I just copied that headline verbatim from jsonline…well except for the exclamation point…that’s mine.
From the short article:
The state agency (Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development), which administers taxpayer-funded job retraining funds, said it expects to award a contract to develop an online database and job matchmaking service to Boston-based Burning Glass Technologies.
This is cute… Vice President Joe Biden wrote back to a 7-year-old Wisconsin boy to thank him for his idea on how to make the country a safer place. The boy’s plan: chocolate bullets.
The second-grader wrote Biden suggesting that if guns fired chocolate bullets, no one would get hurt. Presumably because nobody would want [...]
This is absolutely ridiculous. The first trial since Capitol Police launched a crackdown on protesters at the state Capitol ended Tuesday with a guilty verdict and a $50 fine for a man who was ticketed for drawing with chalk on a sidewalk on Capitol property.
Jason Huberty, 37, a frequent participant in the daily noon-time [...]
From the email box:
The Problem with Merit Pay
In the brave new world of Act 10, many school districts are contemplating “merit pay” or “pay for performance” systems. The following is a WEAC Research Brief summarizing the evidence on merit pay programs for educators. The actual evidence shows:
Merit pay for educators [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Associated Press are reporting that an audit by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau found significant questionable financial activities surrounding Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This time tax credits for creating jobs have gone unaudited, legally required reports haven’t been filed and there has been questionable spending on the [...]
Looks like 90 more jobs are leaving Wisconsin. C&D Technologies will eliminate 90 jobs at its factory in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood between late June and the end of the year, as the company completes the shift of a battery production line to Mexico.
The cuts were first announced in late 2011 and detailed more fully [...]
Last week Zach wrote about Governor Walker’s prominent policy initiative, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and their inability to retain qualified staff…particularly a Chief Financial Officer.
He linked to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that explained the situation and included this throw away quotation from Rep. Jeff Stone:
Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale), another [...]
From the email from the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus;
State lawmakers to host public hearing on changes to local control in Milwaukee County
MADISON – Local residents are invited to share their opinions on the state-imposed changes to the Milwaukee County Board at a public hearing this Tuesday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 5:00 [...]
This just cracks me up… This week the state’s flagship jobs agency brought on its third chief financial officer in two years – only to see him resign within 24 hours to take a promotion at his former company.
The news comes as the still relatively new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is seeking to shift [...]