To the editor, It was good of everybody who wrote letters recently about Gov. Scott Walker’s actions on the way out the door to do so. There was no way he was going to listen to the people of Wisconsin now, when he didn’t do it the last eight years. Koch/ALEC acolytes like he and the Republicans in the legislature tend to just be puppets like Little Janet is to Janet in the U.S. Cellular commercial we’ve now seen at least a thousand times in the past few weeks.
To the editor, Area legislators — state Reps. Amy Loudenbeck and Tyler August, along with state Sen. Steve Nass — worked into the wee hours of the morning to scale back the powers of the newly elected governor and attorney general and to make it more difficult to vote in Wisconsin.
To the editor, Rep. Tyler August’s (guest opinion) in the Dec. 16 edition of Walworth County Sunday is a great example of the faulty logic used by Wisconsin conservatives to justify their blatant, last-minute power grab prior to Governor-elect Tony Evers’ succession to Gov. Scott Walker.
What was so important about the extraordinary session bills and why would Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature stick their necks out in the face of national media blowback to pass them? Wisconsinites deserve to hear both sides.
As you know, the state Legislature took action recently to protect the strong conservative accomplishments that I have been a part of over the last eight years. Early actions by the incoming administration have shown an intent to weaken these reforms without including the legislature in the process. I could not idly sit by and let that happen.