Eleven Months Into The Pandemic, Andrea Palm, is still only the secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

And it’s not like she isn’t qualified or hasn’t been on the job that long…because she was after all, nominated by Governor Tony Evers in January 2019. But the do nothing Republican legislature (which hasn’t met since April of 2020), simply out of spite against the governor, hasn’t confirmed her…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Balanced Budget Laws Hamstring States During World Pandemics

The great tsunami of conservative policy early this century included the demand for state balanced budget amendments. And of course former Governor Scott Walker and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos just had to have one…so of course Wisconsin does. The conceit is you have to live within your budget and so…

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John Nygren Set To Return To Madison As A Lobbyist: This Shouldn’t Even Be Legal!

Two weeks ago I wrote that John Nygren, elected just a month before, had announced that he was retiring essentially effective immediately from the Wisconsin Assembly. Well now it’s been announced that he will become a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. The maintenance staff in the Capitol…

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Trump Sues Wisconsin To Overturn Presidential Election Result

Well actually he sued Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who by now is pretty used to being sued by Republicans. But on the face of this, the suit makes little sense because even if the Trump campaign were successful in Wisconsin, the 10 electoral college votes won’t change the final result….

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Scott Walker Is Running in 2022!

For what, I am not sure yet. But why do I suspect that? Well, I have liked his politician Facebook page since way back in the day simply because it was necessary to follow him in order to write about him here. And although he’s been quite active on Facebook…

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NOW Robin Vos Suggests WI Should Do More To Combat COVID-19.

But apparently he’s just another Republican elected without a plan. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is calling for more testing, faster testing and is considering a second state relief package to help Wisconsin navigate the coronavirus pandemic as it overwhelms hospitals and kills dozens each day. The Rochester Republican’s comments come…

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Just Days After WI GOP Legislators Say There Is Nothing More We Can Do: COVID-19 Positive Cases and Deaths Set Records Just Flat OFF The Charts.

Apparently Wisconsin Republicans just don’t care if you die: I mean, they’ve sued the governor every chance they’ve had and it hasn’t helped. Wisconsin reports more than 5,200 cases, 64 deaths, shattering previous records in worst day of pandemic yet. Wisconsin reached its most dire point yet Tuesday in the…

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Evers Recall Effort Ends With A Whimper From Lack Of Interest

I guess that we didn’t report on it because it seemed like a futile effort…which in fact it turned out to be. But the effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers came up short in the signature count. A week after insisting she had enough signatures, the woman organizing a…

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Platform 2020: Wisconsin Should Move To A Part Time Legislature

It has been somewhere between 180 and 200 days since the Wisconsin Legislature has met and taken any kind of action…and we are knee deep in a pandemic and sinking. So it is abundantly clear that Wisconsin doesn’t need a full time legislature. And since the institution of the biennial…

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Wisconsin Has Had 1,574 People Die From COVID-19 Related Illness.

out of a population of 5.8 million residents. The nation of New Zealand has just under 4.9 million residents…and 25 COVID-19 related deaths. I wonder what the difference is? Any ideas?

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