News Articles By Mary Bottari

03 June 2014
- by Jay Riestenberg and Mary Bottari As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn, which could affect millions of... more
29 May 2014
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14 May 2014
-- Brendan Fischer and Mary Bottari A majority of the Senate voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour recently, yet the bill failed to clear the 60 vote hurdle necessary for passage --... more
07 May 2014
Climate change is real and is impacting every corner of the nation right now, says a report released yesterday by the Obama administration. Extreme Weather Events Are Building The federal... more
14 April 2014
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, Poor States" publication this week. The document, whose lead author is economist Arthur Laffer, is... more
11 March 2014
The Wisconsin Senate is poised to vote today on a number of bills that would restrict access to the ballot and increase the influence of lobbyists in the state, despite the strong objections of... more
03 March 2014
It's been a bad few weeks for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. First, his former deputy chief of staff, Kelly Rindfleisch, released 28,000 pages of emails from her criminal corruption case... more
20 February 2014
I spent the day reading Kelly Rindfleisch's emails. They were released as part of the final court proceedings regarding the first John Doe, the closed-door, criminal investigation of Scott Walker's... more
20 February 2014
It's debt ceiling time, and the United States economy is once again on the brink, held hostage by extremists hell-bent on forcing cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Oh, wait. That was last year... more
22 January 2014
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is getting ready for his "State of the State" address tonight. On the menu? Tax cuts, tax cuts, and more tax cuts. Among the cuts, Walker will propose an income tax... more

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