Breakfast Links: September 27, 2011
Post by dane101 on 9/27/2012 6:00am
Today is September 27, 2012.
* WSJ [Paywall]: "The Wisconsin Court of Appeals will consider a request from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who is trying to block the state from using private emails in a misconduct in office trial."
* ExMil: "Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan got booed at the AARP meeting last week while he tried to explain that his plan for Medicare—and his desire to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA)—would actually help seniors."
* UpWis: State Superintendent Tony Evers: “Every citizen in Wisconsin should be alarmed when teachers don’t feel valued and respected by their communities and their state. No other profession deserves more respect. No other profession is more responsible for securing our economic future.”
* FL: 'I’m kinda tired of the alders whining about how hard their jobs are. They are spending so much time feeling sorry for themselves and how busy they are that they aren’t doing anything. When’s the last time, except for budget, that any alder brought forward any legislation or initiatives that caught your eye.... Seems like all the proposals are the mayor’s.... If they want to get some power back, I suggest they have some policy proposals. And that they vote against the mayor from time to time.... The culture of the council has become “lets hurry up and get this done” ... and “no amendments on the floor of the council – that’s committee work”. At that point, they do become kinda irrelevant – Tuesday nights are “rubber stamp” nights. Perhaps they should address the issues mentioned here instead of trying to figure out what they do and what their roles are. (ok, I gotta admit, Bridget Maniaci is one of the few that has taken on the mayor, mostly on development issues)'