On Monday, Marathon County’s Executive Committee met behind closed doors and unanimously agreed the post, and several others that homed in on Wausau School board president Tricia Zunker suggesting she and other board members be recalled for their decision to begin the school year virtually, warranted an investigation.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Alfonso Morales both have lost confidence in Steven DeVougas’ ability to lead the Fire and Police Commission in light of an independent report that found he lied about his legal representation of real estate developer Kalan Haywood Sr., they said in recent interviews. The report also found Milwaukee police rushed…
There is no room for this behavior. None. Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty must resign at once for actions that can, in no way, be condoned. The Washington Post reports in detailed account how Esty did not act when she found out her chief of staff threatened to murder a woman who worked in the office. To make matters even more bizarre Esty also wrote the man a letter of recommendation!
If these allegations from CREW [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington] are true, and if it you put it together with Walker campaigners that have ties to Cambridge Analytica, it sure seems possible that WisGOP was illegally working with organizations like Cambridge that are supposed to be operating independently from candidates and parties in both 2014 and 2016. And if Walker and WisGOP were not reporting those expenses, that’s a major campaign law violation.The Cambridge connections make the $1.1 million that Ukrainian oligarch and Putin buddy Len Blavatnik gave to Walker’s epic fail of a presidential campaign interesting, doesn’t it? It also makes me wonder what favors may have been returned to these outside groups from the Governor, Legislature, and other WisGOPs in return for all of this “research”?
Michael J. Hicks.
That means Molinaroli, whose brief tenure as CEO of the state’s largest company has included wheeling and dealing as well as two personal scandals, will likely be in for a big payday and poised to leave on top.
In the weeks leading up to the merger, both Johnson Controls and Tyco International moved to put some troubling matters behind them, with Tyco reaching a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service over back taxes and Johnson Controls saying a law firm found no wrongdoing by Molinaroli in his involvement with convicted Ponzi schemer Joseph Zada.
“[Prosser’s] tenure as Supreme Court Justice has become increasingly tragic. The court’s reputation and prestige has sunk ever lower and Prosser, who has served on the court since 1998, has become the poster boy for that decline. His most recent ruling, explaining (after the fact) why he didn’t recuse himself from the decision shutting down the John Doe probe of Gov. Scott Walker and third party advocacy groups, makes Prosser look all the more foolish. It’s almost like he can’t help himself from confessing his sins….”
Gov. Scott Walker’s top aides and a powerful lobbyist pressed for a taxpayer-funded loan in 2011 to a financially struggling Milwaukee construction company that lost the state half a million dollars, created no jobs and raised questions about where the money went, a State Journal investigation has found. The extraordinary steps led the Wisconsin Economic…
Via Brian Williams: RESIGN @ FREEDOM EDEN.
ICYMI: Tammy Baldwin's former deputy state director files ethics complaint http://t.co/D6FpEcb5Ak pic.twitter.com/l0JX8aMXXP — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) April 22, 2015
Via A nurse said: “We all play a game called Interesting Things I Have Found in Obese People’s Rolls of Fat” @ Althouse.
Madison— Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser abruptly stepped down from a case earlier this year after a state lawyer said Prosser had apparently contacted a state lab asking questions related to a case before the state’s high court. His withdrawal leaves six justices on the case, raising the possibility of a 3-3 split that…
Via Chris Christie Pushed Port Authority To Give Contract To Jerry Jones @ IBT.
Via Seasoned kickboxer knocks out man with mental disabilities @ JS Watchdog Report.
Opponents of the controversial increase in solar power fees that the Wisconsin Public Service Commission just awarded We Energies are complaining that a Walker PSC appointee inappropriately communicated with and advised the company…. Via Allegation of inappropriate behavior in latest We Energies rate increase @ The Political Environment.
Via Inside information given to Scott Walker campaign treasurer “unethical,” top expert says @ State Journal.
Via STATEMENT BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY SUSAN HAPP @ www.susanhappforwisconsin.com.
Via Johnson Controls fires consultant following affair with CEO @ JSOnline.
…two of the groups under investigation have been the dominant spenders in Wisconsin Supreme Court elections in recent years, spending over $10 million to elect the Court’s Republican majority. Wisconsin Club for Growth (WiCFG) and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) played a key role in electing the four justices in the majority, in most cases…
Via House ethics panel continues Petri investigation @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Act 10 invoked to help Justice David Prosser pay off debt @ JS All Politics Blog.
It’s just not a list worth making. Via Group Focused on Goverment Ethics Puts Scott Walker on List of “Worst Governors in America” @ PRWatch.
Harmful. Via WMTV.
Of course they did, of course he did. Via WTMJ.
Strategy of getting Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves doesn’t work if his disciple case goes to Court of Appeals. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Christopher Kline of Prairie du Sac. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Via Wisconsin Law Journal.
Cash problems: His latest finance report, filed with GAB on July 20, shows that he had just $1,144.60 in it, and still owed about $229,000 Via On the Capitol @ Wiscosnin State Journal.
Right on cue. Via WLUK.
Paul Jardin’s agency’s an embarrassment. Via Channel 3000.
Newly released records show that an offer of tax breaks to a Stevens Point company contingent on it winning a state contract had been accepted, contradicting earlier claims from Gov. Scott Walker’s administration that no firm commitment had been made . Via WAOW.
The new normal? Gov. Scott Walker relied on recommendations from a former Assembly speaker who once worked for state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in appointing members of a commission investigating Prosser, newly released records show. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Paul Jadin, head of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, should have been fired months ago. Via WAOW.