But remember, Gov. Scott Walker is a fiscal “conservative.” An analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau finds that Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would raise taxes and fees by $48 million.
The report released Monday also determines that Walker proposals to bolster tax collection would bring in nearly $125 million in additional revenue over the […]
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 […]
Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article about financing arrangements that are available through the National Basketball Association. And although the Bucks were quoted in the article saying they might use the credit facility to expand business opportunities around the new arena…some of the writing seemed to indicate that the $150 million that they’ve […]
The party who keeps saying that we need to think of our children’s future while cutting education, cutting safety net programs, cutting funds to the UW system, etc…it once again considering our children’s future by borrowing to fund the transportation fund:
Gov. Scott Walker plans to rely on borrowing rather than a gasoline tax increase […]
One of the debate points around building a new Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee is the additional development that will occur in the general vicinity of the new arena. This despite no evidence that there was any significant development around the Bradley Center after it was built. It’s pretty much Major Goolsby’s and that was […]
Over at the Shepherd Express, Joel McNally has a great piece explaining how masterfully Gov. Scott Walker has played tax-cut politics to the benefit of the richest Wisconsinites at the expense of poor and middle class Wisconsinites who could really use some meaningful tax relief. Every state takes a higher percentage of income in local […]
From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. “Raise your right hand and repeat after me,” the Supreme Court Justice directs newly elected and re-elected lawmakers.
So begins the new 2-year Legislative Session.
On the first working day of 2015 a new group of freshman legislators began their work. […]
Well it sure didn’t take long for Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans to start talking about raising taxes and fees to pay back their benefactors from the road-building lobby. Gov. Scott Walker’s transportation secretary on Friday recommended boosting taxes and fees by more than $750 million over two years to help pay for roadwork.