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Should Counties Put a BadgerCare Expansion Question on the Fall Ballot?

At least 13 Wisconsin counties may include an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether Wisconsin should expand BadgerCare and take the federal funding that would cover the full cost of newly eligible childless adults.  The proposed ballot measure, which has already been approved in 4 counties and

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Meet Jack Lohmann, New ACLU of Virginia Summer Intern

By Jack Lohmann
After years of political advocacy and campaign work, I’m thrilled to be an intern with the ACLU of Virginia this summer. A Richmond native, I’ll be working with the team at the ACLU of Virginia to develop new outreach initiatives, connect with students, and conduct research on some of the pressing issues that this organization confronts on a daily basis.

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The Fiscal Times: state tax cuts fail to deliver promised job creation

During the debate over last year’s billion-dollar-a-year tax cut plan, supporters made a lot of big promises about the supposed economic benefits of cutting corporate and personal income taxes for wealthy individuals and highly profitable corporations. The problem—as many warned at the time—is that tax cuts almost never live up to their promises. And that’s ...

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Congress OK's Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

We are pleased to report that both chambers of Congress have overwhelmingly passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the federal Workforce Investment Act, which includes a number of critical workforce and education/training programs serving adults, youths and dislocated workers. The legislation now goes to the president for his signature.

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Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from Progress Michigan
July 11, 2014
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org
Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts
Progress Michigan calls for lawmakers to take action to deny tax handouts to companies that fight basic health care coverage for female employees

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New report confirms AACF findings on school discipline

The Office of Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas shared a new report on school discipline with the State Board of Education this morning. The report's findings are similar to those found by AACF last year. Almost three times as many non-white students (10.2 percent) received out-of-school suspension as did white students (just 3.6 percent). It leads one to ask why non-white students are suspended at such a disproportionate rate.   

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Sue Pohler-Crony of the Week

The deck is full of revolving door conflicts.  This card is unique in that she was the head of the department that doles out the contracts before she started her firm.  Sue Pohler has been a Republican standard bearer since her days in the Young Republicans and continues to this day as a Franklin County […]

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Ten takeaways from this week’s voting rights hearing

Ari Berman at The Nation reports on some of what he saw and learned after spending the week at the voting rights hearing in Winston-Salem,  alongside the unsinkable Rosanell Eaton. From a list of ten points he makes, here’s number one: 1. The law disproportionately burdens African-American voters The plaintiffs, including DOJ, the ACLU and ...

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Do something about the immigration crisis, billionaires tell Congress

There’s plenty to read about the heartbreaking crisis at the border and what should be done about it. Here’s a few of today’s highlights. Money talks:  Three billionaires who don’t often find themselves on the same side of issues – Bill Gates, Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett – take on the do-nothing Congress in this must-read ...

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An FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down Because I Took a Picture of This

This is a statement from one of the plaintiffs speaking at Thursday's press conference announcing the ACLU's lawsuit challenging the government's controversial Suspicious Activity Reporting program.

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