Wisconsin

Kenosha HarborMarket benefits consumers and entrepreneurs alike

Written by Larry Zamba,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:13

At times, there are more than 10,000 people walking through Kenosha’s HarborMarket, listening to musicians, sampling food and purchasing arts and crafts from some 200 vendors under tents. It’s no grocery store.

And that’s nice. As someone who has been to the market many times, I guarantee you can count on a great experience. You can buy asparagus bundles for just a buck. Get organic honey fresh from the hive. Buy a variety of food dips and chips. Acquire hand-pressed soap. Meet friends or make new ones. Even haggle over prices.

On holiday in Kenosha … A Pride holiday

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:26

For those keen to celebrate LGBT Pride in Kenosha on July 18, WiG offers a guide to the city by the border, with help from the experts at the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WiG: Kenosha is a hometown kind of place. People who grew up in Kenosha who return for Pride from Milwaukee or Chicago might be surprised to learn …

Wisconsinites to rally against Walker as he announces presidential bid

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 10 July 2015 06:38

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to officially declare his candidacy for president next Monday and Wisconsinites are ready with a warning to the rest of the nation about the Republican's "dangerous agenda."

The rally will be held at 4 p.m. on July 13 at the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northwest Road, Waukesha.

Scott Walker helped draft proposal to gut Wisconsin's open records law

Written by WiG
and AP reports
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 14:05

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has acknowledged that Gov. Scott Walker's office had a hand in crafting an amendment that would gut the state's open records law, The Associated Press reported.

Wisconsin Supreme Court ends probe of Scott Walker's gubernatorial campaign

Written by From AP
and WiG reports
Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:51

Justice Michael Gableman

Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory on July 16, when Wisconsin's Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican's gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.

Analysis: Walker gets his moment of glory, now the race is on

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 16 July 2015 07:41

“You have to be crazy to want to be president,” Gov. Scott Walker told voters last November during his re-election campaign.

But eight months after he assured Wisconsin voters, “I’m going to do the best job I can over the next four years” as governor, he formally announced his presidential bid in Waukesha on July 13. Walker delivered a red-meat speech that positions him at the right margins of the crowded GOP presidential field, which now numbers 15 — with two more announcements expected in the coming days.

Protesters on July 8 in Madison.

Wisconsin’s Republican leadership has enacted a measure that would allow the accident-prone Canadian energy transportation company Enbridge to bury oil pipelines on property anywhere in the state it desires. The property owner’s approval is not required.

Sen. Alberta Darling

At the end of the day on July 2, in advance of the long July 4 holiday weekend, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee introduced its wrap-up motion to the budget approval process. Known as the 999 motion, it included 67 different proposals — many of them highly controversial and unrelated to the budget. Most, if not all of the proposals, were presented without prior debate or discussion.

Gay rights group demands apology from Scott Walker over stance on Boy Scouts policy

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 14 July 2015 15:00

The nation’s largest LGBT civil rights challenged Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on his assertion that he supports the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory policy that bars gay, lesbian and bisexual adults from serving as employees and troop leaders.

Walker's comments, coming a day after the BSA's Executive Committee recommended that the organization allow LGB adult leaders and volunteers, defended the existing discriminatory ban as one that “protected” children."

DNC: Scott Walker brings 'worst of Washington to Wisconsin'

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 13 July 2015 12:49

Wisconsin Scott Walker is formally announcing his candidacy for the president and entering the race today for the GOP nomination.

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a U.S. representative from Florida, said that, "Scott Walker has indicated that he intends to bring his Wisconsin brand of politics to Washington, but the reality is that he’s already brought the worst of Washington to Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin voters want a federal court to throw out the state Assembly district map, alleging the line-drawing process was “secretive” and “partisan” and the maps are unconstitutional for overly advantaging one party.

“My rights as a voter are being violated,” stated retired university professor Bill Whitford, one of the plaintiffs. “If my vote counted as much as each one of my fellow citizens, I would be able to affect the shape of the Legislature. But I can’t, because they’ve decided through these maps that I simply don’t count.”

Some evidence suggests Scott Walker was behind Republicans' attempt to gut open records law

Written by Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Monday, 06 July 2015 09:59

Hit with an avalanche of criticism from across Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders have agreed to remove language from the state budget that would have gutted the state’s open records law.