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Ariz. legislator channels Michelle Pfeiffer in "Dangerous Minds"

Republican state Senators failed last week, despite valiant efforts, to pass some serious nativist bills.

Best effort goes to Lori Klein for staging a melodrama straight out of "Dangerous Minds" by reading a letter about a substitute teacher stunned and appalled by his class full of wanna-be gang memers.

Not only did the students refuse to say the pledge of allegiance, they also freely admitted that they were all illegal immigrants.

Wisconsin update: Recalls, hypocrisy & Badger solidarity

The effect Wisconsin is having across the nation: We're all Badgers now. via The Motley Cow

What's that you say? Walker supported recalls before he opposed them?

That's right, there's too much at stake and I'll take my lunch bento-style, thank you.

Elected Official Roundup 3/16/11

Your legislators, hard at work:

Pam DeLissio (State Rep., PA) chronicles her first months in office for Patch.com.

Joe Fitzgibbon (State Rep., WA) introduces bill to bring justice for families of accident victims. via Kitsap Sun.

Ohio House passes anti-choice bill

This bill, pulled from the "Parents Know Best" strategy (read our post on 5 conservative anit-choice strategies), was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Ohio House. This does not bode well for women in the Buckeye State:

Progressive Champion Connie Pillich on Social Activism

Connie Pillich is one of Progressive Majority's champions in the Ohio House of Representatives. She's listening - and fighting the good fight - in Ohio.

Read her guest column on Cincinnati.com: When (and if) you speak, legislature does listen 

Bloomberg has Walker's number

When it comes to analyzing Governor Scott Walker's financial machinations, look no further than Bloomberg.

From Uppity Wisconsin:

Bachmann needs a history lesson

Here's the thing - my mom's side of the family are all immigrants from the Philippines. They studied American hstory when they were growing up and know that the "shot heard 'round the world" rang out during the revolutionary war in the great state of Massachusetts and that the Found Fathers had less to do with ending slavery than Kunta Kinte.

What in the world is Michele Bachmann's excuse?

Blue Virginia: Counting Your Chickens Before they Hatch

Apparently CEO of Virginia Uranium, Inc., Walter Coles, has been lavishing Virginia legislators with trips to France and La Canada. Hmm, I wonder why?

Now, Coles and VUI are certainly within their rights under federal law to take legislators on trips to France, they did so to the tune of $27,000 for three people in 2010.  They are also in their rights to have spent more than $200,000 on lobbying expenses since 2008.

Elected Official Roundup 3/11/11

Your roundup of our elected officials in the news:

Brett Hulsey (State Rep. WI) and Assembly Dems continue to voice opposition to Walker's bill. "The bill assaults our families, our freedom, it undermines our future in a needless way," said Hulsey in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

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