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.
Differences of opinion are inevitable in government. Disagreements between Democrats and Republicans over public investments, funding for schools or the fairness of our tax code are common.
Despite these differences, everyone can agree that an open, transparent and accessible government is essential to democracy.
In the wake of a discredited claim of an alleged “attack” against a hunter and NRA cheerleader last month in Adams County, the Wisconsin DNR and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are slaughtering protected wolves in the 4,965-acre Colburn Wildlife Area.
“Ben Carson is now leading in the polls in Iowa. Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain?”
— A tweet sent out by DONALD TRUMP after a poll revealed that Ben Carson is now leading him in the state by 28 percent to 20 percent. A backlash over the tweet prompted Trump to delete it and blame it on an unnamed intern.
On Oct. 15 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted a document outlining its vision for the next five-year strategic plan for the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership and the Eastern Migratory Population.
As the fall chill takes hold, we can mope about the prospect of another long, dreary winter or make plans to shake up our lives and make good use of our time.
The nation has come so far so fast on LGBT issues that it’s easy to forget — or never to have known — the sociopolitical realities that faced Bill Clinton when he introduced the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy and signed the Defense of Marriage Act.
It seems that in the spirit of the fall season, Assembly Republicans have created their own new way to celebrate — Corruptoberfest!
Throughout 2015, Republicans have forced radical policy proposals through the Legislature at breakneck speed in order to ensure their complete control of state government.
The Republican-controlled Assembly fast-tracked three bills that increase opportunities for political corruption, make it harder to investigate political corruption, and make it almost impossible to prosecute political corruption: