State’s costs could exceed tax collections by $1 billion over two years

But remember, Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican rubber stamp legislature are fiscally responsible!

Over the next two years, the state’s costs to keep up its current services will outstrip its expected tax collections by more than $1 billion, according to the Legislature’s nonpartisan budget office.

The brief analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau provides […]

Jessica McBride On What’s Wrong With Right To Work

(Yes that Jessica McBride)…in a blog piece for OnMilwaukee.com, Jessica McBride opines on all of the things that Governor Scott Walker can’t seem to make up his mind about. You can read the whole article if you like…it does have a certain entertainment value…but here are her opinions on the misnamed mission of destiny for […]

Highway Builders Veer Left While GOP Hews Right

An interesting little article popped up in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning. Apparently a fair number of Wisconsin union firms including construction and highway builders aren’t that excited about the misnamed Right to Work bill being wined and dined by the GOP in Madison:

Some 300 construction and contracting businesses Wednesday joined their workers’ […]

Madison GOP Creating A New Breed Of Taker

As the Madison GOP fast tracks their right to freeload law…they are creating a new breed…someone who takes a good paying job with good benefits…but doesn’t want to pay the costs for the work that goes into earning that pay and those benefits…in other words…a TAKER!

Why did Sen. Tammy Baldwin vote for the awful CRomnibus bill?

On December 13, the Democratic-controlled Senate voted 56-40 to approve H.R. 83, the so-called “CRomnibus” bill, a $1.1 trillion, nine-month omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government fully funded through September 2015.

Among the Democratic Senators who voted for the CRomnibus bill was progressive Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and as the […]

Stop The Presses: Wisconsinites Have The Right To Work!

Despite the illusions being cast by Republicans in Madison, Wisconsinites already possess the right to work…they can apply for any job they want…they can accept any job offered to them…they can negotiate any pay/benefit package they are willing to accept…they can accept or not accept any promotions offered…they can quit any time they want…they can […]

Jeff Smith: The Blogging Blue Interview

After the disastrous results of the 2014 election here in Wisconsin, many Democrats here in Wisconsin have called for Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate to step down from his position. Many (including yours truly) have criticized Tate for what’s seen as a lack of success in helping Democrats across Wisconsin win elections, and […]

Embedding Right To Work In The US Constitution!

This is the scariest article that I’ve read in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2014: Wisconsin lawmaker, right-to-work champion leads push on U.S. Constitution

State Representative Chris Kapenga (R – Delafield) was elected the co-president of the Assembly of State Legislatures. Rep. Kapenga helped found this organization in 2013 and they are working toward holding […]

A Question for Christian Schneider on “Right to Work”

by Jay Bullock

Hi, Christian. Thanks for stopping by to address my question. I appreciate it. You and I obviously disagree on the “Right to Work” bill–I call it the “Right to Freeload” bill–and I’m really hoping you can help me understand where you’re coming from.

I give you credit. A lot of people promoting […]

Serving Wisconsin: Retiring Senators Offer Wisdom From Senator Vinehout

This email missive from State Senator Kathleen Vinehout arrived in my in box yesterday. It’s a little wisdom and maybe a bit of foreboding about our future under the dome in Madison. But as we turn another page on politics in Wisconsin, I thought it worth sharing with you!

‚ÄúThere is a yearning outside the […]

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