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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Had they come to Milwaukee. It really is sort of pathetic. I've got it up on my social media at Dan O'Donnell Show on Facebook and Twitter. They produce to writing fan fiction. Walker reminds me that the picture the Democrats used of Joe Biden in a cops was from 2010. And he called the cops manager a smart ass. Remember that? The manager says, Hey, lower our taxes. And Biden says, Quit being a smart ass. William, producer Dave. We're going effort that audio. We've got a report from Ws and 12 will try to get Teo in just a second. But you that's a That's a great recall by Governor Walker. He was probably there for the visit. That's well No, it would have been 2010. He would've been running for governor at the time. There's a great recall by Governor Walker. I totally forgot about that. Let's get two more Seymour crazy highlights from the Democratic National Convention. I'm who went more and it's my honor to represent Milwaukee in Congress and to kick off the 2020 Democratic Convention. Oh, yes. Gwen Wars, impassioned speech. That lasted about a minute, she fired up Democrats, according to the Journal Sentinel for exactly one minute and 28 seconds. Well, the other thing that had Democrats suiting outside of.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

07:06 min | 2 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"You may recall that prior to a couple of years ago when governor Walker use one of his vetoes there was a giant loophole when it came to public school spending money without having to go to referendum I know this will ring a bell with some of you because we talked about it and it looks like the problem was solved public schools were allowed in order for public school districts to borrow substantial about somebody in Wisconsin you have to go to referendum if it's involving borrowing body their wives what exception if the money was for blank you didn't have to go to referendum your call this no well you should because I ranted about it for ever and ever and ever was a loophole so wide you could drive a truck through if the money was for energy efficiency projects you did not have to go to referendum and you may recall what a scam that turned out to be because virtually anything broadly described could be energy efficient if you build an entirely new school and claim it's more energy efficient than the one it replaces please call the whole thing was an energy efficiency project are wrote that's energy efficient almost any any electricity out at electrical upgrades virtual at virtually any spending that was that at all could be deemed energy efficient if you could in some fashion claim but you were spending saving last year was using a little bit less energy than you were before as a result of the project the most famous example of abuse of this was west Allis you'll recall the twenty seventeen west Dallas had a big big school referendum on the ballot and it got rejected and right after the referendum the school board voted to spend that I anybody anyway they just claimed it was all energy efficiency stop and they did it anyway governor Walker's through the use of his veto powers and it was called the one thousand your bad ended up killing off the ability to use the energy efficiency exam should now if you want to buy a large sums of money you have to go to referendum for any purpose that's all back out right now in the state legislature there are bills moving forward to both the assembly and the Senate to once again legalize the product that the press the the doing of this there's a bill in the state Senate just made it out of committee it got support of all the Democrats and the two of the Republicans the two most liberal members of the state senator literal said and rob calls they both voted to move the thing to the floor of the Senate there's also a bill that's got a public hearing schedule the state assembly to do the same thank so on top of all the referendums are being passed that on top of all of the state aid that we are dumping on the public schools in Wisconsin you now see a bill moving through with unanimous democratic support and the support of at least some Republicans to once allowed again allow them to spend fortunes without having to go to referendum by simply labeling it energy efficient we will need to keep an eye on this to make sure these bills don't get to the floor and get voted out if they get to the floor they can pass why because if all the Democrats vote yes you only need a minority of the Republicans to go along with them and now we don't have Scott Walker to be till it anymore Tony keepers will sign the bill you're gonna see a lot of these types of ideas now come forward in the state legislature where some liberal Republicans introduce bills to try to get to the floor knowing that they'll be side by keepers if they can get a floor vote because the Democrats will join just the minority of Republicans to vote for them the onus will be on speaker boss and Senate Republican leader fitzgerald who still has the job even though he's running for Congress to not schedule these bills for a boat if they have majority opposition in the Republican caucuses the fact that we finally got rid of this terrible abuse I'm just saying anything I mean we had swimming pools that were being died claiming that it was energy efficient because the pool was blessed pull use less energy than the pool they had before it auditoriums landscaping virtually anything under the sun you can come up with some type of maybe reason why its energy efficient but the biggest one they always use was the windows anything we're building a school all its use less energy the school before to there for twenty thirty fifty seventy but without ever any voter approval as I say the thing is resurfaced in the legislature but at the very least I am aware of it I can let you know about it I want everybody to remember this what's the low Paul claimants energy efficiency body and you can borrow tens of millions of dollars about voter approval it is no longer legal in Wisconsin but some of the legislature wanted to be legally gad does everybody remember this how can you get a rather up referendum requirement in the past you claimed it was energy efficiency money they're trying to bring that little pull back I know said this six times the people recall that you'll be the first one to forget it I'd say I do the thing about but I'm not here about what is coming up next is a football picking contest which I'm going to get right now it's time for our weekly football picking contests and of course it's a big week of football the national championship game we're not going to do the division one FCS game but the national championship game between clubs and analysis you'll add the four NFL playoff games of Saturday and Sunday including the Packer game are fair game and we will be looking for an audience to testing to try to pick one of those games against the point spread so if you like to play along with us and you have an opinion on one of those five games really point spread or or the over and read any of those five games will take call the number thirty five right now on a regular called in line which is the accu that mortgage talk lied for one four seven nine nine eleven thirty four one four seven nine nine 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GOP Representative Jim Sensenbrenner to retire

Mark Belling

12:27 min | 2 years ago

GOP Representative Jim Sensenbrenner to retire

"You I'm gonna be joined in just a few seconds here by congressman Jim Sensenbrenner who has been a powerful member of the United States house of representatives for decades former committee chairman and long time representative of currently called the fifth congressional district and the just the clouds of change a little bit over the years but it's always been a very very large chunk of the Milwaukee suburbs congressman Sensenbrenner good afternoon hi mark how are you doing I'm a great I you have it at all to do you want to share with our audience this afternoon so I'm just going to allow you to share it yes mark I wanna let you and your listeners know all of that I've decided not to seek reelection a year from November I always knew that when the time came for me to step aside I would come to that conclusion and I've done that now it's been a great run for the last forty two years I think I've made a difference both for our district in our country in building the Republican Party and making us safer through the patriot act in this modernization as well as standing up for disabled people and me on board so the time has come I think to pass the torch I'm proud of what I've done and then of what I want to do is to thank everybody who has supported me over the years because I never could have done it alone. obviously you've been there for a long time you had a few health problems have been some health issues in your family are those contributing factors here or have you just decided that you wanna roll off into the sunset and not have to do so much hard work for the rest of your life well first of all I'm not planning on going off into the sunset I will remain active in Wisconsin politics health question the answer is no my wife who has severe aneurysm is stabilized and I am feeling you know up to the job and you all are going to be hearing an awful lot for me during the next sixteen months when I survive my final term of particularly if the Democrats are foolish enough to actually go through an impeachment in the Judiciary Committee that was my next question you do and you're not resigning or anything like that your term would run to January of twenty one and you are going to serve that entire que van is correct I am not resigning I am serving out my term and at the end of this term I will have been in Congress longer than anybody else in Wisconsin history including David OP was that done was that a goal at any point what it all really. for the last two years but you know I I I figured yeah after all the pushing and pulling in the last Congress you know I wanted to be there in this Congress whether we were in the majority or the minority and when you're in the minority of course you have nothing to say about the schedule but I learned a long time ago that when you have a good idea you get a bipartisan sponsor co sponsor of it because in our divided Congress unless you do that it's not going anywhere. have you made a decision as to whether or not you're going to endorse someone who seeks to replace your I'm not going to win Doris anybody I'm sure there's going to be a scrum of Republicans running and I hope they all seek the party endorsement next month or next March the fifth district caucus the only thing I can say to those who are contemplating running are actually running is don't kill each other please. the I. up. ten year of your career you I mean the the what the media will describe me the use different adjectives than those of the conservatives would describe but forceful aggressive feisty combative committed all of those words do come to do come divided describing your career I mean it's hard what you mentioned that you're not going to go watch silently I can't imagine you ever being silent ready thank you not only were a consistent conservative and maybe a little bit ahead of your time in some of your conservative points of view you chose to make yourself vocal and clear and aggressive as you know there are some members of Congress we call a back benchers they go there and you never hear anything from them again and they cast their votes in the collector paychecks and so on you chose from the beginning. to be heard and that the voice of sense in better would be known and would be out there I talk for just a moment about that and about your own style and the way that you've kind of handle the comported yourself in your life tenure in Congress well after my first election I got a call from former president Ford he said Jim you have a safe district you can either be a great constituents Orvis congressman or hire people who can do that my staff has been great or you can be somebody who actually aggressively pursues and passes legislation that was very good advice and that's what I've done really right from the beginning and I don't regret doing that because the staff can do an awful lot of things that they can their goose registration they can't debated they can't vote on it they can't negotiate with the Senate and with the White House and I I just had my staff pull together some figures following Gerry Ford's advice I've been the lead sponsor coast sponsor of four thousand two hundred ninety nine pieces of legislation seven hundred sixty eight of them passed the house and two hundred seventeen of them have been signed into law by six different presidents so I think I made a difference both for our district in for our country and I've kept in touch hundred town meetings average every year nobody can come close to that in there a lot of people who come into the town meetings and say I've been to direct I've been to route and things like that but I think that this is an issue of accountability and I guess somebody could be wishy washy and six months later when things don't turn out correctly people say why didn't he or she tell us that that's not my style some is not going to pass I think people are newer right away. and they are put their efforts into something else. when I got wind that you wanted to have something to say obviously I didn't think it was you announcing reelection because you pronounce your candidacy for reelection ninety seven thousand times that it was something else one of the questions that will come up is why now are you burned out to get tired of the attitude in Washington did that come into play or is it simply that it's time and you want to go out on your own terms while you can still do it on your own terms well it's you know the thing is is that the framers set up the constitution that required compromise which is kind of a naughty word nowadays and it's been frustrating I'll be the first one to admit that I wanted to go out on my own terms I don't haven't announced opponent free election and nobody can come up and say well I forced him out map because there's nobody that has any credibility at math you know the other thing you know is is that I'd like to get a new representative in the fifth district before redistricting because if I served another term and would be leaving in twenty twenty two I can see the wolves on both sides of the aisle on Madison seeing themselves going to Washington and carving the seat up and believe me I have work to make the wall counties more Republican the wall counties have got to be kept together in redistricting if Republicans are going to have any chance of winning a statewide election yeah I guess we should tell people since she has changed a bit over every ten years you're just like I guess could roughly be described as a small portion of western Milwaukee county the northern half of walk a shot I think all they're virtually all of Jefferson I think you have all the virtually all of Dodge and Washington you no longer have sake I think I think I pretty much yeah you're pretty and the city of whitewater the city of white water ice. get a little bit down there and your white water in that so that's it yet it could change a little bit over the years with the redistricting and so on but it is generally bad. a Republican district and wanted which well you had challengers none that were ever very serious I guess my final question to you is was that liberating and allowing you to. not have to worry at all about. taking positions that were in chores by having a district that was perceived is generally safe do you think do you think that allowed you to become an even more effective and outspoken voice for conservatism it was because I mean I think you you pre date even Tommy Thompson's governorship in here what if you think about the foundational roots of the contemporary Republican Party in Wisconsin I mean your the route I mean it's it's been you and everything's calm well you better route well. very clearly so all the way the old nine district was when I was first elected it didn't start out that way half the courthouse in half the legislative delegation in Waukesha county were Democrats we had a party leadership that complained about conservatives at the bar at the Country Club and the next spring with my support down Taylor was elected Waukesha county chairman and with the party signing up for members and me pointing out folks who have fled from the city that is Republicans that really stand up for your values of small government good schools will crime rates lower taxes and you are a shared your previous voting habits and start voting for Republicans they have a lot of people but led by don Taylor bureau have been able to turn walkie Sean Washington counties into the Republican strongholds of they are and in terms of my political legacy I can look back at that it was a great deal of pride. you you may I I said that was my last question I do have another one you obviously timed the announcement the election is next year the primary election which is where all the action to be on the Republican side is you know a full you're a ways you're giving the other would be candidates an opportunity to go on this it will catch anyone by surprise even though you will Sir about obviously the entirety of the term did you have this in your mind last year when you were writing that the the election that you won back in twenty eighteen was the last is this but thought for a while it or did this come up in the last week what where's where's the time line bad where arms of how you come to this well you know what I what I can say is that Sean Duffy and I were the two most responsible for convincing Paul Ryan to run for speaker and I made a commitment at least mentally that I would serve out and be Paul Ryan's good friend in backstop and he gave me a couple of messages to straighten out which were real masses that you know Paul's retirement was a surprise but no surprise but things have gone along so far down the you know I said that you know really we don't need to have an uproar in the fifth district because it will hurt the statewide take care of well you know heard governor Walker and Attorney General Shamil and you know needed to have the the work that I was doing and the endorsements that I could make the keep the the fifth district legislators reelected. sure enough well it's I'm sure we're going to have you on the program is going to be a lot of things that happen over the next sixty months and I appreciate your joining us to make this time I would say epic and historic announcement this afternoon well thank you very much for giving me the opportunity mark okay thanks

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Fabricated diamond value crash news talk eleven thirty WISN are news show let's end with this recall several years ago when the Menominee private outside investors were proposing to build a major casino hard rock Seminole hard rock casino in Kenosha and just talk about IT for governor Walker eventually chose not to green light the proposal saying that the state would have been exposed to having to pay way too much money to pot of water because it violated the contract we had of Potawatomi giving them geographic protection Potawatomi of course led the charge in opposing the Kenosha proposal saying that we're at the saturation point and it would be terribly unfair to put a casino on on their income should center etcetera etcetera alright we fast forward to now as many of you are where the Illinois state legislature passed that their governor signed a major expansion of gambling in their legislative session this year they authorized can new casinos in Illinois the casinos could be land based war riverboat base now can it new ones and they get listed the cities where they can be you can't just put him anywhere one of the cities is what you get Waukegan Illinois is about ten miles south of the Wisconsin Illinois border not that far south of cut OSHA in fact probably fifteen minutes or so maybe fifteen to twenty minutes south where they can support casino what a bad so do you think the Potawatomi is are railing against this one well they're not you know why you know why yes why because they just put in a proposal to be the one stop operator yeah well I guess they don't see those anywhere near right except of course if it's all work I see no now they'll have competition down there and in Illinois the Indian tribes have no particular getting getting casinos anyway can operate them and major other operators will be out there but I'm sure Potawatomi with love to have the branded simply have a location south of the border there's a lot of time for today show back tomorrow when the weather and traffic.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

09:05 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"That means you're not they're trying to see over the six foot six inch guy in front of you in the in the in the general throng of the crowd. This'll be very nice for you. Chicago fans. You'd like those tickets. We're gonna take caller number. Twenty. Three. Why not? Caller twenty three four one four seven nine eleven thirty and will announce the the name of the winner. When Tyke the winter's here. So, so that's where we are essentially on the show here today. We've got let's start with the lawsuit on the special session. The media's been calling it lame duck. I apologize. I see that this is one of the things that the press does to try to change the way, people view an issue if this were called a special session rather than a lame duck session. I wonder if at least on the margins people would perceive it differently because special sessions or something, we're very used to. And in fact, this was a special session, not a lame duck session, the same legislature that was there is still there. So the idea that this was a bunch of lame duck legislators trying to get together to, you know, stick it to Wisconsin. Number one that perception is inaccurate because it wasn't a bunch of lame duck legislators. Secondly, even if it were even if it were they are elected to represent Wisconsin until their terms end. Their terms had not ended just like governor Walker was governor of the state of Wisconsin until his term ended, and so that special session necessarily since it was wild. Governor Walker was governor Walker. Was necessarily a special session with an eye toward governor Walker's signature on it. What did it do? Did a whole bunch of different things. But a couple of the main things that it did are very aggravating to Josh call in Tony verse. Very aggravating, one of the things that did is it gave the legislature the ability to hire outside legal counsel to defend itself. If the attorney general who doesn't seem all that interested in defending the laws, duly pass by the Wisconsin legislature decides he doesn't want to defend. It does not task the DOJ with defending a law that might be coming under assault from say labor unions or left-wing groups, then the Wisconsin legislature in the special session, gave it self the authority to defend itself. Big deal is anybody disagree with that? Do you think that it should be one man's decision to decide not to put up a defense for laws in Wisconsin? That's absurd. Was one of the things that aggravates, the Democrats though, because they got their guy Josh Colin there, who is pretty much pretty much bought and paid for by the various activists left-wing groups to get into that job in the first place. And they were greatly hoping that he would not vigorously defend the laws or would not defend the laws at all. Another thing that is required of the special session. Is that memorandum's, essentially dear colleague letters, these memorandum's coming from executive agencies be made public? If the memorandum's fundamentally change the implementation of existing regulation, or rules. Or if they essentially change the regulation or rules. They should be made public. Who disagrees with that anybody who had liked to alter the law, without the consent of the governed would disagree with that big thing and very important thing that we were able to, to pass and that special session because the worry was that a lot of the impact of the various reforms that have been passed in the previous eight years could be undone in a way that was quite clandestine through these various different agency, memo's. Those are really two of the biggest things in the special session that the Democrats believed and I would say, rightfully so hampered their activist governor and their activist attorney general's ability to wield power from on high in pursuit, simply of political goals, rather than say, respect that Wisconsin said a whole bunch of Republicans to the legislature again might. Changed out the governor, but sent a whole bunch of Republicans to the legislature, meaning they were quite appreciative. It would be argued of the various reforms have been passed in the past eight years. The idea that we want some king, rather than governor is absurd. So the first lawsuit, this is the legal women voters loss. It was filed, we've got additional lawsuits that have not been dispatched with yet. We've got a union lawsuit, you have got the unions, claiming that having a special session, which you have heard Rick Burke, from Wisconsin institute for law and liberty multiple times point out on this program has been used for the past forty plus years to pass legislation at the end of a fischel of the official sessions, essentially, when the when the legislature calls itself back into session. The unions are saying that the special session, violates their free speech rights. Well remains to be seen, what kind of clever argument. They're going to try to make to that end. They're claiming that free speech rights were violated. They're, they're also claiming that the separation of powers separation of powers was somehow violated. I don't know how they're saying that because the governor actually doesn't. Need to be part of a decision to call a special session the legislature. Can't do that themselves. That's what the Wisconsin supreme court said and the legislature has done that for themselves for years and years on end. It's been pointed out multiple times including accurately by the Milwaukee journal sentinel. Pfizer forum was passed in a special session Foxconn was passed and special session, multiple other pieces of important legislation, including legislation on child sex trafficking pass and a special session. If in fact, the left is successful in ending the, the idea that a special session would be constitutional, everything that would have been passed in a special session. Previously is now under question as to whether or not it could could be sustained. I don't know if there's somebody out there, who would like to challenge the legality of the Pfizer form. If in fact, the Democrats are successful, but given that the Pfizer forum will be the place to host the DNC. My bet is there probably is at least one group out there, that would that is already aggravated about giving a bunch of left-wing, billionaire basketball team owners whole bunch of taxpayer financed bonds to build it who might also be a little irritated an irc. The DNC is going to be held at the at the Pfizer forum might they in, in a fit of pique. Empowered by a ruling likely won't come down at the special session at self is unconstitutional might they in a fit of pique attempt to challenge that particular project. I don't know. I'm thinking, yes. You really wanna open that can of worms, the Democrats say, yes, because we so desperately want to give Tony Iverson and Josh call thority to undo the past eight years. We're willing to risk it all for it. Gonna take a break here, though. But it did at least the first and this is a big case legal when voters case, the big case, Wisconsin supreme court said now thank you. Have a nice day special session, is in fact, a perfectly legal constitutional action taken by the Wisconsin legislature. And they cited the support in the law, so we will see how the rest of this. Proceeds does not bode. Well, though, when as you heard, Rick, talk about previously on the program, this was their strongest argument to make this particular one was her strongest argument to make. All right. Well, we're going to come back and talk about the budget the budget Steve NAS is standing by on the phone. He's not gonna vote for the budget. Senator David Craig is not going to vote for the budget, that's too. If the Republicans lose one more, it's back to the drawing board on the budget. We'll talk about that next in congratulations to Terry. Casey of Milwaukee. Oh, I'm sorry, Terry Casey was a previous winner. I've got my old messenger opened up here. Sorry about that Wayne Litsa, congratulations to Wayne Litsa from greenfield almost at my Emily Tele never mind, Wayne, let's from greenfield picked up my.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Would turn out, but the court has issued stays in junctions and it saying these laws are going to stay in effect while we decide the merits of this case that's going before we're essentially going to consolidate these cases. I think that's what this sort of points towards there are a number of legal, challenges, you might recall governor Walker lost in his reelection bid, but the state assembly and state Senate remain in firm Republican control after the election. But before inauguration day, there's an extraordinary session, that's called. There are a number of laws passed that alter, particularly what the attorney general can do with respect to settling lawsuits, and bringing lawsuits. He essentially has to get the legislative approval to settle lawsuits. I've maintained all along that these laws were more about, they were more aimed at reining in Josh Cole, who has already proven to be about as activist and attorney general as possible. So in order to settle lawsuits. Call has to get the approval of the state legislature. Now, the lawsuit challenges that, hey, there is one loss is brought by legal women voters that you can't have an extraordinary session. You can't governor Walker was defeated. He's out of office in, you cannot hold this at how dare he signed these laws. You want me to disprove their argument in one sentence. Joining in the descent. In this supreme court case was retiring Justice, Shirley Abrahamson. Shirley Abrahamson seat. Belongs to Brian. Haggar. Dohrn. Haggadah Orne, defeated, Lisa Neubauer couple of months ago in the race to replace Shirley Abrahamson. Why is she still voting on these cases? Why is she still showing up to work? I mean handed Orne rightfully has conservatives now the five to majority on the court. Why were these four three? Because very obviously work still gets done in government, branches legislative executive and judicial after elections. If you like a constitutional amendment to change the date of inauguration until the day after the day of the election, be my guest. In addition, well, what right does the legislative branch have to change the role of the executive?.

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"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

07:50 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Radio show where you don't have to check your brain at the door on the biggest stick in the state and now my from the annex wealth management studios at Radio City. Here's Steve skip eating and good morning. Everybody nine eight WTMJ joining studio by the awesome any Schwartz. How are you today? I'm well. I've got a little scared before I heard that emergency alert thing trust. No, I thought that was like Jordan side of my new walk on music. What will work on that one? Now, if you've been listening to this show, and you I know you have and we've we've talked to governor Tony ears Vaneman studio for an hour. We have governor Martin Schreiber in studio we talked to governor Walker now today, we're lucky enough to be joined by the forty second governor Wisconsin, you know, very well governor Tommy Thompson who joins us on the line. Good morning governor. Well, they anti good morning. Good morning. Good morning. It's great hearing you. It's great great radio station. And it's right being out of your program. We have to make that commercial it sounded so good. So I want that good. I'm on top of my game. How are you? I'm great governor. It's so nice. Usually, I don't know if everybody knows that you and I refer to each other as our motorcycle, ma'am since we've taken so many motorcycle trips around the country together. But it's I'm not at liberty to relieve to to reveal your motorcycled nicknames. So we'll just we'll just. You're very kind Atty. And your by motorcycle has always said. I you still riding governor. Are you still riding? I don't lie very much anymore. I in fact, I didn't write it all drive. I gave a speech at seven of my old motorcycle buddy give up through. Let's get outta ride the summer, so hopefully, hopefully the summer. A break out and get up get out of the road again and get the winner by air while you might have been the first one, but you know, governor Walker was famous for riding his bike and I had him in studio, and he was talking about that. Yeah. But he copied me. Dave. I was number one. I've traveled the state. I I'm sure he heard that. So I wanna I wanna ask you somebody who was the longest serving governor state of Wisconsin. Yes. Your view of politics in the state today. And I'm not blaming critical of anybody. But it's just too far. And I always, you know, my philosophy government is is different than it is today you want to campaign hard, you want articulate your issues, but once the election's over Republicans and Democrats together join together come up with the best ideas for the better. But of the state, and I've always told my rumba Republican friends are some some good democrat ideas, not many. But there are some victim Republicans. You guys have been idea. Let's come together melted together. And and we'll come up with something that's going to be good for the state that kind of philosophy has fallen on deaf ears. He's do you think that the national Clapper? Partisanship is is the reason why we've kind of followed that path. And now, it's so bitter that we even have a hard time having a conversation about. Important issues like immigration or transportation. I know you're very vocal on that issue. Why why is it seemed like we wanna follow that partisan lead of Washington DC? I think it just permeates Rawda. That's right olive government, and it's become partisan. Not only have to fail but local levels. You're finding the right now city council the school boards and county boards and become quite partisan left to accept by any stretch imagination the state of the federal government is, but it's it's it's something that, you know, the the instant gratification of news and being on immediately, and you have to answer right away that they have the the rigor of the day. You got an answer. It'd be the same new cycle of causes people flying. I'll cut the could I be how critical had become to the other side. And we gotta get beyond that. We have so many problems in this country, and in our state that we gotta get beyond that and start covering instead of being politicians. We gotta be statesman. And I think it's a it's a it's something that we as a society have got to embrace him in Ashforth coming. I'm trying to remember gin. Doyle was your attorney general when when you were when you were governor at least part of the time, I writer am I wrong about that? One was very general for three by germs. See I my recollection was that when we were at the time, I was working in the Senate in in in Madison. And I remember the idea that it didn't feel like the governor was from one party, and the attorney general was from another party under your administration, and under your I think your leadership there really was a not as much partisanship is. We're seeing now, and I remember that most clearly in the attorney general in in the situation with the attorney general is that your recollection as well that we that in that in that setup when there was one party in the governor's office another party in the office another party in the in the legislature that that were differently than it than it is now. Yes, but it was also I reached out a gym. And I give them. Oil. I had our differences. There's no question about it. We had some heated arguments governor's office, but we tried to look out and find out what is the best for the state and me would compromise. But you gotta realize Eddie that that during my fourteen years governor twelve years, the Democrats control one or both houses of the legislature. And when I came in governor, the family or twenty or is this coming in now whether Republicans were in quite a bit control of both houses of Democrats where the same. But if you remember correctly back that I picked Tim Cullen, the majority leader become my secretary of health because I knew that if I was ever getting anything done I had to be able to co op cooperate and lead both political parties. And that's what I did. And I I was so happy that Tim Keller. Join my administration, we became good friends. We still are. He did a great job. And that was the kind of thing that broke the I they knew that I was willing to cooperate with them and meet with them and I met with every single week. That was Democrats a one time Republicans that nother and sometimes I met with both of together and say, this is what we can do I've listened to both the of this is what I think it comes by be. And we worked it out that kind of leadership that is a Montana just because of me, but that kind of leadership is needed. Now, we need to get the parties together to talk we're joined by the forty second government state of Wisconsin, sir from eighty seven to two thousand one time he times to get quick break. After the break. I want to ask the governor about transportation. It's one of the things you've been very vocal about lot of Wisconsin is are looking at both parties and saying how are you gonna fix transportation? State more on that next WTMJ? Stephen anti. We're lucky enough to be joined by the forty second governor, Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson,.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

05:35 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Institute. Just a fantastic analysis of governor either is new biennial budget, which I can tell you has no chance of passing in its current form. Just not just it's not going to get through the Republican legislature. The legislature, in fact, is far more likely as assembly speaker, Robin Voss and Senate majority leader, Scott FitzGerald, told me on Friday after listening to the budget address. They're far more likely to simply work off of the last biennial budget any guesses as to what is increased most dramatically in terms of spending any guesses from either. I'll give you a hint. It's where either is used to work. Department of public instruction. Public schooling in the state will get a one point five nine billion dollar increase that dwarfs this three hundred twenty nine million dollar increase for health services, two hundred eighty million dollars in increased shared revenue and two hundred twenty seven million dollars for all other expenditures. This incidentally, does not include the one hundred twenty seven million dollars for the W system. One point five nine billion. Do you know what either is said about governor Walker's last biennial budget? It's a quote kid-friendly budget indicating that funding levels from the state were just fine. I joked on the campaign trail in during the transition that governor is was simply taking orders from his bosses at Wisconsin teachers association the teacher's union. I'm starting to think that I might not have been too far off here. This is. Remarkable spending increases and in a rather duplicitous trick here. According to the McIvor institute the Budgie uses what's known as base year. Doubling under that method of increasing funding. The new base for the next budget is simply double the second year in the prior budget that guarantees the constant growth of government. So all you do is you take twenty nine thousand nine which will be the second year. Excuse me. Yeah. Twenty nineteen twenty twenty boil I keep you know, I still it's March fifth. I'm still shut up. Yes. I know Trump's president. Now, I keep I still for whatever reason I I don't write checks. But if I did I assume I would still be writing twenty eighteen on my checks this budget. The first year is twenty nineteen second year. Geez. Yeah. Okay. Okay. So right. Yeah. Right. Exactly. It might not pass twenty twenty. So the second it'll be. Twenty nineteen and twenty twenty. That in twenty twenty one. Got the next budget. So the second year will simply be doubled. How exactly can you justify doubling the second? That's insane. As a new base, you just. All right. It doesn't matter. If let's say the need for government spending goes down. Nope. Nope. Simply going to double double the that. That to me is the most duplicitous thing that this is just kind of what we're going to go on as a base. This thing is let alone. Some of the more insane proposals. Like giving drivers licenses to those here in this country illegally. Let alone some of the simple left wing catnap like decriminalizing marijuana as I outlined marijuana is already decriminalised in something like eight or nine of the ten largest cities in Wisconsin. Quite simply prosecutors aren't taking marijuana offenses very seriously. They're pretty much letting people off with simple tickets, and the Wisconsin or the Milwaukee common council recently reduced the fines for marijuana possession to between zero and something like fifty dollars. I mean, this is. And obviously people aren't paying them. This is already decriminalization the this is so all this was and I'm telling you folks, all that this budget was was virtue signal at all it was was pandering to the left wing base out of Madison that's paying attention to this sort of stuff. All this was was rewarding political allies. This was not a serious budget. This was not designed to get through a Republican legislature. In fact, I've had a number of Republicans tell me that they were they were in office. When governor Doyle was submitting budgets. He said governor Doyle's budget was far more reasonable by comparison, and he was dealing with a democratic legislature. Either. I didn't write this budget to pass he wrote it.

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"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Twenty WTMJ also Twitter at six twenty WTMJ governor has ordered that withdrawal one hundred and twelve Wisconsin national guard troops from the US southern border with Mexico. Do you agree with the decision? Yes. Or no hundreds and hundreds of people have already waiting. I think book got about almost five hundred votes ready way and tell me yes, or no. And then Jordan. My lustiest producer. We'll give you the results about eleven fifty three on today's show. So lots of people weighing in a ready controversial decision. Of course, governor Walker previous governor sent those troops down there as as governors across the country and we've seen in the last week or so some of those troops being pulled back and sounds like the president is going to backfill with some different troops. So that that situation continues to be the story. And of course, in the house today big votes on the national emergency declaration that should be happening. Some point today. We'll give you the latest about all that also on WTMJ. All right. I've wanted to talk about this since Sunday nights, the green book movie one Oscar the Oscar for best picture as watching television yesterday. As you know. And I've talked about a sample a lot of the the network programming throughout the day and throughout the evening. Kind of get a sense of what people are talking about. That's everything from MSNBC to FOX and everything in between. Just get get a flavor of what what's on people's minds how it's being dissected politically. And even a sense of what some of the panelists of the concept is is frankly way overdone are saying about it. And yesterday, I was watching CNN's the Jake tapper and he was talking about. The green book controversy. I'm gonna play a piece from his show and has to do with the concept of racial reconciliation them and open it up because it's an interesting debate. Here I've got some strong opinions on what the the selection of that movie really means versus what's being said about it's a little bit of the report from CNN Oscar goes to clean.

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"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Governor Iverson ordered the withdrawal one hundred twelve Wisconsin national guard troops from the US southern border with Mexico. Do you agree to the season? Yes. Or no hundreds and hundreds of people have already waiting. I think about almost five hundred votes already way and tell me yes, or no. And then Jordan. Lustiest producer. We'll give you the results about eleven fifty three on today show. So lots of people weighing in already controversial decision. Of course, governor Walker previous governor sent those troops down there as as governors across the country and we've seen in the last week or so some of those troops being pulled back and sounds like the president is going to backfill with some different troops. So that that situation continues to be the story. And of course, in the house today big votes on the national emergency declaration that should be happening. Some point today. We'll give you the latest about all that's also on WTMJ. All right. I've wanted to talk about this since Sunday nights, the green book movie one Oscar the Oscar for best picture and as washing television yesterday. As you know. And I've talked about a sample a lot of the the network programming throughout the day and throughout the evening. Kind of get a sense of what people are talking about. That's everything from MSNBC to FOX and everything in between. Just get a get a flavor of what what's on people's minds, how it's being dissected politically, and even a sense of what some of the panelists of that concept is is frankly way overdone are saying about it and yesterday, I was watching CNN's the in with Jake tapper, and he was talking about. The green book controversy. I'm gonna play a piece from his show and has to do with the concept of racial reconciliation an open it up because it's an interesting debate. Here I've got some strong opinions on what the the selection of that movie really needs versus what's being said about it. A little bit of a report from CNN Oscar goes to clean.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Furthermore, the amount you'd have to raise the gas tax seventeen percent is what the Democrats are talking about you add that up that's a fortune in additional money that people are going to be paid in terms of trying to do it entirely on the registration fee. That's not perfect either. Some people put two thousand miles on their car. Other people put fifty five thousand miles of the car the registration fee. Both are being gained equally. The advantage of the gas taxes that the more you use the roads the more gas. You're obviously using the disadvantages. Some cars are much more fuel-efficient and others. Don't use any fuel at all. The advantage to the tolling is while you certainly know that the person who went to the toll booth was using that road the disadvantages. I say is you can't use it to fund an entire transportation system. Unless you put a poor tollway on every single road that's out there, which nobody does the states that have tolling usually use it for dedicated portions of the interstate and that money that is dedicated to maintain upgrade those roads, whereas the rest of the transportation budget that is used for all the other roads. We've had a hangup Wisconsin against it. But as I say most people have driven anywhere else in the United States are used to an accustomed to it, and they generally prefer it. I suspect in Wisconsin. If we did it people will get used to it the same way that they have everywhere else. But in the short term there's overwhelming opposition to it people. Just don't like the idea even though I think of the options that are out there. It makes the most sense the other option would simply be to use the state general fund to subsidize the transportation fund, but there's gonna be no support for that whatsoever. And other words allow all the taxpayers of the state to simply kick out of the regular budget that we have and throw that money into transportation. Governor Walker suggested taking all of the taxes when a car is sold, for example, all the sales taxes from the car and putting it into the transportation budget again that would make some sense if you're buying a car, it's car that you're gonna use out there on the roads. Six o one news talk eleven thirty.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"So I welcomed the news today. I think it more accurately reflects what Foxconn frankly intended to do there. It doesn't mean their plans won't change or whatever if people and I had called reporters late this morning. And I said to folks look they're committed to get towards thirteen thousand jobs. I think they're going to do that. This will be their American footprint. We have everything in Wisconsin that we need to provide to them. And that's what it is. Yeah. And incidentally, thirteen thousand jobs is not written down in a contract. You must create this is this is the sure the hope. That at the top end. We can have thirteen thousand people employed at somewhere around minimum twenty five bucks an hour. So that is another thing to consider if it changes in focus that is not going to be that is going to be determined by market conditions, and it's it's all of our control. Yeah. And it's not a small thing large screen that the market for large screen digital is has contracted a bit. It's not a small thing Sherm. So remember about six months ago Foxconn said, why think we might be looking at small screen instead of large screen digital production in Wisconsin. And I remember six months ago. The Democrats were putting out press releases saying, oh, this is what why you care if they're building small screens or large screens right because small screen production. We showing a market growth large screen production. At least the analysts were suggesting could be contracting. So now you've got apple. Let's just look at apple for a second. Ample was suppose it had put out sales projections on the iphone X or whatever they're calling at ten and. Then all of the weird names that they've got for the additional high end machines that they put out handsets that they put out the demand for those handsets was projected higher than the demand for the handsets was guess what? That means the demand is what goes to the digital screen orders. So all of the companies that are getting the digital screen orders are expecting the digital screen orders. Suddenly have to say, oh, we're not going to be creating as many digital screens as we thought we were going to we had to ramp up our capacity based on projected sales. Those sales are not breeding meeting projections. We have to figure out what we're gonna do here. And so you saw some companies that we're dealing particularly with Samsung Samsung had the same problem that we're foreign companies that were laying off workers because the expected projected sales were not meeting expectations. That is that is something that's going to affect as likely going to affect future decision making by Foxconn because this is what they're in. Involved in. It's part of the reason. To have a backup plan. Well, and it's part of the reason why Marc HOGAN and governor Walker and others structured the deal. The way it is structured it's not a three billion dollar check in any way, shape or form period. It's all driven tax credits that are tied to job creation..

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"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"On Friday. Couple of minutes before the news here. But I want to go with you on this one CJ, the there's a lot of there was a lot of optimism with the I use optimism in quotes, the incoming governor said he wanted to work with the Republican led assembly and senate's there seem to be some agreement on taxes while the new proposal. Yeah, they agree. There should be a tax cut. They don't agree on how the tax cuts should be figured out. The details are yet to determine now as far more pessimistic than you're so so let's just be clear about that one. I think there are we'll we'll call it that they're being cordial. But I don't know if I would call it bi-partisanship, I think there's deep philosophical differences any kind of stems from the classic divide government. I mean, either thinks he has a mandate because he won a statewide office an impressive victory over over governor Walker, and you have all these legislators Republicans who also want impressive victories in their own district. Right speaker Voss runs. The assembly and forgotten that it's more than just the governor's race. It was the other races all those representatives. And and a lot of those folks have not the vast majority of them ran on a conservative platform. So they would feel that you know. Well, I'm here to do conservative things. So when Everts is going around, and whatever you feel about Medicaid expansion is going out, and he's saying, well, I'm going to be talking about Medicaid expansion and putting that in the budget. Speaker vase since majority leader FitzGerald, I mean, they have no political will or incentive to compromise with that. Because that's something that they've been running against for over whatever it became an issue. Five six seven years ago, one of those common ground issues on that subject is pre existing though there seems to be some movement. There seems to be and you would think that that could be assembly Bill one. It does seem like that either as a ministration has some disagreements with with that. And they have not fully jumped on board. I mean, let's be is. I think one of the fascinating things is we don't know much about the universe administration. He took a lot of folks from the department of public instruction and put them in the governor's office. We don't know how they're going to respond to it. How political are they going to be are they gonna want compromise? Or they want to make a political keep in mind, you have a liberal base, for example, the teachers unions that in the environmentalists and they want some sort of Vic. Victories because they finally have some some power and he used the term victory after the break after the news with Mike Spaulding. I when I ask you how do you define success? And I'm looking at it from your perspective, CJ and policy and politics in from yours. Corey us a business to find success. What's the new rules? We have a completely different workforce that looks at things in a different way. And I'm fascinated by how the their versions of successor defined eleven.

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"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"It's at Jeff Wagner, six twenty. And one of the things I do every day is sent out a couple of links to some of the stories that we are going to be talking about including during the one o'clock hour. There's the latest controversy involving what they call cultural appropriation. Couple college kids in trouble for dressing up as wait for tacos, I've got a link to that picture. We're going to talk about that in the one o'clock hour of the program, but let's get star. Again, you can also participate. Facebook dot com slash twenty WTMJ. Over the years. There has been an increasing push to legalize marijuana. Wisconsin is one of only seventeen states that is currently not legalized marijuana in some form. Now, there are some states that have marijuana legalized period for everything recreational use medicinal use. There are other states that have only allowed marijuana to be legalized for medicinal use. Tony versus the new governor says he is open to first of all immediately legalizing marijuana for medical use medical marijuana. But he sees that as a step. He says I think he is open to finding away towards legalizing marijuana period for recreational use across the state, the new attorney general shares that view that is in contrast to where the. Former attorney general, and of course, governor Walker was so now there is going to be increasing pressure on the Republicans in the legislature because we had over the last couple months at the last election, November there were a number of advisory referendum you had in in different counties. Now credit to some of the Democrats strategists because one of the reasons these advisory referendums, and again, they were just advisory, but they were on the ballot. They were designed to try to produce increased turnout among the mirror. The pro marijuana groups who they felt would be less likely perhaps to support governor Walker attorney general Brad, schilling Schimmel, and that's and it turned out that that worked the marijuana referendums that were on the ballots by in large. I'm not sure if anyone of them lost it might have all been successful. So now you've got the governor saying I support legalize marijuana. You got the attorney general saying I am in favour of legalized marijuana. You have. A number of advisory referendums that say that people support that the Republicans in the legislature have been reluctant to move to that step. I don't wanna talk about medical marijuana 'cause icy medical marijuana is different than recreational marijuana. So let's put the medical marijuana debate off to the side for a minute four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage, talk and text line. Is it time for Wisconsin? To move into the future. I guess and to say we're going to follow the lead of Colorado, and California and Nevada and a number of other states and we're going to legalize marijuana. We're going to legalize the head shops. We're going to tax it. We're going to generate revenue from it. Have we now reached that point in history twenty nineteen where it's time to say. All right. This is the wave of the future. The argument is marijuana's no worse than alcohol. Maybe it's even less destructive. Let's just let people do what they wanna do. Have. We now reached that point four one four seven nine nine one six twenty. That's the accurate mortgage talk and text line. We discuss in just a moment potheads of Wisconsin, non pockets of Wisconsin. I wanna talk about it with you back with your calls in just a moment. And again, we're live streaming. Facebook dot com slash six. Twenty WTMJ close sixteen Jeff Wagner, sports central. Greg. Matzek got us guy. In the GMC got us guy in the head coaching. Now, it's about getting win. This will help.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

03:01 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"I believe and I'm sensitive to this. Because the accusation has been thrown at me as long as I've been doing this show. That people who disagree with other people on issues are way to click now to impugn a motive to the other person's opinion in particular, racism, or sexism. You have a company that sells primarily to men Gillette going out and ripping men for having toxic basketball entity. That's how bad the situation has gotten. That clone. Pansy who runs the spice operations says everybody who voted for Scott Walker's a racist because they knew what they were doing it his policies racist, and then he doubled out. Instead, it's even worse, you're even more racist. If you voted for Donald Trump. What a cheap and easy shot to be able to take you have an opinion different than mine. And that's because you are a racist. Now. The fact of the matter is is that African Americans in the state of Wisconsin thrived under Scott Walker or at least in comparison. To the situation that was in place before governor Walker K bid at African Americans have never done better in the United States. And they're doing right now under President Trump. We have the lowest levels of African American unemployment in American history. If Trump is a racist. He sure as an odd way of showing it by presiding over policies that have created the best situation ever for African Americans in American history at least in terms of their employment. We have lower numbers of African Americans at a percentage basis below the poverty line than ever. Oh, no. No. No. But it's for you guys are racist. Governor Walker and the Republicans are the ones that have pressed for policies to liberate children from the rattles operated by the Milwaukee public school system to get kids into better schools. But we're the ones that are racist for supporting those policies when clouds like pansy and the other so make the allegations continue. To defend the school system that has so terribly served a largely minority school population for decades. Some stories this week. Congressman Steve king controversial guy. Very conservative. Members of the house of Representative from Iowa he pops off from time to time. And he says a lot of things that give people trouble. He made some comments to the New York Times that he claims are taken out of context. He put together a few buzzwords, and one of them is white supremacists. And then suggests that when did this become an offensive thing. These herbs. Some are saying that he saying that white supremacism is that offensive?.

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"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Tony Iverson is now the governor of the state of Wisconsin Scott Walker no longer WTMJ's. Tony bedrock has been covering the inauguration in Madison, and he is with us on the phone. Hey, Tony, what things stood out most to you today when you think about what you witness there? The capital, John. I think it really the enthusiasm that everybody really independent game with lot. A lot of clapping a lot of support. A lot of people. I was just talking about this kind of habits fuzziness energy about them. Now that can I'm about how they felt about today. What kind of bent to them, but just filled with people supporting a lot of cheering people just kind of violent with one another fan just taking it all in is a pretty big day. A former governor Jim Doyle was there. I know you had the chance to speak to governor. Doyle, he's been very quiet for eight years doesn't do a lot of interviews. We tried to get him on the show repeatedly. What was his take? What did he say? What did you take away from your conversation with? Governor doyle. I think that this has been a long time coming to see another democratic governor take office with speaking with toil that he was kind of relieved the little a sense of finally let's get back to business a little bit in that regard. You said he kind of understood some of the challenges that Tony abors is gonna be assuming what he takes office with the Republican controlled by nature, and he knows that Iverson's the right guy just kind of gotten to known the campaign season. And he along with many other people are pretty optimistic about what he can do for. You know, Tony I saw you post some pictures of governor Walker supporters in the gallery that had signs, and they were removed is that just a they weren't vulgar. Are you not allowed to sign, and I think that was the policy coming into today when it came to the inauguration ceremony a little bit before I saw those people with the science support. Another guy came up to me. Kind of complaining a little bit about how he was being ushered out nets. They wouldn't let him all the sign. I think it said something about recall twenty twenty. You told me he wasn't sitting violence. He was gonna silently protest, but he wasn't allowed in the really main rotunda where everybody could be. So I think it was just kind of a policy for today. And you saw that too with the removal of other people kind of showing their signs in support of governor Walker WTMJ's, Tony, I thank you so much. Tony you got to update you on a breaking news story, Madison. Police telling us now that they continue to search for a woman near camp Randall spotted with a gun. She's apparently an armed robbery suspect. A white female about twenty five years old with long Brown hair in a ponytail and a dark. Green sweatshirt be careful, please send you avoid that area. Reports of a woman with a gun near camp. Randall sports is up next..

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"governor walker" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

09:19 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"And talk with Benji backer with conservatives for conservation and the environment as you probably know last month interior department secretary Ryan Zinke is now out of the Trump administration. He was dogged by a whole bunch of ethics concerns and those on the left never liked his mantra drill baby drill. So we're looking right now at who will replace him there, some names bandied about and also with the understanding that the environment is not owned by Democrats and tree huggers. Or folks on the left, many conservative Republicans love the environment just as much and so I've invited Benji to the program. He's the American conservative coalition director. It's a nonprofit organization focused on free market, limited government, environmental ideas, Benji backer. Nice to have you on think America. Hello great to be here. And happy new year to you. You've been in national politics for about eight years. You spoke at CPAC. You also wrote for CNBC townhall, the blaze, and others and you worked for Scott Walker. A Scott Walker name that's been bandied about what about him as interior secretary. Yeah. I think he'd be a great choice. He understands where millennials and younger Americans stand on the environment. And as a conservative. Understands the importance of preserving the environment. And as governor, you know, made it a priority to protect some of the public lands, and and spaces for conservation and hunting and fishing. So I think that'd be a great choice. I think he'd be dirty accessible, I think he'd be somebody. They would listen to the American people and constituents and not have his own personal agenda. There are a lot of great candidates that are out there. And I think thank you get somebody like Ryan Zinke. But without ethics problems. I think they would be doing just fine. Well, I also think it's important that who's ever on the shortlist really understands they have to work with this president and not buck this president. I think more importantly for this position. I think it needs to be environment. I I think that that's the point of the department of the interior's is to put the environment first and to look after our land and wildlife and and spaces where we live, but also spaces. We are able to enjoy recreation and wildlife zoo able to thrive without even involvement. So I think that's the first priority. And I think is the president chooses someone that will work with him. But also will put the environment. I not special interest or another sector. I I think that's that's really key position. Because long been. Said to be the anti environment party in a lot of times, we put people at the top in leadership who do kind of have an anti environmental Ben to what they're talking about. And so I think it's really important that we choose somebody who was adamant that the environment comes first, but through conservative ideals and not enough conservative leaders have done that. And I think this is a perfect opportunity to choose another leader. Who Cam do you have Benji any other inside baseball as to who's on that shortlist? No, there's been a lot less talk about it in the last couple of weeks. The government is shut down because the DUI the EPA are very much affected by it. So I would suspect a huge decision to be made it till the government gets back up and running. The secretary kind of left his coast yesterday or the day before officially and we'll see what happens over the next couple of weeks. But I would think that nothing would really happen until the government is back on track. And there are just so many candidates that have been floated mostly governors or former governors or Lieutenant governors and. Yeah. So I think I think there's there's a lot of great choices out there. I would prefer I think somebody from the west to understand kind of the land management issues that go on there. I think governor Walker great choice as well. But there's a lot of issues out west that needs to be handled. And it'd be good to have somebody with first experience to oversee it understood Benji, let's get into sort of a philosophical ram with this discussion. Now, what is it about Republicans that they've got this reputation that they don't care so much about the the environment the way Liberal Democrats do or those on the left do. I know you're with a millennial led team you feel very strongly that the GOP needs to prioritize this issue more. They can actually get more points on the board for the environment. If they put it front and center, but the GOP has a reputation that this is not priority. How did that come to be and how to change it? Yeah. So I think it really started during the Al Gore early two thousand days when the conversation started to really be consumed by climate. And then as a result Republican really took an anti environmental stance just to kind of in spite of Al Gore and his his mantra. And I think it's really important for us to not just be anti left in what we're talking about the environment. Obviously, we're gonna disagree with their ideals. But just because we disagree with their ideals. Doesn't mean that we can't come up with their own solutions. But I think that's the trap we've fallen into too many times in the last two decades. I think really going forward we need to focus on putting our own solutions out there that are pro environment. A lot of times we have, you know, we have people that say drill baby drill or, you know, environments fine. Let's just keep it as it is or we could even develop more in in public places and just be totally. Fine. I think that's just a bad approach because most people on the ground don't feel that way. Eighty percent of Americans. Eighty percent of conservatives accuse me support national parks and think that they're important to our heritage. And then he hasn't done. But you know, you have a Republican going on TV and saying, you know, national parks is just a big government program. And we should just you know, defined it and open it up for development, and that just does not help anything. And that's the same thing with climate. I mean, you can disagree with climate change or climate change being a problem all you want to. But if you're only anti-left and people believe in it, especially young conservatives, then that's a really bad position to take is just being anti left. So I think we've gone into travel being anti left, and we need to be in in the camp of being pro environment and pro conservative values and not just you know, being anti radical policy. Right. And. You're absolutely right. But I think with all of the issues that are out there on the in the environment. There needs to be some that are moved forward from the back of the burner, whether it's clean energy or private property rights or wildlife or those terrible fires in California. Maybe that is the PR move that the GOP needs to embrace and get out out front with voices like yours. How would you prioritize for the GOP Benji? Yeah. I completely agree. I think that they need to cover a few key points. Clean-energy is one of them acknowledging that it's important that doesn't mean that we need to. I completely phased out, you know, the fossil fuel industry, and it's very important to the conservative movement answering court to the economy. We also need technology acknowledged that clean energy is the future. Or will? They at least a very large part of it has lessened the cost of energy for most Americans across the country. We also need to start talking about conservation more we need to be talking about land wildlife when you talk about hunting and fishing and the importance there and making sure that that is allowed in a in a reasonable manner. And you're right forest. Fires a huge issue that I think concerns can champion. How can we make sure that force are better manage so these forest fires when they do occur aren't serious as they have been over the past two years due to bad forest fire management? Those are all things that are really easy for conservatives. Tackle it doesn't involve getting into the climate change discussion, but it's all know environment. And it's definitely things. They're definitely issues that are going to conservative values that one of the things that you do is with your organization, which is American conservation coalition is that you're quite active on Capitol Hill with environmental legislation. Tell us a little bit. We got one minute left about what you're doing vis-a-vis legislation for two thousand twelve two thousand nineteen. Yeah. So we have a lot of activists across the country young and old who really feel passionately about this issue on the conservative side. And we do have them reach out though. I just leaders on this issue because until our organization was around. There wasn't any organization other than like a Sierra Club or World Wildlife Fund a leftist organization to reach out to legislators on this topic. So we're really excited about that. And we've been able to have a pretty strong, and it's on those same key issues. Like, you were talking about earlier conservation, leave it. They're benching good luck.

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"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

09:58 min | 3 years ago

"governor walker" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"McKenna. News talk eleven thirty w I s and we're gonna talk about Tony Everts plan to fix Wisconsin. These this awesome economy, we have life oaks. It's it's a problem that needs to be addressed. We'll get into that as I intended to do that yesterday. But we're gonna get into that today on the program. How can we fix awesomeness in Wisconsin? Why you only fix awesomeness by making it either. More awesome, or less awesome. Right. So we need the definition of fix it. What's the definition of fix it? Because there isn't really much you can do to. Could tweak things here, and there to make it more awesome. Anyway, we'll get into that. Governor walker. Gave an interview where he said, I'm not sure if I'm ready to rule out running for office, again, be a governor or Senate. I'm not real in any of that out. Do you have a sense that governor Walker after seeing some of the ideas of already been rolled out by Tony neighbors had a moment. Can you sort of see him? Right. We puts his feet up on the desk. Grabs a mug of whatever. Let's say hot cocoa any any tips back and he sips it. And he says, yeah, this guy's gonna completely. He's just he's going to wreck the state of Wisconsin. He's going to he's already stepping in it. I wonder if I shouldn't plan my re-election bed. I wonder if I shouldn't shouldn't plan my next campaign because I'm pretty sure this guy's gonna make it pretty easy. Anyway, we'll talk about that coming up on the program. Here's what I want to start though. Oh, yes. And also impeach the M F. We're going to talk about the Democrats going whole hog and radicalism. And how so far that has not been playing well for them certainly not in the way, the public is reacting or the stock market is reacting to the comments that they have been making. But I want to start here with a little piece of New Year's mail that I got came into my mailbox today. Not addressed to me. It was addressed to producer. Well, the new gal at the front desk. Didn't know who the producer of the program was and so it went into my mailbox, which is fine. It's great. Happy new year. Vicki. Vicki McKenna is a horrible person. But dan. I'm sure he's very popular with middle aged maga- men who live in their parents basement. How about someone else? Peace out, yo. It's always nice to start the new year. With with sort of love and happiness and warmth like that. I'm a horrible person. And Dan Connery is an idiot. All right. So I I would like to respond to this. And I don't have it's dot signed. It's never this isn't signed by thanking the person who did it because this took some effort. It was a postcard postcard of one of the four word bronze pieces at the Wisconsin capitol so postcard sent from Milwaukee. Somebody had to go get a stamp to do this or we're not we know this isn't a millennial because the person had stamps and knew how to mail a document. But let's just person for listening to the program you count to haters you count. We love you as much as we love the lovers. Because hey, you know, every. Everyone who admits they listen to our shows they help us. So thanks a lot. I appreciate that way. We welcome all the haters into the program as well. Because you help pay the bills. So there you have it. That's my Dan counter. You got dual New Year's hate mail today. Dan replied to me when I texted him a picture of this because I didn't see him today. A picture of this postcard, how come you're horrible. And I'm the idiot. I wanna be horrible. Instead. I want I want to be horrible. I want you to be the idiot. Sorry, maybe the next piece of hate mail. We'll have mediated and you horrible. He was then taken to calling me for the rest of the day Queen horribilis. So I will take that it kind of rolls off the tongue pretty easily. Send your hate mail to. Vicki McKenna at iheartmedia dot com can have to spell it. Right. If you're gonna Email me though, Vicki McKenna at iheartmedia dot com. My name is spelled with two is and only one K in. Vicki. Don't get confused. There's a K in McKenna. But only one k and McKenna. All right. So coming up on the program, as I mentioned, we're going to talk about President Trump just gave an address saying that he's having a weekend meeting on the wall. I hope the weekend meeting on the wall means he is going to sit Democrats down and say, I am prepared to keep this government shutdown as long as I have to until you agree to build this wall. How many how many different ways to we have to say it nothing? You do. We'll go anywhere unless you agree to build this wall. I don't know if that's what the weekend meeting is ultimately going to produce two Republican senators have already peeled off wanting to stick with the wall. They would of course, be Susan Collins. You're not surprised by that. And then Cory Gardner of Colorado. Apparently, Cory Gardner. The stalwart conservative Colorado is willing to throw the wall over the side. I don't know. Hopefully, the reporting on that was wrong. It's not necessarily the case that you can trust all of the reporting, especially the inside baseball reporting. So for all, I know Susan Collins, maybe is perfectly fine standing strong, and the government shutdown for the wall. And maybe Cory Gardner is as well. But they are being reported as people peeling away from support of the president's decision to keep the government shutdown now in day, fourteen raise your hand, if you've noticed it. Day fourteen of the government shutdown. Have you noticed it? Yesterday is I was applying for a refinance of the mortgage to my house. You just wanna make sure before you're applying for your refinance that you check your free credit report to make sure there isn't anything amiss. So of course, you can go to the FTC website, and you can download your free credit report. And the one thing I did notice when I went to the FTC website was that phone services are suspended for the government shutdown phone services are suspended for the government shutdown. So I said to myself, well, that's really awful. And then of course, I proceeded to produce my free credit report at the FTC website without the need for any single government employee whatsoever to assist me. So that's the one encounter. I've had with it. Now, if you've planned a trip to national museums or or national monuments, probably you've got some rethinking to do of your plans. But generally speaking, most people aren't even feeling it fourteen days of government shutdown and already the news has moved on. Really? They're not highlighting the shutdown. They're moving on to other things they wanna talk about the border wall. But they don't really wanna talk about it as as a way to get the government shutdown to end. And here's why people. Because most people don't care. They just don't care. So as far as most people are concerned. The government could say shut down for six months. That would that would mean that the IRS didn't have any employees on tax day that would mean that people would get an extension on filing their their tax returns. Nobody would be complaining about that. I mean, maybe some people would be grousing that they couldn't take their kids to the Smithsonian. But you know, that that is not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things eighty percent of the government's still operating because it's been deemed essential. My strong bet is that we would see the IRS deemed essential. If we were walking up to April fifteenth. So no one really cares about what's going on with the shutdown. So as far as I'm concerned, what President Trump ought to be doing this weekend is is expecting to hinge. Enjoy himself tweet madly. Sixty was guns even Lindsey Graham wants to stick to his guns. All right. So here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna come back. We'll talk about the way to fix. Wisconsin's awesomeness. We'll talk a bit more about what's going on. With. The Democrats is is a Alexandria Qazi Cortez is come out in favor of a seventy percent seventy percent tax bracket. We have got another incoming freshmen who says that the articles of impeachment should be introduced and the impeachment proceedings should commence immediately. She was she was happily. Less wordy than I was about it. She just said impeach the mother f blank. So we'll talk about that coming up on the program. Lots of more ahead. I will be right back. Attorney Tom Nichols. Finding.

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Ex-Wisconsin GOP governor calls on Walker to reject measures curbing Dems' power

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:35 sec | 3 years ago

Ex-Wisconsin GOP governor calls on Walker to reject measures curbing Dems' power

"Governor elect Tony eaters is making his pitch to governor Walker to veto a Bill package that curves the powers of governor and attorney general I communicated with governor Walker over the telephone noncommittal appearing on ABC's, meet the press, incoming Wisconsin governor, Tony isn't encouraged governor walkable veto the legislation mistake, but we'll continue working to get the people Wisconsin to convince Scott Walker to think about his legacy and make sure that he tells us language Walker taking the Twitter unleashing nearly two dozen tweets over the weekend in

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Wisconsin gov.-elect won't rule out suing over bills that would limit power

Overnight re-air of day's programming

07:18 min | 3 years ago

Wisconsin gov.-elect won't rule out suing over bills that would limit power

"Has happened before in many a legislature Democrats. In fact, I've done this in the past two Republican governors in lane duck sessions and other states joining me now from the state capital of Madison, Wisconsin, incoming democratic governor Tony got elect Devers. Welcome to meet the presser. Running check. How are you today? I'm okay. Let me start with this. You had said you were going to personally lobby governor Scott Walker the outgoing governor whom you defeated to veto this legislation. How those talks gone have you met with them. I communicated with governor Walker over the telephone a few days ago and laid out my physician that vetoing the legislation was going to be an important thing. Not only for you to make sure that our our what happened last November the vote of the people Wisconsin is actually upheld. And we're putting people in front of politics, but also just bad legislation. And I made that made that pitch and was noncommittal, I know publicly he's said another arenas savvy plans to sign most or all of it. So I'm not particular courage to at this point in time. But it's it's around Scott Walker's legacy. He he has the opportunity to change this and actually validate the will of the people that voted on November six did you negotiate with them? Did you say, you know, what look I know x is really important to you. I get that. But what's with y and z here was there. A why did you go to? And say, look, I I really think this part is just crazy please veto that if you want to keep this. I get it. No, I I talked about a few areas that are really important that actually Republican business leaders have talked about that that would take away power imply implicate and make make economic development much more difficult in the state of Wisconsin. But the entire thing is a mess. It's a hot mess. I believe that. He should be towed. The entire package impact at least three or four the pieces that are in there. Now, he has vetoed previously. And so it makes no sense to me. He's he's been a longtime public servant. And and I and he he he has a legacy here. So we're hopeful that he will veto the whole thing. I'm curious after you were elected and quickly. We heard word that the Republican speaker and the Republican majority leader in the legislature. There were considering these bills. Did you reach out to them personally before the bills started going? And if you did what was that conversation like? Well, I I met with Robert Vaas this speaker much before those words that rumor came down the pike. I haven't had a chance to talk immediate was last minute is one of these. Here's a rumor. And here's here's the bills that have been worked on for several months. But know, Scott, you didn't won this election, which got Walker at one this election. We wouldn't be sitting here talking to you today. Is there any party, you know, one of the things that the speaker said he goes, well and hindsight, maybe we gave the governor too much power take the partisan hat off a minute. All right. I know that that perhaps many people read that comet tongue in cheek. But do you believe he's right? Well, there are things in that Bill that really had nothing to do with giving Scott Walker anything. So I don't agree with that. We have balanced power in the state of Wisconsin legislature in both sides are Republican. I'm a democrat. The attorney general's have democrat. No, I view this as completely different than the, Robin. Boy, you said, and that is that we are trying to invalidate the of the people people Wisconsin voted for because they know that I was for good schools and good transportation system and good healthcare. They didn't they didn't. They didn't elect me to fight over. Administrative powers in the state of Wisconsin vis-a-vis, the Republican majority. Now, I think this this this gets us off to bad start. I I think it's a mistake. But we we'll continue working to get the people Wisconsin to convince Scott Walker to think about his legacy and make sure that he vetos language democratic congresswoman Glenmore said the following the legislatures who injured near this coup their actions amount to a smash and grab hijacking of the voters. Will you think coups the right word here? Well, that's that's always seems seems strong. But the fact of the matter is. As I just said if Walker had won this election, and he did not I did we wouldn't be sitting here. Talking about this today. We wouldn't we wouldn't be talking. It's Scott Walker wouldn't be sitting here talking about. Jeez. They're they're trying to they're trying to balance the power here. So no, I think is directly related to the to a win by a democrat in that be me. And we need we need to have this. We need to have this vetoed. One of their rationale has been well governor like abras margins all came from two cities, Madison and Milwaukee. We have to represent the rest of the state. What do you say to that charge? And more importantly, you want a very narrow election. How do you? How do you reach across this divided state at this point. Like, it would have been a lot easier without this legislation. I'll tell you that I have reached my present job is state superintendent that's a statewide elected position. And I've reached across island all all all numbers of issue. So that's part of my DNA. I'm an educator. So I I always try to find common ground, and I'll continue to do that going forward. This just makes it more difficult. But I wanted me election anyway, you slice it. I want me election and actually narrowed some of the. The votes out state, and I've won lots of those counties out state in the past. I governor I will be the governor of the state. It was represent doesn't veto this legislation. Do you plan to sue you really think you have standards? All all all issues are on the table. I I'm not making any promises one way or the other. But we're looking at all issues all options at the table. I need to stand up for the people Wisconsin. There's two point six million people that voted in this last election, and they expect me to do that. So I'm going to we're going to pursue this governor elect, Tony abors democrat from Wisconsin. Thanks for coming on sharing your views. Good luck. When you take when he actually takes us. All right. When we come back. The one issue

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Saudi-led coalition troops take Yemen port neighborhood as country on brink of famine

Democracy Now

01:07 min | 3 years ago

Saudi-led coalition troops take Yemen port neighborhood as country on brink of famine

"Trump to be held without bail. While he awaits trial Caesar Sayaka, Florida resident who frequently praised President Trump while threatening his opponents on social media is accused of sending bombs to the Obamas. The Clinton's former vice president Joe Biden next CIA director John Brennan, congress members, Maxine Waters, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, liberal activists, Tom Steiner, and George Soros, actor Robert deniro and CNN's main office building in Manhattan at the supreme court. Newly seeded Justice Brett Kavanagh appeared receptive Tuesday to the arguments of a condemn Missouri prisoner who says he's likely to experience extreme. Pain if he subjected to a lethal injection Russell buck Lou was scheduled to be executed last March before the high court agreed to hear his appeal. His attorneys argued at the supreme court, Tuesday, Buckley's rare medical condition could prevent a lethal injection drug from circulating properly through his veins likely leading to a death so agonizing it would violate the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The supreme court split four two four earlier this year on whether to allow the execution to proceed meaning Justice Cavanaugh will likely cast the deciding vote in the case, and in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker was defeated on Tuesday in his bid for a third term an office. The high tech manufacturer Foxconn says seeking to bring in workers from China to help run the factory under construction near the city of Racine. Governor Walker back to plan with the support of house speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump to. Died three billion dollars in tax credits to Foxconn claiming the taxpayer money would provide thousands of new jobs while renovating Wisconsin's economy, but Foxconn has scaled back its plans now saying it'll hire just three thousand workers in the short term, most of them and engineering positions rather than the thirteen thousand Matthew facturing jobs governor Walker had promised and the size of the tax payer subsidy has steadily increased to four point one billion dollars during two terms office. Governor Scott Walker which known for aggressively busting unions, and for his close ties to right wing dark money groups, and those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report, I'm Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, welcome to all of our viewers and listeners across the country and around the world. Democrats have seized control of the house of representatives flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Trump was elected two years ago, while the Democrats will control the House Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate on the state level. Democrats picked up seven governorships huge turnout numbers were reported across the country. President Trump responded to the election results by tweeting, quote, if the Democrats think they're going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the house level. Then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of classified information and much else at the Senate level to complete that game. The terms were a groundbreaking election for women for the first time in US history. At least one hundred women will serve in the US house of representatives, including the first two native American women and the first two Muslim women later in the program. We'll hear from. Democratic socialist Alexandra Cossio Cortes who became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. But we begin today's show with two guests here in New York, Katrina, vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the nation. America's oldest weekly magazine. She's also a columnist for the Washington Post dot com, and we're joined by Rashad Robinson, executive director of color of change. We welcome you both to democracy. Now, let's begin with Katrina vanden who've oh your thoughts on what has taken place the house now in the hands of Democrats Republicans have expanded control of the Senate. I think taking back the house is critical is a check on President Trump. But also, I think it's important people know that a majority of the committees and subcommittees will be controlled by progressives. The progressive caucus will have about ninety members some of the women you mentioned will join and it will have thirteen committees. And I think thirty subcommittees that's important. And I think the ability to not only hold the president in the. Administration accountable on corruption on self interest on self-dealing, but the ability to lay out bold initiatives, bold, legislation may not pass with a Senate as we've seen it. But it's critical. I think that the progressive Democrats lay out in this war of ideas, that progressives have been winning to a certain extent fifteen minimum wage jobs program infrastructure, free higher. Ed. The governor's race is one spoke of critical critical both as a blue wall against the redistricting scams that we've seen from the Republicans critical also to rest back the rust belt from Trump who really did. Well, and key parts, Wisconsin. How sweet it is Scott Walker going down. I mean, my colleague John Nichols has written so much copy about this man who busted public workers assault on education has demeaned and degraded the Wisconsin idea, so I think that's critical amendment for renewed Robinson. And I were. Talking about it. One thing we've seen in this election. Amien won the barriers to democratic participation the will funded targeting voting suppression. So men men for restoring rights to ex-felons to vote one point four million Floridians will be able to vote I think is a vital step on the road to a true democracy. Statehouses? We haven't seen the numbers yet. But those will be hopeful as well flipping. I think Minnesota and a few others. So I think it was you know, it was a bittersweet night because we've seen the incendiary toxic. Nationalism xenophobia, any immigrant actions talk of this president and his enabler in the Republican party. You know, they they secured some wins. However, those who say was kinda split, let's all recall that the Senate map is the most horrific for Democrats. I mean, it's just, you know, the one third up we're really states in which the Republicans and Trump of played well, you mentioned the rust belt, and it to know that there were three states that really delivered for Trump, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania and of the and they're those three in those three states. The statewide all Ron's either for governor or for Senate for the US Senate of the Democrats won six out of seven. So you've seen a situation now where those key states now are really not as reliable Republican as they appear to be in two thousand. One. I mean, many of those voters went for Obama in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve so it was that flip in two thousand sixteen that has to be looked at. And I think last night was in good insight into what is possible in twenty twenty in effect. We can talk about a twenty twenty began last night, but that's a different discussion. But I think you see it with taking back those those state houses there were some good minimum wage initiatives in states very troubling that good initiative in Washington state, the kind of carbon tax the green new deal went down. You still see the power of corporate money in our system and at the state level. There were six states that moved into total democratic contrived and the one of the New York state where the New York state Senate, which was had been very evenly divided. The Republicans control now is overwhelmingly democratic twenty three. I think is now the number in the New York state Senate win that means in terms of what can be accomplished. By progressives. Progressives won a supermajority in the Vermont house neutralizing, the newly reelected governor fill Scott's veto threat knows this. I mean, it's critical on so many levels. But historically, as you will know we've lost over a thousand state legislative seats in the last few years. So this is coming back and saying Democrats progressives are going to play at all levels, New York state. You studied you've written one? It's a major win us. See what governor Cuomo does with it because he's hid behind the inability to do much with the independent democratic conference now defeated one last race, which I think is very important one. And I were talking about is Antonio Delgado in the nineteenth congressional district that race was supercharged with toxic racist rhetoric. John Foucault has held out against good people except for teach out, but he's gone. So I think you know, it's a bittersweet, but I think real gains were made. And I think it would be wrong to. Downplay those one of the nation's most closely watched races of the year remains too close to call Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, holding a slim lead over democratic challenger Stacey Abrams who is vying to be the first African American woman governor in US history, but Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted campus currently at fifty point five percent if he dips below fifty the race goes to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian camp. Again, who is as Georgia secretary of state is in control of the elections, despite the fact many demanded that he recused himself. Meanwhile, in Florida Democrat Andrew gillum conceded to Republican Ron to Santa's after a tight race Gillam attempting to become Florida's first African American government, but faced a string of racist attacks from outside groups into Santa's who told Floridians knocked. Monkey this up and in Maryland, Republican governor Larry HOGAN was re elected defeating democrat, Ben jealous. The former head of the N double ACP or shod Robinson. You're the executive director of color of change. Yeah. I think I think these. You know, what happened last night with particularly with Andrew in Stacy's race. I think represents the way that the south is changing.

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Senator John McCain, Molly and Tibbets discussed on Dan O'Donnell

Dan O'Donnell

00:12 sec | 4 years ago

Senator John McCain, Molly and Tibbets discussed on Dan O'Donnell

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Fireworks explosions near Mexico City kill 19

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

02:04 min | 4 years ago

Fireworks explosions near Mexico City kill 19

"Exports and has been for long period of time canada has been our number three destination for exports just after southeast asia dairy exports bringing a significant amount of money to wisconsin dairy itself is about a forty billion dollar overall return jane matenaer wtmj news governor walker is reiterating his belief that eliminating tariffs will solve the problem and help businesses in wisconsin president trump has been critical of harley davidson for its decision to move some operations overseas in order to avoid tariffs walker was asked if harley had reached out to him i talked early folks the other day and they push i've always been a supporter of them so david asked me to do anything walker made those comments during independence day celebrations in manama falls firefighters are battling eight major wildfires in colorado that together have burned more than one hundred forty thousand acres the largest and most destructive is this spring creek fire that's burning in southern colorado chad fischer is the national park service a wildland fire operations to leader there are ongoing efforts to confirm the exact number and with most situations like this at number subject to change over the coming days as access continues to improve and fire continues to move across the landscape works factory explosions and mexico have killed at least nineteen people more from reporter adrienne bard in mexico city hold attack is a place where almost everybody is involved in making fireworks fireworks are huge part of all of the celebrations in mexico such as the independence day celebration and new year's eve what's happened according to some reports that the materials are using now maybe lower quality that's one of the theories as to why there had been so many explosions five deadly ones this year and one that killed more than forty people in twenty sixty wtmj news time four thirty four jason is bell in the four hundred unit performing at summer fest tonight on the beam oh harris pavilion stage four thirty five scott.

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A "game of wits"? Austin serial bomber may be seeking to "outsmart" police

Jeff Wagner

01:02 min | 4 years ago

A "game of wits"? Austin serial bomber may be seeking to "outsmart" police

"On thursday adapting bills that we are in the process right now negotiating with the senate to be able to get a package that will pass both chambers gets the governor walker and become law spoke with wtmj steve's kapiti earlier today the opioid crisis will be front and center tomorrow in waukesha county health and human services deputy secretary eric harkin will be in town he's going to hold it roundtable with county leaders including lieutenant governor rebecca klay fish a serial bomber in austin texas is changing tactics apparently from handling explosive devices to using a delivery service parcel that blew up inside a fedex sorting center in the senate tonio suburb of shirts last night caused only one minor injury but finding out where it originated could be a big break in finding the austin bomber at a fedex drop off site in suburban austin police lieutenant rich andrea says they believe the package that they didn't shirts came from here so there's going to be hopefully video hopefully somebody saw and that fedex office is only a few blocks from the spot where two men were hurt in a trip wire bombing.

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