Kevin Binversie

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National |

Will 2017 be the Year of Constitutional Carry?

If you believe you’re hearing about the subject of constitutional carry a lot lately, you wouldn’t be alone. 2017 is looking to be the year where legislators across the country make one of the largest efforts to expand gun rights. When state Senator Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) and state Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) announced their […]

Wisconsin | Policy

Analysis: Wisconsin’s Road Spending Hardly Being Starved

Second in a series Depending to who you talk to, Wisconsin roads are either a disaster or a constant work in progress. To members of the Assembly leadership, it’s about the need for more revenue to ensure there’s enough money to go around the four corners of the state. To the new state Transportation Secretary; revenue […]

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Wisconsin | Media

Liberals Freaks Out Over “Thousands More Births”

Sometimes it’s the most casual of comments which give the most insight. That happened on Monday as the world was combing through the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA); House Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as “Obamacare.” While many focused on the […]

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Wisconsin | Policy

In Search for New Taxes, Illinois Picks Wisconsin’s Brain

The state of Illinois is nearly $12 billion in debt, which has forced lawmakers to scramble for whatever sources of tax revenue they can. Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Launer has been portrayed in the media as Illinois’ Scott Walker: a GOP reformer trying to bring big state government down to size. Yet, if the latest proposal goes […]

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Wisconsin | Policy

“Review” of EPA’s Waters’ Rule Seen as Welcome News

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave thousands of Wisconsin farmers, ranchers, and landowners reprieve from one of the most-poorly thought out regulations of the Obama Administration. With the issuing of an executive order, Trump ordered a “review” of the 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, leading many to believe the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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Wisconsin |

DOT Audit Hearing Gives No Easy Answers in Transportation Debate

There were no easy answers, but plenty of questions in the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday during a hearing of the legislature’s Joint Audit Committee. At issue were the findings of a January audit of the state Department of Transportation’ state highway program and how best it could implement its recommendations going forward. By the […]

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Wisconsin |

Prevailing Wage Repeal Foes Play Veterans Card, Again

In July 2015, Governor Scott Walker signed into law a partial repeal of the state’s repealing wage lifting the requirement for local projects around the state. With the newly announced 2017-19 biennial Wisconsin state budget, Walker now hopes to see the Republican-led state legislature to fully repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage laws; a […]

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Wisconsin | Media

Media Analysis: “So Rumor Qualifies as News Now?”

For a profession so obsessed these days with the proliferation of “Fake News,” you’d think they’d know it when it comes up and smacks them in the face. Apparently not, because Monday saw a number of national and Wisconsin-based news outlets go into a tailspin based solely on the words of one the most partisan […]

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