In 2014, as March drew to an end but the cold Wisconsin winter refused to let go, State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) stopped at his favorite after work hangout to relax after a long session in the Capitol.
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Democrats appear to have learned some lessons from their 2014 mid-term whipping.
Two trade organizations affiliated with corporate bill mill ALEC have filed a suit against the City of Los Angeles to block an ordinance passed last September to raise the wages for hotel employees.
After more than four decades of producing some of the most hard-hitting news shows and documentaries ever aired on public television, Bill Moyers concluded his last show with a message to a new generation of progressives, "over to you now."
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 is a major problem.
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.”
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 Reagan to kill Wisconsin unions is throwing his hat into the ring, and Walker is garnering kudos from good friends like government-slayer Grover Norquist.
As humorist Andy Borowitz predicted, billionaires retained control of the U.S. government.
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 Chevron's $3.1 million dollar campaign to highjack the elections, which was first revealed by journalism student and former Center for Media and Democracy reporter, Harriet Rowan in the Berkeley publication Richmond Confidential.
Wisconsin AG Candidate Brad Schimel has said he wants to sue the EPA to stop new rules limiting coal fired emissions, citing "federal overreach."