Wisconsin lawmaker Sondy Pope threatened with arrest at Capitol for observing Solidarity Sing Along. Feels a lot like fascism to me.
Tuesday June 5th is election day, Wisconsin. Polls are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Find your polling place here. Invite a friend to join you.
Not registered to vote? Here’s info on registering right at the polls.
Need help getting to the polls?
- Union Cab Co. in Madison will take you there for free. Call 608.242.2000
- In Racine. In Walworth County, call 262-725-1890.
- In other areas, call a nearby We Are Wisconsin office for local resources.
- I’ll update this if I learn of other options!
If you have a car, consider offering a ride to a friend or neighbor.
Any problems? Call ACLU’s Election Protection: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
In a ranking of governors where Politifact rated at least five statements, Walker is the #1 most dishonest governor in America.
While Oregon governor John Kitzhaber led the nation in honesty with 100% of his statements being ranked true or mostly true, Walker edged-out Texas Governor Rick Perry and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee with only 22% of 51 statements rated true or mostly true.
Here is the top five most dishonest governors in America, according to Politifact:
1) Scott Walker, WI 22%
2) Rick Perry, TX 25%
3) Lincoln Chafee, RI 25%
4) Chris Christie, NJ 38%
5) Bob Mcconnell 44%
How does Governor Walker spend his workdays? Check out this interactive chart, developed by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The Center obtained Walker’s calendars through an open records request, then developed a database of all calendar entries. The Center also breaks down the companies Walker met with and the donations made to Walker by each company, so you can get a sense of how money impacts access to Walker’s time.
The Government Accountability Board has launched this website to provide information about the new voter ID requirements. If you have additional questions, you can call 1-866-VOTE-WIS.
The state budget panel approved $123 million in budget cuts, and education is once again taking the biggest hit. The vote was strictly along party lines, with all Republicans voting in favor of the cuts and all Democrats voting against. The cuts include:
- $46 million from the UW system. Damn.
- $227,000 from the Government Accountability Board, which was supposed to implement the new voter ID law.
- $18.6 million from the Department of Health Services, which was supposed to provide assistance to uninsured children.
- $9.5 million from the Department of Corrections, specifically programs related to juveniles and sex offenders.