Policy

A “Frank” Talk about Right to Work

Illinois is surrounded. Surrounded that is, by six states with right-to-work laws, and to counter what many in the Land of Lincoln feel may be the inevitable (Enactment of its own law), forces of the status quo are doing a full court press to maintain it. Among those is a familiar face to Wisconsinites, former Doyle […]

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“Vets Hardest Hit” Prevailing Wage Myth Goes Multi-State

It has been nearly a year since Huffington Post ran a piece arguing that the repeal of of prevailing wage laws would disproportionately harm veterans. Media Trackers deconstructed the argument and revealed the myth in the argument in October, 2016. After failing to stop a partial repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law last session, union backed […]

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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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Democrat Senators Hiding in Harvard

After days of granting interviews from an “undisclosed location” Wausau’s WAOW reported that the Badger 14 are holed up in Harvard, Illinois. Harvard is on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin which makes sense since AWOL Senator Tim Carpenter commented that he could see Wisconsin from his window.  In an interview with Milwaukee’s WTMJ the senator […]