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How Republicans ruined Wisconsin’s education system while you were sleeping

Last night Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted along straight party lines to put forward an education budget that will do immeasurable harm to Wisconsin’s children for years to come. While I wanted to recap exactly how awful the Republican-approved education budget is, Monologues of Dissent does an outstanding job of explaining how awful […]

Kooyenga and Darling’s plan to kill the Milwaukee Public Schools

It’s out there now, the Republican plan (pdf) to start peeling off Milwaukee Public Schools and handing them over to private operators. And it’s awful.

Sponsored by suburban Republicans Rep. Dale Kooyega and Sen. Alberta Darling, it is full of bad ideas and presents a possible future for MPS that is bleaker than you can […]

What The University of Wisconsin Is Actually Doing:

As Madison continues to debate cuts to the University of Wisconsin system as part of the state budget, there have been a couple of news items coming out of the university. One that is pretty important on the world health stage and one that is actually helping Governor Walker ‘create’ jobs.

Health: Group led by […]

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 […]

Sen. Ron Johnson Blames Student Debt Crisis On Young Wisconsinites

from that invigorating email inbox comes this presser from the College Democrats of Wisconsin:

March 26, 2015 RELEASE: Sen. Ron Johnson Blames Student Debt Crisis On Young Wisconsinites, Says It Is Too Easy To Get Student Loans

When asked about the rising cost of a college education at an event this past Saturday, Wisconsin […]

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 […]

Elmbrook School District faces $1.5 million budget shortfall thanks to Gov. Walker’s budget

According to a report in BrookfieldNOW, the Elmbrook School District in Waukesha County faces a $1.5 million budget shortfall for the 2015-16 school year thanks to cuts in state aid in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget. During annual calculations to prepare its 2015-16 school year budget, the Elmbrook School District anticipated a $75 increase […]

When Almost $300 Million Is A Lot Of Money But $300 Million Isn’t.

JUST SAYIN’!

Governor Walker is facing a $283 deficit in the current budget that has to be satisfied before the end of June 2015. As we have all read here and in the other media, one of the sleight of hand tricks up every governor’s sleeve is deferring paying principal on state government debt and […]

Did State Sen. Tom Tiffany discuss pending legislation with anyone on the WI Supreme Court?

During a session of the State Senate on January 20, 2015, Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Republican State Sen. Tom Tiffany had an exchange (Which can be seen on WisEye.org) in which Sen.Tiffany avoids answering a direct question as to whether or not he had discussed with any member of the Supreme Court of […]

Hey Kids! We Could Open A Thrift Shop And Save Our University!

The headline is just a pure piece of snark…but there actually is a thrift shop at Oregon State University that raises money to help students!

Proceeds from the Folk Club and the store have paid for scholarships for OSU students since 1931. More than 700 students have received more than $1 million, and more than […]