Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “I Don’t Have a Clue” School Play Mirrors Confusion in Assembly Education Committee (UPDATED)

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “Edgar: All right, everybody; back to the scene of the crime.

“Ella: New clues?

“Carol: What clues?

“Bob: What’s the next clue?

“Carol: I don’t have a clue.

“Norman: (At the window box, dramatically.) Guys, the body’s gone!”

So goes the […]

State budget shortfall projected at $928 million over two years

But remember, Gov. Walker’s fiscally responsible! To keep the state doing what it does now through mid-2017, Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers have to come up with $928 million in spending cuts or tax increases, according to estimates released Friday by the Legislature’s budget office.

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau found that to continue current […]

Scott Walker rejects job & revenue creating Kenosha Hard Rock casino

In a move that seems to be all about his 2016 presidential aspirations and nothing else, Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced yesterday he will reject the Menominee tribe’s proposed Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha. Walker, who is exploring a presidential campaign, put the kibosh on the casino one day before he heads to Iowa, an […]

Why does Scott Walker want to dumb down Wisconsin’s teachers?

Apparently Gov. Scott Walker wants to dumb down the ranks of Wisconsin’s teachers by allowing those interested in becoming a teacher to be able to rely on “life experience” rather than mandating they get a standards-based license. Those interested in becoming a teacher in Wisconsin could soon be able to rely more on their own […]

The cold hard truth about Scott Walker and taxes: the richest Wisconsinites have lower taxes than the poorest Wisconsinites

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 […]

That low hanging fruit is always the easiest to pick

Yesterday’s BizJournal ran a story about the “potential GOP presidential candidate”, Scott Walker and some of the other WEDC executives (because he’s the CEO, don’t you know) going to London to talk up Wisconsin as a potential investment site for UK firms. They are planning to “highlight Wisconsin’s growth sectors: energy, aviation/aerospace, water technology, agriculture, […]

Report: Sen. Tammy Baldwin had report detailing excessive opiate prescriptions at Tomah VA for months

This is an absolute travesty. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office received an inspection report last summer detailing high amounts of opiates prescribed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, but there is no indication her office took action on the findings until last week, when she called for an investigation after a news report revealed […]

Assembly Republicans cancel fundraiser that violated Assembly rules

Of course Assembly Republicans would try to raise money from lobbyists while the Assembly is in session, in violation of the Assembly’s own rules.

A fundraiser for Wisconsin Assembly Republicans scheduled for Wednesday evening was canceled Wednesday afternoon after Democrats noted the event violated the lawmaking body’s rules.

“Due to an unfortunate scheduling oversight tonight’s […]

Conservative Supreme Court candidate vows to give deference to legislators

Apparently conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate James Daley, who currently serves as a Rock County Circuit Court Judge, doesn’t believe in the importance of checks and balances between the different branches of our state government. Daley spoke to reporters on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus after addressing the board of the Wisconsin Technology Council, where […]

But I thought conservatives were opposed to government handouts…

Via Monologues of Dissent comes this gem regarding Wisconsin’s voucher school program. In a recent report from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reveals that over 76% of applicants to the amped-up voucher program implemented by Gov. Scott Walker and his political cronies do not attend regular public schools.  Of these, a whopping 67.3% (!) […]

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