Policy
Wisconsin

Estimated Price for New DOT Headquarters Skyrocketed

Governor Jim Doyle, a Democrat, was not known for his frugality in state government. But it appears that the Doyle administration calculated it could build a new office building for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for about a quarter of the cost of a building being proposed by Governor Scott Walker’s administration. The state budget […]

Policy
Wisconsin

DNR Stewardship Funds Bought Golf Course for $11,134 per acre

Wisconsin taxpayers bought a golf course for $11,134 an acre thanks to the Department of Natural Resource’s stewardship program. The program uses bonding – a form of debt financing – to purchase land that DNR bureaucrats believe should be set aside for conservation purposes. Around 5.17% of Wisconsin land is owned by the state, while […]

Policy
Wisconsin

Koskinen Became Top Economist Under Doyle

On Tuesday, March 26, in a joint legislative hearing the Department of Revenue’s Chief Economist John Koskinen presented new economic indicators job growth in Wisconsin was greater than previously thought. Democrat legislators immediately accused Koskinen of politicizing the state’s jobs numbers. Their argument is hard to make; Koskinen was appointed to his role under Democrat Governor […]

Organizations
Wisconsin

Liberal District Attorney Engages in Political Nepotism?

By Brian Sikma Since the Madison protests erupted earlier this year, ongoing complaints about the how the protesters have been handled by law enforcement have become standard fare. Liberal opponents of the Republican legislative agenda have done everything from harassing state lawmakers trying to enter the capitol to pouring beer on the head of another […]

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