GOP Sen. Pam Galloway issues statement on her resignation [WI state senator]
MacIver Institute/Facebook ^ | 3/16/2012 | Wisconsin State Senator Pam Galloway
Posted on Fri Mar 16 2012 11:18:02 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Hunton Peck
STATEMENT BY SENATOR PAM GALLOWAY
State Senator Pam Galloway (R-Wausau) released the following statement regarding her retirement from the State Senate:
“Today I am announcing my retirement from the Wisconsin State Senate. After a great deal of thought and consideration, I’ve decided to put the needs of my family first. My family has experienced multiple, sudden and serious health issues, which require my full attention. Unfortunately this situation is not compatible with fulfilling my obligations as State Senator or running for re-election at this time.
It has been a tremendous honor to serve the residents of the 29th Senate District, and I want to thank them for the privilege of working on their behalf. I am proud to have sponsored a number of bills that passed in a bipartisan fashion and made this state a better place. Throughout my race for this seat, I promised to bring CPR to the Legislature. I’m proud to say that I accomplished all three in controlling spending, promoting jobs and reducing taxes.
I thank my colleagues for all their support, and I wish them all the best in their work to rebuild this state. For the sake of the electorate, I hope that better days are ahead for this institution.
To my supporters, family and friends, thank you for the encouragement and unwavering support to allow me to do a job that I absolutely love. Finally, to my constituents, I wish them my very best and again thank them for entrusting me to look out for their best interests.”
Meteorologist swears, walks off set in middle of weather report
By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
Technology is supposed to help us out at work, but when it gets in the way instead, it’s easy to get frustrated. That happened Wednesday to Rachael Plath, meteorologist at KRDO-TV in Denver.
In the video clip below, Plath is seen giving the weather forecast on air, when the graphics behind her change, apparently prematurely. Plath suddenly exclaims “Son of a b—-, why is this happening!” and walks off the set.
Madison — With no end in sight for the Assembly session, lawmakers are tired — and hungry.
Just before 8 a.m., Rep. Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) made a motion to have Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) and Minority LeaderPeter Barca (D-Kenosha) buy breakfast for lawmakers and their aides.
The motion came after the Assembly had been in session for 21 hours. Since the very early morning, Democrats have been attempting to force debate on their proposals — an effort to halt action on a bill to change the makeup of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Board.
Barca sent one of his aides out of the Capitol with his credit card.
“I accept the ruling,” Barca told his fellow lawmakers. “I think it’s just fine. Get your orders in.”
Read all at JSOnline. via Kevin Binversie Twitter
WUPN: Do you really think Peter Barca will pay for the breakfast? We just wonder who’s credit card it was? The Democrat parties or the teachers union credit card? Let’s not be naive here on who will pay thier tab!
With video: Residents begin cleanup in aftermath of tornado, storms
March 16, 2012
In Dexter’s Huron Farms, families sorted through the rubble trying to salvage what they could from a tornado touchdown. In Ida Township, a man said he saw a twister tear through farm fields. And near Monroe, a man said he saw a funnel cloud form, while marble-size hail rained down.
At least 50 homes are damaged in Dexter, with roofs torn off, walls missing and interior rooms now exposed in Dexter. Debris litters the neighborhood. Insulation from houses floats in large puddles in streets and yards.
Obama shoves abortion funding down taxpayers’ throats with mandatory $1 insurancepayment surcharge
Posted by Dan Cleary on March 15th, 2012
This was entirely predictable, to everyone except Bart Stupak. Remember him? He’s the allegedly pro-life Congressman who basically memory-holed himself shortly after he caved in and voted for Obamacare. What a guy.
And so much for that executive order assuring the American people that Obamacare wouldn’t fund abortions. Obama’s message now to pro-lifers couldn’t be any clearer:
Go pound sand.
Leading pro-life organizations are upset by the news that the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law allowing for a $1 abortion insurance payment surcharge.
“To comply with the accounting requirement, plans will collect a $1 abortion surcharge from each premium payer,” the pro-life source informed LifeNews. “The enrollee will make two payments, $1 per month for abortion and another payment for the rest of the services covered. As described in the rule, the surcharge can only be disclosed to the enrollee at the time of enrollment. Furthermore, insurance plans may only advertise the total cost of the premiums without disclosing that enrollees will be charged a $1 per month fee to pay directly subsidize abortions.”
“We write to express our grave concern that MTEA has asked their legislators to introduce and work to pass legislation which would enable MTEA and the Milwaukee Public Schools to enter into an agreement in which MTEA would make economic concessions such as those enacted by Governor Walker’s WI Act 10.
‘The undersigned believe that such legislation would be detrimental to our members’ best interests: i.e. our Districts would likely push for similar legislation, given the precedent established by MTEA. Further, we believe such legislation will have an adverse impact on all Wisconsin public employees. Such legislation will enable Governor Walker to claim victory of his policy to reign [sic] in public employee wages and benefits. Because he did not adequately fund education, we are all currently suffering. Allowing Governor Walker to make such a claim just before the recall election will prove detrimental to recalling him and, therefore, will only enhance his ability to further harm all Wisconsin public employees.
“We ask that you immediately withdraw your request for this legislation.”
Are the unions really doing what is good for the students? Here is the letter Scott Walker sent to them. You read the letter and tell us who is right? Letter from Jerry Bader at WTAQ.
WUPN: We need to reelect Scott Walker for Governor and the Lt. governor and republican senators when the recall election comes up. Do the people of Wisconsin really want the unions running the state of Wisconsin. Come this November we need to elect other like minded politicians which seems not to be democrats.