A tale of two headlines, courtesy of Scott Walker

This just speaks volumes about the state of our state under Gov. Scott Walker.

While I understand that Gov. Walker’s decision to cut $300 million in funding from the UW system is not tied to his decision to borrow $220 million to help build a basketball arena for the billionaire owners of the Milwaukee […]

Mark Harris: Making sense of Wisconsin’s budget projections

On Thursday Winnebago County executive Mark Harris wrote an op-ed shedding some light on Wisconsin’s budget projections for the next biennium. Here’s an excerpt. The Walker administration has, to a large extent, returned to the fiscal difficulties of four years ago, a forecast by the state Department of Administration suggests.

The DOA in November made […]

I should know better, but I did it anyway. I read Scott Walker’s inaugural address.

I did spare myself a lot of unnecessary agony, however, by not actually listening to him deliver it….below are just a few passages that I found especially egregious.

Number one:

“After the preamble, the start of this treasured document now reads:

“All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent […]

The myth of Scott Walker as a budget hawk

Over at the Milwaukee JournalSentinel’s “Purple Wisconsin” blogs, Jimmy Anderson has a great piece debunking the myth of Gov. Scott Walker as a budget guru. Here’s a snippet from Anderson’s piece. It’s hard to deny the numbers. Since Walker took over, revenues have consistently come in less than expected due to a combination of below […]

Scott Walker’s adminstration facing $2.2 billion deficit heading into 2015-17 budget cycle

But remember, Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the legislature have our state budget on the right track… Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is projecting a $2.2 billion deficit heading into the 2015-17 budget cycle.

That’s a sizable hole for Walker, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential run, to climb out of as he crafts his […]

Another Desperate And Irresponsible Attempt To Smear The GOP

Apparently I am not the only desperate liberal blogger who wants to smear the GOP in their own words…about that grant to UW-Madison to study the sleep habits of fruit flies and mice. Just today Bruce Murphy in his column Murphy’s Law at UrbanMilwaukee.com wrote just a bit about Representative Robin Vos’ (R – Burlington) […]

Politifact: Pronounces Opposite Rulings On Basically Same Premise

This is just a little Sunday quickie related to two recent Politifact Wisconsin articles published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The first one rated Senator Chris Larson’s statement on the projected $1.8 billion shortfall in the as yet proposed 2015 – 2017 budget as FALSE.

On the day a Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau report […]

Governor Walker Still Can’t Manage

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article comparing/contrasting the positions of candidate Mary Burke and Governor Walker on the just announced $1.8 Billion projected deficit in the 2015 – 2017 Wisconsin State budget.

Governor Walker in one of his most captain obvious moments said:

Walker said the projections also reflected the effects of his tax […]

Scott Walker’s budget projected to leave state with $1.8 billion shortfall

Looks like there’s more budgetary bad news here in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. The expected shortfall for the next two-year state budget starting in July has risen to nearly $1.8 billion, or about half of what it was when Gov. Scott Walker took office in January 2011.

Meanwhile, the state’s projected gap in its current budget […]

Legislative Fiscal Bureau: Wisconsin could need budget repair bill

According to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Wisconsin could need a budget repair bill by next summer if its economic situation doesn’t improve quickly.

That projection is still subject to change, and an Oct. 15 report from Gov. Scott Walker’s administration could give a clearer picture about whether a repair bill is needed, the Legislative […]

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