Last week I posted a blog about an email that is making the rounds that was insanely inaccurate in its description of Common Core educational standards. And earlier this week I posted a link and brief quiz from JSOnline that clarified what Common Core is all about.
Well today, the Wisconsin State Senate began hearings [...]
The state education bill currently under discussion in Madison would create a state education board with FIFTEEN members…
Milwaukee County’s supervision of mental health issues will be replaced by a THIRTEEN member panel…
Shoot, 28 new jobs and they are just getting warmed up.
All brought to you by the party of small government!
Of course Sen. Scott Fitzgerald wants lawmakers to be able to accept contribution checks from lobbyists while the legislature is still in session. As the legislative session winds down, the state Senate’s leader is putting on the fast track a bill to rewrite campaign finance law to allow lobbyists to hand off clients’ campaign checks [...]
Conservatives just love to throw out the phrase “welfare queens” as an attempt to stereotype recipients of public benefits, but here’s an interesting fact:
Wisconsin’s biggest “welfare queens” are actually some of Wisconsin’s biggest businesses, as noted by the state’s own BadgerCare enrollment data. Here’s a list of the top 5 employers with the most [...]
[posted by James Richard Bailey on Tue. 3/4/14 @ 7 pm]
My good friend and journalistic comrade in arms, Nick Vander Puy, has braved the roughest northern Wisconsin winter in three decades . The night before last the temperature here hit 30 degrees below zero, and it has been pretty much that way for three [...]
It’s been alleged Republican State Rep. Bill Kramer (pictured, left) hugged and touched the breasts of a legislative staffer at a social event following a Washington, D.C. fundraiser for the Republican Party last week. If the allegations are true, then Bill Kramer didn’t just engage in sexual harassment – he committed sexual assault.
Keep that [...]
Following a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that noted that the Wisconsin Department of Justice took years to act on detailed and credible tips about online child pornography that had been referred by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in at least two cases, Democratic Attorney General candidate Jon Richards issued a [...]
Well this is something. Court documents have previously showed Walker’s aides set up a secret wireless router in the county executive’s office and traded emails that mixed county and campaign business on Gmail and Yahoo accounts.
I can report that Walker knew about this system as far back as 2002. How do I know? I [...]
What an absolute farce our state government has become. Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer may resign from his leadership post as soon as Saturday after being accused of sexually harassing at least two women while in Washington, D.C., for a GOP fundraiser.
Sources said the allegations against the 49-year-old Republican lawmaker involve a 33-year-old female [...]
Recently the Center for Media and Democracy released “Exposed: America’s Highest Paid Government Workers,” a report highlighting how taxpayers subsidize huge salaries and benefits for very wealthy CEOs of private companies that have taken over public services.
As noted in the report, contrary to their promises to run public services “better, faster and cheaper” [...]