Jerry Bader

An “Act 10” for Wetland Reform

A pair of Republican legislative leaders will introduce a bill Friday to reform wetland regulation that advocates say will be a boon for real estate development while leaving current regulation of federal wetlands in place. More than 80% of wetlands in Wisconsin are adjacent to navigable waters and fall under federal jurisdiction. The bill by […]

Walker Exposes Dem Hypocrisy on School Aid: Liberal Heads Explode

Despite a historic increase in K-12 in the 2017-19 state budget, Democrats continue to criticize the amount as not enough. Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling: “As Wisconsin working families continue to pay more for less, the Republican budget further rigs the economy for the wealthy. This budget was bad from the start, and with his veto […]

Democrats Prefabricated Foxconn Failure Strategy

Conventional political wisdom holds that Democrats opposed the Foxconn incentive package because they saw up to 13,000 new jobs as an untenable political boost to Governor Scott Walker’s 2018 re-election prospects. Despite a low unemployment rate, Democrats have been using job growth as a cudgel against Walker and hoped to exploit the issue next year. […]

Foxconn Gets WI Dems in Touch With Their Inner-Xenophobe

Here is how the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “xenophobe:” one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin. Merriam-Webster may want to consider including the Democratic Party of Wisconsin logo with that definition. In response to Governor Scott Walker’s Monday signing of the Foxconn incentive package, a quartet of democratic legislative […]

Baldwin Receives FEC Inquiry into Possible Excessive Campaign Donations

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s campaign has until Wednesday to respond to a Federal Elections Commission inquiry into possible excessive, prohibited and impermissible campaign contributions.  According to the notice, the Baldwin campaign appears to have received excessive contributions totaling $179, 701.99: Excessive Contributions from Individuals: $94,802 Excessive Contributions from Committees: $73,900 Excessive Contributions from Committees Not […]

Green Bay Press Gazette Seems Pretty Excited about Gallagher Challenger

It is indeed newsworthy when someone announces they will be challenging a sitting member of Congress. But the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s handling of a Democrat announcing he will challenge 8th District Congressman Mike Gallagher includes what appear to be several indicators of enthusiasm on the paper’s part. Brown County assistant district attorney Beau Liegeois is […]

WI Assembly Dems Pivotal Moment: The Antifa Resolution

Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly will soon face a moment of reckoning: do they reject violence as political discourse from anyone who perpetrates it? Last month the Assembly approved a resolution authored by Majority Leader Jim Steineke that called out white supremacists by name for violence at Charlottesville, Virginia. Steineke has now authored a resolution calling […]

One Wisconsin Now Defends antifa Violence

A seemingly innocuous resolution authored by Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke condemning recent violence by the anarchist group “Antifa” has put some on the Wisconsin Left on edge. Last month Steineke was lead author on a resolution condemning white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia(White supremacists had violent clashes with Antifa there). It read, in part: Whereas, […]

So Who Are the “Environmentalists” Opposing WI Mining?

Environmentalists are expected to pack a public hearing in Ladysmith today, opposing legislation to repeal a moratorium on mining in Wisconsin. Mining supporters say it can be done safely and will be a boon to the state economy. They point to the closed Flambeau mine as a success story. Opponents claim mining will harm the […]