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Republicans Admit Voter ID Laws Are About Suppressing Democratic Voters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by People for the American Way   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 13:50

Glenn GrothmanComments made by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) at the Ted Cruz victory party Tuesday night in Milwaukee are added to examples of other Republicans who have discussed the real purpose of voter ID laws and other restrictive voting measures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 14:44
UW Board of Regents Cancels Presentation on Budget Cuts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joint Finance Committee Democrats   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:04

2015-budgetWalker Administration wants to hide dramatic $250 million budget cuts to the UW System and their decision to gut higher education at a time when most states increased their budget, say Democrats.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:30
Vote, Don't sit this one out! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:17

vote_todayIt's important to cast your vote for president, and voting in the other races is just as important! Every single vote will make a difference.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:36
Spending the Weekend Watching the State of Wisconsin's Game Film PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Monday, 04 April 2016 13:20

walker-open-businessThe yearly nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) review of state agencies, known as the Single Audit, was recently released and like a football game film it's a good place to evaluate performance. You might say, after watching the game film, experts gave Wisconsin a failing grade.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2016 13:49
Computer Systems Outage Limits Early Voting, Issue of Photo IDs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Laura Smith   
Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:39

voteMADISON - An hours-long state server failure on Friday affected the Department of Transportation’s ability to issue photo IDs on the second-to-last business day before the April election. Many Government Accountability Board (GAB) voter-related applications also failed, causing outages for the local clerks throughout the state on the final day of early voting in Wisconsin.

peter_barca_160“It is unfortunate and troubling that these critical state computer systems were down so close to the April election," said Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha). "I am deeply concerned that voters were inconvenienced or, worse yet, disenfranchised by these failures."

Wisconsin Republicans have put in place many barriers to voting in this state, including a severely restrictive voter ID law and limiting hours for early voting.

“I call for the state to make every accommodation possible to ensure that voters are able to obtain identification for voting and access the ballot box," said Barca. “Today I am joining my Democratic colleagues in demanding longer DMV hours this weekend to ensure voter registration and for Gov. Walker and others to lift the voter ID requirement for Tuesday’s election, given these deeply troubling developments.”

Rep. Barca also called for a full investigation and report from the Department of Administration and Department of Transportation on the outages.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 April 2016 13:43
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