I am highly dubious of the various Forbes Best of lists…they seem contrived and simply audience building exercises…not real news topics. But in their latest Best States For Business…while our neighbors Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana are all in the top 25 states listed…Wisconsin is nowhere to be found. Just sayin’!
Among the little-known provisions of the biennial state budget proposed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and rubber-stamped by Republicans in the Legislature is a provision buried in the budget that would drastically expand the state’s ability to claim dead couples’ joint property – even if the assets are protected in trusts. The language is designed [...]
After campaign promises to keep pork and non-fiscal items out of Wisconsin Biennial State Budgets, both budgets introduced and signed by Governor Walker have been laden with exactly these items. Now, I can’t blame Governor Walker for all of the non-relevant items in the 2013 – 2015 state budget because many of them were added [...]
In an article about a likely challenge of the end of public employee residency by the City of Milwaukee on state constitutional grounds, Milwaukee Journal staff writer Don Walker writes:
On June 30, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a provision that ends residency in all local units of government statewide, including Milwaukee.
Let’s keep [...]
In a little bit of a surprise, a non budget item that was included in the Wisconsin 2013-2105 budget is ticking off a few people in Brookfield and River Hills. It seems that without any debate whatsoever, the REPUBLICANS took another swipe a local control by preventing local municipalities from enacting laws restricting cell towers. [...]
In this morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, political columnist Daniel Bice outlines the loss in membership in public unions since the enactment of Wisconsin Act 10 that obliterates the power of Wisconsin public employee unions. Well, public employee unions except for the protected police and firefighter unions that is.
Now the short gist of the article [...]
It seems Republican Gov. Scott Walker will never turn down an opportunity to stick it to the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Sunday that some provisions of Gov. Scott Walker’s new state budget, including the end of residency statewide and a change in the way city billboards are assessed, were tantamount to [...]
“Whether you like me or hate me, hopefully everybody respects the fact that I keep my word, and so that’s what we did here.”
So said Republican Gov. Scott Walker, referring to his decision to modify the expansion of the state’s voucher schools program in the state budget to keep it in line with an [...]