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OWN Calls Out Rebecca Bradley for 'Outrageous Lie' at Bar Forum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by One Wisconsin Now   
Sunday, 27 March 2016 07:48

rebecca-bradleyOne Wisconsin Now files ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter against Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, says she made 'false and malicious' claims about Scot Ross, the non-partisan issue advocacy organization's Executive Director, at a Dane County Bar forum last week.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:20
A Win for Public Health in Central Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Clean Wisconsin   
Saturday, 26 March 2016 09:04

weston-powerplantSettlement of DNR dispute with WPS sets protective mercury pollution limit on Rothschild’s Weston 4 coal plant.

36 State Lawmakers Tell Ron Johnson to Hold Hearings, Vote on Judge Merrick Garland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 25 March 2016 13:29

assemblyState legislators in Madison join call for Senator Ron Johnson to do his Constitutional duty and have an up-or-down vote on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to serve as a United States Supreme Court Justice.

MADISON – On Wednesday, Representative Cory Mason (D-Racine) and 35 other Wisconsin legislators sent a letter to Senator Ron Johnson calling for a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to serve as a United States Supreme Court Justice.

cory-mason“With 19 years of experience on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, including three as Chief Judge, Judge Merrick Garland is the one of the most experienced jurists in history to be nominated to the Supreme Court,” said Rep. Mason.

In addition to his extensive experience as a judge, Judge Garland served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and successfully prosecuted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, bringing one of the worst domestic terrorists in American history to justice.

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch praised Judge Garland as an eminently qualified “consensus nominee” for the Supreme Court, and Chief Justice John Roberts also lauds Judge Garland for his thoughtful opinions as a jurist. Yet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to even hold a hearing on Judge Garland’s nomination, which deprives the American people of a functioning Supreme Court.

“While I am pleased that Senator Johnson has agreed to meet with Judge Merrick Garland, this is only a first step. There can be no doubt that Judge Merrick garland has outstanding qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court. Any attempt to block his confirmation is purely for the purpose of partisan politics, not the pursuit of justice. Senator Johnson should do his job and urge Senator McConnell to hold hearings and an up-or-down vote on Judge Merrick Garland without delay,” concluded Rep. Mason.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016 13:45
Photocopying Driver’s License to Vote Absentee May Not Work PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Friday, 25 March 2016 11:36

voter-id-primariesThinking of voting early to avoid the rush on April 5? Green Bay's Sen. Dave Hansen warns that the method of printing license makes it difficult to produce an acceptable copy for voting purposes.

MADISON - State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) warned absentee voters today that photocopying your driver’s license to send along with your absentee ballot may not work and might not be accepted.

dave-hansen-gb“The way in which the driver’s license is produced makes it nearly impossible to photocopy. If the photo and information on the license are not discernible your vote won’t be counted,” said Senator Hansen.

A call from a constituent who was unable to copy their driver’s license to send in with their absentee ballot led Hansen to a call the Government Accountability Board which revealed that they have received many calls from absentee voters expressing similar concerns.

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon problem and it could lead to people’s votes not being counted or people getting frustrated and deciding not to vote. Fortunately, there are two known ways to make sure your absentee vote counts:

1. If possible go to your clerk’s office and vote absentee in person. You can vote in person between now and April 1st.

2. Take a photo of your driver’s license and include the photo with your absentee ballot.

“This is yet another example of the deliberate confusion behind the GOP effort to suppress the votes of those who oppose them or who are interested in voting for certain candidates in the GOP presidential primary,” says Hansen.

There is currently no concerted effort by the Legislature or administration to educate people on the new rules in place as a result of the Voter ID law.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016 11:57
Health Insurance Merger Threatens to Raise Consumer Costs, Outsource Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Friday, 25 March 2016 08:32

humanainc-gbAdvocates send letter of concern to Walker’s Insurance Commission Hearing on Humana and Aetna merger next week. Humana employs over 3,000 people in Green Bay, jobs that could be outsourced to other states.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 March 2016 09:35
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