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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power. Evers (EE’-vers) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that he spoke by telephone with Walker and appealed to him to veto the legislation, […]
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Saying they “don’t trust” Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Wisconsin Republicans jam through dozens of nominees The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate rushed through more than 80 of outgoing Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees to prevent the incoming Democratic governor from choosing his own nominees.Wisconsin Republicans are holding a lame-duck session apparently aimed at derailing incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ administration. Earlier this week the legislature passed a series of bills aimed at limiting the governor’s power.On Tuesday, the Senate also voted to confirm 82 of Walker’s appointees in one day, including some who had only been nominated a day earlier and did not have a public hearing, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.The appointees include two members of the board that oversees public universities in the state, including one seat that had been empty for more than a year. Republicans also approved top Walker aide Ellen Nowak to b...
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The final votes in the state Senate and Assembly came around dawn, following hours of debate during which Democrats accused Republicans of a naked last-minute power grab that ignores the results of the Nov. 6 election. Republicans defended the legislation as a good-faith effort to ensure the legislative and executive branches remain equals. Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was heckled with chants of "Shame!" from dozens of protesters during a Tuesday tree-lighting ceremony, has indicated he will sign the legislation.
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This year, the people of Wisconsin pronounced their verdict on the GOP legislators who seized control over the state through gerrymandering and voter suppression: overwhelmingly, they voted to replace those legislators and the governor with progressive Democrats (it worked in the case of the governor; the legislature will remain Republican for now, thanks to extreme Republican gerrymandering that renders the votes of many in the state useless). The lame-duck Republicans sitting in the state-house awaiting the new Democratic governor weren't done: like their counterparts in Michigan, they had a giant Fuck You up their sleeves for the voters: a slate of reforms that would neuter the power of the incoming governor and his attorney general, along with a toxic stew of other measures, like a prohibition on handgun bans in the capital. Despite subzero temperatures, thousands of protesters thronged the capital to protest the coup. Despite the manifest popular will on their doorstep, the W...
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Republican legislators in Wisconsin have voted to limit the powers of the incoming Democrat governor and state attorney general after losing the two key positions in the 2018 midterm elections. With the state government divided for the first time in ten years, the Wisconsin Senate voted before sunrise to pass a series of measures empowering the GOP-controlled legislature while weakening the Democrat replacing Republican Governor Scott Walker. The lame-duck session’s controversial vote took place despite weeks of protests and internal disagreement, effectively reducing the powers of incoming Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, both of whom spoke out against the sweeping bill.
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Amid protests and accusations of a power grab, the Republican-led Wisconsin legislature approved a package of measures Wednesday intended to curb the authority of the US state's newly-elected, incoming Democratic governor. Democrat Tony Evers defeated incumbent Governor Scott Walker in the November midterm elections -- a stinging loss for the GOP in a key swing state that helped Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016. Republican lawmakers, who hold a majority in the state legislature, approved a package of bills to curtail the incoming governor's ability to set certain rules and policies after he is sworn into office in January.
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4 days ago
Wisconsin Republicans are attempting a dramatic re-shifting of power in the state that would undermine the incoming Democratic administration even before they even start their first day. A slew of bills were planned to be voted on in the Republican-controlled state legislature on Tuesday, where they were expected to pass and be sent on to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s desk just weeks before he leaves office. The bills would limit the powers of the incoming Democrats in what opponents have described as a blatant last minute power grab that would effectively invalidate the will of the people.
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4 days ago
Republicans in Wisconsin sought Tuesday to curb the authority of the US state's newly-elected, incoming Democratic governor, in a move critics decried as a blatant power grab. Democrat Tony Evers defeated incumbent governor Scott Walker in the November midterm elections -- a stinging loss for the GOP in one of the key swing states that handed the presidency to Donald Trump.
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5 days ago
In his final days as Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker is working with the
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2 weeks ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trump-allied Republican Ron DeSantis was formally elected governor of Florida and outgoing Gov. Rick Scott elected U.S. senator on Tuesday when the state certified election results two weeks after tight margins prompted tumultuous recounts.
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2 weeks ago
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump’s involvement in the last week before the election “really made the difference” in the victories by Rick Scott (R) and Ron DeSantis (R) in Florida’s races for Senate and governor. Conway said, “[T]he president made a big difference. I think that Governor Scott and Congressman DeSantis ran excellent campaigns, but this president getting in there, several times in those last six, seven days really made the difference, and also, him encouraging them not to bail on their clear victories.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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3 weeks ago
Republican Rick Scott has been declared the winner of the highly contested race to represent Florida in the US Senate, beating his rival by 10,033 votes, or by 0.12 percent Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 weeks ago
During a press conference on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) “has a very good chance” of winning. Schumer added that both he and Nelson believe “he’s won a majority” in Florida. Schumer said, “[I]f Bill Nelson wins, which I believe he has a very good chance of doing, we’ll be even.” He later added, “Bill Nelson is strong as could be. He believes, I believe, he’s won a majority of the votes, and as long as they’re counted, he will continue being senator from Florida. The — President Trump and Governor Scott have just lied. They’ve said there’s fraud when their own Republican officials in Florida have said there’s no fraud. They’re trying to shut down the election. Because they’re afraid of the consequences if they don’t, in other words, a Nelson victory. That’s what Bill believes. That’s what I believe.̶...
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Tuesday at a press conference, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and President Donald Trump were “attempting to bully the election officials” conducting the Florida recount like Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes. Schumer said, “It is a bedrock principle of our democracy that every vote is counted, and the Senate election in Florida must abide by that rule. Every single Florida voter, whether they mailed in their ballot, whether they showed up at the polls on election day to vote, no matter for whom they legally cast their vote, must have their vote counted. The hallmark of our democracy is simple; every vote must count. That’s what Democrats believe. And that’s what we are trying to get done. President Trump and Governor Scott seem dead set against counting every vote. Why? Because they are worried that if every vote is counted, Bill Nelson will be re-elected as senator from the great state of Florida....
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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) told host Chuck Todd they had evidence that the state of Florida constitution “was violated.” Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Do you have any evidence that fraud was committed, that somehow unethical liberals are down there trying to  change the vote in Broward County? Was that rhetoric? Was that an appropriate timing for that rhetoric? GARDNER: Well, we have evidence that the state Constitution of Florida was violated. A court in Florida has said that. We have evidence people were going into unwitnessed areas filling out ballots, duplicate ballots which allowed under the law but only if you have witnesses in the canvassing board. We have officials, elections officials who are disobeying court orders, at least were disobeying court orders. So I understand Governor Scott’s frustration that there are people who are breaking the law, violating the Constitution in Florida in Broward County...
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November 9th, 2018
Governor Scott, Senator Nelson brace for a possible recount
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November 9th, 2018
One of the biggest flips in the midterm elections — at least for the stars of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey — may have come in the state of Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel, both republican incumbents, lost their bids for re-election on Tuesday. Described as “the...
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November 7th, 2018
Florida Democrat Bill Nelson called Wednesday for a recount in his race for re-election to the US Senate against Republican Governor Rick Scott. The race during Tuesday's midterm vote was one of America's most-watched, with the outgoing governor Scott mounting a tough challenge against three-time incumbent Nelson. "A significant number of ballots have not yet been counted and, because of the size of Florida, we believe the results of the election are unknown and require a recount," said Marc Elias, a lawyer representing Nelson's campaign.
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November 7th, 2018
After eight years of decimating public unions and annoying everyone on Twitter, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker lost in the midterm elections on Tuesday to former public school principal Tony Evers. Labor union AFL-CIO has been fighting Walker for years. Their six-word public statement about his loss couldn't have been shorter and sweeter. "Scott Walker was a national disgrace," the statement reads. A Statement from @RichardTrumka: #1u pic.twitter.com/rjP9v2rfx4 — AFL-CIO 🗳 (@AFLCIO) November 7, 2018 SEE ALSO: Scott Walker's latest ad is one of the most bizarre campaign ads of 2018 The AFL-CIO has a long history of calling Walker a disgraceIn 2015, when Walker announced his candidacy for president, union president Scott Trumka released a press statement saying simply: "Scott Walker is a disgrace."  Read more...More about Watercooler, Scott Walker, Afl Cio, Culture, and Politics
November 7th, 2018
The fourth time was apparently the charm for Wisconsin Democrats.
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November 5th, 2018
With midterms less than a day away, right-wing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's tenure as governor could be at risk.
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November 5th, 2018
It's not hard to find news stories about waste, fraud, abuse and downright theft in the school privatization sector. For years, the policy window for privatizing public schools has been wide open, and what was once considered an extreme or at least rare idea—such as outsourcing public schools to private contractors with few strings attached, or giving parents public tax money to subsidize their children’s private school tuitions—has become widespread as charter schools are now legal in all but a handful of states, and voucher programs have proliferated in many forms across the country.Politicians of all stripes have been extremely reluctant, especially at the national level, to lean into a real discussion of the negative consequences of redirecting public education funds to private operators, with little to no regulation for how the money is being spent. Candidates have instead stuck to a “safe boilerplate” of education being “good” and essential to “the work...
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October 30th, 2018
When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker announced a $3 billion corporate welfare plan for a new Foxconn contract in his state, Foxconn watchers warned that the company had a long history of breaking its new factory promises after sucking up billions in taxpayer dollars. Walker didn't believe the warnings: instead, he started bulldozing Wisconsonites' family homes to make way for Foxconn's promised factory. Hey, guess what? The bill for Foxconn's taxpayer-funded subsidy has gone up to more than $4.1 billion. Also: Foxconn has scaled the factory plan waaaay back: instead of a $10 billion "Generation 10.5" plant, it will build a much smaller "Generation 6" plant. Nearly all the work in a Gen 6 plant is robotic. Foxconn is a notorious polluter, leaving behind uninhabitable toxic wastelands where it builds. Scott Walker has exempted Foxconn from state environmental laws, "allowing it to discharge materials into wetlands and reroute streams during construction and operation." Walker als...
October 29th, 2018
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker last week learned the same lesson many other Republicans have during this congressional election year: One way or the other, it is hard to escape Donald Trump.
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October 29th, 2018
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker last week learned the same lesson many other Republicans have during this congressional election year: One way or the other, it is hard to escape Donald Trump.
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October 19th, 2018
Should Democrats retake the Rust Belt, it may not only snuff out the DeVos legacy but also change the course of education policy in the nation. It’s increasingly clear that if the November midterm elections are to produce a “Blue Wave” for the Democratic Party, then many of the wins will need to come in Midwestern states that Trump carried in the 2016 presidential election. But what’s less well understood is that an issue helping Democratic candidates compete in the region is education. In the stomping ground of U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos—including her home state of Michigan as well as the surrounding states of Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and nearby Minnesota—Democratic candidates are getting an edge by sharply opposing the DeVos agenda of privatizing public schools.Up and down the ballots in state contests in the Midwest, Democratic candidates call for an end to school voucher programs that use public taxpayer funds to pay for tuitions at private schools, they propose...
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October 12th, 2018
In an embarrassing video released today, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, Scott Wagner, thinks he's a tough guy when he threatens his opponent, Gov. Tom Wolf: "Well, Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face, because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes." Wolf's running mate tweets that Wagner has "lost it." .@realScottWagner has lost it.
October 4th, 2018
Twitter has a new therapist. Surprise, surprise, it's a frozen steak brand. Last week, the legendary frozen meat Steak-umm had a Network-style outburst on Twitter, touching on everything from college debt to unemployment to millennial nihilism. Steak-umm had been building up to this moment for months, having previously explored the relationship between love and beef and waged Twitter war against fellow 'woke' industrial food brand Moon Pie.  The brand's recent monologue was its most explosive and self-aware yet.  If only any of it was real. SEE ALSO: Scott Walker's latest ad is one of the most bizarre campaign ads of 2018 Read more...More about Watercooler, Digital Advertising, Steak Umm, Culture, and Web Culture
September 25th, 2018
Why are Republicans so bad at pop culture? Who can help them? Take Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who's struggling to keep up with his Democratic competition. On Tuesday, Walker's team decided to throw up a campaign ad that seems to reference the hit...1970s children television show The Electric Company. This segment was weird then. It's even more painful to watch now.  Read more... More about Watercooler, Politics, Scott Walker, Campaign Ad, and Culture
September 24th, 2018
For Governor Scott Walker and his boosters, the project is “transformative,” a “once in a lifetime” opportunity. For citizens? Not so much. This summer, the roar of bulldozers replaced the sound of tractors over thousands of agricultural acres outside of Racine in southeastern Wisconsin. Road, water, and electricity infrastructure construction was well under way for a new industrial complex for Foxconn, the Taiwan-based technology giant. In the project’s master plan, Foxconn will eventually own 4.5 square miles of once-prime Wisconsin farmland, an expanse about a fourth the size of the city limits of nearby Racine, population 77,000. The main 24-inch water main will have the capacity to deliver more than 20 million gallons a day of high-quality Great Lakes water (home to 21 percent of the world's remaining supply), although initial usage has been promised to be much less. Foxconn has pledged to be good environmental stewards, even as Wisconsin has waived many of its bas...
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August 21st, 2018
Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin (AFP), an arm of the network funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch, is launching an ad campaign in support of Governor Scott Walker ahead of the midterm elections in November. 
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