Morgan Stanley Report Lends Support For A $15 Minimum Wage

A new research report from Wall Street titan Morgan Stanley suggests that a phased in $15 minimum wage would have minimal negative or positive effects on employment but would lift millions of Americans out of poverty. Republicans, and even some democrats, have suggested that the job losses associated with a…

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Governor Evers Wants to Legalize Weed

In a a press release this morning, Governor Evers announced that he would like to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin and funnel a portion of the expected $165 million annual tax revenues into a Community Reinvestment Fund. This will obviously be a tough sell with republicans in the legislature, so democrats…

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Let’s Talk About Nomination Papers…

After you decide to run for public office and put together your initial campaign staff, the first two public events of your campaign are likely your announcement as a candidate and then collecting signatures on your nomination papers. This seems like a simple task and in most ways it is….

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Quick Hit: Highlights of Bills Passed by Do Nothing Congress So Far:

these are just some of the 200+ bills passed by the House that are languishing in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently has ‘Garlanded’ these bills.

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Trump’s Support In Wisconsin?

I am not going to go into great detail on who in Wisconsin supports Donald Trump…I’ll let the article speak for itself. It gets into breakdowns of college/non-college, rural/urban, gender, religious/not, etc. So if you are a policy wonk, you’ll love it. Here’s the intro though so you can get…

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Fixing Gerrymandering Is Now Up To US!

Given the “one person, one vote” principle is intrinsic to the US Constitution, it is inexplicable that the US Supreme Court would bow out of the partisan gerrymandering issue as not their job. But last week that is exactly what they did: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal judges…

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Usurping the Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I had been watching the Colorado vote on using the national popular vote in a presidential election to assign their electoral college votes. Essentially whoever wins the popular vote would be assigned Colorado’s electoral vote. The legislation was passed in March and signed by the governor on March 15th. This…

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Walker Was Indeed Foxconned?

Yes, in the season of Halloween and Trick or Treat, Fortune is saying that Governor Scott Walker got more trick than treat from Foxconn. That’s rather inconvenient since he is currently campaigning on his $4 billion coup (lol…cough cough). Or again maybe he’s not! All told, public subsidies have risen…

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Ten Years Ago per the New York Times

This past Sunday’s New York Times Business section was devoted to the economic collapse in the United States that occurred ten years ago. They covered ten points in the decline and fall of banking and Wall Street starting with the failure of Lehman Brothers… Here is item 10: and the…

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Kimberly-Clark Didn’t Get The Memo!

Today international paper products manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark, announced that it may close up to 10 plants worldwide and reduce their workforce by 5,500 people. Despite having plants in 35 different countries and I would assume markets in far more…they are blaming the slow growth rate in the United States as part…

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