Via WisEye YouTube.
Democrats appear to have no tools available to slow down conservative Republican legislation.
The latest criticism is that GAB staff used Gmail accounts, rather than their official state email accounts, to communicate with prosecutors during the Walker investigation.
At a hearing last week, Rep. David Craig (R-Big Bend) grilled GAB Director Kevin Kennedy over the agency’s use of Gmail during the John Doe investigation, claiming that private email was subject to hacking and suggesting that the Department of Justice needed to look into the GAB’s actions.
Yet documents obtained through records requests show that Rep. Craig uses a private Hotmail account for official business, including for correspondence with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also hammered the GAB over its use of Gmail. When asked about his own use of private email, Vos said that he uses his state email account “in 99.9 percent of the cases,” adding, “our policy is we tell people to utilize legislative email when conducting official business. That’s the policy that we practice.”
But documents obtained through public records requests tell another story….
The domain names vosforgovernor.com and robinvosgov2018.com were purchased on October 13, while vosforwisconsin.com was purchased on May 9.
“Anyone else sensing this transportation issue is really hampering the Republicans? How else do you explain Gov Walker and the rest of the GOP crew at the Capitol constantly trying to talk their way out of the mess they caused with their “split the baby” solution in the state budget, which had the remarkable double-whammy…
When asked what message those polled are receiving, Franklin said, “I really do think it’s ‘He’s just not into you anymore.’ “
They want to rig fund-raising rules and dump the independent watchdog Government Accountability Board in time for a 2016 election in which they seek personal and GOP party wins….
Joe Fadness, executive director of the state Republican Party, will step down from that post this week to take a position with Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign.
Fadness will be running the ballot access program to qualify the governor for election in each primary contest. He makes the move on Tuesday.
If money is speech, just how big a statement is it that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s leadership fund gave $10,000 earlier this year to Marco Rubio, a fellow senator and presidential candidate?
“Six Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate voted late Wednesday to give millions in taxpayer dollars to a couple of billionaires. After they cast their votes in favor of SB 209, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin issued a statement praising the corporate giveaway to a powerful Milwaukee special interest….”
Wow, who saw this coming?
A review by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism shows similarities between recent records request denials from the governor’s office and the state Department of Administration and changes inserted in the budget Thursday by Republican leaders — similarities that raise questions about whether Walker himself was involved in the budget proposal.
“In an act of brazen cynicism Thursday night, the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee sneaked into the state budget bill a group of fundamental policy changes that would have blown up Wisconsin’s long, proud history of open government and access to public records. They tried to rewrite state law so the public could no longer…
“Wisconsin GOP legislators have gone on a manic splurge of partisan over-reach this session. From jamming through Right-to-Freeload, to mandating pee-tests, to lowering standards for teachers, the majority party continues to astound us. Arguably the most outrageous over-reach has been the GOP-sponsored, taxpayer-catered, feeding frenzy for private schools….” Via What the Heck Is Going On?…