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Forum Post: Of ALEC, Walker and Wisconsin

Posted 1 month ago on June 23, 2014, 1:04 p.m. EST by shooz (17785)
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Let's never forget the racist angle either.

"Scott Walker's political success in Wisconsin is attributable to "a toxic strain of racial politics," the New Republic argues this month in a front-page article. But Walker has long backed policies that have a disproportionate impact on people of color, particularly the harsh sentencing laws he pushed as a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that have contributed to Wisconsin's worst-in-the-country record of racial disparities in incarceration."




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[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 1 day ago

An expanded criminal investigation.

"New federal court documents released Thursday reveal that Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is the subject of a “Joe Doe” investigation. Prosecutors allege Walker was part of a “criminal scheme” to circumvent state election laws. While the courts are still mulling a motion by the dark money outside groups at the center of the allegations to stop the investigation, the facts of the case are yet another demonstration of the folly of the Supreme Court’s assumptions in the infamous Citizens United ruling."


[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 days ago

Where I worked for 32 years, it was hard enough to get unpaid family leave.

Once corporate lawyers get a hold of a law, written to aid workers, it gets decimated.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (1595) 3 days ago

I never had it either. progress is always slow.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 days ago

It's been with us since the 90's.

At first it was almost too easy to qualify, then the corporate lawyers got a hold of it and made it damn near impossible.


[-] -1 points by shooz (17785) 4 weeks ago

Don't forget, they now also own the record for voter fraud.


[-] 0 points by 99nproud (1595) 1 week ago

Great links. Sierra club much more activist these days,

Good to see Michigan pols fighting for people against corps.

Kochwatching is important responsibility.