DAILY WISCONSIN

Legislature

Always (Far) Right

Walker was among the most conservative members of the Legislature while he served, according to the research of two political scientists who have measured the ideology of more than 20,000 past and current state lawmakers across the country.According to their data, Walker was more conservative than close to 90% of his Assembly colleagues in Wisconsin…

Wis Sen. Nass Jittery Over Peaceful Protest

Republicans had planned to end public testimony at 7 p.m., but shortly before 6:30 p.m. committee chairman Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) said he was cutting off the meeting abruptly because of what Nass called a "credible threat" in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. That story said union demonstrators were planning to peacefully disrupt the committee…

Outside

Union protest on State St steps of the Capitol #news3; #righttowork; pic.twitter.com/AoNa6fZouf — Jessica Arp (@news3jessica) February 24, 2015

Then, now

2009 Senate Bill 62 was introduced at the request of former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle on February 17, 2009. With Democrats controlling both houses of the Wisconsin legislature, the bill was voted on by the Joint Committee on Finance without a public hearing later that day. The next day — the 18th — it was…

Larson leaves leadership

“I called Jen Shilling last night to let her know I would be voting for her and would be encouraging my supporters to unite behind her, as well. I hope for a united caucus as we prepare to take on the incredible threat ahead. We will do well under her guidance and leadership,” Larson wrote…

Democrats pay to boost Assemblywoman’s connection to Walker

The ad features a pleasant picture of Vruwink standing with the first-term Republican governor, both of them all smiles. It also quotes, approvingly, a staffer for the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s business lobby, praising Vruwink. Her National Rifle Association endorsement is cited prominently. Via Party mailer touts Dem lawmaker’s strong ties to Scott…

Even stiffed a fitness center

According to records obtained by the Wood County Circuit Court, Krug was sued on February 24, 2012 by Riverview Hospital over an unpaid hospital bill.   The court issued a judgment of $501.04 in the hospital’s favor on March 21, 2012.   This lawsuit happened during Krug’s second year as a member of the Assembly.   Krug was…

Flushed away

What’s truly nutty is that, somehow, [GOP State Senate candidate Brian] Fitzgerald thinks that a campaign commercial in which he warns a fellow tavern patron to stay out of the bathroom so as to avoid the malodorous emissions Fitzgerald has produced upon relieving himself would be a good commercial for his campaign. It’s that bad….…

Red Senate

At this point, the worst the GOP could end this cycle is with a 17-16 majority; at best a 19-14 majority if they sweep all the competitive races this November. Via Republicans Poised To Hold On To The State Senate @ Right Wisconsin.