Monthly Archives: February 2011

Back and forth on debt restructuring

From Governor Scott Walker‘s office: One component of Governor Walker’s budget repair bill is debt refinancing, which will save taxpayers $165 million in fiscal year 2011. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, if Senate Democrats refuse to return to Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Andrew interviews the ‘sheriff’

The remaining protesters inside the Wisconsin Capitol are, I think it’s safe to surmise, not within the mainstream of Wisconsin organized labor, unless there’s a drum circle union we don’t know about. For example, WRN’s Andrew Beckett spoke with this … Continue reading

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Capitol access being closely controlled

Here’s the memo (PDF)from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and the relevent details on what’s going on today: The following procedures will be in place on Monday: • Visitors to the Capitol will enter at the King Street entrance. • … Continue reading

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More bagpipe-firefighters head to Square (VIDEO)

Firefighters, although exempt from the labor provisions of Governor Scott Waller’s budget repair bill, have been a major presence during two weeks of protests against the controversial measure. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and firefighters from Madison and other Wisconsin communities … Continue reading

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Walker statement on Assembly passage (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker praises Republican and Democrat members of the state Assembly and again called on Senate Democrats to return to Wisconsin in this audio released by his office. AUDIO: Governor Scott Walker (:35)

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Unions in the Capitol (VIDEO)

This was the scene over the noon hour in the Capitol on Wednesday. Public employee union members and their supporters were again out in force, as well as members of private sector unions. A number of people were handing out … Continue reading

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Schultz says he’ll still offer amendment

Republican state Senator Dale Schultz, in a Budget Repair Columnreleased Tuesday, says he still intends to offer an amendment Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. He wants ‘sunset’ the roll back of collective bargaining rights. Schultz, who gave an interview to … Continue reading

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Text of Walker’s address to state

This is the text of the address Governor Scott Walker delivered to the state Tuesday evening. Here’s the video on WisconsinEye. 

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Fitzgerald discusses security, structural concerns (AUDIO)

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald commented today, when asked about the absence of the public from the Senate galleries.

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And now, a musical interlude (AUDIO)

Sorry kids, it’s not Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, whose name I hadn’t heard before this weekend. It’s a bunch of Madison Teachers Inc. members singing along with a combo playing ‘Solidarity Forever.’ Rock on. AUDIO: Solidarity Forever … Continue reading

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