Wednesday October 23, 2019

Forward with Education & Reason

FacebookTwitterYoutube
Newsletter




Feeds:
Featured on the Green Bay Progressive
PDF
Print
E-mail
28
Apr
2016

voter-idGAB requests $250,000 from Joint Finance Committee To Educate Voters.


MADISON - During the Government Accountability Board (GAB) meeting this week, members voted 4-2 to seek $250,000 from the Joint Committee on Finance to educate voters about Republicans' unnecessary photo ID law. 

Gov. Walker and Republicans approved the law in 2011 to require certain forms of photo identification to be shown at the polls to vote, even though in-person voter fraud has proven to be virtually non-existent in Wisconsin. [1] It officially became the law this year for the February 16 spring primary and the April 5 presidential primary election. 

walker-clapsWisconsin failed to appropriate adequate funds to educate the public ahead of the April 5 elections, and in turn, voters in some areas waited up to three hours to cast a ballot, were confused about the necessary requirements to cast a ballot and were even turned away due to misinformation on the part of poll workers. On election night, Congressman Glenn Grothman revealed he believed that photo ID requirements gave Republicans an edge heading into the fall election. [2]

"Democrats in Wisconsin, and across the nation, believe the right to vote is sacred, and the public shouldn't have to jump hurdles just to have their voices heard," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said on Thursday. "If photo ID is going to be the law of the land during the current election cycle, then the state has an obligation to do all it can to educate the public and ensure that everyone who is eligible to cast a ballot will be able to do so."

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
27
Apr
2016

uwgb-studentIn northeast Wisconsin, we have seen $2.4 million and $6.6 million cut from UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh, respectively. The cuts have led to a myriad of problems at each school.

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
26
Apr
2016

internet-ruralSen. Kathleen Vinehout attended a meeting with business people, elected officials, telecommunication companies, and the State Broadband Director to discuss what can be done to solve the problems with rural broadband connectivity.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
24
Apr
2016

gaylord-nelson2016 Marks the 100th Birthday Anniversary of Earth Day Founder and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. However, Wisconsin's current Senator Ron Johnson has been a vocal opponent of the Clean Power.

Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Jonah Hermann   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
24
Apr
2016

tammy_baldwinMADISON – This past week, Politifact Wisconsin wrongly gave Senator Tammy Baldwin a "false" rating on statements she made pertaining to closing the carried interest tax loophole." Instead of looking at the big picture, Politifact Wisconsin chose only to see the numbers they wanted.

Fortunately, the group Patriotic Millionaires, a group of millionaires who want reform the tax code so the rich pay their fair share of taxes, did their own analysis and found that Senator Baldwin's statements were correct.

Read Excerpts from the piece below.

pantsonfireThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is certainly entitled to their own opinion that millionaires and billionaires shouldn’t be asked to pay their fair share of taxes; after all they have opposed the Buffet Rule, which would do just that. They also can offer their own editorial opinions about tax policy through “politfacts” but one thing that they are not entitled to is their own set of actual facts.

In a recent opinion from the paper’s “Politifact Wisconsin,” they claimed Senator Baldwin made a “false” statement about legislation she has introduced to close the carried interest tax loophole and require the managers of investment partnerships to pay the same tax rates on their income that most American workers pay.

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
22
Apr
2016

watertowerStates and Provinces Commit to Reconvene in May to thoroughly review Waukesha’s precedent setting diversion request.

Written by Abby Kuranz, WiscCIC   
 
Page 165 of 190

Wisconsin Legislature

Who's Online

We have 162 guests online

Follow on Twitter

Copyright © 2019. Green Bay Progressive. Designed by Shape5.com