According to the Democrats, it’s OK to run away from your job for weeks and then cry foul when your colleagues try to find solutions in your absence. After nearly a month of Democratic senators absconding from their duties at the capital the Republicans decided to break the stalemate on the budget repair bill by […]
The Wall Street Journal explains the incredible, long-lasting tax savings that Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislature scored for the people of Wisconsin this week. Read about the real implication of collective bargaining here.
Supreme Court candidate, JoAnne Kloppenburg touts her broad legal experience on her campaign website and in campaign materials. But a review of Kloppenburg’s cases show that her legal career centered almost exclusively in environmental law. In fact, since 1990 she has only argued seven criminal cases before higher courts. To really reflect her background, her […]
Yesterday the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran a story about pro-Walker businesses that are targeted for boycott by opponents of the Budget Repair Bill. The over 125 companies and 26 PACs on the boycott list are those that contributed at least $5000 to Governor Walkers election campaign in 2010. The Journal Sentinel article notes that this […]
When you want the facts, go to the source. Read Gov. Walker’s editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Tonight, the non-fiscal provisions of the Budget Repair Bill passed the Wisconsin State Senate 18-1. Most important among the non-fiscal provisions limited collective bargaining rights for non-wage issues for public employees. The bill was brought before a conference committee at 6 PM and passed with the lone objection of Assembly Minority Leader Democrat Peter Barca. […]
Tonight, a conference committee was called by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald for 6 PM CST. It is now likely that the long overdue Budget Repair Bill will be broken up in to separate bills. The collective bargaining section will likely now be passed with a simple majority rather than the twenty needed for a […]
For almost a month now, the Wisconsin legislature has been kept from carrying on the peoples business because of the fourteen fugitive Democratic senators residing in Illinois. For weeks, the excuse from the fugitive fourteen was that the people needed more time to understand what exactly was in the Budget Repair Bill. But in the […]
On Monday night, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner accompanied Senator Leah Vukmir to a Wawatosa town hall meeting to discuss the Budget Repair Bill and the new budget with constituents. The meeting was forced to a premature adjournment due to constant interruptions and shouts while Vukmir was speaking. This through the crowd into a frenzy. It is […]
Last week, Media Trackers explained how many local communities across the state were imprudently rushing through labor contracts and failed to utilize the tools provided by the yet-to-be-passed Budget Repair Bill. In the case of Madison, Mayor Dave Ciezlewicz and the Madison Common Council rammed through twelve labor contracts in one night in order […]