Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fitzgerald says meeting properly noticed

From state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Tonight’s Conference Committee was properly noticed. From the Senate Chief Clerk, Rob Marchant: FYI . . . There was some discussion today about the notice provided for the legislature’s conference committee. In special … Continue reading

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At the Capitol (VIDEO)

WRN’s Andrew Beckett provides brief videos of the scene inside and outside the Wisconsin state capitol tonight. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0P58QouPvQ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUCXpTvSNfM

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Listen now: Barca in conference committee (AUDIO)

This is the raw audio from this evening’s conference committee. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca is heard strenuously objecting. AUDIO: conference committee (9:20)

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Brancel’s bad word (AUDIO)

State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel delivered some unscripted comments during a Farm Bureau event at Monona Terrace in Madison on Wednesday, and used an unfortunate metaphor for the recent tumult at the Capitol. Freshman legislators, said Brancel, “got stuck in … Continue reading

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In the Senate, things are falling apart (AUDIO)

Thursday marks the two week anniversary of the departure of Senate Democrats from the Capitol, and everyone is getting fatigued. And some of the accouterments of the Senate are showing signs of fatigue as well.

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Walker issues union notification letters

Governor Scott Walker issued notices Friday to the statewide bargaining units notifying them of possible layoffs in early April.

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Cleaning up the Capitol (AUDIO)

Bucket and trash picker in hand, one man was out to clean up the Capitol this week. Thursday morning, before the state GOP issued warrants for wayward Democrats, before the rotunda community rolled up their sleeping bags for the last … Continue reading

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Please leave the building (VIDEO)

Shortly after I shot this interaction between the infinately patient Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs and a protester in the rotunda, I took the chief’s advice and did leave, escorted by one of his officers. And check out the protester taking … Continue reading

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Pocan issues open letter on Capitol access

State Representative Mark Pocan, the Madison Democrat whose district includes the state Capitol, issued an open letter (PDF) Thursday “to whoever is in charge” of the building.

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Obey denied Capitol access (VIDEO)

Former Representative Dave Obey appears in this YouTube video. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwwtvrH0Vn8

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