What About That Public Funding Of Am Fam Field: aka where the Milwaukee Brewers Play Baseball.

Apparently American Family field needs some upgrades and the Milwaukee Brewers are looking for help from the public sector again. Originally Governor Evers came up with a modest plan but the Republicans, out of pure animus toward the governor, shot it down. And then they came up with a bigger…

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Irony: A State With A Bong Recreation Park Hasn’t Legalized Recreational Use Of Marijuana.

Yes, I realize that the Bong Recreation Park is named after Wisconsin resident Richard Bong, who was a fighter pilot ace and hero in World War II. And no I am not belittling him in any way…but sometimes the humor suggests itself. But over the past year or so there…

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Milwaukee Buck Brook Lopez To Make $24 Million Per Year, But Robin Vos Thinks He Needs A Tax Cut.

With a Democrat in the governor’s seat and Republicans in charge of both the state assembly and senate, and given the current national political environment, it is inevitable that there would be a fight around taxes in the biennial budget discussion. Coming off the current fiscal period that saw a…

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WI GOP Wants To Give Packers $2 Million To Host NFL Draft! NO Scheisse.

Unfortunately the Republican elected officials in Madison aren’t particularly astute businessmen and can’t actually determine what is and what isn’t a good investment, i.e. Foxconn. And of course, what is one of the most profitable businesses in the United States? Well, the National Football League which holds near religious or…

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Kevin McCarthy! Pay Your Damn Bills

It is not unusual for the federal government to reach its legal spending limit. It has done so four times in the past six years…three of those times in the previous administration. Those three times the limit was raised with few qualms and little quarrel. But every once in a…

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I Think It’s Time For A Foxconn Economic Impact Study

So we all know that Scott Walker and Donald Trump gave away the farm…or several farms if you look at the impact of eminent domain in Racine County…but Foxconn never kept their part of the bargain. And the facility in Mount Pleasant WI is a fraction of the promised investments…

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Robin Vos’ Latest Stupid Idea!

Everyone including Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) admit that the state revenue sharing formula isn’t working. I discussed this a bit a few weeks ago. Milwaukee now has a new generation of leadership and they don’t have the divisive political baggage of their predecessors. So Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson…

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Ideas On Wisconsin State Income Tax Reform

After showing little taste for a flat tax during the 2022 campaign cycle, the Republicans in charge in Madison are now actually considering the unwarranted tax cut for the state’s fat cats without any actual relief for most of the rest of us (Wisconsin GOP’s Latest Bait and Switch? The…

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The Lack Of Wisconsin State Revenue Sharing Is Hurting More Than Just The Big Blue Cities!

Even Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos admits the state revenue sharing with local governments is broken despite having his fingerprints all over the current levels. And led by Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, a number of Wisconsin mayors have banded together to work with the Assembly to get something done. There’s…

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Wisconsin GOP’s Latest Bait and Switch? The Flat Tax!

I didn’t pay as much attention to the individual state assembly and state senate races at the mid-terms as I had in the past. I concentrated on my local races and the statewide races. But I don’t remember the Flat Tax being a mid-term election issue with anyone other than…

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