Sunday, February 24, 2013
From the benefits of minimum wage to the destruction of the American family, Patch bloggers weighed in on a variety of topics this week. Here is a look at some of the most popular posts over the past week.
The most popular blog posts in Wisconsin Patch sites this past week ran the gamut — from pro- and anti-Scott Walker pieces to children on leashes to destruction of American families. Every day, Patch's Local Voices bloggers share information, insight and opinion about what matters to them. Here's a selection of blogs from throughout the past week. Although this post only had two sentences, it was enough to garner more than 120 comments. In, "Why Do We Have a Minimum Wage?" readers debated the importance of unions and the minimum wage system. Mount Pleasant blogger, Bottom Line, needed to only ask one question to get this conversation flowing: Why do we have a minimum wage and how does it affect society? Greendale blogger J.B. Schmidt …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
To avoid confusion on whether or not Act 10 is in effect, J.B. Van Hollen is asking the court for a stay while the case is being appealed.
As expected, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Tuesday filed a motion to stay the latest decision about Act 10, the collective bargaining law. Last Friday, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas ruled that parts of Act 10 are unconstitutional because the law violates the guarantee of freedom of speech and citizens' freedom of association. Colas also determined that Act 10 does not offer equal protection under the law because it creates a separate class of state workers. In his motion to the Dane County Circuit Court, Van Hollen outlines his belief that the decision will be overturned on appeal. Until the appellate court rules, Van Hollen believes a stay is appropriate to avoid any confusion for municipalities and school districts that …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Before the meeting, protestors marched along Moreland Boulevard.
Protesters who braved a thunderstorm Tuesday night were disappointed after the Waukesha County Board approved a resolution, 19 to 3, supporting state legislation that eliminates collective bargaining for employees' benefits. The protesters — teachers, social workers, private citizens, members of various unions and at least one police officer — met outside the courthouse and marched along Moreland Boulevard in the cold, driving rain for about a half an hour prior to the County Board meeting. Inside the courthouse and after being cleared by security, more than 100 people filled the county board room. In the board room, the crowd was quiet until after the board approved the resolution. After that happened, most of the audience got up to leave…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Jim Price reports on the scene inside Assembly chambers just before the scheduled noon session.
Patch's Jim Price took this video from inside Assembly chambers Thursday morning. The Assembly was slated to go into session at noon to discuss the amended budget repair bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday, but it appeared the start would come later. Rep. Donald Pridemore told Patch's Carl Engelking that the Assembly might allow four hours of discussion on the bill when the Assembly convenes. Members of the public were being allowed into the gallery four at a time, every 20 seconds, after being searched at a checkpoint outside the doors.
Alternate entrance to Capitol is heavily guarded.
State Rep. Dan Knodl was sent to the Risser Building across the street from the State Capitol, in order to enter the Capitol through an underground tunnel. When he arrived at that entrace, this video captured police in riot gear standing guard. Patch's Jim Price reports that demonstrators are being forcibly removed from the Capitol.