The Most Important Legislation of My Lifetime

Representative John Conyers and Senator Bernie Sanders have introduced the most important legislation--single payer healthcare.

Cleaning Up the Courts, Citizen Hearings at Three Locations in Wisconsin

Judges petitioned the state's highest court for new recusal rules, they refused to even have a public hearing. Now citizens are having their own hearings.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Cracks Down on Flame Retardants Linked to Health Problems

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted on September 20 that it would take steps toward protecting consumers from the hazards posed by the flame retardants.

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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