- Feb. 28, 2011 8:37 amBy louisehartmann
ThinkProgress has pointed out some lesser-known provisions that Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are trying to slip through the state legislature that should worry many Wisconsinites. Even if protestors successfully defend their rights to collectively bargain – they still have to deal with a GOP-led assault on the several health, environmental, and economic programs including a bill that will allow the state’s uber-conservative He
- Feb. 25, 2011 2:30 pmBy louisehartmann
The American Petroleum Institute – the largest lobbying organization for big oil polluters – announced yesterday they would start contributing to political candidates this year in preparation for the 2012 elections.
- Feb. 25, 2011 6:38 amBy shawnt56
- Feb. 24, 2011 10:35 amBy louisehartmann
Two children died in a fire in Philadelphia on Tuesday – and budget cuts could be to blame. In an effort to cut spending – the city of Philadelphia “browned out” – or closed some of it’s fire stations for a day. One of those fire stations that were closed was Engine 61 – and it just so happened to be the nearest company to the fire that killed those two children – and thus would have been first on the scene. As local firefighter Mike
- Feb. 23, 2011 10:18 amBy louisehartmann
Yesterday – we reported about a little known provision in Governor Walker’s anti-union bill that would allow the state to sell of publicly owned power plants to private industries if it’s “in the best interests of the state.” That provision could allow Walker to sell off power plants to one of his top political contributors – Koch Industries – and give the Koch brothers a vertical monopoly on electricity in the state – owning the production, di
- Feb. 23, 2011 8:26 amBy SueN
This from copied with permission (and at the request of): www.buffalobeast.com - after they put it up, their site was hacked down, so they asked us to repost it here - this is entirely their ariticle/editorial content.
We cannot attest to it's veracity here at Thom Hartmann, but it sounds real. Mother Jones and Huffington Post are now all over the story, so its accuracy/reality or lack thereof will come out quickly...
- Feb. 23, 2011 6:44 amBy shawnt56
- Feb. 22, 2011 10:00 amBy louisehartmann
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told the media yesterday and again this morning that he is unwilling to compromise on his so-called “budget repair” proposal that limits state workers’ collective bargaining rights – essentially destroying their union. In response, the state capital in Madison has been the scene of a weeklong protest against Governor Walker and Republican state lawmakers. 14 Democratic state Senators who fled Wisconsin to