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What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby cxl01 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:32 pm


I hope the lawyers working for the Dems are looking into this.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby snoqueen » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:53 pm

Well if you and I know about it, you can be sure they know.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby gargantua » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:45 pm

Better vote for Kloppenburg or the WMC-owned state Supreme Court will vote 4-3 to uphold the bill no matter how illegal it is.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby snoqueen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:53 pm

An update on the story with more documentation is here:

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/betwee ... mbly-vote-

Has pdfs so you can compare the two bill versions for yourself.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby kurt_w » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:05 pm

This is pretty stunning. Thanks for posting that link, snoqueen.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby lukpac » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:49 pm

snoqueen wrote:An update on the story with more documentation is here:

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/betwee ... mbly-vote-

Has pdfs so you can compare the two bill versions for yourself.


Except those aren't the actual bills, but rather memos about the bills. While it is unclear to me what actually happened, it is possible the actual bill was unchanged, and the initial memo was incorrect.

Definitely worth looking into, but I'd hesitate to jump to any conclusions yet.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby snoqueen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:56 pm

The rumor source now says the power plant paragraphs did NOT end up in the final bill. This web page was linked from the one I cited earlier:

http://uppitywis.org/blogarticle/correction-power-plant-sales-not-amended-bill-passed

Also they say their original reports were in error and are issuing a correction. I think this one was a good-faith error (because they are acknowledging it and giving an explanation), but it just goes to show how stuff gets web-amplified regardless of accuracy, and how careful we have to be when doing our own research in the void left by mainstream journalism.

And how easy it is to believe Walker would stoop to just about anything to get his way. That part I'm not backing away from.
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:22 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Looks like the Koch brothers are counting their chickens before they hatch. Here is an ad from an energy industry employment site looking to hire plant managers "for multiple power plants located in Wisconsin."

Did the Fitzgerald brothers sneak those no bid sales back into the revised budget bill?

Walker backed off from selling state power plants after the above was revealed. But enough time has passed that he thinks can now proceed with the sell-off.

Walker’s budget calls for selling state properties
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Re: What passed? Power Plants, EITC, other problems

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:25 pm

Walker won't give up. Still trying to sell state properties, including the Charter Street power plant. Koch brothers are waiting. Does the DOA still say it will be no bid purchases?

State publishes list of buildings eligible to be sold or leased

Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, a Building Commission member, rejected the possibility of selling certain buildings, particularly if the state still has to use the services provided by the facility.

"It’s ripping off the taxpayers," Risser said. "It would create another layer of middlemen who cash in on taxpayer dollars."
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