How do you appeal to voters statewide when your party seems married to two of the state’s most populous counties? That’s the question the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) has going before it as it prepares to meet in early June for its annual state convention outside Middleton. How can the party move past its […]
Three ethics complaints have been filed, the district attorney’s office has been made aware of it, and the media knows about it, but so far Democratic Assembly candidate and Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan has been lucky.
The Democrat-led Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office is not looking into an oddly timed taxpayer-funded mailer by a Democrat candidate for state Representative.
Formerly secret documents show David Budde, the chief investigator in the Milwaukee County DA’s office, played a central role in the politicized John Doe investigation that concluded shortly after Gov. Scott Walker was re-elected in 2012.
An SEIU-backed effort to raise the minimum wage in Milwaukee County falls short of its promises while SEIU executives collect hefty salaries.
By Paul Thurman On Tuesday night, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett misled viewers with outdated statistics and factually dishonest claims about furloughed police officers in an interview with CNN host Piers Morgan and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Barrett, a co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, stated that 40 percent of all gun sales happen privately without […]
The Thomas case may be straightforward bribery, but there are still unanswered questions.
By: Brian Sikma Milwaukee County may be facing a $4.4 million budget deficit, but that’s not enough to give county leaders pause about using taxpayer dollars for social re-engineering. Following bold policy moves by County Executive Chris Abele to tighten the county’s budget, County Board committees have been wrestling with whether or not same-sex domestic […]
By: Brian Sikma The realities of governing do at times override the rhetoric of the campaign trail. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele must be reflecting on that fact as this week he made further preparations to confront the massive deficit looming over his county’s budget. Having pledged to not raise taxes – and signaling his […]
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele isn’t losing much time in showing his true colors on fiscal and social issues. During the spring campaign he promised to be bipartisian, but many quickly recognized that Abele is tied very heavily to some of the most radical left-wing groups in Wisconsin. Those ties, and Abele’s far-left ideology, are […]