In a press release, the Governor echoed oil and gas industry talking points, which the Center for Media and Democracy revealed earlier, saying, "Today, I signed Assembly Bill 426, which aims to ensure each energy provider is treated the same under the law while still protecting the right to exercise free speech and the right to assembly."
Bill pushed by big oil and ALEC would chill environmental protests with the threat of harsh jail terms and fines.
The Wisconsin State Assembly will convene for the first time this fall today to consider a bill backed by the oil industry and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that would impose harsh criminal penalties on protesters who trespass on or damage any property owned by energy and water companies.
The Wisconsin bill echoes similar "critical infrastructure protection" model bills pushed out by the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Council of State Governments over the last two years.
"Infrastructure" built by Bradley Foundation gives GOP legislators the ammunition they need to fight a raise for Wisconsin's working poor.
Group obtains more than 3,000 records relating to former Attorney General Schimel's war on the Affordable Care Act.
Right-wing Judge Brian Hagedorn leads Judge Lisa Neubauer by less than half a percent.
A secret late-night budget amendment to overturn Dane County's requirement for increased pipeline insurance central to case.
Judge strikes down three bills, curtailing the authority of Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, and 82 appointments.