GOVERNOR WALKER and the legislature had a platter of prospective bills written by ALEC in front of them. They were a witches’ brew of every pet conservative cause that corporate-backed legislators and lobbyists has been trying to enact in local, state, and federal government for the last two decades.
Here are some of the important ones that passed.
SUPPRESS VOTERS. Under the guise of stopping nearly nonexistent voter fraud, its goal is to make it harder for people to vote if their demographics don’t put them in a group inclined to vote the right way.
According to a study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and highlighted by the Center for Media and Democracy, in Wisconsin, 177,000 people over sixty-five don’t ...