February 16, 2011-Today the Assembly may vote on the budget repair bill that has generated massive protests in Madison by public sector employees and their unions. The uproar is over the fact that the bill would have government workers contribute five percent toward their pensions, about the national average, and pay 12 percent of the […]
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent had to close school on Wednesday after 40% of the 2,600 members of the teachers union had called in sick and more were expected to do so through Wednesday morning. Forty percent of 2,600 teachers is 1,040 teachers taking a paid sick day to […]
Footage taken by Media Trackers inside the Wisconsin State Capital during the union protest of Governor Walker’s budget repair bill. The protesters are chanting “tax, tax, tax the rich, we can fix the deficit.” This appears to the be the union answer to the $3.6 billion budget deficit in Wisconsin.
February 16, 2011-Today the legislator is set to vote on Gov. Walker’s controversial budget repair bill. A feature of the bill is the changes that will occur for individuals in unions and receiving public sector benefits. Protests have raged all week in Madison as these public sector employees and unions try and defend and retain […]
Check out this sampling of signs from the union rally to oppose the Budget Repair Bill. Apparently asking public employees to modestly contribute to their pensions makes Governor Scott Walker akin to mass murderers like Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Hosni Mubarak. So much for the “age of civility.”
This week The Joint Finance committee is set to begin public hearings on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill with possible action by the legislator as early as Thursday. The fast-tracked bill is designed to address the state budget and its anticipated $137 million shortfall this year and up to $3.6 billion shortfall over […]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsed Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive believing Abele has the best chance to fix whats broken. The endorsement heaps praise on Abeles experience and vision, declaring that he could be a game changer. His vision for setting aside parochial interests and working together is admirable. It appears that the Milwaukee […]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial writer Patrick McIlheran gives a good look at Gov. Walker’s plan to change public-sector unions. Read his column here.
Both JoAnne Kloppenburg and Marla Stephens are positioning themselves as non-partisan candidates for state Supreme Court, but both women have repeatedly funded Democratic candidates over the years and have given money only to the justices who make up the liberal wing on the highest court. Neither woman has donated to a Republican candidate, according […]
Supreme Court candidate, Joanne Kloppenburg stresses to the media that she wants to be “independent” and “impartial.” Yet, she turned to a top Democratic strategist to run her campaign. Kloppenburg’s campaign manager, Melissa Mulliken, has run a series of prominent Democratic campaigns in Wisconsin. An article in the Madison Isthmus newspaper labeled Mulliken “a […]