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What The University of Wisconsin Is Actually Doing:

As Madison continues to debate cuts to the University of Wisconsin system as part of the state budget, there have been a couple of news items coming out of the university. One that is pretty important on the world health stage and one that is actually helping Governor Walker ‘create’ jobs.

Health: Group led by […]

Bucks Are More Important Than The University?

This morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features an opinion piece by Alex Molinaroli, the chairman of Johnson Controls, Todd Teske, chairman of Briggs & Stratton Corp, and Tim Sullivan, former CEO of Bucyrus International. They were touting the proposed Bucks arena as an important asset for Milwaukee and Milwaukee regional firms and why government should get […]

Sen. Ron Johnson Blames Student Debt Crisis On Young Wisconsinites

from that invigorating email inbox comes this presser from the College Democrats of Wisconsin:

March 26, 2015 RELEASE: Sen. Ron Johnson Blames Student Debt Crisis On Young Wisconsinites, Says It Is Too Easy To Get Student Loans

When asked about the rising cost of a college education at an event this past Saturday, Wisconsin […]

Yet another lie Republicans have told me

One day this week, while sitting in my office listening to the radio (in a concrete building with walls so thick that I can only get WKLH) I was assaulted with a foul pack of lies masquerading as an issue ad from Vote Yes For Democracy. I thought my head would explode. The radio spot […]

Wells Fargo to close Milwaukee facility, fire 1,000 employees – didn’t they hear Wisconsin is “open for business?”

Apparently Wells Fargo didn’t get the memo that Scott Walker’s Wisconsin is “Open For Business,” as the company has announced it will lay off 1,000 workers in Milwaukee. Wells Fargo confirms to WISN 12 News that 1,000 employees in Milwaukee will be laid off this summer.

A Wells Fargo spokesman said the Home Lending Service […]

Billionaire makes $1.5 million dark money contribution to help Scott Walker, receives $1.8 million from Walker’s WEDC

According to this report by Yahoo! Politics Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Wisconsin billionaire John Menard Jr. gave $1.5 million to right-wing groups that kept his contribution a secret, only for Menard’s company to end up receiving $1.8 million in tax credits from WEDC, the job creation agency of which Gov. Scott Walker is the […]

The Not-Ready-for–Prime-Time Budget (from the Not-Ready-for–Prime-Time Governor)

Conservatives have described Scott Walker, in his undeclared run for President (I choke as I type that phrase), as “not ready for prime time.” They cite his flip-flopping, his handling of the Liz Mair hiring/firing resignation, and his inability to answer expected questions.

What they don’t cite is Walker’s inability to govern, an inability that […]

Rebecca Kleefisch: states using clean energy have “competitive advantage” over states like Wisconsin

During a recent appearance on right-wing talk radio with Charlie Sykes, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch talked about the “competitive advantage” states focusing on clean energy have over states like Wisconsin, which still relies heavily on fossil fuels for our energy production. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) second-in-command made a surprising concession on Friday: states […]

Ten questions from Blogging Blue readers to DPW Chair candidate Martha Laning

Earlier this year I asked the readers of Blogging Blue what questions they’d ask the candidates vying to replace Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Mike Tate if they had the opportunity, and the questions you all came up with where whittled down from several dozen to ten.

After whittling down the questions, they were sent […]

Guest Blog: Stephanie Findley responds to critics

What follows is a guest blog from Stephanie Findley, candidate for First Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, in response to criticisms that have been leveled against her. I have been a loyal Democrat since I came out of the womb in 1973. The first campaign I’ve ever worked on was for President […]