Pursuant to their role in enforcing the Voting Rights Act, the US Department of Justice will be monitoring the recall election in the City of Milwaukee.
The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor elections on June 5, 2012, in the following jurisdictions to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 [...]
In a poll released late last night, the non-partisan polling firm Public Policy Polling has the recall race tied at 50-47 with a 2.8% margin of error.
The really good news is around independents.
Barrett is actually winning independent voters by a 48-46 margin. The reason he continues to trail overall is that Republicans are [...]
The publisher of The Shepherd Express has some thoughts on Healing Our State…and he comes to the conclusion that it requires the election of Mayor Tom Barrett as governor in the recall this Tuesday June 5th!
It was when I was elected to the Assembly 25 years ago that I met Tom Barrett. We both [...]
Sometimes I am not so sure there isn’t a weekend editor or two at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who enjoys a bit of irony and edits the news to grand effect!
And the front page of the Saturday June 2nd edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel LOCAL section is the epitome of such irony.
A former executive with Sentry Insurance and Republican, Bernard Hlavac bought a half-page ad in Sunday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel outlining why he supports the recall of Governor Scott Walker.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend my money than on this,” he said in a telephone interview from his Stevens Point home. “And [...]
It’s appalling how easily this Governor lies. His abuse of facts and the truth is unprecedented in Wisconsin politics. Not since “Tail Gunner” Joe McCarthy has a Wisconsin politician left such a trail of slime and filth in the name of the people of Wisconsin.
Sam Walker, a criminology professor at the University of [...]
Not too long ago…at the 8 month or so point in his two year ‘balanced budget’…Governor Walker filled a projected budget deficit of $143 million by making additional cuts to state spending of $123 million dollars. The largest portion of these reductions were taken from the UW system, $46 million to be exact!
From a [...]
One of the self declared crowning achievements of Scott Walker’s time as governor, is how he ‘balanced’ his first biennial budget (which is I believe, a state constitutional requirement, but never mind that). He touts this accomplishment at every rally, speech and prominently at both debates. BUT…just 8 months or so into the FIRST year [...]
On May 20, 2012 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article discussing Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s desire to outsource maintenance work at the Milwaukee County Jail. The Sheriff contends that it takes too long for county personnel to respond to requests for any type of maintenance including things as simple as changing light bulbs.