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Sen. Lazich, Power-Grabbing Legislation, and MATC

State, School Board

Why are Republicans Gutting MATC Board? Power, Money, Control---Take Your Pick.

That’s the title of a March 1 blog post on One Wisconsin Now, which also conveys:

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Republican State Senator Proposes Legislation to Blame Single Parents for Child Abuse

State

 "Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman, the Assistant Majority Leader and a close ally of GOP Governor Scott Walker in the effort to destroy collective bargaining in the Badger State, is taking crazy to new levels.

Grothman has introduced a bill that would require the State of Wisconsin to officially deem single parenthood to be a “contributor” to child abuse and neglect and to put the same into statutory laws of the state.

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Walker's Legal Defense Fund

State, information access

Last month, Gov. Scott Walker admitted that prosecutors initiated the meeting they will have with him as part of the John Doe investigation about activities that occurred during Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive.  Walker announced that he’d hired two criminal defense lawyers--—Michael Steinle of Milwaukee and John Gallo of Chicago—to represent him. According to the Milwauke Journal Sentinel news report,  Walker did not disclose how he’d pay for the attorneys, other than indicate it wouldn’t be with tax dollars.

Well, yesterday ( Friday, March 9), Walker said he has set up a legal defense fund to pay for the attorneys.

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Do You New Berlin Parents Know What Public School Your Child Will Be Attending In Fall?

New Berlin Schools, NBPS Administrators, School Board

On January 9, the District of New Berlin’s School Board voted unanimously to close Glen Park Elementary School. Art Marquardt’s motion also “directed management to continue planning for elementary boundary changes and other required operating changes immediately. “

So, the District had been planning boundary changes even before the Board voted to close Glen Park.

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Thank You League of Women Voters

State, Elections

The League of Women Voters is part of our country’s proud history of activism for people’s rights. They've fought to improve government.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization founded in 1920 by women suffragists who worked for decades to win the right to vote for women.  

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Sen. Lazich's Editorial Lambasted

State

Uppity Wisconsin has a scathing response to State Senator Mary Lazich's Capital Times editorial.

Whew. 

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State Government- Secretiveness, Corruption

State, information access, Awards

Shouldn't state government be open to citizens and accountable to the people?
 

Well, the Wisconsin State Legislature recently got a NO FRIEND OF OPENNESS AWARD from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, a non-profit group devoted to open government. 

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