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Friday, May 30, 2014

 2:51 PM 

Burke to keynote Dem convention, Obama's polling strategist guest speaker

The state Dem Party said today guv hopeful Mary Burke will be the keynote speaker at next weekend's convention.

David Simas, a senior polling strategist on President Obama's 2012 campaign, will be a guest speaker during the event in the Wisconsin Dells. Others scheduled to address the convention included elected officials such as U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan. 

-- By Staff

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

 5:47 PM 

Dems to consider resolutions calling on Walker to reimburse Milwaukee County for 'robbing' taxpayers

The state Dem Party will consider a resolution at next month's state convention that calls on Walker to reimburse Milwaukee County taxpayers for "robbing them of honest services."

The resolution is one of some four dozen submitted by the congressional districts and reviewed by the Platform and Resolutions Committee, which met Saturday.

The resolution references the emails released in the John Doe probe that resulted in charges against six Walker associates from his time as Milwaukee County exec. It states Walker's paid county staff did campaign work rather than official business using "the limited resources of the County, which suffered fiscally through" Walker's mismanagement.

In addition to reimbursing taxpayers, the resolution calls on Walker to apologize for his role in the scheme.

The other resolutions touch on a host of topics, from encouraging U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to run as a Dem if he decides to run for president to supporting local control for regulations of frac sand mining.

The party also released its platform ahead of the state convention June 6-7 in the Wisconsin Dells. It calls for the elimination of school revenue limits, a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the legalization of marijuana and marriage equality.

-- By JR Ross

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