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Wisconsin Flags Ordered At Half-Staff, March 27, 2015

Flags_half-staff-03Staff Sergeant Kerry M. Kemp of the United States Marine Corps, RIP

From the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

EXECUTIVE ORDER #153

Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin Be Flown at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Staff Sergeant Kerry M. Kemp of the United States Marine Corps, Who Lost His Life While Serving His Country

WHEREAS, on March 10, 2015, Staff Sergeant Kerry M. Kemp of Port Washington, Wisconsin, a member of the 2nd Special Operations Battalion of the United States Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died in a tragic crash during a training exercise off the Gulf Coast of Florida; and

WHEREAS, since joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007, Staff Sergeant Kerry M. Kemp faithfully served the people of the State of Wisconsin and the people of the United States, both here at home and in overseas deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan;

and

WHEREAS, the people of Wisconsin mourn the death of Staff Sergeant Kerry M. Kemp; and WHEREAS, a memorial service will be held for Staff Sergeant Kerry M. Kemp on Friday, March 27, 2015;

NOW THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this State and by federal law, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags, beginning at sunrise on Friday, March 27, 2015, and ending at sunset on that date.

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From Family Of Wis. State Trooper Trevor Casper

Courtesy Remembering Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper on Facebook
Courtesy Remembering Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper on Facebook

Following statement from Trevor Casper family, “Remembering Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper” on Facebook

“We wish to thank family, friends, co-workers and all of the law enforcement officers across the United States who grieve with our family during this time of horrific loss. Our son Trevor was an amazing young man who from a young age would do anything to help anyone. It did not surprise us when he selected a career in law enforcement. Even as a young child he was always helping others. Trevor had a soft and good heart. He truly believed his sole purpose in life was to serve and protect others. When we asked Trevor if he was ready for his career as a Wisconsin State Trooper, Trevor proudly told us that he was ‘born ready to do this job.’ Trevor was so very proud of his career as a Wisconsin State Trooper. As a family we are so deeply honored that our son served as a law enforcement officer with the Wisconsin State Patrol and we share in their grief and loss. We are so deeply saddened by this loss and wish to thank everyone who has assisted us during this time. We ask that you please allow us time as a family to grieve and respect our privacy.”

Information from WKOW

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Pentagon Confirms Wisconsin Soldiers Death

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the families of Staff Sergeant Kerry Kemp of Port Washington Wisconsin and the others who lost their lives in Florida. Continue reading Pentagon Confirms Wisconsin Soldiers Death

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Tomah-gate: ( Senator Baldwin) VA Pills Turned Out Drug Addicts

More stories about the scandal concerning the VA in Tomah Wisconsin. People keep asking, where was Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin on this? Why did she suppress the report for so long?

There was more wrong in Tomah than what was known. Continue reading Tomah-gate: ( Senator Baldwin) VA Pills Turned Out Drug Addicts

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Tomah-gate: Baldwin’s Response, Non Response

We share a story from this past week about Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin.

It seems she finally had something to say, didn’t say much to the media about the VA scandal in Tomah Wisconsin, so they say she broke her silence. Continue reading Tomah-gate: Baldwin’s Response, Non Response

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Tomah-gate, 2/24/15, Baldwin Still Silent

Tomah-gate continues.

A story about the controversy at the Tomah VA. It expands on what happened, when was it reported and what did Wisconsin representatives do.

The report talks to Wisconsin Congressman  Ron Kind, Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Tammy Baldwin. Well at least they asked Baldwin to answer some questions. Continue reading Tomah-gate, 2/24/15, Baldwin Still Silent

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Wisconsin Chancellor Making $495,000 Per Year

Here’s a story to go along with the protesting that will begin in Madison today.

A story about the University of Wisconsin Madison chancellor. In the real world, the people of Wisconsin can only dream about being paid $495,000 a year.

Rebecca Blank, the taxpayer-funded chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has sent a number of emails to alumni openly lobbying against a budget proposed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that includes cuts to higher education.
Blank, who was hired in 2013, collects a base salary of $495,000, plus various perks and benefits.
The posh income puts Blanks squarely in the top one percent among all Wisconsin residents.
The median income for a family of four in Wisconsin is $81,373, according to federal government data. Thus, Blank enjoys a salary $413,627 greater than the income of a typical Wisconsin nuclear family.
About $100,000 of Blank’s salary comes from privately-endowed funding sources. The remaining $395,000 is courtesy of Wisconsin’s taxpayers.
As of 2012, Walker’s salary was $144,423 — well over $300,000 less than Blank’s. (They work in the same city.)
 A Feb. 5 email from Blank sternly rebukes Walker for his plan to reduce government spending.

Read the full story via Wisconsin Chancellor Vs. Scott Walker | The Daily Caller.

$495,000 plus perks and a free mansion (read here) to live in. Doesn’t every Wisconsinite have a free mansion to live in? But please, don’t cut the U W systems budget!

Will Blank be protesting with labor unions today or will the Right to Work news overtake and put the UW Budget cuts on the back burner?

 

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Wisconsin, SB44, AB61, Right To Work, Links, Hearings, Schedules

Just in case your interested in state government, some links to the Wisconsin Legislature posted this morning.

Bill texts, schedules and more.

Continue reading Wisconsin, SB44, AB61, Right To Work, Links, Hearings, Schedules