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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 […]

New report: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin worst in nation on shrinking middle class (UPDATED)

As noted by CapTimes reporter Mike Ivey, a new report by the Pew Charitable Trust showed Wisconsin with the largest decline in the nation in the percentage of families considered to be middle class.

If you feel like you’re working harder for less money, it’s not your imagination.

Wisconsin ranks worst among the 50 states […]

Rep Taylor and Rep Hintz On The Budget Hearing In Brillion

from my email:

For immediate release: For more information, contact: March 19, 2015 Rep. Chris Taylor, 608.266.5342 Rep. Gordon Hintz, 608-266-2254

Northeast Wisconsin Strongly Opposes Walker Budget

Hundreds turn out to express concerns

MADISON – Yesterday, the Joint Committee on Finance held its first public hearing on Governor Walker’s state budget in Brillion, Wisconsin. The […]

Governor Walker Continues To Run Against The Predecessor

Just as he did in the 2010 election, the 2012 recall election, and the 2014 election when he ran against FORMER Governor Jim Doyle, in his stump speech in South Carolina, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is waging his presidential campaign against the incumbent, President Barack Obama!

In his Columbia appearance, he talked up his union […]

That’s Exactly The Opposite To Creating Jobs

The LA Times is running an opinion piece suggesting that Governor Walker is about to do away with the weekend!

And essentially he is:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading aspirant for the Republican nomination for president, made his state the 25th “right-to-work” state in the nation on March 9 when he signed a measure […]

Where Is The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce On The New Bucks Arena?

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been updating their article on the budget hearing at Alverno University today…so the snippet I saw this morning about Tim Sheehy’s, President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, testimony in favor of the state’s $220 million bond issue to pay for part of a new arena for the Milwaukee […]

Wisconsin GOP Legislators Are Totally Intimidated

Just think, the Republican legislature gets to go out on the road and present defend their proposed 2015 – 2017 budget. One of the sticking points in this budget is the $300 million cuts to the renowned University of Wisconsin System. And of course one of the places where they are holding public hearings on […]

Nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau: Gov. Walker budget raises taxes, fees by $48 million

But remember, Gov. Scott Walker is a fiscal “conservative.” An analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau finds that Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would raise taxes and fees by $48 million.

The report released Monday also determines that Walker proposals to bolster tax collection would bring in nearly $125 million in additional revenue over the […]