Shortly after news broke that Sheriff David Clarke’s office had racked up nearly $12 million in overtime costs in 2011 and 2012, Lt. Chris Moews, a a candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff in the 2014 election, issued a press release criticizing the mismanagement that led to the exorbitant overtime costs.
Here’s the gist of Moews’ [...]
From the email box:
By now, you’ve probably heard me talk a lot about our 72 County Strategy, and the work we’re doing in this off-year talking to voters, training our grassroots leaders, recruiting and supporting local candidates and building up a local media presence — work that will not only help all Democratic [...]
Found in my email inbox this morning. From: “Jim Villa” Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:01 AM To: “Jim Villa”, “Valerie Cass”, “Larson,Tom” Subject: Invite your client to meet Gov. Walker & his cabinet CARW Members
Governor Scott Walker and key members of his Cabinet will hold a Forward Manufacturing roundtable meeting, a concept inspired [...]
From my email inbox: After three-and-a-half years before the mast at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, I’m moving on. It was one hell of a ride and I’m proud of the work I’ve done, both before- and behind-the scenes.
It was an honor to fight passionately, honestly and with integrity for the values I love [...]
From my email inbox… **MEDIA ADVISORY: TUESDAY, MAY 21: JEFF DEMS TO HOST WAR ON WOMEN PANEL FEATURING: REP. DIANNE HESSELBEIN, DPW EXECUTIVE DIR. MAGGIE BRICKERMAN, NARAL WI ED JENNI DYE, AND EMERGE WI ED WENDY STROUT** “The War on Women and how we fight back”
JEFFERSON- With an eye on 2014 and beyond, the [...]
another message from the email inbox from the Wisconsin Education Association Council:
Future of Public Education in the Balance
Governor Walker’s budget proposal represents yet another radical break from Wisconsin tradition that will dramatically affect educators and students for years to come. Final decisions on the two-year budget are likely to be made within the [...]
From the email box:
The Problem with Merit Pay
In the brave new world of Act 10, many school districts are contemplating “merit pay” or “pay for performance” systems. The following is a WEAC Research Brief summarizing the evidence on merit pay programs for educators. The actual evidence shows:
Merit pay for educators [...]
From my email inbox. Bring out your #2 pencils and spit out that chewing gum–because school is in session this month at Drinking Liberally as we welcome guest speaker and School Board Director Meagan Holman to our May meeting.
We have an intellectual heavyweight in the house, as Meagan is a graduate of the John [...]
From the email from the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus;
State lawmakers to host public hearing on changes to local control in Milwaukee County
MADISON – Local residents are invited to share their opinions on the state-imposed changes to the Milwaukee County Board at a public hearing this Tuesday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 5:00 [...]