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Union organizer: Police ‘would sooner murder’ protesters ‘than allow them a small amount of dignity’

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The leader of a prominent community organizing group in Wisconsin, and a blogger for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has taken to Facebook to condone the violent outburst in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night after a grand jury found no probable cause to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of a young man who had just robbed a convenience store and assaulted the officer.
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Wisconsin education department demands more funding while spending thousands at resorts, waterparks

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has spent $294,465.57 in two fiscal years on resorts in Wisconsin Dells a Media Trackers review of state spending records has found. According to OpenBooks.wi.gov, a state spending transparency website established by Gov. Scott Walker, DPI spent lavishly at six resorts in the popular entertainment and vacation destination.
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Dem candidate compares Peace Corps service to being combat vet

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MADISON, Wis. – Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate and current Wisconsin State Representative Penny Bernard Schaber believes volunteering for the Peace Corps is the same as being a U.S. military combat veteran according to statements made by Bernard Schaber in an October 23rd debate.
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Judge uses error-filled left-wing conspiracy website in voter ID opinion

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CHICAGO – Federal Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago strongly disagrees with Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Posner blasted the law in a dissenting opinion to the court’s decision to not rehear arguments in a voter ID lawsuit before a judicial panel made up of the entire court. In writing his decision, Posner turned to an obscure website and a collection of misconceptions to prove his point.
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Environmentalist report compares Montana to Mongolia

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MISSOULA, Mont. – A recent report on Montana carbon emissions from an environmentalist group laments the fact that Montana emits as much carbon dioxide as the country of Mongolia, a country where one-third of its residents did not have access to electricity as of 2009.
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Liberal radio host compares voting for Hillary Clinton to a colonoscopy, chewing on aluminum foil

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MADISON, Wis. – Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be an early frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but not everyone on the Left is excited about it. John “Sly” Sylvester, an outspoken pro-union liberal radio talkshow host in Madison, added his voice recently to the growing chorus of liberal and Democrat concern about Clinton’s potential bid for the White House.
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Group outlines 7 layers of government education bureaucracy

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MADISON, Wis. – As part of a broader look at curriculum used in public schools across the state, the Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, a conservative grassroots group, has outlined 7 layers of educational administration and bureaucracy in the state. Graphically depicting the current system, the group argues that, “A hard look needs to be taken at the structure of education administration in Wisconsin.”
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Union boss paid $121,616 by taxpayers, protests for minimum wage hike

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MILWAUKEE – Bob Peterson is the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association – MTEA – the union for teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools, the state’s largest school district. On Thursday, Peterson joined Wisconsin Jobs Now, 15 Now and representatives from several labor unions including the SEIU and AFSCME to protest in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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‘We Are Ohio’ now 100% union-funded

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
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Anti-coal policies causing Florida electricity rate hikes

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Duke Energy seeks nearly $2 million in Florida electricity rate hikes to pay for a new power plant made necessary by environmental restrictions. The electricity rate hikes became necessary as environmental restrictions force the closing of two coal power plants providing Floridians with inexpensive electricity.
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UPDATE: Dem activist on Perry grand jury doubles down

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AUSTIN, Texas – A Democratic activist who served on the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) insists she doesn’t see anything wrong with serving on a grand jury involving a high profile political leader and being heavily involved in partisan state politics.
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Ohio union rep’s vacation halts teacher negotiations

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ELYRIA, Ohio – Elyria City Schools classes resume in two weeks, but the district hasn’t reached a contract with teachers because the local Ohio Education Association (OEA) rep halted negotiations this summer to take a five-week vacation.
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