James Wigderson

Swearingen Requests Department of Revenue Force Wedding Barns to Get Liquor Licenses

State Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), a supper club owner and a former president of the Tavern League, is asking the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to begin requiring “wedding barns” to have liquor licenses as early as July 1st. “In order for wedding barns to continue operating without interruption, I encourage the department to proactively take […]

Evers Picks Abortion CEO to Advise on Health Care

The top official of the top abortion provider in the state of Wisconsin will continue to advise Governor-elect Tony Evers on “health care” despite a demands for her removal from a health care committee. On Tuesday last week, Evers appointed Tanya Atkinson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin, to his Health Care Advisory […]

Evers Appointment Refused to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

If Wisconsinites are wondering how different an administration under Governor-elect Tony Evers will be, one of his first transition team appointments may provide a clue. On Tuesday, Evers announced Dane County Supervisor Jamie Kuhn will be one of his policy advisors. Kuhn is in her second stint as a county supervisor, after she caused a […]

Committee Looks to Schimel Opinion for Cover on Wedding Barns

Farms hosting weddings and other events are escaping the attention of a legislative committee that had targeted them for more regulation, but only because they are being threatened on another front. The Legislative Council Study Committee on Alcohol Beverages Enforcement is dropping, for now, consideration of ways to regulate Agricultural Event Venues (AEV), commonly referred […]

Schimel Opinion Threatens Wedding Barn Industry

An informal opinion issued by Attorney General Brad Schimel could threaten Wisconsin’s wedding barn industry. The opinion, requested by the chairman of the legislative study committee on alcohol beverages enforcement Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), redefines a “public place” to include businesses that allow the public to hold private parties. “It is obviously possible for a […]

Evers, Obama Rally for Democrats at Failing MPS School

As Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers campaigns with former President Barack Obama at North Division High School in Milwaukee, critics wonder if the Democrats accidentally chose an appropriate setting for Evers’ campaign for governor. “It makes perfect sense for Superintendent Evers to hold a political rally at a public high school in Milwaukee,” said […]