Wisconsin’s Regressive Voter ID Law: It’s about suppressing the vote

Wisconsin’s new Voter ID law is slowly being rolled out during this summer’s recall elections.

Proponents have argued that the new law—one of the most restrictive in the country—will crack down on widespread voter fraud.

But the law will do no such thing, since evidence of widespread voter fraud simply doesn’t exist, according to an investigation by then-U.S.


State reverses course, supports city’s bid for federal health grants

Reversing its position, the state Department of Health Services has cleared the way for the City of Milwaukee and others to apply for federal grants totaling roughly $30 million over five years for public health initiatives to stop smoking, reduce obesity and promote healthier lifestyles.

The department’s support is required to apply for the grants.

Stephanie Smiley, a spokeswoman for


Congressional Leaders Speak Out Against Voter ID Laws at Press Conference on the Hill

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) held a press conference on Capitol Hill today in opposition to the voter ID laws sweeping states across the country. The event featured statements from Reverend Jesse Jackson, the ACLU, the National Action Network, and other civil rights leaders, along with a host of congressional representatives.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Rep. Hank Johnson


Pelosi says, ‘We know firsthand the impact of changes in Medicare

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday marshaled a key constituency in her push to protect entitlements: women.

“We know firsthand the impact of changes in Medicare,” said Pelosi, flanked by 14 other Democratic women. “We know it because we are women and caregivers and we know it because of the people we represent. We know it because of


Medicare and Social Security Cuts Unacceptable

WASHINGTON (MNI) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday said she is committed to a “balanced bipartisan approach” in dealing with Medicare and Social Security cuts, and that cutting benefits in these programs would have very negative effects on the nation’s elderly.

Pelosi and other Democratic congresswomen criticized Republican goals for Medicare and Social Security, saying they would hurt struggling


Group hopes to attract development near Mitchell Airport

The Milwaukee region should improve its transportation connections, consider a new air cargo facility near General Mitchell International Airport and work together as a region to take advantage of economic development potential near the airport, according to a new study presented Tuesday.

Milwaukee Aerotropolis Corp., a public-private partnership, held a presentation and press conference Tuesday about how to


U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore Fights For Hunger Program Funding

MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore is fighting against looming cuts to hunger programs.

Moore joined members of the Hunger Task Force to talk to a group of seniors at Northcott Neighborhood House on Thursday morning.

The congresswoman urged the crowd to contact Wisconsin Sens. Herb Kohl and Ron Johnson to stop them from passing


State blocks plans to apply for federal health grants

The state is blocking plans by the Milwaukee Health Department and University Health Services in Madison to apply for federal grants that would provide about $27.5 million for health programs designed to promote healthier lifestyles and reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Dennis Smith, secretary of the state Department of Health Services, contends that the programs would duplicate services already


Reps. Ramp Up Efforts to Scale Back Military Commitments

A bipartisan group of six Members of the House of Representatives today released a joint letter calling for a reduction in U.S. military spending by scaling back worldwide military commitments. The letter was signed by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Congressman John Campbell (R-CA), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX).

Congresswoman Moore talks to Mike Gousha of WISN (ABC) about Proposed Changes to Medicare

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