With a potentially packed Democratic gubernatorial primary on its way for Wisconsin voters, every candidate on that side of the aisle will be trying to make his or her mark. For the fledgling campaign of Milwaukee-area businessman Andy Gronik, it appears to be one committed to turning back the clock. That’s the tone one gets […]
Read a national story about the announcement by Racine’s Randy Bryce to challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and you’re likely to get a tale of Bryce being an union ironworker, single father, doting son to his ill mother, and local activist. Here’s how the Associated Press covered the roll out of Bryce’s announcement: A […]
(The following is one in a series of posts looking at the players; political, media, or activist, who were prominent in the 2011-12 Wisconsin Recalls. Monday is the 5th anniversary of the failed effort to recall Governor Scott Walker in the wake of Act 10.) When it came to protesting Act 10, Governor Scott Walker, […]
To commemorate the 90th Birthday of state Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison), the nation’s longest serving state lawmaker, a number of Wisconsin media outlets have produced a series of puff pieces for the event. Last week, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show started it off by pointing out the numerous legislative hits and misses in he […]
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin bristles at the notion that it is in disarray. But that denial comes at roughly the same time as news that one of their highest profile potential candidates to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker in 2018 is taking a pass. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said Tuesday he will not […]
Parallels have been drawn between the current protests and riots against the Donald Trump Administration and the Act 10 protests in Wisconsin in 2011. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan feels liberals opposing Trump should learn a lesson from the failed efforts to stop Act 10; don’t stop: In a […]
As union membership drops in Wisconsin, some union-organized and union-managed pension plans have struggled to stay solvent and meet federal guidelines.
Michael Dougherty of The Week recently penned a piece astonishingly titled: “Scott Walker, the gutless wonder of the 2016 presidential race.” He’s wrong.
Washington County just announced that its 2015 budget will include a cost of living adjustment for county employees while also reducing the county property tax levy by $1 million.
From 2007 through 2012, Democratic congressional candidate Mark Harris created county budgets that were bigger than the last budget of his predecessor.