Senators to Sessions: “At stake is the integrity and honesty of our most trusted public officials and the viability of our justice system”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of ten Senators led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate possible illegal communications between retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn and representatives of the Russian government, as well as efforts by Flynn and other White House officials to conceal any wrongdoing.
“An independent investigation is now necessary to determine what General Flynn did, who knew about it, and when,” the Senators wrote. “To maintain the confidence, credibility and impartiality of the Department of Justice, we urge you to immediately appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate collusion with the Russian government by General Flynn and other Trump campaign, transition, and Administrative officials.”
Right now, a person in Wisconsin working 40 hours a week and making minimum wage earns $15,080 a year. That’s only slightly above the federal poverty line.
It’s a struggle for a single person to get by on the current minimum wage. If you add children into the mix, it becomes nearly impossible for a family to make ends meet.
Pictured are Candidates Bill Switalla and John Powers next to our float by the High School in Bonduel.
Georgia Stapleton and family along with Becky Dickman, Field Organizer for Tom Nelson are the people behind the float.
Shawano County Board Chairman Jerry Erdmann survived a challenge Tuesday and narrowly won re-election to what he said would be his final term in the leadership post.
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Source: County chairman re-elected one more time | The Shawano Leader
Loyalty to Scott Walker is now, clearly, disloyalty to Wisconsin’s best interests. Legislative Republicans should recognize this and change course.
Source: Editorial: Our governor’s incompetence is wrecking Wisconsin | Editorial | host.madison.com
Wisconsin’s embattled economic development agency has hired its sixth chief financial officer in just over four years.
Source: Embattled Jobs Agency Hires 6th CFO In 4 Years | Wisconsin Public Radio
Jimmy Fallon took note of a story about shopping at Kohl’s that Gov. Scott Walker talks about on the campaign trail.
Source: Fallon notes Walker’s story about shopping at Kohl’s | Politics – Channel3000.com
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to end the investigation into Scott Walker’s 2012 campaign, reducing the legal barriers between political campaigns and independent groups and raising serious concerns about judicial impartiality.
Source: Wisconsin Supreme Court Ends Walker Investigation, Eviscerating State’s Campaign Finance Limits and Raising Questions about Judicial Impartiality | Brennan Center for Justice
“Today we are filing a lawsuit and a request for a restraining order to halt the implementation of the harmful impacts of the Governor’s budget on the people who use the services of the Office of the Secretary of State,” Doug La Follette said.
The 2015/2017 Biennial Budget slashes the Office staff to just one and moves historic records to a remote location in the basement of the capitol; this would have a de…vastating impact on service and to the public wanting to find these important historical records that have been maintained by Wisconsin Secretaries of State since 1848.
A break from work is a universally recognized human right. We must not allow a day of rest to become a luxury reserved for the fortunate few.
Source: Walker and GOP just took away the weekend