Government


SAVE CIVIL SERVICE

To mark Public Service Recognition Week, the Wisconsin Coalition to Save Civil Service is calling for a repeal of Wisconsin Act 150, set to begin implementation on July 1st. Act 150 will eliminate civil service exams and dismantle other key parts of the Wisconsin Civil Service Merit System. “Wisconsin Civil Service is no less relevant today than it was in 1905 when it was begun. Wisconsin Act 150 will decimate the idea that ‘the best shall serve the state’. Instead, cronies will fill public agencies and will refocus state government to serve corporate special ...

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How Would You Spend $1 Trillion Dollars?

How Would You Spend $1 Trillion Dollars? It is tax time again. Where do your taxes go? Would you rather see your tax dollars spent better? If you could be in charge, how would you spend $1 trillion?Budgets are about choices. It is about choosing what you can do, or not do, with limited resources. Congress sets spending priorities each year in the Federal “discretionary” budget. They decide whether to spend more on education or tax breaks, cancer research or food stamps, space exploration or housing assistance, diplomacy or bombs.The Federal budget ...

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SUPREME INDEPENDENCE

Wisconsin needs an independent Supreme Court. In recent years the allegedly non-partisan judges on the Court have become increasingly political. This is not good for anyone, conservative or liberal. Neither is it good for fair and impartial justice.Having checks on the power of public officials is engrained in the Constitution and in the structure of Wisconsin government. To guard against the misuse of power there are multiple branches of government. Concentrating power in one person, group, or political party allows corruption and abuse of power.Currently the ...

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VOTE FOR JOANNE KLOPPENBURG

Justice Rebecca Bradley, appointed by Governor Walker three times--to circuit court, appellate court, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court--in the last three years, is running for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Here are some reasons why Wisconsinites should vote for her opponent, Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg.In 1992, Bradley, then known as Rebecca Grassl, authored a column and letters to the editor at Marquette University that were extremist, hateful and intolerant of people different from her or who voted for candidates she did not support. Bradley obviously ...

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