legislators and the governor have returned from their road trips, we hope they have a better sense of the condition of highways around the state and a renewed sense of urgency on the need for upgrades and repairs. The first order of business, it would seem to us, is to come to some agreement on a state transportation budget for the next two years. Hopefully, hopefully, when that is done they will also take a longer-term view of Wisconsin’s highway construction needs and how best they should be met —...
  • Walker Says People Outside of Washington Like Trump

    06/13/2017 1:08:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 12, 2017 | Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that when President Donald Trump comes to Wisconsin, he will see that people outside of Washington "still like his policies." Walker spoke on the Mike Gallagher radio show about a fundraiser Trump is hosting for Walker in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Trump is also touring a technical college with Walker in the Milwaukee area. The fundraiser comes as Walker prepares for an expected re-election run in 2018. Walker didn't initially endorse Trump, but came around after he secured the Republican nomination. Trump carried Wisconsin by less than a percentage point.....
  • Donald and Ivanka Trump head to Wisconsin for jobs push (Apprenticeships)

    06/10/2017 11:45:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2017 | Jordyn Phelps
    President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump are set to travel to Wisconsin Tuesday to join Gov. Scott Walker to tour a technical college, as the administration puts a renewed focus on its goal of job creation. The trip is just one event in a week full of activities built around promoting technical skills training and apprenticeships. Dubbing it “workforce development week,” first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump is taking a leading role in the administration’s initiative. “We're very excited about where we are,” she said. “We’ll be launching a series of initiatives, call on Congress to pass...
  • Constitutional Carry on the Move in Wisconsin

    06/03/2017 6:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wisconsin legislature is moving forward with Constitutional Carry in bill AB 247.  In 1998, the people of Wisconsin voted for Constitutional Carry in a state referendum amending the state constitution. The amendment, which created Article I, Section 25, is very clear. It received 74% of the vote. From Article I Section 25:  The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose. AB 247 is a comprehensive bill that puts Section 25 into practical law in Wisconsin.  From fox6now.com: MADISON -- A proposed bill would allow people in...
  • CNN host mocks Hillary: ‘The Russians cloaked WI so she couldn’t find on map’

    06/02/2017 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | JUNE 1, 2017 | KYLE OLSON
    Now even the Clinton News Network is mocking Hillary’s Blame Tour. *snip* Host John King dismissed her excuses by saying, “You don’t understand: The Russians cloaked Wisconsin,” referring to Clinton’s ignoring the battleground state until it was too late.
  • Wisconsin lawmakers debate permitless carry of concealed guns

    MADISON - People in Wisconsin would be able to carry concealed firearms without getting training or state permits, under a proposal debated by lawmakers Wednesday. The broad legislation would also allow some people to bring guns onto school grounds and lower the penalties on unauthorized people who are caught doing so. The bill by Sen. David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) goes beyond the state’s 2011 law, which allows concealed weapons but reserves them for trained and licensed residents. Instead, Senate Bill 169 would make Wisconsin a “constitutional carry” state where qualifying people could pack firearms...
  • Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Wisconsin School District Must Allow Girl in Boys’ Restroom

    05/31/2017 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 36 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Heather Clark
    MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that a Wisconsin school district must allow a girl who identifies as a boy to use the boys’ restroom, concluding that the prohibition would likely cause “irreparable harm.” “A transgender student’s presence in the restroom provides no more of a risk to other students’ privacy rights than the presence of an overly curious student of the same biological sex who decides to sneak glances at his or her classmates,” Judge Ann Claire Williams, nominated to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton, wrote on behalf of the three-judge, all-female...
  • Hillary Clinton Has A New Excuse For Why She Lost

    05/26/2017 7:01:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/17 | Peter Hasson
    Hillary Clinton’s list of excuses for why she lost the election keeps getting longer.The former secretary of state has offered up a litany of scapegoats not named Hillary Clinton for her loss. She has already blamed her loss on “misogyny,” former FBI Director James Comey and WikiLeaks. Her aides have blamed “white supremacy” and the media. Now, Clinton is adding to the list.Clinton blamed alleged voter suppression for her loss during an interview with New York magazine published on Friday. Clinton, citing no evidence to support her claims, said that the alleged voter suppression was especially bad in Wisconsin, where low turnout hurt her campaign.Left...
  • ‘I could punch her in the face’: Libertarian student draws ire for exposing biased UWisc classes

    05/25/2017 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/25/2017 | JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR
    Student also had her LinkedIn profile posted, called racist. Jessica Murphy, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, recently published a column that represented the culmination of months’ worth of work and research, including a dozen public records act requests to the University of Wisconsin system. Her target? Biased classes offered through the public university system that indoctrinate rather than teach, and “degrade capitalism, praise Marxism and encourage a ‘social justice warrior’ ideology,” she wrote in her piece, headlined “Top Five Wasteful Classes in the UW System.” Published Monday by the MacIver Institute, a Wisconsin-based think tank...
  • Wisconsin Republicans embrace President Trump at state convention

    05/13/2017 6:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WVLA-TV ^ | May 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WISCONSIN DELLS — Wisconsin Republicans repeatedly praised President Donald Trump at their state convention Saturday, a stark contrast to last year when his name was rarely mentioned amid turmoil over his pending nomination. Republicans also focused their attention on helping Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel win re-election next year and defeating Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The annual GOP convention brought together hundreds of party insiders, activists and officeholders for speeches, awards and socializing....
  • Wolf hunting could return to Minnesota, Wisconsin

    05/08/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 5-8-17
    Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the crosshairs of hunters as soon as this fall. A ruling is expected soon from the same appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in Wyoming. Officials say that whether Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan can hold wolf seasons this fall would depend in part on how soon the court rules. Meanwhile, wolf-hunting supporters in Congress aren't giving up even though a Minnesota representative was instrumental in killing an effort that would have allowed the three Midwest states to resume wolf hunting.
  • State Should Add Interstate Tolls

    04/26/2017 7:18:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | April 24, 2017 | Robert W. Poole, Jr.
    Wisconsin’s highways are seriously underfunded. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Transportation Fund Solvency report, spending only the $28 billion projected to be available over the next decade will lead to double the number of highway miles in “poor” condition — and will preclude even planning any highway expansions for nearly 40 years. Borrowing enough to spend $31 billion would slightly reduce the amount of “poor” highway miles but still would preclude planning any highway expansions until 2040. But a second WisDOT report offers a way out. Extensive research done last year for the DOT by the consulting firm...
  • Huffcut Concrete proposes $20M expansion in Chippewa County (120 jobs in Wisconsin)

    04/20/2017 11:45:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WQOW-TV ^ | April 19, 2017 | Kaitlyn Riley
    Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - More than 100 new jobs could come to Chippewa County if a proposal by Huffcut Concrete is approved. The Chippewa Falls company wants to build a new division in the Lake Wissota Business Park. Huffcut makes precast concrete products, but Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman said the new business will focus on manufacturing buildings. Hoffman said the $20 million project would be completed in phases and could create 120 jobs. This comes weeks after the Mills Fleet Farm Distribution Center received approval to move into the same industrial park. Hoffman said the growing businesses benefit not...
  • Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program (About Darned Time)

    04/18/2017 1:43:44 AM PDT · by cba123 · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and SCOTT BAUER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," said administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite the president's frequent criticism of the use of anonymous sources. The officials said the order, which Trump will sign at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to...
  • President Trump to visit Kenosha on Tuesday (With Ryan and Walker in Wisconsin)

    04/16/2017 10:47:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | April 16, 2017
    Rep. Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) confirmed to 12 news that President Trump will be coming to Kenosha on Tuesday. Ohnstad said anonymous sources told him President Trump will visit Snap-On Tools during the late morning on Tuesday. Ohnstad also said he believes the President will be joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Walker. Military planes were seen flying over Snap-On tools on Saturday, raising speculation over the President's visit. 12 news spoke to the White House Press Office, they would not confirm Trump's visit as of Sunday but told 12 news to call back on Monday.