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A $34 Dollar an Hour Minimum Wage

Yes, you read me correctly. The CEO of a Seattle based credit card payment processing firm with 120 employees announced Monday he plans to raise the salaries of every single employee to at least $70,000.00 annually over the next three years, which translates roughly to $34.00 per hour for a 40 hour work week.

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Selecting A Chief Justice In The State Of Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Constitution provides for a state supreme court of seven justices, each elected for a term of ten years. The justice with the longest tenure on the court is the chief justice.

In a move that many suggest is aimed at removing Justice Shirley Abrahamson from her role as Chief Justice, the GOP legislature […]

Bucks Are More Important Than The University?

This morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features an opinion piece by Alex Molinaroli, the chairman of Johnson Controls, Todd Teske, chairman of Briggs & Stratton Corp, and Tim Sullivan, former CEO of Bucyrus International. They were touting the proposed Bucks arena as an important asset for Milwaukee and Milwaukee regional firms and why government should get […]

Rep Taylor and Rep Hintz On The Budget Hearing In Brillion

from my email:

For immediate release: For more information, contact: March 19, 2015 Rep. Chris Taylor, 608.266.5342 Rep. Gordon Hintz, 608-266-2254

Northeast Wisconsin Strongly Opposes Walker Budget

Hundreds turn out to express concerns

MADISON – Yesterday, the Joint Committee on Finance held its first public hearing on Governor Walker’s state budget in Brillion, Wisconsin. The […]

Solving The Issues With The Veteran’s Administration Medical Care

Since the major combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan started winding down, there have been repeated and unsolved issues with providing adequate and timely healthcare for our veterans. Despite repeated assurances and varied lip service out of Washington, things just don’t seem to be getting better. Even with new rules allowing vets who live beyond […]

Wisconsin GOP Legislators Are Totally Intimidated

Just think, the Republican legislature gets to go out on the road and present defend their proposed 2015 – 2017 budget. One of the sticking points in this budget is the $300 million cuts to the renowned University of Wisconsin System. And of course one of the places where they are holding public hearings on […]

John McCain Goes Stone Cold Tone Deaf

Last week President Obama visited a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Phoenix AZ. A hospital that has been the focus of issues with VA hospitals and healthcare. A hospital that is a long way from being ‘fixed’.

Senator John McCain (R – Arizona) was one of the other elected officials present during the presidents visit. Senator […]

MTEA stands with private sector workers in right to work fight

Hats off to the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association for posting video of private sector union workers disrupting the Assembly debate on right to work Thursday afternoon. Rumor has it that some Assembly Democrats were upset at the disruption, which makes you wonder if they’re suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

What’s disappointing isn’t that working people stood […]

Wisconsin Democrats Go Stone Cold Tone Deaf

The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Right to Work bill on Friday by a straight party line vote of 62 to 35. Since the bill already passed the state senate last week, Governor Walker has announced that he will sign the bill on Monday at Badger Meter in Brown Deer.

We all knew this bill […]

Political Cartoon Courtesy of Dan Burr

Walker 2015 budget outrage

Copyright 2015 by Dan Burr