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Is This a Thing?

Following up on her piece about Gov. Scott Walker not holding special elections he fears the GOP may lose, Allegra Kirkland has a reporter’s notebook (sub req) on whether this kind of partisan slow-rolling is becoming a trend. As long...Show More Summary

Democrats Sue Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker To Force Him To Call Special Elections

A Democratic group is suing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) over his refusal to call special elections for two seats in the state legislature. In December, two Republican lawmakers ? an assemblyman and a state senator ? resigned to take...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sued for not calling special elections

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – An pro-Democratic redistricting group headed by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, on Monday for declining to hold special elections for two vacant seats in the state legislature. The National...

Eric Holder group sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for not calling special elections

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued Gov. Scott Walker over his refusal to call special elections for two legislative seats.        

“Eric Holder’s group sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over not calling special elections”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: The lawsuit was brought by the National Redistricting Foundation — an affiliate of Holder’s group — and the legal team includes Democratic attorney Marc Elias, who served as the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The case will … Continue reading ?

Walker Sued for Not Calling Special Elections

“A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker  (R) over his refusal to call special elections to fill two open legislative seats,” the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. “Fresh off a victory in a Senate special [...]

Wisconsin Democrats Sue to Force Scott Walker to Hold Constitutionally Required Elections

In January, Democrat Patty Schachtner won a shocking upset, winning a special election for a Wisconsin State Senate seat by 11 points. The district had been in Republican hands since 2000, and was carried by Donald Trump by 17 points in 2016. There are currently two more vacancies in Wisconsin’s state legislature, created after a Republican […]

Teacher Bonuses for Guns But Not Education

When Governor Scott Walker signed Act 10 in Wisconsin he followed the lead of several other Republican states in removing the incentives for teachers to pursue advanced certifications and degrees. With one swipe of his pen he removed the pay scale adjustments for teachers who went the extra yard and gained certifications or advanced degrees. Show More Summary

Scott Walker’s war on the poor is kicking into overdrive

Poor families in Wisconsin will soon get kicked off of food stamps and evicted from their public housing under a package of laws passed Tuesday by the state Senate. Gov. Scott Walker (R) pushed state lawmakers to double down on his previous tweaks to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other safety net systems. […]

How can Republicans stop losing seats in special elections?

Scott Walker has a plan: stop holding them. It may not surprise you that he’s willing to violate Wisconsin law in doing so: The governor is deliberately denying Wisconsinites representation in the legislature by refusing to call special elections to fill open seats in the State Assembly and the State Senate. In doing so, he […]

WATCH: The Most Bigoted Political Ad So Far This Year

Speaking as an Illinois resident, I hate the anti-union Scott Walker with his own trust fund Republican governor Bruce Rauner. He's been an utter failure, and needs to go. I can also can tell you: this ad by Republican primary challenger...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Faces Bleak Historical Odds in 2018 Bid

Wisconsinites have elected a governor from the sitting president’s party just five times out of the last 32 elections since 1932 Democrats are expected to...

Gov. Scott Walker: Give Kimberly-Clark Foxconn-style deal to keep paper plants open

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called Monday for giving paper maker Kimberly-Clark some Foxconn-sized job incentives to avoid the closure of plants.        

Federal court decision could restore voting rights to up to 1.7 million people

Some of the numbers tossed out in Judge Mark Walker’s opinion in Hand v. Scott, which was released Thursday, are simply shocking. “More than one-tenth of Florida’s voting population — nearly 1.7 million as of 2016 — cannot vote” due to a felony conviction, Walker writes. That includes “more than one if five of Florida’s African American voting-age […]

WI: Gov Walker Open to Gas Tax Hike, Tax Cuts Elsewhere, to Land Federal Transpo Funding

Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he is open to raising the state's gas tax, if offset by other tax cuts, to pay the state's share of a federal proposal to spur $1.5 trillion in public and private infrastructure spending.

More/Medavoy Signs Show Creators Kit Williamson & Amani Walker; Kelsey Scott Inks With Abrams Artists Agency

More/Medavoy has signed a pair of series creators. Kit Williamson is the creator, director, and star of the Daytime Emmy-nominated dark comedy webseries EastSiders, which is currently streaming all of its three seasons on Netflix. Also...Show More Summary

Will There Be 2018 Midterm Elections, Or Not

So you think the title of this piece is fanciful and couldn’t happen, right? Remember that, even as this is written, Scott Walker, the Koch purchased Governor of Wisconsin, is refusing to set special elections to fill the seats of two Republican state legislators who vacated their seats in December, 2017 to join his administration. And, [...]Show More Summary

“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won’t say if he wants to oust state ethics and elections chiefs”

Patrick Marley: As Republican state senators prepare to oust the state’s ethics and elections chiefs, GOP Gov. Scott Walker won’t say if he agrees the pair should go. Three times on Friday, Walker sidestepped questions about whether he thought the Senate … Continue reading ?

Walker, in turnabout, moves to stabilize insurance market

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a tack to the left in an election year, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced Sunday that he wants a state law that would bar insurers from denying a person health coverage due to a pre-existing condition. He...Show More Summary

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