News Articles By Mary Bottari

05 January 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jessica Mason For almost 40 years, Wisconsin's judges have been working without a mandatory retirement age. But all of a sudden, some state GOP leaders have decided that this... more
11 December 2014
The New York Times called it "a textbook Washington play: use a must-pass bill, on the eve of the holidays, as a vehicle for changing unrelated policies." The liberal Senator from Massachusetts,... more
01 December 2014
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is walking and talking a lot like he is running for President of the United States. The Wisconsin governor who famously told his cabinet that he was inspired by Ronald... more
10 November 2014
As humorist Andy Borowitz predicted, billionaires retained control of the U.S. government. But the result is no joke. These folks are not your run-of-the-mill billionaires, they are billionaires... more
07 November 2014
Coauthored by Jonas Persson In Richmond, CA, three seats on the City Council were up for election; the city also stood to elect a new mayor. Nothing unusual in this, perhaps, was it not for... more
31 October 2014
Wisconsin AG Candidate Brad Schimel has said he wants to sue the EPA to stop new rules limiting coal fired emissions, citing "federal overreach." Now those who want him to do that are pouring on... more
30 October 2014
On November 4, Wisconsin voters will decide if the state constitution should be amended to require that "revenues generated by use of the state transportation system be deposited into a... more
22 October 2014
Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has taken some heat when it comes to his firm conviction that a prosecutor's job is to defend the laws on the books, whether that be a gay marriage... more
10 October 2014
With only weeks left in the election and the first debate taking place this evening, the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to the implementation of voter ID in Wisconsin for this election cycle.... more
24 September 2014
Grassroots campaigners are on a roll, as first Microsoft, then Google, Facebook and now Yelp have caved to public pressure to drop their membership in the controversial corporate bill mill called the... more


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