Doug Keith, Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a study looking at the effects of 6 one-vote decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and their effects on changes in campaign funding across the country. The “Citizens United” is the most well known of these, but each has contributed to the […]
Wisconsin DNR’s cooperation with “open record” information requests has been abysmal, according to Tressie Kamp and Kellan Mclemore, staff attorneys from the Midwest Environmental Advocates. Recent requests have taken longer than 5-7 months, and, as a result, the organization is taking the DNR, and the state attorney, to court.
On February 3, from 8-10:00 AM at Bethel Lutheran Church, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice will hold a breakfast symposium featuring Rev. Michael Livingston, Executive Minister of The Riverside Church, Manhattan. Rabbi Renee Bauer discusses the ICWJ goals: to bring worker a reasonable compensation for their work, to provide bipartisan and cross-theological support for […]
With tomorrow’s 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court “Citizens United” case, which opened the floodgates outside money to stream into political contests, WISPIRG, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, is planning a “Public Telling” at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. WISPIRG’s goals include democracy for the people, reduced use of antibiotics in our food supply, consumer […]
James S. Henry discusses the idea of a financial transaction tax, a “speed bump” of sorts designed to slow down high speed stock trading and ameliorate volatility in the stock market.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Sierra Powers and Thistle Pettersen, representing the group Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, about the link between mining (a.k.a. “Extreme Resource Extraction”) and climate change. The group is holding a fundraiser to support Neighbors-First of Jackson County in their legal efforts to block frac-sand mines in their neighborhoods. The fundraiser “Leap into […]