MADISON – Yesterday, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced as a result of state funding cuts in Governor Walker’s last budget, they are closing the doors of their clinics in Shawano, Chippewa Falls, Johnson Creek, and Beaver Dam. The closure will eliminate critical services to 2,000 patients including lifesaving cancer screenings, breast exams, birth control, annual exams, pregnancy tests, STD testing and treatment, HIV screening, and referrals to a network of community resources.
ICYMI: Scott Walker Republicans’ Plan to Eliminate Election-Day Registration Would Cost $14.5 Million
MADISON – A new report released today by the Government Accountability Board estimates that it would cost Wisconsin $14.5 million to implement a Republican plan to eliminate election-day voter registration – nearly triple a preliminary estimate.
Wausau – National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist Bob Welch told a group of the organization’s members at the 2013 NRA Wisconsin State Convention there could be a delay in new pro-gun legislation in Wisconsin— such as expanding “stand your ground” laws. Welch attributed the delays to what he dubbed as the “Connecticut effect” after the mass murder of innocent school children in Newtown last month.
Madison – Today Governor Scott Walker voluntary rejected the expansion of Medicaid allowed under the law proposed by President Obama. Walker hinted at his decision Tuesday when he said:
MADISON -- Scott Walker addressed an NRA convention in Wausau over the weekend where materials calling for Wisconsin to secede from the Union were distributed.
MADISON -- Two years after "dropping the bomb" on not just public employees but on state investments in infrastructure and education, Scott Walker's economy is "shattered" and nearing Mississippi in failure.
MADISON -- Republican Assembly Leader Robin Vos has found a new way to grub for lobbyist cash, with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporting that Vos imposed a $500 "loyalty tax" on lobbyists in the last election cycle. No Quarter Columnist Dan Bice reported:
Wisconsin "Brings Up the Rear"
MADISON – With Wisconsin ranking 42nd in the nation in job growth behind all of our neighbors, Scott Walker’s complete jobs failure is now the butt of jokes from Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.
MADISON -- As he positions himself for a Tea Party run for president in 2016, Scott Walker's administration is proposing a radical sales tax hike that would totally abandon the notion of shared sacrifice and transfer Wisconsin's tax burden on to the back of Wisconsin's middle class.
Madison – Governor Scott Walker has time and again made a plethora of excuses as to why the state’s unemployed are unable to attain family sustaining jobs. Walker’s campaign promise in 2010 was to create 250,000 new jobs in the state by the end of his first term – a number that is now so far out of reach, a member of his own team was reported as saying “We suck, We’re bad” when it comes to creating jobs for Wisconsinites.
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