I’ll admit – I’ve been less than enthusiastic about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. I’ve been critical of the way her campaign has been rolled out, and I’ve been less than thrilled with her reluctance (at least initially) to give straight answers about her policy positions. However, I recently had an opportunity to sit [...]
I’d like to take a few minutes to discuss Gary and Sally Sprenger and Peggy Romo West.
No doubt if you live in Milwaukee County and pay attention to politics, you’ve heard of County Supervisor Peggy Romo West, but you’re probably wondering, “Well yeah, but who the heck are Gary and Sally Sprenger?” That’s an [...]
Kathleen Vinehout, picture from Wisconsin State Legislature
The entry of former Commerce Secretary and Trek Executive Mary Burke into the 2014 gubernatorial race has garnered a lot of press (both positive and not-so-positive), and while I’ve spent a lot of time sharing my thoughts and critiques of Burke and her campaign, I wanted to spend [...]
Yesterday I was writing this blog in my head but never got it down in electrons: essentially I was going to applaud County Executive Abele for putting together a good plan for getting info on the ACA out to MKE County…and I was going to lambast him for not spending enough to actually get the [...]
From the email inbox, courtesy of Graeme Zielinski. A top Milwaukee courthouse official told me Monday that they saw Steve Biskupic and Michael Steinle walking together near the adjoining Criminal Safety Building last week on the same day the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piously announced it would be filing a motion seeking the release of some [...]
From my email inbox comes this guest post by Graeme Zielinski. A prominent Milwaukee reporter told me a chilling story once that is vital to understanding Scott Walker.
The reporter’s wife was in a Bible study group with Walker’s wife Tonette, who was that day in charge of the discussion. The readings involved Christ’s final [...]
Over the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to have a number of conversations with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele (pictured, left). To say Abele has been a lightning rod among residents and political types here in Milwaukee County would be an understatement; his style of governing has made detractors and enemies of former [...]
Governor Walker insists the Solidarity Sing Along apply for a permit, as does Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, as does the Capitol Police…and they all assure the Solidarity Sing Along that they will be issued the required permit if they would only apply. Well maybe and maybe not…but so far the two entities that [...]
What follows is part five in an ongoing series of guest blogs by Graeme Zielinski, who is reporting on the latest developments in the Milwaukee County John Doe investigation of Scott Walker. In hundreds of emails released last week from the John Doe criminal corruption probe, we see Scott Walker’s unified political command illegally masterminding [...]
What follows is part four in an ongoing series of guest blogs by Graeme Zielinski, who is reporting on the latest developments in the Milwaukee County John Doe investigation of Scott Walker. In a Blogging Blue exclusive, Zielinski has confirmed that Wisconsin’s press has not made any efforts to have all the records compiled in [...]