Murray’s departure comes three months after he was criticized in a resignation letter written by Lee Swindall, WEDC’s vice president of business and industry development, that was made public in September. Saying that Murray confused “rigid control with stability and sound management,” Swindall criticized Murray’s management methods.
“I believe Ryan Murray, lacking either the talent or experience to function as the Chief Operations Officer of the WEDC, is causing deep and lasting harm through the application of control-style management rather than consultative management,” Swindall’s August 25 resignation letter said.
Via Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. deputy secretary resigns @ JSOnline.
Black, American Indian, and Hispanic children are between six and nine times more likely than white children to live in areas of concentrated poverty. Additionally, black males accounted for 43% of murder victims in 2011, despite accounting for only 6% of the overall population, making homicide the leading cause of death for black males.
Via My Brother’s Keeper @ Paul Soglin: Waxing America.
In a Miami Herald report detailing the confession of Alex Rodriguez to DEA agents investigating the Biogenesis clinic that he used PEDs obtained there comes the news that the Brewers’ Ryan Braun was one of the players given immunity from prosecution.
Via Report: Ryan Braun given immunity by feds in Biogenesis case @ JS Brewers Blog.
But the plaintiffs’ claims that their civil rights were violated survive and will proceed to discovery, where their attorneys will begin to collect records and take sworn depositions.
In his 36-page order, Stadtmueller also detailed his reasoning for denying the city officials’ attack on the RICO claims against them, while dismissing some other individual defendants from those claims.
Via Minority Racine tavern owners’ civil rights, RICO case survives @ JS Proof and Hearsay Blog.
We have the first African-American elected to the Senate from a “Southern State” in 133-years. He is also the first African-American to ever be elected to both the House and then to the Senate. We have the first Haitian-American ever elected to Congress. The first female combat veteran is heading to the Senate–along with the first Iraq and Afghanistan Wars veteran elected to that chamber. Then there is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress–a 30-year old from upstate New York. And speaking of young, an 18-year old West Virginia college co-ed has become the nation’s youngest State lawmaker.
Via Now That’s My Kinda Party!! @ My Two Cents.
Four years ago, when Scott Walker was elected for the first time, the Siren came to ferry Wisconsin progressives through the rough waters of GOP domination. 1,445 posts later, the Siren’s job is complete.
We would have preferred to have bid you all a fond farewell with Mary Burke as our next Governor, but that result has eluded us. Whether fairly or unfairly, the world has gone mad. There is no doubt.
When a college drop-out with 6 friends and staff members found guilty of corruption wins against a Harvard graduate from a proud Wisconsin family with global name recognition – there is simply no amount of snark or cleverness to make sense of this reality.
Via The Siren Casts A Fond Farewell @ Root River Siren.
I expect we’ll see Gov. Walker and his rubber-stamp Republicans in the legislature move quickly to enact “right to work” for less legislation, to expand the anti-union provisions of Act 10 to firefighters and police officers, and to expand the failed voucher school experiment to the entire state.
Via What lies ahead for Scott Walker and Republicans in the legislature @ Blogging Blue.
….it’s high time Wisconsin’s Democrats start demanding more “bang for their buck” when it comes to their party chair (not to mention the rest of the party’s leadership), because thus far Mike Tate hasn’t shown me much in the way of forward progress or electoral wins to justify his six-figure salary.
Via What has Mike Tate done in four years to earn his $105,717 per year salary? @ Blogging Blue.
Of course, that didn’t happen. Wisconsin’s turnout increased by somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 voters– with Walker taking the majority of these additional voters.
Via WI One of Few States to See Increase in Midterm Turnout: Burke’s #s Were Good Enough to Win in 2010 @ Uppity Wisconsin
….Vos, a Rochester Republican, said the system needs to ensure that instructors teach students and focus research efforts on how to grow the economy, not on, as he put it, “ancient mating habits of whatever.”
Via Robin Vos Is Not A Scholar! @ Cognitive Dissidence.