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Tag Archives: Mike McCabe

Book rips into both political parties

Any lingering doubts about the nonpartisan bona fides of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, the state campaign finance watchdog, should be annihilated by Mike McCabe’s new book, “Blue Jeans in High Places.”

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Court tosses Wisconsin limit on PAC donations (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling could lead to even more spending in Wisconsin’s recall elections. A 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Monday that the state’s $10,000 annual contribution limit on so-called “super PACs,” or political action committees that do not coordinate with specific candidates or their campaigns, can’t ...

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Justices by appointment only?

The state Supreme Court election process is not perfect, Justice Patience Roggensack said, but it’s not worth abandoning as a result of recent bickering amongst the court.

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High court conflict threatens credibility

Friendship is not a job requirement for the co-workers on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. But the level of animosity among some members of the court, particularly illustrated by the public spat between Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Justice David Prosser, will lead to a drop in productivity, said Erin Johnston, a Chicago-based workplace conflict resolution mediator and owner of CFR ...

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Governor’s budget goes beyond just unions

By DAVID LIEB and 
SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The showdown over collective bargaining rights for public employees is just the first step in a contentious debate over how to solve Wisconsin’s budget woes, with newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker also seeking to dismantle an array of social policies enacted under his Democratic predecessor. On the ...

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