In his opinion, City Attorney Langley writes that the state is unable to enact changes to Milwaukee’s Employee Retirement System benefit structure for the following reasons: Constitutional Home Rule, contractually vested property rights, and provisions included in the city’s Global Pension Settlement of 2000. Via JSOnline. Document: Letter of Milwaukee Mayor Barrett.
“Walker to outline ultimate intentions Tuesday in budget.” Sums it up nicely. Via Sheboygan Press.
It’s all about Walker now. 30 seconds.
From a group called the Defeat Obama Campaign. 60 seconds.
Too much talk of compromise from the District 17 Republican. Via The Plum Line – Washington Post.
….These severe restrictions on access to the Capitol, which has traditionally been open to the public during regular working hours and while legislative business is being conducted, do not appear to be justified by any legitimate interest in security or public health. The Capitol is, at a minimum, a designated public forum. In such a forum, regulation of speech…
Keeping protesters from passing food to those still inside. Via Capital Times.
Liberal, but respected, PPP — Barrett over Walker, 52-47%. Via PPP Wisconsin Survey Results.
Nothing says congeniality like more pressure. Via Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Energized, but facing a high bar. Via JSOnline.
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Then again, it was Reagan, himself, who often said it takes two to tango. Via Wispolitics.com
One thing’s certain – comparisons of Walker to Reagan are grossly premature, likely inapt even over time. Via Capital Times.
Protests of scale and duration they never expected. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Via Wigderson Library & Pub.
The Weather Guys have the answer. Why chickens cross icy roads is another, as yet unanswered, question. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
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One thing has become painfully clearer over the two weeks of delay on the budget repair bill: The bill itself is more deeply flawed and overreaching than originally thought. Via The Oshkosh Northwestern.
But if a crisis, then a terrible thing to waste. Via Capital Times.
Via American Thinker.
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A day or two days is now two weeks‘ time. Hard to see inability to overcome protests as evidence of political skill. Via Green Bay Press-Gazette.
It’s not just Madison. Via Wausau Daily Herald.
Sturgeon harvest above average. Via Appleton Post-Crescent.
Does Gov. Walker have it all backward? Via Businessweek
Rumors that he won’t support bill. GOP needs 19 senators, has 18 without Schultz. If one from GOP backs away, others may, too. Via Uppity Wisconsin.
Denies allegation. Via Wisconsin Law Journal.
No forcible removal. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Or simply best for UW-Madison and political proponents of the plan? Better come up with an answer quickly, as proposal will move quickly. Via Journal Sentinel.
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Via Walker shows no sign of conceding in Wis. battle – Meet the Press – msnbc.com.
Observations on political climate from a trip across Wisconsin. Via MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel.