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Judge in Soda Ruling Is Wary of Government’s Power

Judge in Soda Ruling Is Wary of Government’s Power | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Justice Milton A. Tingling of State Supreme Court in Manhattan has displayed a keen sensitivity to the clout of government, and a willingness to push back when it may be going too far.
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Republican Response: Joni Ernst Replies to 2015 State of the Union Speech

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says the new Republican-controlled Congress is working hard to make it function again, in reply to President Obama's SOTU.
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Aldermen approve streetcar but final vote delayed

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Menominee Tribe hopes compact amendment leads to approval of Kenosha casino

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Scott Walker's shifting position on the Common Core education standards

Scott Walker's shifting position on the Common Core education standards | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Abruptly and unmistakably, Gov. Scott Walker stated a position on what nationally had become a contentious issue among conservatives: the Common Core education standards. His one-sentence announcement on July 17, 2014 read:
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GOP eases criticism of Common Core

GOP eases criticism of Common Core | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Has the zenith of opposition to the Common Core in Wisconsin passed? Or will a Senate bill in production soon bring the Common Core controversy roaring back to life?
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Will Walker take Wisconsin education back to the future?

Will Walker take Wisconsin education back to the future? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In his “state of the state” speech, Gov. Scott Walker intimated Wisconsin should return to letting parental choice driving school quality. It feels like 1998 all over again.
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The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes

The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Compare state tax rates and policies across the U.S.
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Walker: Wisconsin can be model of efficiency

Walker: Wisconsin can be model of efficiency | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his State of the State speech Tuesday amid growing speculation about whether he will run for president in 2016
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God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department

God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The mayor of Atlanta was right to dismiss the chief of the fire department for imposing his virulent anti-gay views on his work force.
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Court weighs overturning gay marriage bans in three southern states

Court weighs overturning gay marriage bans in three southern states | United States Politics | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday appeared receptive to arguments in favor of striking down same-sex marriage bans in the conservative southern states of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Two of three judges on a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans expressed skepticism over the bans, with Judge Patrick Higginbotham noting a "sea change" on opinion over gay rights in recent decades and questioning why states wanting to incentivize procreation would allow sterile opposite-sex couples but not same-sex couples to marry. ...
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Judge rules SD same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Judge rules SD same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional | United States Politics | Scoop.it
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday declared South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but marriage licenses won't be immediately issued because the ruling was put on hold pending a potential appeal.
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Scott Walker lists his priorities for Wisconsin Legislature before right-to-work bill

Scott Walker lists his priorities for Wisconsin Legislature before right-to-work bill | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The governor says education reform, the budget and governmental process reforms will keep the Assembly and Senate busy.
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2015 State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress to deliver his State of the Union address, outlining major themes for policies he intends to adv...
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Businesses sound off in streetcar debate

Businesses sound off in streetcar debate | United States Politics | Scoop.it
BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help und...
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Scott Walker makes case for 'fresh face' in Washington

Scott Walker makes case for 'fresh face' in Washington | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker told a national gathering of Republican Party officials Thursday that 2016 offers a “unique opportunity … to find a new fresh leader” to battle Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
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Wisconsin among 9 GOP presidential debate sites

Wisconsin among 9 GOP presidential debate sites | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The debate schedule is part of the GOP’s effort under RNC chairman Reince Priebus of Wisconsin to streamline and shorten the nominating process after a volatile and messy contest in 2011 and 2012.
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Iowa conservatives warn Walker about casino expansion

Iowa conservatives warn Walker about casino expansion | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Six hundred Republicans have signed a petition urging Wisconsin’s Republican governor not to approve the Menominee tribe’s Kenosha casino plans.
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State business leaders optimistic about state, national economy

State business leaders optimistic about state, national economy | United States Politics | Scoop.it
But "labor shortage" is cited as a top concern, with broad support for so-called "Right to Work" legislation.
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Appellate court won't reconsider Idaho gay marriage

Appellate court won't reconsider Idaho gay marriage | United States Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter's request for a review of the court's ruling last year that overturned Idaho's ban on gay marriage.
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Gay Marriage Bans To Be Heard In Federal Court

Gay Marriage Bans To Be Heard In Federal Court | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Bans on gay marriage in three staunchly conservative Southern states were to get a hearing in a federal appeals court Friday.
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Walker announces cabinet for second term

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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