New report highlights widening racial disparities for children in Wisconsin

On September 10, the Wisconsin Council on Children & Families highlighted the Race for Results: Wisconsin’s Need to Reduce Racial Disparities, a policy report recently published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that found that children of color face immense barriers to success in key categories of well-being, and that the status of African-American children [...]

Roundy’s to close two Milwaukee-area stores, cut 200 jobs

Apparently Roundy’s didn’t get the message that Scott Walker’s Wisconsin is “Open for Business.” Roundy’s just announced that will close two local Pick ‘n Save stores and sell another, which means more than 200 people will soon be out of work.

The two closings are at the store on Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee and [...]

Wisconsin Club for Growth engages in express advocacy in email against Happ

As I’ve mentioned here before, a number of years ago some anonymous hater, whose soul must be a pit of dark matter as dense as a collapsed star, signed me up for weekly emails from the Wisconsin Club for Growth. Most of the time, I just ignore them, as their constant stream of “global warming [...]

Thank You From Marina Dimitrijevic:

Dear Friends,

Thank you.

Last year, I decided to run for the State Assembly because like you, I believe our state is heading in the wrong direction and everyone in Wisconsin deserves a fair shot to succeed.

While we fell short last week, I am so proud of the positive campaign we ran [...]

Emerge Wisconsin celebrates 21 future candidates

From my email inbox comes news of the latest group of women to complete the Emerge Wisconsin training program. MADISON, WI: This past Sunday, twenty-one women completed the Emerge Wisconsin training program and stepped out armed for success as future candidates. The graduation ceremony, held at a private residence in Madison, featured a keynote address [...]

Sealed Air to cut 300 jobs in Wisconsin

Another day….another report of a company fleeing Wisconsin and taking its jobs with it. About 300 jobs in Sturtevant will be gone in the next three years as a New Jersey company consolidates its operations and moves the work to North Carolina.

Wisconsin progressives: the original Tea Partiers

Over at The Atlantic, Michael Wolraich has an excellent article outlining how Wisconsin progressives like “Fighting Bob” La Follette were the original Tea Party challenging the political status quo. If “Fighting Bob” were alive today, he’d be howling in the Capitol. A hundred years before the Tea Parties, Senator Bob La Follette of Wisconsin was [...]

Walker insider Cindy Archer gets hired for cushy state job without applying

Earlier this week Ed wrote about the new state job Cindy Archer, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, was just hired for, but while Ed noted the 31% pay increase Archer received over her predecessor, what wasn’t known at the time is that Archer was hired for her new position in Gov. Walker’s administration [...]

Scott Walker’s son served as witness at same-sex marriage

Awkward… As Gov. Scott Walker was supporting Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s fight to uphold Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban last month, his teenage son was busy serving as an official witness to a family member’s own same-sex marriage.

An official state record shows Alex Walker, a UW-Madison student whose Facebook page lists him as an [...]

One man’s story about why he’s working in Minnesota instead of Wisconsin

This sums up why “It’s Not Working” in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. I am working in MN for a number of reasons. I have family support, I have to work where I can find it and MN has better paying opportunities than WI.

I have been in manufacturing since I got out of the army [...]

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