Although it doesn’t always pay to tilt at windmills, the decision by Wisconsin Assembly Democrats and Assembly Minority Leader Representative Peter Barca to refrain from offering a single amendment to the biennial budget is downright perplexing. On the one hand I can understand the futility of offering up amendments that have absolutely no chance of [...]
“They decided to retreat and go home,” Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) said.
The Republican members in the state assembly can’t even pretend to win graciously anymore…Rep. Suder was quoted after the Democratic minority weighed their chances of amending the budget bill and decided to abandon any efforts to amend.
On June 1 I noted Republican State Sen. Terry Moulton went public with his support for a Medicaid/BadgerCare expansion here in Wisconsin, and it appears Sen. Moulton isn’t the only Republican State Senator who publicly disagrees with Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to refuse an expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare that would be financed almost completely [...]
Welcome to Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, where hyper-partisanship trumps all… A University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering student anticipating a new seat on the UW System’s Board of Regents was renounced at the eleventh hour by Gov. Scott Walker, who withdrew the young man’s appointment after finding out he had signed a petition as an 18-year-old freshman calling [...]
The Republican triumvirate in Madison will repeal local public employee residency requirements as part of their state budget. Regardless of your position on the subject, isn’t this the perfect candidate for a binding referendum in every municipality with residency rules? Although Mayor Barrett and Milwaukee’s residency rules and Milwaukee’s public employee unions are getting the [...]
Democratic State Rep. Cory Mason of Racine proposed honoring the kringle _ a large round flat pastry with a hole in the middle made predominantly in Racine County _ in the state budget proposal that passed early Wednesday.
I have been considering a series of blogs titled, “This is in the state budget?” or at [...]
One of the non-budget items that has been included in the 2014-2015 Wisconsin state budget, would allow the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to charter an independent school in Wauwatosa as part of UWM’s innovation park. Actually the provision is even broader than that but Wauwatosa is the first community that UWM has targeted.
Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in the 2012 recall, hit the ground running full tilt as a speaker at the recent Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention.
Running through the gamut of the sins of the Walker administration and continually repeating labor chants of the [...]
“Nothing good happens after midnight.”
So said Scott Walker in 2010, when he was then just a candidate for governor.
With that in mind, let’s not forget that the budget Republicans in the legislature jammed through the Joint Finance Committee in the wee hours of Wednesday morning (the dark of the night) is the second [...]
Not only is Rick Snyder one of the most unpopular governors in the country, but he is trailing his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer, 42%-38%.
According to PPP, Gov. Snyder continues to be one of the most unpopular governors in the country. His disapproval rating (52%) is 12 points higher than his approval rating [...]