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Peter Barca

Feb 16, 2012

Democrats use Gableman case to propose series of ethics reforms

Assembly Democrats are proposing a series of reforms that would make the state Legislature subject to the open meetings law and force members of the Supreme Court to step down from cases involving law firms they've received donations from.

Aug 10, 2011

Parties sort through recall election aftermath

By Scott Bauer Associated Press Madison — A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads toward the 2012 presidential race. Democrats succeeded in taking two Wisconsin state Senate seats away from Republican incumbents […]

Jun 16, 2011

Assembly to vote on concealed carry Tuesday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly plans on passing a bill Tuesday to legalize the carrying of concealed weapons. The Senate passed the measure earlier this week. Once it clears the Assembly next week, it will head to Republican Gov. Scott Walker who is a supporter. Republican leaders in the Assembly met early […]

Mar 18, 2011

Judge blocks collective bargaining law (UPDATE)

By JASON SMATHERS and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill. Lawmakers had approved Gov. Scott Walker’s measure last week, breaking […]

Mar 1, 2011

Judge orders Capitol open to general public (UPDATE)

A Dane County judge on Tuesday ordered Wisconsin officials to open the Capitol to the public during normal business hours, reversing a temporary policy that restricted access to people who had appointments or other specific business.


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