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Oct 25, 2017
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So, tomorrow's the big day for the Wisconsin GOP Power Grab. Their legislation would:

  • Move the 2020 presidential primary from April to March. That is aimed at ensuring there is lower turnout during the April election for state Supreme Court, which would make it easier for conservatives to maintain their court majority.
  • Limit early voting to two weeks. A similar limit was found unconstitutional in 2016 and Democrats have threatened to take legal action again.
  • Give Republicans more control of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., including over its enterprise zone program that gives tax breaks to individual businesses.
  • Put lawmakers in charge of litigation, allowing them to keep alive a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare.
  • Give lawmakers — instead of the attorney general — control over how court settlements are spent.
  • Allow the Legislature to substitute the attorney general with taxpayer-funded private attorneys — picked by lawmakers — when state laws are challenged in court.
  • Make it easier for lawmakers to hire private attorneys at taxpayer expense when they are accused of violating the open records law or other statutes.
  • Eliminate the solicitor general's office, which oversees high-profile litigation.
  • Modestly lower the state’s income tax rates next year to offset about $60 million in online sales taxes from out-of-state retailers that Wisconsin recently began collecting.
  • Require Evers to get permission from lawmakers to ban guns in the state Capitol or make other changes to security provisions there, including increasing the number of police officers who patrol the statehouse.
  • Bar judges from giving deference to state agencies’ interpretations of laws when they are challenged in court. That could make it easier to win lawsuits challenging how environmental regulations and other laws are being enforced.
  • Make it much more difficult, in numerous ways, for the Evers administration to put in place rules that implement current and future state laws. Lawmakers, meanwhile, would gain greater power to block any rules that Evers manages to put in place.
  • Require state agencies to file quarterly reports on their spending.
  • Require the Evers administration to report if the governor pardons anyone or his aides release anyone from prison early.
  • Force Evers to get permission from the Legislature before asking the federal government to make any changes to programs that are run jointly by the state and federal governments. That would limit the governor's flexibility in how he runs public benefits programs. If the Legislature’s budget committee determined the administration was not implementing recent changes to those programs, it could reduce funding and staffing for state agencies.
  • Require Evers to go along with a plan aimed at reducing premiums for insurance plans offered through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces for individuals.
  • Increase the number of members on the Group Insurance Board, which oversees state health benefits, from 11 to 15. The proposal would allow leaders of the Legislature to appoint the additional members.
  • Channel federal money into a smaller number of state road projects, so that other projects could avoid having to comply with federal environmental and wage laws.
The whole thing is so fucking garbage.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I misunderstood the similar threads function when i first saw it, i thought it was other threads the thread creator has made, so you could easily see if the thread creator had a habit of making troll threads lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Swalwell thinks more Democrats should appear on Fox News to try and combat the indoctrination. Personally think if you're in the Fox News deep end, that probably isn't the best way to reach you, if you can even be reached at all.
 
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