GOP candidates are normalizing racism

Written by WiG editorial Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:22

This year is ending very much as it began, with unarmed black citizens being slaughtered by police officers in situations where the use of such force is wholly unwarranted.

Social Security must be preserved

Written by Jamakaya,
Friday, 20 November 2015 02:47

Social Security, one of the most successful government programs in U.S. history, marked its 80th anniversary this year. As it enters its ninth decade of providing basic income security for older Americans, GOP presidential candidates are working to undermine faith in it.

“Bathroom fears flush Houston ordinance.” Such headlines circulated on Nov. 4, the morning after voters went to the polls in Houston and rejected a broad measure — the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, better known as HERO — intended to protect 15 classes of people from discrimination.

Oscar Mayer had a way with M-a-d-i-s-o-n

Written by Wisconsin State Journal via AP Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:18

Madison — especially its North and East sides — won't be the same without Oscar Mayer.

Neither will the lives of some 1,000 employees, most of whom are losing their jobs.

New grassfed certification is most meaningful yet for coveted farming niche

Written by Emily Lancaster Moore Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:00

—PHOTO: Brattset Family Farm

Demand for grassfed beef is sky-rocketing. Over the last 10 years, growing public awareness of the real costs of intensive livestock farming has sparked a resurgence of interest in pasture-raised, grassfed meat.

Dem official: WEDC illegally gave out $21 million in taxpayer dollars

Written by Sen. Jennifer Shilling Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:23

Sen. Jennifer Shilling

After years of scandals at Gov. Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), a new investigative report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that the troubled agency exceeded its authority and improperly awarded more than $21 million in taxpayer funding to businesses and Gov. Walker campaign contributors.

ACLU to Scott Walker: No biased exclusion of Syrian refugees

Written by Christopher Ahmuty
ACLU of Wisconsin
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:31

The process at the Capitol is not transparent, but the motives are

Written by Andrea Kaminski Monday, 09 November 2015 10:48

Andrea Kaminski is executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Who are the Wisconsin citizens who asked for more big money in our elections? Who called for a law giving politicians immunity to the John Doe investigations that can still target other people? Who wants partisan political appointees running our elections, and why would anyone want to do away with open government? I have not heard a public outcry for these proposals, yet they seem to be what is occupying our state legislature.


In the 5 November 2015 editorial “In Defense of the Clintons’ record on LGBT issues,” the staff of the Gazette has presented fact-free, wishful thinking, revisionist history regarding the Clinton White House and its support for DOMA and DADT.

Another Scott Walker take-the-money-and-run story

Written by Wisconsin Democracy Alliance Wednesday, 18 November 2015 19:21

Employees from Johnson Controls, which is laying off 277 employees after getting $1 million in state aid in 2014 to create nearly all of those jobs, contributed about $5,700 last year to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign.

NRA pushes bill making it a crime to photograph or videotape Wisconsin hunters

Written by Wisconsin Democracy Alliance Saturday, 14 November 2015 09:31

The National Rifle Association and state gun and hunting groups are backing GOP legislative proposals that would make it a crime to photograph or videotape hunters on public land in Wisconsin.

GOP erases clean gov't in rare Friday session

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Monday, 09 November 2015 09:19

Sen. Rob Cowles of Green Bay was the only Republican who joined the chamber’s 14 Democrats in voting against the campaign finance bill.

Following a brutal all-night debate on Fri., Nov. 6, the Legislature’s Republican majority succeeded in moving forward a pair of bills that will pour more dark money than ever into state elections and disembowel the Government Accountability Board, which oversaw state elections.