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Prevailing Wage Repeal, Reform Stripped from WI Budget; Extraordinary Session Called to Address

Prevailing Wage Repeal, Reform Stripped from WI Budget; Extraordinary Session Called to Address
Wisconsin Republicans have reached an agreement which will allow them to pass a budget for 2015-2017 after a week of contentious infighting over prevailing wage reforms and funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The budget deal will still need to clear the Senate, where a group of conservatives are using their budget vote to push for prevailing wage repeal. Even as he announced the budget deal, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald acknowledged that the votes aren’t there in the Senate to pass it.
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Dane County and Madison Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10

Dane County and Madison Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10
Following Wisconsin’s passage of Act 10, union-friendly Dane County prolonged public sector union contracts as long as it could to avoid the legislation’s anti-worker effects. The city of Madison did the same.
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Getting Thinner All the Time: WI's Scott Walker's Re-Election Chances Narrow to a Hair's Breadth

Getting Thinner All the Time: WI's Scott Walker's Re-Election Chances Narrow to a Hair's Breadth
Progressives United Political Director Josh Orton joins Sam Seder in helping to explain just why Scott Walker's re-election campaign is facing so many hurdles. Could it be that his anti-women, anti-labor stances haven't gained the traction he thought they would? Hmm.
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State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race

State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race
As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: "In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and outsourced jobs, according to a State Journal review."
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WI Gov Walker's Opponent Promises to Repeal Parts of His Signature Anti-Union Legislation

WI Gov Walker's Opponent Promises to Repeal Parts of His Signature Anti-Union Legislation
With the Wisconsin gubernatorial race inching ever closer, Democratic challenger Mary Burke ramped up her rhetoric regarding Act 10 last weekend, incumbent Governor Walker’s signature legislation which stripped collective bargaining rights from a majority of the state’s public sector union workforce. With the issue still very much a part of Wisconsin’s political conversation, Burke has revealed what she would change — and what she would keep — about Act 10.
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In Post-Acr 10 Wisconsin, Madison Teachers Receive Whopping 0.25% Raise

In Post-Acr 10 Wisconsin, Madison Teachers Receive Whopping 0.25% Raise
In their continuing fight for post-Act 10 rights, Madison Teachers Inc. has ratified a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School board for 2015-2016. Both the board and the teachers wanted to get the deal in place before the State Supreme Court rules on the union’s complaint over local bargaining rights. The contract will give the teachers a 0.25 percent raise.
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As WI Gov Eyes Presidency, Tea Party Favorite Realizes He May Need College Degree

As WI Gov Eyes Presidency, Tea Party Favorite Realizes He May Need College Degree
Far right WI Governor Scott Walker is contemplating finishing the college degree he walked away from decades ago. Many suspect the Governor feels he needs the degree before making a bid in the Republican primaries for the Presidency in 2016.
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Wall Street Journal Continues to Spin Facts for Walker's Racist Former Aide

Wall Street Journal Continues to Spin Facts for Walker's Racist Former Aide
The Wall Street Journal opinion page has a new installment in its campaign against Wisconsin's "John Doe" campaign finance probe, this time in an effort to resuscitate the image of Kelly Rindfleisch, a top aide to Scott Walker implicated in two John Doe investigations.
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Scott Free? Soros-Backed Group Scours Emails from WI Gov Walker, Former Aides

Scott Free? Soros-Backed Group Scours Emails from WI Gov Walker, Former Aides
Political operatives from across the spectrum are scouring the thousands of emails exchanged by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign staff and those who worked for him when he was Milwaukee County executive, trying to find items they can use to attack or defend the state's most polarizing figure. Liberals and conservatives alike have been hunting through the 28,000 pages of documents for their names, as well as the names of political friends and enemies.
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Sex Offending Welders for Scott Walker!

Sex Offending Welders for Scott Walker!
A welder held up to be the ideal of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's (non) job plan, turns out to be a registered sex offender. His joblessness was more about his legal troubles. And the people that hired him? Well, those are Scott Walker's friends.
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