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  • Reply to: Walker Moves Pay Cut for WI Chief Justice in the Budget Bill   3 weeks 10 hours ago

    Appreciation for the comments from my fellow UW constitutional law professor, David Schwartz. I would add, however, when the article noted these actions were included in the budget bill, I was teased into thinking the more relevant if more complex discussion was forthcoming about including such matters in a budget bill. Given the clarity of the constitution's judicial compensation provision, I'm fairly certain the Walker administration can readily read and comprehend the provision. However, following the logic employed in the article, since the objective is always to have justices seated, the legislature would never be able to increase or diminish judicial salaries. So I'm certain the Walker administration knows full well the current chief justice's decrease could not take effect during her current term; but that doesn't mean it can't be enacted during the term. After all, it would have to be enacted during someone's term. But more importantly, the real problem is our state's officials' propensity to legislate substantive items in the budget bill in the first instance -- either as proposed by the Governor or proposed and enacted by the legislature. This practice only harms we the people, since such 'budget items' are not wrestled through the regular legislative process nor presented to the Governor for approval or veto -- accept as part of a monstrous and infinitely-faceted budget bill where the single item gets overlooked or ignored. Therein lies the real issue here -- and the real problem.

  • Reply to: Walker Strikes Truth and Wisconsin Idea from UW Mission in Budget   3 weeks 13 hours ago

    Learn a Great Lesson from this WI! This Govenor think's he is GOD and can do what ever he wants! What amazes me is that he screwed over his own Republican constituents in the public works sector and teachers! Now the GOP wants him to run for President! Wi , you should have kicked his ass out when the recall was done.

  • Reply to: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion Dollar Spills, and Dirty Air   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Please Give Peace A Chance build lifelines transporting
    organic, naturally occurring hydrocarbons without spilling blood.

    The following links illustrate what already does and increasingly continues to 'Significantly Increase’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

    Syria's Illegal Oil Wells http://www.vice.com/video/syria-syrian-oil

    The World's Biggest Fuel Consumer
    http://www.forbes.com/2008/06/05/mileage-military-vehicles-tech-logistics08-cz_ph_0605fuel.html

  • Reply to: Walker Strikes Truth and Wisconsin Idea from UW Mission in Budget   3 weeks 3 days ago

    The Wisconsin Idea is articulated in many places, but one of the places is in the WI statutes.  Along with $300 million in cuts, Walker proposed amending these statutes in his executive budget bill, which will now go though the legislative process.

  • Reply to: Walker Strikes Truth and Wisconsin Idea from UW Mission in Budget   3 weeks 5 days ago

    Exibit A! The GOP, Right Wing, Koch Brothers, Corporate Persons and so on are enemies of Truth!
    Thank you for the article! You made my day. I love what you do.

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